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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tonight: Opus' 2nd Anniversary Celebrations! 
BOOZE & BRAINS 2ND ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Mark Rego with DJ Veeks feat. BARRY
28th Aug, Starts at 8pm sharp. with special rounds incl. a video round.
Cash prizes plus tons of booze and goodies to give away!!!



why wait for the holidays when you can go to Goa for your lunch break ???
Opus kicks off a reallly cool working / college menu.
almost everything priced under a 100 rupees.
and happy hours for all drinks upto the 7.30 bell :)
ask for games like taboo, pictionary scrabble and boggle .



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Aug-Nov'08: White Water Rafting @ Bheemeshwari 

Hi Mr. Anurag Jain

We have pleasure in informing you that we will be conducting White Water Rafting from 14th August till November 2008.  The details are as follows. You are cordially invited to take part in the rogramme.  If you need any more information / details, please feel free to be in touch with us.
Regards
Sheshadri S.K. 
Tel: 080-41281478 / Mob: 98456-95350
                      White Water Rafting                      
River Rafting is an exciting & thrilling aqua sport. This is being conducted in Cauvery River, Bheemeshwari, Bangalore Dist., This place is around 100 Kms from Bangalore. The rafting starts from Bheemeshwari and passes through thick forests, which is in Cauvery Wildlife sanctuary, Kanakapura Division, and the rafting event ...                                More | Photo Gallery

CARE, No. 109, Rathnam Complex, 18th Cross, 8th Main,  Maleswaram, Banglore -560 003
Ph:080-41281478 /  Mob: 98456-95350 E-mail: info@careindia.in    URL:  www.careindia.in


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Sep 21-23/Delhi: 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 
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Aug 31-Sep6: Nani Cinematheque Directors' Series - Bergman 
More details on Bangalore's edition of Remembering Bergman: A Retrospective across Six Cities, including a slight change of dates.

"Director's Series "Bergman Retrospective" at Nani Cinematheque

Nani Cinematheque is a film society founded by a group of enthusiasts that includes filmmakers, theatre personalities, journalists and lovers of art and culture.

Those aspiring to join this society and participate in viewing, discussions and workshops may contact Anand Varadaraja at 98450 55034 or nanicinematheque@ gmail.com

Thanking you,
Yours truly,
Anand Varadaraja - Convener

The Bergmen Retrospective Film Festival SCHEDULE

Bergman Film Festival 31- August to 6- September.

Venues:Nani Cinematheque, CFD, 5th floor Sona Towers, 71 Millers Road Bangalore 52 Ph: +91 98450 55034 nanicinematheque@ gmail.com

The Suchitra Film Society36, 9th Main, Banashankari, 2nd Stage, Bangalore- 560 070 Phone: 2671 1785 / 2664 6517
Free Passes available at the Venue
Screenings at Nani Cinematheque (DVDs) start 7PM & Suchitra Film Society (35mm prints) at 6.45 PM

Date
Film
31st August
Wild Strawberries

1st Sept
Summer Interlude
2nd Sept
Through A Glass Darkly

3rd Sept
Winter Light

4th Sept
The Silence

5th Sept
Summer With Monika

6th Sept
The Devil's Eye

7th -Documentary & Discussion on Bergman,followed by Dinner +Beer. Rs 250/- per head.

Please register your name at Ugly Duckling (next to Nani Cinematheque)

Only Registered Audience allowed.

PALADOR Palador began 4 years back as a movement to kick-start the tradition of great cinema in the Indian subcontinent. Today Palador has the largest collection of Foreign Language Cinema under one roof in Asia.

Palador owns the most award winning films from the greatest directors the world has ever seen – from masters of yesteryears to today's: Kurosawa, Kieslowski, Godard, Trauffaut, Kiarostami, Lynch etc. – to cinema in all genre: action, comedy, drama, documentary, short films etc. – to cinema from all movements: Italian Neo-Realism, French Impressionism, New-Wave Iranian etc. But Palador is not just about the content.

It's about programming them, to suit different needs of: TV Channels, Film Festivals, Corporates, Colleges, Clubs, Theatres etc. and of different media: DVD, TV, Internet, Theatre, Mobile etc. Besides this, Palador was the first to focus on the short works of aspiring film makers, helping to popularize the concept and adoption of short film in the Indian media landscape.

Palador is also the only in the world to program short films of aspiring film makers in the DVD movies of great directors. In short it is helping build a platform for freedom of expression for creators of good and great content in this nation. People call Palador the place of the programming experts, we simply call ourselves – Paladorians. To know more you can visit www.mypalador.com.

www.cfdbangalore.in "
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Aug 29-31: BPC' Frames of Mind 2008 
Remember Frames of Mind 2007? Well, this year's edition is here!

"Is a photograph really about what you see? Or is it about how you see what you see?

At Bangalore Photography Club, it is believed that a photograph is about a frame of mind. A perspective. When a frame not only tells you what to see, but what to hear, smell and feel you know it’s more just a snapshot. It’s a true photograph.

Showcasing work of more than fifty artists across photo categories as well as winning photo documentaries, Bangalore Photography Club is delighted to welcome you its third annual photography exhibition, Frames of Mind 08.

Hope to see you there..
Dates : 29th – 31st August 2008 (10am – 7pm)
Venue : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road,Adjacent Chalukya Hotel, Bangalore-01
Phone : (080) 22267303/22265746/22267421 "

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Fri-Mon: All Shook Up - A musical comedy 
"The CAUSE Foundation

presents

"All Shook Up!"
A musical comedy inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley

Directed by - Leila Alvares
Featuring - Neville De Nazareth, Neha Kapoor, Arvind Kasturi, Prem Koshy & Jude Lazaro
Music Director - Gaurav Vaz
Choreographed by - Lionel, Neha, Kanika, Lucien
29th, 30th, 31st Aug & 1st Sept (Fri-Mon) 7:15PM
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore

Tickets - Rs500/-, Rs300/-, Rs200/- and Rs150/-
Available at: Supermarket (brigade road), Market Basket (Cox Town), Fab India (Indiranagar)

Book Online: www.indianstage.in (ph: 99860 16207) "
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Aug 28: Film Screening and StammtischSophie Scholl @ Max Mueller Bhavan 


"What's on at MMB Bangalore - August 2008

Film Screening and StammtischSophie Scholl - The final days on August 28, 2008 at 6:15 p.m.

