The beaches and BITS PILANI in Goa have a lot in common. The ocean has waves and it just keeps moving forward. And so does the latter. BPGC is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its cultural fest- Waves, this year. In its 10 years, it has gone on to establish itself as one of the top 3 cultural fests in the country. Having been graced with the presence of the most talented artists in the world over the years, it promises to take you down the road of nostalgia. Presenting ‘Waves 2016: The Tides of Time’, to be held from 4-6 November this year.
A non-stop 72 hours of pure bliss await, with a total of 36 events comprising of music, art, dance and games, combined with the 3 professional nights, with the stars from the music industry ready to leave you awestruck. There are competitions to be played in, talent hunts and cash prizes to be won, and enjoyment to be had with your friends. A fashion show, a rock band competition, a gaming zone and MUN (Model-United Nations), are all a part of the line-up. Besides that, it is set in GOA. And you get to meet with the brightest and the most artistic minds of the country.
The BITSians want to keep the celebrity cards close to their chests for as long as possible, but we have inside information for our special readers. Singer-composer Amit Trivedi is on board for the Hindi Music Night.
We’ll take you back to the ‘90s and the ‘00s, and get you to live the second childhood you’ve been dreaming of. We don’t need to give you any more reasons to be there. Miss it at your own risk! Because, Ye Nahi Dekha to kya dekha?
A 3-day medley of dazzling lights, booming melodies and limitless fun in the chill, tropical environs of Goa, is ‘Waves’. BITS Goa’s annual cultural festival ‘Waves’ themed ‘Tides of Time’ will be witnessing a footfall of 40,000+ millennial from 4th – 6th November at the college’s scenic campus.
Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Waves 2016 promises to catapult you back to your fond childhood and to nostalgic memories of the sheer adventure of the 90s. The glitzy Tomorrowland-esque nights during Waves will provide the perfect stage for the youth to let loose. While its past editions have seen spectacular performances by top artists including DJ Candice Redding, South African rock band AKing, the legendary Shankar Mahadevan, talented music duos Salim-Suleiman, and Vishal-Shekhar, Blackstratblues and Baiju Dharmajan to name a few, this year’s fest will feature Bollywood rockstar Amit Trivedi and arguably India’s hottest DJ Nucleya. While they send the crowd into a trance, popular comedians Kenneth Sebastian and Zakir Khan will take the stage to lighten up the mood in the Waves Comedy Night (which has featured the likes of AIB, EIC and TVF in the past). Furthermore, the Red Bull Tour Bus will be making a pit stop here at Waves as The F16s and ASWEKEEPSEARCHNG take the stage to dazzle the crowd and take the Waves nights to the next level.
Waves lives up to its reputation as a majestic cultural fest, with the immensely grandiose Big-3 events. Be it Natyanjali, a face-off between the some of the nation’s most talented dance troupes, FashP, fashion parades that ooze glamour and star stunning youngsters modelling high end fashion, or Mr and Ms Waves, the ultimate test of being the crowd favourite, judged by known names from the industry, these events are certainly not to be missed, and feature immensely talented participants from colleges across the country. Furthermore, the slapstick comedy nights will have you rolling off your seats as top notch comedians and artistes perform stand-up routines. A sure notch off the bucket list for hard-core music aficionados is Searock, the much talked about rock showdown with the country’s best rock bands that have already blasted their way through the national eliminations. For the intellectuals, Contention and Moot Court witness cutthroat debaters making eloquent speeches and logical arguments, while Culturals and Informals abound in hordes as flash events such as Poetry Slams, Open Mic and JAMs ensure that there is never a dull moment for any Waves attendee. The very special Waves Open Quiz, photography and art contests, and innumerable more such events are conducted all day (and all night!) long – and truly offer something for everyone to participate in. For those in a mood to own the streets, ‘Sizzle’ and ‘Just Duet’ pit you up against breath-taking dancers right under the moonlight, while Drama and Mime enthusiasts are in for a treat too with events like Skime, Rangmanch and Nukkad Natak promising to engage. And if the plethora of events and the nights weren’t enough, wandering magicians, exotic performers, thrilling Virtual Reality related activities in The Adventure Zone, flash mobs are just a few of the multiple fascinating delights that pop up to keep one abuzz.
Still not sold? Remember this – whenever you feel like having a quiet moment to buzz down from all the overwhelmingly magical moments, lights, music and lip-smacking delights around you, don’t forget that you are in Goa – and you can always make a quick dash to a serene beach or watch the stars whilst lying on the road on a moonlit night, and let Goa do the rest!.