This South-India based photographer is gaining attention globally with a photography series holding the baton a class apart
A week back, the cover shoot of a regional magazine in Kerala, and its behind-the-scene videos have been trending on social media platforms. The shoot portrayed Molly Kannamali, an elderly actress from Malayalam film and television industry.
What excited the audience was an unexpected make over and the gorgeous postures the actress adored in a couple of western outfits. All these hold a wonderful backstory starting with the effortful planning done by Syam Babu, a prominent fashion and celebrity photographer from South India. He has created a huge benchmark among the fashion industry with a bold take on beauty and pride, transcending myths of beauty over age.
As Syam’s next assignment photographs are out, the fans of Modern Kannamaali shoot are in all praise and smiles As COVID-19 made an adverse impact on the pattern of the world and protocols suggest social distancing, Syam proves it that there are a lot of ways in which the humanity can still prove that we all are in this fight together, against this pandemic.
This time Syam has come up with a very unique conceptual photography series portraying five models from five different parts of the world. In a situation that sounds so troublesome even for a normal fashion shoot, he has made use of the now-normal communication technology and collaborative techniques to photograph every model, being miles apart
The shoot has went viral in social media, that portrays models – Maria Jorda, Pasa Mahallesi, Merel Trip, Cecilia Kongwa and Aileena Catherin from Spain, Turkey, Dubai, Africa and India respectively. All the five shoots are done outdoor, in order to showcase the noted elements of each city the model belong to.
While a normal fashion shoot include four or five departments, including photographer, stylist, costume designer, makeup artist, model and a lot of assistants. A shoot as such has opened ways for Syam Babu and his models to enact multiple roles, and still not compromise on the quality of output.
The garments that each of them used were from their own wardrobe, as suggested by Syam to make it simple with a black colored top wear, and any printed bottom wear of the model’s choice. Moreover, the makeup and accessorizing were also done by themselves according to the dress code.
While there are several factors that make a photograph beautiful, the part of emotional connection between the model and the photographer plays a crucial role. In this case, it was not that easy for him to practically implement his ideas by finding the suitable models from different countries and make them comfortable enough to pose the way he wants.
Syam has tried to maintain the uniformity within all the photographs by choosing the color black for the outfit, which represent strength and power indicating the fact that ‘ We are all united, and unity is our strength’. Syam Babu who has 18 years of experience in this field, has already gained attention for coming up with distinctive photographs with minimalistic props and settings.
He has worked with a lot of big names like Brett Lee, Sandesh Jhingan, Shankar Mahadevan, Vikram, Mamooty, Dulquer Salmaan, Manju Warrier, Priya P Varrier, Alexa Strange, Aishwarya Pissay, Tovino and several other national and international level celebrities.
Out of the many projects that left a remark in Syam’s career, the cover shoot did for a magazine portraying a physically handicapped woman, who lost her hands and legs in an accident, was a critically lauded one. He also did a photo shoot with a transgender celebrity, for one of the prominent news magazines in India.
In conversation with Digpu, Golf prodigy Chaitanya Pandey talks at length about the impact of COVID-19 on golf, how is the sport expected to open post lockdown and his personal sports regime.
With the world in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the casualties has been sports which had to take a back seat due to government-imposed travel restrictions and new laws on social distancing. Golf has been one of the sports most affected with courses shut up. One such golfer has been rising Indian star 8-year-old Chaitanya Pandey, whose meteoric rise to the top of his sport has been halted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are the takeaways about Digpu discussion with Chaitanya Pandey on golf and life after the lockdown ends.
What is the extent of the impact of Covid19 on Golf ?
The obvious answer is that because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government lockdown, we are currently barred from playing or practicing the game. Courses are closed, many of them have had to lay-of staff and are just operating with a skeleton crew.
Some groups have been hard hit financially by the shutdown as well, particularly caddies who rely on golf for the day-to-day work and do not have any other income. There are also many casual workers like greenkeepers who have seen their income dry up overnight.
At the same time all tournaments have been cancelled, and it is by no means clear when events will be staged again. I was due to take part in some big events in Europe & USA, i.e European Championship, IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Jose, FCG Callaway World Championship & US Kids Golf World Championship but because of the pandemic I am not participating.
When competitive golf does return, it is likely to be completely different than it was before. Social distancing will need to be maintained, spectators may not be allowed to watch events in any numbers for months, possibly years to come, and there will be many health and safety precautions.
