There is no right way to do a sound, you mold, you adapt, you write, you beat box!
The one culture that has paved its way to an improbable height and influence that has changed lives and made legends.
Beat boxers have created a global phenomenon enjoyed by millions all around the world by forging innovations of sounds from the depths of their gullet, hitting the crowd right where it is to.
Zest '21 brings you "Game of Throats”, a chance to witness these utterly talented, charismatic boxers playing the ultimate on their lips and tongues. Who'd dare say that those do not drum effects?
ACUSTICA (SOLO instrumental)
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Here is your chance to show your instrumental skills in the melodious world of music. Play the tunes of various emotions, either the classics on your violin, or the rocks of 70s and 80s on your guitar, and mesmerize the spectators. Grab your instruments and those skillful hands to show the world what you are up to, in Zest ’21- “Acústica”.
SINFONIA OPUS (SOLO SINGINg)
The world of music is big, bright, and diverse. We all enjoy a good piece of melody, heartbroken, or a lazy afternoon shower, music has owned its tasteful way to work up your dopamine. Having said that, a professional in this range will always know how to adjust their tone, have consistency and each note will be distinct from the intended musical effect.
It's time to witness the vocalist in you, the craft that you have precisely bead, your astounding vocal arrangement, and a versed melody of your clear enunciation as the podium is set at Zest ‘21 for “Sinfonía Opus”.
A powerful form of artistic expression that makes music out of the complexity of human language and not just the human voice.
Rap is confidence, dynamism, discipline. All you got to do is grip on your unique sound, capitalize your chords and bring it all out with your ever so divine lyrical draft. Because your beats are worth it.
From your bits of wordplay to a stomach aching anecdote record to violent tales of unheard urban struggles, Zest's “Rap Brawl” is all about your linguistic devices exploring your very own fresh ideas and intense understanding of your craft.
Your rigorous effort and practice deserve this very stage. Bien chanter!
DANCE-MA-TAZZ (GROUP DANCE)
Do you have it in you what it takes to be a passionate dancer? Do you feel the groove of music more than anyone else? Are you ready to dance in synchrony?
Then gear yourself up for Zest’21, as the trademark dancing event of Zest, “Dance-ma-Tazz” is back, bringing all dance crews the opportunity to showcase their hard work put in throughout the year and dance their hearts out.
Come and join us for one of the most exhilarating and exciting events. Twist, twirl, and sway to the rhythm, charming the spectators in with the hint of that grace and charisma!
STEPPIN' UP (SOLO DANCE)
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” -Martha Graham
Here's a chance for you to show the twists and turns on the dance floor with your wonderstruck performance! Gear up fellow dancers, it's a solo dance competition and this is the best place to unveil your dance skills. So, this Zest ’21 give a charismatic performance and showcase your talent in this year’s Solo Dance Competition- “Steppin’ Out”
PANACHE (FASHION SHOW)
"Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you" in the words of Ralph Lauren, it becomes pretty evident that Fashion isn't something limited to only a certain type of people who have a knack for design. Sometimes, the way you transcend your emotions through an outfit can birth an endearing fashion statement. Zest 2021 presents, 'Panache - The Fashion Show' that will commemorate the existence of not just style, but also individuality.
The Prelims will be conducted before the main event. We invite you to explore your hues through the lens of the 'Eternal Replica: Illusion of Time' - our theme for Zest 2021.
FINESSE (FASHION DESIGNING)
"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." —Bill Cunningham
Vogue is timeless and we can't wait to see the beauty of it with runways filled with different styles and beautiful faces.
Here’s your chance to give an equally awe-striking performance in this year’s Fashion Designing Competition- “Finesse”, exhibiting your collection of elaborate and beautiful guises. This Zest’21, buckle up and open your vogue thoughts to present the embellish looks!
Greetings to all pro-gamers, gear yourself up!!
Introducing a trip down memory lane from the Ages of Empires to the Age of Enlightenment, it's not just a game it's about the squad fame. Remember the old school van, the interactions, the laughter, and the teamwork with your clan, here we are with the Grand LAN.
