DECADE BY DECADE

POPULAR HINDI FILM SONGS

Hindi film songs now began to make its presence as  a predominating  characteristic in the culture of the natio and began to assume roles beyond the limited  purview of cinema. Bollywood music has drawn its inspiration from numerous traditional sources, where has drawn many more  traditional features. For over 5 decades, these songs formed the staple of popular music in South Asia and along with Hindi film songs, were an important cultural export to most countries around Asia and wherever the Indian diaspora had spread. The spread was glamour by the advent of casette tapes which were produced in the millions till the industry crashed in 2000.

 Today, Hindi film songs are available on radio, television as live music by performers, and are easily available with legally lifestyle.

DECADE BY DECADE

 

POPULAR HINDI FILM SONGS

Hindi film songs now began to make its presence as  a predominating  characteristic in the culture of the natio and began to assume roles beyond the limited  purview of cinema. Bollywood music has drawn its inspiration from numerous traditional sources, where has drawn many more  traditional features. For over 5 decades, these songs formed the staple of popular music in South Asia and along with Hindi film songs, were an important cultural export to most countries around Asia and wherever the Indian diaspora had spread. The spread was glamour by the advent of casette tapes which were produced in the millions till the industry crashed in 2000.

 Today, Hindi film songs are available on radio, television as live music by performers, and are easily available with legally lifestyle.

CRAZY FACTS ABOUT MEMORY

 

  • There is virtually no limit to the amount of information we can remember.
  • We only remember a handful of things in our ‘short term’ memory.
  • Learning new things produces physical changes  in our brain structure.
  • Being able to access information quickly makes you less likely to remember it.
  • We can remember things that didn’t even happen.
  • Testing yourself on informaton is better than simply rehearsing or re-reading it.
  • Forgetting something makes you more likely to remember it.
  • Memories start forming in the womb-as early as 4 months into a pregnancy.
  • There is no single place where a given memory lives in the brain;it’s scattered across many different regions.
  • Emotional intensity priorities how memories are stored.

Music has two faces: An unparalleled form of art & a journey to recreate soul

Do you ever wonder what could it be like to not have music as a part of our life? Well, It is worthy to give a thought to, and it would be an understatement to say that the universe would be a tranquil place to live in without music. In fact, music has extraordinary power over us, humans; it’s what makes humans human. Music is indeed an exceptional form of art as well as the beautiful journey to recreate one’s soul.

Music had been an integral part in the lives of human being. Everybody relishes music, and this becomes a lot apparent in each important event right from marriages and funerals to inaugurations and graduation ceremonies to birthdays. In spite of the reasons behind what it’s used for, music is a pure form of art, and our lives would undoubtedly be incomplete without it. It is possible to shift the atmosphere in any space by merely adding some music. There are many various forms of music which could be used for n’ number of occasions, and it can be incredibly soothing and reposeful to the listeners.

Every culture in the present and the past has been highly involved in music. Studies have proved that music affects several elements of our brain profoundly. Music creates deep emotions and feelings with tons of reminiscences. In other words, music has been seen to be like an appealing therapy for our souls.

“Music is an art of expression, and it should bring the inner side of a particular artist to the surface, as well as, give the world an insight of artist’s vision, it is an articulation of communication” – Martin Landsky

Music is genuinely perceived to be as the universal form of art. It is a language in itself. Music in its pure form and nature has the power to express and convey a lot of emotions or feelings, or a psychological mood, or an attitude of mind and even a phenomenon of nature, etc.

  • Art it is!

Music is a unique art form because of it’s lyrical as well as auditory representation for and of any story. Through patterned rhythm, constructive words, a collaboration of instruments, music blesses listeners with an insight into individual’s personal experiences, also an in-depth perceived interpretation of the universe. No song is ever the same and musical talent today is witnessed in a multitude of forms. Inclinations for music are visible in voice; instruments played, lyrics were written, composition and much – much more. These music elements are highly admirable individually as well as jointly. It is never possible for any of these to work in isolation. Instead, they work collaboratively to create a holistic music experience capable enough to convey a message efficiently and implicitly in many beautiful and creative ways.

  • To Soul, it touches!

“Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with the thought” – Franz Liszt

Music possesses power. In fact, it is in itself a power or more like magic. It can be soothing even to the heart of a raging savage beast, just like the famous saying goes. Music at times expresses things which seem highly impossible to be expressed verbally. Music is a language like none other. Music can also be termed as energy. It’s a combination of sound and vibrations brought together to make rhythm and thus the power of eclectic mixture. Just like energy and food are the basic necessity for our bodies to survive in this world. Similarly, our soul strives for music to rejuvenate, thus pouring it with passion and energy.

Now by adding logic and explanation to this, it can be said – it is no news to us that there is a significant impact of the expression and the power, in uplifting major thirds or even a catastrophic minute interval, because it profoundly affects humans on a psychological and physiological level. The effect is on the electrical and chemical processes within the body. Going much deeper we can say that it is a string of artistic and beautiful composed notes which travels beyond the sensory input and processing to touch our soul.

Many individuals who are highly addicted to music would understand the power that it has in prodding emotions, feels and thoughts. It is even capable enough to alter one’s experience so that the life for them becomes magical to an extent where it can also be termed as spiritual.

When a person connects with himself or herself with the music they are listening, it unharnesses a variety of various sensations, including the sense of release and solace. However, music additionally includes a range of prestigious alternative factors and may even influence the genetic order among each people. This happens through the way an individual relates itself to music and through the thinking process of an individual.

Music is motivating; it is fun. Also, it is relaxing, and it is energizing too. It has an incredible impact on our bodies and minds. Hence, it is fair to say that as music also acts as Food for the Soul.

“Music introduces soul to the universe, brings wings to mind, gives flight to the imagination, as well as, life to everything.” – Plato

Modern and Contemporary Art:

Contemporary art is rather complex, and it is understandable why many individuals find it difficult to familiarise themselves with this Period. Quite amusingly, there are so many situations of people walking into an art exhibition where they don’t even know what object is part of the space and what object is the “artwork” It’s almost as though everything in the space is art. If I put an exhibition sign outside my living room, people would call the entire space an installation, and start listing themes of domestic lifestyle. Why do you think that is?

Because people don’t understand what contemporary art is supposed to be. The confusion stems from this basic conversation, “what is contemporary art?”

“It is the new. It is modern.”

“No, it’s contemporary.”

And confusion.

The first step to understand contemporary art is differentiating it from the term Modern; the room for error is understandable. The definition of modern is new, and the same goes for contemporary. But we are not looking at this definition in terms of art: We are not supposed to look at the word modern in terms of its meaning, but the Period. The Renaissance era had three periods that took over the art World, namely: Pre-Modern, Modern, Post-Modern. If we put ourselves in the shoes of artists from that period, we can tell why they chose to classify their period as Modern. They felt they had taken a huge step from the earlier art, and decided to classify themselves as evolved. “That was Pre-Modern. We are now Modern.” Modern for them was new, and like Contemporary Society, they had no idea how much they would progress from there.

A common misconception is that the Modern era had better knowledge of Art than Contemporary Society. You will hear many people saying, “they could actually paint. Contemporary artists just put an object on the floor and call it art.” But Society is smart. There is a reason we progressed to this period, and it is not to be vague or wing it, so to speak. The Modern Period had to end, and the reason was its rigidity. Society needed growth, and as much freedom as the Post-Modern Period gave artists, it wasn’t complete. For example, the mediums used were enough to encourage the viewer to empathise or relate to the artist, but never experience, or engage with the art. Touching a painting or sculpture does not directly result in communication. To encourage engagement, art practices had to change.

Let’s talk a little more about the Modern Period: Society had a Utopian vision of life, and artists believed that the “Universal Truth”, religious or scientific should be used to explain reality. In short, the Modern Period was philosophical in nature.

The Post-Modern focuses on complex meaning, none of which has to be the ultimate Truth.

So what is different about Contemporary art? We all have complex truths, yes, but which are the ones we want to share? What do contemporary artists want from their audience?

Empathy. It is very different to sympathising, which means feeling sorry for.

Empathy means relating to, understanding. And unlike the earlier periods where artists told the story Society wanted to hear, Contemporary Society is characterised by each artist telling his/her own story.

So why do Contemporary artists use the mediums they use? Why have we progressed from painting and sculpting to installation and performances? To tell their stories, and for the viewer to communicate, and empathise with. Yayoi Kusama is a famous Japanese artist that experiences vivid hallucinations from an early age. A lot of her installations are based on showcasing her World when she hallucinates. Instead of feeling sorry for her, the viewers are left in awe.

