All set for a killer show on the 4th of the month in a city cafe, Barefaced Liars shares some insights in a candid conversation. Read on! What does music mean to you?Its pretty subjective though. But music is something I do and plan to do more and more. Its much more than a profession for me. Its passion actually.Has forming a band been a lucrative option in terms of money?It does take time but in the recent years there has been an expansion in the music circle. We have performed and been a part of many corporate gigs and private shows, so money did come in. Also there are definitely many opportunities and sponsors for music promotion now. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’How did your parents react towards your decision of forming a band?Like all other parents, they too were apprehensive. But the fact is parents won’t take you seriously till you take anything seriously. You are merely five year old in the music scene. What are your comments on the existing competition?We started playing in 2008 and since then it has been a serious business for us. Competition is healthy and we concentrate more on making independent music rather than feeling insecure. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhat is the music genre you mostly play?We play multiple genres, from Blues to Hindustani Classical we have done it all.Where do you derive the inspiration for your original compositions from?Well the topics range from personal relationships to social issues happening around and wide in the countries. Random but meaningful material.Where does the name Barefaced Liar came about from?Honestly we did not give too much thought for this name, there is no specific meaning. It implies to anyone in different situations and how we often lie (small or big) to escape any situation. We leave it to the listeners for further comprehension.What are your future plans?The plan is to take our band on the International platform now. We have already been a part of a corporate gig at Thailand.What is the most memorable moment as a band? The first would be the launch of our debut album since it took almost two years to promote and is still yet to release. The second would be when our songs- Mirage and Glow received acclaim as semi finalists from the UK songwriters contest for 2009 and 2010.Are there any disagreements within your band members? How do you resolve them?When you are constantly surrounded by the same people there are bound to be conflicts and disagreements. But our conflicts are all constructive and a collaborative efforts which leads us to make good music.DETAILAt- Hard Rock Cafe, DLF place, Saket When- 4 AprilTimings- 9 pm onwards
Darjeeling: An Information Technology (IT) Park was inaugurated by Binay Tamang, chairman, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), on Saturday in Kalimpong. Another IT hub will be coming up in Darjeeling too.The IT department of the Bengal government, in association with WEBEL is coming up with IT Parks in different cities of the state. 17 townships have already been identified where IT hubs will come up all over the state. This is to ensure that the IT industry in Bengal is not restricted to Kolkata alone. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”Children from the Hills who are interested in IT have to leave the Hills for cities where the IT Parks are located. Now, we have an IT Park in the Hills. This is a gift from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the people of the Hills. The process of uploading tender for an IT hub in Darjeeling has already been initiated,” stated Tamang. A G+4 storeyed building of 8,600 square feet built-up space has come up on Upper Cart Road, Kalimpong. This is the first phase of the hub. This will be followed by a standalone IT Park constructed by the state government. The project cost is over Rs 35 crore. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe IT complex when complete will comprise 54,200 square feet built-up space with a car park. This area will be converted for MSME start-ups and small IT companies. The park will have 30 air-conditioned modules; 15 plug and play modules and 15 bare shell modules. Tamang stated that he had held a meeting with the Chief Minister on Thursday at Nabanna when she asked him to inaugurate the IT park in Kalimpong. “Confrontation only leads to negativity. Nothing positive comes out of it. At present, there is peace in the Hills. Darjeeling is united. Communities have cordial relations with each other. Progress and development can flourish in such an environment,” claimed Tamang. The GTA chairman further stated that he had a meeting with state Education minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata. The Chief Minister had directed that all pending cases of High School teacher appointments were to be cleared immediately. “We have received an order and accordingly handed over the appointments. We have given appointment letters to 59 verified teachers, 14 teachers for non-recognised high schools,” Tamang added. “In the past one year, we have handed out appointments to 1,187 higher secondary teachers. After elections, we will appoint 658 primary school teachers,” he further added.