Institute Cultural GBM 16th February, 2011 Literary Arts Lit Blogs • Continued regular update of the 3 Lit blogs during the vacation period. • Encouraged participation through various ideas like chocolate challenge • Whoseblogislitanyway.wordpress.com • Donquizote.wordpress.com • Litwar.wordpress.com Open Events • Conducted various open events like Potpourri Open, Rebus Open, Open General Quiz, etc. • Conducted the Literati Orientation for freshers • Conducted various workshops for the various genres of lit (elaborated later) • Conducted various quizzes as part of the Institute Quiz League (elaborated later) (contd….) Open Events(contd.) • Conducted Gandhi Jayanti essay competition with sponsorship from alumni (Rs.8k) • Conducted social/crossover events like Spy Games and Bollywood Nite • Conducted various sessions of the IITB language-enthusiasts group • Conducted various informal cryptic-crossword solving sessions, taboo sessions, potpourri sessions etc. Freshiezza • Conducted 5 events under the literary arts banner in Freshiezza 1. Rebus Open 2. Cartoons Quiz 3. Entertainment Quiz 4. Potpourri 5. Treasure Hunt • Ensured coaching of freshies by hostel lit secies for stated events • Conducted freshie open creative writing separately in respective hostel messes with the help of hostel lit secies • Each event saw participation of more than 150 people PG Cult • Conducted 4 events under the banner of literary arts in PG Cult 1. Scavenger Hunt 2. Logic Quiz 3. Potpourri 4. Breakup letter writing Workshops • Conducted Freshie Workshops for Lit in general, for Potpourri and for Word Games • Conducted a PG workshop for Lit before Freshizza • Before each GC event, material for workshop AND intra was made available to all hostel secies and cult cos by the Institute Literary Arts Secretary • In addition, one central workshop was conducted by a club senior for anyone to attend • Made available various quizzing resources online to help people improve their quizzing GCs – Continuation of old events • Successfully conducted the General Quiz GC which saw participation of over 100 teams (incl. open freshie teams). • Successfully completed the Pot Pourri GC and the Word Games GC which saw participation of 50-60 teams. GCs – Improvements to old events • Conducted the creative writing GC over two days – English and Hindi • Participation went up from 150 to 130+80=210 as a consequence • Introduced refreshments (tea) for participants in Hindi Creative Writing GC • Ensured that both results were out within 1 month of the competition • Obtained detailed feedback from the judges about the entries • Put up English Creative Writing entries on the lit blog to ensure transparency. Hindi Creative Writing entries will be put up soon as well GCs – new initiatives • Introduced the Wolf Pack Quiz GC, in a new format designed to promote both individual quizzing and hostel enthu – a first in a quizzing event. • The event was highly successful with 130-200 people taking part in each of the three small quizzes New Initiatives - IQL • Introduced the Institute Quizzing League, with sponsorship from senior students, alumni and independent bodies to incentivize high level quizzing in the institute • Maintained a leaderboard throughout the year to increase the spirit of competition among people • Paired up freshie and senior teams in the finals of each of the quizzes to increase freshie-senior interaction • Involved club seniors in the setting of the quizzes New Initiatives – Writers Bloc • Founded the Writers Bloc, a society for writing and reading enthusiasts • Conducted two sessions to discuss Flash Fiction and Sci-fi/Fantasy stories • On the spot topics were given and an impromptu writing session was held • Interesting stories from both these genres were compiled and handed out to attendees • A blog will soon be made to display the entries that people submitted New Initiatives – Pre-festival preparation • Introduced practice quizzes and events for major festivals like Malhar, Umang, Mood Indigo, Nihilanth, Techfest and Chaos • As a result, we won the literary arts trophy(or highest number of lit competitions) in all of these festivals (wherever applicable) except Nihilanth. New Initiatives – The IITB-BQC Quizzing Open • Inaugural edition of the IITB-BQC Quizzing Open will be conducted in the first week of March • Quizzes will be set by top quizmasters in the country and attractive prizes are on offer • This will be the first ‘big’ event for Literati New Initiatives – Battle of the Batches • Conducted a unique event which saw each batch fight it out for quizzing supremacy in an all new format • Plan to include batch of alumni for the next version New Initiatives – Book