SHABDH – Ode unto the WORD Curated by Kalashri Dr Lata Surendra Celebrating Dance through coloring dance forms on May at Mysore Association Auditorium

A very interesting festival celebrating Dance Day unfolded on May1’2022, at the Mysore Assosciation auditorium, Mumbai.  The festival curated by renowned Bharata Natyam exponent,Teacher, choreographer Writer ,Curator  Kalashri Lata Surendra defined a unique theme –  SHABDH – An Ode Unto the WORD.

The festival had legends, seasoned artists and the promising dancers bringing to life the theme through their colouring styles. Padmashri Darshana Jhaveri   reached out with ‘Madhava’ the one word and   the one name that stirred Radha’s heart but this time it was uttered in exasperation as a ‘Khandita Nayik in a a very subdued and suggestive manner in keeping with the Radhabhav in the Manipuri dance form.Padmashri.  I leana Citaristi highlighted the one name ‘jagannath’ through the poem written during the time of Covid, with script by Ardhiya Sethi. Her reaching out was impacting with its evocative refrain ‘ Jagannath speaks to me’. Renowned Mohini attam Exponent & SNA awardee Mandakini Trivedi reached out with the One word that changed Kunti ‘s life – the mantra invoking Surya – Sun God.  The gripping scene between Kunti and Karna was presented with calculated awareness and with the fluid ease coming with the mastery of the style -The scene and its aftermath left all with a feeling that at times a discreet silence was truly better than words!  This was followed by a gripping interpretation of the ‘Two Vows   – an episode from    Ramcharitmanas by Saint Tulsidas by the dynamic and charismatic artist   Vidushi Shila Mehta. Three generations came together to define Shabdh as the Lord’s name Hari!  Dr Jayshree Rajagopalan the well-known Exponent, mentor, researcher and prime disciple of the legend Padma Bhushan Padma Subramanium with her daughter – the talented and seasoned Exponent Aishwarya Venkatesh and Grand-daughter Varshini.  Then came renowned dancer Arundhati Patwardhan daughter and disciple of Legendary Guru Dr Suchita Bhide Chaphekar who reached out with a dance- theatre presentation   etching Saint Tukaram’s refrain of the one WORD – Vithoba  Curator Kalashri Lata Surendra reached out with the one name that aligned all oddities through the interesting creation of Ganesha – the son who remained the weakness and strength of Mother Parvati, whose love for him defined the merciful and the merciless, as she finds his head severed by Lord Shiva.

There were several scintillating performances by Seasoned Artists and Mentors –   Kathak Exponent, imaginative choreographer and mentor Manisha Jeet & Disciples with an interesting exploring of the potency of the Word, Graceful Odissi exponent Prachi Mehta defining Mother   through the characters of Devaki and Yashoda.

Partners in life and on stage renowned Bharata Natyam teachers and exponents Anand and Jayalakshmi through the deliberate teasing of Krishna by Sathyabhama highlighted the misleading potency of a word that could ever so easily be misinterpreted by its varying connotations.

Dancers Ammith kumar, Tarini Tripathi reached out with ‘Out of hand’ that was choreographed and was performed for the prakriti excellence in contemporary dance awards 2022.  It mirrored how in a democratic setup   like our nation we are made to think what someone else makes us think!  Imaginative Kathak exponent Dr Sunil Sunkara and Visual story teller Debbrata Pal through Panchtattva highlighted the word with the synervy of dance & paibtibg. as to what name could be given unto the divine who is the cause of all causes and effect of all effects. The arts are not mutually exclusive of each other and they have to be assimilated as a synthesis of music , sculptor and literature. The city’s renowned mentors such as Shri  Chetan Saraya , Kalangan Smt Moli Sidharth and group ,  Smt Rashmi Mishra ,Smt Nisha Gilbert, Disciples of Mentor Padmini Radhakrishnan ,   Kathak Exponent and teacher Dr Anu Harshal  Kuchipudi exponent Pooja  Lakshmi  – disciple of  the renowned Mentor  Dr Sailaja Desai ,  Ex Ms Universe   & Kathak Exponent Smt Neha Bannerjee, Kuchipudi Guru and exponent Kalamandalam Vijayshree Pillai,  charismatic and dynamic Kathak exponent Shri Aditya Garud  , Smt Charushila Golam   the co-founder of Lavani mahasangh &team and Bharata Natyam  Exponent Ritu Maneck and her cherubic disciples and  Bharata Natyam Exponent and Curator  Shamal Pawar &,disciples all contributed to have SHABDH  potently define the dance day through an Ode that made of words a bridge and dance as – the bridging .metsphor linking worlds. The programme commenced with the defining of Diksha by three promising dancers Megha.M .Pillai  (Disciple of Kalashri  Dr Lata Surendra )

