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  • 17 May Thu

    Get High on Comedy

    — posted by Chetan Bharadwaj under Event (Mumbai)

    You might have heard of bar girls, but have you heard of the Bar Boys? Well, it’s the name of a group of three stand-up comic artists, namely, Abhijit Ganguly, Maheep Singh and Amit Tandon. Their jokes are mainly about stand-up comedians (bar boys) who perform in pubs.

    Their next act, which will be hosted by Deepak Dhamija of Shoelace Productions, will see them take up a humorous cause — the welfare of bar boys. “Everybody around us was supporting a cause, like pink chaddi campaign or slutwalk. We were feeling left out, so we decided to take up the welfare of bar boys,” says Dhamija, a theatre writer and director.

    “It is ironical how we stand-up comics are critical about doing shows with canned laughter and drum rolls on television but happily perform at bars. Bar boys is a satirical take on our double standards,” says Ganguly.

    The change in venue from a bar to an auditorium is a happy coincidence for the performers. “At bars, people don’t know what we are talking about after a couple of drinks. The opportunity to perform at an auditorium and be taken seriously are few,” says Singh.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/5/bar-boys.jpg

    Catch them live
    What: A stand-up comedy act by Bar Boys
    When: May 19, 20
    Timings: 7pm onwards
    Entry: Tickets available at  www.bookmyshow.com
    Where: Little Theatre group, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
    Tel: 2338-9713
    Nearest metro station: Mandi House on Blue Line

  • 30 Mar Fri

    Launch of the CIVT Centre at Sanghol on the 28th of April

    — posted by Shikha Kedia Bharadwaj under Event (Delhi)

    Cordia Educational Complex will launch its first Institute of vocational training at the Cordia Educational Complex at Sanghol. This institute is the latest addition to the institutes of Cordia Educational Complex, at Sanghol Distt Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab.

    The vocational skills training courses will be taught in affiliation with the Vocational Training Charitable Trust, UK (VTCT) and will initially offer 3 courses in Beauty Therapy, Nail Services and Hairdressing and barbering. The courses would be of 6 months duration and would teach a batch of 25 students to begin with. CIVT will also introduce job fairs and campus interviews for outgoing students as part of the curriculum and support. CIVT also plans to introduce 1 year skilled courses in hospitality by the end of 2012, as part of their long term goals. All courses at CIVT will be taught by Staff who have been specially trained in delivering these courses under guidance from VTCT. The most modern and advances Institute will offer both training and commercial services in two separate sections.

    The affiliation comes as a result of ling time discussions between Lord Rana, Founder and Funder of the CEC and Dr. Stephen Vickers, Chairman VTCT. Lord Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana, MBE is a British politician and member of the House of Lords. Pursuant to these discussions, there were visits by key people of VTCT, UK to Sanghol to inspect the campus and study feasibility of the joint project.

    The opening on the 28th of April will be attended by the Chairman of VTCT, Dr. Stephen Vickers and Mr. Robin Boyce (Trustee VTCT). A team of 5 will be visiting Sanghol to open the first Cordia Institute of Vocational Training at CEC, Sanghol, Punjab.

  • 20 Jan Fri

    Subject: The Curtain Falls on a successful and thought-provoking...

    — posted by Shikha Kedia Bharadwaj under Event (Delhi)

    Shruti Foundation’s IInd WE ASC World Education Culture Congress envisioned by Lady Shruti Rana and organized in partnership with Indian Council for Cultural Relations was inaugurated by Kumari Selja, Minister for Culture, Housing and Poverty Alleviation and presided over by Dr Karan Singh, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Mr S.K. Misra, Chairman- Shruti Foundation enthusiastically welcomed the delegates and students and spoke briefly about the objectives of the foundation and the Congress.

    Lady Shruti Rana, in her introduction to the Congress laid out the dimensions to the congress, and reiterated that the theme – Revisiting Education Culture for Organic Progress with a special focus on Natural Knowledge and New Experiments, adopted the following approach:

    1. Transforming and developing the educator’s psychology and pedagogical approach,
    2. Evaluation and assessment paradigms, and
    3. The separation and inequity in assessment of scholastic versus co-scholastic disciplines.

