Dr. Kiran Seth visits NSIT



Dr. Kiran Seth’s talk at BEL Conference, NSIT.

It was back in April ’13.. when NSIT students were lucky to have Dr. Kiran Seth between them. The founder of SPICMACAY and an Indian academician, he inspires everyone to promote Indian culture throughout the world and realize its importance. He visited us to be a part of the speakers of a conference held at our college by the name of BEL. But more than anyone, it was the SPICMACAY team who felt proud about it!

Here’s a glimpse of what he talked about  (and no! it was not SPICMACAY , it was way more than that). His talk left a mark on eveyone’s way of thinking, way of dealing with problems, way of living life!

Take a look, how!







SPICMACAY is a non-profit ‘Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Among Youth’.
The society offers opportunities for managing events, meeting masters and most importantly learning more and more about something we’ve all forgotten – our roots.

Be a part of our team and help make a difference!

The process starts thursday, 5th Sept’13.

For further details, contact:
Yashika Garg-9899581623
Sameeksha Aggarwal-9717172845



SPICMACAY-NSIT chapter invites you all to be a part of our team!

Namaskar Dear Freshers 

We’re sure most of you would’ve heard about SPIC MACAY (From school, friends or our orientation posters). For those who haven’t, we are the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Among Youth.

And we are obviously the “Youth” part 

We help organise performances, lecture demonstrations and workshops in the college and try to spread a little excitement about our rich culture. 

Not to brag, but we’re an international voluntary youth initiative. There are SPIC MACAY chapters in many parts of the world and we are making a difference 😀

The society offers opportunities for managing events, meeting masters and most importantly learning more and more about something we’ve all forgotten – our roots.

The process starts tomorrow. All you need to do is fill this form:

We’ll talk about the rest after the mind melting Mid Semester exams!

Orientation’ 13!


SPICMACAY-NSIT chapter would like to thank all the 1st yearites for attending the orientation program and turning up in such huge number! We are glad that you enjoyed the orientation
We would also like to thank the entire team of SPICMACAY-NSIT for putting in the efforts and a special mention to Mr. Rajiv sir for being a part of it and helping the freshers understand the importance of SPICMACAY.

Hope to see you all again! 
Thank you!

Paper mache workshop during Virasat


Paper Mache workshop 

9th april-11th april, 2013


We present you with the photographs showing the enthusiasm of everyone during the paper mache workshop at Virasat-2013 organised by Spicmacay, The 3-day long workshop was attended not only by the students of NSIT, but also by young kids of NSIT professors. Everyone presented their thoughts and creativity in form of the paper pulp and we got to see various kinds of things made by these young artists like sun, elephant, house etc.

Our sincere thanks to Smt Jyoti Karan for introducing us all to this wonderful world of paper!

VIRASAT- 1st week of success!! :) :D


Review of Virasat-2013, 1st week

8th april-12th april 2013


After the 1st week of immense success of Virasat-2013 at NSIT, we present you with the reviews and photographs of the events that grabbed attention of one and all!!

Review of Virasat inaugral

DAY 1:

The first day of VIRASAT’13 began on a high note with a splendid combination of western and Indian classical instruments. On the Violin was Padma Sri and Padma Bhushan, Dr. N. Rajam. Accompanying her on tabla was Ram Kumar Mishra ji.
A violin recital with tabla sounded peculiar but once it started, the melodious performance stole everyone’s heart away. Constant changing of notes, high and low pitches sometimes gave goose bumps. The highlight of the day was the Jugalbandi, where Dr. Rajam asked a question with violin and the reply was given by tabla. It was both amusing and funny. The mesmerising performance would always stay in everyone’s heart for long.

-Ritvik Sadana

Review of Kathak workshop by Rani Khanam

DAY 2:

As a part of the SPIC MACAY ‘s grand event VIRASAT, a very useful, informative, and fun session of the famous Indian classical dance Kathak took place in the campus of NSIT this evening. This workshop served of great use to all the keen learners. Not just students, but also teachers from the college along with their kids eagerly participated in the workshop.

Rani Khanam, a very famous Kathak dancer gave a learning session covering almost all important details about the dance form. She wave a bris accompanied by her assistant, Dipika. To start with the session she gave a brief description about the history and origins of Kathak . She gave her students some knowledge about the cultural richness of this dance. This information booster was followed by a brief warm up session. Then they practiced on few basic taals. Basically it turned out to be a kickstart session for the new learners who are keen to take up serious lessons on this cultural extravaganza.All the learnings were paid with a soothing treat in the form of a very beautiful performance by Rani ma’am and her assistant depicting the mesmerizing story of radha-krishna. The spectators were enthralled by the beauty and grace of this piece of excellency.

The workshop ended on a happy note with the learners truly motivated to go deeper in the world of classical dances. All in all this workshop served its purpose successfully and the students thoroughly enjoyed the same.