Dipali Tikam (Disciple of Guru Jhelum Paranjape) Shalmali Zankar (Disciple of Guru Manisha Jeet. This was an incentive by curator Kalashri Lata Surendra to promote the solo performances in a scenario that highlighted group choreographies and downloaded audios

“Words are the most powerful thing in the universe… Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear Life accords unto us diverse experiences but we have lost touch with the meanings accorded as we suffocate the present between the past and future.   Summing it up in the words of Lord Byron –Words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces. That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think” , Said Curator Kalashri Lata Surendra.

SHABDH – Ode unto the WORD Curated by Kalashri Dr Lata Surendra Celebrating Dance through coloring dance forms on May at Mysore Association Auditorium

VIRAL VILLAGE GETS THE VOICE OF AMRUTA FADNAVIS

Producers Lalit Paikray and Sunil Jain’s much-ambitious webseries Viral Village which is to be completed soon seems going from strength to strength!
The latest news is that the superbly talented singer Amruta Fadnavis, wife of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, recorded a mellifluous song for Viral Village starring top actor the versatile Anupam Kher, among others. The song, ‘….Bhagwan moh maya….’ has been beautifully sung by Amruta and Aditya Narayan which was recorded the other day at Kailasa Studio. The music is composed by the versatile Neeraj and the webseries is being directed by Narayan Shi. The webseries is being produced for a prominent OTT platform.
“When I heard the lyrics of the song I had only Amruta ji in mind to sing the song. I approached her for the song and she accepted my request. You have to hear the song to believe the way she has sung it in her impeccably melodious voice,” said a happy-looking Paikray.
“As a singer it has been always my effort to give my best to make a song the best. This song, I’m sure, will be appreciated by the discerning audience,” said Amruta with confidence.
Viral Village is a comedy story of a con duo- an old man and his young niece who are out to con the inhabitants of a village this time where the story unfolds and ends with lots of twists and turns.
“We have a fine star cast led by the unbeatable veteran actor Anupam Kher. Our story is unique,” say Producers Lalit Paikray and Sunil Jain on unison.
Wait and watch for Viral Village to go viral among the public..!

Photo :- Ramakant Munde

  

VIRAL VILLAGE  GETS THE VOICE OF AMRUTA FADNAVIS

Series Of Events Organised on the 4th Anniversary of Bridge India

New Delhi, December 4 – On the occasion of its fourth anniversary, which coincides with the world Disability Day, The Bridge India organised a series of events to mark the occasion yesterday.

These included a Panel Discussion, the Grand Finale of Kaun Banega Social Sector Champion 2021, and felicitation of the Heroes of Humanity. The multiple events were presided over by the Chief Guest Mahavir Sharma, Entrepreneur and an angel investor from Rajasthan.

Introducing the event, Seema Jairath, heading The Bridge India said that the organisation had filled the long-felt need to bridge the gap between the NGOs and the Corporate sector to transform society. She said it its four years it had emerged as a multidisciplinary think-tank in providing advisory support to Civil Societies & Corporates.

The Panel Discussion was particularly relevant as it dealt with issues of participation of persons with disabilities in a world post COVID-19 situation.

The Bridge India in its mission to promote Sustainable Development Goals initiated an innovative way of promoting it by organizing on line quiz Kaun Banega Social Sector Champion 2021

The 3 Winners of the Second edition of Quiz were from Indian Oil Corporation, Mumbai, SAIL, Bhiali and Indian Oil , Haldia who were given gift vouchers of 30K, 20 K 15k. Quiz Deepak Taneja keeping the audience engaged in his style. The event was sponsored by Newgen, Style Mantra , Rang Ragini and Airon.

The purpose of the panel discussion was to dig a little deeper into some of the challenges faced by people with disabilities, and see how collectively it could be mitigated. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted lives of people living with disabilities in many ways. Some of them were Accessibility, loss of livelihood and many such.

