06 January 2013
Colour Drama starts by going ‘Green’
Ms. Natasha D’Costa, founder of Color Drama With Doomsday now out of sight for another few hundred years, it is time we save the ever depleting Earth by ‘going green’ and recycling waste. In fact, ‘up cycling’ it too - rather than just dumping it around. And what better way, than using it to create artistic items! Colour Drama - started by Ms. Natasha D’Costa, initially made the use of colours to create murals on walls and furniture too. But then, she thought recycling is a better way of creating artistic items.
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A nature lover herself, she says, “I love nature - and it’s deplorable to see bottles being thrown in our waterfalls, rivers and sea. inking about it, I decided it’s now time to UPCYCLE. In other words, this is the way to create something more useful from all this waste around.” She wants us to realize, how we can make useful things out of all those PET bottles; which we throw and see other people throwing around too. Keeping this idea in mind, that is how she came about to make it a ‘Green’ Christmas in Bandra - by creat-
ing a twelve-foot plastic bottle Christmas Tree. e tree situated at Mount Carmel Church became an instant hit - and was well accepted and supported by the community too. Natasha and her group, taking the initiative of ‘Upcycling’ a step further - plan on making a ‘Plastic Bottle Bench’ which can be used by people. e bench being the first, she plans on making various other types of furniture - in which she intends to use these ‘PET plastic bottles’. e agenda is already set - they are branching out into
making innovative lights from recycled items. Also they are conducting extensive research on the reuse of ‘PET plastic bottles’ which they could use to make creative and beautiful artwork. eir prime focus by using PET plastic bottles to make creative and artistic items is to create ‘awareness’ among people about the reusability of these products. What we term as ‘waste’ today, would otherwise simply be polluting the environment. If you thought that was it, you are wrong! Colour Drama does not leave itself out in any way in doing its bit towards the environment. Natasha at Colour Drama plans on making a ‘Do it yourself ’ kit where she intends to provide the framework and instructions on how we can make our own table, chair, bench and much more. Asking her about plans for the future, Natasha says, “I plan on mass producing these items to create awareness and inculcate an ‘UPCYCLE’ Culture. I can also customise these furniture items as per requirement. e time has come when WE all want to BE the CHANGE.” A wonderful thought like this, which is not hard for us in our daily lives - and where we can help materialize and do our bit for the environment should definitely resonate not only among people in Bandra, but across the city too. Nascimento Pinto Pic Courtesy: Olav Rodrigues
Annemater Skylarks football club win Vailankanni Cup
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Melville Murzello (first left) with his team Annemater Skylarks e coveted Vailankanni Cup was up for grabs at the finals of the two day tournament, played at Mt. Mary Steps Municipal Ground on 16th December 2012 – with 16 teams participating in ‘Rink Football’ style. e finalists: Annemater Skylarks & Warriors were both playing well. e cheering crowd was waiting to see some results – and soon! ere was tension in the air. en a ‘zero-angle’ stunner goal at the end of the first half, scored by Anthony D’Souza (later declared as ‘Man of the Match’); tilted the balance in favour of Annemater Skylarks. Warriors tried hard, but could not equalize. So, at the final whistle, the winners
jumped for joy. ‘Vailankanni Sports Club’, the organizers are led by Andrew Joseph (club owner) – and ably supported by Johnny D’Souza & Sunil Shelar. e winning team club is owned by Melville J. Murzello – who had started it on 15th August 1980. Besides the Cup, the winners also got a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, a highend scent bottle for the ‘Man of the Match’ and a new football. e crowd was happy to watch a wonderful match, that kept everyone on the edge at all times. To join the ‘Annemater Skylarks’ team for future matches, please call Melville on 98202 32862.
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