Mood Indigo 2013

Mood Indigo 2013

 

About The Event

 

Mood Indigo, popularly known as MoodI or MI, is the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. It is a four-day long event held towards the end of December every year. Its last edition witnessed a footfall of more than 88,000 students from more than 700 colleges from across the country. Started in 1971 by a bunch of enthusiastic IITians, Mood Indigo, now in its 43rd edition, has snowballed to become the largest festival of its kind in Asia.


Mood Indigo started back in 1971, with a low budget of 5,000, which was contributed partly by the IIT Bombay Gymkhana and the rest by advertisements in the Mood Indigo brochure. Mood Indigo as a purely student-run non-profit organization was set up in 1973. Henceforth the organization of Mood Indigo has been in the hands of the students of the institute. Mood Indigo has had a legacy of organisers that include names like Nandan Nilekani, Adil Zainulbhai, Atul Kanagat, Anand Sivakumaran, and many more.

 

The name Mood Indigo was inspired by Duke Ellington’s jazz composition "Mood Indigo". The organizers also have another justification to the name. “The color chosen to be representative of the Mood was Indigo — a fusion of Red and Blue. Red for the warmth and passion of an artistic adventure, blue for the originality of the rational mind, giving Indigo, the symbol of creativity and intellectualism.
 

Over the years, Mood Indigo has become a very prestigious platform for different competitions like Livewire, Mantra, Choreonite, Theatre Bell, Quizzing, National Debate and many more. Budding talents from all across the nation showcase their calibre in these competitions and are suitably rewarded with better learning opportunities and lucrative industry exposure through "Live your passion" or " Live your dreams" campaigns of the festival. Hence, it is not surprising that the festival has endowed spotlight to numerous prominent names like Mani Ratnam, Nagesh Kukunoor, Amjad Khan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Hrishitaa Bhatt, and Parvathy Omanakuttan. Pronites of Mood indigo have mesmerized every concert-lover of the country, without fail. Be it Simple Plan, or Karnivool or Katatonia - their concerts are engraved into hearts of spectators.Some historic events over the years have been -

  • The French Canadian rock band Simple Plan came exclusively to India to perform in Mood Indigo 2012.
  • Australian Progressive Rock Band Karnivool's first performance in India in 2011.
  • The first ever Sumo Wrestling match in India in Mood Indigo 2010.
  • Swedish metal band Katatonia’s first Asian performance in Mood Indigo 2010
  • English band Porcupine Tree’s first Indian concert in Mood Indigo 2009
  • The Ensiferum concert in 2008 which was the first international night of Mood Indigo
Mood Indigo has reinvented the meaning of a cultural fest by hosting numerous international artists, thanks to horizons. Last year, festival hosted 'master of unusuals' from Canada Michel Lauziere, amazing Irish sword swallower Murray Molloy, American fire artist Jason Divad, Monsieur Gusto, Wacky Chad, Chancy Brothers and many more who hypnotised the crowd with their unique talents. Adding on to it, Mood I holds "Worldfest".in which artists from countries like Italy, Japan, Romania, Serbia and Sri Lanka exhibit the art, culture, food and sport of their country. 

 
When it comes to attractions of the festival, Mood Indigo has a hegemony of glamour. Over the years, festival has been the venue of numerous star struck events with youth icons like Anushka Sharma, Imran Khan, Chitrangada Singh, Arjun Rampal, Prakash Jha, Ronnie Screwvala coming up last year.

 
Mood Indigo has a huge fan base at facebook, twitter, youtube and other social media avenues. The fest also has an impressive association with variety of brands.

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