Subject: Happy Thanksgiving
Dated: Nov 27, 2003
Dear Member,

Prabasi takes this opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. If
you are staying home, we hope you are having a restful family
gathering. If you are traveling, we wish you a safe journey.

Here are some community events that may be of interest to you:

1) The Center for South Asia Studies on the Berkley University campus
has a program called the Bangla Initiative which attempts to bring
Bengali language and culture studies to Berkeley and establish a study
abroad program at Shantiniketan. The entire Bay Area Bengali community
would benefit from knowning about the initiative. You will find more
information about this program at the following URL:

http://ias.berkeley.edu/southasia/bangla.html 
2) Bengalis are generally theater-loving people. A small theater group
started in the Bay Area a few years ago to provide thought-provoking,
relevant drama for Indians in the Bay Area, is now hosting its 16th
production. This group is called Naatak. You can learn all about their
past productions from their web-site http://www.naatak.com. 
Their forthcoming production (details below) has some Bengali cast
whom you have also seen in Prabasi plays.

Naatak presents "Kasturi Mrig"
A Hindi play by Vasant Kanetkar
Directed by Aniruddha Bhosekar

Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 5:00 PM

Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Tickets: $12 Until November 30
         $15 From December 1

For information & tickets Contact: Pradnya Bhosekar 408.266.8687
or send email to: tickets@naatak.com
or Buy Online at http://www.sulekha.com/bayarea 
Kasturi Mrig - A young vibrant girl, full of dreams, sets off on
life's journey only to get entangled in the quagmire of an elitist
society hiding their lust behind a mask of nobility. This is a
poignant story of a woman's quest to seek her identity in a parochial
society.

Hope you all enjoy the winter holidays.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster


                                              Dated: 11/27/2003
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