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  • 08 Oct
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Oasis18

Festival NameOasis
College NameBits Pilani
WhenOctober
WhereVidya Vihar, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031
FootfallAround 60k
Celebrity Visits Benny Dayal and Mysore Brothers, Raghu Dixit, Dr. Kiran Bedi, and Banana Man, East India Comedy,  Rave & Crave, Christina Novelli and Candice Redding, Vishal- Shekhar, Farhan Akhtar, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy and many more.
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Pilani is a small town situated in the Shekhawati district of Rajasthan. It happens to house India no. 6 post-graduate engineering college BITS-Pilani. This esteemed college is one among the 6 Indian ‘Institutes of Eminence’ recognized by the Government of India in 2018. Known for its excellence in academics, it also boasts of hosting one of the best fests in the country, Oasis.

Oasis, the annual cultural fest of BITS Pilani is happening from 27th to 31st October 2018. People who’ve visited the fest say that’ “It’s not just a fest, it is an experience. 96 hours, can’t stop, won’t stop.” Check out the Oasis’18-The Far Out Fest website here. Follow them on their Instagram and Twitter handles.

Theme

This year’s theme is Oasis’18-The Far Out Fest. The theme revolves around ‘the culture to keep moving forward while incorporating common and new ideas’. They have incorporated Goth, Punk, Hippie, LGBT, Aghori, Psychedelia, and Occult. These form a part of the plethora of counter-cultures. Counter-cultures are not only a channel of expression but also an identity to many. It is a sub-society whose ideals, values, norms of behavior is very different from mainstream society.

Major Events

With a footfall from all across the country, Oasis’18-The Far Out Fest hosts a series of events to interest every attendee. From Tandav-the classical dance contest, street dance, Splash-the face/hand painting contest, Canvas street-graffiti contest, FashP-the fashion show,
Photograph contest, Bluffmaster-the contest to test your wit, Purple Prose-the poetry slam, Treasure hunt, Beg/Borrow/Steal, etc. one can find all sorts of typical and off-beat events here.

Live Music Events

One of the major charms of Oasis is its range of music competitions. Tarang is the band-jam contest. Pitch Perfect is A Cappella inspired singing competition. Axetacy is a solo guitar contest for both acoustic and electric guitars. Rap Wars for the upcoming rap-masters.

Drums Duel in which drummers exhibit their skill to battle one-on-one against other drummers and to jam on any baseline. It is an open event for all with a sense of beat and passion for drumming and a platform to play your dream solos.

Rocktaves is a rock festival which has served as a platform for upcoming Indian bands, launching many bands like ParikramaIndian OceanPrestorika and Euphoria to fame after they won Rocktaves.

Star Nights

The star night, on 29th October, will have the most acclaimed musical trio of Bollywood – Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Spectal Management is responsible for organizing the night.

They have one of the finest comedians in the country, Abhishek Upmanyu, performing in ‘N2O – The Killer Comedy Show’. He is performing live on 31st October. His humorous perspective on life and unusual style of delivery are to look out for.

Another comedy king performing on 31st October is Jaspreet Singh in ‘N2O – The Killer Comedy Show’. Known for his acute observations and tremendous energy on stage, he delivers “humor without malice”.

Eminence Group Of Entertainment & Anhad Music roped them in.

How to reach?

One can reach the campus by road or rail. The nearest railway stations are Chirawa (16 Km) and Loharu (24 Km). Trains ply from Sarai Rohilla Railway Station in New Delhi to Loharu Station. There are regular buses from Delhi and Jaipur to Pilani. The buses leave Delhi from Kashmiri Gate ISBT. Jaipur buses leave from Rajasthan State Roadways bus stand, Sindhi camp. The campus is nearby Pilani bus stand.

By road, it is approximately 200 – 230 km depending on the route-taken and takes about 5.5 hours from Delhi.

  • Delhi – Bahadurgarh – Jhajjar – Charkhi Dadri – Loharu – Pilani (182 Kms)  (Map)
  • Delhi – Bahadurgarh – Rohtak – Bhiwani – Loharu – Pilani (208 Kms) (Map)
  • Delhi – Gurgaon – Dharuheda – Rewari – Mahendragarh – Satnali – Loharu – Pilani (220 Kms)
  • Delhi – Gurgaon – Dharuheda – Rewari – Narnaul – Singhana – Chirawa – Pilani (225 Kms)

From Jaipur, it takes about 4.5 hours to cover 203.9 km via RJ SH 37.

Take a look at the official teaser of Oasis’18-The Far Out Fest.

Catch a glimpse of the official aftermovie of Oasis’17.

Want to know more about the sizzling college cultural fest !! Here is an index of all the major upcoming college festivals of India.

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