We are happy to present to you once again the monthly Stammtisch. We start with the screening of the movie Sophie Scholl - The final days in German with English sub-titles.

February 1943. After distributing the anti-Nazi leaflets of their resistance movement “The White Rose” the young student Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans are arrested in Munich University. After days of being interrogated by the Gestapo, they are sentenced to death by the Nazi “People’s Court” and executed.

After the screening join us at Café Max for the Stammtisch.
More information at: Sophie Scholl "

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Aug 30: Taj Tea Trail @ Retro, Bangalore 
"Taj Tea Trail

Some meditate for decades to find true happiness; we think an hour is enough.

Join us on the Taj Tea Trail, a tea tasting and appreciation workshop and take a journey that reveals the mystery behind this exotic drink.

A journey that will transform you from a tea lover to a tea connoisseur.

Along the way, we'll master together the art of making a perfect cup of tea, discover anew the health benefits of making tea, find out how similar tea and wine are, test your TQ (tea quotient!) and more... while having some traditional tea time snacks.

At the end apart from being filled with tea, snacks and info, you will waltz away with a tea connoisseurship certificate, a guide to tea, a goodie bag filled with delicious teas and a special limited edition tea cup personally autographed by Saif Ali Khan.

Venue: Retro Restaurant, Cambridge Layout.
Date: 30 August, 2008
Time: 4.30-6 pm
Fee: Rs. 300/- per person.
Rs. 250/- per person for groups of 4 or more.
RSVP: Pavan at 9986592605

E-mail: info AT tajteatrail dot com for more info

Register Now
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Aug 31: Mashaal presents Samvaad 
"Dear Friend(s)

Mashaal brings to you Samvaad , a play reading. Samvaad (meaning Dialogue) is a small effort to bring more plays to you through the age-old medium of Reading. Play Reading involves reading a play out loud without enacting it.

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

Plays : 'Kaali Billi' and 'Khilji ka Daant'
Language : Hindi
Date & Time : 4:30 pm, Sunday, Aug 31, 2008
Location : CFD (Centre for Film and Drama)
Duration : 60 minutes
Entry : Free

The Reading will start at 4:40 sharp, after a brief introduction to the plays and playwrights. Discussions about the plays will follow after the reading.

RegardsPratyush

Write To Us : mailmashaal@gmail.com
Talk To Us : +91-9739-803-104 "


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Aug 30/31: Back2Back Interactive Shows by Yours truly theatre 
"Yours truly theatre presents back2back interactive shows this weekend.

Greeting from Yours truly theatre
We invite you with your family and freinds to back2back interactive shows this weekend!
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Yours truly theatre presents

#Seasons Change
Playback theatre performance
DATE - 30th Aug, Saturday

Seasons change, life change, relationships change, city changes, neighbors change, job changes, boss changes, friends change, country change, technology changes, we change...it may be the most difficult things to accept in life, but change seems inevitable.

In this show you as an audience will share with us your views, opinions, thoughts, feelings, stories from your life about how change affect our life, which will be enacted by actors on stage impromtu.

#Bhagwaan Dundoo
a journey in search of god
DATE – 31st Aug, Sunday

A light hearted play which explores how journey of a tribal community to the city in search of god. The play is a great stress busters with dance, music and audience interaction.

A light hearted play which explores how journey of a tribal community to the city insearch of god. The play is a great stress busters with dance, music and audience interaction.
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Ticket - Rs 100 | Time - 7 pm | Venue - Nayana auditorium, in ravindra kalakshetra premises, JC road Near townhall, corporation circle - Click here for map

For telebooking call or sms 9845853093/98452430 51 or email yourstrulytheatre@gmail.com
Also check www.yourstruly-theatre.com "
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Toto Awards 2009 - Music. Call For Entries. 
"TOTO AWARDS 2009
MUSIC

CALL FOR ENTRIES

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with Counter Culture Records (CCR), invites entries for the fifth annual TOTO awards for young budding musicians and bands. The winner of the award has two options: (i) the Rs 50,000 cash prize (to be used towards your music!) OR (ii) a complete record deal from CCR + a music equipment voucher from On-Stage Music (India’s high quality music equipment store) worth Rs 15,000! The record deal will include recording and releasing your debut album across India.
TFA is looking for entries in contemporary music from all parts of India (bands or individuals). The list of genres extends from rock, jazz, heavy metal, trance, house, instrumental, folk, to any genre which is yet to be "born". The award is open to music in any language.
Over the past five years, the TFA music award has grown as a concept and has become an event that all young musicians look forward to. It's an opportunity to see where you stand among many other Indian musicians, and to get your music heard and judged by veterans in the field. Entries will be judged by a panel of three independent jurors, both on your music and your potential as an artist/band. Professional recording quality is not a requirement.
Past judges have ranged from Luke Kenny (VJ, Actor), Vishal Dadlani (Pentagram, Vishal-Shekhar), to Raghu Dixit (Music Director and vocalist) and Arjun Sankalia (GM, International Repertoire, Sony BMG). Over the years, we've seen this award been presented to bands such as Myndsnare (2005), Demonic Resurrection (2006), Lounge Piranha (2007), and the newest addition to the list, Shefali Alvares (2008).

Eligibility:

• The award is open to all Indian nationals resident in India (no NRIs please)
• You must NOT be over 30 as on January 1, 2009
• The spirit of the TFA Awards is to identify and encourage young talent. Therefore, do not submit an entry if your music has received a commercial contract
• Entries can be in any language
• Submissions should be 100% original

Deadline: 7 October, 2008

Application package should include the following:
• 2 CD copies of the music (audio or .wav formats - no MP3). Please label each CD with the name of the artist/band and a contact no. Please also include track names. You can send in between 3-5 tracks.
• A signed statement confirming: (i) the applicants’ date of birth (ii) the names of any previously released singles/CDs (iii) that the submitted work is original.
• Applicant’s contact information, including telephone and cell number, email and postal address.
Applications should be submitted to:
TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS, H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082, Phone: 080-26548139
If you have any queries, please contact: counterculture@oml.in OR radha@oml.in
The Fine Print:
• Submitted material will not be returned.
• The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.
• The submissions should be 100% original. Copyright issues are the responsibility of the applicant, not TFA.
Please note: We reserve the right to use your submitted music (if necessary) to publicise the awards either on our website or in any in-house materials. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the musicians 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 charitable trust set up in memory of Angirus 'Toto' Vellani who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films.
Counter Culture Records is an independent music label that actively pursues new sounds and new music and is dedicated to providing a platform for talented artists and bands to release their music, enabling them to reach wider audiences.
The Onstage Foundation (www.onstagefoundation.org) is an initiative set up by "Onstage Music" to improve the infrastructure in the Indie music scene in India, by setting up a fund of one million INR to seed projects by musicians and people interested in being a part of this ever-growing endeavour. "
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Sep 9: Digital Marketing Conference @ Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore 




