To celebrate the conclusion of a horrific week of project submissions (and some missed deadlines), the Cultural Committee of NLU Delhi graciously organized a Karaoke Night to relieve the stress that most of us were buckling under. The event took place in the cafeteria on Friday, 14th November and was a night filled with music, fun and considerable amounts of err, guava juice.
The night commenced with our in-house rapper Rishi Raj, who was followed by Dedipyaman Shukla and Ishaan Mishra, of the first year batch, living up to The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Californication’. Subsequently there were magnificent renditions of the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Bhargavi Vadeyar and Anuja Agrawal, ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Aarti Bhavana, and ‘The Real Slim Shady’ by Shivalik Chandan, Vrinda Vinayak and Vivek Shah.
In what seems to be an inconceivable, yet universal, appreciation of the thespian talents of Shah Rukh Khan, there were two back-to-back performances, with Somil Garg crooning to ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ and Bhavninder and Ishaan belting out ‘Chaiyaan Chaiyaan’ respectively, which garnered generous approbation. The atmosphere having relaxed considerably, the third years were received with rousing catcalls and applause with their version of ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’.
Bringing two geographically disparate regions together, Balaji sailed through ‘Kolaveri Di’, with the audience assisting in full meansure, while Gokul Plaha performed ‘Desi Kalakaar’ in quick succession. Thereupon, somebody started playing Punjabi music and the night then devolved into lots of music and dancing, fun and frolic, and a general atmosphere of relaxation prevailed. All in all, a job well done by the CulCom.