Waves is the annual cultural fest of Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus. It is a 3 day long festival held in the late October-early November each year. This year’s iteration of Waves had “Lights Camera Mayhem!” as its theme symbolizing the pandemonium and uproar which exists on campus during the festival .
Waves 2014 featured a variety of events spanning the various categories of Music, Dance, Literary, Quiz, Drama, Moot Court and the Fine Arts. ‘The Big 3’ events of Waves, Natyanjali, Fashion Parade and Mr. And Ms. Waves attracted a huge crowd of cheering students. Specials, another segment consisted of unconventional events like Treasure Hunt, Photography Competitions, Film making, Last Entrepreneur standing etcetera. The Adventure Zone consisted of events like Lazer Tag, Reverse Bungee, Sumo Wrestling, Zorb Soccer. Workshops like Blackjack, Poker, canvas shoe painting, dance and parkour were also organized catering to a wide array of interests.
Waves 2014 also featured renowned artists like D.J. Candice Redding for the VH1 Supersonic Night, popular Bollywood singer Shankar Mahadevan and Baiju Dharmajan (Syndicate) for the Coke Studio Night. Comedy Night featured the well-known Indian Comedy group, All India Bakchod(AIB) who revelled the audience with their comedy sketches and parodies on topics like politics and the Film Industry. This iteration of Waves also held the Worldfest, which was an event where artists from all over the globe presented their skills. WorldFest featured Andrea Pixie, a Fire artist, Fire Kydd with his Aerial Act, Leona Rodrigues with her Hoola-Hoops and Sonya Nakti ,a Belly dancer showing off their superb skills.
Waves also presented Searock an annual national level Semi-Pro Band Competition’s Goa Elimination Rounds. Winners of this competition are given cash prizes worth INR 1 Lac and scholarships at premier music academies and publishing houses. Waves 2014 saw Christ University, Bengaluru take away the overall winner’s trophy.