Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Project Pulse - Tathastu !!!

For the past couple of weeks, I have been involved (from the outside) with a group of people who righteously are on a path of defining how music, dance and souls can come together to put up a spectacular show. This group called "Project Pulse" comprises of a bunch of feet tapping enthusiastic people who have come together with one common liking - Dance !

Project Pulse founded in 2006 is a young and dynamic dance and drama company who creates shows and portray various forms of dance in a unique fashion. Classes are conducted to impart training in Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Break Dance and various other types of dance and at the end of the training period, the choreographers and students come together with a theme and give out their performance live to an audience.

This group is based locally out of Bay Area conducting classes and sessions in and around the Silicon Valley for the past 3 years and have already finished 3 productions to a sell out audience. Their 4th showcase is coming up in November 2009 and the preparations have already begun to put up a spectacular show.

This event is named "Tathastu" and is based primarily on dancers and performers enacting stories based on 4 elements: Inspiration, Passion, Togetherness and The Inevitable. It would not be just another dance show, but a portrayal of various forms of music and dance blended together and enacted as a drama.

Speaking about my role in this group, I am not into dancing and stuff, but only reaching out to people to bring forward this concept, basically have the audience build up some background for Tathastu and thus blog about it on the official Project Pulse Blog.

More details could be found in the below links:

Project Pulse Website: Click Here

Project Pulse Blog: Click Here (This is where I play my little role ;-) )

Follow us on Facebook : Click Here

Tathastu Details (As Below)

Tathastu - Granted Wishes

Tathastu - Granted Wishes

Project Pulse & Vibha present a fantastic portrayal of dance and drama presenting stories of Passion, Togetherness, Inspiration and The Inevitable.

A common thread of the act of Tathastu binds all the stories. The storytelling is done through various forms of dancing such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Bollywood, Popping, Locking, Break Dancing and Classical styles.

Enjoy the scintillating fusion of live vocals on the stage with dancing and acting.

Smita Basak, Manisha Parekh, Swapnil Mehta, Meet Aghera, Khyati Sheth, Nihal Sequeira and Sudeep Kumar -
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Saturday, November 7th - 6:30pm - 8pm, Fall Showcase 5:30pm
Sunday, November 8th - 6:30pm - 8pm, Fall Showcase 5:30pm

Project Pulse Fall Showcase is the performance of all the dance class students. Come support the talented dance class students including kids, as they light up the stage!

Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94022


All Ages welcome
No Video Cameras
No Flash Photography

Price: $18, General Admission
First Come, First Serve seating
Doors open at 6:15 pm
(5:15pm for Fall Showcase)
Seating Chart

NOTE: Ticket price includes entry to Project Pulse Fall showcase that starts at 5:30 PM.

Project Pulse needs your support!
If you wish to be a sponsor for Tathastu, please view our package which specifies the different levels of sponsorship.
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Vibha's mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of the underprivileged child.


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2005 Mary Helen Lane
San Jose, California 95136

So stay tuned to PP's blog and drive yourself into an imaginative journey of music, dance and drama as the upcoming weeks unveil the suspense behind the 4 stories of Tathastu.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Vote for Point10 !

This is a small post with a simple message out to the blogging community and to those who follow me and my blog.

As most of you might now be well aware of Point10Solutions and its various portals of which I am a part of playing my little role in keeping things going and making sure Point10 takes one step at a time in achieving the motto of revitalizing the ecosystem.

There have been many updates for the past month or so and the activities inside and outside the group has picked up a fast rate. With lots of things happening this post comes out to you to request your help with just a click of your mouse.

Basically, Point10 (Jatin / Hiren) has been nominated for the "Most Popular Entrepreneur" competition held on portal. You can click the following links to follow what exactly is this event and get more insight into the workings of Point10. Put it in short, we need your votes and comments to be on the top to win this important event which will play a major role in taking Point10 miles down the road towards establishing a platform which they have dreamt of.

