Antaragni, the cultural festival of IIT Kanpur, marks an eruption of cultural flair and creative exuberance that is the hallmark of national diversity in general, and the institute in particular, thus defining the purpose it seeks to fulfill. Over the years, Antaragni has expanded and evolved into the biggest cultural extravaganza organised by students of an institute. The fest has experienced a breath-taking 130,000-strong footfall with more than 25,000,000 eyeballs. More than anything else, Antaragni is a legacy promoting excellence and prowess in talent and culture that has been continuing for over 54 years and we are proud to conduct the 55th edition of Antaragni while keeping the spark alive and the fire inside each one of us, raging.
In view of the ongoing pandemic, Antaragni is being conducted in an online mode while preserving the spirit and zest of our Cultural Festival, to keep the enthusiasm high and the legacy ever golden. The second phase of Antaragni is scheduled from March 19 to March 21, 2021, with a myriad of cultural artists, influential visionaries, and soulful personalities gracing our ebullient cultural festival and adding a pinch of their persona, culture, talent, and vision to the very soul of Antaragni.
Antaragni has embraced the online mode of festival conduction with immense finesse and elegance. They have adapted to the present situation and optimised event and competition conduction with the perspective and mission to deliver an unparalleled experience. Antaragni presents a plethora of star attractions to look forward to with zeal and passion:
The bequest of Antaragni has seen various memorable moments across the years. It is the consolidation of fierce competition, astonishing performances and energy like no other.
Few Eminent Star Attractions are:
Hailing from Delhi, the young comedian is known for killing it on stage with his quick-witted humour, punch-filled one-liners, unparalleled observational powers, and rapper-like deliverance.
A stand-up comedian and theatre artist, Aakash derives his content from everyday situations highlighting the unobvious with obvious anecdotes
Revisit some of Kanpur nostalgia while laughing and thriving with his spectacular humor and vibrant jokes.
Andy Mukherjee has monumental personality cutting across a multitude of fields
Currently handling the charge of Ministry of Textiles as well as Ministry of Women and Child Development, she has been a leader with conviction and zeal
Siddhartha Bagri adopts the roles of Co-founder and CEO of Pravaig Dynamics and is the visionary behind this inspirational and ground-breaking initiative.
Dr Duvvuri Subbarao
Dr Subbarao is an Indian Economist and Central Banker. He was the Governor of Reserve Bank of India during 2008-13 and is currently a distinguished visiting faculty at the National University of Singapore.
Our own alumni Shri Keshav Kumar, MD of UPMRC,
Satyajit Padhye Page
He is an Indian ventriloquist, puppeteer and puppet maker. He is the son of famous ventriloquist Ramdas Padhye. A finalist in India’s Got Talent, Satyajit has represented India in many International Ventriloquism and Puppetry Festivals, including the likes of Japan Ventriloquist Convention and World Festival of Puppet Arts, Prague.
First runner-up of the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs, Keshav Tyohar – singer, songwriter, and producer. After completing a successful South Africa tour, he made his debut in the movie Sadak 2 as assistant music director.
Ami B Shroff
She is a flair bartender, a world-class mixologist and a dexterous juggler. Ami joined this profession at the tender age of 17 and since then has already represented India in many global contests. Her talent speaks measures with her honors as the Times Mixologist for 2018 and Inca Mixologist for 2019.
Hailing from a small town, she has been a rebel. She rediscovered herself in her journey from a software engineer to a YouTuber, with the hope of breaking societal norms.
He started his career as a documentary filmmaker but then decided to fulfil his travel-dreams and teach others the art of travel blogging.
Indian Travel Diaries
We’d be inviting famous Travel Vloggers from around the nation who’ll share with the audience their most memorable experiences besides certain tips and tricks of the profession.
Travel Vloggers from around the nation who’ll share with the audience their most memorable experiences besides certain tips and tricks of the profession.
She created a career around her interests. Vocal about her sweet tooth and love for photography with simple yet engrossing blogs and vlogs, she has made a niche for herself in this vividly exciting profession of passion.
Defining a genre of horror travels among the many interesting and unique things they have to offer, we are excited to bring on board the team of Exploring India
In the digital era, where it takes a minute for you to upload something on the internet and seconds for it to go viral, sustaining yourself in this fast-paced field is what Sejal Kumar did and is continuing to do.Join us in Ignite, where we talk to her about her impressive and inspirational journey.
Raj helps organizations & employees build brands & become influential through VOICE, on autopilot mode. He is one of the youngest Indians to represent India in the United Nations. Having already featured in the Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs in India – Asian Age Top 5 Young Influencers in India – YourStory Top 10 Business Podcast
He shot to fame after releasing her wildly original and widely acclaimed original sci-fi ‘Cargo’, in September 2020. Having helmed two short films – Time Machine and 55km/sec, she is also a nominee for the Asian New Talent Award.
They are two icons in modern football who have been at the heart of reforming football culture and women’s inclination towards the game. Role models to many, they continue to inspire hundreds of people everyday exhibiting true affection for the sport’s greatest spirit.
We have Giselle, the lissom pole artist from Switzerland, a performer and instructor who takes grace and flexibility to another level!
She is an icon in modern football who have been at the heart of reforming football culture and women’s inclination towards the game. Role models to many, they continue to inspire hundreds of people everyday exhibiting true affection for the sport’s greatest spirit.
We introduce Cristian Duca, a versatile musician with a penchant for the piano who showcases his marvellous talent through several compositions and covers. He is a member of the ZoomTrio band and spreads his flair for the keys through his dynamic teaching initiatives.
Dimitris Pekas & Giacomo Gamberucci
For the first time ever, we have a very special duet act graced up at this year’s International Carnival. Dimitris Pekas & Giacomo Gamberucci are two ardent cellists, famous for their engrossed performances that have gathered multitudes, in the streets of Italy.
Prichia Beatbox has recently been crowned the French Beatbox Champion for the year 2020. Ecstatic in her abilities, she has been a prolific performer, also having won the coveted Ouest Beatbox Challenge in 2019.
Luke White is an exciting new singer songwriter, fusing big pop chorus hooks with a dynamic and passionate vocal delivery, whilst lyrically covering themes that relate to a wide mainstream audience. Tipped for fame by critics, Luke’s most recent singles have received lots of interest from various radio stations including the likes of Eagle Radio, Soho Radio and BBC Introducing.