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AJAY SHEOPURI
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018


AJAY SHEOPURI
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018

Shri Ajay Sheopuri working with Science Communication through Multimedia (SCM) Unit since its inception in 2010 at CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR). The mandate of the Unit is to produce and collate existing audio-visual material omn scientific issues/institutions and make it accessible to the public at large and also to interact with common citizens, researchers, scholars, experts and even to institutions.
Besides, using his expertise in Information Technology, Shri Ajay Shopuri has also developed CSIR-NISCAIR-Tube, a platform to upload all the science-based programmes, produced by CSIR laboratories and other science departments in the country and make available these programmes to users. Even individuals can approach NISCAIR to upload science based audio-visual material for wider publicity, which are being produced in the country. All the content generated by SCM Unit for science communication has been uploaded on CSIR-NISCAIR-Tube. CSIR-NISCAIR has also taken new initiative to take up a series of activities to connect with the larger audience. As part of this initiative, CSIR-NISCAIR Social Networking site is being constructed to provide better, efficient and fast interaction among the scientists of the country. This platform is also likely to connect the scientists with the public where a common citizen will be able to interact with scientist/s for clarification and explanation.
Shri Sheopuri has been associated with the production of documentaries on CSIR Institutes/Laboratories and its Technologies. He was actively involved in production of many documentary films on CSIR Laboratories especially, CSIR-NPL New Delhi, CSIR-IHBT, Palampur, CSIR-NIO, Goa, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, etc.

NEELOFER SHAMA
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018


NEELOFER SHAMA
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018

Mrs Neelofer Shama has distinguished herself in the world of films and television with an unusually large bouquet of trailblazing serials and documentaries. Starting as early as in 1987, she was one of the pioneers among Independent television producers who shone on the horizon of audio-visual media via Doordarshan. During her creative journey as director and producer, spanning over a period of more than two decade now, she received many laurels and accolades nationally as well internationally. Specially, her series of documentaries on countries like Tajikistan and Afghanistan with an in-depth analysis of economy, culture and lifestyle of these countries have received great critical acclaim.

She specializes in telling a moving story, with superb direction and camera work that make the viewers see all the subtle nuances of human emotions so vividly that they can feel themselves an integral part of the drama unfolding before their eyes. Though the fiction is her main forte, she equally excels in the art of documentary film making with an eye of a real connoisseur and specialist.

With confidence of a long colorful career Neelofer Shama also believes in continuous evolution of an artist and even metamorphosis if the subject demands it. Her professional life is glowing example of self discovery together with an insightful analysis of the craft of film making and direction.

She began her career as television producer in 1987 with the making of a documentary film on an unusual historical subject of “Harwan excavations and Avantisvara temple”. Soon after that there came a 90-minute Tele-film, “Haadsa (The Accident)”. This film was enthusiastically received by both viewers and critics and established her in the mainstreams of producers in Delhi. Since then, there is no looking back.
The immense range of the subject and themes of the documentaries or serials that Neelofer Shama has produced and directed is simply awe inspiring. She treated the documentaries on so wide apart themes from dance, drama and culture to history and wild life with equal expertise and dexterity. She has produced 52 Bio- Docu Films made on the Sahitya Akademi Awardees, Jnanpith Awardees& Lalit Kala Akademi Awardess, Philanthropic Personalities and Sports personalities.

SUBI CHATURVEDI
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018


SUBI CHATURVEDI
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018

Dr. Subi Chaturvedi is a fr. member of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum MAG, distinguished academician and currently the Head & Sr. Director of Public Affairs& Communication, COAI. A widely published, public policy professional and noted columnist & commentator, she writes regularly on Digital India, Internet, Youth, Media, Technology, Cybersecurity and the Digital Economy. She is also a highly sought adviser & consultant to sr. policy makers and large corporations across the world on policy, regulatory affairs and transition/change management. Subi is an activist on women safety and gender issues fighting for better government policy and wide reforms in the country. She has led the UN IGF BPF on Mitigating Violence Against Women and Children online and contributes regularly to television and online media on Women, Safety, Children, Cybersecurity, Gender and Law Enforcement issues and best practices for a collaborative ecosystem.

Subi is a highly celebrated, award winning filmmaker, photographer and curator, and her work has travelled across the world, exhibited at leading galleries. She brings with her a vast, rich, and varied corporate communications and policy advocacy body of work, with large global organizations, leading agencies, media & content providers, and academia. She lives in New Delhi but considers herself a citizen of the world. She is a true coalition builder and thrives on challenges, fostering technology for good and public policy formulation in public interest and holds a PhD from IITD in the discipline. She has also organised and run the main session on Cybersecurity and Emerging issues at the United Nations IGF, throwing the spotlight firmly on relevant trends and key issues in the sector, as a MAG member.

