Anurag Jain's Blog
Monday, June 30, 2008

Jul 6: World Tibet Day 
'Dear friend, Once again World Tibet Day is approaching. As you are aware, July 6, the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is observed as World Tibet Day by Tibetans and their supporters worldwide.

Founded in 1998 by Richard Rosenkranz, a Pulitzer Prize nominee in history, World Tibet Day was created with three main goals: first to create an annual worldwide event to help restore essential freedoms for those living in Chinese-occupied Tibet; second to increase awareness of the genocidal threats to the Tibetan people; and third, to celebrate the unique beauty and value of Tibetan culture and thought. World Tibet Day has grown into one of the most important events on the Tibetan calendar. The event is held on July 6 . birthday of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

2008 is particularly important to all of us. Like never before, the Tibetans have started their revolt against the brutal Chinese regime, whose repressive actions resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Tibetans this year, and even more significantly, which have resulted in the deaths of over one 1.2 million Tibetans since the Chinese invasion began in 1950. The Chinese government continues to suppress those who dare to express their opinions. We believe that

World Tibet Day is an opportunity for those who live in free countries to show their solidarity with the six million Tibetans living under military rule.

We are asking you and/or your organisation to join us in observing July 6 (Sunday) as World Tibet Day in your locality/country. Please send us a small note at: info@worldtibetday. org on what you plan to do on this day.

Please go to our website (www.worldtibetday. org) for helpful ideas on staging the event, and for a Message on WTD from HH the Dalai Lama. Thank you.

Team World Tibet Day

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World Tibet Day contacts: * Karma Yeshi Email: karmayeshi65@ (Co-Director) * Virginia Balseiro Email: vikkibalseirososa@ (Co-Director) * Richard Rosenkranz Email: RichardR888@ (Founder & Former Executive

Director) * Sethu Das Email: sethu.das@friendsof (Executive Director)

To know more about the event or to get involved, email: info@worldtibetday. org or visit: www.worldtibetday. org

"World Tibet Day has opened many hearts to fundamental rights of the Tibetan people to preserve our culture and to practice our religion freely. The event had greatly raised public awareness to the present threat to the very existence

of the Tibetan people." His Holiness the Dalai Lama '

Friday, June 27, 2008

Jun 28: Invite: film screening of Tingya 
"pedestrian pictures
in association with Lankesh Prashashti
invites you to the screening of
dir. Mangesh Hadawale
(2007/122 mins/Marathi with English subtitles)
Date: June 28, 2008, Saturday
Venue: IAT, Queen's Road, Bangalore (Directions to the venue)
Time: 5 pm-7.30 pm
The screening will be followed by a discussion on the current agricultural crisis faced by farmers in the State.
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
Awards: Tingya has a long list of awards to its name including 9 awards at the 2008 Maharashtra State Government Awards; Fipresci
International Critics Award for Director and the Best Film Award at
MAMI International Film Festival 2008 (Mumbai); Best Debutant Director
award, Lankesh Prashashti National Awards 2008 (Bangalore); five
nominations at the 2007 Indian Panorama – to name only a few.
Synopsis: Tingya
is the son of Karbhari, a farmer who cultivates potatoes in
Maharashtrian village. The film provides an intimate description of the
conditions that plague Karbhari's debt ridden existence while placing
this against a sensitive portrayal of the relationship between Tingya
and Chitangya (an oxen born two months after Tingya). Tingya cannot
understand why the family must decide on selling the oxen to a
slaughterhouse while it is keen on protecting and nurturing an aged
grandmother who doesn't contribute to the family's income.
Context: The film is being screened in Bangalore
at a time when Karnataka is in the middle of a worsening agricultural
crisis. The first 20 days of June has seen 18 farmers commit suicide in
the State, not including the police firing in Haveri killing one farmer
on June 10. Beyond the rhetoric of blaming the Central UPA Government,
our newly formed BJP government has little to show in terms of an
action taken report. We are not crediting as actions taken the
compensation money doled out nor the sanction of a statue honouring the
farmer who was shot down in Haveri. The discussions obviously need to
go deeper if we are to even understand the crises faced by the
debt-ridden farmer in today's economy. We hope a sensitive film such as
Tingya will set the pace for this discussion.

About pedestrian pictures: We are a media activist organization, based in Bangalore
and working across Karnataka since 2001. We work with media to create
an understanding of socio- political realities existing in our society.
This screening is part of our monthly public screening activities.
Every last Saturday of the month, we are at IAT, screening films. To
subscribe to our list, send us an email pedepics@gmail. com
For more information, call us on 94483 71389 (Uvaraj) or email pedepics@gmail. com

pedestrian pictures is a media activist organization working in Bangalore since 2001. "


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jun 29: Filmmaking Workshop @ Cubbon Park, Bangalore 


"Hello Folks,

Filmmaking is no longer rocket science!

