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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Jul 30/31: Events from BuzzInTown
Aug 2: Sursagar presents Kumari Ruchira Kale
27th Anniversary - November 2008
Tabla Solo - Sri Yogesh Samsi
Vocal Recital - Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar
Pt. Ravindra Yavagal - Tabla, Sri Vyasmurti Katti & Sri Tanmay Devchake - Harmonium
Sursagar is a non-profit organization striving to promote quality music. Funding to this cause mainly comes through memberships and donations. If you wish to contribute to our effort, please send us your donation by cheque / demand draft in favour of `Sursagar` to 402 Abhiram 4th Main 13th Cross Malleshwaram Bangalore 560003 Donations are eligible for tax exemption under section 80(G). 0 comments
Aug 5-7: Sun TechBeez Quiz @ Sun Technovate 08
Sun Microsystems is organizing India's first National Level BizTech Quiz as part of Sun Technovate 2008. Technovate is Sun India's annual IT Conference for CXO's in Mumbai. The prize money is over Rs. 2 Lakhs & the quiz will cover fundas on business & technology trivia. Please find below details of the quiz & also an attached mailer.
Kindly register in advance as the quiz is in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai which has
Topic - Business with an IT Flavor
Format - Open Quiz (Students, Professionals, Corporate employees and Professors). Mixed Teams allowed. Teams have to have 2 members. Single member teams are not allowed to be in the final. No change in team composition is allowed.
Date - August 5th, Tuesday
Time - 2:30PM (Sharp) Prelims, Followed by Finals. Quiz will end by 5:30PM
Venue - Grand Saloon, Grand Hyatt, Santacruz, Mumbai
Team Composition - Teams of 2.
*Prizes - I prize of Rs. 1 lakh
II prize of Rs. 50,000
III prize of Rs. 30,000
QuizMaster - Mitesh Agarwal
Registration to be done at
Contact Point- Yogeeta Sant
Tel No. - 022-66179180/ 66179178/9920334407
Fax No - 022-66179011
PS - A Request to please come dressed formally (if possible)
Mitesh " 1 comments
Oct 13-16/Pune: Sports Fitness Adventure Leisure (SFAL) Expo 2008
Aug 30/31: Software Estimation Techniques Workshop at Bangalore ( August 08)
Aug 8-14: German Film Week @ MMB
Aug 8,9/Mumbai;Aug 22,23/Delhi: Learn Skills of Relationship Management
Aug 3: Demo class on SAP PP and MM
Aug'08: Princeton seminar and Workshops in the month of August 2008
Aug 2, Chennai/Aug 23, Mumbai: Workshop on Tax Deduction at Source (TDS)
Aug 9/New Delhi: Workshop on Managing Labour
Friday, July 25, 2008
Jul 28: Seminar: Psyche and Image @ Max Mueller Bhavan
"Seminar: Psyche and Image: Jung and India
6.30 p.m. on July 28, 2008
The Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and the Jung Center, Bangalore invite you to attend a seminar on Psyche and Image: Jung and India - Dialogues between depth psychology and the Indian psyche on Monday July 28, 2008 from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.
Dr. Ruedi Hoegger, Faculty Member, Center for Depth Psychology, Zürich speaks on The Buddha and the Naga: Contemplating Indian images in a Jungian perspective and Dr. Kusum Dhar Prabhu, Director, The Jung Center, India speaks on C.G. Jung: Re-Souling the World. The lectures will be followed by a dialogue.
To register and for details, please contact:
Cultural Programme Officer, Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi
madhura.phatak AT eda.admin.ch
Ph: 91 11 2687 8372 Ext. 217
or Dr. Kusum Dhar Prabhu
Director, Jung Center, Bangalore
kusum_dhar_prabhu AT yahoo.co.in " 0 comments
Jul 25-27: BFS Presents Lecture by Lawrence Liang/Screenings @ Ashirvad
"And You Shall Witness THE ABSOLUTE ESSENCE OF ALL EVIL The very esteemed and equally stuffy faculties of that very esteemed and equally stuffy institution The Miskatonic University were all in attendance in that small cramped room in all their very esteemed and equally stuff fashion- cigarette holders holding pale white Russians, top hats, single-breasted impeccably tailored suits, jade broaches, silk handkerchiefs and rare orchids sticking out of the pockets and a professorial condescension on their faces and tongues. A passerby would be prone to remark how exceptionally esteemed and equally stuffy the whole affair was.
