January 2004

The following presentations on “NRI Women in Visual Arts” were video taped in the presence of a live audience of about 50 persons on Sunday, June 22nd, 2003 in Mississauga, Ontario. The Ontario Region of National Indo-Canadian Council assisted in co-ordinating this session.

We had hoped to enjoy the presence of Dr. Kappu Desai at the video taping session, but couldn't since ill health prevented her from joining us that day. Since then, we hoped to set up a private taping session with her so that we could include her Quilt Making presentation in the video. With regret, we have decided to post the content without her presentation which can be seen in segment (b) below.

a) For a presentation by Mrs. Shanta Ragde from Kitchener on Painting, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

b) For a presentation by Rajen Merchant on behalf of Dr. Kappu Desai from Don Mills on Quilt Making, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

c) For a presentation by Mrs. Jayshree Thakrar from Mississauga on Photography, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

d) For presentation by Miss Reena Merchant from Scarborough on Rangoli, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

e) For presentation by Mrs. Punita Kotak from Mississauga on Mehndi, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

f) For presentation by Ms. Anita Agrawal, Chair of the Board and Ms. Rachel Kalpana James, Director of the South Asian Visual Arts Collective about their activities and various services they offer, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

g) For presentation by Dr. Deepali Dewan, Associate Curator of South Asian Civilization at the Royal Ontario Museum, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

h) For best wishes from NICC President and Representatives from Toronto, Hamilton, and Kitchener Chapters of NICC, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

i) For Introduction to the High Commissioner of India, Her Excellency Shashi Tripathi and her comments, PLEASE CLICK HERE.   

j) For Brief Introduction to Everyone present, PLEASE CLICK HERE.     

Recently, we received an e-mail from Ragu Nayak, General Secretary, Indian Institute of Technology  Alumni, Canada with the message, "An Appeal - Please contribute to the Satyendra Kumar Dubey Memorial Fund, IITK". For this moving story, please click here.