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Copsters - 3 hours ago
Today marks the 4th year of my singlehood. I like to think of it this way instead of marking it as the day when u left as darkness had fallen.
There was a short period of time, which I thought I had finally seen some light in this dark tunnelling not knowing that I am just time travelling to and forth of the best days of this forsaken life.
This morning, I woke and finally bother to stared at my face. Color uneveness caused by sunblocks, wrinkled and very tired looking eyes. As I flicked my hair, I realized the whities are sprouting out. As I searched further, it mass turns scary. Then u popped in. There was this pic of me picking ur white hair out in malacca. Like a mama monkey housekeeping baby monkey. Do u have whities still or you colored them away?
Once upon a time, I thought we will really grow old together. There ain't another hand I want to hold in my car rides. I stop reaching out to those empty spaces thats for sure. Sometimes when the mood swings, a tear or two I will let it drop. It's like a gentle reminder to myself that I am still a vulnerable human after all.
I will forever miss my other half.
That half of someone who is full.
I wish I can tell you that we are waiting for you, both Emma & I.
I wish that I can really time travel and stay there. That place in time where you loved me..only me.
National Campaign For Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Marwah Studios
asiannewsagency - 5 hours ago
Noida: The new campaign “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Dhokebaaz NRI Dulohn Se Bachao” started today from Marwah Studios as a part of social responsibility of the centre.
The Union Minister in Government of India Meneka Gandhi nominated, not very long ago, Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios, as the brand Ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign on her visit to Marwah Studios.
“It is my responsibility that any thing which is connected to the respect and integrity of women should be brought down to the table and must be propagated to create awareness so that people should not be taken for granted,” said Sandeep Marwah while releasing the new poster of the campaign.
Advocate Daljit Kaur of Chandigarh who has been fighting these kinds of cases from last so many years suggested to move with this sensitive cause.
“I am amazed by the tricks and bad intentions of the people abroad who make fool of Indian women in pretext of getting married to them, snatch the life time happiness and savings of the families,” said Daljit Kaur ready to fight for the cause for all time to come.
Albeena Abbas dean AAFT School of Mas Communication & Journalism and Ashok Tyagi Secretary General of ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry joined in the release of poster. The national campaign will tap all the doors of voluntary organizations to come forward.
Bothata Tsikoane Patron to Indo Lesotho Cultural Association
asiannewsagency - 5 hours ago
New Delhi: The High Commissioner of Kingdom of Lesotho H.E. Bothata Tsikoane has been presented with the Patron ship of Indo Lesotho Film And Cultural Forum on his visit to the International Head Quarters of ICMEI at Noida Film City.
The Indio Lesotho Film And Cultural Forum was created last year on the arrival of high-powered delegation from Kingdom of Lesotho at International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry at Noida Film City.
The delegation was comprising of 14 senior members of Government of Lesotho under the leadership of the Principal Secretary Office of the Prime Minister of Lesotho Ms Mataeli Makhele who all visited Marwah Studios to understand the media and entertainment industry of India on the recommendation of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
“I am touched by the gesture of Sandeep Marwah, it was a pleasant surprise. We all together will make better relation between two countries,” said H.E. Bothat Tsikoane High Commissioner.
“We will be guided by the High Commissioner as how we have to proceed further in our action,” added Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios. Earlier High Commissioner released the poster of ILFCF as a gesture of goodwill. He was accompanied with Makhatwe E. Mankimane First Secretary High Commission of Lesotho.
Art Imitates Life.
AshleyJo - 15 hours ago
While reading the article on the kind of artworks sold at the Art Basel fair, I can't help but recall this incident which in hindsight, turned out to be the defining trigger for the beginning of my disillusionment with visual arts when I was still in the gallery business yrs ago. A regular client wanted a painting he saw in the catalogue of SF, an artist whom I held in high esteem and admired very much because of his creative flair in combining Chinese ink-painting techniques with western art media such as oils & acrylics. To me, it's the perfect marriage between refined & controlled brush strokes that come alive with colours & textures and such combo give his abstract paintings that enthralling dimension. The client is super well-heeled, owns an entire office bldg overlooking the southern part of the island and tho he doesn't have a residential address of Sentosa Cove ;D ;D ;D he lives atop a 26-storey high-end apartment in the heart of town and owns the entire bldg too (hmm.....perhaps the south is not the richest? Need to adjust location criterion ;p) When he found out that the painting he wanted was not available, he offered three times the price to ask the artist to produce exactly the same original painting. I was taken aback, half-amused and half-offended at his audacious request, the amt of money notwithstanding. And I knew he wouldn't have any of my "educating" on the difference btw a painting and a limited edition print, with the latter being justifed to be reproduced. But no matter, as I was expecting SF to turn down the request because he doesn't need the money for the success and wealth he had already garnered as an artist. I was dead wrong. He agreed without an ounce of hesitation.
Wks later, the painting was done and shipped to me. When I unrolled the canvas, I saw with disbelief an exact replica of the said artwork, down to its finest strokes. I knew the artwork very well by heart as I stared at it day in day out until I had to part with it like a love lost when I sold it to a "poorer" client. As it was, the handsome profit was collected in exchange for The Original Painting, southern client was happy and the artist was happier with his seemingly insatiable desire for wealth. Me? I was simply fulfilling the obligations of being a salaried worker. Deep in my head, I was confronted with a host of Qs - Whatever happened to the value of originality? What abt integrity, of both art & artists? How is "art" valued?
Those were the Qs during that time. After going through each of the works sold at Art Basel from the article in great details, those Qs have evolved - Is the perceived, gleamed with apparent beauty more appealing, even with underlying deceptiveness & hypocrisy? How are we perceived in our original skin, being who we are and being nobody? Is a person's worth quantifiable?
If we were to base our assessment & perception on societal benchmarks, a lot of us will be classified as "inferior" art with no market value - paintings that are worth little or nothing. Fat? Not good enuff. Ugly? Not good enuff. Poor? Not good enuff. KFC floor manager? Not good enuff. So a fat, ugly and poor KFC mgr is a nobody to the world, much like an unknown artist whose brilliant pieces of works are not good investments to the collector. The world can be very unkind and if we allow ourselves to forget that when we came into this very same world as equals like the babies in a maternity ward who all look identical, we will become worldly unkind as we quantify ppl like how the market valuates art.
I remember my most fulfilling deals were those involving clients who didn't ask me much abt the artists' background or the "concept" behind the artwork in Q. These deals made me the happiest salesperson not because it saved me the hassle of having to remember my artists' achievements/accolades if any and to go through the motion of my artistic BS for the concept, but because the buyer was using his/her unbiased discerning eyes to see the painting in its naked appeal. Between selling a $200,000 "masterpiece" by a renowned artist and a $2,000 painting by a nobody (perhaps a KFC mgr moonlighting as an artist), I would opt for the latter anytime. Because such a transaction is an epitome of how beauty/appeal is defined without having benchmarks and judgements.
One of my fav tools in life is the leveller. It allows me to draw lines like a ruler yet unlike a ruler, it doesn't measure. It enables me to install my artworks with perfect equilibrium and it reminds me that inequality causes beauty to be tainted. So with the leveller in my life and if I have $2,000 to spare, I would love to buy the artwork by the KFC mgr because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
IJC- International Excellence Awards at Tashkent
Tashkent: A grand event was organized by IJC- International Journalism Centre in association with NAI- News Papers Association of India supported by ICMEI-International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry to honor some of the professionals who all have done extremely well in their professions.
“This is for the first time that International excellence Awards are happening in Tashkent. All those who deserves to be honored in their respective fields are here personally to collect their awards,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and International Journalism Centre.
“It is a pleasure to be part of such a prestigious function. I extend my heartiest congratulations to each and every one and on behalf of Embassy of India in Uzbekistan, Government of India. May you do well in your professions!,” said H.E. Vinod Kumar Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan.
