An exceptional blend of creative and entrepreneurial skills, Rajesh Goyal is the vision behind the pioneering effort of online photography education in India. A zealous and passionate photographer, Rajesh Goyal possesses a rare aesthetic sense and an eye for photography usually unmatched. An alumnus from the College of Arts Chandigarh, he started working as a professional photographer while still in college and still managed to rank number one in the University. Rajesh Goyal has an experience of over 20 years in the world of Photography and Advertising.
Rajesh Goyal wasn't content with being an artist among photographers. Instead, he felt a mission in life, to pass on this legacy of art to the coming generation, to make photography the art of everyone. And that is where the dream of imparting world-class photography education on both Regular and Online modes started taking shape.
"Just over twenty three years ago, I was reading India's oldest and premier business magazine BW | Businessworld and today I bought it. Dreams really do come true! I learnt that life is always full of surprises! Twists, turns, new opportunities."
BW | Businessworld, is one of the oldest as well as most respected business publications in the country was part of the ABP Group, one of India's largest media groups and the brand leader in eastern India. But now it is just my cup of tea. On September 19, 2013 ABP Group owners has sold BW | Businessworld to me and Vikram Jhunjhunwala, who runs investment banking and assets management firm Shrine Capital.
BS is in a stage of execution with few events like BW Magna Awards, BW 500, Businessworld Marketing Whitebook 2013-2014, BW INFOCOM ICT Awards, BW International Business Awards and many more…
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
Mr. Batra is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media Group, which includes exchange4media.com - India's leading media industry website, PITCH - India's only Advertising, Marketing and Media magazine, Impact - the marketing weekly, Franchise Plus - India's Business Opportunity Magazine, Realty Plus - India's leading monthly real estate magazine, and www.samachar4media.com. Besides Mentoring leaders within the institution of E4M and within the eco system of media and digital he is creating intrapreneurs.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Chairman - Vocational Training Framework for the Media, Communication and Entertainment. Recently, Mr Kapil Sibal, MHRD and AICTE appointed Mr. Batra as Chairman of an industry committee to come up with a vocational training framework for the media, communication and entertainment industry.
SEPIA is a full service INS accredited advertising agency undertaking a range of promotional services for a varied clientele.
For us, it is a delight to see that our work contributes to the success of our clients. From the smallest project to large campaigns, our goal is always to produce the finest communications irrespective of the required objectives and budgetary constraints.
From our inception in 1992 till today, we are dynamically building on our ability to create the most innovative and effective communication packages. Over the years, we have gained tremendous expertise and experience in providing integrated solutions for a variety of product promotion and corporate communication needs.
Through a combination of our extensively researched, well devised strategies, our highly creative expressions and our strong execution skills, our work always excels. Has been at the helm of Sepia affairs since its inception An extraordinary adminstrator & men-manager. Graduate from College of Arts, Chandigarh.
Shakti hails from Behlba near Rohtak, Haryana,
“A Jat Artist: A JAT from Haryana and the stereotype emerges. You probably expect him to be toiling in agricultural field or on the battlefront. But one look at his long artistic fingers and the stereotype crumbles. His hands give him away.' - Nonika Singh
The Tribune, 17 August, 1991.
"Shakti needs no introduction. He is a well-known and established name in the local arena of art."
- Priti Verma, The Tribune.
Shakti did his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from College of Art, Chandigarh. He was interested in fine art right from his school days. As a Painter Shakti does realistic work majorly, has made portraits and figurative work. He has done over thousand portraits which are displayed in several museums in India. Few of the personalities and celebrities whom he has done portraits are Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ex President of India), Hon’ble President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee and H.E. Sh. Navin Chandra Ramgoolam (The Prime Minister of Mauritius).
Honour and recognitions:
He has attended the National Art Festival, at Aizawl, Mizoram organised by Lalit Kala Akademy in 2010. He was awarded “The Manjit Bawa Award" by the government of Haryana in the year 2010. He works as a freelance artist.
"Shakti Singh Ahlawat displays a tendency to lean on the linearity of strokes. Strong with line, Shakti Singh has also produced series of fine art paintings such as "Krishna". His realistic approach of course speaks a lot for him and his art's growth. He does wonderful portraits as well; actually he excels in portraiture."- R.S. Yadav (Art Critic).
Himadrish Suwan is an Indian youth icon, a globally renowned social activist and a leader whose words and work in the field of public service are inspiring a generation. He is the Director General of India Youth Foundation that work for resolving the youth challenges, and aggrandize youth involvement in implementing the models of global sustainable development.
By the time, Himadrish qualified his high school; he has founded India Youth Foundation to extend the same opportunities for the future young change-makers. For better understanding the ideas and challenges of a 21st-century leadership, he has done Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. While perusing it, he was appointed as the Media President of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU). Later he becomes a young Columnist and Citizen Journalist (C.J) for several reputed dailies and magazines.
From last 2 years, Himadrish is focusing on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan with his initiatives like Mission-E-Safai & Swachhalay Delhi. With Mission-E-Safai initiative, he works for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign, and support United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) that focuses on improving public sanitation, easing access to clean water & eliminating open defecation by improving public infrastructure through collective efforts.
Under Mission-E-Safai initiative, he conducted various programs like “Swachh Slum, Swachh Dilli”, “WASH Initiative”, “Save Fuel, Save Earth”,“Ek Video Swachhta Ki Aur”, etc. For his efforts, Himadrish was highly acknowledged by the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and appointed as the lead for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan project for NCR.
With his vision of creating a leadership to fight 21st-century challenges, Himadrish has become a Right to Information Activist and Public Speaker. As a speaker, he is regularly in the panel organized by All India Radio, Niti Central and National Institute of Open Schooling. Also, he served on the Advisory boards of several organizations including Indian Bureau of Administrators and Technocrats; Buddha Institute for Research and Developmental Studies, Chanakya Policy Foundation; Delhi Youth Forum; National Express and National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER).
For his efforts, he has received several prestigious honours that include International Association of Educators for World Peace, Confederation of Indian Universities Global Young Achievers Award (Media & Information Activism), Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award, World Cleanliness Education Promotion and Development Prize, India’s Top 100 Young Leaders Award, National Social Work Awareness and Promotion Award, Bharat Nirman’s India Excellence Award, Youth Revolutionary Award and the National RTI Promotion Award.