Click Here for details about Point10
Click Here for casting your vote/comments for Point10

The criteria to win this event is Number of Votes, Number of Comments and Unique IP Address Clicks. You can check out the details about this at: Click Here

A click from you can keep Point10 clicking towards success. The entire team of Point10 would be grateful if you can vote for us and maybe put a small comment too as per your convenience. We appreciate your time and energy to do this :)

(PS: I know there are a lot of silent followers and readers who more or less refrain from commenting but this would really help a lot and mean a lot if you can spend just minutes to vote for Point10)


Married But Available - Book Review !!!

The title itself attracts people like me who are on the verge of getting married, or the recently married or those who have already lived past the worst stage of their life after marriage lol. Well this book is nowhere near to explaining how one can remain a bachelor all their life even after getting married and more importantly be available for some exciting things in life other than taking their better halves to dinner and shopping sprees.

Married But Available - A book from Abhijit Bhaduri is more or less a follower of one of his other book - Mediocre But Arrogant. Of-course as speculated this is now going to be kept alive by one of his another books which would be called - Middle-aged But Active. The common notion of all these titles being the three letter word - MBA !

Somehow I started reading his first book Mediocre But Arrogant, and one of my friends borrowed it for a while. And then I could not resist the second one and so just read that instead. Overall the book is quite light on heavy dosage of words, notions or theories, but very light in humor material, easily catchable jokes and overall a perfect off-the-shelf book to read in one's spare time. With no philosophical takeaways, no lessons for life, the book speaks about Abbey the main character and his typical life as an MBA (which during his time in the 80s was considered to be a God's blessing to possess such a degree).

The variations and transitions that Abbey goes through while pursuing his job as an MBA are something new to read other than the monotonous life about MBAs in IIMs and the life of techies in IITs which some of the other books portray. The situations, the events as described in this book are more realistic and one can even imagine themselves to be in that place and have a perspective about how things go.

Click Here to know more about the author Abhijit Bhaduri and follow him.
Click Here to read the synopsis and reviews about Married But Available.

Overall a nice book to read and finish in 3-4 days with some cups of coffee on your patio. A typical leisure book. Now I cannot wait to get my hands back on the first novel of Abhijit - Mediocre But Arrogant as I need to remind my friend to hand it back for me to read. Stay tuned for the review of that one too.

My Rating: 8.0 / 10.0


Tagglacious !!!

As I was Tagged by my blogosphere friend Valerine here is my set of answers for the quiz that she posted on her blog ...

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4…
A: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ...

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch air?
A: My Iphone Data Cable ...

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
A: College Football :) (Oregon Ducks losing to Boise State Broncos)

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?
A: 12:15 pm

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
A: 12:20 pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
A: Jao Na from What's Your Rashee ...

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
A: Drove my car to job with a broad smile on my face thinking about the long weekend trip to Vegas :)

8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at?
A: My Tasks list for Friday about everything other than the job related duties ... Long list to complete on Fridays...

9. What are you wearing?
A: Jeans and a T-shirt ...

10. When did you last laugh?
A: Yesterday while watching this hilarious video for Fight For Kisses (FFK): Click Here

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
A: All Blank !!! Am sitting in a cube at my office for God's sake ... What more can you expect lol !!

12. Seen anything weird lately?
A: My mirror is broken lately ... ;-)

13. What do you think of this quiz?
A: Not boring, Not too Great !!!

14. What is the last film you saw?
A: Kaminey (Bollywood) and G.I.Joe (Hollywood) ...

15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A: I would spend about 1 % of it to buy lottery tickets to increase my worth with some luck ... The rest of the 99 % - Well have a long bucket list ...

16. Tell me something about you that I dunno!
A: I am afraid of God's revenge for my wrong doings :)

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
A: I would like to curb all the selfishness in the world ... It takes one no where and spoils the entire environment ...

18. Do you like to Dance?
A: Only when I have 4 pegs of Long Island or 8 shots of Tequilla to make me groove ...

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
A: Jhamkudi ...

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
A: Jhamburiyo ...

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?
A: I am as of now ... But might not do so permanently ... Nothing like our own India !!!

22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
A: Son, you were simply awesome and beyond my expectations donw there... We need people like you so I am sending you back dude...
!!! LOL LOL LOL !!!

I further Tag : Soham, Neha, and Shachi ...