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Calligraphy Workshop by Achyut Palav

26th to 29th October 2014

Time : 9.00 am to 8.00 pm

Venue :
Model Art Institute
Noor Building, 2nd Floor, 
Near Suvidha Showroom,
Opp. Dadar Rly. Stn. (W)
Mumbai - 400028

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Utsav Bharatiya Lipyancha

12th August 2014

Timing : 5.30 pm

Venue :
Nehru Centre Art Gallery
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli
Mumbai - 400018

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Califest 2014

12th August to 18th August 2014

Timing : 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

Venue :
Nehru Centre Art Gallery
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli
Mumbai - 400018

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Umbrella Workshop at Pune

6th July 2014

Timing : Two Baches 
09.00 am to 12.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 05.00 pm

Entry Fees : Rs. 1800/- (with material)

Venue :
Papertells Art Gallery
Handmade Paper Institute, Near Agriculture College,
K.B. Joshi Road, Shivaji Nagar,
Pune - 411005

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Umbrella Workshop

15th June 2014

Unique Calligraphy Workshop by Achyut Palav at Belapur on the 15th June 2014.

Rain always has a magical effect on everything it touches. It sprays the earth with green & colors the skies gray. Beautiful rainbows arc gracefully over misty valleys. They fill our heart with memories.

Rain has a different meaning to each one of us. Rhythm of the rain sings a different tune in each ones' mind. We sit in our homes, offices or colleges humming melodies of the spectacular season.

Mother Nature unleashes a kaleidoscope of blues, blacks, greens, reds. The lush green earth, the magic of the rainbows, the gray stormy skies create perfect frames in our minds.

We bring you an opportunity to catch them on a universal icon of rain... The Umbrella...

Come enjoy the blessed union of calligraphic strokes & colors that is going to take place on 15th June 2014.

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Calligraphy Comes Alive

From 30th April 2014

Available at : Supreme Shop, Shop No. 1, Borkar Wadi, Ranade Rd, Near Vaman Hari Pethe Jewellers, Dadar (W.), Mumbai - 400028

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Roman / Devnagari Calligraphy Workshop at Pune

25th to 27th April 2014

Venue : Symbiosis English Medium Highschool, 15th Lane, Prabhat Road, Pune

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Basic / Basic +
Roman & Devnagari Workshop

2nd April to 6th April 2014

Venue : Model Art Institute, Noor Building, 2nd floor, Near Suvidha Showroom, Dadar (W.), Mumbai - 400028

Time : 9.00 am 11.30 am / 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

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Basic in Roman Script Calligraphy Workshop

14th - 17th April 2014

Venue : Pria School, Mohopada, Rasayani

Time : 9.00 am - 12 noon

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Roman / Devnagri Calligraphy Workshop by Achyut Palav at Goa

21st, 22nd & 23rd Feb 2014

Venue : Lecture Hall, District Library, Navelim, Salcete, Goa

Time : 9.30 am Onwards

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Calligraphy Day with Achyut Palav

12th January 2014

Venue : V.N.S.G. University, Faculty of Fine Art, Surat

Time : 10 am Onwards

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Aksharyandnya - Residential Workshop by Achyut Palav's School of Calligraphy

29th, 30th Nov & 1st Dec 2013

Venue : Rambhau Mhalgi PrabodhiniUttan, Bhayander (W)

For Further Details & Registration Contact : Ketaki - 9969832575 / 022 - 27891517 Between 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

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Surya - the Icon

15th to 21st Oct, 2013

A series of paintings from Master Calligrapher, Achyut Palav, celebrating the power of Surya. A tribute to its radiance & supremacy. With each canvas the colours rise to salute one of the greatest energies on earth. Each form & each stroke emits energy that is positive Bring the power Surya into your lives & let him inspire you, strengthen you. Let the positive passion & 'Urja' of sun so skilfully yet easily captured on the canvas become the essence of your life.

The paintings are not only about the Sun in the Sky but rather of those on earth, who blaze luminously throughout their lives, brightening & improving everything they touch... knowingly or unknowingly. These suns that Achyut has created were people in his life whose lives & work have had a profound influence on his mind.

You may have come across such Suryas in your life's journey from time to time. They may have taught you the most important lessons that have been embedded in your mind & shaped your life. You may be one for others without you knowing yourself. Come watch the exhibition & try finding your Surya within the brilliant creations. Let Surya become a part of your lives...

Surya The Pure | The Auspicious | The Powerful ....

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9th World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk Do, Korea

7th October 2013

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Monsoon Special Umbrella Workshop
It's Raining Colors

30th June 2013

Unique Calligraphy Workshop by Achyut Palav at Belapur on the 30th June 2013.

Rain always has a magical effect on everything it touches. It sprays the earth with green & colors the skies gray. Beautiful rainbows arc gracefully over misty valleys. They fill our heart with memories.

Rain has a different meaning to each one of us. Rhythm of the rain sings a different tune in each ones' mind. We sit in our homes, offices or colleges humming melodies of the spectacular season.

Mother Nature unleashes a kaleidoscope of blues, blacks, greens, reds. The lush green earth, the magic of the rainbows, the gray stormy skies create perfect frames in our minds.

We bring you an opportunity to catch them on a universal icon of rain... The Umbrella...

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Third International Festival of Calligraphy and Typography "Rutenia"

13th May 2013

Works of Achyut Palav were featured among the works other noted artists at the Festival of Calligraphy & Typography. The compositions were highly appreciated & were based on diverse subjects.

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The World of Calligraphy Book Launch

7th May 2013

Calligraphy is a live art; to be kept alive in the age of computers 50 students of Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy contribute towards the book 'The World of Calligraphy' Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Prithviraj Chavan launches the book - 'The World of Calligraphy' In Mumbai on 7th May 2013 Mumbai, 8th May 2013: "The World of Calligraphy" a compilation of present day calligraphy assembled together by Renowned Calligrapher Achyut Palav along with 50 of his students from Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy was released today in Mumbai by the hands of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Shri. Prithviraj Chavan. The book is published by Navneet Prakashan, titled "The World of Calligraphy" and contains information on tools, the philosophy of medium & texture and the concept of design.

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Ekbote furniture showroom wall painting

29th August 2012

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IBN Lokmat

15th August 2012

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Maharashtra Day an exhibition of Students (APSC) works in Navi Mumbai

1st May 2012

On the auspicious Date of 1st May- Maharashtra Day an exhibition of Students (APSC) works adorned the famous Shivaji Chowk in Navi Mumbai. It was visited by locals & important faces from Navi Mumbai.

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Navi Mumbai Art Festival

26th January 2012

The arts festival organized in Navi Mumbai showcased works in Calligraphy & other arts. It was visited by art lovers across the city. The work in calligraphy was highly appreciated as a upcoming art.

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Masterstroke's Exhibition

26th January 2012

'Masterstrokes' an exhibition of these precious compositions. It is a sincere attempt to popularize this art among people & bring works of these masters into limelight. It displayed the beauty of foreign calligraphy before the next generation artists of India.

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Inauguration ceremony - Silver Calligraphy

7th November 2011

A Celebration of Friendship. Along with a long time friend & fellow calligrapher from Germany Achyut Palav held an exhibition & launched a book 'Silver Calligraphy' at a ceremony at the Nehru Centre Gallery - Mumbai. It laid the base for artistic ties between the two countries. This friendship has flourished over the years & a lot of fusion work of Indian & German scripts has evolved.

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Silver Calligraphy Exhibition - Achyut Palav | Katharina Pieper

1st November 2011

The year 2011 marks the 25th year of a friendship & also a milestone in the artistic & calligraphic companionship of India & Germany. It was 25 years ago that Achyut Palav had visited Germany & worked with eminent calligraphers there. It laid the base for artistic ties between the two countries. This friendship has flourished over the years & a lot of fusion work of Indian & German scripts has evolved. Achyut Palav along with a noted calligrapher from Germany, Katharina Pieper, plans to have a special event in 2011.

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Akasharotsav in Pune

28th September 2011

Akasharotsav - as the name goes was truly a celebration of letters. This 2 day workshop & exhibition of student's works saw the presence of eminent industrialist Mr. Kirloskar & noted singer Arti Anklikar.

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London Exhibition

23rd May 2011

Calligraphic creations using the scroll or the traditional 'Khalita' as a medium were showcased in London. The term 'Calliscrolls' is coined from the phrase - Calligraphy on Scrolls. Indian calligraphy is much appreciated in the west. Its rich & ornate nature appeals the most to art patrons. The compositions from scriptures & scripts are popular. It showcased about 25 works of art. The theme is Urja- the energy from the cosmos & the sacred inspiration derived from the Holy Book of 'Gita'. The creations resonate the eternal power of the Gita verses that have laid the rules of a Pious Karma & the energy resulting from the vibrant universe.

