3rd Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival 2017

Third edition of Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival (DIQTFF) 2017 is organised in collaboration with Harmless Hugs and Impulse New Delhi by AIDS Healthcare Foundation along with Canada High Commission as its Associate Supporter on 9th and 10th December, 2017 to witness power packed theatre performances and movies from across the globe underlining the sensitive lives of queer people.

Talking about DIQTFF, Vinay Kumar, Founder, Harmless Hugs said, ‘It was an initiative to bring art, culture, and theatres to the mainstream and give a new direction to queer movements. They are hoping to strengthen the talent from the communities and give them the adequate platform to show the society that they are also of us. This event will be an avenue for LGBT people and allies to learn more about their community filled with fun and knowledge. Although organizing the third time in a row was not at all a cake-walk and all the credit goes to the donors, sponsors, volunteers the people who supported in making this happen.

“Stigma attached to sexual orientation and sexual preferences have been a major challenge in the society. Platforms like Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival is a unique way to reach out to the society and advocate for equal rights for everyone regardless of sex, gender, and sexuality. It also gives an opportunity to the people who are in the closet and still fighting with their identity. Let’s work together for a better and brighter future of the LGBTQIA community in India, ”said, Bismaya Kumar Raulo, Program Coordinator – Impulse New Delhi.

‘It has been observed that media in form of theatre or films is a good way of addressing sensitive issues like LGBT to a mass audience and it helps to change the mindset of the society by the influence of its artists. Thus, DIQTFF provides that platform to young budding theatre and film producers to encourage and exhibit their talents based on LGBT issues.’ As mentioned by Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, Brand Ambassador, AHF.

Also, High Commission of Canada, for the third time is associating with Harmless Hugs for its Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival. Soyoung Park, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Canada-New Delhi says, ‘Canada strongly supports respect for diversity and human rights, and advocates for dignity and equal rights for all regardless of personal characteristics such as sex, religion, colour, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.’

 

A renowned gay dating app, Grindr is thrilled to support and be a part of this year’s DIQTFF. In a time when the queer culture in India is developing a strong and independent voice, we celebrate being a part of such an important moment,” added, Peter Sloterdyk, Vice President-Marketing.

 

 

 

Art music-The healer

Music is an art.Correctly named as art music.It may be of various kinds,based on the place and so on.The music likers may also be of various kinds depending on their demands.But as a whole,music acts as a healer not only for men but also for all those who were font of it.It has the ability to act as an stress buster.Also it has proved itself as the best solution for any kind of problems.

Medically,listening music can increase the blood circulation,since it can make humans to be relaxed,to make them feel happy,energised all through out their day as a result can get rid out of most diseases.How worthful,isn’t it? Of course most of us had experienced it.Hadn’t we?.

Particularly in India many varieties of music were prevailing since olden days,but  varies according to the natives.But now it is marching towards its extinction.Former people of the world really felt music as their relaxing point.But everything now is being made money oriented.”But people just understand,music was just not urged to play for money.HURRY UP!Our boons are extincting..”By the fact that youths can make anything possible,we should also make this possible that is to preserve our identity of music.Not the one who is at responsible position can do all such things,Everybody who had that vitality can do! So,let’s hope to do our best in preserving by encouraging the spread of music.

Madame Tussauds, Delhi

A brand that began its journey 200 years back in 1761 with a lady named Marie Grosholtz. Marie’s mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Phillipe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modeling. It was he who taught Marie the art. As he moved to Paris he took his young apprentice along, she was just 6 years old back then.

It was in 1777 that Marie created her first wax sculpture and further there was nothing that could stop her to make magnificent and perfect wax statues of various famous personalities. After she inherited Dr. Curtius’s vast collection of wax models she married Francois Tussaud in 1795 and hence the exhibition of her wax sculptures came to be known as ‘Madame Tussauds’.

Her museums are now spread all over the globe in all the major continents including Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Madame Tussauds Museum has come to India and will be open to the public from 1st December’17 making this the most awaited event in Delhi. The celebrity life-size wax figures installed at the museum include Madhubala, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shreya Ghoshal and Asha Bhosle along with Sportspersons like Kapil Dev and Milkha Singh, but one of the major attractions will be a wax statue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Tickets for adults at Rs. 650 & children (+3) at Rs. 410 only on BookMyShow click here- http://bit.ly/2zUDHWh

Hunger on Wheels

‘So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all the questions for the time being’. There is no sincere love than the love of the food. Born and brought up in the food capital of India, Delhi, food has always been the first love for the people of Delhi. DFTF  is back!!! 2 days of pure fun and entertainment.Full of novelties and your daily favourites, this food truck festival promises to make your weekend very, very interesting indeed.Around 30 popular food trucks and 20 food stalls from Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon are participating in this Truck Food Festival. The two-day event is just not limited to food. There would be exciting games and contests, music and snow dance concert, beer pong tournament and a craft beer fest on the sidelines. So foodies…this is your calling!!