So contemporary art is not about pretence, and it is different to the Modern Period, better even.

Defining Art by Medium

A lot of individuals define Art as the act of combining certain mediums and creating a product. This product is called the ‘masterpiece’, and the act of making it is called ‘art.’ Practicing Artists in current Society know this is an incorrect definition.

It’s okay to be confused, for this was the correct definition at one point in time, and this definition has passed down to the generations. So what changed, and when?

Let us go back in time to unravel the progress in Art, and its changing definition to match Society’s demands.

First, Art began with the emergence of Homo- Sapiens, when our ancestors lived in caves. In short, art was a part of our lives from the very beginning.

What’s really intriguing is that these practices did not take place in one part of the world. Cave paintings have been discovered in Eastern France, a site termed Lascaux, and in other places such as the Bhimbetka Cave, Bhopal, India. So art practices were similar, cultural differences hadn’t truly emerged, but it is suggested that Art was a form of Ritual.

Moving on to the Neolithic Period, Cultural differences begun to emerge. It started with different styles of tool making, then Jewellery making, and moved on to architecture.

The Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, each emerged in different locations of Early Civilisation. So it is safe to suggest that Art at this period was related to tool making and building.

Starting to see the difference? Currently, an Architect is not considered an Artist. But you will find so many architects that are artists as well, where does that idea stem from? From our Ancestors.

The Medieval Period is where we start to focus entirely on European Art, which is a problem. We have jumped from early Civilisations to a small part of the Globe. This has prohibited us from documenting the evolution African Art, Chinese Art, Indian Art, and so forth. This Period emerged in Rome and progressed to Ireland (350-1300 CE.) The focus is on Christianity. This is where the practice of mosaics emerged, and glass became an important material to use. The colourful glass mosaics on church windows feature this Period

Now, the Era we are all familiar with; Renaissance Art. This era is divided into three Periods, Pre- Modern, Modern, and Post-Modern. We all know each Period focused on telling different stories, focusing on different themes. The use of materials were similar, canvas, board and paint. The only shift were the discovery of new paint pigments, and the Art Movements. Pre-Modern Period focused primarily on Realism. The Modern period is the evolution of the same, but no change, and the Post-Modern period burst open with many Art Movements attacking the Modern Period, such as Pop art. This is where the concept of mixed media was born.

Let us finally look at Contemporary Society. What mediums do we use to make art? Paint, canvas, clay? Yes, we certainly do. What else? We use projectors, animation, computers, electricity, and other products of technology. Now, these mediums did not exist before. As we discovered technology, more art forms emerged, such as the birth of Photography. Of course, mixed media was a feature of the Post-Modern Period, but even more so in Contemporary Society.

Are you starting to see why the definition of art as the act of creating a product is incorrect? Maybe that is a harsh description, the correct term would be limiting. Art is no longer just a product, it is also an event. Contemporary art is featured by films, installations, performance, and various other mediums that cannot be considered a thing: medium is no longer limited to materiality.

So, how are we going to define art in this Contemporary World? We define it as the Act of Expressing.

SOLILOQUY (self-talk)

ASSESSING YOUR SELF-TALK

1) Figure out whether the self-talk is your own or a different voice.

  • The voice is yours is to determine whether you are responsible for it. If you are not responsible for the voice and if you have no clue what this voice will say next.
  • A mental disorder include hearing more than one voice;experiencing non-verbal thoughts,visions,tastes,experiencing the voices as a waking dream that feels real.

2) Examine the content of your self-talk

  • Self -talk is not necessarily  a bad thing. Articulating your thoughts can help you organize them. It can also help you thin through things are more carefully, particularly when making a tough decision.

3) Assess how your self- talk makes you feel

  •  Do I frequently feel concerned or guilty about how much I talk to myself?
  • Does my self-talk make me sad, mad or anxious?
  • Is me talking to myself such a big problem that I try to public situations to prevent embarassment?
  • A licenced mental health professional can help you reflect on why you talk to yourself?

4) Assess how others  respond to your self-talk

  • Do people give me weird looks while I’m walking around?
  • Do people often ask me to quiet down?
  • Is this first thing someone hears from me is me talking to myself?
  • You may be disrupting others when you self- talk and that you may need to get this habit under control the sake of your social relationships.

