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Re-discover magnificence in the traditional art forms of India, as Shibani Jain curates an exclusive event at the Baaya Design

Mumbai 11th October 2018: An epitome of heritage, culture and opulence; Baaya Design, a home decor store, and design studio hosted an event dedicated to art and wellness of the mind. To showcase the philosophy of ‘old things do not become extinct’, this boutique store organized an engaging session by Farhana Vohra- licensed Heal your Life workshop leader. Madhoo Shah- actor, Mr. Kiran Nagarkar- writer and applauded architects Zubin and Krupa amidst eager enthusiastic design lovers.

The afternoon began on a spiritual note as the esteemed guests of honor undertook the lamp-lighting ceremony. Succeeding the ceremony, Farhana Vohra introduced Shibani Jain, CEO, and Founder, Baaya Design where the latter took the opportunity to enlighten the audience about the purpose and inception of the store. She added, “My travel expeditions led me to discover the traditional art forms and the talent that is hidden in every nook and corner of India. We at Baaya, aim to offer the Indian audience with exceptional ancient craftsmanship in the form of contemporary products and also contribute towards the welfare of the skilled artisans of India.” On a similar note, she also emphasized various objects of art and explained the symbolism behind the tree of life.

Elaborating on the current trends in interior design, the celebrated architect Zubin said, “The biggest trend is to de-clutter a space and add elements that give a personalized essence.” Talking about incorporating designs inspired by the heritage and culture of India, Krupa expressed, “One should incorporate Indian culture to cherish it and not merely for face value.” On the joyous occasion, Shibani announced the launch of the ‘Ocean Pearl’ range which is inspired by the sea, corals and various influences from life under water.

As the event progressed, the guests awed at the fine craftsmanship and high quality of Baaya’s diverse products. From wall arts and soft furnishings to accessories and jewelry; every product at the store was a true amalgamation of traditional and contemporary elements.

To highlight the theme -‘Positive Psyche, Positive Me’, Farhana Vohra preached the audience about the art of positive living. To achieve this, she carried out various activities with the guests, which enabled them to learn the bigger ideologies of life in the simplest manner. Emphasizing on the aspect of positive intelligence, the master of reiki said, “Happiness is not a destination. It is a journey.”

With this interactive and insightful session, the event marked its end. Not only did the guests take home insights about the world of art and Karigri but also rejuvenated themselves with mantras to leading a positive and happy life. As a token of appreciation, the team at Baaya Design offered gift bags to its guests for extending their support and love.

Kudos to CHATTUR SINGH OF ZEN ASIA FOUNDATION FOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AND FACE OF THE YEAR 2018 EVENT

ZEN ASIA FOUNDATION PRESENT AND ORGANISED FACE OF THE YEAR AND DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2018, ELEVATES THE BEAUTY AND STYLE BARS HIGH WITH GRAND SUCCESS OF THE SHOW.

ZEN ASIA FOUNDATION PRESENT AND ORGANISED FACE OF THE YEAR AND DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2017 NOT ONLY CONNECTED WITH FASHION, BEAUTY AND WOMANHOOD, BUT ALSO PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN CREATING SOCIAL IMPACT WHILE PROMOTING WOMEN EMPOWERMENT , SKILL INDIA, MAKE IN INDIA, MADE FOR INDIANS.

ON THE WONDERFUL 3rd OCTOBER WEDNESDAY EVENING AN UNPRECEDENTAL EVENT FACE OF THE YEAR AND DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2018 WAS STAGED AT ST ANDREWS AUDITORIUM BANDRA WEST BY THE FATHER OF ZEN ASIA FOUNDATION – CHATUR SINGH KHALSA. THE SHOW RECEIVED APPLAUD OF 100S AND BLESSINGS OF 1000S.

