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HiVE

August - Sept 2011

Monsoon issue

HiVE

August-September 2011 Monsoon Issue


A Political Storm It has been observed that a number of concerns have risen on Anna Hazrare’s campaign. In college itself, notices are being posted on the softboards asking people to support Anna, stating policies of the Lokpal bill. Here are some funny /serious Facebook statuses of the people of M.I.T.! Vidhi Shah Mummy was right..her words came true... “If U don’t eat food, Police will come and catch U..” It happened to Anna Hazare... It can happen to U..!!! :D Dharamsingh Nagra Annagiri!!! \m/ Gaurav Ogale Stop over rating Anna Hazare. The Lokpal Bill is the voice of the common man and not a political campaign of Anna. Kingshuk Chaudhary Wah re congress kya re tera khel..!! Wah re congress kya re tera khel..!! Kasab ko Birayani aur Anna ko jail..!! Nikhita Prabhudesai 50,000 people attending despite the rains! Cheers to the youth of CLEAN INDIA! Gaurav Kalbhor Dear Anna Ji, Thank you for taking public attention away from current England Test Series regards -M.S.Dhoni. Anonymous Delhi police denies food to detained supporters of Anna..but they royally feed Kasab..shame UPA. Mr Rahul Gandhi you had your dinner while India starves..where is your publicity stunt now?? It takes years to hang KASAB, months to arrest KALMADI but minutes to arrest ANNA. Welcome to Democratic INDIA. A Government of the Congress, by the Congress, for the Congress..”

Angry Anna After smart slogans, placards and posters the ongoing anti-corruption movement led by social activist Anna Hazare has now inspired a free online game. Named Angry Anna, it is an imitation of the populare game, Angry Birds.Uploaded on Wednesday at 5pm, the site has received over 46,000 hits in the next 24 hours, said Himanshu Himthani, one the game’s three developers. Check it out on http://www.angryanna.com! We give it 2/5 buzzes for the cartoon faces. -Dharamsingh Nagra


Reviews

Mavshi’s

(which is now bifercated in Akbar’s and Anwar’s)

Both the places witness regular and consistent attendace more than any studio in the institute. The cramped up but cool arrangement of both the places make it a complete chillout place around campus. If you are not a cat lover you might be annoyed at times.

Small but more noticable than the ‘MIT Institute of Design’ board at the entrance of the campus. Kaka’s sees more attendance in the evening and post dinner than in the day. It has an open and free space to chill. If you are lucky you can meet a cute and playfull mongrel who oftens wanders around kakas. Highly recommended: Chai (much better than mavshis) Sutta

Highly recommended: Half fry (kaccha pakka) Maggi (which doesn’t happen in 2 mins, nevermind!) Misal pav Cheese aloo paratha Anda bhurji (which comes in different portions everyday :p) Chicken plate Sutta as per prefrence Nimbu paani Newly added and recommended: Masala pav with cheese Maggi with bhurji topped with cheese

We give it 3.75/5 buzzes! -Oggles

Kaka’s

We give it 4/5 buzzes! -Oggles

Multi-spice Though primarily a pure veg restaurant, Multispice is popular with the non-vegetarians too. Edible food, affordable rates and most importantly a decently good ambience (in LONI) are what make it a fine option for dinner. Highly recommended: Baskin Robbins Chocolate icecream (though its authenticity is doubtful, when you’re in Loni, you don’t have much of a choice) Mexican sizzler

We give it 3/5 buzzes! -Maggi

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” -Katharine Hepburn


Reviews

Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara Shaitan

For all those pulled into watching the movie by the the cool colorful posters, the first half hour of the movie fails to create any interest: it is spent in depicting the amoral lifestyle of five cocaine-snorting rich protagonists, who spend most of their time painting the town red. Fortunately, the remarkable sound track comes to the rescue. However, the confident and stylish narrator in director Bejoy Nambiar manages to keep the pace edgy thereafter, as the story unfolds in the form of a fast-paced thriller. The introductory scene of Rajeev Khandelwal, who plays a cop, creates more than an impact. Besides the car crash, the most chilling parts of the movie feature the shootout and the chase in a chawl against the background of the remixed version of the song, ‘Khoya Khoya Chand’.

