Reverie 2017


Day 3 at Reverie, the annual cultural fest of Gargi College, kicked off with enthralling performances in the Western Acapella competition by various groups. A total of eleven colleges performed at the event which was judged by Sherry Matthews and Clayton Dubbeam. Echo, the Western Music Society of Jesus and Mary College, emerged as winners, and the first runner-ups and the second runner-ups were Kamla Nehru College and Shiv Nadar University respectively. 

Check out a glimpse of the Western Acapella

The day continued with the Western Duet Competition and the Western Solo Competition. For the Duets, Kishore and Riya from Amity University, Noida were declared winners. The runner-ups were Kislaya Rishiraj from Sri Venkateswara College and Piya Podder from Kamla Nehru College. In the Solos, the winner was Isha from Gargi, the first runner-up was Kishore from Amity and the second runner-up was Anurag from Delhi Technological University.

RJ Khurafati Nitin from Fever 104 also came to the fest as a speaker at the event. He promoted his new talk show At Fever 104 and made the audience laugh with his sketch. Q.E.D. the Debating Competition saw the participation of many colleges. Anmol from Sri Venkateswara College secured the first position and Aditya from P.G.D.A.V. College secured the second position, while Saumya Verma from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College stood third.

The next event was Cursive-iti, which was the Western Choreography Competition, which saw nine participating groups from various colleges. Gargi College came first for their performance on the lines of Alice in Wonderland. The first runner-ups were Hansraj College and the second runner-ups were Lady Shri Ram College.

Sanya Malhotra, who played Babita Phogat in the Aamir Khan starer Dangal, and an alumnus of Gargi College, graced the stage of her alma mater with co-star Aparshakti Khurana. The two actors danced to hits like Dhaakad and London Thumakda and answered some questions from their fans.



Reverie ended with an electrifying closing performance by popular Bollywood singer Shalmali Kholgade. She charmed the audience with her melodious voice and super hit tracks like Pareshaan, Raabta and Agar Tum Saath Ho among other popular Bollywood tracks. Reverie, the annual cultural fest of Gargi College wrapped up with a powerful performance, which shall be cherished until next year!


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Joyee Bhattacharya

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With quality performances in varied events, informal and competitive, the second day at Reverie 2017, the annual cultural festival of Gargi College, was a day full of activity.

The Indian choir event, organised by Samranjini, the Indian music society of the college, was the first event of the day. Samranjini, the Indian music society of Gargi College, and Alahyaa, the Indian music society of Daulat Ram College, bagged the first position. The second position was shared by Dhwani, the Indian music society of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, and Alaap, the Indian music society of Sri Venkateswara College. The third position was bagged by the MuSoc of Kirori Mal College

The street play competition, Aabhaas, was held by Kshitij, the Hindi theater society of Gargi College, and was one of the most sought after events of the day. After a string of stirring performances on various social themes, Anubhuti, the dramatics society of Sri Venkateswara College was adjudged the winner. Et Cetera, the cultural society of Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, for their performance called Coming Soon, centred around the forced opinions in modern times were given the second position.  Natuve, the dramatics society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, were awarded the third position for their act about the child sexual abuse called Thora Dard Hi Sahi.

EDM night on Day 2 of Reverie with the Progressive Brothers

In the ad making competition held by Cinematrix, the film making society of the college, Anish Sagar from Deshbandhu College, Digvijay from Deshbandhu College, and Mallika from Indraprastha College for Women, rose above the rest to win the first, second and third positions respectively.
The next event was, Reverie Idol, the Hindi solo singing competition, where Ridhima from Miranda House and Ishita from Dyal Singh College (Morning) jointly emerged as the winners, while Vaibhav Sakshi from Miranda House and Sarat from Hansraj College jointly came second. Sukriti and Sourabh from SGTB Khalsa were give  the third position.

Next up in the line was stage play completion, Nivacanna, hosted by Gargi College’s stage play society, Upstage. A total of six teams participated and they were judged by a panel of Narendra Bhutani, Shatrupa Sinha and Anusuya Aggarwal. Shunya theater society of Ramjas College secured first position for their production Evam Indrajit. Second position and the Best Production were awarded to The Players, the theatre society of Kirori Mal College, for the staging of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Ibtida, the dramatics society of  Hindu College, was awarded third position for  their play There Stands Alone.

The highlight of the Reverie day 2 was actress and model Urvashi Rautela’s presence. An alumuna of Gargi College, Urvashi charmed the crowd with her inspiring speech. “Only way to do great work is to do what you love and you must find what you love. If you haven’t found what it is, then keep looking”, she said. She also remembered her college days when she was a part of Enliven, the western dance society and danced with the faculty and the union members on her popular hits.

The crowd danced to the EDM duo of Sunny Sharma and Karan Bhalla, known by their stage name, Progressive Brothers, a name populated after their debut at Sunburn and Supersonic, as the second day at Reverie 2017 drew to a close.

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Joyee Bhattacharya ([email protected]), Nikhil Kumar ([email protected]) and Niharika Dabral ([email protected])

There are events which do not kick start but rather simmer and build up. The first day of Reverie 2017, the annual cultural festival of Gargi College reached its crescendo on similar lines as the event, starting serenely and gradually growing in terms of the crowd and activity.

The fest started with an address by the Principal, Promila Kumar. She talked about the college completing 50 years and wished for the success of the three days of the festival. The inaugural guest was Ratna Pathak Shah, actress and theatre veteran from National School of Drama, known most popularly for her role as Maya Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai. She set the perfect precursor to the day ahead, sharing her experiences as a student and the role of competitions in shaping lives.

Ratna Pathak Shah at Reverie 2017 Picture credits: Gerush Bahal for DU Beat
Ratna Pathak Shah at Reverie 2017
Picture credits: Gerush Bahal for DU Beat

Competitive events for the day started with Saptak, the duet singing competition.  The event saw brilliant performances one after the other, much to the delight of pouring crowd. Swardhana and Pramansi from Daulut Ram College won the third position, Aishwarya and Megha from Gargi College tied with Gagan and Kavya from Hansraj College for the second position, and Vaibhav and Vidhi from Jesus and Mary College won the first position. The second major event of the day was Dhanak, the folk dance competition. After a string of colourful performances, Nrityangana, the Indian dance society of Sri  Venkateshwara College were adjudged first for their brilliant show of a dance form from rural Telangana. Nrityakriti, Maitreyi College were awarded the second position  and Nupur, Kamala Nehru College, the third position.  Khayal, the solo singing competition ended with Vaibhav from Miranda House, Swaradhana from  Daulat Ram College, and Taranjot from Venkateshwara College bagging the first, second and third positions respectively.

Possibly the most popular event of the day, Zenith, the western dance competition, was a spectacle of excellent performances. At the end of the event,  the Misbah group from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Zeal from Maitreyi College, and Verve, from  Sri Venkateshwara College, stood out above the rest, winning the first, second and the third positions in that order.

The reverberations of the first day of the three day extravaganza at Reverie 2017 ended with the epic bacchanalia at the main stage. The performance of Bismil had the audience mesmerised as they covered popular Bollywood numbers. The night concluded with hands waving cellphone flashlights to the music.

Here’s forward to two more phenomenal days at Reverie 2017, and its Fiesta for Renaissance.

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Joyee Bhattacharya ([email protected]) , Nikhil Kumar ([email protected]) and Niharika Dabral ([email protected])