After a super successful puppet show at Delhi Haat, Kayakalp an initiative of Enactus SRCC invades the town with much more mesmerizing entertainment on the following dates :
24th December,Monday :LTG,Mandi House -7:30 PM
25th December,Tuesday :Epicenter,Gurgaon -3:30PM, 7:30PM
26th December,Wednesday: Alliance Francaise', Lodi Estate-7PM
27th December,Thursday :Alliance Francaise',Lodi Estate -3:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Project Kayakalp is an initiative that aims to empower the artists of Kathputli Colony of Shadipur Depot, consisting of Puppet masters, folk dancers, sword-swallowers, drummers, singers, magicians and fire fighters with a stable and sufficient source of income by identifying and capitalizing on existing markets and modernizing their art forms to tap newer markets. They represent an Indian heritage which is valuable and on the verge of being lost forever. The artists here have the potential to entertain the world.
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In the month of November, Dilli Haat Mela Complex saw a bunch of students hailing from Enactus, Shri Ram College Of Commerce , who were pitching for a puppet festival comprising a two hour long puppet making workshop, followed by a Rajasthani puppet show.
Project Kayakalp is an initiative that aims to empower the artists of Kathputli Colony of Shadipur Depot, consisting of Puppet masters, folk dancers, sword-swallowers, drummers, singers, magicians and fire fighters with a stable and sufficient source of income by identifying and capitalizing on existing markets and modernizing their art forms to tap newer markets. They represent an Indian heritage which is valuable and on the verge of being lost forever. The artists here have the potential to entertain the world. But ‘potential’, not backed by market opportunities, has forced them to survive on dwindling incomes. They have begun the project with 4 puppeteers where they are trying to hone their skills of not only puppetry but also marketing their art. The enthusiastic puppeteers have undergone training with Kataktha. They have created a show on Bullying and conducted 10 successful shows till now in schools, NGOs and residential colonies and have received a great response from the audience.
The workshop, a charge –free effort, began at 1pm when small enthusiastic children began to flock towards the stage, ready to craft their very own Bundraku Puppets out of newspaper and tape rolls , motivated by their parents who waited till their kids had a moving paper soul in their hands.
After the workshop, the energetic train of students went around , a few wearing big puppet heads and all crying out slogans and distributing brochures among the Sunday Shoppers, urging all to rush to the stage for a Rajasthani Puppet Show. And so they came! Came in large numbers to support the puppeteers and acknowledge the vision of reviving Indian art forms. A puppet entered from behind the screen and was greeted with a round of cheering by the younger spectators. It was time to sing, set the stage on fire and pull the strings of change!
After the play which saw a mesmerized audience, the puppeteers performed a wrestle fight between a human sized Bundraku Puppet and a real muscle man which left them wide eyed with respect for the austerity and authenticity of traditional puppetry. The festival drew to a close only after another round of applause from the giggling audience which was reciprocated by the students in the form of a thank you note which emphasized, “Together we can prevent the slow yet incessant fading away of the history and culture we are so proud of. It’s time we realize and give our artists the stature they deserve.”
On the occasion of the World’s AIDS Day celebrated on December 1, AIESEC in Delhi University organized a Blood Donation Camp to unite people to fight against HIV. The camp was set up at Select City Walk, Saket and longed for six hours, commencing from 12 noon to 6 in the evening. The event was linked with Leading Young India Project initiated by the organization.
The organizing committee planned the blood donation camp to spread the message of love and kindness, and emphasized the need to work together to eradicate the absurd hatred towards people suffering from HIV-AIDS. The motive was to bring the people together to donate blood for the betterment of the society.
The blood donation camp was a pre-event for the National Leadership Summit to be organized in February 2013 and saw participation of interns from Sri Lanka, Japan and Russia as a part of student exchange program. The blood donation camp saw a total turnover of eighty donors, of which majority were youth. The message and objectives of the camp oozed out clearly. “Be a blood donor.
All it cost is a little love.”
