Divyendu Sinha Murder Followup: Community Forum and Discussion

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY FORUM & DISCUSSION ON WORKING TOGETHER TO SECURE AND STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time: 10:15am – 12:45pm

Where:
George Bush Senior Citizen Center
1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Directions: www.oldbridge.com Ph: 732-721-5600

PART I
Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes:
How to identify and address them as a community?

PART II
Bridging the Gap:
How can community members collaborate with local law enforcement agencies
to enhance public safety?

RSVP preferred by Saturday, September18th, 2010 to
CitizensofOldBridge@gmail.com
Please indicate whether you would like an interpreter. Refreshments provided.

THIS EVENT IS ORGANIZED BY THE CITIZENS OF OLD BRIDGE (COBNJ), SOUTH ASIAN AMERICANS LEADING TOGETHER (SAALT) AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE IN COLLABORATION WITH OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, MIDDLESEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, OLD BRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SOUTH ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION NEW JERSEY (SABA-NJ), ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (AALDEF), MANAVI, THE SIKH COALITION AND INDIAN AMERICAN DEFENSE LEAGUE

NABC 2010: “Ekti Gnaye Thaki”

On the Occasion of NABC2010
Kallol of NJ presents

“EKTI GNAYE THAKI”
(We Live in a Village)

A Play by Sudipta Bhawmik

Cast: Abhijit Neogy, Sankar Ghoshal, Lilabati Majumdar, Indranil Mukherjee, Aparajita Das, Raja Roy, Debiprosad Palit
Music: Samya Goswami
Lights: Subhodev Das, Chandan Sen

Synopsis: “Ekti Gnaye Thaki” is the story of Ranjana and her brother, Rajat, reuniting after fourteen years. Rajat immigrates to the US with his family after Ranjana sponsors their green cards. The reunion is marked by its usual excitement followed by nostalgia for their hometown Gobindapur they both left behind. Rajat becomes a critical link for Ranjana to relive her past, while Ranjana helps him come to terms with his decision to abandon his familiar world in Gobindapur. Ranjana is also ill and Rajat’s presence offers a long-awaited emollient. As the brother and the sister often slip into the past, the rest of the characters are excited at the prospects of their future in the US, especially Rajat’s son, Rajib. Life gradually settles down and a quotidian harmony evolves. Yet from the beginning, the play occasionally and quite subliminally alludes to an underlying subplot that threatens the apparent calm between the two families. Eventually, through a set of related incidents, the undisclosed piece – a rather disconcerting one – is revealed. The disclosure tears apart the growing assurance of the families’ suburban life, and more importantly, sets in motion a drift into the past that interrogates those relationships that were deemed normal. Though this interrogation
fractures a happy picture, however, it is through this fracture, we areinvited to revisit something more important – the attachment betweenhuman beings. The play above all, irrespective of its specificities of time and place, is a commentary on what it means to be a human being in relation to those we hold dear in our lives.

Hall A – Banga Mancha, Atlantic City Convention Center
6.00pm, Saturday, July 10, 2010

Raag-Rang Presents Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan

Raag-Rang presents an afternoon of Hindustani Classical vocal music

by

Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan.

Shree Dibyarka Chatterjee will accompany him on tabla and Shree Madhu Vora will accompany him on Harmonium.

Concert will start with a short vocal rendition by Smt Anindita Sikidar

Venue: Balaji Temple, Bridgewater.

Donation : $15.00 for non-members, $12.00 for members.

$10.00 for the kids(non-member), $7.00 for members.

RSVP will be appreciated.

Contact details: (908)-429-1120, (609)-890-4890, (908)-707-8582.

Or email at bhawmikm@gmail.com,

mayuresh.khare@gmail.com, devang42@yahoo.com

Hindustani Vocal and Bansuri Jugalbandi

Harrice Miller Entertainment Presents
A Hindustani Classical Jugalbandi

Featuring

Vocalist Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik
and
Flutist Steve Gorn

Performing together for the first time.

