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The 2nd Annual South Asian Conference: October 30

 

 @ International Center Mississauga

 

 Opened November 30, 2000, indefinite run

The Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery

A new permanent gallery, located in the Museum's main floor suite of Asian galleries.
This new gallery presents artifacts from the ROM's collections from South Asia including
 wall relief panels, religious sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, arms and armour, jewellery and richly ornamented decorative arts. Canada's first permanent South Asian gallery, its innovative design and display techniques express the unity and diversity of 
this unique region.

The Royal Ontario Museum and the ROM Foundation are grateful to 
Christopher Ondaatje, C.B.E., O.C., whose generous contribution has 
made the development of this gallery possible.

The ROM Foundation acknowledges the achievements of the South Asian advisory 
committee and the support of the South Asian community in establishing a permanent 
South Asian presence at the ROM.

November 1  7:00 pm

Speed Dating made *Majikally* for South Asian Professionals

Indian Men and Women  Ages 24-34

@ Metropolitan Hotel 108 Chestnut Street Toronto

Info: 416 879.6145  or visit: www.matchmajik.com

 

November 5  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Diwali Dhamaka II

Hosted by South Asian Professionals’ Networking Association (SAPNA)

In support of United Way of Greater Toronto

@ Payal Banquet Hall Mississauga, ON         

Info: Varinder Bhabra, SAPNA at 647-296-4636 or vbhabra@rogers.com

Vijay Setlur, SAPNA at 416-450-7215 or vsetlur@sprint.ca

Brian Hatchell, United Way of GTA, 416 777-1444 ext. 386 or Bhatchell@uwgt.org

Visit: www.sapna.on.ca

 

The festivities will include a reception, bazaar, special addresses, entertainment, dinner and late-night dance party featuring renowned disc jockey, DJ Sunshine. VIPs expected to attend include Alok Mukherjee, the first South Asian on the Toronto Police Services Board; Toronto 1 news anchor Sarika Sehgal; political activist Naresh Raghubeer; writer Shaun Mehta; and CBC executive Suresh Bala. 

 

November 5 

Dilwale Dilliwale Diwali Dhamaka

Featuring Dinner  Dance  Live Music

@ La Suhaag Banquets Brampton

Info: Harjinder Singh  416 707 4288

 

November 5

3rd Annual Diwali 2004 Fundraiser

Featuring Dinner  Drinks   Entertainment  Dance

Hosted by Trillium Health Centre Foundation in partnership with the South Asian community

@ Pearson Convention Centre Brampton

Info: Ms Dipti Rach 905 848 7575

 

November 5  7:00 pm

RSVP reception – Media and VIP

Show Dates: November 5 – November 27

2nd installment of FEEME paintings

by internationally renowned artist Gerda Neubacher

From boudoir to boardroom FEMME celebrates some of Toronto’s

most intriguing and accomplished women.

@ Gallery Neubacher within a stone's throw of Toronto's Yorkville gallery district

Info: 416  963 5138  Email: many@galleryneubacher.com

                                                               

November 6  2:00 pm

Screening of Movie Devrai (The Sacred Grove), a Marathi-language feature film with English subtitles

Presented by Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization (MSSO) with support of volunteers from Asha for Education

@ Woodside Square Cinemas Scarborough  Toronto

Info: Dr. Navin Kashyap 613 583 9768 or nkashyap1@yahoo.com

Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar  905 479 0313

 

Devrai is a film that demystifies schizophrenia, a mental disorder, giving it a human face. The film operates on the simple theme of a family coming to terms with the disease and learning to live with it, realizing that the disease is not curable, but can be controlled with medication. Written and directed by National Award-winning filmmakers Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, the film is 2 hours long and includes Atul Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni and Mohan Agashe among its cast. The directors will be present at both screenings to discuss the movie and to field questions.

