Friday, 30 January 2015

Photography workshop by Desikan Krishnan of The Hindu

Today, photography has not only become a way of life but is also a powerful mode of expression and communication. From smartphone ‘selfies’ to the DSLR, the number of images shot has multiplied a few hundred times over the past five years.
Most digital cameras and even upmarket smartphones give you fairly decent pictures, but how to improve and make the pictures better, what happens inside the camera, how to make people sit up and take notice of the pictures you have clicked, all this and much more you will get to learn at the weekend photography workshops conducted by D. Krishnan, former Photo Editor at The Hindu.
The weekend workshop spread over one-and-a-half days will lay emphasis on the basics of what a camera is and how to handle it, understanding specific photographic terms and what they mean, and practical uses of carrying a camera with you.
Simple, easy-to-use lighting techniques for better portraits and close-up shots, and effective use of shutter speed, aperture and ISO combinations to create the effect you desire will also be discussed at the workshop.
The workshop will be held at: The Press Institute of India, Second Main Road CPT Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600113
Timings: Saturday: 2:30 pm onwards; Sunday:10.30 am onwards Fee: Per person: Rs 3500
For a group: Rs 20000 (up to 8 persons) (The fee is inclusive of a working lunch/ refreshments)
The workshop will be limited to 12 persons to ensure individual attention. It is open to persons above 15 years of age. Participants to the workshop are required to bring any model of DSLR or a prosumer point & shoot camera.

Workshop dates: March 7&8, 14&15, 21&22, 28&29. April 4&5, 11&12, 18&19, 25&26. MAY: 2&3, 9&10, 16&17, 23&24 (For registration, please contact: +91-9841244746, Email:

Awards for the best written article on Mental Health.

Following from Mr. Sashi Nair of Vidura: 

The Press Institute of India and the Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) have just announced the third edition of the SCARF–PII Media for Mental Health Awards for the best written article on Mental Health.
If you have a published article which addresses the importance of mental health or disorders of the mind, or stigma and discrimination persons with mental disorders are subject to, or any subject dealing with positive mental health, then please share it with us.
The first prize is worth Rs 10,000, the second Rs 6,000, and the third Rs 4,000.
Entries should be sent by the 15th of April. The results will be announced in May. The article should have been published in an Indian national or regional newspaper or magazine between January and December 2014, in English or in any Indian language.
Those applying will have to produce proof of the article having been published. If the article is in an Indian language, the English translation should be provided, else the entry will be rejected. The decision of the jury will be final. Only one entry per journalist is permitted.
Entries with name, address and other details can be sent to or to the Schizophrenia Research Foundation, R/7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar (West Extension), Chennai 600101. For more details you may call: +91-9003778038, or 044- 2615 1073 / 2615 3971. Please visit www.scarfindia.orgor for more details.

Friday, 23 January 2015

National Conference on "New Age Communication and Media"

Following from Rukma Vasudev 
Jain University-Department of Media Studies, Bengaluru.

We are pleased to invite you to a National Conference on "New Age Communication and Media" on Monday, 2nd of February 2015, 9 am, in our Center for Management Studies campus, Atria Towers, Palace Road, Bengaluru. 

Note: All the slots for paper presentations are full. New participants can only attend the conference. 

The registration fee structure is as under:

A) Industry delegates (presenting*/attending**)
Rs 1,500/-
B) Academic delegates (faculty – presenting/attending)
Rs 1,000/-
C) Research scholars (MPhil/PhD – presenting/attending)
Rs    800/-
D) Students (postgraduate – presenting)
Rs    500/-
E) Students (undergraduate/postgraduate – attending)
Rs    250/- (revised)
F) Accompanying delegates (those who accompany a) paper presenters (other than co-authors) & b) students)
Rs    500/-

*Presenting means presentation of accepted papers by registered author(s).
**Attending means participation as audience by interested, registered person(s). 

Thank you.


Rukma Vasudev 

Conference Chair & Assistant Professor
Department of Media Studies
Jain University

Mrinal Chatterjee's History of Journalism in Odisha

Odishare Sambadikatara Itihasa 
(History of Journalism in Odisha)

Author: Mrinal Chatterjee

Year of Publication: 2015
No. of Pages 400. crown size
Price: Rs 550/-
Address of the Publisher: 
Sephali Communications, Sanchar Marg, 
Dhenkanal 759 001 

Email address of the publisher:


Preface                                                                                                                                                Foreword
1.      The Beginning
2.      Early years of Journalism in Odisha
3.      Pre-independence era
4.      Post-independence early years
5.      Swinging Eighties and expanding Nineties
6.      The first decade of the new millennium and beyond
7.      English and other Language Journalism in Odisha
8.      Audio-visual Media in Odisha:
a.       Radio
b.      Television                                                                                                       
9.      New Media Journalism
10.  News Agencies
11.  Journalism Education
12.  Journalists’ Associations                                                                             
13.  Women in Journalism                                                                                  
14.  Journalism in specialized fields
a.       Business Journalism
b.      Entertainment Journalism

c.       Sports Journalism
15.  Photojournalism
16.  Cartoon and Cartoonists
17.  Column
18.  The Stalwarts
19.  District wise History
         20. Politics and Journalism 
21.  Present Trend
22.  Future of Journalism in Odisha
Appendices                                                                                                                                     Bibliography                                                                                                                                     Index


Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee
Professor and Head
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)
Sanchar Marg, Dhenkanal 759 001, Orissa, India. |

Journalist-turned-media academician, Mrinal Chatterjee (born-1961) is a complete media person who has worked in almost all media with élan.
He did his Masters in Mass Communication, Public Administration and English. He did his PhD from Berhampur University in 2007. He received two weeks trainer’s training on ‘Conflict Reporting’ by Thomson Foundation in Cardiff, Wales at Cardiff, Belfast and London from 28 January-12 February, 2006.        
He started his career as a Lecturer in English in 1983, joined Sambad, an Odia daily in 1984 as sub-editor and became Edition-in-Charge of its North Odisha edition in December 1996. As a journalist Mr. Chatterjee has written extensively on Environment. He has been awarded the prestigious K.K.Birla Foundation Fellowship (1996) and Journalist Fellowship by Centre for Science and Environment (1991 and 1992).
He joined Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanl as Associate Professor in February 1999. He became Professor and Head of the Eastern India campus of IIMC located in Dhenkanal, Odisha in June 2008.
Dr. Chatterjee has published four books on Journalism and Mass Communication including his seminal work History of Journalism in Odisha. He has published over two dozens of papers and articles in national and international journals.
Dr. Chatterjee is also a very popular columnist. He writes several columns in English and Odia. An accomplished fiction writer, he has published five novels and four short story collections and has won many awards for his creative writing.
He has extensively worked in radio and television. He has written the story and screenplay of many successful tele-serials and anchored many radio and television programmes.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Media Books of MC Journalism University, Bhopal: A list at a glance

Dear colleagues,

I have received tremendous response to the blog posts containing information about books useful to media teachers, students and journalists. ( ) Many colleagues have sought information on how to get these books. Please write to the publication department of the Makhanlal Chatruvedi National University of Journalism and Communication. Its mail address is

Contact Us
Publication Department
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
B- 38, Vikas Bhawan, Zone- 1, M.P.Nagar, Bhopal (M.P.) 462011

Phone- 0755- 2554904
Sr. No.
Number of Pages
10%  Less price
English Books
Media Law and Ethics
Prof. (Dr.) N.K.Trikha
365 Pages
Prof. (Dr.) N.K.Trikha
476 Pages
Handbook of Communication Research
Prof. (Dr.) Devesh Kishore
352 Pages
Theory and Practice of Communication- Bharatmuni
Dr. Nirmal Mani Adhikari
403 Pages
Handbook of Print Journalism
Prof. (Dr.) Kiran Thakur
393 Pages
Electronic Media
Ramji Tripathi
288 pages
News Agency Journalism
Dr. Madhuri Madhok
157 Pages
Public Relation and Corporate Communication
Dr. Neemo Dhar
199 Pages

Hindi Books
Media Management (Print,  Electronic evam Online
Dr. Vijay Agrawal
230 Pages
Television Production
Dr. Devvrat Singh
167 Pages
Bharatiya Janjatiya Samaj
Monica Varma, Surendra Paul
128 Pages


Please contact:  or Prof Dr. Pavitra Shrivastava on 09827258572, In charge Publication Department.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Dr Adhikari's Theory and Practice of Communication- Bharat Muni

Theory and Practice of Communication- Bharat Muni

Author: Dr. Nirmal Mani Adhikari
Price- 375/-
Edition- 2014

Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary is a prominent communication theorist 

from Nepal, who is known for the Sadharanikaran Model of 

Communication and the theory of Sancharyoga. Currently, he is 

Asst. Professor of Media Studies in Kathmandu University, Nepal. 

Dr. Adhikary is author/editor of three dozen published books. He 

has published more than 50 research articles in national and 

international journals and anthologies. He was the recipient of 

Bharata Muni Chair Research Fellowship of Makhanlal 

Chaturvedia National University of Journalism and 

Communication, India.