A film that takes you on a vacation amidst your hectic and jammed schedule. The story is that there is no story, the contemporary cliche theme of ‘following your heart’ which all Bollywood directors are obsessed with. The raw dialogues, good camera work (credit to the incredible Spain), color coordinated costumes and picturesque locations make it a perfect one time watch. There are a few jerks in terms of time and the story line. It would have fitted more aptly in the travelogue genre more than a commercial Bollywood movie. We give it 3/5 buzzes. Only for the locations. -Gaurav Ogale

Aarakshan

Rajeev Khandelwal’s performance as the committed cop with unbending morals is one to watch out for. Each of the five youngsters have well established characters, which have been portrayed brilliantly by the actors.

One would think that in the 21st century (with bollywood blockbusters like Shaitan and Delly Belly at the box office), we wouldn’t be seeing those extra minutes of dragged speech and unedited footage that didn’t carry our story forward.The movie starts with a loud and typically choreographed mawali(check) street song named ‘mauka’. From there on the storyline is dragged for a long 2hrs 46 minutes. A few good dialogues are delivered by the main actors that one will notice in the trailer.Prateik Babbar moves from the bad side to the good side, and the villian, Manoj Bajpai successfully makes you hate him with his greed.

On the whole Shaitan manages to surprises with some intense and pulse-pounding scenes. You certainly would not like to hold back this one!

Summing it up in a line - the film moves from reservation and its pros and cons, to the establishment of commercial coaching centres verses free classes by qualified teachers.

However, parts of the post-interval film seem stretched and unnecessary, The climax becomes pretty predictable and is a rather bumpy and sloppy end to the suspense that the movie manages to keep up till then.

We give it 3/5 buzzes!

We give it 1/5 buzzes. 0.5 for Saif’s workout.

-Alija Sule

-Nearly Headless Nick


When one of my friends suggested I should watch ‘My Fair Lady’, I felt I had the chance of watching some good cinema for a change. The movie is marvellous in every aspect, but somehow my mind keeps drifting to one of its songs. It’s when Rex Harrison sees Audrey Hepburn dressed as a flower girl, he feels that her crude and low-class language is what keeps her “in her place”, and expresses distraught at ignorance of Englishmen. ….Oh, why can’t the English learn to set A good example to people whose English is painful to your ears? The Scotch and the Irish leave you close to tears. There even are places where English completely disappears. In America, they haven’t used it for years! Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak? Norwegians learn Norwegian; the Greeks have taught their Greek In France every Frenchman knows his language from “A” to “Zed” But use proper English you’re regarded as a freak. Why can’t the English, Oh, why can’t the English learn to speak? The song makes me think about ‘language’ and the sense of belonging or isolation that languages can create.

Being Indian and coming from different parts of the country, we all have our distinct mother tongues and places of residence as a source of our identity. Until the time we are in Std. 12th, we are known by our name and stream of studies. However, the moment we step in this college, we begin to be identified by our cities ... Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi or Pune. However, that does not create so much of segregation as language does. In the first few weeks, people with the same mother tongue would find places next to each other, fostering a sense of belonging and comfort. Not only do languages foster understanding, they are integral to one’s culture. In India, there are many socio-linguistic groups, which still give a lot of importance to using their language and making sure their children learn the same. It is no wonder, then, that even though India is multi - lingual and culturally rich, we have only a small number of languages like Gujrati, Bengali, and the south-Indian languages, out-living others in existence.

I wonder what my language is really.. A language which i can truly call mine and identify with all that it signifies.

The Language Instinct

My school kept Hindi as a medium of instruction until 5th standard, and hence as a kid, I thought, wrote and spoke in Hindi. English was just another subject at school that one had to expend some effort to write essays in. But as I grew up, with the sudden influx of English books and movies and the sheer emphasis on the foreign language, I had to change. Now I think, write and speak in English, and writing essays in Hindi is what intimidates me.


Things to see online

But, is English truly my language? Is it not Hindi, or my mother tongue? It’s surprising how, despite being born in India, only a handful of us can actually count beyond fifty in our mother-tongue. Numerals are but one part of a language. Our vocabulary is not good enough in our own mother tongue, nor are we acquainted with its literature, or aware of its historical significance. It’s quite apparent; we are a long shot from even deserving to call our own mother tongue a language we know. Languages define culture. But, English has separated us from ours. English segregates a person in class. Those who can’t speak English are looked down upon. With a characteristic snigger, “He doesn’t know how to talk in English.” A gulf that couldn’t be created by over 22 different languages, 28 different states, and hundreds of different cultures (unity in diversity, remember anyone?), has been created by one foreign language. That has been the effect of English. Divide and rule, it was. And, so it is, even now.

