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Someone has rightly said, “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food!” and being a DU student which epitomises the availability of economical lip smacking food, we couldn’t agree more with the statement! Take a look at some of the canteens across DU and their signature dishes loved by the students.

1. Maitreyi College

Fried Rice and Manchurian (Maitreyi)
Fried Rice and Manchurian (Maitreyi)

Maitreyi College has a canteen which provides a great range of lip smacking dishes and nutritious drinks that wouldn’t make you feel the need to step outside to fulfill your appetite. In summers, a chilled glass of freshly squeezed mosambi juice (Rs.20) with a little chaat masala is exactly the kind of refreshment every student needs. A plate of wholesome Rajma Rice (Rs. 40), which finishes within only two hours of its complete preparation has a perfectly balanced, rich sweet and spicy flavor and one that is bound to make you nostalgic about your ghar ka khaana anytime. The second most sought after dish would be our Vegetable Manchurian and Fried Rice (Rs.28). This heavenly combination of its tangy and juicy gravy with soft sticky rice can be proudly chosen over any Chinese restaurant’s dish. If you try the Honey Chilli Potatoes, they will not only leave you thirsty because of the fiery heat from all its spices but also wanting for another plate because of its sweet flavorful veggies and amazing relish.

Rajmah Rice (Maitreyi)
Rajma Rice (Maitreyi)

-Shagun Marwah, 3rd Year student, Maitreyi College

2. Kamala Nehru College

KNC Canteen
KNC Canteen

Having a regimented timetable with almost no breaks and early morning classes, the little ‘dabba’ that my mom packs in the morning gets finished within the first hour of college. However, KNC’s canteen becomes the ultimate saviour for mid-class hunger pangs. A plate full of Pav Bhaji (Rs. 30), Macroni (Rs. 20) and a cup of Cold Coffee (Rs. 25) is the most filling meal that the canteen offers. The Rajma Chawal are to die for too!

-Riya Chhibber, 3rd year student, Kamala Nehru College

3. Ramjas College

Chilli Potato (Ramjas)
Chilli Potato (Ramjas)

Ramjas canteen recently changed its catering staff and a few new items like chilli potato (Rs. 50), potato manchurian (Rs. 50), egg and bread combos( Rs. 30 for 2 eggs) and fried rice ( Rs. 40) were added to the menu. Chole Bature (Rs. 30) is a hot seller and is claimed to be the best item. Apart from that juices (Rs. 20), tea/coffee (Rs. 10) and bottled drinks like coke maaza and sodas are also available at MRP. The best things about the canteen are that we can eat in the open and the new amphitheatre being constructed beside it.

-Arindam Goswami, Final Year student, Ramjas College

4. Hindu College


Shahi Paneer (Hindu College)
Shahi Paneer (Hindu College)


Facing an avid competition from various eateries in Kamla Nagar and Hudson Lane, the Hindu College Canteen still outshines others. Catering to the college students seeding all around North Campus, here you can munch delicious food at reasonable prices, leaving you not only with a filled in belly but also with satisfied taste buds. The menu lists various delicacies from North Indian, South Indian and Chinese cuisines along with a few anytime snacks. Chhole Bhature, Dosa, Shahi Paneer served with Butter Naan and Pav Bhaji must be tried. So do grab a bite here next time you’re around the campus. Shaahi Paneer with Butter naan ( Rs. 45) and Dosa (Rs. 25) are a delight to the taste buds.

-Hardik Kakar, Hindu College

5. Sri Venkateswara College

Dosa (Sri Venkateswara College)
Dosa (Sri Venkateswara College)

Sri venkateswara college canteen reminds one of Amma’s canteen in south. With the indistinguishable delicious sambhar and inexpensive south indian dishes it provides a complete package for foodies. ‘Mysore masala dosa’  with the special south indian spicy touch is able to make a  mark on the student’s tongue. Its eccentric location and chilled out atmosphere makes it the most popular hangout place for students. The graffiti walls beside the seating arrangements ups the ambience level. Despite being a new canteen students have found their love and reasons to stay at college than preferring Satya lounges.

