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In The Mesmerizing Land Of Bollywood: The Acting Classes In Mumbai Bloom!

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In The Mesmerizing Land Of Bollywood: The Acting Classes In Mumbai Bloom!

Hey I am Savar Pandey from Kanpur and I have a job which I love. Being a Marketing professional, I have to travel around. But the moment I feel that it is getting monotonous, I start travelling to different places. The food I get to eat and the various locales are simply wonderful and give me a great feeling.

Of late I have been getting a lot of travel assignments to Mumbai and I often go there for a number of days or weeks. The last time I went to this Bollywood capital, a number of my clients were very much into Bollywood and some even attended acting classes. There was this client who gave me an intense talk, about Acting classes in Mumbai, and it is one activity that helps a person escape from the tensions of life and makes life more progressive and interesting. To top it, this can even blossom into a very lucrative career as directors are always on the lookout for fresh faces and talent.

Acting classes in Mumbai

Acting classes in Mumbai | Image Resource : topyaps.com, filmtvcoursesmumbai.blogspot.com

Discovering The Actor In Me Through: The Acting Classes In Mumbai

Taking his advice seriously I went to several acting classes just to check out how things work there and what my chances of joining some of them are. The first was Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares. Though there was a three-month course, I found that there were weekend, short courses and diploma and even part-time courses. Even a customized workshop was available with easy timings, lunch and break-fast availability.

Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares

Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares | Image Resource : actorprepares.net

Another place which I have been hearing a lot and that has been around since ages is the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting school. His 6 months course seems full of promise as he promises to fill in lots, as much as 5 year of training into these 6 months. This is one of the acting classes in Mumbai where, after an interactive curriculum he also promises to put up the profile of the actors on the website. Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares.

Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School

Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School | Image Resource : oorvazifilmeducation.wordpress.com

Kishore Namit Kapoor posing with his Students

Kishore Namit Kapoor posing with his Students | Image Resource : oorvazifilmeducation.wordpress.com

All these classes I discovered needed dedicated hours which I did hope, I would be able to give soon, when I may take a break for a year or six months.

Learn Many Interesting Facts About Science At Science City Kolkata

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Science City Kolkata

Science City Kolkata | Image Resource : panoramio.com

Science City is one of the landmarks in Kolkata and is located on the eastern part of the city, at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane Avenue. Other than an amusement park, it teaches you a lot about science and technology, and makes you fall in love with the subject. It is open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on all days of the week. It was formed in 1997 and the whole Science City is divided into several sections.

Science City

Science City | Image Resource : flickr.com

Dynamotion Hall deals with various topics of science and teaches you the scientific principles behind everything that happens in the universe. It also has an aquarium and a butterfly enclave. The Earth Exploration Hall consists of two storied hemispherical building that shows the details of Southern hemisphere on the ground floor and northern hemisphere on the upper floor. You learn a lot of things about the earth here.

Dynamotion Hall Interior

Dynamotion Hall Interior | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The Evolution Park provides detailed information on the evolution of animals, especially the extinct ones, with robotic animals and models. Space Odyssey consists of a space theatre, which is a large circular hall with a dome shaped ceiling. There is also a time machine here where you get a virtual experience of space flight or journey into unknown world. Maritime Centre tells you a lot about shipping and navigation systems.

Earth Exploration Hall

Earth Exploration Hall | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The Science Park here is one of the greatest attractions, which is enjoyed by the old and the young alike. Here I saw many plants, animals and objects in their natural surroundings. It also teaches you various principles of science in an easy way through games and demonstrations. Musical fountain, cable car, gravity coaster, road train, mono rail cycle etc are also found in the park.

Cable car

Cable car | Image Resource : flickr.com

The Science City also has a large Convention Center Complex. The Grand theatre here has a seating capacity of 2232 people and the large stage here can hold up to 100 performers at a time. Mini auditorium can accommodate 392 people and the Seminar Building has eleven halls. A visit to the Science Park taught me a lot about science and I had never imagined that science could be so interesting.

Golghar in Patna – The Round House

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Golghar in Patna

Golghar in Patna | Image Resource : Wikipedia.org

My next visit was the famous Golghar in Patna, which was also known as the round house because of its round shape and was located on the western side of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna. Basically the purpose of that round house was that it had served as the granary during the British times and was built by Captain John Garstin in the year 1786. The place was situated in the middle of the city; one could use any mode of transportation for reaching that destination. I could easily see that the place drew lots of tourists and visitors and there was a field surrounding the Golghar. There was a rich history behind the design and establishment of such a massive structure in proper Patna city. The Golghar had a height of 29 metres and was designed with a diameter of 125 meter, which was really big and huge.

There was a dangerous and devastating famine in the year 1770 during which nearly 10 million people were killed in the entire region of Bengal, Bangladesh (present day) and Bihar. Warren Hastings was the Governor General of the country at that time and had ordered to construct the beehive styled massive structure which helped in storing grains and other food items for the British Army. It was constructed by John Garstin who was the then Engineer under the East India Company. It had the capacity to store one hundred and forty thousand tons of food grains. The entire structure was completed in the year 1786. It was only a few years back that the present government had taken the initiative to improve and change the appearance of the structure.

