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Project ‘De Náva’ : Conceived & Directed by Vaayudhwani

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Goddess, Durga, Project 'De Náva, Vaayudhwani, Durga Puja, Navratri

The nine days of Navratri are symbolic of the supreme female cosmic power or Goddess Shakti who is worshipped in her variously manifested forms as Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. But contradictorily in a goddess-worshipping community women also have to fight numerous battles of violence, abuse, etc, in their everyday lives. Thus, Navratri being celebrated merely as a festival of colors, dancing and singing out to the Goddess feels pointless, when on the other hand our women remain exploited. This thought is manifested beautifully by Vaayudhwani, through her Project ‘De Náva’.

(Picture Credits: VaayuDhwani Productions)

Project ‘De Náva’ is a unique social experiment with the key objective to initiate the message #SeekTheGoddessWithinYou, which is not gender-biased, in a culture of blind worship. In this, a photoshoot was done portraying various avatars of goddess. Women from different walks of life came together to highlight some relevant issues like disability, body positivity, and LGBT rights.

(Vaayudhwani)

Vaayudhwani is a creative multi-talent, with a love for writing and visual story-telling. Her passion for innovating with new concepts and implementing content in creative formats, appeals hugely to the audience. Her first short film themed on ‘Swatchh Bharat’ won her an award particularly due to the concept. She, along with her friend Vajranabh Natraaj Maharshi founded the Vaayudhwani Productions, for such projects.

This initiative to connect people to the true purpose of this festival, by giving a fresh and an abstract perspective to Navratri and propagating the message of #SeekTheGoddessWithinYou, is truly commendable. Check out the quick video to know more about the concept.

Check out the Amazing Album ‘Project ‘De Náva’

 

Day 1 Avatar: Shailaputri
Played by: Mahek Kukreja

 

Day 2 Avatar: Brahmacharini
Played by: Garima Goel

 

Day 3 Avatar: Chandraghanta
Played by: Amee

 

Day 4 Avatar: Kushmanda
Played by: Virali Modi

 

Day 5 Avatar: Skandamata
Played by: Anaysha Patel

 

Day 6 Avatar: Katyayani
Played by: Sonia Shetty

 

Day 7 Avatar: Kalaratri
Played by: Priyali Shende

 

Day 8 Avatar: Mahagauri
Played by: Tripty K Jagasia

 

Day 9 Avatar: Siddhidatri
Played by: Keshav Kalyan

Wishing you all a very happy Navratri and Durga Puja.

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Kings United: The Champions of the World of Dance

The finale winning routine was the Bahubali act in the cinematic theme

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The latest champions of the U.S. reality show World of Dance is our very own Mumbai’s hip hop dance crew The Kings. Capturing the hearts of the judges and the spectators alike, the crew performed to Indian music showcasing Indian culture gloriously.

The 15 member crew have participated in dance reality shows like India’s Got Talent and World Hip Hop Dance Championship, winning a bronze at the latter.

The finale winning routine was the Bahubali act in the cinematic theme, splendidly choreographed by Suresh Mukund. It won them a perfect score of hundred and was equally appreciated by all the three judges including  Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough.

Team The Talented Indian congratulates them on this memorable achievement.

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Karo Matdan: Our Right, Duty & Power in the Democracy

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Karo Matdan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abby Viral, Voting, Democracy, Election 2019

As Abraham Lincoln said, “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

Voting is the most fundamental principle of democracy. It shifts the power from a class of ruling elite to the hands of the masses. It truly makes us powerful. Decades and centuries of struggles were fought to secure the right to vote. All those efforts come to fruition at the moment when we exercise our right to vote.

In the music video, ‘Karo Matdan’ Shah Rukh Khan, through his unique rapping style, advocates the significance of voting. Voting is not just our right or duty, but it is our power to change the future.

So, don’t let your voice sink in the ocean of excuses and make it count by voting. We hope that everyone will use this superpower of theirs to bring about the future of our dreams.

Credits: Red Chillies Entertainment

Disclaimer: This has been issued in public interest to encourage people to vote. This article or portal does not endorse any political candidate, or political party or any views or positions held by any type of political candidate or party.

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Rang Barse: Celebrating the Fervour & Zeal of Holi

The carnival of colours is here, marking the arrival of spring.

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Holi, Rang Barse, Ashish Chanchalani, Divyansh Kacholia, Festival of Colours

वृन्दावन की होली लठमार,
मथुरा की होली फुलमार|
रंगों की आई फुहार,
मुबारख हो होली का त्योहार|

The carnival of colours, Holi, is here, marking the arrival of spring. With splashes of multiple different colours in the air, it fills everyone with the spirit of happiness, enthusiasm and optimism.

Mythologically, there are numerous legends associated with it, like the tradition of burning Holika or the ‘Holika dahan’ or celebration of the death of Ogress Pootana who tried to kill infant Krishna by feeding poisonous milk to it and many more. Eventually, it signifies the power and victory of truth, morality and goodness over evil.

With the spirit of Holi, let us look at some of the remarkable themes of art, music and comedy.

Credits: Budaweiser
Credits: Ashish Chanchalani

Credits: Chandana Bala Kalyan
Credits: DVK TheBeatboxer, Divyansh Kacholia

Team The Talented Indian wishes you all a very happy and bright Holi.

(Poem Credits: www.holifestival.org)

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Balance for Better : Empowering Women This International Women’s Day

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Balance for Better, International Women Day, Women Empowerment, Himanshu Arora, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Half the share of the force, strength, dreams, and efforts in the world belongs to half the population – women. At every point in history, there were women who with their contributions left an indelible impression, changing the world forever. Ranging from scientists like Marie Curie and to literary sensation Jane Austen to national leaders like Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher to devoted social activists like Mother Teresa and  Savitribai Phule to even powerful fictional female characters of Hermoine Granger and Elizabeth Bennet to countless more incredible women, they influenced every aspect of our lives.

Remarkably the potential of every little girl is similar, provided she is given the freedom to learn. Exquisitely described by Himanshu Arora’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, the poem speaks volumes of the prevailing condition and power of knowledge in changing lives.

Presenting our daughters’ the gift of education we ensure that they have curious minds, thoughtful actions, and strengthened voices, in turn contributing to the growth story of the world.

On this International Women’s Day, we wish every woman a fulfilling and thriving life ahead.

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‘Gully Boy’ : An Unconventional Tale of a Rap Artist

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Gully Boy, Rap Artist, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Divine, Naezy

Struggles are an inevitable part of life. But, the fortitude to overcome them makes victory really worthwhile. The latest Bollywood movie, “Gully Boy” celebrates the spirit of thriving in challenging circumstances of life, despite all odds.

The story revolves around the journey of an ambitious “gully” boy, who despite belonging to a lower section of the society, aspires to accomplish his dream of becoming a rapper. His knack for telling his story through street hip-hop music, his rigour, hard work and passion, gives him a breakthrough in the music industry. The movie is inspired by the real-life stories of street rappers Divine and Naezy, who despite being in similar circumstances, thrived and succeeded in life.

SOURCE: YouTube

Referred to as a “Cinematic Masterpiece”, the film has garnered accolades in the Berlin International Film Festival and international media alike. The power-packed performances of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, brilliant direction by Zoya Akhtar and an absorbing script and screenplay, makes this a masterpiece while giving the social message to follow one’s heart and passion.

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