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Kala Vriksh in February 2019

Kala Vriksh , the tree of Art, Handicrafts & Antiques

Through my exhibitions, I aim to give a platform for everyone to use to showcase their art and skills. Kala Vriksh, the tree of art, handicrafts and antiques, is our second art exhibition in India (first one being Brandish in Mumbai, Oct 2018).

My aim is to support the artists whether new, emerging or professional to be able to showcase their work not only in India but across the borders as well. Ultimately, they should be able to convert their art and skill into a source of progressive living and lifestyle.

If you are an artist, have a handicraft skill or have something unique to showcase then do join us and participate in Kala Vriksh.

Kala Vriksh showcases;
– the Professional and New Emerging Artists of India

– Tribal Handicraft from various states across India
– Indian Artists outside India

Join us at the Tea Lounge at The Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi from 10am to 6pm
on 9th February 2019, Saturday

Entry is FREE | Guests can enjoy 15% discount courtesy from the hotel at the Tea Lounge only

Guests are requested to register in advance to receive updates on the event and the artists that will be joining us – click here

To participate, book space, sponsorship, media partnership, media invites write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com

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Brandish : Lifestyle Art Wellness

Brandish , showcasing your local and hidden brands with a twist !

Our purpose to support small and medium businesses is accelerated with our exhibition of LIFESTYLE, ART & WELLNESS

Book your space today !

Visitors will be welcomed with a chance to win surprise gifts from our sponsors every hour !

27th October 2018, Saturday
10 am to 8 pm

#fashion #shopping #diwalishopping #localbrands #smes
#designers #jewelry #accessories #purses #shoes #art #wellness#healthyliving #diwali #kandivali #malad #borivali
#yoga #yogacenter #fitnesscenter #resorts #win #prizes #hotelstay #holiday#holidayshopping

Call 750 640 3538 for information !

 

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 to feature dazzling Heritage Evenings to celebrate the city’s iconic monuments in partnership with Rajasthan Tourism

  • In association with Rajasthan Tourism, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will feature two Heritage Evenings at iconic heritage locations in the city – Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal
  • Details of the Heritage Evenings
    • Under the Stars @ Hawa Mahal – The Troth-Usne Kaha Tha, a multimedia dance theatre performance, presented by Akademi. Friday, 26th January, 7:30 pm
    • A Majestic Evening @ Amber Fort – Sarangi maestro Ustad Kamal Sabri followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi – A Tribute to Jagjit Singh by Shekhar Ravjiani. Sunday, 28th January, 7:30 pm

Music, theatre and cultural performances will captivate audiences at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 during two glorious Heritage Evenings. In association with Rajasthan Tourism, the Festival will host these grand events at Jaipur’s iconic Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal. Being held on the evenings of January 26th and 28th, these events will showcase spellbinding performances against the exquisite backdrop of monuments that celebrate the city’s rich cultural heritage.

 Under the Stars at Hawa Mahal features The Troth-Usne Kaha Tha, a multimedia dance and theatre production presented by Akademi, the UK’s leading producer of Indian dance, marking the centenary of World War I. It tells a story of love, loss and sacrifice against the horror and conflict of World War I. Inspired by film noir and the era of black and white films, The Troth will recount the story with use of film and subtitles and unfold the poignant narrative through interplay between image, music and dance. Award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke (winner of a UK Theatre Award 2016 for Achievement in Dance) leads the creative team. Through an intense experience, akin to silent films, audiences travel from the repose of rural Punjab in late 1800s to the strife-torn bloodied Belgian trenches. Part of the Reimagine India programme (Arts Council England/British Council) and the UK-India Year of Culture, The Troth features some of the UK’s most exciting and versatile young dancers.

On January 28th, audiences can look forward to A Majestic Evening at Amber Fort, which will begin with a sarangi recital by Ustad Kamal Sabri. Ustad Sabri Khan is the son of sarangi legend Ustad Sabri Khan and is carrying forward the rich legacy of the Sania gharana of Moradabad with single-minded dedication. Kamal, who is from the seventh generation of a distinguished family of traditional musicians, has demonstrated profound versatility in playing the sarangi.

This will be followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi… a tribute to the late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh by singer, songwriter and composer Shekhar Ravjiani. The show first premiered at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore to a standing ovation and brought back to life some of Singh’s legendary ghazals including, ‘Hothon se Choo Lo Tum’, ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Tumko Dekha’, ‘Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar’, ‘Tum Itna Jo’ and ‘Yeh Daulat Bhi Le Lo’. It has since gone to Jakarta, Indonesia and after running its U.S. tour in August 2017, it will now enthrall audiences at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018.

Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, Producer of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival said, “The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s Heritage Evenings celebrate the built heritage of the state of Rajasthan and highlight its rich cultural and architectural legacy through performing arts showcases. With support from Rajasthan Tourism, we will present some of the best music and theatre performances against the backdrop of over 1000 years of Indian architecture and heritage. These events are exclusively curated to bring our audience closer to Rajasthan’s spellbinding spirit and landscape.”

Entry to the Heritage Evenings are by invitation only. Guests can collect invitations from the Information Desk at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival on the days the events are held.

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Project Doopti : Purpose is to Sustain

Uplifting people just by mere words is not enough, until they are backed by actions. Meet my dear friend, Cynthia Fernandes, an inspiration and motivational Social Entrepreneur.

Cynthia Fernandes | Social Entrepreneur & Cottage Industry Owner | Project Doopti

Cynthia has always been a quiet Samaritan to take up causes and initiatives which would look challenging for any one but not for this woman. Cynthia has lived in the Middle East for most of her life, where I had the privilege of meeting her through her social work of helping people get jobs through her job posts, women networking events and many more. When she moved back home to India, she saw the challenges faced by the low income and under privileged women in her neighboring village, a few kilometers from where she lives.
Where most people who look at such a need of upliftment for the under privileged , Cynthia backed her words of motivation with actions ! That is when Project Doopti took birth !

Women working on their orders

Doopti is a small cottage enterprise in Belgaum, where in they employ below poverty women and encourage them to make cotton quilts and at the same time earn a decent living for themselves. These quilts are personalised quilts as per the clients wish or requirements.
Cynthia started this cottage industry in 2015 with one lady, one sewing machine. And today She has 5+ ladies and 7 sewing machines. They manufacture handmade quilts, petbeds, table accessories, goody bags, curtains, bedspreads and pillows.
They have received quite a phenomenal response from friends who are using this opportunity to gift their loved ones as these unique quilts are not easily available in the open market. As we are in the winter season, this is the right time to act upon. As they are dependent on word of mouth and personal references, you can be part of this initiative and help her to spread the word. Your inquiries will be appreciated.
You can contact Mrs. Cynthia Fernandes, Social Entrepreneur and owner of the cottage industry who has been a helping Samaritan towards so many families for their basic survival through her cottage handicraft business
The products ordered are delivered for free within India as well as UAE.
Please follow their page on Facebook – DOOPTI 
Cynthia Fernandes 00919008378123
Media Inquiries – write to – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

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Registrations for Volunteers and Workshops now open !

The countdown has begun to The Jaipur Art Summit !

This year , the Jaipur Art Summit will provide you an unique opportunity to participate in various different styled art workshops. From charcoal painting to fabric art, cartooning, voice modulation, bharatnatyam, zetangle art, terracotta, recycling art and waste fibre paintings.

Explore what you never experienced !! Explore Jaipur Art Summit!!#BeThere 14th to 18th December 2017, Ravindra Manch, Jaipur

Registrations for Volunteers is now open for the Summit – http://www.jaipurartsummit.in/volunteer

Workshops at Jaipur Art Summit

Workshop schedule for Jaipur Art Summit 2017.

Now you can register online for Workshops to avoid onspot registration hassle.

Visit the given link to register:- http://www.jaipurartsummit.in/workshops-reg.html

For Media Inquiries, contact – 91 750 640 3538 or write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

 

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Inspired to Educate & Support

An interesting evening with friends and art lovers, turned inspiring to see the passion for propagating Indian art put across with such simplicity and humbleness by Mr. Ramachandran, the founder of Ishkraft.
With years of experience in the corporate world, being a trader and lived in UAE, Tanzania and India his thought to give back to the society by way of collaborating with local artisans was ably supported by a friend Mrs. Latha from Chennai who was in her own way enabling small time artists and craftsmen to market their wares. Ishkraft sells these products made with skilled hands to customers within India and abroad.
There are many supporters of art and craft who are part of his journey who give their valuable time to bring a purpose and source of living for these underprivileged people.
Please take a few moments to check their website and show your support by placing your orders to them ! Don’t forget to mention where you heard about them.

www.ishkraft.com