Scribbled by: Megha | Date: December 03, 2013
After the arrival of all the big international fast-food chains, Burger King is just what the Indian market has been missing. Not anymore! The US-based hamburger chain is soon planning to enter the Indian market. KFC and McDonald's will see their toughest competitor joining soon the Indian organised food service market.
The hamburger giant has been trying to enter India for many years. The talks held some years ago with DLF and Kishore Biyani's Future Group could not be materialised. Finally, Burger King has formed a joint venture with the Everstone Group, which is an Indian-owned, Singapore-based private equity and real estate group. Everstone Group also controls Blue Foods, India's largest restaurant company with brands like The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Noodle Bar and Copper Chimney.
We are still to find out which Indian city will have the first Burger King outlet. Wherever the first outlet may open, one thing is for sure that the hardcore carnivores in India are eager to take a bite of Burger King's legendary burger 'Whooper'.
Scribbled by: Megha | Date: December 02, 2013
Acclaimed dancer Sharanya Chandran presented a solo classical Bharatnatyam performance at YUVNOSTAV Music and Dance Festival 2013. The event was scheduled on November 4 at Triveni Chamber Theatre at Triveni Kala Sangam.
At the YUVNOTSAV Music and Dance Festival, Sharanya presented a Kavuthvam, dedicated to Shiva that enumerates different folk aspects of Shaivism. This included a composition of Gangamuthu Nattuvanar in Ragamalika, Talamalika, the Kavuthvam narrates Shiva as Ishana, the wild one, as Kaal Maari Adiya Peruman, the free Shiva who dances in the wild with his right foot raised, or Dakshinamurti, where Shiva is praised as the Guru of the Universe, as Gnanasambandhar, and as Chokkanathar, when he stole the heart of Goddess Meenakshi of Madurai. Stunningly choreographed by Guru Geeta Chandran, the Kavuthvam was a rhythmic treat.
Following in the foot steps of her legendary dancer mother - Geeta Chandran, Sharanya started learning Bharatanatyam from the tender age of 4 years from her mother and Guru K. N. Dakshinamurthi. As a Bharatnatyam soloist, Sharanya Chandran has performed at various events including Lalit Arpan Dance Festival, Vriddhi Dance Festival and the HCL Concert series.