 

MSSO is a charitable organization registered in Canada. Its mission is to create a long-term partnership between Canadian donors and grassroots social workers in India to bring about sustainable economic and social development of the less fortunate in India. Devrai was produced in part by MSSO. For more information in MSSO contact Dr. Jagannath Wani at wani@math.ucalgary.ca

 

Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education for underprivileged children in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. In keeping with this focus, its volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them. A Canadian chapter of Asha is currently in the process of being formed.  For more information visit www.ashanet.org or call Vijay Sappani at 1-888-214-6000 ext 2132

 

 

November 6  7:00 pm

A Garbar Ghotala Dhamaal - Walo Parsi Gijarati Natak Mumbai

Presented by Zoroastrian Society of Ontario

@ Earl Haig Secondary School Auditorium  Toronto

Info: Bapsy Surti 416 620 9284  Roshan Rabadi  905 846 6177

 

November 6   8:00 pm

GaPa - is a percussionist duo from Montreal and brings organic and dynamic inter-cultural music to Toronto, with multi-talented special guest Ben Grossman

Presented by The Royal Conservatory of Music’s world music concert series and Music Umbrella

@ The Royal Conservatory of Music’s temporary home at 90 Croatia Street  Toronto

Info: 416 408 2824 ext. 321 or visit: www.rcmusic.ca. 

 

GaPa is Ganesh Anandan and Patrick Graham, two multi-talented performers who have studied with some of the leading world music percussionists.  GaPa compose and arrange their work so that they can collaborate and incorporate other musicians into their performance.  At The RCM concert, Ben Grossman joins the duo on stage with his electro-acoustic hurdy gurdy.  Both Ganesh and Patrick live in Montreal and have travelled the world to study music and collaborate with other musicians.  Their music is a definite reflection of the cultures and sounds they have experienced, including the South-Indian Karnatak style of music.

 

November 8 

Registration and Reception:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner and Speeches:  7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Annual Corporate Diwali Dinner

Organised by the Canada-India Business Council

Featuring Keynote speaker: Hon. James S. Peterson, Minister of  International Trade.  Corporate speakers: Mr. Gary Comerford, Vice President-International and General Manager-India, of Sun Life Financial, and Mr. Hari Panday, President & Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Canada. 

@ Marriott Hotel – Downtown Eaton Centre 525 Bay Street, Toronto 

Info: James Harris at (416) 214-5947 x 21 or email: jharris@canada-indiabusiness.ca

  

The Canada-India Business Council is Canada’s only not-for-profit, national association of companies dedicated to bilateral business and investment growth between India and Canada.  Established in 1982, the Council is proud to be “Canada’s Business Link to India.”   We are the only organization of its kind dedicated to facilitating and promoting trade, investment, strategic partnerships and collaborations between Canadian and Indian business.

 

November 11-14  8:00 pm

November 13-14  2.00 pm

Fish Eyes

Presented as part of Eyes on India Series: World Literacy Canada

@ Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W Toronto

Info:  416 973 4000. http://www.fish-eyes.com

Fish Eyes: Anita Majumdar’s hilarious one-person show about Meena, the angst ridden, Indian dancing teenager striving to assimilate in Canada , is an “east meets west” story that celebrates the joy of Indian youth and heritage. You may have seen it at Masala!Mehndi!Masti! this summer, or a longer version at the Summerworks Festival, but Anita has developed it even further

 

November 13  10:00 am

Gita airs locally on OMNI.2

The telling of Lord Krishna's message to humanity,

Produced and directed by B.R. Chopra and Ravi Chopra, who sought to bring out its essence in a simple, visual and easily understandable format. 

 

Bhagawad-Gita “Song of the Lord” is a quintessential part of Hinduism, a masterpiece of spiritual wisdom and one of the world’s most significant treatises on Karma, reincarnation and yoga.  For fans of Indian television, it is also three crucial chapters from The Mahabharat, a 94-part series based on the classic sacred text by Rishi Ved Vyasa -- and the most successful Indian serial ever, breaking television records by reaching viewing figures of over 95% of the population of India.