"I do believe that the old fool has put himself out on a very shaky ledge this time around," one of the attendees remarked.
"Do you really think Doctor Cipher can fulfill his claim of sublimating from nature… what does he call it…"
"THE ESSENCE OF EVIL," bellowed the Mathematics professor, hardly able to control his mirth.
"What does it mean anyway? It is absurd. If the mad doctor fails to impress me, I tell you this is the end of the Occult Sciences Department of the Miskatonic and I will personally see to it that…"
"G-g-g-g-good evening gentlemen," stammered Doctor Cipher.
The quick once over he had given his hair and clothes in the restroom was already coming apart. He pressed a couple of brass button and the wall before the gathered committee split open to reveal a strange apparatus within. Strange but typical- fluorescent tubes, blinking lights, test-tubes filled with strange green ooze, monitors with incoherent symbols- all wired up like the popular joke went "like the hair on the doctor's head and possibly even the brain beneath."
The esteemed gathering had already started to jab each other with their elbows and pass incredulous looks when a strange whirring sound drew their attention and they saw Doctor Cipher point a camera fixed on a tripod towards them and their images projected onto a huge screen at the center of the apparatus. A strange quiet took over the room as the gathering all shuffled around and adjusted their ties and hair to put up their handsomest profile on screen.
"An-an-an-an- and n-n-n-n-now gentlemen," began Doc Cipher, taking centre stage and placing one hand on an enormous lever," without further ado, I will pull this switch…"
A crazed glint entered his eyes, his lips twitched in a malicious grin and without the slightest hint of stammer declared,"… and you shall witness THE ABSOLUTE ESSENSE OF ALL EVIL"
(A PARAGRAPH OCCUPYING THIS SPACE HAS BEEN CENSORED)
A full 30 minutes passed before the gathering began to patter out of the room. Handkerchiefs were out rubbing the sweat off the deathly pale faces, cigarette holders were forgotten as quivering fingers struggled to light the tips. None were able even to look into each others eyes much less speak.
As they stumbled their way outside the gates it was the Dean who first spoke.
"The Horror, the horror," he said," Let us never speak of this anymore and as for the machine, it will have to be destroyed. Call the authorities, bribe them if you must. Mankind is not ready for this… this kind of abomination. Nobody must know. Ever."
- Excerpt from The Madness of Doctor Icarus and Other Very Evil Affairs(1935)
By Philip Love
(Censored, burnt and lost courtesy the good, esteemed and God fearing people of the world)
"Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them."
- Mark Twain
"Why don't we do it in the road?"
- The Beatles
The word 'Evil' is perhaps the most resurrected word in the history of censorship as can be seen from popular and oft used phrases like 'evil influence of cinema', 'the capacity of cinema for evil', 'evil impact of cinema on the young mind'. But what is the difference between the invocation of the word 'evil' in relation to cinema, in contrast to other modes of expression like literature and song? Is it just a descriptive word that has slipped into common parlance- a thoughtless cliché? Or is it more than a mere co-incidence? Doubts arise about the innocence of cinema from its very origins… is it not perhaps that as a medium itself and at its very fundamentals cinema is, like they say, pure evil.
Join esteemed legal researcher, lawyer, critic, prominent spokesperson and campaigner on various issues of public concern and renowned lecturer Lawrence Liang as he attempts to reconstruct the genealogy of evil in relation to cinema and takes an intriguing trip through the history of cinema, censorship and law all the way to the malin genie of 17th Century French Philosopher Rene Descartes.
Bangalore Film Society in association with Deep Focus Film Quarterly is proud to present 'Touch of Evil: The Legal Suspicion of Cinema'.
One Weekend. Three Films. One Lecture.
Friday 25th July, 2008 Time: 6.30pm
The Commissar (1967) (Russia/103min/ B&W) Dir: Alexander Asoldov
Beneath the tender humanity and lyricism of 'The Commissar' is a courageous stand against the rigid ideology and prejudices of the State, a stand that would nearly wreck the fate of the film causing it to banned forever in its homeland. It was almost considered a lost masterpiece for 20 years when it was rescued and premiered to a terrific response and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 88'. Chronicling the relationship between a pregnant Commissar and the Jewish family into whose household she is sent to stay, Alexander Asoldov first and unfortunately only film is a passionate call for universal peace and understanding.
