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AURA, inter-college Cultural festival

AURA & Rock Show: The Galeej Gurus - PIMS, PondicherryAURA is the inter-college Cultural, Literary, Arts, Academic, Sports and Athletics Festival of Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) scheduled for 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of March.

The Festival will include sports like Basketball, Tennis, Football, Futsol, Volleyball, Hockey, Athletics and more!

For the first time, Aura is also having a cross-college Rock Competition with a total prize money of Rs. 80,000!

Rock Show: The Galeej Gurus

Further, this year’s festival will include a Rock Show featuring the award-winning band The Galeej Gurus! This acclaimed Bangalore-based Rock Band has won Dubai’s International Battle of the Bands (Shamal 2008) and has performed at DDRF - Asia’s biggest Music Festival. According to Rolling Stones magazine, the Gurus are “One of India’s hottest bands”.

Prepare to be on Saturday March 16th at 9pm in PIMS.
Tickets: Rs. 250.
For Tickets, registration for events and further details contact: 99401 60735 / 76393 93909 / 99529 92019

Detailed schedule of the Events

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Talk Show 9:30 - 11:30AM / Auditorium Time to spill the beans, Parisian-style!.

French Connection - Adzap

11:45 AM- 2:30PM / Auditorium Only the most exclusive and chic couture has a place in France! Does your product make the cut?

New Orleans Jive - Solo Dancing

2:45PM - 4:45PM / Auditorium New Orleans is a Mecca for Mardi Gras madness. Get your freak' on!


5:00PM - 6:30PM / Auditorium

King of Creole - Solo Singing

6:45PM - 8:00PM / Auditorium Elvis is the King, but we can crown a prince, or a princess..

Mystic Ball - Indian Group Dance

7:00PM - 9:00PM / Outdoor Stage A Mystic Society or Krewe is a Mardi Gras social organisation that organises parades and balls during the festival season. What's your crew made of?

Paris Parade - Fashion Show

9:00PM - 11:00PM / Outdoor Stage When in France...

Laurels in the Louvre - Mehendi

11:00AM - 12:00PM / Lawn Think you can earn a place in the greatest museum of Art in the world?

Vanity Insanity - Face Painting 2:00PM - 3:00PM / Lawn When in Paris, you gotta stand out!

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Paris Pantomime - Dumb-Charades

9:30AM - 12:00PM / OPD Extension The silent figure with face painted white has French roots. Can your silence speak?

Diary of a Musketeer - Creative Writing

1:00PM - 3:00PM / OPD Extension Will you be the next Dumas?

Revolution - Collage

3:30PM - 4:30PM / OPD Extension The French Revolution is iconic for its magnitude and nationalism. What does your creation speak for?

Cinéma vérité - Cine Quiz

5:00PM - 7:00PM / OPD Extension Cinéma vérité is style of filmmaking popularised in France that deals with unveiling secrets and hidden truths. Think you can solve these riddles?

Viva la France!

Variety Event 10:00PM - 1:00PM / Auditorium Every Mardi Gras is unique in its own way, put on a show that displays the diversity of your troupe!

Shipwreck on the Bayou

Shipwreck 1:15 PM - 4:00PM / Auditorium The murky swamps of Louisiana are teeming with alligators and crocodiles, you better grab that last spot on the lifeboat!

Summer Samba - Duet Dance

5:00PM - 7:00PM / Auditorium The Brazilian Mardi Gras is big, bright and diverse, but the one thing that roots in Brazil's most famous holiday is the Samba!

Cajun Convention - Music Competition

6:00PM - 8:00PM / Outdoor Stage The Cajun Culture developed from the early French influx into America, and has its own vibrant folkways, cuisine and their very own style of music.

Carnivalé of Rust - Rock Competition

9:00PM - 11:00PM / Outdoor Stage Grab that electric guitar because its time to dance underneath the skies of lust!

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Moon-Pie Onslaught - Block and Tackle

9:30AM - 11:00AM / OPD Extension Moon Pies are marshmallow filled chocolate pies that are often thrown from the carnival floats onto the crowds. Can you handle whats going to be thrown at you?

One Night in Paris - JAM

11:15AM - 1:00PM / OPD Extension … But you aren't going to be staying at the Hilton.

Dissension at the Eiffel Tower - Potpourri

1:30PM - 3:30PM / OPD Extension It’s a long and strenuous climb to the top!

Scenes on the Seine - Rangoli

4:00PM - 6:00PM / OPD Extension The majestic River Seine that flows through Paris is a vision of sheer beauty, can you create a work of art that can match its splendor?

French Fusion - Adaptunes

11:00AM - 1:00PM / Auditorium Mardi Gras is an evolving, growing, dynamic creature. Better keep up, 'coz the times they are a- changing!

Fatterday - Eat-a-thon

4:30PM - 5:30PM / Lawn Mardi Gras literally translates to “Fat Tuesday” in French. It is the time of gauging and OD-ing on food before the 40 day fast of Lent. Think you can stock up enough to survive the fast?

Mardi Gras Masquerade - Western Group Dance

4:00PM - 7:00 PM / Outdoor Stage Exclusive Masquerade Balls are a Mardi Gras tradition. You are cordially invited to the best party in town!

Valedictory and prize istribution

7:30PM - 8:30PM / Auditorium




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