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Fresh suicide - Short Film by Anupam Barve Receives as critical acclaim
Anupam Barve is an avid film buff from Pune, India. After a brief detour to science college, he opted to complete a graduation in Performing Arts. Before moving to London t pursue a career in film direction, he spent a few years doing drama, making documentaries and running an environmental organisation called TekdiPune.
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"Fresh Suicide is semi-autobiographical. As a final project film on the MA in Film Direction course at the University of Westminster, I wanted to make a film which was mine, which came out of my own identity and awareness. I have been in this situation as Anurag in the film. It is very personal. We all know how insensitive media is about such issues, but what is more disturbing is the way western media looks at these matters. It is also very disturbing to see how we still look up to the white skin. It is also about the young urban India getting sandwiched between Western Culture and one's own roots. Especially when he/she finds he is detached from both."
Synopsis
Fresh Suicide is a realistic portrayal of a young Indian translator working with an American journalist, who is doing a photo feature on farmers' suicides in rural India. In the process of looking out for a recent suicide case, he is sandwiched between his duty and sensitivity, aggressive Western journalism and the disturbing colonial hangover that still looms over most of rural India.

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Fresh suicide

<p> Fresh suicide - Short Film by Anupam Barve Receives as critical acclaim<br /> Anupam Barve is an avid film buff from Pune, India. After a brief detour to science college, he opted to complete a graduation in <a href="http://finearts.tumbhi.com/?_ga=1.185954604.485890034.1445283230">Performing Arts</a>. Before moving to London t pursue a career in film direction, he spent a few years doing drama, making documentaries and running an environmental organisation called TekdiPune.<br /> Quote:<br /> "Fresh Suicide is semi-autobiographical. As a final project film on the MA in Film Direction course at the University of Westminster, I wanted to make a film which was mine, which came out of my own identity and awareness. I have been in this situation as Anurag in the film. It is very personal. We all know how insensitive media is about such issues, but what is more disturbing is the way western media looks at these matters. It is also very disturbing to see how we still look up to the white skin. It is also about the young urban India getting sandwiched between Western Culture and one's own roots. Especially when he/she finds he is detached from both."<br /> Synopsis<br /> Fresh Suicide is a realistic portrayal of a young Indian translator working with an American journalist, who is doing a photo feature on farmers' suicides in rural India. In the process of looking out for a recent suicide case, he is sandwiched between his duty and sensitivity, aggressive Western journalism and the disturbing colonial hangover that still looms over most of rural India.</p>

<p> Fresh suicide - Short Film by Anupam Barve Receives as critical acclaim<br /> Anupam Barve is an avid film buff from Pune, India. After a brief detour to science college, he opted to complete a graduation in <a href="http://finearts.tumbhi.com/?_ga=1.185954604.485890034.1445283230">Performing Arts</a>. Before moving to London t pursue a career in film direction, he spent a few years doing drama, making documentaries and running an environmental organisation called TekdiPune.<br /> Quote:<br /> "Fresh Suicide is semi-autobiographical. As a final project film on the MA in Film Direction course at the University of Westminster, I wanted to make a film which was mine, which came out of my own identity and awareness. I have been in this situation as Anurag in the film. It is very personal. We all know how insensitive media is about such issues, but what is more disturbing is the way western media looks at these matters. It is also very disturbing to see how we still look up to the white skin. It is also about the young urban India getting sandwiched between Western Culture and one's own roots. Especially when he/she finds he is detached from both."<br /> Synopsis<br /> Fresh Suicide is a realistic portrayal of a young Indian translator working with an American journalist, who is doing a photo feature on farmers' suicides in rural India. In the process of looking out for a recent suicide case, he is sandwiched between his duty and sensitivity, aggressive Western journalism and the disturbing colonial hangover that still looms over most of rural India.</p>

Fresh suicide - Short Film by Anupam Barve Receives as critical acclaim Anupam Barve is an avid..

