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Pune based Lippan Artist Gita Dhupar brings the Rural Indian Art form to Modern Interiors

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Gita Dhupar is a Lippan Artist based in Pune. She regularly conducts workshops on Lippan art in community spaces and also regularly exhibits her artwork. She has trained around 200 students so far. Gita and her team of 5 Lippan artists have recently started executing commercial projects of Lippan Artwork. Her team delivers custom made Lippan murals for commercial and home spaces.

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Young at 55 – Pune’s oldest Art Institute, Chitrakalpa, continues to grow bigger and stronger

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Chitrakalpa Art Institute was established in 1961 by Shri Gangadhar Krishnarao Apte. It started functioning as household art classes. Then his son, Shri Anand G. Apte, introduced various creative courses, helping the institute grow in all direction of art forms. Since 1990, the third generation of Chitrakalpa Art Institute, Mr. Milind A. Apte is playing a significant role in developing and expanding the institute. Today, Chitrakalpa has 7 other branches making art accessible for students all over Pune city with its main branch at Sadashiv Peth.

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Parag Kulkarni, Infoscion in the day and scifi mystery novelist at night, debuts with a thriller – THE PEACEMAKERS

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Can you prevent the nuclear inevitability? Parag Kulkarni, a software professional working with Infosys Ltd, has recently published his first sci-fi mystery thriller novel - THE PEACEMAKERS. It is a scintillating story of an IIT student, a scientist and a RAW agent who come together to solve a riddle, while simultaneously saving themselves from mysterious foes and few frenemies.

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Yamini Vijendran spreads the art of storytelling through her initiative Suno Kahaani

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Yamini Vijendran, a master storyteller, started Suno Kahaani in June 2015 with the vision of using the medium of storytelling to make an impact on lives of people. She conducts both story performances and story workshops. Performance sessions are where she tells a story to the audience. The storytelling workshops are meant to impart the knowledge of storytelling to the participants. She has given nearly 50 performances so far and has conducted 2 workshops.

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My Life is full of colours : Meet multi-talented Poorva Kulkarni – Thatte, Interior Designer, Artist, Dancer and Founder of Creative Strokes

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Poorva Kulkarni - Thatte is an Interior and Landscape Designer, Artist, Dancer based in Pune. An expert in various Indian art forms like rangoli, henna tattoo making, Warli painting, tanjore painting, madhubani and Orissa painting she has been experimenting with the paintings on various mediums like clay pots, fabrics, hand made papers, canvas, glass, etc. She founded her art firm Creative Strokes in 2014. Her firm is into Interior and Landscape Design, Made-to-order artwork and Conducting workshops on various art forms.

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KRAFT and LitTLe tHeaTRe presented नारद झाला गारद

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Kurtain Raiser Academy of Film & Theatre (KRAFT) & Little Theatre entertaining a housefull audience with their fantastic performance with the play नारद झाला गारद (Naarad Zala Gaarad) on 4 Jun 2016 at Jyotsna Bhole Auditorium, Maharashtra Cultural Center, Pune. The play was scripted by Shri Jyotiram Kadam and directed by Nameeta Wagle Girkar.

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PPL Kalakriti Photography Exhibition 2016 – Point. Shoot. Glory!

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Pune Photography Lovers (PPL) group organized PPL Kalakriti - A Mega Photography Exhibition from 10th to 12th June 2016 at Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery, Pune. PPL is a one year old group of passionate Photographers, started by Bhupinder Singh Randhawa, that currently has 1100+ members. PPL showcased talent of its members in the categories of Architecture, People, Still Life, Nature and Landscape. Three top prizes, Three viewers choice and Ten honorable mentions were awarded. The proceeds from the exhibition will fund education costs of some of the children from NGO PRAYAS. The event was a grand success and attracted 1000+ visitors.

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Letters dance on his strokes – Meet Niket Dixit, The Calligraphist Extraordinaire

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Niket Dixit is a Calligraphist Extraordinaire. Calligraphy is his passion and he is always ready to spread his knowledge of this art form. He conducts workshops all across Pune city as well as in rural areas and has a rare distinction of teaching this art to more than 2000 students so far. He is also an experienced graphic designer who has done design projects and branding for various companies.

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M changes from Menace to Magic after joining Creative Pad Photography

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Creative Pad Photography, started by Kush Sharma in December 2014 in Pune, is a photography training company that focuses on teaching the art of photography to beginners and semi-advanced photographers in an easy-to-understand manner. His workshops on Basic and Advanced Photography are a hit among the practitioners of this art. He recently conducted a Basic Photography Workshop on 15th and 22nd May at SIMS, Khadki.

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