ALUM ACHIEVEMENTS 2021-22
SCM alums Shalini Singh and Swati Ali were the winners of the Ramnath Goenka award for Environment, Science And Technology reporting. Shalini is part of team PARI that won in the reporting category in print while Swati Ali is with Team Scroll the winner in broadcast media.
Social Samosa 30 under 30 or #SS30Under30 is an endeavour to honour the excellence of the young and innovative professionals from the A&M world. SCM alum Mansi Shanbag Lead Copywriter, WAT Consult was one of the recipients of Social Samosa Superwoman 2022, 30 under 30.
Zulfia Waris was appointed Head of ABP studios in 2021. Prior to this, Zulfia Waris was the VP, Product Head, Premium Head and Digital Networks at Discovery India. ABP Studios’ co-produced Marathi film, Karkhanisanchi Waari (Ashes on a Road Trip) recently won the prestigious Marathi Filmfare Award for Best Picture. Mangesh Joshi received the Best Director Award, and Geetanjali Kulkarni received the Best Supporting Actor Female Award for the film.
Alums won big at the Berlin Film Festival. The ARTEKino International Award, which is worth 6,000 Euros and goes to one of the projects selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market. This year the winner was SCM alum Shuchi Talati for her upcoming venture Girls Will Be Girls. The movie also earned a win for Pooja Chauhan of Crawling Angel Films. She won the VFF Talent Highlight Award for film and TV producers during the Talent Project Market. Shuchi was her co winner for the same.
Shuchi was also a recipient of the Mastercard Enablement Programme, supported by Berlinale Talents which focuses on improved access to education, gender equality and diversity, environmental protection and the major role culture plays in maintaining peace and international understanding. Shuchi won for Bright Squad.
The Oeil d'Or, the award for best documentary presented at the Cannes Film Festival all sections combined, was won by Payal Kapadia for A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING . Payal Kapadia was also part of the international short film jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 2022 which included Italian artiste Rosa Barba and German short-film expert Reinhard W Wolf.
Author Shabnam Minwalla won the AutHer Award 2022 under the category Best Author Children’s Award for her book 'Murder at Daisy Apartments', which was published in 2021 by Speaking Tiger Books.
In the past year Lubaina Bandukwala released four children's books.
Leopard in Mumbai published by Karadi Tales with illustrations by Allen Shaw.
Chowpatty Cooking Club published by Duckbill Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Who's Afraid of Z not Me published by HarperCollins Indian with with illustrations by Allen Shaw. Rumble, Tumble Love in the Jungle board book for toddlers with photographs by Vineeta Kanoria and Urvi Piramal and illustration and design by Devangana Dash. Coral Woman published by Harper Collins India with illustrations by Sanket Pethkar.
The Impact producer for Coral Woman, the documentary was alum Anupama Mandloi. She was also the co producer of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha
Sunitha Chitrapu was co-author on a media economics book for students and practitioners ( Elavarthi, S. P., & Chitrapu, S. 2021. Media Economics and Management. New Delhi: Routledge.). She also published a chapter on the research opportunities presented by television in Indian languages ( Chitrapu, S. 2021. Regional contours: The many modernities of Indian language television. In Mira K Desai (Ed) Regional Language Television in India: Profiles and Perspectives (pp. 259-267). New Delhi: Routledge).
Nalini Ramachandran released her book Trumpet Calls: Epic Tales of Extraordinary Elephants published by Hachette India). Trumpet Calls explores the millennia-long association between elephants and humans through the tales of popular and lesser-known elephants from mythologies, history and the modern times. The paperback and e-book versions are available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/Trumpet-Calls-Tales-Extraordinary-Elephants/dp/939102890X/.
Poornima Datta Toprani runs her own film production company with her husband. She has made several corporate films and recently made a Hindi feature film titled Call For Fun - streaming on Zee 5 as a creative director. Poornima is also a Stand-up Comicand has performed in Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. Her gigs are a take on Motherhood, Marriage, Midlife crisis, Corporate humour, Lockdown humour, etc.
Here is a link to her set: Motherhood - from the delivery room until they turn 18!
Nazia Vasi is the Founder and CEO, Inchin Closer. An India-China interpreter entrepreneur, Nazia worked, studied Mandarin and travelled across China before setting up Inchin Closer in 2010. (www.inchincloser.com). It has taught more than 2000 students and working professionals Mandarin Chinese over the past 12 years. Endorsed by the People's Republic of China, Consulate Mumbai, Inchin Closer is proud to train students towards the International Certification in Mandarin. They have recently launched India's first indigenous Mandarin language mobile application to help students keep up practice of the language. The Inchin app is available on both android and iOS phones for download.
Rashmi Yadav had been in the education field since July of 2016. She teaches the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Her subjects include English Language & Literature and Films. Since July 2021, she has been working at The Cathedral & John Connon School. Apart from her core subjects she also teaches Global Perspectives, which looks at any issue from the lens of Global, National and Local concerning any topic, women’s health, bias against a certain community, cultural differences etc.
Tushar Arya worked in production for various companies which include Colosceum Media , PocketFM, Epic Channel. He was also the Senior Consultant at Knowledge and Content Team Unifiers Social Ventures Pvt Ltd. Currently he is a Creative Executive at Dawn Digital Pvt Ltd.
Anuradha Nagar was recently promoted to the post of a Senior Correspondent at W.Media.
W.Media is a Singapore based global technology publishing company. They are mainly into conferences and cover areas related to Data Centre, Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity. Anuradha covers the developments of South Asia and the Middle East region. Following are the links to my author profile on the website:
Cloud and Data Centre: https://w.media/author/anuradhaw-media/
Tulika Arora recently launched her own digital marketing agency in Varanasi. She is the MD, CEO of Media FleetBlue, She began her career in film production and later corporate communication. She works with a team of professionals determined to bring in change.
Recently, they were part of Special Olympics Bharat, which organized a National
Health Fest for Divyangjan- We Care.
Anagh Bisht is currently working as an Assistant Video Editor at 20Watts. It is a production house in Bandra. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Video Editor at OML, LowerParel and as an Assistant Director at Lockdown Shorts Studio, Andheri.
Rivika Khanna worked as a Junior Producer on Vogue India's Instagram project - Runway Reels. She also worked with the Creatives department for the promotion of films viz., Hotel Transylvania & KGF 2. She’s been working in post production for Amazon and a couple of projects at Viacom. Rivika’s portfolio link (https://rb.gy/01n6yi).
Harman Khurana began work as a direction intern on TVF'S Aam Aadmi Family S4. She continues to work on other projects with them. Apart from that she has been freelance writing for Social media posts and B2B content for Trident Group, Karan Mahal and Agrifed Ltd
Akash Pandey graduated from SCM and joined TV 9 He has worked on several projects from politics to international topics. He is also handling all the audio/podcast related works of News9. He has assisted the team to document voices from Afghanistan, farmers protests, Kashmiri Pandits, minority communities etc.
He has produced and edited over 15 podcasts for News 9 so far.