What would you do once the golf courses are open for play?
The first thing I would do is hit some balls again just for the pleasure and freedom of being able to do so. After months in lockdown, the fact of being on a golf course again will be a pleasure in itself. After I had got over the novelty, I would then go back to practising my swing and my short game again, but, in the first instance, being back on the course would be enough. One thing that golfers need to be careful of when they return to action is not to try and overexert themselves the first time they get back on a course.
How are you staying with the game during lockdown?
I am fortunate to have a small golf studio at my home so I am able to practice my swing and also work on my short game. I have also been doing stretching, yoga, meditation and running to stay fit. I love to watch videos and films of the top professionals, so I can learn more about their game and pick up tips and techniques to try and adopt when we are all able to start playing again. I also try and stay in touch with my coach Rohit Bose over Zoom. He continues to give me tips and advice and helps me stay motivated and focused on my game.
Tell us about your routine during lockdown?
Before I start my day, I try and exercise and run for 30 minutes on tread mill to get both my mind and body up and running. I like to stay on top of my schoolwork as it always come first for me. I am doing 5 -6 online classes conducted by my school on weekdays plus home assignment. An hour of Yoga and Meditation helps me to stay calm and focused. Evening hours I love to dedicate to my game which comprises of hitting 200 balls and short game.
I am an avid reader so read lot of different kind of books and practice and compose music on my guitar. Lastly spend time with my family watching movies etc.
What is your advice to everyone in context to the present times?
Obey the government guidelines, stay safe and follow the rules. This is a really difficult time for all of us but we are all in this together, so we just have to be patient and wait until the situation is under control. One of the advantages of playing a game like golf is that it teaches you to be mentally strong. I think you just have to regard the health pandemic as like having a bad round of golf. It is bad for a while but does not let it shake your confidence. Tomorrow is another day and hopefully, you can strike the ball better then.
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PIET has also designed & installed a Sanitizing Tunnel in its premises and offers its robot ‘Ruby’ to hospitals in Panipat that can be used to serve COVID-19 patients.
Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) based in Panipat, Haryana is a leading institution for students pursuing Engineering and Technology and one of the best engineering colleges in Delhi NCR.
The institute has raised the bar by not only continuing education and ensuring placements during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has also contributed effectively in the fight against Coronavirus. Despite the nationwide lockdown, PIET enabled placements for its 130 students through the efforts of the placement co-ordination team and the robust processes, systems and due to brand recall already built by the institute
The success is not limited to just lockdown period. In fact, pre-lockdown more than 100 companies had already visited PIET for campus placement during the 2019-20 session and more than 500 students received offers. One of the students got a package of 28 lacs per annum in a Fortune 500 multinational company, thus PIET lived up to its reputation in academics and placement. The readiness is not limited to online placements. PIET, one of the few NBA accredited colleges in India and its students were ready for online classes even before nationwide lockdown, long before online education became a norm.
Continuing Education through Education 4.0
PIET adopted a remarkable academic narrative called Education 4.0 during COVID-19 implementing online classes and seminars. The institution seamlessly transited from an offline mode to a virtual delivery mechanism within a few hours while the nation was moving into the very first phase of lockdown. Education 4.0 comprises of a few key aspects like Blended Learning, Differential Learning and other innovative modes of learning and discussions.
Tech-driven contribution to fight against COVID-19 While ensuring continuous education and placements, PIET is also playing an active and effective role in empowering people in the fight against COVID-19. A team of 3 students from PIET’s IT department developed a web app called COVID-19 self-assessment test and tracker, to detect COVID-19.
This app provides the user with a self-assessment test and includes a symptoms checker functionality andsuggests appropriate responses. It gives results in the form of a percentage, on the chance of having COVID-19 infection. Not only is the app a force-multiplier in the fight against Coronavirus, it is also testimony to PIET being one of the top Artificial Intelligence colleges in India. Speaking on the initiatives to combat COVID-19, Mr. Rakesh Tayal, Vice Chairman, Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology said, “Given the current scenario we all are in, all the tools should be used. The fight against COVID-19 is tough but we believe that every problem has a solution. Hence, it is imperative for all of us to come together and make our respective contributions towards that solution. PIET passionately believes that the nation comes first and that is why, we have taken multiple steps to help the society. All innovative ideas have been put to their best use and we are proud that our students came up with an app which allows everyone with a mobile phone to access necessary information for COVID-19 symptoms.
