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Sri Venkateswara College’s Nexus’15: Highlights

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This year’s edition of Nexus, the annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College concluded on Wednesday, the 25th of February. The 3 day event saw its fair share of highs and lows, with a few events getting cancelled, constant delays and a packed star night. Here’s a complete round up of Nexus 2015:

Day 1: Inauguration, Madari, Razzmatazz, and Sufi Night

The first day of Nexus 2015 kicked off with a Bharatnatyam themed inauguration, with Padma Shri awardee and acclaimed dancer, Geeta Chandran and Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Secretary, University Grants Commission gracing the event with their presence. Shortly after, the Asmita Theatre Group performed their production Mard, leading to Madari- the nukkad naatak competition. Over 15 teams participated in this event which continued for the full day and saw some exceptional performances by colleges like Motilal Nehru, SSCBS etc. In the end, College of Vocational Studies came first with their production, ‘90 second ki Red Light‘ whereas I.P. College for Women won the second spot with their production ‘Manmarziyan‘.

Miranda House took home the first prize, followed by Kamala Nehru College for Goonj-Indian Vocals (group), and the Folk Dance competition was won by the dancers from SGTB Khalsa, with Gargi College coming second. The Western Music (trio), though plagued with technical glitches, saw teams from Gargi and LSR winning the top 2 positions respectively. This 90’s themed competition saw teams performing peppy numbers from the past, like ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ by Britney Spears and ‘As Long as You Love Me’ by Backstreet Boys. The Sufi Night happened shortly after the Street Dance competition got cancelled, followed by the last event of the day, Razzmatazz- Western Dance (group). Where on the one hand, Nizami Sandhu entertained the crowd with popular numbers like Kun Faya Kun, Dama Dam Mast Kalandar, Allah Hu, teams from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and Lady Shri Ram enthralled everyone with their energetic dance moves to take home the western group dance prizes.


Day 2: Battle of the Bands, Western Vocals (group), and Rock Night

The second day began with all events being delayed by a couple of hours, but the strong performance in the Battle of the Bands soon made up for it. After 6 equally unique performances from bands like The Paper Boat, that used a beat boxer, Alanwesha, that played fusion rock etc., The Hans Raj Projekt and Rangrez bagged the winning positions.

In the Western Vocals Group competition, Lady Shri Ram College was adjudged winner while Jesus and Mary College’s and the home college’s teams were lauded with the second prize. Saarang- Instrumental Music (solo) got canceled, Shubham and Hanita Bhambri, both from Shaheed Sukhdev College Business Studies won the first prize while Chewang from Sri Aurobindo came a close second as part of the Western Vocals (solo) competition. The duo from Miranda House won Malang- Indian Vocals (duet), followed by the home college’s team. In the second half of the day, Gargi College’s choreography society, Sparx was declared the winner for the Choreography event, followed by TerpsiChorean, the choreography society of Hans Raj College. Indian-Pakistani sufi rock band, Raeth took the stage as part of the Rock Night and performed songs like ‘Pichle Saat Dinon Mein’, ’Bhaag DK Bose’, ’Sun Raha Hai Naa’ to end the day on a high note.


Day 3: Star Night with Mohit Chauhan and Sky Lantern Night

The final day of Nexus 2015 featured a performance by Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan as the fest’s Star Night. The show began at around 6:30 pm with a large audience waiting for the singer to take the stage. Mohit and his band kicked off the show with “Jo bhi main” from the movie Rockstar. This was followed by a series of his popular songs like “Tum se hi” and “Pee loon”. He then took his guitar out to strum along to the song “Dooba dooba” which he’d sung when he was a part of the band Silk Route. The crowd seemed most excited during his rendition of “Sadda haq”, another chartbuster from Rockstar; this was his most power packed song.  After that, the officials from the college congratulated the Student Union on the stage, for the work it had put in to make the event a success. The day came to a close with Mohit’s performance of “Illahi” from Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani. Though the Sky Lantern Night was scheduled to happen post the concert, the weather proved to be a hindrance. Thus, this year’s edition of Nexus came to an end after three days of performances, competitions and crowd attractions.


Photographers: Mughda, Bharat Mohindru, Abhinav Arora, Kashish
Writers: Ishaan Gambhir, Ishaan Sengupta, Geetika Varshney, Sudisha Mishra, Arushi Srivastava, Iresh Gupta, Priyanka Banerjee, Vani Vivek

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