Sab Ki Waatt Laga Dali..

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Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD 2nd Sem, Arena Animation, Park Street.

Greetings to every eye on the screen! I, Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD (2nd Sem) student have been sharing my experiences through blogs for a long time now. Whether it be a seminar or journey so far, whether it be an event or self-improvement, I have been sharing every ounce of it in these blank spaces of the screen (I would have said blank pages if it was not digital).

(Click Here For My Last Blog)

This time I behold an experience like no-other, gems more valuable than Kohinoor, ethics and morals which make us fit for industry (Get a glimpse here). Pinocchio Lab (our classroom) has a unique way to transfer these into us. And that unique way is called “Seminar & Workshop” (Click here to experience another such a seminar). Why am I calling it a unique way? You’ll soon find out if you stick with me till the end.

Saturdays are always special with some event going on. Similarly, last Saturday (relative to the time when I am typing this) i.e. 14th July, 2018 I witnessed a seminar and workshop most “hatke” (different) from others. The day started with photo shoot and I discovered my hidden talent and hidden affection for camera. When the clock struck 11AM, we all settled down in respective places and waited for Singham (Somnath Sir) to start with the presentation. Before starting anything he gave us a small hint of what is lying ahead along with keeping a bundle of suspense wrapped in white papers on the table, clearly visible to all. What a man!!!! Were we supposed to concentrate on his speech? Or the bundle ? But I tell you, as the seminar proceeded and he started speaking, every word seemed to be a capsule, a remedy for what lacks in us.

The first half went smoothly when we were on the comfortable seat and sir stood there, speaking endlessly. And then after a short time, suddenly the chairs turned to a hot seat and the ambience became heavier than ever.

In the trial interview that occurred we all realized how much more effort we still need to put. Some questions we could answer and some we couldn’t. But most importantly we understood the mental state we have to go through before an interview. Each minute passed by like an hour when we were waiting for our turn. Even though the interview was over, tension stayed back, probably waiting for the results. It was like a mock test in which we scored 40% but got to learn 200%.

The air became lighter when MAHAGURU ( Mr.Ramesh Ruia Sir ) entered and took a session. Suddenly the room was filled with positive vibes and a smile spread on each of our faces. He shared his experiences as an interview candidate and then as a recruiter as well, which gave us a broader idea of the whole system. Well, that didn’t last long. It was then time for unfolding the bundle of suspense kept on the table. When curiosity was at it’s peak we finally opened the papers and found team names with members and tasks written on it. We all sighed and went back to machines to execute the work. Suddenly, the known computers were strangers to us and we felt like we are sitting in another place we’ve never visited before. (Enjoy The Video Here)

The whole day took us one step closer to the job I believe. It was a part of our preparations and I’ll say the most important one, without which we would never be “Job Ready”. One by one, all the sessions left a long lasting impact on our minds. It taught us to be prepared for the unexpected, to handle the pulse when everything around you is going wrong. Technically we can still reach the benchmark. But it’ll be of no use if we cannot execute on the final day, i.e. the interview day. And thus, to prepare your mind not to get knock out under such tension is a big thing that we still need to learn. As said by our dear sir, now we know,

“Hope for the best. But, be prepared for the worst”.

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Hila diya re ! Pura Dho dala re !!!

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Arindam Bhowmick, 2nd Sem, GWDD, Arena Animation, Park Street

  ” Confidence comes from discipline and training. “

Hello readers! I am back again with another experience of seminar & workshop based on job placement & interview I recently attended on 14th July 2018, Saturday. Speaking of seminar, you might be thinking I had gone through lots of lectures. Well only one way to find out. So, let’s get started !

If you haven’t checked my last blog click in the following link:

( https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/koi-bhi-dhandha-chota-nahi-hota-dhandhe-se-bada-koi-dharam-nahi-hota/  )

I was very much excited about this seminar & workshop to happen while it started with a bang by our mentor SINGHAM  (Sir Somnath Chakraborty ) kept a bundle of suspense in some pieces of folded paper including an interview trial. We weren’t that much scared nor excited. We all were secretly whispering to figure out what’s going to happen.

The first half of seminar started with the importance of interview and what we should follow to get placed. There were many important things like behavior and mind set I have to set if I want a job. There were many common things we really don’t follow in order to lead a comfortable life. But what is it? That’s like cutting out my own branch I am sitting on it. I really like learning something with fun and interactively. Guess what, this was the perfect seminar for me.

                  ” It’s not just about ideas, it’s about making ideas happen. Do it!!! “

The second half of the seminar was interview session. We were called and gave trial of an actual interview that we will face in the job interview. By this session we really felt we are still not enough whether it’s small or big mistakes we can’t answer. Answering questions wasn’t the real motive of acting in the interview it also includes our body language and our voice tones. Interview is not a piece of a cake whether you are confident in your theory or practical. It includes your 360-degree performance judged by interviewer that you are fit for the job or not.

