My GWDD Is My Identity…

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Sattwik Banerjee, GWDD (2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street

Hello readers! I am Sattwik Banerjee and it’s been near about 2 months since I started my GWDD 2nd sem in Arena Animation, Park Street. I am writing this blog to share my story of transformation from 1st sem to 2nd sem.

“Untill you don’t share your story,

                             There is no value for that kind of life story.”

After the miracle of birth and facing the light of earth there are lots of unknown things which we all have to face and learn. Gradually we all get accustomed to every unknown thing. This became a common question in life that after taking the traditional education, and then graduation, ‘What next in this life of rat race?’ Everybody chooses traditional line but choosing GWDD in APS  is just like “ Zarasa Hatke ” career option.

When the time was very close to the end of my graduation, the most disturbing question came in my mind, “now what next?”. At that time it was a very critical decision to go for right options along with dealing with questions like ”how could I get a job very quickly?”. After searching for the answer everywhere I decided to take GWDD (Graphics, Web Design And Development) course. My well wisher suggested me the name of “Arena Animation, Park Street” for taking the admission. Even though I had no idea or knowledge about this field, I got some positive vibes from inside which encouraged me to go for it. In my First semester I was under Saptarshi Sir, and after that Sayani Ma’am. I learned mostly everything about graphics in 1st semester. That time was like soft cloud nature , floating in air however I want but it didn’t take much days to turn the tables.

At the time of ending 1st sem I heard so many rumors like “Ek Bar Jake Dekho, Puri Duniya Ghum Jayegi” and more such things. Though they scared me initially, it also made me eager to experience the journey. We four students were going in “Pinocchio Lab” with our ma’am at the end of  our 1st sem class. Suddenly, the atmosphere turned from Arena Park Street to “Jurassic Park”, throat became dry , chairs were shaking , lots of atomic questions were coming to us & blasted in mind. We all faced those questions like cricket shots :“Front Foot Cut” ,” Hook ” ,” On Side Slog ” ,”Cover Drive” ,” Square Cut ” , “Helicopter ” shots. We all introduced ourselves  with brief description. Sir knew me as “Jomdut”(In english “King of Death”), credit goes to a drama “Jomalaye Jibonto Manush” in which I played the role of that character in APS  Spring festival.

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After that day three consecutive days we had orientation classes, we all had been getting ideas about our course , class system , rules & regulation , discipline , manner, way of talking, etc . Unexpectedly, one day we had senior and freshers orientation programe . Somnath Sir introduced us with seniors & talked about seniors’ perfection , duty , process of work and lots more. Seniors gave all of us a surprise gift that we liked. They made us feel special in their way and we felt more enjoyable in the room than before. In this room “I” got replaced by “we”, a team , a bondage . After that we all got some lone time to talk with seniors . All of them are very responsible , dutiful, sharing their experience with us, told us about the rumors, class system , how to present work to sir, in short, a trailer of our upcoming journey .The day ended well with a ‘group-fie’ (Group photograph)

Finally, after one day sir started our classes . Under his guidance we got more involved in this course . Each new day we learned a new lesson. All of us are really motivated with each passing day.

I am really fortunate to be a part of GWDD family , everyone helped us in every aspect . And we got our Singham Sir(Somnath sir) in “Pinocchio Lab”(our classroom).

And now, I believe:

“If you want to see the world, you have to be GWDDIAN  and not a frog in a well.”

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Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

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Deepshikha De ( 2nd Sem GWDD )Arena Animation,Park Street.

Hello everyone,  my name is Deepshikha De. I am a 2nd semester student of GWDD at Arena Animation,Park Street. Along with this I am also pursuing a graduation course in Mass Communication from St.  Xavier’s College .This is my first blog. I would like to share my experience as an almost two month GWDDian of the second semester.

After finishing my first semester, there was an orientation program where Sayoni Ma’am (1st sem teacher) handed us over to Somnath Sir.(Our 2nd sem teacher/mentor popularly Known as Singham ) Honestly we had heard a lot about our “ Singham ”, we had heard he was strict and the only way to please him was by completing all the work he assigns on time. All this was true, but we also discovered Sir had a keen sense of humor , he always encouraged us to enjoy our lives. We were inspired by Sir as he told us of all the students who have transformed their lives. We realized with hard work and determination, we can also go on to do well and achieve our goals in life .Our seniors were also very friendly and helpful, they helped us to get accustomed to this course. We learnt a very valuable lesson from the seniors, they always did their work in harmony, and there is a sense of co-operation and unity among them, which is very essential for us as well.

Our seminars are a lot of fun too, sometimes our stomachs hurt from laughing. One incident that stood out was the “interview”. In our workshop, we were all being made to give our interviews to Sir, it was a nail biting experience, but it prepared us for what will come later in our life. Although I missed our first activity, I was lucky to be part of the second one. It was a great experience to work as a team in harmony to honor the brave soldiers who gave up their lives so we could have a better life. We celebrated Kargil Vijay Divas with a lot of pride as proud Indian.

I get inspiration from my class mates, they wake up at ungodly hours and travel such long distances to attend classes, they motivate me . Our love for samosa , elaichi chai and group discussions have increased in the past two months. Some of my bad habits has also reduced marginally. I don’t bite my nails anymore, at least not in front of Sir. I have stopped slouching while typing , I have learned to stop interrupting someone while they are speaking. I have also discovered I love html so much more than Flash. (Thank God Flash is redundant in my field.)I am working harder, at first I thought handling college and web designing together would be impossible, but I have learnt the art of time management. The most important lesson I have learnt is that failing is much better than not trying, so we don’t lose any more, either we win or we learn.

