BITS-Pilani Hyderabad is hosting its first annual cultural festival, Pearl, from 26th to 28th March, at its campus in Jawarnagar. The 3-day extravaganza of events, competitions, and professional shows will have a melange of arts, literature & music, as described below:
Abhivyaktika - Spanning the classical dances of Odissi, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam.
Soul'O - All forms of dance is allowed, and weightage will be given for costumes, music and choreography.
Terpsichore - A group dance event with 3 rounds - Group Dance, Footloose and Prop Round.
Spoovie - An event in which participants get to spoof movies.
Irrelevance - Be an artist and create ur own masterpiece of irony.
Mad Ads - In this event, participants are given a ‘funky’ product to endorse in a humorous manner.
Pintura - Paint or sketch the theme given as attractively as you can.
Cartooning - An on-the-spot event where a story will be narrated, which has to be converted into a small cartoon strip.
Raw Genius - Participants will have to make something creative, durable and special, using all of the scrap they are provided with.
Till Deaf Do We Part - A Western music competition
Indiana Tones - This event comprises 2 separate categories - Indian rock and movie songs.
Gandhaara - The event comprises 4 categories - Carnatic Vocals, Hindustani Vocals, String / Wind Instrumentals and Instrumental Percussion.
Stalemate - A Parliamentary Debate.
Blab - Falls on the lines of Just A Minute, where panelists have to talk for 60 seconds on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation.
Bardic Eloquence - A competition of poetry.
Sorcerers of Intellect - A quiz covering music, literature, science, entertainment, and everything else.
At the Helm - A quiz on the world of sports.
Erevno - An online treasure hunt.
X-Pose-Ure - An exhibition of photographs
Click-Athon - Participants will be given a list of 30 wild tasks to perform, and they have to complete the given tasks in the given time and get themselves clicked as they finish each task.
Post Processing - Participants will be given 5 photographs, and must use them to make a new photograph. They are allowed to add/remove elements from the photographs using any post-processing software.
Xtreme Gaming - There are 4 major games in the competition - Counter Strike 1.6, NFS Most Wanted, FIFA 09 and DOTA.
Techniforce - A business simulation game which actively engages the entire audience simultaneously.
Glitterati - A fashion show.
Davy Jones Locker - A maze of mysteries solved by a bigger maze of clues.
Mr & Miss InVogue - Mr. & Miss In-Vogue is a search for that boy & girl who stand apart in a crowd.
27th March - Tollywood singer Karthik and his troupe will be performing. Karthik is well-known for his songs that include Nijanga Nenena from Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Eduta Nilichindi Choodu from Vaana, and Arey Re and O My Friend from Happy Days.
28th March - Indi-Rock band Parikrama from Delhi will take the centre stage on the final day.
Please contact J V Chaitanya at 99129-29274 or Abhinay Rao at 90106-14223 for further details.