Greetings fromTryst 2018 - Infinity & Beyond!Now get ready for the time of your lives this February! The team is working day and night to make sure the four day tech-festival is bursting at the seams with awesomeness and is a memorable experience for you. And we are living up to the promise to be bigger, better and grander this year than ever before! As the fest is coming closer, there are more and more announcements that we just have got to share with you!Date:- 23rd Feb to 26th Feb Venue-IIT DelhiTryst annually holds Guest Lectures & Seminars of prominent personalities every single day and with them the enthusiastic audiences combine to create unforgettable memories! Some of the exclusive Lecturers are:-Casey Handmer-Levitation Engineer, HyperloopDon Vaughn-American Neuroscientist & DjRobert Metcalfe-CoFounder of Ethernet & Venture Capitalist Panelists that are going to be present on the Discussion of the Topic:-‘Future of Blockchain & CryptoCurrencies’Akshay Aggarwal-National Head & Co-Founder of BlockChained India Saket Modi- CEO of Lucideus Tech & a Cybersecurity ExpertSally Eaves- CTO & professor in Blockchain Technologies & an avid Blockchain author Ashootosh Chand- Digital Partner at PwC India & a leader in Strategy Innovation & many many more.Tryst also commemorates it’s social theme“Sashakt- Power To Her”. The theme is set as to using technology at its best with the aim of empowering women by enlightening, encouraging and elevating & this contains a separate Case Study & Guest Lectures of its own.Apart from this, there are a host of events this Tryst! Here are a handful of them, cherry picked out of a suite of very diverse events!Some examples of the electrifyingRobotic Eventsare:*Robottle Flip*:Flip a bottle. Flip it again. Keep Flipping. Landing it is the hard part. Test your bot’s skills in this highly-popular everyday game.*Robosoccer*:GOAL!!! Shoot your way to the top of the league in this fast paced game of Robot Soccer.*Robowars*:Design and construct a remote controlled robot capable of fighting a one on one tournament.Teams are encouraged to equip their bots with high-torqued industrial motors, protective armour sheets, and well-designed weapons.Cash Prizes worth Rs 2.5 Lakhs to be distributed between the winners.Then there are some exquisiteDepartmental & Club Events, some of which are:-Electrical Events:-*Electro Quiz*:- Compare your knowledge of basic electronics, while competing with students from all over the country.*Cryptex*:-An image processing contest containing of several rounds.The team which deciphers the final clue wins.*Junkyard Electronics*:-A event requiring both theoretical & practical knowledge of the field. First, solve the problem theoretically & then stimulate it practically.Cash Prizes worth Rs. 20,000 to be distributed among the winners.Economics Club Events:-*Brave The Storm*:-Save the city using your analytical skills in the case of the ongoing emergency.*Capitalist Conundrum*:-A strategy based game with ‘Game Theory’ at its soul.*The Conspirators*:-Build a believable conspiracy theory justifying major economic decisions that either led to prosperity or pure disaster. Be the God or the Devil of the world.Cash Prizes worth up to Rs. 25,000 to be distributed among the winners.To register for the competitive events, the entire palette of which is now released, head to:https://tryst-iitd.com/events.htmldo check them out! Hoping to see you here at IIT Delhi campus this February and wishing you have a blast of fun with us for these four days!Tryst also provides hassle-free accommodation inside the IIT Delhi campus. We strongly recommend you to head to:https://tryst-iitd.com/accomodation.html and register as soon as possible.
