2011
Orissa Tourism presented
Konark Festival (1st - 5th December 2011)
Toshali National Crafts Mela (15th – 27th December 2011)
Mukteswar Dance Festival (14th – 16th January 2012)
Rajarani Music Festival (18th – 20th January 2012)
International Sand Art Festival (Dec 1-5, 2011)

Click here to view the sand sculptures created on Dec 1, 2011
Nrityagram's new venture KULA: The Culture Collective
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2011 Deepam festival at Arunachaleswarar Temple, Thiruvannamalai
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Orissa Tourism presents Gotipua Dance Festival 2011
Nov 15-17, 2011 6.30pm onwards
Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
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Fourth edition of Deepa Soundarya, exhibition of lamps and other objects of desire on the occasion of Deepavali
by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, Research, training, design, development and conservation centre for art and craft forms
Inauguration by Prof. P.V. Nanjaraja Urs, well known historian and author

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Sunday 16 October 2011. 11.00 am
Exhibition: 16 to 30 October 2011. 10.30 am to 7.00 pm
At: Pratima Gallery, Ramsons House, In front of Zoo, Mysore 570010
Art Exhibition ‘ FOREGROUNDING the BACKGROUND’ by Art & Soul - Art Gallery on ECR

‘FOREGROUNDING the BACKGROUND’ - an exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures by P S Nandan, A P Pannerselvam, G Raman, A Selvaraj & Late.T R P Mookiah.
Exhibition from Sunday 25 Sep to Thursday 13 Oct 2011 - 11 am to 10 pm (* Monday Holiday )
Inauguration was by V P Dhananjayan & Shanta Dhananjayan on Sunday 25 Sep 2011 - 6.30 pm.
The background or generally ‘the ground’ is variously known as space from which every form emerges. A white canvas can be intimidating or inviting to an artist. The form that emerges from every stroke of a painter’s brush or a sculptor’s chisel is but the disturbance on this blank space. Is the painter sculpting in this space or creating over it? This question has always been an enigma that fills the creator.
‘Foregrounding the Background’ - showcase of works of five artists who have confronted this enigma in their media and evolved personal styles that address the conflict of the ground and the theme.
Contact : 204 - A, East Coast Road, Akkarai, Chennai - 600019.
Ph: 91 44 24530033 / 91 72997 73311
website: www.artnsoul.co.in
Ragamala: Paintings from India
22 October 2011 to 8 January 2012
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Free admission
A unique exhibition of exquisite Indian miniature paintings. Ragamalas, generally described as ‘music-inspired’ paintings, flourished between the 15th and 19th centuries. Painted under royal patronage they illustrate moods and feelings, the most common being love and devotion. This exhibition highlights the strikingly varied styles of Ragamalas produced throughout the Indian subcontinent and reveals the symbolism and emotion contained within these intensely coloured and detailed miniature paintings. The exhibition is based on the collection of Claudio Moscatelli, accompanied by Indian miniature paintings from Brighton Museum’s own collection.
http://www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/Pages/IndianWeekendatBrightonMuseum.aspx
- a collaboration with Dulwich Picture Gallery, supported by Farrow & Ball.
VEENA NAVARATRI UTSAVAM at NARADA GANA SABHA
from September 11 - 19, 2011
at NGS Mini Hall, TTK Road, Chennai-600 018

Schedule
Solo Show by Artist Apet Pramod Mahadev from Maharashtra at Ayya Art Galleries
#33 Woods Road,
Opp: Express Avenue 6th gate,
Mount Road, Chennai-2
Ph:9841076654 / 9841037810.
044-42158062 / 42158063
The Show is on from 7-21 Sep 2011
http://www.ayyaart.com/home.php?album=261&art=all&page=artgallery
The Movement Against Corruption
One can be better informed about the issues by going to the site: www.indiaagainstcorruption.org
Third Hinduism Summit in Chicago to carry on Hinduism awareness drive