    She reiterated the seminal significance of the three principles of teaching by Sri Aurobindo in this regard – 1) Nothing Can be Taught, 2) The Mind Must be Consulted in Its Growth , and 3) From the Near to the Far - hence experiencing and learning from one’s inner inspirations, one own body as well as one’s immediate environment and language, before imposing unfamiliar knowledge, language and abstractions, which detract from the child’s natural absorption, assimilation and expression. She further stressed that one must never lose sight of two key issues; soshan – action for personal benefit, versus poshan –nourishment by action for self as well as all universal elements and beings. She also reminded the Congress of two key ideas from the Upanishads, which taught the student the value of Shreyas - actions which contributed to sustainable and long term gain versus Preyas - choices or actions which were for short term pleasure or gratification.
    The Honorable minister for Culture, Kumari Selja highlighted the importance of the synergy between Indian Culture and the educational process through its philosophies, values and Traditional Knowledge Systems, and its importance in developing a holistic human being. She said, “When we refer to ‘natural ways of learning’ we mean both the pedagogic methodology as well as the content. We are reminded of Tagore’s efforts to deconstruct the structured rigidity of class-rooms and take the young ones out to a more open, flexible and natural ambience. According to her, the children should focus more on the natural form of education system. The objective of education must be to replace an empty mind into an open one. She concluded with the famous Sanskrit verse beginning with, “Vidya Dadati Vinayam” which reminded the Congress that true knowledge and learning leads to humility and simplicity of being.

    Dr Karan Singh, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations in his presidential remarks spoke of the four pillars of education which he was also instrumental in drafting for UNESCO, which are - Learning to know, Learning to do, Learning to live together, Learning to be and spoke of their true significance and meaning in the context of the Congress. He stressed on the inculcation of human values and universal understanding in learning through one’s cultural knowledge and also spoke about the role of media in ignoring inter-faith and culturally significant events while highlighting negative and sensational events in the media. He congratulated Lady Rana on her dynamic action over many years and her vision for transformation in education, as well as on the intricately woven Congress structure.

    The inimitable Dr. Sam Pitroda, innovator and advisor to Prime Minister of India, enunciated some personal experiences and his vision for education and development at the grass roots in India. He urged educators to understand the profound impact of the web in our relationships as well as respect and understand that connectivity is the key to revolution. He shared details of the developmental work in progress on AV connectivity of two hundred and fifty panchayats, where cyber security would offer jobs to more than ten thousand people in the telecom sector and thereby establish working environments to build a new India where more than hundred thousand crores are being spent. He expressed dismay over the fact that the best brains today are busy solving the problems of the rich, where the need is to solve problems of the poor. He emphasized on the importance of leading children to do what they want, innovate and allow them to evolve at their own pace where “talent needs to be given opportunity”.

    Dr Abhishek Singhvi MP and senior-most National Spokesperson of the Congress party felicitated the very concept of the Congress, which he submitted was “about the necessity to think inclusive and to be holistic, not merely in educational paradigms or cultural concepts but in all our endeavors”. He felt that the themes of the Congress made it clear that “the approach is grand but universal, it is big but relevant and it is all inclusive but closely interconnected.” He appreciated the sub-themes of the Congress as actually being the “the bedrock on which our founders had conceived this great nation and were intended to be the foundational focus of our educational and cultural endeavors” He reminded us of the three jewels - Jnana, Darshana and Charitra that provided the framework of value-oriented education and reflected a holistic approach. He felt that since Independence, on this issue, there was” government but little governance, vision but little action” and felt the need to “redesign our moral science classes to rescue them from the stereotype jokes that they have become”. He cautioned that a “compulsory subject is not to be taught in an insipid or didactic manner, unleashing tomes of reading material and deadening the entire imbibing process”. He further stated, “If India is now a country of post midnight children with over seventy percent less than forty years old, we have to completely revamp the culture of our educational system and re-educate ourselves about our culture”. He quoted the Jain saint, Acharya Mahapragya who said “Intellect and intuition are two recurring words in Indian literature. Our educational system attaches high priority to memory, less to intellect and the least to intuition." Finally, he felt that holistic approaches such as that of the Shruti Foundation’s WE ASC Education Culture Congress “contribute far more, and much more effectively, to the GDP of the country. There is now a growing awareness, bordering on universal recognition, that GDP, as traditionally known, is  a highly incomplete measure of prosperity and happiness”.

