Rangrez, Ramjas wins Battle of Bands at Rachnotsav’15

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Rachnotsav, the music festival of Hans Raj College was organised on 23rd March 2015 by Swaranjali, the host music society. After events like Indian Group Song and Western Solo in the first half, Rachnotsav hosted Battle of Bands, Indian Solo and Western Group Song in the second half.

Battle of Bands was held in the college auditorium and saw participation from five bands of the Delhi University’s circuit. Sajal Sharma, the ex-president of Swaranjali and Siby Mathews, guitar player of Urban Early Men, judged the event. Stellar Teller, the band comprising ex-members of Swaranjali headlined the event.

Rangrez from Ramjas College was declared as the best performing band whereas Paper Boat from St. Stephen’s College secured the second position. Other participants included Stable Flux from College of Vocational Studies, Music Society from Kirori Mali College and Alanwesha from Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce.

Sajal Sharma, one of the judges was quotes saying, “The quality of music that these bands put up on stage is getting better each year. It is good to see such societies from all over the campus make such mark in the field of music.”

Western Group song competition saw seven teams like Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, Sri Venkateswara College, Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and Kirori Mal College among others.  Nirupan Sinha, ex member of Swaranjali and Sherry Mathews, vocalist from Doppler Effect judged the event.

Western music society from Lady Sri Ram College won the competition and the team from Sri Venkateswara College bagged the second position.

The final event for Rachnotsav was the Indian Solo competition which attracted around 12 participants. Pavitra Achari from LSR won the first position whereas there was a tie between Mansi Bharadwaj from Music Faculty and Dhruv Pargai from IIIT Delhi for the second spot. Ritesh Prasanna, the renowned flute player judged the event.

Image Credits: Greta Khawbung 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.

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