Istoria 2018 - creates conversations around gender equality
Istoria 2018 was held at St. Xavier’s College on 4thMarch, in the historic and beautiful quadrangle of the college, Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) PR batch held their annual event with
the theme #SharingTheSpotlight. They aimed to create conversations about gender
equality and breaking gender stereotypes. The event wouldn’t have been possible without Bank of Baroda’s commitment
of the lamp was done by Fr. Lawrence
Ferrao, Director of XIC; Fr. Gordon,
one of the pillars of XIC; Dean Dr.
Jehangir Mistry; PR Course head Mr
Rajeev Chawla , Jim Sarbh, noted
theatre and film actor and Ms. Niharika
Masani, PR course co-ordinator. Jim spoke about gender equality. Speaking
about gender bias and bigotry he said, ‘Each human being is shaped by their own
powerful circumstances from the moment that they were conceived to the moment
you see them.’
Casa fighters had an exhibition match titled ‘Fight for Spotlight’ interspersed
with dance performances of students to motivate them. Students also paid a
tribute to Sridevi by performing on some of her most famous songs such as Hawa
Hawai, Chandni and Navraai majhi ladachi.
Expresso panel discussion on gender biases in various industries. Ms Valerie
Pinto, CEO, Webber Shandwick and an alumni of St Xavier’s and XIC; Ms Priya
Seth, cinematographer with films like Airlift, Dhobi Ghat and Chef in her
bounty; Mr Ashraf Engineer, Senior Brand Consultant, Pitchfork Partners
and Nisha Jamval, Luxury Consultant, TV anchor and interior designer
were on the panel and RJ Rohini Ramathan, host of ‘Jhakaas mornings’ on
Radio Nasha 91.9 FM, alumni of St Xavier’s College.
came to a close with ‘Aankh Micholi’ a hard-folk fusion band enthralling the
audience with soulful and upbeat music. It left the audience wanting for more.