View Of Golghar

View Of Golghar | Image Resource : panoramio.com

The Golghar in Patna is under the Jurisdiction of the Government of Bihar and it has taken full care and responsibility of maintaining the store house. The structure was used as a food grain store house even till date. The structure was never filled to its capacity because of its round shape. There were many paintings and other historical pictures available at the Golghar which belonged to the 18th and 19th centuries. After a tiring day, I decided to end my trip for the day and headed towards the hotel.

Ancient Remains in Kumhrar Patna

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I started my tour for the second day by visiting the ancient Kumhrar Patna which was famous for its remains. It was situated five kilometres away from the Patna railway station. The place was well-connected via roads and located at a prime location. It was famous for the archaeological and historical remains during the time of Mauryan emperors, between 322 BC and 185 BC. The place was discovered to have the ruins of 80 pillared hall rooms which resembled the hypostyle. There were lots of excavations made after that discovery and the details were revealed after they were studied carefully. The place was also famous for being the ancient capital of Ajatshatru.  It was famous for around four different decades when the place was ruled by various kings. Apart from that, it was surrounded by many other ancient places. It has been a great tourist spot mainly because of its rich historical connections.

Pillar from Kumrahar

Pillar from Kumrahar | Image Resource : panoramio.com

The majority of the excavations were carried out by the archaeological department during a certain period of time and lots of facts and details had been discovered because of it. There was the famous assembly hall that had 80 pillars and was found in the year 1912 to 1915 A.D. The place was also famous because of the different kinds of excavations that were carried out by Mr. D B Spooner. Though they could determine only 72 pits but they marked the place where the pillars originally stood. It was done by a subsequent excavation team headed by K P Jaiswal which was finished in the year1955.

Arogya Vihar Kumrahar

Arogya Vihar Kumrahar | Image Resource : panoramio.com

The Kumhrar Patna was also famous for the Arogya Vihar, which was a foundation that was excavated during that period. There was the Anand Bihar along with a temple, which was extremely famous in those times, i.e. the Durakhi Devi Temple. All the excavation sites were extremely famous and made me feel curious about the rich history and lifestyle followed in those times. I wished to stay for a few more hours but had planned to cover other destinations as well. From there I headed towards the newly built Patna City centre, which was designed to showcase brilliance and consisted of different brands and other showrooms.

Travel Photo Of The Week : Dandak Caves In Kanger Chhattisgarh

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Dandak Caves In Kanger Chhattisgarh

Dandak Caves In Kanger Chhattisgarh | Image Resource : ebharat.in

About Dandak Caves In Kanger Chhattisgarh :- The cool and mystical environment always makes visiting caves exciting. Dandak caves in Chhattisgarh is one such location. It is situated within the Kanger valley National Park. An amazing thing about these caves is that inspite of being so old they are well maintained. If you like taking adventurous trip with your family then you find these caves to be fun.

Art and Crafts of Bastar Chhattisgarh – Incredible Artistry of India!

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After my historic visit to Kailash Caves, I wanted to experience the culture and tradition of the place. During my last visit to Chhattisgarh, I was excited as well as glad. Once again I had managed to make some time out from my busy schedule. This time my sole intention was to explore the art and crafts of the Bastar region of the state. The intricacy of handwork is known all over India and a few of the works are also exported to foreign countries on demand. As I went deep into the different forms of art and crafts the state produced through skilled artisans, I was swept off. The people of Bastar region depend upon these handworks for their livelihood. Apart from crafts and arts, jewelry and painting on palm leaves is yet another attraction seen here.

Traditional Ornament In Bastar

Traditional Ornament In Bastar | Image Resource : tourism-chhattisgarh.blogspot.in

The simplest form of arts was too mesmerizing and I wanted to explore the complex forms as well and learn about it more and more. I tried to talk with some local people there who gave me detailed description about the various form of handicrafts made there. Using brass and bronze, bell metal is hollow cast into handicrafts which are commonly known as Dhokra in their language. Loha Shilp is yet another form of craft. Scrap iron is used to make toys, deities and figurines of Gods and Goddesses. Godna art is a form of making tattoo motifs on the textiles. This is the work usually done by the women of the village. Handicrafts are also made on cotton fabric. A special kind of thread called ‘Kosa’ is found here with which different crafts are made. The prints on saris are generally done with vegetable extracts which never fades away. I bought some Chhattisgarh Kosa saris for my mom. Apart from all these works, I also learnt that handicrafts were also in the form of wooden carvings, printing, ornaments, tumba and bamboo work.

Dhokra Painting From India

Dhokra Painting From India | Image Resource : craftmontaz.com

My entire day was fun-filled and rich with lots of experiences about the traditional lifestyle of India. I bought a few souvenirs to gift them to my friends. It was a sufficing day.