5 Upcoming music events 2017

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Where words fail, Music speaks!

No matter what we are going through, how we are feeling, we have music for every situation. We bring you the best 5 upcoming music events happening in Delhi which suits your every mood.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ult_ihover thumb_shape=”square” thumb_height_width=”250″ gutter_width=”100″ align=”left”][ult_ihover_item title=”Aarohi” thumb_img=”id^9836|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/download-2.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^download|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Faarohi||” title_font_color=”#d3d3d3″ info_color_bg=”#000000″ title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]AAROHI is the upcoming music event at India Habitat Centre. It is an homage to Bharat Ratnas of India, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Pt. Ravi Shanker. Vocal recital by Anand Gandharva Bhate[/ult_ihover_item][ult_ihover_item title=”Jazz India Circuit Launch 2017″ thumb_img=”id^1745|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/jic-banner-big-two.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^jic-banner-big-two|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Fjazz-india-circuit-launch-concert-2017||” title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]Jazz India Circuit is an upcoming music festival in Delhi which will take place in December for all the Jazz lovers in town[/ult_ihover_item][ult_ihover_item title=”Vidya Vox” thumb_img=”id^9858|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/images-1-1.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^images (1)|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Fmirchi-live-brings-vidya-vox-for-us||” title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]
Just hold your breath and be ready to groove with one of the most popular YouTube Sensation and the Mashup Queen Vidya Vox. Radio Mirchi presents Vidya Vox live in concert at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
[/ult_ihover_item][ult_ihover_item title=”Encore – A.R Rehman” thumb_img=”id^2281|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ar-rahmaan.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^ar rahmaan|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Fa-r-rahman-encore-concert-with-mtv||” title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]The music sensation A.R Rahman is going to perform a concert event in Delhi. He will be seen spelling his magic in his upcoming music event in Delhi,[/ult_ihover_item][ult_ihover_item title=”Sanam” thumb_img=”id^2187|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/sanam.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^sanam|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Fsanam-in-delhi||” title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]The most heartening astounding four, Band SANAM, is ready to perform live and loud at their enormous public show in Delhi. Sanam is an Indian pop-rock band based in Mumbai.[/ult_ihover_item][/ult_ihover][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Source: artculturefestival.in an initiative of good cause a registered NGO, CHARITABLE SOCIETY.

Conducted an exhaustive research on 100 random party places and venues and interviewed with the best party organizers and renowned party bloggers. This survey is based on the events and parties happened from August to November 16  conducted in Delhi/NCR recognized agencies and societies.

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List of Bharatanatyam Dancers in India

Rukmini Devi Arundale

Rukmini Devi Arundale was a renowned Bharatnatyam dancer and choreographer. Along with that she was an activist for animal rights and welfare. She also got the honour to be the first woman in Indian History to be nominated as the Rajya Sabha member.

Mrinalini Sarabhai

Mrinalini Sarabhai, an Indian Bharatnatyam dancer and the founder of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for imparting training in dance, drama, music and puppetry, in the city of Ahmedabad. Her daughter, Mallika Sarabhai is also a famous Indian classical dancer and activist.

Bala saraswati

Tanjore Balasaraswati, also known by her last name Balasaraswati was a celebrated Bharatnatyam dancer. Her work was recognised and awarded with a Padma Bhushan in 1957 and a Padma Vibhushan in 1977 by the Government of India.

Singhajit Singh

Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, a celebrated name in Bharatanatyam, also co-owns the ‘Manipuri Nrityashram’ a Manipuri dance school, in New Delhi. He is the recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shri, which were awarded to him for his contribution to the Manipuri dance.

Alarmel Valli

Alarmel Valli, the Padma Bhushan recipient Bharatnatyam dancer from Chennai is a celebrated practitioner of the art. She teaches Bharatanatyam at Dipashikha, a centre for fine arts in Chennai, founded by her. Moreover, she is the second youngest female dancer to be conferred the President’s award of Padmashri.

Benefits of Dancing in Everyday Life

Dance, as it was earlier- just a form of entertainment, has successfully emerged as something more than a form of art. Today, dancing is more than just shaking your body, one can adopt dancing as a full-time career, if the individual is passionate about it.

Secondly, dancing is a very effective method to boost your confidence. Dancers have an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. Moreover, today, more people are using dance as a medium to express their feelings. YES, dance can also elevate your mood when you’re depressed. So, rather than sitting in a corner and feeling bad about yourself, put on your dancing shoes, turn on the music, and start dancing.

Besides, dancing is also good for your health. So, you can join a dancing class to stay fit rather than lifting weights in the gym.