-Gerush Bahal and Lakshya, DU Students

6. Jesus and Mary College

JMC Canteen
JMC Canteen

The canteen of Jesus and Mary College is one of the most popular ones of the varsity. With a diverse food menu, consisting of South Indian, North Indian, Italian and Chinese dishes among others, the level of hygiene is also decent. Though the taste of various food items seems average, yet few dishes do attract students of the neighboring colleges to the place. With the price being slightly higher than most of the other colleges, Dishes like Bhel Puri, Sev Puri and Chowmein/Fried Rice captures the hearts (and obviously, the stomach!) of all the JMCites. The favourite dishes – Bhel Puri and Fried Rice, cost 40 rs each.

Fried Rice (JMC)
Fried Rice (JMC)

-Lovleen Kaur, Jesus and Mary College

7. Miranda House

Dosa (Miranda House)
Dosa (Miranda House)

At Miranda House, a satisfactory quality of food is maintained across the menu. From the honey chilli potato (Rs 40) to the chicken manchurian (Rs 50) and masala dosa (Rs 30),the canteen churns out quality food at affordable prices. The fresh juice stand is also a favourite amongst students. To the dismay of many students however, the ‘momo-bhaiya’ has quit his job this year, and chicken momo is no longer on the menu. Come back Bhaiya !

The level of hygiene maintained at the  Miranda House canteen sets it apart from other colleges. A committee of faculty members carries out regular inspections to ensure that cleanliness standards are maintained.

Miranda House Canteen
Miranda House Canteen

-Swareena Gurung, Student, Miranda House

Compiled by Riya Chhibber

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DU Beat recently got a chance to interact with television’s new dance sensation and a DU alumnus, Ryan Martyr, who is currently showcasing his dance moves on the dance reality show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. A contemporary dancer by profession, he wants to build a tree house and organise a buffet for dogs if he wins the dance reality show. Excerpts:

DUB: As an alumnus of a popular DU College like Sri Venkateswara, is there any anecdote you’d like to share with us that you can recall from your days as a member of Verve, the Western Dance Society of Venky? What is your take on DU’s dance circuit in general? 

Ryan Martyr (RM): I earlier wanted to become a footballer. But when I got into college, I “just for fun” auditioned for the western dance society. Surprisingly, everyone loved me and instantly started to believe that I had the potential to be a professional dancer. That’s how I began dancing. My take on DU’s dance circuit is that I feel it gives a budding artist multiple opportunities to showcase his/her potential. The competition and the whole vibe pushes you to grow exponentially. Its absolutely wonderful.

DUB: As a member of a dance society, you must have attended quite a lot of fests at DU. Which college was your favourite to perform at during fests and why?

RM: My favourite college to perform in was Venky itself. The reason being that performing in front of your own college and home crowd gives you a high like none other. The cheering before and after the performance makes you want to push for greatness and definitely brings out the best in you.

DUB: Looking at your immense experience at such a young age, who is that one person/personality that keeps you motivated or whom you admire the most and why?

RM: The one dancer who inspires me a lot is Travis wall from So You Think You Can Dance, America. He began as a dancer on the show, then moved on to being a choreographer, then to a judge on the same show and now he is an Emmy winning choreographer. And in fact, I received a shoutout from Travis wall in my first round on SYTYCD India which was definitely one of the happiest moments of my life till date.


DUB: How did the idea of entering a dance reality show crop up in your mind? What is the larger goal you wish to achieve by performing at a platform of such a mammoth nature? 

RM: Honestly, I never wanted to enter any reality show. I just did because So You Think You Can Dance was the only reason I began dancing and as a young dancer, I always wanted to become a dancer of the same quality and so since the opportunity came knocking, I had to answer it. My larger purpose is to inspire people to follow their dreams and live life whole-heartedly. Hopefully, by dancing my heart out on this show I can achieve this.

DUB: Today the youth is driven by money, fame and the limelight that reality TV has in store. What is your take on the increasing commercial interest that has penetrated a creative industry like dance? Do you think this hampers true talent from coming to the forefront?

RM: I believe that before exposing yourself to fame & money, its very important to develop your art first. There is no point in selling stale art. Once your art is ready there is no harm in exposing it to the world. In fact by doing so, you can inspire millions.


“I believe that before exposing yourself to fame & money, its very important to develop your art first. There is no point in selling stale art.” 

DUB: To choose dance as a career option definitely mustn’t have been a smooth sailing for you, given the larger societal scepticism surrounding it in India. What did it take you to convince your parents and family to let you choose your passion as your career?
RM: Choosing dance was easy. I just had to follow my calling. I knew it the day I felt it, that Dance was for me. Convincing my parents was easy because I was convinced and was showing positive results from day one. I was so dedicated to dance that my parents never felt the need to question my decision. But yes, I have gone through many ups and downs which has just made me stronger.
DUB: Apart from Contemporary, which other dance forms do you enjoy performing?

RM: I love doing hip hop and dancehall. Like honestly, at times I feel I am a better club dancer!

DUB: You have participated at the prestigious Britain’s Got Talent too. How was the experience there different from your experience performing on the Indian National Television? 

RM: I got selected for Britain’s Got Talent too, yes, but I could not participate on the show because I was on a tourist visa. But yes, to showcase my raw soul in a country like England where every dancer is so perfect was quite special.

DUB: Would you like to share something about your ‘guru’? Any memories of any college faculty leaving an impact on you in any way?

RM: I honestly have no guru. I learn and get inspired from almost everyone I meet. I am learning every minute. Wherever I am, I find someone or the other to get inspired from.

DUB: You have become a very exemplary figure among the youngsters as is evident from your growing online support. Any message or mantra you would want to convey to the students who wish to pursue a career in dance?

RM: Keep it simple. Keep it true. Make sure everything you do is full of yourself. Live life like you would never ever live it again. And love yourself!

DUB: If you do win the show, what do you intend to do post your big victory? Any specific goals?

RM: If I do win the show, I want to build myself a tree house. And use some money to publish my book, and definitely make a few songs. Probably have a buffet for all street dogs! I just want everyone to believe that Dreams Do Come True. Just work for it. Live a life people would love to read about.

“I want to build myself a tree house. And use some money to publish my book, and definitely make a few songs. Probably have a buffet for all street dogs!”

Image credits: Allan Martyr and Sandeep Chhabra

Interviewed by Riya Chhibber for DU Beat

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The second edition of ‘ONENESS ’16’, the Annual Cultural festival of the North East Students’ Society of Sri Venkateswara College was held on 15 March 2016 at Sri Venkateswara College.

The major attractions of the event included, songs and dances, photography exhibition, attires display, a performance by the band Mixers , and a short talk.

The Guest Speaker Ms. Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivor’s Network; Secretary General, Control Arms Foundation of India, urged the students to embrace the oneness that we all share as Indians. She also stressed on the opportunities that Delhi offers and encouraged the audience to utilize the capitals’ most striking feature- its multi diversity in making friends


The showcase of folk dance exemplified the richness and culture of the tradition and the ‘Mixers’, a band from Manipur, based in Delhi performed their songs. Photos of people, landscapes and culture of the North East were also on display.
The finale was the ramp walk in which the attires of the states and major tribes of the region were represented on stage. Where outfits ranged from Mizoram to Ladakh to Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

Our society was formed and recognized two years ago, so this is the second edition of the fest. We formed this Association to facilitate interaction between students from our region along with others in order to debunk stereotypes and raise awareness, to ensure that the students from North East do not face any major problems due to their ethnicity at Delhi, to promote the rich culture and diversity of the region through events like this” said Kakho, Vice President of the society


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Image Credits: Shivananda Sharma

