Melodious Finale

The annual Vasantotsav music festival came to a close on Sunday with three performances at New English School, Ramanbaug. Traditional folk singer Kaluram Bamaniya performed Kabir bhajans in his native Malwa folk style, while Mukhtiyaar Ali performed Sufi music that was greatly appreciated by the audience. Rahul Deshpande gave the final

performance of the festival.

Street Smart

Yellow Chilli restaurant in Koregaon Park recently inaugurated their street festival that will go on till the end of the month. With a tawa counter, chaat counter and a barbeque counter in traditional handcart style, the festival will be a gastronomical treat for Puneites. Apart from food, the festival also features stalls selling bags, jewellery and other knick-knacks.

Animating Marathi

The team of Marathi movie Tatya Vinchu Lage Raho, starring Sanjay Narvekar, Sheetal Pathak and Prateeksha Jadhav, was in the city on Monday. "This is the first Marathi film to have animation in it," said Amit Kataria, one of the producers of the movie. "The animated character is a mix of King Kong, Dinosaur and Spiderman," said Amol Muke, director of the film that ran into controversy over its title as a character called Tatyaa Vinchu also appeared in Mahesh Kothare's 1993 cult hit, Zapatlela. "The film has been cleared by the court since there was no copyright on the name," said Kataria.

Circle of Sound

Bernard Shimpelsberger from Austria and Soumik Datta from London presented a performance called Circle of Sound at the Osho International Meditation

Resort on Sunday. Shimpelsberger is a rhythm artiste, who performed with many percussions and drum instruments, while Datta played his sarod like a guitar, retaining the depth and sweetness but adding some grunge and grit. Arif Khan, a young tabla player, who belongs to the Farukabad tradition of 34 generations of tabla players, accompanied the performers. Bikram Singh supported with his lilting flute. The audience comprised meditators from around the world who celebrate silence with music and dance.

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