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7 अप्रैल 2020 मंगलवार को आकाशमंडल में एक अद्भुत घटना घटित होने वाली है। इस दिन चांद का रंग बदला-बदला नजर आएगा और इसे ‘सुपर पिंक मून’ कहा जाएगा। यह इसलिए होगा क्योंकि चांद पृथ्वी के बेहद करीब आ जाएगा। सामान्य तौर पर पृथ्वी से चांद करीब 3 लाख 84 हजार 400 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर रहता है, लेकिन इस दिन यह दूरी घटकर 3 लाख 56 हजार 907 किलोमीटर रह जाएगी। यानी चांद पृथ्वी से 27493 किलोमीटर करीब आ जाएगा।

इससे चांद का आकार सामान्य से 7 गुना अधिक बड़ा और 15 प्रतिशत अधिक चमकीला दिखाई देगा। रात्रि में 8.05 बजे इस अद्भुत घटना को अच्छे से देखा जा सकेगा। चंद्रमा के पृथ्वी के करीब आने से अनेक प्रकार की पर्यावरणीय और प्राकृतिक घटनाएं घटित होती हैं। इसका व्यापक प्रभाव मनुष्य और प्रकृति पर होता है।

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Every individual sees the time with different eyes and angle. Some takes tough time as burden, some takes it as testing time and do something innovative. The time Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles Mayor ordered the entire city to shelter in place in March, Singer-Writer Chris Mann saw lockdown as an opportunity to have some fun with his music. 

COVID-19 pandemic forced the organisers to cancel all concert events but the singer-songwriter and former contestant on season two of “The Voice” decided something new. He decided to release his own version of The Knack’s 1979 hit single “My Sharona,”. He did some tweaking and renamed “My Corona,” on March 15. It’s a huge success and since upload, the video has garnered more than 4.2 million views on YouTube. 

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#StayHomeAndLearn – brilliant story podcasts for children and parents

Sony Music Kids launches “Munna Chachu – Chaturayi Ki Kahaniya”

Having the kids at home during quarantine is fun and frantic in equal measures. We are stuck in the house with limited ways of keeping our little ones entertained, amused and soothed.

Even though kids are in a vacation mood as schools and day cares are closed, Sony Music Kids have found a brilliant way to simultaneously keep kids occupied and educated through their jolly character Munna Chachu, who is here with his treasure box full of audio stories about wit and intelligence, called “Munna Chachu – Chaturayi Ki Kahaniya”.

Listen to these stories with your kids and introduce them to popular historical figures that every Indian child should get to know. Each story for children is lovingly written and performed with attention to the whimsical senses of humour children often possess. Kids will love these stories as they would get to meet unconventional heroes who use the power of their intelligence to overcome adversities. Not only are these stories philosophical but are also filled with humorous elements.

There are 2 albums in the series. The first album is “Munna Chachu – Chaturayi Ki Kahaniya ( Akbar Aur Birbal )”. It is a collection of stories about the iconic Akbar and Birbal, where our intelligent and witty hero Birbal always manages to come up with clever solutions to outsmart the challenges Emperor Akbar throws at him.

The second album in the series “Munna Chachu – Chaturayi Ki Kahaniya (Mulla Nasiruddin)” is a collection of stories where the clever Mulla Nasiruddin proves time & time again that the pen is mightier than the sword. With his wit, intelligence and knowledge, the charming Mulla Nasiruddin provide effective solutions to all problems. In these stories, he unfolds his philosophies on life and his commentaries are lessons on various aspects of life.

Stories with a heart, designed to encourage discussion, that are perfect for parents and teachers. These audio series are available on YouTube, Google Play Music, Wynk Music, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Hungama Music, Gaana.com as well as Jio Saavn.

Munna Chachu YT Promo Link –

Playlists Links:

Munna Chachu Chaturayi Ki Kahaniya – Mulla Nasiruddin –

https://smi.lnk.to/MCVol2

Munna Chachu Chaturayi Ki Kahaniya – Akbar Birbal –

https://smi.lnk.to/MCVOL1

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On the auspicious day of Gudi Padua, PadMan actress Harshada Patil will pray & solicit good wishes & blessings for her family, fans, friends & this incredible nation.

