FILM STUDIES AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Our school DPS North Kolkata provides opportunity for learning Film Studies and Photography in school. The subject is a very interesting one, we get to know about the world of film industries in a very short span of time. Everyone in the class enjoy the subject and loves the lecture which is being provided to them. We the students always wait for the whole week for attending this class because it’s fun learning about the films. Our teacher ‘Debashish Sir’ is a new but popular film director of the Bengali Film Industry.
We got to know how films are made and how the different shots are taken from different angle and sides and moreover we get to know about the type of shots with the help of a camera. I personally got the opportunity to know that there are more than 10 kinds of shots like close-up shots, portrait shots etc. Our teacher taught us, how to operate a camera and take a shot of scene from a film and he even taught how to operate a ‘Drone’ which was an overwhelming learning experience. We also came to know about different kinds of films like comedy, action, etc. and how much effort it takes a single shot with perfection. I took Film Studies & Photography as my C.C.A in standard ‘IX’ and I still want to continue with it. It just makes me happy.
VISIT TO THE BOSE INSTITUTE, RAJABAZAR
The evening of 26th November, 2018 was probably the time I opened my eyes to the life of one of the greatest scientists of our country, a scientist incognito, ridiculed for his theory once, the great Debendra Mohan Bose, who was an Indian physicist who made contributions in the field of cosmic rays, artificial radioactivity and neutron physics. He was the longest serving Director of Bose Institute. It was also the day I got to envision the scientific breakthrough of the famous scientist Shri Jagadish Chandra Bose, who proved that even plants and non-living things respond to stimuli in a way similar to human and animal behaviour.
We reached the Institute at Rajabazar, prior to the commencement of a lecture and had some time to roam around and look at J.C. Bose’s inventions and journals. The students witnessed the working of many biological instruments designed by J. C. Bose such as, the Prescograph, Phytograph, which measured the rate of oscillation of two lateral leaflets in a telegraph plant. People generally associate the name of J. C. Bose with the invention of microwaves; however, he was also a bio-physicist. He was rebuked by western scientists for his work on stem cells, but nothing could come between him and his research.
Thus, on the occasion of the 134th birthday of J.C. Bose, a lecture session was organized at the Bose Institute, Rajabazar by Prof. Soumak Roy Chowdhury. The topic of the lecture was ‘Going to observe the sky.’ Prof. Roy Chowdhury is in the Inter-University Centre of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune.
The motive was to SEE the vast universe we dwell in and its intricacies. He changed our idea of the space with anecdotes from art and literature using Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. (Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.) There were similar instances which made us stop and ponder. We were left spellbound by the professor’s wonderful voice and attractive presentation. We were awestruck by the way Professor unraveled many mysteries and debunked some popular myths.
Through Professor’s presentation we travelled the darkest corners of the cosmos and felt the uncanny solemnity of creation. We seemed to be flying about in the hall room beyond all geographical barriers, myths and superstitions. We witnessed the beauty of the simple yet intricate details of life. It was a truly transcending experience. We were truly in THE REALMS OF BOSE.
VISIT TO FOOD PROCESSING PLANT BY NETAJI HOUSE
On 5th October this year we went to a food processing plant. An educational trip organised by Netaji House. It was an amazing and a very new experience for all of us. The processing plant is located in Nagerbazar, Dum Dum. It was organised for the educational purpose of Netaji House students of class VIII. Through this excursion we got to learn many new things. The plant, where we went, was actually a shrimp processing plant which exports shrimps to East Asian countries like Japan, Korea etc. Next we were shown and taught about different processing the shrimps go through before shipping and packaging. Over all it was a very nice trip and very beneficial for our learning.
Sampriti Gayen- VIII B
STREET FOOD WITH HYGIENE – AN ACTIVITY BY PATEL HOUSE
On the 12th of October, 2018, our friends of Patel House, organized a wonderful fest on Street Food. Normally people believe that street food is unhygienic, not prepared or plated in a proper way. However, our friends of Patel House prepared the common street foods like, Pav Bhaji, Paani Puri, Chowmein , Papri and Potato Chaat and the like in a clean and hygienic manner.
At first, they prepared and decorated their dishes. Then we were asked to take our rounds and taste the mouth-watering delicacies. As we did so the presenters described the process of the preparation and the places where those dishes were famous. All of us enjoyed the event very much.
Sannidhya Sinha Roy