Ever fancied attempting the impossible-looking routine — revolving hoops around your stomach keeping your hands free. This amazing skill that is both atheletic and artistic is something you can pick up at a workshop in the city to be taught by Melanie Testa.
Testa, a member of Sumit Nagdev Dance Academy, is a an expert with the hoops and has performed hula-hoops to much cheer in Dhrut, the academy’s latest dance production.
The two-day workshop will take you through learning rhythmic and coordinated hula-hoop moves.
On:Â€Âˆ September 27 and 29, 7pm to 9pm
At: Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts, Ground floor, Silver Cascade, Tulsi Pipe Road, Dadar (W).
Cost: Rs 800/Rs 1500
Search engine giant Google unveiled a special doodle on Holi. The doodle shows a group of children splashing the Google logo with many colours.
According to Google, "Today, the Google letters are taking on a fresh set of colors in honor of the Holi festival. Coinciding with the arrival of spring, the vibrant celebration looks a lot like the Doodle: people run around happily covering each other in a rainbow of powdery hues.
Amid the cloud of red, blue, yellow, green, and everything in between, festival-goers can often be found laughing, singing, and dancing in the streets. The joyous event, which takes place in India, Nepal, and other countries around the world, traditionally marks the triumph of good over evil. It also gives family and friends a chance to simply come together, enjoying a spirited “Festival of Colors” that undoubtedly lives up to its name."
Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love", It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
The first day is known as Holika Dahan (à¤¹à¥ÂŠà¤²à¤¿à¤Â•à¤¾ à¤¦à¤¹à¤¨) or Chhoti Holi and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.