TAKE A STEP TOWARDS FAITH

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Greetings to my viewers.

Hey, everyone!

Let me introduce myself, I am Chandrika Adikary pursuing GWDD (Graphic Design and Web Development) 2nd semester in Arena Animation, Park Street.

This is my first blog where I will be sharing my experiences related to our recent seminar attended by me. It has been a life-changing lesson for me. Each day I learn something new and interesting and this time I came through a new topic which was “LEAP OF FAITH”.

The seminar took place on 14th December, 2019 in “Thor Lab” with all the GWDD, GWWD+ & DADM students of Arena Animation, Park Street. This is known to be the most valuable seminar for those students who are willing to make their career.

According to the topic , “Leap of Faith” is to believe in something uncertain. And if you take a “Leap of Faith”, you do something even though you are not sure it is right or you will succeed. So, take a Leap of Faith and trust them. The seminar was conducted by our mentor, Mr. Somnath Chakraborty Sir. He has a different personality and doesn’t believe in traditional teaching method. And that’s why he has started training us for the industry, where we have to show our skills.

The seminar started with Mr. Ramesh Ruia Sir’s speech, which motivated us from inside. He shared his personal industrial experiences with us. Through his speech we received many positive vibes. Thank you sir for taking such initiative towards us.

Then the seminar was continued by our very own Somnath Chakraborty Sir. This man is a real genius; he knows how to build a student’s career. Through his lectures he made the students aware about the do’s and don’ts in an interview. He arranged an interactive session, where he asked us to question him, and he gave all the answers in such a manner that made us believe in ourselves. This session also taught me about the importance of Faith, which one has to keep on the mentor to achieve their goal. Sir told us Leap of Faith is not an easy thing, and once you start following it you can’t take your step back. In short, one can keep their faith on someone whom they trust, as it is not an easy process to reach the final goal.

Sir always encourages us to work like a team and trust me guys on the seminar day I came to know what a real team work is called. By the end of the seminar sir arranged two interesting games for us where we were divided into two teams. And that moment taught us the value of bonding. The game had a valuable effect towards everyone because through this entertainment Sir made us recognize the actual meaning of Faith. After attaining this seminar I got very much serious about my career. Such a brainstorming session is an ultimate need for every generation.

Thanks to our respected mentor Somnath Sir who made us explain our worth. Would also like to thank Mr. Ramesh Ruia Sir who gave me this platform where I am getting to learn so many things and also providing us with a lot of opportunities.

Well that’s all for today. Will try to return with some more experiences. Hope you all get motivated through my blog. Thank You.

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Ye Haseen Lamhe

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Hello readers, I am Shivani Poddar. I am pursuing Digital marketing and advertising (DADM 2nd Semester)  from Arena Animation, Park Street.

This is my first blog.In this blog i would like to narrate my experience from not knowing anyone in the institute to making so many friends in my very first week of the second semester.

In 2nd Semester it was my first day with Somnath Sir  he is called “The Singham” of the institute. I was scared but the way he explained me everything was very supportive and  motivating. After the syllabus discussion he told me about the monthly activity that was going to take place the very next day. He asked my seniors to include me in the activity. I was quite happy to be a part of the activity. My seniors were discussing about the script and even i was asked for ideas. I was also included in the script i was also given a small office scene. First day went very well. Now it was show time the activity day.

The activity day(23.11.2019):

The activity started in the morning all my seniors were very welcoming and enthusiastic. Then came my scene where i had to sit in the office and this way i was a part of the activity. Later seniors had arranged for lunch. The day ended pretty well and it was alot of fun to be a part of the activity.It does not end here i was chosen for a small task and that was editing and assembling the videos. After the work was done all my seniors appreciated me for what i had done.

At the end i would like to say that this one week i had alot of fun and interaction with my seniors. They were the one who made me comfortable and at home.

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Kuch Zaroorate Aisi Bhi

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Hello viewers, let me introduce myself before narrating my story. Myself Joyita Paul, student of Arena Animation Park Street, pursuing GWDD(Graphic Design and Web Development) 2ndsemester. I would like to grab some of your attentions towards my blog that am creating for the very first time, hope you will find it interesting while exploring it out.

Although sometimes most of us feels uneasy to pen down our thoughts through words but if you have them, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way out. But I will try my best to share every single experience of mine related with my second home that is none other than Arena Animation Park Street.

Well am feeling very lucky to get such a platform where one can share his and her thoughts without any kind of hesitation. So, without any further do let’s get started with the purpose behind this blog.Few days have passed since I have started my 2nd semester classes by following the path shown by our mentor Mr. SomnathChakraborty Sir. Every day I learn something new and zara hatke under his guidance. In this blog I will share my experience that I have gained in a recent seminar that we GWDD & DADM students of APS have attended with the subject matter Typography and Blog.

As exciting as the topic the seminar was also a brainstorming one conducted by the two most awesome personalities around Mr. Somnath Chakraborty Sir and our Chetna Mam. Saturday 21st September, 2019 it was when the seminar was scheduled to increase our creativity through their valuable speeches. The seminar was divided into two sessions. The first session was about Typography arranged by Mam and the second one was about Blog taken by our Sir.

