Remembering Sardar Patel

We got an opportunity to create an animated intro for the website of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the man who literally stitched India from the 545 independent states. I wanted to create a 3D structure with the hanging pieces of the state shapes, which will form the face of Sardar, however owing to time constraint, we managed to make this video using basic modeling, and some compositing!

I will be forever grateful to the team of Blender newbies, who worked hard to complete the task in time for the release. Here is a list of all those Blender’ers!!

Have a look and give your comments!

Modeling: Bhairav Lahotkar, Sandeep Gaikwad, Siddhesh Walunj, Sandeep Lavate, Vivek Vora, M. Bhuvanesh, Nathan Dlima, Deepraj Muwadiya, Ovesh Aalam Khan, Prasoon Kumar, Diksha Ranpise, Himanshu Singh, Sachin Chand , Javin Juneja, M. Anand Raj, Prashanth Galigi, Shreyam Natani, Saket Kumar Karn, Saurabh Lawange, Kethineni Ranga Raju, Sheetal Kumawat, Shubham Singh, Sudhanshu Kumar Singh
Animation: Kavita Narvekar. Production management: Prof. Anandraj




Looking forward


The stage is set, as I look forward to participate and present at one of the premier summit on higher education, FICCI Higher education Summit 2018. On stage with some of the eminent stalwarts in educational field. Will update about the experience and the deliberations soon!


Panch-Kanya of Borawan: A short documentary

I had written about the 5 girls in my course, who had shown a character by completing an assignment, which was not mandatory at all! The blog post was received well by many readers, and that prompted me to document this incident in a short film!

Recently, I have been able to complete the first cut of the same. Special mention of many of them who helped me in getting this together: The panchkanyas: Aditi Rawal, Anuja Khede, Chaitali Patidar, Poonam Chauhan, Shivani Verma were extremely supportive throughout. We had a nice visit to Maheshwar, and enjoyed their hospitality!

IIT Bombay team: Prof. DB Phatak for the support and encouragement, the entire eStudio team headed by Sajjan Kumar Dixit for the technical support, Prakash Jadiyar for carrying out the herculean task of editing the story, Siddhesh Walunj and Sandeep Lavhate for additional video shoots at JIT Borawan. In addition, the ever supportive team at JIT Borawan: Prof. Atul Upadhyay (Principal), Prof. Sunil Sugandhi (Dean), Prof. Nitin Namdev (Course Coordinator), Prof. Sanjay Chouhan (RC Coordinator), and many others who helped me in capturing the videos. Last but not the least my better half: Kaumudi who has been with me throughout this production!

Please have a look here: