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Gurusmarane – Nritya Namana

Gurusmarane – Nritya Namana

Presented by
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Smt.Ranjini Vivin
Sri Praveen Kumar
Disciples of Guru Dr.Salitha Srinivasan

Kumari Swathi
Disciples of Guru Smt.Poornima Gururaj

Sunday | 5th July 2015 | 6pm

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Race Course Road,

Directions to the Venue :

Gurusmarane - Nritya Namana at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Astronomy Workshop for high school science teachers

Astronomy Workshop for high school science teachers

scheduled on 9th & 10th July 2015 between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm.

Charges Rs.400/- per head.

Venue :
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,
Sri.T Chowdaiah RoadHigh Grounds,
Bangalore – 560 001

Astronomy Workshop for high school science teachers at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

KNOW YOUR STARS a special demonstration lecture.

a special demonstration lecture.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE)
Charges : Rs.20/- per head

Sunday | 5th July 2015 | 6:30pm

Venue :
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,
Sri.T Chowdaiah RoadHigh Grounds,
Bangalore – 560 001

Book release of Parricide and Discussion on “Indian Authors writing in English”

Book release of Parricide
A Novel by Bhaskar Ghose


An Interactive Discussion on “Indian Authors writing in English”

In conversation
Mr. Bhaskar Ghose and
Mrs. Achala Moulik Moses

About the Interactive discussion

There is an amazing array of Indian authors writing in English. If one includes also the works of the members of India diaspora the number and the variety become much more. Their writings, spread over a fairly long period, came into prominence during the post-colonial period. There are several views about the “quality” of Indian writing in English with Salman Rushdie and Amit Chaudhuri holding diametrically opposite views.

Bhaskar Ghose and Achala Moulik Moses, who also write in English, would be in conversation to discuss various facets of Indian Writing in English.

About the Book

Childhood, as Ravi remembers it, was a seemingly endless period of pain and abuse suffered at the hands of his father. Now, despite being a twenty-something living in a different city, memories of those days – the rage, the beatings and the hatred – continue to torment him. Until the day he is summoned to his dying father’s bedside. A story of one man’s journey from hatred towards empathy, Parricide is about the choices we make and the price we must pay for even partial resolutions.

Mr. Bhaskar Ghose

Bhaskar Ghose was educated in Mumbai and Delhi; he was a civil servant and then a columnist, whose columns appeared regularly in a number of major Indian newspapers and journals for over 15 years.

He has been involved with theatre for the last fifty odd years and acted in, and directed over forty plays.

He has written three books so far. Doordarshan Days, published in 2006; The Service of the State – The IAS Reconsidered in 2011 and The Teller of Tales, his first novel, in 2012. This is his second novel.

Mrs. Achala Moulik Moses

Born in Calcutta, Achala Moulik had an illustrious career in the IAS. She is a prolific writer and her publications include books on cultural history of Russia, Italy, Spain: architectural heritage: biographies of Tagore, Tolstoy, her husband and her parents: a play on Pushkin that was performed in Moscow, Petersburg, in the Year of India in Russia, Delhi and Bangalore. She has published four novels.

She received the prestigious Pushkin Medal from the then President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow in 2011 for her work on Russian literature and history. She also received the Sergey Yesenin prize in 2013 for promoting awareness of Russian studies in India.
Saturday | 4th July 2015 | 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560071

RSVP : 98865 99675

Directions to the Venue :

Book release of Parricide A Novel by Bhaskar Ghose and interactive discussion on Indian Authors writing in English by Bhaskar Ghose and Achala Moulik Moses at Bangalore International Centre

Pre-sumed Innocence | Solo exhibition of Art Works by Sharmila Aravind.

Pre-sumed Innocence

A Solo exhibition of art works
Sharmila Aravind

As the Artist says PRE-SUMED INNOCENCE…..
….and there it is. Wrapped in white; pristine, tender and much loved, yes, it is our childhood. A beginning, in fact, which has no beginning. Does birth mark the onset of life or is it conception itself?

