Trekking, Masti Aur Abhiyaan, Ek Kahaani Yeh Bhi

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Burhan Mullamithawala

Hi everybody! I am Burhan Mullamithawala from 2nd semester, GWDD, Arena Animation, Park Street.

This is my third blog and I would like to share my recent experience of my trekking excursion to Hampta Pass, Manali. This trip was only possible as I had completed my GWDD Project, Bootstrap Project and my Creative Minds Project in time and surprisingly my Sir Somnath Chakrabarty gave me a week for refreshment which I utilized on this trip.

I always admire adventure and like always I wanted to do something different. So I planned a trekking trip to Hampta Pass with my friends a month ago. We contacted Adventure Nation after referring to several travel guides and we found that they had reasonable prices with good traveling experiences.

We started our trip from Howrah Railway Station on 6th June, 2019 by Kalka Mail and reached Chandigarh on 8th June, 2019. From there we proceeded in a car and reached Manali the very same day. As expected, Manali is a dream come true. The weather and atmosphere is something out of a movie. I have been there twice before but every time I go, it always feels fresh.

We enjoyed the next day in Manali, roaming the Manali Mall Road eating 6-in-1 softies and other street food. There was a huge crowd as it was peak season. We went to Himtrek Base Camp in Old Manali from where our trek began. We stayed there for the night in hugely built tents as they had organized an orientation for trekkers to give us guidelines on what to do during our trek. We got to meet new people with whom we would be trekking and they were all excited and enthusiastic for the upcoming adventure which lifted our spirits as well. We started our trek the very next day at 9 a.m. in the morning. We traveled to Jobra in a jeep, some 19 km from Manali. Jobra was at an elevation of 3000 meters. From Jobra we walked around 3 hours to Chika base camp. On the way, we witnessed the scenic beauty of the Western Himalayas, comprising of maple, pine and oak trees. The streams were crystal clear and the water was drinkable. We reached Chika and enjoyed the evening with snacks and snapping the picturesque mountains surrounding it. We stayed the night in tents. The temperatures were pretty cool and the four of us snuggled and slept.

 

We started our trek next day to Balu ka Ghera which was a 4 hours trek which was at an elevation of 3600 meters. The initial stretch took us through the rocky and icy banks of the river. We actually walked on 3 meters of thin ice which was pretty dangerous as the river was flowing right below it. Soon we started walking through the snowy valleys. As this year it had snowed heavily, we witnessed a lot of snow on our way. As we reached Balu ka Ghera, it started raining heavily and we reached the base camp and crawled inside the tents to keep ourselves dry and warm. The temperatures had dropped drastically due to the rains and it rained almost all day. The temperature had dropped almost to -4°C and we could barely feel our hands and legs. We had to wear warmers and jackets to stay warm and we only came out of our tents for lunch and dinner. As the temperatures were freezing, the four of us decided not to go further for the trek as we didn’t have proper trekking gear and some of us also fell sick. That same night we witnessed a very bad storm that sent chills right in our spines. We decided that we will descend for Manali the very next day as it was not appropriate for us to stay any longer. We discussed with our guide and he obliged and took us down to Jobra base camp.

But we got wet on our way down as it rained all the time and all our clothes were wet. The Himtrek Base Camp sent a car for us for Manali and we checked into a hotel and stayed a day in Manali. While on our way from Manali bus stand, we met the other people in our group and they told us that we took a good decision of leaving Balu ka Ghera early as the weather has worsened the very next night and they had to bear the brunt of the storm.

All in all, the trip was amazing with some life altering experiences. We witnessed all kinds of weather; sunny, rainy, hailstorms and super windy but we were fortunate that we returned home safe and sound. Yes, I regret not reaching the summit of Hampta Pass but this doesn’t stop me from going on more adventurous trips. With proper gear I will one day reach the summit of Hampta Pass and push myself to achieve such limits.

As I am back in my daily schedule, I have resumed on creating my portfolio for my career with all my energy and dedication.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Hoping to share more of my experiences.

