The most awaited inter-collegiate festival – Malhar 2010 was held from August 19-21 this year. The festival entered its 32nd year and was a huge success. The first day was dedicated to Conclave that saw prominent speakers, including Dr Jayprakash Narayan, Harsha Bhogale, Lord Meghnad Desai and Meera Sanyal, who spoke about factors which influence our country the most today – politics, sports, education and gender equality. Also, for the first time in 32 years, this festival moved out of the corridors of Xavier’s into the courtyard of High Street Phoenix to organise ‘Galli Galli mein Show hai’.
This event was a set of selected street plays depicting various socially relevant themes such as moral policing and children on television. “The main motive behind this was to bring out the social issues on to the streets,” says Sucharita Kanjilal, chairperson, Malhar 2010.
On its second day, Malhar promised its audience a good show with events such as street dance, Mr and Ms Malhar, Hindi acapella, fusion dance and the newly added Latin American dance, which kept the audience craving for more. Chocolate boy, Imran Khan judged Street beat, one of the main attractions at Malhar. Says Aditi Patel, who was a part of the audience, “The street dance and the Latin American dance were a treat for the eyes. A must watch for all.” While the book exhibition, ‘papyrus’ was a treat for the book-lovers, the fine arts exhibition belonged to the paint-hearted. Malhar’s Got Talent gave the students a platform to showcase their talent.
On its final day, Malhar retained it’s huge audience with Bollywood dance, Illuminati (UV-light dance) and DJ event, etc.
Deepika Padukone and Pralhad Kakkar among others graced the occasion with their presence.” So, it’s not wrong for one to say that the game can never be over. Malhar promises to get bigger and better every year.