 

AN 3RD OCTOBER WEDNESDAY EVENING WHERE FASHION TOOK THE SPOT LIGHT AND STYLE TOOK THE CENTRE – STAGE AS THE MODELS FROM THE FASHION GLITTERY SHOWCASED A BREATH-TAKING RANGE OF CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

AS THEY TAKE WINGS AND FLY OUT INTO THE WORLD OF FASHION TO MAKE THEIR MARK AND EARN THEIR STRIPES WHO WILL BE CHOOSEN AS THE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2018

A PERFECT BLEND OF FASHION AND CULTURE DEPICTED THROUGH NICELY CONSTRUCTED SILHOUETTES AND USE OF FABRICS MAKING WORLD FASHION COME TO OUR DOOR STEPS IN FASHION HUB OF MUMBAI WHICH WERE WORN BY MODELS WHO WALK RAMP IN CREATIVE COLORS AND DESIGNS WHO WERE CHOOSEN AS THE ULTIMATE FACE OF THE YEAR 2018.

THE ENTIRE OBJECTIVE OF THE SHOW – IS TO GIVE THE BUDDING FASHION DESIGNERS AND MODELS A PLATFORM

TO SHOW CASE THEIR TALENTS AND GET A TASTE OF THEIR CHOSEN INDUSTRY. THE ACTIVE SUPPORT OF THE JUDGES AND DESIGNERS WILL GIVE TREMENDOUS CONFIDENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THESE BUDDING YOUNG DESIGNERS AND MODELS.

CHATURSINGH KHALSA

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Film Workshop by Rahul Rawail at AAFT

Noida: The management of AAFT organized a powerful workshop by a well-known film director Rahul Rawail for the students of school of Cinema at Marwah Studios at Noida Film City.

“AAFT has a big name now and it has attracted me to be here to share my experiences with young film makers. A well educated, trained and groomed student will always be more preferable than a raw hand,” said Rahul Rawail while interacting with students.

“We are lucky to have Rahul Rawail on our board, his advice matters as he has spent more than 50 years in the industry since his childhood,” said sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

Rahul Rawail is an Indian film director in Bollywood known for his films like Love Story (1981), Betaab (1983), Arjun (1985), Dacait (1987), Anjaam (1994), and Jo Bole So Nihaal (2005). He was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director twice. He started his carrier as assistant to Raj Kapoor.

Later Sandeep Marwah presented Rahul Rawail with the life membership of World Peace Development And Research Foundation.

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at AAFT

Noida: The 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated at Asian Academy of Film And Television with the media students at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.

“The idea of having Mahatma Gandhi Forum within the campus is to learn the ideology and thinking of Mahatma Gandhi. There may be thousand of books available but it is very important to practice that ideology,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios expressing different stories related to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Sushil Bharti of Radio Noida 107.4Fm spoke at length and narrated few stories also related to Lal Bahadur Shasrti who’s birth anniversary also falls on 2nd October.

  

Tonu Sojatia alumna of AAFT and now part of   National Film Archives of India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India spoke on the current celebrations of 150th years of Mahatma Gandhi.

A Gandhian by ideology Parul Kumar Vice President of Prabhav Foundation expressed her views along with students Ram, Vivedata, Riya Mittal and Himani from Asian School of Media Studies.

The event was also attended by the delegation from Uzbekistan and renowned journalist Zarrin Abdukhalik –Zade who spoke about the importance of Lal Bahadur Shastri at Tashkent.

Vibrant, Engaging, Interactive! Whistling Woods International enthrals Film & Media enthusiasts over three-day fest

Mumbai,   Curious minds, joyous faces, and enthralled enthusiasts gathered at Whistling Woods International (WWI) to celebrate one of the most anticipated events in the domain of film, communications, and creative arts. Regarded as one of the most illustrious events of the industry, Celebrate Cinema, an open-to-all platform, offered insightful sessions and workshops about the artistic, technical and commercial aspects of the media and entertainment industry.

The 7th edition of Celebrate Cinema hosted more than 100 workshops on both the days on film, music, fashion, design, literature, art and virtual reality, among others. In addition, the audience got an exposure to various celebrity panel discussions, movie screenings and exhibits over September 27, 28 and 29th, 2018.

Speaking about the grand occasion, Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, WWI said, “I’m thrilled to inaugurate Celebrate Cinema 2018. WWI endeavours to offer every movie and creative arts enthusiast and aspirants a platform to widen their horizons of wisdom and gain valuable insights in respective domains. I am extremely thankful to all the guests who graced this year’s Celebrate Cinema and would like to extend my gratitude to the industry for extending their support over the years to help us make it a grand affair, since its inception.  The three-day event has enriched one and all who participated in the action-packed extravaganza and I would like to thank the team of students, faculty and staff for putting together such a great event.”

