Status update: Joined as Director, EMRC, Pune

Some happy news to share! I have joined as Director, Educational Multimedia Research Center (EMRC), at Pune. The selection happenned in February, however the processes took quite long (owing to the lockdown situation). I have joined virtually, and will plan the movement once the lockdown is over! I thought of this blogpost, so that I... Continue Reading →

‘Blender’ers of Rajkot: The final film

On 22nd May 2020, Prof. Deepak Phatak released the film in an online event. I would like to share the film link with all of you! https://youtu.be/LdXQVUkbX_s The film has a long list of credits, simply because there were many, who have contributed. There were two teams, one at IITBombay and the other at Rajkot.... Continue Reading →

A (birth)day to remember!

This year's birthday on 23rd was a bit low key. Thanks to the changed privacy settings of the birth date on my Facebook account. I was free from a deluge of birthday wishes. Instead I received selective messages, emails, greetings, and phone calls. However, I must admit that this was one of the best birthdays... Continue Reading →

‘Blender’ers of Rajkot

During one of the offering of my animation course, we came across a unique situation where almost 95% of of the registered students of a college in Rajkot where completing the course and getting the certificate. This was quite new since completion rate of the course was somewhere around 60 to 70%. Intrigued by this... Continue Reading →

A memorable online session!

I delivered session for an online FDP organised by Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. I have given several lectures where large number of attendees are in a hall, and I am talking to them. I have also done this online...in fact, I have done this with multiple such halls connected simultaneously and being able to talk... Continue Reading →

Down the memory lane!

This is a dedication from an ardent fan to the legendary artist: Samir Mondal. As a young student of Fine Arts I remember, in the year 1991-92 a newspaper called as The Sunday Observer was in vogue. This newspaper used to reach my home town Aurangabad with the delay of two days. Which means that... Continue Reading →

माझ्या आजोबांच्या जन्म शताब्दी निमित्त स्मरणिका

माझे आजोबा, सिद्धेश्वर महादेव (उर्फ नाना) सहस्रबुद्धे ह्यांची जन्म शताब्दी २०१७ साली झाली. त्या वेळी, आम्ही त्यांच्या बद्दल विविध आप्त - स्वकीयांनी लिहिलेल्या आठवणींचे संकलन केलं होतं, आणि त्या पुस्तिकेच्या प्रती काढून सर्वांपर्यंत पोहोचविल्या होत्या. आज त्यांच्या वाढदिवसानिमित्त त्या स्मरणिकेची ई-आवृत्ती सादर करताना खूप आनंद होतो आहे. ही स्मरणिका तयार करण्या मागे दोन मुख्य उद्देश... Continue Reading →

गीतरामायणाच्या आठवणी: ०२

गीत रामायणाचे पुस्तक आणि गाणी याचबरोबरीने अजुन एक आठवण माझ्या मनात कायमची कोरलेली आहे आणि ती म्हणजे गीतरामायणाच्या गाण्यांचं माझ्या वडिलांनी केलेलं नाट्यरूप सादरीकरण. मी लहान असताना माझ्या वडिलांनी आमच्या राहत्या कॉलनीमध्ये म्हणजे श्रेयनगरमध्ये विविध वयोगटातल्या लोकांना एकत्र करून गणेशोत्सवासाठी म्हणून गीतरामायणाचा कार्यक्रम बसवला होता. त्याचे स्वरूप जरासं वेगळंच होतं. नाटक आणि संगीतिका ह्या मधील... Continue Reading →

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