Revels Behind The Scenes – Workshops

Category Heads of Workshops: (L-R) Shivank, Vinayak, Abhilash, Amala

One of the main attractions in either TechTatva or Revels is the series of workshops. From mocktail making, tango, poetry workshops, over the years Revels has had a wide range of workshops to choose from. The workshops are conducted by experienced artists in the field, and due to the limited seats available, they are some of the most anticipated activities in Revels. We engaged category heads Shivank, Vinayak, Abhilash, and Amala for a quick conversation.

What was the experience of heading the category like?

Shivank: Organising Revels Workshops was a lot of fun. Frankly we became category heads of TechTatva workshops only to be category heads for Revels.  We had a few glitches here and there, but mostly everything went smoothly.  We started our work on time and finished it within the deadlines. And the work brought us closer, and we’re very good friends now.

How do you select the workshops to be held in a fest?

Vinayak: We always a variety of workshops to suit everyone. We wanted to host a literary workshop too, but it was replaced by clay modelling. It was accommodated last minute because the winners of clay modelling here get to represent the college in Utsav.

Shivank: Last year we had a TTT workshop too, since they were visiting SOC too. But we wanted to avoid a literary workshop for two consecutive workshops, for the sake of variety. We had the Tango, Hip Hop, spray painting, clay modelling workshops but most notably the cookery workshops which were sold out within two to three hours of the opening of registrations. There were people who requested me from the start of the semester to save them a slot for the cookery workshops. And that’s not one, but four different workshops.

How did you manage coordinating between several sets of people?

Vinayak: It’s simple. When it came to dealing with the Student Council, Shivank was the man to go to. The organizers, Abhilash. In case of any crisis, one would go to Amala. We divide the work within ourselves so it becomes easier. We all have our own plus points, while interacting with someone. The volunteers were allowed to enjoy themselves in the events while they were working. We never had a ‘senior-junior’ gap, of any sort. So we all are like a family.

 

– by Agnihotra Bhattacharya for MTTN

Photos by Rohan Paithankar

Agnihotra Bhattacharya

Being eternally hungry, and with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, I took to writing as an outlet for the wide spectrum of emotions that I usually portray. Mercurial, loquacious, and always looking at the world through a broken pair of rose coloured glasses, I can never settle for anything, for too long. I am the one who wanders.

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