February 23, 2018 12:29 IST
When Star One came up with its show on the lives of medical interns, Dill Mill Gaye in 2007, nobody expected the show to become the ultimate definition of romance on Indian television. One of the biggest contributions of the show in our lives was giving us one of the most crush-worthy characters of Indian television ever, Dr. Armaan.From his looks to his on-screen persona and that glint in his eyes, Dr. Armaan still remains to be a character that made life difficult for all the guys at that point by giving them unmatchable goals in terms of looks and romance. On Karan Singh Grover’s birthday, we remember why Dr. Armaan played by him was the definition of desirability.Good Looks, Good LooksandGood LooksHe looked like this. That body, that chiseled jawline and a hint of naughtiness in eyes. Damn, if looks could kill, very few Dill Mill Gaye female fans would have been alive today.Man of Many TalentsHe was a man of many talents. Apart from being a doctor, he played basketball really well and our macho hero was also a street fighter. Can this guy get any hotter?Ultimate Boyfriend MaterialHe was the perfect romantic boyfriend one could hope for. From stealing a kiss during duty hours to planning some really romantic dates he did it all. Also, just the way he looked at Dr. Ridhima made the butterflies in our stomach go crazy.Balanced PersonalityAlthough he came across as a carefree and fun-loving chap, he was responsible when the situation demanded him to be so.A Friend In NeedHe was not only a swoon-worthy romantic partner but a great friend as well. His friendship with Dr. Atul or Dr. Anjali was strong and he was there for them whenever they needed him.A Sensitive DoctorHe was not just an efficient doctor, but the care and sensitivity with which he dealt with his patients was heart-warming. In a way, he showed how no matter how challenging the situations are, a little bit of light-heartedness go a long way to help to deal with stressful situations.Full of PositivityHe was a closet philosopher of sorts. His ideas on love and life were not only refreshing but reflected his positive approach to everything in life.
February 23, 2018 12:05 IST
Like our Bollywood, Indian television also has no dearth of hot and handsome actors. Thus, when these actors accomplish being the favorite of TV, the general career progression is to give that big Bollywood dream a chance. Thus there has always been a slew of TV actors trying out there luck in Bollywood. While some go on to become Sushant Singh Rajput, for some the struggle continues. However, of late there has been a very noticeable trend of TV actors debuting or coming to prominence with erotic thrillers. These are the 5 hottest actors from TV who debuted of got noticed in some of the hottest erotic thriller.Karan WahiOur dear Ranveer Singh Sisodia from Remix registered his Bollywood debut with the film Dawaat-E-Ishq. However, neither the film did well at the box office, nor did anybody remember his minuscule role in the Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer. But finally, the actor has been able to land the lead role in Hate Story 4 opposite Urvashi Rautela. The super hot trailer and the sensual songs from the unreleased film is making quite a buzz.Gurmeet ChaudhryFamous for playing the titular character of Ram in NDTV Imagine’s Ramayan, Gurmeet Chaudhry immediately struck a chord with the female fans in the country. Finally, when it was time for the actor’s Bollywood dream, he, like many other TV actors chose another erotic thriller to make his debut. Although Khamoshiyan did not do well at the box office, the oozing hotness of Gurmeet made it worth it.Karan Singh GroverWhen Karan Singh Grover played the role of charming Dr. Armaan in Dill Mill Gaye, there was hardly any girl who did not crush on him pathologically. With his chiseled looks, Bollywood debut was only a matter of time. Although he appeared first in a film named Bhram in a supporting role, his erotic horror with now-wife Bipasha Basu, Alone, was the one in which he registered his presence as a lead. The super hot actor has also been a part of another erotic thriller Hate Story 3. Though his acting chops are not very impressive, we are not complaining as long as he keeps making us swoon with his looks and sizzling scenes in eroticas.Gautam RodeWhen it comes to looks and popularity, Gautam Rode could give any major Bollywood actor a run for their money. After being the undisputed king of prime-time television, he did not make his foray into Bollywood with a film named Annarth, but the film nor Gautam succeeded in making any impact. Then came Aksar 2 and Gautam Rode literally scorched the screens with the intimate scenes.Abhinav ShuklaThis TV hottie’s brooding charm and intense good looks have entertained the masses for long. His Bollywood debut, again, was a forgettable film name Roar. However, in Aksar 2, the makers decided to literally set the screen on fire by casting two of TV’s hottest actor. Apart from Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla also left us swooning with his hot avatar in the film.Jay Bhanushali\Starting his career as the male lead, Neev, in Ekta Kapoor’s Kayamat, Jay Bhanushali quickly became one of the most popular and loved faces of Indian television. Although he debuted with a flop film named Desi Kattey, his most memorable Bollywood sighting was in another erotic thriller Hate Story 2. His sizzling chemistry with Surveen Chawla, especially in the song ‘Aaj Phir Tum Pe’ became the talk of the town. We will be lying if we say we were not totally blown away by the super hot scenes.
