torstai 16. toukokuuta 2013

Ilona Kolachanan bollywood tanssikurssit kesällä 2013

Ilona Kolachanan bollywood-tunnit 21.5.-1.7.2013

Maanantaisin Studio Sfinksi, Helsinki

10.6.-1.7. klo 17:00-18:15
koko kurssi (4 kertaa) 48€/ 14€ kertamaksu
Ilmoittautumisohjeet ja lisätietoja:
Lisätietoja myös: ja ilona.kolachana(a)

Tiistaisin Tanssistudio Sahrami, Vantaa

21.5.-19.6. klo 18:15-20:45
koko kurssi (5 kertaa) 65€/ 17€ kertamaksu
Ilmoittautumiset ja lisätietoja:
Lisätietoja myös: ja ilona.kolachana(a)

Tunnit sopivat myös niille, joilla ei ole aikaisempaa tanssikokemusta. Tuntien teema vaihtuu viikoittain, joten myös yksittäisille kerroille voi hyvin tulla. Tutustumme tunneilla bollywoodin eri tyylilajeihin, joten koko kurssin käytyäsi sinulla on laaja kuva intialaisesta elokuvatanssista ja eri tyylien liikekielestä.

In English:

Ilona Kolachana's Bollywood classes 21.5.-1.7.2013

On Mondays at Studio Sfinksi, Helsinki

10.6.-1.7. 17:00-18:15
Price: the whole course (4 classes) 48€/ 1 class 14€
For more information and enrollments:
For more information visit also: or contact Ilona ilona.kolachana(a)

On Tuesdays at Tanssistudio Sahrami, Vantaa

21.5.-19.6. 18:15-20:45
Price: the whole course (5 classes) 65€/ 1 class 17€
For more information and enrollments:
For more information visit also: or contact Ilona ilona.kolachana(a)

The summer classes are suitable also for the beginners. The theme of the classes will change weekly, so you can also join single classes (you will learn a short choreography on each class). After joining these classes you will have a wide picture of what (all) Bollywood dance is.

maanantai 13. toukokuuta 2013

Klassisen intialaisen musiikin ilta Raaseporissa 14.5.2013

(Text in English below the Finnish)
Intialaiset Abir Singh Khangura ja Apurba Mukherjee ovat kansainvälisesti tunnetuja muusikkoja, jotka ovat esiintyneet lukuisilla festivaaleilla ympäri maailmaa. Nyt on harvinainen mahdollisuus saada kuunnella näitä klassisen intialaisen musiikin mestareita. Abir soittaa kielisoitinta Esraj ja Apurba on tablan tunnettu taituri.
Liput 10e. Tapahtumasta lisätietoa Facebookista.

Tiistaina 14.5.2013 klo:18:00
Villa Taika, Fiskarsintie 513, 10480 Raasepori
Väliajalla on mahdollisuus ostaa chaita.

Indian musicians Abir Singh Khangura (Esraj player) and Apurba Mukherjee (Tabla player) are internationally famous for classical Indian music. There is a rare opportunity to hear them in a concert in Raasepori. Tickets 10€. For more information from Facebook.

Thuesday 14.5.2013 at 6pm
Villa Taika, Fiskarsintie 513, 10480 Raasepori
During the intermission there is a possibility to enjoy chai.

sunnuntai 12. toukokuuta 2013

Cultural society India exhibition on 15.5 to 15.6.2013

Kulttuuriyhdistys Intialla on jälleen mielenkiintoista tapahtumaa tarjolla. Kuukauden ajan yhdistys tarjoaa erilaisia mielenkiintoisia kursseja niin lapsille, teini-ikäisille kuin aikuisillekin. Tapahtuman lähtölaukaus on keskiviikkona 15.5.2013, joilloin paikalla on intialaisia muusikkoja. Alla tiedot englanniksi. 

We warmly welcome you to Cultural society India opening exhibition on the 15.5 Wednesday. We are having great musicians from India who gives Tabla (Indian drum) workshop for kids and adult.

FREE entry

Please Registration to the courses due to 14.5.2013: or by phone: 040-4174700 Shama Dixit

Place: Alberganesplanadi 13A13, 02600, Espoo.

Here’s the program in our opening ceremony 15.5.2013:
-16:00-17:00 advanced level of tabla teaching by Apurba Mukherjee. 10€ fee
-17:00-18:00 beginners tabla lesson by Apurba Mukherjee. 5€ fee
-18:00-19:00 musical performance by Apurba Mukherjee and Abir Singh Khangura.
-19:00-20:00 Vegetarian Food 5€/plate

Apurba Mukherjee is a bright and talented Tabla player in the world of Indian Classical Music. As a disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh, he has performed widely in India and abroad, accompanying well known musicians of the country. Besides playing important concerts in India he has also performed in important festivals and concerts in various countries inter alia USA, Canada, Europe and Middle East. Musicians all over the world blessed him with bright future.