Inputs from: Kakho Thaoli

As reported by DU Beat in January, the poor conditions of the footpath of south campus and persistent overflow of sewage led students of Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University to write letters to various government and municipal agencies to look into the matter. This was met with a positive response from both, the Prime Minister’s Office and Dr. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament.   However, more than a month and an evening of rain later, the campus reverted to sewage waste on road and water logging. Ashutosh Singh, a student of Sri Venkateswara College, notified the Public Works Department to tackle this issue and also live up to their promise made before of replacing the sewer line. The work for this has begun and new sewer pipeline is being laid out. Demand of public toilet or convenience and the reconstruction and repair of the footpath had also been mentioned in the letters but no work towards it has started yet. “It is essential that we demand for basic rights. With properly constructed footpaths and public toilets, college students can have a pleasant experience instead of hassled one,” said Ashutosh Singh. Under a student run program, a campaign called ‘Outside the Campus’ was initiated where more than 250 students of Sri Venkateswara College wrote post cards to the PMO expressing their grievances, wants and solutions.   Also read: Open Sewers and Broken Footpaths: South Campus students complain to authorities   Shefali Bharati [email protected] Image credits: Ashutosh Singh]]>

After much hustle and bustle, Nexus-The Annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College kicked off on 3rd March 2016. Commenced by a ceremonial inauguration, many events unfolded simultaneously on Day 1.

The highlight of the day was the event called- ‘Madari’, organised by Anubhuti, the street play society of Venky. A competitive event, unrelated to the main Nexus events, it grabbed the attention of the audience with powerful themes. With 12 participating teams, the theme of the event was ‘Out of the box’. From religion to mental illness, various ideas were explored by the teams with The Dramatics Society of SRCC emerging as the winner, while Vyam and Ibtida of Shivaji and Hindu College stood second and third respectively.  

On the dance front, Mudra, the classical solo dance event organised by Nrityangana society saw some breathtaking performances by 8 participants from different DU colleges. Tejasvini Sharma of  Hansraj college was adjudged the winner while Raghav from Venky won accolades and the second spot in the competition.


While classical beats entertained people, Riyaaz, the Semi Classical Solo vocals event, was adjudicated by Mr. Avinash Kumar, a famous Hindustani vocalist, Dr. Priyanka, Professor of Political Science Department, Sri Venkateswara College and Dr. Yadav, Professor from the Hindi Department. Dhruv Pargai from Indian Institute of Information Technology grabbed the winning spot while Madhulika Panday from Faculty of Music, Delhi stood second and Rambhajan Bedi from Zakir Hussain College stood third. 

Moving from the classical to the western front, Western Vocals Trio, organised by Crescendo, the Western Music society, enthralled the fest comers with foot tapping beats. Judged by Dr. Deepti Sharma, Department of Chemistry and Mr. Prabhtoj Singh, 5 teams participated out of which Gargi College stole both the limelight and the first position, with KMC and CBS ending for a tie for the second spot. 

Among the myriad number of events, some engaging informal events like ‘On the spot photography, Treasure hunt, Beat Boxing and English Debate also took place.

Day 1 at Nexus came to a closure with the Battle of the Bands and Choreography competition. While The Hans Raj Projekt grabbed the first position, Night Shades from DCAC were adjudged as the runners up for Battle of Bands.

After much ado, Srijya, the Choreography society of Hindu college and Terpichorean, from Hansraj bagged the first and second position respectively in the Choreography event, which was judged by the director of Dance Buzz, Mr.Amit, eventually drawing curtains to the Day 1 at Nexus.

Image credits: Mridul Kumar, Sahil Chauhan and Gerush for DU Beat

Feature image credits: Sahil Chauhan 

Reporting team:

Shagun Marwah, Arindam, Tarushi Varma and Lovleen Kaur 

Riya Chhibber

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The Entrepreneurship Cell of Sri Venkateswara College, A.S.C.E.N.D. hosted the second edition of E-nfluence: A drive to inspire the youth to venture into the entrepreneurial arena, on 21st September 2015.

The event witnessed a series of Speaker Sessions by Mr. Mayank Batheja, Co-Founder of Letsintern.com and Mr. Nitin Malik, owner of various restaurants across Delhi. The guests inspired the students of the students of the college to explore the idea of entrepreneurship, making them aware of the challenges involved and the perks attached.

