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This weekend, head to the hilly city of Tehri in Uttarakhand.

Why? Because it plays host to ‘Escalade-2013’, the first ever cultural festival of the first hydropower Engineering college of Asia, THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and technology.

‘Escalade-2013’ is a two-day cultural extravaganza which happens on the 12th and 13th of April, 2013.

The two-day fest is expected to attract 2000+ people and 500+ students.

OK! What is in store for you?

The war of bands ‘Crescendo’ which would stage 12+ bands from all over the region promises to be one rock-filled night. Up for grabs are mementoes and other perks apart from a grand prize money of Rs. 25000/-. This event is scheduled for the evening of the 12th of April.

Inferno Night’, the DJ night beckons one and all for a dance-filled two hours of complete fun in the open grounds which serves as the perfect culmination to the fest.

Zephyr’, the cultural event promises to bring out the cultural best in you with a myriad of cultural events right from singing to dancing, mimicry, puppet show and others.

Celeb night– Get your dose of entertainment as Dr. Kumar Vishwas, one of the most renowned young poets of the country is set to entertain one and all. The event is scheduled for the evening of the 13th of April.


Apart from these musical events, the fest also has a host of other events such as:

Fascino-the fashion show that searches for the Mr.Facino and Miss Fascino for the year 2013.

Enemy at the gates—the LAN gaming event with prizes worth Rs. 12000/- to be won. The competition is set to be a heated one as 14+ teams all over the region are poised get a shot at the prize money.

Aakriti-the open-art event unleashes the artist in you.

There is also a social side to the fest as Escalade’13 would witness the inauguration of ‘Pehal’, a social education initiative by students of THDC-IHET ‘Engineers for Children’-an initiative to provide weekend classes to those small children of the locality who could not afford basic schooling.


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While you are at Tehri, take a tour of the hilly city too to chill away in the summer. Here’s more info on the hilly city.

Escalade’13@ a glance:


12th and 13th April, 2013


THDC-IHET, Tehri, Uttarakhand


Crescendo (band event), Inferno Night (DJ Night), Zephyr (Cultural event).

What else@Escalade:

Celeb night with Dr. Kumar Vishwas, Fascino (Fashion show), Aakriti (the open art event), Enemy at the gates (the LAN gaming event).