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Road (near the Lalit Ashok), Bengaluru - 560001
December 3-12, 2010, 10am - 8pm
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paintings of Buddha, The Enlightened One by Chelian presented by Forum
Art Gallery from 23rd Oct to 10th Nov, 10.30am-6.30pm at 57, Padmanabha
Nagar, 5th street, Adyar, Chennai 20.
Council of India presented EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA-2010, a thematic
exhibition cum sale of over 15 artisans from different parts of the country.
at The Lalit
Kala Akademi, 4 Greams Road, Chennai
Oct 25th -
31st, 11 am - 8pm
Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur organised "Thanjavur Festival" at Thanjavur
Big Temple from 08.10.10 to 17.10.10 during Navaratri in continuation with
the Millennium Celebrations of the Temple.
Secretary, Forum of Friends, SZCC, Thanjavur ; M: +91 98424 55765
Yagna" (brhan in Sanskrit means big) jointly organised by the Association
of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) and the Brhan Natyanjali Trust,
Thanjavur to celebrate the 1,000th year of the Peria Koil built by Raja
Raja Chola, 1000
dancers from different parts of India and abroad performed Bharatanatyam
to music & choreography by Padma Subrahmanyam.
Live Webcast was
provided by kalakendra.com
& Kutcheri Buzz Live streaming was by chennaistream.com.
Preparations for the event
Madras Naturalists’ Society and WWF-India Tamil Nadu State Office together
celebrated the Wildlife Week with the theme of Biodiversity
from 30 September to 7 October 2010. As part of this week long celebration,
they organised a number events like exhibitions, film screenings,
seminars, competitions, quizzes and much more.
Nations has declared the year 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity
celebrating life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives.
Wildlife Week in the British Council was celebrated on this background.
in Tamil Nadu – A History
By Prof. Job
Thomas of Davidson College, North Carolina
covers ancient rock art in Tamil Nadu, and takes a look at the paintings
during the Pallava, Pandya, Chola, Vijayanagar, Nayak, Maratha, East India
Company and British period.
The book (Demy
1/8) is 256 pages + 32 colour pages of photos.
||A report about
two great souls who are setting an example to the world through their actions.
Nagarajan from Kanjikoil near Erode
and Ayyasaami from Ezhoor near Sathyamangalam have dedicated their lives
to growing and maintaining the trees.
by Muralikumar Padmanabhan
Vocal by K.G.Vijayakrishnan, Mridangam by Tanjavur Kumar
Kids Awards, Children below 14 years of age
Awards December 2010
In an attempt
to recognize and honor child talent across the country, Pogo Entertainment
annually awards children with outstanding achievements in various categories
across the country.
||Fort is an
important landmark of the Chennai city and the museum it houses holds precious
history, maintained excellently by ASI. Sriraman is presently in-charge
of the Fort Museum and has carried out extensive work in it to make the
visit to the Museum memorable.
In order to
make the Museum visible and also participate in its development, Friends
of Fort Museum is formed by ASI.
is housed in the historic Exchange Building within the Fort St. George.
It is a period museum maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
It was established in 1948 by Col. D.M.Read to preserve the relics of the
Raj that was scattered in around the fort. Later, many citizens and institutions
of Madras enriched the collection of the museum by donating objects of
colonial period. Select objects from the collection are on display reminding
the visitors of the colonial heritage of the city. For the past few years,
ASI has taken efforts to reorganising the galleries of the museum.
of Fort Museum (FoFM) forum
* To create
a platform where the friends of the museum and others can interact among
themselves and with the museum.
