The Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses

07 December 2021, 06:30 pm
The Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Illustrated lecture by Prannay Lal, biochemist and artist who works in public health and environment; and author of the book
 

Talking Asian Cinema

03 December 2021, 06:30 pm
Talking Asian Cinema
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

 

Siddharth Srinivasan, award-winning independent filmmaker in conversation with Aruna Vasudev, film scholar, editor, film festival curator, artist, who first introduced Asian Cinema to Indian audiences.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

26 November 2021, 03:30 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

The Fractured Himalaya: India Tibet China 1949-1962
By Nirupama Rao (Penguin Viking, 2021)

Chair: Shri N.N. Vohra, President, IIC

Discussants: Amb. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, former Ambassador to China and the European Union; Shri Manish Tewari, Member, Indian National Congress and former Minister of Information & Broadcasting; and Amb. Nirupama Rao, former Foreign Secretary, former Ambassador to China and USA
 

POST-TALIBAN DEVELOPMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN

22 November 2021, 03:00 pm
POST-TALIBAN DEVELOPMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

POST-TALIBAN DEVELOPMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN

The series of discussions will focus on major issues, developments and with an aim to look ahead. The series has been conceptualised by Cmdre C. Uday Bhaskar.

Panel discussion on 
Current Developments in Afghanistan: Relevance for India 
Led by Shri Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, IIC and former Foreign Secretary; Ms Suhasini Haider, Diplomatic Editor, The Hindu; and Amb. Amar Sinha, former Ambassador to Afghanistan

The discussion will be chaired by Cmdre. C. Uday Bhaskar

 

(  Collaboration with South Asia Monitor)

 

As the programme will be held in physical mode, Covid protocols will be strictly adhered to with 50% seating capacity. Wearing of face masks is mandatory and will be strictly enforced. Entry will not be permitted to anyone not wearing a mask. Audiences are requested to arrive at the venues, at least 30 minutes prior to the programmes in order to facilitate the screening process at the door. There will be separate doors earmarked for Entry and Exit.

We request audiences to kindly abide by the above regulations

Kekee Manzil: House of Art (90 min; 2020; English)

27 November 2021, 06:30 pm
Kekee Manzil: House of Art (90 min; 2020; English)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Director/Editor: Dilesh Korya
Producer: Behroze Gandhy

The film will be introduced by Behroze Gandhy

Screening will be followed by a discussion with
Rashna Gandhy Imhasly, Behroze Gandhy, Shireen Gandhy and Adil Gandhy 
Moderator: Ashok Vajpeyi

A feature documentary that interweaves personal testimony with rare historical and 8 mm family archive to tell the story of how a modern art movement was born alongside the new nation of India. The film traces the journey of Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy, well-known gallerists who transformed the artistic heritage of the city of Bombay 

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

    Kindly please make a note
-    Physical programmes will be held as per the Covid -19 guidelines with 50% seating capacity in the C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium for cultural programmes
-    Wearing of face masks is mandatory and will be strictly enforced. Entry will not be permitted to anyone not wearing a mask
-    Audiences are requested to arrive at the venues, at least 30 minutes prior to the programmes in order to facilitate the screening process at the Door
-    There will be separate doors earmarked for Entry and Exit

We request audiences to kindly abide by the above regulations

Crafting a Future

26 November 2021, 06:30 pm
Crafting a Future
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Crafting a Future: Stories of Indian Textiles and Sustainable Practices
Illustrated lecture by Archana Shah, author of the new book of the same title. Archana Shah will speak about her textile journey of over 40 years

(Collaboration: Dastkar; and Creative Dignity)
 

IIC DOUBLE BILL DANCE RECITALS

25 November 2021, 06:00 pm
IIC DOUBLE BILL DANCE RECITALS
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

At 6 pm
Odissi Recital

By Shagun Butani from Gurugram

Accompanists: Prashant Kumar Behera (vocal); Prashant Maharana (Odissi mardal); and Siddharta Dalbehera (flute); Siddharta Dalbehere on flute; Deepa Dharmadhikari on lights

 

At 7 pm

Bharatanatyam Recital

By Anannya Chatterjee from Delhi, disciple of Guru Jayalakshmi Eshwar
Accompanists: Guru Jayalakshmi Eshwar (nattuvangam); Vinod Kumar Kannur (vocal); Tanjavur Keshavan (mridangam); and Shyamala Bhaskaran (veena)

