What was transcendental is now UnioMystica. What was euphoria is now Insomnia. What
was innovation then is reinvention now. Irrespective of period partitions, through the ages
she has only dazzled. Oasis 2012, starting November 2 shall bear testimony to an ancestry of unparalleled exhilaration, celebration, insolence and animation. Riding high on expectations, this year there already are prophesies of inevitable grandeur.
One might say that such delusions and exaggeration are but natural when a single stage
will unite the musical genius of Thermal and a Quarter (ardent fans call them TAAQ), the
impeccable comic timing of Vir Das and the nostalgia of the 90s with Neeraj Shridhar of
Bombay Vikings fame. Continuing with the conscious BITSian inability to enunciate words
exceeding 2 and half syllables, the English ‘prof’ show, sponsored by Vh1 also has upcoming Rock N Roll band ‘The Shakey Rays’ performing.
Conventional crowd pullers continue to captivate, Rocktaves being a prime example. Started in 1983, it has become an arena where prodigal musicians see the light of the day. Things have come to a full circle now, with Rocktaves being sponsored by rocktaves.com an entrepreneurial venture of an alumnus of the batch that conceived Rocktaves. The music scene will be further bolstered by events- Axetacy, Tarang, Aandholika and the likes.
Quizzing is also a string contender in the conventional crowd pulling category. A pre-fest event, the formidable Oasis Lonewolf Quiz was held in sixteen venues simultaneously including an offshore location serving as a fitting preview to the frenzy of quizzing that the 42nd edition of Oasis will be. Oasis Quiz Finals, Audio Visual quiz, Music, Literature and Movie quizzes, Wordstock, Ad effect and Entertainment quiz will be the major trivial attractions this year.
BITSian jabberwocky is infamous of its own accord. Oasis has a continual stream of events to fuel such hallowed souls. BLAB (BITS Language and Attitude Battle), Kshanika and even Mister and Miss Oasis (affectionately called MAMO) are events to that end. For people who take their babble seriously, there is a Mock Parliament and the Oasis Debate.
From humble beginnings and being the oldest college festival in the country, to one of the most sought after college festivals in the country, Oasis has come a long way. Since its inception, Oasis has been a source of respite for all the weary travelers stuck in the hollowed desert. It is undeniably due to the imprints left by batches of students who were intoxicated by its charm. The phoenix is reinventing itself this year to soar once more to unforeseen heights and all are invited to witness this transformation.