 

Now celebrating its 25th year of diversity broadcasting, Rogers OMNI Television is a free over-the-air system owned by Rogers Communications under its Rogers Media: Television division. Through its operation of ethnic television stations OMNI.1 (CFMT) and OMNI.2, Rogers OMNI has significantly expanded the variety of languages, number of hours and choice of programming being offered for ethnocultural communities throughout Ontario – Canada’s most ethnically diverse province. 

 

November 13   1:00 pm – 6: 00 pm

The Prayer Festival - Nourishing the world with prayer & ceremony

Bringing together visionaries who use the power of prayer and ceremony to heal individuals, communities and the environment

Organised by The Prayer Wheel Foundation

@ Zen Buddhist Temple 297 College Street (College and Spadina) Toronto

Info: Marco Mascarin  416 537 0928

 

November 14  3:00 pm

Reading of “Sakharam Binder” by the distinguished playwright, Vijay Tendulkar

Presented as part of Rasik Arts Roundtable series

@ Mt. Everest Restaurant is at 469 Bloor St. West , Toronto

Info:  416 654 9231 www.rasikarts.com

A chance for performers and non-performers to read and discuss the work of South Asian playwrights in a casual atmosphere.

 

 

November 14 

Hello Darling! A Riyad Walia Film Festival

@ Innis Town Hall  Innis College  Univ or Toronto

Info: NelsonCarvalhohellodarlingnov14@yahoo.ca

 

November 16  6:30 pm

5th Annual Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill

Enjoy Diwali with your fellow Canadians

Organised by India Canada Association and

Deepak Obhrai, MP for Calgary East & Official Opposition Critic for Multiculturalism

@ 200 West Block Parliament Hill  Ottawa

Info: Deepak Obhrai, MP at (613) 947-4566

Dr. Raman Srivastava, President of the India Canada Association at (613) 952-5999

 

 

November 20

Diwali Formal Dinner & Dance to unite Young Gujarati-Canadians

Featuring flavourful Indian dishes and performances by local community talents

Organised by Ygnet

@ Sagan Banquet Hall Mississauga

Visit: www.YGnet.org

 

 

November 21  3:00 pm.- 5:00 pm

Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Entertainment and Media

Presented by TiE Toronto

in partnership with artsNOW an email newsletter supporting arts and culture

A workshop and event series on how to succeed in arts, entertainment and media

Meet dynamic leaders in the arts and spend an inspiring afternoon with them as they share the journeys of their career in the arts or through the work they do to support arts in this city.  These artists and their organizations have made an impact in the Canadian arts landscape and are a testament to the creativity and entrepreneurial vision that has been critical to their success.

Participants:

Lata Pada, acclaimed artistic director of Sampradaya Dance Creations

Kiran Ahluwalia, Juno award winner, vocal artist

Rachel Kalpana Jones, artist and executive director of SAVAC, ( South Asian Visual Arts Collective)

Moderator:

Ratna Omidvar, The Maytree Foundation

@ Royal Bank Conference Centre   315 Front St   Toronto

Info:  416 229 0854  Email: tieadmin@rogers.com

Visit: www.tietoronto.org

 

November 24 - December 12

Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 pm  Sunday 2:00 pm

World Premiere of "Four Chapters" by Rabindranath Tagore

Presented by MAYA - South Asian Theatre Company 

Featuring: Dharini Woollcombe, Anand Rajaram, Pablo Silveira, Dinesh Sachdev and Sasha Ghoshal
Directed by: Oporajito Bhattacharjee "Four Chapters" goes on stage with a FULL South Asian cast.
The production brings to the Toronto theatre scene a distinctive and dynamic look at drama from a 
South Asian perspective.

@ The Classic Theatre, 1300 Gerrard St. E. Toronto

Info: 905 507 6776 www.mayatheatre.com 

 

Synopsis:

What defines a true patriot?  How can one be true to one’s self in the making of a nation?

