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Taming Light #Exhibition of #Photographs #Bangalore

Taming Light

Exhibition of  Photographs

Group show of the works of 5 Photographers

Deeptish Lahiri, Guru Prasad, Nishant Dhoreliya, Sachin and Shreesh Bokade.

20th to 23rd November 2014
Kumara Krupa Road,

24th to 30th November 2014 | 11am to 7pm
Galerie Crescent,
Nalapad’s Hotel,
Bangalore International
Shivananda circle,

Taming Light

ICCR celebrates International Students’ Day

ICCR celebrates International Students’ Day
In keeping with its well-established tradition of commemorating the birth of anniversary of its Founder-President Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, as the International Students’ Day, the Bengaluru Regional Office of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) organized a call on H.E. Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Hon’ble Governor of the State of Karnataka, by a small, but representative group of international students. The group comprised of 38 students from 22 countries, studying in 21 colleges in Bengaluru. In his opening remarks, Shri. N. Balasubramaniyan, who assumed charge as the Regional Director a little over a week ago, drove home to the students, the importance of the occasion, when for the first time in history, the student group could call on and interact informally with the Hon’ble Governor. He then invited the students to share their experiences of staying and studying in India with the Hon’ble Governor and address any queries they may have to him. The Governor, in his address, stressed the importance of unity in diversity and how countries of the world could work together and progress jointly, as contrasted to working separately in wilderness. He urged the international students to carry this message to their respective countries and strive to work together for common progress. The international students were all positive in their observations and conveyed their thanks to ICCR, the Government of India and the State Government for providing an enabling environment for their stay and study in India. On behalf of the students, Ms. Raushan Imad, from the Bengaluru chapter of the Federation of International Students Association conveyed the vote of thanks.

The Lady of Burma #EnglishPlay #Theatre #Rangashankara #Bangalore

The Lady of Burma
Richard Shannon

English Play

Presented by Centre for Film and Drama

Designed and Directed by Prakash Belawadi

Tickets Rs.200/-
Tickets available online :
Tele Booking : 9900182400 / 9986863615

Sunday | 23rd November 2014 | 3:30pm and 7:30pm

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bengaluru 560 078.

The Lady of Burma

Community #Drumjam – 18 at #MGRoad #Bangalore

Community Drumjam – 18

Free Djembe Workshop
by Abhiram and Siddharth
3pm to 4pm

Drum with Roberto Narain & Vasundhara Das
4pm to 6pm

DrumJam on
Sunday | 23rd November 2014

Rangoli-Metro Art Center
M G Road Boulevard
M G Road
Bangalore – 1

Community Drumjam - 18

7th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2014 #BIFFES #Bangalore

7th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2014

Organised by
Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy
for Government of Karnataka
Supported by Karnataka Film Chambers Of Commerce

Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka State in India, is an important centre of International film culture in keeping with Karnataka’s glorious heritage and the State’s achievements in the fields of literature, fine arts, and cinema. The Kannada Film Industry has made signal contribution to the quality and range of cinematic expression and grown to produce over a 100 films every year. Films from Karnataka have won national and international recognition and critical acclaim at various Film Festivals.

To recall here that the 6th edition which was held during December 25, 2013 and January 2, 2014 was a resounding success with screening of nearly 166 films across 7 theatres from more than 48 countries, and witnessed by more than 5000 delegates who enjoyed and appreciated the quality of cinema presented.

The seventh edition, to be held this year, during December 4-11, 2014, will have different sections as mentioned below. Selection of films will be made by expert committees.

1. Cinema of the World
2. Asian Cinema
3. Chitrabharati (Indian Cinema)
4. Kannada Cinema
5. Retrospectives
6. Country Focus
7. Grand Classics
8. Homages
9. FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) award winners
10. Special Theme: Gender Violence

Like in the three previous editions Competitive sections for Asian, Indian and Kannada Cinema will also be held with handsome Cash prizes. The festival will also host various forums for academic interactions like seminars, Workshops, Master classes etc., for the benefit of film professionals, discerning audiences and students on different aspects of cinema.

About Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy

Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy was formed by the Government of Karnataka in 2009 to promote film culture in Karnataka. The Academy has taken up several projects to develop a healthy film culture in the state and adopted the motto of promoting ‘Education in Cinema and Cinema in Education’. KCA has been conducting Film Appreciation Courses in different parts of the state, in colleges and film societies. It has also promoted the establishment of district, institutional and campus film societies all over the state. It engaged the members of these societies to participate in the first-ever KCA International Film Festival, a low-budget event with DVD screenings of 100 films, which found overwhelming response in Bengaluru and four other districts of Karnataka. Since its inception years ago, KCA has witnessed phenomenal growth. Following the roaring success of its first ever festival, it is today one of the most anticipated events of the year. With a fan base that has grown by leaps and bounds, KCA draws like minds from all over the country every year,including big industry names.