-Priyam Singh



SPICMACAY NSIT Chapter is organising a TALK on PHOTOGRAPHY by SH. RAGHU RAI on 16thapril (tuesay), 4:30pm at Mini Auditorium, NSIT – Dwarka Campus, New Delhi
Raghu Rai (born 1942) is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. A protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist to Magnum Photos in 1977, which he co-founded.

Rai became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined the staff of The Statesman, a New Delhi publication. In 1976, he left the paper and became a freelance photographer. From 1982 up until 1992, Rai was the director of photography for India Today. He has served on the jury for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997.[4] He is most known for his books, Raghu Rai’s India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.


Venue: Mini Auditorium

16th april (tue), 4:30pm

VIRASAT-2013, NSIT, Dwarka (8th april’13-21st april’13)


SPICMACAY NSIT Chapter is organising VIRASAT 2013 from 8th April 2013 to  21st april at NSIT – Dwarka Campus, New Delhi.

VIRASAT-2013, NSIT (8th april'13-21st april'13)

VIRASAT-2013, NSIT Poster

Schedule for Virasat-2013

8th April: Violin Recital by Dr. N.Rajam accompanied by Ram Kumar Mishra ji on Tabla.
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: 4PM

Kathak workshop by Rani Khanam
Venue: Green Room
Time: 5:30PM

Paper Mache workshop by Smt. Jyoti Karan
Venue: ECE Committee Room
Time: 5:30PM

12th April: Movie Screening-Bicycle Thieves
Venue: Mini Auditorium
Time: 12:30PM

15th April: Rajasthani Folk by Ustd. Rehmat Khan Langa
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: 4:30PM

16th April: Photography talk by Sh. Raghurai
Venue: Mini Auditorium
Time: 4:30PM

17th April: Hindustani Vocal by Smt. Sunanda Sharma
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: 4:30PM

18th April: Lecture Demonstration on Mohiniattam by Smt. Deepti Bhalla
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: 4:30PM

19th April: Movie Screening-Khandar
Venue: Mini Auditorium
Time: 12:30PM

21st April: Heritage Walk to Purana Quila with Smt. Aradhana Sinha
Venue: Purana Quila
Time: 4:30PM

FOR MORE INFORMATION/ QUERIES regarding the artists performing at the festival or Events, check the links below the image or contact the following people:

Harmandeep Kaur 8800918545
Shaily Joshi 8860979237
Nisheet Gulati 9654310311
Shryans Mittal 9711991823
Yashika Garg 8800116589


Stay tuned with SPICMACAY NSIT Chapter:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spicmacay-NSIT-Chapter/332622493437991
Website: https://spicmacayatnsit.wordpress.com/

VIRASAT 2013: Violin Recital By Dr. N Rajam (8th April)


SPICMACAY NSIT Chapter is organising a Voilin Recital by Dr. N. Rajam on 8th April 2013 (4 pm) at Main Auditorium, NSIT – Dwarka Campus, New Delhi.

Dr. N. Rajam will be accompanied by Ram Kumar Mishra ji on Tabla.

About Dr. N. Rajam: Dr. N. Rajam is an Indian violinist who performs Hindustani classical music. She was born in Chennai in the 1930s in a musical family.


Dr. N. Rajam

Rajam started playing violin at age three. By the age of nine, she was a professional musician. With guidance of her father, A. NarayanaIyer, she developed the Gayaki Ang. Rajam has performed across the globe and in numerous places throughout India. She has performed in various countries in Europe, extensively toured the USA and Canada, and performed in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Netherlands, to name a few.

Rajam was a Professor of Music at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the Faculty of Performing Arts for nearly 40 years. She has been the Chair of the department and the Dean of the college at BHU.

Venue: Main Auditorium, NSIT, Dwarka, New Delhi

8thapril 2013 (Monday), 4.00 pm onwards.

Virasat 2013: Movie Screening – Bicycle Thieves (12th April)


SPICMACAY NSIT Chapter is organising a Movie Screening – Bicycle Thieves on 12thapril (Friday), 12:30pm at Mini Auditorium, NSIT – Dwarka Campus, New Delhi.

About Bicycle Thieves:

Bicycle Thieves (Italian: Ladri di biciclette), also known as The Bicycle Thief, is director Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 story of a poor father searching post-World War II Rome for his stolen bicycle, without which he will lose the job which was to be the salvation of his young family.


A Shot from Bicycle Thieves

Adapted for the screen by Cesare Zavattini from a novel by Luigi Bartolini, and starring Lamberto Maggiorani as the desperate father and Enzo Staiola as his plucky young son, Bicycle Thieves is one of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism. It received an Academy Honorary Award in 1950 and, just four years after its release, was deemed the greatest film of all time by Sight & Sound magazine’s poll of filmmakers and critics; fifty years later the same poll ranked it sixth among greatest-ever films. It is also one of the top ten among the British Film Institute’s list of films you should see by the age of 14.



Venue: Mini Auditorium, NSIT Campus, Dwarka

12th april (Friday), 12:30pm