Rabindranath Tagore’s “Four Chapters” or “Char Adhyay” raises all these matters and more in this

superlative account of star-crossed young lovers trapped in the whirlwind of revolution.

 

Tagore’s controversial political romance follows the story of Ela, the heroine, who makes others aware of the value of love and individuality, voicing her moral anxieties about violence as she fights to hold on to the love between herself and fellow rebel Atindra.  The story, written in 1934, is also a unique criticism on terrorism at a time when revolutionary violence was a symbol of dedication and heroism.

 

Originally a novel, "Four Chapters" has been adapted into a play by MAYA Theatre, a South Asian Theatre Company in Toronto, and organizers of the "Annual South Asian Theatre Festival" at the Harbourfront. 

 

November 26   7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

20th Presentation consists of three consecutive lectures by Dr. Tulsi Ram,

Author of several published commentaries on the Vedas, Indian Philosophy and Culture

Sponsored by Sanskrit Vidya Parishad and The Hindu Institute of Learning

@ Vedic Cultural Centre 4345, 14th Ave. Markham 905 475 5778

Info: Dr. Ratnakar Narale 416 739-8004, Dr. Tulsi Ram 416 609-2090

Email ckhanna@msn.com

 

November 27  8:00 pm

autorickshaw brings their Indo-infused jazz music

Presented by The Royal Conservatory of Music World Music Concert Series

@ 90 Croatia Street Toronto

Info: 416 408 2824, ext. 321

Suba Sankaran, Ed Hanley, Rich Brown and Debashis Sinha blend their diverse musical backgrounds seamlessly to form autorickshaw. Their music has been described as the combination of “…traditional and contemporary music elements that are seamlessly woven together…” into rhythms that “…flow like the Ganges in the middle of a monsoon season” – Errol Nazareth, eye Weekly. 
 
autorickshaw is a world music ensemble whose music transcends any regional distinctions. Collectively they have travelled the world to study with the masters in each of their disciplines. autorickshaw came together as an ensemble in 2002. Together for only a few short years, autorickshaw members have performed at festivals across the country, released 2 CDs and were commissioned to compose and perform a one hour musical special for Harbourfront Centre this summer.
 
Their most recent CD, Four Higher, reflects the considerable talent of autorickshaw’s four key members and also plays with the words “For Hire” seen on the back of every three-wheel autorickshaw in India. At their RCM performance autorickshaw audiences can expect an evening of funky, contemporary arrangements of South-Indian classical compositions, Bollywood tinged jazz standards and fiery Indo-jazz originals.

 

November 27  7:00 pm

English Language Version Omni 2

November 29  10:00 am

Alternative broadcast

Gloriously Free: World Premiere of "Gloriously Free"

60-minute Canadian Documentary as part of OMNI’s new Signature Series

Produced by Filmblanc www.Filmblanc.com

 

Gloriously Free is the first documentary ever to explore the world of gay immigration and the desperate search of five young men to find welcoming arms outside their countries of birth, where persecution and hatred of alternative lifestyles may lead to torture or death. 

 

It reaches beyond borders, at a time when same sex partnerships are increasingly making headlines,” says Noemi Weiss, producer of the documentary and president of Filmblanc.  “Thanks to support from OMNI Television, the people behind these compelling stories are finally being heard -- in many different voices to a diversity of people.” In addition to English, Gloriously Free has been produced for airing to Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish language audiences.

 

Gloriously Free was exclusively funded through OMNI's Independent Producers Initiative, a $32.5 million independent production fund. Interested producers can access funding criteria at OMNI Television’s web site: www.omnitv.ca

 

December 3   7:30 pm – 9:00 pm                

20th Presentation consists of three consecutive lectures by Dr. Tulsi Ram,

Author of several published commentaries on the Vedas, Indian Philosophy and Culture

Sponsored by Sanskrit Vidya Parishad and The Hindu Institute of Learning

@ Vedic Cultural Centre 4345, 14th Ave. Markham 905 475 5778

Info: Dr. Ratnakar Narale 416 739-8004, Dr. Tulsi Ram 416 609-2090

Email ckhanna@msn.com

 