JAGJIT SINGH TO SING LIVE

<p> JAGJIT SINGH TO SING LIVE WITH 30 MUSICIANS IN DELHI ON 24TH APRIL<br /> Trikiya Events and Entertainment is organizing a ‘Ghazal Symphony’ with ‘Jagjit Singh’ and 30 musicians. This concert is going to be the first of its type in history. Ghazals have always been a way of relaxation for audience and such music when comes out of the throat of a singer like ‘Jagjit Singh’ spreads magic. During the conference he told the media that he is very excited to perform live with 30 musicians playing live with him. “I will be singing the ghazals from old time but all the ghazals will be sung with a new treatment of music”.</p> <p> With no doubt it is going to be a treat for all those who love music and feel relax with sound of ghazals. “I feel very honoured to be able to do this experiment, with the passage of time ghazals have faded away from the minds of listeners and new age music has taken over everything. This is an effort to bring the attention of listeners once again towards the ghazals, we are serving them the old wine in new bottle. Let’s see if we succeed in doing so. The main aim would to attract the new generation and let them know what they have missed out” explains Jagjit Singh. The concert will take place on 24th April at Leisure Valley in Gurgaon.</p>

<p> JAGJIT SINGH TO SING LIVE WITH 30 MUSICIANS IN DELHI ON 24TH APRIL<br /> Trikiya Events and Entertainment is organizing a ‘Ghazal Symphony’ with ‘Jagjit Singh’ and 30 musicians. This concert is going to be the first of its type in history. Ghazals have always been a way of relaxation for audience and such music when comes out of the throat of a singer like ‘Jagjit Singh’ spreads magic. During the conference he told the media that he is very excited to perform live with 30 musicians playing live with him. “I will be singing the ghazals from old time but all the ghazals will be sung with a new treatment of music”.</p> <p> With no doubt it is going to be a treat for all those who love music and feel relax with sound of ghazals. “I feel very honoured to be able to do this experiment, with the passage of time ghazals have faded away from the minds of listeners and new age music has taken over everything. This is an effort to bring the attention of listeners once again towards the ghazals, we are serving them the old wine in new bottle. Let’s see if we succeed in doing so. The main aim would to attract the new generation and let them know what they have missed out” explains Jagjit Singh. The concert will take place on 24th April at Leisure Valley in Gurgaon.</p>

JAGJIT SINGH TO SING LIVE WITH 30 MUSICIANS IN DELHI ON 24TH APRIL Trikiya Events and..

And the Facebook goes to……

<p> A team of aspiring independent filmmakers and well travelled individuals witnessed some amazing films; particularly shorts and foreign films that never get to see the light of day because they lacked the cookie-cutter marketing ingredients or because the formats didn't just fit the industry standards. This inspired group of independent filmmakers have gone ahead and created an unique platform ‘ONECLOUDFEST’. This platform uses the power of social media to bring true independent filmmakers and their films to audiences everywhere across the world.<br /> Social media has emerged the new hotspot for film lovers. After Tweeple Film Awards on Twitter, a film festival, ‘ONECLOUDFEST’ has been launched on Facebook. The meaning of the ‘Like’ feature on Facebook varies with users and independent filmmakers are now extending the use of this otherwise simple feature on Facebook to select some of the best animation films, short films, documentaries and music videos from across the world. The primary goal of ‘ONECLOUDFEST’ has been to give greater exposure to independent films, especially short films. While many online venues to redistribute and relicense content are currently available, according to the organizers Facebook was chosen as the starting platform, because it has built-in access to a vast audience. They believe that to tell a story in 10 to 15 minutes and emotionally connect with them sometimes is much harder and testing than making a movie.<br /> The festival will have a competition which will accept entries in the following categories: Narrative Shorts (under 30 min in length), Animations (under 30 min in length), Music Videos (under 15 min in length) and Documentary Shorts (under 30 min in length). The festival is one year long and the year is divided into 4 quarters: the final phase of the festival will be held from December through February. An Audience Award will be given in each category.<br /> The entries have already started flowing in and some of the people behind them are as fascinating as their work. Alexandria-born F C Rabbath, whose 2010 love story ‘Drawn’ is one of the entries, is an engineer, filmmaker, animator, author, photographer, graphic designer, linguist and inventor. Director Maggie Frank’s lighthearted documentary, ‘The Board Meeting’, was a result of her quest to find out how to grow old. Her parents, she says, didn’t age well. She found her answer in her surfing partners, two 79-year-old retired executives, Don and Ross, who surfed thrice a week with one agenda — “keep surfing in their 80s till the kids take the car keys away”.<br /> Marcos Nine’s ‘A Comic Author X-Ray’ is an intriguing documentary that takes one through the imagination of comic author David Rubin. The fest also has a bit of horror thrown in ‘Through The Glass’, succeeds in spooking the audience in five minutes and 14 seconds flat. There is also an Indian flavor with two Indian-origin contestants, Rohit Gupta with his short film ‘Another Day, Another Life’ and Sanjay Rawal with his ‘Ocean Monk’.<br /> A total of 68 submissions since ‘ONECLOUDFEST’ opened calls for entries in end-March, 2011 have already stormed in and they are coming from everywhere across the sphere: namely the US, Sweden, Austria, Australia, UK, India, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands and Finland.<br /> What has attracted them all to this first attempt at a Facebook arts festival is the curiosity to see how the audience will respond. The Indie filmmakers need to explore all distribution methods, particularly the ones online. In fact, the most successful online festival, in terms of viewership, was the 2010 St Louis International Film Festival, which is an Oscar-qualifying event. While many are still not entirely convinced that film distribution is ready to go the Facebook route, the curiosity to figure out audience acceptance of this medium to view films is something everyone across the board is keeping a close eye on.</p>

