The first day of February saw an enthusiastic welcome as a number of students from colleges all across Mumbai gathered at RD National College to begin their journeys for Cutting Chai. The students were all geared up and ready to battle for a chance to compete in the festival. The eliminations for the fest were filled with zeal and excitement, right from the registrations to the end of the event. The elimination round started with dance performances, judged by Mr. Rohit Bhatnagar and Mrs. Kareena Nagpal. The students of RD National College also engaged the participants in interesting activities. Followed by this were the eliminations for drama. The performances were judged by Mrs. Suchitra Pillai, Ms. Riddhima Tiwari, and Ms. Shafaq Naaz. The event saw impressive performances in every aspect. The countdown to Cutting Chai is a rather short one, and the colleges are preparing themselves for this showdown.
The sports event of Cutting Chai was held on February 4. The air was filled with tension and nervous excitement as students cheered the players on the field. The game of human foosball was a huge success. The match was held at a local turf in Khar, with an upturn of students from all participating colleges. The spirit was thrilling as each college hooted for their team members. What the participating colleges have up their sleeves for the big show, only time will tell. Cutting Chai is all set to captivate the students as they gear up for the festival. Cutting Chai XI is taking place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of February. Cutting Chai is the largest Mass Media festival in Mumbai, organized by the students of the BMM Department of RD National College. The festival is held annually in the premises of the college since a decade and it plays host to various esteemed colleges across Mumbai. Notable personalities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, AR Rahman, and the like have graced Cutting Chai with their presence, some even judging a few events.