Hobby circle gives a platform to the students to showcase their hobbies. From fine arts to performing art, every hobby a student cherishes is explored in the hobby circle. It gives them an opportunity to identify their talents. Students can share their talent in the seminars, workshop and competitions conducted for them.

Committee (2017-18):

Faculty In-charge

Pradnya Nadkarni

Student Secretary

Harsha Singh

Student Joint Secretary

Shruti Somani

Student Treasurer

Amit Kale

Activities Planned for 2017-18:

1st Term:
1)Doodling event named ‘Doodle Do’
2)Movie week containing different movies of different genres
3)Bookophile, a book exchange event as request by participants

2nd Term:
1)Hunar, an inter college hobby festival
3)Poster making, Jivandas Gujarathi trophy is awarded to winner on Annual day.

Annual Report 2016-17:

1) The inaugural event for the year was ‘Nail It’
Nail art competition which was held on 14th July, 2016. Around 15 students participated in the event. Many teachers also encouraged the event and got their nails painted. Hobby Circle organized “Nail It” on 14th July, 2016. It was the opening event and was held in G5. The event began at 11:30am and witnessed participation of 15 odd students along with their models. The event was attended by many teachers, vice principal and principal who also had their nails painted. The theme of the event was open but the participants had a restriction of using only 3 colour in the nail art competition. Winners of the event were:
1st place- Shravani Nirgude and Lakshika Sindhi
2nd place- Aayushi Joshi
3rd place- Ishita Mathur

2) Movie Week
It was held from 25th July to 30th July, 2016. Six movies shown were all from different genres including horror, thriller, animation etc. Also, one bollywood movie was screened. Themovies were Shutter, The Prestige, The pursuit of Happiness, The imitation game, Inside out and Rang de Basanti. Around 300 students came up for the event across the week. The Hobby Circle of R.A. Podar College had conducted their second event of the academic year 2016-17 from 25th July to 30th July. The name of the event was ‘The Movie Week’. In this event we basically screened 6 movies, one movie a day, for the whole week. It was a great success, especially, among the junior college students.
25th July, 2016
The first movie screened was 'The Pursuit of Happiness'. The members had to give few instructions and a disclaimer before the show began. The movie had a few elements which showed how a man searches for Happiness while going through a lot of struggles like family issues,unemployment, lack of proper shelter and financial problems and how he faces them all which kept theaudience connected till the turning point. The movie continued till around 1.40pm. Later we had an interactive session wherein students shared their thoughts and views and also got their doubts solved by fellowparticipants. Most of them learnt that no man can gain Happiness without struggle. There were a few negative reviews like the Camera shake effect was used a lot of times in the running scenes, which was counter argued, saying it being a biopic needed that realistic feel. Also about a few repetitive scenes the counter argument came up saying it was needed as a person faces failure not just once buta lot of times which is to be tackled in different ways. The climax was heart touching, he finds Happiness in the most chaotic place. He gets a job. He gets financial support. The show was an overall success.
26th July, 2016
Hobby circle screened the movie named 'The Prestige' at 11.30am in G1. After the movie there was a small discussion where the people gave their views and opinions on the movie. Some were of the opinion that the movie was very slow in its execution, while others were amazed by its suspense and unique ending. There were a doubt regarding a scene of exchange in diaries of the magicians which was solved by another student. One student praised the way the director used the rivalry of Thomas Edison and Sir Tesla. At the end we clicked one photo with the movie poster. Overall we got a very positive response from the students.
27th July, 2016
The movie screened on 27th July was ‘Inside Out’. Inside Out is a 3D computer-animated comedydrama adventure film. The film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions—Joy, Sadness , Anger , Fear , and Disgust try to lead her through life as her parents move from Minnesota to San Francisco and she has to adjust to her new surroundings. The show was attended by 56 students which itself is the evidence of its success. The crowd was mixed and both junior and senior college students participated in equal numbers. The show started by 11.45 AM and continued till 1.15 PM. Then after the show there was a brief discussion about the movie in which all the participants were asked to place their views or suggestions if any. One of the participants said that “emotions are important in life as they help to describe how a person is feeling”. When asked about the important role played by personified sadness, they said it was important since one can experience happiness only when there is sadness. The general opinion was that the movie was a complete package since every element right from entertainment and emotion to drama and humor was perfectly blended together.
28th July, 2016
On 28th July there took place the screening of ‘Rang De Basanti’ the only Bollywood movie screened in movie week 2016. Rang de basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film. It was the highestgrossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for a Bollywood film. The story is about a British documentary filmmaker who is determined to make a film on Indian freedom fighters based on diary entries by her grandfather, a former officer of the British Indian Army. Upon arriving in India, she asks a group of five young men to act in her film.
The show started by 11.50 AM and continued till 2.15 PM.After the screening a small discussion was conducted wherein the participants were encouraged to put forward their views regarding the plot and any other thought. Regarding the movie in general, participants praised the music and direction. The hobby circle team put up a general question asking whether the step taken by DJ (Aamir Khan) and his friends was correct; to which they agreed saying that their action was definitely justified since it was high time that they did something to bring a change. Also one or two students reacted saying that they could have really waited for some moretime before taking such an extreme step. Also there was an elaborate discussion on Indian political scenario. They were even asked to give their views on the idea whether such life changing events, as are usually shown in movies do really happen with people, to which students agreed saying that such an incident in life may occur. Also they said it could have a strong impact which can lead to a drastic change in the person’s attitude towards society. To end on a lighter note they were asked to name the entire star cast which they successfully did. All in all the show went great.
29th July. 2016
The movie screened on 28th July was 'Shutter'. Being a horror movie, it naturally received great response from the students. This was the first time hobby circle got registrations in 3 digits. Also, maximum crowd was of fyjc students. Every seat was occupied. The movie show began by 11:45 AM and continued till 1.20 PM. The movie shows how the girl has been treated in her past just because she was obsessed with the boy. Following that, there was a discussion on the movie. Some participants critically analysed the facts and sequence of events while others just appreciated the impact and intensity of the movie. Many said, what the ghost in the movie did, was correct. She had suffered because of the boys, so she rightfully took her revenge. Someone quoted that, "what goes around comes around". Also, students agreed on the part that no one should play with a girl's emotions, rather with anybody's for that matter. It all ended with a success.
30th July, 2016
On 30th July the movie they screened ‘The Imitation Game’. The movie is a historical drama thriller based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as real-life British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during World War II. The movie show was attended by 47 students dominated by the crowd of junior college. The numbers of participants turning up were quite less than the registrations because of the rains. The movie show started by 11.45 AM and continued till 1.35 PM. Following that was a discussion regarding the movie where the participants were given a chance to state their views and opinions regarding the movie. It was really interactive. Some gave reviews, whereas some cleared their doubts regarding the plot. All in all the outcome of the discussion was that the movie is must watch since it gave great insights regarding the world war history and it could keep the audience engaged due to its fast pace and proper editing. Also some could not understand the significance of the title of the movie and there it was clarified by one of the participants that the title was the name of a research paper published by Alan Turing. When they were asked to express any negative point regarding to movie one student said that they could not really catch up with the sequence showing world war in action. He suggested it could have been more elaborate. One participant said that the direction of the movie was impressive. It was a successful closing for movie week 2016 and hobby circle got a positive feedback from all the participants.

