This section features info on events / workshops organised by various insitutions. has featured the information as received from the concerned organisation / individual
Please contact them directly for further information


Kalasagar celebrated the 94th birth anniversary of its founder Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval on 28 May 2018 at Edapally in Kerala where the following artistes were honored with the KALASAGAR AWARD.
-Kathakali: Kalamandalam Prasanth (Vesham/Actor), Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan (Paattu/Music), Kalamandalam Raman Nambudiri (Chenda/Percussion), Kalamandalam Rajnarayanan (Maddalam/Percussion), Kalamandalam Satheesan (Chutty/Make-Up)
-Vechoor Remadevi (Ottenthullal), Dr. Edanad Rajan  Nambiar (Chakyarkoothu), Kalamandalam Rajeev  (Mizhavu-Koodiyattam), Dr. Kalamandalam Rachitha Ravi (Mohiniattam), Mattanoor Sreekanth (Thayambika)
- Panchavadyam: Pallassana Murali Marar (Thimila), Sadanam Bharatharajan (Maddalam), Chalakudy Ravi (thalam), Varavoor Manikandan (kombu)

Treks/Trips with Aquaterra Adventures
Camp Bagi By Aquaterra, Season 2018 | May & June
Markha Valley Trek | June 23 - July 1, 2018
Stok Kangri | July 31 - August 9, 2018 & August 6 - 15, 2018

Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is conducting 22nd Year 'MAHESWARA POOJA' along with '468 SIDDHARGAL YAGAM' in '468 YAGA KUNDAMS' and 'ASTROLOGER MELA' on the occasion of " CHITHRA POURNAMI " on Sunday 29.04.2018. 
For more details, Contact:Sri Muralidhara Swamigal,(Founder & Peedathipathi) Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kilpududpet, Walajapet - 632513,Vellore District, TamilNadu, Ph: 09443330203 / 04172 230033 / 230274 Email: . Website:



hosted by the Kuppai Matters platform
Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG), Chennai
Venue: Murasoli Maran Flyover Park, Perambur, Chennai 600 011.
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Read more

After receiving an overwhelming response in Delhi with its last edition “Mumbai Meri Jaan” last year, ETHICUS is proud to showcase its second collection at the capital. This two-day exhibition will be on 9th & 10th March 2018 from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM at New Delhi’s Aga Khan Hall and will showcase some amazing handwoven textiles from Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. India’s first organic farm to fashion brand launched in 2009 – Ethicus brings their exquisite collection to the capital, showcasing the weaves made from the finest of long staple organic cotton by master artisans. Light in weight & perfect for the summer, the sarees & stylish readymade blouses embody ‘smart dressing’. Beautifully designed & arduously finished, Ethicus is a pioneer in slow & sustainable fashion.

The Pollachi-based brand Ethicus stands for ‘Ethics and Us’. Ethicus debuted at the Lakme Fashion week in Mumbai last year in September wherein they showcased their ‘Matchmaker’ collection which comprised of 14 garments dominated by saris. The show took place on LFW’s Sustainable Fashion Day and Ethicus was one of the nine labels selected to showcase luxury sustainable fashion. And this spring, Ethicus is going to exhibit its 3 new collection of saris & stylish readymade blouses. Every inch of every sari in this collection is an artistic interpretation...Read more

Diet to maximise your chances of conceiving
- Dr.K.Sivaraman

Kalarigram is a traditional Kalaripayattu training center located just off the Tindivanam established in 2010 by Shri Ramesan Lakshmanan, who hails from a traditional Kalaripayattu family (Hindustan Kalari Sangam, estd. 1950) based in Calicut, Kerala, India. This center has been training students in Kalaripayattu - one of the world’s most ancient martial art forms, Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. The aim of Lakshman Gurukkal is to revive and restore this ancient art form; and rediscover the wisdom that made Kalairpayattu the bedrock of the very culture and tradition of Kerala’s classical dance forms like Kathakali and Mohiniyattam and folk arts like Koodiyatham, Theyyam and Velakali, to name a few. It also incorporated very sophisticated treatment systems that were based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda and Siddha and allowed warriors to recover from injuries. The philosophy of the practice also included spiritual and tantric practices.

The Kalarigram Amphitheater intends to provide the required space for inviting people from all over the world to create awareness of this ancient philosophy and tradition. It will serve as the core infrastructure that will underpin all initiatives to popularize Kalaripayattu by providing the right platform to showcase the multi-layered complexity and nuances of this art form. Located in close proximity to the Auroville Township, it will serve as the perfect portal for performers and artists from all over the world to engage with this tradition, exchange ideas and philosophy, and serve as a platform for research and experimentation. Our intention is that this place serves as a hub that will trigger the revival and rediscovery of Kalaripayattu.

Would you consider contributing Rs. 1,000/- towards this initiative? As a token of our gratitude for your support, we will have your name on a pennant that is put up every time there is a performance in our amphitheatre for the next one year. Please click on this link to donate You can also donate through a bank transfer. The details of the account are:
Name of the Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001
Name of the Account holder: Kalarigram Trust
Account Number: 35402431589
IFSC Code: SBIN0000900

Thank you,
For the Kalarigram Team

The Brahan Natyanjali Foundation is conducting its consecutive fifteenth year International Dance festival at the World Heritage Monument, Thanjavur Big Temple for seven days from 13-19 Feb 2018.

Padma Awards

Art Exhibition : Painting India by Caroline Dantheny | Jan 19th - 28th, 11am to 7pm at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai

Caroline Dantheny studied art and fashion, launching women’s fashion collections under her own name, then creating costumes and unique pieces before devoting herself to painting. Jean-François Lesage grew up among the gold threads and glass beads of France’s most revered embroidery workshop.

Built by his father François Lesage, the House of Lesage symbolised the highest craftsmanship in fashion, providing embroideries to haute-couture labels like Chanel, Lanvin, Balmain, Givenchy and Christian Lacroix.
In 2011, the painter Caroline Dantheny meets Jean-François Lesage. A sincere friendship and a work of art, interweaving the liveliness of abstract painting to the subtlety of embroidery, are born out of this unexpected collaboration.

The embroidered linens, exhibited at ‘Painting India’ in Chennai at the Lalit Kala Academy, promise to take us around the world and keep the artistic flame burning bright.

India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum (VITM) (National Council of Science Museums) invites applications for a Museum Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 02, 2018

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with the Archaeology Museum, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune invites applications for a museum fellowship for a period of one year.
Application deadline: January 15, 2018

News 2017 News 2016 News 2015 News 2014 News 2013 News 2012 News 2011 News 2010 Home
News 2009 News 2008 News 2007 News 2006 News 2005 News 2004