Georgette Boutique

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Georgette Boutique you will find exquisitely hand painted fabrics for kurtas, t-shirts, cushions, sarees, bed sets etc.

The designs are inspired by nature in its many forms, from lush gardens, magnificent birds, and animals, flowing rivers to majestic mountains.

In kid’s collection, they offer unique T-shirts which are personalized with your child’s name. Each alphabet has an animal whose name it starts with.


Apart from this traditional designs like murals, kalamkari, mahdhubani etc on sarees and kurtas are also available in wide range. 
A glimpse of their beautiful work.
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We got an opportunity to have a chit chat with multi-talented lady behind the venture “APARNA SRIRAM” 
Q. Please tell us something about you?

Aparna: I am Aparna Sriram, currently living in Pune, India. Born in the beautiful land of Kerala, I have traveled across many states through my student life. I have done my post-graduation in IT and worked as a Software auditor. After marriage, I had the opportunity to travel abroad extensively with my husband.kukenhof-garden_112

I am the warm and friendly person and have many hobbies. At times your will find me burrowed deep inside a book. Then there will be times you can see me cooking up a storm to some recipe from the net and singing songs from the good old movies. I love traveling and immersing myself in the local culture byways of food, art, music.

Window shopping is past time I indulge in every time I step out. My life and I are not really limited to one thing or aspect. I love to learn new things, expanding my horizon of knowledge in every aspect. Life is so short and this world is so big. There is so much out there to learn

Q: Coming from an IT background what was the turning point which made you a domestic entrepreneur?

Aparna: Having worked in different capacities in various countries, there came a time when I felt the need to slow down after I had my child. The long hours of IT job were no longer as appealing and being at home made me restless. Slowly but surely I let my imagination flow and dabbled in painting with various media like fabric, glass, silk etc.

rome-023My relatives and friends appreciation and demands for similar individualized/personalized pieces like cushion covers, sarees, t-shirts fuelled my passion.

Soon I started receiving orders from abroad …and hence rose the need to organize and showcase my work into a portal which is now Georgette Boutique; the place you come to for one-of-a-kind, personalized fabrics.

Q. Who is your inspiration?

Aparna: I have been very lucky to have traveled across many states in India and many countries abroad. This has really enabled me to soak in the various cultures from across the globe. Having had the opportunity to actually learn silk painting in France, Lipan karigari from Gujarat artisans, calligraphy from Japan has influenced the way I feel and paint.

I am fortunate to have my mother who herself is an established artist as my advisor and my soundboard.We discuss at length about various styles and techniques in painting before making any design final.

Q: Tell more about Georgette Boutique?

Aparna: Georgette boutique is a page now on Facebook and will soon be a web page. It’s a place where I have showcased some of my work done for clients thus far. You can see hand painted Sarees, Kurta material, capris, T-shirts and many home decor articles.

At Georgette boutique, I have a discussion at length with my client to know and understand their design requirements…I then come up with several detailed drawings. Once the client is satisfied only then does the design come alive on fabric. It’s a labor of love; each and every piece is hand painted and unique. Some clients want their pieces to be so exclusive that they specify that I never photograph their final designs. A satisfied customer is an artist’s best friend.belgium090228-011

Q: How people can reach to you for orders? Is this wonderful collection is available online too?

Aparna: My personal contact information is available on the web page, and I am easily reachable. Yes, in the shop section of my page I have pictures of apparels that are ready for purchase.

Q: Any message to readers or to the ladies wish to start their venture?

Aparna: Finding extra time is not always easy with modern daily schedules. Work, travel, family, health, are all things which take precedence over our time.Let your ideas and your quirky inspiration and your dreams be the core of every thought, even while occupied with mundane, non-creative activities.

Find what excites you be it cooking, singing, traveling and try to find avenues to explore and learn more. There is not hiding talent and passion. Start small, go with the flow, give it time and you will be an independent, fully functioning professional.

Social media handles:

https://www.facebook.com/TheGeorgetteBoutique/

Follow her page and get all your what you dream for to decorate your home and dresses.