-Palak Dudani

http://www.sketchoholic.com/ Crazy site for submitting your artwork. The site has contests put up everyday. For submission, for voting, for your involvement, you get points, and you level up. Some contests even have prizes like illustrations, money or an opportunity to get published in Sketchozine! http://www.designboom.com/ Since 1999, Designboom is the home to design culture, leading independent publication for design, architecture, art, photography and graphics. Here you can submit your projects and read articles on design. http://www.referencereference.com/ One of the most useful sites for live reference of human figures. Very useful for animation and graphic designers. http://www.robives.com/mechs An archive of all sorts of mechanisms; it teaches you what they do, how they work and how you can construct them in the simplest manner. http://www.fastcodesign.com/ Archives of all topics related to graphic design; it gives you insights on infographics, branding, type design, interface design, and many other topics. http://www.yankodesign.com/ Daily updates from across the world on industrial design. You can read articles or look for career opportunities.

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. -David Ogilvy


Photograph of the month


Title: Brothers -Shantnu Arya


The A-Z of M.I.T. A-grade - Just another grade, we

A

don’t discriminate. (Also see : Loser)

Aaan Dey - The Quasar logistics team war-cry. Once sounded, duck to avoid getting hit by chairs, tables and juniors being hurled from one end of the college to the other. (Also See : Vaibhav Dalal)

Adda - A third floor haven, this studioconverted-kitchen provides you with all your desperate food requirements. Frequent visitors need: nerves of steel, patience and a good immune system.

Belly Dancers - Haven’t seen any yet.

B

If interested, contact Quasar Cultural Committee.

Bikes - A social necessity, geared or

otherwise, don’t leave campus without it. This two-seater/three-seater (and for the over ambitious, five-seater) is a useful little thing if you don’t want to use the infamous tum-tum.

Afro - A trend passed on from

generation to generation of Lonidwellers. Also known by the man-eaters as ‘maggi’ or ‘chidiya ka ghosla’.

Apple - Shiny, sleek, rounded edges

and umm silver? We aren’t discussing fruit here, but the powerhouse of all visual communicators of this generation : An apple a day keeps the virus away. Also see : Graphics Studio)

Birthdays -

Girls hostel : An occasion where the roomates treat the birthday girl like a queen. Usually paired with some fairy lights and fancy outfits. Boys hostel : An occasion where the birthday boy should put on some heavy pants and be prepared for a beating/ shaving/lighting on fire/cold shower. A true battle of the elements.

Boxers - Strategic decision taken

by the boys hostel inmates. Length is inversely proportionate to comfort.

C

CMYK - Mostly used for four-colour

printing, CMYK is also a common term used for the graphics studio found on the first floor.

Chai/Coffee - ‘Life is what happens while you’re on a coffee break.’ NEEDCHAI-NOW.

Fact - Emulsion paint was not the only thing used to achieve those colours, those walls have seen the likes of photo inks, blood, poster colours and a little marker ink just to achieve the right shade. To be continued...

-Alok N.R, Bharat SInghal, Tanya Bhandari


Kyoorius Designyatra This year most students from M.I.T did not want to miss out on the Kyoorius Designyatra, partly because signing up for it also implied an extended holiday in Goa. Registrations opened up as early as 8 am on the morning of Sept 9th and all students reported unusually on time in the Grand Hyatt lobby. At the desk students received two paper bands (one for each day) closely resembling the colourful friendship bands tied in school. Along came a goodie bag. Most were excited and happy with its contents – A diary, few posters, a watch, a t-shirt, etc. Few others were grumpy for having to find a perfect match to trade their over/undersized t-shirts for the right fit. Soon the doors to the conference room opened and students rushed in to occupy the best seats in the front, only to be disappointed to find those reserved for the professionals and barricaded with a red ribbon.

