Mood Indigo: Vintage cars, mono planes and Amish Tripathi rule day 1

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2014 21:24 IST

Students from over 1500 colleges across the country flocked to the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay on Friday for its annual four-day cultural festival 'Mood Indigo'. The festival is in its 44th year.

With 'vintage' being the theme of the festival this year, a monoplane and vintage British car exhibition, featuring classic models such as Ford Model T, Volkswagen Beetle was held.

The highlight on the first day of the event was a 'LitFest interactive session' where Amish Tripathi, author of the Shiva trilogy engaged with the students.

While addressing the audience, Tripathi said, "It is important for aspiring writers to write a book with humility of a witness and not with the arrogance of the creator."

When asked about the increase in religious extremism is a threat to India, Tripathi said, "India has a unique culture compared to other countries where in religiosity and liberalism goes hand in hand and different points of views are respected and it will continue to be so."

He added, "The religious extremists are very small in numbers. Instead of giving them importance, the problems such as female foeticide should be addressed first."

'Hysteria', the first ever national level Disc Jockeys (DJs) competition is being conducted in the campus.

Marcel Mohab, an international comic artist also performed 'HumourFest', a stand up comedy event. Food festival and fringe festival were few other attractions of the first day.

For an easy access to the participants and visitors, eight kinds of android applications and gadgets were made available informing about the festival and its different events.

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