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We will be looking into the role of everyone involved, Singh said Chauhan is survived by his wife and two sons For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Prajakta Hebbar | Published: June 10 2013 12:54 am Related News On a deep midnight-blue backgroundthe rich brown branches of a tree form an interesting contrast to the soft pink flowers that are blooming on its shoulders The painting which reminds us of a cherry tree in blossomas described in the novel Memoirs of a Geisha by American author Arthur Golden is painted in gentle yet firm strokes by Pune-based artist Ashwini Parasnis “My paintings are a reflection of a classical mix of ethnicmodern art and natural arts I loved to draw and paintand the natural views naturally became my theme The beauty I see in this world is inspiring and real to me” says the young artist Two years agoshe had her first art show Parasnis has showcased her artworks in several exhibitions in the city She has sold her works all over the worldespecially in the US Born and brought up on a steady diet of academic excellencechoosing art as her profession wasn’t on top of the list of priorities for Parasnis “But you know what they saythe water always flows downhill” says Parasnis of her journey into the art world Nowas she looks back at the days gone byParasniswho is currently displaying her works at Bliss Art Gallery in Pune along with the works of artist Vishal Khandaresays that it was not easy for her to hone her artistic skillsbeing a part of a family that regarded academic excellence as a top priority “My familylike any other Pune-based upper-middle-class familythought that education was the only way to success” says Parasniswho is a proud self-taught artist The 29-year-old artist has put about 15 art pieces on display for the exhibition titled ‘Blossom Fields’ Done in acrylic colours on canvasher source of inspiration for the paintings is an interesting story in itself “My house in Pune is situated in a lovely spotwhere we have a lot of greenery around us There is this one particular tree that peeps into my balconyand I have always thought it looked interesting” says Parasnis with a laugh It was by observing this treein its various formsthrough different seasonsthat she got an idea for her current series of work Parasniswho was a full-time mom until recentlyhas done her BCom from SNDT college in Pune “My father was the head of department of commerce when I was studying there Being a scholar himselfhe used to sort of frown upon artists But you can’t keep the art out of the artist” says Parasniswho is also a contemporary dancer ‘Blossom Fields’ is on till June 22 at Bliss Art GalleryKoregaon Parkfrom 9 am to 6 pm For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Melbourne | Updated: Steve Smith scored his 17th Test hundred and fifth of 2016 (Source: AP) Top News Second Test between Australia and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground looks to be headed for a draw after rain played spoilsport for yet another day to force early Tea and then completely wash out the final session Even with rain stopping in the latter stages of the day there wasn’t enough time to get play underway once again Australia leadthe visitors by 22 runs The day belonged to Steve Smith who added on the runs to bring up his fifth Test century of the year and his 17th overall Elsewhere there were runs for Hanscomb (54) Smith now has 1000 runs in 2016 – a feat which he’s achieved for three years in a row Another early start on Day 5 then Could see Smith declare early to give Pakistan some time to bat and hope to get a result – tricky ask either way No Comments in this live blog For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: February 17 2016 1:10 pm Boy George says Princess Diana helped him to bring his life back on track after heroin and cocaine addiction Related News Singer Boy George says Princess Diana helped him to bring his life back on track after heroin and cocaine addiction The 54-year-old frontman of pop band “Culture Club” battled with addiction after he became famous in 1980s reported Mirror “I met Princess Diana and she said to me ‘Do you know what You’re a survivor’ I said I didn’t know how to take that and she assured me it was a compliment It was such a sweet thing to say she was like ‘You’re like me you’re a survivor’” George said The singer said he is now looking forward to the rest of his life having overcome his personal struggles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MAYURA JANWALKAR | New Delhi | Published: July 17 2016 2:06 am The toilet will be installed on cycle-rickshaws Express photo Top News The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has proposed a plan to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to make slums in the capital free of open defecation by constructing nearly 19000 new toilets The board’s ‘Delhi Slums Open Defecation-free Plan 2016-17’ also includes a new model of mobile toilets installed on cycle-rickshaws According to DUSIB officials the mobile toilet model — to be used for the first time in the country — will be launched as a pilot project at 165 locations in the capital Designed by an Australian manufacturer the toilet has two designs — a western portable toilet and a squatting tank toilet Officials said the DUSIB will opt for the second model “While we were preparing our plan to make Delhi free of open defecation we conducted surveys across JJ clusters in the city While there was a need for more toilets in certain places there was no place to construct them in congested slums That is when we thought of using the cycle-rickshaw mounted toilet model that we had tested at 30 night shelters last winter” said a senior DUSIB official Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The mobile toilets are made of high-density polyethylene and weigh 20 kg Each unit will also include a hand-wash basin “Each unit will be good for about 70 to 80 uses Certain chemicals used to treat the waste will remove odour After use the waste can be discharged into the nearest manhole” said an official Officials said setting up these toilets will not be an expensive affair as there will be no cost of construction or laying sewage pipelines “Every area will not have the cycle-rickshaw mounted units In some places the toilets will be placed on the ground A van will suck out the waste and replenish the water So far only one manufacturer has come forward with the design If we go ahead with the proposal and issue tenders maybe more may come forward” said an official Last year the DUSIB had prepared a slum-free city action plan (SFCAP) for the implementation of the Centre’s Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) It reworked the plan after the Centre scrapped RAY and replaced it with the housing-for-all scheme However based on the surveys conducted prior to the SFCAP the DUSIB stated that 22 per cent of the population in Delhi’s slums did not have access to a toilet The SFCAP showed that members of 56980 households in the city’s slums still defecated in the open A DUSIB official said “Earlier the ratio for building new toilets was 1:50 Under the new plan the ratio is one toilet per 30 people” He added that the board still has to address some issues “For example there is a slum in Jakhira area near Kirti Nagar It is surrounded by railway lines on three sides We can neither construct new toilets there nor can we station our mobile toilets We will have to come up with something more innovative to address this problem” said the official For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 29 2015 5:38 pm Actor Rishi Kapoor had to retract a Twitter post directed towards Huma Qureshi after courting flak from users of the micro-blogging platform for joking about her weight Related News Actor Rishi Kapoor had to retract a Twitter post directed towards Huma Qureshi after courting flak from users of the micro-blogging platform for joking about her weight On her 29th birthday on July 28 Rishi was among the many celebrities who wished her “Happy Happy Birthday dear @humasqureshi God Bless” the 62-year-old actor had reportedly tweeted along with a funny image which read: “The more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. (Source: File) Top News Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann squandered as many as five match points in the second set to eventually lose the summit clash against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Henri Kontinen in a three-setter at the ATP Winston-Salem Open here.

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