This Zest ’21 show your skills in the gaming environment, experience the retro feels. With a hand on PC to grab the royal seat, bring your gaming ordeal to the slab and attain a whole new flag in a strike!
z-graphix (graphic desiging)
“Modern abstract evolves around the age-old arena," flocks from different walks of life. Gear up. the design market and give into the Zest ‘21 Edition. Bring in the touch of tales with an all-new look. A fresh outlook for the future. Stand out from the crowd, set up the imagination off limits, and catch the wave through “Graphix-Z” !
Not everything requires a peaceful mind and embodied trained hands. Sometimes the noise in your mind can eventually bewitch you some serious art work. The process can be messy, full of false starts, fidgets, and bits of ideas or fragments of sentences.
It’s your plan, your design just our stage.
Zest’21 brings you Zoodling, draw it or script it. There’s no fun till people stand in line and push their minds trying to figure out what exactly is your masterpiece, while you zoodle your way to the trophy!
Sometimes, it’s hard to express yourself in words and hence, many a times we find ourselves stuck between the dimensions of thought and manifestation. Breaking the barriers of language and raising the bar for art and emotion expression, gives you a chance to portray your story to the world, rather than tell. Express your emotions through art rather than language, and fill your ammo with colours, use your pencils and styluses as swords and let the battle begin!
balladerie (slam poetry)
Poetry is the lifeblood of an individual who can discern between the voracious emotions that life ingrains in their path.
With a common love for poetry, every year Zest celebrates the identities of vivid poets who come with a pocketful of stories and rhymes. Every year, the snapping of fingers echoes through the halls, and watching people get mystified in a land of words is no surprise.
Hence, Zest 2021 brings no exception to the table. This year, a virtual celebration of poetry is called for, without the loss of that same zeal and fervor.
'Balladerie' - The Slam Poetry Competition is a platform for poets to not just share their experiences, but also relate with that of others.
tark vitark (hindi/english debate)
"If you cannot explain it simply, you probably do not even understand it well enough."
Saying that, if you possess the power to explain your thoughts in a consenting way and have a soupçon of hefty logic by the side, voila there you go.
You say you are good at reasoning, also criticizing do I hear? Well, here is your opportunity to prove all against odds, to outshine the luminous satellite, manifest your extraordinary oratory skills, pull the argument under your valiant express, and make the kind stand I awe.
You are almost there, for aim has never been enough, you must hit the net, this year in “Parley-Z”!
No wise man has ever said a no to a debate, it's the best possible exercise for your brain. You lose nothing, even the one that just lost has learned so much. The ability to defend yourself verbally is a new age Bahubali, yes there I said it. It hurts like a pin on the chest having your opponent shoot off the silver bullet but the joy to fusillade it back overtops the former.
FABLEBAUCHE (CREATIVE WRITING)
'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life', beginning with the words of Pablo Picasso, Zest 2021 brings to the stage an art write-up competition in the form of 'Fablébauche'. This is an opportune moment for the budding artists to grab their tools and set down to creating an artwork that reeks of their heart, mind and soul. Art is another form of spirituality that brings utmost peace to the soul. It will be conducted before Zest.
A great many legends have left an indelible mark in this field. From time to time, we come across individuals who are not just talented, but are searching for the right platform to shine in their true colors.
Hence, Zest 2021 brings that platform to you wherein, being an artist is just one registration away.
JUST A MINUTE
In just one minute, pull your socks up and win the combat with your unparalleled words!
Are you the one who can win the battle against their fumble, hesitation, and deviations? Do I hear your heart screaming, "Take on the defiance"?
Are you going to manage to sail this against the passage of time? After all everything, in the end, boils up to your timing.
If you have said yes till now, you deserve this more than anybody.
Here are your 60 seconds to sum up the broad vistas of your hidden knowledge and set your diversified ideas to create a perfect illustration and expertise yourself.
Have at it.
1-SHOT (ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY)
A vision that sees the unthinkable, a portrait that would capture your angst, a reality so subtle that it eventually becomes more real than reality itself.
Freezing a moment to eternity fails the law of time.
