Here are some of the events that are happening in Sydney’s Indian community this weekend
(EVENT Cinemas and HOYTS)
Patel ki Punjabi Shaadi
(EVENT Cinemas and HOYTS)
Rupinder Gandhi 2
Victoria and Abdul
(EVENT Cinemas and Hoyts)
Sustainable House Day
Sun 17 Sept Visit JYOTI SHANKAR AND UTTAM MUKHERJEE’S home at Newington
For more than 15 years, Sustainable House Day has provided a great opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.
Sustainable House Day gives visitors a chance to inspect firsthand houses that have been designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind as well as the opportunity to talk to owners and receive unbiased advice.
In 2016 17,287 people visited 154 homes across Australia. Online and print media stories reached a targeted audience estimated at over 160,000,000 million (based on circulation/readership figures).
Sustainable House Day is an event of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA). The ATA is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to enable, represent and inspire people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the organisation provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry. Find details here
Films for Thought
Thu 21 Sept South Asia Study Group (University of Sydney) and University of Sydney Pakistani Society (USYD Paksoc) host their inaugural Films for Thought event, featuring Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Academy Award winning documentaries Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. 5.00pm at University of Sydney New Law Annexe SR 342. Details Nishtha Sharma 0490373031
Devang Patel Dandiya 2017
Sat 16 Sept (7:30 pm – 11:00pm) Devang Patel is an Indian singer, actor, songwriter, dancer, film producer, director and music performer. Whitlam Leisure Centre, 90A Memorial Ave, Liverpool. Details Mukund Panchal 0450 636 287
Kinjal Dave Folk Dandia
Sat Sept 16 (4:00pm) Kinjal Dave is a young and famous folk and classical Gujarati female singer. Yuva Gujarat’s event at Castle Hill Showground Doran Dr, Castle Hill, Sydney. Details 0469777456 or email@example.com
1 – 16 Sept Master miniature Ajay Sharma Ajay Sharma and partner Vinita Sharma of Jaipur will be presenting new works at AirSpace Projects, 10 Junction Street Marrickville.Workshops: SquarePeg Studios and AirSpace Projects are hosting 2 week-long workshops with Ajay Sharma. Spend a week learning miniature painting, engage with an ancient and beautiful painting technique, drink chai and create your own miniature painting. Workshop 1: Mon 4 Sept – Fri 8 Sept, 10am to 4pm (Booked out)
Workshop 2: Mon 11 Sept to Fri 15 Sept, 10am to 4pm.
Details Brenda Factor 0411 370361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cruise ‘N’ Booze Dance Party 2017
Sun 17 Sept (2:00pm – 6:00pm) Panjtara Idols’s Cruise ‘n’ Booze dance party. Ladies-only event for girls 13 years and over. Wharf 9, King Street Darling Harbour. Details Sucheta 0424 258 742
Sanskrit classes, Saturday 2:30pm-5:30pm
A local initiative of VHP Australia, Bala Samskar Kendra (BSK) holds weekly Sanskrit language lessons as well as a culture and heritage program. Contact Akila, 0450 117 372 or visit vhp.org.au. Classes are held at Oran Park School, 390 South Circuit, Oran Park.
Hindi Classes, Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm
Hindi classes are $5 per one-hour class or $40 for ten classes. Registration is essential as there are a maximum of 20 people per class. Paid parking available in the vicinity. To register, email email@example.com or contact 9223 2702.
Race Discrimination Commissioner’s Student Prize 2017, until Fri 15 Sept
The Race Discrimination Commissoner’s Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. Students in years 10 and 11 at a school in any Australian state or territory are eligible to enter. Entrants may write an essay (maximum 1000 words) or record a speech (video or audio, maximum 5 minutes) and submit it to the Commission via the entry form.
Entrants must answer one of the following questions:
1. The best way of killing ugliness is with kindness. To what extent should this guide our society’s response to racism?
2. Fighting racism demands that we also defend liberal democracy. Discuss.
The winning student will be awarded a book voucher from Dymocks worth $150. Details: www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/race-discrimination/student-prize-entry-form
YOGA and MEDITATION
Yoga: The way of life, Saturday 8am-9am
A retreat for body, mind and soul, join weekly yoga sessions at Glenwood Public School (Saturdays) or Moorebank Community Centre (Wednesdays). To secure a spot, contact: Meera 0433 125 708, or Ankita 0431 750 991.
Spirit of India Yoga, Saturday and Sunday 10am-11am
Yoga classes are held in Ryde, Wentworthville, Quakers Hill and Epping. To enrol in this 15 week course, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.spiritofindia.org or contact Suresh 0412 202 182.
Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation, Saturday and Sunday 4:30pm-5:30pm
All are welcome to experience Heartfulness. No fees to learn or practise. Contact 02 8004 6547 / email@example.com / heartfulness.org. Held at 3C/8 Cowper St, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
Srimad Bhagavad Gita classes, Saturday 9am-10:30 am
These classes teach students about proper chanting of each shloka and its meaning in English. Students also learn Sanskrit as they progress and no prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required. Though physical attendance is good for getting more benefits out of the class, classes are also streamed online through ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/6140211522. Contact Babu 0402 115 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes located in Pymble 2073 NSW.
Arsha Vidya Australia classes, Saturday and Sunday
All classes except chanting classes are on Zoom. Contact Shankar Arunachalam on 0403 059 658 or email@example.com for more information
– Vedic chanting classes: Saturday, 6:30pm-7:30pm
– Upanishads: Saturday, 8:45pm-9:45pm
– Vishnu Sahasranama: Sunday, 10am-11am and 8:45pm-9:45pm
– Beginners Vedanta classes: Sunday, 2pm-3pm
– Bhagavad Gita: Sunday, 6pm-7pm
Shanti Mission Satsang, Sunday 9:30am-10:30am
Held at the Shanti Mission Abode of Peace Ashram (1 hour north of Sydney), 45 Kings Road, Cooranbong, and the Henley Community Centre, 2 Crown Street, Henley. Visit www.shantimission.org. Contact 4977 3300.
Global Organisation for Divinity Australia Activities, Sunday 10am-12:30pm and 4pm-6:30pm
GOD Australia gladly informs that Namadwaar, Chanting and Prayer Centre is fully operational. All members of the community are welcome to have Darshan of the Lord and participate in Nama Chanting and other programs during the following times:
– Monday to Friday 9am-10:30am and 6pm-7:30pm.
– Weekends: 10am-12:30pm and 4pm-6:30pm
Hindi Dada Bhagwan Satsang, Sunday 5pm-8pm
Held at Wentworth Community Centre, The Redgum Centre, 2 Lane St, Wentworthville NSW 2145, Australia. Contact 0421 127 947
– Hindi Satsang: 5pm-6.30pm
– Aarti: 6.30pm-7pm
– Preeti Bhojan: 7pm-8pm
– Kids Gujarati Language Classes: 5pm-6pm (Kurajong Room, underneath Redgum Function Centre)
SVT Classes – Uddhava Gita in Bhagavatam, Sunday 3pm-5pm
This course will uncover the spiritual message of Lord Krishna in the Bhagavatam. Classes will be held on the first three Sundays of each month from 3pm to 5pm. The new venue is the Andrew Cooke Room. All classes are free of charge, spaces are limited. Email to register: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Archana 0438 200 090. Located at Toongabbie Community Centre Corner of Targo and Toongabbie Road, Toongabbie.