Photo courtesy: Priya Saraf

Relieving and surprising to most, but also to the dismay of a few who run strictly by I.S.T( Indian stretchable time) the conference started as per scheduled time. Michael Johnson - head of Johnson Banks, also the moderator of Designyatra this year, managed to hold the interest of the audience with his occasional witty remarks and one-liners. The best of designers may not always be good speakers. So while most presentations were more than flattering, there were a few

moments when you just couldn’t help but catch up on some sleep or get carried away by thoughts of the Goan beaches and nightclubs. On the first day, Adrian Shaughnessy presented his entertaining list of ’10 things good designers do’ consisting of points like lying, being selfish, egoistic, copying and also being fluent with verbal skills, which most, willingly agreed to follow. Type radio followed and the speakers Donald Beekman and Liza Enebeis’s, were as captivating on stage as on the radio, where they talk about type and design. Irma Boom managed to charm the audience with her explicit book designs, some books so small, that they could only be read with a magnifying glass. The dynamic Khosla duo (only Indian speakers) concluded day 1. They primarily spoke about adding a modern touch to traditional Indian design, but it was Tania Singh Khosla (graphic designer) who clearly stole the spotlight away from her architect husband Sandeep with her enthralling persona. Others worth mentioning on day 2 were Conny and Eva from Troika who exhibited installations with cutting edge technology, which left most awestruck. Richard Holman from Devil fish concluded the Designyatra with some thoughtful lessons on life. As far as the hospitality was concerned, tea/ coffee breaks were timed well between presentations. Otherwise deprived of good food, hungry hostel dwellers piled in as much lavish food as could be contained by the tiny china plates, much to the predicament of the staff who kept running out of food. For those two days, everyone revelled in being treated and indulged in like an elite guest.

-Alija Sule


Experiences Experiences

- Ram Singh -Ram Singh

- Jahnvi Shah

-Madhatter


Experiences

-Chiggi Lui

Overheard Chinese Whispers gone wrong... Sharayu: we were called to rosy’s cabin coz the laundrywala was there and he was getting shots from all of us regarding all the complaints. Sarang: The laundry wala was in rosy’s cabin getting shots?? Saniya: Wait a minute!! He was getting shorts?? Himadree: Why was he taking shots?? Deepika: They were taking his shorts?? What??

-Mansi Sachdeo Cartoonist: Unknown


Overseenslept


Book of the month The Art of Ratatouille What wonderful art. The art of ratatouille will make you wanna watch the movie ten times over and totally fall in love with the characters all over again. Remy, Emile his brother, Linguini and the wonderful Collete, Skinner the villainous chef, all designed the contrast each other so beautifully. The interiors of a sewage systemn (underground Paris) so wonderfully contrasts the world above. Paris is shown as magnificent as in travel books and for real; so much, that it shows you how Remy dreams of living in Gusteau's kitchen without threatening his life. Designs which express the complexity of the character and the conflicts he faces are depicted so clearly and beautifully, keeping in mind that the audience should relate to this rat, and not get disgusted by the idea of it being in a kitchen of a restaurant. Remy has to hide the one thing he loves - cooking. It's amazing how similar cooking is to design. The tastes, the smells, colors and textures are like colors and compositions. It made me wanna make movies, and start working on the process of creating the script, story and the visuals that would inspire me to make the rest of it. Brad bird has respectfully credited Jan Pinkava as co-director, who thought of the premise while he was cooking in the kitchen with his wife. These artists I worship, for creating a masterpiece of animation, something the world will love and cherish. Mesmerizing, magnificent, insightful and delicious! The art of Rataouille is just as good as the movie itself.