Online webcast of the third Hinduism Summit (Hindu Dharmajagurti Sabha) in Chicago at the Hindu MandirOof Lake County, on Saturday 27th August 2011
National Anthem Jana Gana Mana (Instrumental) byHamsadhwani
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF7A3H4YTw4
PATANJALI WEEK CELEBRATIONS – 2011
October 18 - 25, 2011 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Part of Yog Vidya Jagriti Abhiyan-International Holistic Health Movement, organized by Yog Confederation of India, affiliated to International Yog Confederation, World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda, and The World Community of Indian Culture and Traditional Disciplines, Italy, in association with North-Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Govt. of India
At: Bhartiya Yog Anusandhan Kendra, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (India)
Yoga
19th Oct: Yama (lectures and workshops)
20th Oct: Niyama (lectures and workshops)
21st Oct: Asana (lectures and workshops)
22nd Oct: Pranayama (lectures and workshops)
23rd Oct: Pratyahara (lectures and workshops)
24th Oct: Dharana (lectures and workshops)
25th Oct: Dhyana (lectures and workshops)
25th Oct: Samadhi, Yogasana demonstrations and competitions
Ayurveda
19th Oct: Basic knowledge of Ayurveda
20th Oct: Diagnosis of disease and pulse reading
21st Oct: Ayurvedic Panchkarma
22nd Oct: Ayurvedic (Herbal) Medicines
23rd Oct: Ayurvedic Medicinal Preparations
24th Oct: Research and Scientific analysis of Ayurveda
Cultural program
18th to 25th Oct: 8.30pm to 11pm
Workshops, demonstrations of Yogasanas, Mallakhamb, Martial Arts, Music, Bhajans, Chanting and Dances (classical, traditional and contemporary)
Bhopal office: Anand Nagar, Raisen Road, Piplani, Bhopal 462 021
e-mail: vijaytiwariji@yahoo.co.in, presidente@suryanagara.it, laxmithakursinghal@yahoo.in
www.patanjaliweek.com
The total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011 was the longest in 11 years lasting for 100 minutes. The last one to exceed this duration occurred in 2000, and the next such eclipse will take place only in 2141.
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/surajram/5837942814/in/photostream
- http://www.hindu-blog.com/2011/06/video-and-pictures-of-lunar-eclipse.html
- http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2011.html#LE2011Jun15T
260 artisans invite you to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Indian weaves, jewellery and a whole lot more….
at the KALA MADHYAM MELA
13 – 22 May 2011 @ Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, near Hotel Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa Road, Bengaluru – 1. 10am – 8pm
www.kalamadhyam.org or please join us on www.facebook.com/KalaMadhyamIndia
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The Kattaikkuttu e-newsletter
for April 2011
'Learning from Children' event/workshop from 16th May till 22nd May (Monday to Sunday).
Flyer 'Sensing nature, knowing nature' workshop from April 4th till May 25th - (about 50 days) at Aruvacode, Nilambur, Malapuram District of Kerala. Even though it meant for children from the Aruvacode village outsiders are also welcome. The workshop starts at 10 am and goes on till 1 pm officially. www.re-cognition.org ; www.kumbham.org
http://my.opera.com/jinankb/blog/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terracotta_murals/sets/72157623551313677/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terracotta_murals/sets/72157594503980465/
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Chennai boy bags Golden Eagle
What started off as a classroom discussion has landed Shriman N. Raj with the Golden Eagle, an award that Steven Spielberg won at the beginning of his career.
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/all-rounders/chennai-boy-bags-golden-eagle-455
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presents
71st Year Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav
from May 20 - 29, 2011 at Melattur, Tamilnadu
Schedule

Annual Mahotsavam of the Sydney Murugan Temple was conducted in March 2011. This video shows the Murugan Procession in Chariot on 19th March 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYOsPkjumuM
Special Screening of Documentaries at National Folklore Support Centre
Kelai Draupadai (120 min col/Tamil)
Wednesday, 16 March, 2011, 6pm
Ninaivin Nagaram (75min col/Tamil)
Thursday 17 March, 2011, 6pm
Contact: 28229192 / 42138410 ; admin@indianfolklore.org ; www.indianfolklore.org
Invitation
Dr R B Sontakke and Lata Rao trust for Universal music is celeberating its 1st year in Seva Sadan presenting SAMVAAD on April 2, 2011 at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, Bangalore.
Morning Session 9 am
Pt Venkatesh Kumar accompanied by Yavagaliji and Katotiji
Vid CN Chandrashekhar (Carnatic violin) with Prakash Sontakke (slide guitar) accompanied by Ustad fazal Qureshi and Vid TAS Mani

