BIC Hub’ba on Sunday, Feb 23 to celebrate one year of BIC 2.0 in its new premises
Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |
Feb 23 | 10 a.m.
Ends on: Feb 23
About BIC Hub’ba on Sunday, Feb 23 to celebrate one year of BIC 2.0 in its new premises
Bangalore International Centre (BIC), a 15 year old non profit institution moved to its own premises in
Feb 2019. In the last one year we have held more than 250 programs covering talks, conversations,
music, dance, theatre, films, etc. To celebrate this occasion, we are holding a BIC Hub’ba (hub to denote
what BIC essentially is + ‘ba’ to welcome folks to BIC!) on Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 from 10 am to 7.30 pm.
Over 30 events planned – details in the posters at the end of this note. The event / speaker / performer
details are also available on our web site (Ctrl click for link) – BIC Hub’ba, Arts_Culture, Policy_Adda,
Bangalore_Bengaluru and Makkala Koota.
In the last one year we hosted 4 Nobel laureate lectures at BIC (Joseph Stighlitz, Abhijit Banerjee &
Esther Duflo, Venki Ramakrishnan), artistes (Shubha Mudgal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shabana Azmi,
Ratna Pathak Shah, Arundhati Nag, Prakash Belawadi, Rukmini Vijaykumar, etc.), authors (Vivek
Shanbagh, Ramachandra Guha, Jairam Ramesh, Arvind Subramanian, William Dalrymple, Ruth Padel,
Velacheru Narayan Rao, Rajdeep Sardesai, Makarand Paranjape, Jerry Rao, etc.), eminent personalities
(George Schaller, Vijay Kelkar, Nandan Nilekani, Nirupama Rao, Manish Sabharwal, Rajeev Gowda, etc.)
and more. There have been plays (English, Kannada, Hindi), music ensembles (Hindustani, Carnatic,
Western, Sufi, Fusion), a range of documentary and feature films in multiple languages and many art /
craft exhibitions. Around 8,000-10,000 visit BIC every month across its various activities.
Bengaluru has shrinking public space – the latest master plan indicates less than 4% open spaces. BIC is a
donor / member enabled ‘soft’ infrastructure initiative for Bengalureans to get exposure to a range of
issues, arts and culture. All BIC events are free to attend by anyone - a case of a privately enabled public
space. BIC will continue to focus on providing Bengalureans with an interesting, diverse set of events as
a spa for the ‘mind and soul’.
About Bangalore International Centre (BIC): BIC is a neutral, non-profit, member and donor enabled
public institution for all Bengalureans. Since 2005, over 900 ‘free to attend’ events have been held
reflecting its inclusive approach. The curated programs cover talks, panel discussions, music, dance,
visual arts, plays, lecture demonstrations, films, etc. More details (and images) at
www.bangaloreinternationalcentre.org. You can contact Ravichandar, Hon Director, BIC at 9845024823