We were recently invited by Tourism Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh to attend the Social Media Summit & Awards (SMSA) 2018 at Amravati, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh. Amravati is the upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh. We got an opportunity to fuse work and holiday during our stay. This is the first among a series of posts we are going to put up on our lovely experience.
So Delhi, the Delhi city guide had organised a conference for bloggers and social media influencers. The program list comprised of sessions by expert panels from travel, food, fashion etc. The event was by invite and saw a huge turnout.
Jaipur Literature Festival has set a trend by creating glamorous events surrounding books. The Times Group has recently started organizing Literature Festivals in other parts of the country including the just concluded edition in Delhi. The two day event evoked a lot of interests among Delhites and others in NCR.
Art Tree has been active in propagating the cause of art in Delhi NCR. We have attended their art event Colorama earlier this year. They recently organized panel discussions on art and its role in contemporary times. Various concepts related to art were discussed during the sessions.
Ramayan and Mahabharat are epics that have bound the length and breadth of India. These are living legends that influence millions all across the country. The impact of these epics covers the whole gamut – altars, literature as well as all forms of art. A recent talk at Oxford Book Store on the Impact of Indian Mythology on Art brought home the various ways in which we are being enriched by the epics. Everyday.
We keep marveling at how the definition of art has broadened over time. Paintings, sculptures, photography have made way to new forms of artwork. Our visits to India Art Fair are now a complete new experience. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art recently organised a talk were the concept of “The Coup” was discussed. Not from politics but from art perspective.
Details: Suneet Verma in conversation with writer Advaita Kala. Dinner @ Bibi Arza, Gurgaon Suneet...