1. Book Release, Chennai

Oxford Bookstore, in association with Prakriti Foundation will release the book “Rope – snake, pot – Space” by Suraksha Giri on October 10 at the Oxford Book Store, Haddows Road at 5.30 p.m.

The first part of the book promises to assist readers in thinking up their own solutions to issues, based on their personal experiences. She compares it to the idea of how we may perceive a rope as a menacing snake when seen in the dark. It is through validated analysis that we confirm it is only a rope. The illusion of the ‘snake’ disappears, as it is resolved in the light of the new knowledge.

The second part of the book celebrates the oneness, which Suraksha says runs through everything in creation.

There will be readings by Malini Ramakrishnan, Sarla Panchapakesan and Raja Krishnamoorthy. Menaka Parthasarthy will release the book. (Link)

2. Book Reading, Bangalore

Meet author Vikramjit Ram at Page Turners as he reads excerpts from his two books, “Elephant Kingdom; Sculptures from Indian Architecture” and “Dreaming Vishnus; A Journey through Central India”.

Venue: Page Turners Bookstore, M.G. Road
Date: October 10
Time: 11.30 a.m.
Contact: 98863 89662 (Link)

3. Film Festival, Chennai

Watch a festival of Japanese films adapted from novels.

The Consulate-General of Japan at Chennai, the Madras Film Society, and the Japan Foundation presents a five-day Japanese Film Festival — Retrospective of Kon Ichikawa. Kon Ichikawa is one of the legendary Japanese filmmakers, on a par with Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, and Kenji Mizoguchi. The festival will be held from October 12 to 16, at the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, 606, Anna Salai. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.

View the schedule for the film festival here.

4. Book Exhibition, Bangalore

The Man Booker Prize is the world’s most important literary award, with the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

It promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best book of the year.

The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on October 12 at London’s Guildhall.

The British Library, Bangalore will be organising a display of these titles and members can borrow the books after the display ends on October 16.

They have also organised a special display of books on various sports which are a part of the Commonwealth Games like aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, cycling, among many others, to mark the occasion.

Find more information here.


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