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Sep 19/20: Workshop on Strategic Cost Management 
"Workshop on Strategic Cost Management
===========================================
Date: 12, 13 Sept 2008 Venue: JW Marriott, Juhu, MUMBAI
Date: 19, 20 Sept 2008 Venue: TAJ Westend, Bangalore
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Objective

In a competitive environment, managers have little control over price, which is external to the firm. Price is determined by the market forces, primarily by competition from other firms manufacturing similar products and competition from substitutes. Managers can manage costs, which are, to an extent, internal to the firm. But to create value, managers must understand market dynamics and the interplay of price and costs.

Contemporary cost management models consider the trade off between price and costs. This programme aims to provide an understanding of contemporary cost management techniques. In addition, this programme will help managers to develop skills for the use of cost information for decision making.

Target participants
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# Non-finance executives operating in different functional areas will find the programme useful.
# Managers with a few years of experience will gain most from the programme.
# The programme presumes no previous knowledge of accounting.

Pedagogy
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# Lectures,
# Case study analysis ( Harvard cases),
# Problem solving and interactive discussion will be used as pedagogy to deliver the programme.
# The topics will be covered in detail.

Topics:
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# Cost Information for Decision Making
(Marginal Costing, Relevant Costing etc.)
# Activity Based Costing and Activity Based Management
# Target Costing
# Strategic Cost Management
(incl Value Chain Analysis, Cost Driver Analysis)
# Balanced Score Card
# Budget and Budgetary Control and
# Standard Costing

Programme Timings
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The programme will commence at 9:30 AM and will close at 5:30 P.M.

Registration Fee
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Please send an email to admin@princetona.in with name of participant, company, contact details and cheque no. Registration fee is Rs. 14,500 + 12.36 % Service Tax (Service Tax No- AAECP5617MST001) per participant which includes lunch, tea, course material etc. Cheque should be drawn in favour of "Princeton Academy Mumbai II Pvt. Ltd." payable at Mumbai

Faculty Profile - Asish K Bhattacharyya
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# is a Professor of Finance and Control at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). He is also the Faculty In charge of The IIMC Centre for Corporate Governance.

# Prior to joining IIMC, he was the Technical Director at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

# Prof. Bhattacharyya held senior positions in industry for nearly two decades before joining academia in 1993.

# Dr. Bhattacharyya obtained his doctoral degree (D.Phil) from Allahabad University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

# Prof. Bhattacharyya has authored books on
o Indian Accounting Standards published by McGraw Hill Education
o Financial Accounting for Business managers published by Prentice Hall.
o Cost Accounting for Business Managers published by Elsevier

Princeton Academy Mumbai II
502 Shalimar Morya Park, Andheri Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai-
400053.
Tel- 022-66976892, 67256200. Fax- 26733060
email- admin@princetona.in "
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today: Meet VJ Nikhil @ Crossword, Residency Road 
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Aug 26-28: Play for Kids at Ranga Shankara -- "The First Leaf" 


"Hi,
"The First Leaf", a special play for children in English, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on 26th, 27th and 28th August 2008 at 7.30 pm.

"The First Leaf" is a production of AHA! Ranga Shankara's Theatre for Children initiative. The play is directed by Padmavati Rao, who has previously served as Assistant Director on Shankar Nag's popular TV serial, Malgudi Days. Padmavati has also co-directed AHA!'s other popular production "Gumma Banda Gumma" in Kannada.

The music for "The First Leaf" is by Bhavataarini, daughter of the famous composer, Ilayaraja.

This play opened in December last year to an appreciative audience of children and adults. Till date, over 12,000 children have enjoyed the play.

"The First Leaf" tells the inspiring story of Putti, her brother Dodu and friend Chinna who live in a time of imminent environmental catastrophe, which is as real as today and looms as close as tomorrow. The three young students explore their surroundings through fantasy and fun with the new tenant in their residential complex, who breathes new meaning into all he touches and encounters. The lesson ultimately learnt is one of protecting Planet Earth.

The play is for children of 5 years and above.

--
Theatre Alive! "
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Toto Awards 2009 - Creative Writing. Call for Entries 
"TOTO AWARDS 2009
CREATIVE WRITING

CALL FOR ENTRIES

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) invites entries for its fourth annual TOTO awards for Indian creative writers in English. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January, 2009.

BUT: Entries are only invited from young people -- over the age of 18, and who have not celebrated their 30th birthday before 1 January 2009.

ALSO: The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. Therefore, do not submit an entry if you are already an established writer.

TFA is looking for entries in three genres –– short plays, short stories and poetry.
The submissions should not exceed 7,500 words. You can submit any combination of your writing in the above genres, as long as the entire submission is within the stipulated word limit.

Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) by 4 October 2008 at the latest. There will be no extension of the submission date.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA)
H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082
Phone: 080-26990549

Entries should be sent in soft e-mail copy to totofundsthearts@yahoo.com as well in hard copy form to the above address. Please address queries to the same e-mail ID.

THE FINE PRINT:
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 (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original. Please ensure that the hard copy does not carry your name on it. Submitted entries will be given code numbers to protect applicants’ identities from the jury during the judging process.

Submitted material will not be returned.

The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.

Please note: We reserve the right to use your submitted writings (if necessary) to publicise the awards either on our website or in any in-house materials such as a newsletter. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the writer 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. "
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Toto Awards 2009 - Photography. Call for Entries 
"TOTO AWARDS 2009
PHOTOGRAPHY

CALL FOR ENTRIES

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites entries for its second annual TOTO awards for young Indian photographers. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January, 2009.

The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. THEREFORE, entries are only invited from young people -- over the age of 18, who will not have celebrated their 30th birthday before 1 January 2009.

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.

