Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Upcoming Music Concerts & Events in Delhi NCR | Sufi Concerts

It is the perfect time for music lovers in Delhi as quite a few happening music concerts are scheduled to be held in Sept-Oct months. Blog friends, sharing with you couple of upcoming music concerts in Delhi NCR. Lets check out the details for some Buzzin' music concerts in Delhi...

Kuch Is Ada Se - Wadali Brothers & Lakhwinder Wadali Live in Concert
The Wadali Brothers (Puranchand Wadali & Pyarelal Wadali) are Sufi singers and musicians from Guru ki Wadali in the Amritsar District in Punjab, India belonging to the Patiala Gharana.

Puranchand Wadali was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, 2005. Lakhwinder Wadali is the son of Puranchand Wadali.  He received extensive training and guidance in classical music from his father and guru ustad Puranchand Wadali, his songs have unique blend of classical and current trends in music.

Wadali Brothers fans you can catch them live in action on 29th Sept, 2012 from 6:30 pm onwards @Siri Fort Auditorium, Asiad Village Complex, August Kranti Marg, Delhi NCR.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender Pre-Party

Known for his quirky taste in music, in each one of Hashback Hashish's projects, be it the tightly-themed and executed Audio Visual Daft Punk, Deadmau5 & LCD Soundsystem Tributes or the proper techno gigs at venues like Blue Frog (DEL, MUM), Rise (Australia), TLR Café (DEL), and festivals in Kashmir and Rishikesh, etc. his constant drive to create something unique shows clearly through.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender Pre-Party will be taking place on 6th Oct, 2012 from 08:00 PM onwards @Media Cafe, South Point Mall, next to Genpact, Golf Course Road, DLF Phase V, Gurgaon

Oktoberfest 2012 - Faridkot Live @ Striker

Faridkot is a five member Hindi Rock band based out of Delhi, having performed over 100 shows across India, it has soon become one of the most sort after bands in Independent Music Scene in India, Band members include, Inderpreet Singh as the vocalist, Rajarshi Sanyal on the guitars, Akshay Rahejaon keys, Gavin Pacheco on the bass and Sahil Mendiratta on the drums.

Faridkot Live concert will held at Oct 06 2012 from 8:00 OM onwards @Striker Pub & Brewery First Floor, Global Foyer, Golf Course Road, Sector 43, Gurgaon.

Another event which is being organized in Oktoberfest 2012 @Striker, Delhi is Shibani Kashyap Live in concert on 27th Sept, 2012 from 8:00 PM onwards. She specializes in western and Indian classical music.

Hope you'll like our selection of upcoming music concerts & events in Delhi NCR. Enjoy your weekends to the fullest by being a part of these events!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Gandhi Jayanti Events & Celebrations in Delhi

! Happy Gandhi Jayanti !

Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi and in India also as Bapuji. He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; Mahatma Gandhi's birthday 2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandh to commemorate his sacrifices, morals and his teachings. Blog friends, sharing with you couple of upcoming events in Delhi to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti. Lets have a look...

On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti Geeta Chandran will present her newest GANDHI: Warp and Weft.

Gandhi: Warp and Weft explores key concepts from Gandhian philosophy through the narrative lens of a female dancer in the 21st century. Geeta Chandran's GANDHI: Waft and Weft is performed to an evocative soundscape engineered by sound artist Pratik Biswas, which weaves diverse sound elements ranging from traditional Carnatic tracks to the more esoterically abstract. The event will held @Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Estate, Delhi (NCR) on 1st October, 2012 from 07:00 PM onwards.

Walking: a dialogue between art and social movement, Exhibition of contemporary art on contemporary affairs and it brings together works by three artists exploring their understanding of a Gandhian inspired land rights movement, Ekta Parishad.

The  Exhibition will held from  27th Sept, 2012 to 10th Oct, 2012  from 11:00 AM onwards @Palm Court Gallery, Ramkrishnapuram, Delhi (NCR)

Gandhi Jayanti - Musical Evening

On the Occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, a musical evening presented by Gurgaon Cultural Society.

The event will held on Oct 01 2012 from 07:30 PM onwards @Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon.

Don't miss these upcoming events in Delhi in tribute to Gandhiji on the his 143rd birth anniversary...