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Voice of India-Nishtha Sharma

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She is little princess of her parents, little pretty naughty sister of her big brother and a happy friend and a good student but when she sung the sargam even musical and magical voice king Shaan can’t control himself and turned to say I WANT YOU, multitalented Shekhar was so impressed by her singing that he made her sit on his chair but this lucky charm chooses Neeti Mohan as her mentor for the journey of Voice of India. Presenting little chit chat wit this young and melidious singer winner of 2016 Voice of India “Nishtha Sharma”

Q. How youimg_7590 entered in VOI?

A. After being in Top 20 of Indian Idol junior, I got confidence in myself that I can do much more in field of singing with constant guide of my parents. When got to know about VOI through internet and TV ads given my audition.

 

 

Check her blind audition

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A. My both parents are in music and running music institute (Shri Swami Haridas Sangeet Sewa Sansthan) in Sultanpur. I learned music from my both parents and my elder brother is my constant guide and mentor.

Q. Tell something about the journey of VOI.

A  Journey of VOI was too good under great coaches we all learned a lot. They all taught us how to be presentable and better performers not only this heard their struggle stories of life which inspired me a lot.

Q. Neeti Mohan is a versatile singer how was your experience being under her guidance?img_7587

A. Neeti Ma’am is really sweet person with her we all enjoyed a lot and she has given her full time to coach us and made us very comfortable with the choice of songs.

 

Q. You are big fan of Asha ji, which song you want to sing in front of her if got chance?

A. I always love to sing her songs. If I get chance will sing same songs which I sung in VOI and everyone liked it a lot, one is Pan khaye saiya hammar and other is Piya bawari .

 

Q. Youimg_7585 want to take up your career in singing, how your school supported you in this musical journey?

 

A. There was full support of my principal and teachers, they helped me in this journey and my studies not get effected.

 

 

 

Q. How img_7588your parents reacted on this winning?

A. People in Sultanpur don’t know much about music and my parents both from musical background always wanted to give full support and guidence with musical knowledge to all students in their institute. They wanted someone to make that name and when I won for them it’s like dream comes true.

 

 

Q. You gained img_7593popularity in such a small age, any message to kids who want to make career in singing ?

A. I would say music is a good way to connect to God, it not only give entertainment and fun but also a stress buster and make you to feel good. Music is a big Samandar you need to be very dedicated to learn it.

 

 

Thanks Nishtha 🙂 for taking out time and sharing your journey with us. Wishing you on behalf of all my readers a very bright & musical future full with smile 🙂

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Interview with Soma Roy – Diamond Queen award Winner

Taking our country India on global platform Soma Roy was top 5 finalist of Mrs Singapore Worldwide Internatiomal 2016 and winner of Diamond Queen award.

Presenting her interview for our readers how she won so many hearts ❤

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Q: From Dhanbad to Singapore how you describe your journey?

Soma :My journey from Dhanbad to Singapore is quite exciting. As we all know we all have ups and down in life, so was mine too. Dhanbad is my birthday place: my school friends, teachers, relatives and most importantly my own home. A lot of memories are tied up there in Dhanbad. It was not easy for us to move to West Bengal. But it was a new beginning for all of us. I did my Masters in English from Rabindra Bharati University and Bachelors in Arts (English Hons) img_7376from University of Calcutta. Soon after I finished my Masters I got married and my fate brought me to Singapore. And the second phase of my life begins in this wonderful red dot.

Q: How a teacher who won best teacher award twice in Singapore turned towards modelling?

Soma: Well! Even I ddi not know that I will be a model one day. But I always enjoyed stage. During my school days I performed many functions. I was liked by teachers and friends for my singing talent. When I joined preschool as a teacher in Singapore besides teaching little ones I got opportunity to choreograph dance for children aged 4 years. It was a challenge for me because firstly they were so young and secondly, the song was Hindi movie song and the kids were non-Indians (Chinese & Malay). Our hard work was paid off; parents and teachers were very elated with the performance and was a real success to me. Modelling likewise was an experiment for me. I dared to participate in Sari Queen img_7375last year and won the grand prize. This event was a door opener for me in the path of modelling. I started getting recommendation for photo shoots and freelance modelling assignments.

