RUPELA - English Literary Association

RUPELA, the Ruparel English Literary Association attempts to foster students’ interest in and appreciation of language and literature. Through activities like elocution competition, film screenings and discussions, visits to libraries and performances of plays, students are made aware of the latest trends in the field of literature. Students are encouraged to make presentations and participate in poetry readings in order to build their confidence, to help them discover their talents and to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the subject.
Some RUPELA activities during the past five years:

FILM SCREENINGS:

  • Maqbool based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Dead Poets’ Society
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Elizabeth – the Golden Age
  • Chalti ka Naam Gaadi
  • Animal Farm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Two documentaries Pistulya and Vansh followed by discussion with the directors of both films.

 TALKS:

  • Modern Theatre by Jaimini Pathak
  • Translation by senior translator Dr. Hemant Vinze
  • Careers in Journalism and Content Development by our alumnus Ms. Roshni Nair

POETRY IN PERFORMANCE:

  • Still I Rise – poems by women poets
  • City Poets
  • Being Free
  • Sonnets Through the Ages

DRAMA:

  • Skit - An Informed Choice based on the short story Revenge Herself by Lalitambika Antarjanam
  • The Bald Prima Donna
  • The Importance of Being Ernest
  • Hayavadana

VISITS:

  • D.B.J. College, Chiplun
  • Mahanirvana by Satish Alekar
  • American Centre Library for film screenings and library orientation

ELOCUTION COMPETITION: A.D. Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition which is conducted annually.
INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS on various topics like Vijay Tendulkar’s work; Pygmalion; Animal Farm; The Epic Form; Jejuri; Post modern Indian English fiction; Jewish, Black and Women writers in America, Modern American Poetry