Maya Jaideep - CV

Over 30 years of experience in television, trained in basic television production at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. Also produced several independent documentaries, apart from working in the print media.

Experience in Documentaries / Promotional Films:

Produced Documentaries on:

  • Environment

  • Agriculture and

  • Social Service Organizations

  • Health

  • Gender issues

Produced Promotional films for:

  • NGOs

  • Social Issues

  • Corporate Films

Experience in Television:

  • Worked in Doordarshan News for 15 Years from 1988 – 2004 as a National News Correspondent

  • Involved in making music, women & youth related programs on Doordarshan between 1983 and 1986

  • Worked with Siddarth Kak and Anupam Kher in their Home Productions

Experience in Print Journalism:

  • Worked in Deccan Herald as a Sub-Editor

  • Worked in Femina as a Reporter

  • Worked in Times of India as Sub-Editor cum Reporter

  • Worked for a private Travel Magazine as an Editor

Highlights in Career:

  • Anchored News related Programs both in English and Hindi for Doordarshan National Channel, notably during Elections, the Iraq war and other important occasions

  • Voiced over various documentaries produced by Doordarshan

  • Accompanied VVIPs like the Prime Minister and the Vice President of India to China, East Europe, Egypt and Maldives, to cover their visit

  • Among the major events covered are the SAARC Summit at Maldives and the G.18 Summit at Cairo

  • Covered Bill Clinton’s visit to India, live from Hyderabad

  • Covered General and State Elections for the National Channel since 1989, including the Sonia – Sushma clash in Bellary in 1998

  • Other major events like floods, riots, the Cauvery water sharing issue, Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin Sivarasan’s capture at Bangalore and dreaded bandit, Veerappan’s deeds have been covered by me

  • My main interest has been Environment and Wildlife – notably the revival of lakes and wildlife at Bandipur and Nagarahole National Parks, concentrating on the “man – elephant” conflict.

  • We have worked on films on health, environment, gender issues and corporate films.

  • In my stint as a documentary film maker, my company “Infact Films” has endeavoured to produce films of social relevance and attempted to bring about a change in society. We have been able to save green, fertile zones from becoming industrial townships, saved the bears of Daroji from losing their homes, highlighted the issues of farmers suicides besides focusing on illegal mining in Karnataka. We say it with pride today that we have succeeded in all these missions.

  • Member of the Jury for documentaries and nonfiction films in the National Film Festival of India

  • Chairperson of the Selection Committee for serials in Doordarshan.

Training in Television:

  • Training in basic News production, Documentaries and Short Films at FTII, Pune

  • Training in News reporting and Studio production at Central Production Centre, Doordarshan, New Delhi

  • Training in News production by AIBD, Malaysia at Trivandrum

  • Studied Television in the United States as an International Visitor on invitation from the United States Information Se

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.A. (English) Hons. from Delhi University

  • M.A. (English) from Mysore University

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore

Languages known:

  • English, German, Hindi, Kannada & Telugu

Prof. M. Abdul Rehman Pasha - CV


  • B.Sc. (Physics/Maths)

  • M.A. (Linguistics)

  • P.G. Dip-in-Translation,

  • Dip-in-Journalism and Mass Communication

  • P.G.Dip. in English Language Teaching

  • Diploma in Creative Writing in English

Formal Training in:

  • Fine Arts Appreciation

  • Radio Programme Production

  • Film Appreciation

  • Film Teaching

  • Photography

  • Videography and Video Editing

Formal Services:

  1. Program Executive, All India Radio – (9 yrs)

  2. Asst. Director, Dept. of Kannada and Culture Govt. of Karnataka– (2 Yrs)

  3. Research Assistant, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore – (3 yrs)

  4. Member: Kannada Development Authority, Govt. of Karnataka

Feature Films and Documentaries:

  • Chandana Chiguru: Direction, Story, Screenplay and Dialogue

  • Anishchita – Direction, Screenplay and Dialogue

  • Chukki Chandrama: Screenplay (Best Screenplay Award)

  • Nakkala Rajakumari: Associate Direction, Story, Screenplay and Dialogue

  • Writing and Directing: Over 240 Documentaries and Educational Films for various Govt. and non-Govt. organizations (in Kannada, English and Hindi).

  • Film Teacher since about three decades-taught more than 200 film appreciation, film script writing, film making, film acting and film directing courses with Mangalore University, Bangalore University and various other Film Institutes in Bangalore.

  • Under Karnataka Chalanacitra Academy, conducted 100 hour training in ‘Screenplay Writing’, resulting into 23 screenplays in Kannada written by the participants.

  • Designed, material produced and directed Film Appreciation Trainers’ Training Project fo KCA, resulting into Film Appreciation Text Book, Training Manual, Set of PPts in Kannada.

  • Conducted several Audio Video Program Production workshops for different target groups.

Awards and Acclamations:

Honored with about TEN State, National and International Awards and Acclamations for his Media, Literary and Social Work, which include:


  • Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award (1987) (Cinema mattu Prekshaka)

  • Four State level Awards (2014) (Nambike Mudhanambike Vaijnanika manovritti)

    • Karnataka Sahitya Academy, GoK, Bangalore.

