Mood Indigo


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Mood Indigo or MoodI is IIT Bombay‘s annual cultural fest. The 4 day event is the largest of its kind in Asia. Last year alone almost 88,000 students from over 700 colleges across India witnessed the epic event. Started in 1971 by a bunch of IITans, it now stands at its 43rd edition this year from December 20th to 23rd.

Some of previous year events that stole the show

  • 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

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It would be awesome if I could go there this year. I really don’t want to miss it. You can download the brochure here.

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In50HRS


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In50hrs is a golden opportunity that no student must miss. It is an Idea-To-Prototype event platform where developers, designers, and people from various fields of life participate, to pitch ideas, form teams, and build functional prototypes to solve real world problems. In50hrs has been happening in and around India for the past three years, what they do is literally, bring your ideas to life. All this happens over a weekend, in 50 hours to be exact.

You have exactly 3 minutes to pitch your ideas to all those present there, introduce yourself, tell them your problem, propose a solution and tell them what you are looking for. And, in 50 hours your idea could become a reality. They follow that there are 3 stages to build a startup, you can see that model at the Startup Centre. So far, of the 400+ participants, 280 prototypes have been made and already 28 startups have emerged with more than 185 new products.

For those interested to pitch in, you can check out the upcoming In50hrs events and block your dates, ’cause this, you don’t want to miss. I’ll be there at In50hrs at Trivandrum. I’m not missing this for anything. Be sure to see the check list before attending the event. Be ready.

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e-Yantra


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This is for all you Robotics fanatics from all over the world. IIT Bombay is hosting e-Yantra Robotics Competition. In order for you to register, you will need a team of four members.  The competition is open for registration to full time engineering students who are undergraduates or equivalent, studying in universities, colleges, studying for an engineering degree from any discipline. The most eye catching thing about e-Yantra is that unlike most other robotic competitions, you don’t have to build a robot of your own, and best of all it’s free to participate. All teams will be provided with the same robotic kit and students are required to program their robot to achieve the required task. C will be used as the programming language.

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Each team is required to register online before participating. The page will guide you through the registration process. Initially there will be an online contest, finalists there on will be elligible to compete at the finals at IIT Bombay sometime in March 2014. This initiative was started by IIT Bombay to promote Embedded Systems and Robotics in engineering education.