Small talk

While adaptations of plays and novels have drawn crowds,movies on original stories have also done quite well in the country.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:March 26, 2009 3:43 am

Screening through

While adaptations of plays and novels have drawn crowds,movies on original stories have also done quite well in the country. The appreciation that original script enjoys demands better screenwriters. Talent is like energy that will exhaust after some time,unless we tap another source of it or create it and hence,Zenideas is organising a screenwriting workshop. The two-day workshop will be conducted by Ram Yadav on April 3 and 4 at Pune Fertility Centre,Shivajinagar from 4.30 pm onwards. “Only visualising of ideas is not important. One also needs to convert the ideas into script,” says Yadav,adding,“we will be supporting a student in making a short fiction film or documentary. And if the writing appeals,we will also produce the film.”

Health matters

The Oyster and Pearl (O&P) Hospital held a workshop recently at Hotel Aurora Towers to inform wives of IPS officers on general health and other issues. The workshop was conducted by Dr Amita Phadnis,director,O&P,along with dieticians Ashuta Gundecha and Preeti Patil. Over 15 women attended the interactive session,where various topics concerning women’s health issues were covered,such as anaemia,menstruation,breast care,cervical cancer. Dr Amita Phadnis stressed the importance of regular health checkups. “Women often neglect their own health. Mammography is a must for women over 35 years of age. The number of cases of breast cancer is on the rise and the younger generation is also getting affected. Women are willing to spend a phenomenal amount on clothes and jewellery,but are hesitant to spend on comprehensive health checkups,” said Dr Phadnis.

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