<p> A team of aspiring independent filmmakers and well travelled individuals witnessed some amazing films; particularly shorts and foreign films that never get to see the light of day because they lacked the cookie-cutter marketing ingredients or because the formats didn't just fit the industry standards. This inspired group of independent filmmakers have gone ahead and created an unique platform ‘ONECLOUDFEST’. This platform uses the power of social media to bring true independent filmmakers and their films to audiences everywhere across the world.<br /> Social media has emerged the new hotspot for film lovers. After Tweeple Film Awards on Twitter, a film festival, ‘ONECLOUDFEST’ has been launched on Facebook. The meaning of the ‘Like’ feature on Facebook varies with users and independent filmmakers are now extending the use of this otherwise simple feature on Facebook to select some of the best animation films, short films, documentaries and music videos from across the world. The primary goal of ‘ONECLOUDFEST’ has been to give greater exposure to independent films, especially short films. While many online venues to redistribute and relicense content are currently available, according to the organizers Facebook was chosen as the starting platform, because it has built-in access to a vast audience. They believe that to tell a story in 10 to 15 minutes and emotionally connect with them sometimes is much harder and testing than making a movie.<br /> The festival will have a competition which will accept entries in the following categories: Narrative Shorts (under 30 min in length), Animations (under 30 min in length), Music Videos (under 15 min in length) and Documentary Shorts (under 30 min in length). The festival is one year long and the year is divided into 4 quarters: the final phase of the festival will be held from December through February. An Audience Award will be given in each category.<br /> The entries have already started flowing in and some of the people behind them are as fascinating as their work. Alexandria-born F C Rabbath, whose 2010 love story ‘Drawn’ is one of the entries, is an engineer, filmmaker, animator, author, photographer, graphic designer, linguist and inventor. Director Maggie Frank’s lighthearted documentary, ‘The Board Meeting’, was a result of her quest to find out how to grow old. Her parents, she says, didn’t age well. She found her answer in her surfing partners, two 79-year-old retired executives, Don and Ross, who surfed thrice a week with one agenda — “keep surfing in their 80s till the kids take the car keys away”.<br /> Marcos Nine’s ‘A Comic Author X-Ray’ is an intriguing documentary that takes one through the imagination of comic author David Rubin. The fest also has a bit of horror thrown in ‘Through The Glass’, succeeds in spooking the audience in five minutes and 14 seconds flat. There is also an Indian flavor with two Indian-origin contestants, Rohit Gupta with his short film ‘Another Day, Another Life’ and Sanjay Rawal with his ‘Ocean Monk’.<br /> A total of 68 submissions since ‘ONECLOUDFEST’ opened calls for entries in end-March, 2011 have already stormed in and they are coming from everywhere across the sphere: namely the US, Sweden, Austria, Australia, UK, India, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands and Finland.<br /> What has attracted them all to this first attempt at a Facebook arts festival is the curiosity to see how the audience will respond. The Indie filmmakers need to explore all distribution methods, particularly the ones online. In fact, the most successful online festival, in terms of viewership, was the 2010 St Louis International Film Festival, which is an Oscar-qualifying event. While many are still not entirely convinced that film distribution is ready to go the Facebook route, the curiosity to figure out audience acceptance of this medium to view films is something everyone across the board is keeping a close eye on.</p>

A team of aspiring independent filmmakers and well travelled individuals witnessed some amazing..

