Fest Name: Saarang Organising College Name: IIT Madras Fest Type: Cultural Festival Fest Start Date: 6th January 2016 Fest End Date: 10th January 2016 Fest Info: Saarang is the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras, the biggest of its kind in India. It has been witnessing a footfall of over 50,000 since the last few editions. ISO certified (ISO 9001:2008) and attracting a demographic diversity that few can boast of. Saarang remains an unrivaled platform for showcasing the energy and creativity of the youth.Saarang�16 is happening in the second week of January and will witness over 50 Events, 20 Workshops, 5 Professional shows and a series of well acclaimed lectures and video conferences. Saarang has been the stage for popular performers like Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sonu Niigaam, Shaan and Zakir Hussain and also for internationally recognized bands like Opeth, Hammerfall and Karnivool. It has also witnessed the likes of Kamal Haasan, Gautham Menon and Arun Shourie. Saarang�16 features a variety of events and competitions spread over five days. It is a cultural extravaganza like none other.
World Culture Festival
Saarang Lecture series
Music events – Tarang, Decibels, solo
Dance events – Dance workshops, $treet$
Online Photography Contest
Saarang Film Festival
Thespian events – Dramatics, Monolouges
Lifestyle events – Mr and Ms Saarang , Panache
Litfest – Crossie, JAM
Pre Saarang Venture – Saarang Milan
Saarang Social cause – Sukriti
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How to Reach
The IIT campus is located on the Sardar Patel Road, midway between the Raj Bhavan and Adyar bus terminus and is around 12 km from Chennai Central Railway Station. Other landmarks include the Guindy Snake Park near the IIT main gate and the Central Leather Reasearch Institute (CLRI) campus opposite the IIT campus.
If you have light luggage (a bag or an attache) you could consider taking a bus to IIT. The bus stop is just across the road from the Central Railway Station. You could use the subway to cross the road which is perpetually busy. There are direct buses to IIT, which start at the Central Station bus stop. If you take any of them, get down at Gandhi Mandapam, which is at walking distance from the IIT main gate. Otherwise, take any bus to Saidapet and from there, any bus heading for Adyar or Besant Nagar which will drop you right in front of the IIT gate. You could also take any bus to Adyar; there are frequent buses from Adyar Signal to the campus. Once you reach the In gate, there are buses to Gajendra Circle (near the administrative block and Central Library)almost every 20 minutes.
If you have luggage, an auto-rickshaw or taxi would it would be the most comfortable option. The fare will be about Rs. 180 for an auto-rickshaw and Rs. 300 for a taxi. If you arrive at Egmore Station, you could take buses to IIT, Gandhi Mandapam or Adyar from where there are number of buses to the IIT. Current auto- rickshaw and taxi fares from Egmore are approximately Rs.150 and Rs.250 respectively.
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