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   Art appreciation
   Art camps
   Art events
   Art concepts
   Art criticism
   Artists residency
   Art deal
   Art tourism


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                                          About
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Kalanirvana is an art movement which is to bring the world together through art. It is a revolution
which aims to create a bridge between artists of different country, religion,cast,color and thoughts. It
also remove the gap between artists and galleries, art buyers, art dealers, art lover and common
man . This is a movement where one get NIRVANA through ‘kala’(ART).

The artist residency is very much unique in its kind. Its not held in a fixed venue like the
conventional artists residencies. Each year there will be two such artists residency camp in two
different places. And each year the place will change. It is presently started in India and aims to
happen in different countries in every year.

There will be artists from all over the world will be participating along with 40% of the hosting
country.KN is aiming to attract all serious and budding as well as established artists from all over the
world. The movement also inviting art critics, art writers, art dealers, art buyers and gallery owners
to interact with artists and to see them work on the spot. There will be interaction among artists
regarding their art,culture,thought,language and personality.

 In Kalanirvana artists residency ,the artist will get to know about the local art,language,food,people
and will be visiting the important places near by. There will be an art show at the end of the camp.


                                kalanirvana- Secunderabad                                       2/4/2011
                                        The concept
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   KALANIRVANA is a revolution and movement to give new dimension to world art and to bring different
    people,culture,creative minds to one platform.

   This is very much a need of the hour to bring peace and harmony in world by understanding and
    sharing each other’s culture, food habbits,language,festivals,art and ideas. At the same time it also
    aims to encourage new innovation, new style and ideas to bring originality in art world, which is very
    much required today for the growth of whole Art Industry.

    KALANIRVANA have two clear-cut aims to achieve.
   1. To encourage and discover new PICASSO,DALI,REMBRANT and VAN GOGH .
   2. To use art as a medium to bring the world together through cross culture understanding and art
    tourism.




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                                  The Programme
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•   This year-round India will be a place where visual artists, writers and photographers will go to escape
    their everyday worlds and find concentrated creative time to be inspired and produce work. Artistic
    exchange will be fostered through presentation of artwork, readings, performances, and discussions,
    collaborations.
•   With the help of local staff people, the artists will have a lot of support to navigate a foreign environment,
    and finding services and supplies. We hope to foster cross-cultural exchange through art shows and
    talks, local craft demonstrations, yoga session, basic Indian language lessons, and weekly excursions.
•   India is a wonderful place. Creative people can find inspiration in the rich culture, the architecture, the
    natural beauty of the Himalayas, the lovely sea stretches, the colorful desert, the historical monuments,
    the forts,palaces,the temples,mosques,churches,pagodas,even simple trips to the market can be
    wondrous experiences. Residents are strongly encouraged to stay a minimum of one month. With
    such a new and striking country, time will be needed to acclimate and time to explore with time to
    create; time to be inspired with time to produce. A few months are not long enough to decipher a whole
    culture, but it is long enough to get a taste of the culture and find inspiration.
•   Residents will have a room, space to work, meals, and airport pickup. Scholarships are not available at
    this time, but we hope financial assistance available in the near future. We encourage people to seek
    outside grants.




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                    Programme Agenda
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                                                YOGA
 INTRODUTION        THEME PAINTING
                                               DAY-2-8         OWN PAINTING
   DAY ONE              DAY 2-5
                                           1 HOUR EACH DAY       DAY 4-25



                                           LOCAL ART /CRAFT    FOOD TRAINING
                       Art critics             TRAINING           DAY 15-21
   SIGHT S6ING
                        DAY -7                  DAY 8-14      2 HOUR EACH DAY
      DAY-6
                                           2 HOUR EACH DAY


LANGUAGE TRAINING
     DAY 15-21       GUEST ARTIST             ART CRITICS     ART APPRECIATION
 2 HOUR EACH DAY        DAY 22                 DAY 22-23          DAY 22-23




      ART
DEALERS/BUYERS/                                               FUN FARE/ CLOSING
                      ART SHOW               SEIGHT SEING
                                                                 CEREMONEY
GALLERY OWNERS        DAY 22-29                DAY 29TH
                                                                  DAY 30TH
   DAY 20-25



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                      The Programme Highlights
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•    Art camp
•    Art residency
•    Interacting with local artists
•    Visiting the nearest places
•    Experiencing local festival
•    Interacting with the local people
•    Learning local food (OPTIONAL)
•    Learning local crafts (OPTIONAL)
•    Learning local language (OPTIONAL)
•    Learning yoga (OPTIONAL)
•    Art appreciation
•    Art analysis
•    Art guests
•    Art show (Sailing of paintings ) Artist get 80% of the sailing price and 20% will go to
                Kalanirvana.
•    Camp fire



 Note:
   KLANIRVANA will keep one paintings from each artists on the theme painting.




