Bam! I know that one! Republic Day Celebration

Wait, wait, wait… Hmmm… 10 points! That’s the right answer! Brilliant! And answers, of course!

 

Those and more were the constant phrases uttered by our intelligent participants and Quiz Master, Ashley Berty at Think Tank ’16 - Intra Quiz competition. This Republic Day, we set out to test the General Knowledge of our Ajubans and they did leave us mesmerized at the high levels of intelligence.

 

Over 70 odd teams signed up and we knew the competition, just like always, wasn’t going to be an easy one. Following the elimination round, 9 teams met head-on at the Finale. Answers flew across tables at the speed of arrows with such confidence and there were more hits and less misses. To fall in line with Republic Day, the theme of the quiz was all about India. The Quiz Master had put together an AV format of questions which made the competition lively and interesting for both participants and audience.

 

 

At the victory stand we had, Team Rock and Roll finish first, following them with Team Let’s Face It and in the third place we had Team Rocking Stars. The winners got to take home cash prizes and trophies. The recipients of this year’s Think Tank were overwhelmed to have made it to the top 3 which such tough contenders alongside. This Republic Day turned out to be a learning curve on the road to knowing more about our Motherland for everyone who was a part of Think Tank ’16.

Welcoming the new and good! Pongal Celebrations

The farmer’s festival, being the first celebration of the year was ushered in with much cheer! We kick started the calendar of events for 2016 on a brilliant note, by taking all the action right to our Ajubans at their bay.

 

The season of Pongal welcomed our employees with a picture perfect combination of sugarcanes, colorful kolams, thoranams and decorated pots even as they stepped in. Along came the time to turn to the Ethnic side of fashion, which our Ajubans make the most of! The special food, was the cherry to all the gala!

 

 

The day started off with games centered on the harvest festival. To get the crowd going, ‘Word Connect’, on first on the list. Any word that comes to the mind about Pongal was said one after the other, the best of which was awarded. Next came the real crowd-puller, the game of Tug of War, which saw some enthusiastic participation and hurting hands for sure. ‘Let’s herd some cattle, shall we?’ was the highest point scorer on the day’s agenda, Ajubans were asked to herd paper cattle to safety. Along came movie ticket vouchers for winners to enjoy Pongal releases. The activities brought in the right amount of energy and enthusiasm for the year ahead. Isn’t that what Pongal is all about? Here’s to limitless goodwill and blessings from above, just like always!

When the word of the day was Wow! Iris ’15 – Ajuba Culturals

On 7 Nov, ’15, our Ajubans woke up with only one thought on their mind – Must go to Iris ’15! The one place where you get an assured guarantee to be thoroughly entertained! Iris – Ajuba Culturals is the ultimate platform to showcase talent before esteemed judges, our management and the massive Ajuban audience! This time around, everything was bigger and better than before! Every year, we strive towards taking Iris, one level up!

 

When the time came to get Iris ’15 started, our management Tony Mira – Group Founder and CEO, Sue Mira – COO, Aravind Nadella – Sr. Director Engineering, Dr. Ganesh Kumar – Director Operations, Hema Parikh – Director Human Resources & Administration and Narasimha Nayak – Director Finance, walked in with style. The creators of this gala event graced the occasion and gave our participants the much needed vibes of positivity and encouragement through their presence.

 

 

Our judges were greeted with roars of cheer just as they entered the auditorium. Thus, the mood was set and each category had an overdose of dhamaka and entertainment at its best! Iris had Malgudi Shubaji for Singing (Solo & Group), Ma Ka Pa Anandh for Variety (Solo & Group), Keerthi Shantanu for Fashion Show and Nagendra Prasad for Dance (Solo & Group). Our participants made sure they carved a special niche for themselves in the hearts of the audience and left the judges baffled! The performances were spectacular and lit the atmosphere with claps and laughter. The event saw every emotion there is, our audience went on a roller coaster ride with jaw-dropping to nail-biting moments, some made them roll-on-the-floor in laughter (not literally!) and other brought a tear to the eye. Iris ’15 turned out to be not just an entertainer, but truly a blockbuster!

 

The show was brought to a close not with a, “We’ll see you next year!” but with a DJ Night where our Ajubans danced to some high octane music. If 2015 was this fantabulous, we cannot wait to see what 2016 has within its hold! Unleash the magic already, we say!

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