5) Assess whether your self-talk is generally positive or negative

  • Positive self- talk can actually be good for you in situations where you want to feel highly motivated, such as job interview or intense work out. Telling yourself “you’ve got this, you can do it” something important. YOu can be your own cheerleader!

10 unique GI products across India

“10 Unique GI Products across India”

India, one of the most diverse countries in the world. From dialect to dressing-style, the nation has been hailed as a standout amongst the most complex amalgamation of different social personalities. The vast numbers of various societies, sewed together in such an impeccable way, make India’s assorted variety one of the marvels of the world.

Because of this decent variety in culture, the GI products vary from place to place in India and this diverse land contains the unique GI products across the country.

So, here we are presenting the list of “10 Unique GI products across India”. The list is as follow:

  1. PASHMINA SHAWL: It is one of the expensive as well as unique GI of the country. This product is added in the list due to its uniqueness i.e. this shawl is made from the wool of goat named “Pashmina Goat” which is only found in Kashmir. These goat shed their wool in spring season every year and sheds around 80-170 grams of wool. And this wool is hand processed in the Northern valley of Kashmir and then delivered to the centre to convert the wool into garments.
  2. CHAMBA RUMAL: Chamba Rumal, one of the registered GI products of Himachal Pradesh. The Chamba Rumal is a fine show of Himalayan weaving and artworks conventions. The themes on these handkecheif have generally drawn from indigenous stories, including the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The figures of Krishna and his going with Gopis are leitmotifs in this weaving convention, and the subject additionally draws from the Bhagvad Puranas, nature and the lives of the neighborhood network individuals.
  3. NAGA MIRCHA: Naga Mircha, the hottest chilli in the world. It is originally known as Bhut Jolokia. It measures 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) which implies it contains the most astounding normally happening measure of capsaicin. The seed is not the reason for the heat, it is the membrane. This is reason for being in the list.
  4. MADHUBANI PAINTINGS: Madhubani paintings, one of the most unique GI products in India. These paintings are originated from Madhubani district of Mithila region from Bihar. The composition was customarily done on crisply put mud walls and floors of huts, yet now they are likewise done on fabric, handcrafted paper and canvas. Madhubani canvases are produced using the mixture of powdered rice and water. Madhubani painting has stayed bound to a smaller geological zone and the aptitudes have been gone on through hundreds of years, the substance and the style have to a great extent continued as before.
  5. KATHPUTLIS: Kathputli is one of the very famous arts of India. It is basically originated from Rajasthan. Kathputli is a join of two rajasthani dialect words Kath meaning wood and Putli meaning a doll. The manikins are controlled by strings and a few researchers trust that it is more than a huge number of years old. It was given the GI tag in 2008.
  6. KUTCH EMBROIDERY: The Kutch Embroidery is a workmanship and material mark craftsmanship custom of Kutch district of Gujrat. Weaved items are of 16 composes known by particular names such as: Ahir, Aari, Pakko, Nera etc.
  7. HYDERABADI HALEEM: Hyderabadi Haleem is one the rarest dish of haleem that is originated in Hyderabad and now prepared in different parts of the country. Haleem is a stew made out of meat, lentils and beat wheat made into a thick paste. It is basically an Arab dish which came into Hyderabad state in the rule of Nizams. It has been tagged as GI product in 2010.
  8. FENI: It is the only GI product in the country which is spirit and has been given this tag exclusively produced in Goa. Originally, two types of Feni are prepared i.e. one from cashew and other from toddy palm. The feni offering market is disordered to a great extent. It also get the tag of “Brew Heritage” outside the state.
  9. KONARK STONE CARVINGS: It has been an antiquated practice and the most commendable models are the carvings at Konark, because of which the status GI product was given to it. It is for the most part honed by craftsman in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Subjects are regularly customary pictures, including legendary figures. Utilitarian things like flame stands, pen stands, paperweights, bookends, light bases and stoneware utensils are additionally made.
  10. MYSORE SANDAL SOAP: Last but not the least, here is one of the most unique products in the list of GI product. It is a brand company named as “Mysore Sandal Soap” established in Karnataka. The principle inspiration for setting up the processing factory of soap was because of the top sandalwood holds that the Mysore Kingdom had which couldn’t be sent out to Europe in light of the First World War.