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                                  Work Space
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   Resident's rooms are single-occupancy. Residents share modest apartments, and single
    rooms in the main building, all a few minutes walk from each other. KN provides house
    cleaning services and clean sheets and towels weekly, but does not provide
    accommodations for pets or guests. Facilities are very basic and are not suitable for
    people with special needs.
   A model poses for open drawing sessions on request. During non-working hours,
    residents have access to the, telephone, computer with Internet access, and video
    collection. Painting and drawing materials are available at the Supply.
   Brushes and other instruments for paintings has to be brought by artists for their own
    use. We will provide canvas and colors only.
   For writers we will provide papers.
   For photographers we will provide film roles if manual..




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                                          Meals
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   The program fee includes two delicious Vegetarian meals each day, excluding trip days. It
    also includes one break fast and one evening snacks. Residents enjoy meals together in
    the dining room. Meals are simple and wholesome, with fresh produce from nearby farms
    and prepared with care by our local cooks.




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                                   About INDIA
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•   India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi भारत गणराज्य Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other
    Indian languages), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical
    area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.
    Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal
    on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,700 mi). It is bordered by Pakistan to the
    west; People's Republic of China (PRC), Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and
    Myanmar to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the
    Indian Ocean.
•   Home to the Indus Valley Civilizations and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the
    Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long
    history. Four major religions, Hinduism, Buddhism Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while
    Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the
    region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early
    eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India
    became an independent nation in 1947 after a independence movement that was marked by
    widespread non-violent resistance.
•   India is a republic consisting of 28 states and seven union territories with a parliamentary system
    of democracy. It has the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth
    largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms since 1991 have transformed it into one of the
    fastest growing economies; however, it still suffers from high levels of poverty, illiteracy, disease,
    and malnutrition. A pluralistic, multilingual, and multiethnic society, India is also home to a
    diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.




                                  kalanirvana- Secunderabad                                        2/4/2011
                                   About INDIA
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•   India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi भारत गणराज्य Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other
    Indian languages), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical
    area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.
    Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal
    on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,700 mi). It is bordered by Pakistan to the
    west; People's Republic of China (PRC), Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and
    Myanmar to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the
    Indian Ocean.
•   Home to the Indus Valley Civilizations and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the
    Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long
    history. Four major religions, Hinduism, Buddhism Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while
    Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the
    region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early
    eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India
    became an independent nation in 1947 after a independence movement that was marked by
    widespread non-violent resistance.
•   India is a republic consisting of 28 states and seven union territories with a parliamentary system
    of democracy. It has the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth
    largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms since 1991 have transformed it into one of the
    fastest growing economies; however, it still suffers from high levels of poverty, illiteracy, disease,
    and malnutrition. A pluralistic, multilingual, and multiethnic society, India is also home to a
    diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.




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                                           Geography
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   India, the major portion of the Indian subcontinent, sits atop the Indian tectonic plate, a minor plate within the
    Indo-Australian Plate.
   India's defining geological processes commenced seventy-five million years ago, when the Indian subcontinent,
    then part of the southern supercontinent Gondwana, began a northeastwards drift—lasting fifty million years—
    across the then unformed Indian Ocean. The subcontinent's subsequent collision with the Eurasian Plate and
    subduction under it, gave rise to the Himalayas, the planet's highest mountains. In the former seabed
    immediately south of the emerging Himalayas, plate movement created a vast trough, which, having gradually
    been filled with river-borne sediment, now forms the Indo-Gangetic Plain. To the west of this plain, and cut off
    from it by the Aravalli Range, lies the Thar Desert. The original Indian plate now survives as peninsular India,
    extending as far north as the Satpura and Vindhya ranges in central India. India lies to the north of the equator
    between 6°44' and 35°30' north latitude and 68°7' and 97°25' east longitude.
   India's coast is 7,517 kilometers (4,700 mi) long; the mainland coast consists of the following: 43% sandy
    beaches, 11% rocky coast including cliffs, and 46% mudflats or marshy coast.
   Major Himalayan-origin rivers that substantially flow through India include the Ganges and the Brahmaputra,
    include the Yamuna and the Kosi, whose extremely low gradient causes disastrous floods every year. Major
    peninsular rivers whose steeper gradients prevent their waters from flooding include the Godavari , the
    Mahanadi, the Kaveri, and the Krishna, which also drain into the Bay of Bengal; and the Narmada and the Tapti,
    which drain into the Arabian Sea. Among notable coastal features of India are the marshy Rann of Kutch in
    western India, and the alluvial Sundarbans delta, which India shares with Bangladesh. India has two
    archipelagos: the Lakshadweep, coral atolls off India's south-western coast; and the Andaman and Nicobar
    Islands, a volcanic chain in the Andaman Sea.
   India's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert, both of which drive the monsoons.
    The Himalayas prevent cold Central Asian katabatic winds from blowing in, keeping the bulk of the Indian
    subcontinent warmer than most locations at similar latitudes. The Thar Desert plays a crucial role in attracting the
    moisture-laden southwest summer monsoon winds that, between June and October, provide the majority of
    India's rainfall. Four major climatic groupings predominate in India: tropical wet, tropical dry, subtropical humid,
    and montane.

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                                               History
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   Stone Age rock shelters with paintings at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh are the earliest known
    traces of human life in India. The first known permanent settlements appeared over 9,000 years ago and
    gradually developed into the Indus Valley Civilizations, dating back to 3300 BCE in western India. It was followed
    by the Vedic period, which laid the foundations of Hinduism and other cultural aspects of early Indian society, and
    ended in the 500s BCE. From around 550 BCE, many independent kingdoms and republics known as the
    Mahajanapadas were established across the country.
   Paintings at the Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, sixth century
   In the third century BCE, most of South Asia was united into the Maurya Empire by Chandragupta Maurya and
    flourished under Ashoka the Great. From the third century CE, the Gupta dynasty oversaw the period referred to
    as ancient "India's Golden Age. Empires in Southern India included those of the Chalukyas, the Cholas and the
    Vijayanagara Empire. Science, technology, engineering, art, logic, language, literature, mathematics, astronomy,
    religion and philosophy flourished under the patronage of these kings.
   Following invasions from Central Asia between the 10th and 12th centuries, much of North India came under the
    rule of the Delhi Sultanate and later the Mughal Empire. Under the rule of Akbar the Great, India enjoyed much
    cultural and economic progress as well as religious harmony. Mughal emperors gradually expanded their empires
    to cover large parts of the subcontinent. However, in North-Eastern India, the dominant power was the Ahom
    kingdom of Assam, among the few kingdoms to have resisted Mughal subjugation. The first major threat to
    Mughal imperial power came from a Hindu Rajput king Maha Rana Pratap of Mewar in the 14th century and later
    from a Hindu state known as the Maratha confederacy, that dominated much of India in the mid-18th century.
   From the 16th century, European powers such as Portugal, the Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom
    established trading posts and later took advantage of internal conflicts to establish colonies in the country. By
    1856, most of India was under the control of the British East India Company. A year later, a nationwide
    insurrection of rebelling military units and kingdoms, known as India's First War of Independence or the Sepoy
    Mutiny, seriously challenged the Company's control but eventually failed. As a result of the instability, India was
    brought under the direct rule of the British Crown.