Abir Singh Khangura was born in Shantiniketan. Abir began his Esraj training from Sri Ranadhir Roy. After the untimely demise of his guru, Abir continued with Sri Buddhadev Das of the same tradition. Later Abir had the fortune to receive talim from Dr. Sisirkana Dhar Chowdhury, disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Abir has received many awards including junior fellowship in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. Abir has traveled extensively in India, Bangladesh, Europe and U.S.A, with his music and teaching.

Courses for kids, teenagers and adult 16.5 - 14.6.2013

-16.5 Thu 17:30-19:30 Comics Drawing for kids and teenagers, Indian veg food
-17.5 Fri 17:00-18:30 Drama for kids and teenagers, 18:30-19:30 Origami for kids and teenagers, Indian Veg food
-23.5 Thu 10:00-20.00 Indian massage (head/back), baby, kids and women, Henna tattoo
-24.5 Fri 17:00-18.00 Drum Lesson (Tabla) for kids, Bollywood Dance for adult, 18:00-19:00 Dance for kids, Indian Veg food
-25.5 Sat 13:00-16:00 Electronics course for kids and teenagers, 16:00-19:00 Indian cooking class for children and teenagers
-31.5 Fri 17:00-18:00 Indian singing course for every age, 18:00-19:00 dance class for all age
-5.6 Wed 16:00-19:00 Egg less cake and muffin course for kids and teenagers, Indian Veg food
-7.6 Fri Drum Lesson (Tabla) for kids and teenagers, 18:30-19:30 Origami for kids and teenagers, Indian Veg food
-14.6 Fri 17:00-20:00 Bollywood movie and dance for everybody, Indian Veg food

Fee: 5€/course/person : Comics Drawing, Painting course, Drama, Tabla, Singing, Egg less cake, Dance
Indian cooking class: 10€/person
Electronic course: 10€/person
Head or Back massage 15€/person
Henna : 5€/per hand
Food: 5€/plate

Teachers: Shama, Ina, Titia, Kai, Tulia.

Welcome to enjoy the culture and flavors of India in the Indian Exhibition and courses!

Please like our Facebook page Cultural society India and feel free to ask any detailed about program.

Best Wishes,
Cultural Society India
Kulttuuriyhdistys Intia

lauantai 4. toukokuuta 2013

Salman Khan in trial

Sallu faces 10 years in prison for hit-and-run as court rules he will face trial for culpable homicide

By Mail Today Reporter
Published: 1 February 2013 |

After almost a decade of dilly-dallying, the law finally seems to be catching up with actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

A Mumbai court has ruled that Salman will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the case.

The actor, who is currently being tried under Section 304 A (rash and negligent driving), has been asked to be present in court on March 11.

Salman could face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty.

The metropolitan court has decided to inquire into the complaint by social activist Santosh Daundkar, who had alleged that delays in the trial had stretched the case to over a decade.

He also claimed that the prosecution had joined hands with the actor and that the police produced false evidence and manipulated facts to drag the case.

Bureaucrat-turned-lawyer Abha Singh, who is Daundkar's counsel, said: "While other high-profile cases were over within a few years, the case against Salman has been dragging for 10 years.

"The medical officers produced before the court were not the ones to whom summons were issued. There has been a manipulation of evidence."

The police had filed a report on Wednesday, refuting the allegations. The police report stated that the investigators could not be blamed if the medical officers, who were working in the hospital during the case, had been transferred over the years.

"The hospital had assigned others to depose before the court. Hence the prosecution has not given false information to the court or caused any delay in the trial," the report stated.

Salman's Toyota Land Cruiser had rammed intothe American Express bakery in Bandra on September 28, 2002.

A pavement dweller was killed while four others were injured in the accident. Salman was initially booked on a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder but he had petitioned the Bombay High Court against the charge and said he had not intended to kill.

The high court had ruled that Section 304 (part II) of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) could not be applied in the case and the actor should be tried under IPC Section 304 A instead.

The court had, accordingly, framed charges against Salman under sections 304 A, 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing minor injuries), 338 (causing major injuries) and 427 (negligence) of IPC.

torstai 2. toukokuuta 2013

NDTV: Letters addressed to Bollywood might just reach your favourite stars

Article written by: Gitanjali Roy | April 18, 2013 |

A postman delivered this letter to Bollywood actress Pooja Bhatt. This picture was posted on Twitter by @PoojaB1972

If you need to get in touch with actress-director Pooja Bhatt and don't know her contact details, a letter addressed to Bollywood, Bollywood Films, Mumbai will always find her. And since you won't know the pin code either, just put Mumbai again.

The postman delivered her mail yesterday, and it included this optimistic missive.

Pooja tweeted: Indian Postal Service, I salute you! Can't believe a letter actually reached me with this address printed on it! : )

She didn't seem to mind being referred to as The Pooja Bhatt.

We're hoping she wrote back to the fan.

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