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Born in Idagunji, Karnataka state of India my passion to art saw me exploring in Indian classical music, sculptures and made me travel across the globe in promoting indian art for last 18+ years. I was trained under Guru-Shishya parampara, my Gurus are Eminent Sculptor, National Awardees Late Sri D, Vadiraj at Bangalore (1984-93), State Awardees Sculptor Late Sri K.G, Shanthappa Gudigar at Sagara (1980-84), and further guidance from Prof. S.K. Ramachandra Rao and others of Shilpakala Prathishtana about Shilpa Shasthram.
Worked as a Master Sculptor with KPJ Prabhu Artisan’s Training Center, Jogaradoddi, Bidadi, district for 18 years, (1991-2009)
FulBrighr Fellow, B.S. (P.G. Dip.), M.S. (P.G. Masters), TV Production (USA), Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Electronic Media, Bangalore University (Bengaluru)
Dr. N.S. Ashok Kumar, Professor, Department of Studies in Electronic Media, Bangalore University, has a Ph.D. in Television Studies. He was awarded FulBright Fellowship from Boston University, USA, to do his Masters in Television Production. He was the first person to be awarded FulBright Fellowship in the field of Communication from Karnataka.
His area of specialization is in Television Production and Radio Broadcasting. He has taken up one major project from MHRD, New Delhi, on e-learning. He has published several research articles in different Journals of national and International repute and has more than 800 articles on television and radio Programming for different newspapers and magazines.
He has delivered nearly 70 hours of radio lecture for Jnana Vani, IGNOU Educational Channel,and several Educational Documentaries
Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra.
He has authored several books both in Kannada and English in the field of Electronic Media and Communication. He was a regular columnist and was writing columns for Vijaya Karnataka daily newspaper on television programmes.
He was the first person in the country to establish a new Programme in Television Production in the field of Broadcast Media at Bangalore University known as M.Sc. in Electronic Media. This Course has been recognized by the UGC as a pioneering work by him in the field of Broadcast Media Education in the country. Today, nearly 37 Universities have started this Course in the country.
P. Sheshadri is an Indian film maker, specifically associated with Kannada feature films. He has made ten Kannada feature films and eight of them have won the prestigious National Film Awards. He is the first Indian filmmaker to win eight consecutive National Film Awards. He holds a Master’s degree in Kannada Literature and a Diploma in Journalism. After a short stint as a journalist, he entered the world of films and television in early nineties.
P. Sheshadri’s maiden film ‘Munnudi’ – ‘Foreword’ (2000) – is based on a short story depicts the intentional misinterpretation of scriptures by patriarchy to suit its convenience, rendering the lives of women miserable. The film has brought him great applause for
his sensitive approach to cinema and was also hailed as a landmark film. Along with this, the nine other feature films he has made deal with issues of social concern that have contemporary relevance and universal appeal.
To give a brief account of his films, his second feature film ‘Atithi’ – ‘The Guest’ (2001) – deals with the effects of terrorism on a common man. ‘Beru’ (2004) – ‘The Root’ – is a visual depiction of the life of a folk singer; the film also deals with deep-rooted corruption in society.Read more...
‘Thutturi’ – ‘The Bugle’ (2005) – is a children’s film that portrays the loss of the joys of childhood in the rat race for success. And also it shows how urbanization is affecting the lives of children in the present. ‘Vimukthi’ – ‘Liberation’ (2008) – deals with Electra complex and the significance attached to dying in Varanasi for attaining salvation. ‘Bettada Jeeva’ – ‘Life on the Mountains’ (2010) – based on a novel penned by Jnanapeeth Awardee Dr K. Shivarama Karanth is a tribute to the zest for life of an aged couple and upholds value systems and deep bonds of human relationships. ‘Bharath Stores’ (2012) is a comment on the impact of major economic phenomena like FDI and LPG on India,
specifically the local economy. ‘December 1’ – (2013) is a satire on the nature of electoral politics which treats the suffering of the poor as an opportunity to shore up its image, and the role of the media in sensationalizing issues. ‘Vidaaya’ – ‘Farewell’ (2014) – brings varied opinions on euthanasia in the Indian context to the fore. ‘Beti’– ‘A Girl Child’ (2016) – is a reflection on the social evil of preferring a male child over a girl. It stresses the need for a liberal interpretation of scriptures with the awareness that social phenomena are common across communities.
The films made by P. Sheshadri have been screened in various National and International Film Festivals and have won acclaim from critics and film buffs.
In addition to feature films, P. Seshadri has spearheaded documentaries on various contemporary issues and many television serials.
Ganesh Manickavasagam has done his masters in Electrical Engineering from IIS and has worked in some of the top MNCs including TCS, Technauts, Centaur Networks, EMC just to name a few. He currently heads Claystation, a venture that keeps our past tradition and culture alive. Claystation is creating waves in the Art Industry because of its uniqueness.
Modern Pottery equipments, clay art classes finds importance in claystation and a variety of artists are engaged creating unique products. Innovating clay merchandise from Clay station is something that has found its way to big MNCs and Ganesh is planning for a greater expansion in time to come.
Basawaraj Musavalgi, is a humble, down to earth artist and man of high values. He is currently dean of CAVA, Mysore. He has completed his M. A. (Fine) GRAPHIC ARTS from M.S. University, Baroda. He has numerous awards including
Siva Ram Mallela is a Chartered Accountant by qualification, and is one of the founders of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), which is today one of the largest higher education providers in India. Mr. Siva Ram’s expertise is in establishment of universities and building institutions of excellence. He maintains excellent relationships with the government and regulatory bodies at the Central Government level and in several states in India.
30 years of experience : Higher Education Development, Government and Institutional Relationships, Entrepreneurship,
Human Resources, Architecting IT and Business solutions, International marketing, Financing.
Areas of expertise : Higher Education, Government and Institutional relationship, Business Strategy, Resource mobilization and management, Business and IT solutions.
K S Appajaiah a traditional artist and a fine arts graduate from Hunsur, Karnataka has many feathers to his cap. He has worked a an active member for BOS & BOE at Mysore, Gulbarga and Hampi University.
He has won numerous awards including Lalit Kala Academy Award, Mysore Dasara award. Appajaiah has also conducted solo exhibitions and is currently working as principal in Chitra Kala Parisath Bangalore.
He has also been a jury member for Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Award.
Cheten is a humble artist who has progressed in life due to the love for craft, sheer hardwork, great mentors, guides and being blessed with the right opportunities at the right time.
Cheten started out as a modeler and texture artist at Maya entertainment Ltd. and from thereafter a couple of years later, moved on to being a character texturing lead at Pixion Ltd.
He joined Dreamworks Dedicated Unit, India, in the year 2010 as a surfacer and after having proved himself in movies like Puss in Boots and DVD features like Scared Shrekless, and was asked to lead surfacing team for two successful movies, penguins of Madagascar
and Trolls. Cheten finally ended his association with DDU , as the Head of Department Of Surfacing, in Dec 2016 and he continues to hold that position at his current place of work, Mikros Animation, India.
His biggest achievement, in a short career span, till now, has been, assuming the position of the Youngest Head Of Department at Dreamworks Animation. His area of specialization is Surfacing, although he is equally confident as a modeler too. Apart from his passion towards work, his other areas of interest are Sketching, digital painting and photography.
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