Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A creative interaction

“Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual”

The campus was abuzz with activity. From ropes to shoe laces to ID card strings and duppatas- nothing was left out! The challenge was to create the longest straight line with what was available in and around. The next day, the challenge was to build the tallest tower! The occasion was the session on creativity by Mr. Rahool Saksena, an exceptionally creative person, interacting with us through his varied and rich experiences. Through interesting exercises, activities and visuals he illustrated how creativity is all about out-of-the-box thinking. He deftly explained the right-left conflict in the brain and emphasized that to be creative, one must not be restricted by conditional thinking and perception. He left us spell bound with his masterpieces - a visiting card holder (made for a client promoting a leading brand of cycles) using cycle parts- the cycle chain and mud guard; a giraffe made out of a discarded stapler; a wooden carving of Abdul Kalam; a man sitting on a chair reading a newspaper (made out of newspaper, for a leading publishing house) and many more. We were amazed how creativity could transform junk or trash into such amazing work of art. He showcased the various methods in which creativity can be used to advertise for products in dark markets. It was a session where each of us ended up deciding that we will make a creative imprint for ourselves and for those around us. Hats off to Mr. Rahool Saksena for making us think about a side of us which many of us hadn’t explored yet.

Contributed by Trisha Saxena, HR Varsity, CBS Batch 4, 2009-10

“Creativity is the mother of intelligence” was rightly said and proved true by Mr. Rahool Saksena. He, in his own creative way taught us and made us appreciate that it is possible to achieve greater heights by following our hearts and thinking creatively. We played a lot of games and solved many puzzles which actually made us realize that given any situation we can think in a different way and come through successfully.

Contributed by Priya Chopra, BFS Varsity, CBS Batch 4, 2009-10

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