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TalentShare – Paint like Matisse: Online UAE art masterclasses begin on Tuesday

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Theatre of Digital Art launches expert web classes

ToDA Dubai is collaborating with two prominent UAE-based artists, Laila Ali Masri and Amrita Sethi, who will each take to Instagram to demonstrate impressionist art techniques perfected by legendary artists that include Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent Van Gogh and more.

Stay-at-Home Challenge

Starting  April 3, ToDA Dubai will run a novel ‘stay-at-home’ challenge inspired by the viral Dutch Instagram account Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine – meaning ‘Between Art & Quarantine’ (@tussenkunstenquarantaine). The concept asks you to replicate history’s most iconic artworks by following four simple steps to recreate the works at home:

Head to @todadubai on Instagram and choose a painting to recreate.

Find three things (or people) around the house.

Recreate the painting with the selected props.

Tag @todadubai when uploading the final image to Instagram.

Read more at: Khaleej Times

 

TalentShare – When The Fingers Speaks

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“When the Fingers Speak” – daily practice session in progress… playing randomly as it comes to my mind. A deliberate attempt to move out from the plus and minus in the real terms of mathematics involved.

TalentShare – Thaniyavarthanam by Palakkad Karthik

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Thaniyavarthanam by Palakkad Karthik At Meenkshi Kalyana Mahotsavam Abu Dhabi during Abhang Mela by Shenkottai Harihara Subramanian Bhagavathar, Harmonium by Nelluvai Manikandan and Dholki by Palakkad Radhakrishnan at Meenakshi Kalyana Mahotsam 8th and 9th January 2015, Abu Dhabi

 

Earth Hour 2020 – Stay at home and Do It Yourself Activities

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Earth Hour 2020 – Stay at home and Do It Yourself Activities

 

Today 28th March is Earth Hour Day. Since it is a compulsory #stayathome day in most of the places, why not we all try and share as comments how they engaged themselves and celebrated the 1 hour at home with family. Hope, all will be interested.

To all participants, it is to respect and underline our environmental responsibility and repeat our pledge to protect the planet earth and its limited natural resources.

For your information, approximately 323 megawatts of energy is saved in Dubai alone during earth hour (2018 data).

Earth Hour, started in 2007 at Sydney, Australia is now celebrated in more than 7000 cities and towns across 187 countries to raise awareness on energy consumption.

Really look forward to creative participation with family from all of you

Do it Yourself activities:  – Earth Hour Selfie with your family

Create a selfie board and During Earth Hour take a photo with your family with a caption connecting Earth Hour that you think best!

Post it with #TalentShare and #EarthHour2020

Do it Yourself activities:  Earth Hour Earth Hour Art Competition  with your family:

Brief your children the importance of protecting and keeping our environment clean. Guide them to observe the nature and the proceedings with keenness.  Encourage them to draw or paint and present what they feel about Earth Hour and its importance. Scan it and post it with #TalentShare and #EarthHour2020

Looking forward to your collective participation.

#StaySafe and #StayAtHome

Sree Koodalmanikyam Ulsavam 2020 – Teaser 2

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Sree Koodalmanikyam Ulsavam 2020 – will be held from 4-14 May, 2020 – Teaser 2 Block your calendar Stay tuned….More updates to follow.

Thai Poosam Abu Dhabi 2020

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IMG_20200214_135326 cover photoWork is worship. True, for every expatriate. Family is devotion, more important for every human being. Balancing life between work and family and your passion is sometimes a challenge. You love to do so many things in life, but unable to do.

Never mind. I believe in keeping an attitude in my life like one gets in a cricket match for a player to get a run out or a stumping chance or a football or hockey player to score a goal in a flash. 

It was one such occasion that I happened to attend. I was not planning to attend. But, ended up and then couldn’t resist leaving.

And if I attend, even if I do not have my professional equipment, use whatever I have!.

That’s what I did this weekend. Captured an entire Bhajan session by Bhajan Bharathi for Thai Poosam 2020 held at Abu Dhabi, using my mobile camera. 

Enjoying watching the videos, taken through mobile, not one but two. One live on FB and other for Youtube!.

!!WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT!! Photography Competition – Celebrate Vidhyarambham with TalentShare & Our Irinjalakuda

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ഒരു ഫോട്ടോഗ്രാഫർ എന്ന നിലയിൽ ഞാൻ ഉറച്ചു വിശ്വസിക്കുന്ന ഒരു കാര്യം ഉണ്ട്. നമ്മൾ എടുക്കുന്ന ഓരോ ചിത്രങ്ങളും ഒരു ചരിത്ര സ്മാരകമാണ്. കാരണം, ആ നിമിഷത്തിന്റെ പ്രത്യേകതകൾ പിന്നീട് ഒരിക്കലും പുനര്ജീവിപ്പിക്കാൻ പറ്റില്ല എന്നുള്ളതാണ്. ആ ചിത്രത്തിലെ കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളുടെ ഭാവം, ആ സമയത്തെ വെളിച്ചം, കാറ്റിന്റെ ഗതി, അങ്ങനെ പല സംഗതികൾ അറിഞ്ഞും അറിയാതെയും ആ ഒരു നിമിഷത്തിൽ ആ ചിത്രത്തിൽ പതിഞ്ഞിട്ടുണ്ടാവും.

അങ്ങനെ ഒരു ചിത്രത്തെയും, ചിത്രകാരനെയും, കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളെയും ആണ് ഈ മത്സരത്തിൽ ഞങ്ങൾ വിജയിയായി തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്തിരിക്കുന്നത്.

