Upcoming Events 2013

Dear Members & Friends of India Club
We have an interesting line-up of events for the rest of the year. Please mark your calendar for the following :

10th October, evening : Book reading by novelist Manju Kapur

17Th November, late afternoon : Talk By Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Bank

28th November, evening : Talk By JY Pillai, former CEO of Singapore Airlines

Best regards

The Committee


Past Events

Panel discussion on Indian film making @ INDIA CLUB on Sunday, 8th September

Dear All

India Club invites you to a panel discussion on ‘Emerging trends in Indian film making, and quality tradeoffs’, presented by a distinguished panel from across India’s film industry.

The event will be held in conjunction with Darpan, an annual festival of Bengali films, which this year will celebrate the Centenary of Indian cinema by including several films from all over India.

About our panelists

Suparn Verma

Suparn is a journalist turned writer and director in the Indian film industry, in Hindi language. Suparn Verma started his directorial career in 2005 and has since directed 3 movies, including Aatma which is showcased in Darpan 2013. Suparn has also written scripts for three other movies.

Nawazuddin Siddique

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood’s major films in recent years (including “Kahani” opposite Vidya Balan) and is currently in high demand. He appeared in four major films in 2012, all of which earned him wide critical acclaim, with awards including Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor in various award ceremonies and also the Special Jury Award At the 60th Indian National Film Awards 2012. His first lead role in a feature film, Patang (Kite), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2012, for which Nawazuddin’s performance was praised by world renowned film critic Roger Ebert (awarding the film 4/4 stars), a role which ‘transformed his acting style’.

Arijit Dutta

Arijit Dutta is an actor and producer in the Indian film industry. He has acted in 25 films, many of whom have got commercial and critical acclaim. He is also associated with following production and distribution houses – Priya films, Purnima pictures, Piyali films. Arijit was the UN representative from India for the first ‘Ethiopian Film Initiative Convocation’ in Addis Ababa and has also represented in various Bengali international conferences in America. He also headed the West Bengal Chapter of Forum for Peoples Rights in 2012.

Gisli Snaer Erlingsson

Gisli Snaer heads The Putnam School of Film at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. He has been honoured for his feature films at festivals in 13 countries. He is also the creative fore behind highly successful advertising campaigns for many major brands such as One, disco, Toyota, Yamaha, Ricoh, Iceland Air and the European Council. A graduate of the prestigious film school La Fémis, in France, where he studied film directing, Gisli has directed award- winning feature films such as Benjamin Dove, and Ikingut, and a number of TV-commercials. He’s a member of the Director’s Guild of Iceland, and has been a member Emerging trends in Indian film making, and quality tradeoffs’of the jury at international film festivals, such as the Berlin International Film Festival.

The discussion will be moderated by Joyobroto Ganguly, a producer of Bengali films.

Program details with the agenda are listed below:

INDIA CLUB Panel Discussion: “Taking Easy, Making it Easy: Emerging trends in India’s film industry, and quality trade-offs".

In partnership with DARPAN, Singapore Film Society and Putnam School of Film LASALLE College of the Arts

Date : Sunday 8th September 2013

Time : 2 p.m. onwards

Venue : Hotel Grand Pacific Function Room
101 Victoria St 188018
Level 2

2:00 pm Introductory Remarks by Mr. P. K. Basu, President India Club, Singapore
2:10 pm Keynote address by Mr. David Lee, Vice Chairman, Singapore Film Society

2:15 pm Start of Panel discussion

3:00 pm Q&A

3:20 pm Vote of Thanks by Sreyashi Sen, Chairperson DARPAN

3:30 pm Tea and networking

4:00 pm End of Program

Attendance Fee
For INDIA CLUB members (including on-the-spot sign-ups) - free; (New membership on-the-spot @ $150)
For non-INDIA CLUB members - $ 50 per person

Please note we can accept payments by cheque or in cash only.


Email to

Rittika 85185774

Warm regards

Events Committee


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