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परवेझ दमानिया आणि रतन लुथ हे भारतातील प्रख्यात छायाचित्रकारांच्या लेन्समधून पंढरपूर वारीची अप्रतिम छायाचित्रे ‘द ग्रेट पिलग्रिमेज, पंढरपूर’ या नावाने घेऊन आले आहेत

मुंबई- ८०० वर्षांच्या श्रद्धेची परंपरा असलेली पंढरपूरची वारी केवळ भारतातच नव्हे तर जगभरात प्रसिद्ध आहे. या श्रद्धेची परंपरा असलेल्या वारीत राज्यभरातील दहा लाखांहून अधिक वारकरी दरवर्षी पावसाळ्याच्या सुरुवातीला २१ दिवसांहून अधिक काळ पायी चालत पंढरपुरच्या विठुमाऊलीच्या मंदिरात पोहोचतात. गांधी टोप्या घातलेले पुरुष, डोक्यावर तुळस असलेल्या कुंड्या घेतलेल्या, रंगीबेरंगी साड्या नेसलेल्या स्त्रिया, दिंड्यांचे नेतृत्व करणारे शूर घोडे, भगवे झेंडे, पालख्या, वीणा, मृदंग, ढोलकी आणि चिपळ्यांचा भक्तिपूर्ण आवाज, फुगडीची उर्जा. पांडुरंगाची भेट होणार या आनंदात ऊन-पावसाची तमा न करता नाचत, गाणी म्हणत पंढरपूरला जाणाऱ्या, रस्त्याने जाताना मोसमातील बिया रस्त्यावर पेरून प्रवास करणाऱ्या साध्या-सोप्या लोकांची अशी ही पंढरपुरची वारी अनेकांच्या आकर्षणाचा विषय आहे.

जात-पात, पंथ, श्रीमंत-गरीब असा काहीही भेद न करता सगळे भक्त केवळ विठुरायाच्या दर्शनासाठी पंढरपुरकडे कूच करीत असतात. अशा या वारकऱ्यांचा हा प्रवास यापूर्वी अनेक छायाचित्रकारांनी कॅमेऱ्यात कैद केलेला आहेच. पण हा संपूर्ण प्रवास फार कमी वेळा छायाचित्रकारांनी कव्हर केलेला आहे.

परोपकारी आणि कला संग्राहक परवेझ दमानिया आणि रतन लथ, देशभरातील नामवंत छायाचित्रकारांच्या लेन्समधून अप्रतिम छायाचित्रांच्या माध्यमातून पंढरपूरच्या वारीचा संपूर्ण प्रवास दाखवणारे ‘द ग्रेट पिलग्रिमेज, पंढरपूर’ नावाने एक प्रदर्शन भरवत आहेत.

“वारी हा पृथ्वीवरील सर्वात प्राचीन आणि शक्तिशाली भक्तीमय प्रवास आहे.  काही वर्षांपूर्वी मी वारीचा प्रवास केला आणि मंत्रमुग्ध झालो. त्या मंत्रमुग्ध क्षणांना सोबत घेऊनच मी घरी आलो. मी सतत वारीबाबतच विचार करू लागलो होतो. मग मी याबाबत रतन लथ यांच्याशी बोललो आणि आम्ही वारीबाबत काय करता येईल याचा विचार सुरु केला. तेव्हाच वारीच्या फोटोंचे प्रदर्शन भरवावे असे आम्हाला वाटले आणि आम्ही त्यादृष्टीने प्रयत्न सुरु केले. आमच्या सुदैवाने आम्हाला सर्वोत्कृष्ट छायाचित्रकारांची एक टीम मिळाली आणि ही छायाचित्रे समोर आणता आली.” असे परवेझ दमानिया यांनी या प्रवासामागील माहिती देताना सांगितले.

प्रख्यात छायाचित्रकार पद्मश्री सुधारक ओलवे, लेन्समन शंतनू दास, महेश लोणकर, पुबारूण बसू, मुकुंद पारके, सौरभ भाटीकर, डॉ. सावन गांधी, प्रणव देव, राहुल गोडसे आणि धनेश्वर विद्या यांच्यासह सिम्बायोसिसचे प्रा. नितीन जोशी, दीपक भोसले आणि शिवम हरमळकर यांनी नामवंत छायाचित्रकारांची एक टीम तयार केली. या टीमने वारकऱ्यांच्या श्रद्धा, दंतकथा, इतिहास आणि परंपरा यांचे हे कालातीत क्षण कॅमेऱ्यात कैद केले. भक्तीरसाची ही झेप यशस्वी व्हावी म्हणून महाराष्ट्र सरकारच्या पर्यटन मंत्रालयाने या उपक्रमाला सहकार्य केले.

