Nadira, Juhi Babbar cast a spell
Mohali, August 9
Nadira Zaheer Babbar and her daughter Juhi cast a spell on the audience with their powerful performance in “Begum Jaan” staged at Shivalik Public School here this evening.
The play, directed by Nadira herself and written by Javed
Siddiqui, took the audience into the past life of a singer,
Begum Bai, who later came to be called Begum Jaan.
A scene in the play “Begum Jaan”, directed by Nadira Zaheer Babbar, at Mohali
on Monday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari
Social activism soul of theatre for Nadira
|Nadira Babbar sounds more of a social activist than a theatre personality. As you get closer to her mind, you realise the hint of social activism is deliberate because Nadira regards it as the very soul of theatre. “Theatre is a reflection of times. Theatre can be treated as a living art only if it mirrors the truth, no matter how hideous it is,” she says.
For her part, Nadira has kept the art alive, and has fed it with
passion for 25 years. That is why despite temptations she has
never chosen cinema over theatre. It is Nadira’s spirited
activism which has kept her group, Ekjute together for long. She
proudly guards a tradition which now has many keepers.
Juhi feels at home among Punjabis
Juhi Babbar, daughter of cine star Raj Babbar and theatre thespian Nadira Babbar, is beautiful and poised. However, it is the maturity of emotion that she displays in her young age that sets her apart from numerous other star siblings who are trying to make their mark in Bollywood.
Juhi who was in Patiala along with mother Nadira to stage the play ‘Begum Jaan’
gives a peep into her life. Wanting to become an actress was perhaps the natural
choice for Juhi who remembers spending most of her time throughout her childhood
in theatres watching rehearsals along with her mother.
Labour of love by NIFD students
|A National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) exhibition, Vivid India, concluded on the campus in Chandigarh on Sunday. The collection put on show by students of textile design and interior design drew a lot of appreciation.
Earlier, fashion design students had show-cased their creativity
at the recently held annual passing out fashion show.
The exhibition ‘Vivid India’ where students of NIFD displayed their collection.
— A Tribune photo
A multi-faceted artiste
Chandigarh-based 22-year-old Rajesh Sharma is a multi-faceted personality.
He is a popular figure in Panjab University. Ask anyone there about him, he or she is most likely to tell you something about him. Performing at university cultural programmes like the chemical engineering fest, Cyanide, Jhankaar youth fest and Agaaz gave him exposure and popularity.
Powerful strokes bring nature and music alive
|A painting exhibition at Citi Bank in Sector 9 is much in consonance with the subtly changing face of the season. Being hosted in this bank for the first time, this unique exhibition brings together the works of two famed artists from the region — Prem Singh and Anju
Art works on display at Citi Bank in Sector 9, Chandigarh. The exhibition has been jointly put up by Prem Singh and Anju Pasricha.
Collegiate music contest on Aug 12
The first-ever nationwide collegiate music competition, ‘Campus Rock Idols’, will see its first round in the city on August 12. The event will be held at the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, from 3 pm onwards.
Stress affects memory, says Biswaroop
Many of us have suffered taxing moments just because our memory failed us at that crucial moment. But now worrying about forgetting things can be a thing of the past, promises Biswaroop Roy Chawdhury who is a national record holder. He recently conducted a three-day seminar on “How to improve memory and learn faster” at Tagore Theatre here for students.
Nurses at home for
Chandigarh, August 9
The concept of home nursing seems to have caught up in the city as more and more patients are looking for some personalised care during their ailments and are opting for trained home nurses.
Diarrhoea cases reported
Chandigarh, August 9
As the showers continued in the city, diarrhoea cases too are being reported in city hospitals and health centres.
Three more cases were reported in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today. One of the cases was from Colony No 5 here.