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Antaragni 2016

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Antaragni, a place to let your creative horses run free, the cultural fest of IIT Kanpur is back with its Golden Jubilee edition. Transcending all barriers of enthusiasm, it gets bigger and bigger every year and this year is no exception! From 20 October to 23 October, Antaragni will host a plethora of events-blending a series of fine-arts, socio-cultural and literary events, along with a variety of workshops, exhibitions and informal events.
Taking a deeper look into Antaragni reveals its magnificence even better. The International Carnival at Antaragni has been a host to internationally acclaimed talent like Cleva girls, The Flying Eyes, The Bonny Men etc. Taking a step further, this year Antaragni shall host artists from Israel, Bulgaria, and Colombia. The major highlights of the festival are the four Professional Nights(aka Pro-Nites) – Fusion, Electronic Dance Music, Rock and Bollywood- making each night a unique and memorable one. These concerts have witnessed globally popular and eminent personalities including Sonu Nigam, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal-Shekar and bands like The Indian Ocean.

IIT Kanpur gets completely transformed during the four days of Antaragni. A few truly entertaining events that come to mind are- Mridaksh (Personality Pageant), India haat, Director’s Cut, Kavi Sammelan, Calypso etc. Students from various colleges also compete against each other in the fields of Dance, Dramatics, Musicals, Fine Arts, Films and photography as well as English and Hindi literary events. The dance workshops also draw a huge number of people. This is also the time when glamour is at its best in the campus with a large number of Bollywood celebrities making their presence felt at India’s biggest inter-college fashion show-Ritambhara! The biggest, meanest and the awesomest rock fiesta in the country, Synchronicity! Informal events like blind dates, ballroom dance etc are also organised to keep the atmosphere interesting.

This time, in the four days of the golden Jubilee of Antaragni, the Phoenix shall . The audiences can hardly wait for the amazing lineup of celebrities including Mike Candys, DJ Sartek, Madboy Mink, Demonic Resurrection, Karkandey Katju, Pankaj Tripathi, Zayed Khan, Munnawar Rana and the undisclosed name that will perform on the final night. Antaragni is coming. Are you ready for it?

Harish Kotra

Harish Kotra

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