Top 5 upcoming Party Events in Delhi

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Do you want to know where everyone goes to the party?
To make sure you make the most of the celebration season around the year, we have put together this small guide of the best parties across Delhi-NCR, so you know where the closest party is happening near you!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ult_ihover thumb_shape=”square” responsive_size=”on” align=”left”][ult_ihover_item title=”TRAFFIC LIGHTS PARTY” thumb_img=”id^9505|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MASK.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^MASK|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Fmasquerade-mask-party-season-2||target:%20_blank” info_color_bg=”#a8a8a8″ thumbnail_border_styling=”none” spacer_border=”outset” spacer_width=”20″ title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]Find a mask and wear it well so that no one can see you! Your all-time favorite masquerade party is coming with its second edition at Playboy Cafe on November 26[/ult_ihover_item][ult_ihover_item title=”Masquerade Mask Party” thumb_img=”id^9428|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/PIC4.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^PIC4|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Ftraffic-lights-party||” thumbnail_border_styling=”none” spacer_width=”20″ title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;” title_margin=”margin-left:50px;” divider_margin=”margin-left:50px;”]Are you single, committed or it’s complicated?A perfect party to meet and date people. If you are single and available, wear GREEN. If you are not sure, complicated or maybe, wear YELLOW. If you are engaged/not available, wear RED.[/ult_ihover_item][ult_ihover_item title=”Season change crawl” thumb_img=”id^9615|url^http://events.artculturefestival.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/season.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^season|description^null” block_click=”link” block_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fevents.artculturefestival.in%2Fevent%2Fseason-change-crawl||” thumbnail_border_styling=”none” spacer_border=”none” title_responsive_font_size=”desktop:22px;” title_responsive_line_height=”desktop:28px;” desc_responsive_font_size=”desktop:12px;” desc_responsive_line_height=”desktop:18px;”]

Ever heard of the season change party?

Here is your chance to welcome the new season in new fashion.

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So, put on your party pants and be ready to lose yourself!

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Source: artculturefestival.in an initiative of good cause a registered NGO, CHARITABLE SOCIETY.

Conducted an exhaustive research on 100 random party places and venues and interviewed with the best party organizers and renowned party bloggers. This survey is based on the events and parties happened from August to November 16  conducted in Delhi/NCR recognized agencies and societies.

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Best Female Stand-up Comedians in India

Best Female Stand-up Comedians in India

Women are not funny, they said. There are no women in stand-up comedy, they said. Comedy, be it stand-up or videos on networking sites, has historically been a male dominated field. But that’s slowly changing with a considerable number of women venturing into this field. They are peppy, they are witty, and yes, they have a lot of things to say to you.

Following is the list of 5 women stand up comedians in India that you must follow.

These Female Comedians Are Taking The Stand-Up Scene By Storm, One Joke At A Time:

1.Aditi Mittal
One of the first Indian women to do stand-up comedy, Aditi Mittal is known for her no-holds-barred gigs. She is one of India’s best stand-up comedians. Aditi has a very sarcastic and witty way of narrating any incident. You might recognize her from the (in)famous AIB Roast with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Her famous stand-up series titled ‘Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say’ has made her extremely popular.

2. Mallika Dua
Latest sensation in the funny world! In a very short period of time, she has gained huge popularity for her super funny Snapchat characters (Make-up didi and her cousins). She makes the best use of her obvious Punjabi-ness and it’s a real treat to watch!

3. Radhika Vaz
An advertising professional, she joined the comedy club in her late 30s and talks about her life experiences in the most hilarious way. Radhika started her comedy career by teaching impromptu comedy in New York City, and gradually moved on to performing her own material. She has been doing comedy in Mumbai and New York.

4. Sumukhi Suresh
Born and raised in Bangalore, she shifted to Mumbai to pursue her career in comedy and quickly gained immense popularity. She has a very unique take on common issues women face and can have you rolling around in no time! A 10-year-old with a runny nose who insults people, A stalker who ties up men and cooks for them: comedian Sumukhi Suresh is out to play female characters others won’t.

5. Neeti Palta
A well-established advertising professional, she’s the one who gave a face to English stand-up comedy for women! She was voted as the best Stand-Up Comic at the Oz Fest and was India’s first stand-up act to perform at Melbourne for the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2013. She has performed in almost 20 cities in India and internationally.

Master Sound 

Master Sound is the pioneer in sound and lighting. Sr. Gurnam Singh (Director) started the company long back in 1956, with an objective to become the best in Sound solutions. Master Sound’s aim is to offer you the best services in sound with skilled professionals to make the occasion memorable. We are established to provide complete sound and light solutions. Our professional staff members from decades are providing unassailable sound and lights to clients. Master Sound has now become a big name in industry, others feel proud and pleased to stand with us. We provide our services not only to hotels, designers, and agencies but moreover to big co-operate houses. Hiring us, will give you the best benefit in creativity and planning.