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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

At your Service…

Everyone wants to grab something good whenever they get time to spend an evening with family or friends. And when it’s a special occasion, we look for something especial. Barbeque Nation is a place that might fulfill all your dreams of having a nice ambience, soft music, different cuisines and lot more.
Barbeque Nation took care of its customer. Keeping the on-going festive season, they hosted Veggieque which was especially for their pure vegetarian customers. During this, which started from September 1 till September 11, they had various dishes which were made keeping in mind the taste of those who are either pure vegetarian or turn vegetarian during the Ganesha festive.
Barbeque has a concept of cooking half prepared food in front of the customers to help them serve really hot. For starters, they had mixture of taste which would serve the appetite. They had Bucket Mushroom, Grilled Veg, Kaju Spicy Potato, Pineapple, Corns to name a few. They had chilly, medium chilly, crispy, sweet, sour taste so that you won’t get bore by having starters which are almost of one taste. The starters served here are unlimited. The items mentioned are normally present there. They also serve soft and hard drink of your choice along with the dinner.

Evolution of Animation

Animation is not a new term to the world. It has been there since a long years. Walt Disney created Micky Mouse in a piece of paper and gave it life through this technique. Initially, the animation was done by drawing the action and then moving it in a speed which gave an illusion of its movement. But as the technology took developed, animation also evolved and developed with it. Now days, the animation is done on computer with the help of programs developed especially for it. Let’s take a ride from the traditional technique to the modern methods.

Traditional methods:
Traditional animation (also called cell animation or hand-drawn animation) was the process used for most animated films of the 20th century. The individual frames of a traditionally animated film are photographs of drawings, which are first drawn on paper. To create the illusion of movement, each drawing differs slightly from the one before it. The animators’ drawings are traced or photocopied onto transparent acetate sheets called cells, which are filled in with paints in assigned colors or tones on the side opposite the line drawings. The completed character cells are photographed one-by-one onto motion picture film against a painted background by a rostrum camera.

Is everything alright?

Delhi has witnessed two big events at one day. This event was not good but was something which was of great concern. During morning the blast took place which took many lives and during the evening the capital was shook by the earthquake.
This is something which is really of great concern. Delhi is always on the hit list. It seems like Delhi and Mumbai are having competition on getting more attention of terrorists. It’s not new but in past also, both the important cities; one being the capital of Nation and other being the Financial capital of the Nation. In both metro there is always a high alert.

Ladies taking the front seats

Men might disagree to this but ladies are very well manager. Kubera Gulshan has been witnessing for the last three years. A society of about 113 families, out which 10% are tenants, has been celebrating Ganesha festival for the last 10 years but it’s only three years, they make a separate committee for the Ganesha festival only which gets dissolve after the function.
Talking about the need of a separate committee for this festival, Vinaya Vaidya, treasurer, says, “The main committee is having more of male members. They are busy in their work so much that they fail to pay attention to this side. So we decided to have a separate committee who will look after the festival and will get dissolved after the work is done. It’s been our third year of this activity”. This committee has ladies taking the front seat and looking after the management of the festival.

We are family

It’s been said, ‘Society is a big family’. This saying is been taken care at Sirin Garden who have celebrated the Ganesha Festival with full enthusiasm and just like a family. With the families of about 200 in 18 different building, this festival is just the beginning of their celebration.
Poonam Gulliani, the cultural head, has tried to manage it well. “It’s been almost 10 years we are celebrating festival in our society. Over these years, we have grown as a family”, says she. Celebrating a festival in a society has always been a troublesome. But this society has learnt how to tackle those. “Normally, the problem arises because of the funds. Without the proper money flow, no society can plan anything. But this is not the problem with us”, explains she.

Cultural Education

Festive season has always been special for everyone, especially kids. This is the time when they enjoy a lot, they got see the different idols, decorate the house and get to move around with parents. But as the time is passing and new generation is coming up, this festive season is getting more glamour and losing its original meaning; gathering and learning about the festive and culture.
As it is always said, school is the place where a child learns a lot. Leapbridge International Pre-school takes a proper care that small kids not only learn about numbers and alphabets, but always get to know about the culture and the meaning they are being celebrated.  The Aundh branch In-charge says, “We keep one thing in mind that India being a secular nation, we celebrate every festival. Kids should learn about the integrity and unity since their early ages and that is more important that they learn to celebrate every festival with the same spirit and enthusiasm”.

Caution voters

Pune Municipal Corporation elections are coming forward. The corporators will surely try to win people’s heart and more importantly, votes. But one man has is doing his responsibility by aware voters on how these corporators and ministers try to win our votes.
Kumar Aaher, an Actor/Director/Writer of the play, “Matdar Raja Jaga Ho!!!” says, “Every year the situation is same. As the elections come, these people come out from their comfort and try lot many things to win our votes, either by cash or by kind”. As a social work artist, this is his main concern. Every year, due to these acts, people end up voting for the wrong person.  At the end, they encourage them to follow this tradition so that they can be elected easily.

environment endangered

On July 25th, the General Body made a decision of giving 50 acres of Kothrud hill top to be given to the Automotive Research Authority of India (ARAI) for its expansion. This decision has raised opposition from citizen and from the oppositions.
The Urban Development Department has taken the decision of converting the ‘hill slope zone’ to ‘public/semipublic zone’ in the meeting. But according to the opposition, this land comes under the ‘Merged village’ plan and should not be allotted to the construction of any such industries.

Reserved for women

With the recent decision, women will have equal reservation in the Pune Municipal corporation election that will happen soon. This has raised eyebrows as women are always considered as a person who should sit at home and take care of the house. This has also questioned that does these women will be able to manage the wards or will just end up being a puppet in someone else’s hand.