Come find out at our 1:1 Filmmaking Workshop happening -Sunday 29th June - in Cubbon Park, Bangalore
WWW.FILMCAMP. TVpresents this unique and popular workshop in association with AllianceFrancaise, Bangalore.

We are having a screening / discussion on the subject The Director-Cinematogr apher Nexus followed by the screening of 1:1 workshopfilms at Alliance Francaise this Saturday, 28th June at 7:00 p.m. check it out!

To register:

- The workshop fee is Rs. 1500/- to be paid by cheque
- Visit Alliance Francaise, Bangalore with your cheque book.
        - Pick up a brochure,
        - Fill out the form
        - Put the form and cheque inthe envelope provided and hand it to the receptionist.
- Call Sanjay: 97415 96739
- email direct@filmcamp. tv "


Sep 5-7, 2008: The Mega Construction Industry Expo - 2008 (Chennai) 

"We are glad to introduce ourselves Clicknfind ( India's First Ever Construction Industry Portal proudly organize ""The Mega Construction Industry Expo 2008" to be held at Rani Meyyammai Hall on 5, 6, 7th September 2008. A unique opportunity to meet leading Indian Construction Industry players.

            The Construction Industry Expo Aims to provide an opportunity to share experiences and products by bring together for achieving excellence in productivity and flexibility.


Exhibitor Advantage:

·         Reach out to your Target Customer.

·         Expected visitors turn out nearly 50,000.

·         Free premium listing in India's First Ever Construction Industry website   ''.

·         Branding your company logo in homepage.

·         Outdoor Advertising through hoardings, banners and cutouts.

·         Personal Invitations, News Letters and (3, 00,000) E-mails.

Way of advertisements:

·         In construction world and Indian Construction magazines all over India.

·         In Times of India and Economic Times News Paper.

·         Online Advertisements through major search engines Google, Yahoo and Altavista.

·         E-mails.

·         Outdoor adds.

·         Radio Advertisements.

          For more details regarding expo use the following link:


Official Publication:                           Official Radio Partner:                   Event Manager:


Construction World Magazine             Big 92.7 FM                                    I Care Communication


Note:Visit our website

Thank You


Yours Cordially,

S.Bhuvaneshwari - HR Manager

(94448 48510)

Ph: 044 - 2526 0403 \ 0302
Fax: 044 - 4204 1199 "


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Learn Guitar @ School Of Music 
Contact 9901767575 for more details


Volunteer for the Childrens Movement for Civic Awareness 
"Dear All:

Required volunteers by Childrens Movement for Civic Awareness to talk to children about civic awareness in schools all over Bangalore . Volunteers will be alloted schools close to their residence. An hour a week can do wonders.

Here's a note on CMCA:

Are you bothered by litter on your streets?
Do leaking taps give you the jitters?
Are you bothered by construction waste in your city?
Do you worry about the disappearing lakes and trees in your city?
Are you deeply concerned about your city?

Here's what you can do to help:
"As a CMCA member I would like to change somethings in my life by saving water, composting waste and maintaining a small garden, I will share what I learn" - Akshay N. Std.VIII, HAL Public School. This is how this 11 year old kid wants to help.

Children's Movement for Civic Awareness is an innovative programme designed to foster and nurture active citizenship in children, founded on the belief that children are powerful messengers of change.

CMCA needs volunteers to reach out to more schools and more children near you, because we believe that civic conscious children of today will be aware and active citizens of tomorrow. All it needs is one hour of your time once a week to come and talk to children in schools about how they could help in spreading awareness on leaking taps, tree planting, usage of plastic, dumping of garbage, etc. etc. etc.

For details call 25537260 / 25538584
Or Email :
cmcaexpressions AT in
www.cmcaindia. org
Children's Movement for Civic Awareness
Joint Initiative of Public Affairs Centre & Swabhimana

please pass on the message to your family, friends, etc

Sathya "


More events from BuzzInTown 


Electro nite by DJ Neil

Details: Get down and move for the tranquil and heady beats of DJ Neil and his turn table.

Venue: Sphaira - Bar & Lounge, Shrungar Complex, M.G.Road

Date & Time: Till Jul 30th, 7:30 pm


Pottery course

Details: Pottery courses with hand building and wheel work classes for adults and children.

Venue: Active Canvas, Active Canvas, 1st Block Jayanagar, Ashok Pillar

Date & Time: Till July 17th, All Day


Selves, Masks, Performance - theatre-based workshop

Details: Logos Theater is organizing "Selves, Masks, Performance" - a theatre-based workshop on self-exploration. The workshop deals with the meaning of performance, doing act and action.

