Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PEPPY Shortcut Safaari


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PEPPY in Capital. This 'Shortcut Safaari'  was Peppiest, cause we the bloggers were invited by one of the Peppiest Blogger, Riddhi Sharma. Till the day before, I was not sure whether I would be able to join the 'Shortcut Safaari' due to my ill-health. But Riddhi's Peppiness was infectious, she perked me up. Have a look, how Peppy, the 'Shortcut Safaari' was!


... Full on Peppy-Masti with the well-mannered kids ( they called us Didi, instead of Aunty ), that too in the Secret Jungle of Mumbai. Well, by now you must be wondering Safaari is fine but what's this Shortcut, and in quote?. 

'Shortcut Safaari' trails through BNHS ( Bombay Natural History Society ) Goregaon with city kids was conceptualized by  Cinematographer turned Director Amitabha Singh

  'Shortcut Safaari' team organized a Peppy trip for children from Nehru Nagar public school, to explore Mumbai’s very own biodiversity and natural environment. Amitabha Singh directed 'Shortcut Safaari' with a view to reconnect children with their roots and showcasing the natural world amidst the humdrum and chaos of daily city life. He wanted to acquaint children with a value system which will help them go a long way.




 'Shortcut Safaari',an upcoming Hindi film for children, took us on a Peppy #ShortcutSafaari (Jungle trail), at BNHS, Goregaon. We the bloggers and children enjoyed the flower-full welcome, wonderful flora and fauna knowledge shared by BNHS-scientist , saying cheese for the camera, rustling of leaves, the swaying of trees, playing Antakshari, delicious lunch at the FilmCity restaurant, the whiff of real Green Jungle amidst the Gray concrete jungle of Mumbai.





'Shortcut Safaari' has made significant impact over various National and International children’s film festivals across the country. It has embarked upon a new journey to connect as many children as possible to nature through various innovative activities and screenings. Amitabha Singh fortifies his position in the children’s film category through 'Shortcut Safaari'. He has been praised and awarded earlier for the cinematography of Chillar Party, Khosla Ka Ghosla and India’s Oscar entry in 2014- Good Road.


Amitabha Singh, the director of  'Shotcut Safaari' said, “The core message underlying the film is balance, trust, friendship, mutual respect, teamwork and gender parity. The Natural World is trying to speak to the manufactured world all the time but somehow, we seem to miss that call almost always. The result is quite evident, global warming, sea level rising, you see the season change getting erratic. Nature has started revolting in this own little way. I read a report in a magazine that twenty years from now Mumbai will be under water. We should really take cognizance of these little signs that nature is leaving for us and resort to course correction.”

#TataZicaMarathon 
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

12 comments:

  1. We all loved the experience and look forward to some such innovative activities in future too.. All snaps clicked by you were awesome. I salute your patience and stamina to click so kuch.. :)

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    1. I agree with u about joining in such kind of unique activities. Thanks for the compliment. I love Photography and the models were so very Peppy too.

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  2. Wow..this sure sounds so much fun and all that for a very good cause too. :)

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    1. Mayuri, The very concept of 'Shortcut Safaari' is so Naturally Fantastico , that Kids and us bloggers were mindblown as u can guess from the pics. Wish to meet you at the premier of 'Shortcut Safaari'

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  3. Really an innovative concept, Sujata. Liked your clicks :)

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    1. Credit goes to the Director Mr. Amitabha Singh and our IndiBlogger friend Riddhi Sharma, who planned and managed the 'Shortcut Safaari' jungle trail with kids + bloggers. Thanks Ravish, Photography is my passion.

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  4. I loved the post Sujata. I received an invite for this but couldn't attend as it was in Mumbai. :-(

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    1. Hey Ruby Thanks. I wish you were staying in Mumbai to enjoy the #ShortcutSafaari. And to watch the movie as soon as it releases . I am sure you will love it.

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  5. That's neat. :) What a great idea to take kids through a jungle trail.
    All the best to Shortcut Safaari.

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    1. Yes . D. Nambiar , the very idea of arranging a jungle trail for kids and bloggers was so Fantastico. I wish more bloggers had joined. But then it would have become noisy and intruding for the Jungle-community. Three cheers and all the best to team 'Shortcut Safaari'.

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    1. Hey Ananya. Team 'ShortcutSafaari' went to that extra Jungle mile to make Kids Jungle trail Fantastico. You are most welcome in Mumbai.

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