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Calling sarees the most elegant attire sounds like a cliché,given the wide acceptance of the fact.

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July 29, 2009 4:36:21 am

Calling sarees the most elegant attire sounds like a cliché,given the wide acceptance of the fact. Though the epitome of tradition,the attire is by no means old and out-dated. It has been successful in establishing itself as a modern outfit,thanks to the experiments that have constantly made the attire more elegant,more beautiful and more graceful. Celebrating the super attire,designer Gauri Kaigaonkar recently launched her collection of designer sarees. “It’s not only about draping the saree in a perfect manner,it’s also about the confidence that the dress instills in a woman. Sarees have undergone a lot of changes and there is a lot of scope for experimentation,which fascinates me. While heavy sarees were considered uneasy a few years back,now they are back in vogue,” says Kaigaonkar.

Tunes and tribute
The Film and Television Institute (FTII) fraternity conveyed its condolence to renowned musician and philosopher Late Bhaskar Chandavarkar. Experts from the field of music and theatre were present on the occasion that was held at FTII premises yesterday. “His deep interest in cinema was responsible for a musical revolution. With his demise we have lost one of the finest teachers and a great human being,” said PK Nair. Chandavarkar was a faculty at FTII from 1968 to 80 than a visiting faculty till date. Radio FTII will broadcast his lectures on films,musicology and philosophy for six days starting from July 30. The broadcast will be aired thrice a day. “He was the only faculty with an amalgamation of knowledge on filmmaking and music. Who now is the question that we are left with,” said RP Apte of Hindi translation section,FTII. “The original script of Ghashiram Kotwal had limited lyrics. It was Bhaskar Chandavarkar who made it memorablewith his music. He also created new modules on musical methodology at Lalit Kala Kendra.

Illuminati
Bringing it out from the meadow-like environment to the wilderness,Golf way fun Entertainment inaugurated a glowing golf course. Combining the two — the adventures of golfing and the fun of partying — the 18-hole mini glowing golf course takes one to a fantasyland of vibrant colours and surreal themes,in the backdrop of foot tapping music. “We got hooked to mini golfing during our stay abroad as it promised a lot of fun and thought of bringing the concept to Pune. Given the fun-loving attitude of Puneites,we also thought of clubbing it up with a gaming zone,DJ system,restaurants and dance floor,” said Arti Chug,chief executive officer,Golf way.

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