Arjun Tendulkar,son of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar,is in the city with his team MIG Cricket Club to play in the Cadence Trophy Cricket Tournament. The junior Tendulkar and his team visited Blades of Glory,the first of its kind cricket museum in the country,on Monday. Fascinated,Arjun tried bats which belonged to a slew of legendary batsmen and spent a lot of time in the special section in the museum,which is dedicated to his father by cricket enthusiast Rohan Pate.
French Celluloid on Indian screen
The seventh event of Bonjour India Festival will have a screening of short films at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). To be held at Shantaram Pond on March 16,the event will show 17 French short films. Some of the films that will be shown are Laccordeur (The Piano Tuner 2010) by Olivier Treiner,Le Mozart Des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets 2006) by Philippe Pollet-Villard and others. The event is free for all and is being organised by French Embassy in India and Institut Français in association with Alliance Française,Pune and ICCR.
Documentary film Awaaz Aala, an English and Marathi social drama about hearing impaired children and how their lives are turned around with the Cochlear implant,will be screened at Open Space on March 15. The Cochlear implant is a surgical device which helps hearing-impaired people to hear better,and live better lives. The 45-minute film follows four children Snehal,Aarav,Chinmaya and Advait from the time they enter the OT to when the device is switched on and they are able to hear for the first time. At the end,the film depicts a convocation of sorts,where the children graduate to normal hearing,a ceremony that also features lyricist and director Gulzar.