By Aviral Agarwal:
Waves is a three-day medley of dazzling lights, booming melodies and limitless fun in the chill, tropical environs of Goa. BITS Goa’s annual cultural festival Waves with the theme of ‘Tides of Time’, will be witnessing a footfall of more than 40, 000 millennials from November 4 to November 6 at the college’s scenic campus. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Waves 2016 promises to catapult you back to your fond childhood and nostalgic memories. The sheer adventure of the 1990s.
With big names such as singer-composer Amit Trivedi and Raghu Ram of Roadies fame, the glitzy Tomorrowland-esque nights during Waves will provide the perfect stage for the youth to let loose. Waves lives up to its reputation as a majestic cultural fest, with grandiose events. Be it Natyanjali, a face-off between some of the nation’s most talented dance troupes, or FashP, glamorous fashion parades which have stunning young models, or Mr and Ms Waves, the ultimate test of being the crowd favourite. They are 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 must do on the bucket list for hard-core music aficionados is Searock, the much talked about rock showdown with the country’s best rock bands. For the intellectuals, Contention and Moot Court witness cutthroat debaters making eloquent speeches and logical arguments. Events such as poetry slams, open mic events and JAMS (Just a minute sessions) ensure that there is never a dull moment for any Waves attendee. The very special open quiz, photography, art contests and many more events like these are conducted all through the day and night. It offers 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 engaging events like Skime, Rangmanch and Nukkad Natak. 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 and flash mobs are just a few of the 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. Let Goa do the rest!