The Academy is mandated by the government to conduct the 7th BIFFES, the international film festival in Bengaluru, from December 4, 2014, for a week, showcasing the Best in Cinema from around the world.

BIFFES 2014: Team

Shri N R Vishu Kumar
Executive Director

Shri R K Shivaram
Joint Director

Shri Jagannath Prakash

Shri N Vidyashankar
Artistic Director

Shri Anand Varadaraj
Deputy Artistic Director

Shri Venkatram

Shri Anand Kannan
Festival coordinator

Shri Shivanand Somappa
Executive Manager

Shri Nikhil Bharadwaj
Volunteer & Registration coordinator

Shri P B Murali
Print Traffic Manager

Mrs Shashikala
Office support

Delegate passes for Biffes 2014 will be available at
Rs. 300 for Senior Citizens, Students and Film Society members and Rs. 600 for others.
Please carry 2 passport size photos along.

Delegate passes for biffes 2014 available at Badami House and Suchitra Film Society, Goethe Institute, Indiranagar

If you are over 18 and have access to online banking? Get your Delegate passes online, right here

Contact Details:
Bengaluru International Film Festival
Badami House, N R Square, Bengaluru 560 002.
+91 080 2222 2355 | +91 80 2213 3410 | +91 80 2213 3441 |

THATHWAMASI, a #PhotoExhibition #MGRoad #Bangalore

a Photo Exhibition

‘Thathwamasi’, the great pronouncement consisting of three words ‘Thath’ ‘Thwam’ ‘Asi’ as referred in Chandokya Upanishad of Samaveda, when translated in English, reads ‘Thou art That’. It means you are not anything other than the great ‘Paramatma’ who is the primordial cause and the creator of this universe.

The photo exhibition Thathwamasi highlights the beautiful Flora and Fauna of the Periyar Tiger reserve. It captures the spell-bounding glimpses of the Sabarimala yatra. The photographs are bound to take one to an unforgettable mesmerizing journey.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve is spread over 924 square kilometers, in the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats and is also the abode of Sri Sabarimala Ayappa Swami. The reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and the Pamba.

Periyar Tiger Reserve is home to 27 tigers which are also considered the “vahanam” of Sri Sabarimala Ayappa Swami, as per mythology.

The photographs have been captured by renowned photo journalist and photographer N P Jayan. Its an initiative by well-known Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi and organized by Honeycomb Creative Support (P) Ltd, Bengaluru.

The photographs not only exemplify the beauty and peace at the Periyar Tiger Reserve and Sabarimala but also showcase the damages caused to the same by Pilgrims. Mr. N.P.Jayan has been photographing this area over the past three years to cover the beauty as well as the natural destruction that has occurred here as the side-effects of pilgrimage.
The photographs expose the ailing forests and the increasing level of pollution caused by pilgrim tourism.

The purpose of this exhibition is to create awareness about the issue among people and the concerned officials through our exhibitions and campaigns. The photographs will also be put for sale at the exhibition for a cause that emphasizes on the betterment of the surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Similar versions of the exhibition, were conducted in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. This is the second edition in Bangalore

The Exhibition will be on view from 21st to 23rd November 2014
11 AM to 7 PM all three days.

Belaku Gallery,
Rangoli-Metro Art Center
M G Road Boulevard
M G Road
Bangalore – 1

Tatvamasi - Exhibition of Photographs

Group #Exhibition of #Art at #ChitrakalaParishath #Bangalore

Group Exhibition of Art

A group show of 21 artists including M.F.Husain, Prithvi Soni, Manjit Bawa and Sunil Das and Virendra Kumar, the show has artists showcasing their works from all over India; and paintings, graphic prints and drawings are being exhibited as part of this show. Curated by well known Curators/artists Krishna Rajendra Kumar (Faculty at Chitrakala Parishath)

The show was inaugurated on 18th at 5pm by well known guests artists S.G.Vasudev, Art Enterpreneurs like Dr.D.K.Chowta and Harisha Padhmanabha, among others. Sri. Velu of Public TV and Lahari music and well known poetess Arathi will formally was present at the show.

The Exhibition is on view till the 21st November 2014.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath,
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001


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