Q. How your family reacted when you told them about your participation in Mrs Singapore QOS Worldwide International 2016?

Soma : To be honest, my husband is the one who always encouraged me to join pageants and modelling. I think somehow he has seen some potential within me. He is very happy and extremely cooperative throughout. Whenever I felt down, his enthusiastic words pulled me back.

Q: Who is your inspiration?

Soma: My husband is my inspiration, without his support, love and encouragement I wouldn’t even thought of joining the world of glitz and glamour.

Q. Who is your role model & strength?

Soma: My mum is my role model. She has planted the seed of good qualities in me from the very beginning, especially qualities like humbleness, honesty and hard work. I am harvesting these qualities and living a life of strong andimg_7377 dignified woman. My husband and son are my strength. They are my world and they have taught me how to live dreams.

Q: How your little champ reacted on this pageant?

Soma: For my son his Maa is a cute doll, that’s what he calls me. For him I am the cutest mummy in the world. For him it was like another event. I always believe that we all should try new things in life and step out from our copmfort zone . I encourage him to participate in the events in his school and share with him that there is nothing to lose in any competition. If you win you have achieved something ,if you cannot then you are one step ahead of those who never even tried, you gathered experience and learned new things. So, I think of course he was proud to see me being crowned and was very positive about the whole event.

Q: What was your reaction when you announced as Asia Pacific Queen of Substance Diamond Award?

Soma: Of course I feel truly blessed to be nominated and awarded as Asia Pacific Queen Diamond Queen of Substance 2016 by Lumiere International’s Justina Tan, family and friends who have immensely supported me.img_7379

Q: Lastly, any message to all the aspiring women who dream of being a part of such pageant?

Soma: I would like to say that I am an also just like any other lady. I believe that each of us has a special quality which can outshine us. It is not necessary to join pageant to be successful, just enjoy doing what you want to do. Definitely support of family plays a crucial role for a married woman, to step out and live their dreams. Being persistent in what we are doing and always being humble can work as a magic wand especially in the pageants. Most importantly believe in yourself, dare to dream and you can do it.

Q: Any message for your readers?

Soma: Thanks for the going through this interview to all my readers. Life is short. If we bury our passion for others and think we are sacrificing for our loved ones then we are doing injustice to ourselves we have to think ourselves as an individual. As a woman if I enjoy being a stay home mum and or a housewife I would say it’s also an awesome work. It is not easy to hold this role 24/7. At the end of the day we must think “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now”.

Pic Credit : Soma Roy

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Sisak – Crowdfunding Campaign

Dream of being a successful director Faraz Ansari’s journey of started when he got noticed by prominent filmmaker Amol Gupte . He wrote, co-directed, scripted and assisted on various Bollywood films like Taare Zameen Par, Stanley ka Dabba and Gippi, but wished to make his own films.

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He has already made one short film last year! With no budget, a team comprising of close friends, he created Siberia.  The film was sent to many film festivals across the world and won many awards, including a Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Director – Jury’s Choice.

His latest upcoming silent film SISAK we got opportunity to quick chit chat of this upcoming film for which he is looking for Crowdfunding.

Here is what he want to tell you more about his project SISAK.

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Tell something about the SISAK.

SISAK is a silent film about two men who meet each other, over a period of many nights, in the Mumbai local train.

I am Faraz Arif Ansari, and I have been working in the film industry for the last 8 years as a Writer, Associate Director, Casting Director and Executive Producer on films like Fox Star’s ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’, Deepa Bhatia’s Award Winning Documentary ‘Nero’s Guests’, Karan Johar’s ‘Gippi!’, Zee Telefilms’ ‘Silvat’ (for Zeal For Unity). Apart from feature films, I have also made a short film ‘Siberia’ that has travelled to more than 30 international film festivals and won the Best Actress & Best Director Awards. Sisak is my second independent short film.

What is Sisak all about?

Two men meet in the Mumbai Local train over a period of many nights. Not a word is spoken, nor is there possibility for any sort of physical intimacy but what conspires between them is a wordless romance, so strong that it brings them closer to each other, night after night and perhaps, delivers them with transitory moments of fleeting happiness and solace from the unkind realities of the passing world outside.

