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Series 1- Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion The Costume Institute’s Fall 2016 exhibition at The Met Museum, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion features significant acquisitions of the past 10 years.  The …

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Just one degree doesn’t matter!

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College students are now going out of their way to explore different 
courses apart from their regular Undergradraduate courses.

Gone are those days when students would just let their minds focus on one subject and pursue their careers in one direction. In this rat-race of jobs and high ambitions, they are now gambling through various courses apart from their regular undergraduate degree. The urge of learning has created a mass effect of self-indulgence in other fields amongst students these days. They are not afraid of the myth that one foot cannot stand two boats; in fact, they want to explore a number of options that would interest them.

A Backup Plan

Call this a plan B or just an urge to learn more but this is the new trend among the city students. “I took up B.Com along with CA because you get to learn more about the subject in detail and once you crack the CPT exam it is very useful to get a job in the later stages,” says Sai Sagar a B.Com student from Loyola Academy. Moreover, it’s a plan B for him. “If you don’t pass the CPT exam you can always rely on B.Com for your career it acts like a backup” he adds.

The Creative Side

On the other hand, regular subjects are acting like a sleeping pill and paralyzing the creative minds, students are venting out their creative skills by taking up courses like interior designing, performing arts & music. Apoorva Shrinivasan, a mass communication student from St. Francis is one among them, along with the course she is also pursuing a diploma in Interior designing from Hamstech Institute of Fashion and Interior Design. “I want to do so many things in life and interior designing has always been a fascination whereas journalism is my forte. I like learning new things a lot” she says. An all in all creative package, she is a Kuchipudi dancer and also plays the guitar. “My college gets over by 3.30 pm and then I’ve my interior designing classes, it’s not that hard to handle many things at the same time,” she says.

Linguistic Approach

While few students are busy thinking of a plan B or learning new things and pursuing their passion, on the other hand, there are students learning a new language to top-up their portfolios. Preethi Nina Padmanabhan, a civil engineering student from JNTU is learning Arabic from Osmania University. “Arabic is very interesting and not just that, Dubai is a hub for Civil engineers so this will even help me in the near future moreover everyone is inclined in learning French something that doesn’t appeal, to me at least. This is a certificate course in proficiency but I’m even considering going ahead for a Junior Diploma” she says.



Visit to Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) — Perspective

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Its always an amazing experience to visit a museum or an art gallery. You have that lovely moment of being stunned by a piece of art. It’s a wonderful feeling that transcends all barriers of time, age, language, and nationality. These paintings, art works done by famous artists and painters like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van […]

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Political Polarization & Media Habits

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From FOX NEWS to FACEBOOK, How Liberals and Conservatives Keep Up with Politics

This report is part of series by the Pew Research Center aimed at understanding the nature and scope of political polarization in the American public, and how it interrelates with government, society and people personals lives.



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Replanting The Trees: Women Empowerment

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Women have two choices either to be a “feminist” or a “masochist.” The society believes that the beginning of every great thing starts with a woman but they oppose the same. Why it is that women on one hand are viciously oppressed and yet at the same time are preservers of the society?

Women are beaten up, humiliated, raped, and killed every day. To talk about it, we everyday find a news piece on them, posts on social media networks. “The most common way women give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” tells Anisa Hashmi who is working on a women empowerment cause “Project Adhikaar” a part of a student run organization AIESEC Hyderabad. What is it that allows the women to replant the trees, rebuild the societies, and to lead radical and non-violent movements? The answer is “EMPOWERMENT”.

“I believe that empowerment is the spark that is required for women in today’s deteriorating conditions.” tells Tandav Krishna, who heads the project. On asking being a male what made him to start this, he puts in the picture “Despite being a guy, I connect to this project and hope to bring about a change in the life of few women.” Mriga Bhasin, a member of the team adds “I see everyone talking about it, posting and sharing on Facebook, what they don’t understand is that they are the ones who need to change it if they expect a change.” Project Adhikaar is a platform that helps women to engage in different activities.

The student run organization started this month long project in April, where 30 international students are engaged for 6 weeks each conducting close to 70 Women Empowerment Workshops along with the team of 9 local organizers in several NGOs, schools, colleges and corporate establishments in the city. These international and local students will conduct workshops on Women Entrepreneurship, Health Care, and Self Defense among other spheres. The project targets young individuals as well as disadvantaged women.

What is stored for you woman out there?

Their project site offers you to apply for Adhikaar, rights revolving around you. They are conducting an event workshop where people who are impacted and are yet to cover will come together.

Women expected to study to get married, raise kids, work for a minimum pay, and do household chores – are those days gone? If the answer is “No, not really” are you doing anything about it? These students believe “If not us, who? If not now, when?” – and they are really making a difference. They believe to engage, empower, and impact – all of us must celebrate being a woman every day!

“The End of the World” in a gallery near you

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New York is famous for its art scene. Many painters and artists dream of showcasing their art – whether fantastic or traditional –  in this world city. Every artist has a theme.

Robert Cenedella Fín del Mundo (End of the World) art series – noisy, raucous, color-splashed paintings of city scenes approach the world with a sincerity that both celebrates and defies the irony, frivolity and controversy-for-its-own-sake that have become the core of cultural currency. And he connects the dissolution and pollution of politics on his canvases with a colorful and imaginative flair.

Donald Trump was the highlight of Wednesday’s opening at Central Park Fine Arts on 57th street. No one could miss his persona in the centerpiece of the show unveiled that evening by the artist. Few people were dressed in the presidential candidates mask and displayed hoardings displaying the end of the world.

Mockers dressed and masked as The Donald and Her Hillary Clinton held 
sign boards with the tagline Fín del Mundo (End of the World) signaling 
the end of an era.

The who’s who of New York arrived in their best Madison Avenue clothes while photographers and videographers were recording and reimagining the event. Even passersby – the people – jumped on the wagon drawn by the theater of the absurd of the occasion and the camera flashes –  not to mention the open wine reception. The small gallery soon filled with people & photographers – and waiters passing out mouthwatering delectable and very edible works of art – all animated by the man of the hour Robert Cenedella.

Photo 1: New Yorkers joining the show
Photo 2: Man of the Hour: Robert Cenedella
Photo 3: Art critics in action

If this wasn’t enough Robert had various Walt Disney characters like Donald Duck, Minni Mouse, Micky Mouse jump into the fray. Showcased in the show window on 57th the artist unveiled his masterpiece of this spectacular mockery of this most recent pollution of politics – in paint.


Walt Disney's Donald Duck holding the trump's end of the world board 
on the street of New York

The evening had all the surprise, the finale one, he unveiled his master piece of the event and all entire street was occupied and couldn’t hold the horses to view this spectacular mockery and the engagement of the artist in the artistry of the recent pollution of politics on paint.

(Above): People gathered together for the artist to unveil his masterpiece of the moment.
(Below): Artist after releasing his masterpiece

After the unveiling the artist was keen enough to meet his fans and pose for photos and autographs and answer their questions

All the artists have the desire to explain their theory of the art show, the input they gave and the thought process. Robert Cenedella was right on business he explained in detail. Here some of his briefing about what he feels about Donald Trump and the entire drama of politics.

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