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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

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

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 and Soul - Art Gallery on ECR

‘FOREGROUNDING the BACKGROUND’ - an exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures by P S Nandan, A P Pannerselvam, G Raman, A Selvaraj and 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 and 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

Ragamala: Paintings from India
22 October 2011 to 8 January 2012
Brighton Museum and 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.
- a collaboration with Dulwich Picture Gallery, supported by Farrow and Ball.

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

Third Hinduism Summit in Chicago to carry on Hinduism awareness drive
Chicago at the Hindu MandirOof Lake County, on Saturday 27th August 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)
Bhopal office: Anand Nagar, Raisen Road, Piplani, Bhopal 462 021

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.

260 artisans celebrated 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
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'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. ;

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.
Shriman N. Raj, son of Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Anita Ratnam recently won the Golden Eagle Award for his film “Threnody”. He is a student of Film and Television Production in Savannah College of Arts and Design, New York.

Annual Mahotsavam of the Sydney Murugan Temple
was conducted in March 2011.
Murugan Procession in Chariot on 19th March 2011.

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 ; ;

Dr R B Sontakke and Lata Rao trust for Universal music celeberated its 1st year in Seva Sadan presenting SAMVAAD on April 2, 2011 at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, Bangalore.

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

The India Collective presented TRANCEPORT, an exhibition by Pravin Kannanur

from March 14-26, 2011
at Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai - 14
Contact: 0 98402 15765 ;


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.

Konark Natya Mandap presented
26th Konark Dance and Music Festival 2011
February 19 - 23, 2011 Konark

Single stone marvel for Kanchi Saint

- Pradeep Damodaran, DC, Kancheepuram

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

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.
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 and 9th

Devaratham - Or Arimugam

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