February 22, 2018 12:49 IST
Whenever there is a discussion about bold films in Bollywood our mind has a tendency to veer towards films that were sexually explicit. Although it is a fact that in our society where sex is a topic always shrouded in mystery, tackling sexual explicitness is indeed a bold challenge for any filmmakers.However, boldness on screen is not always served on bed covered in white satin sheets, or reflected through steamy lip locks and make out scenes. Instead, there are also films that had nothing or little to do with sex but were bold, nay, explosive to say the least. From politically sensitive topics to challenging the notions of religion, these films were bold and fearless in their content, but had nothing to do with sex.FiraaqThis film painted a poignant picture of one of the most controversial incidents of Indian history, the 2002 Gujarat riots. The movie did not have steamy sex scenes but made the audience and censor board uncomfortable with the way it reflected the brutality of communal riots that people from both the communities in the aftermath of the riots.AandhiWhen it comes to Indian political figures, its best to not to dig too deep. Although the makers maintained throughout that Suchitra Sen’s character in the film was a figment of the imagination, the similarities that it shared with the erstwhile Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was simply too much to be a coincidence. Given the political ramification it could have, the film was surely an extremely bold attempt on the part of makersOMG- Oh My GodIn a climate where religious sentiments are hurt more than the romantic feelings of a teenager and the end result of it can even prove to be fatal, making a movie that dismantles the popular notions of all major religions in the country as we know it was one heck of a risky and bold venture. But the film did not only manage to stay true to its point but also entertained the audience with a fresh new concept.AmuThere are certain incidents in Indian history that nobody really wants to re-live but indeed says a lot about us as a country. One such incident that is almost a sure shot way of stirring troubles is even lightly touching upon the Sikh massacre that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was on this taboo topic that the film Amu was made. Although the films remains majorly unknown, it was one really bold attempt to capture the chaos of the grievous episodeHaiderIt is no news that Kashmir is one delicate topic that people in power do not want filmmakers to mess around with. Thus, trouble was on cards when Vishal Bharadwaj wanted his adaptation of Hamlet to play out in the backdrop of violence and political chaos-ridden Kashmir. If that was not enough, the film also slightly touched upon the taboo topic of the Oedipal complex which is explosive, to say the least. The cinematic brilliance of the maker and the finesse of actors Tabu and Shahid shines through scenes where the sexual tension between a mother and son is played out in the most nuanced way.Black FridayTrust Anurag Kashyap to deliver a knockout punch of a film about a sensitive issue like Mumbai bomb blasts. If you thought lip locks and steamy sex scenes make a film bold, let this gritty and raw portrayal of events that actually transpired during this unfortunate incident, change your definition of bold forever.
February 20, 2018 10:38 IST
Yes, you read that right. A sequel to 2004 hit might be in order.She might be the toast of the world now, but the first time world sat up and took notice of Priyanka Chopra was in Aitraaz. Her portrayal of Sonia re-defined the word femme fatale for a generation and she earned her first Filmfare for the role. It was the first of chapter of the incredible success story that she wrote thereafter. Thus with the news of Aitraaz having a sequel, that might also feature the diva herself we simply cannot contain our excitementReportedly Subhash Ghai has already spoken to Priyanka and she has also shown interest in the project. If sources are to be believed and if a sequel to Aitraaz is actually on the cards, here is what we would like to in the sequel of the film.Sexual EmpowermentOne of the many reasons why Aitraaz was a success was due to the ultimate antagonist played by Priyanka Chopra. Although she was the ‘vamp’ in the movie, it was new for Indian audience to see a woman in charge of her own sexuality. However, the sad part is, because this is something society usually struggles to comprehend, her character was shown in a negative light. We really hope and pray that in the sequel, women taking charge of their sexuality is shown in an empowering way and not as something that is the domain of 'immoral women'.Thriller AngleIs it such just me or did Aitraaz just brushed past the genre of thriller? The treatment of the film was very akin to that of a pacy thriller but somehow it wasn’t explored enough. So it the sequel happens, won’t it be great to make it into a proper thriller? A thriller, courtroom drama combined with the sexiness of the film-this would sure be a winning formula.Abbas-Mustan’s RedemptionWhile the Hollywood cinephiles of this country had cried foul time and again, we are totally thankful to the director duo Abbas-Mustan for giving us some of the most stylish and twisted super hits. However, the duo’s last directorial outing was embarrassing, to say the least. Thus, this venture could be the perfect way to redeem themselves after the fiasco named ‘Machine’.Relationship WoesWe totally love the old Aitraaz, but to come to think of it the plot would be somewhat dated now. Thus instead of the whole husband-wife angle, if the story revolves around the dysfunctional relationships of today, it would probably be easier for the young audience to relate to it.Musical MasalaAlthough the songs of the film were quite popular back in the days it released, to be honest, the music of the film left us wanting more. The narrative has a great scope for music and makers can surely play with a new sound of music. Also, imagine Priyanka Chopra, who will probably anyway be a part of the film, cooing to some sexy melody in the movie in her own velvety voice. Swoons.
