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Officials were expected to announce later on Tuesday if the final day of carnival celebrations would be called off out of respect for the victims. At Brazil’s Carnival,till PCI takes its own course of action. For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 16 2010 3:38 am Related News Recent additions to the citys long list of art and culture festivals have ensured that the it carries forward the legacy of being the cultural hub of Maharashtra The tag of being the cultural capital of the state that the city has been affiliated to over the yearslargely owes its credit to the various events and festivals that have brought its intrinsic artistic traditions to the fore Out of a plethora of performancesrecitals and concerts happening all year round and that represent the creative facets of the state a few have becomes the central features of the city’s cultural bustle For the organisers as well as the artistes who form a part of itthe city has an aptitude for artistic appreciation in spite of the rapid cosmo flip No wonder then that each year more and more events add to the list While the world watches when the virtuosos of Hindustani classical music perform at the Sawai Gandharva Mahotsavthe most recent ones like Raja Paranjape festival or Baaja Gaaja also find their share of viewers Renowned Kathak expertSharvari Jameniswho has been performing at a number of festivals taking place around the citysays”It’s true that Pune is becoming more and more industrial and cosmopolitan but cultural festivals are being attended in hordes even today In factnew festivals are being added every few years to the list along with the long-runningprestigious ones” Howevershe believes that it is difficult for a new cultural festival to find its footing in the first few years as in today’s timegreater importance is given to the ‘star value’ and mass appeal of the performers After having said this she adds”Once the festival has been established; only then can it hope to promote smaller talent and non-popular themes” About her performances in events like Pune Festival and Vasantotsav she says”Both experiences were very different Dancing at the Vasantotsav was more challenging and creatively satisfying as the people who come for Vasantotsav are knowledgeable and true patrons of art whereas at the Pune festival the focus is on entertainment” Many festivals also try to introduce and expose the younger generation to the films and stars of yesteryears Virendra Chitravwho is involved with the organisation of festivals like the Pulotsav and Raja Paranjape Film Festival says” I think Pune is not only the cultural capital of Maharashtra but also of the entire country Festival organisers from all over look up to us and take inspiration from our work The audience for Pulotsav is growing every year because we add a fresh flavour to it every time People respond well to new additions like international documentaries and classical concerts The festivals are becoming more and more youth oriented as this demographic is the major audience” It was the first year of the weeklong Raja Paranjape film festival that took place in April and according to Archana RanepresidentRaja Paranjape Pratisthan the magnanimity of the response was an unexpected one “The audience was interested in knowing more of the legend and his films and pictures which are rare Only those events will move on which are strong content wise and have something different to offer The festival was a hit because of his filmsalthough there was entertainment involvedit was more of a mixture of both In addition to hosting it next year in Punewe plan to take it further to more cities across the state” she says For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLast September.

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