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                                               Culture
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•   In the 20th century, a nationwide struggle for independence was launched by the Indian National
    Congress and other political organisations. Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi led millions of people in
    national campaigns of non-violent civil disobedience. On 15 August 1947, India gained independence
    from British rule, but at the same time Muslim-majority areas were partitioned to form a separate state of
    Pakistan. On 26 January 1950, India became a republic and a new constitution came into effect.
•   India's culture is marked by a high degree of syncretism and cultural pluralism. It has managed to
    preserve established traditions while absorbing new customs, traditions, and ideas from invaders and
    immigrants and spreading its cultural influence to other parts of Asia, mainly South East and East Asia.
    Traditional Indian society is defined by relatively strict social hierarchy. The Indian caste system describes
    the social stratification and social restrictions in the Indian subcontinent, in which social classes are
    defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often termed as jātis or castes.
•   Traditional Indian family values are highly respected, and multi-generational patriarchal joint families have
    been the norm, although nuclear family are becoming common in urban areas. An overwhelming majority
    of Indians have their marriages arranged by their parents and other respected family members, with the
    consent of the bride and groom. Marriage is thought to be for life, and the divorce rate is extremely low.
•   Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide variety of regional styles and sophisticated use of herbs and
    spices. The staple foods in the region are rice (especially in the south and the east) and wheat
    (predominantly in the north).[Spices like black pepper that are now consumed world wide are originally
    native to the Indian subcontinent. Chili pepper, which was introduced by the Portuguese is also very much
    used within Indian Cuisine.
•   The earliest form of the Buddha worshipped in India, the Sakyamuni Buddha depicts the moment he
    attained enlightenment.




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                                            Culture
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•   Traditional Indian dress varies across the regions in its colours and styles and depends
    on various factors, including climate. Popular styles of dress include draped garments
    such as sari for women and dhoti or lungi for men; in addition, stitched clothes such as
    salwar kameez for women and kurta-pyjama and European-style trousers and shirts for
    men, are also popular.
•   Many Indian festivals are religious in origin, although several are celebrated irrespective
    of caste and creed. Some popular festivals are Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Thai
    Pongal, Holi, Onam, Vijayadasami, Durga Puja, Eid ul-Fitr, Bakr-Id, Christmas, Buddha
    Jayanti and Vaisakhi.India has three national holidays. Other sets of holidays, varying
    between nine and twelve, are officially observed in individual states. Religious practices
    are an integral part of everyday life and are a very public affair.
•   Indian architecture is one area that represents the diversity of Indian culture. Much of it,
    including notable monuments such as the Taj Mahal and other examples of Mughal
    architecture and South Indian architecture, comprises a blend of ancient and varied local
    traditions from several parts of the country and abroad. Vernacular architecture also
    displays notable regional variation.
•   Indian music covers a wide range of traditions and regional styles. Classical music
    largely encompasses the two genres – North Indian Hindustani, South Indian Carnatic
    traditions and their various offshoots in the form of regional folk music. Regionalized
    forms of popular music include filmi and folk music; the syncretic tradition of the bauls is
    a well-known form of the latter.s

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                                         Culture
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•   Indian dance too has diverse folk and classical forms. Among the well-known folk dances are the
    bhangra of the Punjab, the bihu of Assam, the chhau of Orissa and West Bengal, Jharkhand and
    sambalpuri of Orissa and the ghoom of Rajasthan. Eight dance forms, many with narrative forms
    and mythological elements, have been accorded classical dance status by India's National
    Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama. These are: bharatanatyam of the state of Tamil Nadu,
    kathak of Uttar Pradesh, kathakali and mohiniyattam of Kerala, kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh,
    manipuri of Manipur, odissi of Orissa and the sattriya of Assam.
•   Theatre in India often incorporates music, dance, and improvised or written dialogue. Often
    based on Hindu mythology, but also borrowing from medieval romances, and news of social and
    political events, Indian theatre includes the bhavai of state of Gujarat, the jatra of West Bengal,
    the nautanki and ramlila of North India, the tamasha of Maharashtra, the burrakatha of Andhra
    Pradesh, the terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu, and the yakshagana of Karnataka.
•   The Indian film industry is the largest in the world.Bollywood, based in Mumbai, makes
    commercial Hindi films and is the most prolific film industry in the world. Established traditions
    also exist in Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu language cinemas.
•   The earliest works of Indian literature were transmitted orally and only later written down. These
    included works of Sanskrit literature – such as the early Vedas, the epics Mahabharata and
    Ramayana, the drama Abhijñānaśākuntalam (The Recognition of Śakuntalā), and poetry such as
    the Mahākāvya– and the Tamil language Sangam literature.[Among Indian writers of the modern
    era active in Indian languages or English, Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in 1913.




