Monday, October 15, 2012

Make your own trip to India

India is so vast and full of variety that even the Indians don’t get to see the whole of it, let alone the foreign tourists. If you have just a week or 10 days to explore India, then what will you do? Perhaps, plan your own trip itinerary.

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Let us cite a case of Mileta, a 29 years old lady from Berlin. She had 7 days to explore India. She opted for Agra, Delhi, Udaipur (Rajasthan) and Munnar in Kerala. Our travel experts meticulously planned a trip for her and she was delighted and satisfied tourist after 7 days of her stay in India!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Delhi International Arts Festival 2012 begins from 27 October 2012

The sixth edition of Delhi International Arts Festival (27 October - 10 November 2012) 2012 brings 30 countries together with innovating and soul-filling performances.

The 6th Edition of Delhi International Arts Festival, India’s Signature Festival is back this year from Oct 27- Nov 10th.  Organized by Prasiddha Foundation and ICCR , the 6th Edition of DIAF would witness performances from 30 countries including Pakistan, Hungry, Bangladesh, Czech / Poland, Turkey / Iran, Greece and  different parts of India to name a few; showcasing varied forms of  art and culture to enthrall people.

Over the years DIAF has evolved as an Institution of divine art and culture. Nearly a million people were touched by the Delhi International Arts Festival in its very first year. DIAF in a way is a cogent tool for cultural diplomacy and cultural tourism.

Conceived by Ms. Prathibha Prahlad, an exponent of Bharatnatyam dance DIAF’s significance lies in its vast canvas with gems from over 30 Countries organized at a very magnificent level.  Stretched over 15 days all over Delhi and NCR , the 6th edition of DIAF  would witness Dance, Theatre, Music, Drama, Magic show, Puppet show and Exhibitions. Performances would be a blend of traditional to contemporary, Classical, fusion, world to contemporary music and dance– both Indian and Western; contemporary theatre, cinema festivals on artistes, literature and Delhi, visual arts, comedy, puppet; DIAF has everything in one platform. As the largest Multi Arts Multi Venue Festival, organised annually, it aims at establishing India as a global destination for the arts and at driving cultural tourism into India. After successfully organising five editions of this festival, the 6th Edition with all its fervor is back to buzz the city with its exemplary display of powerful performances by international & Indian artists.

Performance Highlights

Scintillating performance by Sufi singers from India, Pakistan, Iran & Turkey; Dazzling Jazz groups from Norway & India; Flaggers - Storici Sbandieratori Delle Contrade Di Cori from Italy; Procession by Grammy award winning ‘Buddhist Mahakala Sacred Chants’ from Palpung Sherbling Monastery; Maya Dance Theatre in traditional dance form from Singapore. India’s greatest Festival ushers in winter to rejoice, appreciate and applaud thousands of performers who will enrich our lives.

Scottish Dance Theatre from UK; the National Dance Company from Scotland; Israel’s famous Cameri Theatre; India’s Rattan Thiyam’s Chorus Repertory Theatre; Indonesia’s Stkip Pasundan; ‘Mr. Pejo’s Wandering Dolls from St. Petersburg, Russia; The King Dies from Estonia; The Family Bandwagon from Slovak; Singapore’s Maya Dance; The Wife of a Cobbler from Bangladesh; Lying But Honestly from India and many more to count. Luis Montoto’s Karromato - The Wooden Circus by Czech Republic bringing Puppets to DIAF 2012 to worth watching.

Experience the Stampede of Flamenco dance by Eva Yerebeuna and a theatre performance The Killing of Dussana, an adaptation of Mahabharata through a contemporary fusion of Flamenco & Kathakali from Spain. Prasiddha Dance Repertory from Bangalore; Shankara Nanda Kalashetra & Ananda Shankar Jayant and group (NAVARASA) from Hyderabad; Ileana Citaristi and group from Odisha; Kanaka Sudhakar & group from Delhi; Sunanda Banerjee & group from Delhi.

Arnab Bhattacharyan on SAROD from Kolkata; Sahana Banerjee on SITAR from Pune; Lokesh Anand on SHENNAI from Lucknow; Anupriya Deotale on VIOLIN from Delhi; Danish Ali on VIOLIN from Delhi; Deepak Shah on Classical Piano from Mumbai; Prasanna Brothers on FLUTE from Delhi.

Showcasing “Talking to God in the Mother Tongue” with India’s famous classical arts. Dance performances by Kiran Segal/Odissi, Lakshmi Vishwananthan/Bharatanatyam, Vanashree Rao/ Kuchipudi, Prathibha Prahlad/Bharatanatyam, Rani Khanam/Kathak, Dr. Sandhya Pureccha/ Bharatanatyam, Saswati Sen/Kathak & Revathi Ramachandran/Bharatanatyam.

Music performances by Shameem Azad/Sufi Music, Parvathy Baul/Sufi, Bombay Jayashri/ C.Vocal, M. S. Sheela/C. Vocal, Meeta Pandit/H. Vocal & Arati Ankalikar/ H. Vocal.

Suryaveer Hooja from  EHSAAS; Tony Fernandes from JJHOOM; Tritha from TRITHA ELECTRIC; Rishi Dutta from RISHI INC; Anupriya Deotale & group from the band PARINDAY; TRIZIA featuring Darshan Singh and ARBA MUSIC by Immanuddin Khan from Jasalmer. Hafeez Ahmed Alvi & group, TAALVADYA and  Niranjan Rao & group, TALA SCIENCE from Delhi.

Sufi, Qawwali, Ghazals and more: Indira Naik, a Classical Sufi from Mumbai; Ateeq Hussain Bandanwazi representing Bandanwazi Qawwals from Hyderabad
India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey.

Australia - The Pilbara Project and Maamungun: Compatriots showcasing the works of Nicole Foreshew, Jonathan Jones & Michael Riley.

V4 countries tying up together: Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic & Slovak bring a variety of performances and visual arts exhibitions and cuisine to DIAF, 2012.
Maladype, Toe Te, Felix from Hungary, Jazz groups from Czech & Poland and theatre groups from Slovak & Estonia for the first time in India.

Photo Exhibition: By Russian Artist

Installation Art: On The Verge of…by Parvez Mirza from Germany.

About Prathibha Prahlad:
Prathibha Prahlad, who has conceived and directed the Festival, is not only an outstanding exponent of Bharatanatyam, but a cultural visionary extraordinaire. Her contribution to the field of arts is profound and unparalleled in contemporary dance history. She heads the Prasiddha Foundation which has established itself as one of the premier cultural organizations of the country. DIAF, as this annual Festival is popularly known brings global perspective in terms of aesthetics and artistic experience into the city, simultaneously offering local and international artists the opportunity to interact and perform in a global context.

(Press Release)

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan!

Amitabh Bachchan, the evergreen superstar of Hindi cinema turns 70 today! We wish Amitabh Bachchan a very Happy Birthday! A grand 70th birthday party was held at Film City, Goregaon, a western suburb of Mumbai, on October 10. The party saw most of the film industry on the red carpet, looking their very best. 

Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than 4 decades.

Amitabh Bachchan, Date of birth - October 11, 1942