* To provide
an opportunity to the friends to participate in the museum activities
* To provide
voluntary services, if required
* To create
an awareness about museums and heritage among public
19 - 27, 2010 Melattur, Tamilnadu
BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV, a unique blend of bhakti, music, dance
and drama, is scheduled to be held on and from the 19th May 2010. The centuries
old Utsav is held annually with religious fervour in the sannidhi of Lord
Sri Varadaraja, the presiding deity of Melattur, as part of celebration
of Sri Nrusimha Jayanti. The ritualistic Bhagavata Mela tradition, a Telugu
Heritage nurtured in Tamil country, richly deserves a vast support from
the art-world. Came into being as a result of Bhakti movement about 450
years ago, it is not far different from the Kuchipudi Bhagavata Mela. The
Bhagavata Mela Mahotsav-2010 features not only Bhagavata Mela Natakas,
composed by Melattur Venkatarama Sastry (1743 - 1809 A.D), but also many
fitting events akin to it.
in 2010 Year Utsav - For the past 20 to 35 years, the dancers, supporting
artists and the men behind federate in votary and veneration to the tradition
with no per diem. Added to this, S Natarajan, as a dancer, director and
patron, would be completing his 63 years of yeomen service for the cause
of Bhagavata Mela. Furthermore, in May 2010, he would be completing 52
glorious years of donning the challenging heroine role of Chandramati in
the Bhagavata Mela natakam 'Harischadra.'
Isai - Nadaswaram by Thirukarukavoor Bros. TK Ramanan & TK Saravanan
of Bhagavata Mela Mahotsav
Mela Natakam PRAHLADA CHARITAM
7.30pm: Jayashree Rajagopal & Nrithyodaya artistes, Mumbai present
BHAKTA SAKHA VITTALA (Marati Abhangs on Varkari Saints)
7.30pm: Members of ABHAI (Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of
India, Chennai), attending workshop on Bhagavata Mela at Melattur present
9.30pm: Bhagavata Mela Natakam HARISCHANDRA - Part I
9.30pm: Bhagavata Mela Natakam HARISCHANDRA - Part II
of Vijay Madhavan present NRITYA ARADHANA
Vaidyanathan, Karpaga Veena & Dhanalakshmi (Disciples of Swarnamalya
Ganesh) present Bharatanatyam
9.30pm: Bhagavata Mela Natakam HARIHARA LEELA VILASAM
9.30pm: Tamil Opera VALLI THIRUMANAM
7.30pm: Sri Anjaneya Aradhana & concluding rituals - Naama Sankeertan
by Udayalur Balarama Bhagavatar & Bhagavata Mela artists followed by
procession of deity, Sri Nrusimha with His consorts.
All are welcome.
about the classical music of South India, its traditions and present role
in world music. For this purpose, the e-learning course "The Music of South
India" offers personalized interaction and practical exercises.
and individual choices
- Media contents
also viewable on modern handheld devices with internet access such as the
also in German and Dutch in addition to English, the shared language for
participants and tutors
through private messaging as well as forum discussions
Carnatic music in a personalized manner
assured throughout, free from advertising and independent of sponsors
server used for Moodle course management system
set their own pace and priorities
- Option to
pick up from where you left in an earlier course; or start all over again
when rejoining the course for a nominal contribution
||Nritya Bharati-Festival of Indian
classical Dance - Feb 27 & 28, 2010
Presented by: Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana,
Collaboration: Sangeet Natak Academi,
Delhi, Department of Tourism, Puducherry.
||Senior musician, musicologist, painter
S. Rajam passed away on Friday, 29 Jan, 2010. He was 91 and survived by
two sons and two daughters.
||Padma Awards, the country’s
highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma
Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The awards are given in all disciplines/
fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs, science and
engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports,
civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished
service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma
Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced
on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
2. The awards are conferred by the
President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan sometime around
March/ April. In 2010, the President has approved 130 awards including
13 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs. These comprise 6 Padma Vibhushan,
43 Padma Bhushan and 81 Padma Shri awards. There are 17 ladies among the
Press note released by Ministry
of Home Affairs, Government of India
Details provided as it is from http://mha.nic.in/uniquepage.asp?Id_Pk=52
an exhibition of paintings by bygone artists of Mysore was held from 23-12-2009
House, in front of Zoo, Mysore 570010