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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Nov 1-2: NASSCOM Animation & Gaming India 2007 
About NASSCOM Animation & Gaming India 2007
NASSCOM is pleased to announce the Animation & Gaming India 2007 from November 1-2, 2007 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
Animation & Gaming India 2007 will provide a platform for the delegates to get 'real world' information about the animation and gaming industry directly from top industry professionals. It is structured to ensure that the topics are concurrent with the present day needs of the industry and will forecast the changes and needs to come.
The target audience for the event includes animators, producers, program directors, broadcasters, production units involved in media & entertainment, art & design schools, IT companies, investors, VC's, government officials from Films Division/ Information and Broadcasting Departments, etc. It will provide an ideal platform for Indian and overseas animation, gaming, electronic media, mobile and console players to participate at the event and demonstrate their competencies, strengths and capabilities.
Key Highlights…
•Superpitch' for Animation and Gaming
• New frontiers – Telecom, IPTV, Digital technologies
• Entrepreneur's Journey – Case studies
• Animation & Gaming as a 'turbo power' for branding
• Licensing & merchandising – the big idea for animation and  gaming
• Building value and scale in gaming, animation & VFX
• International partner country focus
• Cutting edge technologies and business models
• Animation and gaming vs. the Indian consumer
• Quantity vs. quality in human resources
• Animation in industrial, e-learning and web applications


Registration Fee
Early Bird offer till 1 October 2007
Regular Fee per delegate
Registration, THREE OR MORE
Rs.7,000 (USD 175)
Rs 7,500 (USD 190)
10% discount
Non Members
Rs. 7,000 ( USD 175)
Rs 8,500 (USD 215)
10% discount
Note: NASSCOM reserves right to change the conference program, sessions, subjects, speakers without any notice.
Delegates are requested to read 'Cancellation Policy' mentioned in registration form.
Booking of Stall Space:


Apart from the conference sessions, NASSCOM's Animation & Gaming India 2007 includes an exhibition for companies to display their products & services (hardware & software). 
There are limited opportunities for stalls of 3m x 2m each which are strategically located alongside the conference venue.

Early Bird Offer till 30 September
Rs. 50,000
Stall dimensions and benefits:
  • Fully built-up octonorm stall of 3m x 2m
  • 1 chair and 1 table
  • Write-up in the Exhibitor section of the Conference Guide
  • 2 free exhibitors for the Conference
  • 1 free delegate pass for the Conference
  • 15 AMP power socket
Venue and Hotel Details
The Ballroom
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Off Western Express Highway
Santa Cruz (East)
Mumbai 400 055
Phone: 91 22 5676 1234
Fax: 91 22 5676 1235
Please request for details at and a NASSCOM team member will get in touch with you, or visit 
Online Media Partner
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sep27: businessgyan / Invite for the Panel discussion - "Virtual Businesses" 
"Businessgyan and TASMAC invites you for a panel discussion on "Virtual Businesses"  
The previous panel was about making the world your market place. An extension of this would be a Virtual office because as the customers are so spread out, it does not matter where you work from.   
A 'Virtual Business', operates in a very distributed fashion, the team is spread across geographies, there are very little physical assets like office space or factory owned by the business. Outsourcing to vendors, and business partners, and collaborating remotely is the way it does business. This panel discussion focuses on Virtual Businesses and the entrepreneurs behind it. 
Threads for the panel 
  1. What are these Virtual Businesses?
  2. What businesses are best suited to the Virtual Entrepreneur?
  3. What technologies are making it easy for this distributed and collaborative business to happen?
  4. What kind of relationships with suppliers and people make this sustainable?
  5. What about loyalty and sustainability issues?
  6. How does communication of ideas and complex processes happen?
 This and more would be covered. 
On: 27th Sept 2007
  At: The Chancery (Lavelle Road)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM  
Note: Entry Free 
Limited seats only.

