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The Slambook in Action


My last post on the Slambook idea got some ideas, both on Facebook and off it. So I asked around, and found some help to get it started. Below is our first attempt at launching this on the web.

http://imtg-slambook2010.blogspot.com/

It’s a simple blog… with one post per person in the Finance Batch (excuse me for this, but I had to experiment on SOME batch to know if the idea was feasible and acceptable, and I saw perfect Bakras in these batchmates 🙂 ). All you have to do is scroll down to the person that u want to comment on (say me) and click on my post. That’s simple. Then post whatever u want about me in the comments section… it cud be a nickname u refer to me as, a characteristic of mine, a particular comment/phrase that I’m caught saying all the time, some incident tht u recall which was particularly memorable (for whatever reason 😉 ) etc.

I’m hoping that people get started on this soon… it’s a pilot event, so I have to say we are waiting for some response to take a call on how to take this initiative forward. Again, my blog isn’t very highly read, so I’m hoping all u Facebook users can spread the word around and get some of ur batchmates to take a shot at this. I understand that it’s onli the Fin batch, so all of u might not even KNOW all of us, but it would be nice if u could at least comment on a few ppl tht u wud know(Hint: Me 😀 ).

Just a tiny request. Refrain from anonymous requests… not tht they are illegal… they just kill the fun that we would get from attaching the comment with a name and a face. A special thanks to Karan Aggarwal for getting this blog up and running so soon…Thanks Bro!

Let’s hope to see some activity here. I have some more ideas on taking this Slambook offline as well, and I’m working on implementing that depending on what kinda feedback I’m getting from here. If u have ne ideas and/or other slambook suggestions, pls feel free to comment on my blog or FB or drop in an email or a ping and I’ll get back to u soon.

Slambook – Batch of ’10


I noticed that our institute doesn’t have a formal slam book, or batch book, or any memoir that we take back that reminds us of the whole batch. I realise that this may be on account of the fact that a batch of 420, and a page for each person means a book thicker than some of my course books.

It also spurred in me the idea to start this slam book ONLINE. Not that it’s too easy to manage, considering that my blog gives only ME editing rights, and that means a lot of people sending in images and/or captions and/or write-ups.

So I thought of a way to overcome this problem.
I would be happy to START the slam book, with some posts about some batchmates whose photos I already have. It’ll be a thread per person, where ppl can write utter rubbish, great praises or trivia… complete freedom to bare the person (keeping in mind a level of decency).
Alternatively, we could carry out a discussion wherein each person COMPLETES a slambook entry of ONE other person on campus, and we can then post it on some kind of a common forum, be it Facebook, or some other blog, or even Google Doc it, and then print it later on. The person would be responsible for contacting other ppl, getting their expert comments etc etc.

As an initiative, this isn’t too time consuming… but it’s definitely something that we would like to carry with us as we pass out of here. It isn’t a reaction to the emotional pressures that we ought to feel coming into the 6th trimester either… it’s just a way of saying… “We’re the Batch of 2010!” – a way of saying it in our own style.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this…