We have also done our bit not to let the education of students suffer because of this pandemic. I would urge everyone else to keep safe and not let either the hope or the efforts down.” As part of tech enabled fight against Coronavirus, PIET which is also one of leading textile engineering colleges in India has provided technical support in helping Mahadev Exports, a leading export house of Panipat, win the DRDO license for PPE Manufacturing.
Mahadev Exports is now manufacturing 20,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits per day. PIET has also designed & installed a Sanitizing Tunnel in Premises and offers its robot named ‘Ruby’ to the hospitals in Panipat that can be used to serve medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients. This user-friendly robot can be controlled from up to 100 meters of distance reducing human interaction and helping medical staff to minimize contact. As one of the top BTech colleges in Haryana and India, PIET was ready before Coronavirus hit and is prepared now to ensure bright future of its students.
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टारगेट एकाउंट्स के संस्थापक CA संजय जसवानी और स्वीटी उपाध्याय ने इस मंदी के दौर में अपने प्रशिक्षुओं को लाखों का मुनाफा कराया। टारगेट एकाउंट्स एक ISO एवं NSE द्वारा पंजीकृत कंपनी है, जहाँ प्रशिक्षुओं को वित्तीय साक्षरता और शेयर बाजार एवं रियल एस्टेट का ज्ञान देते हैं।
संजय जसवानी, जिनके पास शेयर बाजार में 10 वर्षों का अनुभव है, उनका कहना है कि आजकल के दौर में शेयर बाजार तथा वित्तीय
प्रक्रियाओं का ज्ञान होना बोहत आवश्यक हो गया है। संजय कहते हैं,शेयर बाजार आय के उन विकल्पों में से है, जो कि हर दौर और हर परिस्थिति से अछूते रहते हैं। शेयर बाजार के ज्ञान से लोग घर बैठके ही अपनी आय बढ़ा सकते हैं। कोविद-19 के इस कठिन समय में भी ये बाजार अपने ग्राहकों को निराश नहीं कर रहा है।
टारगेट एकाउंट्स के प्रशिक्षुओं का कहना है कि वो इस मंदी के दौर में ज्यादा आय घर बैठे ही कमा पा रहे हैं। इसके अलावा इन प्रशिक्षुओं ने अपने लाभ और हानि विवरण भी टारगेट एकाउंट्स के इंस्टाग्राम हैंडल पे साँझा किये हुए हैं। टारगेट एकाउंट्स ने अपने आजतक के कार्यकाल में 1,800 से ज़्यादा लोगों को शेयर बाजार का प्रशिक्षण दे चुके हैं। इस कंपनी के इंस्टाग्राम @targetaccounts पर शेयर बाजार के लगभग 50,000 शिक्षार्थी ज्ञान प्राप्त करते हैं।
टारगेट एकाउंट्स की सह-संस्थापक स्वीटी उपाधयाय भी अपने इंस्टाग्राम अकाउंट @Investorgirl1998 पर अपने अनुयायियों को शेयर बाजार के बारे में ज्ञान देती हैं। स्वीटी जो की सरल वीडियोस के द्वारा शेयर बाजार के टिप्स अपने इंस्टाग्राम पे समझती हैं, उनका कहना है – मुझे मेरे अनुयायियों की प्रगति और लगन देखके बोहत आनंद मिलता है। मेरी यही इच्छा है कि ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा लोगों तक अपने ज्ञान को पहुंचा सकूँ।
संजय एक प्रसिद्ध किताब के लेखक भी हैं। उनकी किताब “हाउ टु अवॉयड लोस्स एंड मेक मनी वॉयल स्लीपिंग “अमेज़न पे सर्वश्रेष्ठ किताबों का दर्जा प्राप्त कर चुकी है। इस किताब के लिए संजय को इंडिया स्टार अवार्ड से भी नवाज़ा जा चुका है।
इतना ही नहीं, स्वीटी उपाधय को शेयर बाजार एवं वित्तीय साक्षरता के ज्ञान के लिए इस वर्ष वीमेनस प्राइड पुरस्कार से नवाज़ा गया। स्वीटी को अपने ज्ञान के कारण कई महाविद्यालयों एवं संस्थानों में भी भाषण के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाता है। संजय, जो स्वयं एक अर्थशास्त्री हैं, वे किसी भी देश कि तरक्की के लिए उसके नागरिकों कि आर्थिक साक्षरता पर ज़ोर देते हैं। उनका मानना है कि जो लोग शेयर बाजार को जानते नहीं है, केवल वही इसे सत्ता या किस्मत कि बाज़ी मानते हैं।
संजय कहते हैं – अमेरिका जैसे विकसित देशों की सफलता का एक कारण ये भी है कि उनके नागरिक आर्थिक रूप से साक्षर हैं। वे शेयर बाजार को समझते हैं तथा उसमे निवेश करते हैं। यही आंकड़ा विकासशील देशों में बोहत काम है, जिस कारण देश के विकास पे भी प्रभाव पड़ता है।
टारगेट एकाउंट्स का सपना यह है कि जैसे लोग स्वतंत्रता दिवस, गणतंत्र दिवस, दिवाली, होली को उत्साह से मानते हैं, वे वित्तीय स्वतंत्रता के लिए भी एक दिन मनाएं जिससे भारत सफलता कि ऊंचाइयों को छू सके।
“The market needs more participants and when one person grows, another person’s growth is automatically accelerated,” said Darshan Hirpara, 23 when asked why he wants to teach his strategies to others. It was a rather enlightening conversation about his successful financial journey. Here are excerpts from the discussion –
