MOOD INDIGO, or MoodI, as it is fondly called, is the annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay. Held towards the end of December every year, it attracts a whopping 75,000 students from more than 550 colleges all over the country.
Started in 1971 by a bunch of enthusiastic IITians, Mood Indigo has now snowballed to become the largest festival of its kind in Asia. The colour 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.
This year Mood Indigo promises to be much more fun, entertaining, exuberant and to get your Mood High!!
Mood Indigo being a leader amongst all the college festivals of the country has always set trends, standing strong on its core values & principles described below.
Since its launch in 1971, MoodI has grown to achieve its current status of Asia's largest college cultural festival and is currently in its 41st edition. Some historic events over the years have been -
- The Ensiferum concert in 2008 which was the first international night of Mood Indigo
- English band Porcupine tree’s first Indian concert in Mood Indigo 2009
- Swedish metal band Katatonia’s first Asian performance in Mood Indigo 2010
- The first ever sumo wrestling match in India in Mood Indigo 2010.
A number of celebritie like Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher Asha Bhosle,R.D. Burman, Saroj Khan,Kabir Bedi, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Shaan, Hema Malini, Sonu Nigam,Ram Gopal Verma,Rani Mukherjee,Vidya Balan,Neha Dhupia, Silk Route and Raageshwari have been associated with Mood Indigo. Mood Indigo has also nourished some of the country's best creative minds like Mani Ratnam, Nagesh Kukunoor, amjad Khan bands like Parikrama, Zero and Pentagram who have participated in Mood Indigo in the previous years. It has attracted major sponsors and extensive media coverage over the years.
The team of Mood Indigo consists of student volunteers who work to promote creativity and intellectualism, the foundation of this festival, as symbolized by the 'Indigo' in its name.