Wednesday, August 26, 2015

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to display Lord Vishnu on silk

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&AM) in London, which claims to be "world's greatest museum of art and design", will be showcasing Lord Vishnu avatars on silk in its Fabric of India exhibition from October three to January 10.
Dated around 1570, this display will include a Hindu narrative cloth in silk lampas weave, depicting avatars of Lord Vishnu. It will be "the first exhibition to fully explore the incomparably rich world of handmade textiles from India", presenting about 200 objects made by hand, including sacred temple hangings and some expressing religious devotion and examining how fabrics were used in spiritual life. "Sacred fabrics created for temples and shrines would employ the best of available materials and highest levels of craftsmanship," Museum release says.
Commending V&AM for plans to exhibit Lord Vishnu, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged major art museums of the world, including Musee du Louvre and Musee d'Orsay of Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles Getty Center, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), Tate Modern of London, Prado Museum of Madrid, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, etc., to frequently organize Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world.
Some fragments of Indian fabric dating back as far as the 3rd century will be on display in this exhibition curated by Rosemary Crill and Divia Patel and designed by Gitta Geschwendtner, which will form part of V&AM's India Festival.
Martin Roth and Paul Ruddock are Director and Board of Trustees Chairman respectively of V&AM, which claims to have "unrivalled collections of contemporary and historic art and design".
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Tagore statue installation at Belgium’s Leuven Catholic University welcomed

A bronze bust of India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was inaugurated in the Literary Garden of prestigious Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium on his birthday May 7.


Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed the KU Leuven's gesture of honoring Tagore; who besides being the first non-European to receive Nobel Prize in literature, also composed the national anthems of India and Bangladesh, authored Gitanjali and established India's Visva Bharati University.


Calling it a step in the positive direction, Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged other European universities to honor the intellectuals of East, thus bridging the East-West gap, which was the need of the hour.


Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, Belgium's largest and renowned research-intensive university KU Leuven with a mission of "providing high-quality interdisciplinary research and education with a Catholic signature" has over 41,000 students. Rik Torfs is the Rector of this female-majority university.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Shradha Sharma steps into Marathi cinema through an item number

Shradha Sharma is a busy personality both in movies as well as in television these days. Her latest is that she is doing an item song which is going to be picturised specially to promote the soon to be released Marathi film – 'Atta Majhi Hatli' Directed by Aditya Narayan Singh produced by Shri Jagganaath Entertainment Production House.

This song is going to be totally different from other songs in the movie and the music for this promotional song is done by Bappi Lehri.

"Says Shradha, "In this song, lyrics are kathkhanni which says women can be very powerful and her extreme beauty can do wonders. So everyone should respect women." "The shooting of the song is scheduled to begin in another ten days time," concludes Shradha.

After her successful stint in the Big Boss house during season 5, Shradha Sharma is now all set to do a series of episodes for 'Fear Files' on Zee TV. This series is also produced by Shri Jagganaath Entertainment Production House and Shradha is playing the protagonist in the story which revolves around her.

Shradha started her career with numerous ad-films for popular brands like Dettol, Lizol, Mortein among others. She played the lead roles in TV soaps like Suno Har Dil Kuch Kehta Hain on Sahara One, and Saarthi which was aired on Star Plus. Shradha has also been a part of the southern film industry and done two Kannada Films -  Jeeva andJaiho and a Tamil film Maiyum Kunte. Also, she was a part of Dance Reality Show -Raja Maru Rani Yaru on Sun TV. Shradha also got another dance reality show to her credit as a judge for Big Magic, Reliance production named Mele Ka Big Star.

Friday, May 8, 2015

‘Kajarya’ and ‘Goatspeak’ to be showcased to an International audience at the 68th Cannes Film Festi

'Kajarya' and 'Goatspeak' to be showcased to an International audience at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

Critically acclaimed feature film KAJARYA, directed by Award winning director Madhureeta Anand and GOATSPEAK (Khashi Katha), directed by Judhajit Sarkar, are set to be premiered at the Marche Du Film at the 68th Cannes Film Festival during May 13-24 this year.

Madhureeta Anand's 'Kajarya', starring Meenu Hooda, Ridhima Sud and Kuldeep Ruhil, has found critical appreciation internationally and has been selected by the Forbes India magazine as the #1 in the Top 5 Indian Films to See in 2014. It deals with sex selection in India and consequent violence against women. It is a thriller that pans across the city and village tells the story of two women who collide in a world where baby girls better be dead. This serious issue has been portrayed sensitively yet powerfully in the film, with drama, suspense and a great music score by Golden Globe winner & Academy award nominee Richard Horowitz. Kajarya has been co-produced by Odd Joint & Ekaa Films.