Club Renovation • • • • • Initiated renovation of the SAC Book Club Library Work is expected to be completed by mid-March Bought 100 new books for only Rs.10000. Introduced a system of library cards A permanent librarian was hired for opening the library during evening hours • Discarded old books and journals which were occupying precious cupboard space in the library Performance at the inter-collegiate level • • • • • • Literary Arts Trophy at Malhar Literary Arts Trophy at Umang Literary Arts Trophy at Mood Indigo Sci-Tech Quiz top 3 positions in Techfest Nihilanth Sports Quiz 2nd position 6 positions in 4 competitions at Chaos(highest for any college) • Wins in over 20 other quizzes and literary arts competitions Dance Club Events 1. InSync Orientation and Salsa Worskhop (27th Aug) Had past performances from Malhar Had a Salsa demo performance followed by a salsa workshop Club Events 2. Bollywood Night and InSync's Birthday Celebration (1st Oct) A bollywood night happened for the first time. Had around 30 freshies performing Was followed by a filmi couple workshop and DJ night Club Events •3. Auditions Malhar (Had a turnout of 100, 15 freshies were selected) (9th Aug) th Nov) MI and AIDS auditions (10 4. Annual InSync's Dance Show (18th Jan) Managed a team of 80 dancers Had new genres and styles like uncle pinto, charlie chaplin, samba and innovative performances Fests and Competitions •1. Malhar For the first time had sent entries to 4 competitions, including a contingent of 40 rd Prize in UV Secured 3 Qualified in Street Dance for the first time 2. Umang Sent entries in Folk and Street Dance Competitions 3. Mood Indigo nd in Jaisa Filmo mein hota hai (had sent 2 entries) 2 th in Dhol Baaje 4 th in Pump it Up 5 Secured a position in every major Dance event at MI 4. Chaos nd in Choreo event 2 Dance Classes •1. B-Boying Dance Classes (introduced for the first time) •2. Contemporary Dance Classes •3. Salsa Dance Classes GC •1. Gyrations Hostels were given 1 hour practice slots on convo stage for the first time Apart from that half an hour light slot given to each hostel Workshops were conducted in hostels who requested them Sound Forge Workshop was conducted before Gyrations to cater to their sound forge needs Club Culture • Encouraged regular jamming sessions in the Dance Room • Printed the InSync Club T-shirt • Arranged a club picnic at Kashid Beach as part of AIDS treat tradition Other Achievements •1. Winners of UTV Bindass Street Dance Competition Fought over 80 teams nationwide to become the champions 2. Opened the Kalaghoda Festival Had a half an hour performance opening Kalaghoda Festival DRAMATICS Work Report GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS (GCS) Main Dramatics GC • Changed format from 1 day to 2 days • Allowed increase in rehearsal time with lights from 15 mins to 45 mins • Professional judges invited • Reduced stress for judges from 7 hours in 1 day to 3.5 hours in 2 days • Reduced number in complaints regarding technical as compared to last year • Rules regarding time penalties were made transparent • Rules given 25 days in advance, slots given 10 days in advance Ad Making GC • Introduced a new GC for mass participation • Allowed 3 entries per hostel • Saw 29 entries with a total participation of 250+ • Alumni Judges INFRASTRUCTURE Yoga Room • Work was initiated this year to convert yoga room into a mini theatre room for practice and small performance purposes • Work of Rs. 315000 was sanctioned from Estate Office and completed a week ago Yoga Room • Platforms – 6 polished platforms 6ft X 5ft were made to give a movable stage • Truss – 1.5 inch parallel piped trusses were made to hang lights • Wings – 2 wings, 10ft X 5 ft were made for use during major performing arts functions and for regular use in yoga room • Cupboard – Place to store collected prod, books, scripts, costumes, lights • Mirror – Full length mirror for make up • Curtaining – All windows were curtained to prevent light during the day Pending Infrastrucutre • Lights – Lights to be used in yoga room. • Speakers + Computer – For sound during plays • Make Up Box – A box containing basic cosmetic requirements along with some essential items like wigs, beards, moustache etc. The quotations for the above are being arranged for • Script Bank – A collection of scripts and theatre books – to be procured from NCPA once cupboard in yoga room is finalized WORKSHOPS Ad Making Workshop • Ad making workshop conducted before GC to give basic fundae regarding ad making • Conducted by Mrs. Gita Sashidharan, in the profession of Ad making for 14 years and a teacher in Mass Media • Attended by 2 representatives from each hostel Technicals Workshop • Conducted before Main Dram GC to give basic fundae regarding the creative usage of lights and sound in a play • Conducted by Sameer Mishra, senior involved in dramatics and film making • Attended by 20 people fromm different hostels INTER-COLLEGE FESTIVALS Malhar (St. Xaviers) • Entries sent in all dramatics events: Street Play, Mime, Shadow Theatre, Pentathlon • Results: Mime – 1st Shadow Theatre – 1st Pentathlon – 3rd Street Play – 4th Mood Indigo (IITB) • Entries sent in all dramatics events: 2 in One Act Play, 2 in Street Play, Hum Tum Aur Who (Short Skit), Overacting • Results: One Act Play – 3rd Short Skit – 2nd Overacting – 2nd Chaos (IIMA) • Entries sent in all dramatics events: Broadway Theatre, Street Play, Movie Spoof • Results: Broadway – 1st Street Play – 2nd O2 (Bhavans) • Entries sent in all dramatics events: Street Play • Results: Street Play – 1st Umang (NM) • Entries sent in all dramatics events: Street Play, Short skit • No winners STUDENT PERFORMANCES Thespo • Coordinated 2 entries of Thespo main festival 1. Witness for the Prosecution 2. Naali Ke Kutte • Both were joint efforts between alumni and students. Both were selected for Thespo Fringe to perform at Prithvi House • Coordinated 1 entry to Thespo platform festival: 1. Jaago Jaago Jaago Selected to perform at Prithvi Platform Corporate Tie Up • Initiated corporate tie up with Mckinsey and Company • Used dramatics (street plays) to help the company spread greater awareness about their campaigns amongst their clients Alumni Reunion • Coordinated a performance to showcase in front of alumni during cultural show at the alumni reunion INSTITUTE EVENTS Freshizza Phase I • Conducted 2 events in Phase 1 • Monoacting: - Ensured workshops and fundae sessions were conducted in all freshie hostels for monoacting. - Last year’s monoacting winners were asked to present an example of monoacting to the freshers - Event saw participation of 43 freshers • Group Impromptu: - Ensured secies conducted intras for impromptu - Event saw participation of 28 teams Freshizza Phase II • Group Prepared Drama: - Alloted mentors to all hostels to mentor freshies - Event saw participation of 11 teams - Coordinated 1 entry from PG freshers PG Cult • 1 event held: Group prepared dramatics • Decided event format: Characters were given to the teams to choose from and make a play • Event to be conducted: Monoacting • First time introducing an individual event PG Cult FOURTH WALL Club Events and Activities Sophie Prod Orientation + Passing Out Tribute Performance • A play, Rukhsat, was performed in honour of the passing out batch • Followed by Sophie prod orientation where small worskhops / fundae sessions in acting, scripting, directing, technicals were held for freshers • Freshers were given fundae on structure of Sophie prod followed allotment of mentors for the summers Fourth Wall Orientation • 3 performances were held: Upanayas – MoodI winning One Act Play Jaago Jaago Jaago – Moodi winning Street Play What’s in a name – Monologue which was earlier performed at Prithvi • All performances of different genres to show freshers the variety of dramatics at IIT • Orientation also included insights into events and activities at club level Sophie Prod • Mentors allotted during summers • Mentors worked on script development over the summers • Script reading sessions held to filter scripts • Auditions held to allocate actors in various plays • Event saw 7 entries, one of which was done by PGs • 2 theatre games sessions held during Sophie Prod practices and script reading sessions Theatre Fest • 3 professional plays brought: Gorky+Tinku Ke Kaarname – Ekjute Theatre Rafta Rafta – Akvarious Productions Biwi O Biwi – IPTA • Brochures made and sent out in October • Contacting done through November and December Ann Prod • Meetings held to finalize plays and allot slots • Continued tradition of reviving old plays • Encouraged new form of theatre in the form of crossover between Kannada and Hindi performance, mimes and monolgues • Held a broadway for first time in Ann prod which went on to win at Chaos Pending Club Work • Workshops: - Fresher workshop to be held - Workshop by professional • Theatre Sessions: Regular theatre sessions to be restarted on completion of work in yoga room MUSIC Saaz/Staccato orientation • The orientations for Saaz and Staccato were held on the 13th of August at the SAC Yoga Room. The orientation saw a huge turnout and the yoga room was filled to capacity. The orientation included performances alternating between Saaz and Staccato. There were 2 very good freshie performances, from H4 and H2. The bands performing in Malhar (which has qualified to the finals ) and Umang also showcased their