Past Events

Indian Ocean & Amitav Ghosh @ INDIA CLUB

Dear Members & Friends of INDIA CLUB

You are invited to two events over the last weekend of the month : the first is to meet India’s home-grown and internationally-acclaimed rock band Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean pioneered Indo-rock fusion, their rhythms are jazz-spiced and they integrate shlokas, mysticism, mythology and environmentalism into their music. They have collaborated with Bollywood and the advertising world. Come and hear the story of how these IIT-ians gave up their regular salaried jobs to found a new sound – a sound that was Indian but contemporary. You can see Indian Ocean in concert at The Esplanade on Sunday, 25th Nov as part of Kalaa Utsavam.

The second is to hear Amitav Ghosh, celebrated novelist, read from “Sea of Poppies”, the first novel in the trilogy that is now two thirds complete. Ghosh’s work is meticulously researched; the eye he casts on colonial history provides a refreshingly Indian and Asian perspective. His story telling is polished and engaging. Amitav Ghosh was at INDIA CLUB last in 2005 – so if you missed him then, now is your chance to meet this important writer.

Please share the information among your own personal networks as it is open to all. Details of both events below. We have limited seating capacity and request an RSVP to for the events you wish to attend.


Meeting with Indian Ocean

Time 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, 24th November 2012
Venue Ketna Patel Studio, 35 Jalan Puteh Jerneh Singapore 278055
Access Nearest MRT Holland Village (10 minutes walk)
Car Park Public car parks at Holland Road Shopping Center (10 minutes walk)
Attendance Fee
For INDIA CLUB members (including on-the-spot sign-ups) - free;
For all others - $35 per person. Please bring cash.
Dinner is included



Conversation with Amitav Ghosh

Time 10:45 a.m. on Sunday,25th November 2012
Venue Raffles Room, The Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814
Access Nearest MRT Orchard Road (10 minutes walk)
Car Park Public car parks at Tanglin Club and down Claymore Road at Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel and Shaw Center
Attendance Fee
For INDIA CLUB members (including on-the-spot sign-ups) - free;
For students (with valid ID) - $20
For all others - $40 per person. Please bring cash.
Tea / coffee and light refreshment will be served


We have had some excellent speakers in recent months : Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - India’s former President, Dr Kiran Bedi – first woman IPS officer & social activist, Abhinav Bindra - Olympics Gold Medallist, Arun Shourie – former Minister for Disinvestment & writer, Madhu Kishwar – writer & social activist, Sunanda Datta Ray - writer & journalist, Sunethra Bandaranaike - social activist from Sri Lanka.

For those who sign up as INDIA CLUB members now, the fees is $150 and your membership will be valid till 31st December 2013. Members may bring along their renewal cheques for 2013. We accept cash and cheque payments

Amitav Ghosh

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