Saturday, 24 October 2020

Lost and Found in a Mumbai Koliwada book review

Lost and Found in a Mumbai Koliwada is part of the City Mosaic Series brought out by the People Place Project and published in partnership with Penguin Random House. The series is named so because "each book is a mosaic that will come together to build the collective story of the city we live in." Lost and Found in a Mumbai Koliwada is a collaboration between People Place Project studio, the artist Kripa and the author Vinitha.

The stated aim of the series as being "intended to celebrate the city by examining, savouring, reflecting" begins with the intriguing title itself. There are layers to the story, implying a reference to the soul of the city being lost and found as well. The insertion of an article before the place name, a Mumbai Koliwada underlines that the story is about only one such Koliwada. Often, Koliwada is stereotypically referred to as a single, generic location where fisherfolk reside, when in actual fact there are many Koliwadas dotting the city, each with their own local culture.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies Chennai online certificate courses 2020

The Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies (QIAMS), Chennai is conducting online certificate courses in Art appreciation, digital photography, content writing, and creative writing this month and next month at nominal fees.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Direct Admissions open against vacant seats 2020 session

Missed out on applying for an MBA or BBA course at IITTM? The Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) has issued a notification for applying for direct admissions for the academic session 2020 against vacant seats for both, the MBA and BBA course. Scholarships are available for eligible candidates of SC, ST and OBC categories.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Extension in last date to apply for Government of India KVPY Fellowship 2020

Would you like to get admission to a Fellowship-based course in Basic Sciences at an educational institute in India? The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India has extended the last date to apply for the 2020 Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowships. This year, there will be no interviews and the Fellowship will be awarded based solely on the Aptitude Test.

CRPF Public School Secunderabad recruitment of Principal

Looking for a school Principal job in Telangana? CRPF Public School, Secunderabad has issued a recruitment notification for the post of Principal, for which applications will be accepted up to 27th October 2020. 

Saturday, 26 September 2020

The Piano as an Object of Affection – review of Nandita Basu's graphic novel


Nandita Basu's graphic novel The Piano published by Duckbill, which is now an imprint of Penguin Random House, is a tale of a piano's journey through the sands of time and into the hearts of people whose lives it touches along the way (or doesn't). The cover art and illustrations in the book are also by Basu.

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Prof. Saroj Sood Scholarship for free college education for poor students


Bollywood actor Sonu Sood recently announced the Prof. Saroj Sood education scholarship in his mother’s name. 

Taking up his mother’s wish that everyone should have an equal opportunity for happiness, he will provide financial support for higher studies for students from families with low income who cannot afford the high college fees and are going through tough times studying online due to Net connectivity issues and not having a decent device to even attend the online classes.