Category Archives: Edu Alerts

BSE Institute signs MOU with Techno India University

New Delhi: Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd (BIL), a leader in financial education, has signed an MoU with Techno India University in Kolkatta today to offer specialized programs in Finance and Financial markets. The programs, to be offered jointly, will include high end programs in financial

XLRI to hold 61st Annual Convocation

 Adi Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group to be conferred with the prestigious “Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace” on the occasion  XLRI, Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-School, is all set to hold its 61st Annual Convocation on 25th March,

XLRI hosted entrepreneurship conference

XLRI – Xavier School of Management-recently hosted entrepreneurship conference the 1st-ever ‘Startup Conclave East 2017’. The conference was organized by the Entrepreneurship Cell (E-cell) of XLRI in collaboration with Entrepreneur Café on 4th and 5th March, 2017. The conference aimed to provide opportunity local start-ups

Approval for MoU between LBSNAA Mussoorie and NIPAM Namibia

MoU between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) of Namibia for capacity building  The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of

11-year-old Pakistani girl sent letter to Modi, pleading for peace

Aqeedat Naveed is just 11 years of age, and she better understands the value of peace between two countries. This beautiful intention motivated this young girl from Pakistan to write a letter in her own handwriting to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pleading peace between

Ira Singhal IAS takes charge as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Saket

The name Ira Singhal might not be faded from your minds. Ira, a 2015-batch, AGMUT cadre Indian Administrative Service officer, is the first physically challenged woman to top the civil services exam in the general category. Now she has been appointed as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Saket.

I’m excited to be a student again: Anup Soni

“The vigour with which the participants interacted and questioned about the craft, sends a clear signal that we are taking our writing very seriously,” said Anjum Rajabali, at the screenwriting workshop conducted at Whistling Woods International Mumbai: Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Media Arts institute, conducted a five-day screenwriting workshop for its filmmaking students and other participants, from 1st March to 5th March 2017, at their campus in Filmcity, Goregaon East. Hosted by industry stalwart and Head ofScreenwriting at WWI, Anjum Rajabali, the workshop aimed at developing and further enhancing the screenwriting skills of the participants. The workshop was a golden opportunity for all the aspiring writers, and also a useful workshop for professional writers to further improvise and strengthen their understanding of the craft in detail, with the changing needs of writing for the movies. Some of the biggest and most celebrated names in the Indian screenwriting space, shared their valuable experiences with the participants and made it more interactive. The objective of the workshop was to build a confident grasp of screenwriting principles in the participants, which would further help free their original creativity. There were several know names from the Indian television & film industry who participated in the screenwriting workshop. The professionals participating mentioned that it was an invigorating experience, as many of them came back to learning after working for several years in the industry. “I’m excited to be a student again. I passed out in 1993, post three years of my acting training. And now after 1993, in 2017 I’m attending the screenwriting workshop. It is a great experience to be a student and just listen to an expert who is a well-read person and learn from him who knows a lot about scriptwriting. For me, it is a very thrilling experience”, said Anup Soni, film & television actor about the workshop at WWI. In the last couple of years, the Indian film industry has witnessed a renaissance of sorts, in terms of content and screenplay. With the changing scenario of screenwriting, more films are breaking the conventional mould, relying confidently on bold scripts, which are widely accepted by the audiences. On the first day, the participants were given inputs by the professionals on the basics of screenwriting followed by a specific feedback given on how to turn stories into scripts, looking into the thematic issues and the script’s potential on the second day. The remaining three days were dedicated to improvise those scripts under the guidance of experts from the industry. The workshop also witnessed the presence of well-known names from the Hindi film industry who shared their guidance with the participants attending the workshop. The guest speakers included renowned director & screen writers like, Jaideep Sahni (Chak De! India), Shakun Batra (Kapoor & Sons), Gauri Shinde (Dear Zindagi), Shridhar Raghavan (Dum Maaro Dum), Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (Nil Battey Sannata), Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku) and Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur) to name a few. Talking about the workshop, Anjum Rajabali, Head of Screenwriting at WWI said, “The vigour with which 140 participants interacted with the screenwriting principles, and questioned about the craft, sends a clear signal that we taking our writing very seriously. At this rate, it should be only a matter of time before we see a continuous stream of wonderful scripts becoming available to the film industry, which will lead us towards great cinema! I feel extremely proud to be associated with WWI, as they always put their best foot forward in contributing to the film fraternity.”