The Encounter with the Real

The Praxis of Short Non-fiction – Online, 27th November 2022. (Specially Curated Session of Appreciation and Analysis of Non-fictions of Shorter Duration) PrerequisitesNone Zone of InterestParticipants are welcome who are interested primarily about creating a relation with the reality of a given space through moving images and sounds, within a limited period of time. ThatContinue reading “The Encounter with the Real”

Residency with Ustad Mohi Bahauddin Dagar

In Auroville, from 7th to 10th November, 2022 In the pristine naturally acoustic environs of Auroville, Ustadji will demonstrate Dhrupad Gayaki and RudraVeena along with two of his accompanists, on Tanpura and Pakhawaj. Ustadji warmly invites musicians and students of all arts to interact with him on conceptual and experiential level.  For 4 days withContinue reading “Residency with Ustad Mohi Bahauddin Dagar”

Reading Ritwik Ghatak’s -Jukti, Takko aar Goppo

Reason, Arguments and Stories (1974) with Debkamal GangulyOn 24th and 25th September 2022;14:30 to 18:30 IST;Online What might be the self-chosen destiny of a modernist artist in a post-colonial condition, who over the decades of his creative endeavours always remained as an anarchic, yet ‘subjunctive’ critic of the seemingly naturalized affair of the post-coloniality itself? TheContinue reading “Reading Ritwik Ghatak’s -Jukti, Takko aar Goppo”

Reading Ritwik Ghatak’s Partition Trilogy

with Debkamal GangulyOn 10th & 11th; 17th & 18th September 2022; 14:30 to 18:30 IST;Online Emergences of India‚Äôs journey as independent nation-state for three quarters of a century is an apt moment to look back to the early years of independence in South Asia, an era marked by optimism and scarred by the great humanContinue reading “Reading Ritwik Ghatak’s Partition Trilogy”

Reading Ritwik Ghatak’s Ajantrik (The Pathetic Fallacy) 1958.

3rd & 4th September 2022; 14:30 to 18:30 IST_ ONLINE. What might be the relevance of studying a relatively unknown and unseen film made by Indian master Ritwik Ghatak, his first masterpiece Ajantrik (The Pathetic Fallacy, 1958), almost six and half decades later? Beyond historical curiosity, the study of this film may reveal that possiblyContinue reading “Reading Ritwik Ghatak’s Ajantrik (The Pathetic Fallacy) 1958.”

3 years of Film Institute @Auroville

Today, 15th August 2022 – 75th year of India’s independence and 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo – this day also marks the 3rd anniversary of Auroville Film Institute’s formal initiation. Film Institute at Auroville concurs with the experimental ethos of Auroville, applying the integral education approach. What began as a dream, today in 3Continue reading “3 years of Film Institute @Auroville”

Space in Cinema; Time in Architecture

Interdisciplinary exploration of cinema and architecture.

RITWIK GHATAK : CINEMA OF RUPTURE AND EPIC IMAGINATION

Film Analysis and Appreciation