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Invite: Public Talk on the Yamuna in Delhi, by Vikram Soni

Invite: Public Talk on the Yamuna in Delhi, by Vikram Soni

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We invite you for a talk on the Yamuna In Delhi by Vikram Soni, today (20 December, 2008) at 4 pm at Kashmere Gate. Date: December 20th, 2008 Time: 4 - 5 pm Venue: Kashmere Gate - the monument at Kashmere Gate Vikram Soni will be talking about the (economic) importance of river Yamuna's floodplains and the need to keep the floodplains intact for providing water to the city and in keeping Delhi alive and full of life. A short film of 22 minutes will also be screened at the beginning of the film. The talk will happen just outside the Kashmere Gate Metro Station, at the Kashmere Gate monument, along the 'chabeel' - and drinking water, will be available - as it should be - for free. We hope to see all of you there. For further information, please contact: Govind Singh 981...

Invitation: 48c Public.Art.Ecology

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48c Public.Art.Ecology: Public Eco.Art in Delhi City 48c Public.Art.Ecology is a city wide festival wherein some 24 art projects themed on ecology have been installed in some 8 public spaces in the city. The festival has been on since December 12th and was launched by the Lt. Governor of Delhi at Max Mueller Bhawan. So far, thousands of citizens have been to the sites, experienced the installations and left their feedback. We've literally painted the city pink, and you cannot miss the projects at the below mentioned sites. We invite you to make a trip to the sites at Kashmere Gate, Jantar Mantar, Roshanara Bagh, Palika Bazaar/CP, Ramlila Maidan, Chandni Chowk, Barakhamba Road and Mandi House! As Delhi Greens, the outreach coordinators for the festival, we have woven a series...
Invite: Talk on Parks and Urban Biodiversity at 20, Barakhamba Road

Invite: Talk on Parks and Urban Biodiversity at 20, Barakhamba Road

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All of you are invited to a Public Talk by Wildlife Biologist Faiyaz A. Khudsar (Park Manager, Yamuna Biodiversity Park) on "Parks and Urban Biodiversity" (with special emphasis on Delhi). The greens need their space, and that is why we gather to discuss the hows and whys. Date: 19th December, 2008 Time: 4 to 5 pm Venue: 20, Barakhamba Road (its just behind the Barakhamba Metro Station), just ask anyone if they have seen a tree hanging from a crane anywhere around. Hosted by: 48c Public.Art.Ecology 20 Barakhamba Road is a structure that failed to turn into a several floored building....and now, refuses to do so. It is the same bunglow that it was..decades ago. Hope you would join us in this task of maintaining the greens of Delhi - green. For further information and f...
Invitation: The Vulture Readings at Max Mueller Bhawan

Invitation: The Vulture Readings at Max Mueller Bhawan

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48c Public.Art.Ecology The Vulture Readings: Interaction and Reflections on Ecology and Extinctions. "It is true, we all seem to be going somewhere. Very fast, and quick. The question is where? All around us, there are extinctions, as things get blurred and we cannot see what we step on, all sacrificed for the sake of the journey. But where does the journey lead to – what would we have learnt during it, that will form our future. It may be said that the barrenness will be fertilized with new dreams, new hopes and new possibilities. Yet, is that true? Do we really believe in this idea, or is the speed of the present so exhilarating that we cannot make sense of the landscape any more, since it is so very fuzzy? Maybe we are scared to see that it may be barren, very, very barren. It
Quotes From the Earth 2008: Environmental Film Festival

Quotes From the Earth 2008: Environmental Film Festival

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Toxics Link and India International Centre (IIC) invite all to the "Quotes from the Earth", a biannual environmental film festival. The festival, held since 2004, would showcase 20 exemplary works on celluloid, by some of country’s most renowned environmental filmmakers, that portray the global struggle against climate change, hunger, unclean water, polluted urban scapes and difficult survival. Categorized under 5 subheads namely Climate change and Energy Efficiency, Survival, Hunger, Urban Scapes and Water, the film festival would also host expert panel discussion on burning issues like Sustainability and Globalisation. Date: 19th and 20th December, 2008 Venue: Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre(IIC) 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 The Fes
48c Public.Art.Ecology Schedule for December 16 – Tuesday!

