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August2005

Alumni Picnic, San Franciso Bay Area, Sept 10 2005

Volleyball, at the San Francisco Bay Area Picnic, September 2004Summer is here, and we are pleased to announce the "The San Francisco Bay Area IIT Kharagpur Alumni Summer Picnic 2005". So, please:

1. Mark your calendars and plan to attend:
Date: Saturday, September 10 2005, 11AM till 4pm
Location: Baylands Park,
999 E Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale, California
2. Sign up as a volunteer with one of the many committees and help plan the event.
3. Spread the word (Call and e-mail your fellow KGP-ites)

For more information, please visit: http://www.iitkgpsv.org .

"IIT Ka Tempo High Hai, KGP Ka Tempo High Hai."

Roy DaSilva,
President, San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Chapter

UPDATE, 24th August: Register now to get the early-bird rate. The cost goes after tomorrow, 25th August.

Posted by: Roy Dasilva @ Aug 24, 2005, 8:53 am PDT    Filed under: Events    1 Comment »

Walking Down Memory Lane (oops, Scholars’ Avenue)

The Scholars' AvenueTime has come to exit from the Cyber Highway to The Scholar’s Avenue. Thanks to the SUNs and Windows of the world, a blog spot has been hit and a new window to our beloved alma-mater has been opened.

With one click of the button, you get to know the latest events, the recent chaos, the exciting developments, and, oh yes, a nugget like this one in an interview with the Head of T&P (”Training and Placement” for the uninitiated).

Q: The two major student fests SF and Kshitij will be happening at same time as the placements, would that make any changes to the schedule?

A: The placements will continue during those times. You want to sing and dance, or have a job?

Times may change but the attitudes remain the same. So, folks, time has come to put this URL into your urn of favorites – hot juicy and spicy KGP news is churning to be read.

CLICK IT!
http://scholarsavenue.blogspot.com

Posted by: Partha Chatterjee @ Aug 18, 2005, 10:02 am PDT    Filed under: Media    7 Comments »

IITian’s play to premiere at the New York International Fringe festival

The Redemption“The Redemption” a play (in English) written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik (IIT Kharagpur, B.Tech 1980, RK) will premiere at the 9th annual New York International Fringe Festival to be held in New York City from August 12 to 28th, 2005. Sudipta, a well known playwright, actor and director of the US east coast Bengali stage, was an active member of TDS (Technology Dramatic Society) and has kept his love and passion for theatre alive all these years. Sudipta, a well known stage actor, has also acted in Mira Nair’s upcoming film “The Namesake”.
The New York International Fringe festival is the largest multi-arts festival in USA and will feature more than 1200 performances of 180 shows during the two weeks. The festival will include plays and shows from all over the world.

The play, “The Redemption”, is about a middle-aged immigrant from India who hides a secret past marred with violence, betrayal, death, guilt, and a failed attempt at a Communist revolution inspired by Mao Tse-Dong. Can his Harvard junior son help him deal with himself and achieve redemption?

For more information on the play visit http:// www.ethnomediallc.com/TheRedemption .

The play will be staged at Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, New York, NY 10012. The schedule is given below.

Sudipta would like to invite all IITians of the area (NY/NJ/CT) to come and watch his show and give him all the tempo he needs to make the show a grand success. The show schedule is given below.

Show schedule:
Fri 12 @ 07:00p     Sat 13 @ 09:30p     Sat 20 @ 12:00p     Sun 21 @ 10:30p     Wed 24 @ 09:00p     Fri 26 @ 05:00p     Sat 27 @ 04:15p
For tickets call 212 279-4488 or visit fringenyc.org

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 15, 2005, 3:17 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

“Indian Cultural Values”, a talk by B C Roy Winner Saumendranath Brahmachari

Details: http://indiacc.org/category.aspx?catid=27
	
   What: “Indian Cultural Values: Social Service as a Gift”,
          a talk by Saumendra Nath Brahmachary
	
   When: Saturday, August 20 2005, 6-7pm
	
  Where: India Community Center
         555 Los Coches, Milpitas CA, USA
	
   Cost: Admission is FREE.

About The Speaker

Saumyendranath (former name was Saumendra C Mukhopadhyay) graduated in mechanical engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1968. He was awarded the prestigious “Dr. B.C. Roy Gold Medal” for the best all-rounder graduate of the 1968 batch.

In 1978, Saumyendranath renounced a very successful career to pursue a spiritual path: he was installed as the Acharya of Dev Sangha in 1988. He is concurrently the founder president of Dev Sangha Seva Pratishthan, the social action wing of Dev Sangha. DSSP is involved in a host of educational and other service-oriented social activities, including a high school, teachers’ training college, and an institution for mentally challenged children.

His talk at ICC will focus on the satisfaction that arises from giving and institutions that multiply the effects of giving through their programs.

The talk is free and open to all.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 15, 2005, 3:03 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

Pan-IIT Bridge Tournament, San Francisco Bay Area

Get ready for an event that will bring back memories of IIT hostel life! PAN-IIT is going to organize a bridge tournament to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 from 3:30pm to 7:30 pm (approx). The event is open to all IIT alumni.

This will be a Masterpoints Pairs event. Each pair must have players from the same IIT.
In case you do not have a partner, we will try to pair you up with one. A fee of $8 per player will be charged to cover costs and this includes samosas and chai too.

So sharpen your bidding and get ready for some serious fun! And do spread the word about this to your friends - let’s have as many IITians participate as possible.

     What: Pan IIT Bridge Tournament
	
     When: Saturday, September 24 2005, 4-8pm
	
     Where: Bridge Center
                   2639A Terminal Blvd, Mountain View CA
	
     RSVP: Srikanth Chari bridge2005@watch360.com
                or Narayan Mohanram 408-718-2881

Sept 13 2005: Added more details on the venue etc.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 15, 2005, 2:44 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »