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This Saturday, the state capital is gearing up for a stellar concert which might open a new chapter in its Western rock music scene. Old-time musicians and pioneers are taking the stage to celebrate the music of the 70s and 80s while performing their original compositions as well. Their community, named Trivandrum Rockers Group (TRG) will perform at 'Revive Vol 1'. The invite-only event will be held at Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan amphitheatre.
The collection by Rema Kumar explores the world of India’s diverse and celebrated surface detail techniques on different weaves – Ajrakh, Batik, Handblocks, Kantha, Patti Ka Kaam and Kalamkari. As has always been part of her repertoire, Rema’s collections are a happy fusion and coming together of different weaves and detailing, each creation speaking a narrative that is so unique and compelling to the viewer.
Banner Film Society organises a one-day film festival on the theme of ‘Courtroom Films’ on November 17. While Suresh Gopi-starrer Melvilasam, directed by Madhav Ramadasan and written by Soorya Krishnamoorthy, will be screened at 9.30 am, acclaimed courtroom drama 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda will be screened at 11.30 am.
Goethe Zentrum Trivandrum organizes four-piece German jazz band Lisbeth Quartett. It is all set to take you on a musical ride with a concert on November 20 (Wednesday). Headlined by saxophonist and composer Charlotte Greve, the other members of the Berlin-based band are New York-based pianist Manuel Schmiedel, clarinettist Igor Spallati and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner. Lisbeth Quartett has released five albums and won the Echo Jazz Prize in 2012 and 2018.
EDAPPALLY MUSIC FESTIVAL organized by Edappally Sangeetha Sadas every year. The Music fete begins from 15th November is one of the most awaited events by the Carnatic music rasikas. Started 10 years ago as 4 days festival, the duration of the festival was increased every year & this year it has become a 9-day music feast featuring music vidwans & upcoming talents.
Kerala Media Academy launches a portal https://www.newspages.in, for publishing works by journalism students in the State, will be launched on Friday. R. Rajagopal, Editor, The Telegraph, will launch the portal at the Vylopilly Samskrithi Bhavan. Stories, poems, articles and videos will be available on the portal. Venue: Vylopilli Samskriti Bhavan, Plammoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Date: 15th November 2019. Time: 2 PM onwards. Contact: 0484 242 2275.
The Reading Trivandrum hosts a workshop to overcome the fear of Public Speaking. In this workshop by soft-skill trainer Zehra Naqvi, designed for students of grades 6 to 12, focus on enhancing communication skills and thus, overcoming the fear of public speaking. As the world around us develops and life becomes increasingly fast-paced, our interactions are getting shorter, which gives us an extremely short window to create a lasting impression. And hence, impeccable and effective communication skills are one of the most essential qualities to have.
Alliance Française de Trivandrum in association with the Embassy of France in India will screen ‘Barbara’ Duration-98 mins, Directed by Mathieu Amalric as part of September Ciné-club on 30 November 2019. Barbara is a 2017 French drama film directed by Mathieu Amalric. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it won The Poetry of Cinema Award. The film was awarded Prix Jean Vigo 2017, the Prix Louis-Delluc 2017 and the Cesar for Best Actress for Jeanne Balibar.
Online Short Film Festival (Vision - 2019) organized by Kerala State Youth Welfare Board will be held on November 19 at Kala Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. The festival was organized with the technical assistance of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation. The competition is organized in three categories: Women Empowerment, Development and Others (Environment, Culture, etc).
The city-based Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) will organise a one-day training programme on Korean natural farming at its office at Vellayambalam. The Korean natural farming method uses indigenous microbial organisms for soil preparation without use of pesticides or herbicides to achieve high output. No chemical fertilizer or cow manure is used in this method of farming.

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Jun 42020
The superfruit pineapple contains of many vitamins and minerals. Pineapple-containing bromelain helps relieve digestive problems and relieves stomach ulcers.