Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Diya'li

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali! Hope the days have been great fun for you all.

We had a 'Diya Design' competition yesterday. Our Cultural Committee gave us 100 diyas and asked us to make any design of our choice. There are a couple of design geniuses in my class who came up a killer of a concept that got us the first prize :) These pics and the video mark the making of the design.

Chalking the outline on the floor

Banana leaves cut into shape

Building side walls to retain water inside the 'compound'

Diyas being arranged on the periphery

Diyas being arranged around Ganesha

The final design in all its splendour!

Our hostel block

And this is the video:

This is one reason why I believe IIMB is THE BEST B-SCHOOL in India. My peer network here is awesome. They are not people who just got lucky once in CAT. Nor are they people who simply busy their noses in books. The selection procedure of this school ensures that only people who are good in acads as well as in extra-curriculars, AND are consistent get thru. I have so many great artists and sportsmen around me that I often wonder how these people could shine in acads as well as in other stuff!

And no, am not saying this only out of loyalty to my place of B-ing. If you see any result of any interaction between the biggies - IIM A, B and C, you would realize what I mean. IIMC had come over here for a B-Vs-C sports meet a couple of months back.

And we won 15 - 2.

I rest my case.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nothing2Lose: LightWait - I

Hiya there!

Me back on the blogosphere. And this time I am not going to resort to circuitous prose or eleventy-eleven pics of IIMB. I will exhibit the makings of a good manager and throw the gauntlet on you (See am using idioms and phrases.. another indication of me becoming a pseud-manager).

Presenting to you, the Nothing2Lose series of contests that will take place here on vishfulthinking.com. You have had only the comments sections for yourself till now. Break beyond the shackles and mark your presence in my posts!

The first of the lot is .....

LightWait - the photography contest series.

Do you believe you have an eye for photography? Have you ever been proud of pics shot by yourself? Bring them on!

The theme for Light Wait - I: Street photography.
So dish out your cam and click pics on the streets of wherever you are. It could be anything on the roads or in the sides. You may freeze the facade of a bungalow on your lens, or you may capture an old lady carrying a stack of hay in the dusty road to Sajjanpur. Your vish!

Points to note:
  • Maximum of 3 entries per person
  • Mail all your entries to vishwa@vishfulthinking.com
  • While I don't want to make this mandatory, it would be great if your pics could be between 800 and 1024 pixels in width. Will make my job easier when I post them up later
  • Do not add any borders to your pics
  • Pictures should be of jpeg type
  • Judging: Will be done by Vishful Thinkers (you all!) and me. Will define the specifics of this pretty soon
  • Deadline for sending entries: 11:59:59 PM on 25th October 2008
  • PRIZES await the winner
  • My decision will be final and binding (he he he.. I too got a chance to say this once in life)
Get going and mail me your creations! Lets fight it out.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My first major event at IIMB

I have always loved taking part in organizing events. In fact, sometime after class 12, I almost stopped participating in any event; I rather loved being on the other side.

At IIMB, I will be experiencing my first major event next week - Vista, our B-fest falls on Oct 10-12, 2008. I am part of the publicity team, so you would find me spending some time blogging with others at http://iimbvista2008.blogspot.com.

Which means lesser time available for vishfulthinking.com :( anyway, just a week more.. Already planned my next post.. Will be a contest :) More info soon..

Anyway, find the official details of Vista at www.iimb-vista.com.

I especially love the contest called Numero Uno. Its the flagship event here, and the concept drew me no end! It's a competition between masters of all trades!!! Will go on for three days, and test different types of skills - physical and mental. Haven't seen this kind of an event before, but the more I think of this, the more I want to introduce this at Tech :) definitely will draw crowds to watch..

Placements submissions and resume work going on in full swing too.. Got Pre-Placement Talks everyday.. Sometimes two in a day.. This is just the beginning, but acads, Vista, and placements suddenly seem like too much to chew :( battling on..