February 20, 2018 12:35 IST
His every box office outing is usually a winner, his flops earn more than many hit films, and a role opposite him is on every actresses’ wishlist- we are talking about none other than the ‘Bhai’ of Bollywood, Salman Khan.A role opposite Salman Khan is often a sure shot way to success, thanks to his loyal fans, and thus many actresses do not think twice before signing a film opposite him, especially when they have worked with him once. However, there are also a few actresses who were never seen on on-screen with Salman Khan after doing one film with him.Here are the 6 we are talking aboutTwinkle KhannaWhen Mrs. Funnybones was still an actress, she starred opposite Salman Khan in ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’. The movie did fine, but Twinkle was less than thrilled about her co-star and refused offers to act opposite Salman Khan in any other film after this.Aishwarya Rai BachchanTheir love story and break up is still one of the most talked about in Bollywood. When the pair starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ their real-life chemistry wielded magic on screen. Audiences loved them together in real as well as reel life. But the tumultuous relationship and the bitter break up that followed made sure that forget movies; Aishwarya and Salman were never even captured in the same frame again.Sonali BendreTheir on-screen pairing in ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ was much appreciated by the audience and people surely wanted to see more of this duo together. However, reportedly, after the whole black buck episode, Sonali refused to work with Salman again.Urmila MatondkarUrmila and Salman appeared in the film ‘Jaanam Samjha Karo’. The movie fared really badly at the box office and it was probably for the same reason that Urmila and Salman were signed opposite each other in any film thereafter.Amisha PatelAfter her super hit pairing with Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha was cast opposite none other than Salman Khan for ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’. But yet again, audiences were not much thrilled about the pairing or the movie as it went down to be a flop. Needless to say, Ameesha never appeared in any movie opposite Bhai ever again.Juhi ChawlaTechnically, she had just a guest appearance in ‘Deewana Mastana’ against Salman Khan and that was the only time we saw the two together on-screen. Come to think of it, it is surprising that two superstars of that time never really worked together in a film. While some assumptions can be made, no one really knows the reason behind Salman and Juhi never working together.