  ” My attitude, not my aptitude determines my altitude.

In between the seminar we got a surprise visit of our MAHAGURU (Sir Ramesh Ruia). He started with his advisory session with great suggestions and importance on job interview. It was very informative how he really explained the process he has gone through and some of his experiences. He really made some of the things very clear to us which gave an extra advantage to this seminar.

Check our moments in this seminar in the link below: –

( https://www.facebook.com/groups/727106617412875/permalink/1643039379152923/ )

At last but not the least bundle suspense exposed without guessing about it we were divided into 5 teams to give machine test. We were being assigned tasks along with respective team members. We were given a limited time to finish tasks. We were nervous but we worked together as different teams to execute the tasks. This Machine Test was an important lesson for me to check technical skills that includes the work pressure, planning and the deadline of the product.

   ” Imagine – Invent – Inspire “

Check out the video of our workshop in the link below: –

( https://www.facebook.com/sumaiya.rahman.15/videos/2195458734009252/ )

This was a memorable seminar for me and also a desirable experience working together with classmates. After this seminar and workshop, I am transforming myself from the one I was before.

” Whatever the mind can conceive & believe it can achieve. “

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“ Tum Hi Ho Bandhu, Sakha Tumhi ”

diksha“ Tum Hi Ho Bandhu, Sakha Tumhi….. ”

Hello readers, I am Diksha Singh from 2nd semester of Arena Animation, and it’s been 3 months since I started my GWDD 2nd Semester. I am writing this blog to share my experience with you all.

Life is a journey, Not a destination. We really can’t describe this journey by only one or two words .Ye “LIFE” na ek mixture hai.. . A mixture of happiness and sadness, success and failure , encouragement and frustration, relief and sorrow, and struggle and giving up. Now obviously life’s journey is not PERFECT, but is beautiful.

Everyone takes every step in a very unique way. Though this unique way results into something disastrous at times . Ye unique banne k chakkar mai we take bumpy roads. This is exactly what i did, after completing my B.Com final year. Without having full knowledge about a course i got myself admitted to GWDD course in Arena Animation Park Street. First 8 months were like “Makhann”(butter)- .

Fir 8 months k bad ek turn aya … jo tha hamara 2nd Semester. I was having a bit of idea about the faculty who was supposed to take our web classes but on the very first day of introduction class I realised and cursed myself for just having that so called “Bit of” knowledge. I entered in the class and wished my new teacher- SOMNATH SIR a very good morning, and then sat like a good girl in front of him on the chair.One by one everyone came in, all of us had some expression on our faces, but i noticed that SIR was sitting quietly on his chair with a pale face, and yes that was a “DARAWANA EXPRESSION”. Soon he began to take our introduction class. We all felt motivated and learnt that in “PINOCHIO LAB” seriousness is the only key to success ,or to be more precise ” The only way jo life mai hume kuch acha kar sakte hain “. The time was passing on but the introduction class was not ending. Me and my batch-mates were getting impatient and were talking to each other via expressions. The introduction class got over by 5 pm that day. We all got a trailer of our 8 months ahead journey after just one class.

Days came by and all of us who hardly stayed for 1.30 hours in a class, now started spending our whole day in this lab. In starting it was really hard to sit calmly at one place and work for the whole day. But gradually it became a habit for all of us. We all became family and it happened just because of our mentor Somnath Sir. The person who entered into our life as “HITLER”, taught us the real aspects of life.

He says ” he is rude, rowdy, rowdiest person”, and yes he might be the rowdiest person i ever faced in my life but, also he is the person who gave a meaning to this line “Haste-Haste kat jae Raste”. We have completed our 4 months journey sath mai  ” HASTE –HASTE “ and believe to spend the rest months likewise…

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“Ek Chhoti Seminar Ki Keemat, Tum Kya Jano ….”

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Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD(2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street.

I am back again with another exciting experience on a seminar I attended recently. Here, the question is what’s so special about this one?

Now, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear seminar? Are they boring? Or monotonous ? Or fun to attend? Have you attended one? Did you like listening to the lecture for long hours( approx 6 hrs.), sitting idle, and seldom noting down two or three lines when required? Or saw people around you yawning while 50% escaped after a break? Share your seminar experiences with us in the comment section below and stay tuned to know why this seminar was unusual.

On 28th April, 2018, I, Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD 2nd Sem, attended my second seminar based on “skill -development and career guidelines”, the seminar that broke the stereotypes, that was full of fun and enjoyment, yet rich with much needed facts which even Google would fail to provide. The man behind it was none other than, our very own, SINGHAM (our mentor, Somnath Chakraborty Sir).

