Nagji Patel was born at JuniJithardi, Gujarat,in 1937. He did his M.A. (Fine Arts) in Sculpture from the M.S. University, Baroda. He has participated in a number of exhibitions like the National Exhibition, New Delhi (1961), XII Biennial, Antwerp, Belgium (1975) Contemporary Asian Art Festival, Japan (1979 & 90); International Festival of Art, Baghdad (1986) and the Festival of India, Tokyo, Japan (1988).
SadanandMenon is an Indian arts editor, cultural journalism teacher, photographer, and stage lights designer.He is also a speaker at seminars on politics, ecology and arts.He is a teacher at Asian College of Journalism and IIT Madras. He has also written reviews for India Today.JayaramPaudwal is a head of department of Art History and Aesthetics at Fine arts college of Vadodara. With special inetrest In Indian Architecture
Arun Gupta teaches in the Film and Video Communication discipline at NID. He holds a PG Diploma in Direction from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and a BA in English Literature from the University of Delhi.He joined NID in 1996.He takes courses in the Foundation Programme apart from taking courses in disciplines such as Film and Video Communication, Animation Design, and Graphic Design.He takes courses such as Scriptwriting, Direction, Film Language, and Film Appreciation.
Prabodh Parikh is a Gujarati poet, short fiction writer and visual artist.He retired recently as Head of the Department of Philosophy at Mithibai College, Mumbai.His book of poems, Kaunsman (Between Parentheses/In Brackets), published in 1993, is a significant collection in Gujarati literature, representing thirty years of work in poetry. It won him several awards, including the Best Poetry Collection of 1993-94 (Gujarat Sahitya Akademi) and the G.F. Saraf Award for Best Gujarati Book in 1992-95.
RajatDholakia is an Indian composerknown for his work on Firaaq (2008), Mirch Masala (1987) and Holi (1985). He has been credited with introducing Chhattisgarhi music to Bollywood, and won the 1991 National Film Award for best music director.The new Tata Nano TVC explores a unique approach to jingle making. ChiraagSutar speaks to composer RajatDholakia about his new creation.The jingle has been sung by Kavita Seth, and programmed by Rupert Fernandes, while the ad film is directed by Ram Madhvani.