performances. The performances were enjoyed by all. The conveners doled out fundae about Intercollege fests, GCs, institute-wide music events and forming bands and jamming with batch-mates and seniors. Music Classes Classes for 6 instruments (Tabla, Flute, Violin, Guitars, Drums and Vocals) have begun and are almost towards completion. These saw registrations from across the institute demographic, i.e., UGs, PGs and even Project Staff with a total of over 160 registrations. Freshi’e’zza • The annual freshmens’ festival saw overwhelming participation in events like Classical Instrumental, Classical Vocals, Freshie Idol, Western Band and Indian Band Events. The band performances were exceptionally brilliant. The fresher’s were well mentored and are still playing as bands in inter collegiate festivals. Surbahaar • Had an exclusive set list with a variety of instrumentally and vocally challenging songs. • This year the team was totally fresh with only a few senior members. The auditions attracted 120 odd singers and out of the selected group, leaving 4-5 singers, all are new to the “family”. Conducting an event with a totally new team presented it’s own challenges which were tackled well by the conveners. • The best songs were showcased on the OAT stage in the Institute Cultural Night ACOUSTIC DUSK This year with proper scheduling and planning, there were 24 performances in AD A lot of Freshies and H10 performances to embellish the event as well. The conveners did a splendid task of managing this event and coordinating multiple practices and other logistics. Institute Classical Night • For the first time in IIT, an Institute Classical Night was organized. • It provided a platform for our classical artists and was also a show from professionals. • It was very well received and applauded. • Looking forward to it being an annual event. GCs • Instrumental Duet – The GC saw some brilliant performances. – We had in all 26 performances. • Goonj – For the first time introduced the concept of Original Compositions which was a new challenge accepted by the hostels. – Brought together several new ppl from the hostels. • Music Appreciation Workshop A music workshop has been conducted with excellent presentations by the students themselves. • Hindustani Classical Worshop A workshop by a professional teacher from the US to explain the nitty gritties and details of Hindustani Classical Music. Recording Studio • The work has been brought to its near completion. Music Room • Its being used to its full potential. A lot of infrastructural repairs have been done. A log book for its usage is maintained. Major Achievements • Won overall music trophy in Moodi – First in Mantra – Third in String Theory • • • • First in band competition in chaos 2nd in Indian vocals in Chaos Two 2nd positions in solo instrumental at chaos Shaadarsh played at Kala Ghoda festival for 45 minutes. • Shaadarsh also invited to headline in the festival of saraswati college of engineering, kharghar Coming Up • A workshop for improvement of singing skills • A workshop to understand the relations between Indian and Western music • Swarsandhya • Unplugged & BotB DEBATING The IITB National Debate The 2nd IITB Debate was conducted from October 15th to 17th. It was the high point of debating enthusiasm in the Institute. Things done to conduct a successful National Debate: • Marketing: Sponsorship was found via marketing the event throughout the summers • Accommodation: Accommodation was arranged for all outstation students on campus and in a hotel for 5 days. • Assembled a qualified adjudication core of people • Organized a workforce of over 50 people to ensure smooth execution on the 3 days and before The IITB National Debate • Over a 100 debates took place • Audiences of over 800 students attended the debates • Exposed interested junta to the best quality of debating • Was an immense learning experience for active debaters • Initiated a huge number of first years students into competitive debating, they are representing IITB in various National Debates currently General Championships Semester 1: • English Debate Round 1 • Hindi Debate • English JAM Semester 2: • Hindi Stand-up Comedy • Hindi Kavya Sandhya • English Debate Round 1 A timeline for Speakers Club • • • • • • • • • April– Open Debate August – Speakers Club Orientation August – Debate Workshop 1 Sept – JAM and Extempore workshop Sept – Debate Workshop 2 October – Adjudication Workshop Jan - MUN workshop Jan - Freshie Open Debate Feb – Extempore Open Freshizza 3 English events • Conventional Debate • JAM and Extempore – 50 people, very good participation • Newsroom Spoof 1 Hindi event spread over 2 phases: • Freshies Got Talent – Included written and spoken elements, judged on creativity and presentation. Speakers Club • Events were organized effectively to enable great participation in Freshizza • Multiple debating workshops encouraged more people to take up debating as an activity • Adjudication workshop was a first, an institute wide attempt to encourage people to be a part of the IITB National Debate Other workshops Uttara Workshops • A few workshops were organized in the wake of the National Debate for students by Uttara Gharpure, an experienced debater. • 2 workshops for seniors • 1 for freshmen • The idea was to train people to be judges in the National Debate Debating Society • They practice competitive debating at its best. • This group of people has been more active then ever before, improving the level of our debaters and great performances at outside tournaments. • Has grown to include many first year students in the regular practice sessions Vaani • Creative Writing Competition + Word Games Aug • Prem Patra Lekhan - October • Open Hindi Debate + Fundae - January • Hindi Creative Writing - Feb • Online Competition for book – ongoing • Comic Strip Filling Competition - Jan first week Achievements in this year • IITB participated in the UADC tournament(all Asian level debating comp) in May. They broke(qualified for the Octofinals). • IITB broke at the RVCE National Debate – Quarterfinals. • IITB wont the most prestigious National Debate – the NLS Debate in November • IITB participated in the WUDC, world level debating championship, in December • Our adjudicators did a splendid job at the IITB National Debate, with 3 out of top 4 being from our college • About 20 freshies have represented IITB in various National Debates – indicating great enthusiasm and a huge development from previous years Achievements in this year • Malhar JAM: 1st and 2nd • Umang JAM 1st and 2nd • Kshitij JAM: 3rd • MI JAM: 2nd and 3rd • MI extempore: 2nd Hindi events • Malhar: 1st • MI: 1st PHOTOGRAPHY AND Fine Arts Basic Work • 3 Fine Arts GC’s and 2 Photography GC’s – total of 35 + 25 points • Workshops • Club sessions • Freshizza • Inter collegiate participation • Kaladarshan Initiatives • Wall painting – part of phase II of Freshizza • Orientations and sessions to establish Pixels as a separate entity • Photography Lecture Series • Morning sessions of photography at the lake side • Blogs, website, FB pages – recognition and publicity to artists/photographers • FB groups – segregated the irrelevant conversations from the information content of the mailing lists • Introduction of new genres in PFA – Origami, Kirigami, Ambigrams, one stroke painting etc. Events in PFA Splash Painting 30th July Served as a publicity of cultural orientation and also as matter for the video to be screened during it. Rang Orientation 13th Aug Attended by around 70 freshers Orientation was followed by a mask making competition for the freshers. Events in PFA Pixels Orientation 11th Aug – Camera Handling Workshop • A separate orientation for pixels was organized for the first time. • Saw a huge participation from PGs and UGs alike – over 120 people • It was followed by a camera handling workshop and a photography session at the lake side Events in PFA Eco Ganesha GC 29th Aug • Like every year, we organised eco ganesha workshop as a participation based GC to promote the use of eco friendly ganesh idols • All the hostels participated and around 25 ganesh idols were made. Events in PFA Freshiezza 4th-5th n 25th-26th Sep Collage Making About 100 people participated and made about 35 collage on themes “War and Peace” and “Freedom”. Face Painting The popular open was clubbed with Freshizza to boost fresher participation –86 people participated and about 50 faces were painted Photography Theme based photography contest was organized with themes “Metropolitan” “Nature” and “Nocturnal” Foot Painting A completely new event held during freshizza to complete the FA experience of freshers. Participation of about 50 people. Events in PFA Wall Painting 26th - 30th September During the 2nd phase of Freshizza, wall painting was organised to give freshers an experience of the scale of FA in campus. It was painted by freshies and sophies with thirdies and fourthies mentoring them entire time. The theme was [email protected] This led to: Increased enthusiasm among the freshies and sophies for Fine Arts Superbly talented fresher batch in FA, most of whom picked it up during wall painting Set a trend to be followed in the coming years Events in PFA 3D Modelling GC 28th Sep -Robot Designing This year in 3D modeling GC, participants were to design a robot with a concept. More than 100 people participated in it and came