My Easel

December 26, 2007

A Directorial Début

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aditya Sengupta @ 1:01 am

The annual VJTI Alumni Meet was held in the institute quadrangle on Sunday. What started as a typically stuffy event ended with a rather interesting twist.

The event began early in the evening with a special private function for the silver jubilee batch. As this ended, the main even, open to all alumni, began at about 6pm. It began as a formal affair, with dignitaries like K. Venkataramanan and Dr. Vijay Khole taking the stage along with the Director and the Alumni Committee chairman and vice-chairman. The speeches were informative, although a bit long-drawn from what I’m told- I spent a fair bit of time managing the back-end and could only make it to the quadrangle intermittently.

The subsequent entertainment programme proved to be a respite. It was well balanced with a number of talented performers in traditional as well as western acts. It was capped off with a brilliant performance by the band, that had amongst its executants present and past VJTI students. The finale stood out for having achieved something that I’m fairly certain is unprecedented:

Now, the director of the institute is not known to be impulsive and is reticent and reserved by all accounts. It is to the band’s credit and the committee’s gentle persuasion that this happened:

(The director is in white. The men in suits are the Alumni Committee members. Some of the band members are not visible.) If you can’t view the embedded video, click here.



  1. Ha ha ha!!!! Now there is a sight we don’t see everyday. Unless I am much mistaken that is Pranay Karwa singing and the director dancing.

    Comment by Anand Modi — December 30, 2007 @ 11:43 am | Reply

  2. You aren’t mistaken at all.

    Comment by Aditya — December 30, 2007 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

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