Image: Volunteer team coordinators with Prof M P Ranjan
The five groups dealing with the following areas – Nature, Society, Life, Work and Play – were formed by asking for five volunteers to be coordinators of each area and from the volunteers the areas were assigneed by casting lots.
Nature team: Shalini Dey
Society team: Arunima Saboo
Life team: Harish Dubey
Work team: Zinal Patel
Play team: Charanya Sivakumar
Image: The Natrue team
Left to Right: SHUCHITA BRANWAL (SUID), RAMPRAKASH R (SUID), VAIDIHI VISHWASRAO, SHALINI DEY (IDD) (coordinator), KANIKA ARNEJA (NMD), HARSHVARDAN YADAV (IDD)
Nature : All encompassing. Nurturing everyone
"Human beings are always going to be dependant on some other being for every thing we need or might need. More often than not the urge to sustain, makes us look towards nature. Nature, as long we can remember, is looked upon as an entity with character, traits, emotions. Like us, it too has soul. It feels, nurtures, soothes and helps. Helps us be. But we, like it's careless children tend to take it for granted. We exploit, destroy and fuel our greed some more. And we keep fulfilling the chasm of our needs till resources get exhausted and we still keep looking towards it for some more. Nature like the responsible and affectionate mother, tries and tries, till it can not breathe anymore to give us whatever we want. It is time that WE become the responsible ones. Try and look within ourselves to find that compassion which we kill everything, when greed overpowers us. To give back, bit by bit, all that we have taken away. Give back love to get what we need. In the end we DO need to Sustain; We too are a part of what we are killing."
Image: The Society team
Left to Right: NEHA YADAV (NMD), PRATAP RAJ SHEKHAR (SUID), SAGAR SASHEENDRAN (NMD), SANKET BINDAL (IDD), ARUNIMA SABOO (SUID)(coordinator), PARITA KATKE (NMD)
Society : A foundation of civilization, survival by mutual co -operation could be called a society.
A society survives on understanding, structuring and most importantly a design. It’s a form of structuring which differentiates the ‘intelligent being‘. Each individual part of a society has a social responsibility and individual concerns are looked at collectively and with compassion and understanding. Realizing and recognizing responsibility, abiding by the laws of society and learning to live in harmony is the edifice of living in a society.
Image: The Life team
Left to Right: HARISH DUBEY (IDD) (coordinator), PRITHU SAH (SUID), MADHAVI KULKARNI ((NMD), SAURABH SRIVASTAV (IDD), SIDDHARTH SAWANT (SUID), ANOMA SHAH (NMD)
LIFE, as said ‘Jaan hai to Jahan hai’.
Life is the most precious thing God has gifted us. It is a fusion of struggle, commitment, recollection of dreams and sentiments. Life is to achieve goals and to make them valuable. Life is a continuous process of exploring and learning from experiences. Life is about nurturing, bonding socially and emotionally. It is colorful for those who live it and tragedy for the rest. Life exists after death in the form of a smile, memorable moments and tears.
Image: The Work team
Left to Right: ARNAB KHOUND (IDD), UDAY SHANKAR (IDD), AKHILESH S V (NMD), ZINAL PATEL (SUID) (coordinator), ADITI GUPTA (NMD), GAUTAM NAIDU (IDD)
Work: Work is worship
We all have heard the old saying that, "Where there is a will there is a way.” So, if we need to achieve something we need to work. Generally in a broader sense WORK is defined as Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something but it doesn't mean only to complete a given task but its the passion, commitment and zeal that is involved in it. Work is the attitude towards the job that is rewarded and recognized at the end. There are few other inseparable attributes of work that are time and quality. So work in its totality is the satisfaction that is felt and the appreciation that one is rewarded with. Various works of people has been the great boon to the world only because of the enthusiasm and attitude involved in it.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Image: The Play team
Left to Right: TAUHIN PAUL (NMD), ANIL M N (SUID), GAURAV BHUSHAN (IDD), CHARANYA SIVKUMAR (SUID) (coordinator), MANSI SALVI (NMD), VIVEK CHAWDA (SUID)
Play: After two days and nights of brainstorming sessions we have categorized our ideas, and should soon come up with a structure that represents more than 5000 (five thousand) digital design opportunities.
"Play is a very natural activity that everyone from a little child to elderly people can engage in, as it helps break free from routine and intrigues us. Thus, in the context of one's interest, play could be any physical, mental, social or spiritual activity. Recreation, creativity and imagination have always been important aspects of play. Our purview of play also includes anything from an individual activity like 'reading a book one finds interesting' to an economic activity like 'investing in the stock market' which involves many people. Thus, play in general can influence our well being, relationships, learning abilities and generate interest in otherwise monotonous jobs."
We now look forward to see what they will show us next Monday morning in class when they are expected to present their digital design opportunity maps for their respective areas.