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“Tum GWDD activity ke piche ,GWDD activity tumhare piche, too much fun”

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Sattwik Banerjee,Arena Animation,Park Street,GWDD,_2nd_Sem

Hello readers!, a very warm welcome to all. I am Sattwik Banerjee, student of  Arena Animation Park Street, GWDD(2nd) Semester, wants to share my experience with you all about our recent GWDD monthly activity. which was  on 25th January, and the theme  was ” 70th Republic Day Celebration “.

Every month we decide a topic for our activity, make a proper layout regarding the same and execute it to the best on the final day with my GWDD family. Every month I wait for our monthly activity. This is not just an activity, it gives us refreshment which is needed after a full month of frantic schedules and work pressure. We start planning our activity a week before the activity date, an event is created on social media platforms and every student of APS is invited to the upcoming activity. This time, we got a golden opportunity to show our love and passion towards our nation India . If you missed my first blog check it out in the link below :

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/my-gwdd-is-my-identity/

Now let’s see how me and my family execute the work. As usual all of us gathered in our  “Thor Lab” (our classroom) by 09:00 AM under the strictly informed by team leader and we started unwrapping our props and bags. We started, clicking a snap and posted it on social media, warmly inviting everyone to join with us. All of us already had a proper planning in mind, according to which we all were supposed to proceed.

My job was to make a perfect base and make a tricolor flag. My team mates were busy with their respective work. Our team took part in the activity with an energetic approach. After a while, we took a chai-break ( Source of our energy ) which was needed to maintain our energy levels for the activity. We were listening to patriotic songs while working .

” Aye mere pyaare vatan, Aye mere bichhade chaman
Tujh pe dil qurabaan ,
Tu hi merii aarazu,  Tu hi merii aabaru Tu hi merii jaan…”

When clock struck 1:30 PM , we had lunch break. This was the foremost part of our activity because we took lunch together including Somnath Chakraborty Sir. After completing our lunch together we were again back to our work, but this time with little pressure because time was passing by like speed of bullet, and Somnath Sir warned the deadline time that we could completed our work within our deadline at 5 PM. But we break the myth by completing our work within time. After completion our day activity, we take a group photo with our model.

Our team worked really hard and we paid our tribute to our country through our activity . Our final work was executed well as planned.

Get a glimpse of our Activity here :

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This activity gave me some very important lessons of life. Our activity was well executed because of  team work, team bonding , dedication, passion and love. This activity felt like a fresh air of breath in our mechanical lives . In future if anyone asks me what you will miss in my life , I positively say my ” APS Monthly activity “. I am really proud to be an Indian & GWDDIAN . Jai Hind!

This video is the results of our creativity and love towards our nation :

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Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna..

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Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD-Plus, 2nd Semester, Arena Animation, Park Street

After a long time, typing to share own experiences is a different feeling altogether. This is not the last blog I am going to write, but definitely one of the most important and longest one till date.

No one can take what Arena Animation ,Park Street has given me. I am not that proud of my college life or never built any special moment there to cherish later. After third year I gave up on the thought of making good, fun memories in educational life or even later. Somehow, I was struggling to build my career and the rest seemed secondary. If I say that my first semester was boring I would be wrong. I did make many new friends and participated in events. But that became common when I came to 2nd Semester of my course. It took me time to adjust to the new ambiance, discipline, routine and lots more. Slowly and gradually I got used to it. And now, at present, thinking of leaving everything I am living here is a nightmare.

The first and foremost thing that Pinocchio lab (classroom of 2nd Sem) has given me is a family of six, not by blood but by relation. And I hope to carry forward that as long as possible. I agree that we fight, we get mad at each other, we stop talking, show our craziness, and sometimes unintentionally hurt. But we stick together and make it till the end.

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Family By Relation, Not By Blood (Scroll Down To Know About Sixth Member)

Here, let me talk about one of the most interesting character of the family. He is renowned as Singham (Sir Somnath Chakraborty) and for a reason. He is that alchemist who brewed the elixir out of us. For me he is that “Silent Guardian” who protected us and made us who we are.

