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Small Talk

A young twenty three year old youth readily gave up his life in his quest to achieve freedom for the nation on March 23 in the year 1931.

Questioning freedom
A young twenty three year old youth readily gave up his life in his quest to achieve freedom for the nation on March 23 in the year 1931. Some called him an extremist,others a visionary who hoped for a nation free of prejudice and division,true opinions differed but none could deny that Bhagat Singh was a force to reckon with and even 78 years later continues to inspire and more importantly make people ask the question,Is this the India of their dreams? Based on this very same topic,the Swatantra Theatre Group will be presenting the play Gagan Damama Bajyo,which highlights the fact that even though the British rule in India has ended a different kind of tyranny with the rich exploiting the poor,has begun. The play has been written by Piyush Mishra and directed by Abhijit Chowdhary. The play has a cast of 20 characters and traces the relevance of Bhagat Singh’s ideology in present times. The play also highlights the fact that Bhagat Singh shared Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of an independent India; the differences on the means to attain it always persisted,however even though he was a revolutionary he wasn’t carried away by his extreme ideas. The play will feature songs like Pagdi sambhal Jatta,Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna and Rang de Basanti Chola. It will be performed on March 22 at the Kalachaya Cultural Centre,at Patrakar Nagar,and will begin from 7.30 pm onwards.

Kids couture!
If you thought that summer fashion was limited to only adults then think again. An exhibition – cum – sale of kids wear which will feature a lot of summer fashion for kids’ attires will be on display as well as sale on March 20 and 21. Speaking about the exhibition – cum -sale,Radhika Shetty,the brain behind the exhibition says,“The exhibition will target children from the age group of 0-8 years; for girls,there will be dresses like short tops,t-shirts,capris,overalls,party wear frocks and skirts whilst for boys there will be t-shirts,shorts shirts,denims and shorts. “There will also be quilts on display and clothes for newborn children. The price ranges from Rs 150 to 650 whilst the quilts will be Rs 1,800 and above. In addition to local brans,a variety of international brands will also be on sale,” she adds. The exhibition will be held on March 20 and 21 at the Colours Art Gallery,on Boat Club Road,from 10 am to 8 pm.

Summer bonanza
With the exam period nearing its end and the season of summer vacations waiting to be ushered in the time to start planning your summer getaways is just right. Bringing to life one such summer adventure trek is Igniting Minds and Beyond Horizons,which is organising a host of camps beginning from March till May. The camps feature five-day treks to Tapola Mahabaleshwar wherein participants will participate in a host of activities like personality development,bird watching,star gazing,and team oriented activities and games. In addition to this the participants will also partake in adventure sports like,Kayaking,mountain biking,trekking,night-out camping,cooking,treasure hunting etc.They had also completed a two-day trip to the Lohagad fort in Lonavala on March 14 and 15. The trek saw the trekkers climb to places like the Scorpion’s Tail and other panoramic vantage points along the fort.