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Life of Pi - a fascinating story | movie review

— by Parmita Borah | Bangalore I cannot emphasize enough on the word 'beautiful' when I begin to describe Life of Pi. The fascinating story of juvenile Piscine Molitor, the lone survivor of a shipwreck as he travels across the Pacific ocean on a life boat, a makeshift raft and a ferocious Bengal tiger 'Richard Parker' for a companion. The big question - will he make it? Life Of Pi - a film by Ang Lee Irfan Khan as an adult Pi does justice to his role. Tabu, Adil Hussain, Vibish Sivakumar as Pi's mother, father and brother too have delivered brief but memorable performances. (Being an Assamese it was a proud moment to watch Adil Hussain be part of something so coveted and well crafted). But, it's the teen actor Suraj Sharma who shoulders the mighty task of carrying the story forward, and does so skilfully by infusing the necessary maturity and innocence to Pi's character. The most impressive part about the narrative is that although it's an adult

Guns N' Roses in Bangalore, India | Event

Guns N' Roses live in Bangalore, India !! Date - 7 Dec, 04:00 PM (Friday) Venue - Bhartiya City, Bengaluru. Tickets - Click Here From - American rock band Guns N’ Roses is planning a tour of India in November. The heavy rockers, fronted by Axl Rose, have signed on to perform at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore November 7, reported “It is true that we are bringing Guns N’ Roses to India,” said Raj Sinha, director of Rhapsody Inc., the company organising the Bangalore concert. “As of now, I can tell you that the Bangalore concert has been confirmed. We’re still in talks with people in Mumbai and Delhi, so let’s hope that works out. However, there is a good chance we can take the band to Shillong as well,” Sinha said. Axl Rose has confirmed the tour. “DJ Ashba, their latest (addition), will be there. There will also be a person called Troy and two other members,” Sinha added.

Antara Nandy at Alive India in Concert in Bangalore ● Photo Showcase

Alive India in Concert , a musical evening to celebrate the lingering spirit of Diwali and Children's day, presented a myriad of juvenile talent. Amongst the known faces, we saw Bangalore's own chote ustaad Aditya Vittal and folk queen Dipannita Acharya.  The highlighted of the evening, however, must be credited to an uninhibited, power-packed performance by 'Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' prodigy Antara Nandy with a diverse repertoire of songs including Rolling in the Deep and Waka Waka. Antara's cover of a Bihu song featuring fusion musician Jim Ankan got the audiences grooving the most. The event was organized by Bangalore-based band Aurko at the Phoenix Market City on November 17, 2012. Jim Ankan Deka and Antara Nandy - Alive India in Concert (Photo - Parmita Borah) Antara Nandy - Alive India in Concert (Photo - Parmita Borah) Aditya Vittal - Alive India in Concert, Bangalore (Photo - Parmita Borah) Alive India in Concert, Bangalore Antara Nandy,

Lucky Ali and Joi Barua at Sadbhavna Bangalore 2012

Thousands of Bangaloreans flocked at the Audogodi Police ground on November 04, 2012 as a myriad of celebrated musicians came together for the harmony concert “Sadbhavna Bangalore 2012”. Known face from the Indian musical realm, Lucky Ali wowed the 30000 plus audience with his sensational performance. Amongst the others who graced the breezy autumn evening on November 4 with their musical genius included upcoming singers like Joi Baruah and Janki Parekh . The mega peace and “ Sadbhavna Bangalore 2012 ” was organized by the Assam Society of Bangalore (ASoB) under the aegis of Northeast Welfare Association of Karnataka (NEWAK). Jointly organized by NEWAK and Bangalore City Police, the event was an endeavor to assuage the fears of the Assamese and Northeast community people residing in Bangalore.  Lucky Ali (Photo - Pankaj Rajkhowa) Lucky Ali (Photo - Pankaj Rajkhowa) Joi Barua (Photo - Pankaj Rajkhowa) Joi Barua (Photo - Pankaj Rajkhowa) Lucky Ali (Photo - Pankaj Rajk

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika and his attachment with Meghalaya

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika is not only a revered figure in Assam, but also equally revered in Meghalaya. The people who came in touch with him in one way or another still keep such glorious, delightful and nostalgic memories alive in their hearts. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (1926-2011) The main purpose of this short article is to highlight his love towards and attachment with the people of Meghalaya. Also it is a small step towards educating the new generation about Bhupen Hazarika’s contribution in showcasing the culture and tradition of the people of Meghalaya, particularly the Khasis with the outside world during 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Dr. Hazarika was not merely a singer, but was a humanist. Most of his unforgettable songs carry the message of love and unity. His songs reflect the colourful culture of the tribes of the then great undivided Assam. In one of the songs he talks about the age-old relationship between Assamese and Khasis. Comparing both, he beautifully describes about the commonness i