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Saturday, June 30, 2007
Jun 29,30, Jul 1: BFS Presents: 'On The Road' Screenings
"was thinkin' about turquoise, I was thinkin' about gold, I was thinkin' about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace. As we rode through the canyons, through the devilish cold, I was thinkin' about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless. - Isis by Bob Dylan
Like so many pioneers and adventurers, cinema has always taken to the road in its search for answers. Bangalore Film Society is proud to present 'On the Road' a weekend of three classic road movies that ramble along the less beaten path in search of an elusive and essential truth.
Friday 29th June, 2007 Time: 6.30 pm
Paris, Texas (1984) (USA/Germany/ France)
Famous for influencing U2's seminal 'Joshua Tree' album, auteur Wim Wender's adaptation of Pulitzer prize winning playwright Sam Shepard's story of an amnesiac wanderer's dilemma as he tries to piece his life together in the quiet American pastoral is regarded not only as the director's masterpiece but as one of the finest films of the 80s. A lyrical meditation on loss and longing 'Paris, Texas' won the Palm D'Or at Cannes'84.
Saturday 30th June, 2007 Time: 6.30pm
The Return (2004) (Russia)
Hailed as the most promising film by a debut director in contemporary cinema, The Return follows two young brothers who take a road trip with their father who turns up one day after a mysterious twelve year absence. As the journey proceeds the trip turns into a claustrophobic battle of wills between the father and sons and the father's real identity and true nature of the so called 'fishing trip' come under suspicion. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice '04.
Sunday 1st July, 2007 Time: 6.30pm
Blackboards (2000) (Iran)
Director Samira Makhmalbaf chronicles the plight of the Iranian Kurdistanis, caught amidst violent strife and a brutal terrain and for whom 'survival' is the way of life. The film follows a band of teachers who trek the terrain with blackboards hoisted over their shoulders in search of students who are too engaged in acts of survival to feel the want for education. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes '00.
Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark's Road cross, Op. State Bank of India
Tel: 2549 2774/ 2549 3705
ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS ONLY. NON-MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY AND REGISTER. (Members whose membership has expired are requested to kindly renew their membership.)" 0 comments
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Jun 30: Nostalgia Night
An evening lover of old hindi songs can't afford to miss. An evening that will recreate the nostalgia of timeless songs from Hindi films.
Nostalgia Night will feature foot-tapping songs from yesteryears. The concert will be held at Gurunanak Bhavan, in the heart of Bangalore, near the Cantonment Railway Station and behind Aliance Francaise.
Date: Saturday, 30 June '07 Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Gurunanak Bhavan, Near Cantonment Station, Bangalore
Tickets: Rs 99 each (on a first-come-first-served basis)
Special Offer for Group / Family Bookings:
For 5 tickets or more: 10% discount per ticket
For 10 tickets or more: 15% discount per ticket
For 20 tickets or more: 20% discount per ticket
For more information and to book tickets:
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Jul 07: Bangalore Roof Top Film Festival
"Roof-Top film Fest (RTFF) is a film festival born out of the desire to provide a platform for people to enjoy movies and share their criticism in an open environment. "Roof Top Film Festivals" are typically where people get together on somebody's rooftop with a projector and a screen and watch movies which are not very popular in India or not released in multiplexes. These screenings are interspersed by independent film maker's movies and discussions on the movies screened.
The first Bangalore Roof Top Film Festival is planned on July 7, 2007. Anybody interested in taking part or help in organizing this, can edit the Bangalore Roof Top Film Festival wiki ( http://rtff.pbwiki.com/Bangalore-Roof-Top) and add themselves.
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Weekends: Fly like a bird in the sky - Parasail with Nisarga
"NisargaIndia brings to you an Exotic experience...
Flying high like a free bird, stretching your arms wide, feeling the wind brushing against your body, with birds' eye view of the beautiful landscape is an exhilarating experience.
You are strapped on to a harness and to an ascending type round parachute. As the Gypsy moves ahead you get towed forward 1...2...3... Your pulse quickens... and suddenly your feet leave the ground. Heart in mouth, you gradually become aware of a new perspective of your surroundings a bird's eye view.
Nisarga brings this unique experience of flying high in the sky through our Parasailing event. We organize parasailing on every weekend and on important holidays at Hoskote Lake bed.
Distance : 300 to 500 m sail in the Air.
Height : 200-300 ft.