up with 40 amazing concepts. Concept was given more importance than anything else in the GC. Implementation was another important criteria Photo Calendar GC October • Restructured Color De Vita, the photography GC since 3 years into a Photo Calendar GC • Addressed issues of mismatch between GC points and effort, transparency in judging, robust rules to counter possible frauds Events in PFA Photography Lectures and Sessions • Organized for the first time • A series of 3 lectures on photography interspersed with handson morning sessions • It saw a descent participation from UGs and PGs alike. Some staff members attended the lectures too. • Aimed at teaching photography right from the basics and develop the enthusiasm for photography among the IIT community into a hobby. • Were conducted while the Photo Calendar GC was already running thus providing the participants support in the same • Led to a jump in online activity through google group and blog Events in PFA Origami Workshop 20th Oct • Attended by more than 50 people • Was attended by PGs in large numbers • Introduction of a new genre in Fine Arts – genre which is close to mathematics and thus appeals more • The workshop covered a number of interesting designs and even a few mathematical advantages of origami • It was followed by a number of informal sessions on origami Events in PFA Comic Making GC 19th Jan • Second among the 3 FA GCs, this one was a continuation of cartooning GC introduced last year • It stressed more on the idea and how it is portrayed in a comic than on the cartooning skills of the participant • Topics given were recent ones: - Election - IPL - Price Rise • Around 75 people participated and 50 comics were made Events in PFA Book Cover Design 28th Jan • Third FA GC was on book cover design • Participants were asked to design the cover for a forthcoming book by Vaani, the Hindi speaking club of IITB • One of the top five entries will be the cover of this book titled “Vaani Sankalan” • About 80 people participated and around 40 book covers were designed Events in PFA OTS Photography GC 6th Feb • Format similar to scavenger hunt but toned down • A set of 5 subject were given with appropriate points attached to each of them. • A set of 5 photographs one for each theme were to be submitted • Participation meant one has to go about searching for the subjects (not too difficult) and click • Results will be out soon Other Events A number of Morning sessions in photography Sessions in one stroke painting, ambigrams, origami, kirigami, oil painting Online Events in photography – theme based and “daily favourite” threads on the blog – more than 500 photographs in a span of 5 months Inter collegiate Festivals Malhar 2010 • Qualification in all but 3 of the events. • 2nd in Hat Making Competition Mood Indigo 2010 Rapid FA: 1st Rangoli: 1st 2nd and 4th Photography: 2nd Chaos 2011 Fine Arts T-shirt painting: 3rd Rangoli: 3rd Mehendi: 1st and 3rd Face Painting: 3rd Junkyard Wars: 3rd Photography: 5 out of 6 positions Weave a Tell: 1st and 2nd Face off: 2nd Espirit d chaos: 1st and 2nd Film and Media Work Report General Championship events (gcs) GC Events FILM GC Successfully screened the movies and came up with results within 3 days of submissions. Brought 2 professionals for judging. Promoted the use of advance technology for the GC entries by providing logistical support like green screen etc. Conducted 3 workshops, i.e., for scripting, cinematography and editing well in advance. The workshops were successful with a participation of around 80-100 students for each workshop. STOP MOTION ANIMATION • Introduced a new GC to promote the culture of animations. • Conducted the first stop-motion workshop for the event that was attended by more than 70 students. Campus Radio Revamped the working of Campus Radio. • Made the radio regular after the launch on 6th September. 2 shows per week are being uploaded thereafter religiously. • The success of Radio can be seen from the statistics : 200-300 listeners atleast for each show and a maximum of >1000 listeners for a single show. • Developed the idea of the radio in a totally new manner by incorporating sections like institute and outside news for information, love guru, poetry etc. for entertainment and debates and trivia for infotainment. • Shaped Campus Radio like a club, increased the number of people involved in making the shows 6-folds. • Workshops A workshop on editing in Sony Vegas was conducted which saw a great participation from the freshies as well as seniors. • A series of classes for scripting, cinematography and editing were conducted in October. • A stop-motion animation workshop was conducted on 4th Feb. • Apart from these