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Indian Fashion Designer

Anita Dongre is the founder of House of Anita Dongre, an Indian fashion house.She achieved her degree in fashion design at the Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic of SNDT Women's University and soon began supplying Indian wear to boutiques.Her designs are available under four distinct brands, which are AND (Western wear), Global Desi (ethnic wear), Anita Dongre (bridal, couture prêt, menswear), and Anita Dongre Grassroot (organic clothes). Along with couture brands, she launched her jewellery brand Anita Dongre Pink City, which also features under House of Anita Dongre.

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Associate Professor
Khalsa College Mumbai

Working as the Assistant Professor in Gokhale Education’s Society SMRK BK.AK. Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nasik, Maharashtra, since June, 2010.

Awards and Acheivements:

  • Presented India Asian Powerlifting competition at Uzbekistan Zarafashan, Russia and bagged 4 Silver Medals for Country in 2004.

  • 4 times Strong Women of Maharashtra.

  • Strong Women Award of Mumbai University.

  • 4 times Gold Medal in All India Inter-University Competition.

  • Given first Gold medal to SNDT Women’s University in All India Inter-University Competition Power Lifting.

  • NCC senior under officer.

  • ‘C’ Certificate passed.

  • Total 11 camps attended in NCC.

  • Participated in THAL SENA CAMP 2004.

  • Best turn out award.

  • Best Alumni Award of SNDT Women’s University on the occasion of pre-cemetery year celebration.

She is President R&D Indoco Remedies Ltd from October 2010 – till date. Completed PhD in 1996 from C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy.

Professor - Head, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology

Her Research area: Drug design including ligand. Exploration of natural products as therapeutic leads. Fluorine chemistry, process development of drug and drug intermediates, green chemistry using ionic liquids and newer catalytic system development

Research Fellow, Indian Numismatics, Historical and Cultural Research Foundation, Mumbai and Nasik; on the Committee of Sector Culture, National Vocational Education Qualification Framework, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi; invited to Shri Lanka to present a paper as a SAARC representative (2013); also invited to present a paper at Honkong (2012)

Her opinion about the Department: "The Department of History has the best faculty members who constantly strive for innovations, keeping themselves updated not only in their own subject but also with the changes in the field of education in general. The distinguishing feature of the Department is that of going beyond the realm of pure history and introducing subjects like Cultural studies, India studies and so on. This is reflected in the innovative topics introduced for the Seminars every year thus creating an environment of holistic learning for the students".

An exponent of Hindustani classical music for over two decades, Dr.Revati has also been imparting her knowledge and love for music to children and adults alike for over a decade. Here is a brief profile of her work.

EDUCATION
Dr.Revati has completed her Doctoral studies under the able guidance of well-known composer and sitarist, late Pt.Bhaskar Chandawarkar. She had her initial training in classical vocal music from Dr.Mohankumar Darekar. Thereafter she undertook training of the Jaipur-Atrauli tradition from Dr.Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande for 14 years. Later on she undertook training from Dr.Arawind Thatte.

WORK EXPERIENCE

WITH CHILDREN
Dr.Revati aids her musical training with occasional audio-video inputs and regular workshops. Project work is also a part of her training. She also encourages her students to take part in competitions and introduces them to the ‘mehfils’ of classical music. She organises annual performances of her students which are based on different themes.

Her summer music school is a daylong workshop on music and is open to everyone besides her own students. She has also been invited by prestigious institutions like Shamrao Kalmadi High School (Kaveri Kalakshetra), SPIC-MACAY, Raga Nxt and Kalkeri Sangeet  Vidyalay to conduct workshops in different schools in Pune and Dharwad.

THEMATIC CONCERTS
Dr.Revati has also conceived and directed thematic concerts with children- ‘Rang Umaltya Manache’ and ‘Gunjan’. Both these were designed with the aim of promoting interest and love for Indian classical music among children.

PROJECTS
Pursuing her aim of promoting classical music among children, Dr.Revati has also conceptualised ‘Aarambh…the beginning of a musical journey’- a book-cum-CD for beginners in music, especially for children. She has written the story and composed music for this project. She has directed her students for the recording of this project.

MEHFILS AND RECORDINGS
Besides featuring in stage concerts at Pune and at other musical centres in India, Dr.Revati has performed in prestigious music festivals such as-

Pt. Jeetendra Abhisheki Mahotsav(Goa), Ustad Alladiya Khan Mahotsav (Mumbai), Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur Festival (Dharwar), Kalyan-Bhairav Mahotsav (Mangalore), India International Center (New Delhi) Vishakha Sangeet Academy(Vishakhapatnam), Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Mahotsav (Miraj) and Navarasam Music Festival(Kozhikode)

She has also performed for thematic concerts like Barase Badariya, Sumiran and Ram Katha
She also has the following thematic concerts to her credit-
Raag ek Rang Anek – concept and performer
Rangotsav Surancha- concept, composed, directed and performed
Santbaani - concept, composed, directed and performed
Raag Ramayan - concept, composed, directed and performed

Dr.Revati has conceptualised and composed music for the album- ‘Santbaani’ which is a collection of bhajans by Surdas, Meera, Kabir, Sahjobai, Ravidas and Khusro. Pt.Raghunandan Panshikar and Dr.Revati have rendered the vocals for same. Besides she has given classical performance for Raga Nxt, Sadguru Vandana (composer and vocals), Devi Sahstranaam (Vocal), and RaagRachananjali (Vocal)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr. Revati is a University topper in Arts at the SNDT University in the M.A. (Music) program and is also the recipient of the prestigious Kalyanji Gold Medal. She has also been an awardee of the most after-sought Research Fellowship by U.G.C (New Delhi) for her Ph.D. program. She is also a ‘B high’ graded vocalist of A.I.R, Pune. For her contribution to music, Dr.Kamat has been awarded the Gaan-Hira Puraskar, Dadar-Matunga Cultural Center Scholarship and Nanasaheb Deshpande Puraskar.

GRATITUDE
As an expression of her social gratitude, Dr.Revati has conceived of two different themes –
Tapasya – Felicitating the woman behind every musician on the occasion of International Woman’s Day
Swaraangan - The Chotekhani Mehfil – staging house concerts of upcoming musicians
Prerana- Interviews of regular practising musicians for students of music

 

Qualifications:

  • M.A.: 1994

  • M.Phil.: 1996

  • UGC. NET

  • Diploma in Translation: 2003

  • Ph.D.: January, 2017

  • Work Experience of 22 years. Works as an Assistant Proffesor in Hindi Department, SNDT College of Arts and S.C.B. College of Commerce and Science for Women.

 

Research Associate,
Department of Oils, Oleochemicals and surfactant Technology ICT Mumbai

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Indian Fashion Designer

Masaba she joined Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic of Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University. Masaba is a leading fashion designer and her flamboyant style can be defined as a blend of contemporary and traditional with modernity taking the upper hand and her style is actually bold and creative in nature. She specializes in ethnic wear for women and her choice of fabric material, colors and prints is inspiring to the core. Her prints are really unique in nature and the creative motifs are inspiring that truly represents her style of designing fashion clothing for women.