Mayank Saxena

प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों, आपने अपनी हड़ताल खत्म कर दी है…कहा है कि आंदोलन जारी रहेगा…अच्छा किया है, मैं एक हद तक सहमत हूं…लेकिन एक सवाल है…जो मन में कौंध रहा है…सोचा कि सबसे साझा करूं… पिछले लगभग डेढ़ सौ दिनों में देश भर के लेखक-साहित्यकार-फिल्मकार ही नहीं…आम छात्र…क़ॉलेज-विश्वविद्यालय…और लोग… FTII Film Institute Pune के छात्रों के समर्थन में न केवल आए…बल्कि खुलकर … Continue reading प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

An Open Letter to Pepsi – Nakul Singh Sawhney

Dear Pepsi, I am sure you’re aware that students of FTII have been on strike for over 125 days. They’re protesting the appointments of 5 members to the FTII society. Given the times we live in, many would agree they’ve put up quite a courageous fight. They’ve braved threats, intimidation, slander campaigns and even shameless mid night arrests of some students leading the strike. Students … Continue reading An Open Letter to Pepsi – Nakul Singh Sawhney

To go home, FTII Russian student told to oppose strike

A Russian student at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who wanted a two-month leave to go home, was asked to sign an undertaking that she was “not on strike” and that she “did not support the strike in any form”, The Indian Express has learnt. The strike was started by students on June 12 against the alleged political appointment of Gajendra Chauhan … Continue reading To go home, FTII Russian student told to oppose strike

DG SM Khan will meet FTII students tomorrow: What happened in FTII on the 17th of August- Media Watch

The information and broadcasting ministry in view of the raging controversy over Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has taken a big step. The ministry has formed a three-member committee, which will meet FTII students tomorrow. The committee is chaired by the DG SM Khan. (Students negotiating their future with their director quite articulately) (A Police Officer without uniform arrests the FTII students) (The … Continue reading DG SM Khan will meet FTII students tomorrow: What happened in FTII on the 17th of August- Media Watch

Will FTII become Government’s Achilles heel? – Rukmini Sen

Edited on 19th August, 2015 “In a midnight swoop, Pune Police arrested half a dozen students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) for allegedly confining institute Director Prashant Pathrabe to his office on Monday and for allegedly manhandling and threatening him. Police have booked about 50 students of the institute charging them with seven different offences including a non-bailable offence. Pathrabe (47) … Continue reading Will FTII become Government’s Achilles heel? – Rukmini Sen

Investigating Some Postmodern Accounting Figures – Ramchandra P. N

On the 14th of July, 2015, the first thing in the morning, I found myself staring at a Times of India report that stated that The Government of India spends Rs. 12,00,000 per student per year at the Film and TV Institute of India or The FTII. I assume that the figure relates to the year 2011, as the report also mentions that the recovery … Continue reading Investigating Some Postmodern Accounting Figures – Ramchandra P. N

Government Spokesperson Sanjay Kaul clueless about the running of FTII- Chetna Kaul

It’s disappointing and unfortunate that the govt. Spokesperson Mr. Sanjay Kaul on Ftii discussion with Kiran Rao, Gul Panag and Neel Manikant student at FTII hosted by NIdhi Razdan of NDTV was clueless about the running of FTII Pune and its humongous contribution to Indian Cinema and Television. Nor did he seem to have any idea about the history and eminence of easily one of … Continue reading Government Spokesperson Sanjay Kaul clueless about the running of FTII- Chetna Kaul