Venue: Logos Theatre, No 126, Jayamahal Extension

Date & Time: Till June 26th, All Day " 


Jun 28/29: TEN Film Square screenings 

our next screening will be on 28th and 29th of this month June' CFD (our previous screening was on May 24th and 25th)

28th June ' 08 - 6.30 pm / saturday
Language: English / Italian / Mandarin
Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni ,
Steven Soderbergh, Wong Kar Wai
Year:2004, Duration: 104 min

29th June' 08 - 6.30 pm / sunday
*The diving bell and the butterfly*
Language: French
Director: Julian Schnabel, Year:2007
Duration: 112 min

Time - 5.30 pm - 6pm- for registration,
6.30pm - screening starts

Venue- cfd, Centre for Film and Drama
5th floor Sona Towers
71 millers road (end of cunningham road)

membership fees –
for professional Rs 400/- per year
for student Rs 200/- per year ( student id required)
2photos required

entry based on membership only...
10fs "



Princeton's seminar and Workshops in the month of July 2008 

Princeton Academy Mumbai II

Our Areas of Expertise:-

Finance | Soft Skills | Corporate grooming & Etiquette | HR & Administration | Marketing and Sales | Leadership & Personal Development | Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

About Princeton Academy:-

# Princeton Academy has been conducting training programmes for more than 10 Years.

# An extremely high quality standard of training has been maintained.

# Some of the best and the largest corporate entities in India from

# More than 2,000 companies have sent their executives to our programmes.

# More than 15,000 participants have attended.

# We have conducted more than 1000 seminars on a large number of topics.

# Our List of participated companies includes almost all the BT500 and ET 500 companies

# Our faculty team comprises more than 100 renowned and eminent speakers, across disciplines from both academia and industry.

Besides them many other eminent personalities from industry and academia have been advising Princeton Academy Mumbai II in its activities.

The focus of these unique programmes has always been on value creation in very well defined areas.

We are conducting following seminar and Workshops in the month of July 2008.

  • Corporate Grooming & etiquette- by Chhaya Momaya
  • Corporate Tax planning
  • Finance for Non Finance Managers
  • Financial Reporting for Non Finance Managers
  • HR for non HR Manager
  • Handling Customer Complaints
  • Managing labour
  • Risk Management in International Trade
  • Strategic & Legal Aspects of Corporate Restructuring
  • Works Contract Act, VAT & CST

For Registration, Venue, City, Fees, Faculty and other details kindly Click on below mentioned link..

Princeton Academy Mumbai II
502 Shalimar Morya Park, Andheri Link Road, Andheri (West),Mumbai - 400 053.
Tel- 022-66976892, 74. Delhi no. 9312715500 Fax- 26733060


Princeton Academy Mumbai II


Kindly find the July 2008 Programme Schedule are as under:-









Works Contract Act, VAT & CST

TAJ Bengal



Mr. S.M. Kulkarni

click here


Handling Customer Complaints

JW Marriott



Mr. K L Batra

click here


Risk Management in International Trade

Taj Krishna



Mr. K. Parameswaran

click here


HR for non HR Manager

Intercontinental, The Grand



Yet to be Decide

click here


Works Contract Act & CST

Intercontinental, The Grand

New Delhi


Mr. S.M. Kulkarni

click here


Handling Customer Complaints

Intercontinental, The Grand

New Delhi


Mr. K L Batra

click here


Financial Reporting for Non Finance Managers

TAJ Landsend



Prof. Asish K Bhattacharyya.

click here


Corporate Grooming & Etiquette

JW Marriott



Ms. Chhaya Momaya

click here


Corporate Tax planning

JW Marriott



Dr. Vinod K. Singhania

click here


Works Contract Act & CST

TAJ Coromandel



Mr. S.M. Kulkarni

click here


Financial Reporting for Non Finance Managers

TAJ Coromandel



Prof. Asish K Bhattacharyya.

click here


Risk Management in International Trade

Intercontinental, The Grand



Mr. K. Parameswaran

click here


Finance for Non Finance Managers

Intercontinental, The Grand




click here


HR for non HR Manager

Intercontinental, The Grand

New Delhi


Yet to be Decide

click here


Managing labour

JW Marriott



Yet to be Decide

click here


Strategic & Legal Aspects of Corporate Restructuring

JW Marriott



Yet to be Decide

click here

Special discounts for 3 and more bookings

* 12.36 % Service Tax.( Service Tax No- AADPB 6346D ST001)

We also undertake inhouse programme and training for details click here

Princeton Academy Mumbai II
502 Shalimar Morya Park,Andheri Link Road, Andheri (West),Mumbai - 400 053.
Tel- 022-66976892, 74, 67256200. Delhi- 9312715500. Fax- 26733060
Email: Website-



Jul 25: Conference on Digital Payment 2008 



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Professional Programs from ICAI University 

Dear Aspirant,
ICFAI University has been approved by the University Grants Commission , under section2(f) UGC act, 1956.The Distance Education Council (DEC) has approved the program of the ICFAI University .
Executive MBA - (18 months)( For 6+ experience ) Rs. 1,50000/-
MBA (2 years) program from ICFAI has options of specializing in 10 Electives like

Short Time Master Degree : (12 months to 18 months ) Program.

