Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Dedicated to charity - LIGHT FOR EDUCATION
Venues – Chodiah, Ambedkar,
Date – 25th September 2010
6.30 to 7.00 – Registrations and Magic Show
7.00 to 7.30 – Inaugural Ceremonies comprising of
* Welcome Note
* Light For Education (solar lighing for rural children thro Selco run by
KGP graduate) and handing over cheque
* Launch of Outstanding Faculty Award initiated by
* Launch of IIT Alumni Club
7.00 to 9.00 – Music Competition
9.00 to 9.15 – 11th Hour tunes up
9.15 to 9.30 – Prize Distribution
9.30 to 10.30 – Western Music Performance by Eleventh Hour – all IIT Band
10.30 to 10.45 – Vote of Thanks
- We expect all 7 IITs to put up teams
- Each IIT will nominate one person as the Group Leader. Already identified
Shanti – Chennai
Ranjita – KGP
Vijaya – Mumbai
We need to get names for
- Each band will be given 10 to 12 minutes to perform. 12 minutes x 7 = 84minutes + 6 switches x 5 minutes = 30 minutes Total 114 minutes. Band exceeding 12 minutes will be given negative marks. Within their stipulated time, band can perform any number of songs.
- Music should be Indian and performance should have Vocals
- Heavy Duty Classical Music not allowed.
- Teams putting up full band on their own will be given bonus marks
- The team with the largest band will get bonus marks (provided they play in synch!)
- Professional Percussion / keyboard assistance will be provided for teams that can’t mobilize full band. Professionals will be available at venue on the same day a few hours for practice. Teams that want to avail Pro assistance should give the songs one week in advance.
- Teams can also get non-Bangalore based alumni to augment their team
- Children of Alumni are allowed to be a part of the band
- Booze obviously is out
- Food Stalls will be there for people to buy food
- We are looking at keeping Ticket price very low and are targeting at 500+ audience
- Prizes will be awarded for No1. Band, No.2 Band, No1. Vocalist, No.2 Vocalist and Best Instrumentalist.
- During breaks, we will have MC to entertain people with crowd games, etc. Thoughts?
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Here are some examples.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Chena sona mukh janasona hat chhuye jai..
Fire fire ghum ghire ghire gaan rekhe jai…
Kichhu michhu rat pichu pichu tan deke jai…
Ajo ache gopon….
Beje gechhe kakhon….
Choto choto din, alape rongin, nurir moton..
Chhoto chhoto raat - chena mou tar polasher bon..
Agochhalo ghor, khorkuto moy chilekotha kon
Kotha chhilo hete jabooo chhayaapoth….
Beje gechhe kakhon….
Alo alo rong jamkalo chand jholmol…
Beje gechhe kokhon….
Jhuro jhuro kanch agun chhoyach dhekechhe anchal…
Footpate vir jahajer dak phire chole jai..
Kotha chhilo hete jabo chhayapoth………
Beje gechhe kokhon….
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
by Jayalakshmi Venugopal
Now, they perform in music concerts organised to raise fund for charity. The band will perform at the upcoming IITF5, an inter-IIT music festival, held to raise fund for the Hippocampus Reading Foundation (HRF), a Bangalore-based organisation floated by a former IIT student, Umesh Malhotra, to promote reading habit among children.
“Some of the band members were involved with music groups during their IIT days. Now they have come together to support many causes like ours,” said Sangeetha Menon, head, operations, Hippocampus.
The band will perform a range of music — Indian light music to Western and from retro to the latest numbers. The group members include Vijaya Verma (IIT-Bombay), who runs a healthcare start-up, Dhananjay Collur (IIT-Kharagpur), director of an IT company, CS Balasubramanian (IIT-Delhi), who works in an IT firm, Dilip Panicker (IIT-Madras), entrepreneur and Joe Fernandes (IIT-Kharagpur), who runs a technology business.
“With our packed work schedules, looming deadlines and irate spouses, we all end up rehearsing only a month or so before performing at a concert. That's why the name, 11th Hour,” said Verma.
The band comprises both trained and untrained singers and musicians.
“There is a good mix of trained singers and people like me , bathroom singers, who’ve graduated to the stage. We are all based in the city and meet at a fellow band member’s home. We try to rehearse at least twice a week, or on weekends, at Dilip’s home,” Verma added.
The IITF5 is scheduled to be held at the Taj Residency on January 30 from 7.30 pm onwards. Donor passes are priced at Rs750 (adults), Rs900 (at venue) and Rs400 (for children).