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Calliscrolls Tao Art Gallery

13th May 2011

A preview was arranged on Friday, 13th May 2011 at the Tao Art Gallery before calliscrolls was taken to London for an Exhibition. Calligraphic creations using the scroll or the traditional 'Khalita' as a medium were showcased in London. The term 'Calliscrolls' is coined from the phrase - Calligraphy on Scrolls. Indian calligraphy is much appreciated in the west. Its rich & ornate nature appeals the most to art patrons. The compositions from scriptures & scripts are popular. It showcased about 25 works of art. The theme is Urja - the energy from the cosmos & the sacred inspiration derived from the Holy Book of 'Gita'. The creations resonate the eternal power of the Gita verses that have laid the rules of a Pious Karma & the energy resulting from the vibrant universe.

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Akshrankur

21st January 2011

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Talakshare, Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Hall, Nagpur

8th August 2010

Art lovers in Nagpur enjoyed a thrilling experience when the magic of calligraphy by Master Calligrapher Achyut Palav fused with the foot tapping beats of Tabla & the lovely sounds of Indian music. The whole ambiance was colourful & heavenly. Gracing the occasion are Mr. Atul Shirodkar, Mr. Kavi Grace and Dr. Avinash Rode. The exhibition afterwards was attended & appreciated by many.

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Consulate General of the Russian Federation Calligraphy Exhibition

22nd July 2010

The budding young talents of APSC were invited by the Consulate General of the Russian Federation to hold a calligraphy exhibition. It was attended by calligraphy enthusiasts from India & abroad

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Monsoon Special Umbrella Workshop

4th July 2010

Experience the wonders of the Rain

Unique Calligraphy Workshop by Achyut Palav at Belapur on the 4th July 2010.

We gave you an opportunity to catch them on a universal icon of rains... The Umbrella.

A wonderful combination of calligraphic strokes & colors took place on 4th of July 2010.

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1st Anniversary of the Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy

20th June 2010

Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy recently completed its successful 1 year. The event on Sunday 20th June, 2010 was celebrated by its students, instructors, staff & the Palav family in a small event held at the P.L. Deshpande Kala Academy's Mini Theater.

The event witnessed the presence of the noted Musicologist & Composer Dr. Ashok Ranade, the G.M. I/C (Regional Services) of Indian Oil Corp. Mr. Shrikant Bapat as the guest of honour & well-known Marathi writer Smt. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha.

The evening ended with informal celebrations that were attended by current & past students of APSC.

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Hues of Harmony, Dubai

12th June 2010

Art lovers in Dubai were in for a treat of Devnagri calligraphy when Achyut Palav worked with a noted Pakistani Artist. This exhibition also featured the creations under the series - Om & Allah

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Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy celebrates Maharashtra Day with an Exhibition in Navi Mumbai

1st May 2010

The Students of Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy celebrated the 'Golden Anniversary' of Maharashtra State by holding an exhibition named 'Aawaz Maharashtracha' (The Voice of Maharashtra)

The exhibition was inaugurated by the noted political figure of Navi Mumbai, Dr. Sanjeev Naik (MP) on 1st May 2010. The exhibit was open for public viewing on 1st & 2nd May 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Urja - The Calligraphic Movement & the Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy to be a part of Kalaghoda Festival 2010

14th February 2010

Urja - The Calligraphic Movement along with the 'Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy' participated in the famous Kalaghoda Arts Festival. The festival commenced on the 6th of February 2010 (Saturday) & ended on the 14th of February 2010 (Sunday).

Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy holds it 1st exhibition & launches its website

23rd to 26th January 2010

The Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy, which was established in the mid of 2009 is celebrating the spirit of calligraphy in a unique way. It is holding an exhibition that will showcase the works of its students from various batches.

This exhibition, which is a part of the CIDCO's Navi Mumbai Festival, will prove to be an excellent platform for Calligraphy students.

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XIN: ICOGRADA WORLD DESIGN CONGRESS 2009

24th October 2009

Achyut Palav was invited to speak at the XIN: ICOGRADA WORLD DESIGN CONGRESS 2009 and his works were a part of the exhibition at the Typography Unity With New Life - bt 09 Exhibition.

The title of his presentation was 'Calligraphy- a Voice of an Expressive Nation'. The presentation comprises of a talk, slideshow & a short AV. Achyut Palav has been working for the development & propagation of calligraphy.