February 18, 2018 04:59 IST
Whether it is our society or the reflection of it in our Bollywood films, extra-marital relationships and affairs is one delicate matter to deal with. Complicated, biased sometimes even messy it becomes very difficult to sort the entwined threads of human emotions and societal expectations.As Bollywood mostly tends to hold the sanctity of the institution of marriage in very high esteem, most of the Bollywood movies harbor a critical and sometimes even hostile attitude towards extra-marital liaisons. The ones that condone the unthinkable usually justify it by showing the spouse in a bitter or even hateful light. However, there are only handfuls that glorify extra-marital relationships without demonizing or demeaning the spouse.Here are 6 films where we rooted for the extra-marital couple even when the spouses were not at fault.AzhaarThis was one movie that glorified extra-marital like no other. Sangeeta and Azhar’s affair is shown with a lot of gusto with even a romantic track thrown in. The affair, no matter how spontaneous, leaves you a little uncomfortable, yet the film makes you want to root for them, even at the cost of Naureen’s suffering.Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaWhen it comes to extra-marital relationships, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is one movie that truly delved into the nuances. There will always be arguments about whether the characters Ria and Rishi deserved their cheating partners and the biggest question of them all, that what do you do when you find our true love after marriage, but from a general perspective this one also condoned the extramarital affair between Dev and Maya and it was them the audience sympathized with.SilsilaYash Chopra brought the real-life tension between Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha alive on screen on the lines of a story that almost mimicked their real-life romantic mess. Call it the charm of Rekha-Amitabh pairing or the satisfaction of seeing something that could never possibly happen in real life, but most fans wanted Chandni and Amit to end up together in the film even at the cost of cheating their loving and respecting partners.LunchboxWell, this one is surely tricky. Yes, the affair is shown in a very subtle, innocent and poignant fashion, but it is one extra-marital affair we so wished could reach its conclusion.MurderNot just glorification, but the steaming hot chemistry between Mallika and Emraan in the film made extra-marital affairs look extremely alluring. While the climax eventually somewhat justifies their decision, but be honest, we root for Mallika and Emraan way before we could guess the climax and Ashmit’s character was a perfectly decent, if a little aloof, husband.Tanu Weds Manu ReturnsIt is not easy to sympathize or even understand a character like Tanuja Trivedi. She is volatile, self –absorbed and irresponsible. It is for the same reason that we adore Manu when he decides to accept her the way she is. But then when Datto’s character comes into the picture, we are immediately made to root for Manu and Datto, at the cost of Tanu’s suffering. In fact, we even somehow revel in the misery of Tanu and see it as a form of atonement for her whimsical behavior. In fact, not just Datto, but a small part of us also probably wants Raja Awasthi and Tanu ending up together, because frankly, he is one of the most wronged characters in the film.
February 16, 2018 02:56 IST
The name Manoj Bajpayee carries certain weight behind it. While he has been an integral part of the industry for over a couple of decades, the kind of films that he is doing is making heads turn for sure. One such film is Aiyaary which is arriving on 9th February. A thriller which features him along with Sidharth Malhotra in an unusual pairing, Aiyaary promises to be an intriguing tale with numerous twists and turns that would keep the audience engaged. Meanwhile, Manoj Bajpayee is quite charged up too as he gears up for his first release of the year.Aiyaary - The very title sounds quite different and interesting.'Aiyaar' means the person who keeps changing his face to trick people; in Hindi we call them 'behrupia'. The act of disguising is called 'aiyaary'. Its significance in the film is that the two protagonists i.e. Sidharth and I are masters in 'aiyaary'; entire film is based on this. I can't reveal much of course. We have seen films about armies fighting the battles with the outside forces; the forces which are beyond the border. Here in Aiyaary the army is fighting the battle inside. It turns out to be a cat and mouse game which brings in the thrilling element. The drama is of high quotient too which makes Aiyaary an interesting topic.Neeraj Pandey is the director of the film and your relationship with him goes a long way.I remember making a call to him after watching A Wednesday. When I realized what a great film he had made, I wanted him to know that I would like to work with him. He is the only director amongst all the newcomers whom I called, who responded so warmly and took the relationship further by meeting me frequently. He made an attempt to try and understand me as an actor. He offered me the role of a lifetime in Special 26 and then made sure that I am a part of his production house. This means that even if I am not facing the camera, I at least pass on my opinion on the script.After working in Special 26 and Naam Shabana, you would have been assured that in Aiyaary you would be utilized really well.Yes, we were shooting for Naam Shabana when he offered me Aiyaary. I immediately said yes and booked the months for this film; that's the kind of relationship that we have. I know that he won't waste me and that he would give full justice to the role that he is offering to me. I too know that I would come in with believability, conviction and professionalism. He is someone who doesn't like to socialize much and still he chose to sit and make friends with me. With him, it is a great mix of personal and professional relationship.Looking at the film, it comes like a good mix of solid content and commercial ingredients.Aiyaary is a mainstream film with heavy content; this is very Neeraj Pandey kind of film with thrills, drama and pace. There are certain events based on a true story. It has relationship, friendship and mentor-protégé angle to it with trust and betrayal. That's what you expect from a Neeraj Pandey film. Without succumbing to the formula, he is making middle of the road commercial mainstream films.What next?Another commercial film that I am doing is Baaghi 2. There is a hero and then a whole lot of villains. Too much fun!