It was more than everything it promised to be. Even though Diwali is still a good two weeks away, but Delhi College of Arts &
Commerce (DCAC) celebrated it on November 1 in the form of Aadya: Diwali Mela- a collaboration of NSS and DCAC. It
was a smooth affair with hardly any glitches. The people were happy & winners delighted. The teachers cancelled classes, well most of them did, & the students honestly weren’t bothered. There was drama, dance, food, music, stalls & a spirit of celebration thronging the venue. Students from various colleges turned up in good numbers & made the event a massive success. Little kids from NSS were invited to join in the festivities & they were the centre of attraction throughout.
The event was kicked off by Parindey, DCAC’s street play society, parading through the college and inviting everyone to join in the Mela. After the NSS kids inaugurated the event in the ribbon-cutting ceremony, 3 hard-hitting plays from the Street play societies of Shivaji College, Kamala
Nehru College (KNC) & Daulat Ram College (DRC) left the audience a lot
to think about. The DJ had an up-to-date playlist and the students danced away for a large part of the day. ‘Gangnam Style’ by the sensation Psy was undoubtedly the song of the day. ‘Renaissance’ a band from Army Public School, in their maiden performance, awed one and all and left everyone asking for more. The students were in for a treat as yummy snacks of a variety were available. From Bhel Puri to Momos, Brownies to Chuskis, and Ice-Creams to Kathi Rolls- you had it all. Brownies & Chuskis were an instant hit with students & teachers alike.
Various NGO’s and traders had put up stalls that had an amazing variety of products. DCAC’s very own ‘Prakriti’(the Environment society) handed out free paper bags to discourage the use of polybags. Stalls had products ranging from diyas, candles, chocolates, and greeting cards to jewelry, artworks, bakery products, clothes and what not. SIFE, BWWA, TJ and a lot others had put up stalls but somehow there weren’t many footfalls. The organizers said that a lot of students glanced through the products but did not buy anything. Defying the trend, however, was the Tarot-card reading stall which was never seen vacant.
The talented lot won cool cash prizes and of course, a lot of name and appreciation. The face-painting competition saw Kanupriya of Shivaji College bagging the first prize & Anshuman of Dyal Singh (Evening) College closing the second position. For the poster-making competition, after a tough decision, Kritika Kamra of Janki Devi Memorial was declared the winner. While the online photography competition was won by Sanyam Bajaj of Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, in the on-the-spot photography competition Kanak of Motilal Nehru College was declared the winner. So all in all, the fete had a touch of tradition but was modern, was a mix of the old and the new, a platform to win and lose & was a reason to celebrate. So now that the countdown for Diwali is set, here’s hoping that Aadya sets the tone & rhythm for the events to follow. Wishing every reader a very Happy Diwali.
Illumination is an event being organized by AIESEC in Delhi (Delhi university + Delhi IIT) in association
with Tinker bell productions in order to show its support against child labor, towards peace promotion
and a green Diwali. This is an initiative by AIESEC in Delhi to show our support against the thousands of
children working in darkness during the production of fireworks, loosing eyesight, and being affected by
the explosives & loosing lives. Illumination is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record by lighting
5000 sky lanterns on the same day at the same time by the youth and creating a positive impact in the society. The event is being held in NSIC Grounds, Okhla on 2nd of November 2012 from 5pm to 8pm.
There will be an opening act by well known musicians and an exhibition of our diverse Indian food culture. A crowd of 7000 people is being expected by this event. Illumination is a Pre-event for The Sky Lantern Project which will be held on 21st December as an initiative by AIESEC INDIA with 23 states participating in this Guinness World Record breaking event by releasing more than 10,000 sky lanterns on
the same day at the same time projecting unity amidst the living diversity of the country.
' Let there be light '
Vijay Mallya might no longer make you The King Of Good Times or provide you with an escape from worries but here at Delhi College Of Arts & Commerce (DCAC) both are guaranteed. One might ask, Exams are closing in & everyone’s gearing up for a battle. No parties, No hanging out, No get-togethers for almost a month. So where are the Good times? Before everyone goes on this probation isn’t it only fair that everyone gets to enjoy for one last time and then carry on with the preparations. Keeping the approaching festive season in mind, Delhi College Of Arts & Commerce (DCAC) in collaboration with NSS present Aadya, the Diwali Mela. So charge up your batteries and let your hair down for one last
time and most importantly enjoy at the Mela on November 1st, at DCAC.