 

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THE DREAM CITY

Mumbai, a dream city for millions of people . City of light and shadow, old and new, modern and traditional ,inspiration and much more. It has some magic in its air which understand your heart. When ever you go you find something new to discover .The deeper you go the more you fall in love with it.It is said that if your dreams are true than Mumbai believes in you. 
History Of Mumbai
The name Mumbai is derived from
Mumba or Maha Amba-the name of the patron goddess (kuladevi)
Mumbadevi of the native Agri, Koli and Somvanshi communities— meaning “mother” in the Marathi language , which is the mother tongue of the Koli people and the official language of Maharashtra. It is built upon 7 islands namely :Isle of Bombay , Parel , Mazagaon , Mahim ,Colaba, Worli , and Old Woman’s Island (also known as Little Colaba).
Many powers ruled this place, from ancient to modern ,& from time to time they transform it into new one.you find beautiful amalgamation of British and mughal architecture in this city

Different from other 
Mumbai is a hub for bollywood films. Somewhere you find noise and somewhere you meet silence.Since my childhood I always dreamt of this place. It has something which fascinates everyone, maybe the motherly love as its name says 

Mum-English (mom)

Ba-gujarati(mom)

Aai-marathi(mom)

PLACES TO SEE IN MUMBAI

#1 Marine Drive 

If you are a beach lover than I am sure this city won’t disappoint you. Mumbai has some amazing beaches to roam about it. Marine drive or Queens necklace  is just amazing, one of my favorite place. Visit this and let yourself free from wordly 

How to reach:boulevard in South Mumbai links to nariman point. 

#2  FASHION STREET

Paradise for shopaholic. You find enumerous variety to choose from being rajasthani, Gujarati, Marathi etc

How to reach: take a local train to churchgate,from there 5 min walking distance 

 

 

 

 

ELEPHANTA CAVES.            
Oldest Hindu temple dedicated to  lord shiva 
How to reach:located on elephants island ,10km east to Mumbai city.take a boat from gateway of India. 
 
 

The Basics of selecting an exceptional event management company

Whenever you need to organize an event, you need two most important things – patience and the right planning. Either you can choose to plan the event on your own or you can coordinate with an experienced and professional event management company which can help you meet the goals you have set for your event. Believe us or not, a great event idea does not work alone. The development and execution of the idea is what matters for a successful event.

So you should decide meeting a good event management company who would know a lot of things about event planning that you don’t. First of all, it is indisputable that the event management companies act as a fuel in developing the concept of the event. Besides, they also help you save your precious time and last of all, they make events more attractive, memorable, efficient, organized and overall – they help your event stand out from similar ones. So how to choose the best of the best event management companies?

Do a background check or you could get misled

The role that an event management company will play in planning your event is a very crucial one. True that such professional companies can be extraordinarily helpful but it is the safest bet to know the company in depth you have opted for.  Hence conduct a strong and vigilant background check to make sure that your event comes out in the most spectacular way possible.

Pin Down Your requirements:

Firstly you need to answer a few questions yourself such as why are you holding the event? What do you expect from this event? What is the real purpose of planning the event? Accordingly you should hire an event management company which can ofEVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANIESfer exactly what you need. Clearly articulate the objectives and make them understand your goals. Also take their opinions, suggestions and educate yourself on the types of events they organize.

How much does experience weigh while selecting an event management company?

Trying to execute the perfect event can be a daunting task. Experience should play a decisive role in picking out the best company. Any quality and experienced event management companies would be familiar with  ins, outs, ups, and downs that come with trying to organize a memorable event. Event management companies thrive on creativity! So what’s best than checking out some possible video presentations, photos and slideshows where you can see some of the events they have organized.

Communication skills matter

An event manager may have to face various challenges when planning an event. Thus having a calm attitude and great communication skills is an important part of the job of an event manager. Great event managers are always comfortable connecting with different people.  Be it high-level executives or vendors or customers, they will be available, approachable and accessible. Working with a wide range of people requires good communicating and advanced social skills. This is why you should make the most out of the very first conversation with the person who will handle your event. If the person is a confident and a pleasant negotiator, working along will not only be fun and easy going. It will help you build up a successful event.

As a company, you want your event to leave a lasting impression on the audience. An experienced and creative event management company knows how to weave in every element to make your event a grand success.