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IIT-B’s fest, Mood-indigo ends with a big bang

From rock shows, to hot air balloon rides, foreign dance troupes and water zorbing, IIT-B’s annual fest saw it all in the four days of celebrations.

education Updated: Dec 23, 2011 12:56 IST
Nirmika Singh
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Four-day long festivities at Mood-Indigo concluded on with a big bang in Powai on Wednesday. The finale act had singer KK crooning some popular tunes like Pal… and Yaaron Dosti… from his album Pal and Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe… (Dil Chahta Hai, 2001).

Earlier in the day the, over 1000 students participated in the first ever marathon organised by the festival.

“It was a 4 km run around the campus and was flagged off by boxer Vijender Singh. It saw an excellent response from enthusiastic students,” says Ketav Mehta, core team member, Mood-Indigo.

A bike rally, held by city organisation Harley Davidson Bike Riders, also enchanted students as the motorists rode around the campus flaunting their machines.

“That was a unique event and a visual delight,” adds Mehta.

Every year, Mood-I witnesses participation from colleges across the country. This year, for the first time, the fest also threw its gates open to foreign teams.

As part of their new initiative, Worldfest, international students troupes from Poland, Spain, Indonesia and Turkey joined in the revellery.

“This year, Mood-I was a cultural melting pot, with artistes coming in from different countries and presenting acts. The dance performances by these contingents were amazing,” says Mehta.

The fest also collaborated with international music competition, Global Battle of the Band (GBOB). The winning act by Bangalore-based band Verses, will get to represent the country at the GBOB finals in Romania.

Having kicked off on December 18, the first day of the festival culminated with a rock concert featuring Australian band Karnivool. The band’s debut performances at the Powai campus witnessed a turnout of over 5,000 people.

“The band is an inspiration to many Indian musicians and we are happy that their first concert in India was at our fest,” he says.

City artistes Agnee and Raghu Dixit Project had mesmerised audiences on the second night.

For adventure enthusiasts, the festival boasted of activities like hot air balloon rides, water zorbing and rappelling.