Special Theme Exhibit - Glimpses of Bollywood

Mere paas Gaadi hai, Bangla hai, Bank balance hai, tumhare paas kya hai?.....

(I’ve cars, properties, Bank balance, what you’ve which you can proud of….?)

Mere Paas Maa hai…………..

(I’ve Our proud Mother with me……(Having family on our side is more valuable))

Indian cinema, often known as Bollywood is the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films than Hollywood, and are watched by more people than any other country in the world.

The most popular genre in the early years of Bollywood has been the Masala film, which freely mixes different genres including action, comedy, romance, drama and melodrama along with musical numbers.

Indian values, where relationships were valued more than mere possessions, was a consistent theme in those early films and depicted those  values in a sensitive and entertaining manner. Whether it is drama, romance, action or comedy, Indian Cinema offers something for every age group. 

Let’s walk down the memory lane of a century of Bollywood Cinema and  acknowledge its history, from silent movies to talkies, its golden era to modern era, its directors like Dada Phalke, Satyajeet Ray to Karan Johar and singers like Kishor Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar to Mika Singh and Shreya Ghoshal and so much more. 

We hope that you will enjoy the exhibit and also learn something about the rich history and diversity of Indian cinema, that has evolved from mere escapism to addressing contemporary social issues of the broader society.       

Sari

A very sensuous garment worn by women, the Sari consisting of a length of lightweight fabric with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head. Come to this exhibit and learn how to put on this native attire that flatters any shape!

   

   

Yoga Exhibit

Is a system of physical, mental and spiritual practices which have been traced back to pre-Vedic times (500 BCE) in the Indian subcontinent. Over the centuries, its practice has been adapted and assimilated by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Today, its use has become widespread among the religious and the secular alike. Displays in this exhibit cover a wide range of general themes like history of yoga and its different varieties and also more specific themes, like chakra and yogic therapies. Yoga experts will be at hand to answer your questions.

     

   

Mehndi

Is the application of Henna as a temporary form of body art sometimes called Henna Tattoos. Come have your hands adorned with intricate traditional patterns at minimal cost.