Friday, 19 December 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Review: PK is magical, inspirational and an absolute entertainer!!! ****

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       After 5 years, we got to experience the magic of Rajkumar Hirani's style of cinema. Since 3 Idiots, there has not been a single movie that could have touched audience's heart in the same way. PK is a magical movie lying in the genre of "fantasy". The very first scene has Aamir Khan walking without clothes. The expression that he carries on his face states what kind of phenomena we are going to experience for the next 3 hours. PK seems to start from where Ohh My God! (starring Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal) ends. Hirani makes us realize the worm that is killing the society. He is successful in showing how religions are been formed and how every religion has its own rule. If someone belonging in no religion lands up on Earth, how confused and crazy he would look. PK is all about Aamir Khan searching for the right God who can fulfill his demand and bless him with what he desires. A very difficult topic handled very greatly by Hirani that it cannot offend anyone. 
     

             The direction is more than perfect considering how each scene has been approached. Not even a single minute where you would feel that the movie is losing its script. Director keeps the movie entertaining in every shot and also compels us to think about our choices and superstitions. The script is so strong that movie revolves around the same plot but with many vivid scenes, miscellaneous characters and intriguing sub-plots that with each minute, the thought that you are watching one of the best cinemas keeps hitting your mind. Songs are also synchronized perfectly with the story. They don't let the movie become stagnant but only takes it ahead. The camerawork and VFX are also spectacular. The first scene and the climax tells a lot about it. 

             Aamir Khan is an absolute mind-blower. People criticized his same expression look in Dhoom 3 but with PK, he makes his point strong that with one expression itself, he can express everything that he wants to convey. He makes you laugh, smile, cry and think throughout the movie. You feel so strongly about his character that after a point even you feel that there's a bit of PK in yourself too. Anushka Sharma is a real show-stopper. Her acting, playfulness, strong dialogue delivery and body language makes this movie even more stronger. At times, she makes PK look better than he actually is. Sanjay Dutt is lovely in his supporting performance. Saurabh Shukla plays a godman/villain in this movie and does his job perfectly. You want PK to ruin him nationally. Haha! Sushant Singh Rajput in his cameo is also charming. Boman Irani has to be a part of Rajkumar Hirani's movie and he is just okay in his role. 

            Summarily, PK has an amazing script supported by superb performances and driven by perfect narration. After 3 Idiots, if there's any sensible cinema released with this budget and big names, it's undoubtedly PK and nothing else. I give the movie 4 stars out of 5. A very powerful attempt. PK has a repeat value hence you can watch it not only once but again and again. That's the real power of the movie. Go For It!!!

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 ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU!!!
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

And I ended up giving last examination of my life....

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       On 12th December, 2014, I gave last examination of my life. Here on wards, I would be tested and judged only through presentations and interviews. Never ever will I have to write subjective long answers to prove my knowledge. Giving the 5th semester examination of MCA has been one of the toughest job I have faced. I found myself in the same condition as I was in 12th std. The pressure was almost the same what I felt for those 10 days when my HSC exams were on. Now, if such pressure is experienced, you can understand through what state of mind I have just survived and reached here- to a place from where I am scribbling this post. It took me almost 5 days to become normal to be able to write my Blog Post for which I have been waiting from a long time. 
   

          Choosing MCA was one of the biggest decisions. If you are asking yourself to commit for something that will boil you for next 3 years, you are actually up for a wonderful task that's going to change you. If you ask me if I am the same person who took admission for MCA in 2012, I would say I don't even remember who that person was. I had completed my graduation from a good reputed college till then but I had no knowledge of my own field. Now I know each and everything related to what my field is about. I know what I need to have in the category of skills to find myself placed somewhere. Developing our skills was the job of the college just as teaching was. Well, we know what Indian Education is up to. Until and Unless, you do not sit for yourself, no teacher, guide or college can help you. Each and every marks that you score is of yours. Teachers have no role in defining your career at this stage of life. 

           Therefore, throughout MCA, stress was always with each one of us. Initially, there were politics in class and everyone were divided into groups but by the time we reached 3rd year, we saw ourselves discussing our career problems with almost anybody in the class without worrying if the person is really close to us that he/she would understand our doubt. But that's what a challenge full of journey does to you. It makes you adaptable, adjustable, competitive and humble. Even if you have confidence, you do not show it because you know the real time of judgment is very near where you would be revealed in front of all. You lose yourself and find a new facet of yours who is a struggle-r dying to get attention from the real entity which can secure our whole life. Whenever a rocket launches, the most crucial part is its launching phase. Once it goes up, scientists know they will achieve their target now. We are at the launching phase now and this is taking a toll over everyone caught up in this self-chosen course. 