workshops, regular fundae sessions were conducted in freshie hostels for freshizza video making competition in September. • INTER-COLLEGE FESTIVALS Mood Indigo : 4 entries. Secured 5th position Antaragini, IITK, Rendezvous, IITD, UICT film fest etc. :5, 5, 7 entries were sent. India Fest : Special mention (4th out of 85 entries) INSTITUTE EVENTS Orientations CULTURAL ORIENTATION Made a video especially for the orientation that consisted of various special effects that were never used before in the movies made in the institute and a compilation of various short films made in the institute. SILVERSCREEN ORIENTATION AND FIRST MEETING For the first time, introduced an on-the-spot movie making competition in the club orientation itself. The event was successfull with a participation of 80 1st year students and 15 seniors to mentor them. 6 movies were made in the event. Freshiezza and PG Cult FRESHIEZZA A music video-making competition was organised. 27 music videos of great quality were made in the competition. PG CULT Uncut movie making : Submissions due. Ad-making : Submissions due. Open Events Uncut movie making competition : Saw a great participation with 16 entries in total. • Movie Spoof making competition : 3 good length movie spoofs were made by the students. • Movie Screenings: 6 movie screenings were conducted. • IDC Movie Screenings: Ensured regular updates of IDC movie screenings through help of IDC students • Pending Events: FILM FESTIVAL • PG Reforms PG Cult Orientation & Sophie Prod • A separate PG Cult & Sports Orientation was conducted so as to make PGs aware of the various Cultural Activities taking place in the institute. • A slot was given in the Sophie Prod to the PGs, in which from script writing, to directing to acting everything was done by the PGs. This helped to incubate PGs into dramatics club right at the beginning if the academic year. Freshiezza • For the first time in the history of IIT, PGs participated in Freshiezza as a single team. • PGs participated in a large extend and had a performance in all the high preparation events like Dance, Drama & Bands. • This further helped to cache the talented & enthusiastic PGs in the cultural scenario PG Cult 2011 • PG Cult 2011 first phase was held on 12th-13th Feb. which was a success. • Around 700 participants took part in events across all the genres. • The second phase will be held on 12th-13th March. PG Handbook • PG handbook was made which included the information about all the departments including the Cultural Scenario of IIT Bombay. OVERALL CULT General Championship • The GC points system was revamped with the reintroduction of the trumping concept. Led to a more competitive GC and well received by students. • GC rules were made available 20-30 days in advance. The judging criteria was made to both judges and participating hostels beforehand. • Workshops/Intras were conducted before all major GCs on the request of hostels. Cult Library & Information Flow • Well maintained Facebook Page • DC Hub Cult Le Saale: sharing of all cultural material • Monthly Calendar posters on all Notice Boards • Website renovation in progress: would include winners database, link fb page, all cult sites/Blogs Infrastructure • Nearing Completion of Recording Room • Started and nearing completion of SAC Yoga Room • Renovation of Book Club going on • Proposal of PFA Room accepted • Use of buffer budget for purchasing infra items/maintenance : camera, music room, wings, books, handycam,etc. PAF • Formulation of PAF Rulebook Pending: PAF Orientation and Month Long PAF Publicity Events • SPICMACAY: Concert by Pt. VishwaMohan Bhatt and Pt. Vijay Ghate • Social Events like Scavenger Hunt, Bollywood Night were revamped to increase participation. Kind prizes provided for the same. • Collaboration events like Nobel Quiz, M&M Auto Quotient, Gandhi Essay Writing, etc. Contingents • Sent contingents to Malhar (4th position), MI (1st position) and Chaos (virtually 1st position) • Ensured smooth execution of transport, registration, stay and other fest related issues • Institute dance and music performances at the prestigious Kala Ghoda festival NCPA-IIT Bombay Collaboration • Started the NCPA-IIT Bombay collaboration • Sattriya Dance performance in the 1st sem • 1 performance/1 workshop in the next sem • Special offers for IIT students for certain NCPA events Institute Book • A compilation of poetry, articles and short stories by students of IITB(from the past 4 years) shall be published. The idea is to display the talent of the institute to people at large, boost new writers and archive this content. The idea is still taking shape and we intend to publish the book by the end of this semester.