The word ‘Aadya’ is literally the name of Goddess Durga or means simply the ‘Beginning’. The Mela represents not only the festival of lights but also is a part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of DCAC. Preparations are in full swing and A Roaring time is guaranteed to every attendee. In addition to the regular food stalls various NGOs are also putting up arts & crafts stalls. So you
can be assured that every penny you spent is going to lighten up someone else’s Diwali. The major attraction will be the stall put up by Tihar Jail inmates wherein they will put up for sale an extensive variety. Add to that a highly anticipated performance by ‘Sixth Sense’, a band from Army Public School. There will be a high dose of drama as societies from 3 colleges, including DCAC’s very own Parindey, will also be performing. Plus a performance by Dr. Kuljeet’s Atelier Theatre Group. And yes people, A DJ has been organized for. What else ensures good times?
For the talented lot out there, Photography, Poster-Making & Face-Painting Competitions have been organized with Cash-prizes. The teachers & staff members have been an active part of the preparations & have come up with brilliant ideas for stalls with some of them even putting up more than one. The Principal too has provided support and is looking forward to the event with great expectations. But of course any event requires mammoth preparations & comes with its own set of problems. Here for instance, the electricity connection was a massive issue due to the fear of short-circuiting. Also, even though the Mela celebrates one of the biggest festivals of the year, setting up stalls was difficult as NGOs and traders were already booked for ‘Karva Chauth(which is exactly on the next day)’ and Diwali Melas elsewhere. Nonetheless, the students and staff overcame these obstacles and looked into every little detail. The college proposes to turn this event to be a pioneer in kick-starting a monthly event for debates, talks, discussions, exhibitions & screenings as a part of their celebrations & thus a lot is riding on this Mela. The Best part is that the Mela goes on till 5 in the evening, so everyone can come up after their College.
So be there. And have a good time. Make a difference. Just to make sure you haven’t missed out on anything important:
Date: 1st November. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue: Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Netaji Nagar.
Entry Fee: Leave all tensions and worries in your own college and of course a BIG group of friends.
Check out the FB page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/nssaadhya
While for Delhi government it was a forlorn day to get ranked lowest amongst the 95 countries in the UN report of most productive cities , it was a quick to pick week for the little known but active Haritkram Society, the Go-Green society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
The society has gone through a fantastic array of
events and boasts to making everyone proud of the society & the ambiance they live in altogether. For starters, it was a day of caution & emotion as
on October the 16th of 2012, members from National Institute Of Disaster Management rolled up at the college & purveyed an immense knowledge to the students about the risk of the imminent disaster and the much needed disaster precautions. They bounded several rounds of the college to pick each and every bit to aware themselves up . The event was characterized by the set of speeches
about the causes, the risk they inflict on human life and the precautions that need to be undertaken in wake of violent disaster in form of the earthquakes.
They presented before the students, the slew of drama and dance acts to get students take stock of tidbits of whole-hearted Delhi as well as the havoc the tectonics's calamity shadows on laymen. This was not an end as on October the 18th of 2012, Haritkram Society organised the Intra-College '' BEST OUT OF WASTE '' competition, which the students partaked in with much gaiety .The interest of the students was itself noticeable as they groped what they had their eyes on in the very first bid. Ranging from crushed bottles to dumped equipments , students cobbled up them up to create distinct objects and did full justice with the whole concept of the event . The students were left agape when they detoured towards the gallery, admiring the flower pots, serenic scenery's, photo frames, upholstery and lot more. The students excelled, were conferred with bouquets of prizes. Whatever was the event , the crux lies in preserving and caressing our biodiversity up to the last breath so it can literally be an abode devoid of any unwelcoming heap of garbage.
It was a majestic initiative from the members of the Go-Green society. Kudos Haritkram!
The commerce department of LSR is all set in organizing its on-going annual fest COMQUEST’12 and this year it goes national with students and faculty from colleges like Christ college, Bangalore; Bits Pilani, Hidaytullah University and others participating in the fest.