Chapter I

Drawing the Boundaries                                                                    
Theorizing Communication for Communion                                     
Chapter II
Natyashastra: An Appraisal
Natyashastra, the Shatsahasri                                                
 The Natyashastra Tradition                                                              
Bharata: The Author of Natyashastra                                                
The Date of Bharata and Natyashastra                                             
Rediscovery of Natyashastra
Some Scholars of Natyashastra Tradition
Reading Natyashastra
Revisiting Ancient Bharatavarsha through Natyashastra
The Issue of Reality in Natya
The Vrittis (Styles)
Chapter III
Relevance and Significance of Natyashastra: Communication Perspective
Scope of Bharata's Natyashastra
Natyashastra: Intrinsic Qualification and Contemporary Significance
Chapter IV
Fundamentals of Communication Practice in Natyashastra
The Abhinayas
Histrionic Representation through the Body
The Angika Abhinaya
Gestures of the Head
The Glances
Gestures of Eyeballs
Additional Glances
Gestures of Eyelids
Gestures of Eyebrows
Gestures of the Nose
Gestures of the Cheeks
Gestures of the Lips
Gestures of the Chin
Gestures of the Mouth
Colours of the Face
Gestures of the Neck
Gestures of Hands
Gestures of Single Hands (Asamyuta-hasta)
Gestures of Combined Hands (Samyuta-hasta)
Movements of the Hand Gestures
The 30 Types of Nritta-hasta
The Four Karanas of Dance Hands
Movements of Arms
Gestures of Limbs from Chest to Feet
Gestures of Ura (Chest)
Gestures of Parshva (Sides)
Gestures of Jathara (Belly)
Gestures of Kati (Waist)
Gestures of Uru (Thighs)
Gestures of Jangha (Shank)
Gestures of Pada (Feet)
The Angaharas, Karanas and Rechakas
The 108 types of Karana
The 32 Types of Angahara
The Four Types of Rechaka
The Chari Movements
The Bhaumi Charis
The Akashiki Charis
The Mandala Movements
The Aerial Mandalas
The Earthly Mandalas
The Sama Mandalas
The Different Types of Gaits (Gatiprachara)
Gaits in Different Sentiments
The Gaits of Different Characters
Gaits in Relation to Person's Nature 
The Postures (Sthanas)
The Standing Postures
Sitting Postures (Asanavidhana)
Seats for Different Characters
Lying-down Postures
Postures in Walking and Talking to Others
Representation of Objects and Senses
Representation of Three Attitude of Mind
The Vachika Abhinaya
The 12 Forms of Verbal Representation
Another Classification of Verbal Representation
Constituents of the Pathya (Recitation)
The Seven Svaras (Notes)
The Three Sthanas (Voice-registers)
The four Varnas (Accents)
The Two Ways of Intonation (Kakus)
The Six Alamkaras (embellishments) of the Note in Pathya
The Six Angas of Enunciation
The Virama (Pause) in Enunciation
Various Subject Matters on Verbal Representation
The Doshas and the Gunas in Poetical Work
The 10Doshas
The 10Gunas
The 36 Lakshanas of Kavya
The Four Alamkaras
Some Other Aspects to Consider in Communication
Modes of Address
The Aharya Abhinaya
The Four Types of Costumes and Make-up
The Sattvika Abhinaya
Feminine Graces in a Drama
The Three Physical Graces of Women
The 10 Natural Graces of Women
The Seven Involuntary Graces of Women
The Eight Aspects of the Male's Sattva
The Samanyabhinaya
Regular and Irregular Histrionic Representations
Signs of Love
The Chitrabhinaya
Various Modes of Speaking
On Qualities and Faults of Voice
Chapter V
Fundamentals of Communication Theory in Natyashastra
The Vibhava
The Anubhava
The Bhava
Types of Bhava
Sthayee Bhava (the Durable Psychological States)
Vyabhichari or Sanchari Bhava (the Complementary Psychological States)
Sattvika Bhava
The Glances to Express the Bhavas
The Glances to Express the Sthayee Bhavas
The Glances to Express the Sanchari Bhavas
Chitrabhinaya of the Bhavas
Sthayee Bhavas and Rasas in a Continuum
Understanding Rasa
The Eight Types of Rasa
The Issue of Shanta Rasa
The Glances to Express the Rasas
Gestures of Eyeballs in Rasas
Gaits and the Rasas
Various Aspects Related to Rasas
Revisiting Vibhava, Anubhava and Abhinaya
Chapter VI
Theorizing Communication from Bharata's Perspective
Prekshaka, Samajika and Sahridaya
Implication of Modes of Address and Naming
Implication of Characters' Classification
Implication of Treatment of the Other Party
Non-verbal Communication for Aesthetic Purpose and Beyond
The Theory of Rasa
Sadharanikaran and Communication
Sahridaya and Sahridayata
The Five Tenets of Sadharanikaran
Chapter VII
Natyashastra and Contemporary Developments in Theorizing Communication
The Sadharanikaran Model of Communication
Communication and Moksha-in-life
Communication as Sancharyoga
Communication as Vidya
Chapter VIII
Exploring Natyashastra for a Media Analysis Technique
Sadharanikaran Media Analysis Technique (SMAT)



List of Tables
Table 1: Corresponding Bhava and Rasa
Table 2: Rasas and Their Respective Colors and Deities
Table 3: Rasas and Vibhavas
Table 4: Possible variations of sahridayata parikshan

List of Figures
Sadharanikaran Model of Communication

BP: Bhavaprakashanam (of Sharadatanaya)
B.S.: Bikram Samvat
NL: Natyalochanam (of Trilochanaditya)
NS: Natyashastra (of Bharata