Archive for August, 2010

Workshop for Children on Celebrating Ganesha Festival Responsibly

Identifying Traditional and Responsible ways of Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

A One Day Workshop for Children (Ages 9-15)

Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. As we all know, He is a very popular god in India and has become a popular symbol around the world too. Ganesha in different art forms has broken many boundaries of caste, race, religion, and nation and has found a space in many living rooms around the world. He is a favorite among the children too. The story of his birth and the variety of delicacies made on this day are enjoyable for children. Over the last few decades, there has been a considerable shift in our societies across the country from celebrating the festival in a traditional way to a more ostentatious occasion, with little regard to the socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts.

The workshop is aimed at helping children identify the traditional and historical significance, ways in which it was celebrated in the past, the importance of the traditional foods made on this day and ways in which the festival can be celebrated without causing harm to the environment around us.

The workshop will take children through interesting stories, videos, making clay idols, learning to make traditional decorations such as rangoli, stringing of flowers etc, learning to make traditional foods, learning through some games and more importantly learning to take responsibility towards mother earth in celebrations.

Workshop Date: Sunday, 5th September, 2010

Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Registration Fee: Rs. 200/-

Venue: ESG Office

Contact Details:

Environment Support Group, 1572, 100 feet Outer Ring Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-70

Telephone: 91-80-26713559/60/61

Email: bhargavi@esgindia.org /sruthi@esgindia.org

Website: www.esgindia.org

Crafts Exhibition and Sale at Avighna

Ganesha Festival: Exhibition cum Sale

Avighna Collections is having an exhibition cum sale of various Ganesha
avatars in fibre, glass and wooden wall hangings too. This exhibition
is held at
Sankhla House, 88, Vyalikaval 3rd main, Bangalore

from

Aug 30th to Sept 10th, 2010.
Please contact 65670035.

Discussion: Change Drivers

An interesting session is being organised for Bangaloreans. This is the message from Civic Dialogue.

Invitation: Change Drivers
Ideas that can make Bangalore more livable.
25th August 2010, 5 pm Onwards
Jaaga Creative Common Ground, Off Richmond Road

As part of the kick off party of our Civic Dialogue Initiative we are organizing a symposium to introduce the Competition and showcase some of the partner NGO’s and activists who a working towards making our city a better place to live! They will tell us their inspiring stories as well as highlight idea for shaping a Bengaluru that we all can be proud of.

Registration is Required

Agenda & Presenters:

4:45- 5:00 pm: Registration

5:00 – 5:15 pm: Introduction: Civic Dialogue Program By Ritu Krutika, Head, Civic Engagement , The Urban Vision

5:15 – 5:30 pm: Managing Waste in Bengaluru: Wilma Rodrigues, Head , Saahas

5:30 – 5:45 pm : Conserving Water for our Future: S. Vishwanath,Founder , Rainwater Club

5:45 – 6:00 pm : Public Space for Collaboration : Freeman Murray,Founder , Jaaga

6:00 – 6:15 pm : Social Media for Social Good : Prathima Manohar , Founder , The Urban Vision

6:15 – 6:30 pm : Clean City – Healthy City , Myriam : Founder , Clean Bengaluru

6:30 – 6:45 pm : Cycling for a Green Bengaluru: Prabhakar Rao ,Founder, Go Green Go Cycling

6:45 – 7:00 pm : Driving Youth to save our Ecology : IYCN Bangalore

7:00 – 7:15 pm : Youth for the garden City : Kapil Sharma , Founder, SayTrees.

Location: This Jaaga site is located on Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road, Opposite the Hockey Association Stadium main gate, Shanthinagar. More details on the location and how to get there.

About Civic Dialogue:
Civic Dialogue is a public dialogue in which participants (students & young professionals) discuss and report civic issues, policies and decisions of consequence to their lives, communities and society. This program is conceived to encourage a vigorous, well-informed discussion on the city stage about the major issues of the city by engaging the citizens in the city. Write to Ritu@theurbanvision for more info.

Wildlife Photography @ iReboot

iReboot hosts wildlife photography bootcamp for third consecutive year

September will be a pretty busy month at iReboot which is gearing up for the third consecutive year of its most talked about program – the Wildlife Photography Workshop. The entries are pouring in, the program is currently being redesigned and the participants are already rearing to go. In a nutshell, this program combines two most common realms of hobbies- wildlife and photography- which have very good potential of being converted to full-time professions in the long run. iReboot will make the necessary arrangement to have the participants sent off to The Bannerghatta National Park with a qualified, professional wildlife photographer (their previous mentors include celeb names like Kalyan Varma and Amogha Varsha).

ireboot photography workshop

Students can expect professional guidance from their mentor and learn the basic principles of wildlife photography and most importantly, they can look-forward to a thorough individual evaluation of the pictures taken during Safari’s and various expeditions around the park. The course work of this program has been the main USP of the bootcamp. Participants have shared their appreciation for highly relevant content and have praised it for its detailed structure and synopsis.

Post program perks include a free membership to the Photon Club, where the skill-set of the participants are further nurtured through regular commercial assignments and meet-ups. In addition to this, iReboot ensures that the participants take complete advantage of the resources available for their long-term benefit, such as one-on-one sessions with the mentor, tie-up’s with renowned photography magazines and networking at large.