I have also noticed how reluctant our seniors are to quit ”Pinocchio Lab” they were very upset. Well, we can’t freeze time, one day we will be in our senior’s position, till then all we can do is live in the now and enjoy our ”today” in Pinocchio Lab .

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Ye Dil Mange More

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Hello readers! I am Shebi Maurya from GWDD, 2nd sem of Arena Animation, Park Street, writing my second blog to share my exciting experience with you all on GWDD July month activity. So far we have done a lot of activities, but this month’s was very special to us.

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Every month I wait for our monthly activity. This is not just an activity; this is a kind of refreshment which is needed after a full month of hectic schedule and work pressure. We start planning our activity a week before the activity date. All these monthly activities stand more special to me since it gives me an opportunity to show my love and passion for painting.

All these monthly activities are theme-based; we decide a theme and plan our activity accordingly. Our July month theme was on “Kargil Vijay Diwas”. A small effort to give homage to the brave soldiers who has sacrificed their life in the “Kargil War”. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26th July every year in honor of  the Kargil War heroes. We started our work at sharp 9:00 AM with full enthusiasm. All of us were contributing in crafts and painting according to our capabilities. Our activity is not only about crafts and painting, it is also learning how to work in a team and complete your work within deadline.

(Click here to get a glimpse)

                     “If we ate in peace, then thanks a soldier”.

We all were busy with our work and suddenly our Mahaguru Mr. Ramesh Ruia Sir came and asked us whether we know the whole story of Kargil War. He shared his experience of visiting Kargil and the real story of Kargil War. He told us the importance of this day. We all were touched by the story, that how our brave soldiers with their determined efforts recaptured all the Indian posts that had been occupied by the enemy. He told us about late Captain Vikram Batra who fought and was martyred on July 7 , 1999 in combat with enemy. No one can ever forget, ‘ye dil maange more.’ This is what late Captain Vikram Batra said to his commander at the base during the Kargil War. He appreciated our initiatives for doing activity on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

After these we all were back to our work and tried to finish  50 % of our work before lunch time. I was busy with the painting  & others with crafts, captions etc. Then when clock struck 2:00 PM, we had lunch break. This is the best part of our activity because we do lunch together including Somnath Chakraborty Sir and Sayani Mukherjee Mam. After completing our lunch we were again back to our work, but this time with little pressure because time was passing and a lot of work was still pending.

We all were doing our respective works and some how manage to complete our work by 5:30 PM. Then we went down and installed our work. After installation a group picture was taken and like this we completed our activity on a good note.

If someone asks me what will I miss most about my GWDD course? I will definitely say monthly activity.

I’ll either come back after raising the Tricolour or wrapped in it”.

                                                                                     – Captain Vikram Batra

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Shaheedon Ko APS Ka Salaam

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A warm greeting and NAMASTE to all. I, Diksha Singh, GWDD (2nd Sem) student have been sharing my experiences through blogs.This time I en marked an experience like no-other, and was really touched so thought of sharing it with you all through this digital medium.Hope you all will like it too, so ” Is alag experience ko janne k liye, mere sath bane rahe”.If you missed my first blog check in the link below:

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/bimari-se-dar-nai-lagta-sahab-gwdd-class-miss-karne-se-lagta-hai/

The quality of life is determined by activities, and our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all our activities. For a GWDDIAN monthly activities is a medication which we need to take once in a month, so that we can carry out with our upcoming work load, and refresh our mind.

This time we chose a different topic to work on- “KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS” Kargil Vijay Diwas, celebrated on July 26, commemorates India’s victory and honors the war heroes .On this day in 1999, the Indian Army successfully took control of posts at a treacherous high altitude and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.

More than 500 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives during the war. Well, this was in brief about the Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Now let us see how my GWDD family executed the activity. As before all of us gathered in our Pinocchio lab by 9:10 AM, and we started unwrapping our props and bags. All of us already had a planning sheet with us according to which we all were supposed to proceed. I was handling the craft part, and was coordinating members for the same. My team mates were busy with their respective works. After working for an hour, we got our “chai-break”. All of us had chai and samosa. After a revival of 20 minutes, we got back to our work. After a few minutes, our alumni Shah Alam bhaia joined us, and this was a really great surprise .After few minutes, when all of us were busy with our respective works MAHAGURU , Mr. Ramesh Kumar Ruia Sir came inside our room, and shared the reason why we celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas. After hearing the story, we were emotionally moved and again got back to our work. The clock struck 14:00 PM, and it was our lunch time finally. We completed our lunch together and resumed our works again. We were left with lots of work, and hours passed like seconds.

We still managed to complete our activity by 5:35 PM. It was one of the best works we ever did.

All of us went down for its final installation. After installation a group picture was taken. For all of us this activity was a “zara sa hatt ke” type. It was a dedication to all those brave INDIAN JAWANS, who sacrificed their life for our nation.Patriotism is our conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because we are born in it. So, this activity was a small tribute to all those gallant soldiers,who sacrificed there life for us, for our nation, from Arena Animation, Park Street, GWDD students. At the end I would just like to say that- “Let Us Together Commence a Journey of Peace, Harmony, and Progress”.

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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).

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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 !

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( 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.

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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 “

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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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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:

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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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