  

To this Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI added, “Cinema is something connected to humankind, human relationships and in India, especially to our soul. Given the nature of our country, we are closely attached to our culture and the Indian cinema. It is amazing to be a part of the Indian cinema and it’s truly a privilege to commemorate the same.”

The grand fest kick-started as the talented actor, Abhishek Bachchan inaugurated the ‘Frames 75’ exhibit – a rare collection of portraits of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. He appreciated the platform of Celebrate Cinema and said, “The best part of this festival is that it’s open to everyone, letting everyone to experience, learn and love the magical world of cinema. It is so important to preserve the history, document and catalog the film legacy that we have. Congratulations to the team of Whistling Woods International for keeping the fire burning and giving a platform to showcase the history of Indian Cinema, which I feel will help in making better filmmakers in future.” Speaking about the campus, he further added, “I love Whistling Woods and the facilities they have over here. If we had these kind of facilities when we were training, I would have loved to be a part of it. It’s wonderful to have a structure under which everybody has something to do with filmmaking. I truly wish them all the very best and would love to come back.”

The event progressed as Anjum Rajabali, HOD, Screenwriting, WWI moderated a masterclass with the acclaimed actor and the director of ‘A Death In The Gunj’, Konkona Sen Sharma; editor, Manas Mittal, and production designer, Siddharth Sirohi. Providing the engaging audience with a key take away from the session, Anjum Rajabali said, “To make a good movie you need three things – best of the story, best of the shot and best editing.”

Keeping in tune with the technological advancements, this year’s Celebrate Cinema organised a panel discussion about Cinematic Virtual Reality with Rahat Kulshreshtha, Founder & CEO, Quidich Innovation Labs; Vedanta Saxena, Co-Founder, Enso Immersive; Shaharbin Aboobacker, Inner Circle Entertainment; Bhavya Seth, Co-Founder, Lucid Dream Studio; Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Head, WWI Jio VR Lab and moderated by Anand Gurnani, Founder, Vamrr. During the discussion, the experts shared the pre-requisites required for an individual who aspires to enter and pursue a career in the VR domain.

A panel discussion on Creative Collaborations was organised with esteemed dignitaries, Sohaya Misra, Founder & Designer, Chola the Label and Adhuna Bhabani – Hairstylist and Co-Founder at BBlunt. On an inspiring note, Sohaya highlighted about having a clear vision about one’s career choice and equally emphasized on work ethics and trust when collaborating with a partner. Adhuna further explained, “Be able to listen. If you can listen you can communicate well and if you communicate, you can collaborate.”

The first day concluded with a panel discussion on Cinematic Musical Video, Wonderland, with the contemporary dance maestro – Terence Lewis. At the discussion, Terence along with Arkodeb Mukherjee, Cinematographer, and Aarambhh Singh, Assistant Director, shared the ideation process for ‘Wonderland’, a musical short film. Talking about the USP of the short film, the famed dancer stated, “The beauty about Wonderland is that the audience decided who is right in terms of the character.”

The day two of the event unfolded with a buzzing topic – ‘How To Be A Great YouTuber’. This panel discussion included the highly recognized digital media influencers: Satya Raghavan, India Head, YouTube; Aditi Shrivastava, Co-Founder, PocketAces; Anisha Dixit, Rickshawali; Ranveer Allahbadia BeerBiceps; Paula McGlynn, BhaDiPa and Madhura Bachal, MadhurasRecipe. On pursuing a career in YouTube, Ranveer shared, “Enter the domain only if you have pure love and passion for what you’re doing.”

The second-panel discussion – ‘Star in the Character’ primarily celebrated all the actors who don’t take on to lead roles but leave a mark in the memory of the audience. Highly renowned actors – Kumud Mishra, Seema Pahwa, Rahul Bose, Sahil Vaid, and Rajshri Deshpande shared inputs on their journey and process of characterization. In a conversation with Anjum Rajabali, Rahul Bose explained his inclination towards choosing unconventional roles. In addition, Kumud imparted knowledge on the process of characterization and how observation was the main key to projecting the traits of a character successfully. The talented alumnus of WWI, Sahil and Rajshri spoke about their journey in the movies. As an advice to young aspirants on handling success, Seema said, ‘To be successful you need to be true to yourself. And always remember to owe credit to everybody who has been a part of your success because everybody’s efforts are what made you.’

