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Mr. Anurag Kashyap (Filmmaker & Script Writer)
Mr. Anurag Kashyap is one of the most talented scriptwriters in Hindi cinema today with such popular and critically acclaimed films as Satya, Yuva and Water etc. Mr. Kashyap made foray into direction with 'Paanch' and has 'Black Friday', 'No Smoking' and 'Dev D' t and Gullal his credit.
Ms. Aruna Vasudev (Founder, Cinemaya Film Quarterly, Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival)
Ms. Aruna Vasudev is the founder of Cinemaya - The Asian Film Quarterly in 1988, which endeavours to create awareness of good cinema. She founded Osian’s Cinefan, the reputed film festival of cinema from Asia and Arab held every year in New Delhi. She is an active member of the Indo-French Initiative Forum and has contributed to building cooperation between the two countries in the field of cinema. Ms. Vasudev has recently been conferred France's top cultural award, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.
Mr. Bappa Ray (Ethnographic Filmmaker)
Winner of five National Awards, Mr. Bappa Ray is a filmmaker. He has contributed immensely towards documenting culture and life styles of various ethnic origins of India and filming them. Mr. Ray's films have been selected in panorama at various international film festivals.
Mr. Manoj Das (Academician and Eminent Writer)
Mr. Manoj Das, a writer par excellence writes with élan in both in English and Oriya. He has been honoured with several prestigious awards - Padma Shri, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Sarala Puraskar and the Saraswati Samman.
Mr. Rahul Dev (Senior Journalist, CEO - CNEB Channel)
Mr. Rahul Dev is a well-known name in Hindi journalism. A bilingual journalist, he has spent 18 years in print in Hindi and English newspapers and magazines culminating in the editorship of Jansatta. In television, he has been associated with Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Zee News, Janmat and CNEB TV.
Mr. Raghu Rai (Eminent Magnum Photographer)
Mr. Rai is an internationally acclaimed photographer. He emerged as one of the best photojournalists in India. Mr. Rai specializes in photographing people and capturing different faces of India. He was hounoured with the Padma Shri and his works are permanently displayed at the prestigious Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
Mr. Ram Sehgal (Advertising Professional and Ex- President, Rediffusion DY & R)
Mr. Ram Sehgal, considered an icon of the advertising industry was instrumental in moulding Contract into one of the finest agencies in the country. For his contribution, Mr. Sehgal was awarded the A & M Advertising Man of the Year in 1994.
Ms. Rani Jethmalani (Eminent Legal Consultant)
Ms. Rani Jethmalani is a Supreme Court advocate who has worked constantly to eliminate discrimination against women. On her non – professional side, she advocates yoga and has founded the Human Organ Procurement and Education - HOPE.
Mr. Santosh Sivan (Cinematographer and Film maker)
Santosh Sivan is a critically acclaimed film director and cinematographer. He has done Cinematography for acclaimed films such as Kalapani, Halo, Iruvar, Dil Se, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities and directed films such as Tahaan, Prarambha, Navarasa, Asoka, The Terrorist, Malli, Halo. Films directed by him has been critically acclaimed in many reputed international film festivals. He has also won five National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, and ten international film festival awards.
Mr. Tarun Tejpal (Editor in Chief, Tehelka)
A leading journalist, Mr. Tarun Tejpal has been in several senior editorial positions with leading publications like India Today and Outlook. He now heads Tehelka and its various media operations. He has also written for several international publications, including The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Financial Times and Prospect. He is also a celebrated author.
Mr. V. Shanta Kumar (Advertising Professional and CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi)
Mr. Shanta Kumar, the Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi is an adman par excellence. Called the turnaround man in the ad world, his career graph includes agencies like Rediffusion and Contract, where he revitalised their creative product getting them ready for the future. Home About us Vision Advisory board Faculty FAQ’s Admission Alumni Projects Twilight Past events Symposium Courses Contact us Site map Resources © 2009 Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication

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