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  • Vol. 15. No.7. July - 2015

    KARNATAKA

    BhavanBharatiya VidyaBharatiya VidyaBharatiya VidyaBharatiya VidyaBharatiya Vidya

    NewsNewsNewsNewsNews

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    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,Race Course Road, Bengaluru - 1.

    Tel.: 2226 7303, 2226 5746.Fax : 2228 7373

    Website : www.bhavankarnataka.comwww.facebook.com/bhavan.bengaluru

    e-mail : contactus@bhavankarnataka.com

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    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavanpresents

    Girish Kasaravalli Film Festival

    25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 July 2015

    Gulabi Talkies

    Naayi Neralu

    Kraurya

    Thayi Saheba

    Ghatashraddha

    Tabarana Kathe

    Dweepa

    Kanasemba Kudureyaneri

    Haseena

    Koormavatara

    ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED

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    A retrospective ofworld class film maker GirishKasarvallis films would mean ajourney into the world of realisticcinema shown with visual artistry,where raw human emotions andsituations are depicted in supersensitive fashion, the beauty ofnature literally forming a backdropat times.

    A powerful yet subtlecommunicator, Kasarvalli is ascommitted to his audience as he isto his idiomhis films cannot bereduced to just carriers ofmessages. Each one of themshakes the viewer out of a senseof complacency, and gets himthinking about the insensitivitiesand inequities in society, yet witha sense of hope and idealism.

    To make this fine directorsfilms accessible to the public, theBharatiya Vidya Bhavan,Bengaluru Kendra, is organizing

    a five-day film festival from July25, with the movies hand-pickedby Kasarvalli himself, offering awide cross-section of his works.

    Titled Chitrotsava,it will not be a mere screeningof the films; an interactive sessionwith film professionals, headedby the ace director, post-movie,is actually the essence of thefestival, considering thatKasarvallis films create anupheaval in ones mind andheart, all for the better.

    One has met, interacted,watched practically every one ofhis films, and heard him being

    A FILM AND

    A CHAT WITH

    ACE DIRECTOR

    talked about in film andart circlesenough todraw a picture of theman himself. Kasarvalliis dignified, soft spoken,unassuming, sensitive tohis surroundings, andrespectful of women

    Gulabi Talkies

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    these personality traits arereflected in his films as a fulcrum,making them as understated,sensitive yet powerful incommunication.

    Beginning with the inauguralGulabi Talkies, based onpopular Kannada writer Vaidehisshort story, and starring Umashri,Chitrotsava will screenGhatashradhaa U. R.Ananthamurthy novel and thefirst film of Kasarvalli, whichdeals with a child widow and thesocial issues arising therein,Thayi Saheba, starring theglamorous Jayamala, whichalmost sounds incongruous in aKasarvalli film, and whichprojects pre-independence dayswith authenticity in all itsshenanigans and the hypocrisy

    of men, and Dweepa, one of thebest even among the classy filmsof the director, the festival

    Nayi Neralu

    Kraurya

    provides the best in worldcinema.

    After all, Kasarvalli isone of our most celebratedand internationally recognizedfilm makers, having won the bestof national and internationalawards. Kasarvalli is the onlyfilm maker who has made artfilms exclusively, and createda film movement of the genre.

    Thaayi Saheba

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    He is a pioneer in makingwomen-oriented films; howeverhopeless a situation a womanfinds herself in, and howeverstrong and dominating a manmight be, ultimately what triumphsis a womans spirit and innerstrengththis has been hisprojection in film after film,reflecting reality.

    In essence, Kasarvalli hasalways projected life in all itsrawness and beauty, without beingloud or crass. Sophistication andsubtlety are the cornerstones ofhis works. That Kasarvalli is thedream-man of every woman getsestablished through his portrayalof women in his films.

    His films goad theviewer to a sense of social

    consciousness, commitment andresponsible citizenship, withoutbeing preachy. One should belucky enough to get to watch hisfilms, that too followed by anopen-house post-mortem, if oneis capable of it at all vis a visKasarvalli!

    Dweepa

    Ghatashradda

    Two films will be screenedeveryday at the Bhavan premises,followed by interactive sessionsafter each. Entry is free.