    The scintillating and unique choreographies, “NAYIKA” by Dr Sonal Mansingh on Day 1 which seamlessly synchronized different classical dance styles to Tagore’s musical poetry and “Chirantan” by Tanusree Shankar on Day 3 based on Tagore's music and writings with Narration by Amitabh Bachchan, provided a truly exciting, multisensory, cultural, educational and joyful dimension, mesmerizing the participants of this unique Congress.

    The IInd WE ASC World Education Culture Congress from January 12-15, 2012 was indeed a very meaningful movement on a significant platform, with endorsements from leaders and decision makers, who applauded the effort, focus and direction of Shruti Foundation and of
    the impassioned organisers, educators, and last but not the least, of the students and youth volunteers who made the Congress a success.

  • 17 Jan Tue

    Kshitij 2012 - The Techno-management Fest

    — posted by Shweta Chourasia under Event (Kolkata)

    Kshitij ,Founded in 2004, with a vision of providing a platform for the students from all parts of the country and abroad to participate and compete with each other to showcase their own individual feild of excellence.

    Khitij hosts a galaxy of events aimed at boosting the technological & Managerial skills inherit today's youth and providing them with an opportunity to show their ideas and thought.
    These form the heart and soul of the festival and seek to provide a common platform for the best brains to interact and nurture their seedling ideas transforming them into giant trees of innovation and progress.he events serve to inculcate the spirit of innovative thinking amongst the finest technical and managerial brains in the country.With more than 40 events covering all genres of technology and management, Kshitij brings some of the best solutions for the mankind to the fore. The huge amount of prize money is just another epitome of the heights which have been scaled in the last eight years.

    Kshitij 2012 is filled with exciting and energetic workshops, guest lectures and exhibitions, along with the technological and managerial advancements, Kshitij provides the perfect blend of learning and fun.

    To know more about the events and to register for them please log on to : http://www.ktj.in/#events

    Date :: Jan 27-30 ,2012

    At
    IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India - 721302

  • 26 Dec Mon

    WE-ASC World Education Culture Congress 2012

    — posted by Shikha Kedia Bharadwaj under Event (Delhi)

    About the WE-ASC Congress

    The WE-ASC World Education Culture Congress 2012 will deliberate on the congress theme and will review the recommendations of the WE ASC Congress 2011 with respect to emerging narratives and trends in education culture. It will adopt a two-pronged approach

    1. To examine representation and application of cultural contexts, natural knowledge and new experiments and their dissemination in educational systems with a view to developing practical solutions and formats for self development, leadership, sustainable progress and human empowerment.
    2. To influence the evolving culture of education and pedagogy, for deep systemic change and integrality in educational objective, process and result.

     

    For more information, please contact:

    General Info: Email: we.asc.congress@gmail.com

    Convener: Lady Shruti Rana: Email: lady.shruti.rana@gmail.com

  • 19 Nov Sat

    "Ruhaniyat" the Biggest Sufi & Mystic Music Festival!

    — posted by Shweta Chourasia under Event (Worldwide)

     

    The All Inida Sufi & Mystic Music Festival organised by Mumbai cultural organistaion Banyan Tree Event is back across India. This is one of the biggest sufi music festival and it is held in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad between November and March.
     
    This festival was started in 2001 by the director of Banyan Tree Events Mahesh Babu and Nandani.
     
    "Ruhaniyat" means Soulfulness. This festival features the best of maestros in Classical, Folk and Sufi music, discovered from the core  of Indian Villages, Turkey, Egypt, Syria etc.
     
    Musician from various parts of India- Sufi qawwals, mystic musicaians performs at festival. The Performaers going to perform this year are :-
    Parvathy Baul, Warsi Brothers, Ateeq Hussain Khan, Jari Sufi compositions of Azan Fakir of Manipur. Hafiza Begum Chaudhary, Kabir Prahlad Tippania form Devas in Madhya Pradesh, Jagar music by Rakesh Bhatt, Vithal Rao etc.
     
    Date & Venue:
    19th Nov 2011, Purana Quila, Delhi
     
    26th Nov 2011, Horniman Circle Gardens, Fort, Mumbai.
     
    27th Nov 2011, Horniman Circle Gardens, Fort, Mumbai.
     
    3rd Dec 2011, Tollygunge Club Ltd., Deshapran Sasmal Rd, Kolkata.
     
    10th Dec, 2011, Jayamahal Palace Hotel 1, Jayamahal Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore.
     
