Shaikh Atikh Rashid

Articles By Shaikh Atikh Rashid

Pune: Fergusson staff told to raise funds for RSS-linked NGO’s drought relief work

While DES and the college claimed that the fund-raising work was “voluntary”, college staffers of various ranks told The Indian Express that it did not seem so.

When walls speak

How art on walls can make people feel a sense of ownership and help transform the locale

Speech interrupted: Time to confront the govt, say Amol Palekar, Sandhya Gokhale

Palekar and Gokhale addressed the media in Pune on Sunday, in the backdrop of the NGMA incident on Friday when his speech, as a chief guest at the inauguration of a retrospective of artist Prabhakar Barve, was interrupted by organisers.

Suspended since December over ‘misbehaviour’, final-year student goes missing from FTII campus

His batchmates said Kumar belongs to a poor family and his family members were struggling to reach Pune.

CID producer BP Singh to succeed Anupam Kher as FTII Chairman

In a statement, the FTII administration said that Singh did a cinematography specialisation course from the institute between 1970-73 and went on to become producer-director of popular TV serial CID.

Danny Denzongpa, Kangana Ranaut among 12 members nominated for FTII Society

Nominations delayed by one-and-a-half yrs; their tenure will last only for 18 months

‘An artist is not a toy in the audience’s hand’, says filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni

Kulkarni on exploring the non-fiction genre and his latest documentary, titled Kumbh, which chronicles the biggest gathering of humans

Tributes pour in for ‘Aru Bhaiyya’

Colleagues remember the 84-year-old singer as caring and friendly

Express reports prompt I&B to conduct surprise check at NFAI

Joint Secretary (Films) at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ashok Kumar Parmar, and Karun, arrived unannounced on Wednesday morning and visited all 19 storage vaults on NFAI’s premises at Law College Road and Kothrud. The two will submit a report to the I&B Ministry about their inspection.

Arriving soon: A digitised parcel system at Pune Railway Station

Officials feel the system will weed out corruption as well as overloading of packages. Overloading or delivery of a parcel at a wrong station ails the railways' present system.

Number of films at NFAI never verified, projections to I&B fictitious: Former NFAI Director K S Sasidharan

K S Sasidharan, who worked with NFAI for over two decades, serving at its director for five years before retiring in 2008, spoke to Atikh Rashid on these issues, and more.

Gajendra Chauhan, team wanted extension at FTII, I&B ministry said no

Gajendra Chauhan told The Indian Express that it was the Governing Council’s decision to write to the Ministry.

RTI: Gajendra Chauhan sought FTII extension, I&B ministry said no

The ministry decided to “relieve the non-official members of the Society” including Gajendra Chauhan, of charge.

Multiplexes multiply, but single-screen theatres find it singularly hard to survive

Much has changed in the last two decades for single screen theatres. Not only have they been overshadowed in popularity as well as patronship by the multiplexes, they had to reinvent themselves to continue in the business.

Days after expiry of contract, stall continues to sell food at Pune Railway station platform

On Monday morning, railway activist Harsha Shah got hold of one of the staffers working with VMT Caterers and reported him to the authorities and the Railway Protection Force (RPF), following which a non-cognisable offence was registered against the vendor under section 144 (A) of the Railway Act.

In 20 years, population of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune increased by 90%, traffic by 700%

In 1997, there were 185 two-wheelers per 1,000 persons staying in Pune city and Pimpri-Chinchwad, and in 2017 it has risen to a whopping 663, a rise of over 250 per cent. In case of four-wheelers, the ratio was 27 cars per 1,000 individuals in 1997, and it today is 150 per 1,000 persons, a 455 per cent increase.

FTII simmers after proposals for key changes

After the meeting, students alleged that Singh and others bulldozed their concerns on matters pertaining to functioning and future plans of the institute.

Maharashtra water crisis drags ‘Open Defecation Free’ villages back to fields

Drought poses major setback to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Maharashtra.

I am the 18th victim in the case, says Himayat Baig

'Judge Sahab, mera is case se kucch lena dena nahi hain, (I have nothing to do with the case)' Baig told Additional Sessions Judge NP Dhote.

Permanent Lok Adalat to get under way today

The decision was taken following the huge response the Lok Adalats conducted at the district courts evoked in the last few years.