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  • 12 Feb
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Picture Source: Prateek: Wikipedia Zaeden: Facebook The Local Train: YouTube

When it comes to a stellar fest, Gargi College never disappoints. Its annual gala, Reverie, is a combination of entertainment, creativity, and innovation at its greatest. Counted in one of the best fests of DU, it has set a benchmark for other college festivals. This year, Reverie spread its aura from 30th January 2019 to 1st February 2019.

Over a period of 52 years, Reverie has given us an amalgamation of memories and experiences. With a footfall of around 12,000 to 15,000 visitors every year, Gargi’s student council makes sure that they put up a great show. And, they have always received a heads up!

With an illuminating range of alumni like Sanya Malhotra, Urvashi Rautela, Huma Qureshi, Sonal Chauhan, who have all attended different seasons of Reverie, it has also seen the attendance of Kanan Gill, Ratna Pathak Shah, Lillete Dubey, Soni Razdan, Progressive Brothers, Anushka Manchanda, Shalmali Kholgade, and the list is never-ending.
Reverie 2019 gave us the most whimsical experience with an amazing line-up of music artists, competitions and memories.

THEME

Reverie comes up with a fascinating theme every year. This year the theme was ‘A Brave New World: A ode to diversity’. It inferred the new and hopeful era of changes along with diversity in terms of art, literature, music, and society. ‘A brave new world; an ode to Diversity’ is based on 3 C’s- Consent, Choice, and Conservation. These cover broad topics like LGBTQ empowerment, sexual harassment, female empowerment, equality, wildlife preservation, and protection. Individually, these are significant and necessary issues of today’s world; but interlacing all of them together as a theme for one of the largest annual cultural fests of Delhi University brings down its gusto.

THE JOURNEY OF 3 DAYS

The Gargi Student council took Reverie 2019 to an altogether different level.
From ecstatic performances to exciting competitions to impressive decor and food stalls, Gargi College’s Reverie 2019 was a spectacular show that set the mood for fest season in Delhi University.
The banger line-up took the stage by storm and left the spectators swooning. Reverie 2019 witnessed the performances of the millennials; The Indian Hindi Rock Band – The Local Train, Indian DJ and record producer Zaeden, along with the heartthrob and singing sensation, of ‘Cold Mess’ and “Tum Jab Pass” fame, Prateek Kuhad, capturing the crowd with his soulful voice. Here, taking you through the 3-days journey of the extravaganza:

DAY 1

The opening day of Reverie 2019 began with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, actor, Sushma Seth, followed by her speech. Events and competitions started soon after the inauguration. Students partook in the Talent Recognition competition and showcased their prowess in the form of singing, dance, slam poetry, and many more. Both solo and group performances were allowed.

‘Quilluminati’, the English creative writing society, like always, hosted a creative writing competition which saw a heavier than usual influx. An act by a college Professor, Ruchika Sharma stole the show. Euphony – Western Music Society, and Enliven – Western Group Dance Society guaranteed that the spectators were fully entertained.
It came to a magnificent close with The Local Train’s performance, which swept the crowd off its feet. With songs like Choo Lo, Dil Mere, Aaoge Tum Kabhi, the band ensured that the crowd didn’t lose their energy throughout.

Take a look at it, below.

DAY 2

Theatre, Turncoat debates, street play, a spectacular closing act by Zaeden, and a host of other musical competitions, marked the second day of Reverie 2019.

The day began with a turncoat debate organized by QED, the English debating society of Gargi college. The event witnessed 25 participants speaking for four minutes each. Street play or Nukkad Natak was organized and all the annual productions were seen and discussed. A solo singing competition named Reverie Idol witnessed participation from 18 singers.

The second day ended with a beguiling and euphoric performance by the young Indian heartthrob, DJ Zaeden. As a result, it was a perfect close to yet another eventful day full of soaring talents and dreams.

DAY 3

One of day three’s mega event was called ‘Sangchhadhwam’. Sanskrit Deptt. hosted and organized the event. The competition had two segments, the singing and speech competition.

In addition, a 48-hr film making competition and a Cine Quiz, both organized by Glass Eye, the film society, garnered star attention.

Reverie 2019 had some fun and informal events too!
In the age of millenniums, who doesn’t want to take a selfie? ‘Selfie with Marilyn’ was one such contest which caught everyone’s attention, and almost everyone participated in it.

Gargi Girls even organized an enthralling fashion show. Here, a sneak peek of the show:

PRONITES

EDM nights are one of the most sought-after events at college festivals. One of the highlights of Reverie has always been, the Star night and EDM night. Both the nights witness a huge footfall, and this year was no different. There wasn’t a single dull evening at Reverie 2019.

As mentioned above, the first day came to an enthralling end with The Local Train’s scintillating performance. The energy level in the ground was nothing less than volatile. The girls of Gargi College were seen cheering and signing almost every song that the desi gang sang. The vibe, the liveliness, and a desi essence, their songs just came together with all.
With songs like Choo Lo, Dil Mere, Aaoge Tum Kabhi the band ensured that the crowd didn’t lose their energy and have one Hella of a night.

The Second day of Reverie 2019 witnessed Zaeden. One could witness the bewitching enchantment that DJ Zaeden brought to the stage. Spectators went gaga over Zaeden’s musical beats, especially the girls, who were seen swooning over his tunes as well as good looks. Students from colleges across the city came to relish the DJ night and were seen dancing their heart out to the remixes of Magic, Animals, Don’t Wanna Know, and Love Yourself.

The 3rd and the final day ended on a high note with Prateek Kuhad gracing the event. With a voice that melts a thousand hearts and a smile that girls couldn’t resist, Prateek Kuhad treated the audience with his ecstatic performance. He sang his popular songs, 100 Words, Tune Kaha, etc. The excitement of the crowd reached sky high when the singer asked the students to sing along with him to the tunes of Cold Mess, Tum Jab Paas.

The night ended with the Student’s Council thanking the audience for being wonderful, along with extending a vote of thanks to its sponsors and performers.

Catch a glimpse of the exquisite journey of Reverie 2019, below.

EXTRA PERKS

Reverie offers much more than just music and competitions. These perks include jewelry, food, desserts, tattoos, and several other shopping options.

No girl ever said that I have enough jewelry! Jewelry is one thing that girls can’t get enough of. So, there were a lot of junk jewelry options for all the girls whose eyes sparkle seeing an exquisite piece. TheVelvetBox by Latika Grover showcased their deific and intricate collection of bijouterie.

Food is what fuels your body to hop nonstop and it is what brings liveliness to the festival. Food is one of Reverie’s USPs. The festival provides a wide range of food stalls offering Chole bhature, Chole chawal, Rajma chawal, Chowmein, Macaroni, Chilli potato, and many more Indie-cuisine options. One can find multi-cuisines at the Reverie grounds. As a result, the food is what completes Reverie.

Therefore, you’d all agree that Reverie 2019 was a magical jam-packed 3-day ride. From competitions to music, pictures to challenges, lip-smacking food, and fun games, you name it and they had it. The star-studded artist line-up was amazingly curated and left no stone unturned to impress the audience. There wasn’t a single minute where visitors felt bored. In between the events, the students explored the beautifully-decorated-picture-perfect campus. For this very reason, Reverie is one of the most awaited college festivals of Delhi University.

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