Well, how did i remember of Rezonance’05 (UMIT tech-fest)…?

Its, bcoz today i attended Rezonance’06 and it was FuN lik always!

I still remember during the valedictory function last year(05) the whole audi was filed with girls (imagine.. the stall and balcony filled.. HOUSEFULL) except for the last two rows which was occupied by the DBIT boys.. :d Now, try and imagine the response winners from UMIT would be getting in the audi and so obvously we werent feeling tat good about it… as we(DBITians) had dominated it completely. So, just to feel good of wat we had done, we started giving a huge responce for all of us… giving a standing avation, shouting bosco bosco bosco… don bosco[victory call] (even few boys from other colleges joined us in it (read as Shiva… Vinod’s frnd)). Adding to it was a loud boo… and looser…loosers for Karan from AC Patil college who had used unethical ways to defeat Ravi…! We surely showed our vocal chords were functional and better than theatre Digital Dolby with Surround sound systems.

Everyone in there was shocked… never before have i seen organisers stunned with wat was happening in there. Above all I was then the CSI Chair of my college and very well knew the organising committe of the event and could easily recognise from their looks tat they were frozen.

One more thing… remember I had been to UMIT to conduct a workshop couple of weeks back. Back then I did happen to stumble upon a folder named aks_dbit while helping out one of the participants in the workshop. It didnt take time for me to realize it was the website I had created for WebD @ ReZoNaNcE’05 a year back.

You can take a look at it here > UMIT by me
Also, do chk out the official website of UMIT here > UMIT official website
Any comments???

[Comming up is WebD @ ReZoNaNcE’06…]


I will be conducting a workshop in UMIT, Santacruz at 9:30am on Morphing (images) using Adobe Photoshop and it would be probably attended by atleast 100 students considering the enormous response the registration has recieved. Initially the workshop was to be conducted last semester but due to other prior appointments (;-) it didnt materialise.

By the way many more than 100 registrations have been recieved. Also, the other thing to note here is that Saturday being a holiday, if even 100 students (or for that matter 50) do make it for the workshop then it would surely be surprising for everyone including me.

Now, this is my BIG* day… hope I dont screw up.

Things I need to look out for:

  • Be on time… OR atleast try to.
  • Keep my ONE liners to myself and better concentrate on the topic.
  • Don’t go overboard and jst show ppl fireworks and not show them the techniques to create them.
  • I also need to define what I am giong to cover. I hope everyone who attends the workshop feels more confident after attending it.

Things I need to seriously worry about:

  • Control my nerves… now this is going to be tough bcoz I would be the only male among 50-60 girls (per batch) in the lab.
  • Girls…girls and more girls. ( bachaaaaooOOoo)
  • Hope I get to see few familiar faces around… otherwise it is gonna be tough. If you are reading this then do come down and say hi. (acha lagta hai…)


*BIG- considering its the first time I am conducting a workshop in some other college

Update: Will update this place once I come from the workshop…

Wow I am back !

Just to put in on record I was a little(15 mins) late but then everyone was and so it wasnt embarassing at all. Sejal(UMIT CSI chair) did ask me to meet her at the ITW(Institute of Technology for Women) entrance and there I was standing quietly having no idea who she was. Though I was sure to recognised her as I had seen her during the Robotics competition in our college but wasnt sure which one of the four girls she was as we not formally introduced to eachother then. Finally, there I was gazing at my own creation on the notice board (logo of Colosseum poster) and jst wondering when Sejal would show up and take me to the karmabhoomi. And there she was walking camly towards me and I didnt take time to realize that it was her. We said our Hi’s and she asked me if I would lik to see Barkha and I readily agreed. (BTW was good to meet you Barkha after so long…! and Nikita after so so so long…!!! Was wondering wher she was all this while…? No contact at all.. not even offlines? Didnt meet anyone else…). Later, she took me straight to the CC2 lab, well its the same lab where I had participated in the WebD competitions for the past two years(that means effectively spent 9 hours thinking in the same lab). Met Neha there. We hadn’t met before but knew eachother(LoL). So sweet of her for making sure that I dnt get bored up there.

Now it was around 10:15 and everyone started assembling in the lab. I was so skeptical of ppl turing up on a Saturday for a workshop but then they did and soon the lab was on the brink of being overflown. It was hard for me to be inside waiting for them to get settled. So, there I was peeking at notice boards and calming myself down. Just to point the fact that final year student projects there were much more interesting then ones in our college.

Now it was time for me to start the workshop. Sejal gave a brief introduction about me stressing on the following keywords… frm DBIT, won webD competitions, now placed in Patni (this was a shocker). The workshop I would say was very typically ME… saying so bcoz I lik it if there is no script to stick to and everything jst bulids up as it needs to.

The first batch ended up at 12 and it was tiring. Was served a paneer frankie at the end of it which was much needed bt then made me feel a bit lazier. The first batch kept me on my toes all the time bcoz it was full and everyone I felt was entusiastic while the second batch was soft, coOL and laid back.

Did read the feedback sheet which was passed after the wrkshop and it was satisfying to say the least. Overall I must say it was a fulfilling experience for me and keep looking for more such opportunities in other colleges too.

Finally, my sincere thanks to Neha and Sejal for inviting me. It surely is a memorable experience… thnx so so much.