    • Karnataka Sangha, Shimoga, Best Muslim Writer Award in the name of P.Lankesh; and

    • Barguru Ramachandra Trust Award and

    • Kavyananda Prashasti

  • Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award (2016) for “Allahninda Nirakritaru” (Best Translation)

  • Ku.Vem.Pu. Bhashabharathi Pradhikara (Govt. of Karnataka) State Award (2010) for Best Translation for the book “Bandaya 1857” (Pub: NBT, New Delhi)

  • Karnataka State Best Book on Implementation of Kannada in Administration Award (1987)– Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka

  • G.P.Rajaratnam (Kannada Sahitya Parishat) award for children’s literature- Drama: Beledavaru (1985)

  • Dr.H.N. Endowment Book Award (KaSaPa) award for “Makkalalli Vaijnanika Manovritti, Poshakara Javabdaari”

Films, Radio etc.

  • Karnataka State Best Screen Play award 1991-92 (Chukki Chandrama)

  • "Best Program for General Audience Citation" in 13th UGC-CEC Educational Video Awards (2001) for "Keshava Temple in Somanathapura",

  • First in ‘Honorable Mention’ Category- Film “Courage in Close-up”- Appropriate Technology International (Washington) (1995)

  • Aryabhata Award (1996) - Best Documentary Film Director – Happy Childhood-My Birth Right- for UNICEF)

  • Akashavani National Award, “Iddu Jayisabeku Nana Kanda” A radio feature against female foeticide.


  • Karnataka State Science Communicator Award – (2010-11) Vision Group for Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

  • Karnataka State Environment Award – (2000-01) Department of Forest and Ecology, Government of Karnataka

  • Media Education Award (1998) was conferred on him by Sandesha Cultural Foundation, Mangalore.

  • ShikshanaShree Award, Pustaka Chilume, Dharawada, for service to school children.

Member of the prestigious committees such as:

  • Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, Bangalore North Urban Dist. – Vice-President.

  • Secretary – Karnataka Vaijnanika Manovritti Andolana (Presently)

  • Vice-President, Karnataka Rationalist Association (Presently)

  • Film Awards Committee (for thrice- 1993-94 and 2001-02, 2010-11)

  • Central Board of Film Certification, Bangalore Reg.(2006-08)

  • Karnataka Nataka Academy

  • Doordarshan's Panel to review and recommend films for telecast on DD, Bangalore.

Other Positions

  • Teaching Journalism, Mass Communication, Electronic Media, Media and Advertising related subject to PG students of various colleges and Universities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Kannada and Symbiosis Institute etc.

  • Author of over 40 books in English and Kannada, primarily on media and communication; scientific temperament.

  • Has translated three books for NBT and Navakarnataka Publications and Thousands of pages of development communication material between English-Kannada-Hindi

  • Did pioneering work in the field of propagating Community Radio Movement in the State : Written books like, 1. ‘Samudaya Radio’ 2. ‘Samudaya Radio: Hejjegalu mattu Gurigalu’ and 3. ‘Samudaya Radio: Sugama Sthapane, Nirvahane, Susthirate’ for Information Department; ‘Samudaya Radio: Karyakrama Nirmana mattu Nirvahane’ for BECIL and ‘Community Radio: People’s Voice’ and “Narrowcasting” for VOICES; and also conducted number of radio program making workshops enabling various target groups in community radio broadcasting.

  • Instrumental in starting ‘Kelu-Sakhi’ weekly community radio program by illiterate dalith agri-labor women in Mysore district, being broadcast in collaboration with Gyan Vani, Mysore under KSOU.

  • Master Trainer of National Repute in Designing and Conducting need based workshops in Language, Communication and Media related skills.

  • Consultant for several NGOs in Community Radio Movement and Practice, Communication and Media related matters.

  • Has designed conducted innumerable training workshops in media and communication shills.

The Institutions and Organizations professionally associated with :



  • PANOS, South Asia, Kathmandu,

  • Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad

  • CEE-South-Dept. of State Educational Research and Training

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore

  • Azim Premji Foudation, Bangalore

  • Karnataka Chalanacitra Academy, Bangalore

  • Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore

  • Universities: Bangalore, Mangalore, Kannada, KLE, Symbiosis

  • Dr.Manibhai Desai Management Institute, PUNE

  • BAIF Development Research Foundation, PUNE

  • BAIF Institute for Rural Development in Karnataka

  • BAIF Institute for Rural Development in Uttar Pradesha

  • Family Planning Association of India, Mumbai

  • AVRC, Mysore

  • National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, Bangalore,

  • Centre for Symbiosis of Technology Environment and Management

  • District Primary Education Project, Karnataka,

  • Directorate of State Educational Research and Training, Karnataka

  • Karnataka Nataka Academy

  • Dept. of Information and Public Relations, Bangalore

  • All India Radio, Karnataka

  • VOICES, Bangalore

  • Zoology Teachers Forum-Bangalore University

  • Voluntary Health Association of Karnataka.

  • Santvana – Family Counseling Centre.