Mr. Batheja urged the students to opt for unconventional careers and to turn their passion into profession. 

The cell also conducted its flagship Startup Pitching cum Mentorship Workshop that aimed at creating dialogue between all participating start-ups and our Guest Mentors. The session saw budding entrepreneurs showcasing their business ventures to notable mentors including Mr. Raj K Pathak, President of APE Communication, and Mr. Karun Kumar of Micro Small Medium Enterprise, Government of India (MSME, GOI)

Almost 400 students from various streams of the college attended  the event. 

E-nluence also has under its purview a unique photography competition on the topic “Laptops make you Superhuman” which is open to all colleges across Delhi.

For more details on participation, visit http://facebook.com/ascendecellsvc

Inputs from Chahat Sehgal

Shefali Bharati

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Vimarsh, the Hindi Debating Society of Sri Venkateswara College, organised an inter-college freshers’ debate competition on 19th September 2015 on the topic, ‘Will the implementation of CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) improve the standard of higher education in India.’

While the debate saw active participation from speakers both, for and against, it failed to draw any stable conclusion and the topic remains debatable as the speakers in favour as well as against the motion were able to present their views effectively based on facts and reason. The most important points put in favour were the interdisciplinary approach of the system, availability of choice to students, transfer facility available to different colleges and universities on the basis of credits later, bringing down competition by providing grades instead of marks etc.


Members of Vimarsh, the Hindi Debating Society of Sri Venkateswara College





Winners and judges of the inter-college freshers’ debate

Whereas, the speakers against the motion focused on the lack of proper infrastructure and qualified faculty in Delhi University and other institutions, problems in implementing uniform syllabus due to diversity in states and their curriculums, grading system which they thought would further demoralise the hardworking students, the way the CBCS was implemented i.e., without  consulting students and teachers. Aakash Pawar and Priya Singh from Vimarsh steered the proceedings of the house while allowing participants to present heated arguments through interjections.


36 participants from various Delhi colleges, eligibility being one team from one college, battled to win top three titles which were all taken away by girls. 


The judges, Shri Neeraj Kumar, a famous writer and journalist and Shri Ramkishor Yadav, Associate Professor in Sri Venkateswara College, adjudged Aakritii as the best speaker (against the motion) from Institute of Home Economics.
Monika as the best  speaker (for the motion) from Lady Sri Ram College and Aditi Muradia as the best interjector from SGTB Khalsa College. The judges stressed on the need to differentiate between speech and debate and talked about some important points to be kept in mind which were found lacking in the presentations of some contestants. President Anchal Bawa and Vice- President Pulkit Khanna of the society brought the curtains down by presenting a warm vote of thanks.
Guest post by Aakash Pawar from Vimarsh

Image Credits: Aakash Pawar and Ashwariya

Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests. The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during 13 cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were award 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally. For the Western Dance category, with 18 points each, IIT Delhi’s V-Defyn and Sri Venkateswara College Verve came out on top. Jesus and Mary College’s Mudra followed next with 11 points and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce’s Misba stood third with 8 points.

The Winning Society at a glance

V-Defyn, IIT Delhi

Hover on the information icons below to know more about their victories!

Akash Singhal, the President of IIT Delhi’s V-Defyn says, “Our performance was a complete package.  Our focus was on entertainment and obviously good dancing. We perform to entertain people, so that the audience has fun. That keeps us calm and spontaneous onstage.” Names of the performing members: Akash Singhal (President), Ankit Gupta, S Kousal Raj, Kartikeya Khati, Shirshad Bukke, Ravi Meena, Abhishek Rathod, Saahil Mendiratta, Avinash Masa, Anirudh Mvsk,  Shantanu Singh Raghuvanshi, Uday Katkar, Aditya chauhan, Lovish Ahuja, Aman Shivhare, Devesh kohle, Aditya jhala,  Kshitij Jain