Tabla accompaniment by Dibyarka Chatterjee

Sunday June 6, 2010 7.00pm
Nadia Jinnah Gallery
500 West 52nd Street at 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

ECTA Presents Two Plays

Mark your calendars for ECTA’s latest productions to be staged on June
12 and June 13 2010 at Edison Valley Playhouse, Edison, NJ. Each
evening you’ll see two plays of different flavors.

“Musical Chair” – a short play by Sudipta Bhawmik
Directed by Keka Sirkar
“Five women of different ages and social backgrounds get into a game
of Musical chair. They circle around the chairs with the sole
objective of winning their prize seats at any cost. But when the music
stops, one has to lose and leave the game. But the game keeps going on
and on…..”

“Ekti Gnaye Thaki”
Written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik
The play tells the story about the eternal bond between a brother and
sister that bridges all kinds of divisions, distances and conflicts.
The play highlights the fact that we all can live together in
universal love and brotherhood irrespective of the differences between
us, if we so desire. The name of the play is borrowed from the poem
“Ek Ganye” by Rabindranath Tagore and was made famous by Sombhu Mitra
and Tripti Mitra in Bidhayak Bhattacharya’s well known radio play
“Tahar Naamti Ranjana”.

As you know, Edison Valley Playhouse has limited seating. So please
book your tickets in advance. Tickets are $20.00 (for two plays) and
as always, members get a 20% discount.

Dhaka Drama Celebrates World Theater Day in New York

New York’s distinguished and dynamic theater group, Dhaka Drama is celebrating the World Theater Day this year on Sunday,  March 28,  2010 at ‘club Sanm’  in Astoria, New York. To commemorate the occasion, Dhaka Drama has arranged an interesting and exciting line of events, such as, a panel discussion, a talent competition for our young actors and a showcasing of one-act plays by different theater groups from the tri-state area. A panel of prominent theater practitioners from the Indian sub-continent would share their thoughts and reflections on Bangla Theater and its form practice and the role of directors in the Bengali diaspora. A number of noteworthy theater groups and performers have accepted invitations to present their work on this day. As a fitting finale to the occasion, Dhaka Drama will be staging their latest production, “Etao Thik Otao Thik” (This is Right and That Too) written and directed by Golam Sarwar Harun.
The grand sponsor of the event is Club Sanm.

Bannya in Concert

AN EVENING OF TAGORE SONGS

WITH

REZWANA CHOWDHURI BANNYA

Sunday MARCH 14, 2010
AT 6PM

AT HOME OF NUPUR LAHIRI
4343 RT 27 PRINCETON NJ 08540

ORGANIZED BY SURER DHARA,
NJ SCHOOL OF MUSIC

SUGGESTED DONATION $15.00 PER PERSON’
LIGHT DINNER WILL BE SERVED

MUST RSVP, SPACE LIMITED
NARAYAN ROY 908 561 9766
BHASWATI BHADRA 732 821 2545
NUPUR LAHIRI 732 821 3949

FOR PARKING:
PLEASE TRY TO CAR POOL
LIMITED PARKING AT THE HOUSE FOR ABOUT 12 CARS.
DRIVE DOWN RT 27 SOUTH., 1 MILE
PARK ACROSS DURGA MONDIR IN PUBLIC LOT,
CALL FOR RIDE OR CAR POOL

Kal Ke Kalakar

Raag Rang Presents “Kal Ke Kalakar”
on 20th March, Saturday, 2010.

Time 3-30 p.m. to 5-30 p.m.
Ariaki Dandawate on vocal,
Getiara Zaidi on Sitar
and
Brinda Guha’s Kathak presentation.

Venue: Universal Unitarian Congragation of Princeton
(Fahs Theater)
50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Admission: NonMembers:
$12 (Kids below 10 Years: $7)
RaagRang Members: $10 (Kids below 10 Years: $5)
RSVP will be appreciated.
For details Contact: 908-429-1120,609-890-4890, 908-240-8289.
Email: bhawmikm@gmail.com, mayuresh.khare@gmail.com, devang42@yahoo.com