1. The photographs should comprise still images. Video photography will not be accepted.
2. They should be high resolution (print quality): 350-600 dpi.
3. 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.
4. The photographs could be on one theme or an assortment of themes. Your choice.
5. Submitted material will not be returned.

Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) by 4 October, 2008 at the latest.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA)
H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082
Phone: 080-26990549
If you have any further queries, please write to totofundsthearts@yahoo.com

THE FINE PRINT:

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 (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original. Please ensure that the submitted CDs and prints do not carry your name on them. Submitted entries will be given code numbers to protect applicants’ identities from the jury during the judging process.

Submitted material will not be returned.

The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.

Please note: We reserve the right to use your photographs (if necessary) to publicise the awards and in any in-house 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 an organisation committed to showcasing the finest in photography. "
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Aug 31: Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2008 @ Bangalore 

" Hi,

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz is back again.

The quiz is being held on 31st Aug 2008 at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029. There is no entry fee and no restriction on the number of teams from the same organization. The team comprises of 2 members from the same organization.

Registration starts at 3.00 P.M.

There are lot of prizes / Goodies to be won.

Be there to participate - For registrations logon to www.tatacrucible.com

For any clarification / assistance please contact satya@9845056834
Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Team.

For more information logon to:-
www.tatacrucible.com "
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Aug 31: Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2008 @ Bangalore 

 
Hi,
 
Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz is back again.
 
The quiz is being held on 31st Aug 2008 at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029. There is no entry fee and no restriction on the number of teams from the same organization. The team comprises of 2 members from the same organization.
 
Registration starts at 3.00 P.M.
 
There are lot of prizes / Goodies to be won.
 
Be there to participate - For registrations logon to www.tatacrucible.com
 
For any clarification / assistance please contact  satya@9845056834
Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Team.
 
For more information logon to:-
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Friday, August 22, 2008

Aug 23: Sex and The City Party at Taj Residency 


"Date: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Time: 8:00pm onwards
Location: ICE
Street: TRINITY CIRCLE
City/Town: Bangalore, India

'Sex and the City'@ICE, THE TAJ RESIDENCY,SATURDAY 23rd August. It's the Sex and the City Party this Weekend at the Taj,Another Great Party but this time specially for the ladies:)The Party's at Ice just keep on getting more and more happening,It's all about Jimmy Choos&Cosmopolitans.2 Cosmopolitan's for all the ladie's walking in before 9.30 in a dress,A Talented Tarot Card reader who seems to be the craze in Bangalore at Ice.Rsvp Couples&Girls "
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Aug 23: Rock 'n' Roll Fest 2008: Elvis Presley Party! 


"ROCK \'n\' ROLL FEST 2008: Elvis Presley !

Dance flared the 60’s style with loon inspired bell bottoms and skirts and at 'NYK’s last Sunday, 3rd August, at the Bell Bottoms and Skirts Party organized by Rock Around The Clock Dance Company, as lots of would-be hippies danced around with the 60’s accent! The highlights of the evening were the competitive Jive rounds with awe-inspiring dips and tricks!

Coming up : Saturday, 23rd August 2008, at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, is the ELVIS PRESLEY Party. This event will also have the finals of the Jive competition where the finalists will compete for the exciting cash prizes and a year’s worth dance lessons with International Dance Instructors Prithvi and Ree along with lots more exhilarating rewards!

So stay tuned and get set to for some Happy Dancing!

When: Saturday, 23rd August 2008

Where: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Mid of Millers Road, Thimmaiah Road, vasanthnagar, Bangalore 52

How to get there:
1. get to Cunnungham Road
2. take a right at Standard Chartered Bank
3. Come straight down without taking any diversions till you reach a T junction.
4. Corner building on the left is Alliance Francaise

Time: 6p.m. onwards

Remember: the Theme is ELVIS PRESLEY!! Will you be the Best dressed Couple???

And what's more? DJ Brian, known for ever-green, rock and roll music, will be spinning the wheel bringing back the 60's, 70's & 80's.

So all you lovely dancers put on your dancing shoes!!!

Keeping spirits high!

For invites and more information:
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK DANCE COMPANY
Call: 91 9900647067/ 91 9980948667/080 41713714
Email: info@rockaroundtheclock.biz
Website: www.rockaroundtheclock.biz

please note: all rules as per indian law apply to this event. "
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Music Classes at Guruskool 
"Guruskool announces the following classes at its premesis in Malleshwaram.

Classical Hindustani vocal classes.
Monday and Tuesday 11.30 Am .

Hindustani and Western - Violin Classes
Tuesday and Wednesday 6 PM.

People interested in joining please call 23343777 (seema) and register.

Guruskool
No1, Abhishek complex,
17th cross, Sampige road,
Malleshwaram
Bangalore-3 "
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Sep 18-21: PMP (Project Management Professional) Workshop 
"ARE YOU WORKING ON A PROJECT?
GIVE VALUE ADDITION TO YOUR JOB PROFILE...and Manage Projects Effectively!!

PMAC, Global R.E.P. PMI USA launches
Four Days/35 contact hours Workshop on
effective Project Management-Aligned to Latest PMI Standards
In Conformance with Global Best Practices

Dates :18th,19th,20th,21st September,2008
Venue :Atria Hotel, Bangalore
Timings : 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

WORKSHOP DELIVERABLES

1) Imparts knowledge of "PM Best Practices".
2) Prepares participants for PMPCertification Exam, PMI USA. PMP is a Certification commanding high repute world-wide.
3) Awards PMI Authorized 35 contact hours PM Education Certificate. PMAC Consulting (P) Ltd. is Global R.E.P. PMI USA. We are preferred training partners for PMI Certification course for many Fortune 500 companies. To know more about us, please visit us website www.pmaci.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

1) Professionals interested in pursuing the Project Management Professional [PMP]
Certification Examination conducted by the PMI
2) Professionals desiring to acquire knowledge and skills based on PM Best Practices

WORKSHOP CONTENTS

Aligned to Latest PMI Standards, the course covers Project Management Fundamentals, 9 Project Management Knowledge Areas and 5 PM Process Groups.

COURSE FEE

Rs 15,000/- per participant (plus 12.36% service tax)
Discount: 10% for a group of two, 15% for a group of three, 20% for a group of four and above.