The Panel Members for the evening are:-
Krishnan Ganesh
Founder & Chairman,
Subramaniam Satyamoorthy
Director of Operations and Services, JBOSS
Bala Girisaballa
Vice President, Ninemotion Systems Pvt Ltd
Mahesh Srinivasan
Regional Director, BNI
  Kindly confirm your participation. So we can reserve your seat.  
 Reply to this mail or register online or call us,  
 Manjula # 22996655, 22996650  
Businessgyan proudly associates with TASMAC - a premier business school offering MBA full/part time programmes validated by the University of Wales, U.K. (  "

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Oct 6 (Delhi): Akon live in concert - NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate 


Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha!
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dhwani 2007 - Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival 

The Bangalore Kidney Foundation is proud to present Dhwani 2007 -  4th BKF Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival.

22nd September, 6.00 PM -10.00 PM
Smt. Arati Ankalikar (Tikekar), Vocal
Pt. D. K. Datar, Violin

23rd September, 10.15 AM - 2.00 PM
Pt. Parameswara Hegde, Vocal
Pt. Ronu Mazumdar, Flute

23rd September, 6.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Pt. Rajashekar Mansur, Vocal
Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Tabla

Venue: Shivarathreeshwara Hall (JSS Auditorium), 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Donor Passes: Rs. 50 only | Available at the venue
Also available at: Ticket Bazaar (23440336) | KC Das (25587003) | Landmark (22067777) | Calypso (22452368) | Channel 9 (55392728)

Sponsors: Confident Group | Firepro | Natural Textiles

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Audition Call -- Another Children's Play under AHA! 
"Even as Ranga Shankara's first home production for children, "Gumma Banda Gumma" is going strong (close to 50 shows, 20,000 children in the audience), we are all set for our second production. "First Leaf" will be in English and mounted in the GRIPS tradition of Germany. The play will be directed by Padmavati Rao.
Auditions for cast and crew will be held as follows:
Date: Sunday, 23rd Sep Time: 10 AM
Venue: Ranga Shankara
Important: You should be able to commit to steady rehearsals between Sep 29th and the opening in Nov '07 AND can perform at least four shows in a month for a year (this will involve rehearsal days and four full days on performance days).
Please call on 26493982 or write to us on should you have any questions.
Theatre Alive! "

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Heegadre Hege (comedy) at Rangashankara 
"Kriyative Theatre which has become a synonym for excellence in theatre is presenting 4 more shows of their popular hit ‘Heegadre Hege?’, a hilarious comedy based on the writings of well known Kannada humourist, T. Sunandamma. Hailed by critics and audience alike as one of the finest and most wholesome comedies to have been staged in Kannada, ‘Heegadre Hege?’ is scripted by upcoming playwright, K.Y.Narayana Swamy and directed by Pramod Shiggaon, one of the most talented directors working in Kannada theatre today. The performers are famous theatre and television artistes, Sunder and Laxmi Chandrashekar. Lively tunes by Gajanana Naik and brilliant lighting design by Muddaanna Rattihalli add to the beauty of the play. The shows are at Rangashankara, JP Nagar I Phase, Near RV Dental College- on

September 21st at 7.30p.m.
September 29th at 7.30 p.m
September 30th at 3.30 p.m and 7.30 p.m

Tickets, priced at Rs. 50 are available at the venue in advance. Block bookings are welcome. For more details, contact Kriyative Theatre on 9448088008 or 080-26719911, 26713009.

For those stressed out after a hectic week at work the play is a real stress buster.

Come and laugh to your heart’s content!

Pass the message onto everybody who needs a good laugh!

Phani Kumar.T.S "

Sep 23: Charity Show 

Desperate Housewives: Everyone has a little dirty laundry 
Dont you love 'em? Teri Hatcher especially is real cute! Cant wait to get hands on this new season!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tonight: A Bridge Between Faith and Reason 
"Centre for Film & Drama Invites you to a discussion on

A Bridge Between Faith and Reason
at 7 PM 5th Floor, Sona Towers,
71 Millers Road, Bangalore 560052 Tel: 22356263

The project in dispute has many corners than what is sought to be settled by mobs in the street or thud-and-bluster politicians. Do come and participate in a discussion to prevent the hijacking of a sensitive issue by crowds and power.

www.cfdbangalore. in "

Oct'07: Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course at Ranga Shankara 

Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival '07 -- Theatre and Arts Appreciation Course
The Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival '07 is all set to enthrall theatre enthusiasts of Bangalore again in October! Fest '07 will see the introduction of a very special Ancillary Program on Theatre and Arts Appreciation that is designed on the lines of the well-known Culture Course at Neenasam, Heggodu. Mr. Manu Chakravarthy who has been curating the course at Neenasam for several years now will spearhead the program at Ranga Shankara too.
The program will deal with the following art forms:
Theatre - Mr. Chakravarthy will use four of the festival plays to discuss the aesthetics Theatre and its appreciation. There will be interaction sessions with the Directors of the plays.
Music - a well-known Carnatic music duo will present a concert followed by a discussion.
Painting - an artist of repute will demonstrate the basics of fine arts and its appreciation.
Literature to Cinema - A screening of a well-known movie based on a novel will be held followed by a discussion with the Author and Director.
This course is going to present an opportunity to the participant to get a holistic exposure to a way of appreciating and "seeing and listening" to the Arts.
A large chunk of the seats are for college students and professors. A limited number is earmarked for participants from the general public in the age group of 16 to 40. Colleges and public are requested to get in touch with Ranga Shankara either on phone (26592777) or on email (
The following are the details of the course:
Dates of the Course
20 th Oct -22 nd Oct and
26 th Oct - 28 th Oct
9:30 am - 6:00 pm on all days
The course includes watching 4 plays and 1 Movie, listening to a music concert, and participation in a session on Painting.
Course Fee
Rs. 1000
Will be communicated later; will be in and around Ranga Shankara
Medium of instruction
English and Kannada
Last day for confirmation
20 th Sep 2007
Mode of application
Please send your resume to along with a small note on why you want to do this course. Ranga Shankara will get in touch with you to confirm your registration.

Theatre Alive!

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Sep 25 (Mumbai): Martin Lindstrom's Adrenalin for your brand! 


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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sep 14: The City Dialogues - Bangalore 
Centre for Social Markets is organizing The City Dialogues. Interesting idea, I say!


Oct 12-14: Bhubaneswar - 3rd Loka Chitra Utsav/People's Film Festival 
"A certain silence seems to have engulfed us!

We have to free ourselves from a politics of power and violence that destroys the rights of citizens to live and work with dignity.

On the other side of this silence, between oppression and the resistance to it, documentary films have always created a unique social space, inspiring us and expanding our capabilities and solidarity.

Documentaries have often helped to preserve and record important voices of protest and hope. At times films have functioned like a mirror forcing you into self-reflection, provoking us to question, debate and introspect.

Friends! Come let us celebrate at the Loka Chitra Utsav, the voices of free expression and the assertion of democratic struggles, against injustice.

Let us look at the other side of silence... here we may find our voices and that of many others who have come together in a common struggle for a just society.

3rd Loka Chitra Utsav - Festival of voices in protest
Date - 12, 13, 14 October 2007
Venue - Lohia Academy, Bhubaneswar

· From epic struggles against mining companies in Peru to the Kalahari where the San Bushmen tribe struggle to survive; from the ongoing resistance to industrialisation by indigenous people in India to the truth behind China's progress; from the 'globalisation' affected coffee farms of Ethiopia to the exploitation of labourers in Bangladesh; from the politics of disaster management in post-tsunami Sri Lanka to tales of horror and torture of innocent people by the US Govt after 9/11; the Loka chitra Utsav will strive to unite voices from across the world this time.

· Vinod Raja's film on tribal resistance to mining companies & state repression in the Eastern Ghats called 'Mahua Memoirs' will be the opening film.

· A special package of films on Women's Issues will also be screened. Amar Kanwar's film on the history of violence on women, 'The Lightning Testimonies' will be part of the special package on women's issues.

· The documentary that made headlines as the most important film ever, 'An Inconvenient Truth' featuring Al Gore, is also scheduled to be screened at the festival.

· We would like thank The Magic Lantern Foundation/Under Construction for making available to us a good selection of films.

· Surprisingly there has been a bigger response from international filmmakers than those of India and Orissa. More than twenty foreign filmmakers have sent their films and have shown great interest in participating in the festival. These films depict burning social issues and many of them are similar to the ones we face at home.

