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This is a group for everyone interested in Books, Travel, Films, Music, Storytelling, Writing Workshops, Art & Craft, Discussions on Social issues and all the good things in life that have the power to connect people. People who want to do different things. Discuss ideas. Meet Interesting People. Break the mould of 9 to 5 jobs and create their own journeys on a Pagdandi.

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Phad Painting Workshop with Master Artisans

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PHAD PAINTING WORKSHOPS in Pune With Master Artisans brother duo from Shahpura, Rajasthan Vijay Joshi & Vivek Joshi. MAKE & TAKE HOME YOUR OWN PHAD PAINTING. Eco-friendly mineral based colours will be provided for the workshop. One of the most ancient arts of India, Phad paintings of the Bhilwara/Shahpura region of Rajasthan can be traced back to more than 700 years. Phad means ‘to read’ and these paintings are based on songs of legendary Pabuji and Devnarayan that are sung by Bhopa singers. The art known not only for its vibrant colours, but also the fact that it is accompanied by an oral tradition of rendering gatha (folklore). Hand-woven cloth is soaked overnight so that the threads get thicker. It is then starched, burnished for a smooth and shiny surface and then the Phad painter draws the entire narrative on this canvas. The figures are rounded, wear traditional attire and headgear and bright colours are used to fill them in. The colours are painstakingly extracted from natural sources—stones, flowers, herbs. Joshi brothers and their family have maintained the colourful, detailed hand-painted tradition of the Shahpura school of phad painting but they have had to adapt to the times. Fees: Advance Registration ₹ 1500/- (3 hrs workshop), On the spot registration Rs. 1750/- Sunday, 21st April :: 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM - Pagdandi Bookstore Café, Baner To Register online: https://www.townscript.com/e/phad-painting-workshop-024122 OR PayTM to[masked] and send screenshot OR UPI to pagdandi@unionbank and send screenshot ABOUT THE ARTISANS -VIJAY JOSHI & VIVEK JOSHI Vijay & Vivek Joshi, brother duo, are traditional Phad artists from Shahpura (Bhilwara district) of Rajasthan. Vijay Joshi is a National Merit Award–winning artist and member of Virasat: Nonpareil Shahpura's Phad Painting Training and Research Institute. The Joshi brother took training in the Shahpura’s Nonpareil Phad art under the guidance of their father Shri. Shanti Lal Joshi who is also a National Award Winner. They participated in exhibitions in different metro cities across India as well as in aboard like France, Singapore and Bogata (Columbia). They make innovative paintings on Hanuman, Durga and Ganesh. In the past Vijay did a phad painting about Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan as well as on WWI. At the Phad Workshop, the artist will introduce the basics of Phad-making, which will include preparation of natural colours. Workshop participants will also learn to apply the art in the modern context. Learn painting from a traditional master artist All art materials required for the workshop will be provided to the participants. A Display cum Sale of some master pieces by the artisan at the end of workshop

Pagdandi Pens Writer's Club

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• What we'll do Every Sunday Morning make an appointment with the writer in you! Come to Pagdandi to meet with other writers, discuss writing and most importantly, to write. We will meet every Sunday morning and write. We intend to create a community where writers get encouragement and support. A typical session will have individual writing time as well as the opportunity to share and discuss your writing, if you'd like to. It's an opportunity to socialize, talk about your work and hopefully be energized to continue your craft of writing. Come hang out with fellow writers and be inspired! Books.Chai.Write :) • What to bring Pen and Notebook • Important to know Please do not bring pre-written work to discuss. This event is to share writing triggers, write on the spot for one hour and then discuss what is written for feedback.

Majlis - An assembly of Urdu Enthusiasts

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Majlis, literally means assembly, council or a place of sitting. A get together of people who are passionate about Urdu. Bring your original compositions, recite your own or favorite poets and those interested can also learn to write in the urdu script.

Advanced Madhubani 2 Day Workshop

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Intensive 2 Day Madhubani Workshop by Achala Naik Learn about its origins Create a bank of designs Learn to compose your own painting Take away one large coloured painting Fees: Rs. 4000/- (including light lunch and beverage on both days) On spot Registration: Rs. 4250/- Register Now at: https://www.townscript.com/e/advanced-madhubani-2-day-workshop-432131 OR PayTM to[masked] OR UPI to pagdandi@unionbank For more information about the workshop call[masked]

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Open Mic Poetry Fridays

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