The charges include training de livered by the accomplished instructor, course materials, 35 PDUs certificate and lunch, tea-snacks for all 4 days.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:

Please send participation requisition mail with your full name, address and contact numbers at smriti.pmac@gmail.com

Call: Smriti Agarwal: Program Manager
smriti.pmac@gmail.com 09953754883

PMAC Consulting Private Limited
Global REP PMI USA
Head Office : C-69, Industrial Area, Sector 63, Noida, India-201301
Ph: 0120- 4272161/ 62/ 63 Fax: 0120-4272164 "
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Sep 20: Pancham - A musical tribute in aid of children of convicts 
"Pancham - A musical tribute is a concert by Zansam, a music group based in Bangalore. The concert will feature foot tapping music originally composed by R.D. Burman.

Our concert is in aid of SOCARE IND, an organization working with children of convicts. Most of these children have witnessed a parent murder the other. With the surviving parent in jail, these children would have nowhere to go but for SOCARE IND.

As middle-class working professionals, we at Zansam will be using our musical talents in the hope of making a difference to the children. 50% of all surplus from the concert will be donated to SOCARE IND. Help us make a difference. Sponsor or be there at the concert.

For more details, visit www.zansam.in

http://www.zansam.in

Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:00 pm
Good Shepherd Auditorium
Residency Road
Bangalore, Karn, India
Map & Directions
Phone: 9845024218 "
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Aug 22: Chivas Live Alive 

Date: Friday, August 22, 2008
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: KGA
Street: #1, GOLF AVENUE, AIRPORT ROAD
City/Town: Bangalore, India

An evening of fusion music by jonas hellborg and selvaganesh brought to you by chivas regal!!!
P.S: event open to KGA members & their guests.
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Aug 22: Launch of DJ Ivan's house track "Indian Sunset" 

"Date: Friday, August 22, 2008
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: SPRINGFIELD STORE
Street: Church Street
City/Town: Bangalore, India

After 3 weeks of the song being showcased on the radio on 91.9 FM, Radio Indigo...now its time for Ivan to officially launch his 1st house track produced by him in London called "Indian Sunset".

Ivan in association with Springfield the clothing brand bring you the the launch party for the song on Friday 22nd August 2008 at 4:00 pm at the SPRINGFIELD STORE on Church Street,Off Brigade Road.There will be a press conference followed by Ivan unleashing the song, handing out free promotional Cd's and also announcing the winners for the DJ Clinic to be held by Ivan and Springfield.

The song will be available for free digital download from Friday 22nd August on the official springfield website- springfieldoriginals.com."
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Sep 13-18: 3rd International Film Festival on Water - Voices from the Waters 
Remember last year's Voices from the Waters? Well, it's back with this year's edition!



"Voices From The Waters is a water film festival in Bangalore, India, currently in its third edition. The first edition of the festival was held in 2005 followed by the second in 2007.

The aim of the festival is not only to spread awareness of water issues among the people but also to celebrate the bountiful natural resource. It is one of the most comprehensive platforms for dialogues and ideas focusing on the pressing issues surrounding our most precious resource - water and has given common platform to students, film makers, artists, water activists, architects, engineers, scholars, visionaries and all concerned to learn, interact and debate on water across all its forms: economic, social, ecological, political, cultural, technological and the aesthetic.

Since its inception as a small Bangalore-based film festival in 2005, 'Voices from the Waters' has become the biggest International Film Festival on Water screened in various cities and institutions across the nation and even abroad. The festival will unfold across six days from the13th to the 18th of September, 2008 and will be held at the Jnana Jyoti, Bangalore University City auditorium. Along with the screening of the films, conferences focusing on certain central water issues will be conducted along with various cultural programs, painting and photo exhibitions and 'Water Voices' in which grass-root level water activists will narrate their personal experiences from a life spent in campaigning fearlessly for water, for nature, for society, for us all and the rest that are yet to follow. Voices from the Waters 2008 is a result of the collaboration of a consortium of National and International organizations active in water issues that includes Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, SVARAJ - Society for Voluntary Action Revitalization and Justice, Bangalore University, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA (FLEFF) Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, USA, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Max Muller Bhavan, Bangalore and Water Journeys - Campaign for Fundamental Right to Water.

Programme Schedule:

Inauguration: Saturday 13th September 2008 at 5 pm by Shekhar Kapur. He will be accompanied by the film fraternity and people from various walks of life who have creatively contributed to the welfare of the society.

Film screenings: There will be two screens 1. The Main screen will organize shows for high school students from 9 to 1pm. Many schools will participate in the festival spread over five days.

2. Screenings for College students andf the from 1.30 pm to 6 pm. Over the duration of the festival. At the end of each session of screenings eminent personalities from the town and film directors will interact with the students

3. Aquascope screenings will beopen to the public from 9 am to 8pm. The films screened will be shorter and artistic take on water in myriad forms.

4. Interaction with documentary film directors.

Conference/Workshop s 1. Bangalore University's civil engineering and water department will organize a two days conference mainly for university teachers on 15th and 16 th September 2008.

2. Conference on gender, caste and water governance will be organized the by Institute of Social Sciences on 17th September 2008.

3. Simultaneous workshops on the following topics will be held by organizations involved in water issues.

Water and Sanitation: The Utopia of an odorless City Rivers and Streams: The Future of the Waters Water access and Equity: Gender, caste, floods, draught, water diversion etc. Water Voices: Grass root level water activists from different parts of India will be sharing their experiences in a separate gathering twice daily.

Contact: Festival Coordinator 33/1-9, Thygaraja Layout, Jaibharath Nagar M.S. Nagar P.O, Bangalore 560 033, Karnataka, India Tel: +91-80-25493705/ +91-80-9448064513 e-mail:bangalorefilmsociet y@gmail.com/www.voicesfromthewa ters.com BANGALORE FILM SOCIETY

River songs: Throughout the day river songs from different languages will be played in the lobby.

