India International Centre and Embassy of Colombia are coming up with a concert by Cimarrón, the 2004 Grammy nominated group from Colombia who perform joropo music from the plains of the Orinoco River with a global and contemporary sound. Their powerful scenic force achieves a unique blend of Andalusian, Indigenous American and African roots, with an impetuous and deep ethnic singing, amazing stomp dance and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussions. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainTheir music includes four-stringed cuatro, harp, maracas, and also Peruvian-flamenco cajón, Brazilian surdo, Afro-Colombian tambora, a stomp dance as a percussion component and tribal indigenous whistles never seen before outside of Latin America. The particular sound of Cimarron leads a new wave of Colombian joropo music. Artists like Anaveydober Ordoñez Triana; Carlos Daniel Quimbaya Balcazar; Carlos Rojas Hernandez; Christhian Gabriel Vega Salcedo; Jimmy Andres Gallego Mendez; and Wileiner Rodriguez Buitrago will be performing at the event, which will be held at IIC, on September 4, 6:30 pm.
The stage was set, instruments tuned and the mike set at the right frequency. A while later in comes the Indian rockstar, Rabbi Shergill. As he crooned in his mesmerising voice, the crowd went berserk and was left craving for more.Shergill performed at Blue Frog in the capital after more than a year and cast his magic over a jam packed audience of more than 700 Rabbi- lovers.He dedicated the show to his homeland Delhi and like a true music lover emphasised on the message of bringing back peace and humanity through music, brotherhood and love. His brilliant renditions of popular numbers like Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dilli, Ganga, Tere Bin and the all time hit Bulla struck the right chords and enthralled evryone present there.Rabbi was supported by a collection of other talented musicians who created a symphony in sync with the ambience and the evening blended in beautifully with some great music and food. Names like Andrew Ferrao on keyboard, Steve Valte on drums, Mahesh Subramoni on bass guitar and Amit, the Percussionist formed the best ever band who entertained successfully.
DARJEELING: A racket has spread its tentacles in Darjeeling whereby people are being sent parcels with stones inside which they are being duped into buying (cash on delivery). Many have already fallen victim to the fraud while some unclaimed packages are still there at the Darjeeling General Post Office.Usually a person first receives a phone call where the caller says that the person has won a high-end cell phone in a lucky draw, which can be had against paying a nominal amount through cash on delivery system. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”Around 10 days ago, I had received a call from a lady introducing herself as Kavya. She stated that I had won a high-end cell phone costing around Rs. 40,000. Then I was asked for my address. I was reluctant and told her that I would spend any money on it. She maintained that I would have to pay a nominal amount after having received the cell-phone. I then proceeded to give her my address,” stated Bishal Rai, a resident. On Thursday, Rai received a call from the General Post Office, Darjeeling stating that a parcel has arrived in his name and that he would have to pay Rs. 3500 in order to take the delivery home. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedFollowing the call from the post office, Rai went and asked them to show the parcel. He was informed that if he opened it, he would have to pay the amount mentioned. However, the post office authorities warned him against it as in the recent past, many have been duped. People had found stones inside the parcels. On contacting Raju Singh, the Post Master of the Darjeeling General Post Office, he stated that the Post Office merely delivers whatever parcels arrive and are not aware or responsible for the contents. “However, people should be aware of fake companies and advertisements. Many such packages had come to the post office and remained undelivered, while many others had chosen to take it back home after paying under the Cash on Delivery scheme,” added the post master.He added that the parcels had different senders’ name. Some of them also had fake company names and addresses. Rai’s parcel was from Delhi. He tried to call back on the number but the number was not available. A person who had received a similar phone call and had landed up paying Rs 6000.
Kolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay inaugurated two solar trees with the capacity of producing 6.5 MW power at the office of West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL).”Land is gradually becoming scarce in our state. 4 acres of land is required for producing 1 MW of power through conventional methods. However, solar trees require much less amount of land. So, we are setting up such solar trees as an alternative. If we find that these solar trees work out well for us, we will be setting up more such trees in the state to harness solar power,” Chattopadhyay said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe solar trees have been named Sourashree by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The total cost of setting up the infrastructure has been Rs 8.5 lakhs. Chattopadhyay maintained that the solar tree is strong enough to withstand a storm and needs minimum maintenance.”The panel should be washed with water from time-to-time for maintenance,” the minister said. A similar type of solar tree of 10 MW capacity has already been set up at Keoratala crematorium in South Kolkata a few days ago. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedScientists at Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur, have developed this ‘solar tree’, made out of photovoltaic panels. The ‘tree’ that requires less than 4 sqft of space, can power about five households.The state government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Aloshree project is gradually lighting up all state government offices, municipalities, corporations, panchayats, schools, state-run public sector undertakings and all other autonomous bodies of the state government and offices, by installing solar panels on the roof of these buildings. The PDCL office, as well as the office of Paribesh Bhavan, have solar panels on their roofs.”Such solar panels contribute to slashing of crippling power bills and promote green energy,” a senior official of the state Power department said. According to the official, the solar panels to be set up on the roof of the buildings will range from 20 KV to 60 KV. Installation cost varies from Rs 10,00,000 to Rs 60,00,000 for each panel.