Renaissance 2014


Kirori Mal College’s Annual Fest, Renaissance ’14 was organized from 3rd March to 5th March. This year, the fest featured leading performers including Mika Singh and the popular metal band Parikrama, formed in this very college years ago. Here is a look at all major events of the three day fest:

DJ Night

Scheduled for the opening night of the fest, the DJ Night was hosted by DJ Akansha Popli of MTV Splitsvilla fame and DJ Monty.

Mika Singh

Renaissance ’14’s highlight was the star performance by Mika Singh, that attracted audience from the entire university. On this, Jashvender Chauhan, President Student’s Union remarked, “We worked really hard to put together Renaissance ’14. We are happy for the positive and energetic response from all. Mika’s star night was a major hit and I am happy that the crowd had a good time!”

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Students’ Union President Jashvendar Chauhan with Mika Singh



Renaissance ’14 ended it’s three day festival on the band night with a performance by Parikrama.

Before Parikrama, the evening was opened by Alice Rose, a singer from UK, followed by KMC’s fusion band, “Aandolan” and Aadhya, a local Delhi band. They performed on diverse numbers prepping the crowd for the final performance by the KMC Alum rock band, Parikrama.

Winners’ Tally

Western Dance Competition


The Western Dance competition was conducted in the football grounds with the participation of 12 teams. Teams were judged by Manju Sharma, one of top 18 finalists of Dance India Dance; Harendra Singh who has choreographed at various Delhi University colleges and Yogendra Singh from Danceworx.

First position: IIT Delhi
Second position: Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Sri Venkateswara College.

Choreography competition

First position: Lady Shri Ram College For Women

Fashion Show


First position: Lady Irwin College

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Renaissance 2014, Kirori Mal College’s annual fest, came to an end with one of the country’s pioneer metal bands Parikrama drumming it away to a memorable night.

The evening was opened by Alice Rose from UK, whose offerings included an acoustic, folk cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ and a couple of originals.

Next was Andolan, KMC’s fusion band and the air filled with melodies of classical Carnatic intertwined with western blues rock. Starting with a cover of Coke Studio Pakistan’s ‘Aaj Latha Naiyo’, they moved on to ‘Manmohini’ and then ‘Tanha Tanha’ from Rangeela before closing it off with their original bluesy number. Andolan’s magic was followed by Aadhya, a local band, which gave the crowd their much needed staple of Sufi rock by starting with ‘Allah Hoo’ and following it up with ‘Teri Deewani’ along with a couple of others.


By then the sky had turned windy and as the night’s main attraction seized the stage, the weather played the perfect companion to the music. Returning to the college after two decades, Parikrama lead vocalist Nitin Malik reminisced about their time in the North Campus and how the band was formed inside the KMC Musoc room. From old favourites like ‘And It Rained’, ‘Vapourize’ and ‘Am I Dreaming’ to the newer ‘Sweet as Sugar’, the band laid siege to the crowd. Particularly admired were the lead guitarist Sonam Sherpa and the violinist Imran Khan, with Nitin Malik’s impressive vocals ending the session with a cover of AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’, making Renaissance 2014’s closing night a roaring success.

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Mika Singh performed at Kirori Mal College’s annual fest Renaissance 2014 on the 4th of March.

But as expected, Mika was a total crowd pleaser. He started the concert with ‘Mast Kalandar’ and went on to sing all his hit numbers like ‘Gandi Baat’ and ‘Saavan Mein Lag Gai Aag’. Like always, he wore sun glasses even after dusk and was completely in his loud Punjabi element. He inculcated the college name in all of his songs and sang medleys instead of full songs. The crowd merrily danced throughout the concert.


Like every other guest night, people poured in and every inch of the ground was covered and the star performer was fashionably late. Security was lax and not even ID cards were checked before granting entry. However, the organisers did have special enclosures for girls to ensure their safety. Even while the concert was on, pepper spray was sprayed in several areas which had people running helter-skelter with burning noses and teary eyes. The rowdy crowd eventually got to him too and he started asking people around the stage to move back. People took off their shirts and flung them in the air towards the stage, threw bottles and even rocks. Mika scolded quite a few students for acting in an inappropriate manner and for being disrespectful. He even discouraged smoking.

However, the concert in itself was a success, the sound system was great and the crowd enjoyed a great deal.

Image Credit: Sakshi Jaiswal