The department celebrated the month of October as the month of Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) which is also the theme of the fest. The fest kick-started with the inaugural ceremony on the 9th of October and it was attended by Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, Principal, LSR, and the chief guests Dr. Shyama Chona – Ex Principal DPS RK Puram, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan awardee and founder of NGO Tamana and Dr. Ritu Juneja (Director of Tamana). The chief guests delivered a talk on CSR
in the education sector which was followed by a cultural programme in which Tamana, daughter of Dr. Chona , danced along with the students who were performing. From 16th-18th October there were a series of events attended by personalities like Mr R.M Lala who had a book discussion on his book-‘The art of effective giving’, Dr. Rekha Shetty who conducted a workshop on ‘corporate innovation’ and Mr
Dalbir Singh who spoke on CSR in banking sector. Ms. Meena Chaturvedi: CEO, Public services and E-Learning will be delivering a talk on CSR on 23rd October in the college.
The Main events of the Fest are spread over the two days 25th and 26thOctober .On Day one, there will be a National seminar on the theme CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY-A GENDER PERSPECTIVE which will be held at the India International Centre from nine in the morning. Speakers attending the Seminar are: Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath- Principal, Lady Shri Ram College for women; Dinesh Singh-Vice chancellor, Delhi University; Shri Salman Khurshid- honourable law minister of India; Mr. Shami Khorana- president, HCL global; Mr. Sunil Munjal- CEO, Hero motor corp. and eleven other prominent
speakers. The moderators for the seminar are: Sweta Rajpal – journalist, NDTV and Shivani Wazir actor, director and anchor.
Day two of the fest will witness some events such as the Paper Presentation on the given theme and this will be held at LSR from nine-thirty onwards. There will also be informal events which will bring the fun quotient to the fest such as Ad-mad, Go green (best out of waste), movie making and amazing race (treasure hunt).
COMQUEST seems to be extremely promising this year with a wide variety of events happening. The National seminar will animate high powered debates and discussions on the theme and will provide fruitful inputs on the same. Students of the department who have been planning the fest for the last few months are extremely excited as the fest looms closer. ‘Each one of us is frantic for COMQUEST’12 since the whole department has given its heart and soul to it. Since it’s on a national level this time, this itself brings a sense of greater level of excitement’ were one such sentiments of Meghna Bhutra- Secretary of the Commerce Department. The students and faculty who have worked hard for the fest are looking forward to a successful culmination.
Details regarding the events of the fest, can be found on www.commercelsr.weebly.com
The Department of Journalism, Kamala Nehru College
Is all set for its annual festival JOURNO JUNCTION 2012 to be held on 18th and 19th of OCT. Check out all the exciting games and sessions lined up for you! Be there! You do not want to miss this!!SESSION 1
Choti Choti filmo mein..badi badi baatein hoti rehti hain
This session will address the students about the evolution oflyrics, technology and other aspects of film making. It talks about Indian Cinema and how it has changed gradually over the years.
Analyzing a particular period, its effects on fandom and stardom and every other related aspect would form the essence of the session.
• Mr. Bhaichand Patel - Author of Bollywood’s Top 20
• Ms. Anna M. Vetticad – Author of The Adventures of an Intrepid; Film Critic- Twitter and FB
• Ms. Yasmin Kidwai - documentary film maker
SESSION 2 on Day 1 of the festival - 18th OCT starting at 12: 45 PM
Paisa Vasooli ke Usool
We would request you to talk about the the state of the Indian film industry, the growing international interest in Indian stories, and the opportunity for co-productions. We would also like you to refer to the image of Indian Cinema abroad and the role it plays in international competition and also discuss, about how Indian producers finance their projects and the trend of Indian production houses now getting into distribution themselves, pushing films across theatre abroad.
• Mr. Robinder Sachdev - Director of Imagindia Institute
SESSION 3 on Day 1 of the festival - 18th OCT starting at 3 PM
In K****n ke saamne mat nachna, Basanti!
This session talks about the portrayal of women in Indian Cinema. From being screen candies to heroes, they have come a long way and have evolved to bring a change among the different perspectives that once existed in the Society.
• Ms. Darshana Sreedhar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU
• Ms. Kritika (IIIrd year, BA(Hons) Journalism)
SESSION 4 on Day 2 of the festival - 19th OCT starting at 10 AM
Rangmanch ki katputliyan
Amalgamation of theatre into mainstream Cinema has been noticed in critically acclaimed movies
like Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani, etc. This session talks about the theatre aspect and how it's gaining prominence in Indian Cinema these days. Actors like Vinay Pathak and Darshan Jariwala are being seen in character roles.
