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Yatri Festival Passes to Win

Here is a great chance for you to win Free passes to “Yatri Festival” at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai

It is very simple:
– Check out new Tumbhi at www.tumbhi.com
– Go to our Facebook page and tell us what are the 2-3 things you love about Tumbhi and its new look

3 selected Entries will get passes for Yatri’s 500th screening of its popular play – ‘Hadh Kar Di Apne’ on 26th Jan. (couples allowed on one pass)

3 selected Entries will get passes for the hilarious comedy drama – Raavanleela on 27th Jan. (couples allowed on one pass)

Hurry, contest is open only till 25th January 4:00 PM IST. Winners will be announced on 25th Jan

For more details about Yatri Festival and its schedule, click here.

Artist’s Motivation; Miles to go before I sleep

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

These golden lines from Robert Frost bring back the wondered thought- what keeps an artist going?

It sure must be something really burning which keeps the urge inside an artist alive. To keep his pen rolling, his paints flowing, his camera clicking, his legs tapping and his heart jumping, all the way.

Indecisive of what the reasons would be, I just thought of putting down a few points which keep me, as an artist, going …

  1. Take it out on a paper
    It’s when I have a lot of things to surrender to, lot of things to face to, in daily life, at home, at work, in relationships or I am just grumbled of the general behavior of a common human tendency and I desperately need to take it out somewhere, writing or painting become the best medium. I just write it down or paint it out and the relieve exchanged is worth that effort!
  2. The mighty incentives
    Two words of a serious thought on my creative work brings in voluptuous changes. With the prowess of the web today, exposing talent is easy, quick and vast! Even the comments that I receive on a four line poetry of mine, is capable enough to take me 10 miles further.
  3. The critical “high”
    Believe it or not, one thoughtful remark coming from n expert in the industry can teach an artist lesson for his entire life. We don’t actually realize its importance since these experts are not really in our reach. Even one thoughtful remark from a friend can boost an artist so much. If even once, by any chance, one becomes lucky enough to recite his poem to a well famed poet or show his photograph to the most eminent photographer in the industry, it takes you another one million miles in a flash.
  4. The urge of getting better
    It is said “Practice makes man perfect”. Similarly, any art comes through two channels- Inborn talent and sheer experience. Artists tend to learn through hit and trial method. It’s their own work which motivates them to improve further! When I compare my two years old poetry with the present one, the difference is crystal clear. The journey of evolution in me and my writing comes alive in those papers. It’s that promise to myself to keep getting better just gives me a push every time!

As an artist, I keep doing my art for myself but somewhere I realize that what I did, isn’t enough and that I have to keep going , because, there are miles to go before I sleep…!!

Tumbhi: Bridge Between the Artists and Stage

Yatri, a well known theatre group is celebrating its 33rd anniversary this year. Yatri was founded by Om Katare in a phase when it was a real down-time for Hindi theatre in India. The initial years were a struggle with no funds or sponsors, but Yatri went on from directing its first play in 1979 and taking the group miles ahead before Hindi theatre could lose its meaning. Later, Yatri was lucky to get support from Late Jennifer Kapoor and that’s what brings them to perform at Prithvi Theatre , Mumbai.

Om Katare, the founder of Yatri, was in search of two artists to perform Live at Prithvi Theatre during Yatri festival. Based on the requirements, Tumbhi handpicked few from the ones registered on tumbhi.com. Out of that, two artists namely Bharat Tiwari (the poet) and Niraj Kumar Singh (the musician), grabbed the attention of Om Katare and now they are performing on January 26th and 27th at Prithvi!

Niraj Kumar Singh
Hailing from a small town in Bihar, Niraj is an example of where passion for something you really believe in, can take you. After doing his schooling from Bihar, Niraj moved to the city of finest education, Banaras. While pursuing his graduation, he got in contact with Pt. Pashupatinath Mishra who gladly accepted him as his shagird. He then started taking formal lessons in music and singing. He is an eminent singer and has been performing live through stage shows etc – especially in Northern India. However, Niraj wanted to expand his horizons and wanted to get in front of more diverse audience and he was convinced that Internet is the way for him if he wants to achieve that. That’s when he got himself on Tumbhi.com. Through Tumbhi, he got opportunity to be part of the virtual world of arts at a much broader level. Niraj says “This was not possible without Tumbhi” while thanking Tumbhi for discovering him from remote place in India and recognizing his talent.

Bharat Tiwari
An ardent art lover, interior designer by profession , and presently based in New Delhi, Bharat tiwari kept up with his passion of writing majorly poems in hindi and roman urdu by posting on Facebook and blogging for 4 long years, Being a tech savvy, he came across Tumbhi and registered himself. Tumbhi identified his passion in the world of his obsession i.e. writing and chose him to showcase his talent in front of 2000 audiences live! “Shukriya Tumbhi” is all he got to say while preparing for this grand art-festival of Yatri group.

Tumbhi.com, has became more than a platform for its members – “A hope for a future”, “a Godfather for new artists” – if put in an aspirant’s real words. Tumbhi looks forward to many such names with fame ahead!