Alumni Events
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Earlier events
Jan 05, 2006: Documentary on RV's RIVER project
When: Thu Jan 5, 2006, 7:00pm
What: Special screening of School Without Walls, a documentary on RV's RIVER project
Where: Alliance Francaise, Bangalore, India
Who: Director Robert Andre
Contact: Robert Andre at rhdiego@yahoo.com
More information:

Jan 20, 2006: Jeevika: Documentary Festival
When: Jan 20 - 22, 2006
What: an annual South Asian Livelihood Documentary Festival
Where: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Who: First prize winner, One Show Less by Nayantara C Kotian ('01)
Contact:
More information: http://www.ccsindia.org/jeevika/jeev05.html

Jan 23, 2006: THE NINTH FOR KASHMIR (benefit concert)
When: Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 7:30pm
What: A benefit performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (for the Kashmir earthquake)
Where: Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York City
Who: Performance to be conducted by George Mathew ('84), Artistic Director of NINTH FOR KASHMIR
Contact: George Mathew at 646-345-2786 – the9thforkashmir@yahoo.com
More information:
the website: http://www.beethoven9forsouthasia.org
Press release (pdf format)
Another press release (pdf format)

George has brought together musicians from orchestras across the USA and has received the support of eminent pesonalities from the fields of music, academia, press, governments, etc.

The performance will feature a quartet of both renowned veterans and rising stars and a chorus of 150-200 assembled from the major choral ensembles in New York City. Artistic Director George Mathew will conduct. Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, will be the concertmaster.

Proceeds from this concert will go to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for their efforts on the earthquake victims.

Jul 29, 2006: 75th year celebrations in Chennai
When: July 29 - 30, 2006
What: 75th year celebrations: alumni meet
Where: in Chennai
Who:
Contact:
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Oct 24, 2006: Ashutosh Sheshabalaya ('75) speaks at Wolfsberg Think Tank
When: Oct 24, 2006; 10:30am - 1:00pm
What: Wolfsberg Think Tank Lecture ("From Rigidity to Reform and Renaissance: A Bird's Eye View of India and its World, 1975-2020")
Where: Wolfsberg, Ermatingen, Switzerland
Who: Speaker Ashutosh Sheshabalaya ('75), Author, Bassilly/Brussels
Contact: Regina Villiger (phone +41 71 663 56 51) or e-mail (regina.villiger@ubs.com)
More information: Wolfsberg is the thinktank of UBS in Switzerland.
The previous speakers on India (and China) were Lord Patten (Oxford University Chancellor and formerly Hong Kong Governor, British Minister and EU Commissioner) and Peter Mandelson, current EU Commissioner.

Nov 03, 2006: 75th year celebrations in Rishi Valley
When: Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2006
What: 75th year celebrations: alumni meet
Where: in Rishi Valley
Who: RV alumni only
Contact:
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Jan 22, 2007: Requiem for Darfur: benefit concert by George Mathew ('84)
When: Monday, January 22, 2007, 8:00pm
What: Classical music concert benefitting relief efforts and advocacy for the almost 4 million people in Darfur and Chad
Where: Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Family Stage at Carnegie Hall, New York City
Who: Artistic Director George Mathew ('84)
Contact: George Mathew: pgmathew2000@yahoo.com
More information: Responding to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, a specially-assembled orchestra of instrumental luminaries from around the globe, four distinguished soloists, including soprano Alexandra Deshorties, and a chorus of 150 will join Singaporean-born Indian conductor George Mathew ('84) in a singular performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and legendary actress Mia Farrow will introduce the concert.

Tickets available through CarnegieCharge (212-247-7800) or www.carnegiehall.org.

Donations: Requiem for Darfur is operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Democracy Council, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting democracy, human rights, and freedoms in emerging countries. Contributions to the Democracy Council are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Checks can be made out to Requiem C/O Democracy Council. Donations (other than ticket purchases) may be made in the following ways:

Mail:
Requiem C/O Democracy Council,
11040 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Online: http://www.democracycouncil.org/Support.cfm

Telephone: (310) 479-2441

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Oct 18, 2008: J. Krishnamurti: The Man, the Message, and You
When: Oct 18 - 19, 2008
What: J. Krishnamurti: The Man, the Message, and You. An event hosted by KFI.
Where: P. L. Deshpande Kala Academy (Ravindra Natya Mandir), Prabhadevi, Mumbai, India
Who: KFI
Contact: KFI
More information:

Saturday, 18 October
10 am to 7 pm

Photo Exhibition: J. Krishnamurti: The Man, The Message, and You

Thematic video clippings from J. Krishnamurti’s talks – for individual viewing

Exhibition and sale of J. Krishnamurti’s books, DVDs, and MP3s

11:30 am to 1 pm: J. Krishnamurti’s Vision of Education – Open interactive sessions in English and Marathi with educators from K schools

2: 30 to 4 pm: Marathi Video: Parivartanache Avhan, on the life and teachings of Krishnamurti, (Original film The Challenge of Change) (82 min.)

