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Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Pooja

1 February, 2017

Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Pooja

basant-panchami-1Dear All,

On February 1st, 2017 the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre will celebrate the festival of ‘Vasant Panchami’ and perform the ‘Saraswati Pooja’.

All students of the cultural center (previous & current) are welcome to attend this Pooja.
Time: 5:30 pm


Programme:
We begin with a prayer ceremony which lasts between 30-40 minutes. After that, students and teachers from each department (Kuchipudi, Katkak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Tabla & Sitar) are welcome to give a 5-7 minutes performance as an offering of their art to Goddess Saraswati. This will be an informal performance, so everyone (old & new) can participate.

Everyone is suggested to wear colors if White, Yellow, Orange or Mustard. (This isn’t mandatory)

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What is Vasant Panchami & Saraswati Pooja?

Vasant means Spring & ‘Panchami’ means fifth day. In Northern India, the onsaught of Spring season brings fresh blooming of flowers especially, the mustard flowers. That is why the colours Yellow or bright Orange hold importantce on this festival.

It is also the day we pray to the Goddess Saraswati the supreme repository of all learning. She represents the union of power and intelligence from which the entire creation arises. She is the Goddess of the Vedas, scriptures, dancing, musical power and poetry. Vasant Panchami is treated by celebrants as Saraswati’s birthday. People worship Goddess Saraswati to attain enlightenment through knowledge and to rid themselves of lethargy, sluggishness and ignorance.

Saraswati Pooja is performed to invoke the blessings of Saraswati. Students pray to her to achieve success in their studies and writing instruments like pen, pencil, eraser, should be placed in the puja altar to be filled with the auspicious vibrations of prayer and chanting.

Filmklub: Örök szomjúság (Pyaasa, 1957) – Film Club: Thirst (Pyaasa, 1957)

3 February, 2017

Filmklub: Örök szomjúság (Pyaasa, 1957) – Film Club: Thirst (Pyaasa, 1957)

about-usKedves India-barátok! Rendezvényeink regisztrációhoz kötöttek.  A programok ingyenesek, de kérjük, hogy  a honlapon lévő posztok elején található regisztrációs blokkot  legyenek szívesek kitölteni, mielőtt ellátogatnak a programra.  Köszönjük szépen a segítséget! / Dear Friends of India! All of our events require registration. The programmes are free, but please kindly fill up the registration form attached to the posts on the website if you visit the programme. Thank you very much for your help!




Filmklub:
Örök szomjúság (Pyaasa, 1957)

Időpont: 2017.02.03. 18:00
Helyszín: Amrita Sher-Gil Kulturális Központ (1025 Budapest, Búzavirág utca 14.)

Rendezte: Guru Dutt 
Főszereplők: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman
Hang: hindí
Felirat: magyar
Hossz: 146 perc

Vidzsaj sikertelen költő, akit saját testvérei is mihasznának és élhetetlennek tartanak. Elege lesz a gúnyolódásból, inkább az utcán él, csak ne kelljen otthon őket hallgatnia. Egy nap találkozik egy aranyszívű prostituálttal, Gulábóval, akit olyannyira elbűvölnek a versei, hogy beleszeret a férfiba. Mindeközben felbukkan Vidzsaj főiskolás szerelme, Míná is, aki a kényelmes életért cserébe egy könyvkiadó gazdag vezetőjéhez ment hozzá. Ghós, a férj, szolgálóként alkalmazza a jobb sorsra érdemes szerzőt, ám hamarosan ennek is vége szakad, amikor fény derül felesége és Vidzsaj közös múltjára. Az ismét utcára került Vidzsaj egy tragikus véletlen nyomán eltűnik a világ szeme elől: amikor egy koldus vonat alá kerül, úgy hiszik, a költő halt meg, mert az áldozat az ő kabátját viselte. Gulábó ekkor elmegy Ghóshoz, hogy kiadassa Vidzsaj verseit, amibe Ghós immáron beleegyezik, mert úgy látja, profitálhat belőlük. A kötet váratlan és elsöprő sikert arat – ám a kórházban lábadozó Vidzsaj kálváriája és harca a hipokrita világgal még csak ezután kezdődik…

A belépés ingyenes!

Kapunyitás: 17:00

Figyelem! A mozi előtt kb. 17.15-től kezdésig a „A day in the life of India” című dokumentumfilmet vetítjük.

Mindenkit sok szeretettel várunk!

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Film Club:
Thirst (Pyaasa, 1957)


Date & time: 3 February 2017, 18.00
Venue: Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre (1025 Budapest, Búzavirág utca 14.)

