Half Moon – Book Launch function was featured featured on P7 News. Here’s the story:
Photographs of the Book Launch function of Half Moon. The author of the book is Pritpal Kaur. The book was released by Shohini Ghosh. Other special speakers present were: Mahmood Farooqui, Obaid Siddiqui, Mukul Jain, Urmila Rao and Farhat Ehsas. The function was anchored by Ghazala Siddiqi.
Book launch will be held at Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) on Friday, 6th July, 2012, at 6:00 PM.
6:00 PM: Tea, followed by Book Launch inroduced by Ghazala Siddiqui
7:30 PM: Dinner
Shohini Ghosh is Professor Zakir Hussain Chair. She completed her Masters from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia and MPS from Department of Communication, Cornell University, USA and started teaching at the MCRC from 1990. She has been Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Cornell University, USA (1990-1996); Globalization-McArthur Fellow at the University of Chicago, Fellow at the Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Group of the Law Department at Keele University, UK and Visiting Professor to the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society, International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is co-founder of Mediastorm Collective, India’s first all women documentary production collective which received the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Work among Women Media Professionals in 1992. Ghosh writes extensively on popular culture and the media for both academic journals and the popular press.
Mahmood Farooqui was educated at the Universities of Delhi, Oxford and Cambridge (UK) from where he holds an M Phil in Oriental Studies. He has been a journalist and a newspaper columnist. Over the last seven years he has effected a major revival of Dastangoi. He is the author of Dastangoi (the book) and ‘Besieged: Voices from Delhi, 1857’ (Penguin, 2010).
Mukul Jain is a television journalist and documentary film maker. She has worked with New Delhi television as a reporter and output editor. She has also work with Vinod Dua’s television show Parakh and Sahara Samay news channel as head of output. Mukul has made several documentary films on disaster management.
Urmila Rao, a journalist of seven years, specializes in higher education, which has always been close to her heart. Having also written on various other subjects in the past, including real estate, and retail, her goal is to inform and stimulate the minds of people through her articles. She left her corporate career of five years to join journalism, starting out from scratch. Presently working as a Special Correspondent with Careers 360 magazine, she has unearthed some interesting stories from the field of higher education. She also tracks the sector through her blog : varsityfocus.com
Ghazala Siddiqi teaches English at Jamia Millia Islamia and is a Cambridge ESOL Examiner with the British Council. She conducts teacher training programmes for the American Centre and various other organizations at the national level. She is a post graduate in English and Sociology and is currently engaged in Research work on Materials Development for ELT classes. Her poems and aricles have been published in national and international journals.