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Akshar Diwali

18th October 2009

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AksharGanesh, an Exhibition

15th August 2009

AksharGanesh an exhibition dedicated to the Vighnaharta Ganpati is to be held in the month of August' 09. It is the initiative of Urja- The calligraphic Movement & is held at the Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy in Navi Mumbai.

The exhibition will have paintings, sculptures & other artworks of lord Ganesh in calligraphic. The Lord Ganesh appears to us in various forms, each name of the almighty tells a different story of him. He is after all the god of intelligence & talent & he is the start... an auspicious beginning of all good things. The inspiration one derives from him manifests in various artworks that we are exhibiting. The unity & spirit the entire nation feels & the jubilation during those 10 or 11 days is simply marvelous & no artist can stay away from it.

Om and Allah Tao Art Gallery

6th August 2009

The exhibition OM & Allah was inaugurated on 6th August, 09 by Pt. Jasaraj & M.P. Mrs. Priya Dutt. The event witnessed the presence of eminent personalities like Madhura Jasraj, Talat Aziz, Laila Khan, Sussane Roshan, Poonam Dhillon, Pooja Bedi, Sanjay Khan, Kiran Juneja & other art lovers & patrons. The exhibition was well received by all & won accolades.

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Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy

14th June 2009

Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy is a venture which takes the mission started by Achyut Palav to propagate the art of calligraphy, a step further. The school is built on the foundation of our rich culture & vast heritage of scripts. The school will have courses in basic calligraphy for Devnagri scripts (Hindi & Marathi) & Roman (English) scripts. There will be regular batches which will be conducted in sessions of 2 hours each on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

The school is also equipped with a calligraphy shop & a library.

For information on courses click here.

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Fashion Show at Kalaghoda Festival

13th February 2009

ROMANCING with CALLIGRAPHY

Finale of Callifest'08 at the Kala Ghoda Festival 2009... 'Romancing with Calligraphy' a Fashion show presentation conceived and directed by Geeta Castelino, a renowned Design Consultant and Educationist who also is part of the Kala Ghoda Festival Committee, choreographed by Utsav Dholakia, mentored by Sonal Shah along with professional renowned models like Aryan Vaid, Nethra, Shonal etc.
Also the show will have a dance performance (Jazz, Classical Ballet etc.) by Tanvi Palav & Arti Dhanipkar & choreographed by Gururaj.

It takes the participants & the visitors through a journey of calligraphy where one can delve in the topics ranging from the origin of the art form to the modern day scenario. The team of six budding designers (final year students of B. D. Somani School of Fashion Design), has put together their creations which caters to the interest of art lovers, professionals and the common man. It is promoting the fashion talent of the Fashion Schools from Mumbai who are nurturing the future growth of Indian fashion.

The main inspiration behind this is creating awareness about calligraphy through Kala Ghoda Festival and thus to impart the experience gathered in Achyut's quest for calligraphy with the young, bright and energetic youth. Kala Ghoda Association believes it's the youth of India who need to be educated on the rich and vast heritage of the Indian culture.'Romancing with Calligraphy' is going to be a peak of excitement, yet at times feels like the beginning of a new high.

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Callifest 2008

15th December 2008

Calligraphy Roadways, a program that took calligraphy with a twist to art colleges around India was the first venture in the year when I celebrate my 25 years dedicated to learning & propagating this beautiful art. Its inspiring response & overwhelming support laid the foundation stone for Callifest-08- Workshops, Exhibitions, Lectures & Demos.

Callifest, as the name goes, is a basket of events bought together for the art lovers & art aspirants. Similarly it takes the participants & the visitors through a journey of calligraphy where one can delve in the topics ranging from the origin of the art form to the modern day scenario. The team of Urja- the calligraphic movement has put together an event which caters to the interest of artists, art teachers, art aspirants & students, art lovers & the common man.

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International Calligraphy Exhibition, St.Petersburg, Russia

16th September 2008

Achyut Palav is just back from Russia where he created a profound impression on the minds of Russian artists & students with a magnificent demonstration & lecture dedicated purely to the Indian scripts. This international calligraphy exhibition organized by the National Union of Calligraphers & M.V.K. Exhibition Company, Russia, was the first of its kind in the world. It was held at the Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture during 16th September to 21st September 2008. The event witnessed a participation of 21 countries & was visited by around 25 thousand visitors. Ten Radio and Television teams filmed and photographed around the clock, made interviews with the organizers and the participants as well as life broadcasts. Achyut Palav gave a lecture & a demo as a part of the master class. His topic for the lecture was "The Aesthetically Rich Indian Calligraphy". Achyut Palav's lecture & an impressive demo gave an insight into the artistic grandeur of calligraphy especially the beauty of rich Indian scripts. Russians & calligraphers from around the world were charmed by Palav's powerful strokes, the command of the Devnagri script, the innovative tools & the dexterity of his hands. This proud Indian also gave his interview on the Russian channel in Hindi & Marathi.

