Mega festival, to celebrate 70th Year of Diplomatic Relations between two countries

With Thailand and India celebrating their 70th year of diplomatic Relations, an event-studded Festival of India is being held in Bangkok and other cities, this year.

One of the early events at the Festival, is a dance-drama on 2 September, at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre, in the vibrant Bharatanatyam dance form.

Called ‘ SRI KRISHNA’, it relates to the many myths about the popular Hindu God Krishna. It will be enacted by a 13-member dance team from the Sri Bharatakala Dance Academy, which includes a live orchestra.

There will be a second show at Kanchanaburi, next day, in the Sala 60 Pansa Maharaj Hall.

The Festival of India will see a variety of  Food Festivals from different parts of India, in September and October.

There will be an UTTAR PRADESH FOOD FESTIVAL (the food of cities like Lucknow, Varanasi) at Rembrandt Hotel, which will then travel to Phuket and Krabi.

There will be a NORTH- EAST INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL (the food of cities like Shillong, Manipur) at Shangri la Hotel.

Lastly, there will be a PUNJABI FOOD FESTIVAL (Punjabi  dishes like tandoori chicken, burra kabab, dhal makhni are globally renowned) at the Maya restaurant in Holiday Inn hotel, Sukhumvit, as well as the Royal Cliff Hotel  in Pattaya.

A Talk and Exhibition on AYURVEDA, based on the famed Indian herbal medicines and massages, which have cured numerous ailments and has its votaries around the world, will be held at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on 23-24 September. Many Ayurvedic products, like herbal oils, powders, drinks, will be on sale.

 

One of the special events at the Festival, will be a Language Seminar entitled The Influence of Sanskrit and Pali on South East Asian Languages, with Special Emphasis on Thai, at the Chulalongkorn Varsity. This will be attended by HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn, who is a noted Sanskrit scholar herself. Among the speakers at this Conference, will be her Sanskrit Guru, Prof Satyavrat Shastri.

 

Another unique event, is a Seminar on the ‘ Thai Language in India, and will feature members of the TAI Community in India, who live in the North-Eastern part of the country, like Assam. Their ancestors are said to be from Thailand, and they speak a dialect of Thai called ‘Tai.’

This special Seminar will be held at the Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, on 18 November. A unique feature of this event, will be the local songs and dances performed by these Tai groups from Assam.

Probably the best-known cultural artiste to perform at the Festival of India in Thailand, is the world-famous violinist, L SUBRAMANIAM, on 4 November, at the Thailand Cultural Centre (Small Hall). This US-based artiste is noted for his mastery of classical Indian, Western, and fusion rhythms, and is hugely popular around the world. This is a rare opportunity for Bangkok’s music-lovers to hear the great Indian violin maestro.

A grand INDIAN ART EXHIBITION, featuring some of the top contemporary Indian artists, will be held at the BACC from 15 September- 1 October.

The Theme of the Exhibition is ‘India at 70’, meaning ‘India at 70 years’ (as India is celebrating its 70th year of Independence,this year)Among the Indian artists whose works will be on display, are top names like  Anajolie Ela Menon, Arpana Caur, Jatin Das, Rameshwar Broota.

A BUDDHIST SCULPTURE EXHIBITION with more than 70 grand images of Buddha, from Thailand and India, would be on display in December, at the National Museum. The Indian sculptures have been loaned by Delhi’s famed National Museum.

A very special event at this year’s Festival of India, is an AEROBATIC DISPLAY by the Indian Air Force’s famed Sarang helicopter team, in November/December (Dates will be notified soon). They will display their wide range of breath-taking aerial antics at an air-space in Pattaya.

Last but not the least, would be a long spate of YOGA and BOLLYWOOD WORKSHOPS with experts, to be held at the Benjasri Park, from November to January. After all, both these Indian exercise routines have proved to be very popular in the city.

All in all, it’s a long and varied Festival, that should further cement the 70th year of friendship between the two neighboring countries that share many historical and cultural ties.

 

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For more info on the Festival of India in Thailand, please check :

http://www.indianembassy.in.th/

 

 

Science Min playing host to “National Science and Technology Fair 2017”

The “National Science and Technology Fair 2017” is currently taking place at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani until August 27th.

Hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, “National Science and Technology Fair 2017” is Asia’s largest science and technology fair and is expected to attract more than a million visitors. The objectives are to inspire young Thais to understand the importance of science and technology as well as encourage them to think scientifically and to learn how to manage technology wisely.

Science and Technology Minister Atchaka Sibunruang said today that the event is meant to honor King Rama IV, aka “Father of Thai Science,” and King Rama IX, aka “Father of Thai Invention,” of the House of Chakri.

The event showcases several scientific ideas from governmental agencies and the private sector, highlighting the late monarch’s sufficiency economy principles and the government’s “Thailand 4.0” approach which seeks to turn the country into a digital society and attain the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.

For more information about the National Science and Technology Fair 2017, please call 02 577 9960 or visit http://www.thailandnstfair.com.

 

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The Ministry of Finance is hosting the “Future Wealth & Luxury EXPO 2017” at Siam Paragon until Sunday, August 20th.

Giving a speech at the opening ceremony, Somchai Sujjapongse, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, said 20% of the country’s population are senior citizens who are 60 years of age and above, prompting the government to draw up various policies in regard to health, employment, and finance in order to prepare for an older society in the near future.

He said the organization of Future Wealth & Luxury EXPO 2017 is one of the government’s attempts to prepare for population ageing and encourages the younger generation to save for retirement.

The event is divided into three different zones – wealthy zone, healthy zone, and luxury zone. Each zone offers different types of products and services. The event continues until August 20th, on the fifth floor of Siam Paragon, in central Bangkok.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 From 06 – 28 October

Host Country

India
India (IND)
India, as the host country, is automatically qualified for the FIFA U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017.

The Road to India

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Khon performance in honor of Queen Sirikit scheduled for Aug 28 in Sydney

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that a traditional Khon mask dance will be performed in Sydney, Australia this August 28 in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign.

Ms Bussadee Santipitaks, Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, stated that her department is cooperating with the Ministry of Culture, the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney to organize a special Khon performance dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, along with an exhibition on her royal duties.

Set to take place at the Sydney Opera House on August 28, the event is aimed to honor Her Majesty for her role in the promotion and conservation of the Khon mask dance on the occasion of her seventh cycle birthday anniversary on August 12, 2016. It is also part of the 65th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Thai-Australian diplomatic relations.

In addition, 2017 marks the 55th anniversary since His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit paid a royal visit to the Commonwealth of Australia from August 26-September 12, 1962.

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Reporter : Surapan Laotharanarit Rewriter : Surapan Laotharanarit National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

TK Park’s ‘ Contemporary World Film Series’- ‘BEATRIZ’S WAR’, TIMOR LESTE- SAT,19 AUG, 4 PM

‘Contemporary World Film Series’ at TK Park Next film, in AUGUST
‘Beatriz’s War (A Guerra da Beatriz), Timor-Leste, 2013, 1 hr 41 mins, directed by Bety Reis & Luigi Acquisto, on SATURDAY 19 August, at 4 pm.
  • ‘Contemporary World Film Series’ at TK Park  Next film, in AUGUST ‘Beatriz’s War (A Guerra da Beatriz), Timor-Leste, 2013, 1 hr 41 mins, directed by Bety Reis & Luigi Acquisto, on SATURDAY 19 August, at 4 pm.
  • In keeping with the unique and exciting range of movies being screened in our ‘Contemporary World Film Series’, we are proud to present Beatriz’s War’, the
    first film made in the country of Timor-Leste.
    This film was scheduled to have been screened last November, but was postponed, due to the Thai King’s passing, and has been re-scheduled to be screened in  August.
    Beatriz’s War captures the diverse aspects of a vibrant country which achieved its liberation in 1999, through a Referendum sponsored by the United Nations -its  beautiful landscapes, cruel politics, resilient people- in a story of love, passion,pain and suffering.
    It is the story of one woman’s war against injustice, which is symptomatic of the  nation’s war against a country who occupied their land for more than two decades  (Indonesia). Infact, the story is based on the real-life massacre of a village called Kraras, by the Indonesian army, when they encounter Timorese resistance fighters from the village. They kill all the men, leaving behind a village of widows. It is during this attack, that Tomas, the husband of the protagonist of the film, disappears. Beatriz wears black, but acts brave and rallies the women of the village to move on with their lives, in spite of the dark presence of the Indonesian army.
    However, East Timor wins its historic independence from Indonesia- which this film rivetingly portrays.
    That’s when Beatriz’s husband suddenly returns to the village, after 16 years. She  realizes however that he’s changed a lot, which confuses and disturbs her.  The ending of the film shows the price a man, woman, and a country have to pay, when they have been besieged and humiliated, and seek justice and retribution. A highlight of the ending, is an emotional speech from the country’s first President  Xanana Gusmao, who urged continuous resistance against the Indonesians and who was jailed in Djakarta for several years, until his country became free. The power of the film comes from the spontaneity and spirit of the near non- professional cast, who are, after all, enacting one of the most sordid parts of their country’s history, which had affected them all.
  • Beatriz’s War’ came about, due to the formation of the first film company in the country, Dili Film Works, who teamed up with FairTrade Films from Australia. The latter  provided the technical know-how and crew, for the production of the country’s first film. The result was a rare and riveting movie, that created a stir at festivals around the world.
    What the Critics Said:
    FILM BLERG – “Beatriz’s War empowers women far more than most Hollywood films.”
    SBS FILM- “Beatriz’s War is a historical drama brimming with the passionate conviction of one woman’s commitment to family and country.”
    ‘BEATRIZ’S WAR’ (with ENGLISH sub-titles), will be screened at TK park, on Saturday,  19 August, at 4 pm. (Thailand Knowledge Park- 8th Floor, Central World, Dazzle Zone, Ph.- 02 2574300) Snacks will be served, after the screening.
    *** (The film is suitable for age-group 18+) ****
    Entry Fee: 20 B Entry-Fee (for One-Day Pass.)
    www.tkpark.or.th
    Film Auditorium will open at 3:00 pm
    For Reservations
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Udon Thani preparing to host Esan Expo 2017

Udon Thani is gearing up for Esan Expo 2017 aimed at promoting a local economy and product connectivity in the region.

Udon Thani Governor Chayawut Jarntorn joined a meeting with related agencies to discuss the preparation for the organization of Esan Expo 2017. There will be stores selling locally made products including food, everyday items and jewelry from every part of the province.

Export products from Laos, China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia will be offered at this event. The expo will serve as a venue for manufacturers and entrepreneurs in Thailand and those from Greater Mekong Subregion nations to set up business partnerships.

Visitors will also enjoy a variety of shows and performances by local artists.

Esan Expo 2017 will be held at Central Plaza Udon Thani from August 8th to 14th.

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The Inspection Event at Asiatique River front on Thursday 15th June 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10 pm

You are invited for The Inspection Event organised by Liberty Management Co., Ltd at Asiatique River front on Thursday 15th June 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10 pm. The details for the inspection event is given below for your reference.

 


Greetings from Liberty Management Co. Ltd.!

We are glad to invite you to our The Inspection Event which are going to held on:

Date: 15-June-2017(Thursday)
Time: 17:00 To 22:00
Venue: Asiatique The Riverfront.

Events will take place in the following way:

Time

Event

17:00

Registration

17:30

Dao Marine Yacht (Inspection)

18:00

Dinner Buffet + Limo Exhibition

19:30

Circus Show

20:45

Show Finish

21:15

Yodsiam Boat


Inspection will be Free Of Cost on your request we would like to provide you transfers and Parking Sticker so that you can park your vehicle free of cost.
The ticket for the inspection visit will be provided at the counter next to the Big Tent

You just need to show your Business Card to get it and have access to our The Inspection Event.

For your reference kindly visit below link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6DeqwPiSw20MnhrZ2N4VGRzRm8

We will be very happy to have your presence

Kindly confirm your presence , number of Guests and your vehicle number so that we can issue a sticker for your vehicle.

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us at the contact numbers mention below

Best Regards,

Sales Executive
Saurabh Prasad (Jazzy)

Liberty Management Co. Ltd.
(The Magical Circus of Siam , Yodsiam Boat , Dao Marine Yacht)

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‘BLOOD OF MY BLOOD’ (SANGUE DO MEU SANGUE), PORTUGAL  2 Hrs 11 Mins

Directed by Joao Canijo ‘FREE’ SCREENING, SATURDAY 3 JUNE, 4 PM.