February 15, 2018 05:59 IST
When it comes to the infamous ‘s’ word, Bollywood usually likes to keep it subtle and pious. Although we have come a long way from flowers kissing and milk boiling over, graphic sexual content still does not float easy. While intimacy in the form ofromance or even erotica has become a lot bolder, disturbing sexual scenes are something Bollywood usually tries to steer clear of. However, there are a few rare films which dealt with the subject of sexual violence or other disturbing facets of the act. Here are 5 that shook us to our core.MatrubhoomiFrom bestiality to gang rapes, this movie is difficult to watch even for people with strongest stomachs. Set in a backdrop where female foeticide has rendered villages entirely devoid of feminine presence, the movie explores the sexual frustration in the most disturbing way possible. The scene where Tulip Joshi is raped by the entire village is almost impossible to digest.Udta PunjabTo callUdta Punjabdisturbing would be an understatement of the highest order. The mental and sexual torture that Alia’s character goes through is especially difficult to watch. In a particular scene, when she is being abused under the influence of drugs and her inner self is shown to spiral down into a bottomless abyss is not only a cinematic gem but seriously a scene that haunts forever.AjjiThis lesser-known movie takes the rape-revenge saga notches higher. After her granddaughter is brutally raped by a local man of power, the girl’s ‘ajji’ or granddaughter sets out to seek revenge. Although the real scene of the incident is not shown, but the girl screaming and bleeding on the bed is enough to scar you for life. In another scene, the perpetrator is shown humping a mannequin and making guttural noises which tell the audience the amount of brutality the little girl must have suffered.Bandit QueenShekhar Kapoor’s Bandit Queen has been one of the most controversial movies to have come out of Bollywood. Apart from the rampant violence and the full frontal nudity, the scene where Phoolan is gang-raped takes graphic sexual violence on another level.Raman Raghav 2.0This is another movie that will keep you depressed days after you have watched it. Although it is difficult to choose one disturbing scene from this movie, but the scene where Raman’s sister approaches him for intimacy to save the life of her son and husband will leave you shaken for forever. Although scene itself is not explicit, the dialogues, the actions and the whole tension in it is difficult to bear with.
February 15, 2018 02:23 IST
Though India is duly obsessed with Bollywood, one cannot forget that there is a thriving space for regional cinema in this country as well, which comes up with many unknown gems. But just like Bollywood, regional cinema is not immune to censorship troubles as well. In fact, explicit content and legal battle with censor board is one thing which makes sure that regional films make it to national headlines. Here are 6 regional films that ran into trouble and made headlines due to their explicit and controversial content.GanduIt’s a given that a movie titled ‘Gandu’ would not be a family entertainer, however, India was not ready for the explicit content that the Bengali film made by director ‘Q’ put on screen. Though the movie garnered rave reviews in the festival circuit, it made a lot Indians uncomfortable.NudeThis was one Marathi movie that made headlines recently. Based on the lives of women who work as nude models for artists ran into trouble with Information and Broadcasting ministry and was taken down from Indian International Film Festival.ChatrakThe sex clip of this Bengali film went viral due to explicit sexuality. Actress Paoli Dam was duly shamed for a scene that showcased oral sex. The issue went so massive that even national media went on to host debates to discuss the film.Sexy DurgaThe Malayalam movie by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was slammed for the controversial title that could hurt religious sentiments. The makers of the movie finally decided to change the name to S Durga to ensure that the movie could see the light of the day.KuttrapathirikaiThis Tamil movie made to national headlines as it dealt with the sensitive issue of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination and Sri Lankan civil war. Although the movie was made in 1991, it was finally released in 2007 after a long legal battle.Kaum De HeereThis Punjabi film is still banned in India as of today. Directed by Ravinder Ravi revolves around the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The film seemed to glorify Beant Singh,Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, the ones who murdered Indira Gandhi and thus was banned from releasing in the fear of causing disruption of law and order in the country.
February 14, 2018 04:19 IST