August-October 2014 update

Jai Jinendra!

You will be happy to know that it has been a very productive quarter at Anveshan. As planned, we have launched our web program. Our story section, Anekanta, showcases views on subject from lay people, monks, and nuns with a special focus on women.

Mr. Philip Horvath, from Los Angeles, has played an important role in creating a community management system that will now help create an active online community. Sweta Daga is appointed as the Community Manager for Anveshan. Slowly, the team will be more active on social media and will advance discussions with scholars on our online platform.

For the vertical ‘Rediscovering Jainism’ which is telling the story through the medium of film for an international audience, we’ve brought on board Raghav Khanna who will direct the visual language of the film for us.

The project was also fortunate to have attended a lot of personal sessions with Mr. Ramesh Babu who is guiding us to move from a creative to a production space. He has given his inputs on how we can have a more comprehensive approach to today’s problems and how balance can be achieved even in an urban environment.

Now that we have set our processes in place for these verticals, we’re looking at expanding our fund-raising activities and reaching out to the community for inputs and support. Overall progress has been steady.

We are in conversation with Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos (Munich) through e-mails. He has consented to help out in any way he can and has appreciated that we are using innovative ways to build this repository. Besides this, the research team is working tirelessly to build our research corpus and archive and translate their findings into content possibilities for the other departments.

On behalf of Team Anveshan we wish you a very Happy Diwali!

Thanks and warm wishes.

Team Anveshan