    - Jyothi RaghuramTabarana Kathe

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    Girish Kasaravalli Film Festival - 2015Calendar of Events

    July 25, 2015, Saturday

    Programme

    10.30 a.m. : Inauguration : Smt. Umashri

    Honble Minister for Kannada and Culture,Women and Child Development

    Chief Guests :

    Sri. L. Hanumanthappa, Ex MLCChairman, Kannada Development Authority

    Dr. Vijaya, Noted Film Journalist

    Smt. Malavika Avinash, Cine Artist

    Sri. Gangadhar Modaliar, Senior Journalist

    11.30 a.m. : Screening of Gulabi Talkies

    1.30 p.m. : Discussion on Gulabi Talkies

    Participants :

    Sri. Manu M. Baligar

    Chief Exe. Officer, Roerich andDevika Rani Roerich Estate

    Sri. Girish Kasaravalli,Award-winning Director

    2.30 p.m. : Introduction to Naayi Neraluby Sri. Shadakshari, S.Founder Chairman,Ramanashree Group

    3.00 p.m. : Screening of Naayi Neralu

    5.30 p.m. : Introduction to Krauryaby Sri. Jogi, Senior Journalist

    6.00 p.m. : Screening of Kraurya

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    Girish Kasaravalli Film Festival - 2015Calendar of Events

    on July 26, 2015, Sunday

    Programme

    10.30 a.m. : Master class with clippings of movies

    Participants :

    Sri. B. SureshaWell-known Director

    Sri Girish Kasaravalli,Award Winning Director

    1.30 p.m. : Screening of Thayi Saheba

    3.30 p.m. : Discussion on Thayi Saheba

    Participants :

    Sri. Manu Chakravarthy,Film Critic

    Dr. M.S. Asha Devi,Associate Professor and Critic

    Sri. Girish Kasaravalli,Award-winning Director

    5.30 p.m. : Introduction to Ghatashraddha

    by Sri. G.S. Bhaskar, Senior Journalist

    6.00 p.m. : Screening of Ghatashraddha

    Thayi Saheba Ghatashraddha

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    July 27, 2015, Monday

    Programme

    3.00 p.m. : Screening of Tabarana Kathe

    5.00 p.m. : Discussion on Tabarana Kathe

    Participants :

    Dr. H.S. Raghavendra Rao,Well-known Author

    Sri. M.H. Krishnaiah,Well-known Scholar

    Sri. Girish Kasaravalli,Award-winning Director

    5.30 p.m. : Introduction to Dweepa

    Sri. Avinash,Cine Artist

    Sri. Puttaswamy K.,Well-known Writer and Film Critic

    6.00 p.m. : Screening of Dweepa

    Girish Kasaravalli Film Festival - 2015Calendar of Events

    Tabarana Kathe Dweepa

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    Girish Kasaravalli Film Festival - 2015Calendar of Event

    July 28, 2015, Tuesday

    Programme

    3.00 p.m. : Screening ofKanasemba Kudureyaneri

    5.00 p.m. : Discussion onKanasemba Kudureyaneri

    Participants :

    Sri SheshadriWell-known Director

    Sri. Girish KasaravalliAward-winning Director

    5.30 p.m. : Introduction to Haseena

    by Sri. I.M. Vittala MurthyRetd. Principal Secretary,Govt. of Karnataka

    Sri. HaneefEditor, Sudha Magazine

    6.00 p.m. : Screening of Haseena

    HaseenaKanasemba Kudureyaneri

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    July 29, 2015, Wednesday

    Programme

    3.00 p.m. : Screening of Koormavatara

    5.00 p.m. Discussion on Koormavatara

    Participants :

    Sri C.N. RamachandraWell-known Critic

    Sri. Girish KasaravalliAward-winning Director

    5.45 p.m. Valedictory Programme

    Chief Guests :

    Sri. G.K. Govinda RaoWell-known Actor

    Sri. Girish KasaravalliAward Winning Director

    6.15 p.m. : Screening of Documentary film :

    Adoor Gopalakrishnan

    Girish Kasaravalli Film Festival - 2015Calendar of Event

    Adoor Gopalakrishnan Koormavatara

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    BANSURI

    July 10 will see a flute recitalby Jayatheertha Kulkarni, whohas played solos and the popularjugalbandis. Jayatheertha haslearnt from Ustad ShaikhAbdullah Khazi, having beenunder his tutelage for about adecade. Jayatheertha has wonmany prizes in competitions ofAkashavani held at the nationallevel. The recital, in associationwith Infosys Foundation, is at theIndian Institute of World Culture,Basavanagudi, at 6.00 p.m.

    TAALA VADYA

    The Indian Council forCultural Relations (ICCR) hasbeen actively associating with theBharatiya Vidya Bhavan, BengluruKendra, after H.N.Suresh tookover the reins of the Bhavan.ICCR is held in high esteemby artistes of all hues; so is thedignity of the Bhavan, anywhere.

    Regular culturalprogrammes with an eye onvariety have been a part of thispartnership. Next in the offing is aTaala Vadhya percussionensemble concert at the Bhavanpremises, on July 11, at 6.30 pm.

    The ensemble will be leadby Dr. B. K. Chandra Mouli, asenior percussionist of the State.He is as adept at solos as he is in

    WATCH OUT FORJULY 10 & 11, 2015.

    group presentations. The otherartistes being featured in theensemble are Bhaskar (dholu),L.V.Mukund (flute), SukanyaRamgopal (ghatam), SwamyA.S.N. (khanjira), BhagyalakshmiM. Krishna (morsing),B. Dhruvaraj (mridanga),J.K.Sridhar (violin), SomashekarJois (konnakol), Karthik Mani(drums), Sridhara V. (dholak),and Udayaraj Karpoor (tabla).

    A rich combination ofCarnatic, Hindustani, and westernstreams in terms of the use of theinstruments in the different genresof music, this ensemble promisesto be a toe-tapping experience,with the violin contributing to themelody aspect. The programmeis at 6.30 pm, at the Bhavan.

    - JR

    Dr. B.K. Chandra Mouli

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    BRINGING

    SHANKARA

    CLOSER

    It was more than a meetingof minds at the Bengaluru Kendraof the Bhavan on June 18, whenacademician Dr. Chitra Sharmareleased three of her booksall written at the metaphysicalplanein the presence ofrespected scholars and benignmedical practitioners. Shankaraand The United India,Sadguruvina Saanidhyadalliand Kaalachowka werelaunched by none other thanour well-known lexicographer,Dr. G. Venkatasubbaiah, witherudite Samskritam scholarDr. S. Ranganath giving more thanan introduction to the books, andDr. B. S. Srinath, ManagingTrustee, Sri Shankara CancerFoundation, who has turnedcancer treatment and care into ahumane, service-oriented mission,single-handedly, being ChiefGuest.

    Releasing the books,Dr. Venkatasubbaiah made theterm Hinduism central to histalk, pointing out that it waswrong, misleading, andmeaningless to use the wordHinduan import from theWest.

    Sanathana Dharma is what itsnomenclature is, which defiescategorization as a religion, andhas everything to do with ascientific and balanced lifephilosophy. CongragulatingSharma on her painstaking work,Dr. Venkatasubbaiah said herwriting style and language wereof a superior standard.

    Dr. G. Venkatasubbaiah, Well-known Lexicographer Launching the books -while others from left Sri. H.N. Suresh, Director, BVB, Author Dr. Chitra Sharma,

    Dr. B.S. Srinath, Managing Trustee, Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation,and Dr. S. Ranganath, Well-known Scholar joins.

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    YOGA BHARATHI :INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY HELD ON

    JUNE 21, 2015 AT BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN

    Dr. S.N. Omkar, Yoga Expert lighting the lamp to mark the Celebration ofInternational Yoga Day while Sri. Radha Charan, Yoga Exponent,

    Yoga Guru Sri. Kumar Reddy and other students joins

    Students take part in the Yoga demonstrationduring the International Yoga Day

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    She is far removed fromthe ethos of her motherland,her adoptive country, Germany,having cocooned her in a warmand comfortable childhood.Yet, 10-yer-old Sahana hasinternalized sensitivity andempathytwo great humanqualitiesto such an extent thatshe has become one with ourschool children at the BVBBBMP Public School inSriramapuram, Bengaluru.

