A Review of NIFT Delhi

 

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi is one of the most renowned fashion colleges in the country. It is considered as a leading institute in providing benchmark performance in the Fashion industry. A lot of the now famous Fashion fraternity owes their allegiance to this revered institute, as an alma mater. This institute that marked a turning point in the history of the Fashion world was established way back in 1986, and was well recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Textile with the collaboration of FIT, New York. Did you know that NIFT was empowered by the Government of India in 2006 for granting its own degrees and other distinctions? Pretty cool, huh?

The institute provides a common platform for Fashion education, research as well as training. Most of the common people just associate Fashion with good clothes. But it is way deeper than that. Going by the number of Departments NIFT has, goes on to show how much knowledge and detail is first needed before creating anything fashionable. If you are planning to study at NIFT, you might deal with some or all of departments like Accessory Design, Textile Design, Fashion, Leather, Apparel etc. You can find more about the courses offered at NIFT at Collegedunia. And if that makes you think about a lot of study and heard work, be rest assured because NIFT is fully equipped with the latest collection of famous Designers’ books, visual resources, and design community. It is also, undoubtedly, the best place for getting all information possible about Indian Contemporary and International Fashion.

Do you know that NIFT is the originator member of “Founder of the World” fashion school which has 34 fashion houses in all over the world? Can you imagine the kind of exposure its students would get in exchange programs? It already boasts of collaboration with biggies like De Montfort University, UK, Mod Art International, France, Royal Academy of Arts, London and the likes. No wonder it has received the status of most desirable and fashionable institute by none other than the Parliament of India. Some of their world renowned alumni include designers Prabal Gurung, Rahesh Pratap, Manish Arora, Ritu Beri, Ashish Soni and J.J.Valaya

NIFT has many a fabulous achievements under its very fashionable belt. Studying at NIFT would be a dream for all you budding fashionistas out there, right? In that case, another good news is that NIFT also gives you scholarship if you do not have the means to pay the entire fees. (Check out the 

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So why wait? Get out those scissors and fabrics and don your creative hats and prepare yourself for a fashionable entry in the industry where, who knows, you would be dressing up the superstars of tomorrow!

Do you WeChat ???

My friend N recently moved to US for higher studies. Initially we tried to make do with WhatsApp but it proved to be too exhausting with so much of texting. We needed something more instantaneous, something that could connect us instantly. Skype did help to an extent, but then again, we had to schedule our timings, sit in front of a laptop and then Skype religiously for an hour or so, because we knew that for the next 24 hours we wouldn’t be able to do that! Everyday international calling for gossip, that too on a student budget, was out of the question. And then what happened was a Godsend! I was sent a mail by the BlogAdda guys that I was one among the chosen people to review a chat application called WeChat. I was happy, but I didn’t know then that this was a godsend opportunity to not only do a review but also solve my communication trouble with N.

I immediately installed WeChat on my Android phone and started exploring its features. You can also download this application for your iPhone, Windows or Symbian OS from their website http://www.wechatapp.com, absolutely free of cost. As I went on a discovery spree, I discovered the most unique, important and incredible feature i.e. Video/Audio calling, Voice Messaging and group Chat – text & voice. It’s like Skype “on the go”. Quick, comfortable and great to have. The chat feature is both one on one as well as group and has an extensive range of animated and custom emoticon and emoji art, and customizable backgrounds. Like various others chat and texting applications available in cyber space, WeChat too has provisions for photo, music, video sharing, location sharing and contact information exchange.

Some other new features like “Shake” and “LookAround” are totally cool. You literally have to “Shake” your phone and it will list out various WeChat users you can befriend. LookAround makes use of your geographical location to list out various “friends” and WeChat users in your vicinity. It’s completely secure, robust and has a good response time. The Voice Message feature’s really cool too. You can record messages any time and send it to the other person. It’s like a sweet amalgamation of the texting and calling features – being able to listen to somebody talk at your own discretion :-)Integrated social media connect with the app is again a novel feature to discuss all the gossip happening in real time 😉

However there were a couple of things that I find better in WhatsApp….like it shows if your message has been read by the recipient or not, or at what time it was “seen” by the other person. It really puts me at ease if I know that N has read my message. Since we are in different time zones, instant replies are a luxury. But the knowledge that your emotions are halfway across the world intact is close enough to luxury that we can afford 😀

Till now, all these chat applications and plug ins have been limited to the Android and Windows market, but WeChat’s Blackberry version is going to be launched soon too. And with that, the incompatibility issues of Android and Blackberry will be a thing of the past. Language barriers have also been broken as it currently supports 17 languages with more languages coming soon. What more can I say? It’s the next best thing in the chat era with a host of features, just a button click away and absolutely free of cost. No wonder this application already has 200 million users worldwide and it’s the No. 1 Social app on iOS across 24 countries. Need I say more? Go check it out for yourself.

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