Antaragni – 2013: Two and A Half Days
My legs are aching, a Cold Coffee in CCD is what I grabbed to enable my hands to type…phew…man! Last three days have been like ecstasy. It started with the Indian Ocean! Rahul Ram and his crew made the junta shake a leg on Kandisa, Boll Weevil, Desh Mera which were all simply awesome…Ya there were people who didn’t like them but then everyone does not possess taste for folk fusion. After exiting the Main Auditorium the energy was at a marvellous level. Booze is indispensable at such occasions and many corks popped out and glasses were emptied at a freakin rate. We made our way to the Old SAC where is located the Hospitality Desk and my wingmates were already feeling the air hotter and life chiller. The Informal stage was lively as were the streets all around.
We ate the stuff from the expensive food stalls…It is strange how there is justification within all of us to spend money in Antaragni! it is so liberating after all, No assignments, no quizzes, no classes…as we were watching the informality happening I was dragged for preparation of Parliamentary Debate scheduled on Friday. Meanwhile some guys were busy escorting the colleges landing up, volleys boasting about the allotment of Gargi, Miranda or SRCC. Nukkads were brewing in the campuses as were the Dances getting their finishing touches. Jamming was taking place in the Hostel quads. The hostel canteens are overflowing with food, chocolates which you rarely get, Drinks that are not available even after loads of requests. Why does each day is not Antaragni? I asked Pachouri, my wingie( ignore the spelling, I like it this way) and he said with a blank face: Padega kab bey?.
The next day was packed with Parliamentary Debates and after winning the first match up and then I went to the Old SAC parking lot where something of music was going on, I do not know what but seeing guys headbanging and smoke flowing freely the mood was comfortably numb. My feet then automatically took me to my room where I found my roomy watching “War Chod Na Yaar” Laziness at its peak! I slept for an hour and then convinced Vibhor to stop studying and go to Disco which he refuted vehemently and we realised soon why when the song being played was “Tum Hi Ho” from Aashiqui 2, Nevertheless the environment of the Disco was awesome and we enjoyed it after which we made our move to Old SAC again. After Director’s Cut marked by the arrival of Nawazuddin Siddiqui we made a quick retreat and dozed off as there was Debate at 9 scheduled on today’s morning.
Somehow I woke up on time and quickly grabbed fruits from the mess and literally ran to the Debating venue. Every dog has his day is what I commented when we lost to minnows in the event and again dashed to CCD to drown the pain of loss in a cup of coffee. Denied an entry due to limited capacity we were forced to empty our pockets in Old SAC again where Cleva Girls (a Finnish Dance Crew) were judging Street Dance. KOS- IIT Kanpur’s Team made the complex move seem like child’s play with outstanding dexterity. The Western Musical in Outreach were especially nice and so was the Prayas stall in the exhibition section. We tried to convince the Hyundai guy to let us test drive the car but to no success. Mridaksh stage was burning with some fiery participants and a bit of explicit content which the audience was obviously enjoying. I then remembered my personal deadline to finish this article and as there is a song for every occasion “I feel Good” from Anjaana Anjaani is ringing in my ears.