CFA Designation (Master of Financial Analysis Degree)
CPA Designation (Master of Professional Accounting Degree )
C-RIM Designation (Master of Risk & Insurance Management )
CBM Designation (Master of Banking & Financial Services Degree)

Introducing Newly
MBA-CFA Dual degree (27 months) Program

List of Professional MASTER DEGREE (18-24 months) Programs-
Master in Retail Management
Master in Aviation Management
Master in Telecom Management
Master in Financial Services Management
Master in Infrastructure Management
Master in Hospital Management
Master in Media Business Management
Master in Agri- Business Management
Master in Hotel Management
Master in Logistic Management
Master in Automotive Business Management
Master in Pharma Business Management

Other Management Programs.

Professional programs ( 2 year courses): MCA,

Finance programs: CIIA, US - GAAP, Investment Banking, Financial Engineering, Certified Treasury Management, Investment and tax planning, Information systems audit, Strategic finance and control.
Law programs: Cyber law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual property rights, International business law,,
Management programs: Project Management, CRM, HRM, SCM, Brand Management, Exp-Imp Mgmt , Marketing mgmt, Retail mgmt, Global strategic mgmt, Mgmt of E-Business, Enterprise and Risk mgmt .
HR programs: Human Resource Management, Training and development, Leadership and Change Management.
Operation Management: Supply Chain Management, Quality Management.

Bachelors Degrees: B.B.A , B.C.A, B.Sc , B.Com, B.G.L, B.J , B.L.Sc , B.S .
Master Degrees: , M.Com, L.L.M, , M.J, M.L.Sc .

If you can forward your profile to us we will be happy to counsel you
and suggest the best course suitable for you.

6 Month PG certification program ; - Accounting, Finance, Valuation, Investment, Banking, Insurance,
Law & Taxation, General Management, Sales and marketing, International business, OB & HRM,
1. If you are looking for a course which will help your career enhancement and professional growth without leaving your present job then revert back to us for flexible learning program.

Thanking you in anticipation.

ICFAI Indiranagar
F-01, 1st Floor,Premier Court,
547, (above liberty showroom)
C.M.H. Road, Indiranagar .
Bangalore -38

Tel: 080-41267299/25212780, 41230430/31 "

Jun 25/26/29: Butter and Mashed Banana 
"Butter and Mashed Banana at Rangashankara on the 25th and 26th June at 7: 30 PM and at Grasshopper( limited to 70 people only) on the 29th June at 7 PM--call : 9845602265 to telebook. Butter and Mashed Banana is the winner of five thespo awards and has been invited to several prestigious theatre festivals. It has performed at the PRITHVI Theatre Festival and the Kala Ghoda Theatre Festival in Mumbai, at the HINDU Theatre Festival in Chennai and Hyderabad and at the Open Space Festival in Pune.


Jun 24: The Invisible River in London 
"Before their departure for London , the 12-person company of Artistes' Repertory Theatre are presenting The Invisible River by Gautam Raja.

A bacteria ridden sample of Ganga water clears, as if by magic, in a few hours. Uma, the scientist, is intensely curious and Padma, the politician, sets her sights on this new found source of power. For others living on the banks of the holy river in holy Allahabad , life goes on as usual...or does it?

With solid scientific advice from Dr. Mukund Thattai of NCBS, Gautam Raja has created a play that will keep you pondering the plot long after you leave the theatre.
The Invisible River, directed by Ruchika Chanana is at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 24 June at 8.00 P.M. The company proceeds to London for performances at the Nehru Centre and at the Lilian Baylis Theatre.

Tickets are available at the Crossword outlet on Residency Road.
Discounts available on block bookings of 15 tickets and above.

Visit to see pictures of previous shows.

Dipti Rao (Ms.)
Manager - Operations
Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road , Whitefield
Bangalore 560 066 INDIA
T: +91 80 2847 5373
E:, W: "

Jun30-Jul20: Workshop on International Business (Strategic Perspective) 
"Title: Workshop on International Business (Strategic Perspective)
Target Group: Entry Level
Duration: 20 Days at Alliance Française, Bangalore.
Date of Commencement: 30th June, 2008
The present global business environment reminds of the inside of a nuclear reactor. Dynamic, powerful and ever-changing but benefiting the controller who is very conversant with its composition and knows the tools and techniques of its monitoring and control. India, uniquely placed in this environment is offering opportunities for Corporates to march ahead in the global market. The knowledge of strategic tools in the area of Sales & Marketing will help organizations and individuals to take decisions and formulate action plans in order to benefit from the present environment.

At the same time we would also organize a meeting at the end of the workshop with HR Heads to assist in placements. The workshop will be held for 20 days.

The unique feature of this workshop is that it will not only cover the fundamental principles underlying international business but also have detail discussion on the practical and present day international situation. Also there will be brain storming sessions on how the participating organizations will take leadership position in the global market. The workshop would cover, besides others, the following aspects:

. Identification of the opportunities in the international environment.
. How to develop competitive advantage in the global market.
. Advantage India


Senior Professionals with relevant years of exposure in the area of Sales & Marketing/ HR from Fortune 500 Companies.
The Workshop will address the need for Entry Level executives of organization who are or intend to be involved in the international business environment.

