Thursday, 8 October 2015

Intra-College Literary Activities 2015-16 at B.N.P.G.College, College, Udaipur (Rajasthan)



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In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.
Release dateNovember 7, 2014 (India),DirectorChristopher Nolan. Running time2h 49m

Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan wrote the screenplay, which has its origins in a script Jonathan developed in 2007. Christopher Nolan produced the film with his wife Emma Thomas through their production company Syncopy and with Lynda Obst through Lynda Obst Productions. Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, whose work inspired the film, was an executive producer and acted as scientific consultant. Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Legendary Pictures co-financed the film.
Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema shot the movie on 35 mm (in anamorphic format) and IMAX 70 mm film. Filming commenced in late 2013 in Alberta, Iceland and Los Angeles. The film utilized extensive practical and miniature effects, while Double Negative created additional digital effects.
Interstellar premiered on October 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. In the United States, it was released on film stock, expanding to venues using digital projectors. The film was successful at the box office with a worldwide gross of over $675 million, and received positive reviews from critics, who gave particular praise to the film's science fiction themes; musical score; visual effects; and the performances of McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain, and Mackenzie Foy. It received several awards and nominations. At the 87th Academy Awards the film won the Best Visual Effects award and was also nominated for Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Production Design.
Crop blight has made growing food on Earth nearly impossible, threatening the existence of humanity. Cooper, a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law, son and daughter Murphy. Murphy believes her bedroom is haunted by a poltergeist. When the "ghost" creates a pattern of dust on the floor, Cooper realizes an unknown intelligence is using gravity to communicate, and interprets the pattern as geographic coordinates, which Cooper and Murphy follow to a secret NASA installation.
There, they meet Dr. Brand, a college professor of Cooper's. Brand reveals that a wormhole, apparently created by an alien intelligence, appeared near Saturn 48 years before and leads to a distant galaxy, with numerous potentially habitable planets. Twelve volunteers have gone through it, knowing they were unlikely to be able to return, each to assess a different planet's suitability as a new home for humanity. Three – Miller, Edmunds and Mann – have sent encouraging data from planets near Gargantua, a supermassive black hole. Brand recruits Cooper to pilot the spacecraft Endurance to evaluate as many of the planets as possible, while he works on a theory to harness gravity for propulsion, which would allow humanity to leave Earth (which he calls "Plan A"). However, should his efforts fail, the Endurance also carries 5,000 frozen embryos as "Plan B", to provide for humanity's survival. Cooper agrees to the plan, angering Murphy.
Cooper's crew consists of three scientists – Romilly, Doyle, and Brand's daughter Amelia – and robots TARS and CASE. Traversing the wormhole, they first head to Miller's planet, an ocean world where time is severely dilated; for each hour there, seven years pass on Earth. Romilly stays on the Endurance while the rest take a lander to the surface, where they find only Miller's wrecked lander in the shallow ocean. Suddenly, a massive tidal wave strikes, killing Doyle and waterlogging the lander's engines; when Cooper and Amelia return to Endurance, 23 years have elapsed for Romilly and Earth.
Murphy, now an adult, has been assisting Dr. Brand with his research. On his deathbed, he admits to her that he solved the equation long before and deemed Plan A impossible, and that he lied to everyone, pinning his hopes on Plan B. Murphy sends a message notifying Amelia of her father's death, then accuses her and Cooper of abandoning Earth. She continues researching, concluding that Plan A could work if somehow information could be obtained from observing Gargantua's singularity.
With limited fuel left, Cooper decides to go to Mann's planet, rather than Edmunds', as Mann is still transmitting. On arrival, they revive Mann, who has been in stasis. Mann assures the crew that while the frozen planet has an ammonia-laden atmosphere, the planetary surface is fit for human survival. However, when they are alone, Mann tries to kill Cooper, revealing that he falsified the data so he would be rescued. Mann then flees, intending to take the Endurance. Meanwhile, Romilly is killed by a booby trap Mann had set inside his own robot.
Amelia rescues Cooper, and they race to the Endurance, where Mann is attempting to dock. Mann defies Cooper's order not to open the airlock, which fails catastrophically. Mann is killed and the Endurance is severely damaged. Cooper manages to use the landing craft to stabilize the ship. Using the black hole's gravity as a slingshot, they set the ship on course to Edmunds' planet; but being close to a black hole, 51 years would pass on Earth.
Cooper jettisons himself and TARS into the black hole so that Amelia and CASE can complete the journey. Cooper and TARS plunge into the black hole, but emerge in a tesseract, which appears as a stream of bookshelves, with portals that look out into Murphy's bedroom at different times in her life. Cooper realizes that the tesseract and wormhole were created by humans from the future to enable him to communicate with Murphy through gravity waves, and that he is her "ghost". He relays data that TARS collected from the black hole in Morse code by manipulating the second hand of a watch he gave to Murphy before he left. Murphy uses the information to solve the remaining problem, completing "Plan A" and thus saving the population of Earth.
Cooper emerges from the wormhole and is rescued by the crew of a space habitat orbiting Saturn. Aboard, he reunites with Murphy, now elderly and near death. She convinces him to rejoin Amelia, who is with CASE on Edmunds' Planet, which was found to be habitable.


