Rendezvous 2012


Welcome to the lusciously green and tranquil campus of one of the most prestigious colleges of Delhi, IIT. On the 20th of October, the ornamentally decorated and colourful environs of this college, would take you down the streets of fun unlimited. Greeted by robust sponsor banners displayed copiously all around, were the very proud sponsors and partners of Rendezvous 2012. The title sponsor of the event Micromax and the associate sponsors being Nimbuzz, Parle and .net made their presence felt finely with activity kiosks at every nook of the colossal campus. With an itinerary for the day which was mind boggling and a cheerily over enthusiastic crowd, the second day of Rendezvous kick started.

Absolute exuberance was displayed in all activities, whether it were the fourteen street plays performed by renowned DU colleges revolving around unambiguous social dilemmas like the acceptance of eunuchs in the society or other abstract themes of emotions like ‘fear’, or an event like the English stage plays, they were all greeted with extreme fervour and spirit by the students. A classical music performance by Smt. Sunetra Chakravarty, gloomed in hues of discontentment by the crowd, an offensive response which irked the performer to pits. But the most anticipated event of the day was a hilarious comic ride by the extremely popular stand-up comedian, Papa C J. If children were to be taught the definition of the state of solid, wherein atoms are tightly packed with no movement, the example of this auditorium where the ‘father of stand-up comedy’ performed shall not be given a miss. His effortless comic timing and synchronization with the youth furnished his gig, which rendered the audience in pangs of thunderous laughter. The auditorium reverberated with the cries of wholesome entertainment when ‘Papa C J – live and uncensored’ played to the field which is his absolute forte, and yes that is pretty much ‘uncensored’.

Kaleidoscope, the fashion event was the outright highlight of the day. With the perfect amalgamation of an apt venue, well synced lighting and a receptively aware crowd, the show swept the audience into another world. The event started with the choreography section. Herein, the first performance by Adagio, the choreography society of Kamala Nehru College which depicted the plight of women in our society and pledged for women’s empowerment was nerve shivering.  It was followed by Hindu College‘s performance which celebrated the true spirit of life barring physical shortcomings. These were followed by a performance by NSIT College which well portrayed the rat race of human life and another performance by the host institute IITD which was deservingly applauded. With a series of activities that stand queued up for the glorified hours of the night at Rendezvous, we now depart till the coverage of yet another eventful day of the fest tomorrow.

Au revoir!



Image credits: Additi Seth

Rendezvous 2012, the annual festival of IIT Delhi, promises to be all the more exciting as a host of entirely new events and the high celeb quotient pave way for the latest version of North India’s largest college fest. To start off with a bang, the entire cast of the film Chakravyuh will be arriving for an informal interactive session with the students on the 20th of October. Then there’s Aditya Kumar, of Gangs of Wasseypur fame, who will also be coming as a special guest to RDV ’12. Also, Cypher16 will be headlining this year’s Blitzkrieg, which will be battled out by bands from more than 40 colleges.

Also, this year’s Kaleidoscope will be judged by the famed Shiamak Dawar Institute of Performing Arts, with over 40 colleges participating this year. Then, there’s Coke Studio’s first outdoor performance in the OAT, with artistes Shilpa Rao, Advaita and Papon. Also, this year’s Saaz will be adorned by the presence of Ayaan Ali and Amaan Ali, while the Mr. and Mrs. Rendezvous competitions will be judged by none other than Miss India Vanya Mishra.

On a more musical tone, the internationally acclaimed bands Tal Kravitz, Solstice Coil, Spanish Raga and The Riptide Movement will also be gracing this year’s Rendezvous with some exciting fusion music. For a finish on a lighter note, Papa CJ, one of Asia’s leading comedians, will be arriving; while on the activities side, there will be exciting events such as Laser Tag and Paintball. With biggies such as Micromax as the title sponsor and Nimbuzz and Parle as associates, this year’s Rendezvous promises to be a blast.