Q. When did you first start trading and how did it happen?
A. I first started trading in the stock market while in secondary school at the age of sixteen with parental permission. I learnt everything on my own and didn’t have a mentor or anyone to guide me. My mother was a little apprehensive in the beginning because she thought it was gambling but luckily my father liked the fact that I was showing ambition and thinking outside-the-box. He wished to ascertain what I may create of it. I started trading with money
that I had been saving over the years from my birthdays and took another 25,000 rupees from my father. I restricted myself to only 50,000 rupees in the beginning. It wasn’t a smooth ride in the beginning, and I had many rough months initially. However, over the course of time, I developed a better understanding of the market and how to adapt to market conditions in order to succeed.
Q. Tell us a little more about your journey.
A. Funnily a few people would probably say that I started my trading journey backwards. I started trading options whereas most people usually begin by trading stocks and then shift to options later. Back then, I can say that I used to be doing a lot more investment than trading as I used to be holding positions for many weeks at a time, some even longer. Once I graduated and completed my BBA degree, I had a little bit more time and control over my
schedule. That is when I started trading more. I spattered in cryptocurrencies for many months and came back to the stock market. I got sucked into trading penny-stocks and shorting penny-stocks for a while. Later. I also started swing trading stocks, day trading and shorting momentum stocks. Once I started getting a bit of success with swing trading and trading momentum stocks, I began to incorporate my knowledge of options into my day trading and swing trading strategy to maximize the profit.
Speaking of my experiences, I’d like to extend my gratitude to Mr Naman Agarwal, Mr Jaymesh Koyani, Mr Nikunj Shingala and Mr Jaydeep Koyani who contributed and helped me in this journey.
Q. When did you first think about turning an educator and starting your own venture?
A. A lot of friends and people, in general, came to me for tips from time to time and the reaction was great. This is what led me to start Trading Mantras in January 2019. As they say, experience is the best teacher. I think learning from someone else’s mistakes is one of the wisest things you can do so hopefully the next generation of traders can learn from my mistakes and achieve greater heights through this platform.
Q. That’s interesting but why would you want to disclose your trading secrets?
A. I don’t look at it like that. I think that the market needs more participants who are doing well and when one person grows, another person’s growth automatically gets accelerated. I am confident that Trading Mantras will help and inspire people to succeed in their profession and become financially independent.
Q. Tell us more about the course being offered by you and your overall vision behind
A. Everything happens through the online portal where one can access my recorded sessions on trade and securities. Once someone subscribes to the course, he/she is given login credentials which they can use to access my webinars and classes. I have personally curated a lot of things that will be offered through this platform including a uniquely powerful approach to make millions by short-selling options, or option writing strategies. I have also written a book on these full-proof stock market trading strategies which should be out very soon. I think it makes a lot of sense to do your homework or have a mentor before entering the stock market. I aim to be that mentor to the gen-next traders and help them climb the ropes to monetary success.
To find out more about Darshan Hirpara – a multi-asset trader, financial strategist and founder of Trading Mantras visit, https://tradingmantras.in Join him as he helps you give flight to your financial dreams.
Source : Digpu