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
Feb 2019 – Present, India
Jul 2018 – Jan 2019 Bangalore, India
Jul 2016 – Jan 2019 Bangalore, India
Jun 2014 – May 2016 New Delhi, India
Jun 2011 – Mar 2014 Bangalore, India
Sep 2012 – Jan 2013 Bangalore, India
Jun 2009 – Mar 2011 Bangalore, India
Jun 1998 – Mar 2009 Bangalore, India
Jun 2007 – Jun 2008 Bangalore, India
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fouqia and her team have proved themselves time and again to be the ambassadors of good work and promoting young authors.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 2012 – Dec 2012 Bangalore, India
Aug 2011 – Feb 2012 Bangalore, India
45-day project cultural bonanza project.
Transform your city into a cultural hub
Welcoming Cultures for an Unforgettable Unison. A Multilingual Poets and Publishers Gathering.
A four hour hackathon to build a new marketing strategy for India's 1st Youth Publication.
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.
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.