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What would happen if the world were hanging on a thread,and you knew that your one pull will destroy it?

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:June 23, 2012 2:41 am

Spanish Day

What would happen if the world were hanging on a thread,and you knew that your one pull will destroy it? And,who in this world is so kind enough as to set out in the sea to heal the world? These are the themes of Spanish movies Rojo Red and Marina,the Fisherman’s Wife respectively,to be screened today. Colombia-based films distribution company Laboratorios Black Velvet,in association with the Embassy of Colombia,is showcasing these two movies that comprise the one-day short film festival to be held in the Capital to mark the Spanish Day today. The screenings will be held at Instituto Cervantes,4 pm onwards. Contact: 43681900.

Back to 1857

How will it feel to walk down the roads of Delhi,visualising India’s first war of independence? Now,anyone can be a part of the historic “Dilli Chalo” movement of 1857,when thousands of Indian soldiers working with the East India Company rebelled against their British masters,and Red Fort became the rallying point for the mutineers and civilians from all parts of the country. Now,155 years later,sign up to relive those turbulent times through “Delhi Battlefield Walk Series – 1857 Mutiny Walk”,which is being organised by the group Delhi By Foot,on June 24. Wander along ancient jungles and narrow alleys that saw armies clashing in fierce hand-to-hand fights. The meeting point is Kashmere Gate Metro station,7:30 AM on Sunday. The walk will cost Rs 400 per person. Contact: 9871181775.

Binya’s Comic Avatar

You can not only read about Binya and her adventures with her pretty umbrella,but also see it all in a comic book format. Amar Chitra Katha is foraying into the genre of contemporary classics with the launch of The Blue Umbrella – Stories by Ruskin Bond. It’s a 32-page comic book with two stories: The Blue Umbrella and Angry River. Illustrated by Sabu Sarasan,the title is available from today at all bookstores for Rs.50 and also on Amazon Kindle for $ 1.99.

It’s E-Fashion

It’s not everyday that Indian fashion is appreciated as art. Now,fashion website Designemporia.in has brought the collection of three young designers — Pankaj & Nidhi,Rahul Mishra and Gaurav Jai Gupta — under one platform. The e-exhibition,titled “Genesis of the fashion designer in India” will track the emergence of Indian fashion designers as a visible force. Curated by academician,Asha Bakshi,the exhibition also attempts to put the spotlight on innovative craftsmanship from the contemporary collections of these young designers. Among the 15-odd designs on display,we especially like the chanderi silk dress by Rahul Mishra (in the picture). The designs can be viewed and purchased online at

http://www.designemporia.in/e-gallery

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