Last year, it was the Gods of Fun who came to IITR. This year, THOMSO promises to release euphoria. IIT Roorkee's annual autumn fest THOMSO, the official youth festival of Uttarakhand, begins Thursday, with the inauguration on Wednesday night.
Now, the campus buzz is that this year, we'll be seeing a vastly scaled down THOMSO. It's pretty evident from the rather short list of sponsors. There's no pro-night, WARGASM or THAHAKE (which is shocking given that the last one tends to be a favourite to the faculty). Nonetheless, my favourite event - 16 FRAMES - will be held as always. Last year, it included a workshop on short film making, but that's been dropped this year.
The campus is not really all alive an excited, although the Main Building has been given a fresh coat of paint and SCB Ground has been cleared of debris. RSVPs are flowing in fast on facebook, though.
As for me, well, it'll be a good opportunity to meet new people and also old friends. It might be fun too. We'll see...
PS: Rumours go that this could be the final edition of THOMSO. I'm not so sure about this though.