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Mind and Body in Health and Harmony in the Asian Systems of Medicine
Programme : Mind and Body in Health and Harmony in the Asian Systems of Medicine
Start Date:  27 Mar 2017  At:  18:30  .SEMINAR ROOMS II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :
 
 
 
Release of a book edited by Dr. Ranjit Roy Chowdhury and Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan and published by Primus Books
 
Followed by a discussion
 
Chair: Dr. P.N. Tandon
 
(Organised by the IIC International Research Division)
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Mehfil
Programme : Mehfil
Start Date:  25 Mar 2017  At:  18:30  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
 
A mehfil with Vidushi Jayashree Patnekar (Khayal)
Accompanied by Bharat Kamat (tabla) and Suyog Kundalkar (harmonium)
 
 
Jayashree R. Patnekar was initiated into Hindustani music by Shri Vithalrao Pai. When she was 16, she began learning under Pandit K. D. Javkar of the Kirana gharana. However, it was under Pandit Gajananrao Joshi that she truly matured as a vocalist, receiving an eclectic mix of inputs from Gwalior, Jaipur-Atrauli and Agra gharanas. She also received ta'lim from Pandit Nivruttibua Sarnaik and Pandit Ratnakar Pai of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. For this special mehfil, Jayashree Tai will present prakar-s of Kalyan, Nat and Kanhra in keeping with the unique repertoire she has inherited and made her own 
 
(Collaboration: Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research & NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music)
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ARTEAST
Programme : ARTEAST
Start Date:  25 Mar 2017  At:  10:00  .SEMINAR ROOMS I,II & III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX 
Description :


 
FROM 10:00 TO 11:30 IN SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III
Of Other Partitions
A roundtable discussion that focuses on Eastern India’s stories of Partition that somehow remain outside the general narrative of Partition of India. The discussion will begin with a sound installation by Moushumi Bhowmik
 
Speakers: Udayon Misra; Moushumi Bhowmik; Debjani Sengupta; and Vishwajyoti Ghosh
 
12:00 TO 13:30
The Ground Beneath: Governance and Civil Society in India’s Northeast
Speakers: Barsha Poricha; G.K. Pillai; Govind Bhattacharejee; Sunil Kaul; and Surjit Thokchom
 
14:45 TO 16:45

Adda: The Lost Art of Conversation

The word ‘adda’ roughly speaking is the practice of friends getting together for long, informal and unrigorous conversations. This session proposes an adda on the culture of adda and perhaps the shrinking space for conversations and opinions as well

 

Speakers: Shiv Visvanathan; Amarendra Khatua; Ashok Vajpeyi; Basant Rajkumar; Raju Nazary; Ian Lyngdoh

 

From 17:00 to 17:40 in Seminar Rooms I to III
Tea Tasting Ceremony
Curated and conducted by Dhrubajit Chaliha, Korangani Tea
 
At 18:30 in the Fountain Lawns
Songs She Carries
Concert by Moushumi Bhowmik with Tajdar Junaid
Moushumi Bhowmik is a singer, songwriter and music researcher who has been involved in a field recordings – based project called The Travelling Archive: Field Recordings and Field Notes from Bengal. Moushumi will present her own compositions and also draw from folk music of Bengal
 
Tajdar Junaid is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and producer who’s debut album was named album of the year by Rolling Stone magazine in 2013. His music has featured in the work of leading filmmakers abroad and in India
 
The festival has been organised to mark 25 Years of National Foundation for India and curated by Kishalay Bhattacharjee
 
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ARTEAST
Programme : ARTEAST
Start Date:  24 Mar 2017  At:  11:00  .ANNEXE AG, GKP, CD DESHMUKH AUDI., SR I,II,III 
Description :
FRIDAY 24 & 25
 
FESTIVAL ? ANNEXE ART GALLERY, GANDHI-KING PLAZA, C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM,  SEMINAR ROOMS I TO III, KAMALADEVI COMPLEX
 
Curated by Kishalay Bhattacharjee
 
The festival is an initiative to raise pertinent questions through a series of engagements on art, livelihood, social justice, climate change, communication, history – past and present, issues that have a far reaching impact on every day life of people and of the nation. Organised in collaboration with National Foundation for India; Sasakawa Foundation; and Reachout Foundation
 
Exhibitions:
Tectonic Live
An exhibition of paintings and puppets 
By Jimmy Chishi
 
The exhibition explores the architecture of forms mimicking human movement and inspired by the constructing powers in nature as well as architecture. It attempts to capture the multi-facetedness of living, which are passive and active, organic and inorganic. The work is inspired by the aesthetics of Bauhaus and traditional Naga renderings
 
Preview on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at 18:30
On view 24 to 30 March 2017, 11:00 to 19:00 at the Annexe Art Gallery
 
Ebb and Flow: Migration, masks and River Stories
Maskmakers and artists from Majuli, the world’s biggest inhabited river island will demonstrate their craft through installations and workshops. Central to their artistic approach is the performative aspect of masks. The Majuli pavilion is  an installation on the historical and cultural intersections between monastic art, tribal life, climate change and displacement
 
On view 24 and 25 March 2017, 11:00 to 19:00 at the Gandhi-King Plaza
 
Majuli: Hope and Homelessness
An installation in water depicting the homelessness of the people of Majuli with relentless erosion and loss of livelihood and habitat. Everyday objects of home fill up the physical space of memory and identity; a pot, a lantern, a bicycle, a suitcase, the masks that are perhaps no longer required and their gods and goddesses
 
On view 24 and 25 March 2016 in the Fountains next to the Lounge
 
Roots: Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya
A photo essay by Ian Khongmen
 
Bridges in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya are not built but grown. The photo essay shows how villages in Meghalaya use traditional knowledge to engineer a unique bridge building art with living roots of rubber trees. This ancient and rare art of making the roots grow across a stretch weaving in sticks and stones till they take root on the other side of the river thus allowing the people to cross over
 
On view 24 to 30 March 2017 at the Quadrangle Garden
 
FROM 16:30 TO 19:45 AT C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM
Introduction 
By
 
Mukhabhaona
A traditional mask theatre/dance performance by the mask makers of Majuli. The mukha or mask is an important component of the bhaona – a traditional form of entertainment with a religious message, first created in the 16thcentury by Shankaradeva. The performance is a tribute to Sanjoy Ghose, development activist
 
Film: Majuli – Land Between Two Rivers
(45 min; 2017; HD; English & with subtitles)
 
The film explores the challenges in preserving the island physically and it’s culture of mask making that is as threatened as the island itself. A searing narrative of the survival of art and life itself, told through masked characters drawn from mythology
 
From 18:00 to 19:15 in Seminar Rooms I to III, Kamaladevi Complex
Discussion on Philanthropy: The Art of Giving
Panelists:
 
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Seven Decades and Beyond: The UN-India Connect
Programme : Seven Decades and Beyond: The UN-India Connect
Start Date:  24 Mar 2017  At:  10:00  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
 
Speakers: 
 
To mark seven decades of the UN, the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan has published this volume on the vibrant UN-India relationship. In 70 theme-based chapters, the book traces the journeys of India and the UN as they have informed and enriched each other over the past seven decades 
 
(Collaboration: UN Information Centre)
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