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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Jan 31: Next Door - Book Launch @ Crossword
About the Book:
In eleven superbly crafted stories Jahnavi Barua takes us into the private, individual worlds of a varied cast of characters and exposes the intricate mesh of emotions so often concealed under the façade of everyday lives.
Innocent desires and furtive longings, the complexity of fierce love and the terrible consequences of its betrayal, simple aspirations that compel brave action, life’s startling reversals that reveal deep insecurities and yet pave the way for forgiveness and reconciliation— these are just some of the themes played out in these remarkably nuanced snapshots of life. Predominantly set in the verdant, politically charged landscape of Assam , yet constantly transcending the particular, the stories in Next Door are unerringly human. Subtle and evocative in their telling, they mark the introduction of a highly accomplished voice.
About the Author:
Jahnavi Barua is from Assam in the northeast of India and is passionate about the land she comes from. Jahnavi trained as a doctor but is now a writer, a reader, a mother of a six-year-old and a wife, not necessarily in that order. In 2005 she won the Short Fiction contest hosted by Unisun Publishers and the British Council. The following year she won second prize in the Children’s Fiction category of the same prize. In 2006 Jahnavi was awarded a Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship to study Creative Writing in the UK . She lives in Bangalore . 2 comments
Jan 29-Feb05: Namma Bengaluru Buzz - Events & Movie
Till Feb01: Naa Thukaram Alla - watch the Kannada classic play @ Ranga Shankara
Jan 31: A journalist's fight for survival in a Nepali Barrack
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Jan 31-Feb01: BMC's Trek to Gopalaswamy Hill & Edakkal Caves
Jan 31: BMC's One Day Trek and Cave Exploring at Antargange
Feb 01: BMC's Day Trek to Madhugiri
Jan 31: BCP Heritage Walk through the Cantonment Bazaar
Feb 5: Spastics Society of Karnataka presents Panchantantra
"PANCHANTANTRA – by children for children
Mallya Aditi International School and
Spastics Society of Karnataka
Thursday 5th February 2009, 6.45pm
Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Tickets are priced at Rs. 100, 200 & 300
Available at Spastics Society of Karnataka
Contact – Priya Rao – 98869 44548
Kairali Nair – 98869 34307
A child-to-child initiative to promote inclusion of children of Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) with mainstream schools.
The students of 12C, Mallya Aditi International School (MAIS) have been associated with the students of SSK for a year as part of the SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work) programme. Since then, the relationship between the students has grown by leaps and bounds. They share a great rapport and hence have taken up the mammoth task of directing the play PANCHANTANTRA, with the cast being the students of SSK.
We would like to create awareness about our children’s talents and bring to notice the noble work being done by the Society. " 0 comments
Jan-Feb'09: Youth Hostel's Trekking Programmes
Feb 9-13: Wildscreen Festival
"Wildscreen Festival in India and Sri Lanka – 9-13 February 2009
The Festival was founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982 and has been organised every alternate year for the past 25 years. Held in Bristol,the world's centre for wildlife filmmaking, it attracts hundreds of delegates from around the globe who work in film, television and the press, as well as those actively involved in working to conserve the environment.
The Wildscreen Festival came to India in 2007 and toured Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai. The programme included nine filmmakers, eighteen workshops, and seventeen film screenings a cross four cities, the main attraction being the Keynote address by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.
The dates for the next festival are:
9-10 February 2009 – Delhi and Bangalore
12-13 February 2009 – Guwahati, Mumbai and Colombo
Nine environment filmmakers are coming to India and Sri Lanka from the UK. The programme will comprise of master classes on various aspects of filmmaking and film screenings.
The festival will be part of the media strand of the British Council project Low Carbon Futures. Its main focus will be capacity development amongst environmental film makers in India.
Registration for the Master classes:
Participation by prior registration only, last date for registering is 26 January 2009. There is no registration fee.
You may register online at
Please click on the link - http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-projects-ukeff-wildscreen.htm to get more details on the masterclasses and to register yourself for the classes.
Monday, 9 February 2009
Master Class on The role of films in Environmental Conservation by Jeremy Bristow
Film Screening: Can we Save Planet Earth? (60mins)(Producer: Jeremy Bristow)
1500-1600 Masterclass on Managing a Production by Laura Marshall
Film screening: Life in Cold Blood: Armoured Giants (60 mins) (Golden Panda Winner, Wildscreen 08)
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Masterclass on Scriptwriting by Harry Marshall
Film screening: Earth: The Power of the Planet: Atmosphere (59 mins)
Masterclass/ Case Study by Local Filmmaker
1130-1230 Masterclass on Capturing the Story by Sandesh Kadur
Film Screening: The Mountains of the Monsoon (50 mins)
Film Screening (double bill) : One Planet Living (4.45) Global Dimming (49 mins) " 0 comments
Jan 31-Feb 01: 10fs screenings
Jan 31: Pedestrian Pictures presents An Evening of Satyajit Ray's films
Jan 30-Feb01: BFS Presents 5th Tri-Continental Human Rights Film Festival
Feb 3: Beat Your Tuesday Blues! Watch an exciting Play 'common man' by Yours Truly !
Friday, January 23, 2009
Jan 25: Chitrasanthe @ Kumarakrupa Road
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Jan 24-26: Flying weekend for ALL
Jan 22-29: Namma Bengaluru Buzz - Events & Movie Updates