२१ दिवसांची पदयात्रा हा काही सोपा प्रवास नाही आणि वारकऱ्यांच्या श्रद्धेची झेप पकडण्याची ही छायाचित्रे काढण्याची यात्राही सोपी नव्हती. उपलब्ध सूर्यप्रकाश किंवा संधीप्रकाशात वारकऱ्यांचे खरे मूड टिपणे सोपे नव्हते. वारकऱ्यांना पोज देण्यासही सांगू शकत नव्हतो. त्यांची प्रत्येक गोष्ट कॅमेऱ्यात टिपणे म्हणजे एक आव्हान होते आणि मानसिक कणखरपणाचा कस लागत होता. या छायाचित्रकारांनी या सर्व गोष्टींवर मात करीत वारीची अप्रतिम छायाचित्रे काढली आहेत. ही फोटो डॉक्युमेंटरी वारकऱ्यांचा प्रत्येक क्षण लोकांसमोर सादर करणारी आहे.” असेही दमानिया यांनी सांगितले.

परवेझ दमानिया आणि रतन लथ यांनी महाराष्ट्र सरकारच्या पर्यटन संचालनालयाच्या संयुक्त विद्यमाने तयार केलेले ‘द ग्रेट पिलग्रिमेज – पंढरपूर’ हे प्रदर्शन २७ ते ३० सप्टेंबर रोजी सकाळी १० ते रात्री ८ या कालावधीत पिरामल गॅलरी ऑफ फोटोग्राफी, एनसीपीए येथे सुरु होणार आहे.

 

परवेझ दमानिया आणि रतन लुथ हे भारतातील प्रख्यात छायाचित्रकारांच्या लेन्समधून पंढरपूर वारीची अप्रतिम छायाचित्रे ‘द  ग्रेट पिलग्रिमेज, पंढरपूर’  या नावाने घेऊन आले आहेत

Social Events In A Friend In Need Group In Pune Mumbai Rocks In Mumbai

Social Events In A Friend In Need Group In Pune Mumbai Rocks In Mumbai

Hello this is Madhu Vohra who is running 2 successful groups in Mumbai and pune in the name of a friend in need and Mumbai rocks which is a social networking platform with lot of professionals and has lot of activities like karoke,  fashion show, house party, social work, business meet, sports,travel and meet ups and gettogether. We encourage more people to join and make our group rocking.

We do for ppl all over India  too online and offline meet up. Very soon we will start all over the world. Those wanting to join r welcome. Group is for everyone. This is a good platform to bring a smile on people’s face.  You connect with like minded people and make friends for lifetime.

Our group is a family. People of all ages can join. We all respect each other and are neutral and cordial with everyone. We have a ladies group too where we plan events specially for ladies. Those wanting to join contact madhu at 9372436797 or email at vohra.inder@gmail.com.  This group is running successfully for 8 years.

Social Events In A Friend In Need Group In Pune Mumbai Rocks In Mumbai

Glam Dolls Presents Mr – Miss – Mrs Model of the Nation 2022 Crown Unveiled Finale on 17th September

Glam Dolls Presents Mr – Miss – Mrs  Model of the Nation 2022 Crown Unveiled Finale on 17th September

Beauty pageants are happening a lot these days. In this scenario, there is going to be a different type of beauty contest named “Mr. Miss Mrs. Model of the Nation 2022”. Presented by Glam Dolls, the beauty contest is going to organize in association with SG Solutions.

The crown of Mr. Miss Mrs. Model of the Nation 2022 was unveiled in a grand manner at Club Emerald, Mumbai, where a large number of guests, make-up artist, fashion choreographer as well as media persons were seen. The crown of this competition is very attractive which holds its own special importance.

Let us tell you that this beauty contest is being organized by Vandana Sharma. Registration to participate in the beauty contest is ongoing. The finale of this beauty contest will be held in Bhopal on 17 September 2022.

The fashion choreographer for Mr. Miss Mrs. Model of the Nation 2022 is Sujata Gawai, the photography partner is Gitesh Amruskar, the makeup partner is Nikita Sharma while the venue partner is Club Emerald.