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   UNIVERSIAL Artists’ Residency
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                SECUNDERABAD

      AN UNIQUE WAY TO KNOW INDIA


NOVEMBER-15 TH TO DECEMBER
       15 TH -2010

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                              History of secunderabad
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 Secunderabad:
   Secunderabad lies on the north of the city of Hyderabad. Both the cities are collectively known just as Hyderabad
    outside the state and together they form the fifth largest metropolis in India. Even, officially, the capital city of the state
    of Andhra Pradesh is referred to just as Hyderabad. Within the state, though, the two cities are popularly called as 'Twin
    Cities'. In common parlance, however, Secunderabad is seldom used outside the state. Though they are called twins,
    the cities have a different history and present fusion of different cultures, with Secunderabad having developed under
    direct British rule until 1948 and Hyderabad as the capital of Nizam's princely state.
   Secunderabad railway station is one of the largest in India and is also the zonal headquarters of South Central Railway.
    The Twin Cities are separated by the man-made Hussain Sagar Lake, which was built during the reign of the Qutub
    Shahis in the 16th century. The lake is a heart shaped jewel keeping the two cities together and is very dear to its
    citizens.
   Sir Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II, was posted in Secunderabad
    during the 1880s as a subaltern in the British Army.
   Sir Ronald Ross conducted his initial research on the cause of malaria in the city of Secunderabad. The original building
    is today called the Sir Ronald Ross Institute and is located on the Minister Road. The city of Secunderabad which was
    once said to be modern compared to its twin during the Nizam's rule has grown tremendously over the years to catch
    up with the metropolis of Hyderabad. Populous places of the city include Paradise Circle, Trimulgherry, Marredpally,
    Bowenpally,itaphalmandi, Kharkhana, Ranigunj, etc.




                                            kalanirvana- Secunderabad                                                   2/4/2011
                                    About Secunderabad
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•     Language(s) spoken- Telugu, Urdu,Hindi , English.
      Access
      Air : 21st century Secunderabad is an important asset to the economy of the country. It is a business hub and boasts of the
      fastest developing IT sector in the country. The city's importance assures it of good connectivity to international as well as
      domestic destinations.The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International A irport , Hyderabad 33 km.

      Rail: Secunderabad is the head quarter for Indian Railway in South India. The zone is divided into nine zones. Hyderabad and
      Secunderabad are the main zones that control the different sections of railways of the state. Regular trains from different states
      connect Hyderabad to other parts of the country.

      Road: Secunderabad possesses a well-planned bus terminal. The city is well-networked by road route and tourists can avail of
      the bus service that the state provides. Regular buses ply from the twin city to neighboring destinations .C

      Local Transport : Tourist cars and buses available from the Manager, Tourist Lodge. Charges according to distance and time.




kalanirvana- shantiniketan                                                                                                    2/4/2011
                    Weather and best season
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   Secunderabad has a semi-arid climate with hot summers from late February to early
    June, the monsoon season from late June to early October and a pleasant winter from
    late October to early February. In the evenings and mornings, the climate is generally
    cooler because of the city's good elevation. Hyderabad gets about 32 inches (about
    810 mm) of rain every year, almost all of it concentrated in the monsoon months. The
    highest maximum (day)temperature ever recorded was 45.5 o C (113.9 °F) on 2 June
    1966, while the lowest minimum (night) recorded temperature was 6.1o C (43 °F) on 8
    January 1946.




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                                       Places to visit
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
    For the tourist, there are several places of interest in Secunderabad-Hyderabad, both ancient and modern. The
    crowning glory of the Nizams, the centre of information technology and business process outsourcing. Hyderabad
    the capital of AP is also its fastest growing city. Over the years AP has witnessed an influx of people from all over
    India, adding to its cosmopolitan flavour. At the same time, it has managed to retain its Nizam legacy in its cuisine,
    cultural landmarks and a certain ‘Hyderabadi’ way of life. Visitors to Hyderabad are always taken in by the city’s
    warmth and welcoming nature, its wide, clean roads and the inherent simplicity of its people.
   Hyderabad and Secunderabad, known as the twin cities are separated by the Hussain Sagar a large
    water body. In midst of this lake stands the world’s tallest monolithic statue of the Buddha on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’.
   Amidst the teeming bazaars of the old city stands the 400 – years – old Charminar. Built in 1591 the monument is
    symbolic of the city. Next to the Charminar is one of the largest mosques in the world, the Mecca Masjid which is
    almost four centuries old. The Golconda Fort, once a strong massive fortress was built at the site of the famous
    diamond mines of Golconda. Its amazing acoustical system allows the sound of a handclap to be heard right at its
    citadel 200 feet high. The Salar Jung Museum contains more than 35,000 exhibits collected from far and near and
    is considered to be the biggest and richest one – man collection in the world .
   Hyderabad is indeed a hub of activity be it the shopping, its hi – tech malls, pearls, bangles, silks and above all the
    delectable ‘Nawabi’ cuisine adds to the charm of the city.
   Hyderabad is well connected with other towns and cities by road, rail and air. There is plenty of choice for
    accommodation for the traveler suiting the budget of every kind of a traveler.