A magical journey of classical music in Vrindavan

<p> Swami Haridas Sangeet evam Nritya Mhaotsav is the most distinguished festival in India with a legendary history of over 150 years of celebration. This signature festival of India in the field of Art & Culture – The Mahotsav presented by Sangeet Shiromani Swami Haridas Samiti was held at the Fogla Ashram Vrindavan (Mathura).<br /> The festival celebrates Swami Haridas acute prowess in Indian classical music and its majestic power which made Banke Bihari reappear on earth. Swami Haridas was a spiritual poet and classical musician. Credited with a large body of devotional compositions, especially in the Dhrupad style, he is also the founder of the Haridasi school of mysticism, still found today in North India. His work influenced both the classical music and the Bhakti movements of North India, especially those devoted to Krishna’s consort Radha. He is accounted a follower of the Nimbarka Sampradaya, the major Vaisnava tradition of exclusive devotion to Radha-Krishna. He was the disciple of Purandara Dasa and the teacher of Tansen.<br /> Held on the occasion of Radha Ashtami this grand festival of classical music and dance has eminent and reputed musicians and dancers brace the festival. The festival boasts of artistes with the likes of Bismillah Khan, Vilayat Khan, Kumar Gandharv, Bhimsen Joshi, Siya Ram Tewari, Alla Rakha, Amjad Ali Khan, Birju Maharaj, Kishori Amonkar…<br /> The Haridas Festival this year saw a mammoth audience of around 2000 to 5000 queue up to enjoy the simple and elegant event held under a shamiana early in the morning, on each morning of the four day festival in Vrindavan. Morning sessions were conducted in Nidhivan where the musicians performed in front of the Samadhi Sthal of Swami Haridas to pay tribute to the all time great saint musician also believed to be an incarnation of Lalita Sakhi one of the dearest of Krishna’s eight sakhis. Special appearances by the young and upcoming artist added a special spice to the festival while Dona Ganguly, Malini Awasthi and Rani Mukherjee were there to add the glamour bit which got the younger crowd excited.<br /> The programme began with Raas Leela by Kathak dancer Uma Sharma and her disciples. Raas Leela, Om Namah Shivaya and a solo recital by the guru are all masterpieces. Dona Ganguly a student of the great Kelucharan Mohapatra who also gave India many great dancers such as Samyukta Panigrahi, Sonal Mansingh, Madhvi Mudgal, etc., presented Jatayu Prasang from the Ramayana. Dona’s abhinaya of Jatayu represents the soul of the dance form once performed in the temples of Odisha.<br /> Grammy award winner Vishwamohan Bhatt performed with Ghazi Khan and group, folk musicians of Rajasthan. He mesmerized the audience with “Kesariya balam aavo ni padharo mhare des…” in Maad a piece from his Grammy-winning album ‘A Meeting by the River’. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande’s flawless rendition of her khayals in Raaga Kedar and Sohani also left the audience spell bound. Other artistes like Ashok Pandey, Sushil Bavecha, Jay Pandey and Sukhdev Mishra gave unique versions of their art but the Nizami Brothers, Ghulam Sabir Nizami and Ghulam Waris Nizami, stole the show with their qawwali. Probably the first time that this great form of Sufi music was sung in the temple city of Krishna. The Nizamis sang the ultimate verses of Amir Khusro, “Chhap tilak”. They also sang dohas of the most secular poet, Kabir. “Man lago mero yaar fakiri mein” and “Tore bina mohe chaina na pare brij ke Nandlala” in Kirwani. The audience sang and clapped with each qawwali and went ecstatic when the evergreen “Duma sum mast kalandar” was performed.<br /> Music is universal. It knows no religion but humanity. Legend has it that whenever Shah Jahan’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal travelled between Delhi and Agra she always made a stop at Vrindavan. Vrindavan also known as Vraj (as it lies in the Braj region) is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site of an ancient forest which is the region where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days.<br /> As very famously said ‘The divinity of music binds them all’ and The Haridas Festival considered as an annual pilgrimage for all classical artistes represent music as vasudhaiva kutumbakam bhava” (“the world as one family”).</p>

