Fouqia Wajid

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About Fouqia

Fouqia Wajid is the founder and director of OnFire, a creative youth movement, which aims at providing youth a platform in various artistic fields. She has written and directed two plays on Doordarshan called 'Ghar Ke Na Ghat Ke' and 'Jaago'. She is the author of a collection of poems ‘Screech’ which was published when she was 16 years old. Her poems and short stories have been published in different anthologies like 'Love In Verses', 'Musings: A Mosaic', 'Haiku Collection - Poets International', Haiku Treasury, Poet International - Haiku Special, Aatish, Winds of Change, Remember the Forgotten, etc. She also has few Hindi short stories to her credit. Fouqia is the Editor in Chief of an Online Youth Magazine, F.A.C.E. stayonfire.in/face. Her compilation of an anthology of poems and photographs on social issues, Aatish - Sensitizing Sentient Sentiments was launched in Delhi & Bangalore this year. Find her at fouqia.tumblr.com and stayonfire.in

Experience

Viacom 18 Studios
Viacom 18 Studios
Associate Producer

Feb 2019 – Present, India

Colors Kannada
Colors Kannada
Writer - Radha Ramana Television Show

Jul 2018 – Jan 2019 Bangalore, India

Colors Kannada
Colors Kannada
Associate Producer

Jul 2016 – Jan 2019 Bangalore, India

Education

Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia
Master's degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies

Jun 2014 – May 2016 New Delhi, India

Mount Carmel College Bangalore
Mount Carmel
Bachelors in Journalism, Psychology and English Literature

Jun 2011 – Mar 2014 Bangalore, India

Centerstage
Completed Basic and Intermediate Course for acting

Sep 2012 – Jan 2013 Bangalore, India

Mount Carmel Bangalore
Mount Carmel
Pre University (Subject Majors: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology)

Jun 2009 – Mar 2011 Bangalore, India

Stella Maris
Class X

Jun 1998 – Mar 2009 Bangalore, India

Karnataka Urdu Academy
Diploma in Urdu

Jun 2007 – Jun 2008 Bangalore, India


Testimonials

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    Sujata Parashar

    Bestselling Novelist, Poet, Short story writer and Activist

    Fouqia is a a talented, focused and an enterprising person. Her intelligence, "never say never" spirit and friendly disposition are her core strengths and makes her popular both, in her professional and personal life.

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    Juliana Lazarus

    Head of Dept., (Journalism), at Mount Carmel PU College
    Juliana taught Fouqia at Mount Carmel College, Banaglore

    As her Journalism lecturer, I have been closely associated with Ms Wajid, teaching her Media Management and Development Communication. She is highly motivated, hardworking and would actively participate during class discussions. During class presentations, she was able to articulate her thoughts clearly.

    Apart from academics, Ms Wajid has proved to be a multi-faceted personality, taking part in theatre and even founding a theatre group, publishing a book of poems and authoring several books.

    I strongly recommend Ms Wajid that her knowledge, skills and motivation will make her an asset wherever she goes.

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    Arjun Som

    Life Coach
    Arjun managed Fouqia at CareerKraft

    Fouqia is one of the few people i have seen doing justice to the varied skill sets she is blessed with. She is an amazing leader who can fill energy into any team. A magician when it comes to producing results. She is a passionate artist with clear vision. Her writings and plays always carry the social element in it. I was always amazed by her ability to multi task.

    At the same time she is bold and compassionate which makes her equally good individual and team player. With my experience of working closely with her i could guarantee, she is the one you can rely on to lead any project.

  • Subir Ghosh

    Subir Ghosh

    Senior Journalist

    One can look for innumerable quantities in a person; one may or may not find them. In case of Fouqia, there are two that stand out: enterprise and a cheerful spirit. In today's world, these two qualities are not easy to find in one single person. I wish her well.

  • Nivasni Publishers

    Nivasini Publishers

    Book Publishers
    Nivasini was Fouqia's client

    Fouqia and her team have proved themselves time and again to be the ambassadors of good work and promoting young authors.

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    Padmalatha Naidu

    Head of Dept., (English), at Mount Carmel PU College
    Padmalatha taught Fouqia at Mount Carmel College, banaglore

    I've known Fouqia as an earnest, enthusiastic student in class and a pro-active participant in extra-curricular activities, be it, Theatre, Speaker's Forum or the English Association. Her first collection of poetry was a testimony of her creative linguistic repertoire. Subsequently, during her under-graduate years, she has continued being an active proponent and pioneer in utilising language as a tool of not just communication but also as a medium of catalysing social and cultural change in a multi-cultural society like that of India. Her organisational skills, meticulous planning, compassionate people skills will stand her in good stead in any vocation she chooses in the near future

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    Neelam Chandra

    Director at INDIAN RAILWAYS
    Neelam worked directly with Fouqia at Aatish, Sensitizing Sentient Sentiments

    came to know Fouqia during the making of Aatish, which is a poetry collection on social issues compiled by Fouqia. The way she handled the entire thing was simply fantastic. She handled such a sensitive topic very well and the book touched my heart. (I was also one of the contributors).

