BUNKER ROY

The Barefoot Approach - by Bunker Roy

11 July 2014

In this inspirational Friday Funda talk titled "Demystifying Professionalism: The Barefoot Approach'', the acclaimed social entrepreneur Bunker Roy shared his journey of empowering marginalized rural communities and facilitating sustainability through his path-breaking initiative called the Barefoot College.

 

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Method in the Madness

Method in the Madness - an Indo - Japanese animation funda

27 June 2014

In this special Funda, brought to you in collaboration with Japan Foundation, we took a joint Indo-Japanese plunge into the world of animation! Saigo No Shudan is a young Japanese artist collective that creates videos using hand-painted animation and stop motion. Professor Sehkar Mukherjee through his work at Ahmedabad's National Institute of Design, interacts with young Indian animation artists who are constantly working on innovative projects. 

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Jinal Shah

Geographies of the heart: How ‘digital’ is transforming the Indian Immigrant Experience

30 May 2014

In November 2013, Google India’s “Reunion” ad about a granddaughter’s effort to reunite her grandfather with his long-lost friend in Pakistan went viral in America, moving the entire immigrant and specifically, Indian diaspora to tears. While it was a brilliant campaign for Google, the ad also highlighted how digital and social technologies are redefining the immigrant experience. It reaffirmed that digital behaviours are universal. 

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Three Women

Three Women - Theatre Preview

2 May 2014

Three Women is a contemporary musical theatre piece that looks at 19th century Bengali Renaissance women's issues of individuality, freedom and purpose through a modern day, 21st century lens presented through the lives of three of Rabindranath Tagore's women - two fictional and one from his own life.

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Friday Fundas

Our regular speaker and performer series in Vikhroli has become a popular fixture on Mumbai’s event calendar. Join us on select Fridays of the month for these events and tell your friends about them as well. Most of our events are open to the public with RSVP.

The Barefoot Approach - by Bunker Roy

In this inspirational Friday Funda talk titled "Demystifying Professionalism: The Barefoot Approach'', the acclaimed social entrepreneur Bunker Roy shared his journey of empowering marginalized rural communities and facilitating sustainability through his path-breaking initiative called the Barefoot College.  11 July 2014

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Method in the Madness - an Indo - Japanese animation funda

In this special Funda, brought to you in collaboration with Japan Foundation, we took a joint Indo-Japanese plunge into the world of animation! Saigo No Shudan is a young Japanese artist collective that creates videos using hand-painted animation and stop motion. Professor Sehkar Mukherjee through his work at Ahmedabad's National Institute of Design, interacts with young Indian animation artists who are constantly working on innovative projects. 27 June 2014

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Geographies of the heart: How ‘digital’ is transforming the Indian Immigrant Experience

In November 2013, Google India’s “Reunion” ad about a granddaughter’s effort to reunite her grandfather with his long-lost friend in Pakistan went viral in America, moving the entire immigrant and specifically, Indian diaspora to tears. While it was a brilliant campaign for Google, the ad also highlighted how digital and social technologies are redefining the immigrant experience. It reaffirmed that digital behaviours are universal. 30 May 2014

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Three Women - Theatre Preview

Three Women is a contemporary musical theatre piece that looks at 19th century Bengali Renaissance women's issues of individuality, freedom and purpose through a modern day, 21st century lens presented through the lives of three of Rabindranath Tagore's women - two fictional and one from his own life.2 May 2014

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Dhrupad Fusion

In this Friday Funda, Dr. Payton MacDonald gave a talk and a demonstration on Indian and Western fusion music. He performed American maverick John Cage’s “Raga Music,” a unique piece that blends East and West aesthetics. Dr. Payton also gave a short talk about various composers and performers exploring fusion music in the present time, including artists such as Zakir Hussain, Terry Riley, Michael Harrison, Reena Esmail, and many others.28 March 2014

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Textile Funda at Lakme Fashion Week

*How do we make Indian textiles cool+relevant for young India?* This fashion season the Godrej India Culture Lab returned to Lakmé Fashion Week for another pop up Fashion Funda! Cool designs and smoking hot ideas came together in this very special Funda!14 March 2014

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Yo, Yo, Give Me Back that Beat! With DJ Rekha

Borrowing the bass? Or, just plain stealing? Many Bollywood producers have been inspired by music from different cultures. Likewise, non-desi producers have used exotic elements to widen their sonic palettes. And now, one of India’s biggest music artists pays a direct tribute to hip-hop by preceding his name with Yo Yo. DJ Rekha, the acclaimed mix master from New York in this very special Friday Funda, shared her tracks and her take on the global phenomenon of music appropriation.28 February 2014

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Great Games

 The High Pamirs of Tajikistan sit among the most rugged and beautiful mountains on Earth - where the Himalaya, the Karakorums, the Tien Shan, Kun Lun, Hindu Kush and the Wakhan Range meet and fan out. In turn, these are part of an area of Earth that have defined not only mankind’s growth and development from our earliest period, but also its geopolitics for literally hundreds of years.  Most of us seem to know little about it, that speaks more about us than this...14 February 2014

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