Yes, he gave us home tasks which took us sleepless nights to finish, assignments for which we had to work continuously for 5 to 6 hours without a break. That gave me an opportunity to start with a job in a company as Web Designer after I got selected in the machine test and personal Interview round. But it is here, in the same lab that we learned to upgrade ourselves everyday to become better than yesterday. And so, I upgraded to Digital Marketing to become a complete package before stepping out.

So now I know I am standing where I should be.

This reminds me of my first day in APS. I was sent to Rhythm Lab (our first classroom) and I noticed a wall painting, big enough to be looked at by all the people present in the room. It had a saying, “I may not have landed up where I wanted to be… but I have landed up where I needed to be”. First few days I took time to understand what it really meant. Being from Math background somewhere I still found ways to go back there. But today, while typing these lines I know and can say it proudly that I have landed up where I needed to be.

In my previous blogs I have already spoke about the monthly seminars and activities that we conduct, the lessons they taught, and benefits I received. Co-ordinating the activities and seminars not only taught me to organize the team but also myself which had an impact on my personal life too. In the movie “Spiderman” I still remember a dialogue,

“With great power comes great responsibilities..”

But in my case, my responsibilities helped me to discover the inner power I never realized I had.

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Whenever the albums of those events got posted and the alumni commented, I could never understand what they missed when looking at those pictures. But today, when it is time for me to pass on the activity box to the next generation of Pinocchio Lab, hand over the “Satta” I can feel how painful and nostalgic it must be for them. And now it is like I want to collect as many sea-shells of memories as possible before leaving the lab forever.

Four walls make a classroom. The bonding between the students and the teachers of that class make it lively and a second home for each one.

After I leave, everything will be the same, the chairs, the monitors, the CPU’s, the floor, the walls. New people will take over my responsibilities, curriculum will proceed as they should. A new chapter will begin with new stories. And just like me, the lab will again start making new fighters. But my life will change for good, and with everything I got from here I’ll set out for another journey to another destination.

Life moves on, time goes by. After all, no one in this world is indispensable.

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“Bimari se dar nai lagta sahab, GWDD class miss karne se lagta hai”

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Hello readers, I am Diksha Singh from GWDD , 2nd sem of Arena Animation, Park Street, writing my second blog to share my experience with you all and it’s been 6 months since I started my GWDD 2nd semester.  If you missed my first blog check in the link below:

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/tum-hi-ho-bandhu-sakha-tumhi/

My work has made an important contribution in my life. It has shaped me into a punctual and disciplined person. Within a few days i got addicted to my work. I have been a regular student in 2nd semester, but “honi ko kon taal sakta hai ?“. I was attacked by a health issue, and i was not allowed to work for long hours by the doctors. Since then each moment passed like a day. I was advised by doctor to take absolute rest for two weeks. Though i was very delighted that the case didn’t turned out to be a serious one but my conscience for my work was in equal proportions. I always used to think about my days at Pinocchio lab, which increased my urge to work and get well as soon as possible. I was missing my important classes, the lessons which were taught during the class premises. The most troubling thing was that, I was unable to get my work approvals, which is really important for me to get ahead with my course.

Within those two weeks, i realized the importance of my work. I was in touch with the regular activities taking place inside my room, through my batch mates , during my absence. During my illness, my mentor, Somanth Chakraborty Sir, was a supporting figure, and so were my batch mates. After a few days of rest i felt revived and my enthusiasm reached its zenith when i realized that i would be continuing with my work soon.

On the last day of my recovery i got acquainted with the fact that i can’t live without my work. Working gave me satisfaction and always keeps me away from the chaos of day to day life. I find peace in working. Moreover, I feel very relaxed and satisfied whenever i think that my decision of pursuing with this course is turning out to be the most fruitful one.