Director: Guru Dutt
Cast: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: Hungarian
Duration: 146 min

Vijay is an unsuccessful poet whose works are not taken seriously by publishers or his brothers (who sell his poems as waste paper). Unable to bear their taunting that he is a good-for-nothing, he stays away from home and is often out on the streets. He encounters a good-hearted prostitute named Gulabo, who is enamoured with his poetry and falls in love with him. He also encounters his ex-girlfriend Meena from college and finds out that she has married a big publisher Mr. Ghosh for financial security. Ghosh hires him as a servant to find out more about him and Meena. A dead beggar to whom Vijay gave his coat and whom he tries to save unsuccessfully from the path of a running train is mistaken for Vijay. Gulabo goes to Ghosh and gets his poems published. Ghosh does so feeling he can exploit the poems and make a killing. The poems are very successful. However, Vijay is alive and in the hospital after the train mishap. And his Calvary and fight with the hypocritical world has just begun …

Entry is free!

Gate opening: 17.00

Attention!

Before the film we screen a documentary titled A day in the life of India”.

Everyone is most welcome!

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Filmklub: Most jöttem a filmposzterről (Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, 2013) – Film Club: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013)

17 February, 2017

Filmklub: Most jöttem a filmposzterről (Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, 2013) – Film Club: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013)

letöltés (2)Dear Friends of India! All of our events require registration. The programmes are free, but please kindly fill up the registration form attached to the posts on the website if you visit the programme. Thank you very much for your help!




Filmklub:
Most jöttem a filmposzterről (Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, 2013)

Időpont: 2017.02.17. 18:00
Helyszín: Amrita Sher-Gil Kulturális Központ (1025 Budapest, Búzavirág utca 14.)

Rendezte: Rajkumar Santoshi
Főszereplők: Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure
Hang: hindí
Felirat: magyar
Hossz: 146 perc

Visvász özvegy anyja arról álmodozik, hogy fiából egyszer rendőrtiszt lesz. A férfinak azonban más tervei vannak. Ő ugyanis filmsztár szeretne lenni. Mikor végre eljut Mumbaíba, a filmgyártás fellegvárába, a rendőrségi alkalmassági vizsga helyett egy neves forgatókönyvíróhoz megy, hogy beindulhasson filmes karrierje. Visvász egy fotózáshoz pont rendőrnek van beöltözve, amikor Kádzsal, a szociálisan érzékeny aktivista lány rendőrnek nézi és belekeveri egy autós üldözésbe. Visvász rendőri alakítása olyan jól sikerül, hogy nem is tud szabadulni a szereptől. Közben anyja is a nagyvárosba utazik, hogy meggyőződjön róla, hogy fia jó munkát végez a rendőrök között.

A belépés ingyenes!

Kapunyitás: 17:00

Figyelem! A mozi előtt kb. 17.15-től kezdésig a „A day in the life of India” című dokumentumfilmet vetítjük.

Mindenkit sok szeretettel várunk!

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Film Club:
 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013)


Date & time: 17 February 2017, 18.00
Venue: Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre (1025 Budapest, Búzavirág utca 14.)

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: Hungarian
Duration: 146 min

After Vishwas Rao is raised up by his Mother, who apparently dreams for him to become a Police Inspector. However, he has different plans in mind. Vishwas wants to become a film hero. Dressed as a Police Inspector for a photo shoot, he meets social worker Kajal during a car chase. Kajal mistakes him as an inspector and thanks him for helping her catch the goons, while Vishwas plays along. He is mistakenly published in the newspaper as an Inspector, which Savitri sees. She arrives in Mumbai to see her dream come true, and circumstances lead Vishwas to carry on his lie not only to Kajal, but also to his mother. Will the dream of Vishwas’ mother come true, or will he become a film hero?


Entry is free!

Gate opening: 17.00

Attention!

Before the film we screen a documentary titled A day in the life of India”.

Everyone is most welcome!

letöltés (1)  phata-poster-nikla-hero_137664989000

 

Visit of 14-member Bharatnatyam Group sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi

Visit of 14-member Bharatnatyam Group sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi

 

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi
sponsored a 14-member Bharnatyam Group, led by Padamshree Pratibha Prahlad  to Bosnia and Herzegovina(BiH) and Hungary.  The group  performed at 7 venues in two countries.

Exhibition and Performances in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Winter Festival,  one of the most prestigious festivals of Europe was opened by India this year.  This year’s theme of the Festival was “Sarajevo Substance –Silk Road Art” which focussed on Silk road countries.  Embassy of India with the support of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi put up an exhibition showcasing Indian silk and sarees. 