The sessions took an interesting turn with the panel discussion – ‘Brave Voices, Courageous Choices’. With this discussion industry stalwarts – director and actor Rajat Kapoor; director Shashanka Ghosh and Advait Chandan showcased different perspectives on the unconventional choices they made with their movies and acting. The highly educated and experienced panelist also analyzed the issues prevailing in the society. From the role of women in the movies to portraying political and religious viewpoints, the optimistic and creative talents gave the audience insightful takeaway philosophies to ponder upon.

Staying true to its tradition of imparting education to one and all, Whistling Woods International conferred Dilip Kumar, and Lata Mangeshkar scholarships to the deserving students. Commenting on the initiative, Meghna Ghai Puri, said, “One of the biggest goals in building WWI is to offer a platform to the aspirants to make a mark in the industry.” In addition, Motion Pictures Association in association with WWI presented scholarship to the student from Salaam Baalak Trust. Along with Subhash Ghai Vidya Daan scholarship and a special scholarship – Sunanda Murli Manohar was awarded to meritorious students.

As the concluding session for the day, the illustrious event organized a panel discussion titled, ‘Travelling Sound of Music – 1950-2020’ with the legends of the music fraternity – Pyarelal ji; Music Composers Ajay-Atul; and Amitabh Battacharya, Lyricist. As a tribute to the legendary musicians, the students of WWI School of Music performed songs from the Hindustani, Tamil and Korean genres. The interaction mainly enlightened the audience about the journey of music in cinema from the year 1950 till present. While reminiscing the glorious musical journey, Pyarelaji added, “No music is ever bad. No change is bad. We should all progress towards advancements and continue to enjoy the music in every era.”

As this year’s edition of Celebrate Cinema marked its end, all those present at the Whistling Woods International campus parted with a heart full of joy and memories to cherish forever.

About Whistling Woods International

Whistling Woods International (WWI) is Asia’s premier Film, Communication, and Creative Arts Institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, WWI is one of the largest and best media institutes in the country. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world in 2014, 2013 & 2010. WWI offers courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 3 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Game Design, Music, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound, Visual Effects, Media Management, Fashion Design and Visual Communication Design. All the courses are accredited by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

WORLD PHD CHAKRA AWARDS & GLOBAL DIGNITARY AWARD 2018 SETS A BENCHMARK ON SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS AT SURAT

Global warming is an issue that needs Urgent Attention to Ensure an Environment which enhances quality of life for masses. Awareness Public Charitable Trust promotes 8 Missions of World PHD Amongst which the Most important mission the organization focuses is Mission Oxygen. Since last two months the organisation is Promoting Its mission of Plantation  through Tiranga Challenge FB Frame which is Accepted Across the Globe.Eminent NGO /Celebrities /Artists Were invited from Across the Globe & were Given WorldPHD – Chakra Awards at  Manbhari Party Plot, VIP Rd on 29th September. Awareness Charitable Trust in Association with World Records Foundation also concluded their campaign “Mera Shahar Swatchh Mera Bharat Swatchh” & Felicitated People with Global Dignitary Award 2018.

     

Organiser of this movement Awareness Public Charitable Trust Chairman Dr. Vimal Rathi and Hon. Secretary Mr. Pravin Vora quoted that they were very happy by connecting so many people from India & people from other countries across the Globe for the noble cause of ‘Go Green-Mission Oxygen’, & ‘Mission Cleanliness’-Mera Shahar Swatch Mera Bharat Swatchh.Mission Cleanliness Campaign “Mera Shahar Swatchh Mera Bharat Swatchh was in association with Mr. Nihar Saraswala of World Records Foundation & Mrs Gujarat Queen Leena Shah.Swatcchata Commanders Recruited around the nation would Promote the Mission in the times to Come.  This glorious event was witnessed by over 1200 Dignitaries from 24 Cities including 10 Beauty Peageant Winners and 2 International Awardees.

DR VIMAL RATHI, Mr. PRAVIN VORA ,NIHAR SARASWALA deserve KUDOS FOR THIS OUTSTANDING EVENT AND THIS IS THE BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR.

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