Time : 8AM to 4PM (Time slots will be allotted )
Days : Every Saturday and Sunday
Tariff : Rs.350/- per launch.
Special Group discounts can be availed for a group larger than 10 people.
Event can be customised to a weekday for a group larger than 10 people.
We also undertake Bookings for...
Ø Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ø Kerala Packages Ø Himalayan Packages
visit our website -
Karthik - +91 99800 17105 / Rajendra - +91 94480 38220 "
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July 12: IT Services & BPO Connect - Bangalore,
- Have IT Services and BPO become a "big boys only" game?
- Can SMEs survive and thrive in these sectors?
- What are the new opportunities in IT Services?
- Can KPOs ever IPO?
Venture Intelligence is organizing a conference where successful entrepreneurs, top industry executives and investors will explore these questions in interactive panel discussions.
We have landed quite a few exciting speakers at the event, including:
Sashi Reddi, AppLabs
Deepak Kamra & Alok Mittal, Canaan Partners
Ravi Pandit, KPIT Cummins
Pradeep Kar, Microland
Venkatesh Roddam, Nipuna Services
Siraj Dhanani, PharmARC
Rajiv Mody, Sasken
Chandu Nair, Scope eKnowledge
K. Ganesh, TutorVista.com
Hiren Kulkarni, Zensar
The idea is to have these speakers - and other experts that we are lining up - provide start-up entrepreneurs with tips and tools to navigate the murky waters in these rapidly maturing and consolidating sectors.
For more information about the event, please visit http://ventureintel
I look forward to meeting some of you at IB Connect.
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Jun 28: Panel Discussion on "The Essence of Creating a B2B Brand"
"We would like to invite you to attend a Panel Discussion being organised by Businessgyan and TASMAC on
"The Essence of Creating a B2B Brand"
A Brand no doubt significantly enhances the profitability of a company, however what is the process of making it happen specially in the Business To Business Space?
Businessgyan and TASMAC are happy to bring to you experts who can share their knowledge and experience on how to make this happen.
Some of the Topics Likely to be Covered:-
- "Brand" what does it mean? Is familiarity with a name the same as the brand?
- How is B2B branding different from B2C branding? can the same ideas not be used?
- Media selection and tools for B2B branding
- Using the new age media for B2B Branding
- Creating the right service experience?
- How does one create a brand specially in services which are variable and depend high on people?
- Can brands actually be created or do they just happen over a period of time?
On: 28th June 2007
At: The Chancery (Lavelle Road)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Note: Entry Fee Rs.300/-
Limited seats only.
The Panel Members for the evening are:-
Vice President, D-Link
Manager India Operations, 3M
Raghu B Viswanath
Managing Director, Vertebrand
Strategy Planning, OpusCDM
Kindly confirm your participation. So we can reserve your seat.
Reply to this mail or register online or call us,
Manjula # 22996655, 22996650
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Oct 15-18 2007: ASME India Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference, Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi
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We are pleased to announce 'Thermal Power India 2'- a biennial conference focussing on issues in the power generation industry covering Coal, Gas, Oil & Nuclear Power Generation. It will offer organisations with business interests in the region to play a major role in one of the world's fastest developing power markets and unparalleled opportunities to meet business associates & prospective clients.For further details & participation in this important event, please feel free to contact us at 91- 124- 407 0942 or visit IndiaCore website.
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Friday, June 15, 2007
Jun 15-24: Bungee Jumping is Back with a Bang in Bang, Bang, Bangalore!
Anybody going for this can avail of the special offer of dropping in at my place ( R T Nagar) for some theatre-screen movies! :)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Jun 15/16: "Let's Have Sex" - Hilarious play @ Alliance Francaise
About the Play:
The play is structured as a rondo -- a scene between the Husband and the Wife leads to a scene between the Wife and the Professor, etc., each one introduced by the recurring theme: "Let's have sex!" But while its characters are driven by the most basic of human emotions -- loneliness, their yearning for love, their desire to escape their problems -- they poignantly and hilariously never get past discussing, arguing about, and apostrophizing their favorite subject. "The only way to come together quickly is sex," says the Girl. "People can sit in the same office for a hundred years, meet each other at parties, drink together and go to picnics every weekend, but that won't make them as close as a single night spent together!" But for Krasnogorov's characters, consummation -- however devoutly desired -- remains distressingly elusive, for reasons perhaps only the Sister knows. An enormous success when it was staged in Moscow in 2003 by the director Roman Viktyuk, Lets Have Sex!, is a comic and philosophical tour-de-force from a master of the Russian stage.