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The Festival was inaugurated  on 7th February, 2017 in the prestigious National Theatre by the Ambassador  of India and Minister of Culture of Bosnia & Herzegovina  followed  by  inaugural Bharatnatyam dance performance titled “Silk Sutra”, especially conceptualised for the Festival  by Padmashree Pratibha Prahlad. After the performance Ambassador of India hosted a Reception for dignitaries, diplomats, artists and invited guests.  

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The Bharatnatyam Group also performed at Republic Day Reception hosted by Ambassador in hotel Bristol on 8th February, 2017.  Organisers of the Sarajevo Winter Festival also arranged  two performances for the dance troupe in East New Sarajevo and in Music Academy in Sarajevo on 9th & 10th February, 2017.  All the four performances were to the packed audiences and were very well received.  The events were widely published  in print, web-portals and  electronic media.  BHT1, the national TV of BiH covered  the inaugural performance.

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Performances in Hungary

After the successful tour of Bosnia & Herzegovina Embassy also organised performances of the dance troupe  in three prestigious  cities of Hungary.  First performance was held in the  Central European University, multi-cultural University of Hungary  on 13th February, 2017. 

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This was followed by two performances in Debrecen and Szeged on 14th and 15th February, 2017 respectively.  All performances were to the packed audiences and dancers were applauded repeatedly. Padamshree Pratibha Prahlad was interviewed by print and electronic media in Debrecen and Szeged.


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‘A Hegedű Királynői’ – Dr M. Lalitha és M. Nandini hegedűkoncertje / Violin concert by the `Queens of Violin’ – Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini

28 February, 2017

‘A Hegedű Királynői’ – Dr M. Lalitha és M. Nandini hegedűkoncertje / Violin concert by the `Queens of Violin’ – Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini


LNSisters_v2Kedves India-barátok!

Rendezvényeink regisztrációhoz kötöttek.  A programok ingyenesek, de kérjük, hogy  a honlapon lévő posztok elején található regisztrációs blokkot  legyenek szívesek kitölteni, mielőtt ellátogatnak a programra.  Köszönjük szépen a segítséget! / Dear Friends of India! All of our events require registration. The programmes are free, but please kindly fill up the registration form attached to the posts on the website if you visit the programme. Thank you very much for your help!




2017. február 28-án
 először láthatunk indiai hegedűművészeket az Amrita Sher-Gil Kulturális Központban: ‘A Hegedű Királynői’ – Dr M. Lalitha és M. Nandini érkeznek Magyarországra. Tablán kíséri őket Pt Rajesh Gangani, a Kulturális Központ tablaművésze és tanára.

Helyszín: Amrita Sher-Gil Kulturális Központ (1025 Budapest, Búzavirág u. 14.)
Időpont: 2017. február 28., 18.00.

Kapunyitás: 17.30

Figyelem! A belépés ingyenes, helyfoglalás érkezési sorrendben.

Mindenkit szeretettel várunk!

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Dr M Lalitha és M Nandini

A nemzetközileg elismert hegedűművészeket, Dr. M. Lalitha-t és M. Nandini-t úgy emlegetik, mint a ‘Hegedű Királynői’-t. Két nővér – két kiváló zenész, akik elbűvölik közönségüket varázslatos zenéjükkel. Az egyetlen ázsiai duóként tartják számon őket, akik világzenét, dél-indiai klasszikus zenét, fúziót és nyugati klasszikus zenét is játszanak. Az “LN Nővérek” egy nagyhírű karnatikus zenét játszó család negyedik generációjának tagjai. Sokoldalúságuk és tehetségük számos zenei stílusban megmutatkozik. Sikerük mestereiknek is köszönhető: Sathguru Sri Santhananda Swamigalon kívül nagyapjuknak, V. Lakshminarayananak és szüleiknek, K. Muthuswamynak és M. Subbulakshminak. Az LN nővérek amellett, hogy egy különleges zenei hagyomány fáklyavivői, kifejlesztették saját, jól megkülönböztethető stílusukat is.

Legutóbbi együttműködésük nagybátyjukkal, a kétszeres Grammy-díjas hegedűmesterrel, DR L Shenkarral nagy tetszést aratott.

A tamilnadui kormánytól megkapták a Kalaimamani címet, amely a legmagasabb zenei és előadóművészeti elismerés Dél-Indiában.

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We heartily invite all lovers of Indian music and violin to a performance of the `Queens of Violin’ – Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini on 28 February, 2017 at 18.00 in the Auditorium of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre. Accompanying artist is Pt Rajesh Gangani on Tabla (Tabla teacher of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre).

Date and time: 28 February 2017, 18.00 hrs 
Venue: 1025 Budapest, Búzavirág u. 14.

Gate opening: 17.30 hrs

Entry is free! Seat on first-come-first-served basis.