Do it your way, join pieces together, the skyline, the old orchard tree, the lake by your primeval school, or just a mere drop of water. The world is yours, the curtains are undrawn, now is your time. Think back to what you always wanted to capture, set your glance, and showcase your love for the craft.
Zest'21 brings you an all and exclusive, “One-Shot”, snap!
ZEST SHOTS (INSTAGRAM REELS)
“The lies are in the dialogue; the truth is in the visuals”. is all about 'The Illusion of Time' and we invite you to be the buoyancy behind the Truth that surfaces at the top of the tide.
'Zest Shots' is for social media lovers who know its nuances and hacks. If Instagram is your forte, then we urge you to unveil that talent of yours through a Reel-making competition that will be conducted online on Instagram.
What are you waiting for, then? Go grab your phones and entice us with the magic of your visually appealing masterpieces.
SOLO-LOQUY (MONO ACT)
“If you have the emotion, it infects you and the audience. Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding yourself in there.''
Step up on the stage and rediscover your new self, under the same-old skin. Let your actions and emotions speak alongside every word and enhance the essence.
This Zest ’21, let the stage be your province as you immerse your soul and delve into the current of emotions. Deliver the most appealing soliloquy after Shakespeare, seize the moment, and bask in those few minutes of fame, mesmerizing the onlookers!
FILMFLICK (SHORT FILM MAKING)
In the words of Robert Altman," Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes".
How rightly said, what can be better than presenting your own aesthetic sublimed with the brim of your stirring imaginations on the screen and pause the world with your passion, leave them seizing a fireball of your flamboyance.
So, get the lights, set the cameras, be ready to do actions with your imagination, and create an outstanding piece of art this year, in Zest'21.
ZEST PREMIERE LEAGUE
Let’s make a bid!
Living amongst the passionate and insane cricket fans of the world, it is a genuine vision for many of us to assemble our squad of favorite batsmen and bowlers. Zest, pursuing its legacy, offers you the best place to bid and turn this desire into reality. Just know your purse and explore your business intellect to grab your Kohli and Dhoni as Zest 2021 awaits you for some bidding fun.
"Don't the great tales never end?"
"No, they never end as tales," said Frodo. "But the people in them come, and go when their part's ended. Our part will end later – or sooner" the beauty of story-telling is the becoming and unbecoming of people, places and characters. It's a celebration of life through emotions and words.
Zest 2021 will infuse the 'Illusion of Time' and freeze it through your stories imbibed within experiences.
Lets take a tour down the memory lane and yet again, indulge in the most melodious game, Antakshari.
Music along with fun is the most amazing combination to have. Hop on to the sweet ride and show your singing talent and grab some certificates for the same. Zest 21, 'The Illusion of Time' invites you to cross the boundaries of time and celebrate the timeless muses that touch the heart and soul.
MR. AND MS. ZEST
Do you have an X-Factor to gain every spectator's glances twice? If yes, then go on this spiral of magnetism, and lure in the judges with your personality.
A platform where the definition of attractive is not restricted to a superficial notion of physical appearance instead, the inner bloom and charm of this paragon would be exhibited in a true sense which is as attractive and fascinating, it is a very rare podium where fashion meets the true talent.
This Zest ’21 achieve the title of Mr. and Ms. Zest, and be the enchanting chap or lady, drowning in the delight of being the best!
JESTING (STANDUP COMEDY)
Who can resist a bit of a laugh after everything that has taken over this world? From dirty Politics, the Pandemic to the ever-growing human discords, there are tons of reasons to fret over and give up. However, what if we told you that there could be another, and a healthier way to cope with negativity? Yes, it's possible and you know it well because laughter is your dose of gift to the World.
Zest 2021 is proud to announce is Stand-up Comedy Competition - 'One Mic Stand' which is going be your happy space for the day.
Hello Chanakya's of new Age
Looking for an answer? The Quest of unlocking knowledge at the speed of thought is little more than fun. An insight to the lives of Queens!! Dig in the current affairs and history undone we are here with an old-new quiz. Keep your eyes peeled put your brain to work. Take on each other in the battle of the brain through the course of time in this year’s “Quizest”. Get ready to buzzed!!