South Campus Sri Venkateswara College

NEXUS’14 – The annual fest of Sri Venkateswara College !!

Written by Aashi Srivastava

Students tapping and waving with tunes, dice rolling over Lucky7 game stall, people dressed up in nifty attires, decorations stealing hearts, gol-gappa stall adding spiciness and sweetness in the air, loud rocking DJ pumping in enthusiasm and to  the top of all the zeal amidst all friends and pouty selfies capturing the scenic beauty. Hola!!! Sounds like a seductive dream..?? NEXUS ,the annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College is a complete roller coaster ride to this dream leaving both eyes and mouth wide open where more than 80 colleges  including IIT Delhi and other non-DU colleges take part in various competitive events.

The 3 day annual fest organized from 27th Feb-1st March 2014 had a lot more to offer than the unexpected rain and celeb watch. Let’s dig some more and have a look on the events that grabbed sincere attention.

Day 1’s attraction was the Junkyard’s Groove and their hit tracks followed by Razzmatazz, Western Dance competition where we saw different teams competing  with each other. Other events of the day which remained in glitz were the choreo and the folk dance competition coloring the atmosphere with reds,greens and fluorescents!

As we stepped further, the zeal and fun reached its zenith where we had Day 2  full of surprises and rocking performances starting with ‘MADARI’- the street play competition, where the participant colleges held the audience with their splendid performances making it difficult for the Jury choose the winners. The themes touched upon  the grass-roots and were so damn relatable!

Taking you out from the grim and glad atmosphere the college’s Indian & Western music light vocals made the crowd swing leaving the fear of uncertainties behind and sail in that momentary pleasure-boat. Heading towards the celebrity performance, NEXUS’14 had to offer Pakistan based Sufi Qawwali party-The Sabri Brothers who made the night sufiyana with their charismatic chaps and the famous coke studio rendition of ‘Hume Toh Loot Liya’ quoting Ghalib’s sher in between.

Shifting the rest of the events to the third day due to unexpected rain,GOONJ-Indian Vocals Competition of Sri Venkateswara college was of huge success coupled with The Film Making competition where the outstanding documentary ‘The Helping Hand’ presented by students of the host college bagged 2nd position.

Although the unexpected rain wetted the mood and ground  but the stalls viz Lucky7,Mehendi Art, Obstacle Race, Bollywood Quiz etc. successfully snagged visitors’ attention. The shows held afterwards like Battle of Bands and the the much awaited Sky Lantern night were worth the wait.

The evening started with Mumbai based Krazy Electrons opening for the ‘Jine Mera Dil Lutiya’ fame JAZZY-B.

The powerpack performance of the band with Chatty on Drum Machine and Ajay Jayanthi being the vocalist and violinist, made the crowd groove and get high on the famous track numbers like Rage of Electrons,Rebel and Eena Meena Deeka.

The Romeo Punjabi singer Jazzy-B started the show around 7:30 p.m with the party song of the decade ‘Jine Mera Dil Lutiya’  making the public hoot loud followed by numbers of punjabi hits and finally wrapping the show with the most played DJ song of year 2K14-Harry is not a brahmchari.

The 3 Day Annual Fest NEXUS’14 of Sri Venkateswara College created buzz all around with its all-star performances and interpretative events grabbing the highlights of several magazines and journals as the Top Fest of 2K14.

Although Venky has always topped the list naming the most appreciated fests of DU, still students have to say that better management and some experiments like adding Rock and Roll Night(which is worth noting as it will cater the needs of college in terms of their advertisement and better crowd) will add up to the glory and spark of Nexus. The students are impatiently looking towards the “BOOM”, Nexus is going to create this year.



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