-Nikhita Prabhudesai


News Updates ‘Freespace’ gives a platform for students and the administration to discuss their concerns and demands. The first session was held on 20th September. Let’s hope it all works out for the best. :) ‘Designyatra’ was held for a period of 2 days on the 9th and 10th of September. To those who missed it, refer to the article. For follow-ups, refer to roadtodesignyatra.tumblr.com The film club hosted WTF2 - Wholly twisted films. The movie was often followed by discussions about the movie’s technical and aesthetic qualities. Coming next - ANIMATION FEST! ‘Chitrakatha’, N.I.D’s annual animation festival, and one of India’s best animation fests is scheduled from the 19th - 23rd October. Registrations are now open and limited! Hurry! Register at nid.edu/chitrakatha Clashing with that, is the awesome ‘Comic Con’ (Mumbai) – the annual Indian comic book festival is scheduled from 22nd - 24th October. Register at comicconindia.com Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated from 1st - 5th September. The ground floor foyer was well decorated. M.I.Tians wore traditional attire, performed dances and danced to dhols for the procession. Pedas and mithai were distributed in college. Onam, the Keralite festival of the Vamana avatar of god Vishnu was celebrated for the first time in M.I.T on the 14th of September on the ground floor foyer which was decorated with flower rangolis, coconut leaves, rice grains and swings. There was a narration of the story behind Onam along with a singing performance and the popular Keralite dance form of Kaikottikali. Payasum and banana chips were enjoyed by everyone. Navratri will be celebrated from the 4rd - 6th October. Please wear traditional attire! Anurag Sarda – 5th Year Product Design student won the Victorinox Sustainable Design Contest for his product named ‘LEAF’ – a self-generating water resource. Surabhi Wadhwa and Manu Ambady (UG Sem 5 Graphic Design) have been admitted at Northumbria University, Newcastle, U.K through the twinning programme, and will be completing the rest of the course there. Nikhil Mansukhani (UG Sem 7) was also admitted at the Staté College, France for one semester through the student exchange programme. An I.D.S music workshop was conducted for the 2nd year students. Prof. Shirish invited the world fusion band - ‘Mukti’ to perform for us and their beautiful music was enjoyed by all. The session concluded with the audience singing along with them. HiVE is out!! You just finished reading it. XD Layout: Alija Sule Editors: Bharat Singhal, Nikhita Prabhudesai Contributor: Manasi Sachdeo The co-founders and co-editors of HiVE - Alok N.R, Jitendra Arora and Prajakta Kulkarni wish to retire and hope for a great future for the publication. Thank you for sticking with us till date. Cover Illustration by Nikhita Prabhudesai

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With Love, Senior. I’m in the 4th year. I’m in the 4th YEAR. It sounds big, and important. But that’s about it I guess. When we entered the 1st year, we had no seniors in the 4th year, but the batch in the third year back then was enough to scare us about the final year. Now we’re here, and it’s not what we thought of it. So how did we really get here? Why we came here, is because none of us got into N.I.D. It’s that simple. But how then, did we still make it to our 4th year, now on the brink of entering the ‘actual’ design world? Because we complained and cribbed and still hung around to make it through. The beginning. Loni. We all reacted in much the same way to it as does everyone else who comes here. We still do, so moving on. We came to a college which had just shifted into a new building. This simple labyrinth in a cube. It wasn’t painted, it wasn’t finished, and it wasn’t pretty. (I won’t ask for your opinion about it now...) But we adjusted - to the leaking ceilings, the railing-less openings on the second floor, the concrete feel, the construction sounds, and the dirty floor. That was the foundation for us, besides the endless sheets of perspective drawings we made, which from our point of view, represented the college building quite well. There were no straight lines. The nights on end, we sat, matching colours (excuse me, the tints, shades, tones and hues) for the colour wheels; the trials of achieving patchless compositions, painting 20 for the 6 compositions which were required as submission (speaking from personal experience), and of course the touch-ups! It was a trying, tiring year, which ended in endless piles of papers, of redoing the same assignments. It is at these times that morals like “do it once, and do it right”; “kal kare so aaj kar” started to make sense. We had our first experience of staying late in college that year. The entire batch came prepared with drinks (non-alcoholic, we daren’t break the rules back then) and snacks to last us till 2.00 am while completing our work. Now we stay up till 6 and still survive. Added to that were the pressures of the first juries as design learners. Our seniors had not had very pleasant first-juries, hence their experience scared us. Like hell. And so just like everyone in a design school, we were psyched about the juries.


