[/caption] In continuance with the festival season in the University, next in line is the annual cultural festival of Sri Venkateswara College: Nexus 2012. This year the theme of the fest, as evident in its poster, is based on Delhi completing 100 years as the capital. The fest is scheduled from 23rd to 25th February and boasts of an exciting lineup of star performers and celebrities. After witnessing a mild response from the audience for the past two years, the organizers decided to take the event a notch higher with as many as five pro shows scheduled in the span of three days. ‘Guillotine’, who had opened for Metallica in India, will grab the limelight on Day 1 with their Metal show while Parikrama will deliver the Rock show on Day 2. The final day promises to be the icing on the cake with Advaita and Shibani Kashyap slated to perform in the Celeb Show. Before that, Nizami Khusrau brothers, the hereditary Qawwals of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, will deliver a morning of Sufi Qawwali: MANZIL-E-SUFI. Day one will also host hugely popular competitions such as Western Dance (solo and group) and Western Vocals (solo and duet). Those who think they can sing (or not), Karaoke will lighten up the mood. Also keeping with the Delhi based theme, the Delhi Quiz offers an opportunity to test your knowledge about the capital. The second day will kick start with the finals of Mr. and Mrs. Nexus, and entertainment is certainly guaranteed in that. This will be followed by the Street Plays and the main Quiz. After this get ready for some head banging with the Battle of the Bands competition followed by the Choreography contest. You could even try your hand at Graffiti Designing or even Dumbcharades. With regards to security, Rachit Bhatnagar, Cultural Secretary of Fine Arts Association of Venky says, “Security is not a concern as far NEXUS is concerned. DSP and Asst. DSP will be present at the festival, along with 200 policemen. 100 in civil dress, to take care even of even last minute things.” Also, with the Cultural festivals of other colleges clashing with that of Nexus, he adds, “We are not worried about other DU fests clashing with us, because we have a loyal fan base and with a Pro Show on each day, the crowd will surely pour in.” The entry for the first two days will be on the basis of College ID cards while on the third day passes for outsiders’ will be issued to Venky students, so this should be a good time to rekindle that long lost friendship or you risk missing the spectacle. Here’s the detailed schedule: ]]>
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