A new era in consumerism

I am considering deactivating my Facebook account for a while. The social media platform, which happens to be my daily source of constant news updates is, I believe, starting to have a negative effect on my psyche.

‘Mash in Guyana’ turns 30

  The first CD cover for the song ‘Mash in Guyana’ The classical “Mash in Guyana” song celebrates thirty years since it was first recorded this month.

Africa to be celebrated at Congress place

  A number of international and local Guyanese artists are expected be fired-up on stage at Congress Place Auditorium tomorrow night when Carib Feedback Productions holds its Africa Unite international musical showcase.

Miss Mash makes a return

Last week Simpli Royal launched this year’s Mash Queen pageant at the Umana Yana during which six beautiful queen hopefuls introduced themselves and paraded in front of the audience giving a taste of what is to come on February 19, when the pageant will be held.

Plans for second women’s expo on stream

Designer Sonia Noel will host her second annual ‘Women in Business Expo’ in collaboration with the Women’s Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) on March 25 and 26 at the Pegasus Hotel.

Bunty Singh all set to retain his Chutney crown

Reigning Chutney King, Chait ‘Bunty’ Singh Mohanlall, better known as Bunty Singh says that as his year at the top winds down Guyanese can look forward to hearing much more from him as he has every intention of retaining his crown and straddling the top of the ladder for at least another year especially it took him four tries before he made it to the top.

Identity chronicles

Time and time again I am reminded that our outlook on beauty—or should I say our perception of what should be deemed beauty—is forever dictated to and influenced by our environment, culture, history and social upbringing among other factors.

‘Stripped’ Brittany Singh responds

Former Miss India Guyana Brittany Singh has denied that she breached any of her contractual agreements with the organisers of the pageant and claims that it was she who decided to return the crown, but her attempt was rejected and the organisers later chose to strip her of the crown.

Timehri Film Festival returns

The Timehri Film Festival (TFF) is getting ready to host its second annual screening and is inviting persons to make submissions for the festival billed to be held from May 31 to June 4, in Georgetown.

Indian Cultural Centre to host lecture

The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) through the High Commission of India to Guyana will be hosting a lecture by its dance department in collaboration with its students to be addressed by internationally acclaimed danseuse and choreographer Pranaame Bhagwati.

All set for children’s Mashramani celebration

  The stage is set for the Children’s Mashramani celebration which will feature the nation’s youth in costumes, dramatic presentations, calypso, dance and masquerade as well as choir singing competitions nationwide.

Sameer Khan: Using art to triumph trials

Artist and designer, Sameer Khan has been making waves in the designing arena and is the mastermind behind many of the Mash costumes, the spectacular upside down Christmas tree and the suspending presents at the Giftland Mall that were the buzz of the holidays and led to numerous selfies being posted on the Facebook with his work portrayed in the backdrop.

‘Mash’ celebration kicks off

Reigning chutney king Bunty Singh This year’s Mashramani celebration is being held under the theme ‘Celebration with Dignity, Liberty and Greater Unity,’ and according to the Ministry of Education’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport Guyanese can look forward to many music-related events.