During the 70s people who attended film school got into theater but in the present scenario, actors are now entering mainstream commercial cinema.
• Ms. Anuradha Kapoor, Director, NSD
SESSION 5 on Day 2 of the festival - 19th OCT starting at 11:30 AM
Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani
A Panel Discussion on Regional Cinema- Despite the cultural diversity and ethnicity in India, Regional Cinema has never been given the importance that Bollywood has garnered over the years. People are more aware of Bollywood as compared to other film industries. Through this session, we aim to bridge the gap between students, academicians and research scholars who will be presenting their own papers, which will highlight the different aspects of different film industries.
• Mr. Anirban Kapil Baishya : School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU
• Ms. Bindu Menon : Professor, History Department, Kamla Nehru College
• Mr. Rajan Krishnan : Professor, Ambedkar University
• Ms. Anisha Mohan : IIIrd year, BA(Hons) Journalism
Film buff, Film critic, Journalist for 18 years.
That's Anna M. Vetticad for you in a nutshell.
She is also the author of 'The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic', that gives an overview of the Hindi film industry presented through an account of a year in which she decided to review every single Bollywood film released in India’s National Capital Region – including ones you might never have heard of. Over the years she has worked with India Today, The Indian Express, Headlines Today and has been a Consulting Editor with The New Indian Express. While at HT, she hosted her own interview show 'Star Trek'. She is now a freelance journalist, social media consultant and Journalism teacher.
Omicron - The annual Mathematics Fest organised by Kamala Nehru College is back! The most happening and not-so-nerdy fest of Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University is just round the corner - packed with exciting events and lots of prizes! It will surely take your brain on a roller coaster ride!!!
Following are the details of the fest :-
*SCHEDULE FOR THE PROGRAM*
Friday, 12th October
9:00-10:00 am: Registration
9:30-10:00 am: Inaugural Address
10:00-10:45 am: Inaugural talk by Dr. R. K. Sharma, Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT Delhi on “ RK! LZLVK L MQXZ” (Topic of Cryptography)
10:45-11:15 am: Refreshment
11:15- 12:00 pm: Lecture by Dr. Rajiv Sharda, Working forHindustan Times, Oracle and Asia Pacific on the “The Internet Awareness- Past Present and Future” .
12:00-1:00 pm: Competitive event: POWER POINT PRESENTATION
Topic: Finding mathematics where you least expect it.
• Maximum 2 teams can participate from a college.
• Each team can have atmost 2 members.
• Time allotted for each presentation will be 7 minutes maximum.
• There will be participation certificate.
1:00-2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00-4:00 pm: Informal Events
a.) PAINT -a- CANVAS (Poster making competition)
Topic: Mathematics in Nature
• Anyone can participate and maximum 2 participants per team
• Sheets will be provided to the participants on the spot.
• Colouring material will be brought by the participants.
VENUE: ACTIVITY CENTRE
b.) QUIZOTIC( Mathematical Quiz)
• It is a team event. Each team should consist of 2 members and the members of a team must be of same college.
• There will be participation certificate for each team members.
c.) MATH-DOKU( Sudoku)
• Open for all.
• It is an individual event.
• Exciting prizes to be won.
VENUE: COMMON ROOM( 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm)
d.) NUMBER-HUNT (Mathematical Tambola)
• It will be played with mathematical questions.
• It is an individual event.
• Exciting prizes to be won.
VENUE: COMMON ROOM (2:45 pm – 4:00 pm)
1. All those participants who have registered themselves through email/phone/message have to report one hour before the commencement/beginning of the respective events they are participating in. (The last date for online registration was 10th October 2012).
2. All the participants of POWER-POINT PRESENTATION are requested NOT to mention their college name either on the slides or in their introduction otherwise it could entail disqualification of the team.
3. There would be a preliminary round for the event - QUIZOTIC (Maths quiz) from which 6 teams would be selected for the main round.
DO NOT MISS IT ! REGISTER ON THE SPOT !