Stoa Digest #65 : Growing Clan
With every new addition, we become bigger, stronger and better!
Welcome to the jungle, Cohort 09 folks!🥁🥁
This newsletter, our Stoa Digest will be hitting your inbox every Tuesday, bringing you updates about your alums, fellow cohort folks and will give you a sneak peak into all the upcoming fun we have planned for y’all.
Cohort 09 Initiation🥳
3 days, 70 folks, Stoa team members, alums and 72 hours of super spirited gala, we kickstarted Cohort 9’s Stoa journey.
Day 1: Meet, greet and repeat. Started on a very high and enthu note, C9 folks shared stories, expereinces and multiple yawns XD. From doing their first ever case study at Stoa to lying on the floor, creating shapes, C9 shone bright like a diamond.
Day 2: Racing with time and fellow mates, day 2 was filled with games, activities, learnings. The competitive spirit was high up and adrenaline rush was crazy.
Day 3: Commitment and camaraderie were at their peak on Day 3. C9 came together as a Cohort and pledged to make the most out of their Stoa journey.
Congratulations to House Seneca for retaining their Stoa House Cup!✨
Marcus, Zeno and Diogenes, time to buckle up???!
🐝 Community Buzz 🐝
Aakash Arvind from Cohort 9 has started this newsletter, The Stoa-ked Life to express his thoughts and pen down his learnings throughout his journey of exploring and growing at Stoa. Show some love, folks!
🔥🔥 Community Sneak Peak 🔥🔥
We bring to you The First Ever Stoa House Mixer Night this Wednesday. Games, activities, breakout rooms and a lot of fun await y’all. So Stoans, it’s get, set, go time!
Wednesday, 21st September at 8:00 PM!
Our beloved Stoan from Cohort 7, Yashodhan Naik is taking a Kaksha Session on the jounrey of a Startup from launching to getting acquired. Super interesting, insightful conversation awaits ya’ll.
Wednesday, 28th Septemeber at 8:00 PM!
We said our goodbye to our Cohort 6 folks on their graduation night. But the bonds that were craeted during these 6 months transcended Zoom calls and Case weekend.
They threw themselves a Go, Goa, Gone Grad Gala! Wohoo!
⏯ We don’t come empty handed ⏯
What we’re reading this week?
Well, it wouldn’t be a week at Stoa without some philosophical pondering. This week it's reading about Plato’s Mind-Body Problem
If you’re too lazy to read Sapiens by Noah Yuval Harari, here’s a perfectly summarised blog post by Neil Kakkar
Something offbeat: Here’s a tale of a relationship between a Wildlife Dept and a very Stoic Wolf
Planning a trip anytime soon? Well if you suck at packing (I do), here’s a helpful guide on minimizing the things you carry.
What we’re binge-ing this week?
Netflix has been hit-or-miss the last year with their self-produced series but released a banger a few months back with The Sandman. Whether you’ve read the graphic series or not, this one will leave you thinking weeks after you’re done.
Everything Everywhere All At Once finally.. finally hit Indian theatres last week!! If you’ve seen the movie, you need to check out this production breakdown by Studiobinder on YT.
If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi and need some short & quick hits, check out DUST’s channel on Youtube. They upload sci-fi shorts released by independent directors/creators.
Not feeling your creative best? maybe you need to see this video from Ze Frank.
What we’re listening to this week?
Some psychedelic folk-music by The Pilgrim on Bandcamp
AI-Generated Art 🤝 Classic Songs: This is my new haunt on Youtube now, listening to music with AI general images based on the song lyrics: Led Zeppelin's - Stairway to Heaven
Indie & Psych rock playlist curated by Abhilash Pani from C8
Vintage vibes; Hindustanivinyl is a youtube channel that curates songs & performances from old Indian(and Pakistani) movies from the 50s to the 80’s
Until next week folks 👋