Alifiya Khan

Articles By Alifiya Khan

Saturdays are fun: From first Saturday of 2019, PMC schools observe ‘no bag’ day

The move follows an instruction from Shivaji Daundkar, chief education officer, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), to all municipal-run schools.

Pune university to unfold new courses, research opportunities in 2019

SPPU has already signed an MoU with the Melbourne University for a ‘blended’ BSc in the Environmental Science course this year. The next year is likely to see three new ‘blended’ courses in Physics, Chemistry and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences that start at the undergraduate level, said Karmalkar.

2018 looking back: The year that was

It was a rather pleasant year for the connoisseurs of culture. Here are the highlights of 2018

Pune resident’s student film about graffiti artists wins top honour at DGA awards

Difficult People (Kashmakash), by 29-year-old Sohil Vaidya, focuses on graffiti artists in Mumbai and examines the dilemma faced by urban youth today.

Pune: Science no longer most wanted stream in FYJC, commerce takes top spot

The numbers reveal that for students, the promise of new careers in business and industry may be more appealing than those in traditional research, medicine and engineering.

Wings to Fly

A tribute to her artist grandfather, Michelle Poonawalla’s exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, blends the strength of the old masters with the digital advances of the 21st century

FYJC admissions: Over 30,000 seats remain vacant this yr, 33 divisions have no student

This year, the number of divisions had gone up considerably with many new self-financed colleges being given approvals. As compared to 2017 when 92,530 seats were available for admissions, the number rose to above 97,000 seats this year.

The need to fight patriarchy can unite men and women: Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte has had a busy year. Here, she talks about trolls and harassment, on becoming an actor and doing world cinema.

Pune: Senate members want SPPU to get active on social media

While the Senate members want the university to be more approachable for students, they want more discipline and have even suggested starting bio-metric attendance for students.

Pune: 192 students petition Symbiosis to reinstate SCMC director

On October 21, SIU took the decision to send Siddhartha on leave pending inquiry following a recommendation received from an internal complaint committee (ICC), which was set up to look into the complaints made by students.

Finding their voice

According to Bangalore-based folk fusion band, Swarathma, music is the way of expressing how they feel about the world.

Baazaar actor Saif Ali Khan: I don’t really like to be the bad guy

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan admits that his Baazaar character Shakun Kothari is far removed from the person he is in real life.

Pune: Ruckus at SP College as students get ‘question paper dated Oct 8, 2016

After the examination, there was a ruckus at the college when it came to notice that many of the questions, too, were identical to the question paper of the same subject from two years ago.

SPPU’s MTech Aviation course fails to take off: 8 admissions in 5 years

The university has collected Rs 26 lakh towards fees from students while expenditure so far has been Rs 21.57lakh.

Symbiosis asks director to go on leave after 106 students complain of harassment

The decision comes a day after it received a petition signed by 106 students, both current and alumni of SCMC, who gave graphic details of years of alleged harassment and abuse at the hands of the SCMC director.

Pune: High-power committee, ICC look into complaints of sexual harassment at Symbiosis

What began as a case of students listing harassment by other students, later developed into stories of a 'toxic culture' on campus, a kind of behaviour that was normalised.

#MeToo movement: Students share stories of harassment, Symbiosis asks them to come forward

More than 10 students have shared their experiences directly or anonymously on social media, forcing the institute to take notice and send two open letters to students, appealing them to come forward, and promising to do better.

Of Art and Access

Artist Madhuri Bhaduri who is exhibiting her work at New York’s Affordable Art Fair feels art shouldn’t be judged on price tags

Vinod Tawde meets delegation of striking college professors

The Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO) had started the strike on September 25, and hundreds of professors of degree colleges across the state responded.

Comedy requires more creativity than a thriller or a regular role: Shreyas Talpade

Shreyas Talpade on being stereotyped in comic roles and how Marathi cinema is on the rise.