When I was at home during my illness, i use to plan about how to recover all the classes which i was missing, I made a planning sheet, and listed all the important things which was important for me to learn and complete. I became more determined and dedicated towards my class and career.

Conclusively, this was a bad experience which made me realize that how much my work means to me. Whenever i remember those days, it brings shiver down my spine.

Koi Bhi Dhandha Chota Nahi Hota, Dhandhe Se Bada Koi Dharam Nahi Hota

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

Hello readers I am back with my second blog sharing another wonderful experience. What do you think that is? If you missed my first blog check in the link below:

( https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/joh-log-gwdd-se-nahi-darteyeh-samaaj-unse-darta-hai/  )

I am writing this blog sharing my experience as Design Intern. First, it was a proud moment that I have a job while I am a student Of GWDD PLUS. So, how did this happen strange right?  Let me tell you what happened. I am good at Graphics Designing Skills as per my level of knowledge I try my way to do it better. I got a referral call for interview for this job, but my course is still not completed.So,What now?

My mentor Sir Somnath Chakrabarty advised to prepare the existing  work I have following all instructions I did what I can.  I was very much excited for the interview as well as a bit nervous because it was my first interview I ever had in my life. I was confident within myself I knew what I had to do. I was ready for interview after my normal class. So, I must get ready to go for interview, but where luckily my interview was at Arena Animation Park Street, 3rd Floor. Interview began a pretty woman came from her company for the interview. After going through all my Graphics Works she asked few questions of technical skills and knowledge. She liked my worked and offered me to work as Design Intern in her company. I was told that I will get an official appointment letter. So, I got a job ,my parents and friends were excited about my news. Check my job post status in the following link:

( https://www.facebook.com/groups/374139876112266/permalink/790417257817857/ )

I started working as Design Intern from 19th May 2018 my day to day responsibility for the company are Idealization, Conceptualization & Designing, Content Development, Online Reputation Management, Social media page handling , Lead generating ads. Well that’s a lot of responsibilities and lots of things I am going to learn. But this is not easy I have to work as well as study complete assignments projects and activities. Remembering about activity have you checked that yet if not check in the following link below:

( https://www.facebook.com/groups/374139876112266/permalink/788347191358197/ )

Well its hard as it sounds but not for me I study at day times and work for jobs posts over night . I believe  in staying humble and work hard be kind.

 I still am doing and will be where my passion will lead me.

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Digital Marketing:”Swagat Nahi Karoge Aap Humara..?”

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

Hi friends! Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD(2nd Sem) is back with a hot topic this time. By my last blog (check out my last blog here:

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/ek-chhoti-seminar-ki-keemat-tum-kya-jano/   ) you all know that we often attend “Zara  Se Hatke” seminars. Last month all  2nd  semester GWDD students were fortunate enough to attend such a seminar conducted by Ramesh Ruia Sir, our Center Head

( To know more: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=182674505888384&set=oa.1568974669892728&type=3&theater&ifg=1  ). But this seminar had an impact so strong that I changed my mind. Oh yes! You read it right, I changed my mind and updated from GWDD to GWDD PLUS. The most surprising thing is other candidates in our batch did the same. Why do you think one seminar can make us change our course ? Every other student was in the same suspense when we all took the stand together to update our course from GWDD to GWDD PLUS. Questions were asked and we were told to think twice before taking the drastic step, consult with our guardians and inform some other time.

Well, the seminar opened a new dimension for us, a hidden world we didn’t know existed. So now we have enrolled for “GWDD PLUS”. Let me first speak about the latest features of this. It includes everything from GWDD along with other new hot topics. But the main topic which acted as a black hole for us is “Digital Marketing”.

GWDD already gave us the scope to work in different fields as Web developer, Web Designer, Graphics Designer and lot others but Digital Marketing enlarged that field beyond our imagination. Now we can be SEO Consultant, SEO Specialist, Digital Marketeer, Content Management System Specialist etc. The terms are new for us, had to go through a bit of difficulty to understand the meaning but never the less that made it even more exciting.

