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Genesys Foundation organises Sudhir Talmale’s painting exhibition at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur

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Radhika Buty Karnik, Founder, Genesys Foundation (Photo by: Himanshu Pal)

Genesys Foundation, spearheaded by Radhika Buty Karnik, has organised its first solo painting exhibition from today at Rangayan Art Gallery, Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur. The three-day exhibition will exhibit paintings of 53-year-old Nagpur painter Sudhir Talmale. Radhika inaugurated the exhibition today in presence of well-known painter Sharad Ambulkar, Sudhir Talmale, Samiksha Talmale and Prasad Pimprikar. The exhibition consists of 52 oil paintings made by Sudhir Talmale from 2010 to 2017. People interested in visiting the solo painting exhibition can visit the venue till March 12 from 11 am to 7 pm.

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Sudhir Talmale (Photo by: Himanshu Pal)

When Sudhir was eight years old, he would often visit his uncle Dhyaneshwar Katekar’s place who was a painter. Paintings fascinated Sudhir and so he learnt painting by himself. He has been painting since 45 years now! Sudhir who over the years has showcased his paintings in metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi many a time is a fine arts graduate from Nagpur University. It’s after a gap of 12 years that he is exhibiting his paintings in a solo painting exhibition in Nagpur. In his own words, his paintings are about rhythm and the colours of dance. No wonder, he always prefers listening to old or pop music while he is painting. While speaking to Nation Next about his exhibition, Sudhir said, “It’s important that organisations like Genesys Foundation sponsor such exhibitons so that art and artists can thrive in the city.”

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Sudhir Talmale’s paintings. (Photo by: Himanshu Pal)

My paintings, my passion!

Painting is just not passion for this city artist, it is something which has healed him when he fell seriously ill a couple of years back. Sudhir says, “In 2015, my liver got damaged which inturn infected one of my kidneys. I have been hospitalised 8-10 times and after I got treated at Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, I recovered but I’m still on medicines. Even when I used to be in the hospital, I couldn’t stay away from painting. Once when I was hospitalized, I got an order for a painting from a customer in Mumbai. It was a 12-feet painting. I used to go to my studio everday for two hours to finish the painting and then come back to my hospital bed! It took me around three years to recover completely and painting helped me recover. It gave me power and even when I was hospitalised I would just think of colours and composition of my paintings.”

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(L to R) Sudhir Talmale, Prasad Pimprikar, Sharad Ambulkar, Radhika Buty Karnik and Samiksha Talmale (Photo by: Himanshu Pal)

Painting is an investment

Sudhir says that if a painter is good at his work and has passion he can survive in a good way just by the means of painting. But he also complains that people in Nagpur still don’t understand that buying a painting from a good artist is just like buying a good piece of land; it’s an investment. Sudhir says, “The costliest painting I have sold till date was for 4.5 lakhs in Mumbai. It was a 3 feet by 12 feet painting. It’s very difficult to sell a painting in Nagpur. People here can buy a sofa for five lakhs but will never buy a good painting! They don’t understand that buying paintings of senior artists is actually an investment. In 1970s, MF Husain’s paintings were sold for  mere Rs 40 and today they are worth crores!”

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I’m known for small and mid-budget films, so I can never enter 300 crore club: Ayushmann Khurrana




Elina Nayak | India

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana is back with an action drama, ‘An Action Hero’. And the trailer of the film is a promising one, a real genre-bender for Ayushmann fans. The movie also has Jaideep Ahlawat playing the lead alongside Ayushmann. So when asked to comment on how many big stars are doing two-hero films these days, Ayushmann, who has always teamed up with actors playing strong characters, said, “Be it Annu Kapoor’s character in ‘Vicky Donor, Rajkummar Rao in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, Gajraj Rao in ‘Badhai Ho or Tabu in ‘Andhadhun’, all these characters were equally strong along with mine. So, I’ve never followed the trend. I work with actors who contribute to a film. Ultimately, it’s the film that’s a winner.”

Moreover, Ayushmann finds inspiration in Ajay Devgn. “I take a lot of inspiration from Ajay Devgn sir. Like in his film ‘Golmaal’, most of the punch lines were with other cast members, still he did the film. It’s important to keep your film before yourself. A good film is all about a collaboration between the actors, directors and everyone else.”