For further details and registration:
Anshul Choudhary
Phone: 080- 2343 1095
080- 2343 3353

Mobile: +91- 99869 855 34 "

Jun 27: Workshop on Operations Strategy: Aligning the Organization for Superior Execution 
"Prof. Joseph Hall from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business will be conducting the workshop on the 27th of June at the Leela Palace.

The session will help participants to formulate an operations strategy based on their competitors, their customers and their capabilities and also focus on the objectives, metrics, and tactics necessary to bring the strategy to life and ensure superior execution.

The session is a must attend for senior and middle management at both manufacturing and service firms who are interested in superior operational performance.

This workshop aims at cross pollination of ideas and intensive brainstorming with the professor and other participants, where new concepts, which are implemented abroad & which can be implemented in the Indian scenario but have not been implemented will be discussed.

Following are the Details of the workshop:
Venue: The Leela Palace
Bangalore – 27th June ‘08

Registration Fee

Ø List Price: Rs. 20,000/- per delegate

Ø Early Bird Registration Fee (if you REGISTER & PAY by 15th of June): Rs 16,000/- per delegate

Ø Group Registration Fee: Rs. 14,000 per delegate (4 or more delegates)

“This is inclusive of the workshop, participant kit & the certification”

For further details and an attractive package depending on the no. of confirmed nominations pls contact undersigned.

Samantha (samifern at gmail )"

Jul 10-11: Wedding Album- Girish Karnad's latest play, directed by lillete Dubey 
"Purvankara Presents

“Wedding Album”

Organised by
and in support of

India Foundation for the Arts

Bangalore – July 10th & 11th, 2008
Time: 7.30, Duration : 90 min
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

'WEDDING ALBUM' is Girish Karnad's latest play. It is a wonderful, comic drama in English, that is modern, relevant and revelatory about the India that we live in today. The play is a first of sorts, even for him, for it is his first full length contemporary play.

The play will be produced and directed by Lilette Dubey and will have a top notch cast from the Mumbai stage including old regulars like Joy Sengupta, Suchitra Pillai, Zafar Karachiwala, Jayati Bhatia, Deepika Deshpande, Ira Dubey and others, and the best possible technical crew.


Traditionally the girl used to marry a boy from the neighbouring village. In the globalized village, the ‘neighbourhood’ can be any corner of the earth. In the past, the bridal couple often saw each other for the first time on the wedding podium. Today a million emails, SMS’s, phonecalls, tapes and scanned images introduce them to each other.
Yet one element of the plot remains unchanged: the couple agrees to enter an unknown, uncharted territory--- each other.

The play, Wedding Album, deals with a normal urban middle- class family: a daughter who lives abroad with her professional husband, a brother who is a software designer, a younger daughter happy enough to marry a suitable boy from the US she has never met, and then, of course, there is the doting mother and the loyal cook. A family, which is educated, liberal, modern. Yet each snapshot shows its members frozen in a technological, globalized projection of respectability but each figure has a double image, with a penumbra of a hidden life. It’s a hilarious spectacle. And hopefully, moving !!!

Donor passes for Rs 500/- and Rs 300/- are available
at the following coffee Day outlets.

100 ft Road -64528290
BPCL Koramangala-64541184
Brigade Road-64541160
CMH Road- 64541168
Cunhingham Road-64528284
Frazer Town-64512291
Jayanagar 4th Block-64541179
Lavelle Road-64511535

And online @

For limited donor passes for Rs 2000/- and Rs 1000/-
Please call Joyce @ IFA 23414681/82/83 or 9741010812
or mail to

All Friends of IFA get a 10% discount on the tickets. Please contact

This event is brought to you by in association with Cafe Coffee day, The Grand ashok, Canara Bank, Kingfisher Airlines , Deutsche Asset Management. "

Jun 27: Distribution of whistles & launch of project "White Cane with Whistle" 

On behalf of


We have the privilege of inviting to the Distribution of whistles & launch of


On occasion of
World Helen Keller day on Friday 27th June 2008

Dr.V.S.ACHARYA, Hon’ble Home Minister, GOK

Shri.NARENDRA SWAMY, Hon’ble Minister, Women & Child, GOK
Smt.SHALINI RAJNISH, Principle Secretary, Women & Child, GOK
Dr.ASHWATHNARAYANA,,MLA, Malleswaram Constituency, GOK
Shri.T.A. NARAYANA GOWDA, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike


VENUE : GOPAL GOWDA CIRCLE, In front of Vidhana Soudha

DATE : Friday 27th June 2008

TIME : 10.45 am

Please join us with your photojournalists and camera crew to capture this historic event


Founder & Executive Trustee
RSVP: 9342-530290 "

Jun 27/28: Aladdin - Children's Play 
"The students of Bangalore School of Speech and Drama will be performing Aladdin at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on June 27th and 28th 2008 at 7:00 PM
What makes this production unique is that it is not the familiar Disney version, rather a retelling of the original Chinese folktale in the form of a hilarious pantomime. Thrown in for good measure is some foot-tapping music and dance. You just might be enthralled by the power-packed performances of the children aged 5-19 years.

