Bite into this hard candy

first_imgThe Capital just swayed to the heady tunes of DJ Helen Swan (one half of the famous DJ duo Hard Candies). Elena Lebedeva, a musician and remixer, loves doing what she’s best  – making the crowd dance. Pangeae partied the night away but we stole a chance to get candid with her. Read on…Tell us about yourselves. How did you guys come together/start off?We are from Ukraine, Kyiv. We used to work before our DJ career. Before DJ DUO Hard Candies came together, I used to play alone and I was a resident DJ in couple of clubs in Kyiv. And I knew Natalie from a long time and she was also obsessed with music and that’s how Hard Candies came into being. So we decided to combine  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Fashion along with high quality DJing.What was the first big break for you guys?Our most interesting gig after which we became recognizable in Ukraine took place at UEFA EURO 2012  and after this we started to perform at various fashion shows and parties in Ukraine. This allowed us to become the Resident DJane’s of one of the best Ukrainian Radio-Station DJFM 96.8 with Lets Go Radio-Show.How would you define your musical philosophy?A DJ never should forget that he/she plays for the people/crowd. And you have to combine your favorites with the peoples favorite tracks even if it’s not our style of music. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHow easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think about the main issues are?In India, the people are more hungry for music and parties and this makes it easier for and artiste/DJ to reach out and communicate with the crowd via music.Tell us a bit about your music, what do you think defines you guys?As sound producers we create more big room sounds but like every DJ we also want to create something new and interesting so waiting for our new releases.  What/Who inspires you?There are many on the list, but the first artiste who came to our mind is Fat Boy Slim. He is an example to us that inspires us that there is no limit for music. Even today he has immense energy and can keep the energy level of a party at its max.Tell us about your best tracksTo be honest, we think that if a DJ says his/her track is perfect, it means the end of his career because, one must keep improving all the time. And even if all the people tell us our track is amazing, we still feel that we can and have to do better.What songs top your playlist right now?It is always a difficulty answering this question for us, because if you are a DJ, you have to listen to many tracks in order to make a perfect playlist, in short, every track is good.What suggestions/advice would you have for newbies in music?Listen to your heart and never be afraid of trying something new. How has Delhi been for you guys?Delhi has been very kind to us and we love the, thank you for the love and support.last_img read more


Reviving the joy of reading

first_imgNational Book Trust, India (NBT) and Delhi Public Library (DPL) jointly organised an interactive session with children featuring Divik Ramesh, prominent children’s author and Atul Vardhan, illustrator on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day. Held at the Sarojini Nagar Centre of Delhi Public Library on April 23, the session was also combined with a book exhibition.Welcoming the guests and children at the outset, M A Sikandar, Director, NBT highlighted on pleasure reading and need to make available such materials which can bring joy in children. Besides interacting with children, Divik Ramesh and M A Sikandar inaugurated the NBT book exhibition and released the recent NBT publication in Hindi for children Gas Gubbare. The participating children also prepared drawings of the popular character ‘Lulu’ created by the author. Sudha Mukherjee from DPL offered vote of thanks at the end. Manas Ranjan Mahapatra, Editor, NBT coordinated the entire programme.last_img read more


Two arrested with Rs 1crore unaccounted cash in Burrabazar

first_imgKolkata: About Rs 1 crore was seized by police officers from Burrabazar on Wednesday night in two raids and three persons were arrested in this connection.According to a source, on Wednesday afternoon, officers of Burrabazar police station got a tip-off that a few persons had come to Burrabazar and they had a huge amount of money with them. Working on the information, around 2:30pm, officers intercepted two persons identified as Kunal Kumar of Begusarai and Rahul Kumar of Khagaria in Bihar at the crossing of Mir Bhahar Ghat Road and Strand Road. The duo were carrying two bags. During frisking sleuths found a lot of money which they had kept inside the bag. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataKunal and Rahul were detained and taken to the police station. After counting the police officers came to know that the duo were carrying Rs 65 lakh inside the bag. Later, the duo was asked to produce valid documents to support the possession of the cash. When they could not provide valid documents both of them were arrested. This apart, the cops were tip-off about another suspicious person who also reportedly carried a lot of unaccounted cash. Police reached Strand Road and intercepted a person identified as Mohan Agarwal of Baguihati with a bag. When Agarwal was asked to open the bag he refused. The police opened the bag and found a lot of money in it. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAgarwal was detained and taken to the police station. After counting police officers came to know that he was carrying approximately Rs 35 lakh. Agarwal also asked to provide documents to substantiate the possession of the cash. As he couldn’t provide the documents he was also arrested. Two separate cases have been lodged at the Burrabazar police station. Information of the recovery of money has been conveyed to the Income Tax department. Sleuths are probing to find if these cases have in any hawala connection. During the past few months a huge amount of unaccounted money was seized across the city at various police stations. Most of the seizure was made during naka checking in North Kolkata. Information regarding the recoveries was conveyed to the Income Tax Department and the Election Commission.last_img read more


Typhoon Haima affects 700 flights at Hong Kongs airport

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, October 21, 2016 Posted by Typhoon Haima affects 700 flights at Hong Kong’s airport As chaos reigns in LegCo and on Hong Kong’s streets, we can all be inspired by the resilience of Starbucks Uncle:— Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) October 19, 2016 Tags: Hong Kong BEIJING – Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China on Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing seven people.Hong Kong hunkered down as Haima lashed the financial hub with rain and wind gusts of up to 96 kilometres an hour. Nearly 700 flights to and from the city’s international airport were cancelled or delayed. China suspended rail services in several provinces on the mainland’s south, where the typhoon is expected to make landfall in the afternoon. In the city of Shenzhen, authorities ordered schools, markets and factories to close, halted public transportation and evacuated some areas.In the Philippines, Haima’s blinding winds and rain had rekindled fears of the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which left 7,300 dead, but there were no immediate reports of any major damage. Large casualties appeared to have been averted after nearly 100,000 people fled to safer ground. Several villages were cut off by fallen trees, landslides and floods, impeding communications and aid.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaOn a lighter note, images of the ‘Starbucks uncle’ have gone viral as one man continues his daily routine of drinking coffee, undeterred by floodwaters. Several memes have also popped up. Hong Kong ‘Starbucks uncle’ becomes viral hero for sipping coffee in a flooded cafe— DidYouKnow (@DYK_it) October 21, 2016 The Canadian Press last_img read more


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