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Still a lot of room for live music scene to grow in India: Sunburn CEO

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The Sunburn City Festivals, starting from Bengaluru on Friday, have an exciting line-up including Above & Beyond, Yellow Claw, trap DJ Malaa, and “Game of Thrones” star Kristian Nairn. Organisers say the ever-evolving live music industry is flourishing in India, and there’s much more potential for growth.

“The (live music and event) scene is always evolving and the audiences are becoming more discerning. However, India is such a big market and there is still a lot of room and potential for the scene to grow. It is an exciting industry to be a part of,” Karan Singh, Sunburn Global, told IANS in an email.

Bringing the true Sunburn Festival vibe, the Sunburn City Festivals which will kickstart the 12th season of the electronic dance music festival with Bengaluru, followed by a two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday simultaneously in Mumbai and Delhi NCR.

World renowned electronic music act Above & Beyond are returning to Sunburn after seven years, while Dutch DJ and record production duo Yellow Claw are returning to India after two years.

“We are happy with the line-up. It is a really good mix of artistes and different sounds… India debuts for both Kristain and Malaa. Also there is Yellow Claw, one of the finest trap duos in the world. And then some of the best domestic artistes to support too. It should be a lot of fun,” Singh said.

City Festivals are planned as a build up to the flagship Sunburn Festival 2018, slated to take place at the Oxford Gold Resort in Pune from December 29-31. Sunburn, a Percept Intellectual Property, is one of the world’s biggest music festivals which started in 2007 as a three-day music festival in Goa.

Explaining the idea behind catering to multiple cities too now, Singh said: “We felt the way the market has evolved, doing a city festival is better because we can offer the fans a good mix of artistes, different genres, bespoke production and a true festival experience.

“India is such a massive country that all our fans cannot travel to one location. We have come up with different formats that cater to different markets, audiences, price-points… There is something for everyone, from a campus festival to the mega event in Pune. Still, we feel this is the tip of the iceberg and there is a long way to go.”

Singh said visitors should expect a proper music festival, covering various types of music across different genres, and complete with visuals and special effects.

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Kerala Government Promises High Court; Will allot 2 days exclusively for women in Sabarimala

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New Delhi: Kerala government on Friday advised the Kerala High Court that it might take steps to ensure entry of women on the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala government stated that they may be prepared to allot two days solely for entry of girls inside the temple. Four women have filed a petition in Kerala High Court in search of police protection for Sabarimala go to. They have sought guidelines from the court to state government to ensure protection and reserve days to facilitate only girls’s access inside the temple. The temple is slated to remain open until December 26, followed by way of some other month-long window till January 20, for an annual pilgrimage.

Many girls, together with social activists and journalists, have tried to attain the hilltop shrine in Sabarimala on account that Supreme Court’s verdict on September 28, in which, the apex courtroom allowed the entry of girls between the age group of 10-50 to go into the shrine. Protestors have however blocked the access of women and instead, urged the country government to take felony steps to revert the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The devotees believe that Lord Ayyappa is living in the Sabarimala in a nation of everlasting celibacy and women inside the menstruating age group have been banned from coming into the shrine. A Supreme Court bench, headed via former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, but, ordered that women have to be allowed to go into the temple, bringing up gender equality.

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Baby Girl in India miraculously survived even after being ‘run over’ by Train; Watch Video

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This is a one year old girl’s great scrape from death in India.

She dropped onto the tracks moments before a train got here roaring through the station in Uttar Pradesh state.

Remarkably, the one-yr-old survived.

Footage confirmed the baby’s body fitting smartly among the rails, that means the train surpassed over her with out inflicting any harm.

Her mom had in advance accidentally dropped her among the platform and the carriage as she was getting off any other train.

The incident happened in Mathura on Tuesday.

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Irrfan was my acting school: Mithila Palkar

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Mumbai, Nov 23;¬†Mithila Palkar says acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan was like an “acting school” for her when she worked with him in “Karwaan”.The movie features Irrfan and Dulquer Salman.

On her experience of working with two well-known actors in the industry, Mithila said in a statement: “Initially it took me time to realise that I am sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan. But when I started working with him, a lot of times I would end up laughing in a scene.

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“I have never been to an acting school and on the sets of ‘Karwaan’, Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.”

Mithila also revealed her current favourite in Bollywood is Alia Bhatt. She feels Alia carries out brilliant roles with ease, and that really inspires her to push herself to perform better.

“Karwaan”, directed by Akarsh Khurana, will air on Sony Max on Saturday.

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