Published: October 16, 2018 | The Telegraph

Green challenge

Team Herbivores — second-year students Danivor Noronha, Aditya Batra and Aviral Sharma of MICA Ahmedabad’s postgraduate diploma course in Communications — emerged winners of L’Oréal Sustain- ability Challenge 2018. The theme of the competition was Reduce, Re-use or Re-cycle” and involved proposing an idea to improve sustainability on campus. Team Herbivores pledged to reduce food wastage on campus and promote a healthy lifestyle for students by com- bining technology and sustainability. The other finalists were teams from ISB, TISS and MDI. All the finalists at-tended an activity-filled day at the head-quarters of L’Oréal India where both the MD and HR head were present.

Published: October 23, 2018 | The telegraph india

MICAVaani, the community radio station of MICA, organised a mela in Shela and Telav villages near Ahmedabad.

MICAVaani, the community radio station of MICA, organised a mela in Shela and Telav villages near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, last week to promote and explain its new shows, which are being broadcast in 90.4 frequency in the villages.

The mela had fun games like Pick Pick Pikachu, feed the monster, balloon burst, tail the donkey along with a song-on- demand booth. The event was a great success among both the young and old. Known for spreading awareness on critical issues such as sanitation, education and hygiene, along with broadcasting programmes on interesting themes such as cookery, beauty, love, MICAVaani enjoys immense popularity in the villages surrounding the institute.

Published: October 09, 2018 | B-School Events

Eminent classical dancer and renowned exponent of Bharatnatyam and Odissi dance, Sushri Sonal Mansingh, performed at MICA on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. She is a highly feted personality and has been the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan among various other laurels. She is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha. Sushri Mansingh and her troupe performed the dance drama

Sushri Mansingh and her troupe performed the dance drama

The whole performance was divided into 9 pieces of dance depicting the “Navras” – the 9 emotions in human beings. She also explained the meaning and significance of each emotion before performing. The performance was followed by an interactive question and answer session wherein students asked questions about the art form and her journey.

She also spoke about the importance of discipline and focus in any field, especially when one is involved in performing arts. It was indeed an honour for MICA to host her on campus.

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Published: October 23, 2018 | School Events

In a first, the students of MICA have attempted to look at the other side of the Mahabharata story.

They are all set to give Amdavadis the narration of Mahabharata from Draupadi's perspective. A group of 45 students from first and second year of their flagship PGDM-Communications programme have enacted a dance drama 'Born From Fire' which is an adaptation of the novel 'The Palace of Illusions' by the celebrated author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

The play enacted by Sankalp, theatre society of MICA is the story of a woman who brought about the fiercest war that mankind has ever seen. The play depicts her journey from a young naive girl to a wise queen who has seen the darkest colours of mankind.

As a part of this tradition, each year, MICAns come together as one force to stage a grand play for its Amdavadi audience. In the past 14 years, Sankalp has put up renowned works such as Girish Karnad's 'Tuglaq', Vijay Tendulkar's 'Encounter in Umbugland', Dharmavir Bharti's 'Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda', Woody Allen's 'Death' among others.

Speaking about the play, directors of the play Arundhati Menon and Shubaish Kanodia said,

"Mahabharata over the years has been depicted in many ways from the various perspective but Draupadi's story has never been told. This play is unique as the lead is a female. The story is about her journey, her struggles. Says Shubaish, "We have always grown up hearing one side of the story of Mahabharata, mainly of disrobing (cheer-haran). But this book gives us a glimpse of characters which no one would have thought of. The book also asks some very important questions, especially about the patriarchal practices."

While we have retained the core of the plot, we have however added certain elements. The biggest challenge for the team was to not let their pre-conceived notions about the epic saga while directing it. The play will be enacted on October 26 and 27 at HK auditorium, Ashram road.

THE SCRIPT

  • The play enacted by Sankalp, theatre society of MICA is the story of a woman who brought about the fiercest war that mankind has ever seen.
  • This play is unique as the lead is a female. The story is about her journey, her struggles.

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