Saturday 26th July, 2008 Time: 6.00pm
'Touch of Evil: the Legal Suspicion of Cinema' Lecture by Lawrence Liang
An Attempt to reconstruct the genealogy of evil in relation to cinema by tracing backwards, the history of the ways in which the notion of evil has inflicted legal accounts of cinema, both in India and internationally, by looking at the various milestones of evil in law's response to cinema and censorship.
The Party and The Guests (1966) (Czechoslovakia/ 68min/B&W) Dir: Jan Nemec
One could say that the Czech master of surreal absurd humor Jan Nemec had it coming with his caustic satire on society 'The Party and The Guests' which chronicles a party among friends go haywire and end up a prison camp. Antonin Novotny, then Czechoslovak President found the movie to be a direct and dangerous attack on the Communist regime and the movie was banned until the Velvet Revolution of 89' whereupon it found itself on many 'all time best' critics' lists, a cult following and invited enthusiastic comparisons to Bunuel.
Sunday 27th July, 2008 Time: 6.30pm
Redacted (2007) (USA/90min/Color) Dir: Brain De Palma
There is and never will be any consensus on the continuing repertoire of the great Brian De Palma. Hack-Auteur, Sellout-Rebel, Low Pulp- High Art, Style over substance- style as substance… De Palma as an expert agent provocateur has defied easy classification and when his latest film 'Redacted' premiered at Venice Film Fest 07' controversy was first to knock at the door even before it was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Director. De Palma's critique on the politics and the role of the media in the Iraq situation boldly experiments with contemporary forms and mediums as he tries to create a construct a montage around the Mahmudiyah massacres from which the ugly truth will emerge.
Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark's Road cross, Op. State Bank of India
Tel: 2549 2774/ 2549 3705/ 9886213516
ADMISSION FOR LECTURE IS FREE. ADMISSION FOR FILMS 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.)
(The lecture Touch of Evil: The Legal Suspicion of Cinema by Lawrence Liang was an article written for Deep Focus Film Journal, January 2008 edition. Copies of the edition (Rs.100/-) will be available for sale at the venue.) " 0 comments
Jul 25/26: "Silence! The Court is in Session" @ Aliiance Francaise
"Silence! The Court is in Session" on 25/26 July - A VODO Production
Call 9845883912 / 98863 18691]
Jul 27: Sunday Brunch - Yours truly theatre Invites you for a Delicious Theatre Performance
"Yours truly theatre invites
you for a Mouth watering
and lip smacking theatre performance!
Call 9845853093 or 9845243051 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book tickets!
Dat - 27th July, Sunday | Time- 11.30 | Venue - Nayana, inside Ravindra Kalakshetra premises.
Venue Map - http://www.yourstruly-theatre.com/nayana.jpg
Also visit www.yourstruly-theatre.com
Yours Truly Theatre
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Aug 8/Mumbai: "How to Use Minitab" Training
For all you Quant/Analytics jocks...
"HANDS-ON TRAINING ON USE OF MINITAB
Duration: 1 Day (Friday, 8th Aug. 2008)
" To make the participants familiar with MINITAB software based statistical tool for effective business-decision making.
" To enable the participants to apply these tools & techniques in practical real-life situations. The case studies considered belong to diverse applications in the fields of Healthcare, Security, Census, R&D, Quality, Hardware, Software, Embedded, Stock Market and Investment Analysis.
" Introduction to Statistics & MINITAB: Data types, Inferential Decision System, Launching MINITAB, Entering data, Saving and Exploring data, MINITAB sources and help.
" Display Descriptive Statistics and Quality Tools: Graphs for One and Two variables: Dot plot, Histogram, Bar graph, Time series plot, Box plot, Pie chart, Scatter plot, Frequency Distributions: Binomial, Poisson and Normal distributions
" Inferential Decision Problems: Confidence interval estimates, Mean problems: One sample and Two sample z and t tests, Hypothesis testing using Z and t tests, Variance problems: One way ANOVA, Normality test, Test of equal variance. Proportion problems: Chi-square distribution for Goodness of fit test
" Quality Tools & Control Charts: Run charts, Control Charts for Variable data, attribute data and count data, Pareto charts, Cause and Effect diagrams, Capability analysis.
" An overview explaining each topic followed by the Case Study related to that topic, implemented in MINITAB, will be presented,
" Data Sets related to those case studies will be given to solve assignments during the session.