So do come in with family and friends for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.


Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Dates: 27th and 28th June, 2008

Time: 7:00 PM

Denominations: Rs. 250, Rs. 200 & Rs. 150

For tickets contact: 9886360004 or 9845071197 "

June 25 - July 1: Events from BuzzInTown 

Greetings from, your premier portal for all events and happenings in your city - concerts, Dj gigs, plays, book reads, sports, live bands, food festivals, exhibitions and much more.


As a valued member of our portal, we bring some interesting events that are happening in Bangalore over the next few days:



European Great masters Paintings

Details: These meticulous reproductions are hand painted by highly talented and professional artists with over 20 years of experience.

Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, No. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar

Date & Time: June 23rd- June 28th, All Day


Comedy Nights featuring Papa CJ

Details: Papa CJ started his comedy career in London and has performed to considerable critical acclaim at the Mecca of Comedy

Venue: Taj Gateway Hotel, 66, Residency Road

Date & Time: June 28th, 7:30 pm


Doubles, Triples and Quadruples - Play

Details: Doubles, Triples & Quadruples (DT&Q) is a roller coaster ride of laughs, loves, lives and life.

Venue: Ranga Shankara, J. P. Nagar, 2nd Cross

Date & Time: June 27th - June 28th, 6:30 pm


Friday Rox nite at Sphaira

Details: Come and groove with the music and enjoy the taste of Sphaira.

Venue: Sphaira - Bar & Lounge, Shrungar Complex, M.G.Road

Date & Time: Till July 30th, 7:30 pm


Butter and Mashed Banana

Details: This is a play written and directed by Ajay Krishnan along with the troupe - Harami Theatre from Bangalore.

Venue: Ranga Shankara, J. P. Nagar, 2nd Cross

Date & Time: June 25th- June 26th, 6:30 pm




Not interested in this general list? Please Edit the categories/genres of your interest in the Profile Page under MyBuzz section on - and we will send you only relevant events in future!



- Buzzintown Team



Monday, June 23, 2008

SANKALAN - India's first ever script lab in India 

Hi !

2 years back we , at Baiscope Entertainment , promised you that this is a non profit organisation designed to provide everybody interested in films a Window of Opportunities to the World of Cinema.

We endeavoured , with our knowledge sharing workshops every month, to bring in experts to you to facilitate an organic interaction on various aspects of the business of Film Making.

And now we are here with our latest venture SANKALAN -India's first ever 'Ideas to Screen' Workshop presented by Mahindra ; conceived and designed by BAISCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

We feel that the time is right ...we need to revive the Art & the Craft of Story Telling

Mentored by 3 of India's premium writers Anurag Kashyap (Black Friday, No Smoking) ; Anjum Rajabali (Ghulam , The Legend of Bhagat Singh) and Sriram Raghavan (Ek Haseena Thi , Johnny Gaddar), SANKALAN aims at sourcing and nurturing scripts over a period of 9 months.

The best of the scripts will be made into feature films by Mahindra .

Closing date for entries is 29 July 2008

For more details visit
or e mail
or call Anupama Bose +91 9833255171
Rabia Chopra   +91 9820962559




Sunday, June 22, 2008

Jun 22: Protesting against privatization of Bangalore lakes 

"Dear All,

Join us in forming a Human Chain around the Agara Lake (Kormangala) on 22nd June (Sunday) at 11.00 am.
This is part of the campaign, which concerned individuals, organizations, communities have undertaken to protest and stop the on-going privatisation of lakes.
Your presence will make a difference to the movement of saving public commons, and especially the conservation of tanks, which we owe to our future generations.

Bring along your kids, neighbors and friends. Pls pass this on to as many people as you can.

Deepak Arya

Brief Note on the issue
The Lake Development Authority plans to 'develop' lakes in Bangalore, by handing it over to private parties. Already, four prime water bodies - Agara Lake, Hebbal Lake, Vengaiah Kere and Nagawara Lakes have been leased out to commerical entities for a period of 15 years.

There is deep concern over the ongoing provatisation as such development involves introduction of restaurants, kiosks, boating, water sports, jetty etc, as it has already been seen in the case of the Nagawara Lake by Lumbini Gardens Pvt Ltd, and by M/s Par C Systems in the case of Vengaih Kere. We are deeply distressed by this development as we find this unethical and counter to the objective of environment conservation and maintenance of lakes as our public commons. The kind of activities that have been allowed distance visitors from nature, and feed into a consumerist culture that we could well do without.

