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Creative Work

Radio               Planning, production and administration of science programmes at AIR Hyderabad. Was responsible for bringing up a special unit for science popularisation in AIR Hyderabad and formulating various kinds of programmes at local, state and national level. Identified as an accomplished broadcaster. Won acclaim and awards for programmes.

 

                        Radio Serials Vignana Padhati and Manavavikasam were the crowning glory in the service rendered at AIR. Won national awards for programmes like Dhwani, Nissabdamlo Premanadalu etc..

 

                        Other popular programmes included The Dialogues in local dialect on Science for Rural Masses, Choppadantu Prasnalu in children’s programme and the weekly science news  and magazine programmes. These are only a sampling from the vast work.

 

Also held positions as a programme manager and trainer at national level. Headed the offices at AIR Hyderabad and Staff Training Institute AIR at Delhi. Undergone training “Systematic approach to Training” in the Ministry of Human Resource Development GOI.

 

                        Television        Experience in planning and production of TV programmes for the government controlled and private channels as well as commercial establishments.

                                                                       

                       Coverage of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Annual Brahmotsavams for the Devasthanam, Eenadu television and Gemini TV were widely acclaimed.

 

                                                      Participated as an anchor in the programme “Pursuit” on the UGC’s country wide class room which was one of the best in their b’casts.

 

                                                Contributed a number of series to ETV and Gemini TV. Was associated with the management of ETV in planning programmes.

 

Internet            Worked on content for a few specialised portals, one of them being

                           indian-scientist.com an interactive portal on science.  Worked with DRS systems and services in executing their portal and call centre projects.

                       

                        At present the personal home page http://vijagopalk.tripod.com is attracting many people particularly from the international arena.

 

                        Visualised and created a site Andhra arts.com for Strobe systems Pvt. Ltd.

 

                        My recent lessons for the science teachers on DD were well received

 

 

Academic Publications:

 

                        Presented papers at various National and international conferences on the research topic  “ Human Biochemical Genetics”.

 

                        Published papers in National and International journals on the research work.

                        (The list is long and does not fit in such a biodata.)

 

Popular Publications and contributions:

 

                        Published more than two dozen books in telugu, mostly in the category of popular science.

 

                        Columnist for Andhra jyoti, Andhra prabha (weekly) , Andhra prabha (daily) for more than five to six years each. Contributed innumerable articles in these and other periodicals on science and other subjects on a regular basis apart from the columns. The middle column in the Op ed page of Andhra Prabha was very popular. Daily Science column in Andhra Bhoomi ran continously for more than a year. Chekumuki is printed a column.

                       

                        Was associated with Literacy House AMS in planning their functional literacy programmes.

 

                        Worked on the editorial board of Computer Vignanam a telugu monthly and contributed a number of articles and reviews..

 

                        Taught radio and net journalism at Rachana journalism college.

                       

                        Worked with Children's film society of AP in their film appreciation programmes. Attended the international festivals of Childrens films as a delegate. 

                       

                        Contributed scripts for the sky shows of BM Birla Planetarium right from the inception till date.

 

                        Acted as judge for the annual competition of NCERT children’s books.

 

                        Acted as a referee for selecting and correcting manuscripts for National book trust.

 

                        Acted as member governing body of AP Science centers.

 

                        Was associated with Late Sri PRRRao, a leading documentary maker as script writer. Wrote scripts for many documentaries he produced. Andhra Kalavaibhavam, one such series (10 parts) was b’cast on DD four times. The research script is being published by Telugu University in the form of a research book. Translated another Book “Magnificence of Indian Art” which will be published by a leading national publisher soon.

 

 

                        Lectured extensively on various topics (Science, communication, Literature etc) in prestigious organisations like the Engineering Staff College of India, State Resource Centre (Adult Education), Yuva Bharati, Jana Vignana Vedika, and at many national level meets.

 

                        Participated as anchor in the very successful programme “Pursuit” in UGC’s country wide class room programme on Doordarshan.

 

                        Wrote lyrics for the campaigns on girl child, early child education and popular science etc which were issued as music cassettes.

 

                        Wrote poetry and short stories for some leading Telugu periodicals like Andhra Prabha, Andhra Jyoti, Pallaki etc.

 

                        Published ( Swati Monthly) a series of ten translated stories on the theme of death selected from various languages of the world.

 

                        Translated material for publication for many leading periodicals like Yojana etc. The articles on Human Genome project was appreciated a lot.

 

                        Contributed articles on subjects related to films for Sitara weekly

 

                        Contributed Science column and other material for children's magazine Balachandrika for a period of over a Year.

 

                        Contributed lyrics for All India Radio’s light music programmes. Wrote science lyrics for the programmes. The Burrakatha  as a part of the Mnavavikasam serial was a hit.

                       

                        Translated selected Telugu short stories into English for the anthology of Telugu University and one such collection is under process for publication. Translations of works of Kandukuri, Tatacharlu etc are featured on the website.

 

                        Translated scripts for many documentaries, cartoon films etc for Doordarshan and private TV channels on various subjects like science, culture, health and others.

 

                        Wrote scripts and produced language versions of many successful international programmes including the Guinness Book of World Records and Gillette World Sports etc for ETV.

 

                        Associated with the Dancers like Shobha Naidu and Raja & Radha Reddy in script and choreography work of some of their ballets.

 

                        Visualised and produced a number of ad films, 3D graphics in association with Ad agencies and media labs.

 

                        Associated with many classical music Sabhas as a connoisseur of classical music and helped in planning programmes.

 

                        Wrote reviews of concerts and casettes in classical music for leading publications.

 

                        Writing book reviews in many dailies and weekly magazines in English and Telugu including Indian Literature.

 

                        Participated as resource person in many major seminars and workshops for the state government departments, academic institutions and voluntary organisations.

 

                        Acted as consultant to many educational and media groups like Andhra Mahila Sabha etc.

 

                        Was involved in commercial copy writing for a few agencies for ads and ad films etc.

 

                        Translated the Tele series Andhra kala Vaibhavam which was b’cast on DD three times.

                  

                   Wrote the Telugu Script for the 13 episode serisl Andhra Natya Reethulu

 

                        Translated the book Andhra Kala Vaibhavam (Under Publication by Telugu University)

 

                        Translated the book Bharatiya Kala Vaibhavam (Under print)

 

                        Translated the Book The Conflict by RP Narnerkar

Creativity is a continuing process. I really dont remember many things that I did. My struggle is to find happiness in making others happy...with my work.