“We love the music. We love the festival. Nothing else matters,” said Nidhi Sharma on the second day of Malhar, the annual festival of St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai.
‘Band-O-Best’ involved bands performing covers of popular Bollywood songs. “It is nice to see an event focusing on Indian music,” said judge Meiyang Chang, an ex-Indian Idol finalist.
‘Street Dance’, the most popular event, witnessed a number of acrobatic feats from the different dance groups. The fusion music event, ‘Strum to the Dhun’, involved Indian classical songs supported by western instruments. “Their presentation is wonderful, but more emphasis needs to be given on the content rather than ‘being cool’ on stage,” said Leslie Lewis, a judge, member of the Colonial Cousins.
‘That’s how we roll’, a short film-making event, involved interpreting a song into a movie. The theatre event had adaptations of short stories into plays.