While staying indoors & praying with her family in Pune, Harshada hopes that this blissful occasion of Gudi Padwa takes away all the negativity & brings happiness & prosperity.

On this fortuitous moment, she says this year, although the work has taken a back seat untill 31st March 2020, all her shoots & events have been postponed keeping in mind the safety of every citizen, but I am moved & touched with the way almost every citizen has reacted with so much of maturity & solidarity in the wake of recent developments around the pandemic of COVID 19 virus.

Gudi Padwa

This year, Gudi Padwa has brought a bigger purpose & resolve & in this tough times, I feel proud to see the way entire India has shown unity & esprit de corps.The world is suffering, we are under a lock down & curfew but that hasn’t brought the spirit of India down. Infact, it has brought my family members, my friends & almost every citizen closer to each other than ever before.

  Gudi Padwa, which marked the onset of an era of truth, justice & peace, is also the first day according to Marathi calendar. While choosing to stay indoors with my family, I will worship Lord Brahma & Lord Ganpati to bring happiness and joy in our lives..I hope my prayers are heard of and the life becomes balanced.

Talking about her childhood memories associated with the festival, Harshada says “My best memories of Gudi Padwa are definitely from my childhood when me and my sister Monali use to suggest mom which saree should we drape this year for our GUDI. I used to get very excited to go on the terrace after the puja and aarti of our Gudi to see who has decorated their respective Gudi’s the best. Padwa jokes were another fun thing. My Brother Pranav use to ask “Aaj kay ahea?” When his friend use to reply Gudi Padwa, Pranav immediately use to say “Neat bol Gadhva”  and we all use to burst out laughing. The festival has it’s own flavor in different cities of Maharashtra. There are so many fond memories Gudi Padwa”

“I wish each and everyone a very happy Gudi padwa and a prosperous new year. “STAY home and Be SAFE” added Harshada.

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Indian culture is renowned for its unique richness of tradition and diversity all over the world. All festivals are the best expression of our heritage, most notable being Holi known as the ‘Festival of Color’, Holi always celebrated in many parts of the world, but it is here in the sub-continent where you will find a fascinating diversity even in the celebration colorful this festival. The festival is celebrated on the full-moon night of ‘Phalgun’, which falls in the month of March and marks the onset of spring, which signifies, freshness, beauty and color.

Lath Mar Holi:

Lath Maar Holi, very famous as the festivities are called in Barsana, one of the most unusual festive traditions in the country. In a reversal of fortunes, males are at the receiving end in the rituals held in UP where the females from the village beat the men with huge sticks, called dandas happily. The men often catcall and tease the women to get their attention, after which they are pretend and to defend themselves with shields. It is full of enjoyment and fun among people of the villages.

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Bhang:

In Holi mainly the consumption of thandai, a sweet thick milk-based drink with bhang as the primary ingredient with lots of grind dry fruits has long been a part of traditional Holi celebrations across the country. Bhang is basically an intoxicant, prepared from cannabis. While cannabis consumption is illegal in India, but in such occasions because of the religious significance of the consumptions in this festival the cannabis plant often been described as a gift of the gods and has been quality with healing powers, in our ancient scriptures this was long before modern medicine plant.

Colors:

Emphasize on harmony and nature ancient Indian culture and religious rituals have always had a deep connection to mother earth and so colors have traditionally been made using natural dyes and herbs. The use of pakka colors that contain toxic chemicals and petrol. Today, colors sold for Holi are now often made with harmful chemicals like chromium, silica, lead, and metal oxides that can even cause many skin problems.

Holika Dahen

Holika Dahan is a tradition that is celebrated in any parts of the country and involves the creation of a huge bonfire on the eve of Holi. The sacred bonfire is worshipped by Hindus, people dance, chant hymns, and make offerings around the fire and then disperse for the night.. Once the flames die down, the villagers walk barefooted across the burning embers in act of daredevilry or devotion offering to the God.

