discussions and ideas
We hold events that bring thought provoking, idea generating topics in the field of art.
art and artists
We support South Asian artists by finding residencies and promoting their work into the mainstream
We produce events and festivals that showcase contemporary art and artists from a South Asian view point in all fields of art - literature, dance, music and visual arts.
Award-winning authors of several young reader books Naheed Senzai and Mitali Perkins, Moderated by Sadaf Siddique, co-founder of KitaabWorld.
Rekha@Sixty : Transient worlds of belonging.
One of the foremost contemporary feminist artists, Rekha Rodwittya, in conversation with Dr.Prajit Dutta of Aicon Gallery NY.
By author Mitali Perkin and Sadaf Siddique
The Tides of their Poems
Athena Kashya and Tanuja Wakefiled, reputed poets of the Bay Area. Moderated by Ritu Marwah.
Robert Mintz, Deputy Director of the Asian Art Museum and Abhishek Poddar, founder and trustee of the Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore, India. Moderated by Priyanka Mathew of Sunderland Gallery.
Gupshup, Chai and Stories with Ritu Marwah: Author Open Mic
There are No Margins
Writer, performer, poet, and queer activist Minal Hajratwala & author Siddharth Dube. Moderated by Prof Harsha Ram
From the Sacred to the Profane
Meet the men behind Netflix's original 'Sacred Games': Varun Grover, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikram Chandra, moderated by Tipu Purkayastha
Curated by author Minal Hajratwala/Write Like a Unicorn: Bay Area literary luminaries share three-minute bursts of poems and stories inspired by magic.
Featuring: Devi Laskar,
Anita Felicelli, Ravi Chandra, Sunita Dhurandhar, Tara Dorabji, Alka Roy, Jaya Padmanabhan, Tanuja Wakefield, Mathangi Subramanian, Shikha Malaviya.
Midnight's Children and Beyond
Highly acclaimed authors of the South Asian diaspora - Shanthi Sekaran & Nayomi Munaweera. Moderated by Moazzam Sheikh
India's Hidden Stories: from WW2 to Whatsapp
Raghu Karnad Indian journalist and writer and recipient of Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction, in conversation with Jonathan Curiel an award-winning writer and journalist in San Francisco
Confluences: Cinema Poetry and Art. An elaborate Encounter with Deepti Naval
Moderated by Prof. Harsha Ram of the University of California Berkeley
October 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Revisiting Gandhi: The Art of Shelly Jyoti 2009-2019
Swaraj I Khadi I Salt I Indigo: Symbols of nation & identity in Textile Art and Installations
The Romance of Champaner (UNESCO heritage site) Straight from the digs: The photography of Rahul Gajjar
Conversation with Rahul Gajjar and Sandhya Gajjar moderated by Kalpana Desai SACHI
Venue: Montalvo Arts Center
Image: Shelly Jyoti, Bound by duty: An idea of Swaraj and collectiveness 2018-19
' Soul Force' 36x55 Inches, Ajrakh printing and dyeing on khadi fabric, 2018
October 13, 2019 at 2 pm
Festival Closing Film
Directed by Sangita Iyer
Produced by Mettle
India/Canada I 32 mins I English
Directed by Sumantra Ghosal
Produced by Mijwan Welfare Society
India I 90 mins I Hindi, Urdu with English subtitles
Guest of Honor: Well-known Indian model and actress Ashvini Bhave in attendance for a Q&A
Venue: Serra Theatre, 200 Serra Way, #37, Milpitas, CA 95035
Ticket Price: $15
Kaifinama film poster
October 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
A Cut above ‘From words to the screen..’
Special Event: Anurag Kashyap is an Indian Film director, writer, producer, editor and actor known for his work in Hindi Cinema. He has won several accolades including a National Film Award and 4 Filmare Awards. For his contribution to the films, the Government of France awarded him with Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2013).
Venue: Carriage House, Montalvo Arts Center
Ticket Price: $25 and $40.
Local dance schools bring the grounds alive with beautiful dances from the Sub Continent
Meet writers and artists from South Asia. Discover the power of dialogue and discussion
Discover products and flavours of South Asia through a variety of products and food trucks
Hands on craft, Rangoli, face-painting. Participate in the biggest mural of thought.