Incidentally, these lakes were comprehensively de-silted, restored and rehabilitated by grants from the Norwegian Government under the Indo-Norwegian Project and the National Lake Conservation Programme of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. As a result these lakes are fantastic water bodies and excellent habitats for birds - both migrating and local. In addition they support a wide diversity of flora and fauna, and support the livelihoods of tens of fishing families.

Over time, these lakes have been intensively used by all local residents and the general public for various purposes. While Agara is being used for walking, jogging and recreational purposes, Hebbal Lake has been used for customary and traditional occupations like fishing, grazing and irrigation. In addition, birdwatchers have been visiting these wetland habitats regularly documenting the excellent diversity of migratroy waterfowl. All these lakes, and Hebbal in particular, have been the subject of numerous scholars and researchers studying wetlands, birds, aquatic life and so on. Hebbal Lake has infact been repeatedly proposed for conservation as a bird refuge, and its watershed as a Regional Park (per the Lakshman Rau Committee Report 1988).

These water bodies are also critical open spaces for children of surrounding neighbourhoods whose sensibilities towards nature and its dynamics are also awakened by the easy access to such open spaces.

We sincerely believe that it is an unnecessary and damaging investment to now lease out these very lakes for advancing commercial interests. Besides being illegal this will take away our public commons and our natural heritage and will only benefit a few commercial entities. This loss will be dear and felt by present and future generations.

Keeping all this in view, we urge the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka-- which is hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group (ESG) against privatisation of lakes-- that the programme of lake privatization must be abandoned. We strongly feel that lakes must be maintained as our common heritage, their maintenance undertaken with the cooperation of local communities and no activity inconsistent with the traditional and specific use of the water bodies should be allowed now or in the future.

As concerned individuals, we are keen to assist the Government of Karnataka and its agencies in any intervention that will ensure the protection and sustenance of our lakes systems.

Do join us in a symbolic event to be held on 22nd June 2008 at Agara Lake, Kormangala. Through the Human Chain we will symbolically express that we want to preserve and conserve our lakes for the current and the future generations.
. Event: Human Chain around Agara Tank
Location: Agara Tank: see,
http://wikimapia. org/#lat= 12.921683& lon=77.641642& z=17&l=0& m=a&v=2
How to get there: zoom-out on the imagery to chalk out your route OR from
BTM Layout -Silk Board and from under the Hosur Road fly-over go towards
Sarjapur Road for nearly a kilometer. The tank is adjacent to the traffic
island linking Koramangala and HSR Layout.
Date: SUNDAY, June 22, 2008
Time: 11.00AM
Contact persons: Deepak Arya <z_axis@sify. com> 9844025235; U Harish Kumar
<uharishkumar@> 9241291835.
Request: Pass this info to others concerned. "



Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jun 20-22: BFS Presents 'All We Need Is Love' Screenings 

"You say "potato," I say "patattah"
You say "tomato", I say "creole tomata"

- `Let's call This Whole Thing Off'
George and Ira Gershwin

He forgets to run his fingers through his hair which he does as a habit
every once a minute. She closes her copy of `Kala Ghoda Poems'
forgetting where she was last and to slide in the bookmark. The bookmark
slips from between the pages and floats onto the tarmac. He walks
towards her and she towards him. In complete silence.

An ugly silver colored sedan runs over the bookmark with its surly
bullying wheels. It honks with rabid dog vulgarity and other cars like
so many dogs, reciprocate. This time of the night the city is all neon
and noise. People talking, hollering, laughing, screaming. Stock Market,
Cricket, Some joke you didn't hear. Stereos blare. Helter Skelter, Shout
Shout (Let it All Out). Someone says aloud, "The Godforsaken Traffic"
and honks three times in a row. Crackers explode. Someone just won a
match. A wedding band joins in and kicks up a brass version of "Onde
Ondu Sari".

He walks towards her and she towards him. In complete silence. In the
middle of a teeming screaming city. He towards her and she towards him.
In complete ignorance. In the middle of a strange city, as unfamiliar to
them as they are to each other. Yet they come closer. Maybe they speak
in different tongues. Maybe he likes Dylan, she likes Asha Bhonsle.
Maybe all they have in common is the silence. In the middle of a teeming
screaming city.

The beat that the heart skipped. That minute when the eyes forgot to
blink. Complete Silence.

They meet each other at the exact centre.

And the band begins to play that ol' Kishore hit,".... aur Punjabi Main
Kehte Hain…."

Bangalore Film Society completely endorses what The Beatles had in mind
when they said `All We Need is Love' and is proud to present three
intimate stories of love unspoken, deep and cathartic.

Friday 20th June, 2008 Time:

A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984/106min) Dir: Krzysztof Zanussi
A Year of the Quiet Sun, regarded as Polish master Zanussi's greatest
and most powerful work is a tender tragic love story set in a small
German town now reeling under the post World War II upheaval. The movie
chronicles the awkward courtship between a disillusioned American
soldier posted in the town and a native woman who has been deeply
stricken by the war. Language is no barrier for their love but much as
they try the past, the dead landscape and their responsibilities will
take their toll and remind them of the space between. Winner of the Gold
Lion at Venice 84'.

