Dilraj Singh Dhillon is an 11th grade student, studying in Vivek High School, Chandigarh. Having a keen interest in politics and international relations, he writes articles on various issues of grave concern and has a blogging page named “National Affairs Forum”. An avid debater and MUNer, Dilraj aspires to pursue law. He has won various awards for debates and MUNs at both national and international levels and strives for excellence in them.
He has a unique and ambitious vision, not only for his progress but also for empowering others. For the purpose of providing a platform to intellectual minds to voice their opinions, he has founded ‘The Philology’ which aims to not only empower the individuals by making sure their voices are heard but also aims to inculcate the love of learning in the minds of people.
Mehr Minhas is an avid reader and writer. She has her own blog where she expresses her views on the environmental policies and issues, social issues etc. She is a part of the MUN circuit and loves to talk and discuss about current affairs. She has won merit in both national and international level public speaking forums. She is the founder of the Uphaar Project which aims at increasing the standard of living for the underprivileged. She handles leadership positions with grace and is an inspiration for many.
Gurjeet Singh Dahri
A seasoned international Business professional with over 20 years’ experience across several countries. Wide range of industry experience in Telecom, Watches, HVAC, Leisure & Marines products and Education. Has held senior management positions in Blue Star Ltd and Yamaha Middle-East. Has been faculty at Xavier’s College Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Chandigarh. He is an academic and career counsellor and an expert in overseas education guidance. Currently he is also the career counsellor at Vivek High School Chandigarh.
He is passionate about the English Language, Writing and Horology.
Angad Singh Padda
Angad Singh Padda is a graduate from the Haas School of Business, University of Berkeley and is currently working with the giant firm J.P. Morgan in London. He has been a great public speaker, winning various awards during his school and college time both. He is also a great tabla player and has kept his passion alive even till date. Having gained experience in various firms and having been a part of various student initiatives in his college, he aims to be the chief advisor for ‘The Philology’ in order to make it a venture that becomes a benchmark for all other journals and provides qualitative content to its readers.
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS EXPERT
Jaiveer has been a keen debater and MUNner since the past 8 to 10 years. Having won various Best Debater and Best Delegate awards in top School Debates and MUNs, Jaiveer has also been on the helm of organisational front in organising such co-curricular activities. He has been head of various organisational bodies in Sanawar and has also been Secretary General of SNAMUN’19, apart from being on various Executive Boards and Judging Panels.
HEAD OF PUBLICATION
Naman Kapoor is a graduate from Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun. He is currently studying at SciencesPo in France. He is an aspiring politician who believes in the politics of right action. He dwells by the Ganga, as he is someone for whom Banaras is home later, muse first. He has been an active MUNer and has achieved great success in the sphere. A civic nationalist and a true patriot, he dreams about changing the world one smile at a time.
RESEARCH HEAD-POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Adhiraj Ahuja is an avid debater and public speaker who is quite passsionate about politics and history. He tries, often through the use of wit, to talk about and raise awareness on injustices which often occur in an alarmingly majoritarian society like ours. His most recognised talent, however, is to quote Communist Manifesto word by word, randomly at house parties.
RESEARCH HEAD-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Saniya Dungriyal is a 12th grader from Vivek High School, Chandigarh. Political science, economics and history are some of the subject that really interest her. debating, public speaking and writing are few of her hobbies. She aims towards bringing a change in the society – far from the problems of homophobia, islamophobia, racism, sexism and many more.
She is of the believe that the first step towards a better tomorrow is talking about today’s problems. Once we start talking and educating ourselves, solving a problem becomes much easier. She is a child rights activist and a student volunteer at various NGO. She believes if we want to see a change, we need to be the change. let’s educate ourselves and break down the walls of negativity prevailing in the society!
RESEARCH HEAD- ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
An avid debater and MUN enthusiast Mitul straddles several worlds of experience. With a mind that rules logic, he has a chilled out persona and a great sense of humor. He is a firm believer of the quote “Knowledge is liberation” and fearlessly expresses his opinions and thoughts that are reflected in his blogs. With a keen interest in economics and his in depth analysis of various economic policies, adds to his creativity and determined self. In his free time you can find him shadowboxing or watching Formula 1. He hopes to work with the IMF or World Bank in the future.
Research Head- Science, Technology & Medicine
Manaal is an eleventh grader at The Shri Ram School, Moulsari. An Enthusiastic public speaker , she has hosted and organised conferences and participated in numerous MUN’s and debates. She is also the founder of nurtureLives, an organisation that aims to bridge the gap between awareness and ignorance, elicit public opinion on important matters and help the disadvantaged section of the child community. In addition to this, she is the head of external affairs and GirlUp TSRS and works for different causes to bring about a concrete change in society. A lively and compassionate person, she absolutely loves spending her time reading academic papers relating to the subjects of physics and biology and binge watching shows with paranormal themes. Being a part of this academy journal helps her to put to use those readings and she is extremely excited about it.
DEPARTMENT HEAD-VIDEO CONTENT CREATION
Niharika Choudhary declaims, debates, writes, and creates She sings her way through life and loves to spread positivity with her empowering videos and posts that aim to reform the society. Being her resplendent and benevolent self, contributing all she has to bring smiles on the faces of the needy, she is a social activist too.