Being the youngest – Dean in the country to jury member for IIT (Delhi & Kanpur) media, Film & Photography events and curator of the Fujifilm Supersix Competition & Exhibition. She has served on the design Jury of the IBC Amsterdam the world largest convention on Content, broadcasting & delivery. She was also a special invitee at the World Photography Awards Cannes 09 as part of the Palais festival. She has also directed& conceived numerous productions, including documentaries films, audio-visuals around the theme of violence against women and the role of women in society and media with a gendered perspective. She has headed the Academy for Photographic Excellence – A Jindal Photo Initiative as Dean. At Star TV network she was part of Content & Communication team notable among the responsibilities she handled was of their lead TV serials.

Subi topped the university in MA Mass Communication programme of the prestigious AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, JamiaMilliaIslamia. Also topped her Bachelors with the highest overall aggregate in her college.Holds several academic distinctions including: a Gold Medal in Mass Communication, Anthropology & Psychology.She Qualified NET from university grants commission while pursuing her masters at MCRC.

Dr. SUBHASH C. THALEDI
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018


Dr. SUBHASH C. THALEDI
Member of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018

Dr. Subhash C. Thaledi, an Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service (IB(P)S) officer and a senior broadcaster of Doordarshan is currently deputed with the Directorate General of Doordarshan, New Delhi as Asstt. Director of Programmes, Policy & Coordination &N orth-East related Matters. He is also associated with ABU ROBOCON which is being organized by Asian Broadcasting Union at International and National level to promote the robotics activities among engineering and science student. He has served the AIR and DD organizations in various administrative capacitieswiththe experience of more than 25 years in the field of programming & broadcasting.

Dr. Thaledi maintains a high standing academic records with a Ph.D. in Education, Master in Education, Master in Journalism & Mass Communication and Master of Arts in Hindi Language along with merits as Gold Medalist. He is recipient of various national & state level scholarships & awards.

During his broadcasting tenure he has undergone various courses & trainings at prestigious institutes like FTII-Pune, National Academy of Broadcast Management (NABM), AIBD, ABU and BBC World Service Trust.

He has served as a Dy.Director, Information and Public Relations, Dept. of Information & PR, Govt. of Uttarakhand for two years. He was closely associated with the mega project of Kalyani Health Magazine of Doordarshan which has a impressive impact in the field of RCH health issues. He has a long experience of multi-cam productions & live programmes, EFP Rural based programmes, ENG programmes and New & current affairs programmes.

Dr. Thaledi has also attained several appreciations for his distinguished service in the organization. He has served at AIR/DD Kendrasincluding AIR-Lucknow, AIR-Najibabad, DDK-Dehradun, DDK-Daltonganj(Palamu), DDK-Delhi in various capacities. He has also produced various Radio/TV programmes and performed the various important coverage of Radio and Doordarshan.

HEMANT JOSHI
Chairman of the Nomination Jury (B & C)
8th NSFFI 2018


HEMANT JOSHI
Chairman of the Nomination Jury (B & C),
8th NSFFI 2018

Prof. Hemant Joshi (b 1954) has B.A. (Hons) in French Language and literature; Diploma in Italian, and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been trained in Broadcast journalism (IIMC) and Video journalism (International Institute for the Training of journalists, Budapest, Hungary). Prof. Joshi is a media professional with significant experience in different types of media. He joined media academics in 1989.

Before joining IIMC, Prof. Joshi has been a freelance journalist, writer and professional translator for more than two decades. He has worked in electronic media as producer of News Magazine Program in Hindi for National Channels of All India Radio and as Casual News editor and News Reader of Doordarshan and All India Radio. Prof. Joshi had served as Course Director of Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism (Hindi) for two years (2001-2003) before joining Jamia Millia Islamia as Professor of journalism in Department of Hindi (2006-08). He went back to IIMC in 2009. At present apart from head of the department of Hindi, Urdu and Indian language journalism he is editing the journal of journalism and mass communication “Sanchar Madhyam’.