" The participants should bring their own laptop configured with MINITAB
" 30 days' free-trial version of MINITAB can be downloaded from www.minitab.com
Mr. Sreedhara Babu. K - Sr. Trainer
" Long experience in requirement analysis, functional implementation, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Team Management. Software Development Life Cycle and Software Testing Life Cycle.
" Experienced in using Statistical Process Control software packages like MINITAB, SPSS Sigma flow and SAS.
Conducted 17 training sessions till date.
" More than six years of experience as Core and Visiting Faculty.
" Master of Science in Advanced Embedded Systems Design (International Institute of Information Technology, School of Information Technology)
" B. Tech (Instrumentation Engineering)
" Certified Six Sigma Green Belt [Asian Institute of Quality Management and Accreditation Service for Certifying Bodies (ASCB), U.K.]
" Diploma in ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems with A+ Grade [Asian Institute of Quality Management and Accreditation Service for Certifying Bodies (ASCB), UK]
" Certified Software Quality Analyst [Computer Society of India]
" Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management
" Sadhana Center for Management & Leadership development.
Course Fees : Rs. 5,000/- per head + service tax @ 12.36%.
When and Where:
8th August 2008,( Friday ) 8.00a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Hotel Atithi, Opp.ORCHID
Near Domestic Airport,
Vile Parle (E), Mumbai
Asian Institute of Quality Management
B-1/ 204 | Lok Gaurav | Near HCC | LBS Marg | Vikhroli (W) |Mumbai - 400083 |INDIA.
Voice: +91- 22 - 25790460 Mb: 09323812989
Fascimile: +91- 22 - 25774087
www.aiqmindia.com " 0 comments
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Jul 30: Usha Ganguli @ Rangashankara
Aug 1/Delhi: Listen to Ajit Balakrishnan, Ashok Venkataramani, Bharat Kapadia and others
Aug 11-12: Nasscom Product Conclave & Expo 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Jul 26: Bengali Play Feluda @ RS
Jul 26: Panel Discussion on Urban Change @ Max Mueller Bhavan
Aug 2 (Bangalore): Global Outreach Workshop on “Competitive Strategy in the Market Place"
"1.Competitve Strategy in the Market Place
The workshop will be conducted by Prof. John Czepiel from Stern School of Business.
It provides a framework for viewing and solving competitive issues facing business strategists and marketing executives.
It takes two basic frameworks – military strategy and evolutionary biology – and uses them as the lens through which one can analyze 1) who deserves to win and 2) how to play the game to win. The central concept is that of the strategic situation.
The session is a must attend for marketers, brand or product managers, business strategists, and senior executives who deal with competitive issues.\
The workshop will be held across 4 cities
Delhi – 28th July ‘08
Mumbai – 30th July ‘08
Hyderabad – 31st July ‘08
Bangalore – 2nd August ‘08
2. The Mumbai Dabbawallas
We also bring to you, an exclusive session on the Mumbai Dabbawallas, where they share their success mantra with you. You will be amazed to know, how by employing simple but effective techniques, the most complicated tasks can be accomplished efficiently. Corporates will interact with one of the most successful organizations of all times from India, dispelling myths that large investments, difficult logistics or complicated IT is required to attain success in today's business environment. Please find attached a document which provides the session details.
Date of the event: 25th July 2008
Speakers:Mr. Manish Tripathi, Hon. Director, Mumbai Dabbawallas,Shrinivas Pandit, author of "Lessons for building lasting success based on values – Dabbawallas"
Topics:The Magic of Dabbawallas Unfolded"
Management Learning's From Dabbawallas"
We are glad to offer you a combo package for the same:
Individual nomination: Rs. 20,000/- per delegate + 4 seats of the Dabbawallas seminar worth Rs. 8,000/- complimentary
Early Bird Registration Fee (if you REGISTER & PAY by 15th of June): Rs 16,000/- per delegate + 2 seats of the Dabbawallas seminar worth Rs. 4,000/- complimentary
Group Registration Fee: Rs. 14,000 per delegate (4 or more delegates) + 8 seats of the Dabbawallas seminar worth Rs.16,000/- complimentary
For further details
Please mail me at email@example.com " 0 comments
Rangashankara Mid-Aug Plays
Looks like Rangashankara is gearing up for the long weekend during Independence Day 2008! Tickets available on www.bookmyshow.com and at Ranga Shankara from 24 Jul '08.
Tata Crucible (Corporate) Quiz 2008
The schedule for this year's Crucible Quiz is out: