December 2021

The finals: Adventure of a lifetime!

by Chhavi Mahaur    The day began with a lot of nervousness against the gloomy backdrop of Mumbai rains. Yes, I was lucky to be a part of the event in offline mode. As I arrived at the venue, the equipment and setting up process was underway, and we first started the day with lunch. This was an exciting experience as I got the opportunity to chat with the chair of the jury, Ms. Sandra Kalidien, the organizing team, and other guests, which was a profoundly enriching process as we received insights about our case and different issues of significance. Furthermore, the experts even gave a small glimpse into the multiple realities of one issue and how it affects a solution and its repercussions on its short-term and long-term plan of action. Finally, the event began, and the five pitches, posters, and questions were underway. It was a surreal experience to have our ideas heard...

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Deadlines Day: As It Happened

by Aparna Pavangat, Balbir Singh Aulakh, Nameeta Jha, Sankha Subhra Nath and Sreeresmi R.   01 December 2021: Well, all good things come to an end – and today, participants took a step closer to the final round of W@tskills-India (Mumbai) 2021, as they prepared to submit their pitch, poster and paper. The tenth day started off with a follow-up on the status of pitch presentations and posters, as teams worked through Day 09 to finalise their ideas, innovations and strategies, working with the feedback received from the W@tskills team and experts. A round of discussions followed where each team shared about where it is placed in terms of the submission and how they were working to incorporate the feedback from experts and coaches. These discussions were followed by teams moving into the Breakout Rooms prepared, where they continued to work on the pitch presentations and posters. During this time, each team was...

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