That was the question I posed to Prateek, Sec-Gen of IITR MUN 2011. It was a casual question with simple intentions - Cogni was coming in three months and I had chosen not to apply for any of the departmental posts because I had (wrongly) assumed that it would be politics all over again. So now, jobless, I wanted something to do.
Deja vu Cogni'11, when, thanks to an earth-shattering branch change, I was left high and dry with absolutely nothing to do. I applied to IITR MUN 2011 - seemed like my kind of event - and was asked to take up the job of Editor-in-Chief of the IP. How I landed up being the delegate of India in my first ever MUN is a story for another day, though.
So, faced with a similar situation, although with a vastly expanded reputation and influence in the Lit circle, I posed this innocent question, wondering if I could get USA this time. The answer -
'No idea. You tell me!'
Now, that was an unexpected response. So the old warhorses are tired and are ready to pass on the torch. But do we need another MUN? Was the last one good enough. Simple enough - HELL YEAH! IITR MUN 2011 was one of the most successful events ever at Cogni. We definitely needed another one. In fact, we needed two (something that I now see as a mistake, though one with several benefits included).
And so came the idea - IITR MUN 2.0. 2.0 times the committees. 2.0 times the fun! As a marketing gimmick, it was priceless. But then, 2.0 times the fun needed 2.0 times the work. Who would join me? There was also the question of trying to do another Vox Populi - by then, I was already the first among equals in the Literary Section (3rd year) - so that was another option for me. Finally, in consultation with the LitSecy (who I would eventually succeed), Vox was cancelled and MUN was put under Litsec.
And so we had an event. But what about the team?
Up next: Finding another coordinator