Artists' Guild

To nurture artists and encourage all forms of art, artists' guild acts as a catalyst attracting all raw, unblemished talents and drives them ahead to make them flourish as the jewels of Podar.

Artists' Guild is one of the most active forums in college and the one which is credited with earning the golden feather in Podar's prestigious cultural hat, that is the Youth Festival overall Championship trophy for the most number of times by any college in the history of Mumbai University.
An artist is an individual who expresses his worldly compassion through the art form he embellishes.

Forum Email ID : podar.artistguild@gmail.com
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/podar.artist/
Commitee 2017-18

Faculty Incharge

Mrs. Vrushali Kaneri

Student Secretary

Shantanu Rangnekar



Activities planned for 2017-18

1st term-

Youth festival 2017
Enigma 2017
Umang 2017

Commitee 2016-17

Faculty Incharge

Mrs. Vrushali Kaneri

Student Secretary

Mandar Gopale



Annual Report 2016-17

The aim and objective of the forum is to encourage all forms of art and to provide a stage to all artists to explore their talent.

A) Enigma – The Unfair War-Fair The Artists' Guild organized the most celebrated festival of the college, Enigma 2016 – The Unfair War-Fair. Amassing a footfall of more than 25,000 people, the festival hosted more than 60 events across 3 days ranging from performing arts and literary arts to quizzes and sports.

B) Mata Carnival (Maharashtra Times Festival) In collaboration with the Maharashtra Times, ‘Mata Carnival’, a musical event, was organized in December. Various celebrities from the Marathi film industry were a part of this festival.

C) Bombay Times Fresh Face Artists’ Guild, in collaboration with the Bombay Times, organized ‘Bombay Times Fresh Face’ on the 3rd December which gave an opportunity to every individual to portray his/her talent. Celebrities from the film industry were a part of this festival as judges.

D) Youth Festival The University of Mumbai’s Youth Festival is the most reputed inter-collegiate competition held in Mumbai. Around 400 colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai participate in Youth Festival every year. Our college’s contingent comprised of 50 talented students and was successful in winning the overall championship as well as a majority of the events conducted. The following is a list of events where our students excelled:

Folk Dance – 1st position
Indian Group Song – 3rd position
Classical Instrumental (Percussion) – 1st position
Western Solo – 2nd position
Western Group Song – 2nd position
Debate (English) – 3rd position
One Act Play (Marathi) – 2nd position
Skit (Marathi) - 3rd position
Mime – 2nd position

Our students, Mr. Shantanu Rangnekar & Ms.Vaishanavi Phatak represented the University of Mumbai’s team at State and Zonal Youth Festival this year.

This year we won the Overall Dance Trophy, Theatre Trophy, and the Overall Championship Trophy.

Activities conducted during the year 2015-16:



Artists' Guild of Podar organized the most celebrated and the most unique form of a cultural festival, i.e. Enigma 2015 – A Mythological Saga. An Enigma is something that is very difficult to explain but R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics’ Platinum Jubilee Socio-Cultural Extravaganza – Enigma may just only need 3 words to explain – Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment. Amassing a phenomenal footfall of more than 20,000 people well attended by over 60 colleges all across the city, Enigma 2015, presented by #Fame and powered by the Times of India hosted more than 80 jaw-dropping events across 4 rip-roaring days ranging from performing arts to literary arts, from music to dance, from quizzes to sports, from enthralment to enchantment. The screams of the audience were not just directed towards the mesmerizing performances, since the star-studded spotlights kept shifting from celebrities to luminaries such as Sana Saed, Ritwik Dhanjani, Asha Negi, Vivah, Nakul Mehta, Kunal Kapoor, Star cast of Meeruthiya Gangsters and of course our host – Vishaal Rasquinha.

Pro-Nights – the epitome of Enigma never fail to brim the premises with a raving audience for spellbinding events like War of the DJs or DJ Night with Zaeden. Apocalypse’ – A massive event for participants structured through every cubicle of Enigma. The participants, audience, dignitaries and organizers of Enigma 2015 have undeniably agreed that it was a larger-than-ever phenomenon put together by thousands of hearts in unison, a charisma of unadulterated fun. To sum it up, it was indeed an Enigma, no holds barred.


Alone Together



On the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebration of R.A.Podar College, an event named "Alone Together" in conversation with USTAAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN was organised by the Artists' Guild of the college! UstaadZakir Hussain graced our college on the 9th of December, 2015. PanchamNishadh was the helping hand in organising this very event. In this event, UstaadZakir Hussain shared his life's experiences, addressed the audience and narrated the twists and turns his journey took so far. Many dignitaries from the music industry like Devaki Pandit, Shashi Vyaasji, etc. were present on this special occasion.
The college auditorium was fully occupied with the students from various schools and colleges to our own Podarites keeping interest in this field. Dr. Mrs. Shobana Vasudevan, The Principal of our college, felicitated USTAAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN on behalf of R.A.Podar College with a momento and thanked him for accepting the invitation. He also played tabla, which he is best at, on the request of the audience. It was a well-executed and a successful event. The audience appreciated the efforts of the college for putting up such an event.

