Antaragni – the annual cultural festival of IIT Kanpur – is one of the largest and
most anticipated festivals throughout Asia. Translated literally to ‘The Fire Within’,
everyone associated will feel inside. Established in 1965, it has now expanded
and evolved into one of the largest cultural extravaganzas in India. This year an
ever more colossal yet mystifying fire is roaring within us with Antaragni’22. The
theme of this year’s festival, “Houdini’s Paradise”, will surely teleport you from
the monotonicity of life into the paradise of magic and realm of enchantment .
Antaragni witnesses the participation of over 50,000 students, in 100+ events
from nearly 350 top colleges all across India. It has been the touchstone of
India’s college cultural heritage. Each year it evolves and grows in scope to
reflect the changing nature of society, but it always remains the best three days
of the year for everyone who is a part of it.
Students from a plethora of fields – humanities, engineering, science, commerce,
economics, law and medicine participate in events with great gusto and zeal. In
addition to the exciting competitive events and illuminating talks, it hosts amazing
performances by artists of international standing which mesmerize the
140,000-strong footfall and 30 million eyeballs. After the wait and anticipation of
couple of years for an offline Antaragni, the fire in us burns more fiercely than
The previous offline edition of Antaragni’19 witnessed a power-packed
performance from the singer-composer trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. The band
When Chai Met Toast was invited to perform on “Fusion Night”, while Sitar Metal
performed on “Classical Night”. But it wasn’t just Indian artists that the festival
had to offer. The International Carnival of Antaragni hosted artists from Portugal,
Poland, France, Korea and Iran. In the wake of the pandemic, Antaragni
improvised, adapted and overcame the barriers of the realm of online fests and
ended up being a grand success with performances from the likes of Sonu
Nigam and Akash Gupta.
So join us from 16th to 19th March at Antaragni’22, IIT Kanpur as we unfold the
carnival of ecstasies, mystery, freedom, enigma, euphoria and love.
We are all set to make it a spellbinding experience for every person who is part of
it. Register yourself for the enchanting escapade now!