Aayaam 2015-Explore your dimensions!

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It was a night Of the freshers , For the freshers and By the freshers batch of 2015-2017. It was the night of Aayaam 2015, the talent night organized by the Cultural Committee of Institute of Management, Nirma University. As the tagline suggests, it was a night when the juniors participated to explore and showcase their talents. The stage was open to all the first year students.

As is the culture in Nirma University, the evening opened with a prayer, thereafter followed by an extremely endearing performance by the kids of Saral, the in house NGO at the university. The kids sang and danced to their heart’s content and were treated to a thundering round of applause along with a standing ovation at the end of their performance. This was followed by a delightful mix of 22 power-packed performances consisting of karaoke performances, dances performances, fashion shows all structured with extremely entertaining anchoring.

The freshers batch of Chehre and Fiesta also added to the fun and frolic with their performances. Chehre, the dramatics club of IMNU, showcased their acting skills in a play replete with humor and sarcasm which had the audience rolling on their seats laughing. The party songs and the catchy tunes brought up by performers soon had the audience putting up a dance show of their own along with the performers. The night ended with a melodious song performance and lively dance performance of Fiesta. They truly set the stage on fire and captivated one and all.

The night was a huge success and will be etched in the memories of us Nirmayans for a long time to come. The juniors took full advantage of this opportunity to showcase their talents and made the night come alive with their performances. The event was graced by faculty members- Prof. Nikunj Patel, Prof. Chetan Jhaveri and Prof. Mallikarjun. Even the audience weren’t allowed to leave empty handed as a number of vouchers and coupons were distributed thanks to the event partners and sponsors, namely, Melt In, Estelle Salon and Spa, Dangee Dums, Dheemi Aanch, Shree Balaji Group, Aloft Hotel and Joules.

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Institute Lecture Series

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The Institute Lecture Series was held on Saturday 22nd August, 2015. Mr. Nihar Parikh, Director of Converge Solutions, was the guest for the series. Mr. Parikh, having a vast experience in Business-to-business marketing delivered a talk on ‘Digital Marketing’.

Mr. Parikh had delightful insights to share about how digital marketing is the need of the hour, due to short-lived consumer loyalty. Also he delivered on how different types of markets can use digital marketing strategies to boost their business. He had a lot of practical insights to share with us in form of quotes such as, “People do business with people they like” and “Don’t build links, build relationships”.
He discussed about the different activities under digital marketing vis a vis prospecting, backlinking, search engine optimization, social media, email campaigns. Some new concepts like click per impression and click per action also came out in the talk.
Mr. Parikh emphasized on the importance of SEO and  Google Adlinks with another quote, “If content is king,  conversion is queen” He also elaborated that aspects like selection of the correct channel, intensive competition, exploring data etc. can  challenge the marketing strategies.

He concluded by advising us to gain great amount of knowledge in the next couple of years. Also, his sincere advice for us was to choose a work profile that will ensure us great experience and skill building rather than one with a good package.

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SLAM DUNK 2015

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No, it was not the time for the NBA finals of the year but still the ‘talk of the town’ inside the campus was all about Basketball. It was the time to ‘Rise and Shoot’. It was time for ‘SLAM DUNK 2015’. The venue was not quite indoor like Miami heats, ‘American Airlines Arena’ but instead the picturesque basketball court of Nirma University.

Among the entire buzz, the inaugural day of the tournament was underway with the match between the girls of Jr. FB team and Daivats. Then in the second match of the day, Nawaabz absolutely hammered Achilleans with the score of 18-2. The next match was between the girls of Jr. D and Stallions. But unfortunately for Stallions, there was absolutely no match between them and the score line was 10-0 in the favour of Jr. D. The last match of day was between Stallions and Daivats. There was something to cheer for Stallions this time though as they take the match 15-8.

There was serious threat of rain disturbing the proceedings at the start of Day 2. But as if the clouds were too waiting for the action to begin, they cleared just in time. And the day started with the match between the girls of Jr. C and Nawaabz. And the royal Nawaabz reached home in absolute rampage fashion with score line reading 11-0. The second match was between Jr. D and Jr. FB boys. It was the closest match so far with match shifting in each quarter. In the end, Jr. D edged out with 12-10 led by outstanding performances of Shubham and Nikunj. The next match was between Jr. B and Jr. A boys or I would say between Anirudh and Jr. A as he single handily put his team over the line with the score of 19-4. The next match of the was between the girls of same two sections. Much like Australia in the Ashes, Eves of Sec A had done what its boys couldn’t. They dominated the match with the score line of 10-0. The last match of the day was between Jr. C and Beacons. It was a nail biter with both the teams scoring 16 points each in their allotted time. The shootout was also tied. Then the fate of the team was decided by 3 shoots given to each team. And Jr. C had their first win of the tournament.