            During the exam time, it was not as if only studies were in the mind. I had planned that I will give everything I have for this semester so that I can get good marks and improve my overall score. But the kind of pressure the word "Internship" developed in my brain, it became difficult to concentrate upon a particular topic. While studying, I would feel what if I study and someone else give their all in searching an internship. I would perform mediocre here while I would also be left without an internship. I would close the notes and go for uploading my resume on various websites. This would consume almost 6-7 hours incessantly. Then I would start worrying about almost 12-13 units in each subject and my preparation which didn't even qualify me to think about exams. This process would keep continuing in loop for the whole day and every day. 

             In the end, in every examination, I found myself dying to pass. My first paper itself sucked me like anything. Out of pressure, I didn't sleep nicely for any other paper to at least save others even if I trip in the first one. Somehow, the last examination of life ended and I breathe a sigh of relief. Now its time to give everything to this thing called INTERNSHIP which will decide if I complete MCA in the given time period or exceed it. Since 12th December, the real examination of life have begun. No company is calling for interview. No campus interview happening in college. Life seems to be disturbed and shattered. Friends are going to upgrade their own graph than thinking about my joblessness. So it's all about personal fight now for the next few weeks and then 6 months at stretch. Whenever I'll get the degree of MCA, I would consider it the biggest day of my life. I would be proud because I'd have completed something which I don't even deserve. Yes! :-)

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 ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU!!!
Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

PDAF announces the Biggest Opportunity for the Emerging Artists of India

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Mumbai: It’s good news for the innovative and experimental group of Indian talent, who are contributing their best in the fields of arts! The Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) has announced the ‘Emerging Artist Contest’, to encourage talented artists by recognizing their work with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards in the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Print Making, Installations, and Photography. 

The awards are specific to each State and therefore 18 individuals will be awarded in each of India’s 30 States, amounting to a total of 540 awards. In addition, the Foundation will present 18 awards on an all-India basis; one of them being the coveted ‘Emerging Artist Award for 2015.’ The winner of this award will be felicitated and given the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at a prominent art gallery in Mumbai, with all expenses paid for by the foundation. Furthermore, the winning artists will be showcased on the internet, in the ‘Directory of Emerging Artists’, that will be created by the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, along with a yearbook for the same.

AWARDS & PRIZES

Rs. 1 Crore Prizes for the Emerging Artists!
All India PDAF Prizes
Category

Category

Category


Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.
Painting
Ceramics
Installation
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Sculpture
Printmaking
Photography
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Gold
40000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Silver
20000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Bronze
10000
Special All India Prizes
Dr. K. Anji Reddy Prize for best Installation All India of Rs. 2 lacs.
Bajaj Electricals Ltd. Prize for best Painting All India of Rs. 2 lacs
JehangirSabavala Prize for best Stylized Landscape Painting Rs. 25000
K H Ara Prize for best Still Life Painting Rs. 25000
M F Hussain Prize for best Stylized Figure Painting Rs. 25000
PrafullaDahanukar Prize for best Abstract Painting Rs. 25000
V A Mali Prize for best Portrait Painting  Rs. 25000
Ramesh Pateria Prize for best Marble Sculpture Rs. 25000
S M Dahanukar Prize for best Fine Art Wedding Photograph Rs. 25000

PDAF Prizes in the States of:
Central Zone
East Zone
West Zone
Chattisgarh
Bihar
Goa
Madhya Pradesh
Jharkhand
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Odisha
Maharashtra
Uttar Pradesh
Sikkim


West Bengal

North Zone
North East Zone
South Zone
Chandigarh
Arunachal Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Delhi
Assam
Karnataka
Haryana
Manipur
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Puducherry
Jammu & Kashmir
Mizoram
Tamil Nadu
Punjab
Nagaland
Telengana
Uttarkhand
Tripura


PDAF States Prizes
Category

Category

Category


Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.

Prize Rs.
Painting
Ceramics
Installation
Gold
45000
Gold
20000
Gold
20000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000
Sculpture
Printmaking
Photography
Gold
20000
Gold
20000
Gold
20000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Silver
10000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000
Bronze
5000






Metro Cities Prizes for Painting Category

Ahmedabad
Rs. 1,10,000

Bangaluru
Rs. 1,10,000

Chennai
Rs. 1,10,000

Delhi
Rs. 1,10,000

Hyderabad
Rs. 1,10,000

Indore
Rs. 1,10,000

Kolkata
Rs. 2,10,000

Mumbai
Rs. 1,10,000

 



The Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) is a registered charity trust founded in memory of the award winning Indian painter and artist PrafullaDahanukar. The Foundation finds benefactors amongst the top artists of India and is effectively a fund for the artists, by the artists. “The purpose of the initiative is to create a strong network amongst the artists’ community, simultaneously recognizing and publicizing the works of talented & emerging artists from every part of India,”said Dilip Dahanukar, husband of the late Prafulla Dahanukar, and trustee, PDAF, while talking about this had this program.


Artists interested in applying for these awards can check the details on: www.prafullafoundation.com