Previously, having no idea what it is or how beneficial it can be for my near future I never paid much heed to it in the past. My planning was all set. After the end of July (when my course finishes) I would prepare myself for interviews and would try my luck. After that, a peaceful job life… No more assignments, no more home tasks. But as we know, “Man poses God disposes”. Seems like I will have to spend more time  in Arena Animation, Park Street, 3rd floor, Pinocchio lab .

After knowing what digital Marketing is, I won’t mind staying longer. Rather, I would love to. Marketing is the most important part of any business, whether small or big doesn’t matter. Any new invention and only proper marketing can make that invention famous or useful for general citizens, any new product launch needs marketing, and I can keep giving such examples where we need marketing. In the recent days things are turning digital, whether it is Aadhar Card, Ration Card, college application forms or bank works. Internet has given us a comfort zone and decreased our efforts more than 50%. I won’t be wrong if I say that more than 70% of people around the world are dependent on internet. And thus, there came a turning point in the methodology of marketing. That is turning digital too. It gives better scope to the business to interact with the right audience in the right time and location making the whole system more efficient.

I remember after the seminar when all of us exclaimed that the session was really interesting and helped us learn a lot , Ramesh Ruia Sir said, “This was nothing, this was just the tip of the iceberg”. It hit my mind hard and forced me to think “Then how will it feel like to actually explore the iceberg?” And I made up my mind to go for it and give it a try. Yes problems came up. But I knew that if I invest now I will get the return for the rest of my life. Good things aren’t easy to achieve, thus giving me the motivation to stick to my decision and get past those hindrance on my way.

Though the classes haven’t started yet, the fact that soon we will be landing on the iceberg is enough to bring a smile of excitement.

Well.. Digital Marketing is the new hot gossip or point of discussion or point of attraction, whatever you want to call it. I have tightened the seat belt and prepared myself for the ride.. Because my friend…

The Show is about to begin…

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Saara sheher mujhe Gwddian ke naamse jaanta hai

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Shebi Maurya, GWDD, 2nd Semester in Arena Animaion, Park Street.

Hello readers! I am Shebi Maurya, I had joined GWDD Course in Arena Animation, Park Street last year in the month of May. Its been almost one year, so I am writing this blog to share my experience with you all.

After my graduation my parents asked,“What Next?” At that moment I was totally blank. On the very next day I found a pamphlet at my door and guess what! It was of ARENA ANIMATION and after a week I started my course over there. Even though I had some knowledge about Graphics but I had no idea about Web Designing and Web Development.

In my First Semester I was under Sayani Mam. She is not only a good teacher but also a good person by heart. She taught us Graphics in a very interesting way. So like this my first Semester went very well.

During my first semester, I heard a lot of rumors about a sir name Somnath Chakraborty, who is going to take our second semester. One of the scariest rumor I heard about him was that many students left their course because of his strict nature. The first thought that came into my mind “Unlogo ki tarah kahi mai bhi…..?” but trust me guys as soon as I started my class with him, his image in my mind totally changed. He is truly a great teacher and a perfect guide. As the days passed, I became more serious in my course. Each new day we came through a new lesson. Sir has motivated me a lot and also improvised me. I did many monthly activities with my classmates which taught me new things and the importance of team work. I had attended monthly seminar conducted by our mentor Somnath Chakraborty sir. By word seminar many think boring ambience but in our case it was totally different, we gained knowledge and get motivated, but in a fun and entertaining way.

Wo Kehte hai na “Kuch Pane ke liye Kuch Khona Padhta Hai!” I am a type of girl who dislikes being at home especially on Sundays but I had to sacrifice those. Yes you read it correct! Previously every Sunday I used to go out to enjoy with my friends but now I rarely get time.

From attending resourceful seminars to meeting deadlines, I have tried and still trying my level best to do justice to my course. I have found myself very lucky to be part of GWDD family and getting a mentor like Somnath sir who has helped me in every aspect.

Hence joining GWDD course in Arena Animation, Park Street, is my correct choice.

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