Idols of Swings of Radha and Krishna

In India some parts of Bengal, the festival is also called Dol Yatra because of a peculiar tradition associated with the fun festivities. As part of the celebrations, the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are paraded after being placed on swings, with devotees jostling for a chance to swing them. The men also throw red powder, known as ‘abeer’ colored water, while the women sing religious songs and dance around the swings.

Basanta Utsav

Basanta Utsav is another tradition of Holi celebrations that can be celebrated in many parts of Bengal. The roots of this tradition are relatively modern, having been introduced by India’s legendary Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore.. The refined celebrations are most prominent at Shantiniketan and are characterized not just with colors, but with cultural programs that include music song, dance, and the chanting of hymns with full of enjoyment.

Elephant Utsav

Jaipur Known as the ‘pink city’, surprise that people of Jaipur celebrates the occasion of Holi with characteristic pomp and show.. The merry-making that is part of the tradition here includes what is known as the Elephant Festival, making the festivities truly unique and decorated traditionally colorful what could be more unusual than parades, beauty contests, and tug of wars, with elephants as the main participants having different computations.

Hola Mohalla:

In north India Punjab the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh believed that the festival should be used to showcase the martial skills of the community. Since then Hola Mohalla, as it is called, is celebrated with feats of physical endurance, including martial arts displays, wrestling, mock sword-fights, and many more to showcase the physical strength of Sikh community. Hindu festival of Holi has also taken on a multicultural character and is celebrated by one and all.
People visiting family and friends exchanging gifts and sweets. In Varanasi people play wet holi and in the evening wear pure white clothes and celebrate holi with fresh flowers. Mouthwatering gujjias and in north india and Puran Pli and Mahrastra and south india with bhang to distress. Holi is a colorful and very important festival with various customs associated with fun.
By
Suman Doonga
Director Media
CSF Uttar Pradesh
SPIC MACAY

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Lingaya Lalita Devi Institute of Management and Sciences is hosting two days annual Inter College cultural fest with the name of ZEAL and the theme of ZEAL is a ‘Aagaz Ek Nayi Shuruaat’. The date of the event is 28 and 29 February 2020. The venue of mega event is the campus is Lingaya’s college, Mandi Road, New Delhi. More than students of hundred college are going to participate and will showcase their talent.

Youth icon Ranvijay Singh a Bollywood actor television personality and MTV Roadies winner inaugurated the function on 28 February and on 29 February Punjabi music sensation Armaan Bedil made the event extraordinary. The special feature of this event is fashion shows which carry cash reward of rupees 50,000. Dr Picheswar Gadde , Chairman, LLDIMS said on the occasion that such fests are aimed at providing a platform to students to demonstrate their skills, creativity and leadership quality besides value in our rich Ethos and cultural diversities. This is the 7th edition of ZEAL festivity of LLDIMS.

About Lingaya’s Lalita Devi Institute of Management and Sciences
LLDIMS was established in 2005, It is an A grade NAAC re accredited and ISO certified Institute Affiliated to GGSIPU. The college runs four Undergraduate level courses in Journalism and Mass Communication, Management, B.Ed and B.Com with representation of students all over the country.

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47th Khajuraho Dance Festival Concluded with Great Pomp and Show
28th February 2020, New Delhi
: A weeklong forty-seventh Khajuraho dance festival organized by Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet evam Kala Academy, MP was concluded. The spectators enjoyed the splendor of Indian classical dances along with the spectacular view of Chitragupta temple.

The evening started with the performance of Shrividya Angara, she performed Mandodari Saptami, describing the marriage of Mandodari and Ravana in Kuchipudi dance style. The lyrics were written by Krishna Dev Rai and presented in Vachika Abhinaya in Kuchipudi Dance style, in Mohan and Kapi raga in Aadi Taal.

The second performance was a duet of Odissi and Bharatnatyam by Enakshi Sinha and Pavitra Bhatt. Her performance was based on Shivam Shakti Ardhangi, which was the Oddisi and Bharatnatyam duo, her second performance was Pallavi in Odissi style Raag Sudha Bilawal. The last performance was Shiv Panchakshra in Manipuri style performed by Sinam Basu. He also presented Basant tagi khonthant(eco of spring) and Basant Raas which is the oldest dance style.  The evening ended with the kathak recital by Amita Khare.

