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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Aug 29 2011 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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Minal Hajratwala: Leaving India - My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents

Thu, Aug 25 2011 - 6:00pm

India and Her Fragments: Migrations from Old to New Worlds

Minal Hajratwala, Author Read more »

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Bulbul Tiwari: Bollywood Now

Wed, Aug 24 2011 - 6:00pm

Bollywood Now

Bulbul Tiwari, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

In this special program, Stanford Fellow Tiwari introduces us to historical and contemporary Indian Hindi film. She will provide insight into the significant conventions, economics and genres, including a screening of excerpts from old and new musical film performances.

MLF:  The Arts/Humanities/Middle East
  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

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Spices of India Cooking and Henna Party

Tue, Aug 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Spices of India Cooking and Henna Party

Ranjan Dey, Proprietor, New Delhi Restaurant; Founder, New World Spices


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Rajasvini Bhansali: India Shining - From the Ground Up

Tue, Aug 23 2011 - 6:00pm

India Shining: From the Ground Up

Rajasvini Bhansali, MPA, Executive Director, International Development Exchange 

The rhetoric of India Shining, a 2004 public relations campaign, engineered by the then-ruling Hindu fundamentalist party, referred to the economic growth following India's IT boom and a few years of plentiful rain. Read more »

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Salma Arastu: A merging of Islamic and Hindu Traditions

Mon, Aug 22 2011 - 6:00pm

Sacred Heritage: A Merging of Islamic and Hindu Traditions

Salma Arastu, Artist; Author

Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council - Moderator

Renowned Indian-born Muslim artist Arastu speaks to the contemporary relation of religion to art. In conjunction with her art exhibit at the SF Club office beginning July 15, she will share the inspiration for her imagery, a blending of spirituality, Islamic values and beauty in modern culture. Read more »

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Veena Srinivasan: Pipe Dreams - Water for Thirsty Cities in India

Thu, Aug 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Veena Srinivasan: Pipe Dreams – Water for Thirsty Cities in India

Ph.D., Research Associate, Pacific Institute Read more »

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Spice of Life, Growing Up Queer in India

Wed, Aug 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Spice of Life: Growing Up Queer in India

Devesh Khatu
Minal Hajratwala
Rakesh Modi
Dipti Ghosh
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Vamsee K. Juluri: Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera - Hindu Mythology in the Media Age

Mon, Aug 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera: Hindu Mythology in the Media Age

This program is cancelled

Vamsee K. Juluri, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Francisco

For nearly 100 years, movies and other mass media in India have retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. Through spectacular feature films, TV series, cartoons, comic books and novels, generations of Indians have found their favorite legends brought to life in different forms. Read more »

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India's Economic Growth - What Can We Expect?

Thu, Aug 11 2011 - 6:00pm

India’s Economic Growth: What Can We Expect?

Nirvikar Singh, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, UC Santa Cruz; Author; Member of an Advisory Group to the Finance Minister of India on G-20 matters Read more »

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