The san-kranti Student Challenge is a part of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements' overall efforts to elicit young India's views on urbanisation challenges and support them in taking ownership of our cities. It is associated with the India Urban Conference 2011, one of India's largest urban conferences to date. We would like to invite students from all disciplines to participate in it.

Inclusive Media for Change, a CSDS-based initiative that runs a clearing house of ideas, information and alternatives on India’s rural crises (, invites applications for media fellowships for journalists in English and Hindi for 2011.

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invites submissions for its 2012 annual arts awards for young musicians/bands, writers and photographers. There are six awards to be won — one for music (Rs 50,000), two for photography (Rs 25,000 each), two for creative writing in English (Rs 25,000 each) and one for creative writing in Kannada (Rs 25,000). The photography awards are being made in partnership with TASVEER and the writing awards (English) are being supported by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Open Space, Pune, invites applications for the Open Space Fellowships 2011-2012.

Open Space, the civil society and youth outreach programme of  the Centre for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS), Pune, engages with citizens – especially young citizens -- on contemporary social, economic and cultural issues through film screenings, performances, literary readings, music concerts, art, storytelling, capacity-building workshops, discussion and study forums, public lectures, youth festivals and campaigns.  Open Space aims to be a vibrant place for youth to volunteer, learn, share ideas, and express themselves. Equally, Open Space supports CSOs and citizens to take their work/ideas/processes to a wide audience of concerned citizens, and also to build action networks.

The Nevatia Fellowship will support an Indian writer working in any Indian language (including English) at Sangam House for 4 weeks in the 2010-11 season. The Fellowship covers board and lodge only.

Singapore, 12 May 2010: Freedom to Create announced the opening of the nomination process for this year’s prestigious Freedom to Create Prize.  Participants from all creative fields are being encouraged to enter the international US$ 125,000 prize.

The Sangam House International Writers' Residency Program invites applications from Indian playwrights working in any Indian language, including English. The Fellowship covers board and lodge at Sangam House for up to 4 weeks. Last year's Currimbhoy Fellows were Ram Ganesh Kamatham and Manav Kaul.

Praxis announces the 14th International Thematic PRA Training Workshop, September 22 – 30, 2010 at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur (Kerala), India.

About Open Space

Open Space is a social network for young people interested in exploring and building a more equal, sustainable and inclusive world. OS is a forum for new ideas, expression, dialogues and learning on issues that concern young adults and their future. Share your views, articles, films and creative expressions on OS, and participate in our programmes. Open Space is an initiative of the Centre for Communication and Development Studies, which also manages India’s leading resource base on social justice and development issues

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Pune – 411040
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