Answer the questions on the basis of the reading material about the movie INTERSTELLER –
1. What are the two causes that have made Earth not fit to live in future?
2. Who is working to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via wormhole?
3. Whom does Brand want to send with a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy?
4. When was the movie released?
5. Who is the director?
6. Which award did the movie get?
7. Who are the main screenplay characters?
8. What kind of fictional film is it?
9.  What do we call those persons who travel through space?
10.                  Who acted as a scientific consultant to inspire this film to the director?
11.                  What has threatened the existence of humanity?
12.                  For which agency is the character Cooper work as a pilot?
13.                  What is his actual occupation or with whom does he work and where in actual sense/
14.                  Who are the other members of his family live with him?
15.                  What does Cooper’s daughter believe in?
16.                  What does the pattern of dust on the floor makes Cooper to understand?
17.                  Upon whom do they fall their suspicion regarding that pattern of dust in their library of the house?
18.                  What does Dr. Brand reveal regarding wormhole and which one of planets is nearest to that wormhole?
19.                  How many of the astronaut volunteers had attempted to travel through it to search a new home for humanity?
20.                  Who have been able to send data from planets near Gargantua and what is Gargantua?
21.                  For what does Brand recruit Cooper and for what mission?
22.                  On what theory does Brand work so that humanity can leave Earth as ‘Plan A’?
23.                  What is the Plan B of brand in case the Plan A fails?
24.                  Who are the other members of Cooper’s crew?
25.                  After crossing the wormhole where does Cooper’s crew head for?
26.                  What is the name of Cooper’s Spaceship?
27.                  How do they calculate the time of the other planet Miller with the time of Earth?
28.                  How does the crew face disaster when the rest of crew takes lander to the surface of the planet Miller?
29.                  In what way does the time on the planet Earth equal to the time spent on Miller planet by Cooper and Amelia when they returned to the spaceship Endurance?
30.                  What does Cooper’s daughter Murphy as an adult now finally find the flaws in brand’s plan A?
31.                  Who is Mann? What harm does Mann do to Cooper to escape through the spaceship Endurance?
32.                  How do Cooper and Amelia manage to counter Mann and set to Edmund’s Planet?

33.                  How far is the Edmund planet from the Earth, so how does Cooper try to manipulate the time data by way of blackhole to catch wormhole in order to get back to Saturn and then the planet Earth?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Rethinking Mahabharata:Contemporary Contexts and Texts - March 16-17, 2015

The paper titled: "Violence in the Psyche: The Epic Mahabharat" presented in the seminar by Dr. Jayshree Singh. The Seminar was held by the English Department, U.C.S.S.H, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. The Seminar Director was Prof. Seema Malik and Seminar Cordinator Prof. Pradeep Trikha. The Professional Mentor was Prof. Sharad Srivastava.









Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Accomplishments - Session 2012-15 Department of English, B.N.P.G.College (MLSU), Udaipur




https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2B4yLUStvLsTm9TajhUbGliMVk/edit?usp=drive_web

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lvh0hWNgQDpwV7WJl4r_qOOGYOrArUSpjcvpUlQFPZQ/htmlpresent
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lvh0hWNgQDpwV7WJl4r_qOOGYOrArUSpjcvpUlQFPZQ/edit#slide=id.p4
                
 BHUPAL NOBLES’ POST-GRADUATE COLLEGE, UDAIPUR, (RAJ.)
            DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH - SESSION 2014-2015
           
            STRENGTHS (DR.JAYSHREE SINGH) 


  RESEARCH SUPERVISOR FOR MLSU, UDAIPUR
  M.A  ENGLISH : TOTAL 15 + 3 STUDENTS (Both boys and girls)
  B.A. I, II & III YR. ENGLISH LITERATURE  : 65
  Total Publ.: 35 (Online & Print)
  Books : 04 (Online & Print
  National/Regional Conferences: 50
  International Conferences: 15
  Workshops: 10
  Post- Doctoral Fellowship: 01
  Research Scholars: 06
  Visits Abroad for Presentations: 07
  Professional Memberships : 08
  Awards: 03
(Latest Award and Certificate by Global Achievers Foundation & Indian Solidarity Council – “International Gold Star Millennium Award” at International Achievers’ Summit, Bangkok, Feb. 8, 2015, to be received in absentia)
                                                                                                     
   AS RESOURCE PERSON & EXAMINER 

  FACULTY TRAINER IN THE FIVE DAYS’ WORKSHOP FROM 09-13 SEPT., 2014 ON ‘LIFE-SKILLS’ AT VIDYA BHAWAN G.S.TEACHERS COLLEGE (COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION (CTE)), UDAIPUR-313004
  EXTERNAL EXAMINER AT COMMERCE COLLEGE, MLSU, UDAIPUR FOR MFC - SEMESTER I - BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & SOFT SKILLS
  EXTERNAL EXAMINER AT RCA COLLEGE, MPUAT, UDAIPUR FOR English Lang. & Comm.   
  CHAIRED THE SESSION AT VIT, JAIPUR
  AS ANCHOR - ORGANISED THE TALK ON THE ‘SECURITY OF INDIA” DELIVERED BY THE FORMER LT. GEN. V.N.PATIL, 15 SEPT. 2014 AT KUMBHASABHAGAR HALL, B.N.P.G.COLLEGE, UDAIPUR
  AS THE JOURNAL SECRETARY EDITED AND PROOF READ THE VOLUMES OF 2013-14 & 2015 OF THE ACADEMY OF WELLBEING RESEARCH (REFREED) JOURNAL, UDAIPUR.
              
  ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

  AT VIT, JAIPUR IN ANNUAL ELTAI CONF. AUG- -2014
  AT INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR BY RIFF IN JAIPUR, OCT. - 2014
  AT JANARDAN RAI VIDYAPEETH UNIVERSITY IN THE RESEARCH STUDIES WORKSHOP - NOV.2014
  AT RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY ON “LITERARY THEORY & TRANSLATION” DEC.-2014
  AT MLSU, UGC CENTRE FOR WOMEN STUDIES - DEC.- 2014
  AT VANCOUVER, IN SOUTH ASIAN LITERARY ASSOCIATION ON “BORDERS, BOUNDARIES & MARGINS” JAN,- 2014

INNOVATIONS

PAPER-PRESENTATION ON SKYPE - FROM INDIA TO VANCOUVER ON JAN.6, 2014 AT 11.45 PM.

              
INTERVENTIONS

  SCREENING OF FILM “SEAGULL” BY JONATHAN LIVINGSTON & FILM-BASED INTERACTIVE COMPETITION
  LITERARY ACTIVITIES:
  GROUP-DISCUSSION
  ESSAY WRITING
  POEM RECITATION
  DEBATE
   EXTEMPORE
  COMMUNICATION ENGLISH GRAMMAR CLASSES FOR B.Sc. I YR
  RECORD OF DEPTT. ACHIEVEMENTS ON BLOG http://extaxsieinelt.blogspot.in/

  FORTHCOMING EVENTS

·        “COMMUNICATION & SOFT SKILLS” WORKSHOP TO BE HELD ON FEB. 28, 2015, IN COLLABORATION WITH EKAS NGO, ORGANISED BY THE DEPTT. OF ENGLISH & B.B.M.

·        “CAPACITY –BUILDING ACTIVITY AMONG WOMEN” – ORGANISED BY LIONESS CLUB, UDAIPUR AT B.N.P.G. COLLEGE   IN THE ASSOCIATION OF DEPTT. OF ENGLISH


  SESSION – 2103-14

  International Seminar, November 12-13, 2013 at B. N. P. G. College, Udaipur, India
  Released the International Seminar  Souvenir  on the theme - EDUCATION, WELL-BEING AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION  
  Panel Discussion on the Conference theme
  Health Awareness and Training Camp - January 27, 2014 
  Organised with the Deptt. of Hindi the Raj Singh Bedla Inter-College Rajasthan State Level Debate Competition
  Research Activities:  - Presentations – 04;   Publications – 04

SESSION 2012-13

·        English Language Fellow Program for Udaipur Zone Government College Lecturers in April 2013 at BN PG College.
·        Completed the ten-week online teacher training course in: “Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web” during the period October, 2012, through December 7, 2012, conducted by University of Oregon, American English Institute under the course Instructor Courtney Cunningham.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF DR. MANISHA SHEKHAWAT

 Degree of Ph.D. in English Awarded in July 2014
2.      Appointed as Permanent Faculty
3.      Joined as Permanent Faculty in October 2014

4.       Attended Workshop at  Janardan Rai Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur,  in the Research Studies




Sunday, 11 January 2015

SALA 2015

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins
The 15th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference
6 -7 JANUARY 2015
Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson St. Vancouver, Canada
Conference Schedule
MONDAY, 5 JANUARY
5:00-7:00pm MEETING: Executive Committee
Sculpture Gallery
DAY 1: TUESDAY, 6 JANUARY
8: 00 a.m. onward REGISTRATION
Lobby
9:00-9:30 a.m. CONFERENCE WELCOME: Moumin Quazi, SALA President
Impressionist Gallery OPENING: Prabhjot Parmar & Sharanpal Ruprai, Conference Co-Chairs
9:45-11:00 a.m. SESSION 1 (PANELS 1A, IB, & 1C)


Panel 1A AMITAV GHOSH: SEAS, RIVERS, GIRMITIYAS
Sculpture Gallery W Panel Chair: John Hawley, Santa Clara University
1. Seas and Rivers as Borders/Boundaries: Shaping Identities of the South
Asian Indians
Jayshree Singh, Bhopal Noble Post Graduate College
2. Can the Sublime Be Postcolonial: Aesthetics, Politics and Ethics in
Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide
Jana M. Giles, University of Louisiana
3. “Words Do Not Stop at Borders”: The Chrestomathy and Global
Literature in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy
Jim Hannan, Moyne College2
Panel 1B DIASPORIC BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES
Impressionist Gallery Panel Chair: Bonnie Zare, University of Wyoming