What inspiration is behind this movie?

I’ve always been inspired by Haruki Murakami. A quote that stuck with me for many years after I had read his infamous ‘Sputnik Sweetheart’ also became the inspiration for Sisak. The quote being, “Lonely metal souls in the unimpeded darkness of space, they meet, pass each other, and part, never to meet again. No words passing between them. No promises to keep.” This instantly reminded me of the momentary unspoken romances that have happened to all of us through our lives – sometimes, with the passenger sitting next to us on the long flight, or the glimpse of someone that caught our attention as we crossed the road, or a short-lived conversation that will be treasured forever. Some love stories are brief but that doesn’t make them any less grand. Sisak is a tribute to these passing, lost and unsaid love stories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

What makes Sisak unique?

Sisak is India’s First Silent LGBTQ love story presented in the format of a short feature. It has been shot entirely inside the Mumbai Local Trains with two actors, a wafer-thin crew, a borrowed camera and no permissions. Generally, most LGBTQ films are about individuals coming out of the closet, or coming to terms with their sexualities or the various other social, political & other issues that are prevalent in the lives of a homosexual person, but Sisak isn’t about any of that. Sisak takes you inside a wordless world of romance, where a public transport becomes the most private place for these two men to silently observe and fall in love with each other.

Why does Sisak need to be seen by the world today?

In India, homosexuality is still illegal. Section 377 of the Constitution of India criminalizes sexual act between two consenting adults of the same sex. Sadly, what it also criminalizes is the right of an individual to love another individual of his/her choice/preference if they belong to the same sex. There is a reason why Sisak is a silent film. There is a reason why Sisak is a story of two men falling in love, silently. There is a reason why their love story unfolds on a public transport which is used by millions of people, everyday. What else will they do when the society mocks it, the laws make you a criminal for loving a person? Where will you hide but right in the midst of the crowd, to conceal yourself and find a moment of respite and perhaps, fall in love? This is why Sisak should be seen by everyone – to demystify this whole “homosexual” angle because it is nothing different than a person loving another person. Sisak takes us inside to the most intimate emotions that two individuals feel for each other. That emotion is love. Just that, both of these two individuals happen to be men.

Why crowdfunding ?

After struggling for two long years to make my first ‘mainstream’ feature film that has a homosexual protagonist, I realized that nobody wants to make a ‘commercial’ film with such a story or characters. Almost, every leading actor from the country refused to act in it. Almost every production house in the country loved the script and the project but backed out from producing it. And somewhere between all the trials, tribulations, refusals and long, aimless journeys in the Mumbai local, Sisak was born. With the help of my friends and colleagues from the film industry who believed in my vision and my script, I managed to shoot Sisak purely on my goodwill. Now, I am turning to crowdfunding for the final stage of the film – the post-production, and participating in national and international mainstream film festivals.

What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

The biggest risk of making Sisak is that it is an LGBTQ film trying to break norms that exist in the LGBTQ film circuit and otherwise. Also, it is experimental in its form, because it is a silent short feature film.

What happens if we don’t raise enough funds for the film?

If enough money is not raised, Sisak might remain as a wonderful dream that was dreamed and realized only halfway through. However, I am hopeful that the entire LGBTQ community and every other individual who believes in equal rights for all will come forward and support this film. Also, given the USP of the film, I am sure that there are many individuals out there who want to see a story that is all heart and soul.

How you going to prove that you won’t just take all the money and run away?

Having worked in the film industry for the last eight years now and having done big films, I am sure that people will have enough faith in me and my film to know that the money will go in the completion of the film. Also, I have a wonderful cast & crew – A famous supermodel, a budding actor who is studying filmmaking, a well-known Director of Photography, a National Award Winning Sound Designer, and a bunch of people, including myself who have been tirelessly working behind the scenes for some of your most favorite films in the last decade! If this doesn’t convince people that this is a legit project, I don’t know what will!

SISAK Facebook Page – @sisak.thefilm

SISAK Teaser – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWeCFn2IbpM

SISAK Crowdfunding Campaign on Wishberry Link – https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/sisak/#/campaign

We wish you all the best for this project !!

Source of information :Faraz Ansari

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