Concluding the fruitful session, the moderator Vikas Kataria from WaterAid India warned that if we society did not accept PWDs as equal stakeholder and beneficiaries of development, we as a country would not achieve the sustainable development (SDG) for all! There is surely a need to creating more awareness towards the needs of PWDs, and even greater to invest on innovative solutions, finding greater participation or mainstreaming in all the spheres of operations and more investments in the friendly infrastructure as well. He said “If we ignore this, we do so at our own peril”.

On this occasion The Bridge India also felicitated Heroes of Humanity who had been short-listed.

For this six Persons with Disabilities from different states who had done incredible work in the field of disability and had now become role models for others were honoured on this occasion on the occasion of World Disability Day.

The real life Heroes selected for this honour were Ragevendra Ratnakar Anavekar ,(Belgaum), Dr. Ritesh Sinha  (Karnal Haryana), Mr. Gunasekaran (Tamilnadu, Chennai) Himanshu Arora (Delhi) ) Priyanka Hasija (Gurgaon) Abdul Wahab  (Assam).

It is also significant to mention that today the Bridge India E-Magazine is reaching out to various stakeholders across the length and breadth of the country covering

Social initiatives of governments and concerned departments

Impact created by corporates through CSR initiatives

Intervention and challenges facing NGOs

Journey of heroes

Development happenings and events

  

4th Anniversary of Bridge India Coincides with World Disability Day

Shivani Zaveri Garments Deals With Amazing Home-Decor Products

Shivani Zaveri, Owner of Shivani Zaveri Garments staying in Mumbai since 2017, started this business. She participates in various exhibitions in Navaratri, Ganpati festivals, etc. During lockdown, she also started online business.

She deals with amazing home-decor products like curtains, bedsheets, pillow covers, carpets,  table cloth, etc.

To connect her, WhatsApp at +91 91673 30529

        

Shivani Zaveri Garments  – Amazing Home-Decor Products

All the trustees & the entire team of The Banyan Tree International and Sai Arogya wish to communicate our utmost regard respect and admiration as well as gratitude towards

The banyan tree works like a bridge between the hospital and home by providing nursing care with homely atmosphere, natural ambience and holistic approach for better healing and fast recovery of body ,mind and soul.

We have tie-up with many nearby hospitals and doctors for consultation and emergency support.

We are deeply thankful that you all could take time out for us and did us the honour by gracing our humble abode.

Chief Guest – MLA Shri Mihir Kotecha,

Guest of Honour – Ex Miss India Simran Ahuja,

Special Guests

Former Sheriff Dr. Jagannathrao Hegde,

Senior Corporator of Bhandup – Shri Suresh Koprekar,

WEDA President –

Dr. J B Bhor,

WEDA Secretary –

Dr. Girish Prajapati,

WEDA Vice Presidents –

Dr Prashant Jadhav,

Dr. Vinod Yadav,

Dr.G.R.Singh.

Dr. Sanjay Singh,(president)

Airoli Doctors Asociation  –

Dilip Patil

Surjeet Singh Puri – Director Safe Security

Deepak Bhai Saha.

Dr.Deepak Thakkar

And all the well-wishers for blessing us with your valuable presence to celebrate and grace the Grand Opening of The Banyan Tree International Geriatric care & Recovery home unique concept first time in the world.

We believe that many of those who were with us today have taken home the message …of Good Health and humanity. The guests were welcomed with exotic herbal green juice for refreshment

followed by herbal snacks which was prepared without oil, white sugar ,white salt and fire(uncooked) for energizing the body. With delicious sugar-free nut laduoo followed by hot &tasty herbal tea to boost immunity and prevent the guest from  the pandemic.

Tulsi plants were presented to all the guests to save Environment and Mother Nature .

Dr.Sandeep motivated  and appeal the entire guest to celebrate their Birthday and anniversary or any special day by planting & adopting at least one tree  to support mission  green for tree plantation and tree adoption.

Dear friends Senior citizens are our assets do help them whenever you got the opportunity.

Do visit our centre The Banyan tree to hear and share their Feelings and spread small token of love & smile on their faces.

Regards,

Dr Sandeep Singh Chairman, IEA,

Rakesh Singh President,

Damodar Nayak and

The entire trustee Of Sai Arogya Charitable Trust  & Team of The Banyan Tree International.

