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Mood Indigo: Day 2

23 Dec 2017

After a wonderful beginning full of exciting performances, insightful talks and intense competitions o n the first day, Day 2 of Mood  Indigo followed with an equally enthralling line-up of events. With the campus blooming with enthusiasm and thousands of students, the festival went on to awe and impress its visitors. IIT Bombay campus was the weekend go-to destination for college students from across the city.

The day began with the semifinals of the Indigo Saga Dance competition, which experienced a show of music and dance. It saw sublime performances from  colleges all over the India, leaving the judges impressed and in a perplexing dilemma. At the same time, the elimination round of Third Bell, the stage-play competition, continued.

A session was hosted by Cyrus Broacha, and attended by political personalities Shazia Ilmi and Sanjay Jha from the BJP and the Congress parties respectively. After a welcome filled with echoing applause, Ilmi and Jha proceeded to talk on politics. They asked students to make informed choices and work on issues together.

The Indian Carnival on its second day at MI was back with a more entrancing set of performances. It showcased the vibrant culture of different states of India including acts in music, dance, artifacts, dressing style and other traditional stuff. Performances by the Youthzone Dance Academy, Tejomay Foundation, Panthi dance group and the Rana brothers were received with a great roar of applause.

The Fringefest experienced a number of international artists proficient in their various art fields. There were acts by the famous fire juggler Ana Sofia Brito, the winner of the show Portugal’s Got Talent. Katie Olivera from Portugal too performed.

A panel discussion between Manoj Bajpayee and Neeraj Pandey was moderated by Kubbra Sait. The event ended on a cheerful note. Fans from the huge audience expressed their love towards Bajpayee and some had interesting questions regarding his experiences.

The day ended with the Fusion Nite, which saw a power-packed performance by the renowned Clinton Cerejo Collective. The band created a rapturous atmosphere,which was reminiscent of the television show MTV Coke Studio. Featuring some excellent singers like Vijay Prakash, the Collective left the audience spellbound.

Earlier, the Anand Bhaskar Collective took the stage and belted out some eclectic numbers, delighting the crowd with their blend of Indian classical music and alternative rock.