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Paris Exhibition- Maharashtra Mandal Of Paris

18th to 22nd July, 2008

The mandal sent an invitation for a demo & exhibition. It was highly appreciated. Many residents of Indian origin & some familiar faces from Marathi theatre were present.

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Pogo Channel

14th June 2008

The true potential lies with the kids. Their creativity & imagination know no bounds. Thus a program with POGO gave Achyut Palav take his art to kids.

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Centre For Extra Mural Studies

18th September 2007

Centre for Extra Mural Studies, University of Mumbai.

Commencement of - Calligraphy Roadways - byAchyut Palav, taking calligraphy to the people.

Chief Guest Shri. Kumar Ketkar, Editor - Loksatta -
The function will be presided over by Dr. A.D.Sawant, AG. Vice-Chancellor & Pro. Vice-Chancellor of the university of Mumbai at Convocation Hall, University of Mumbai, Fort.

Calligraphy for 25 Years

13th August 2007

I have been in this field of calligraphy for 25 years & have in mind a small event for celebrating these very interesting & fruitful years. The year -long event (2007 to 2008) has many different activities planned like the week- long exhibition in JJ School of Arts (Mumbai), launch of books on calligraphy; 'Calligraphy Roadways' a program for taking calligraphy to students across India.

I wish to take my knowledge & experiences gathered in my quest for calligraphy to youth in India & overseas. It is my pleasure to propagate the aesthetic and commercial value of calligraphy in Indian languages among the people who have the great potential of becoming the Next-Gen artists of the modern world.

Kala Ghoda Art Festival

3rd February 2007

We had a wonderful response from art lovers on our stall no.8 in The Times of India Kala Ghoda Art Festival which was held between 3rd Feb. 2007 to 11th Feb. 2007 at fort.

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Ashish Wedding

24th December 2006

Panels, drapes and hangings having a fusion of colours and letters are created specially for the wedding. Right from designing the wedding saree of the bride to the antarpath which had the mangalashtika painted in beautiful calligraphic strokes brought the real essence of a marathi wedding.

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Nashik Calligraphy Workshop

8th December 2006

Nashik Workshop held on 8th, 9th and 10th December 2006 was a huge sucess. Music as its base in inspiring your mind to take you to a level where you express yourself by strokes of calligraphy the moment a chord is heard got all the students in a colorful mood. An interaction session was held where students could interact with the master himself and get queries answered.

Eminent Marathi TV/Stage personalities were also roped in to deliver an extra dramatic touch to expressing feelings through music.

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Calligraphy On Umbrellas (Monsoon Special)

9th March 2006

"Shravanachya Sari, Tumchya Dari"- "The Spell Of Rain At Your Doorstep" This is a mobile exhibition of hand painted umbrellas depicting the spirit and the colours of rains.

The umbrellas have lovely poems of celebrated Marathi poets like B.B Borkar, N.D. Mahanor, Raja Rajwade, Mangesh Padgaonkar, Nalesh Patil, Saumitra, some rain songs in Hindi and also short poems in English for children. Palav plans to take these to various cities around the state of Maharashtra like Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur etc. The exhibition is for a day at each of the mentioned places..

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Mehta Wedding

9th November 2005

Panels, drapes and hangings having a fusion of colours and letters are created specially for the Sangeet Sandhya. Colours like gold, ochre, burgundy, and blue with letters beautifully blended to make appealing and eye-catchy compositions.

The charm and magic of music, the sounds of instruments and the sentiments of the baratis has been captured in the spontaneous and powerful strokes.

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Kulkarni Bhavani Shankar Programme 2005

1st January 2005

The art of calligraphy has been, nowadays transformed into an eloquent art form due to many innovative & bold ventures by people in this field. One such was a fusion of performing arts like music, dance, acting, etc. with calligraphy.

It was a pleasure, more so a great honour for me to have an opportunity of being a part of a concert with the great Bhavani Shankar Pakhwaj maestro, Rupak Kulkarni- flutist & Aditya Kalyanpur the tabla expert.

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