Friday, January 30, 2015

Latin Art Fest (LAF) on the streets of Al Quoz -Friday 30th of January, 2015.

It’s here AGAIN! Art, art and more art overflowing on the streets of Dubai. Last time I participated in STREET ART as an artist. I fall short of words to express the experience. The weather was perfect for an all nighter; the ambiance was young and vibrant. It was a surreal thrilling moment, creating a piece of art right there on the street. There was art, music, dance and culture where ever you look. 4B Al Quoz street had become not just a cultural hub but also a redefining moment as art was freed from the confines of galleries for the first time in Dubai. This time it is here as Latin Art Fest. I am going to be there to take a dip in the Latin culture as an audience this time and grab all the experiences I missed last time.

Dubai’s first ‘Latin Art Fest,’ a must-visit event for arts and culture enthusiasts, will showcase the best of Latin art, culture and entertainment. The avant-garde atmosphere of the streets of Al Quoz will host an exuberant display of art, regional cuisines and live entertainment from a number of Latin American countries and Spain.

The largest Latino Fiesta to date in the UAE, the LAF 2015 stretches through the Alleyway from 8th Street to Artissima Gallery only for one night, 30 Jan 2015 (6pm to 11pm). LAF visitors can enjoy fascinating music performances by Latin-American and Spanish artists, offering a unique street-feel experience for UAE residents.

As a highlight of the festival, Artissima Gallery will host during two weeks the photographic exhibition ‘Latinos in the UAE’, featuring a new commission and the first solo exhibition in the Middle East of British multi-award winning fine art photographer, Tariq Zaidi.

The LAF is organised by All Quoz Project and sponsored by “Art UAE”. An official event of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) programme, managed by Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment, LAF is supported by Bailame Cuba, Easy Dance, BNF, Bazar Latino, Latinos en EAU, El Correo del Golfo and the following Embassies and Consulates: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Middle East Arthritis Foundation hosted its first Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis event in the U.A.E

 Buzzingtales always values opportunity to spread awareness about events relating to worthy social issues. Such an opportunity presented itself when The Middle East Arthritis Foundation hosted its first of several Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) events in the U.A.E to help raise awareness and support children and parents living with this illness.  The first event was held in association with Tennis 360, on 23rd January at Meydan Tennis Academy.  

The event brought more than 40 parents and children from the age three to ten years old to work on their functional movement through a variety of stations and games organised by Tennis 360.

During the event, German specialist, Dr Betina Rogalski ran an informational session for parents explaining the difference between a healthy immune system compared to a patient with JIA.  She also gave advice on the different treatments available to help parents provide the best medication for their child. Sonia Singhal, Counseling Psychologist, FamilyFirst Medical Center, Dubai also ran another session for parents titled, “Coping Skills for you and your child.”
Arthritis is a very common condition in the U.A.E, affecting one in five people of all ages and from all walks of life. The most severe forms occur mostly in younger people with the average age of onset between 40 and 60 years.

Dr. Humeira Badsha, founding Member of the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (formerly Emirates Arthritis Foundation) said the event was designed to support arthritis sufferers through their daily challenges, and to help them enjoy a happy and full lifestyle.  “We have a dedicated support group to help fight Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and put this crucial health issue in the spotlight. Our children need better care and our Juvenile Arthritis Campaign is our first step in a concerted campaign to draw attention to a critical health issue. At the Middle East Arthritis Foundation, our focus is to ensure that families of children are well-informed, educated and supported to aid in managing their condition and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.’’ added Dr. Badsha.
Dr Betina Rogalski
Katrina Thornely, patient supporter and former EAF Director of Operations and Patient Support commented, “Having suffered with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis from the age of 18 months, I can relate to the challenges these children who suffer with the condition are facing. As a mother of a three year old, I can also understand how terrifying it must be to have your child diagnosed with an incurable disease. Therefore the purpose of this and similar events is to offer both children and their families the support structures and advice that has not previously been offered in the UAE. “

“We believe this is fantastic opportunity to support the families of children living with JIA, while raising awareness that children get arthritis too. In the U.A.E approximately 10 of 100.00 children are newly diagnosed with this condition every year, making JIA relatively common and as significant as many of the other childhood illnesses,” said Dr. Betina Rogalski.

“Physical activity is increasingly recognized as import in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In the past, major concerns were on the detrimental effects of physical exercise and sports activities; however evidence has proved otherwise, highlighting the beneficial effects of it.”

The Middle East Arthritis Foundation supports people of all ages living with arthritis and will hold several events this year to raise awareness for the management and treatment of this life-changing chronic condition.

About Middle East Arthritis Foundation:

The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (formerly Emirates Arthritis Foundation) was the first musculoskeletal charity organisation to be established in the Middle East. Founded in 2006, the Foundation has grown to support more than 2000 patients today across the UAE. MEAF is a non-profit organisation that contributes to the welfare of the entire region by providing an extensive range of events and programmes to support arthritis patients, including regional outreach initiatives that draw upon support from the local healthcare community. The Middle East Arthritis Foundation’s code of ethics is based upon promoting ideals of corporate fairness, transparency and accountability in order for it to remain a trusted community body. More information about the Foundation is available at:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Finding Father

Finding Father
It is often implicit that, every daughter looks for some glimpse of their father in their significant other. For many I am sure, this is an unrealistic quest, like looking for a pin in a stack of hay, or a pearl in the desert sand.  I am not trying to undermine the men in our life, but for a daughter a father is mostly on a citadel where idols are kept. How can a human compete with GOD? Yes, most of the times (except in some unfortunate cases) our fathers are the epitome of an ideal human being. There is a veil of respect, awe and admiration through which we always view our fathers. For a son (I may be wrong being a women) feelings toward their father changes color until a time comes when it adheres to that of a daughter. In childhood, a son views a father with wonderment and reverence, in youth he rebels or pictures the father as a competitor or antagonist (trying to prove himself to his father), when he begins to understand fatherhood through his own experience as an adult, it transforms into love and respect again.  In the words of  Charles Wadsworth "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
No matter how our experiences we all value or long for love from our father figures. Some are blessed to be showered with these graces and some are left famished. "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -- Sigmund Freud. A father is very important for us, but most of us would ascribe words like strong, staunch, strict rather than soft and loving to our fathers.  It is often easy to ascribe the word love to a mother- she gives birth to us, tolerates our tantrums with a smile, forgets her own welfare as she attends to our needs. It may be because when we join two opposing worlds our lives become more complete. We enjoy the warmth and comfort of our homes better when we know that the foundations are strong , the walls support the roof, which in turn keep away the rain and wind. We often base our understanding of fatherly love on these precincts "The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat." -- Robert Frost
Yet encompassed within the strong exterior is a loving heart. Our fathers must have turned dewy eyed when they first laid eyes upon us. Some may have been too mortified to hold us in their arms, least they harm such a fragile creature. How many beats would their hearts have escaped when they rushed us to hospital or saw us lay sick in bed? He too would have skipped dinner s awaiting the phone to ring and inform him of our whereabouts. We would have broken his heart a thousand times, when we misunderstood him, blunted out harsh words in our teenage rage. A few tears would have escaped his frigid eyes as he watched the anguish of the father in “The father of the bride.” He may have been a mighty mountain but I know now that deep within he hides a sea of love. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lamya Abdein - Design's That Enchants

Buzzingtales was completely mesmerized by the Enchanted Forest Collection of Lamya Abdein, creative director and founder of Queen of Spades, unveiled at Armani, Dubai on 20th January 2015 as part of the ongoing DSF's, ABBATI fashion show. In her latest collection Lamya successfully resurrected a magical forest which captivates all, with the intricate designs, contrasting vibrant colors, some beautiful in their subtleness and some exuding vitality.

 The ensemble of 75 unique pieces of her signature brand was a feast for the eyes. It was simply impossible not be awed by  the creative cuts, sashaying swirls, unimaginable experimentation with fabric and the perfect symphony spun out between fantasy,  reality, ethnic & contemporary. There were dresses, tunics, chemises gowns, with cloaks, capes, surcoats, hoods and even kirtles. Each of the assorted pieces radiated feminine yesteryear's charm, yet each of them were extremely wearable and trendy.  

Lamya dedicated her collection to women all the strong women who carve out their own path- Women who are born to rule. According to Lamya -"Today's woman to me is a visionary and a seeker, who cherishes her past as she rides into the future," visualizes Lamya. "This collection is dedicated to these women - the powerful leader, the confident feminist, and the charming princess who spreads her magic where ever she goes,"

The lavish winter textures took centre stage. Opulence oozed on the ramp with tweeds and suede’s, fur and wool juxtapose with velvets, linen, organza, leather was laced together with cotton, mesh works, embossed jacquards, tassels and lots of layering.  
Deep plums, plush crimsons, emeralds, mint and forest greens, ochre’s and sunset oranges are smeared over the new collection of abayas, displaying a winter palette that is cool, bold, vibrant and intense. 

Two of my personal favorites were the showstoppers. The first one at the opening of the event a solid red colored cape Abaya in fur and velvet, evoked the fearless and magical charm of Red Riding Hood. The second showstopper at the tail end of the show was a shimmering layered ensemble with a hooded mini cape, ideal for a glamorous evening.  

Patterns and shimmer, two Queen of Spades favorites, reappear in the latest collection in various forms. The sizzling winter abayas show off geometric shapes, stripes and florals in abundance. Jacquards, sequins, beads and brocade raise a toast to the glamorous diva.

Queen Of Spades Collection can be found in stores at Galeries Lafayette and Valleydez Boutiques. 
Contemporary jewelry brand, Adelya was chosen to style her latest collection. Adelya's Keyz Collection with handcrafted pendants inspired by Zodiac signs was a great fit for Lamya. "It felt as though the key connotes the realization of dreams to enter a world of happiness ever after," the designer muses on the sets of her collection photo shoot.  

Lamya has opted for the big and messy hairdo with twigs, leaves and dried flowers for her models. "Thematic and dramatic" is how she wanted the hair to stand out for her collection.  

For makeup Lamya ensures a pretty and feminine look, with pastel hues and nude lips reminiscent of the Middle Ages. Long dreamy lashes glamorized the look with a bit of shimmer to make the look stand out for the models strutting the Enchanted Forest Collection. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Aree O Henry - Gulzar Theater Fiesta at DUCTAC

The above quote was indeed the central concept of the literary master pieces woven out by the wizard of fiction Sir O Henry. Each of his stories took us down unexpected adventures of life which he presented with ample dose of humor and wit. Sir Henry’s stories are very relevant even in the contemporary times.  I was lucky to witness not just the enactment of his play but also its modern interpretation by none other than the power house of talent Gulzar Saheb.  

 A three day event celebrating Theater and literature, called the “Gulzar Theatre Fiesta”  unveiled at Ductac Dubai. Commemorating American literary genius O Henry, India’s very own living legend and lyrical maestro Gulzar Saheb, scripted a beautiful ensemble of 4 plays adapted from O Henry’s lesser known plays. The plays came to life and assumed a extremely enjoyable dimension under the directorial guidance of Mumbai based director  Salim Arif. Seasoned actors like Bakul Kakkar, Vrajesh Hirjee, Lubna Salim and Nissar Khan captivated the audience with their impeccable timing and impeccable acting. The set of 4 plays had been Indianized and titled as Nuksha (The Love Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein ) Shaadi Kara Lo (The Exact Science of Matrimony), Madam (While The Auto Waits) & Bal Bal Bache (The Barber Talks).The play started at 4.00 PM followed by RUBARU (face - to - face) with Gulzar at 8.00 PM.

The play opened with Nuksha, a story about young love (between a retired military officers daughter & an actor), competition between two suitors and the ultimately destiny that favors the triumphant lover duo. This was followed by Shaadi Kar Lo where two friends open a marriage bureau to make some easy bucks. Each applicant is promised a wealthy & handsome match with a young widow (Neetu Pandey) for some amount of money. As predicted the ending is comical and unpredictable. The third play titled Madam with Lubna Salim as a wealthy lady’s handmaid impersonating her mistress was the most entertaining, impactful and enthralling act for me. Lubna Salim enthused, Gulzar Sahebs characterization of the maid impersonating her mistress, with electrifying and lively energy. Last but not the least the story Bal Bal Bache with Jamaal Khan as the tricky Barber was the icing on the cake.

Gulzar Saheb’s simple, comic and yet effective script, was performed expertly by the artist. What added miles to my smile was that Gulzar Saheb was present to witness the unfolding of the entire play and graced the occasion by coming up on stage to join the entire crew in the end. As Gulzar Sahed descended from the box to come down to the stage there was a slight delay. An apologetic Salim Arif said “intejar ka phal mitha hota hai.” (The fruits of patience is always sweet). As everyone in the audience awaited with bated breath to catch a glimpse of the living legend, some in the audience screamed out “We can wait an eternity for him.” Right then a humble Gulzar Sahed came onstage in his customary white attire and the audience stood up to give a standing ovation.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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The editor/writers articles have found their way to many publications like Times of India, Friday, Gulf News, Womans Era, Femina, Oman times and Thursday. She is the first brand ambassador of Times Of India NRI section.She finds time to indulge in her twin passions (painting and writing). Apart from writing on various topics and painting  she feels  strongly about, the writer enjoys writing travelogues, about art, culture, fashion and social issues Life is too short to squander away on so she lives it to the hilt and grabs all the sunshine it presents.

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