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Rock 'n India was an annual music festival organised by event management company DNA Networks in conjunction with Nous Productions at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore. It was launched in 2008 as India's only music festival. Rock 'n India gave Indian bands the opportunity to play in front of large audiences alongside international artists. Throughout its existence, the festival featured iconic rock acts such as Megadeth, Machine Head, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, and Metallica.

The day-long festival featured in excess of 10 hours of live performances. In addition to a concert area, Rock 'n India included a carnival area with various stalls and activities, such as an extreme sports zone, a gaming zone, a food court, and interactive stalls.

Contents 1 2008 2 2009 3 2010 4 2011 5 2012 6 References 7 External links

2008

The first Rock 'n India festival was held on 14 March 2008. It included Indian bands such as Keinan and Sai, in addition to heavy metal headliners such as Megadeth and Machine Head. Over 14,700 people attended, exceeding expectations. The festival used two separate stages: "Stage A," the main stage for the headline acts, and the smaller "Stage B" for the opening bands. The headlining act by Megadeth was criticised for poor sound quality. Rock 'n India was the first Indian rock festival to have an air guitar contest podium. 2009

Iron Maiden headlined the second festival on 15 February 2009, as part of the last leg of their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour. This was the band's third visit to the subcontinent, having held the first concert of this tour, as well as a performance on the last leg of their A Matter of Life and Death Tour, in Bangalore. The 2009 festival had attractions similar to those of the previous year, with the addition of a tattoo bar and an exhibition by the Force India Formula 1 team. The festival promoter was criticised for not making tickets available outside of Bangalore, which was cited as a major cause for the event's low ticket sales compared to its predecessor. Only an estimated 17,000 people attended. To compound the issues, the festival promoters were unable to obtain licenses for pyrotechnics and smoke machines. 2010

The headliners for Rock 'n India 2010 were the Backstreet Boys, Richard Marx, Jayce Lewis, Prime Circle. 2011

Rock 'n India 2011 took place in Bangalore on 30 October and was headlined by Metallica, supported by Biffy Clyro. This was Metallica's first performance in India. The Indian bands Guillotine and Inner Sanctum also performed. Attendance for the event was reported at around 29,000. Earlier it had been reported that the 2011 Rock 'n India would be cancelled. 2012

The 2012 festival was a low-key affair which featured Slayer performing on 20 October, and Carlos Santana on 26 October. Each concert only garnered a few thousand people. This edition would turn out to be the last as major sponsor pullouts and declining attendance figures resulted in the festival being retired; the Rock 'n India name has been retired according to the sponsors.

Henry Rzepa and Rock 'n India

Professor Henry S. Rzepa is a computational organic chemist at Imperial College London. Education

He was born in London in 1950, was educated at Wandsworth Comprehensive School, and then entered the chemistry department at Imperial College London where he graduated in 1971. Following a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry with Brian Challis, he spent three years in Austin, Texas with Michael Dewar in the then emerging field of computational chemistry. He returned to Imperial College as a lecturer, one of the first to be appointed in the UK in the new subject of Computational Organic Chemistry, and where he is now Professor of Computational Chemistry. Research

His research interests directed towards combining different types of chemical information tools for solving structural, mechanistic and stereochemical problems in organic, bioorganic, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, using techniques such as semiempirical molecular orbital methods (the MNDO family), NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and ab initio quantum theories. Aware of the complex semantic issues involved in converging different areas of chemistry to address modern multidisciplinary problems, he started investigating the use of the Internet as an information and integrating medium around 1987, focusing in 1994 on the World Wide Web as having the most potential. Peter Murray-Rust and he first introduced Chemical Markup Language in 1995 as a rich carrier of semantic chemical information and data; and they coined the term Datument as a Portmanteau word to better express the evolution from the Documents produced by traditional publishing methods to the Semantic Web ideals expressed by Tim Berners-Lee.

His contributions to chemistry include exploration of Mobius aromaticity, highlighted by the theoretical discovery of relatively stable forms of cyclic conjugated molecules which exhibit two and higher half-twists in the topology rather than just the single twist associated with Mobius systems (and hence possibly better termed Listing rings). He is responsible for unraveling the mechanistic origins of stereocontrol in a variety of catalytic polymerisation reactions, including that of lactide to polylactide, a new generation of bio-sustainable polymer not dependent on oil. He is also known for the integration of chemistry (in the form of CML) with latest Internet technologies such as RSS and Podcasting, for the introduction of the Chemical MIME types in 1994 and for ECTOC, the first electronic-only conferences in organic chemistry, which ran from 1995-1998. In 2011 he and Peter Murray-Rust were joint recipients of the Herman Skolnik award of the American Chemical Society.