Question i) what is a jury? ii) What do you do in a jury? iii) What is expected of you in a jury? Four years on, we still don’t know what exactly a jury is. We just assume and we’re still as scared. So we were like every other foundation student who comes to this college: dared not to break the rules, timid, punctual (in class and with work), and fascinated yet dead scared of Dhimant Panchal. And thus sensitised as designers, or at least our faculty hoped so, with these basic principles and skills we learned in foundation, we were promoted to the 2nd year. The first reason to be happy about: we’d have juniors and we could now walk the corridors of this institute as if we’d been around for years. There was someone we were seniors to, and they would look up to us, hopefully, as we did to our seniors. Academically, we were a step up in specialising: Industrial Design and Communication Design happened. There were those who were completely confused about what to choose and those who knew where their life was headed. And just like every semester from foundation on, we were expected to apply all that we had learned before. The 4th semester was where we eventually took up our specialised disciplines. Here is the truth about that. The day I entered college, or actually since the day I saw my name on the M.I.T - I.D student’s list of 2008, I decided I would be a product designer. After a month in this college, I was interested in every discipline except Retail and Exhibition Design (R.E.D.) and Transportation Design. I was dead sure I wouldn’t take either. At the end of semester 3 I reverted back to my original decision of taking product design and within the second week of the 4th semester I chose my final discipline: R.E.D. and that’s where I stayed along with my 5 other batch mates, who made it till here. (2 left us after the 4th SEM.) The first thing we heard in R.E.D: the juries are infamous and endless. The first thing we experienced: that is true. But otherwise, it was this semester which made me realise that my decision of taking up design was right, though important, I’m not sure my faculty would quite agree. Another thing I learned: you have to already know a lot by then. Reading and researching and being genuinely EXTREMELY CURIOUS helps! And if you take R.E.D, know your materials and technical stuff. It’s a pre-requisite; a must. The 3rd year was when we started working on our design projects and formally preparing our portfolio for internships. Then it hit us. We have to start getting serious about the last year. Exchange programmes were happening, we were supposed to intern in the industry and they would expect a lot from us. We had to be prepared; mentally and professionally.


Endless layouts for the portfolios, redoing and touching up of work happened. We wanted good firms. We wanted big stipends. We, finally, actually, ‘wanted’ to learn. A word of advice: send your portfolios early and re-check with firms, repeatedly, if they don’t respond. And send it to a million firms and follow-up with them if you have to. Find small firms, they teach. We learned the hard way, just like every other batch. But another major thing happened that year. Our batch was in charge of Quasar, and thus we (R.E.D SEM 5/6) were in charge of the exhibition. Quasar was made big, brought to a new level and we wanted the exhibition to live up to that. As it was our first experience on working on a live project, we were hesitant initially, but we learned from our failures and our inexperience and the endless, tiring trips to the city. We learned to improvise on the spot, we learned to keep our cool and heads straight, and we learned what designers do best: jugaad. However well prepared one maybe, you have to be able to cover things up and make it work even when it doesn’t. We fought, we learned, and the exhibition survived its opening, we sighed - our batch saved face. As for the design projects, we were introduced to the world of ‘extensive’ research. (Even extensive is an understatement.) We knew at the back of our mind, that these projects were important for our diploma project portfolios, but at the front, we were just as casual about working during the semester, and burdened by tension before the juries. And through all this, as it happened, we came to the 4th year. It’s already been half the semester and we have backlog. So why is the 4th year so different? i)We know what liberties we can take ii)We don’t care for 10 pm deadlines (actually we don’t care for any deadlines) iii)We’ve forgotten what punctuality is iv)We submit assignments a day before the juries, so that we’re eligible to appear for them v)We know the college and it’s people vi)We’re still the same immature idiots who entered college on day 1 vii)The faculty is used to us, and this 4th year behaviour


And how did we make it this far? i)We evolved after the 1st year ii)We began working at the end of the semester iii)We cribbed at every possible opportunity about college and work iv)We got used to the idea of a jury and how it works. (most important to survive) v)We made promises to improve at the beginning of every semester, and just like every resolution, broke them. vi)We didn’t change. Just became very comfortable with college. So what can we leave behind for the juniors to learn from? Don’t be like a 4th year. The importance of our diploma project portfolios is dawning on us and all the left-over work is coming to haunt us. We’re still trying to learn from our past mistakes. On a more serious note, there are a lot of things we didn’t do which could have helped us, and there are a lot of things we did which saved us. In short: Read books, catalogues, and blogs. See portfolios, design websites, note down ideas, stumble, be open to every field, you never know when something might come handy while conceptualising. Talk - to faculty (in every discipline), interact with batch mates, seniors, friends outside this institute - everyone has something to offer. Observe everything which happens around, be inhibited about asking, and try figuring out things for yourself. Do things. Make prototypes, fail - a million times before you get a brilliant concept. Have a presence of mind and keep it cool. If it’s not happening, leave it, and come back to it later. You’ll figure it out eventually. Most importantly, experience it all. I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, just as we had, but it helps, especially when 4th year happens and you’re still trying to grasp how you got there all so soon.

-Prachi Joshi

(on behalf of UG 4th Year)

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