Monday, March 2, 2015
Buzzingtales is all about exploration of the various enriching facets of life. Hence it was a pleasure to be invited to view the around 20 master pieces by master sculptor Alfred Basbous Dubai. Women have often been the muses of many artists but Basbous’s sculptures are starkly different in their depiction and portrayal. Basbous sculpted voluptuous and feminine forms which are unusually modern for their time. His work glorifies women in all stages of life: single or coupled, from birth to motherhood. In a pure and modern style, this exhibition will present Alfred Basbous Bronze master pieces. What is more intriguing is the master sculptors childhood, which was far sacrosanct than his choice of profession.
These inspiring works are displayed at ARTSPACE Gallery, from March 1 to 5, 2015. Organized in collaboration with Basbous Foundation, the exhibition will present 20 artworks from the master.
The curator, Fadi Alfred Basbous stated: “In 1998, we showcased the creations of Alfred Basbous at Abu Dhabi Cultural Center drawing an overwhelming crowd to celebrate the artist exceptional talent. Fifteen years later in 2013 we held the first show of the bronze collection in Abu Dhabi (MCBC) and in 2014 in Dubai DIFC. This significant success will definitely be revived this year thanks to the genuine and passionate support of the ARTSPACE gallery owners and team.”
“Alfred Basbous believes that the aim of art is to discover the shape; therefore he must overcome thought and imaging to detect the shape up to the ultimate expression. He refuses to give attention to direct expression and in the best conditions, he rejects the external movement. He believes that his role is not in finding solutions and answering questions but in presenting these issues and asking new questions or even raising old questions in a new language,” said C.N, a historian.
About Alfred Basbous:
Born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1924, three years following the birth of his brother Michel, Alfred Basbous had a peripatetic childhood. His family moved around, living among different communities, as his father was a parish priest. Alfred worked with stone early on, and began carving works in wood and metal too, primarily to represent animals and female nudes. In 1960, he received a scholarship from the French government and became a pupil of the sculptor René Collamarini at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1961, his works were included in the International Sculpture Exhibition at the Musée Rodin, Paris. Returning home, Alfred drew inspiration from the Modernism of Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and Jean Arp, as well as the nature of Lebanon, reflected in his work on the human body and feminine curves.
For more information about the artist, please contact ARTSPACE at 04 323 0820 or send email to email@example.com.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Knowledge management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is of paramount importance in the fiercely competitive business & education world. INNOVABIA is perhaps the first knowledge and innovation management organization in the MENA region dedicated to services in the field of Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation. For its premium services and its product ICE (Innovation Curriculum For Entrepreneurship for Grade 1-12 ) INNOVABIA received the 2014 GESS Awards. Currently ,GESS – the world’s leading global education supplies and solutions exhibition and conference is being held in World Trade Center, Dubai from 24th -26th, & INNOVABIA is also attending it.
As part of a holding company with 20 years in business of Knowledge management and its concomitant services INNOVABIA has twelve offices spanning from Casablanca to Dubai. Starting as the first dedicated Innovation service company in the Middle East, INNOVABIA, headquartered at (UAE), Dubai, Knowledge Village, has grown into the finest entrepreneurship and innovation expert in MENA region. It serves economies through entrepreneurship and Innovation. INNOVABIA helps organizations attain optimum potential by providing machinery for “Systematic Innovation”.
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Monday, February 16, 2015
One thing I have come to admire as a resident of UAE is that the sense of duty towards environment and future is imbibed in the children right at the school level. Though the clean up drives the kids not only understand the importance of protecting the environment, but they gain the satisfaction of actually participating in it's betterment. Apart from various clean up drives in Dubai taking place periodically as part of school initiative,BUZZINGTALES came to know of Students and divers collecting waste from Al Mamzar Beach area as part of SMD’s ‘Because We Care’ initiative .
Students from schools across Sharjah swapped their textbooks for garbage bags and gloves today and collected litter from the shoreline around Al Mamzar Beach.
They were joined by two teams of divers from Sharjah Police Rescue Unit and Sharjah Aquarium who gathered discarded waste from the seabed during the Marine Environment Clean-Up, organised by the Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) as part of its Because We Care social responsibility initiative.
The annual beach clean-up aims to highlight the importance of protecting Sharjah’s marine environment by highlighting the amount and types of waste people discard around the coast-line.
“It’s amazing just how much waste we find each year, and it really shows that we need to change the public’s mentality,” said Rashid Al Shamsi, SMD’s Acting Curator of Sharjah Aquarium. “Today’s beach clean-up is about educating the next generation that it’s wrong to use our precious coastline as a place to discard of garbage and unwanted items.
“Our hope is that they take away with them an understanding of how harmful all this waste is to the marine environment, and spread the word by talking to their friends and families.”
About 120 students, supervised by a small team of community volunteers, took part in the clean-up. As they scoured the shoreline, divers from Sharjah Aquarium and Sharjah Police Rescue Unit searched the seabed.
A crane was on hand to help the diving teams lift any particularly heavy submerged items. In previous years, they have recovered objects including sofas, chairs and even an abandoned boat.
All the waste collected during today’s search will be weighed and sent for recycling or disposal by Bee’ah, the waste management company. Last year’s clean-up uncovered an incredible five tons and 150 kilograms of waste from the area around Kalba Port.
The students also got the chance to take part in recycling workshops and an educational ‘Awareness Gallery’ hosted on-site.
The Marine Environment Clean-Up was organised by SMD and Sharjah Aquarium in cooperation with several partners including the Ministry of Environment and Water, the Sharjah Environment and Natural Reserves Authority, Sharjah Educational Zone and the ‘Happiest Nation’ Volunteering Team, Sharjah Police, Sharjah Civil Defense and Emirates Diving Centre.
Manal Ataya, Director General of the SMD, said: “We are proud to once again be working with our partners to provide this successful event promoting a responsible attitude toward the marine eco-system.
“At the Sharjah Museums Department, we believe our role as guardians of Sharjah’s heritage starts with preserving our natural environment.
“Education is part of the solution, and through our Because We Care campaign we try to foster a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility among citizens, particularly younger members of the community.
“Since launching Because We Care in 2009, we have staged almost 200 events and projects aimed at promoting responsible citizenship.”
About the Sharjah Museums Department:
His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah established the Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) in 2006. SMD manages more than 16 sites in the Emirate, covering most types of art, Islamic culture, archaeology, heritage, sciences, aquaculture and the history of the emirate of Sharjah and the region.
SMD aims to provide the highest standards of museum services through its museums, galleries, educational and research programmes, social communication programmes for Sharjah ‘s residents and visitors from the region. The vision of the department is to improve understanding, appreciation and respect for Sharjah‘s identity and the value of its cultural and natural heritage locally and internationally.
|Rashid Al Shamsi- Sharjah Aquarium Curator|
Monday, February 9, 2015
Buzzingtales felt great to be invited to the French pavilion during the Gulfood 2015 which is on from 8th-12th.
United Arab Emirates; February 2015 - A hundred French companies, spread over two French Pavilions on a total area of nearly 1,300 square meters, will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2015. The 20th edition of the world's biggest annual food and hospitality show will be held from 8 to 12 February 2015, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center. The French offer will be divided into two sectors: Food Service & Catering Equipment (Za'abeel Hall) with 28 French companies, Food and Drinks with 72 French companies (Trade Centre Arena / Sheikh Saeed Hall 1).
Prior to the opening of the exhibition, France, represented by Business France, will be the only European country to participate in the press conference of February 3, 2015, organized by Dubai World Trade Centre.
For the 14th consecutive year, Business France (formerly UBIFRANCE & IFA) is organizing the French Pavilion dedicated to Food Service & Catering Equipment. 28 French companies will present their flagship product and their latest innovation, in a total exhibition area of 460 square meters. Visitors will find in Za'abeel Hall amongst others: professional cooking equipment, appliances and professional tools (food preparation, cooking, molds, cutlery, etc.), bakery and pastry equipment, laundry equipment, uniforms, disposable tableware, food packaging, signs and display, thermometers, etc.
France Information Stand: Z-H36.
Also organized by Business France, the French Pavilion for Food and Drinks will occupy a total exhibition area of 834 square meters. 72 French companies will showcase quality food products, from all regions of France (particularly in Brittany, Burgundy and Franche-Comté). Visitors will find at the Trade Centre Arena / Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, amongst others: dairy products, eggs and cheese, sauces and condiments, baked goods and desserts pastry, meat and ready meals, processed fruits, soft drinks, etc.
France Information Stand: S1-A26.
France is one of the leaders in widely consumed poultry. In addition to that, France is leader in farm poultry.
The quality of the French products is highly appreciated, especially in the Middle East where the hospitality sector is experiencing an unprecedented development.
In the United Arab Emirates, the French exports of food & beverage products increased by 95 % in 5 years (between 2009 and 2013).
At global level, France is the 5th largest exporter of food & beverage products since 2011, with 63.4 billion USD in 2013 (increase by 5.94% compared to 2012).
France is also very active on all G.C.C markets. For instance, Saudi Arabia is considered as the largest export market for French companies in the food & beverage products, with 937 million USD in 2013 (increase by 21.04% compared to 2012).
France is the 6th for the export of equipment in the food industry. In 2013, they amounted around 763 million USD (increase by 3.16 % compared to 2012).
(Source of data: Business France, from COM TRADE-French Customs)
In 2013, France exported a value about 350 millions € of agro-food products (an upward variation of + 78 % comparing to 2010). The exported products are essentially drinks, food’s cans / dry grocer's shop, dairy products, the poultry, fruits (apples-kiwis) …
(Source of data: Business France, 2014)
About Business France:
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.
For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr
Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
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: www.arthritis.ae.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
|PAINTING BY DIVYASA MISHRA (RIYA)|
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
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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
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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