February 17, 2009 1:08:42 am
The valentine romance and fun continued weekend long as the cherubs of glamour were seen partying at the post valentine day party on Sunday. Based on the theme Cupid a huge number of crowd gathered dressed in red and black including the team members of Billu specially driving in. Hosted by fashion choreographer Sandeep Dharma at EnVogue,Fatimanagar the guests included Sanjeev Chawala,excutive producer of Billu and CEO of Red Chilles Entertaintment as well as models including Pragya Jaiswal,Kriti Kapoor,Aubid Hussain. Djs Vaggy and Ashrix on the Console played some romantic Hindi numbers like Thoda sa pyar hua hai,Aae Mere Humsafar and so on.
Dishari,a cultural organisation that had organised the Sruti Natyotsav on February 14 and 15 saw a mélange of Sruti Nataks,depicting a mélange of human emotions,enacted via voice modulations on stage. The event took place at the Nehru memorial hall where in addition to five Bengali plays,one Marathi and one Hindi plays were also showcased. Surya Sengupta,one of the organisers of the event says,”Our main idea of organising this event is to revive the lost art of Sruti Nataks which mainly tests the skill of an actor as he has to modulate his voice to match the situation,unlike normal plays where visuals play an important role. We staged seven plays over two days and have got an encouraging response for the same.
No child’s play
Out from the clutches of oblivion are five plays,written by Vijay Tendulkar. On the racks of bookstores will be the English translations of five of Tendulkar’s plays written especially for kids. Dr Ajay Joshi yesterday released the translation of the plays – Baba Haravle Ahet (Missing a father),Bobby chi Goshta (Bobby’s Story),Shambhar Soukshi che Naatak (The Play of the Nosy Parker),Raja Rani La Gham Hawa (The king and Queen want Sweat) and Patlachya Porichee Lageen (The wedding of Village’s Headman’s Daughter). The sixth play,which Joshi could not translate because of a strict deadline,is Chinmara Bandhto Bangla. Joshi is looking forward to translating the last play so that Marathi theatre can reach to the non-Marathi people.
Firing all salvos
The might have added a couple of extra ‘E’s and kicked out the ‘I’ from their name but as far as music goes Agni or Agnee as they are now known as have barely changed and they still hold the distinction of being one of the premier rock bands in the nation. True to their name and reputation Agnee,who were in the city on Sunday to perform at CREAZI- a three-day national festival organised by the Indira School of Communication,Wakad set the stage on fire with their deep vocals and unique style of fusing music and creating new sounds. The three-day festival that began on February 13 culminated with the performance on Sunday. The band comprising of Mohan on guitars and lead vocals,Koko on lead guitars and backing vocals and Arijit on bass performed songs from their album Agnee that was released last year. Some of the songs that they sang included Rock on,Shiv Shankaray and the ever-popular Sadho Re. Speaking about their songs,Mohan says,”Our songs incorporate a heady mix of classical,western rock,blues and alternative rock influences. Since all three of us are from varied music schools,our diverse range is portrayed in our songs.”
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