    Later, I kept tracking the activities which she was doing for 'On Fire' and I am sure that it requires a real passion for this. I am happy that she has that fire and passion.

  • Rachelle Chandran

    Rachelle Chandran

    Assistant Editor at GENIO MEDIA

    Working as Fouqia's coach during her period of Internship, I can attest to the fact that she is extremely driven in her goals and able to multi-task by juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. She is unique in her approach to problems and courageous in following them up and finishing the set task. Her high energy and distinctive style will be a great addition to any team and I highly recommended her.

  • Aveen Kumar

    Aveen Kumar

    Actor & Director (Kannada)
    Aveen was Fouqia's colleague

    Working with Fouqia has never been easy, building a team of 25, all creative experts in their field of their interest. It would not have been possible to have a youth movement which touched youngsters in Bangalore without such a stand, and a vision. I have seen Fouqia starting the movement ONFIRE from the day one and what is amazing about her is never quitting attitude and dedication towards her commitment.

Skill set

Subject

Writing/Editing
90% Writing/Editing
Anchoring
89% Anchoring
Acting/Direction
93% Acting/Direction
Organizing
96% Organizing

Software

Microsoft Office
60% Complete (success)
Online Marketing
90% Complete
Online Collaboration
75% Complete (warning)
Website Manintenance
65% Complete

Portfolio

Audio/Visual Media

  • Ghar Ke Na Ghat Ke

    Category: Drama
    Channel: Doordarshan
    Year: 2009
    Role: Director (Age 16)

  • Jaago

    Category: Drama
    Channel: Doordarshan
    Year: 2010
    Role: Director (Age 17)

  • We should've taken..

    Category: Street play
    Organization: OnFire
    Year: 2013
    Role: Actor

  • Yuva Wani

    Category: Audio
    Channel: All India Radio
    Year: 2012
    Role: Casual Production Manager

  • Writers Desk

    Category: Advertisement
    Organisation: OnFire
    Year: 2012
    Role: Actor

  • Adopt Today

    Category: PSA
    Organisation: Mount Carmel
    Year: 2014
    Role: Director

  • News Capsule

    Category: News Capsule
    Organisation: Mount Carmel
    Year: 2014
    Role: Concept, Correspondent

Published Works

  • Screech

    Category: Poems
    Year: 2009
    Role: Author (Age 16)

  • Aatish

    Category: Anthology
    Year: 2014
    Role: Chief Editor

  • Haiku Special

    Category: Haiku
    Year: 2012
    Role: Contributor

  • Musings: A Mosaic

    Category: Anthology
    Year: 2013
    Role: Co-editor, Contributor

  • Windows of Change

    Category: Anthology
    Year: 2013
    Role: Editor, Contributor

  • Love in Verses

    Category:
    Year: 2012
    Role: Contributor

  • DNA

    Category: News Article
    Year: 2012
    Role: Author

  • Remember My Name

    Category: Poetry
    Year: 2013
    Role: Contributor

  • DNA

    Category: News Article
    Year: 2012
    Role: Author

  • DNA

    Category: News Article
    Year: 2012
    Role: Author

  • DNA

    Category: News Article
    Year: 2012
    Role: Author

  • DNA

    Category: News Article
    Year: 2012
    Role: Author

Work experience

Onfire OnFire - A bouquet of artistic endeavors such as Theater Group, Writers’ Desk, Magazine and Publications has found their way to the vase of OnFire. We encourage talented people - young or old, experienced or inexperienced - to enhance and display their talent. We give them platforms to perform in different media: books, magazines, radio, or television.

F.A.C.E (Online Magazine) - FACE, Family of Abound Creative Energy, is a blazing initiative by young minds who wish to make a difference in the lives of creative people. It has different sections covering Interviews, Poetry, Sports, Business, Fashion, Social and Political Issues, Art, Science and much more with the aim of covering various aspects for our readers.

Internship

Mount Carmel College Bangalore
DNA
Daily News and Analysis (DNA)

Nov 2012 – Dec 2012 Bangalore, India

Career Kraft
NGO for designing careers and coaching skills.

Aug 2011 – Feb 2012 Bangalore, India


Social & Extra Curricular Activities

Gusto 45 Extravaganza

45-day project cultural bonanza project.

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OnFire - Cultural Movement

Transform your city into a cultural hub

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Bangalore Poets Rendezvous

Welcoming Cultures for an Unforgettable Unison. A Multilingual Poets and Publishers Gathering.

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Markathon 2013 - A Marketing Hackathon

A four hour hackathon to build a new marketing strategy for India's 1st Youth Publication.

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Street Play

This street Play is against women violence which tries to predict the future hundred years ahead if the situation continues. We have dealt real incidences which happened in India.

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Online Youth Magazine

FACE, Family of Abound Creative Energy, is a blazing initiative by young minds who wish to make a difference in the lives of creative people.

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Contact Details

 fouqia@stayonfire.in

 onfire955@gmail.com

 +91 - 9535223433


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