Winners of:

BCG Inter-School Creative Writing competition (2016-17)

Insight BCG organized Narratives, a creative writing competition. This was an online competition.
Teachers had to submit their entry, writing on any one of the topics listed below. The essay had to be their original piece.

1) If you did not teach your students school subjects, what would you choose to teach them?
2) ‘Adversity is not needed to build character.’ - Support the statement.

OR

Write a story using any one of the following story starters. (The story must start with the chosen line.)
1) There was a loud sound and the lights went off.
2) I woke up with a start. I looked around; nothing seemed familiar.

Winners

Position
Name
Topic
School

Fouzia Shaikh

 

Story - starter line: "There was a loud sound and the lights went off."

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Malad

 

Yvette Correa

 

Essay: If you did not teach your students school subjects, what would you choose to teach them?
Satnam Kaur Dhenghi
Essay: Adversity is not needed to build character.
Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri (West)
Special Mention

Meena Mishra

Story- starter line: “I woke up with a start, I looked around; nothing seemed familiar.”
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Malad
Anju Mathur
Story- starter liner: “I woke up with a start, I looked around; nothing seemed familiar.”
Veer Bhagat Singh Vidyalaya
Renuka Tharya
Essay: If you did not teach your students school subjects, what would you choose to teach them?
Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri (West)

Profile of the Judges

Shifa Maitra
Shifa is currently working as a creative consultant with Balaji Motion Pictures. She has a history of work within the media and entertainment industry, working on films and television shows (which included writing and producing). She has been Programming Head of Radio Mirchi as well as of Disney’s channel UTV STARS. She has written pieces for several of the Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul titles. She is also a frequent contributor of articles for magazines, newspapers, in print and on the web.

Mohan Sivanand
Much of Mohan’s life has been in the world of journalism – both as writer and cartoonist. He started his career with The Times of India in 1977. He retired in 2015 as editor-in-chief of Reader's Digest India, where he worked for 32 years, the last ten as its editor. He has nurtured his love for painting throughout his career, holding several exhibitions, and is now working as a full time independent artist.

Dr. Anitha Ramesh
Currently serving as Head, Dept of English, Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Calicut, Anitha has many years of teaching and evaluating at the college level under her belt. Her interests being cultural studies and gender issues, she has contributed to several journals, the most recent being ‘Describing Lives, Inscribing Faultlines: Reading Select Short stories by Malayalam Writers’– DIOTIMA’s: A Journal of New Readings, 2012. She has also written textbooks related to English at the graduate level.