Fest details: Winter is coming, and Lucknow shall soon be abuzz with the lights and sounds of Varchasva 2013 – the Annual Sports and Cultural Fest of IIM Lucknow. The three-day extravaganza is back this year – bigger, brighter and zanier than ever before!
Now in its6th year of inception, Varchasva is one of the Premier Cultural Festivals in India. Varchasva 2012 attracted over 4000 participants from over 100 colleges nationally. With prizes worth ₹5 Lakhs and rewards like RJing for Radio Mirchi, Varchasva attracted participation from top undergrad and MBA institutes like IITs, IIMs, DU, NIFT, SP Jain, etc. The Nights were replete with acts from acclaimed artists such as Motherjane, Kaushik Bose and Suraj Jagan. Increasing the glam quotient was Jashn – The Fashion Parade of Varchasva.
This year, Varchasva shall be held from October 4-6, 2013. Be it sports, dance, music, arts, theatre, literature or quizzing – Varchasva shall have something for everybody!
Emotions will run high and expressions will be unleashed with theatre coming to IIML with stage plays, mime and mono-acting competitions. Participants for Halla Bol, the street play, shall be tasked with promoting social causes to people who need to be aware of them the most – the villagers in and around the city. Get ready to be swept off your feet with the Fire, flair and sheer flamboyance of the teams competing in choreo, street dance and solo dance events.
A one -of a kind art marathon spanning 3 hours will also be held where participants can showcase their creativity in junk art, rangoli making, face painting, sketching and dress designing. You can set the ramp on fire and design your own clothes at Jashn-the fashion Parade.
The festival also provides a platform for budding rock stars and singers to make their mark with competitions like Uttarang (Hindi band) and Stairway to Hell (English band). Musicians, both budding and experienced, shall be ever-present at our All-Night Jam Session. The magic continues with events such as War of the DJ’s, Antakshari and Vocals.
A plethora of events have been planned for those with the gift of gab. The Varchasva Debate – which last year had cash prizes of Rs. 25,000 – shall be the staging ground to compose, oppose, propose (your points!) and make yourself heard. Spellathons, trivia, 20 questions and many more challenges will take place all throughout the day in Literary Gladiators.
Varchasva’13 also brings the Quiz Coliseum for all quizzing enthusiasts. This event brings a twist to the Q&A competition with the chance to exchange team members or setting questions for the opponents.
Students from colleges across India will battle it out for the Varchasva Cup across 13 sporting events including Cricket, Football, Basketball, Snooker, Squash, TT and Swimming. The fest also provides a platform for online gaming enthusiasts to fight it out in Counter strike, Age of Empires, NFS and FIFA.
Varchasva also presents a formidable line-up of performances to keep the audience hooked and awed. Past classical acts include Grammy Award winner Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Pt. Abhay Rustum Sopori, along with unique events such as a Sand Art display. This year Varchasva plans to bring stellar performers like KK, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Lucky Ali. The Pro Nite has always been one of the most memorable times in Campus, and it shall continue to be so!
From exciting competitions to captivating performances and engaging workshops-Varchasva will be a much awaited event this year.