3) Bookophile
The event based on envouraging the hobby of reading for which the request for the books were taken and accepted till 6th Sptember. The books were distributed to the participants before Diwali vacations and the same were collected when the college reopened. 44 students participated in the event and the books were distributed to all of the participants. After the recollection of books participants were asked to share the books reviews of the books read by them and the same was posted on the facebook page of the forum.

4) Hunar
The fourth event was inter collegiate Hunar – The Spark in You. This fest aims at providing a platform for celebrating and promoting different hobbies of both students from our college as well as other colleges. It helps in understanding how our hobbies hlp in developing ourselves as a person. It aims at making students realise that their passion for hobby can also help them in their career and possibility exist of making a career out of their hobby. The guest for opening ceremony was RJ Urmin, Mumbaiychi Mulgi(104. FM).

5) Poster Making
The event was held on 12th February 2017. The winner were awarded with Jivandas Gujarathi Trophy on Annual day. There were two winners who made the best poster:- Shrushti Jadhav and Harsha Singh.

Committee (2016-17):

Faculty In-charge

Ms. Pradnya Nadkarni

Student Secretary

Ms. Divya Hegde
9167673371, dhegde96@gmail.com

Student Joint Secretary

Nidhi Dumbre , Mr. Varun Vora
Varun Vora

Student Treasurer

Ms. Sanjana Kumar

Activities conducted during the year 2015-16:
The month of July hosted Caricature Competition as the inaugural event for the year 2015-16 and the theme for the same was Famous Personalities. The next event was Movie Week which was a 6 day event displaying daily a different genre movie. It was attended by more than 180 students and few teachers. Ink It Up was a tattoo making competition with theme as Halloween and happened towards the end of August. In the following month there was a Bookmark making competition and also a Book reading event which continued for 2 months and was called Bookophile. After the Diwali Vacation the hobby circle arranged an outdoor event to RBI Museum and there were 42 students who joined us. In the month of January there was a poster making competition and the theme for the same was Modern Woman

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