· Our priority is to showcase the cause of Orissa and India. We therefore appeal to Orissa based and India based filmmakers to participate in the Loka Chitra Utsav.

· The festival will hit the roads after the opening in Bhubaneswar and will travel across the length and breadth of Orissa. partnerships will be formed with like minded people from the various towns and villages of Orissa attending the opening festival in Bhubaneswar. A road map will be prepared in consultation with them.

· The festival will not only screen films but also provide a platform for other forms of expression. From theatre groups to artists, everyone is invited to come and make use of the space.

· We would like to clarify to filmmakers that the films are not being shown in proper auditoriums with good projection & sound systems but in places which are easily available to us. W henever and wherever a hall is not available we will screen the films outdoors.

· We welcome you to participate in the 3rd Loka Chitra Utsav, a celebration of voices in protest!

Surya Shankar Dash,
3rd Loka Chitra Utsav
Contacts –
Loka Chitra Kendra
HIG-54, Sailashree Vihar, Bubaneswar-21
Tel: 6529485
E-mail: lokachitrautsav@
Surya Shankar Dash
N1/A12, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar- 15
Tel: 91-9437500862
Email: dash.suryashankar@ "

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sep 15: Gospel Rock Concert 
Wish Petra was there too!! Never mind, this is gonna be fun :-)

"Hello Gospel Rockers, Get connected with Music Hub which proudly introduces you to GBA [gospel bands association]. GBA presents you live in gospel concert with four demanding bands from gospel circle. ZION …contemporary band from Bangalore, SLAIN …white metal band from Bangalore, UNSTRUNG …worship band from SABC college, ARMAGEDDON …rock band from Chennai.


Sep 21-23: Scriptwriting Workshop @ Mysore 

NASSCOM's Innovation Awards 2007 - Call for Nominations 


Sep 14: Tribute to Deep Purple and Black Sabbath 
"Hello all you Classic rock lovers!!

14th Friday night is Unwind night at Unwind center in Koramangala. .. Stormwind paying thier tribute to Deep Purple While 'The Pipers' pay their homage to Black Sabbath watch out for the 'old' new outfit -
Miky Sungoh - Vocals
Danny (Renegades, Axe wagon, George peter band)- Keyboard
Steve (Threnody)- Guitar
Sikanth (riptide, asthra) - Bass
Avoy (Yello) - Drums

Be there to experience it! "

Friday, September 07, 2007

National Geographic Channel: Win a trip for two to Thailand! 

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Be enthralled by this 8-part series, Wonder World, brought to you by Thai Airways.
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sep7-9: Wideangle 2007 - An exhibition of photographs 
"Dear Friends and Fellow Photographers,

I take pleasure in inviting you to Wide Angle 2007 - A Photo Exhibition.

Venkatesh, Nishant, Anita and I are holding this photo exhibition showcasing a collection of photographs that we have captured during our time and travel. Besides showcasing our work, we would also like to raise funds for our benificiary - Jagruthi - a Bangalore based voluntary organisation working with children affected with AIDs. Pixetra has also extended their support to us.

The inauguration is on 7th of September at 5 PM at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Kumarakrupa Road, Bangalore, and we are going to have interactive sessions by Anand Sharan and Dr. Manoj Sindagi on 8th and 9th of September, respectively.

For information on Wide Angle 2007, please visit.

Shankar Subramanian "

Rangashankara: September '07 Schedule 

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sep 8: hindustani concert 
"hindustani raag sangeet


smt. aditi kaikini upadhya
sri vyasmurti katti - harmonium
sri gurumurty vaidya - tabla

saturday, september 08, 2007, 6.30 pm
canara union 8th main malleshwaram Bangalore

all are welcome
mail AT sursagar dot co dot in "

Sep 7: Return to Sender - Letters from Tentland 
A play from Germany


Sep14/15: The Final Rehearsal, A play 

The Final rehearsal is a one man show of one hour duration written, directed and performed by Pawan Kumar. This play has won the Best Actor award at the Youth theatre festival Thespo4 conducted in Mumbai, in December 2002 by 'Theatre group, Bombay '; the play was also nominated for Best Script, Best Direction, Best Production Design and Best Play.
The play has perfomed about 18 shows till date at various theatres in Bangalore and Mumbai.
If we look around us and make a conscious effort to find something which is common to everything, which is present every where, we find that it is "Competition". This is what The Final Rehearsal is all about. How does a person handle this entity called competition? And what is he trying to prove at the end of it? And is there an end to it?