Jai Hind!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Upcoming Music Concerts, Dance Events & Workshop in Bangalore | Ganesh Chaturhti 2012

We all know that Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi which is famous Hindu Ganesha festival falls on 19th Septmeber, 2012. So, blog friends, sharing with you couple of upcoming music concerts, dance events & free workshop in Bangalore to enjoy the festive weekend of Ganesh Chaturthi. Lets take a look!

Dance Event Date: Sept 21 2012 from 06:00 PM onwards

Dance Event Venue: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, Near Town Hall, behind Mysugar Building,Bangalore

Kalasinchanam Centre for learning Bharatnatyam, presents Krishnaleelamruta a dance feature portraying the 3 stages in the stories of Sri Krishna. Her highly talented students will be presenting the epic stories of Bhalya Kanda which is fun filled childhood years of Krishna with all his adorable pranks. This is a theatrical presentation in kannada hoping to take the audience back to the 'Dwapara' ages.

Music Concert Date: Sept 24 2012 from 06:00 PM onwards

Music Concert Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, No. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore

The Majolly Music Trust presents Day 1 of 'Festival of Classical Song' with Sangeeta katti (Hindustani Classical Vocal), (guest artist: Prakash Sontakke). Sangeeta Katti is one of the leading Hindustani classical vocalists amongst the young brigade of artists of India.Prakash Sontakke is one of the only musicians from Karnataka playing the Slide Guitar and the only one to have won the Independent World Music Awards USA and the Nashville Award for composers.

Music Concert Date: Sept 23 2012 from 12:00 PM 

Music Concert Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, No. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar

Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ) is a pioneering rock band from Bangalore. The band calls its music 'Bangalore Rock', and makes a strong Indian connect even within the idiom of a 'Rock' band. The TAAQ sound is open enough to accept Indian instruments and vocal styling, and international enough to relate to global audiences.

Event Date: Sept 26 2012 To Sept 27 2012

Event Venue: Bannerghatta Road, Banglore

DO RE MI school of music and studio is happy to announce its free workshop to learn and play Piano or Keyboard or Guitar to students irrespective of age and with or without music knowledge.

Hope, you'll like the selection of upcoming music concerts, dance events & workshop in Bangalore. 

Enjoy the Ganesh Chaturthi festival with great fun & zeal by being a part of these events.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 Festival Celebrations & Upcoming Events in Mumbai

Ganapati Bappa Moraya!

Ganesh Chaturthi is the most popular Hindu festival & it marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Utsav is the biggest festival in Mumbai & it is celebrated with great zeal & enthusiasm in Mumbai for 10 or 12 days. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 19, 2012.

Friends, sharing with you couple of upcoming events in Mumbai which are organized for the celebration of Ganesha or Ganpati festival. Lets have a look!

Event Date: Aug 17 2012 To Sept 30 2012

Event Venue: Apartment Therapy, #43, Hari Om Heritage, Plot 8, Sector 21, Towards Central Park, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

As the natural resources are depleting day by day, 'Go green' is the current mantra. Eco-friendly Ganesh idols are available exclusively at the store Apartment Therapy (Kharghar) Navi Mumbai from Aug 17 2012 To Sept 30 2012. These are crafted by Artist Sandeep Gajakosh from paper pulp and tree glue. These idols are eco-friendly, extremely light weight and dissolve immediately when immersed in water.

Event Date: Sept 15 2012 from 03:00 PM onwards

Event Venue: Bombay Paperie, 59, Bombay Samachar marg, Fort

Sangita Wadhwani conducted the Workshop - Let's Make Paper Lotus For Ganesha. The workshop is for children between the age group of 6-12years (adults included).

Event Date: Sept 10 2012 To Sept 30 2012

Event Venue: Episode - High Street Phoenix, Grand Galleria, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Ganeshas by Episode Silver - Exhibition. Episode brings you their exclusive line of Silver Ganeshas for the festive season. Bring prosperity home, by bringing home Ganeshas from Episode Silver. Ganeshas from Episode are perfect for the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, whether preserving them yourself or giving a gift.

Visit here for detailed information on Ganeshas by Episode Silver - Exhibition.

Event Date: Sept 15 2012 from 03:30 PM onwards 

Event Venue: Oxford Book Store, Apeejay House, 3 Dinsha Vachha Road, Churchgate

On the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi Oxford Bookstore, Mumbai cordially invites you to a fun-filled workshop on 'Draw and decorate your own Ganesha'. An enthralling session which will witness the drawing and painting of Ganesha through little hands. The workshop is for children between the age group of 5-10years.