September 2010 workshop for wildlife photography will be held at the Bannerghatta National Park on the 18th and 19th. Program relevant information can be found on iReboot’s website www.ireboot.com.

To see what our other participants have done during their stint, please go through these Flickr images.

Frames Of Mind 2010 – for photographers

Frames of Mind 2010

I received the content for this post from Mayur Channagere – the Moderator on this event organised by the Bangalore Photography Club.  You should find this useful.

The Bangalore Photography Club is all set with its flagship annual event Frames Of Mind 2010. This year Frames of Mind (FOM) celebrates its 5th  year of being one of the very few platforms for both amateur & professional photographers in the city to showcase their talent.

The theme for this year’s exhibition is “India Today” where photographs depicting the New India will be curated and showcased. The plan is to have several photography-based activities at the venue over three days – including talks by experts in the area, workshops, an open house where any participant can come and share his ideas/ experiments/ opinions and more. This year the event will be held at ChitraKala Parishat, between 22nd and 24th October.

Please follow the link for more information. The LAST date for submission is SEP 11.

http://bangalorephotographyclub.com/activities/fom10.html

Entrepreneurship Education Program for Women in Bangalore

Invitation: 10,000 Women 2010

Greetings from NEN!

We’re writing to inform you of an exciting entrepreneurship education program that might be of interest to you or to someone you know.

Launched by Goldman Sachs, the 10,000 Women program is a global initiative to increase the number of under-served women receiving business and management education. The initiative rests on the belief that partnerships between education, development and business experts can help bring about significant change through improved business education for women. The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, is the academic partner for the 10,000 Women program in India.

Through this programme, Goldman Sachs and the ISB are offering an intensive course to provide world-class education to help women entrepreneurs to think big, and to grow their businesses.
This year, courses will be taught in several cities. Currently, applications are being accepted for Hyderabad and Bangalore. Deadline for application for Bangalore is 23rd August and for Hyderabad is 24th August. Courses start in October, and scholarships are available.

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Onam Sadhya at Ranga Shankara Cafe

Onam Sadya is a tradition at the Ranga Shankara cafe. Anju Sudarshan, the lady who runs the cafe, puts her heart and soul to whip up a buffet that brings the flavours, tastes and colours Kerala to Ranga Shankara. This year, the Onam Sadya lunch is set for 1 PM t0 3 PM, Sun, Aug 22. Prior reservation necessary — please call 9900064931.

Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala is celebrated during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug- Sep). This festival lasts for ten days and marks the homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali. These ten days bring out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam.


Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com

“Elling” by Dramanon at Ranga Shankara

Dramanon is a young Bangalore-based theatre group whose fortunes I have been following for a fair length of time now, and I have been impressed with their commitment to English theatre, given the obstructions that an amateur group has always to face: affordability of theatre space, funding obstacles, and rehearsal difficulties with day jobs to take care of. They like to choose plays, that, in their own words, “have spunk”, and this time, the play in question was Elling, Simon Bent’s adaptation of a cult Norwegian film, which in turn was based on a novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen.

elling poster 060810

Elling tells the story of two of society’s outsiders who, having been released from a mental institution, have to work out how to adjust to living independently. The title character is a prissy self-declared mummy’s boy, petrified of the world outside; a man fond of hiding in wardrobes when things get too much for him. He dresses oddly, hasa methodical way of speaking and moving, and carries a note book around at all times into which he jots down stories and observations.

His roommate at the institution, and the man he is to share a flat with, is almost his complete opposite. Kjell Bjarne, is a lanky, hairy chap, not fond of washing and preoccupied with sex and women. Yet despite their differences, despite Elling repeatedly referring to Bjarne as an orang-utan, the two men have a real and touching friendship, they depend on one another. The bond that forms between them is touchingly highlighted in the scene where they exchange Christmas presents.

Having been given a place in Oslo to live by the state, they are assigned to a social worker, and warned that if they can’t get on in the outside world they will be sent back to the institution. Perhaps predicatbly, life on the outside proves difficult, and though their initial impulse is to hide away in their flat, with the help of a heavily pregnant woman and an aging poet, they gradually start to reengage with the world.

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“Elling” by Dramanon at Ranga Shankara

Dramanon presents “Elling” at Ranga Shankara

on Aug 6th Fri (7:30 PM) & Aug 7th Sat (3:30 PM & 7:30 PM)

About the Play : Mommy’s boy Elling and his roommate, the uncouth Kjell Bjarne, are the Odd Couple of Oslo; a pair of confused souls taking their first steps in the outside world after years of isolated, institutional life. Given a flat in the city by the social services department, they must re-assimilate themselves into society or face a return to the asylum. So its simply a question of convincing their social worker that they are really normal – even if it does feel safer sleeping in the wardrobe. Based on the cult Norwegian novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen and Oscar nominated film, Elling is a delightful heart-warming comedy.

More info on – www.dramanon.webs.com

For tickets call 9900088432 or log on to www.indianstage.in or www.bookmyshow.com

Tickets also available at Ranga Shankara. Rs.150/-

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