3 Rajeev Mullappillyപക്ഷേ… ആ ചിത്രം പകർത്തിയതാരാണെന്നോ, ആ ചിത്രത്തിൽ ഉള്ളവർ ആരാണെന്നോ, ആ ചിത്രം ഈ വിദ്യാരംഭ ദിവസ്സം നമ്മുക്കായി പങ്കു വച്ച രാജീവേട്ടന് അറിയില്ല… അവർ – ചിത്രത്തിൽ ഉള്ളവർ , ചിത്രം എടുത്ത ഫോട്ടോഗ്രാഫർ എന്നിവർ ഞങ്ങളുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെടുക..

വിദ്യാധനം സർവ്വധനാൽ പ്രധാനം എന്നാണല്ലോ പറയുക.

അപ്പോൾ വിജയികൾക്കായി ഞങ്ങൾ ഒരു സുവർണ അവസ്സരം കൂടി നൽകുന്നു. അടുത്ത മാസം “നമ്മുടെ ഇരിങ്ങാലക്കുട” കൂട്ടായ്മയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തിൽ നടക്കുന്ന പുസ്തക വിതരണത്തിന്റെ ഉത്ഘാടന ചടങ്ങിൽ വിശിഷ്ടാധിതികളുമായി ഒത്തു ചേർന്ന്, റോഡ് സുരക്ഷാ നിർദേശങ്ങൾ അടങ്ങിയ കുറിപ്പ് പുസ്തകത്തിന്റെ പ്രഥമ വിതരണം, നമ്മുടെ ഈ മത്സരത്തിലെ ഫോട്ടോയിൽ ഉള്ള കുട്ടികൾ, സ്കൂൾ കുട്ടികൾക്കായി നടത്തുന്നതായിരിക്കും.

റോഡ് സുരക്ഷയുടെ വിദ്യാരംഭം കൂടി അവരുടെ മനസ്സുകളിലും ജീവിതത്തിലും കുറിക്കാൻ ഉള്ള അവസ്സരം ആവട്ടെ ആ ചടങ്ങു്.

ആ ചടങ്ങിനെപറ്റിയുള്ള കൂടുതൽ വിവരങ്ങൾ അടുത്ത് തന്നെ അറിയിക്കുന്നതാണ്.

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രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനം നേടിയ ചിത്രം പങ്കു വച്ചതു: അഭിലാഷ് പുതുക്കാട്, അബു ദാബി.

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മൂന്നാം സ്ഥാനം നേടിയ ചിത്രം പങ്കു വച്ചതു: ശരത് പോത്താനി.

ഈ മൂന്ന് പേർക്കും വിജയാശംസകൾ നേർന്നുകൊള്ളുകയും അതോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ സമ്മാനദാനം മേല്പറഞ്ഞ പരിപാടിയോടൊപ്പം നൽകുന്നതായിരിക്കും എന്നറിയിച്ചു കൊള്ളുന്നു.

എല്ലാവർക്കും നന്മ നേർന്നു കൊണ്ട് , “നമ്മുടെ ഇരിങ്ങാലക്കുട” ക്കു വേണ്ടി രമേശ് മേനോൻ

TALENT SHARE turns 10!

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http://talentshare.blogspot.com/ and http://team1talentshare.blogspot.com/ is an initiative I started on 6th October 2008.

What a surprise! Incidentally, it’s the 10th anniversary day of it today.

Talent Share is a creative concept with the motto “A Talent or Knowledge Within You Is To Be Shared”.  It is because I strongly believe, if you do not share your talent or knowledge, it will die with you, whereas if you pass it on, you will remain immortal.

It was created to promote non-performing talent among children, especially, those with painting, sketching, poetry writing, story writing etc. I felt that those children with musical abilities or dancing skills always stole the limelight at school and public programmes whereas those who excelled in other areas remained sidelined.

I encouraged parents to request their children to draw, write and then present to me their creative skills as jpeg files and/or record their children performing on musical instruments and send to me the clippings and then posted them on this blog giving them individual page link.

It took time to convince them, but then, it was accepted wholeheartedly and at some point of time, membership of TalentShare Facebook page went above 600 participating children.

It was an answer to those parents who found it difficult to manage time for children, taking them to dedicated training institutes or gurus for developing their skills. A group of us guided them, encouraged both the parents and children to devote a few minutes per week for developing their innate talent. The result was amazing!.

We held competitions monthly and gave prizes to all the participating kids, without selecting them as first, second, third prize winners.  Students from schools in all over UAE and even from India, Singapore, Qatar, Bahrain, and Australia participated in the activities.

As days evolved, several other options and opportunities came to children, many of them copying this concept without imbibing its actual intentions. I still continue to promote any such talent whenever I identify them, through a dedicated FB group for Talent Share.

( https://www.facebook.com/groups/Team1TalentShare/ )

At the time Talent Share celebrates its 10th anniversary, I wish to remember and thank all the children who participated in the initial days and made it a success. I also thank Ms. Seema Shetty, of NMC group, who was confident enough to support me with gifts for many monthly competitions.

I also thank Vijayettan, Godfrey Antony,  Shaji Vallikkattiri, RJ Charu of 89.7 Hum FM and many parents from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah  for encouraging me to come out each time with new creative activities, some of them still remain unmatched. Sincere thanks to also my family for supporting all my creative pursuits.

If you identify a person who has a talent or knowledge skills that you believe should get promoted, please do not think for even a fraction of a second. Now you know where to present his skills. #TalentShare.

To know more, you may contact me on rameshmenonabudhabi@gmail.com

Once again, sincere thanks for your continued support.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

6th October 2018

Tabalatronics 2016 with Subhash Dhunoochand

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A long overdue post. Tabalatronics 2016 held on 30th September 2016 with Subhash Dhunoohchand organised by Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi. Thank you to Subhash Dhunoohchand, Nino Carnino, Solange Carnino, Sultan Al Hajji, @Total and Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi.