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19 June 2008

Rani Bonkeshwari Strikes Gold at the 2008 Promax|BDA Design Awards!!!

Rani Bonkeshwari won the "Best Student Project" award at the 2008 Promax|BDA Design Awards held in New York yesterday!

Check out Page 12 below!

Read this document on Scribd: BDA Design Awards winners

And you can watch the spot again here-

Rani Bonkeshwari from Rohit Iyer on Vimeo.

17 June 2008

Film Junkie...

I'm one too!

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5 June 2008

IYERCAST #1: In conversation with Shweta Bhatnagar

Alright, this is my first attempt at a podcast. This is an interview I did for the next issue of our college magazine, VOICEBOX. But that never panned out, so I thought I’d upload it on my blog for all to hear.

The interview is with Shweta Bhatnagar, an NID animation senior who currently works with WETA Digital in New Zealand. We talk about how she started in animation; how WETA happened; the projects she worked on; her future aspirations and a lot more.

Keep in mind that this interview happened a while ago (December 13th, 2006, to be exact). Also bear with the poor audio quality - this was recorded in the BMW (Behind the Metal Workshop), the NID canteen.

Finally, thanks to Ranjan for introducing me to Shweta and for lending me his audio recorder, and to Nitin Patel for his company. Enjoy!

4 June 2008


I found this excerpt from Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer's The Phantom Tollbooth (which, by the way, I've never read). But I very faintly remembered seeing the animated adaptation as a child and although I couldn't even remember the name, thanks to the internet I didn't have to. Ironically enough, this excerpt describes my day almost perfectly.

"Well, if you can't laugh or think, what can you do?" asked Milo.

"Anything as long as it's nothing, and everything as long as it isn't anything," explained another.

"There's lots to do; we have a very busy schedule-

"At 8 o'clock we get up, and then we spend

"From 8 to 9 daydreaming.

"From 9 to 9:30 we take our early midmorning nap.

"From 9:30 to 10:30 we dawdle and delay.

"From 10:30 to 11:30 we take our late early morning nap.

"From ll:00 to 12:00 we bide our time and then eat lunch.

"From l:00 to 2:00 we linger and loiter.

"From 2:00 to 2:30 we take our early afternoon nap.

"From 2:30 to 3:30 we put off for tomorrow what we could have done today.

"From 3:30 to 4:00 we take our early late afternoon nap.

"From 4:00 to 5:00 we loaf and lounge until dinner.

"From 6:00 to 7:00 we dillydally.

"From 7:00 to 8:00 we take our early evening nap, and then for an hour before we go to bed at 9:00 we waste time.

"As you can see, that leaves almost no time for brooding, lagging, plodding, or procrastinating, and if we stopped to think or laugh, we'd never get nothing done."

"You mean you'd never get anything done," corrected Milo.

"We don't want to get anything done," snapped another angrily; "we want to get nothing done, and we can do that without your help."

"You see," continued another in a more conciliatory tone, "it's really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week we take a holiday and go nowhere, which was just where we were going when you came along. Would you care to join us?"

"I might as well," thought Milo; "that's where I seem to be going anyway."