48c Public.Art.Ecology Schedule for December 16 – Tuesday!

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0930 hours:  The festival goes to Sanskriti School, which has called for "Sanskriti 350" - an eco-clubs unite, called for by the school - to ensure a clean, bright future and to ensure a greater cooperation between schools and students to achieve the same. 1500 - 1600 hours: Pantomine Play by the German School at Jantar Mantar! Meet the Artists at Jantar Mantar! 1700 to 2030: Film Screening at Barakhamba Road. All the spaces invite you to check them out! Most sites are accessible by the Metro. Roshanara Bagh | Kashmere Gate | Chandni Chowk | Ramlila Ground Barakhamba Road | Mandi House | Jantar Mantar | Connaught Place
48c Public.Art.Ecology Schedule for 14 December, 2008

48c Public.Art.Ecology Schedule for 14 December, 2008

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48c Public.Art.Ecology 0700 am: Bird Walk in the Kamla Nehru (North Delhi) Ridge, Led by Ranjit Lal (Author of the Birds of Delhi) 0830 hours: Cycling Rally by the Delhi Cycling Club, starting from Jantar Mantar 1500 hours: Performance by DA MOTUS, at Roshanara Bagh 1600 hours: Talk by Mary Miss (Artist) and Akshay Kaul (Landscape Architect) on Medicinal Plants at Roshanara Bagh Hope to see you all there. For more information, please contact: Govind Singh Delhi Greens 98111 47754
Invite: Talk on Water Channels of Delhi – by Sohail Hashmi at DPL !!!

Invite: Talk on Water Channels of Delhi – by Sohail Hashmi at DPL !!!

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48c Public.Art.Ecology Festival Talk by Sohail Hashmi on the Water Channels of Delhi   Date: 13th December, 2008  Time: 4-5 pm Venue: Delhi Public Library, Chandni Chowk (Take the Metro): Just opposite the Old Delhi Rly Station Metro Station   Hope to see you all there.   All of you are also invited to a very interesting performance by DA MOTUS (a German group) just before the talk...while...one can meet the artists at Chandni Chowk (around the Town Hall) after that.   Come, make the place lively....and hear about what made the place lively before it all !!   Hope to see you all there. For more information, please contact: Govind Singh Delhi Greens 98111 47754
Invitation: Delhi Urban Ecotourism Bus Trip

Invitation: Delhi Urban Ecotourism Bus Trip

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Delhi Greens introduces a first of its kind Urban Ecotourism in Delhi during the 48C Public.Art.Ecology Festival !! The Urban Ecotourism Bus trip seeks to explore the natural heritage of Delhi and re-connect the citizens of Delhi to the green spaces in the city and highlighting lesser-known sites of ecological significance. Delhi is known to be one of the greenest capital cities in the world. The city's tree cover and the green spaces support a varying degree of urban biodiversity, unique to the National capital Region (NCR) of Delhi. The city has several big and small green patches, in addition to the Ridge and the Yamuna river flowing through it. The NCR also comprises a few protected areas, urban and rural villages, lakes and large number of water bodies. Yet the ecotourism...
Play on Mahadevbhai: Secretary and Onlooker to Gandhiji at NMML

Play on Mahadevbhai: Secretary and Onlooker to Gandhiji at NMML

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Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) invites all to a performance of MAHADEVBHAI (1892-1942 an innovative Play by WORKING TITLE, Mumbai. The play is written and directed by Ramu Ramanathan and Performed and Produced by Jaimini Pathak. Date: 10th December, 2008 Time: 10.30 am (especially for Colleges and schools) 5.00 pm Venue: Teen Murti Library Auditorium MAHADEVBHAI (1892-1942) is a reminder of a healthy tradition that is slowly being obliterated by the devices of deep hatred and prejudice. The character that occupies centrestage is Mahadev Desai, secretary and onlooker to Gandhiji. The play is based on the daily diary that Mahadevbhai maintained, in which he jotted down the innumerable letters to and by Gandhiji, as well as conversations and banter, lectures and disco...