    4th Feb, 2012, Empress Botanical Gardens, Fatima Nagar, Pune
  • 30 Oct Sun

    F1 Race!! The Biggest Race now in India...

    — posted by Shweta Chourasia under Event (Delhi)

    F1 is a very popular Motorsports and F1 in pparticular have caught a great fan attention in India.

    Narain Karthikeyan played a spectacular role in making the sport popular. Drivers like Karan Chandok and Armaan Ebrahim have the potential to make an Indian mark in the arena of car racing.

    Force India :: Vijay Mallya, an Indian millionaire, together with the Mol family set up Force India F1 team in October 2007. They purchased the Spyker Formula One team for € 88 million and renamed it Force India F1. Base of Force India F1 is at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

    Well after this long wait the event is there on 30th October

    Highlights::

    1.World's first comparitive MOTOR SHOW debuts alogside F1.

    2.The best from the motoring world,all the way up to the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe.

    3.Off-road & on-road test drives with braking and handling tests supervised by professional racing drivers from Italy and India.

    4.Food and Music Fest with live bands, such as Advaita, ThemClones, Faridkot.

    5.Opening performance by kingdom of dreams, plus win tickets to Zangoora.

    6.Win the ride of your life with F1 driver Karun Chandhok.

    7.Panic area to watch the F1 race on the big screen, and much more...

     

    Timings:: VIP: 10am General : 12pm

     

    At

    Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Don't Miss it ..!!

  • 18 Oct Tue

    Adventure Camp This Diwali Special!!

    — posted by Shweta Chourasia under Event (Mumbai)

    Hearing the word seems so exciting and innovative...
    Well adventure which means exploring new things and if its a camp then the fun is raised to five times of it.And for children fun needs to be something new something very exciting!

    This Diwali to make it a huge and remarkable one, there is an adventure camp organised by khitiji world specially for this festival.

    Here you can explore new places such as koyna dam,ancient temple,wind mills, mango farms, waterfalls and can enjoy adventure activities, jungle safari, water cruies, treasure hunt, bone fire, treeking and many such exciting things.

    Do go and enjoy because enjoing a camp with so much adventurous activities is a life time enjoyment.

    Age Group:10-14 years.
    Camp fees: Rs.6450

    For more information and registeration log on to
    http://www.kshitijworld.com/index.php?view=details&id=67%3Akoyana&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=3

  • 18 Oct Tue

    Adventure Camp this Diwali Special!!

    — posted by Shweta Chourasia under Event (Mumbai)

    Hearing the word seems so exciting and innovative...
    Well adventure which means exploring new things and if its a camp then the fun is raised to five times of it.And for children fun needs to be something new something very exciting!

    This Diwali to make it a huge and remarkable one, there is an adventure camp organised by khitiji world specially for this festival.

    Here you can explore new places such as koyna dam,ancient temple,wind mills, mango farms, waterfalls and can enjoy adventure activities, jungle safari, water cruies, treasure hunt, bone fire, treeking and many such exciting things.

    Do go and enjoy because enjoing a camp with so much adventurous activities is a life time enjoyment.

    Age Group:10-14 years.
    Camp fees: Rs.6450

    For more information and registeration log on to
    http://www.kshitijworld.com/index.php?view=details&id=67%3Akoyana&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=3

  • 16 Oct Sun

    Diwali 2011! Decorate your Home with your Hand-Made Things..

    — posted by Shweta Chourasia under Event (Delhi)

     

    Diwali is just around the corner, only 12 days to go!
    The event of the year for the people in India and the Indian Communities around the world!
     
    It is a festival of lights, decorations.And it brings a new excitement among people to decorate their home sweet home with their new ideas and pleasing things.
     
    Hence, here is a workshop of craft which is specially held for this Diwali festival organished by Happy Hands Foundations.
     
    And the one going to host this workshop is one of their brilliant craftsman Umer Daraz, a lamp maker.He will teach you paper cutting techniques with various new designs through which you can also explore various new lamp designs of your own.
     
    For detail things which are required please check out here http://www.kyakare.com/event/view/17513:diwali-weekend-workshop-by-happy-hands-foundation
     
    Do visit this workshop and explore your house with your made lamp! Happy Diwali!!
     
    Timings: 4pm Onwards.
     
    At
    48, hauz khas village.
     

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