Imagine a world without money, where there is real self-expression, art, love, and total acceptance – sounds like utopia, doesn’t it? Well, that’s Tattva for you! The magic of Tattva, a three-day residential festival, is being created for the fourth time at Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi. The festival will begin with the celebration of Holi on March 6, resplendent with herbal colours, flowers, dhol and drums and will continue till March 8. Tattva –in Sanskrit means ‘reality’ or ‘truth’ – is a celebration of one’s true self without the embellishments of ego, money and social status. It is about going back to the basics – where the reality of our self exists in its pure, elemental form. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ashwin Bharti, Director, Zorba the Buddha says, “This is a very special festival, which is co-created by everyone attending. Participants gift workshops like dance, theatre, art and craft, painting, pottery and more, they create coffee corners, food cooked in the community kitchen, art installations and a whole lot of love! There is no money involved for participation in the festival. Everyone only pays subsidised contribution for the stay and meals. In the spirit of creativity and madness, a lot of scholarships are given out to artists!” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPeople from different walks of life – home makers, artistes, musicians, office goers, expats, facilitators, diplomats – come together to celebrate the individual and the whole with music, dance, art, food, bonding and a whole array of workshops and activities and live together like one big happy family. This weekend festival is a joyful experience of self-exploration, where participants will be able to give free vent to their creativity in the field of their choice. Here, you will be spoilt for choices with two workshops running simultaneously. Participants/facilitators offer sessions of pottery-making, dancing, singing, meditation, yoga, Sufi-whirling, painting, cooking and much more. Participants may choose to volunteer for community care by sharing skills in artistic projects, cooking, food service, designing, gardening, cleaning, etc. Zorba the Buddha offers around 200 workshops, events and festivals in an year. Periodically, they also offer classes in painting, sculpture, pottery, yoga, ikebana, photography, creative writing, meditation, theatre, dance, tai chi, ayurveda and much more. Tattva Festival celebrates life in all its colours, accepting you for who you are. read more
Kolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay released the music album of upcoming Bengali feature film Abar Basanta Bilap, on Wednesday. The film will be released on July 13. Chattopadhyay has both acted as well as sung a song in the film. The Power minister is quite popular among his friends as a Rabindra sangeet exponent.The cast of Abar Basanta Bilap includes industry veterans like Paran Bandyopadhyay, Kharaj Mukhopadhyay, Moon Moon Sen and Bishu Mukherjee.Basanta Bilap, a hugely successful comedy film and the upcoming film’s spiritual predecessor, was released in 1973. Directed by Dinen Gupta, the star-studded cast included Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Rabi Ghosh, Anup Kumar, Kajol Gupta, Sumitra Mukherjee and Chinmoy Roy.
Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — Low-cost carrier Primera Air is suspending all flights and filing for bankruptcy protection. Primera offers London (Stansted) and Paris out of Toronto, and was set to start offering Paris flights out of Montreal as of Oct. 28.The airline said on its website Monday, “On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you.” It isn’t giving information about refunds.In a statement, directors say Primera couldn’t get financing from its bank and spent more than 30 million Euros (US$34.7 million) leasing planes and rebuilding one with severe corrosion.The full statement on the website reads: “Dear Passengers, Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended as of today, Oct. 2, 2018. On behalf of Primera Air team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty. On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you. Please visit primeraair.com for further updates in next few days. Tour Operator passengers are kindly suggested to address their Tour Operators and Agents for further information and actions. Kindly understand that the usual options for contacts (via email or phone) can not be offered any longer. Sincerely yours, Primera Air team”.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterPrimera started as a charter airline in Iceland and became one of several budget airlines to offer transatlantic service in recent years, flying to Newark, Washington, Boston and Toronto.Out of Toronto Primera was announcing a new route just about every week recently.On Sept. 12 the low-cost carrier said it would begin Madrid flights out of Toronto starting in Aug. 2019.The new flights were announced just weeks after news of new routes from Toronto to Berlin (starting June 2019) and Toronto and Montreal to Frankfurt (starting July 2019).Primera Air’s current schedule to Europe from Canada included London and Paris flights from Toronto and Montreal.Earlier Primera suspended its summer flights between Toronto and Birmingham because of Airbus delivery delays.With files from The Associated Press Share Passengers stranded as low-cost carrier Primera Air shuts down Tags: Bankrupt, Primera Air << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, October 2, 2018 read more