Ayushmann is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. But ask him if he ever feels the pressure of delivering hits, he said, “I always scout for fresh content. And have a tick list – like has this subject been done in Hindi cinema before? Is the subject original and pathbreaking? But once I do the film, I leave it to the audience whether to accept it or not. I want to give it my best in whatever I do. So, I don’t think I’ll ever be known for a 300 crore film. I’m known for small and mid-budget films. Hence, I can afford to take risks without pressure.”

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Constitution day | Bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about the Indian Constitution




Avani Arya | Reporter : Shamanand Tayde | Nagpur

Constitution Day is also known as “National Law Day”. It is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. Know some interesting facts about the Indian Constitution in the video.

सभी को पता है कि India को 15 अगस्त 1947 को independence  मिली थी.साल 1949 में 26 नवंबर यानी आज ही के दिन india  का constitution  बनकर तैयार हुआ था. India का constitution  26 जनवरी 1950 से लागू किया गया था. इसके साथ ही भारत में हर साल 26 नवंबर को constitution day  मनाया जाता है. India का constitution  दुनिया के सभी constitutions को परखने के बाद बनाया गया था. इसलिए इस constitution को सबसे Important constitution कहा जाता है. 

Indian Constitution से जुड़े ऐसे कई Interesting Facts हैं, जिनके बारे में जानकर आप हैरान रह जाएंगे. भारत देश के citizen होने के नाते बच्चों से लेकर बड़ों तक, हर किसी को Constitution Of India से जुड़े ये Interesting Facts  जरूर पता होने चाहिए.

क्या आप जानते है कि  Indian Constitution  World’s Longest Constitution  है. Indian Constitution को लिखने के लिए  dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar को  Father Of Indian Constitution भी कहां जाता है.  डॉ. भीमराव आंबेडकर ने Constitution  को दो साल, 11 महीने और 18 दिनों में तैयार कर India को dedicate किया था. इसके कुछ हिस्से America, Germany , United Kingdom , Australia , Ireland , Canada  और Japan  के Constitution  से लिए गए हैं.

26 नवंबर 1949 को Indian Constituent Assembly की तरफ से इसे अपनाया गया और 26 नवंबर 1950 को इसे एक democratic government system के साथ लागू किया गया था. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर के योगदान को याद करने और constitution के importance का प्रसार करने के लिए constitution day  मनाया जाता है. Indian Government  की ओर से पहली बार 2015 मेंconstitution day  मनाया गया. 29 अगस्त 1947 को भारत के constitution का draft  तैयार करने वाली Committee की स्थापना हुई. जिसमें chairmen  के रूप में डॉ. भीमराव अंबेडकर appoint हुए. जवाहरलाल नेहरू, डॉ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद, सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल, मौलाना अबुल कलाम आजाद भी इस सभा के main members  थे.

क्या आप यह जानते है कि Indian Constitution  में 448 Articles, 22 Parts, 12 schedule और 97 amendment हैं. Indian Constitution की दो copies  हाथ से लिखी गई हैं, जोकि Hindi  और English  language में हैं. इसमें किसी भी तरह की typing या print का use नहीं किया गया था. दोनों handwritten copies पर 24 जनवरी 1950 को उस समय के 284  members of parliament के सामने Signature किए गए थे. Indian Constitution को बनाते समय कई देशों के  Constitution को study किया गया था. हमारे constitution  में देश के citizens के fundamental rights, Duties
 और government machinery के बारे में Detailed Information  दी गई है. इसमें ये बताया गया है कि President, Prime Minister , Governer  और Chief Ministers  की क्या powers हैं और किस तरह से Legislature, executive और Judiciary काम करती है.

Constitution  बनने से पहले भारत में British government  की ओर से  बनाया हुआ act 1935 लागू किया जाता था. Indian Constitution के rules  के मुताबिक Republic Day के मौके पर राष्ट्रपति और Independence Day के मौके पर pm देश को addressed करते है.

तो यह थे Indian Constitution से जुड़े कुछ Interesting Facts

Script by – Shamanand Tayde

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‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan




Avani Arya | Nagpur
“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, Bharat Jodo Yatra leader Rahul Gandhi

“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25. He also said that he has ordered a probe into the incident.

Earlier that day, BJP leaders alleged that partakers in the Yatra shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. A controversy flared up after BJP State President VD Sharma and other party leaders shared a video on social media claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during the rally.

Calling it a conspiracy by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party denied the claims. Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on its 77th day of the Padyatra on November 23.

Covering a total distance of  3,570 km, Congress claimed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India. It started from Kanyakumari on September 7, and will end in Kashmir next year.

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