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"With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere....this blog began on 23rd August 2004".
This blog is a saga . . . The saga of an idea transforming into an event ! If you are visiting for the first time, it would be advisable to start from the first post... you will have to go to the archives for that.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
MastishK - India's First !!
hi friendzz ....
its shoOOonya again ....

Well . . . I m back on the MastishK Team Blog after a long long time ....

In the past several days ... a lot of things have happened ...exams started ... site launched .... exams over .... games launched ....last minute hurdles and technology problems ..... regualr updation of games and pages .... keeping track of all the games deadlines and data flow. Announcing results for the daily quiz , crossword and Khoj. Launching a new strip of Arbit chaoudhury everyday. Updating the Downloads section of MastishK Informalzz with a minimum of 3 new wallpapers daily. whew !! so many and many more ..... i m not even aware of the total number of things we are handling simultaneously.

We have one big helluva team.
Everyone is contributing their bit ... and the 'bit' is more than 100% of their capacity.

I would like to share with you the most significant achievement of MastishK ; being
India's First Ever Fully and Truly Online B School Event of Management Games !

The thing was that earlier competitions and events were organised and the communication of the same was through posters and website. These events were dominantly On-the-grounds events or simply off-line (Case Studies etc.). In case of elimination rounds , entries were submitted by email.

Then came a time when some events tried to go online but they accepted most of the entries by email/post etc. thus losing out on the 'online' part of the game.

Our vision was to launch India's First Truly Online Event.

No off-line submission of entries. No emails.
All Games on the websites. All contests on the website.
The games to be played online and entries to be submitted in forms on the website itself.

This vision of going completely Online met with a lot of sceptism from both inside and outside the institute.

We were told ... No one is doing it.
We said .... Thats why we will be the first one to do it. Isn't that great !

We were told ... It cannot be done so it is not being done by the Big B's
We said .... It was now our turn to become a big B and do it so that others cud do it too.

We were told ... You will fail. The servers will fail. the games will fail.
We said ... We are ready for the worst .. Now ... Lets concentrate on the Best ....

We were told ... You don't have technical expertise.
We said ... we have a great teacher called "Google"

We were told ... You will need a good enough website for the Event.
We said ... Just Good Enough !! Sorry ... we won't deliver anything less than "Excellent" !

We were told ... You are wasting your time ...
We said .... Time will tell ...

Today ... October 5th 2004 ....
almost a month after the MastishK homepage was launched
almost 10 days after the MastishK Event actually began ....

The MastishK Hit Counters have crossed 12,000 Hits
Averaging about 1000 hits per day ...
MastishK site being viewed in 24+ Countries
Corporate Participants from over 50 corporates.

Truly speaking ....
We had great expectation from MastishK and even imagined some unimaginable things about it. But the Reality has surpassed all expectations & imaginations.

For a first timer ... the response is both great and overwhelming.
I would like to thank ALL the visitors and participants of MastishK.
Your response is the greaatest appreciation for the entire Team MastishK.

Thank You !!

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