replaced Amit Trivedi for the star night. Advaita, a Delhi based rock and fusion band took on the stage at 7:45 PM. The band was a team of seven members and they performed eight songs from their own albums. The band was welcomed by team Moksha with bursting fireworks up in the sky. Advaita fused in Indian classical with western rock music. Their songs were accompanied by beats of the tabla and notes of a sarangi, along with the usual acoustic guitar and keyboard. The Hindustani vocals with variation in the notes created euphony for the listeners. [caption id="attachment_21531" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Ishaan Gambhir for DU Beat[/caption] The highlight songs by them for the evening were Miliha which means ‘extremely beautiful’ and Durga. Another song that left the audience almost silent was WHY which questiones the happenings in the world on account of time and age. The lead western vocalist engaged the crowd well by saying out the lyrics slowly for them and then asking the audience to sing and join him. During one hour of their performance, all hands were seen up in the air, dancing or waving to the band. [caption id="attachment_21530" align="aligncenter" width="640"] DJ Lloyd with the dancing crowd. | Image Credit: Iresh Gupta for DU Beat[/caption] Five minutes after Advaita’s exit, Bollywood’s DJ Lloyd started with his dance numbers changing the Sufi mood of band’s last two songs into the party mode. People were seen up on the chairs and some on shoulders. DJ Lloyd who came all over from Mumbai to play at NSIT, mixed up the tracks according to the changing environment within the dancing groups. “Baby Doll and Party All Night were the craziest numbers for the evening. DJ made up well for Amit’s absence”, said Kartik Rishi who was there to attend the musical evening. The last day of Moksha also witnessed Oorja, the western dance competition. Team from Sri Venkateshwara College, Verve was declared the winner. Jesus and Mary College’s Mudra and Indraprastha College for Women’s Afroza bagged the second and third positions respectively. Featured Image Credit: Ishaan Gambhir for DU Beat]]>
([email protected]); IInd year commerce student at Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Iresh inherited writing from nobody. Not equipped well with mind of a business maestro, he just likes to sit back with a cup of tea trying to balance journalism and poetry. One can generally find him chit-chatting with people (strangers and known, both) or struggling in the overcrowded city of Delhi looking for a seat to watch a play or some Bollywood film, at a cheap price ofcourse. (He hates people who hate Bollywood). An anchor, compère and interviewer, he also enjoys event management and cooking. Known well for his sense of humour, Iresh aspires to integrate his three interests of Movies, Marketing and Writing to make something out of his unproductive life as his elder generation terms it to be.