Judhajit Sarkar's 'Goatspeak' (Khashi Katha) is a tragic-comic tale narrated by a talking goat starring Naseeruddin Shah, Anindita Basu and Prasun Gyne and Ladoo the goat. It is a blend of fantasy and reality alongside incisive social and political statements. It is not a  love story but a political indictment on the marginalized section of a society. The urban Muslim underclass of Kolkata, under-represented in popular local media, as well the realities of everyday life of the lower middle classes that form most of
that city today finds a bold presence here. It's the real face of a changing society and the pace at which its values are changing today. And in that sense Goatspeak is able to reach several touchstones of sensitivity with elegantly mounted and well-filmed satire.

Kajarya - Screening Date: 16th May 2015, Time: 12:00 hrs, Venue: Gray 5
Goatspeak - Screening Date: 17th May 2015, Time: 14:00 hrs, Venue: Gray 5
Jitendra Mishra, World Sales & Distribution consultant for both Kajarya and Goatspeak has earlier been known to promote meaningful cinema like 'I am Kalam', 'Desires of the Heart' & 'Chausar'.
Starfire Movies is a Delhi based boutique film production company that aims to support and produce alternative, non traditional films. It has produced three other regional feature films, documentaries apart from this one.

Friday, February 27, 2015

RBK Global School, Bhayander celebrates 3rd Annual Athletic Meet

RBK Global School, Bhayander held their '3rd Annual Athletic Meet' on 20-21 February 2015 from 7.00am to 11.00am at their school premises. Well-known Nigerian-born international footballer Mr. Chukwuma Jim James from IISA was the Chief Guest at the Annual Athletic and Sports Meet inaugural ceremony.

The mega event began with the ceremony of welcoming the chief guest and the other dignitaries, followed by flag hoisting, oath ceremony and lighting of the Torch. The audience and the participants witnessed the synchronized March Past Parade performed by the school's four contingents - Prithvi, Vayu, Jal and Agni. It was then followed by the 'Lezim display' by grade 3-7 learners. Football display of Grade 1 learners was conducted by coaches Pramod and Sudarshan.

The Chief Guest Mr. James showed some tricks of football and gave some valuable football tips to the learners.

A total number of 1050 learners participated in various activities during the mega event and came out in flying colours by winning Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in various sports and games event categories.

The Annual Athletic  and Sports event ended on 21 February 2015 with the closing ceremony were in vote of thanks was given by the school's Principal Ms. Devika Puri which was followed by National Anthem sung by learners.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sinhal Classes takes the central suburbs by storm with their Kalyan Branch opening

MUMBAI: By opening their branch in Kalyan, Mumbai's prestigious Sinhal Classes made a point that - quality education, revolutionary teaching methods and practices will no longer be a privilege of the Western suburbanites and the South Mumbaikars. Sinhal Classes entered the Kalyan Dombivli belt by storm with the opening of its new branch at Kalyan on 22 January 2015.

The grapevine suggests that the Kalyan branch is part of a larger corporate expansion plan that is unfolding itself at Sinhal Classes with new centres mushrooming almost every two months. The opening of the Kharghar branch of Sinhal Classes as recently as the first week of December, is a case in point. International management consultants Mckinsey have identified the education sector as a key growth area in India over the next two decades. And brands like Sinhals are only a clear reflection of the writing on the wall. The recently launched IIT division of Sinhal Classes also received an overwhelming response in its very first year.

"With the opening of our Centre here, students from Kalyan are also getting their first IIT Coaching Centre here," said Sudhanshu Sinhal, Managing Director, Sinhal Classes. "As the first step to provide affordable education to all, we are using this opportunity to donate books to the students of the KDMC School," he added while distributing the study materials to the students of class 10. While making their foot print in Kalyan Dombivli area, Sinhal Classes will also donate study materials for all the students from Standard 10 in Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation School. This exercise is done as a part of their CSR activity while opening their centre in the area.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dalmia Lions Utsav 2014-15’ concludes in style

'Dalmia Lions Utsav 2014-15', the inter-college festival extravaganza organized by the Prahladrai Dalmia Lions College of Commerce & Economics, Malad (W), Mumbai ended with great fanfare.

The Dalmia Lions Utsav themed as Restoration of Kashmir – The Paradise Lost, ended yesterday with a great fanfare. The prize distribution ceremony was as grand as the Utsav. The sponsor's of the event were also felicitated by the trustees of the college and Lions Club Members during the event. Around twenty sponsors had supported the event for the successful completion.  Ruia Agro Farms, Killer, Stride, Ruchira Jewellers, Sound Track, Jalan Fans, Oye are a few of them.

As the Utsav was themed as Restoration of Kashmir – The Paradise Lost, the students of the college had collected an amount of Rs. 31000/- which was finally handed over to Ms. Shakti Munshi who is the representative of Seva Sahyog Foundation. The Foundation and Ms. Munshi works upon rehabilitating the Kashmiri people.

The closing ceremony was followed by the prize distribution at the 'Dalmia Lions Utsav 2014-15'. Prahladrai Dalmia Lions College of Commerce & Economics, Malad (W), Mumbai won the overall Dalmia Lions Utsav Trophy (donated by Smt. Shardadevi Shamsundar Ruia) and Durgadevi Saraf College won the runner up position.