Exhibitions: Painting exhibition on the theme of Water and Life will be on display through out the length of the festival. Photo exhibition: There will be a photo exhibition on the theme of Rivers and Streams. Also there will be an art installation by Syamala Nandesh who has been working with water motifs. Kiosks: Spaces will be provided to institutions to exhibit their publications, posters arts and crafts to add to the celebrative atmosphere. Voices from the Waters are the Voices of people who are deeply committed to water issues. The festival takes you to the waters: to see and listen to her manifold stories. "
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Aug 23: Living Poetry 
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Aug 23-24: 10FS screening at CFD 
"hi
our next screening will be on 23rd & 24th of August'08 ..at CFD

*movies*

23rd August ' 08 - 6.30 pm / saturday
*Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past)*
Language: Finnish
Directors: Aki Kaurismäki
Year:2002, Duration: 97 min
Grand Prize of the Jury - Cannes 2002

24th August' 08 - 6.30 pm / sunday
*Sex & Philosophy*
Language: Russian | Tajik
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Year:2005, Duration: 105 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)
Bengaluru

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

entry based on membership only...
reg,
10fs "
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Oct 25-26: 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "Indian Capital Markets- The Way Ahead " on 25-26 October 2008 

    5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

                  Punjab Commerce and Management Association (REGD)

     In Collaboration with

     Punjab School of Management Studies

                 Punjabi University

                 Patiala, Punjab, India

 

SUB:  5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "Indian Capital Markets- The Way Ahead " on 25-26 October 2008

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

It is a pleasure to inform you that Punjab Commerce And Management Association (Regd) in Collaboration with Punjab School of Management Studies, Punjabi University,Patiala, Punjab, India is organizing 5th  International Conference on "Indian Capital Markets- The Way Ahead" on  25 -26 October 2008 at Punjab School of Management Studies, Punjabi University,Patiala, Punjab, India .The conference would serve as a common platform to bring together policy makers, academicians, the business community and researchers to interact and share their experiences from research and practice regarding various issues related to Indian Capital Markets. 

We are pleased to extend an invitation to you to participate in the conference and share your views by presenting a paper. Please confirm your valuable participation so that the necessary arrangements can be made. We shall be thankful, if you could kindly give wide publicity to this event among your colleagues and students and motivate them to participate in the conference.

 

In anticipation of your prompt response.

 

Sincerely,

 

RAMANJEET SINGH

( Marketing  Coordinator)

Mob: 91--9814784651      "


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Dec 19-21: First Conference on Securities Markets 2008 

"Dear Colleague,


National Institute for Securities Markets (NISM) has been established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India as a public trust. It has the mandate to catalyze knowledge initiatives for enhancing the quality of markets.   NISM  will host its first annual Conference on Securities Markets 2008 during 19-21 December 2008.    The theme of the conference is Structure, Microstructure and Regulation of Securities Markets and all papers having implications to regulation of securities markets are preferred.

Professor Robert Engle, the winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Economics, has kindly agreed to deliver the keynote address at the conference.   And there are many interesting stuff coming up in this conference.  Request you to watch out for more updates at  www.nismindia.com.     

See below for a detailed call for papers and the same can be found at SSRN:
http://www.ssrn.com/update/fen/fenann/ann475.html   
Request you to display these documents on the intranet/notice boards of your school / department to have more participation in the conference.

Call for Papers

First Conference on Securities Markets 2008

 "Structure, Microstructure and Regulation of Securities Markets"

Mumbai, India, 19th - 21st December 2008

National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai, India

 
"Structure, Microstructure and Regulation of Securities Markets" will be the theme of the First Conference on Securities Markets of the National Institute for Securities Markets (NISM), recently set up by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the apex regulatory authority for the securities markets in India. The conference will be held in Mumbai, India from 19th to 21st December 2008.

 

The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions of 12-15 invited or competitively selected international papers on market microstructure and regulation (including perhaps a few papers specifically on India). The conference is being sponsored, among others, by ICICI Bank, a leading bank in India. It targets an audience of leading business leaders, regulators, and scholars in the area of market microstructure and regulation. ICICI has also sponsored Best Paper Award(s).

 

Professor Robert Engle, the winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Economics, has kindly agreed to deliver the keynote address at the conference. The program committee for the conference is chaired by Professor Pradeep Yadav (Oklahoma) and includes Professors Ravi Anshuman (IIM Bangalore), Hank Bessembinder (Utah), Tarun Chordia (Emory), Terry Hendershott (UC Berkeley), Marc Lipson (Darden, Virginia), Narayan Naik (London Business School), Paul Schultz (Notre Dame), Marti Subrahmanyam (New York University), and S. Viswanathan (Duke).

Papers on all aspects of the structure, microstructure and the regulation of securities markets, both theoretical and empirical, are welcome.  Please note the following important submission information:

September 30, 2008:  Deadline for submission of papers
October 15, 2008:  Communication of decision to authors

Submission should be made electronically to csm2008@nismindia.com

Mumbai is the financial and business capital of India. NISM will host all authors, co-authors and discussants of accepted papers (including accommodation, boarding and lodging) for the duration of the conference. NISM will, if necessary, also provide limited travel support for the presenters to attend the conference.

We look forward to your participation,

cheers,
kk
csm2008@nismindia.com

--
K. Kiran Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance
National Institute of Securities Markets (An Initiative by SEBI), Mumbai.  "


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Aug 23: Bedtime Stories and Seduction 


"Date: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: chowdiah memorial hall
Street: malleshwaram
City/Town: Bangalore, India

Bedtime Stories depicts the sexual quotient and the highs and lows of the modern indian couple. This funny and wistful play charts three incidents from three phases of a couple's relationship.

Directed by Siddanth K.S
Written by Priyanka Das Gupta

How many dates does it take to seduce a woman, 10? 15? How about none. watch this ironical master piece by Anton Chekov where the main protagonist peter semyonych does the same in his own special way.

Directed by Raghav Bhotika
Written by Anton Chekov "
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Aug 21-24: Konkan Food Fest” @ Kubay in Koramangla 

Dhania Pomfret

Prawns

"Kubay, a boutique restaurant (located on Koramangala club road), known for its home style coastal cuisine, is having a "Konkan Food Fest" from August 21st to 24th. Special menu for the food fest will boast of sea food and other recipes unfamiliar and rare to Bangalorean taste buds. Like Sumta Chi Kadi, Shark Ambotic, Caldine Fish Curry, Prawn Bulchao, Chicken Cafreal, Pork Snake Gourd and Egg Indad amongst others. The fest is a must for true sea food lovers and also those who are keen on sampling a range of exotic Konkan delicacies stretching from Goa to Mangalore.