    LITTLE GIRLS GESTURE

    Sahana Murthy

    She became aphilanthropist in herown right even as apre-teenager. Barelynine, she saved herpocket money and gaveit to our school last year.This year too, the littlegirl has continued withher helping hand, whichis something we are soproud of.

    Sahana has writtena heart-felt letter, whichis endearing, andbeautiful in thesentiments expressed.We have publishedSahanas letter both asa tribute to her

    and as a catalyst foryoungsters to cultivatea giving heart.

    Sahana is the grand-daughterof Seeta Ramachandra, AssociateSecretary, BVB, BengaluruKendra.

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    BHAVAN-INFOSYS FOUNDATION

    OUTREACH CULTURAL PROGRAMME - 4

    Keyboard Carnatic duet

    Artists : Sri. R. Arjun Sambasivan and Sri. Narayan

    Violin : Kum Apoorva Krishnan, Mridanga : Sri B S Prashanth

    Ghatam : Sri Phanidra Bhaskar

    on May 23, 2015 at Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

    BHAVAN-INFOSYS FOUNDATION

    MUSIC PROGRAMMES AT

    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF WORLD CULTURE,

    BASAVANAGUDI, BENGALURU

    Sugama Sangeetha by Kum. Anjana Kasargod

    on June 12, 2015.

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    PROGRAMME :JULY - 2015

    Thu 6.00 p.m. - Khincha Hall14. Yadalam Nanjaiah SettyMemorial Endowment LectureSpeaker : H H Sri SwamiJapanandaji, Chairman ,Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama PavagadaTopic : Relevance of Bhagavadgita

    Sun 10.30 a.m. - Khincha Hall19. Dr. K.M. Munshi Instituteof Art and Culture: Varsha -VaibhavaDance feature based on Compositionsof Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh,Well -known Scholar. The artists ofMeghadoota feature : Dr. DeekshaShastry, Dr. Nayana Somayaji andDr. Shobha Shashi Kumar

    Sun 5.00 p.m. - Khincha Hall19. Indiragandhi NationalCentre for Art presentsTerini Andhra classical dance byKalakrishna and Party

    Sat -Wed 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.25 - 29 Khincha Hall Five-day film festival - Directed bySri Girish Kasaravalli(For more details see page - 1 to 9)

    Sat 6.00 p.m.25. BVB Infosys Foundationoutreach cultural programme :Journey with harmonium Artist : Dr. Ravindra KatotiVenue : Sri. MPL ShastriPU College, Vidyavihara, Rajajinagar

    Fri 6.00 p.m. - ESV Hall 31. Jyothy Charitable Trustpresents Vyasajyothy Awardto well-known scholarProf. K.T. Pandurangi bySri B.N.V. Subramanya,Special lecture on Gurupoornimaand Guruvina Mahatva bySri M L Narasimhamurthy

    Sat 6.00 p.m. - Khincha Hall04. BharatanatyaRangapravesha :Artist : PriyadarshiniShivadass(Disciple of GuruDr. Suhasini Kishore)

    Sun 6.00 p.m. - Khincha Hall05. Guru Smarane -Nritya Namana :

    Dr. K Venkatalakshamma, MooguruJejamma and H.R. Keshava MurthyMemorial Endowment :

    Bharatanatya Dance -on the compositions of recentlylearnt at a special workshop onMysore school underDr. Padma SampathChief Guest : Smt. GangammaKeshavamurthy, Chairperson,Karnataka Sangeetha NrityaAcademy.Artists : Smt Ranjitha Vivin,Sri Praveen Kumar(Disciples of Guru Dr. LalithaSrinivasan) Kum. Swathi(Disciple of Guru PoornimaGururaj)

    Fri 6.00 p.m. - Flute concert10. by Sri JayatheerthaKulkarni (in association withInfosys Foundation)Venue : Indian Institute of WorldCulture, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru

    Sat 6.30 p.m. - Khincha Hall11. Horizon series of

    BVB-ICCR :Tala Vaadya percussionensemble by - Vidwan Dr. B.K.Chandramouli and Party(in association with IndianCouncil for Cultural Relations)

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