 

The banyan tree works like a bridge between the hospital and home by providing nursing care with homely atmosphere

Salman Ahmed Ansari Launches New OTT Platform LEMON FILMS

Many web series have been directed by Award Winning Director Shailendrasingh Rajput and Minal Mhatre Rajput

Actress Joshna Pasarija to star in “Bedroom Secrets”

In this Corona period, OTT and web series have found an alternative to films in theaters. Salman Ahmed Ansari has launched a new OTT platform “Lemon Films”. He is the owner and founder of Lemon Films. He says that he named it Lemon Films because it is different and gives a feeling of being spicy.

Many web series will be presented on this OTT which is directed by director Shailendrasingh Rajput and director Minal Mhatre Rajput. Anoop Shrivastav is also associated with this ott. Salman Ahmed Ansari, Anoop Shrivastav and actress Joshna Pasrija were also present at the launch of this OTT. Nikhil Oge, a well-wisher of Lemon Channel and a close friend of director Shailendrasingh, was absent from the function but extended his best wishes over the phone.

Salman Ahmed Ansari came to Mumbai from Ayodhya in 1993. He used to write plays since childhood and used to act. He had come to Mumbai to become an actor, but unfortunately the accident affected his face. Couldn’t see for 6 months. Chief guest Sunil pal and mushtaq khan wishes the new ott lemon films, lead actress of golmal webseries pooja jangid(jaipur), supporting actor chandan gupta was also present. Paramjeet (banti) was also present in the guests.  Salman ahmed ansari started watching the work of actors and made 4 Marathi films in which Circus, Ek Navara 3 Baika, Aalekh is notable. He also made a film Mariam which was not released.

Talking to the media here, Salman Ahmed Ansari said that for taking subscription of Lemon Films, there is a charge of Rs 499 for 3 months while the fee for one year is Rs 1999. Thriller suspense web series will be seen on this Ott platform.

Director Shailendrasingh Rajput told that “Golmaal” and “Me Too” web series are going on. Golmaal is comedy while Me Too is on Me Too campaign. Both of these are directed by Shailendrasingh Rajput.

Minal Mhatre Rajput is the Executive Producer of a web series Ardh Satya. It is the story of a 60 year old writer and a 20 year old girl who fall in love with each other. It is later revealed that the girl is a ghost. Actor Pooja jangid

In this OTT-running web series “Bedroom Secrets”, actress Joshna Pasarija has played the main character, who hails from Delhi and was working as a cabin crew in airlines, but the hobby of acting in the film world brought her to Mumbai. She told that her character  in this web series is such that she solves the bedroom problem. This is an entertainment series. sajid Nizami is connected with Lemon films.www.dizitalz.com company is a IT partner of lemon films.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.lemon

 

There is a charge of Rs 499 for 3 months while the fee for one year is Rs 1999.

Kunal Sachdeva A Music Sensation In Melbourne Has Set Foot In Bollywood

Kunal Sachdeva, a music sensation in Melbourne has set foot in Bollywood. His two originals (‘Mere Khuda-Love is God’ and ‘Teri Bewafai’)released under the T-series banner in 2019 got over a million views and a huge fan base mesmerized with  his refreshing new voice. Kunal is 24 and has been singing for over 6 years now, at various concerts with top Bollywood singers. Singers like Kunal are surely an asset to the industry with their versatile style and multi genre singing. Kunal is a young talented singer and his unassuming personality adds a certain charm to his singing. The lockdown did slow things down, but the wait is over, two new original songs coming soon with  singer Aakanksha Sharma. Songs to be released under Zee Music Co. and Tips Industries. Music is given by Rajesh Atibal Sharma, lyrics by Deepak Noor. and Randeer Singh “Raaj” Kunal is not just giving his voice but is playing the lead in one of the music videos, one music video Aaj Phir Jeena Chahe Dil is shot in Melbourne, Australia. Video Directed by Santosh Kameshwar  and Produced by Dhavan Kodrani. Follow Kunal Sachdeva on:

http://instagram.com/iamkunalsachdeva

http://www.facebook.com/kunalmelbourne

http://youtube.com/c/KunalSachdeva

  

Looks like the industry has unearthed yet another gem! Stay tuned!