How dare he break the so called seminar rules? (hey.. don’t curse me, just keep reading..) How dare he make studies entertaining? How dare he to go out of the way to make his students understand the otherwise boring lessons? ARE these questions relevant? Rather, it should be “How COULD he inspire us in such a manner and show us a way deviated from the rat race?”

I remember sitting right in front and still laughing like it was stand-up comedy. Apparently it seemed that, with sir doing mimicry and advertisement videos playing on the screen. You must be thinking “why advertisement videos for web students?” We had the same question until we understood the reason. What those videos portrayed in few minutes, books, software and tools, menu options couldn’t teach us in the past 11 months. The light ambience was working and we were intensely lost in the seminar.

The seminar was an entertaining break from our otherwise usual everyday classes, charging up once again for the upcoming month. We were given a break in the middle for refreshment and again we boarded the train and moved on.

If I start speaking about what I learned then probably this will never end. But I would say one thing, my visions are clearer than before and now I know which track to choose as my career. My technical skills are sharpened and the frog is finally outside the well, waiting on the edges to explore the world. But the good that this seminar has done to me mentally cannot be expressed in words. It showed me my place and the road that I still have to walk, it taught me that a different perspective to see things is not crazy but unique and productive, it told me that finding out a problem is common and every other common man does that, finding a solution to the problem and executing will make me different from the crowd.

And now I know that I have to K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple, Stupid) my life, my target and my works and entertain myself by my skill, knowledge, passion, dedication etc. That’s why I always follow the below line:

“If you’ve entertainment and enjoyment in your home or vicinity, you’ll never look outside to seek happiness.”                                     – Somnath Chakraborty Sir.

 

If you’ve made it till here then thanks a lot to stay with me till the end. We’ll meet again, next month with more exciting experiences and surprises.

“Joh log GWDD se nahi darte,yeh samaaj unse darta hai.”

“Joh log GWDD se nahi darte,yeh samaaj unse darta hai.”Arindam Bhowmick

Arindam Bhowmik, GWDD,2ND SEM ARENA ANIMATION,PARK STREET

Hello readers, I am Arindam Bhowmick and it’s been 3 months since I started my GWDD 2nd Sem. I am writing this blog to share my experience with you all. As I am passionate about web designing and development I joined GWDD course in Arena Animation, Park Street.

My experience in 1st  sem was moreover good and my sir was one of the finest teachers for graphics. Needless to say, I don’t think I can ever forget him. When I was at the end of 1st sem I heard lots of rumors like “You’re doing GWDD? Oh my God! Do you know that your teacher is very rude and arrogant?. When such rumors come to you, curiosity to meet the person is an obvious thing. I was like “What will happen next?”

The first class in 2nd sem was all about introduction and a productive one where we got information about our course duration, systems to be followed, and what we are going to learn. But I was still anxious to know “What now?”

The second class was a bit different that we didn’t expect. It was a surprise for us by seniors where they cheered us and shared their experience of Pinocchio Lab (our classroom). They made us feel special in their own way and I felt more comfortable in the room than before. Days passed by and also the rumors I heard. The classes were nothing like the rumors. Well, first lesson learned- Never trust rumors.

And thus, our team dedicated an article to the seniors, showing our love and gratitude through words.

( https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/candles-of-the-way-dedicated-to-seniors/ )

With more and more number of classes I improved not only as a student but also as a human which helped me a lot in learning and my practical life where I was a game addict (Urgghh! I had to leave my games for this). I was so surprised to see that I could overcome the addiction (that was apparently an impossible challenge for me) and get back to real world. Now I know, game addiction was waste of my potential. I realized it’s easy to live in the comfort zone, with no passion, doing the same thing again and again while it’s hard to fight for your dreams to come true and surrender to success. That is what our life is meant for.

Most effective lesson I learned is to organize, whether it’s desktop or real life. I learned about my strength and weaknesses, my skills and loopholes (already started working on it) which is really helpful.

Only study and no recreation will not help you to achieve your goals. Thus, in GWDD I started different activities along with my other team members which is held every month where we work as a team to do something creative, enjoy and learn teamwork as we all know when ‘I’ is replaced by ‘WE’ even illness becomes wellness. Team work is unforgettable.

“Together brightest”

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It’s really an amazing experience to attend monthly seminar conducted by our mentor, Somnath Chakraborty Sir. When we think of seminar we visualize some usual boring ambience. But in Pinocchio Lab it’s totally a unique experience I had. What’s your view about a seminar? Well, this seminar was full of fun and entertainment along with knowledge and facts not easily found in GOOGLE. This seminar helped me a lot to go through my skill development and confidence needed.