Everyone is most welcome!

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About LN Sisters Dr M Lalitha and M Nandini

Internationally acclaimed Violin Maestros Dr. M. LALITHA and M. NANDINI have been widely applauded as the `QUEENS OF VIOLIN’ – Weekend of the present generation. Popularly known as the `VIOLIN SISTERS’, these outstanding musicians have enthralled the audiences with their spell binding music and have been acclaimed as the “ONLY FEMALE DUO IN ASIA to perform the World music, South Indian Classical, Fusion and Western Classical music” – Le Mauricien.  Dr.M.Lalitha and M.Nandini known as LN Sisters represent the fourth generation of an illustrious family of Carnatic musicians. They are well known for their versatility and talent in South Indian Classical, World, Fusion and Western Classical music. Regarded as trendsetters in refined violin playing, they attribute their success to their Sathguru Sri Santhananda Swamigal, their grandfather V.Lakshminarayana and their parents K.Muthuswamy and M.Subbulakshmi.To quote the renowned music critic Subbudu “`Music runs in their blood, they must have played music even when they were in their mother’s womb. ” LN sisters are the torch bearers of a unique musical tradition but yet have evolved a distinct style of their own.


Their recent collaboration with their uncle twice grammy award winning Double violin Maestro DR L Shenkar have won them much acclaim.

Artistic Collaborations

The talented Violin duo sisters apart from performing Violin duets have also collaborated with musicians representing different genres of music including their Uncle and Guru Legendary Violinist Dr. L. Shenkar – Double violin, Mike Albert of Megadeth fame, Grammy award winning Violinist Paul Peabody, Ustad Shahid Parvez, George Brooks, Miguel Chachowski, Carl Rathus, Fazal Qureshi, Pirpauke – Finnish band, Homayoun Sakhi – Rebab (Afganistan), Abbos Kosimov – Doyra (Uzbhekistan), Ricardo Averbach – Conductor Miami State Orchestra, Sameer Chaterji, Boschbela String Orchestra, SA, Tiruvalaputhur T. A. Kaliyamurthy, Tirupungur Muthukumaraswamy, Ronu Majumdar, Tarun Bhattacharya, Mannargudi Vasudevan, Abhijeeth Banerjee, Purbhayan Chaterjee, Quatre Bonne String Orchestra, Mauritius, Jazz Musician Reisa, Gaurav Majumdar, Tenor Boys to name a few.

MILESTONES:

ONLY FEMALE DUO IN ASIA to perform the World music, South Indian Classical, Fusion and Western Classical music.


FIRST SOUTH INDIAN MUSICIANS TO BE INTERVIEWED AND TO HAVE PERFORMED OUR CARNATIC VIOLIN DUET BY THE BBC RADIO 3

FIRST INDIAN MUSICIANS TO PERFORM IN THE FREE STATE PROVINCE BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA WHICH MARKED A HISTORICAL EVENT – ICCR.


FIRST INDIAN FEMALE VIOLINIST to perform at the Houses of Parliament, Westminister, United Kingdom for the Commonwealth PSU.

Lalitha and Nandini are the pioneers to introduce and perform the Carnatic Music in the University of London.

Awarded the highly coveted INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS of Fulbright from USA and the Charles Wallace Fellowships from United Kingdom in performing Arts. FIRST INDIAN MUSICIAN SISTERS to receive these fellowships.

First Indian Female Musicians to perform in the Quatre Bonne Conservatoire, Mauritius.

Faculty in the very prestigious World Music Summer School, England.

Invited to present a unique program to commemorate the 50th year Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Independence.

Awarded the prestigious title of `KALAIMAMANI’ which is the Highest Honour in Music and Performing Arts conferred by the State Government of Tamil Nadu.

BEST SENIOR VIOLINIST from both the Madras Music Academy and the Indian Fine Arts Society,Chennai on the same year.


FIRST female violinists to have the Thavil as an accompanying instrument in a Carnatic Music Concert (Violin Duet)

FIRST female violinists to perform Fusion Concerts combining Carnatic Music, Western Classical Music and World Music (Egyptian, Arabic, Russian, American, Irish, Norwegian, Jazz, Blues, Spanish etc.)

Experts in the fields of Musicology and Ethnomusicology.

Albums in the TOP 1 Rating.

FIRST INDIAN VIOLIN DUO to perform in the Opera House, Port of Elizabeth, SA.

Presented concerts along with the Tavil and Ghatam which rates them as the pioneers in having these accompanying instruments.


FIRST INDIAN WOMEN CONDUCTOR from South India to have Conducted the Boschbela string orchestra, South Africa.

Invited to present concert for the India Week Festival, Hamburg.