Witness the ‘MetaPujo’ this year as Durga Puja enters the Metaverse universe for the first time in history, An immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit is opening in Brooklyn next month and more in top news of the day.
Durga Puja enters the Metaverse universe for the first time in history!
Puja this year has become MetaPujo as all the prominent puja pandals in Kolkata will be accessible through 3D twins on the metaverse. The famous puja pandals including Ahiritola Sarbojanin, Deshapriya Park, Ballygunge Cultural and Tala Prattay have turned into Metaverse. The organisers, with the help of technology experts Metaform and XP&DLAND and Spatial, will let people have a Durga Puja pandal darshan on a 3D platform.
The platform will be made in the pandal form and will allow devotees from all over the globe to enter the universe and experience the pujo. So even if people won’t be able to enjoy the celebrations physically, they can still witness the grandeur from anywhere in the world. They can also do pandal hopping from the comforts of their homes. The organisers have planned everything and have centres around 3D recreations. People can walk around, talk to others and also click pictures.
An immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit is opening in Brooklyn next month
”Frida Kahlo, The Life of an Icon” is a new experience co-created by the Frida Kahlo Corporation and Spanish digital arts center Layers of Reality set to debut at the Immersive Pavilion in Brooklyn this October.
The exciting piece of news follows an announcement regarding a Broadway-bound show about the star dubbed Frida, The Musical, which is scheduled to premiere in the Theater District in 2024.
Prior to its New York debut, the exhibit toured Europe and was also mounted in other American cities, including Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque. It is scheduled to proceed to cities in Canada and some Latin American countries.
Thailand: Vaccination proof not required for international visitors
It has been announced that international travellers visiting Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results from October 1.
Apart from this, the Thailand has also approved extension of the period of stay to from 30 days to 45 days, for those visiting from territories and countries that are entitled to visa exemption. Further, the period of 15 days has been extended to 30 days for those eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). Reports have it that this will also come into effect from October 1, 2022.
The move comes in the wake of Thailand’s Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announcing the end of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree on September 30.
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