Eminent poet Ghalib’s Death Anniversary will be celebrated on May 17 at India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, in the Capital. The programme will comprise brief narration on Ghalib by Pavan K Varma (author and MP, Rajya Sabha), Kathak Dance based on Ghalib’s Ghazals by Uma Sharma and Vocal recital based on Ghalib’s Ghazal by Anita Singhvi. Sharma visited Ghalib’s haveli which was in a dilapidated condition and was falling apart. In order to restore the Ghalib’s Haveli to its rightful place she formed a committee ‘Ghalib Memorial Movement’. She then approached Sheila Dikshit to help in getting the Haveli Vacated and make it into a Heritage site. With the former Chief Minister’s interest and her relentless efforts the Haveli was finally restore and is now a befitting Memorial to the great poet. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To commemorate this event she have been organizing Ghalib’s birth and death Anniversary every year which includes a candle light procession to Ghalib’s Haveli from Town Hall, Mushaira in traditional andaz and a cultural programme based on Ghalib’s writing. This evening programme is a culmination of this year’s Ghalib’s death anniversary celebration. On this occasion Sharma, who is a Padma Shri holder, has decided to almost relive Ghalib through her interpretation of his poetry, as a man of many moods.Uma Sharma seems to have vowed to bring Asad-Ullah Khan Ghalib back to life, right there in the eye of the new millennium by recreating for us the inner world of the poet and the man.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Sometimes, obsession pays.For years, Michael Thomasson has collected video games. Lots and lots of video games. Spending about $3,000 a year on them for the last two decades, he managed to amass the largest collection of video games in the world, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.The collection contains over 11,000 games, many still shrink-wrapped. Earlier this month, Thomasson put the entire thing up for sale and on Sunday, it sold for $750,250.The auction kicked off on June 4 with a starting bid of $1. On June 11, things started getting heated when a bidding war broke out between two potential buyers. (Palmer Luckey, co-founder of the virtual reality technology company Oculus — which recently sold to Facebook for $2 billion — bowed out relatively early after placing a bid of just over $90,000).Related: 3 Things Video Games Can Teach You About Being a Better Business LeaderThomasson, who worked at several independent gaming stores in the ’90s and has been employed at a gaming chain store for the past 10 years, says he decided to sell his collection due to family obligations. “I simply have an immediate family and extended family that have needs that need to be addressed,” he explained in his GameGavel listing. “While I do not wish to part with these games, I have responsibilities that I have made to others and this action is how I will help meet them.”This isn’t the first time the New York resident has auctioned off his collection of video games. In 1989, he sold his then-stash to buy a Sega Genesis. By 1998, he had acquired complete sets for the Sega Master System and TurboGrafx-16, which he sold to pay for his wedding. “A decade and a half later I still have no regrets,” he told Retro Magazine.As Thomasson prepared to sell his 11,000-plus games, he was already thinking about his next collection. “I’ve already started buying duplicates of my favorite games,” he told Retro. “So, yes, I’m already back to my ‘bad habits!’”If only all bad habits were this lucrative. Related: Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free June 18, 2014
Tours are given every hour on the hour between 10am and 4 pm. [Photo & Text: T] The basic tour (lasting about an hour) provides a brief introduction to the history and design philosophy of the Arcosanti project and takes the visitors through the site. [Photo & Text: T] December 28, 2005 Arcosanti welcomes visitors throughout the year except for major holidays. [Photo & Text: T]
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