Small talk

Now,Sunday can be more than just a day to relax and recuperate,as the chic décor boutique Atelier,situated in a quaint-looking bungalow on Baner Road comes up with the concept of a Sunday Bazaar.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: February 7, 2009 2:34 am

Sunday surprise
Now,Sunday can be more than just a day to relax and recuperate,as the chic décor boutique Atelier,situated in a quaint-looking bungalow on Baner Road comes up with the concept of a Sunday Bazaar. “The idea of the Sunday bazaar is to give an outlet to the creative instinct within each of us. The bazaar is meant for each one of us with a passion to create an artwork that can be used to enhance décor. For example,an engineer by profession pursues the hobby of photography,prints a few of these and adorns the wall in his home; he gifts a few to his friends but then stops. Atelier seeks to encourage him,showcase his talent to the world,” says Roheena Nagpal of Atelier. “We aspire to encourage him to print his pictures (art) onto various mediums like mugs,cushions bed lined etc,thus adding art to utility and utility to art,” she adds. Atelier Sunday Bazaar is scheduled to be held on the first Sunday of every month and the first bazaar will be held tomorrow.

In sync
A unique musical journey documenting the folk music traditions of Indian Ocean communities,the Laya Project documentary,recorded and filmed on location in Sri Lanka,Thailand,Indonesia,Maldives,India and Myanmar,will be screened at Ishanya,opp Golf Course,Yerawada tomorrow at 2 pm. Recorded by EarthSync,a world music record label based in Chennai,some of these performances are rare,and documented for the first time. The musicians are primarily from coastal communities,towns and villages affected by the 2004 tsunami. Laya Project is a celebration of life,a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit,and is dedicated to the survivors. Crossing boundaries of genre while still preserving the music of the people,Laya Project’s essence is an artistic purity and simplicity. Sonya Mazumdar,producer and Yotam Agam,sound designer will be present for the screening.

Singing along
Popular yesteryears singer Shamshad Beghum was presented with the second O P Nayyar Award for her contribution to Hindi film music at her residence in Mumbai recently. Trustees of the O P Nayyar foundation Nandu Belwalkar and Rohan Pusalkar. It was a double treat for Shamshad Beghum as she was also conferred with the Padmabhushan Awards just a few days ago. “I’m very happy to receive two awards,one after the other and they have made me younger by 30 years,” she said. Being asked if she was neglected by the film industry for so many years,she said,”I have never aspired for awards but my songs being liked by hundreds of fans all over the world were the best awards.” Recalling the trying moments of her life,she said,after the death of her husband,she decided not to sing again. But Mehboob Khan coaxed her and pressurized her through music composer Naushad to sing for her thousands of fans and she sang for Mother India after a gap of one and a half years. After that,Samshad Beghum had the longest career span and has sung for every music director in the industry,from Ghulam Hyder to O P Nayyar.

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