No other epic in the Hindu mythology continues to capture public imagination as much as the Mahabharata, and especially the role of Lord Krishna, as both the creator and the destroyer of the universe. Focusing on some of the lesser known aspects of Krishna’s life, both as a child and during the great war of Mahabharata, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK) is presenting its annual dance-drama ‘Krishna’ on the occasion of Janmashtami at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi from August 11 till 15 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are priced between Rs 300 to Rs 2500 and are available at the SBKK. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShobha Deepak Singh, Director of the ballet and Vice Chairperson, SBKK, said, “The first Krishna ballet was presented in 1977 to a full house and we have seen the same interest in Krishna’s life year after year. This is the 41st edition of the ballet and the passionate zeal to present Krishna every year arises out of the paradox of his dual personality. His leela consisting of his dallying with the gopis, butter stealing his romance with Radha – all have risen from the Bhakti movement. In today’s times, where wars are still fought over land, property and materialism all the time, it is Krishna’s message that continues to evoke righteousness in all of us.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFour decades ago, the ballet commenced mainly with Raasleela, devoting much time to Krishna’s childhood and youth. Since then, the ballet has travelled to a thoroughly researched and artistically gratifying experience for the viewer. Each year, with a view to broaden the spectrum of the production, larger time is devoted to the lesser known aspects of Krishna’s life. For instance, in this production, a new dimension has been added to the status of women.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for carrying out air strikes in Pakistan. “IAF also means India’s Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind,” Banerjee tweeted. India carried ou t air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday and targeted terror camps, official sources said. Several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-basedterror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, they said.
On a bright sunny day, when Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales readily accepted Rachel Meghan Markle as his wife, the most iconic wedding of the decade was recorded in the history. Though only selected 600 lucky ones – physically present at the Windsor castle – could become a part of the nuptials, there were thousands who went a step further to enjoy the festivities.K3 at JW Marriott Aerocity was one of the few hotels who crafted a lavish royal wedding feast to give an unforgettable experience to its guests. Before I could savour an array of scrumptious food and assorted desserts illustrating grandeur and opulence, aesthetics of the place caught my attention. Suspending beautiful fabrics and sheer blush drapes fastened with florals, transformed the entire dining zone into a striking setting that radiates royalty. What added to the charisma was the dim lighting, soulful music and the tempting aroma of good food. As a whole, it was nothing less than a treat to your senses. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMoving on to the dining table, the refreshing watermelon juice gave an amazing start to my evening. It was followed by appetizers; from crumb fried fish that melts in the mouth within seconds to Methi Bhutta, Chicken Munchurian, Kebeb, Tawa Macchi and Paneer Tikka, every offering was a delight. I would happily give an extra point to the hotel service for bearing with my impatient nature, and hence serving the best of desired delicacies within no time. Amidst all of it, I don’t want to forget mentioning the live counter of Bhalla chaat which not only caught my attention but of most of the present guests. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveStuffing my stomach with all of the aforementioned food and yet another platter of Asian appetizers, I hardly had the urge to dip my spoon in the main course, but on chef’s special request to grab a bite of Lal Ghost, I readily agreed. Perfectly cooked mutton in thick red gravy can be enjoyed with Laccha Paratha or tandoori roti. In either case, the rich flavours of the dish will soothe your taste buds.Despite having all of it, a true Biryani lover like me would still manage to create a little space on the plate as well as the stomach. Indeed, chefs of JW Marriott are very well aware of the choices and demands of their guests and therefore never let them down. It was time to give a happy ending to my meal. I don’t remember the last time when I was so confused about what to eat and what not. Chane ki dal ka halwa, Boondi ke laddu, Imarti, barfi, cupcakes, chocolate balls, fruit custard and what not, you just have to wish for your favourite dessert and it was made available.Even if I try to think of one thing that didn’t go as per my expectations, I would only pressurise my mind. While watching the live streaming of the royal couple taking oaths, I truly enjoyed the royal dinner.
July 25, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals AOL co-founder and entrepreneur Steve Case is adding another hat to his already crowded head: board member of Austin, Texas-based ecommerce website Bigcommerce. Case’s investment firm Revolution Growth announced this morning that it invested $40 million in the company, which plans to use the money to promote its brand and expand its international offerings.Investing in ecommerce startups is nothing new for Case. His previous ventures include the social shopping deal site LivingSocial and the “Wheels when you want them” membership-based car rental company Zipcar.”Even though ecommerce has already grown a lot, we still have a long way to go,” Case told Reuters. “Bigcommerce has the potential to level the playing field for small businesses, giving them the same ecommerce tools that big guys like Amazon already have.”Related: Steve Case on Startups That Attract His Attention and What Kills a Deal (Video)Bigcommerce offers a highly customizable, easy-to-use platform for businesses to create online stores, including services such as marketing, social media integration and of sales. Even those business owners who might be less tech-savvy can find it easy to navigate the polished set-up process. The monthly fee for the service ranges from $24.95 to $299.95 for the feature-packed Diamond level. The differences between service levels lie in the number of products you can have in your store, the amount of storage and how many individual staff logins you have available.The funding from Revolution Growth is also expected to help Bigcommerce grow access new customers by arranging strategic partnerships with existing payments and software companies. Bigcommerce already has more than 35,000 small- and medium-size companies as customers.Case, a Hawaii native, used a surfing metaphor to explain Revolution Growth’s investment strategy to PeHUB.com. The “wave theory,” he said, holds that “sometimes, the waves are there” and sometimes, when all the factors just aren’t quite right, you have to wait for the next one.”We’re patient,” Case said. “We know waiting for that right wave makes sense.”Related: Steve Case on What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur (Video) 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »