Striking shades of human emotions


Sri Lalitha Tekumalla explaining her works put up at Visakha Museum in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. —Photo: K.R. Deepak

Sri Lalitha Tekumalla explaining her works put up at Visakha Museum in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. —Photo: K.R. Deepak

The theme ‘Bond’ portrays emotions of a woman when she is lost in a warm embrace. The union of Siva and Shakti comes alive through a pencil sketch labelled ‘Divine couple’. A woman soaking in the beauty of moonlit evening is depicted well in ‘Athmanandam’.

With a line of themes such as ‘Merging souls’, ‘Deep routed desire’, ‘Heart to heart’, ‘Self control and inner conflict’, ‘Motherhood’, ‘Icha Shakthi’, and ‘Loneliness’, Sri Lalitha Tekumalla, an MFA student of Andhra University, put up 40 prints and a few paintings at her maiden solo exhibition that began at Viskaha Museum on Thursday evening.

Bringing a mix of water colour, acrylic, dry pastels, and charcoals mediums together, Ms. Sri Lalitha used interesting techniques such as etching, woodcut, and dry point.

Focus on reality

Focusing on reality, her prints tell a story and expresses different shades of emotions, experiences, relationships, aspirations, desires, and expectations of individuals.

Some of her striking prints are dominated by yellow, blue, and green hues, besides a combination of black and white.

Book released

“I wanted to express what I have experienced in my life through art. These prints provide an insight into how I perceive a relationship, romance, and go about the entire journey of life,” says Ms. Sri Lalitha.

Capturing her thoughts on various themes of art, a book titled ‘The Itinerant Pilgrim’ was released on the occasion.

“It speaks about my love for painting and prints, and various aspects that inspired me to bring out a particular theme,” she said, explaining her book.

The exhibition is open at Visakha Museum on the Beach Road till Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday between 12 noon and 8 p.m.

Sri Lalitha Tekumalla’s maiden solo exhibition of prints and paintings begins at Visakha Museum

 

They join hands to clean-up beach


Members of the JCI-Vizag Port City participating in a beach-clean drive at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.— Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar

  • Members of the JCI-Vizag Port City participating in a beach-clean drive at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.— Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar

  • Guarding themselves with protective gear and holding disposable bags, an army of 15 members of the Junior Chamber International-Vizag Port City chapter spotted a location on the Beach Road, to conduct their beach cleaning drive and give a complete makeover on Sunday evening.

    The team members, dressed in blue uniforms, picked up plastic covers, empty bottles, paper cups and a host of other leftover stuff strewn all along the stretch covering the beach opposite Matsya Darshini to Kali Mata temple. Inspired by the initiative, almost 50 volunteers joined the group. “

    We came to the Beach Road to relax and unwind. But, participating in the beach cleaning drive not only relaxes us but also develops a sense of responsibility,” Vineetha, one of the volunteers who came along with her friends, said. For Bhavani and Manimala, who did their bit for the cause, it was the most exciting evening. “We never thought that our one-hour free time can be converted into something more meaningful. We want to share this experience with our friends and motivate them to take up similar drive in future,” they said. Among 30 people who came forward to render the service, Akshara, Class IV girl, also contributed to the campaign.

    President of JCI-Vizag Port City chapter P. Rajita said: “It should be an on-going drive. Each time we will spot a particular location and pool our representatives, friends and family members to join the endeavour.”

    Chapter’s vice-president Ravi Kiran said “our mission will be worthwhile if we could reach out to more people each time and bring awareness on the concept of maintaining our environment clean.”

     

Stage set for Pawan’s show today


Stage set for Pawan’s show today.

A huge banner of Pawan Kalyan being readied at the Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.-Photo: K. R. DEEPAK

A huge banner of Pawan Kalyan being readied at the Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.-Photo: K. R. DEEPAK

Arrangements for the much-publicized public meeting to be addressed by actor and Jana Sena Party founder Pawan Kalyan at the Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Thursday do not look much different from the way his movies are promoted.

On Tuesday, his party managers released a special song composed for the occasion with a voice-over by the actor himself, taken from his March 14 address here, to select fans. The song encompasses all the problems common to present day society and assures that the only solution was Jana Sena Party.

Typical of the shroud of secrecy over any activity pertaining to the Jana Sena, it is not known as to who wrote the lyrics and composed the music for this special song. The lines go, ‘Swatantram kosame Jana Sena, Saamanyudi dhairyame kosame Jana Sena, Jana Kshemam kosame Jana Sena, Pawanam la kadilenu mana Jana Sena.’ Translated in Telugu, the lyrics means Jana Sena for freedom, for courage and empowerment of the common man, for people’s welfare and ‘our Jana Sena that will move with the force of the wind’.

A three-minute demo video was also released, using Google Earth-like images and showing the seating arrangements at the stadium.

Student volunteers from different colleges in Visakhapatnam are hard at work in the Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Stadium, where the public meeting will be held, from 4 p.m. on wards on March 27. Like it happened in the March 14 fans meeting here, Mr. Pawan Kalyan will be the only person on the dais, it is said.

The only thing different this time round, would be that there would be no entry passes and the stadium can accommodate one lakh people. Organisers are leaving no stone un turned to facilitate such a large gathering in the port city of Visakhapatnam.

All roads leads to the Stage Set Of Power star Pawan’s show to day at visakhapatnam, irrespective of Parties , castes and religions… wishing all to reach their home safely – day in city.

Keep organs healthy to stay fit


Need to give up momentary pleasures like smoking, drinking stressed

Despite the fact that much has been talked and written about kidney health, most of us do not pay attention to its upkeep until it’s too late.

Intentionally or unintentionally, the bean-shaped organs are often taken for granted or rather abused. Little care and simple measures can go a long way in maintaining one’s health.

World Kidney Day, observed on the second Thursday of March every year, is as good a day as any to stop and check on what we are doing to ensure that these organs are healthy and helping us stay fit. Despite knowing about the importance of kidneys, when we are outside we do drink less water as the toilets are unhygienic, says R.V. Keerthi, a college student.

It is ours to choose between the momentary pleasures given by smoking and drinking liquor and staying healthy for a lifetime, says a health-conscious young professional Ahmed Shaik.

“The suffering of my neighbour who had to undergo dialysis everyday has made me take a vow to take care of my health,” says bank employee Shruti.