Award winning documentary filmmaker Pankaj Butalia is visiting Guwahati on 11 September 2105 and attending an interactive session with the scribes same day. The program is scheduled to begin at 5 pm in Guwahati Press Club.
Once an acclaimed table tennis player turned a professor of Economics at Delhi University, Butalia is today more known as a serious filmmaker. Till date Butalia has made thirteen documentaries and one fiction film. Most of his documentaries have been screened extensively throughout the world.
His first documentary titled ‘When Hamlet Came to Mizoram’ (1989) received appreciations from the connoisseurs of art. The creative journey for Butalia continued with ‘Moksha’, ‘Cat's Concert’, ‘A Matter of Light’, ‘Karvaan’, ‘Centrestage’, ‘Manipur Song’ etc. His first feature film titled ‘Karvaan’ was screened in Amiens, Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam, Belgium, Hong Kong, Turkey, New Delhi and Calcutta film festivals.
It may be mentioned that his least documentary titled ‘Assam – a landscape of Neglect’ will be screened at Vivekananda Kendra on 12 September starting at 6 pm. The audience may also interact with the filmmaker after the show, which will be moderated by Xonzoi Borboa, assistant professor, TISS and Urvashi Butalia, well-known activist and writer.
1 Mar 2008 - 3:53pm | editor
The Assam Opposition parties are meeting on Sunday to finalise the strategies to put government in a tight spot the Assam Assembly Budget session from Monday. For the AGP, BJP, AUDF et al, it's a good chance to escape from the criticism. The session will start from Monday and on March 10, Assam Chief Minister will table the state Budget for 2008-2009.
Along with rest of the state, the Shilpi Divas was celebrated at Sangkhardev Sishu Bidya Niketan in Kokrajhar on Thursday. Students and teachers offered their floral tribute to Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala on his death anniversary. The programme was organised by Sangkhardev Sishu Bidya Niketan to remember Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad on his death anniversary who had contributed towards Assamese culture.
Prof Biswajit Nath of Science College graced the programme as chief guest. Princpal of the school, Mridul Nath told that the Shilpi Divas was celebrated at the school to recall the contributions of Rupkonwar.
Assam Association Gurgaon is going to organise this year'r Rongali Bihu celebration on April 13. The event will be held at DLF Phase 1 Community Centre, Gurgaon, Haryana. Prize money Bihuwoti Competition, performance by guest singer duo Mayukh and Laili Hazarika will be part of the event. Authentic Assamese dinner will be served on the occasion.
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