A Note to the JEdi

This article is contributed by Mihir Haryal (Batch 2013-15). Mihir is a part of the JEdi ( Junior Editor) team for 2013-14.SIMS-blog-mihir

Tomorrow the first semester would come to an end, and I must admit it was great to be in a team with guys as great as you all.
The creative ocean that Nupur is, the boss in bhadrakali, the dependable Akshant, cheerful Akida, quiet and composed Tania, witty Shagun, cute Avneet, chilled out Shyam and Shrey.
I never thought I’d get close to being even the slightest amount of emotional here, but somehow it was difficult for me to withhold this message. You guys have given me some brilliant memories to cherish and I have found an adorable teacher in Smita. I love the pride I felt when we guys moved around as a team, the blue badge was of the few things that kept me clicking all the time, trying to fit my way into this team of gloriously talented people.
The high I felt at being in the Editorial was inebriating.  I’ll be honest here, I wasn’t sure if applying for the Ed Cell was the best decision back then, I’m glad that time proved me wrong. I generally prefer not to get close to people, but with the wonderful group of people at the cell I couldn’t help but be a fan of each one of you.SIMS- blog
I respect time for the unifying love it spreads, as much as I do that I can’t help but fear it, for things fade. I really hope that any day in the future when I look at the Ed Cell room, at the black t-shirt, at that badge, at the lovely people in the cell, at the newsletter at the Facebook page and those little things that defined us, I can think to myself, “I’ve felt them as if they were a part of me”
I really wish that in the future I can still someday look myself in the eye and feel proud to be a Junior Editor.
Be proud of that one force that binds us all.

Be a JEdi all my life.

The rise of Swipe Telecom and the Story of Shripal Gandhi

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Amid much media hype at the launch event of Swipe 3D Tabs, with the presence of Malaika Arora Khan, Swipe Telecom started it’s operations in India by selling Budget Tabs through online channels last year July. In the past year, it has shifted to offline channels as well and is among the leading Tablet companies in India. Based out of Pune and headed by Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Swipe derives its main strengths from the design and consumer centric marketing efforts on its products. Many features like localized languages and student centric information and apps have also contributed to its major success, especially in smaller towns and cities across North India.

On September 29, 2013 SIMS was honoured by the presence of Mr. Shripal Gandhi. Zainul Siddiqui (Batch 2012-14) writes about the address he delivered to enlighten the young entrepreneurial minds. Click on the link below to get your hands on an informative and compelling read:

http://mytabletguru.com/the-rise-of-swipe-telecom-and-the-story-of-shripal-gandhi/

Euphoria tackles Malice

This poem has been contributed by Gaurav Nayal (Batch 2013-15)

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Did I ever try to figure out the malice in the problem

That lay between us, two stubborn souls

What was the cause and what went wrong

Still we stood aside, playing our roles

The sarcasm that my spectral fate had played with me

Left a mark of pity on the inference in your way

Perhaps you noticed it, I do not know

But surely the dying respect had let you make your day

No sort of understanding could clear this exhausting fuss

Making it useless to fight the one-sided battle

Now what lay between us mortal beings

Was the sound of silence; the undying rattle

Yet the uncanny part of each of our lives

Is how we decide what disturbs us most

Whether to face it one on one

Or to escape away from coast to coast

How harsh this world would seem at times

And at times, a heavenly abode

If only we could trust each other

We’d be walking down this ‘Glory Road’

The very spirit embodied my soul

Fostered me to discover the ‘Phlegmatic dove’

Who dwelled in my heart to reveal the needless rift

Now bridged by the mercy of ‘Phantom love’

Truth and Technology

This article has been contributed by Gaurav Nayal (Batch 2013-15)

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God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please – you can never have both.  Between these, as a pendulum, man oscillates. He in whom the love of repose predominates will accept the first creed, the first philosophy, the first political party he meets- most likely his father’s. He gets rest, commodity and reputation, but he shuts the door of truth. He in whom the love of truth predominates will keep himself aloof from all moorings, and afloat. He will abstain from dogmatism , and recognise all the opposite negation between which, as walls, his being is swung. He submits to the inconvenience of suspense and imperfect opinion, but he is a candidate of truth, as the other is not, and respects the highest law of his being.
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Saraswati Pooja on campus

During the auspicious days of Navratri, Saraswati Pooja was performed at SIMS. The pooja took place at the library at SIMS. The event was organised by “Abhigyata”- The Library Cell of SIMS.