Date / Time: Friday, 15th June @ 7.30pm, Saturday,16th June @ 3.30pm & 7.30pm,
Venue: Alliance Francaise Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore
For ticket bookings call 98453 50195 / 9900198932 or Mail us at email@example.com
Jun 17: Trip to Mutthathi
"Clean and Green (http://cleanngreen.blogspot.com) is planning a visit on 17th June to Mutthathi.
Monsoons ! Not too far. All the slushh and to add to that, the woes all those dumped plastic bags and covers getting soaking wet, getting deeper into the ground, getting pulled along with the tiny rivulets into Cauvery.
Lets beat the filth at Mutthathi before the the monsoons take their toll on Cauvery.
Clean and Green is planning a visit to clean at Mutthathi (100Km) from Bangalore - a place that has been adopted by this enthusiastic group of volunteers to keep it clean and address the deeper problem of strewn plastic in the picnic spots along the banks of Cauvery.
Date : 17 Jun
Departure Time : 6:00AM at Indira Nagar - KFC - 100Ft Rd and CMH Rd Intersection
6:30 at Banshankari Bust Stand
Return Time : 4:30 PM at Banshankari Busstand
KFC - depends on traffic in the city
Contact Person from Clean and Green : Mohan Kumar firstname.lastname@example.org
+91 99002 60665 " 1 comments
Jun 15-17: Scriptwriting Workshop in Mysore
"For all those interested in writing for the moving image:
* Dhvanyaloka Centre for Indian Studies, Mysore** in association with ** Mysore
Film Society presents**
*Basic Scriptwriting workshop** for film and video*
* Resource person: **ARUN GUPTA*
* *Senior Faculty, Film & Video, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
on* 15th, 16th & 17th * (Fri, Sat & Sun) June 2007
* Dhvanyaloka Centre for Indian Studies*, Bogadi Road, * Mysore***
Call *98805 87521/ 98444 21197 *
Or e-mail *kjpavan@gmail. com * to confirm your participation.
*Number of participants limited to 15*
Register at the venue by paying the entry fee
Entry fee: *Rs 500/-* per participant (this includes lunch and tea) " 1 comments
Sunday, June 10, 2007
June 23: “Colours of Bamboo” An evening with fusion of Music
"Pravin Godkhindi..A Flute maestro is performing here in Bangalore! Yes he is the same Pravin Godkhindi, who is conducting a very popular show “ Raaga Ranjini” in ETV kannada on every Sunday.
Jagruthi nagarika Vedika, Jayanagara is organizing Pravin’s show on 23rd June 2007 at Dr. H.N. Kalakshetra, Jayanagara 7th Block at 6.30pm onwards. This show is titled as “Colours of Bamboo”…..An evening with Fusion of Music…
As a flute artiste, Pravin did a lot of research in the field of Fusion music.
Pravin has formed a fusion band called KRISHNA, which has all the three forms of MUSIC viz. the Hindustani, the Carnatic, and the Western Music. The band is very popular in the concert circuit because of its uniqueness in content and presentations.
Pravin has independently worked with great contemporary fusion maestros like, the great jazz pianist LOUIS BANKS and the all time great drummer and percussionist SHIVAMANI.
He has also performed with the esteemed JAZZ band “SILK”, involving SHANKAR MAHADEVAN, SHIVAMANI & LOUIS BANKS.
Recently he has performed with a Dutch rock-band named BLOF in Delhi. The performance was extremely well received by the audience and also covered by NDTV.TheSame band had invited Pravin to perform along with them in Holland in December and the concert was indeed a memorable one for more than 10,000 music lovers.
Pravin is a gifted artiste, gifted with many talents.He is a composer, a vocalist, an actor, a Tabla artiste, and a harmonium player apart from what he is best at -the Bansuri.
He has provided some lilting melodies to the world of SUGAMA SANGEET through his compositions of well-known poets like DA RA BENDRE, KUVEMPU, NARSIMHA SWAMI,M.N.Vyasa Rao etc.
Some of his popular compositions include the title songs of the Tele serials GARVA, AAGHAATA, MALEBILLU, PREETI ILLADA MELE and MANE ONDU MOORU BAAGILU for which he has composed the music and lent his voice too.