Saturday 21st June, 2008 Time: 6.45pm

Last Life in the Universe (2003/109min) Dir: Pen Ek-Ratanaruang

Directed with relentlessly inventive virtuosity by Director Ratanaruang
and lensed in ethereal shades of white and blue by ace cinematographer
Christopher Doyle, `Last Life in the Universe' is a hip and beguiling
movie about love, death and redemption. Inspired by the hypnotic
dimensions of M.C. Escher's work, Ratanaruang plays out a tragic-comedy
about lost souls trying to connect in sterile world where violence and
the past is always around the corner and where the only hope and
redemption is in intimacy and connection. Featuring a quietly powerful
performance by Japanese star Tadanobu Asano and an electric cameo by
cult film director Takashi Miike, `Last Life in the Universe' was
awarded the Upstream Prize at Venice 2003.

Saturday 21st June, 2008 Time: 6.30pm

The Girl on the Bridge (1999/90min) Dir: Patrice Leconte

Adele (played by the striking Vanessa Paradis) jumps off the bridge into
the River Seine. Time did not bid her well and left her alone and
miserable. But she is rescued just in time by Gabor (a fantastic Daniel
Auteuil) who is looking for a new assistant for his knife throwing act.
Director Patrice Leconte takes a by-the-two-penny torrid love story and
turns it into an exotic mysterious tale of passionate love and intimate
connections. Jean-Marie Drejou`s remarkable black and white frames lend
an old world carnival atmosphere and Director Leconte infuses wit and
eccentricity to the passion play bringing the film its strange joie de
Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark's Road cross, Op. State Bank of India
Tel: 2549 2774/ 2549 3705/ 9886213516

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Jun 15: Samvaad by Mashaal @ CFD 
"Dear Friends,

Mashaal brings to you Samvaad , a play reading. Samvaad (meaning Dialouge in hindi) is a small effort to bring more plays to you thorugh the age-old medium of Reading. Play Reading is actors reading a play out loud, usually one actor reads the lines for one character. In this second edition of Samvaad, we will be experimenting with two short plays.

Please feel free to call us or mail us for queries.

Plays : 'Zukaam Jaari Hai' and 'Adhikaar Ka Rakshak'
Language : Hindi
Date & Time : 5:00 pm, Sunday, June 15th 2008Location : CFD (Centre for Film and Drama) Duration : 60 minutes
Entry : Free
About The Plays :
Two One Act comedies. A witty act where a woman is convinced her end is near; a political satire dwelling into the hypocrisy in our society.
The Reading will start at 5.10 sharp, after a brief introduction to the plays and playwrights. Discussions about the plays will follow after the reading.

Mashaal is a theatre group formed by HDC, BITS, Pilani alumni.

Raheem Darediya
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Jun 12-15: Contemporary Dance Workshop 
"Contempoorary dance workshop for professional dancers.A workshop focusing on Contemporary dance techniques, Body Conditioning and Choreographic Techniques.Limited entry.Register now! "


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


** presents

June 21st & 22nd 2008
*Prof. N. Manu Chakravarthy*
along with
other guest speakers
Namana Kala Mantapa,

The two day workshop includes:

- Screening of short films, feature films and documentaries.
- Understanding what is film appreciation and why it is important.
- Analysis and discussion on the screened films

Entry fee:
Students - Rs. 200/-
Others - Rs. 300/-

For registration and further information contact: 94480 92049

Chinmayi Arakali
+91 98805 87521 "


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ranga Shankara Jun 2008 Schedule 

Apart from the fantastic line-up of plays, we are bringing back our "Other Voices" program in June. On May 31 (Sat) and Jun 1 (Sun), Claire Denieul, a theatre practitioner from France stages August Strindberg's "The Stronger" at 9:30 PM. Be tuned to announcements of a few more "Other Voices" shows in June.
Just to recap, the "Other Voices" program introduced in Ranga Shankara's Fest '07 brings theatre into an intimate performing space and an audience of not more than 25. Revathi Menon and Rehaan Engineer performed during Fest '07 that gave the "Other Voices" program a solid start. Tickets for the "Other Voices" shows are available 30 minutes before the show at Ranga Shankara and the duration of the show is less than 30 minutes.
Praise for "The Stronger"
Strindberg creates an episode of incredible, poetic power – a snapshot of life so intense, so powerful, that it rivals Beckett at his best. Like a Kafka short story, "The Stronger" is rich in allegory and lends itself to many layers of interpretation. One can easily spend hours thinking about it after the show ends. It is moreover, a powerful play, one that makes a deep impression, and leaves one with the illusion that one has travelled far and seen much, even though the entire thing is actually incredibly short.
See you at RS then!-- Theatre Alive!

Jun19: businessgyan / An Invite for the Panel Discussion on "Getting It Done" 

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