PHOTO JOURNEY with women whom we met in 2012 (so far) : Sharmila Tagore, Amal Allana, Anuradha Kapur, Kumari Selja, Nigar Khan, Mona Wasu, Preeti Mamgai, Ishita Khanna, Pramana Menon, Tania Games, Swati Sahni
In last three years, Travelling Camera captured various personalities at various places. Here we are sharing photographs of some of the women we met during last 2 months of 2012. Let's check out this Photo Journey and know more about them...
The very first photograph show Sharmila Tagore, who needs no introduction. Sharmila Tagore, who born in1946, is an Indian film actress. She has won National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards for her performances. She has led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.. More about Shrmila can be checked at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharmila_Tagore
Amal Allana is accompanying Sharmila Tagore at Innauguration function of 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi, India. She is Chairperson, National School of Drama, Delhi.
Anuradha Kapur, Director, National School of Drama, Delhi, India...
Dr. Anuradha Kapur is a professor of acting and direction at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She has written widely on theatre and her book, ‘Actors, Pilgrims, Kings and Gods: the Ramlila at Ramnagar’ was published by Seagull Books, Calcutta, (1993,2004). She has taught and directed in India and abroad and her theatre work is recognized extensively, nationally as well as internationally.
Dr. Anuradha Kapur is also one of the founder-members of ‘Vivadi’, a working group of painters, musicians, writers and theatre practitioners which was formed in 1989. In 2003 Dr. Kapur was invited to curate the performance of ‘Window Actors at Work at Body.City’, an event citing contemporary Indian culture, at the House of World Cultures, Berlin. She was conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Direction in 2004. Dr. Kapur took over from Dr. Devendra Raj Ankur on the 3rd of July 2007.
Kumari Selja, Hon'ble Minister of Culture, India
She began her political career in the Mahila Congress becoming its President in 1990. One of the seniormost dalit leaders within the Congress party, she was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991 from Sirsa in Haryana. She was Union Minister of State for Education and Culture in the Narasimha Rao-led Congress government. Despite the Congress debacle in Haryana in 1996, she was re-elected to the 11th Lok Sabha. Kumari Selja Presenting Certificate of Commendation to Dr. G. Dewan on First Chandigarh Crafts Men. In 2004, she was elected to the Lok Sabha representing the Ambala constituency of Haryana. She was Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.On 16 May 2009, she was once again re-elected from the same constituency, making this her second consecutive victory from Ambala and was given an elevation to Cabinet rank holding portfolios of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture...
Theatre Artists from Poland ! More photographs from their play can be checked at - CLICK HERE
Nigar Khan, who is one of the popular TV Actress. She was here in Delhi with Saurabh Shukla for her play RED HOT.
Have a closer look at this photograph and surely you must have seen this face many times on television. She is Mona Wasu at Kamani, Delhi, India... More photographs of Mona Wasu can be seen at - HERE
Preeti Mamgai, Mona Wasu and Nigar Khas !!!
Ishita’s passion for the environment and love for the mountains led her to found Ecosphere with a few like-minded individuals. An alumni of some of India’s premier institutes, Ishita has over the years been recognized as amongst India’s leading 50 social entrepreneurs. She was voted as a Youth Icon in 2008 by Mtv and a Real Hero in 2010 by CNN-IBN. She has also been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow for being a changemaker.
Tania James was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, after a brief stint in Chicago from 0 to 4. She graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a bachelors degree in Visual and Environmental Studies (filmmaking).
Tania James received her Masters of Fine Arts in fiction from Columbia’s School of the Arts in 2006. Her work has been published in One Story magazine, Guernica, Elle India, and The Louisville Courier Journal. Her debut novel ‘Atlas of Unknowns’ was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She lives in Washington DC and teaches creative writing at George Washington University...
Pramada Menon is a queer feminist activist working on issues of social justice, gender, sexuality and human rights. She is the co-founder of CREA, an international women’s human rights organization and worked as the Director Programs of the organization from 2000 – 2008. Before CREA she was the Executive Director of Dastkar, an organization working to ensure sustainable livelihoods for craftspeople. Pramada is also a stand up performance artist and does a show Fat, Feminist and Free, which examines issues of gender, sexuality, sexual rights and body image.