He has also composed music for Kathak, bharatanatyam and contemporary dance dramas which have been immensely appreciated the world over.
He is a regular performer with Dr S P Balasubrahmanyam for ‘Ede Tumbi Haduvenu’ in ETV Kannada, which has made him a house hold name.
Recently he has started SANJOG BANSURI MAHAVIDYALAYA - A school where he and his father will teach Bansuri, vocal & Tabla to interested students in an effort to encourage the cult of classical musicians.
Music lovers! Don’t miss this opportunity…..for the Donor passes, please get in touch with Mr. Subramanya of Jagruthi Nagarika Vedike on mobile: 99861 17352 " 0 comments
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Thursday, June 07, 2007
Too Much Hot Air: A contrarian view to climate debate
In an era when "Instead of having a dispassionate debate, global warming has suddenly taken on an alarmist hue, and Dissenting views are looked upon with suspicion or disdain. Doomsday ayatollahs are nothing new to human history...", a very interesting article by Amit Mitra, FICCI president. Nice to see some contrarian view.
It can be accessed online here at Times of India website
Concerned Communicator Award: Apply now!
Junn 22: Metal Mayhem
"Come together and support the Bangalore Metal Scene..Get Ready to Break your necks and Backs along with...
Head Rush Entertainment
BlackHole Theory (Death Metal)
Block your date and pocket money for 22nd June!!!
Venue: Guru Nanak Bhavan
Date:22nd June 07
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Jun 8: Play Alert - WeMove's Johny and Urvashi at Alliance Franchaise
Yes I am back with my mailers, please make your time to come and witness WEMOVE's play
We are re creating MAHASWETHA DEVI.
Some on asked me, do you really work in office, well WEMOVE
has an answer fro them
"PROFESSION OR PASSION?, WELL WE CARRY BOTH"
I'll be your dream, I'll be your wish, I'll be your fantasy……………………
I'll be your love, I'll be your hope, be everything that you need…………….
Ah! Are these lines of vow, adore and hope being same for Johnny?
Who is not familiar with the ardent love story of Laila & Majnu….Heer & Ranjha….Romeo and Juliet?
Its time to witness a devastating saga of Love, Pain and Friendship……
From the makers of "Me…My Love….and…..
Padma Vibhushan Awardee
"JOHNY AND URVASHI" *
"When Life Meets DESTINY"
Venue: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DATE: 8th JUNE @ 7:30 P.M
Directed By: Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Music By: Provoke-BMC
Production Co-ordination: VIBGYOR Entertainment
Tickets Available at: Cross Word (Residency Road), ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Gangaram's book house (M.G Road), for TELE Booking call 9886062324 or 9480183313 "
Jun 17: "Release Your Stress Now" Certificate Stress Mgmt course
In this time of stressful days, we have taken another initiative to help you bust your daily stress, so we invite all of you to come and be a part of this Stress Management Course..one day..
If you think you can be more productive than you are at the moment, the circumstances doesn't let you lead a peaceful & happy life, or simply you want to enjoy a perfectly controlled life, then this course is especially designed for you.
Certificate Course in Stress Management (1Day) + Free Personal Counseling Session (Worth Rs 1,000)
NEW DELHI - 10 June 2007 (Registration Still Open)
BANGALORE 17 June 2007
MUMBAI 27 July 2007
CHENNAI 10 August 2007
HYDERABAD 25 August 2007
GOA 21 September 2007
COCHIN 5 October 2007
CALCUTTA 13 October 2007
Special Note: If your City is not in our schedule, please contact us, it can be scheduled as per the request.
Your Investment:- JUST RS 2,000 per person for 1 day
.Lunch & Refreshment included
Timing: 9.30 AM till 5 PM
Stress Management & Communication.
Relaxation & Concentration.
Advanced meditations techniques.
Time Management (introduction).
Techniques for fast relaxation.
Creating positive attitude toward others/life.
1. All Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Golden Inspirations (A Leading Mind Power training company in India-REGION).
2. FREE Personal Life Counseling Session (One Hour - Worth Rs 1,000/-) included in this course. This can be availed anytime within 1 months of registration date.
All the trainings will be given by Anneke Riewald who is internationally certified stress management trainer & counselor from Netherlands-REGION.
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Aug 06-07: NASSCOM ITES-BPO Strategy Summit 2007 at Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore
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Saturday, June 02, 2007
Rangashankara: June '07 Schedule
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