"Konkan Food Fest" @ Kubay in Koramangla

Bangalore, August 14, 2008: Kubay, a boutique restaurant (located on Koramangala club road), known for its home style coastal cuisine, is having a "Konkan Food Fest" from August 21st to 24th. The chef and his team have created a special menu for the food fest which will boast of sea food and other recipes unfamiliar and rare to Bangalorean taste buds. Like Sumta Chi Kadi, Shark Ambotic, Caldine Fish Curry, Prawn Bulchao, Chicken Cafreal, Pork Snake Gourd and Egg Indad amongst others. The dishes can be savoured with rice, panpoles, sannas or idiappams. The fest is a must for true sea food lovers and also those who are keen on sampling a range of exotic Konkan delicacies stretching from Goa to Mangalore. One must also taste the unique seafood platter available in the restaurant. Veggies need not be disappointed as the food fest has recipes that cater to their taste buds as well.


According to Satish Kumar, Director, Kubay, "The chosen recipes reflect the true diversity of Konkan cuisine. We have also selected exotic ones that Bangaloreans have not been treated to before and the combination is sure to gel with the food loving Bangaloreans. The food festival done under a new management that recently took over also is in line with Kubay's positioning as a boutique coastal cuisine restaurant that is cosy and friendly."


All food lovers are requested to inform the restaurant in advance for dishes like live crabs and lobsters to avoid disappointment. It is also advised to book a table in advance by calling 41105221 to ensure you have the table ready for you to directly get onto the food and not wait. The food fest is alacarte and the gravies are made available in typical Manglorean style.


About Kubay: Kubay is a cosy specialist boutique restaurant that serves authentic coastal cuisine stretching from Goa to Mangalore. Its trademark is its home-made masalas and home style cooking of all delicacies which get you the flavor of the dish as it would have been traditionally served in a home in the region. The restaurant has on its menu some rare recipes not available across Bangalore and has a seating capacity for 40 people at a time. Situated strategically on Koramangala club road, Kubay is the place to head for some real tryst with sea food and authentic coastal cuisine.

For editorial queries only contact Saumya/ Sowmya of PRHUB @ 22998141. "
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Aug 22-24: BFS presents {screening/discussion with director}Tales from the Marg 
 
"Father suffered from a bad back. So did mother, my brothers and sisters and every other individual in a long line of relatives, friends and acquaintances. Since my early years, I have always seen the world around me as a great pyramid of leering human heads and at the bottom of this teeming hive-society, I could see us- the marginals, the outcasts – our bent backs being crushed relentlessly and with great apathy as the rest of the society scrambled up and down like swarms of head-insects, ganging-up, tricking, devouring and stampeding fellow species in a never-ending race to the glory of the pinnacle. The structure of this insect pyramid transforms and as it goes top heavy, we the sore hunchbacks are pushed deeper into the margins. Under the weight of a collected past history tradition myth curse hex, we sink into a sewer-like subterranean of perpetual darkness, of a darkness bleak and opaque where your senses are numbed and rendered useless. Gradually, we lose our sight, our hearing, our sense of taste and touch. The eyes go hollow, the ears dry up and a thick coat of ignorance replaces our skins. Only our bent backs will remain at the bottom of the hive-society and that too is vestigial. With our transformation into a dorsal torso, the great pyramid too will undergo a drastic change. As more and more individuals turn upwardly mobile with unilateral resolve and strive for positions in the higher echelons, the pyramid itself is inverted. The structure that once pointed upwards towards the glory now begins, because of its very ambition and inherent purpose, to point downwards towards the sewer. Very soon the hive-society will not so much be destroyed as it will come apart at the seams. The insects will trample and pull each other to the ground. Chaos and desperation will reign. All pretensions and constructs will fall. It is in that moment of disorder; the need for a guide will be realized. At that moment, I will stub out my cigarette; end my role as the perpetual observer and wooden stick in hand, walk back into the midst of society and preach about the mistakes of the past so that they may not be carried into the future. Only then will they listen, only then will this madman's rant get his audience. Till then I just watch and smoke from out beyond the margins."

- Translated from the paranoia and prophesy of Baba Shivnaam
Muhammed Francis

Disclaimer: Smoking is Injurious to Health

Inundated with the story of India as seen by the bang-bang news media on the occasion of the 62nd Independence Day, Bangalore Film Society would like to offer an alternate point of view that sans sensationalism and jingoism seeks to explore from a forgotten, intimate, grass-root vantage point the notions and implications of `independence' in the social fabric of the nation. Bangalore Film Society and Deep Focus Film Quarterly present to you a weekend of three films and an interaction with acclaimed actress/screenwrite r/director Chitra Palekar which seeks to expand and complete the postcard-size view of Independence that the single-sided windows of textbooks and media have given us. Unheard voices, unseen stories- suppressed, repressed, crushed by the prejudices of society that conveniently masquerade as practices- these are stories of India, of its people, from the margins.

Friday 22nd August, 2008
Time: 6.30pm

Ankur (1973/131min/ Hindi) Dir:
Shyam Benegal

When Surya (Anant Nag) is forced by his family to give up his studies to look after his ancestral land, his resulting loneliness and boredom causes him to strike up a passionate relationship with the married maidservant, Laxmi. Complicating an already precarious relationship, Laxmi's husband is caught thieving and she is abandoned and later, Surya's child bride who comes to stay with her husband on attaining puberty, is quick to suspect the relationship between the two. Between loneliness and despair, Laxmi soon finds herself entrapped in the turbulence of her unfortunate fate and the chauvinism of a rigid society that disguises its egotistical core under the cloak of respectability. One of the most prominent milestones of the Indian New Wave of the'70s director Shyam Benegal's brilliant debut `Ankur'- a sensitive portrayal of love, betrayal and class conflict that did away with all conceits of good and bad, hero and villain and explored with rare ambiguity the complex terrain of caste politics, was nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival ' 74 and won National Awards for Best Director for Benegal and Best Actress for Shabana Azmi, also debuting, for her courageous interpretation and brilliant performance of the central character Laxmi.

Saturday 23rd August 2008 Time:
6.30pm

Maati Maay (2006/98min/ Marathi) Dir: Chitra Palekar

Based on a short story by Jnanpith and Magsaysay awarding winning writer-activist Mahasweta Devi and featuring powerful performances from Nandita Das and Atul Kulkarni, Maati Maay is a poignant tale of a woman trapped between her instincts and needs, and the compulsions of her ancestral duty as dictated by the social system. A lower caste woman who manages the traditional burial grounds she inherited from her father, Chandi's life takes a turn into one of conflict and uncertainty when she gives birth to a child of her own. The handling of corpses turns into an increasingly disturbing chore and the tiny corpses haunt her psyche even as she struggles to negotiate the dilemmas about her future that she is thrust into- who will protect the graves from wild animals…? Won't the ancestors be angered…? Is it not wrong to give up a sacred trust? Finally, she dares to rebel and there will be consequences.