Evening Session 5 pm
Pt Milind Date a fantastic flautist a senior disciple of Chaurasia Ji accompanied by Ustad Fazal Qureshi
Conclusion by Vid TAS Manis & "Tala Tarangini"
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An exhibition of photos on Puri Rathayatra by Dr.Susil Pani
presented by Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana

at the Exhibition House, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry (Entrance from Seaside gate)
from March 19 - April 1, 2011, 5-8pm (Sundays from 9.30am-11.30am)
The India Collective presents TRANCEPORT, an exhibition by Pravin Kannanur

from March 14-26, 2011, 10am - 10pm
at Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai - 14
Contact: 0 98402 15765 ; theindiacollective@gmail.com
The next e-learning course "The Music of South India" will take place in April, May and June 2011. It offers practical exercises while facilitating personal interaction. Spport will also be provided in German and Dutch. More details about the course, the textbook and testimonials from participants are found here:
www.carnaticstudent.org

A large Hanuman Murthi in Africa - at the Shri Vishnu Temple Society in Chatsworth, Durban
The gigantic Lord Hanuman monument is the temple’s contribution to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of indentured Indians in South Africa. The R1.35 million intricately and colourfully designed structure which stands 13m tall was sculpted by Ottawa resident Umash Harripersadh. The project was coordinated by the society’s president, Lalmun Chebnath (LC) Maharaj.
Source: http://www.indiansinafrica.co.za/Hinduism-In-Focus/largest-hanuman-murti-in-africa-home-to-chatsworth.html Watch a video
Konark Natya Mandap presented
26th Konark Dance and Music Festival 2011
February 19 - 23, 2011 Konark
Schedule
Review
Single stone marvel for Kanchi Saint
- Pradeep Damodaran, DC, Kancheepuram

http://dc-epaper.com/DC/DCC/2011/01/29/ArticleHtmls/29_01_2011_002_032.shtml?Mode=1
Sri Rama Navami Mahothsavam 2011
By SRI RAMA BHAKTHA JANA SAMAJ
Schedule
View Mahaperiyava Aradhanai (Jan 1, 2011) pictures
- Subramanian VC's Picasa web album
http://picasaweb.google.com/vcsmani/MahaperiyavaAradanai010111?feat=email#
An exhibition of photos on Seraikella and Mayurbhanj Chhau Dance by Dr.Susil Pani
(In collaboration with Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana)
Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2011
At Pitanga Cultural Centre, Samasti, Auroville
Contact: (0413) - 262403
email: pitanga@auroville.org.in
The Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2011 - Jan 6 to 9, 2011
What began as a simple kolam contest for the community in the year 2001 organised by the neighbourhood newspaper, Mylapore Times (in its 16th year), has now grown into the Mylapore Festival. Four days. Ten venues, 30 events, 250 artistes all around the famed Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple and at the Nageswara Rao Park.
www.mylaporefestival.com
Photographs of the Kolam Contest on Jan 8, 2011
Jottings - Vincent D'Souza - Can we mount a Kolam exhibition on a mada veedi in Mylapore and make it a huge attraction?
- Mylapore Times, Jan 15-21, 2011 Watch videos of the Traditional Pulli Kolam Contest on Jan 8th & 9th
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTpUQaERYRY&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0cTyeiisc&feature=player_embedded#!
Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation conducted the Ninth "BALA VIDHWAN BHAVANI" on Saturday, 1st January, 2011 from 6.00am to 8.00am.
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Devaratham - Or Arimugam

- A book by Sthapathi K.Rajamani & Dr.Susil Pani transalated to Tamil by Dr.R.Krishnamurthy
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