 

               

 

 

ALBERTA

 

November 2 – 4

Tabla Workshop with Pt. Suresh Talwalkar and Ramdas Palsule

@ Windsor Community League Community Hall 11814 ­ 87th Ave (Close to Lister Hall)

Edmonton

Info: Nikhil Rao 431 1118  email: rao_ragamala@yahoo.com

 

November 5

Art of Tabla & Sitar: Suresh Talwalkar & Group

@ Provincial Museum Auditorium Edmonton

Info: Shreela 780 484 8470

 

November 6   8:00 pm

Ghazal: Kiran Ahluwalia

@  Arden Theatre, St. Albert

Info: Shreela 780 484 8470

 

November 20

Divine Veena: Radhikha Chandrasekaran with G. Vasudevan

@ Provincial Museum Auditorium Edmonton

Info: Shreela 780 484 8470

   

  

   

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

Every Sunday at 3:30 pm

Satsang

For inner enlightenment through the esoteric glance of Satguru Gohar Shahi
@ 6037-134B Street, Surrey. Bus# 321

Info: 604.518.8984.

 

First Friday of every month  8:00 – 9:00 pm

Satsang by Swami Satyamitranand Giri Ji and

video presentation of Maha Mandaleshwar Swami Satyamitranand Giri Ji

@ the Hindu Temple Burnaby, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) of B.C.

Info: Rasik Joshi  604.597.1323, Dayabhai Rathod  604.431.4562, 

Mansukhlal Chauhan 604.520.1444, Dr. Chakrabarty Pole 604-436-3412 

 

MyBindi West Launch Party

 

 

QUEBEC

 

Indo-Montreal Magazine: on TV Channel

Saturday: 8:30pm

Monday: 7:00am                                       

Tuesday: 10:00am  

Wednesday: 7:30am

Friday: 9:30am

 

 

Every SUNDAY  10;00 AM

Humsafar TV show

@ Global Channel 46, Cable 3, 

Info: Jasvir Singh Sandhu, President
Tel: 514 367-5555     Fax: 514 368-0565

 

 

November 7   1:30 pm

Screening of Movie Devrai (The Sacred Grove), a Marathi-language feature film with English subtitles

by Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization (MSSO),

with support of volunteers from Asha for Education.

@ DeSeve cinema hall (downtown campus of Concordia University)

Info: Dr. Navin Kashyap 613 583 9768 or nkashyap1@yahoo.com

Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar  905 479 0313

 

Devrai is a film that demystifies schizophrenia, a mental disorder, giving it a human face. The film operates on the simple theme of a family coming to terms with the disease and learning to live with it, realizing that the disease is not curable, but can be controlled with medication. Written and directed by National Award-winning filmmakers Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, the film is 2 hours long and includes Atul Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni and Mohan Agashe among its cast. The directors will be present at both screenings to discuss the movie and to field questions.

 

MSSO is a charitable organization registered in Canada. Its mission is to create a long-term partnership between Canadian donors and grassroots social workers in India to bring about sustainable economic and social development of the less fortunate in India. Devrai was produced in part by MSSO. For more information in MSSO contact Dr. Jagannath Wani at wani@math.ucalgary.ca

 

Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education for underprivileged children in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. In keeping with this focus, its volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them. A Canadian chapter of Asha is currently in the process of being formed.  For more information visit www.ashanet.org or call Vijay Sappani at 1-888-214-6000 ext 2132

 

November 20   7:00 pm

Silver Jubilee celebration of  NACOI

National Association of Canadians of Origins In India

Featuring a Variety concert song, dance and music from India and an Indian fashion show

@ Oscar Peterson Concert Hall Concordia University ( Loyola Campus )

7141 Sherbrooke street West, Montreal

Info: 450 477 9949  email: floramarlow@yahoo.ca

 

 

[Disclaimer:  information is not verified and included in good faith.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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