Selected Festivals and Awards

* BEST ACTRESS (MADRID 2007) * SPECIAL JURY AWARD – CINEMATOGRAPHY (PUNE 2007) * AUDIENCE AWARD (FLORENCE 2007) * PRIX DU JURY GRAINE DE CINEPHAGE ( CRETEIL 2008) * BEST DEBUT – LANKESH AWARD * BEST PRODUCTION – MAHARASHTRA TIMES AWARD * TORONTO INT'L FILM FEST 2006 * LONDON FILM FEST 2006 * INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST of INDIA 2006 * KERALA INT'L FILM FEST 2006 * MIAMI INT"L FILM FEST 2007 * CLEVELAND INT"L FILM FEST 2007 * MINNEAPOLIS INT'L FILM FEST 2007 * MOMA, NEW YORK 2007
 
Director Chitra Palekar will be present at the venue for a post screening discussion.

(Chitra Palekar was born in Dharwar, India and received her B.A. in economics from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai, and her M.A. in economics at the University of Mumbai. An actor and director, she has played an important role in Indian avant-garde theatre. She had her first brush with cinema when she produced and played the lead role in Aakriet(1981) . She wrote screenplays for the features Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaaye, Kairee, Kal Ka Aadmi, Bangarwadi, Daayra and Dhyaas Parv for which she was awarded the State Award for Best Screenplay. Her first attempt at direction was the short documentary Portrait of a Visionary (`02) which she subsequently followed up with the acclaimed and multiple award-winning fiction feature Mati Maay (A Grave-Keeper' s Tale, `06). She will be presenting her debut feature at the screenings (Saturday) and will participate in the post-screening discussion.)

Sunday 24th August, 2008 Time:
6.30pm

Sujata (1959/138min/ Hindi) Dir: Bimal
Roy

Sujata, regarded as one of Director Bimal Roy's principal masterpieces, is a lyrical reflection on the caste politics plaguing the nation. Through rare simplicity, Director Roy tells the poignant tale of a lower-caste girl raised by an upper-caste family and gently examines the deep-rooted prejudices of the caste system. Even though she was raised as a daughter by the family that adopted her, they themselves insist on a certain distinction. When the girl reaches a marriageable age she has to face the weight of the past yet again as even the most modern educated families are not willing to accept her as a bride. But it is when the groom intended for her `sister' falls in love with her, that she has not face the ire of not only her family but society as a whole. Featuring a memorable and now classic turn by Nutan as the girl Sujata, Director Roy's film was nominated for the Palm d'Or at Cannes 1960 and was awarded the Certificate of Merit at the National Awards (1959).

Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark's Road cross, Op. State Bank of India
Tel: 2549 3705/ 9886213516

BFSblog <http://blogbfs. blogspot. com/>

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.) "

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Aug 24: 1:1 Filmmaking Workshop 


"Hello Folks,

Anybody can learn to make a film! No kidding :)

FILMCAMP.TV presents its unique and popular workshop 1:1 Filmmaking Workshop  in association with Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.

The workshop will be conducted at Cubbon Park on Sunday, 24th August (8:00 am to 8:00 p.m.)

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 in the brochure
        - Put the form and cheque in the envelope provided and hand it to the receptionist.

- For more info, call Sanjay: 97415 96739

OR  email: direct@filmcamp. tv

See you there!

FilmCamp.TV "
 

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Aug 22: Common Man @ Ranga Shankara! Yours truly theatre presentation 

"Inviting you to our latest theatre production COMMON MAN.
Do fw this mailer to your freinds and collegues.  

You might not have noticed
            …But you would have passed next to him many a times on streets  
You might not remember his face,
             … But you might have seen him standing in the long queues  
You might deny knowing him,
              … But the fact is he is all around you

Yours Truly Theatre presents
COMMON MAN
'Complete-the- story' interactive theatre style.
Get a chance to suggest an ending for the play and watch
 your suggestions performed by actors impromptu.


Yours Truly Theatre is glad to present a lighthearted play on a common man's life. His journey driven by hopes, dreams, aspirations and intentions of being noticed in a society, that is oblivious to human emotions & engulfed in selfish motives in a mechanical life. We invite you to be part of this exciting world of our common man and also to decide his fate in 'complete the story' interactive theatre format where audience decides how the play should end.

DATE – 22 Aug 2008
TIME – 7.30 pm
VENUE – Ranga Shankara, J.P Nagar

DON'T MISS!
Common Man's menu at RS Café' | Platform performance called 'life in the frame' |

Book tickets Now - 9845243051/ 9845853093 or email us at yourstrulytheatre@ gmail.com. Also visit www.yourstruly- theatre.com

A common man who lives under the shadow of the bomb - cancer - carcinogens - illness - unemployment - impotence - fear of fear - blacks whites - police - rates - income tax - parking tickets - forgetting our lines - losing money - making too much money - losing hair getting fat - getting ugly - being stupid - being unwitty - being shy - being foolish - worry about which stereo speakers - how to fix a car - a bike - learning the piano - fear of failing - not impressing - fear of others' strength - fear of weakness - fear of being exposed - not getting to work in time - not having a pension - security - old age - dying - war - injury in road accidents - fear of blindness - deafness - of not understanding the joke - fear of tough people - fear to take risks - fear to swim - to jump - to dive off a board - fear of disease - fear of moving - fear to sell - fear to buy - obsessional fear of spiders - dark cupboards - knives - muggers - fear of people - parties - crowds - clever people - fear of speaking your mind.


 
Yours Truly Theatre
www.yourstruly-theatre.com
9845853093| 9845243051 "

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Princeton seminar and Workshops in the month of August 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
August 2008.

  • Capital Raising Alternatives for Indian Corporates
  • Corporate Grooming
  • Customs Valuation
  • High Impact Presentation Skills
  • Indian Accounting Standards & IFRS
  • Leadership & Team Building
  • Letters of Credit & UCP 600
  • Managing labour
  • Relationship Marketing
  • SEZ
  • Tax deduction at source and remuneration planning
  • Tenders & Negotiation
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Valuation
  • Works Contract Act & 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
Email: princetona@eth.net


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