Magic of Theatre



On the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebration of R.A.Podar College, an event named "The Magic of Theatre" in dialogue with Dr. Vijaya Mehta was organised by the Artists' Guild of the college!
Dr. Vijaya Mehta graced our college on the 12th of January, 2016. Pancham Nishadh was the helping hand in organising this very event. In this event, Dr. Vijaya Mehta shared her life's experiences, addressed the audience and gave her insights on the world of theatre.
Amruta Subhash hosted this event. She also sang 2­3 songs which were mesmerising. Many dignitaries from the film industry like Swati Chitnis, Kadambari Kadam, Shashi Vyaasji, etc were present on this special occasion.
Many of the Alumni of R.A.Podar College also took out time from their busy schedule for the event! The college auditorium was fully occupied with students from various schools and colleges to our own Podarites keeping interest in this field! Also, some of the parents had made it to the event. Each and every one thoroughly enjoyed the evening and felt lucky & honoured to be a part of such an amazing event. Dr. (Mrs.) Shobana Vasudevan, the Principal of our college, felicitated Dr. Vijaya Mehta on behalf of R.A.Podar College with a momento and thanked her for accepting the invitation. She also felicitated Amruta Subhash for agreeing to host this event.

In the year 2015-16, R. A. Podar College has won the following inter collegiate events

• S.K Somaiya’s Annual Inter collegiate festival UTKARSH 2015, 1st Position along with the Best College Award.
• Usha Pravin Gandhi College’s AAHAN’16, 1st position for the fourth consecutive year.
• Joshi Bedekar College’s GANDHARVA’16, 1st position for the fourth consecutive year.
Indian Peoples’ Theatre Association (IPTA won the Best Critics Award for the play BLACKOUT.

Youth Festival



Mumbai University's Youth Festival is a mega cultural feast organized by the Student's welfare department of the university. It is the most reputed inter collegiate competition held in Mumbai. Around 400 colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai participate in Youth Festival every year. This year it was the 48th year of Youth Festival. A contingent of our college comprising of 50 most talented students from the college represented the college in youth festival. The Youth Festival comprises of wide range of events, a total of 34 events ranging from namely

Music
Dance
Theatre
Literary
Fine arts.
Each department consisted of more than 6-7 wide range of events. The contingent that represented our college was successful in winning a majority of the events. The following is a list of events where our students excelled.
Skit (Marathi) 1st Skit (Hindi) 1st Mono Acting (Marathi) 2nd Mono Acting (Hindi) 2nd One Act Play (Marathi) 2nd One Act Play (Hindi) 2nd Western Instrumental 3rd Folk Dance 3rd

Event Position

Skit (Marathi)

1st

Skit (Hindi)

1st

Mono Acting (Marathi)

2nd

Mono Acting (Hindi)

2nd

One Act Play (Marathi)

2nd

One Act Play (Hindi)

2nd

Western Instrumental

3rd

Folk Dance

3rd



Our students, Mr. Rachit Agarwal, Mr. Pranav Advani and Mr. Sanmesh Pawar represented the University of Mumbai team at States and Zonal Youth Festival this year.


Activities conducted during the year 2014-15:

In the year 2014-15, R. A. Podar College has won the following inter collegiate events

1.      46th Youth festival by University of Mumbai - Overall Championship.
2.      Zonal championship for Youth festival-Trophy instituted by Maharashtra Times.
3.      IPTA 2nd prize
4.      Aahan of Usha Pravin Gandhi Law College, Vile Parle First position for the third consecutive year.
5.      Gandharva of Joshi Bedekar College, First position for the third consecutive year.
6.      Fantasies of SIES College (New) 1st position.
7.      Talash of Jai Hind college B.M.S. 2nd position.
8.      Participation in Maharashtra Times Carnival in Acting and Singing competition and won various prizes.


Youth Festival

Mumbai University's Youth Festival is a mega cultural feast organized by the Student's welfare department of the university. It is the most reputed inter collegiate competition held in Mumbai. Around 400 colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai participate in Youth Festival every year. This year it was the 47th year of Youth Festival. A contingent of our college comprising of 50 most talented students from the college represented the college in youth festival and strived hard to continue the esteemed tradition of winning youth festival this year too. The Youth Festival comprises of wide range of events, a total of 34 events ranging from namely

Music
Dance
Theatre
Literary
Fine arts

Every department consisted of more than 6-7 wide range of events. The contingent that represented our college were successful in winning a majority of the events. The following is a list of events where our students excelled.

Event Position

MUSIC

Light Vocal

1st

Western Group Song

2nd

Western Solo

2nd

Folk Orchestra

Consolation

Indian Group Song

Consolation

DANCE

Classical Dance

1st

Folk Dance

2nd

LITERARY

Debate ( Group B)

1st

THEATRE

One Act Play (Group C)

1st

Mono Acting (Group A)

1st

One Act Play (Group A)

3rd

Skit ( Group C)

3rd

Mime

3rd

Fine Art

Poster Making

1st

Rangoli

1st

Collage

2nd

Cartooning

2nd

Clay modelling

2nd

Installation

3rd



This year we were successful in winning the Overall Dance Trophy. Also the Skit and Mime performed by our college were officially selected by University Of Mumbai for further State, Zonal& National Competitions. Podar is leading the Overall Championship Trophy till today!

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