Category Archives: Volume I Issue 1

In this issue we talk to Bhaskar Jha and Vaibhav Chouhan and try to find out how they were led to follow their passions in their respective fields. The articles are filed below. Feedback appreciated.

Showcase: An artist in making

Vaibhav Chouhan (Batch of 2004) started out very simply but thought big. Or lets just say, thought differently. He is an artist who paints and clicks outstanding pictures. His paintings reflect the solitude and celebration at a very surreal level. He has been painting for a while now. The above painting is just one of the above, which has been sold already. We had a small little chat with him. Here is an excerpt:

Q. Paintings and photography, how?

A. I used to be attracted to drawings and paintings since childhood. They used to interest me deeply. When I went to Pune to pursue engineering, I got to meet a lot of people in this field and got the exposure which made me rethink about my life and career. I dropped my engineering and joined an animation school. There, I learned and experienced a series of things I loved and appreciated. Photography was always a hobby and it helped me to observe the things around me and led me deeply into painting as well.

Q. What are you doing these days?

A. I am currently working for my dad in our family business.

Q. And your plans?

A. I plan to freelance soon – both in Painting and Photography. I plan to start a small business here.

We wish Vaibhav a great luck towards his plans and wish he gets success. You can contact Vaibhav on his facebook page or through us in case you’d like to buy or even see some of his paintings.

 

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Editor’s Note

Issue 1

Hello!

Welcome to ALMA MATER! It is our mouth-piece, news digest or just a magazine; haven’t really fixed on one. Let us see how it goes.

So this web magazine is a bimonthly publication, it will only be published on this website. We plan to feature Alumni from different walks of life, who have some inspiration to lend to us. Every issue we would try to keep the community updated with big news from the Alumni circle. I would also request all the Alumni through this to keep sending us their contributions in the form of articles, news, their own achivements/awards and anything! We would be glad to feature everyone of the Alumni.

So, in this issue we talk to Bhaskar Jha (Batch 2003) and find out what he is doing to keep his passion going. (Read his interview here). We will also hold a showcase page, where we would have our alumni who are also artists showcase their work. This issue features Vaibhav Chouhan’s painting (See it here). We also explore the need to have the Alumni Association and lay down a few inside scoop of what our future plans are (Read it here). All this in the coming week. Keep exploring!

We would like to feature more Alumni and a lot of them! So, please write to us at alumni.opjsaa@gmail.com

Whether you are going abroad, getting married, receiving an award or making paintings, clicking photographs or maybe teaching, helping children or involved in a social cause, or if you have become an expert and ready to help others, or you are doing something, which very few have done before, please let us know!

We would keep posting different features and stories under the first issue over the next one week, so keep coming back and checking and let others know!

Happy Reading!
Editor