Know more about Actor/Director/Playwright on

A promo music video is cut with the footage from the show on Dec 25, 2005 at Rangshankara. Duration: 3 mins

Book your tickets now,
Contact 98809 49792 or write to
or pick them up from,
Crossword, landmark, K.C Das, Alliance Francaise

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Inside Mumbai Terminal 

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Mumbai Airport Spruced-up Terminal. 

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Call for Entries: TFA Photography Awards 2008 


TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) in association with TASVEER invites entries for its first annual awards for young Indian photographers. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January 2008.

The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. THEREFORE, if you are less than 18 and older than 30 on 1 January 2008, or live outside India, read no further!

The submissions should comprise a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 photographs, either in colour or black and white, or a mix of the two.

The photographs should comprise still images. Video photography will not be accepted.
They should be high resolution (print quality): 350-600 dpi.
The submission should be made on CD (three copies) along with hard copies of five photographs of your choice. These should be in reasonable size, i.e. easily visible, but not larger than A-4.
The photographs could be on one theme or an assortment of themes. Your choice.
Submitted material will not be returned.
Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) by 30 September 2007 at the latest.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082

Phone: 080-26548139/080-26990549

If you have any further queries, please write to


Entries must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming the applicant’s date of birth, whether the applicant’s work has been published in print and/or exhibited in any forum (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original.

An independent jury will be appointed to decide on the awards. The decision of this jury will be final and not contestable in any forum.

Please note: We reserve the right to use your photographs (if necessary) to publicise the awards and in any inhouse materials such as a newsletter. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the photographer and your submission will be put to no other use without your express permission.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films. TASVEER is a new organisation committed to showcasing contemporary photography. "

Oct 6/7: FilmCamp 
"Hi All,

Announcing "FilmCamp", a platform to encourage and promote independent film makers. Also to share, learn and appreciate the art of film making. This event is the first of its kind this season happening at the Center for Management Studies, Jain Group of Institutions, Bangalore, where independent film makers get to showcase their works to a wider audience which includes other film-makers, professionals and critics from the film industry.

This could be a great medium for film makers from all across India to come together and network in a informal manner. We should not differentiate between Commercial and Parallel cinema because our first love is Cinema, whatever it be the style. Though the event is in Bangalore, we look for participation from all corners of India
like Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, etc. so please feel free to pass this to your film maker friends in other parts of the country.

A film maker by our definition means anyone involved in the process of film-making like direction, cinematography, editing, screenplay, story, acting, etc. So if you are involved in any of the above process, request you to visit www.filmcamp. in and get registered! Hurry up as we have only limited space (70-80 seats)!

So do visit www.filmcamp. in and also talk about it in your blogs, groups, facebook, orkut scraps, everywhere! :)

Congratulations to Hari and Raghu for such a wonderful effort on FilmCamp and also to Thej for supporting us as always!

Hrish "

The MBATour Sept/Oct 2007 Schedule for India 

International experience is becoming crucial to success in the global business environment. Expand your horizons and take this opportunity to explore an international education.

» Participate in interactive panels with alumni and Admissions Directors

» Attend B-School presentations and match your interests to program options

» Mingle with business school representatives and alumni

» Identify the advantages of pursuing your MBA and creating a global network


New Delhi
Saturday, September 29, 2007 
Taj Palace Hotel
2 Sardar Patel Marg.
New Delhi
12:30 - 17:00
Monday, October 1, 2007 
Le Meridien
1 GST Road St. Thomas Mount
Chennai 600 016
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday, October 4, 2007 
Taj Residency, Bangalore
41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Rd. 56001 Karnataka
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday, October 6, 2007 
Hilton Towers
Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
12:30 - 17:00

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