American singer-songwriter-dancer-choreographer Bobby Newberry will organise a ‘Jazz Funk Master Class’ in India in September.
“I have never been to India and it’s a country with such passion, love for dance and arts. I really felt that I should visit India and throw myself into their love and culture,” Newberry said in a statement.
“I want the dancers to grow as artistes and be stronger than they are now. So, for this I have initiated the method of dance workshop. I want the dancers to come in with open heart and mind rather than with any judgement, only then they will learn the real sense of dance.
“I know India has got so much talent and I feel they are so hungry to learn. I am just so excited to give it a start with the workshop in Mumbai.”
The workshops will be held here on September 1 and in Delhi on September 2.
As a choreographer, he has a list of credits spanning live/stage, TV and music videos for artistes like Missy Elliot, The Pussycat Dolls and Eminem. (IANS)
Digital transactions in Delhi-NCR grew by 235 per cent from 2018 (January-December) to 2019 (January-December) and the region was the third most digitised state in 2019, thus, contributing 13.05 per cent in 2019 (up from 10.9 per cent in 2018), said a new report by full-stack financial services company Razorpay on Tuesday.
“The last year has been buzzing for the fintech sector in Delhi, with the adoption of new digital payment modes and bringing the digital currency to the mainstream. The last six months saw a tremendous shift in the consumption patterns of businesses and consumer preferences of digital payments in the region.
“With UPI growing by a whopping 442 per cent in Delhi, I am certain that this payment method will overtake cards by at least 20 per cent in the next 12 months,” Harshil Mathur, CEO and co-founder of Razorpay, said in a statement.
In 2019, Karnataka saw the highest adoption of digital payments (26.64 per cent) followed by Maharashtra (15.92 per cent) and Delhi NCR (13.01 per cent).
While the usage of cards (46 per cent) and netbanking (11 per cent) saw a decline in 2019, down from 56 per cent and 23 per cent for cards and netbanking, respectively in 2018, UPI (38 per cent) went up from 17 per cent in 2018.
Amazon Pay was the most preferred wallet among consumers (33 per cent), followed by Ola Money (17 per cent) in 2019.