The event took place in Hotel Uzbekistan in Tashkent. Swami Hari Chaitanya Puri Ji Maharaj Spritual leader, Sushil Bharti of Radio Noida, Dr. Amit Kaur Puri of AKP Foundation, Reena Marwah Fashion Designer, Aparna Agarwal Event Consultant, Vipin Gaur Country And Politics News Paper, Puneet Mehrotra of NAI, Vivek Sharma, Ekta Kaushik, and many people from Tashkent attended the function.
Sandeep Marwah Patron to Aseem Asha Social Organization
Noida: Renowned Media person Sandeep Marwah has been requested to be the Patron of ten-year-old social organization working for the unprivileged children at New Delhi.
The Promoter of the organization Aseem Usman a PG Diploma holder in Development Communication from AJK, Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia decided to take Sandeep Marwah as Patron so that more activities related to education, entertainment and information can take place with these students.
“I have learned that there is a great talent in the country but you need to guide them to the right path and then have provide them with opportunity to grow, there is no looking back,” said Sandeep Marwah thanking Aseem Usman.
Aseem Usman presented a beautiful painting of Rabindranath Tagore to Sandeep Marwah as a gesture of goodwill created by one of the students of Aseem Asha Foundation.
Ten years old Aseem Asha Foundation (AAF) is a registered non-governmental and non-commercial educational trust, which aims to further the cause of effecting social change through Community Media, Visual & Performing Arts.
Acting Workshop By Vindu Dara Singh at AAFT
Noida: The most interesting course of Acting at Asian Academy of Film And Television became more happening when renowned actor Vindu Dara Singh took the Workshop with one year and short term acting students in the campus.
“Learning whole heartedly is the key to training, and presenting that back is the second part of acting. Learning and presenting go hand in hand. I am amazed to see the quality of education at AAFT,” said Vindu Dara Singh while talking to the young actors.
A well known actress Payal Goga Kapoor was also the part of the training program designed for the students.” Diction, speech, good memory, and flexible body make a better actor. I am told that there are separate classes for each one. AAFT has the perfect course in Acting,” said Payal.
Payal Kapoor has been involved with Hindi and English Theater for the last ten years. Dekho Magar Pyar Se, Gaj Foot Inch,and 3 Flights Down are some of the plays she has acted in. Payal has also acted in a couple of Urdu and Punjabi TV serials, and has played the main lead in an Indo Canadian film. Baat Baat Mein Bigdey Haalat, a new Hindi Comedy marks her debut as a Producer.
Vindu Dara Singh is popular for his films like Garv, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Partner, Khushboo, Team – The Force, Kisse Pyaar Karoon, Kambakkht Ishq, Maruti, Housefull and his long participation in serial Big Boss, Jai Veer Hanuman and Shh Koi Hai.
should I still wait for you...?
Gill010183 - 1 day ago
"When you wait for someone for few minutes,
it's your need.
For few hours,
it's your trust.
For few weeks,
it's your friendship.
But to wait when you know the person will not come,
it's your LOVE."
ICMEI Join Hands With International Press Club Tashkent
asiannewsagency - 2 days ago
Tashkent: Renowned Media person Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry met the Director of International Press Club of Uzbekistan during his visit to Tashkent. The Embassy of India organized the meeting.
“We are here to extend our hand to work together with International Press Club as providing Information is one of the objectives of ICMEI. International Journalism Centre of ICMEI is the body representing many popular and new journalistic organizations and federations,” informed Marwah.
IJC- International Journalism Centre of ICMEI indicating a group of more than 20000 journalists through different organizations, federations, news agencies, bloggers and free lancers from all over India and are in touch with 300 websites every day.
International Press Club of Uzbekistan is ready to sign MOU with ICMEI to add on value to its activities. It is going to enhance our reputation also,” said Jaioliddin Usmanov Executive Director of IPC.
International Press Club of Uzbekistan is new platform for a social dialogue, content creation, operational and objective coverage of events and reforms taking place in present day Uzbekistan. The Indian Counselor (Political, Economic and Cultural) Embassy of India Sipra Ghosh and IJC representative Sushil Bharti & Vipin Gaur were also present there.
