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Director Naga Launches our Online Video Channel Mystic Traditions MyTra


Director Naga and Writer K.Vivekshankar

We are happy to announce the launch of our new YouTube Channel Mystic Traditions MyTra  by Director Naga.  To professionals with expertise in their domain, scaling to an online channel is not easy both in terms of emotional and mental makeup and technical parameters. When we talk about Vlogging, it is another domain and the intention of it must be made clear. We chose to keep this Channel in English to reach more people and we will soon launch a Tamil version too.

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Quilling, Scoobie Strings, Loom Bands and More

For those without a teenaged girl at home, these terms would not mean anything. It is very common to see mother folk sulking about the children not having the fun they used to have in their childhood days. But the fact is they too have their piece of fun and in the own way. The terms in the title are the activities they pursue which can be matched to the beads stringing and wire baskets we made during school and college days. A hobby that improved our concentration and motor skills and also a smooth introduction to arts and crafts.

The difference here is the activities pursued by us were general in nature, may be a purse, a desktop item or a wall hanging but these items help them to make ear rings, key chains, finger rings. It got personal you see. Do make your daughter a part of this group and for sure, she will get hooked on it.

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Art Paintings Exhibition in Chennai City

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Mala Roy is pleased to announce the opening of the the exhibition It’s My Way, featuring artist Premlatha Sheshadri, A.Viswam, Ramasuresh, Sumita Chakravarti, Anjan Bhattacharya,Harisadhan Dey,Aditi Gemini.Its My way  is an exhibition where the artist has shown their own thought in their own way through the paintings .The exhibition takes the visitor in sensory and playful journey .The exhibition incorporates both the real world and imaginary lines ,where artist Premlatha Sheshadri works shows ,the moving line flows, creating an image of colour with waves In it we see the golds of a sunlit sea & the golden lotus. A. Viswam  works are based on hues of nature blazing yellows, burning reds, cool greens, deep blues and quiet grays used monochromatically or in vibrant combinations .Rama Suresh works are mostly showcasing the Indian tradition .Where Sumita Chakravarti  works are  based on sculptures, Anjan  and HariSadhan Dey’s works are inspired by human form, expression, emotions, feelings, nostalgic images of old Calcutta .And a young artist , Aditi Gemini’s works are created by bells ,which plays a vital role in spreading positive energy throughout and a medium between liveliness and enthusiasm.

 Location : Vinnyasa Premiere Art Galery

Duration : 1st September ’12  till 08 September’12

Art – Monthly Program of Kathakali, Koodiyattam and Chakyarkoothu in Chennai


Uthareeyam, a recently formed club of classical art lovers in Chennai, will be organising at least one Kathakali show every month in the city from August. Founded by four youths working in Chennai, the idea behind Uthareeyam is to promote classical performing art forms like Kathakali, Koodiyattam and Chakyarkoothu among the youngsters.

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Hippocampus – Workshop on Origami and Books for Visually Impaired

Hippocampus is back with a interesting workshop on Origami. Visually impaired can now find books in Hippocampus. For details Read on..

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Flash Dance Academy Summer Camp 2012

Looking out to engage your kids this summer in fine arts?  Shake a leg with the Flash Summer Camp starting on April 16th. It includes dance classes, theater workshop and concludes with a  stage performance. Here are the details for the benefit of our readers.

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Learn Glass Sculpting at Dakshinachitra

English: Mitchell Wren sculpting hot blown glass

DakshinaChitra heritage centre is organizing a two day workshop on Glass sculpting for adults. Srinivasa Raghavan – the resource person, an expert in this field had his training in scientific glass blowing and has been in the field for over 25 years.

Participants will learn to make sculptures of human figures and animals using soft glass. This technique is safe and suited for beginners.

Conveyance to and from DakshinaChitra, on the staff van, will be provided.


The workshop fee: 1200/- (Inclusively of material, refreshment and transportation only)


Saturday 10 March  –  Sunday 11 March
10:30 AM  –  5:30 PM

Workshop On “Glass Sculpting”

Dakshinchitra Heritage Centre
East Coast Road


Art Chennai 2012, Celebrating Art with 8 Days Gala

Art Chennai is a celebration that spans the entire city with over 200 displays and installations at various galleries, public spaces and events at Chennai’s finest hotels. What’s more, it provides a platform that inspires debate, art appreciation and investment like never before. Be a part of the 8-day gala, as art collectors, historians, artists and critics from all over the country come together to celebrate the finest in modern and contemporary Indian art.

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Learn to String Jasmine Flowers

A flower string is a traditional Indian garland that can be used in a variety of ways. Mostly it tied in women’s hair for decoration although you can be innovative and use these in any way you like. Apart from the decorative uses, flower strings  are also used as offerings in pujas (prayer).

Step 1 Material

Making a flower string  doesn’t really require much material.

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Creating and Gifting Clay Flowers – Classes in Chennai

Soft polymer clay is made into a single petal in few seconds. The expert fingers create some more petals, leaves and to finish a wonderful flower. Jenifer  Rajkumar learned this unique clay art in Japan in 2006 and became an authorised instructor in 2007. Hand made clay flowers make  a wonderful everlasting gifts of floral arrangements and wedding bouquets. She lives in Chennai and teaches clay art, read on to know the details.
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A Place for Learning Art and Doing Something Creative at Velachery

If you are searching for an avenue to de-stress yourself… If you are looking for learning something which you always wanted to… If you are looking at making yourself fitter mentally and physically… If you are looking for giving your child an opportunity to do something else apart from studies.. you are in the right place!
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Mehendi or Henna Art – Safe and Natural Designs to Suit Your Taste

Henna, also known as Heena, is a form of body art that has existed since ancient times. Mehndi (or Henna) is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration, in countries like Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Morocco, Yemen, and Somali land. It is typically employed for special occasions, particularly weddings. It is usually drawn on the hands and feet, where the color will be darkest.

The patterns of mehndi are typically quite intricate and predominantly applied to brides before wedding ceremonies. However, Mehndi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are sometimes called “henna tattoos”.

Know about Henna or Mehendi

Henna or Mehendi is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, and northern Australasia in semi-arid zones. Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, 2–6 m high.

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