He has participated in many national and International conferences. He has been participating in the annual conferences of International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) where he has presented 5 papers in Singapore (2000), France (2007), Sweden (2008) and Turky (2010). He was elected to the International Council of IAMCR for four years in Sweden. Prof. Joshi has also travelled to Greece, Italy and Egypt as tourist. He is member of localization sub group in the e-gov standard of Ministry of Information Technology and Rastriya Vigyan evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (NCSTC) of Department of Science and Technology. He has also been associated with standardization project of Central Hindi Directorate and the IT terminology project of Commission for Scientific & Technological Terminology of Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Apart from contributing regularly for newspapers, radio and television, Prof. Joshi has been a columnist with Hindustan and has written profusely on journalistic language and media issues. He has edited many books and magazines in Hindi and English. The Anthology of the Translations of six French poets ‘Mahayuddhon ke Aaspaas’, The collection of a column of Poet-editor Raghuvir Sahay titled ‘Arthat’ and a book on the Conditions of Musahars in UP, Bihar and Jharkhan with Sanjay Kumar are a few to name. He has recently co-authored three books with his wife a well known formar TV News Anchor of Delhi Doordarshan. These books are on ‘Introduction to Mass Communication and Journalism’, ‘Writing Skills for media’ and ‘Development Communication’ that are published by Vikas publications in year 2011.

Super Blue Blood Moon – A rare celestial event

 Vigyan Prasar conducted the event on Total Lunar Eclipse on the special occasion of the Super Blue Blood moon in the premises of Department of Science & Technology (DST) on 31st January, 2018. Dr. Harsh Vardhan Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences and, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary DST witnessed the event along with 200 children and general public.

Three telescopes were set up for the students, general public and staff members of the department to get the glimpse of the rare phenomena of Super Blue Blood Moon on Wednesday evening. Though the rare phenomenon took its time to unfold, it didn’t deter space enthusiasts from witnessing the spectacle. While some enjoyed the magical view through naked eyes, others turned to telescopes for the best view. A lecture on Total Lunar Eclipse was also delivered to the students by Dr. Arvind Ranade, Scientist ‘E’, Vigyan Prasar.

The super blue blood moon features three different astronomical events. First, the blue moon, when there is two full moon falls in a calendar month, the second full moon is called Blue moon. The word came from the phrase ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ means something is rare. Blue Moon happens once in every two or three years.
Second, the super moon happens when the full moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. While the moon’s average distance is 238,000 miles (382,900 km) from Earth, its orbit isn’t perfectly circular, so that distance varies a small amount. The perigee for January’s super moon is the closest of this year.

And third, the blood moon, during the total portion of an eclipse, moon may turn red or coppery colour. Red moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth atmosphere and its bends towards the moon. It is due to the scattering of light through Earth’s atmosphere the Moon colour will be appears red or reddish copper as red light passes through easily while the other colours in the spectrum are blocked.
A lunar eclipse can occur only at full moon. A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly lined up – anything less than perfection creates a partial lunar eclipse or no eclipse at all. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned (in “syzygy”) exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only the night of a full moon.

Super Blue Blood Moon – A rare celestial event

Children

Vigyan Prasar conducted the event on Total Lunar Eclipse on the special occasion of the Super Blue Blood moon in the premises of Department of Science & Technology (DST) on 31st January, 2018. Dr. Harsh Vardhan Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences and, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary DST witnessed the event along with 200 children and general public.

 

 

Telescope

 
Three telescopes were set up for the students, general public and staff members of the department to get the glimpse of the rare phenomena of Super Blue Blood Moon on Wednesday evening. Though the rare phenomenon took its time to unfold, it didn’t deter space enthusiasts from witnessing the spectacle. While some enjoyed the magical view through naked eyes, others turned to telescopes for the best view. A lecture on Total Lunar Eclipse was also delivered to the students by Dr. Arvind Ranade, Scientist ‘E’, Vigyan Prasar. 

The super blue blood moon features three different astronomical events. First, the blue moon, when there is two full moon falls in a calendar month, the second full moon is called Blue moon. The word came from the phrase ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ means something is rare. Blue Moon happens once in every two or three years.

Second, the super moon happens when the full moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. While the moon’s average distance is 238,000 miles (382,900 km) from Earth, its orbit isn’t perfectly circular, so that distance varies a small amount. The perigee for January’s super moon is the closest of this year.
And third, the blood moon, during the total portion of an eclipse, moon may turn red or coppery colour. Red moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth atmosphere and its bends towards the moon. It is due to the scattering of light through Earth’s atmosphere the Moon colour will be appears red or reddish copper as red light passes through easily while the other colours in the spectrum are blocked.

 
A lunar eclipse can occur only at full moon. A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly lined up – anything less than perfection creates a partial lunar eclipse or no eclipse at all. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned (in “syzygy”) exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only the night of a full moon.