Day 3 started with Beacons girls putting up impressive display against Achilleans with the score of 8-3. Saanvri was the star of the match for them scoring 6 of their 8 points. The next match was between Jr. D and Jr. C boys. The match worth a watch as both teams had their ups and downs during match. In the end it was Jr. D who came with triumphant colours with the score of 20-18. Up next was the girls’ eliminator between Jr. FB and Beacons. Jr. FB continued their impressive form by rousing the Beacons 8-0. Now, it was time for the semis. In the first boys’ semi-final, Nawaabz took on Stallions. The decisive moment of the match came during the last quarter when Stallions scored 6 points to turn the match upside down with the final score of 11-8 in their favor. The next was the girls semi-final between Jr. A and Jr. D. The Jr. A continued to mesmerize with some really good players among their ranks and defeated Jr. D with 8-2 to book their place in final.

The finals day had arrived and the atmosphere was electric on sidelines. The day started with girls Semi final between Jr. FB and Naawabz. It turned out to be a one-sided affair as Nawaabs outplayed Jr. FB girls with the score line of 8-0. After just few minutes, they again took the field against the girls of Sec. A to cross the last hurdle. And they did that in style as Sec. A had no answer for their seniors. The score line was 20-2 and Nawaabz girls were the champions. But excitement was far from over as the boys were next in line. Jr. B and Jr. D played out the second semi-final of boys. Buzzing with crowd behind them Jr. B haunted down Jr. D. In fine fashion. The score line reading 13-7. The final was between Jr. B and Stallions. And it turned out to be an absolute humdinger. The one that tournament richly deserved. There was nothing to chose between them at the end of allotted time as score tied at 5-5. Then in the fairytale ending to the tournament, Stallions took the shootout with the score of 1-0 and became the champions of ‘SLAM DUNK 2015’. The celebration of the Stallions was one to remember. In the end, it was a memorable tournament with crowd giving support to each and every match. Everyone rose and shooters shot!

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Break the Code!

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Optimus, the Operations Club conducted their first event for the current academic year – Break the Code.

The first round, ‘PehchanKaun’ was an elimination round where participants were shown 20 slides and were given 15 second to answer for each slide. Participants were required to identify the name of actors, name of TV series, flags, movies and famous personalities.

20 teams made it to the second round .The second round ‘Selfie le le re’, an innovative round where the contestants had to click selfies in different twisted ways. After this round, came the final Treasure Hunt!

Deciphering the clues for every subsequent location, the teams covered almost the entire IMNU campus. The entire event was an exercise for the grey cells. Finally the contestants were given complimentary drinks and food vouchers by sponsors Faasos and Cafekka.

Winner team Maze Runner received cash prize of Rs. 1500, 1st runner up Team Phoduuu received Rs. 1000 and 2nd runner up S.O.S. took home cash prize of Rs. 750.

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Filmy Akhaada!

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Presenting to you the Akhaada of IMNU, Filmy Akhada from our very own Chehre club. It was the ultimate Akhaada for all the IMNU nautankis, complemented with a ring of sorts.

The event had two rounds and the first round consisted of dumb charades and Pictionary. Out of the three members in a team, one had to act out a movie while the other two had to guess. However, this was dumb charades with a twist as the person acting out the movie name had to constantly keep repeating a given word while acting. In the other part, a second team member had to convey the lyrics of a given song through drawn pictures. Both the movie and the song were assigned through a chit-pull system and the teams were given 80 seconds each to complete both the tasks.

The second round was “spin the wheel”. In this round, the qualified teams were made to stand just outside a web drawn on the ground. The web had five steps. One member from each team took turns in spinning the wheel. The tasks were written on the wheel and a team could either get two concrete tasks or three luck based tasks. Whenever a team performed a task correctly they had to take a step inside the circle. One of the concrete tasks had voice modulated dialogues and the team who got this task had to either identify the movie or the actors. The teams getting this task had to finish it within 30 seconds. In the second concrete task, a word was given to the team member and he had to make the rest of his team rightly guess the word either by using words related to the word given to him or by hand gestures. Acting, however, was not allowed. The time limit for this task was 40 seconds. The other three luck based tasks which the teams could get were “skip your turn”, “skip another team’s turn” or “swap with others”.  The team to reach the centre of the web first was declared the winner.

The winner was team “Tumse Na Ho Paaega” and runner up was team “Badmaash Company”. There was also an award for the team with best name which went to team “Lol-e-Nath”.

In addition to this, there was a fun competition “Nakalchi Bandar”, in which Nirmayans were inivited to create Dubsmash videos and send them to the official page of Chehre on Facebook, which were then later uploaded on the page. The dubsmash video with the highest number of likes would be declared the winner. After many videos and lots of demand for “likes”, the video created by Nibin Markose, Nidhal Firoze, Sumeet Sunaria, Shrey Modi, Shubham Kesarwani and Bhaven Pandya was declared as the winning one.

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