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Crossroads ’17: How Shri Ram College of Commerce rocked DU’s North Campus

Highlights from SRCC’s fest, Crossroads ’17: Gigs by Armaan Malik and KK, starry visit by Swara Bhaskar, and EDM acts by DJ Rave Crave, Lost Stories and DJ Chetas.

delhi Updated: Mar 18, 2017 07:36 IST
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Singer KK wooed the crowd with his hit songs such as Aashayein and Pyaar Ke Pal.(Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

A massive audience, powerful lineup of performances, and cheers that could be heard across Delhi University’s North Campus — that’s Crossroads for you , the annual cultural fest of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). The four-day gala saw soulful concerts by Bollywood names Armaan Malik and KK, a superhit appearance by actor Swara Bhaskar, power-packed EDM performances by DJ Rave Crave, Lost Stories and DJ Chetas, and a myriad of competitive presentations. Here’s all the starry fun:


Students just wanted to get in by hook or crook. The excitement, desperation, frustration and happiness of students — if at all they managed to get in — was palpable. Nitin Sahni, a student who was waiting to get entry for the Lost Stories gig said, “I have been waiting for a long time now. Pehle se sab arrange kar rakha hai aur andar bhi log hai mere jo entry karwa dengey. Bas yeh line hi khatam nahi hoti (All arrangements had been made in advance and I know people inside who can help me get in. Just that, this line doesn’t seem to end).”

Another student, who was waiting in the long queue before singer KK’s concert, was overheard saying, “Do din miss ho gaye, Armaan Malik bhi miss ho gaya. Ab agar aaj miss hua na. Mai to yahi baith jaaungi (I’ve already missed two days of fun, including Armaan Malik’s performance. Now, I won’t move till I get in).”


Swara Bhaskar recounted a few memories from her days at Miranda House. (Raajesh Kashyap/HT Photo)

“I can’t tell you after how long I’m coming back to DU,” said Swara. The actor — a Miranda House alumna, who graduated in 2004 — asked students if things were still the same as they were in her college days. “Kya abhi bhi Chhatra Marg pe banta milta hai? Kya abhi bhi pork momos Rs 35 ke milte hain?” Swara couldn’t believe it when she was told that those momos are sold for almost Rs 100 now. “Main itni bhi buddhi nahi hu yaar (C’mon, I haven’t grown that old, yaar),” she exclaimed, as she went down memory lane. “I was looking at Chhatra Marg. Waha main rickshaw waale bhaiya ko bolti thi: ‘Jaldi karo, class ke liye late ho raha hai.’ I’d take the Mudrika (bus) to college because the metro started the year when I passed out. Swara also revealed that she still hasn’t collected her college degree.


Singer Armaan Malik posing with the crowd for a picture. (Raajesh Kashyap/HT Photo)

Although the venue was full of Armaan Malik fans during the singer’s concert on Day 2 of the fest, in the sea of girls was Ishika Ahlawat, a fan who was holding up a self-painted portrait of Armaan that read, ‘My one and only’. As the singer searched for a familiar fan who attends all his gigs, Ishika shouted out: “I don’t know who this other girl is. Main hoon Armaan ki sabse badi fan... I just want him to see me once, I just want to meet him once. I am madly in love with him, his voice and the way he carries himself. Armaan is my one and only, my bae,” she said. The excitement of boys was no less. A group of guys even climbed trees and barricades hoping to make it to Armaan on the stage, but were held back by the Delhi Police and fest organisers.

Armaan Malik interacted with the crowd at Crossroads ‘17. (Raajesh Kashyap/HT Photo)


Singer KK got the crowd to join him in singing some of his popular love ballads. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

Belting out songs spanning over two decades, KK channeled the audience’s crazy energy and got them to sing along during his performance at the rock night — Woodstock. The singer sang his hit numbers such as Aashayein, Tadap Tadap, Koi Kahe, Yaaron and Pyaar Ke Pal. He also bonded with the students, sharing his two bits about friendship and how it must be valued. “We can have everything in the world, but friendship and moments that we share with the special persons in our lives are everything. They make us who we are; this isn’t some philosophy, but the simple truth of life.” All was going well, when suddenly mid-performance, the singer was hit by a water balloon onstage. What did KK do? He wished everyone ‘Happy Holi’ and carried on with his performance.

The crowd during KK’s performance at Crossroads ‘17. (Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

First Published: Mar 17, 2017 22:14 IST