We need More Interactions With Americans- Sandeep Marwah
asiannewsagency - 2 days ago
New Delhi: “We need more events to interact with Americans to understand them better so that more business can be generated through these understandings,’ said Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and Marwah Studios at American Embassy.
Sandeep Marwah was attending a talk by Prof. Dipankar Gupta-Controversy-Pros And Cons followed by Summer Wine Evening designed by the Life Style Committee and Women’s Committee of Indo American Chamber of Commerce.
“These interactions are helpful in building contacts and networking. Indo American Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful repo with the American Embassy and they are always ready to arrange these kind of events,” said Aruna Sethi Chairperson of Lifestyle committee. Some of the prominent members of IACC and American Embassy attended the meet.
here's our friend-finder!
element82 - 2 days ago
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elithegreat69 - 3 days ago
In life, as for what I have gone through. It is difficult to have second chance. So be grateful if u got this second chance. It will change the whole life. Thanks for the ones who trust in me. Thanks. I appreciate it alot. 😘
Soft Power Diplomacy Strength of India- Sandeep Marwah
asiannewsagency - 3 days ago
New Delhi: After the powerful speech of Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs, Government of India in an event organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra Auditorium on the occasion of World Cultural Day Sandeep Marwah expressed his excitement to large group of people at the centre.
“It has been more than twenty five years we have been in the business of soft power diplomacy -building up relations with the whole World through films, television, media, art and culture,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios recently titled as Global Cultural Ambassador.
Sandeep Marwah informed his association with 145 nations of the World where Marwah Studios in- link- with different Ministries, national and international organizations have organized more than 3500 events of small and big nature to be in touch with all these countries.
Global Film Festival, Global Festival of Journalism, Global Fashion Week, Global Literary Festival and many Global Summits on different Subjects round the year have attracted 145 Nations to India. “We have been able to attract two million people to Noida Film City from all over India and abroad, Where as we have been able to attract students from 120 countries of the World to study Cinema, television, media, fashion, animation, performing arts etc. in India,” said Marwah.
“The formation of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry in 2014 was a step to support Prime Minister and Government of India in fulfilling the dream of using soft power of India to built-up the better and strong relations between India and rest of the World,” added Sandeep Marwah.
The event was attended by Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Diplomats, Politicians, people from all the Ministries of Government of India, members of different political parties and film, television, art and cultural fraternity.
Marwah Studios Join Hands With Kayumov Film Tashkent
asiannewsagency - 3 days ago
Tashkent: The two popular film associations Marwah Studios of India and Kayumov Film of Uzbekistan joined hands to produce and present short films and feature films together in the near future.
The MOU was signed between the two production companies on the visit of Sandeep Marwah to Tashkent where he was leading a delegation of 18 media persons to Tashkent.
“We have found the counter part in Uzbekistan. A well-equipped organization with past experience can be the most helpful to you in planning and designing production in a new country. We hope that soon we will be able to start a film in Uzbekistan,” said Sandeep Marwah President ICMEI.
“It was a pleasure to visit Marwah Studios in my last trip to India. Now his visit to Tashkent has completed the circle. The goodwill of the studios is enough to join hands with them as India’s representatives,” said Saen Keen Director of Kyumov Film.
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DZ2018 - 3 days ago
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The Bane of Growth.
AshleyJo - 4 days ago
We all have this thing called Ego and it'll be worrying if we don't have any. It's just a matter of how small or big; how we allow it to impact our outlook & behaviour/actions in positive or negative ways; how we translate it into integrity & dignity or conceit & prideful self-perception. I like to think that ego is within our control and how we want to harness its goodness to bring abt a positive mindset or let it wield its wilful dominance over us, is entirely up to us.
Ego becomes a poison when the person thinks too highly of himself/herself than he/she actually is and the delusion often leads to the mentality that he/she is betta than someone else. The measurable variables include capabilities, achievements, looks, wealth and the flattering self-perception is often rooted in one or more of these variables. Of cos, self-confidence is not to be mistaken as having an egotistical edge because being self-assured is a characteristic that simply acknowledges one's strengths, and weaknesses concurrently. It doesn't have the element of inflated self-perception.