Verve, Sri Venkateswara College

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During their piece, Verve from Sri Venkateswara College performed contemporary, breaking, popping and a funny Bollywood sequence on Mere Khwabon Mei Jo Aye. Amrit Raj from the society went on to add, “We were taught by our seniors that there is just one position: the 1st one. We had a disappointing start in the fest season, but I’m glad we had our seniors to support us and help us make a comeback. ” Names of the performing members: Yaman Jindal (President), Aparna Chopra (Vice President), Charlie Cherian, Amrit Raj, Sammarth Singh, Aishwarya Sinha, Sachin Pal, Bharat Singh, Anshuman Siddharth, Tanya Nair, Sandeep Saini, Gaurav, Revantika Gupta, Pratishtha Gulati, Saloni Jain, Shruti Kumar, Suvarcha Gupta, Sakshi Sindwani, Gatisheel Das. Note: The thirteen fests included in our analysis for this series include SRCC’s Crossroads, Gargi College’s Reverie, Sri Venkateswara College’s Nexus, LSR’s Tarang, Hans Raj’s Confluence, I.P. College for Women’s Shruti, Daulat Ram College’s Manjari, Hindu College’s Mecca, Jesus and Mary College’s Montage, Miranda House’s Tempest, Kamala Nehru College’s Ullas, Kirori Mal College’s Renaissance, SGTB Khalsa’s Lashkara. Out of the fests listed, only 12 had conducted a Western Dance Competition.]]>

The Entrepreneurship Cell of Sri Venkateswara College held their annual fest known as the ‘Entregenesis’ on the 5th and 6th of March.

Prominent individuals such as Padmaja Ruparel (President of the Indian Angel Network), Sujit Banerjee (director/scientist, Department of Science and Technology), Gautam Puri (Vice Chairman & Co-founder of CL Educate Ltd), Shankar Halder (Ex-Chief technology officer of Bharti Airtel), Harkesh Mittal (Advisor and Head, NSTEDB, DST), Rajat Tandon (Senior Director NASSCOM) and Juhi Rai Farmania (Entrepreneur/ Author) graced the main stage, to share valuable insights and experiences with the eager youths.

Several competitive events such as Ad-QuotientIdea-logyTabooMultiplex, Maestros Just a Minute and B-plan (which was by far the largest bait with almost Rs. 30,000 worth prize money) were also held in other venues during the two day event.

Prominent individuals such as Padmaja Ruparel, the President of the Indian Angel Network, Sujit Banerjee, the director/scientist at National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Gautam Puri, the Vice Chairman & Co-founder of CL Educate Ltd, Shankar Halder (Ex-Chief technology officer of Bharti Airtel), Harkesh Mittal (Advisor and Head, NSTEDB, DST), Rajat Tandon (Senior Director NASSCOM) and Juhi Rai Farmania, who is an entrepreneur and author graced the main stage, to share valuable insights and experiences with the eager youths.

Shreyak Mahajan and Yagya Vats from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology won B- Plan and took away almost Rs. 30,000 as prize money.

A special mention has to be made about the star appearance by Manish Paul. Mr. Paul is an Actor/ Anchor known best for his comic timing. The central stage, which was set up in the middle of the college cricket greens, was packed with eager fans as the TV star took to the stage. To put it briefly – there was a lot of shouting, screaming, laughter and a very lucky young man made away with Manish Paul’s jacket, grinning from ear to ear. All in all, Manish Paul wrapped up the entire event with a neat little bow.

Held from 27th February to 1st March, Nexus 2014 – the annual fest of Sri Venkateswara College had a lot to offer. Alongside a mix of competitive events, the organisers jazzed up the fest with Jazzy B. With the unexpected rain changing quite a few things for the second day, Junkyard Groove’s rock performance and Sabari Brothers’ sufi night were held simultaneously.

What all happened? What all did you miss? Who won what? We wrap-up the fest in our highlights!

Rock Performance by Junkyard Groove


In a rock performance that lasted close to an hour, Junkyard Groove played favourites such as It’s Ok and Folk You. They also switched things up in the middle to songs such as Pearl Jam’s Animal and Sweet Child of Mine, taking the crowd by surprise both times.