(You are most welcome to visit our facebook page for more details)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/727106617412875/permalink/1548727128584149/

I am lucky to be a part of GWDD-family as every day is a new day where I learn new things and try my level best to be consistence. I have never seen a mentor like Somnath sir. He has always motivated us and gave us the spark to light the fire within us which ends up in the best productivity. Thus, training us for the industry and also practical or personal life.

Now, the belief is-

“Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret”.

Candles Of The Way( Dedicated to Seniors)

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By- GWDD (2ndSem), (Sumaiya, Diksha, Shebi, Sumitra,Arindam, Rajnish , Bubai, Krishnendu)

We, GWDD students  were finally at the end of our first semester and an invitation to enter Pinocchio Lab, 3rd floor. The lab was famous, inviting numerous rumours .  Some said positive and some had negative thoughts. Both the comments left us, the new batch, in utter confusion. The first day wasn’t enough to make us feel like home in those four walls. The confidence to continue the course was in question and the only thing we wanted to know was “What will happen next?”.

It was the second day in the Pinocchio lab. Changing our old habits of coming late, all 8 of us were present in the waiting area of the third floor. Through the glass of the gate we all could see three people other than sir. Curious, we took the seats and waited for instructions from sir. After a while the four of them came out and entered a different room.  We thought sir would ask us to get inside and the usual classes would resume. Well after the first introductory class we all expected that & were unknown  of the events coming up!

As they all returned and had a small discussion, sir asked us to come inside one by one. One of us opened the door and noticed the chair stacked in a queue on the right while the three of unknowns stood on the left showering claps and smiles upon us. I must say, they knew how to make someone feel special. When curiosity was at the edge of exploding and excitement was visible sir introduced us to them. They were our seniors. It was the first time that we would ask about the cataracts and rapids and ups and downs and hurdles and obstacles and gardens and valleys coming ahead in the journey from trekkers who reached the summit. That couldn’t be a better experience.

After a while sir left us alone. Taking the advantage, we bombarded questions and they gifted answers. Soon we found ourselves comfortable in Pinocchio Lab, the ice was broken and worries were long lost.

The interactive session washed away most of the queries and anxiety from our mind. The transformation of the seniors to saviours and power house of support was quick and unnoticeable. But the effect was prominent and made everything fall into place.

What we thought to be the end, was the just the beginning. Irrespective of the time and problems we shared with them, they never turned their back, passively helping us to adapt to our new environment.  “Thank You” seemed to be two mere words, not matching their greatness and our gratitude.

A moment came when we realized that we were all a part of the family where protection, love, care and support was in abundance. And thus, they will never be detached from the Pinocchio Lab and from our mind. The mark they left  incarnated to a never forgettable lesson.

SURPRISE PROJECT ON DIGITAL MARKETING

Kamlesh Patel writes about a Surprise Project that he participated in at APS

On 20th November 2015, as we entered the Pinocchio Lab for our normal class, instantly a surprise test was taken and we were divided into two teams Team A and Team B. I was a member of Team B. We were then assigned with a surprise group project by our respected Somnath Sir.

The topics were as follows :

  • Team A – Peace Foundation.
  • Team B – Digital Marketing.

I was representing Team B and the project which we received was Digital Marketing. We were assign to create :

  1. Web Template for a company.
  2. Logo for the company.
  3. Visiting Card for the company.
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My Team Members

None of us had any proper knowledge on how to present and promote a product or a service digitally to the consumer. Then as a group we conducted a thorough research on what is Digital Marketing and how to promote a product or a service digitally.

We found that Digital Marketing is very innovative and wonderful concept in today’s world. It helps to promote the product and services with the help of Digital Marketing Channels to reach the consumer in an appropriate manner. Digital Marketing has become a powerful network of advertisement. With the help of Digital Marketing promoting any product through internet has become convenient and cost-effective.

I think that with such technology, marketing of any kind of products has become a lot more easier, the consumer’s conveniences has become possible.

At this point more or less we all had a concept on how to promote a product digitally through Digital Marketing Channel i.e Web. And we started our project Digital Marketing on Coco Café Restaurant. We wanted to promote Coco Café Restaurant by the services it provides the customers such as:

  • HAPPY HOURS
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • CLAIM OFFERS
  • HOME DELIVERY
  • ADVANCE BOOKING
  • UPDATION OF LATEST OFFERS.

Now it was time to implement the ideas . We distributed the work. So while some were making the Web Template for the company, others were making the logo and the visiting card for the company. And finally we succeeded in our given task.

Following are the works:

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The Logo that we designed

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The Visiting Card

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The Web Template

After completion of the project we were instructed to upload it to the social media like facebook etc. to get a positive or negative feedback from the audience point of view to evaluate our skill, knowledge and performance.

-Kamlesh Patel