The seven-day prestigious dance festival was inaugurated by Vijay Laxmi Sadho, culture minister, Madhya Pradesh. It featured Kathak, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, and Satriya dance styles. The one-week long festival of Indian classical dance celebrates our rich cultural heritage and the long legacy of these dance styles, which is held annually against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificent Khajuraho temples in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Khajuraho Temples came alive with opulence, grandeur, floodlights, and hustle-bustle by the most spectacular and revered conclave of Indian Classical Dance along with other the manifestation of Art & Cultural traditions of India.

About Khajuraho Dance Festival:

Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet evam Kala Academi, Madhya Pradesh Government. Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad organizes the famous Dance Festival at World famous known tourist destination Khajuraho. It is known as Khajuraho Dance Festival. This dance festival is the topmost festival in the country which Nationally internationally acclaimed festivals where all important dancers give their performances.

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New Delhi, 15th January 2020: Art Magnum presents Magnetic Abstractions, a solo exhibition by artist Manisha Gawade. Magnetic Abstractions is truly reflective of Manisha’s soul as an artist. The works speak volumes about her journeys and experiences both as an artist and as a traveller. A combination of minimalistic abstractions and breathtaking cityscapes draw the viewers through its magnetic and sometimes minimalistic depiction of various cities and journeys to some of India’s rich cultural moorings. Some of the cityscapes in the show include Delhi, Mumbai, Banaras, Mysore, Udaipur and Dubai where Manisha spend a large part of her life.

The evening was presented at Gallery Art Magnum, 6C/4, Indian Oil Complex, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi 110016.

The show was inaugurated by H.E. Coromoto Godoy Calderon, Ambassador of Venezuela, Alonso Herrera de Abreu, Minister Counselor & Artist Prof Niren Sengupta and continued till 15th February, 2020 at Gallery Art Magnum, 6C/4, Indian Oil Complex, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi 110016 from 11 am to 7 pm.

The guests spotted at the event were Rashmi Vaidialingam, Alka Raghuvanshi, Sangeeta Gupta, Ex. IRS, Sei Ram Gohri, Artist Prof Niren Sengupta, Asit Kumar Patnaik & Kumar Vikas Saxena, Artist Praveen Upadhye & Artist Vilas Kulkarni, Nupur Sakhuja Kundu & Niladri Paul, Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar, Indian classical singer, Nrityashri Alaknanda to name a few.

On the occasion, Manisha said ” Magnetic Abstractions is a combination of semi abstract cityscapes and abstract paintings. The works in this show span over 5 long years of my work. The journey has been long and times taking. A lot of soul searching has gone in into the creation of all the works at the exhibition. After experimenting and heavy research and development I created the range of art furniture which has the capacity to energise any living space where it is used.

The finishes and designs are sturdy enough to be passed on to the next generation. Through the series Aapaar Niraakaar I have tried to show that God has no specific form and as INDIAN we have prayed to him through the elements in any form be it a river, a Stone, a tree and so on. Every religion is just another path of reaching the same higher power. God’s justice and mercy has no form he finds us in the toughest of times to bless us. Hence the series Aapaar Niraakaar.

The cityscapes for me are closest to my heart and the imagery is more impressionistic than realistic I have just tried to capture the feeling of the place more than physical attributes alone.I have tried to capture the vibrant colours of Holi festival played by lord Krishna in the series Krishna Vatika.Many textures have been created on various surfaces such as canvas, wood, P.v.c, textile in the interest of the end user. I am very sure that the show will make a wonderful collection at affordable prices for any one interested in art.”

On the occasion, Saurabh said “Art magnum is proud to present the solo show of Manisha Gawade. The exhibition showcases her full potential as an artist. It highlights her journey over the years and more importantly showcases her evolution from an upcoming artist to a senior artist. The exhibition took 4 months of planning and new works were specially commissioned for this exhibition which has added freshness and vibrancy to the entire collection.”