And the poison manifests itself in one's personal growth as well as growth of all interpersonal relationships, be it friendships or romantic r/s. For the former, the inflated ego deters one from acknowledging one's weaknesses & failures so it is very difficult for the person to seek improvements or positive changes, without which there will be no growth in life as far as character building is concerned. I shudder to think that we don't evolve over time and it's a scary thought because the implication is that we choose to live our lives being constrained by the boundaries of our hearts. But if we're able to push the said boundaries by being receptive to evolving, our hearts then become more open to a host of positivities in life.
As for how the poison of ego limits or even deters growth in an interpersonal relationship, it's abt how the dynamics btw the two parties are being impacted negatively and consequently limiting any chance for growth btw the individuals - trusting, connecting and loving. When there is stagnancy in a r/s, trust will not be steadfast, connection will be hollow and love will become toxic, ultimately. Egotistical ppl are at best passers-by to me I'll walk on by and at worst real turn-offs whom I'll relegate to being strangers. Which is why I'm always thankful & appreciative to deal with ppl without inflated egos because the relationship has great potential for growth be it in the dept of friendship or romance.
Oh yeah, one of the reasons why I find the goalkeeper appealing ;-))
Sandeep Marwah Honored With Raj Kapoor Award
asiannewsagency - 4 days ago
New Delhi: The 3rd edition of grand musical evening was planned on the death anniversary of late film actor and director Raj Kapoor under the title Do Jism Ek Jaan by Malhaar Sangeet Kala Kendra and Raj Kapoor Legend Group at India Islamic Centre, New Delhi inaugurated by Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios.
Renowned film and television personality Sandeep Marwah was honored with Raj Kapoor Award by the organizers for his untiring contribution to cinema in this part of the World.
“ What Sandeep Marwah has done for cinema no one has done that. His contribution will be remembered for all time to come. He has given not only film city Noida but 12000 cinema force to the nation,” said Dr. Rameshwar Kumar while inviting Marwah on the stage to light the ceremonial lamp.
The award was jointly presented to Marwah by Parminder Chadha, Sanjay Malik, Amarjeet Singh Kohli, Amit Agarwal in the presence of jam packed house by music lovers.
AAFT Scholarship For Student of Uzbekistan Presented
asiannewsagency - 4 days ago
Tashkent: Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios Presented the first scholarship of AAFT- Asian Academy of Film And Television for a short term course of three months to H.E. Fukrat Zakirov the Minister of Cinema, Art and Culture during his visit to Ministry in Tashkent.
“We are happy and pleased to hand over this scholarship to the deserving student from Uzbekistan to learn cinema at AAFT for a period of three months at Noida in India, The scholarship also includes the boarding and lodging for three months. We will be expecting the student to be the Ambassador of AAFT in Uzbekistan,” said Sandeep Marwah.
“We are excited to receive this scholarship and trust that student will learn a lot and will add to the growth of Cinema in Uzbekistan,” said Minister of Cinema Art and Culture.
Sandeep Marwah thanked Minister for organizing a high powered meeting at the ministry and discussed many points in relations to growth of cinema, film festivals and cultural exchange between two countries.
AAFT is an International seat of learning and has been rated as the first ten best film schools of the World with six World Records to its credit in cinema and media studies.
LOVE needs Courage
deliriousjoy - 4 days ago
Been reading some blog posts about how some resisted temptations to stay loyal or in love with the partner. How they overcame rumours and lies to stay together and how some rekindled old memories and feelings to stay alive again. It's sweet to read about couples that withstood obstacles and how they triumphed. But then again, who's gonna guarantee they will not sway again. Those who have tasted the forbidden fruit will forever crave for the taste again despite knowing the consequences. Though I have to say that the horizontally challenged couples have it easier. I'm just stating the fact. Life is brutal.
Maybe relationships are overrated. Perhaps open relationship is the way moving forward. The loyal ones are losing out. Why fight so hard and get hurt in return? Why hang on to someone who was not afraid to lose you in the first place? You were so easily replaced. Just a smile or an eye contact. That was what it took to replace you.
Love needs courage, indeed.