Saturday, September 3, 2016

‘Attack on Sufism and Syncretic Culture’,


Anhad is organizing a Symposium on ‘Attack on Sufism and Syncretic Culture’, on September 3, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm, at the Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club.

Since its earliest imagination, the idea of India has always been based on plurality. What has been created through millennia of advent and assimilation is a grand and many-hued heritage, shared by all who at various points of time became part of it and contributed to it in their own unique way.

Out of these largely oral, intangible and timeless interactions and traditions has emerged the rich and fluid Sufi-Bhakti culture of the Indian Subcontinent. The shrine has always been a shared space, a third space and a space for the meeting of hearts, minds and myriad imaginations.

It is this space of exchange and sharing which is now under attack from various fascist, fanatic and politically polarizing forces. The main purpose of these attacks is to prevent the perpetuation of this people to people, faith to faith interaction and the wonderful culture of dialogue, music, food and syncretic spiritual expression that it has given rise to, instead imposing a monolithic and authoritarian culture based of compliance, fear and falsehoods.

We as artistes, intellectuals, spiritual practitioners and activists condemn these nefarious attempts to communalize our social fabric and wish to present our views on this subject, one of vital importance in our troubled times.

Chair: Ashok Vajpeyi

Speakers include: Dhruv Sangari, Shail Mayaram, Sohail Hashmi, Syed Farid Idris Maharaj

The programme will begin sharp at 4.00 pm and will continue till 7 pm.
Kindly cover the Symposium.

Yours sincerely,

Ovais Sultan Khan

Invitation for NSD’s 2nd year students productions

Invitation for NSD’s 2nd year students productions
From: Anoop Barua  Fri, 2 Sep ’16 3:20p
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
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Dear Friend,

I take this opportunity to inform that the present second year students of National School of Drama are presenting two new productions simultaneously in week time with different timings and the details of both the productions are mentioned as hereunder:-

Translation : Ashok Kaushik
Timings –
3rd Sept. 2016 at 6.30 pm
4th Sept. 2016 at 3.00 pm
5th Sept. 2016 at 6.30 pm
Translation : Anju Jaitle
Timings –
3rd Sept. 2016 at 3.00 pm
4th Sept. 2016 at 6.30 pm
5th Sept. 2016 at 3.00 pm

                           Associate Director: Yashraj JadhavDirection : Santanu Bose

Performances will be held at Abhimanch auditorium, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001.

Director, NSD is happy to invite you for both the productions, please spare some time from your busy schedule to witness the productions on above mentioned date(s).

It is also requested to please publish the information through your esteemed publication for the wider publicity so that more & more readers / viewers of your publication / media house could get this information, we shall remain be obliged for this kind gesture.

To witness the performance, you may put your requisition to undersigned so that entry cards could be arranged in advance.

Looking forward to see you at the venue.

With warm regards,

A.K. Barua
Public Relations Officer
National School of Drama
New Delhi

PGTI Eagleburg Masters to get underway on September 6

PGTI Eagleburg Masters to get underway on September 6

Prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh

Chikkarangappa, Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee, Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, top names in the field

Eagleton – The Golf Resort, Bengaluru, September 3, 2016: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will stage the ninth event of its landmark 10th season, the PGTI Eagleburg Masters at Eagleton – The Golf Resort near Bengaluru, from September 6 – 9, 2016. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.

The field will feature India’s leading talent such as local lads Chikkarangappa (2015 Rolex Ranking champion), Udayan Mane (2015 PGTI Emerging Player), Khalin Joshi as well as defending champion Rashid Khan of Delhi and Gurgaon-based Shubhankar Sharma (current Rolex Ranking leader).

The other top names in the field are Rahil Gangjee, Mukesh Kumar, Shankar Das, Shamim Khan, Feroz Ali Mollah and Harendra Gupta, to name a few.

Bengaluru will be well-represented by M Dharma, C Muniyappa, Abhishek Jha, R Murthy and Trishul Chinnappa besides the likes of Chikka, Mane and Joshi.

The field will also feature prominent foreign names such as N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana (both from Sri Lanka) and Md Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh).

Mr. Chetan Meda, Director, Eagleton – The Golf Resort, said, “We’re excited to host our second event of the 2016 PGTI season. We expect a thrilling week of golf at the PGTI Eagleburg Masters as the leading names in the country face-off for the top prize. It is our endeavour to promote professional golf in the country through the staging of events such as the PGTI Eagleburg Masters.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “The PGTI Eagleburg Masters is set to witness a keen contest as the race for the Rolex Player of the Year title gets even more intense. We thank Eagleton for their committed support to Indian professional golf and PGTI over the last decade. We seek to continue working with Eagleton to build on the gains achieved so far.”

The venue for the event, Eagleton – The Golf Resort, situated on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, is home to a USPGA standard course. This picturesque course is spread out over 170 acres and has undulating fairways and huge greens with an excellent drainage system. Over 40,000 trees, lush turf and sophisticated fertilization, irrigation and waste water management contribute to a natural and pleasing biosphere.

Mr. India International Manhunt Grand Finale

Invite: Mr. India International Manhunt Grand Finale
From: Press Release Urgent 1  Fri, 2 Sep ’16 8:16p
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Greetings for the day!
You are cordially invited to send your correspondents/Reporters/Photographers/RJs/Video crew for the Grand Finale of Mr. India International Manhunt on 4th September, 2016 at Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Please find attached the invite for the same.
Looking forward to see you at the event.

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