Month
April 2019

The election season, much like the sweltering summer, is upon us. Some 84.3 million new voters will have to make important decisions in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Parties on either side of the political spectrum are vying for the attention of young, first time voters by announcing extensive campaigns. But is that all it...
“We entered college as very different people, and now when we are leaving we are someone else.”, says Rishika Tiwari, a third year Advertising student at SCMC, who is packing to move to Mumbai next month. Her batchmates share her sentiment. If one logs on to the second-hand goods online marketplace Olx today, Viman Nagar...
It’s an easy scene to imagine. You’re walking into your first industry internship and you see faces that have ripened under conditions you’re soon going to experience. Things you never have before. Everyone is a little sceptic about the new intern, and obviously, their view is bound to be coloured with certain pre-conceived notions. As...
Days at work are all fine and dandy, but you know what really grinds your gears when you’re out working in an ad agency? No, it isn’t the long hours, it isn’t the seemingly haphazard scheduling, and it most certainly isn’t working on creatives and copywriting. No, the most annoying part of the job is...
Ever so often, university students in Pune pick up their guitars and flock to the nearest pub or café to participate in open mics or paid gigs. This subculture has been part of Pune for several years now, and emerged naturally since Pune has a comfortable mix of two factors—confident students willing to display their...
As we concluded our fourth semester in college, all of us were nervy in anticipation of how we would fit into the professional world. Ever since our first day in college, we had been informed that the media industry is one which will keep us on the run all the time. At college, we are...
Aditya Sinha talks about seeing a new world through the camera lens: As someone who is inspired by the themes of identity, recreating family portraits and fantasy dreamscapes, working as a photographer has been one of the most exciting experiences. During my time at my internship, I got to see the multifaceted identities of Bombay – the...
Shouvik Bisai recalls a memorable trip through Karnataka, watching sunset by the river and local children surfing, and making sure he had his camera handy at all times to capture the moments
The mere thought of a public toilet may make you hold your nose. While some are in usable condition, most go uncleaned for days. With ever-increasing population density, and the high likelihood of them being unhygienic to use, many people refrain from visiting them. Two budding entrepreneurs, however, have attempted to change the negativity surrounding...
Screening films in theatres all across the city, the 17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) was held from January 10 to 17. The festival celebrated Mahatama Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary this year by theming itself around it, and screening some films on his life. PIFF is organised by the Film Foundation of Pune in collaboration...
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