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                                       Places to visit
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   BirlaMandir: An enchanting temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, the Birla Mandir stands in all its
    grandeur on the hilltop of Kalapahad. Made of pure white marble from Rajasthan, the Birla Mandir
    overlooks the serene and placid waters of the Hussain Sagar lake. The magnificent shrine offers a
    fantastic panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The intricate carvings of
    the temple, the ceiling and the mythological figures are a standing testimony to the dexterity and
    sculptural excellence of the craftsmen. Beautiful scenes from the great epics of Ramayana and
    Mahabharata are finely sculpted in marble.
    A The Birla Mandir presents a colorful spectacular sight when illuminated at night.
    The temple is open for visitors from
    7 a.m. to 12 noon
    3 p.m. to 9 p.m. all days of the week.
   Charminar: The Charminar is an imposing monument, which reflects the glory of the Qutub Shahi
    dynasty. It is a massive square structure, 56 m (183.72 ft) high and 30 m (98.42 ft) wide. This monument
    is built entirely of granite and lime mortar. It has 4 minarets one on each of its corners. These fluted
    minarets are attached to the main building and rise towards the sky to a height of 56 m (183.72 ft). Each
    minaret of the Charminar has a double balcony. A small bulbous cupola crowns each of these beautiful
    minarets, which is decorated with petal like formations. A short pointed spire crowns all the minarets.

   The four grand arches of the Charminar face the four cardinal directions. Once upon a time each of
    these arches led to four royal roads.The Charminar is a two-storied building with the first floor being
    covered. The elegant balconies on this floor provide excellent vantage point for viewing the surrounding
    areas. There is a small mosque on the top floor of the building, which can be reached by climbing a total
    of 149 steps. The mosque is situated on the western side facing the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The
    panoramic view of the city from the top is simply breathtaking.
   The Charminar is a unique blend of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture that flourished in India during
    the medieval period. The beauty of this enchanting monument is accentuated every evening when it is
    illuminated.


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 Golkonda fort: Founded originally by the Kakatiyas in the year 1140, Golconda was expanded by the
Qutub Shahi kings into a massive fort of granite with walls and ramparts extending to a length of 5km in
circumference. This fort was built by Kakatiya kings. From this fort they ruled the nearby areas even
when their capital was based in Warangal. This massive fort is 11 km in perimeter and its walls are 15 to
18 ft high. The whole fort is built in granite and is flanked by 70 ramparts and 8 huge gates. Previously
the whole fort was surrounded by a deep gorge but slowly this was filled up. While entering from the
main gate of the fort, if one claps below the Grand Portico, echoes are heard in a Darbar hall some 128
meters away.
  The fortress city within the walls was famous for the diamond trade and is said to been the origin of the
famous Koh-i-noor diamond. The historic fort lies 11kms west of the city of Hyderabad. The name
originates from the Telugu words "Golla" meaning Shepard and "Konda" or hill - The 'shepherd's hill'.
The fort was later taken over by the Bahamani kings, subsequently passing into the hands of the Qutub
Shahis, who held it from 1512 to 1687 AD. The first three Qutub Shahi kings rebuilt Golconda over a
span of 62 years.
Famous features of Golconda include it's system of acoustics, palaces, factories and the water supply
system. The famous Rahban cannon was used during the last seize of Golconda by Aurangazeb to
whom the fort ultimately fell.
 St. Joseph Cathedral: The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is located in the Gun foundry area and is perhaps
the most beautiful in the twin cities. It was built around 1860 A.D. and has a distinctive Italian touch in
the architecture. The towering central monument can hold a congregation of 500 people at a time. The
ringing of the mammoth bell atop the structure to indicate the hours is indeed a pleasure to hear. In the
main alcove inside the cathedral is an imitation of the famous 'Pieta' by Michelangelo.



