Vol.  5.6  20 September 2012


bullet 1 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports the Exhibition, Gandhi Now: An Exploration of Gandhi's Life and Ideas through 21st Century Eyes


UTS Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network invites people to the Exhibition Gandhi Now: the exhibition exploring how Gandhi’s life, views and ideas can be linked to the present day. Ghandi now will feature rare photographs on loan from the Consul General of India, who obtained them from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. As well as depicting Gandhi undertaking the daily tasks that were integral to his beliefs, the selected photographs also act as a record of his personal transformation—from a young aspiring lawyer wearing an English suit to the instantly recognisable icon in a loincloth.

The exhibition will be opened by the Consul General of India, Arun Goel. The opening night will feature drinks, vegetarian Indian food and Hindustani music on sarod and tabla by Adrian McNeil and Bobby Singh.


All events are free. All welcome. The public program events will be held in the exhibition space.


Public Program:

Wednesday 19 September, 12.30pm - 2pm: Discussion Panel 
"Avenues of change: creating social change through exchange and local education"

Panellists will include Clary Castrission from the 40K Foundation and Rangan Shrikanta from One Laptop for all Australia

Monday 24 September, 12.30pm - 2pm: Lunchtime talk 
Professor Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, New York: "Gandhi’s Radicalism"

Thursday 4 October, 12.30pm - 2pm: Lunchtime talk 

Carole Douglas, social ecologist and artist: "Swaraj versus Juggernaut: The impacts of industrialisation on rural communities in Kachchh, Gujarat"

Venue: Level 4 (Ground Level), UTS Tower building, 15 Broadway Ultimo NSW 2007

Exhibition times, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm.

Contact for More Info: Cornelia Betzler, Transforming Cultures Research Centre (Tue & Fri), Project Officer Indian Ocean & South Asia Research Network (Mon & Thur), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney | PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007 | Australia

Ph.: +61 2 9514 2768Email: Cornelia.Betzler@uts.edu.auWebsite: www.tfc.uts.edu.au,http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events/2012/09/gandhi-nowwww.iosarn.com 

bullet 1 Bhavan Films offers Video-Making Essential Course

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia thorough its Bhavan Films Workshops offers Video-making Essential Course to people. Homemade Video Essential is the perfect introduction course to learn everything you need to know about your video camera, a brief one-day workshop designed for beginners who want to get the best out of their homemade videos. Through a simple and accessible way of teaching, you will start from the very basics in a friendly and informal environment. No previous knowledge or experience is required, only enthusiasm and good will!

Topics covered: Introduction, Types of video cameras, Essential features and how they serve your work, Accessories and how they can improve your product, How to properly operate the camera, Rules for capturing and storing digital footage, Learn the secrets of your own camera.

Course attendants are highly encouraged to bring their own video cameras for practice.

Course date:  Sunday, 7 October 2012

Capacity: 2 to 6 people

Single Session: 10am – 5pm (6hrs) includes class-based theory and hands-on practice sessions

Location: Suite 100 (Level 4), 515 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Fees: $165

For More Info Contact: Email:  info@bhavanaustralia.org, Website: http://www.bhavanaustralia.org/

Ph: 1300 242 826 (1300 BHAVAN) OR click here

*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Padmashri Shobana's Krishna, a Dance Drama in English

Soorya Australia presents Krishna, a Dance Drama in English, a show by Shobana & 13 artists. Krishna is a two and half hour dance musical with classical, folk, contemporary dances based on the chronicles of the Hindu deity Krishna. Sound engineering for this production is by the Oscar award winning Resul Pookkutty (Slumdog Millionaire) and it has voice-overs in English by several famous film personalities including Surya, Konkona Sen, Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das.

Date & Time: Friday, 2 November 20127:30 pm  

Venue: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, (cnr. of Church st. & Market st.)

Contact for Tickets, online booking & More Info: Riverside Theatres, Ph: 02 8839 3399, Website:www.riversideparramatta.com.au, K. Raman: 9624 1234, Sudhir Das: 0409 600 117, Sri Dass: 0431 983 141, Shalina: 0431 983 140Email: info@soorya.org.au, Website: http://www.soorya.org.au/ OR click here

bullet 1 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Paattum Barathamum—Music and Dance Concert  by Lalita and Murali Venkatraman

The Saiva Manrm Inc. Sydney Murugan Temple present Paattum Barathamum—Carnatic Music and Barathananatyam. Murali Venkatraman presents a 1.5 hour music concert based on semi-classical songs including his compositions in Tamil, Hindi and other languages and Lalita Venkatraman, a 1.5 hour long dance performance showcasing Barathananatyam and elements of other Indian Classical Dances.

Entry to the event is FREE.

Date & Time: Sunday, 23 September 2012; 5 PM -7PM & from 7.45Pm – 9.30PM.

Venue: Sydney Murugan Temple Educational & Cultural Hall, 217 Great Western Highway, Mays Hill, NSW-2145

Contact for More Info: Lalita : lalita@lalitamurali.com, Murali murali@lalitamurali.com, Dani Kumar, Director of Cultural Activities, Ph: 0421 345 231, 9636 4937http://swara.blogspot.com.au/ OR