Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Saarang is back and bigger...

It is that time of the year when all that you hear from the college going crowd of South India(majorly) and the other parts of India as well is band practices, dance practice, competitions, particpation ... Yup, its the galla time of Saarang, the yearly cutlural fest. of IIT, Madras.

From the time it has been called Mardi gras Saarang has carved a niche for itself and it has only gotten better from there on and this time being its 50th year, what more could you ask for.

They have listed out a whole range of competitions in their site, there is something for everyone and I'm already planning to take part in a handful of competitions this time over. Before I forget to mention Saarang nights have always drawn huge crowds, I believe its gonna be the same way this time too with Opeth playing on 25th Jan (The first time ever in India @ IIT, Madras) and the other might events include the sonu Nigam night on23rd Jan , Classical night on he 21st and ofcourse the ever popular Choreo night.

What are you planning to do at Saarang this time?

22 comments:

pisku said...

wow.. didn't know we share the same alma matter too :)
I have such fond memories of Saarang :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@pisku

That sounds great ,I'm jus' a couple of years away after which I can only remember the saarang moments too :)

Shrav said...

I've never attended them!! I'm kinda freaked out by big crowds, more of a one-one person!! :):) Maybe I'll attend this one, if someone sponsors me the mega 400 bucks they're asking for the Sonu Nigam thingy!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shrav

This is my first time too, thou' I've heard about it a lot earlier and beenwanting to make it every year, its only this time that i've scheduled to participate in somethin :)

I would be glad to get acquainted to the person sponsoring your ticket ;)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shrav

You might probably enjoy it as there are loads of events lined up :)

Chriz said...

phoenix guys performed in saarang in 1999.. that was my band.. we dint get a prize.. but we had fun...

add your jaipur fotos!!!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Chriz

That must have been fun times :) wish I could play the guitar too :)

Yup, will add it soon in my travelogue.

Keshi said...

hey ty for visiting my blog Shalini!

Mardi Gras is pretty big here in Sydney...but I hardly attend big festivals cos Im not very comfy in huge crowds.


Keshi.

Arv said...

Hi Shals,

I will probably bump into you when opeth rocks :)

Vivek said...
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Vivek said...

hi shalini, nice to see a discussion abt saarang09 ma team is performin this year too in dramatics n consecutively its 4th time we participate n last time we won the 2nd prize n every year we catch up 2nd or 3rd position....hope if u get time i request u ppl to be there for dramatics to see our performance on 23rd of jan 09.....wish to see lots of reply's

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Keshi

Its always a pleasure to read your blogs :) Guess the MArdi gras you are talking about is different from what's happening here except for the one thing.. Huge crowds :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Glad to know your planning to attend the Opeth concert :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vivek

Hey, thanks for dropping by my space, Congrats on your participation and winning. Hope you get to do well this year to.. Will try catching up with your play if I'm around there sometime then :)

Vivek said...

yup okie....hey r u ppl free this time admist project works n other stuffs! and this time time for saarang im planning to attend sonu nigam concert too...tht's an exciting stuff!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vivek

I'm in my 3rd year, so no project work :) Sonu Nigam's show I'm sure would be great fun. Few of us friends have been planning too, but haven't decided yet.

Vivek said...

yup his concert will b really gr8.....tickets r fast movin so dont b late in makin a decision ;)......n did u attend saarang 08 yar....

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@vivek

Sure, thanks :) Nope, this is gonna be my first year at Saarang.

Amrit said...

Hey! Just happened to stumble across your blog. I'm a student of IIT and was part of the organising team for Saarang. But, sadly I won't be there to see it. Am currently in Singapore. Hope to see some reviews here!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Amrit

Glad to have you at my blog space. I will surely put up my Saarang experiencs here :)

N said...

Oh, you came here for Saarang? Great. How was it and which events/shows did you attend?
I was googling up blogs about Saarang and stumbled upon your post :) This is Nirmal Raj, your classmate @ SBOA.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Nirmal Raj

Hey glad to have you at my blog space. I couldn't make it to participate this time. I jus' dropped by to meet a couple of other friends who had come.

How have you been?