The fast session was about Typography where Mam explained us the meaning of it and it’s importance in the life of a Graphic Designer. Mam taught us very simply yet very uniquely, she made us learn about the definition of Typography and it’s origin. During her session she made us aware about the usage of fonts and the colour  theory that we should apply  inour  works and one most important suggestion by her “whenever  you stretch a font somewhere a graphic designer dies.” Really such a beautiful explanation was been delivered by her which made me very much inspired. She also arranged a workshop for us so that we can enjoy her seminar and most importantly so that we may not get bored by hearing her lectures. She made two groups where she gaveus two themes one is Durga Puja and the other one is Christmas then she asked us to create our own fonts according to the given themes, and the winner will win the new version of Silk Cadbury. After hearing the word “Cadbury” everyone got excited and started their works on making the fonts, after few minutes the workshop got over and the winner was announced and was awarded the Cadbury. Trust me I have never came through such lovely seminars till date. And that was how the fast one got ended with beautiful vibes in our heart.

The next session was on Blog hosted by our Singham(Somnath Sir). He is the Singham of APS from Thor Lab.  The ways he makes us teach is very much different than others. He makes things understand to us practically rather than theoretically. He is making us prepared for the industry so that while working  as an employee we will never face any kind of difficulties. Somnath Sir always says that “if you can cross my interview than you can easily cross any other interviews out there.This man is our silent guardian who will never pretend that how much he cares for us, but from inside he is protecting and supporting us. Through his session we came to know what is a blog and what are it’s importance. He advised us how to choose our subjects to write in and what will be it’s contents. He never forces anyone to do something but he only notices the one who has the urge of achieving something. Through his seminar he made us laugh and also made us realise about the importance of GWDD and DADM course  in our  life. That was how he ended. After Somnath Sir, RuiaSir came in to share his thoughts.

Ruia Sir took very few minutes in explaining us the purpose of preparing our Curriculum Vitae. He showed us some examples and told us to prepare our CV’s on time. One most important thing he told us that we must have to complete our portfolios on time, so that it will be easy for us to achieve our dream job.

That was how the seminar day came to an end. All of us got very inspired by such seminar. Well I fell it is never possible to express the entire feeling about the seminar through some limited word stocks as this are the emotions that can never be expressed completely. I feel such seminars are an absolute need for a student’s personal branding. Attending such seminar makes me feel that I have picked the right road to walk on and this road will one day make me reach into my destination. Thanks to APS for arranging such boost up seminars for their students.

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but one must keep faith in something greater than them, and keep doing what you love. So always do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

That’s all for today, will come back with my next blog filled with many new experiences. Thanks for reading it out.

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

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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 :

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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.

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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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Woh Zindagi Hi Kya, Jisme Koi Namumkin Sapna Na Ho

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Koushik Dalui, GWDD, 2nd Semester, Arena Animation, Park Street

Hello everyone! This is my first blog where I would like to share my journey so far in GWDD (Graphics Web Designing & Development), 2nd Semester.

The true value of an asset is realized when we lose the asset. As far as I was doing a job I didn’t understand what contribution it had in my life. After working for 5 years in a telecommunication company, I lost the job when the company collapsed, leaving us jobless overnight. I reached a state of null void which seemed endless and infinite. I was clueless about the next steps in my career. But I knew I had to work for my family, not just any work but something where I could give my heart and passion. Since I started working from the college days, I didn’t get time to upgrade any other skills. Thus, I knew at first I have to update my technical skills in a very short span of time. That’s why I went for the suggestion by my brother and took up GWDD in Arena Animation, Park Street.

The reason to take this course was to get a job at the end of it, by any means. Our classes started with first semester. When it started, classes were just for two hours a day, thrice a week, as it should be. I knew my destination but not how to reach the destination. I worked but mostly I spent times with friends, not taking studies seriously. I really miss that life and the fun I used to have. Why? Because now , that life is nothing but a mirage to me.

At the end of first semester i got information that we will be sent to another faculty for 2nd Semester, to the man who was famous for his rude and tough nature, words he used and most importantly, his success in building up a student’s future. His reputation always preceded him. He was none other than Singham ( Somnath Sir). When our whole batch was ready and we had a small session with him. I cannot express what I felt like that day. We all were scared and nervous. Since my communication skills are not so good, I was afraid even more about how I would answer his questions. As the classes started, I took some time to get used to the class timings, working principles and environment. Every second I lived in the threat of getting scolded or committing a mistake. Slowly, sir explained me my faults and analyzed me. He told me to work on important areas and other loop holes I had. He told me to work for myself and not just to complete the syllabus. When I understood why I had to take the pressure or work so hard on my assignments I started working on them wholeheartedly. After spending the whole day in classes I still got home tasks which I had to complete after returning home late night. It became difficult to adjust with the late night working hours and waking up early in the morning. But with time I got accustomed to the new routine and loads of work. Of course, the pressure I took wasn’t for my teacher, my friends or anyone else. It was for me and my bright future. It was for the dream and the battle I was fighting to leave the null void behind and start a new life.

The best part of this semester is the changes I went through. I heard a lot of stories about other’s experiences. Now that I feel them myself, I understood the real taste of it. Sitting in a position for hours wasn’t something I could do before. But now , the coding keeps me engaged for hours and I don’t even realize time passing by. Gradually I learned to calm my mind and think before acting. I learned to organize my thoughts, my life, and also my folder system. Our classes became self-sufficient with the fun and entertainment right inside the classroom, among my batch mates. I have to agree, that they were as refreshing as productive and informative. Whether it be monthly activity or monthly seminar, Pinocchio Lab (our classroom) has always presented me with a gift and teachings that changed me as a person. I know I have a long way to go. But now, I have started enjoying walking on this path and know that this will lead me to my destination.

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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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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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