4:30 to 5:30 pm: English Video: The Seer Who Walks Alone, a documentary on Krishnamurti by noted film-maker Aravindan (58 min)

Sunday, 19 October

10:00 am to 10:15: Opening address by Mr. S. P. Kandaswamy, Secretary, KFI

10:15 to 10:45: Talk by Mr. Ranjit Hoskote, art critic and journalist, on the ‘Contemporary Relevance of Krishnamurti’s Teachings’.

10:45 to 11.30: Talk by Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman & Co-Founder of Infosys, on ‘Social Responsibility’.

11.30 to 11:35: Launch of Braille editions of J. Krishnamurti books by Mr. Raman Shankar, Deputy Director, National Association for the Blind (NAB)

11:35 to 11:45: Vote of Thanks

11.45 to 12.15: Intermission

12.15 to 12.50: Video-screening of a Public Talk by Krishnamurti on What is the Future of Humanity?

Photo exhibition and sale of books continue till 7 pm

Nov 01, 2009: Dr. Balasundaram memorial meeting in Chennai
When: 1st November 2009 (Sunday), 11:00am
What: A meeting (not just in memory of but more) to celebrate the spirit and zest of an unique person Dr.Balasundaram (Docky) past Principal of Rishi Valley
Where: Vasanth Vihar, Greenways Road, Chennai, India
Who:
Contact: T.K. Ramkumar (tkramkumar@gmail.com)
More information: Prabhakar Reddy 9841040870
T.K.Ramkumar 9500069404
P.S. Ramdas 9841014834
Divesh Seth 9842270319
Vibhu Natarajan 9840815620
Nirupama Reddy 9840065152

Dec 14, 2010: Talk by George Mathew ('84): MUSIC AS A SFORCE (Force and Source) FOR ACTION IN OUR TIME
When: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 5:45pm
What: Presentation titled: MUSIC AS A SFORCE (Force and Source) FOR ACTION IN OUR TIME
Where: Bangalore
Who: George Mathew ('84)
Contact: info@idiom.co.in
More information:
The location of the presentation is:

Idiom Design And Consulting Ltd.,
Joseph Chemmanur Hall,
Indiranagar 1st stage 1st cross,
Bangalore - 560 038
INDIA

Jan 23, 2015: Mark Lee Sir -- Book Launch -- KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR: MY YEARS WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI
When: Jan 23, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00pm
What: Book Launch/Signing (see details below)
Where: New Delhi
India International Centre, Seminar Halls 2&3 Kamaladevi Complex Main HQ
Who: Mark Lee (ex-teacher, RVS)
Contact: marklee @ kfa . org
More information: (From Mark Lee): My book KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR: MY YEARS WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI is being launched at three places in India in January and February. Alumni are cordially invited to attend.

I will speak on Krishnamurti and sign copies of my book.

I will read relevant chapters from the book that relate to Rishi Valley School and include tales many students will remember.

Feb 01, 2015: Mark Lee Sir -- Book Launch -- KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR: MY YEARS WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI
When: Feb 1, 2015, 9:30am
What: Book Launch/Signing (see details below)
Where: Bangalore
The Valley School, Science Seminar Hall
Who: Mark Lee (ex-teacher, RVS)
Contact: marklee @ kfa . org
More information: (From Mark Lee): My book KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR: MY YEARS WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI is being launched at three places in India in January and February. Alumni are cordially invited to attend.

I will speak on Krishnamurti and sign copies of my book.

I will read relevant chapters from the book that relate to Rishi Valley School and include tales many students will remember.

Feb 02, 2015: Mark Lee Sir -- Book Launch -- KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR: MY YEARS WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI
When: Feb 2, 2015, 5:30-7:00pm
What: Book Launch/Signing (see details below)
Where: Chennai
Vasanta Vihar, Greenways Road
Who: Mark Lee (ex-teacher, RVS)
Contact: marklee @ kfa . org
More information: (From Mark Lee): My book KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR: MY YEARS WITH J. KRISHNAMURTI is being launched at three places in India in January and February. Alumni are cordially invited to attend.

I will speak on Krishnamurti and sign copies of my book.

I will read relevant chapters from the book that relate to Rishi Valley School and include tales many students will remember.

May 23, 2015: Venks Sir Memorial
When: Saturday May 23, 2015, 5:30pm
What: Remembering Venks Sir
Where: Vasanth Vihar, Greenways Road, Chennai, INDIA
Who:
Contact: TK Ramkumar
More information: A meeting to celebrate the spirit and zest of a unique person Shri S.V. Venkatachalam, (Venks sir).

Nov 27, 2015: Alumni Meet and Folk Dance Night in Mumbai
When: 27-Nov-15, Friday, 8:00 pm onwards
What: RV alumni meet in Mumbai (with Folk Dance)
Where: "Grapeviine Terraces", Peninsular Corporate Park, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Who: Santanu Chari ('93)
Contact: smchari@rediffmail.com or on +91 9819819120
More information:
Costs are between Rs 1000 to 2500 (depending on only food or food+alcohol)

https://in.explara.com/e/the-annual-rv-alumni-meet-with-a-difference--folk-dance/checkout