Fashion choreographer Sujata Gawai while talking to the media here said that the final of this contest is going to be held in Bhopal on 17th September 2022. The reason for keeping the finale in Bhopal is that often such events are finalized in big cities like Mumbai Delhi Bangalore Kolkata, but in smaller cities such events will benefit the people there. Participants from all over the country including Bhopal have participated in this competition.

Anita Kumar and Monali Gaikwad were present as guests on the occasion of this Crown Unveiling. This is the first season of Model of the Nation, whose preparations are going on in full swing.

 

Glam Dolls Presents Mr – Miss – Mrs Model of the Nation 2022 Crown Unveiled Finale on 17th September

Gabon Honoured Sandeep Marwah on Independence Day

Gabon Honoured Sandeep Marwah on Independence Day

India and Gabon have enjoyed warm and friendly relations dating back to pre-independence era of Gabon. Gabon has supported India’s candidature at various international forums. Visits from the Gabonese side to India have been regular. I am thankful to all those who have cooperated and helped us in building wonderful relations between the two countries,” said Joséphine Patricia NTYAM-EHYA Charge d’ Affaires of Embassy of Gabon to India on the celebration of 62nd Independence Day of Republic of Gabon at Hotel Maurya Welcome.

“We feel honoured in presenting this appreciation to Dr. Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios & International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry for his vast cooperation in building strong relation between people of Gabon and India. He is also the Chair for a very powerful body Indo Gabon Film and Cultural Forum created way back in 2016,”expressed Joséphine Patricia NTYAM-EHYA inviting Dr. Sandeep Marwah on stage to collect the award.

“I am touched by the gesture of Embassy of Gabon. This has enhanced my spirits to work more towards the promotion of India and Gabon relations. I congratulate Mrs Josephine Patricia NTYAM EHYA and the people of Gabon on 62nd Independence Day Celebration,” said Dr. Marwah while receiving the award.

Sevala N Mude Joint Secretary Central & West Africa Ministry of External Affairs Government of India was the Chief Guest. Large number of Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Diplomats, officials from Government, Businessman, representatives of Social organizations, people from all the field of Art and Culture were present there.

The official function was followed by dance recital by renowned Kathak dancer Anuradha Sharma and artists from Gabon Annie Mba especially flown for the event. The program was conducted by Cultural Counsellor Serge Thierry MANDOUKOU OMBEGUE Embassy of Gabon.

Gabon Honoured Sandeep Marwah on Independence Day

Celebrity curator Nisha JamVwal presents artist Lata Balakrishna

Celebrity curator Nisha JamVwal presents artist Lata Balakrishna

Nisha JamVwal, celebrity columnist, art curator, interior architect and interior stylist presents Lata Balakrishna, a Morden contemporary indian artist whose oeuvre she showcased at the Taj Mahal Hotel Art Gallery that has also exhibited works by the legendary MF Husain and FN Souza.

Says JamVwal “Lata Balakrishna invited me to see her work as many artists do all over the world with the desire that I host a solo show for them. I went without expecting much as I almost always do. It would be an understatement to say that I was moved by what I interpreted as canvasas that speak of a  flow of life with a riot of colored nuances and experience.

The chiaroscuro of of shadow and sunshine, the showers of color in meandering waters drew me into her world, where the title ‘meandering’ came to me not only because of a travel junkie thirsting to explore a world outside her childhood in Jalandar, but I saw her art as journey exploring her own mind.

Women all over the world face challenges multitasking home and work, ever the champions who go through life traipsing over hurdles  that life poses.

Often employed at work outside and running a home simultaneously bearing babies and rearing them, caring and managing the family needs- the story is deeply etched in the Indian scenario and culture of joint families, arranged matrimony and the ensuing characteristics of all this in the predominantly male chauvinistic society that is India.

In Lata’s works I am lost in a kaleidoscope of emotions that play out using symbolic metaphor as tools of expression seeking more from life; breaking free from the regimented routine hurdles and monotonous repetitive mundane.”

The show will open with a grand dinner at Recca Kala Ghoda followed by gala high teas that spread over four days – welcoming famed collectors, architects, artists, socialites and other celebrities.

Guests will enthrall in the textured whites and vibrancy in clouds and waters that take us at once into a minds search for the meaning of life.

Celebrity curator Nisha JamVwal presents artist Lata Balakrishna

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