FILM FESTIVAL

15 November 2021, 06:30 pm
FILM FESTIVAL
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

István Szabó Retrospective: Central European Present and Past in Film
Organised in collaboration with Liszt Institute-Hungarian Cultural Centre Delhi; and University of Delhi

Colonel Redl (Hungary)
(144 min; 1985; dvd; Hungarian with English subtitles)
Director: István Szabó

Multiple award winner including Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 1985; BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Language Film, BAFTA Film Awards 1986; Film Award in Gold for Outstanding Feature Film & Best Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role, German Film Awards 1985; among others

The rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Austro-Hungarian Secret Police, only to become ensnared in a web of political deception.

Szabó returns to the formula that made Mephisto a success and improves on it, delivering a stunning historical piece with the amazing Brandauer in the lead role.  This one is set in the years preceding The Great War, where the glory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is in decline.  Brandauer plays Alfred Redl, a young officer from a poor upbringing who quickly rises in the ranks to become head of the secret police.  Once again it is Brandauer's charismatic presence and dramatic range that carries the film. The final scene in the film is one of the most emotional powerful displays of acting ever filmed.

A fascinating story of a true historical figure, with another brilliant performance from Klaus Maria Brandauer, one of the most underrated actors of his generation.

IIC Double Bill Music & Dance Recitals

18 November 2021, 06:00 pm
IIC Double Bill Music & Dance Recitals
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Hindustani Vocal Recital

By Ghulam Hasan Khan from Delhi, disciple of Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan

Accompanied by Junaid Hasan (tanpura and vocal support); Zakir Dholpuri (harmonium); and Romaan Khan (tabla)

 

At 19:00

Bharatanatyam Recital

By Shreyasi Gopinath from Delhi, disciple of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan and the late Guru Jamuna Krishnan

 

 

Kindly please make a note

  • Physical programmes will be held as per the Covid -19 guidelines with 50% seating capacity in the C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium for cultural programmes
  • Wearing of face masks is mandatory and will be strictly enforced. Entry will not be permitted to anyone not wearing a mask
  • Audiences are requested to arrive at the venues, at least 30 minutes prior to the programmes in order to facilitate the screening process at the Door
  • There will be separate doors earmarked for Entry and Exit

 

We request audiences to kindly abide by the above regulations

 

István Szabó Retrospective: Central European Present and Past in Film

15 November 2021, 02:30 pm
István Szabó Retrospective: Central European Present and Past in Film
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Venue
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building
End Date
15 November 2021, 09:00 pm

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

 at 2.30 pm   Workshop
Conducted by Prof. Balazs Varga, Associate Professor of Film Studies at ELTE, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary


At 6.30 pm    Colonel Redl (Hungary)
(144 min; 1985; dvd; Hungarian with English subtitles)
Director: Istaván Szabó

Multiple award winner including Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 1985; BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Language Film, BAFTA Film Awards 1986; Film Award in Gold for Outstanding Feature Film & Best Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role, German Film Awards 1985; among others

The rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Austro-Hungarian Secret Police, only to become ensnared in a web of political deception.

Szabó returns to the formula that made Mephisto a success and improves on it, delivering a stunning historical piece with the amazing Brandauer in the lead role.  This one is set in the years preceding The Great War, where the glory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is in decline.  Brandauer plays Alfred Redl, a young officer from a poor upbringing who quickly rises in the ranks to become head of the secret police.  Once again it is Brandauer's charismatic presence and dramatic range that carries the film. The final scene in the film is one of the most emotional powerful displays of acting ever filmed.

A fascinating story of a true historical figure, with another brilliant performance from Klaus Maria Brandauer, one of the most underrated actors of his generation.

    KINDLY PLEASE MAKE A NOTE

-    Physical programmes will be held as per the Covid -19 protocols
-    Wearing of face masks is mandatory and will be strictly enforced. Entry will not be permitted to anyone not wearing a mask
-    Audiences are requested to arrive at the venues, at least 30 minutes prior to the programmes in order to facilitate the screening process at the Door
-    There will be separate doors earmarked for Entry and Exit

We request audiences to kindly abide by the above regulations