It would have been hard for those who were passing through Hauz Khas to miss the loud cheers and crazy beats as music director duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani belted out song after song at Rendezvous 2016, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi’s annual festival. Even when the clock struck 10 in the night, the students couldn’t stop asking for more. Dadlani, who has performed at IIT-Delhi before, could not stop praising the crowd. “You guys are magic, magic, magic,” he said, adding, “It has been an absolute pleasure performing for you here.”
The students were equally thrilled. “Vishal-Shekhar’s performance was amazing! I haven’t ever been to any of their performances before and this was my only chance so I knew I had to come here anyhow. I travelled especially from Gurgaon, and it was all worth it in the end. They performed all my favourite songs. It’s a night I will never forget!” said Mayank Garg, a final year student from Shri Guru Nanak Dev College.
Another student, Chetna Anand got really lucky when she was called on the stage by Dadlani to dance along. “I was so shocked that I had goosebumps! I didn’t even know what to think. Some of my friends are going to be so jealous,” gushed Anand.
And after dancing with her, Dadlani said to the crowd, “Did you see that I did not go close to her even once? It is good to have fun, but one must always respect women.”
As the fest came to a close, the organising team breathed a sigh of relief. “There was a lot of pressure, but we had amazing fun too,” said Rishabh Sanghi, general coordinator of the fest, adding, “On our walkie talkie, we had a channel called the nasheela channel. When the stress would get too much, we would just vent it all out to each other on that channel.”