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HT City Youth Nexus 2012

art-and-culture Updated: Feb 10, 2012 01:06 IST

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The second day of HT City Youth Nexus provided the perfect platform for young thespians to showcase their talent in prelims of the street play competition, Uprisers.

Held at Lady Irwin College, the event saw remarkable participation from colleges such as Motilal Nehru College, Hans Raj College, Indraprastha University and more.

Viknesh Gupta from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College was declared the best actor.

Some of the colleges that made it to the finals included Jesus and Mary College, Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce among others.

Catch it online
To check out more action from Uprisers, the street play competition at Youth Nexus, log on to Also, don’t forget to tag your pictures.

What do you think is the purpose behind the cliched kurta-jeans look for a street play actor?

This attire gives a sense of unity and helps to differentiate a street artist from a common man. Honey Singh, HMR Institute of Tech & Mgmt

For a street play performance, it’s far more comfortable to perform in a kurta, and it helps us when we make formations.
Palak Bhambri, Indraprastha University

It’s a trend that is followed by all street play performers in India, then why change it? It gives us an identity. Pallavi Malhotra, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

It’s the dress of a common man and while performing, you need to relate to your audiences. So what better dress than a kurta.
Prerna Arora, Jesus and Mary College

It gives you a sense of uniformity. For us, its a pride to wear this dress and it represents the college too.
Tia Sebastian, Maharaja Agrasen College

Final five of uprisers
Jesus and Mary College
Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College

Style diva
Tuhina Carrol, a second year Philosophy (Hons) student of Miranda House, made a statement with her floral print shirt teamed with a grey-brown coat and skinny jeans. The look was enhanced with a black tote bagand pink stilettos.