Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Gandharvs And Their Belabaharr


 Three inspiring instrumentalists  from Kandivali,strike the right chord.

 His ‘Belabaharr’ does not really need any introduction. His versatile musical instrument which combines the tonal effects of a Sarangi with the convenience of a violin, has achieved great international recognition. The unique sound from the instrument has been appreciated by eminent musicians- Ustad Zakir Hussain, A.R.Rahman, Marat Bisengaliev,KennyG and Vanessa Mae. Kandivali resident, Shri Babulal Gandharv’s unique  innovation has not only inspired several musicians but the tonal melody created by him has also complemented his alaaps.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Gift a life, gift a living

People with special needs express their art through the sale of festive gifting creations

Munira Rampurawalais a bubbly 22-year-old aspiring fashion-designer.This Diwali, the enterprising girl is busy selling beaded jewellery at the UtsavExhibition, at the Rotary Service Centre,Juhu.Ditto 28-year-old Vijay Guptawhose block-printed table linen adorns several homes during the festive season each year.WhileRampurawala is a slow-learner, Gupta is polio-afflicted.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Diyas get a make-over


A wide array of decorative diyas flood the market, this Diwali

There was a time when kundan, pearls,ghungroos,sequins and beads were used to enhance garments. Today, they are used to decorate diyas too.Not only do they add vibrancy, but they are pocket friendly and re-useable as well. Here's a rundown on the latest offerings to light up this festive season.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Recycle, Reinvent, Re-trend


Fashion designers and enthusiasts share their tips to create a voluminous wardrobe for the season.

The festive season is the time to indulge in merriment,feasting, playing cards till the wee hours of the morning, celebrations and clothes.What to wear? Is the one of the eternal questions.Options are plenty and you obviously want to stand out.Here are two inspiring, generation-next designers and a fashion enthusiast who share their innovative tips to dress up differently.