There is always an air of expectation for a D2 All-Hands Meeting (AHM) and moreover, when you have the CEO and CTO present in the same AHM, the mood is entirely different. Such an AHM promises to be different and with lot of useful insights. This time also the AHM was a different one.
The following paragraphs shed some light on the recent Workshop, All-Hands and F-ever D2 Cultural Program 07.
Date : Oct-31-2007
Venue : Hotel Yak & Yeti
Hall : Regal
Time : 1:00pm-10:30pm
Report : AnupS
Caption: Aashish Koirala
Creative Support: NishchalS
Prior to the AHM, under the supervision of Rudra Pandey (CTO), a small workshop was organized within the Regal Hall of Yak & Yeti. The workshop focused on finding the answers to some of basic questions that revolved around the D2 Managers’ traits and qualities. The workshop was really helpful as it brought out some of the important insights on the managers of D2. Based upon the conclusion of this workshop, Rudra , gave a presentation about how the D2ians thought about the managers at D2. This session was highly interactive and was appreciated by everyone. Rudra has to be accredited for coming up with such a noble idea that helped the managers to know what they were lacking and in which areas they were good. We definitely look forward to such workshops in the future as well.
After Rudra’s presentation, it was Chris Kryder’s (CEO) turn to deliver his speech to the awaiting D2ians. His presentation focused on developing and grooming the employee to become entrepreneurial. For any organization to grow and evolve, it is more than necessary for it to have staffs that innovate. Chris presented the exact sentiments in his presentation. He also talked about the necessity for the organization and D2 to continue to learn in this fast changing environment. The theory precipitated by Peter Senge on “Organizational Learning” is more than applicable these days. It is indeed necessary for an organization to learn and Chris vowed that D2 will keep on learning and innovating to compete in this era of globalization.
The AHM then was followed by the much anticipated D2 Octo Fest. D2 Octo Fest, a cultural program developed, designed and organized by D2 employees, started amidst the presence of top level management, D2’s client and all the D2-Nepal employees. The D2 Octo Fest featured following events during its 3 hours’ rendition.
Nepali full instrumental band music performance
Participants: DhilungK, KumarK, AbhishekC, GauravJ, BishwaS
Nepali folk group dance
Participants: ShreeyaS, ShaileeG, TejasweeS, ShameshJ, NabinK, RajendraS
Madalu Ko Dui Tira Tani
Nepali solo folk dance
Nepali all girls dance
Participants: MonikaS, UshaRD, DiptiK
Laato Desh Ma Gaando Tanneri
Nepali improvisational comedy drama
Participants: SurendraA, AnupS, LavaK, SitaP
Nepali modern group dance with Latin influences (salsa)
Participants: RajanS, BineshS, AashishK, SudeepK, NipunT, SupriyaS, ShreeyaS, NamrataP, ShaileeG, AnupaM
Nepali acoustic song performance
Participants: AnishGV, RaviS, RajendraS
Khotalaun Aandra Bhudi
Short Nepali comedy skit
Participants: SantoshK, ShameshJ
Kal Ko Paani Raksi Ganaayo
Nepali comedy “bhatti” group dance
Participants: AwanishR, AnishGV, BikeshBR, BikramLS, ManishS, MilanS, MonikaS, RajuM, SabeenS, SitaP, SudeepS, TejasweeS
Nepali full instrumetnal band music performance
Participants: RaviS, RiteshK, RejanK, AashishK, SubodhG, KapilP, SuyeshN, LunaG
The D2 Octo Fest was definitely a great event. Nobody expected to go that well as it was the first of its kind in D2. The top management was more than impressed by the show. The joint effort of all the employees culminated into one wonderful program, D2 Octo Fest. The show ended with a simple hope and expectation that such an event will be continued in the future as well.
001 The Regal gets ready for the day
002 Sushmita and Usha seem excited aboutthe workshop
003 Chris likes to talk
004 Rudra hands out the questionnaires
005 Mohana helps out
006 Questionnaire pugchha haina
007 Hard at work (shop)
008 Hmm, three qualities
009 Nischal dai le ke lekhechha
010 Looks like they’re giving an exam
011 Smriti’s got it nailed
012 And the answering continues
013 Nilesh invigilates
014 Bhaskar deep in thought
015 Hmm, three things I would do as a manager
016 Quite a bit of discussion going on
017 The next round begins
018 The discussion heats up
019 How much do you expect me to put in brackets
020 How many are ready to be manager re…
021 Ya, ya, we’re almost done
022 And the final round begins!
023 Chris and his smaller group
024 The cool dudes of D2
025 Cheer up, Shreeya
026 Diversity in heights
027 We love the workshop, we don’t wannaleave!
028 D2 takes over YNY
029 Young hearts
030 Chris and the ladies
031 Putting the presentation together
032 Fruits of the workshop
033 Rudra presents
034 Anup speaks
035 Doug Berman shows up in Chris’ presentation
036 The D2 Admin Triad- Vishnu, Mohana and Anupa
037 Mohana, Branka, Eric, Barbara and Rudra
038 Always a party at D2
039 Surendra, Manisha, Anupa – getting ready for the show
040 Anjana – queen of the Octo-Fest
041 Ya, feel much better now!
042 Anjana and Prabin makkha
043 Anjana opens the show
044 Sita and Anup take the stage
045 Sita and Anup introduce Ooz
046 Hindda hinddai dobaatoma…
047 Bishwa on the skins
048 Farki farki nahera malaaai….
049 Ooz plays on
050 And we love them
051 Timi bhane!!
052 Jhamke fuli naakaima bulaaki
053 Yespaali ta gharbaar hola ki
054 Patuki le kammar ma baadhera
055 The teasing continues
056 Shailee, Shreeya and Tejaswee
057 Surendra takes over!
058 And the audience loves it!
059 Bhatkaidinchu dui tale ghar pani
060 Chhaina malai kasaiko darr pani
061 Monika, Dipti and Usha with the lights
062 Careful, ladies!
063 Herunjel ko samjhana
064 Phutepachhi birsana
065 Zindagani darpan chhaya
066 Manisha and Gaurav take the stage
067 Laato Anup and jadyaaha Surendra
068 Lava joins the cast
069 And so does Sita
070 Surendra for Oscar!
071 Kudos to Anup for keeping his face that way throughout!
072 Cristal what!
073 Lined up and ready to salsa
074 Heating it up
075 Spinning around
076 Damn, how many beats till the end!
077 And touche!
078 Did it, and didn’t screw up!
079 Rajendra, Anish and Ravi
080 Mero aankha ma!
081 Santosh is Dongol ji
082 Yo pani D2 re, tyo pani D2 re
083 Director jati sab chasma laaune
084 Supriya and Aashish take the stage
085 The bhatti dance begins
086 Whoa, Sudeep with his expression
087 Saahunis looking good!
088 Aamai le bhanthe dhaara ko pani
089 Kalo kalo kesh timro setai bhaigayo,tara kalo anuhar chahin…
090 Tararara tomba taani
092 The show is far from over, introducing Epsilon
093 Nahera malai!
094 Aashish on the drums
095 Kundan is about to explode!
096 Samhali raakhein Luna le
097 Rock to aakashaima
098 Chaubandi cholo, kalo sari
099 And the people go wild!!
100 Yo joban timi lai diunlaa!!!