Does life exist, before it is actually born? And after life is born, in the form of a child, as he or she, what kind of contact does it make with the outside world? Is it much like what we think the child will/should perceive or is there something else?

Am I going back in time? Undertaking such a journey, which involves travel into one’s mind, is never easy. More so, when it is a zone where memory is a non-entity and impressions are not in the form of tangible images. A fantasy land, vibrant and mysterious, from pre-birth up to 3 years of age, which could even transcend what we call ‘the age of innocence”!!

What are the things that intrigue and mesmerize children in this age? Do they see everything around them as a whole or is it fragmented? Does this world appear to them exactly the same way that it does to us? Or is it bigger and brighter? Is everything crystal clear or blurred?

All the assumptions that we make for the child are based on our experiences as children or adults… sometimes our own, at times borrowed!

Dogged by these questions and many more, I decided to explore, based on how far my experiences and knowledge could take me, beyond the Presumed period of innocence!

With these thoughts, I present to you a show which portrays works on childhood, my take on a child’s probable perspective of the world around.
About the Artist:
For Sharmila Aravind, it was her first love- Arts. Whether it’s writing poetry, children’s rhymes, singing or visual arts, she has enjoyed the taste of art in its myriad forms.

Her love for words was well appreciated by Indian Montessori Centre (IMC), which produced two Rhyme CDs, Genuine Gems, which have 25 of her rhymes in each, written in Kannada, English and Hindi and also sung by her.

It was also an exciting experience for her, working with IMC, on their Online Parenting Course, as a Copy Editor and Co-Author. She is also trained in counseling children and teenagers.

Her penchant for newer areas of work resulted in a 17 minute Documentary-Past Perfect, Present-Continues, tracing 75 years of Indian Montessori Training Courses in India and 25years of IMC, which she conceptualized, designed, scripted and directed. Being a voice over artist, she also lent her voice for the same and many other projects.

A passionate visual artist, Sharmila has exhibited in two editions of the Akanksha group shows at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad. One of her works was exhibited through a power point presentation at Bharath Bhavan, Bhopal, as a part of the National exhibition of Contemporary Art-2015, organized by South Central Zone Cultural Centre. Her mail arts have been exhibited in galleries in Brazil, Canada, USA and Indonesia.

Her multi media works, often accompanied by short verses are an interesting blend of poetry and visual arts.

Pre-sumed Innocence

Opens on 1st July 2015

On view till 5th July 2015 | 11am to 6:30pm

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

Directions to the Venue :

Pre-sumed Innocence Solo exhibition of art works by Sharmila Aravind at Chitrakala Parishath Bengaluru

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme | Bharatanatyam by Apoorva N. Prakash

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme

by Kum. Apoorva N. Prakash from Bengaluru.

Organised by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Department of Kannada and Culture

Friday | 3rd July 2015 | 6.30pm

Yavanika State Youth Centre,
Nrupathunga Road,
Bangalore 560 001.

Directions to the Venue :

‘Recursor’ Talk & Presentation by artist Baiju Parthan

Talk & Presentation
by renowned artist
Baiju Parthan

Organized by
NGMA Bengaluru, in collaboration with Ananya-Drishya

About the Artist
Mumbai based artist Baiju Parthan is one of the earliest exponents of new-media art in the Indian contemporary art scene.Having received his degree in painting from College of Art Goa under the guidance of well known artist Laxman Pai during the 80’s, Baiju Parthan began employing computer generated material in his art projects during the 90’s. From then on, he has continued to produce art in conventional as well as digital media to generate a body of work that could be classified as inter-media art. Baiju Parthan has exhibited his art to much acclaim in major centres in India and globally, in countries such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Australia, and Austria. His work is currently on display in The Eye and the Mind- New Interventions in Indian Art’ – Gaungdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China.

Sunday | 5th July 2015 | 5pm

National Gallery of Modern Art,
Manikyavelu Mansion
49, Palace Road,
Bangalore 560 052.



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