<p> Swami Haridas Sangeet evam Nritya Mhaotsav is the most distinguished festival in India with a legendary history of over 150 years of celebration. This signature festival of India in the field of Art & Culture – The Mahotsav presented by Sangeet Shiromani Swami Haridas Samiti was held at the Fogla Ashram Vrindavan (Mathura).<br /> The festival celebrates Swami Haridas acute prowess in Indian classical music and its majestic power which made Banke Bihari reappear on earth. Swami Haridas was a spiritual poet and classical musician. Credited with a large body of devotional compositions, especially in the Dhrupad style, he is also the founder of the Haridasi school of mysticism, still found today in North India. His work influenced both the classical music and the Bhakti movements of North India, especially those devoted to Krishna’s consort Radha. He is accounted a follower of the Nimbarka Sampradaya, the major Vaisnava tradition of exclusive devotion to Radha-Krishna. He was the disciple of Purandara Dasa and the teacher of Tansen.<br /> Held on the occasion of Radha Ashtami this grand festival of classical music and dance has eminent and reputed musicians and dancers brace the festival. The festival boasts of artistes with the likes of Bismillah Khan, Vilayat Khan, Kumar Gandharv, Bhimsen Joshi, Siya Ram Tewari, Alla Rakha, Amjad Ali Khan, Birju Maharaj, Kishori Amonkar…<br /> The Haridas Festival this year saw a mammoth audience of around 2000 to 5000 queue up to enjoy the simple and elegant event held under a shamiana early in the morning, on each morning of the four day festival in Vrindavan. Morning sessions were conducted in Nidhivan where the musicians performed in front of the Samadhi Sthal of Swami Haridas to pay tribute to the all time great saint musician also believed to be an incarnation of Lalita Sakhi one of the dearest of Krishna’s eight sakhis. Special appearances by the young and upcoming artist added a special spice to the festival while Dona Ganguly, Malini Awasthi and Rani Mukherjee were there to add the glamour bit which got the younger crowd excited.<br /> The programme began with Raas Leela by Kathak dancer Uma Sharma and her disciples. Raas Leela, Om Namah Shivaya and a solo recital by the guru are all masterpieces. Dona Ganguly a student of the great Kelucharan Mohapatra who also gave India many great dancers such as Samyukta Panigrahi, Sonal Mansingh, Madhvi Mudgal, etc., presented Jatayu Prasang from the Ramayana. Dona’s abhinaya of Jatayu represents the soul of the dance form once performed in the temples of Odisha.<br /> Grammy award winner Vishwamohan Bhatt performed with Ghazi Khan and group, folk musicians of Rajasthan. He mesmerized the audience with “Kesariya balam aavo ni padharo mhare des…” in Maad a piece from his Grammy-winning album ‘A Meeting by the River’. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande’s flawless rendition of her khayals in Raaga Kedar and Sohani also left the audience spell bound. Other artistes like Ashok Pandey, Sushil Bavecha, Jay Pandey and Sukhdev Mishra gave unique versions of their art but the Nizami Brothers, Ghulam Sabir Nizami and Ghulam Waris Nizami, stole the show with their qawwali. Probably the first time that this great form of Sufi music was sung in the temple city of Krishna. The Nizamis sang the ultimate verses of Amir Khusro, “Chhap tilak”. They also sang dohas of the most secular poet, Kabir. “Man lago mero yaar fakiri mein” and “Tore bina mohe chaina na pare brij ke Nandlala” in Kirwani. The audience sang and clapped with each qawwali and went ecstatic when the evergreen “Duma sum mast kalandar” was performed.<br /> Music is universal. It knows no religion but humanity. Legend has it that whenever Shah Jahan’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal travelled between Delhi and Agra she always made a stop at Vrindavan. Vrindavan also known as Vraj (as it lies in the Braj region) is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site of an ancient forest which is the region where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days.<br /> As very famously said ‘The divinity of music binds them all’ and The Haridas Festival considered as an annual pilgrimage for all classical artistes represent music as vasudhaiva kutumbakam bhava” (“the world as one family”).</p>

Swami Haridas Sangeet evam Nritya Mhaotsav is the most distinguished festival in India with a..

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