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IIT fest to get bigger

IIT Delhi’s annual festival — Rendezvous 2012 — will be high on celebrity presence

entertainment Updated: Oct 16, 2012 01:19 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times
Indian Institute of Technology,Rendezvous 2012,Papon

With celebrity presence, acts by international music bands, footfall of over 50,000 people, and participation by over 250 colleges across the country — one of the biggest and most sought after annual college fests, Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT Delhi) Rendezvous 2012, promises to be a grand affair. “This year, it’s bigger than before because we haven’t had such a big celebrity presence earlier. We have the entire cast of the movie Chakravyuh coming for the event. Also, for the first time, there will be an outdoor performance by Coke Studio India with musicians like Papon, Shilpa Rao and band Advaita,” says Saurabh Gupta, general secretary of the board for recreational and creative activities.

Actors Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol and Esha Gupta are some of the actors who will be present for a youth interaction session. Actor Aditya Kumar, who played Perpendicular in the film, Gangs of Wasseypur, will also be present at the fest.

For music lovers, there is a whole lot happening here. Confluence, the International Music Festival, will feature international artists and bands such as Tal Kravitz, Solstice Coil, Spanish Raga, and The Riptide Movement.

The most sought-after event by students across
various colleges is the annual rock concert - Blitzkrieg (October 21). This year, organic rock band Cypher 16 will be opening the concert.

Other Attractions
1) Musical performance by Amaan Ali and Ayaan Ali on the classical night — Saaz
2) Dance performance by Hungarian dance troupe Csillagszemu Dance Ensemble
3) Performance by Stand up comedian Papa CJ
4) Informal games and competitions such as laser tag and paint ball that will continue till the wee hours.
5) Choreography event, Kaleidoscope, will be judged by Shiamak Davar

Catch It Here
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas
When: October 19 - 22
Entry: A valid college ID card is needed for general entry. For pro nites, passes will be provided on the basis of a college ID card.

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First Published: Oct 15, 2012 18:30 IST