Hope you'll like the selection of upcoming events on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 festival celebration in Mumbai & do share it with your Facebook friends.

!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 !!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ganesh Utsav Festival: Mumbai Offers Insurance to Ganeshotsav Revelers

Ganesh Utsav Celebration: The Mumbai civic agency Wednesday announced a scheme to provide insurance and medical assistance to participants in next month's 11-day Ganeshotsav festival, an official said here.

Mayor Sunil Prabhu said that any participant injured during the Ganesh festivities would be provided free medical treatment up to Rs.15,000 in any civic hospital.

However, in case of fatalities during the Ganesha festival, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation would give a compensation of Rs.150,000 to the family of the victim, he said.

The decision follows an appeal last month by Prabhu to Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte seeking insurance cover for the millions of participants who throng the 'Dahi-Handi' and Ganesh Utsav celebrations in Mumbai.

Prabhu urged Kunte to consider the proposal on "humanitarian ground" in view of the disasters that could take place during the two festivals.

While 'Dahi-Handi' falls this Friday (Aug 10), this year's 11-day Ganesh Utsav will start Sep 19, attracting millions of people besides domestic and foreign tourists.

During these festivals, there is a risk of casualties or accidents involving revelers and volunteers which can leave maimed.

'Dahi-Handi' is celebrated with tall human pyramids of boys and girls, and Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi sees participation of lakhs of youth, civil and police officials, especially during the celebrations and the Ganesha idol immersion ceremonies or Ganesh visarjan on the fifth, seventh and 11th day.

The 'Dahi-Handi' also attracts some international groups besides locals who vie with one another to build the tallest human pyramids and bag the prizes worth crores of rupees each year.

Last year, the celebrations left over 200 injured, including some seriously, and there were two fatalities in 2010.

For Ganesh Utsav, individual trusts and organisations provide heavy insurance cover to idols of the elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesh.

However, barring a few trusts, there is little or no insurance cover provided to millions of devotees and lakhs of volunteers during the Ganesh Chaturhti festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012: This year Vinayak Chaturthi falls on 19th September & Ananta Chaturdashi falls on 29th September, 2012.

(Content Courtesy: IANS)
(Images courtesy: ganeshaband Facebook Page) 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ganesh Utsav Celebrations in Vadodara | Photos

 Happy Ganesh Utsav!

Ganesh Utsav or Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular Hindu festival of India. Ganesh Utsav marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva & Parvati who is the God of good fortune, prosperity, wisdom, knowledge & remover of obstacles.

Every year the festival falls around late August – early September and it is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). This year Ganesh Utsav falls on 19th September, 2012.

Ganesh Utsav is celebrated with great devotion & enthusiasm all over the state of India. Friends, below are the photos of Ganesh Utsav Celebrations & Ganpati decorations in Vadodara. Lets take a look!

Most popular legend about the birth of Lord Ganesha is that Parvati is said to have created him from clay to protect her unknown to her husband, Lord Shiva. As Ganesha sits on guard at his mother’s home, Lord Shiva comes home but is not allowed in by Ganesha. In a fit of anger, Shiva chops of Ganesha’s head. When goddess Parvati learns of her son’s loss, she is distraught and demands her husband bring her son back to life. The lord orders his men to find any sleeping being with a head facing north. His men see an elephant and instantly do as instructed. Thus is Ganesh reborn, but this time with the head of an elephant.

Ganesha Utsav is celebrated over a period of 10 or 12 days. The festival begins with the placing of beautifully crafted Ganesha idols in homes or grand Pandals and for 10 days these Ganesha idols are worshipped with full faith. Ganesha Aarti is to be done at morning & evening regularly, prasad of Modak is placed before the Ganesha Murti and then Modak Prasad is distributed among the devotees who are present in Ganesh Puja.

On the last day of Ganesh Utsav i.e on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period) or Ganesha Visarjan, these Ganesha idols are taken in a procession for visarjan or immersion, to the nearby river, lake or sea.

As the idols are immersed in water, it is believed that any misfortunes that may afflict the family are also washed away. This year Ananta Chaturdasi is on September 29, 2012.

Hope! all Lord Ganesha devotees will like the collection of photos of Ganpati decorations for Ganesh Utsav Celebrations and information about Ganesh Utsav. By sharing this post with your Facebook   friends show your full faith towards God Ganesha.

 Ganapati Bappa Moraya!

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