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GALLERY                               Clock Tower-1902

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GALLERY                               Secunderabad-1902

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GALLERY                               Trimulgherry Entrenchment-1902

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GALLERY                               StJohn Church-1902

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GALLERY                               Pared Ground -1902

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GALLERY                               Hussain Sagar Lake-1902

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GALLERY                               Secunderabad Club- 1902

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GALLERY                               Malakpet Race Course-1902

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GALLERY                               Clock Tower-2010

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GALLERY                               Paradise Restaurant-2010

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                     Frequently Asked Questions
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What will I be eating?
    Primarily vegetarian food will be prepared on site by a local cook. The food will be home-style
    Hyderabadi and South Indian cuisine. If you have special dietary restrictions you are welcome to
    bring food from Restaurant near by.
Can I get training in a traditional art form such as PATTACHITRA,MADHUBANI,WORLI,
    painting?
    We can arrange lessons for you.
What do I need to bring?
•   Clothes
•   Personal hygiene products. Feminine products are available but limited in selection. Most soaps,
    shampoos, and other products are available.
•   Art supplies. If you have a favorite brand of paint, you better bring it. Art supplies are available in
    India, but the selection is limited. Dry pigments are plentiful however.
•   Sheets and towels will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
•   A flash light for walking during one of the many power outages at night.
•   Your favorite cereal or other food product. Some things can be gotten here. It is surprisingly
    unpredictable what is available and what is not.
•   Bookstores are plentiful here.
•   An empty suitcase to bring home lots of cool crafts from India, and your artwork
•   Camera. Film and digital services are available.

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    What should I do about bringing money?
    ATMs are widely available in India.
    How will I get my artwork home?
    You will bring it with you either by shipping it, or by bringing it as one of your pieces of luggage.
    Most airlines allow 2 pieces of check in luggage at 50lbs each but check with the airlines.
    What is the weather like?
    India has four distinct seasons:
    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) designates four official seasons:
•   Winter, occurring between January thru March. The year's coldest months are December and
    January, when temperatures average around 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) in the northwest;
    temperatures rise as one proceeds towards the equator, peaking around 20–25 °C (68–77 °F) in
    mainland India's southeast.
•   Summer or pre-monsoon season, lasting from March to June (April to July in northwestern
    India). In western and southern regions, the hottest month is April; for northern regions, May is
    the hottest month. Temperatures average around 32–40 °C (90–104 °F) in most of the interior.
•   Monsoon or rainy season, lasting from June to September. The season is dominated by the
    humid southwest summer monsoon, which slowly sweeps across the country beginning in late
    May or early June. Monsoon rains begin to recede from North India at the beginning of October.
•   Post-monsoon season, lasting from October to December. South India typically receives more
    precipitation. Monsoon rains begin to recede from North India at the beginning of October. In
    northwestern India, October and November are usually cloudless. Parts of the country
    experience the dry northeast monsoon.


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                   WHY TO BE ASSOCIATED ?
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   MORE THAN 1,00,000 artist from all over world will be keeping track on KN.
   ART community from all over world will be observing .
   International, national and regional media coverage.
   Art galleries, art buyers, art dealers, artists from all over world will be participating directly
    and indirectly in Kalanirvana.
   Will be in the fist page of major search engines like google,yahoo.
   Web coverage through, facebook,myspace,twitter and orkut.
   Coverage and Article in international art magazines.
   Be a part of international ART MOVEMENT.
   Be a part of the documentary film of the event.




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                                               Contact US
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•   KALANIRVANA

•   Mobile Phone Number
•   +91 9866152641 - Ashis Pahi
•                       (Artist, Film maker ,Art Critic and Curator)
•   +91 9701536991- Akash Pahi
•                       (Art Event Manager- Kalanirvana)
•   Available between
•   8:00 am - 11:00 pm IST (GMT +5:30)
•   Email Address
•   kalanirvana@gmail.com




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    thank you



Ashis Pahi
Curator and Director




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