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After its English version created ripples around the world and across the country,by addressing a taboo topic,now it’s the turn of its Marathi version to be staged in town.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
July 16, 2009 2:31:18 am

Mono musings

After its English version created ripples around the world and across the country,by addressing a taboo topic,now it’s the turn of its Marathi version to be staged in town. Open Space is organising a performance of Yoneechyaa Maneechya Gujgoshti,a Marathi translation of the internationally acclaimed play The Vagina Monologues on July 18 between 5.30 and 7.30 pm at the Sneha Sadan,Opp Gandhi Hospital,Shaniwar Peth. Originally developed by Eve Ensler,as an output of her research with 200 women about their views on sex,relationships,and violence against women,the play has been translated into 46 languages till date,including the Marathi translation by Vandana Khare. Yoneechyaa Maneechya Gujgoshti went on stage in India in April 2009 as a beneficiary show for a group of HIV+ women. During the last three months,the play has been performed in various places in Maharashtra,including Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. Apart from performing it in intimate theatres,through the play,Khare has explored spaces such as the living room,the conference hall of a government office and community halls to reach out to different audiences.

Widening horizons

On the occasion of its founder’s day,the VLCC Institute of Beauty,Health and Management organised a seminar on the topic Career in Wellness Industry recently at its Akrudi centre. The Akrudi centre also celebrated its first anniversary on the same day. Aparna Doke,mayor of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) inaugurated the seminar. Speaking on the occasion,Doke said,“Today,the wellness industry is growing at a rapid pace and I congratulate VLCC for nurturing students with specialised skills,excellent placements and elaborate knowledge that will help them start their own enterprises.

Stressing the importance that VLCC institutes give to empowerment of youth,Bina Asher,general manager,VLCC Institutes said,“We give a lot of importance to empowering youth by giving the best industry-oriented training so that they can venture out as individual entrepreneurs.” On the occasion,an award ceremony was also held for students and institute faculty. A workshop on silicon and mineral make-up was also conducted at the institute premises by Mithilesh Chauhan,head,make-up

department,VLCC Institutes.

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