A beautiful statue of Goddess Saraswati ornamented the library. Freshly decorated flowers further added to the serene beauty of the goddess’ aura.
The pooja was performed my the Director of SIMS, Brig (Retd) and Mrs Rajiv Divekar. All the faculty and staff of SIMS were also present.

prasad richly made in ghee was offered to everyone who came to pay obeisance to the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Saraswati Mata.

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May Mata Saraswati bless us all with the light of wisdom.

Orientation ~ A Parallel Universe

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I entered the threshold of SIMS, for the very first time, on the 3rd of February, 2013. The occasion was a GE/PI session for admission in this prestigious institute. Little did I know that in a matter of a few months I would be standing under the same dome in sharp formals and a closely-trimmed head a.k.a. “The SIMS-Cut” along with three hundred others who’ll share the same fate as me for the next couple of years. The orientation had started and we were all in for an out-of-the-world experience.

The first thing I noticed about the orientation was the systematic nature in which each and every thing was being conducted- from the official batch mails informing us of our upcoming tasks to the execution of the batch meets where our entire day was summarized and evaluated individually. I was thoroughly impressed by the entire smorgasbord of this management haven. Continue reading

15th Oct: Handicrafts stall on campus by NGO Savali

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher.

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The SIMS campus was graced by the presence of a NGO, Savali on 15 October, 2013.

An initiative by the Women’s Cell, representatives from the NGO opened up a stall in the basketball court of the campus. Diwali season being the flavour of the stall, it had a variety of handmade bags, diyas and candles painted and decorated by the special children from the NGO. To describe all the products available in one word is ‘beautiful’. The candles/diyas were exquisite with vibrant colours and in a multitude of shades, different designs, shapes and sizes.

SIMSites and faculty thoroughly enjoyed themselves marvelling at the fineness and beauty of the products available. Everybody bought candles and diyas for themselves and left the stall feeling content and happy.

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National Alumni Meet – 2013

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The best way to predict the future is to create it

-Peter Drucker

Conforming to the every so correctly stated truth, we saw the coming together of what can be said to be a congregation of dreamers, risk takers, believers, leaders and achievers; the morning of 5th October 2013 saw a unique coming together of the alumni of SIMS from over two decades of the inception of this institute.

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Generations of an ethos which connected in an array of ways- varying from having the virtue of all being ‘third culture kids’ to holding and achieving the potential of outshining every sort of competition that came their way. Continue reading

Ball, Bat and Bonding: (Alumni Cricket Match)

Though delayed by the unprecedented rain in the morning, the cricket match was a roaring success. With Alumni eager to participate, their team eventually ended up having 16 to 18 players. This number did reduce, when it was their turn to field. Prof Londhe was gracious enough to umpire the match. Alumni eventually won the match, by a whopping 100 runs, using alumni skills and ethics. But looking at the smiles flying around, everybody won, when it came to bonding, interacting, and having a jolly good time.

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Basketball Match @National Alumni Meet

National Alumni Meet 2013 kicked off with a match of Basketball in the old Basketball court by the Academic Block. Owing to the heavy downpour the previous night and in the morning, the courts were wet. But that didn’t deter the enthusiastic Alumni from shooting a few hoops to warm up.Image
 
Once the official match started even Director Sir joined in! He was a part of the Alumni Team. After a rather invigorating first half, Patil Sir took his place. The scores were tied up neck to neck till the very last basket when finally the Alumni team took the lead by one basket and were announced winners.
 
But that wasn’t enough! Post lunch, there were even more enthusiastic Alums who had just arrived on campus and wanted to play another match. The afternoon match took place on the brand new Basketball court in front of the New Boys Hostel. The Alumni team saw the likes of Adamya Dua and Abhimanyu Khanna. After a nailbiting match, the Alumni again emerged as winners.