Kind Courtesy: Embassy of Portugal & Camões Portuguese Cultural Centre

The Opening Film Blood of my Blood (Portugal) of the RCB Film Club’s June Series has been screened at the top festivals of the world, won nearly 19 Awards, was Portugal’s Oscar nomination in 2011, and is considered by many to be one of the top 10 Portuguese films of all time. It was also the most successful film of the year in Portugal.

It is a tough and moving drama of a family in crisis, led by a strong mother who fights every problem with strength and fortitude (well-known Portuguese actress Rita Blanco won many awards for her masterful performance).

Her son sells drugs, her daughter is having an affair with a married man, her sister longs to be loved, and she herself hides a dark secret. The film portrays a multiple range of relationships, with fluctuating moments of pain, passion, tenderness, violence, that are all evened out at the end.

Director Joao Canijo, who worked with renowned film makers like Wim Wenders, Alain Turner, Manuel de Oliveira, spent more than two years on the script of this deep, thought-provoking drama. His quirky cinematic style is another highlight of the movie, where he blends parallel scenes and uses continuous ambient sounds in the background.

It all adds to a moving and striking film, that is not easy to forget.

What the Critics said:

Portugal Daily View: Labelled as a contemporary masterpiece by film critics, João Canijo’s Blood of my Blood is a story of unconditional love.

Eyeforfilm, UK- An elegant and sensitively filmed drama which is a richly woven social tapestry of its time and place

The Opening Film is supported by the Embassy of Portugal and the Camões Portuguese Cultural Centre. Ambassador HE Francisco Vaz Patto will introduce the movie.

There will be an Opening Reception after the screening of the film, kind courtesy the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, GLOBO Internacional.

We look forward to welcoming you to the screening.

The Movie Screening will be at Room 232 (Second Floor) of River City Bangkok.

For Reservations:
anusorn@rivercity.co.th/ rcbfilmclub@gmail.com
Tel. 022370077-8 ext. 622, 701
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‘VILLA TOUMA’, PALESTINE (85 mins) Directed by Suha Arraf


Kind Courtesy: Suha Arraf

‘FREE’ SCREENING ON SUNDAY, 4 JUNE, 4 PM

This is the debut feature film of a renowned Palestine scriptwriter based in Israel, Suha Arraf, who won global fame by scripting the stark and moving human dramas about the Arab-Israel conflict- Lemon Tree, Syrian Bride- which won awards, acclaim, and audiences around the world.

Villa Touma was screened at a record 100 film festivals around the world, including top ones like Venice and Toronto.

The story centers around three aristocratic, single Christian women, who lost their land during the 1967 war with Israel, and are left with only a villa. They choose to live in isolation there, refusing to accept the changes happening outside their wall. In many ways, their wall represents the wall of the West Bank.

Their home is richly endowed, with nothing out of place, and the sisters live a life of decorum and propriety, even though they each have their secret dreams, desires, desperations.

Into this surreal world, enters their orphaned niece Badia , perky, clumsy, nosey. They decide to train her to be a ‘lady’ like them, and after that, to find her a suitor, so that they can continue with their regimented lives. In order to find a suitor, they step out of their house for the first time in many years, and also stun the townsfolk by inviting them to their home.

Meanwhile Badia meets Khalil, a young Palestine singer from a refugee camp, falls in love, and even encourages him to visit her at night.

The three sisters are aghast, when they find out. They realize that they have to accept the huge change in their lives, and the story ends on a higher note of irony than when it started.

Director Suha Arraf stated that she chose to make a story of the dwindling Palestine aristocracy, as hardly anything is known about them. She also deliberately decided to “ to highlight the Palestine issue, as a human issue. We are portrayed either as heroes or victims, and we forget about the person stuck between the two!”

The highlight of the film, is the impeccable performance of the all-women cast. The three lead actresses are well-known Palestine artistes who live abroad. The Palestine director lives in Israel, and that basic duality forms the heart and soul of her memorable dramas, including this one.

We are proud to screen the film of a top woman film-maker from Palestine, a country that by the very nature of its geographical and political position, is making some of the most thought-provoking movies in the world.

What the Critics Said:

Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a welcome change to see a film about Palestine that doesn’t directly deal with the war.”

The National : “It’s the work of a director who is clearly confident in her own abilities.”

Variety: “ The production design is praiseworthy.”

 

FREE Snack/ Drink will be served.

We look forward to welcoming you to the screening.

The Style Souk