DEPARTMENT HEAD-METRICAL COMPOSITION
Siya Sabharwal is a student of class 12, Vivek High School, Chandigarh. She has a great inclination towards social and environmental issues and is extremely passionate about women rights, LGBTQ+ rights and mental health awareness. Poetry and her are synonymous and she prefers to deliver her thoughts and opinions in lyrical form. Her relationship with books started at a very young age when she realised that words have the power to change the world. She also has a book to her name that was published last year. It is a collection of her favourite poems that she has penned down till date.
Rattandeep Singh Puar
Rattandeep Singh Puar is a 10th grader at Vivek High School, Chandigarh. He has a passion for programming and is proficient in technological aspects, specialising in game development. Apart from computer science, he has an inclination towards physics and mathematics, and dreams to be an astronaut someday. He has also participated in various debates and MUNs regarding social issues and believes that societal change can only be brought about by deliberation at all levels of society. In his free time, he likes reading literature and is a huge Potterhead.
Aditya Pandey, an 11th grader studying in Vivek High School, is a passionate student who is very proficient with technical related aspects. He is a budding cinematographer and a great graphic designer. He has also been the IT coordinator for VHS MUN 2020. With his great technical knowledge and hard working spirit, he will be of paramount importance for The Philology.
Department Head-Research Papers
Shriya Arora graduated from the University of Warwick with BA economic honours. Being a passionate author she wrote a book on principle of microeconomics for first year bachelor students, combining her passion as an author and towards economics. she also won the youngest Author award for ‘a heart with a knife’ by the education minister of the state. Aside from being enthusiastic about marketing and the stock market Shriya also co-founded 2 NGO’s one called the ‘saudade’ and the other called BVMS . She is currently assistant manager at ASOP in Punjab and is excelling in her career
Research Head- Law & Judicial Sciences
Abadhya Singh, a freshwoman at Jindal Global Law School, is a person of great intellect with a keen interest in politics and law. She has been an avid debater and public speaker, who has always been passionate to voice her opinions and discuss issues of grave concern analytically. Her immense knowledge, passion and sincerity towards work make her an asset to The Philology.
Research Head- Social & Humanitarian Issues
Raunaq Singh Bawa is a 12th grader from Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh. He is passionate about international relations, economic, and politics. He is an ardent debater, a voracious reader, a dedicated writer, and a spirited musician. He is a member of his school magazine’s Editorial Board, and has had a leading role in organising several of the most prestigious debating competitions in North India. He also maintains a blog, where he navigates the complex terrain of the intersections of IR, History, and Politics, and provides unambiguous analyses and scathing critiques of a plethora of phenomena which take place in these realms. His headstrong conviction is complemented by a desire to accommodate new perspectives, and to always seek knowledge from all quarters.
Zorawar Singh Ahluwalia is a grade 10 student at Vivek high school, Chandigarh. He has participated in MUN conferences all across India and has been involved with several blogs both in the past and present in capacities ranging from a writer to a social media handler. An avid cook, Zorawar also has a keen interest in dinner table politics, legislation, and strangely enough ; finance.
Nainika Prakash is a 15 year old student from Modern School Barakhamba Road. From a very young age, she has been an avid reader and very expressive about her ideas. She has been passionate about various issues such as animal rights and the degrading quality of human life, especially during this pandemic. She is also very passionate towards helping the needy and has participated in multiple fundraising drives for various causes. Her driving force throughout her life has been her strong belief in action through expression and working to solve the crux of the issues. She plans to continue this work throughout her life and make actual impact in the life of many.
Vrinda Grover is a student of grade 10 at Vivek High School, Chandigarh. She is a 4-time national football player and takes keen interest in creative arts like singing and dancing. She is also a part of a social service club that aims to educate people and make them aware of the correct way to dispose off face masks during this pandemic. She is driven by her conscience which helps her to choose between the right and the wrong and she never hesitates to express herself and put her opinion forward. She loves to debate over issues concerning human development and women empowerment. She is friendly and has a magnanimous nature. Being a football player, she possesses teamwork skills and is easily able to coordinate with a wide variety of people. She is sincere, passionate and is always up for lending a helping hand to anyone who requires aid.
Ishaan Khosla is a student of grade 10 at Vivek High School, Chandigarh. He has a keen interest in Indian poltics and science. He is an avid muner and actively participates annual fundraisers. He believes that by bringing the light of knowledge one could remove the clouds of ignorance in the society. According to him unity, awareness, and collaboration are the three pillars of any global community. His ability to solve problems, leadership skills and sense of responsibility will be a great asset to the team.
Japtej Singh is class 12 student of St. John’s High School, Chandigarh. He has an interest in business and finance. He also holds a curiosity for the stock market and the e-commerce market.
Diya Tyagi is a 12th grader at Khaitan Public School, Sahibabad . Buisness, law, debating and marketing are some of her prime interests, along with a sport she really enjoys – swimming. She is a feminist and an ally, working to create a safe space for everyone regardless of their gender and/or social identities, and the mental health campaign. Outside of school, she volunteers at an NGO, writes poetry and spends most of her time watching crime documentaries. Space and her are in a mutual relationship, where space intrigues her with it’s never-seen-before mysteries and she spends time looking up videos and research papers to feed her curiosity.