Sufi Night with Sabari Brothers


To add a sufi element to Venky’s Nexus 2014, Sabari Brothers took the stage during day two of the fest. The event originally scheduled for 6 p.m., started at around 7: 30 p.m. at the college’s auditorium foyer. The Sufi  legends started with the famous Chaap Tilak, moving on to a Coke Studio rendition of Humein toh loot liya and popular Bollywood number Tumse Milke Dilka hai jo haal. The combination of music and shayari along with a crowd that reciprocated with claps and dance, were the highlights of the evening.

Jazzy B

Image Credit: Mehak Taneja

The final day of Nexus 2014, might have light on competitive events but was high on energy. The evening started with Mumbai based Krazy Electrons opening for Jazzy B. The band rocked the show with their unique genre called Ethno DnB.

Chatty, the brain behind KE electrified the mood with his beats on the midi based Drum Machine. Ajay Jayanthi, the lead vocalist and Violionist, who comes from a classical background of Carnatic Music enthralled the audience, especially the female ones. The band performed a couple of numbers including, Rage of electrons, Rebel and Eena Meena Deeka.

After their performance, Jazzy B – the star power of the fest came on stage at 7: 30. The Punjabi singer started with the popular Jine mera Dil lutiya. He then moved on to other tracks such as Romeo and the latest Harry is not a Bhramchari. The concert lasted almost an hour with the star mentioning that since he usually performs for a middle-aged audience, he is performing amidst a young crowd after quite some time.

Masti Ki Basti


A tiny corner in the college’s ground had a range of games and activities lined up. Labelled as the Masti ki Basti, to name a few, the area had Lucky Seven, Mehendi art, Obstacle race and Bollywood Quiz to engage the visitors. With college students coming up with interactive tasks and ideas, the corner did have a few hits!

Winners’ Tally

Folk Dance Competition

Kamala Institute of of Higher Education & Advanced Technology performing the Chirmi dance / Image Credit: Sonam Satija for DU Beat

First position: Kamala Institute of of Higher Education & Advanced Technology
Second position: Sri Venkateswara College.

Goonj: Indian Vocals (Group)


First Position: Sangeetika of Kamala Nehru College
Second Position: Gargi’s ‘Samranjini’ and Daulat Ram College’s ‘Alhaya’

Creative Writing (English)

First Position: Ambiso
Second Position:
Saghamitra Aich

Creative Writing (Hindi)

First Position: Bhushan Bhaskar
Second Position: Shruti

Madari – the Street Play Competition

Kalindi College’s Street Theatre Society performing ‘Do patte ki chappal’ / Image Credit: Gurman Bhatia for DU Beat

First Position: Hansraj College for Rehaayi
Second Position:
 Kalindi College for Do Patte ki Chappal

Film Making Competition

First Position: Ambedkar University for Third
Second Position: 
Sri Venkateswara for Helping Hand.

Rangoli Competition

First Position: Shruti, Riya and Shivangi (Sri Venkateswara College and Hindu College)
Second Position: Dyal Singh College (Evening)

Indian Music Light Vocals (Solo)

First Position: Alankaar and Anju Sharma
Second Position: Sarim Ali

Western Music Vocals (Group)

Crescendo – The Western Music Society of Sri Venkateswara College / Image Credit: Gurman Bhatia

First Position: Sri Venketeswara College’s Crescendo
Second Position:
Lady Shri Ram College for Women’s Western Music Society
Third Position: Kirori Mal College’s Musoc

Indian Music Duet (Vocals)

First Position: Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences

Western Music Vocals (Solo)

First position: Nirupan from Hansraj College
Second position: Hanita from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies


Indian Music Classical Vocals (Solo)

Bineet from GTBIT

First Position: Soumya from Miranda House
Second Position: Bineet from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology (GTBIT) and Saptak from Hansraj College

Battle of the bands


First Position: Andolan
Second Position: Red Shorts

Western Dance Competition

First Position: V-Defyn, IIT Delhi
Second Position: 
Northern India Engineering College

For more, check out our Facebook album of the fest.