Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13.14: 'Dr Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero' Marathi Movie premiere , Meet and Greet Movie's Director Samruddhi Porey

Swar Sudha presents Marathi Movie Premiere of  'Dr Prakash Amte- The Real Hero'

Meet and Greet , have Q&A with Director,Co-producer of the movie Samruddhi Porey about the Movie and Dr Amte's work after the movie.
Star-cast: Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni and Mohan Agashe

Venue:-  Serra Theaters, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Date and time of the 3 Shows: 
Saturday 13th December 2014 ,  1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm (Both SOLD OUT)
Sunday 14th December 2014, 1:30PM   (Few seats remaining, that's the last show)

2.5 hours for Movie Screening
1 hour Q and A with Director Samruddhi Porey Making of the Movie and about Dr Amte's work (Saturday shows only)

*1PM and 2pm show on Saturday is sold out * 
**2PM Saturday show is jointly organized with EBMM at same location in Theater #2.
*** Sunday Dec 14th 1:30PM is the last show of this movie, no more shows if this sells out

Ticket Price:- 10.00 General
                       15.00 Preferred Seating 

Tickets available online for Sunday 1:30PM show - click at following link

Event link: 

Check Payable to:- Swar Sudha
Mailing Address:- 857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

Contact: [email protected]

Sunil Ganu                    : 408-461-8390
Ajay Patwardhan          : 510-579-8211

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1st: Hindustani Classical Vocal By Smt Meeta Pandit presenting Gwalior gharana special

Dear Music Affectionados
Swar Sudha is presenting special Diwali treat of Hindustani Vocal recital by Smt. Meeta Pandit  Grand daughter of Gwalior Gharana doyen Padma Bhushan  Pt. Krishna Rao Shankar Pt and her father Pt. LK Pandit. carrying 200 years of family musical traditionShe will present and unfold Gwalior Gharana intricacies in a nice intimate musical mehfil setting with great accoustics

Date: Saturday Nov 1st, 2014 , 7:30PM
Venue: Bhalerao Residence, 21690 Rainbow Ct., Cupertino, CA,95014

Accompanists: Vivek Datar: Harmonium,  Satish Tare: Tabla 

Ticket: $25 - All proceeds will go to artists. 

Will inform more details on logistics, carpool if interested to those who RSVP. Buy tickets online at the link given below or you can mail the check to 'Swar Sudha'  857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129 

Contact: Sunil  [email protected]  408-461-8390

Check out great clip telling more about Virtuoso performer Vidushi Dr. Meeta Pandit

About Meeta Pandit
Acknowledged as the scion of the Gwalior musical gharana, Meeta Pandit has emerged as a shining star in the world of classical music. Meeta is grand-daughter and disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, the doyen of Northern Indian Classical music in the 20th century, and the daughter and disciple of legendary Pt L K Pandit. Meeta is the sixth of the unbroken Pandit line and has the unique distinction of being the first woman musician in the family. Her melodious and robust voice coupled with intricate handling of ragas has won her critical acclaim, and a following of music lovers.
s voice is unique-deep, rich and penetrating with tremendous power, stretching over an amazingly wide range of over 3 octaves. The rendering of traditional, but increasingly rare, Tappa is one of the sublime offerings in her concerts. Besides the styles of Khayal and Tappa, Meeta is equally adept with genres of Tarana, Bhajan, Thumri, Sufi, as well as cross cultural music.

For more details visit her page 

Join Bay area Indian Classical Music group:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct 26th: Marathi Movie Premiere 'Rama Madhav', Meet & Greet Director, actress Mrunal Kulkarni

                                     ======= SOLD OUT=======
Celebrate Diwali with Director & Actress Mrunal Kulkarni visiting Bay area with her critically acclaimed Marathi Movie – Ramaa Madhav
Venue:-  Serra Theaters, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
Date and time of Show: Sunday 26th Oct 2014 ,  1:00 pm  

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Movie Screening
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Mrunal Kulkarni in conversation with Shambhavi Dandekar about 'Making of Ramaa Madhav'
Ticket Price:- 10.00  General 
                         20.00  Preferred  Tea,snack included, greet Director Mrinal Kulkarni 
                                    (after the show)

Tickets available online at  or click at following icon

or event link

Check Payable to:- Swar Sudha
Mailing Address:- 857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

Contact: [email protected]
Ajay Patwardhan          : 510-579-8211
Shambhavi Dandekar : 650-930-0328
Sunil Ganu                    : 408-461-8390

Ramaa Madhav: A glorious tale of a royal love that blossomed within the walls of the Shaniwarwada in the Pune of 1760s. The story of Peshwa Madhavrao and his devoted wife Ramaa has materialised into an enchanting big screen spectacle.The film takes the viewer on a ride of 18th century Maharashtra , India - with all its culture and glory.
The movie, which is being dubbed the biggest Marathi film ever, boasts of a grand star cast including veteran actors Mrinal Kulkarni, Ravindra Mankani, Prasad Oak, Dr. Amol Kolhe, Sonalee Kulkarni, Shruti Marathe and the impeccable new-comers Alok Rajwade, Parna Pethe and Shrutee Karlekar - bringing to life some of the most iconic characters in the Maratha history with an astonishing flair!

Director Mrinal Kulkarni returns with this fresh twist on her acting debut in 'Swami' (based on the best-selling novel by Ranjeet Desai. It is thrilling... it is touching... And it is the movie everyone has been waiting for - Ramaa Madhav!

Recommended by Ashwini Bhave:
रमा- माधव चित्रपट मी नुकताच मुंबईत पाहिलामृणालने मोठी झेप घेतलीदिग्दर्शनाची जबादारी समर्थपणे सांभाळलीसुंदर चित्रणउत्तम व्यक्तिरेखासर्वांचा संयमितअभिनयरसिकांनी हा चित्रपट आवर्जून पाहावा! Kudos to Mrinal and team of Rama Madhav! 
अश्विनी भावे 

RM trailor  
Mrinal's video

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dear Music Affectionados
Swar Sudha is supporting the Sanskriti event Vocal recital - Khayal and Thumri by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty  and Kathak recital by Tarangini School of Dance.  
Date: Saturday June 28th 2014 , 6PM
Venue: Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA,94566

Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty is poised today as nearly a cult figure among all hitherto legendary Indian Classical Vocalists. Although a doyen of Patiala-Kasur style representing Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib’s gayaki, he can equally portray the key features of other major classical gharanas like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Agra, Kirana and even Carnatic music

More information about Pandit Ajoy Chakrabaty
Visit website

Join Facebook group 'Bay Area Indian Classical Music' for all the music events in Bay Area.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

10th year summer group rafting all day trips in June, July and August . Lunch will be provided in all the trips (including Vegie options)

Class-3 South fork Family trip will be held on Saturdays June 21st, July 5th
            Minimum Age: 7 years , Starting point Lotus, CA (Near Folsom) 9AM
            $84.00 per person includes lunch. (
June 21st is SOLD out)

Class-4 : Middle fork group trip  dates are  Sun August 3rd & 10th
             Minimum Age: 13 years,  Starting point Auburn, CA 8AM 

             $95.00 per person, limited seats, very adventures and fun-filled trip, sells out quickly. 

No swimming is required, you will have life jackets and guide on board. Little bit adventurous and fun lover will enjoy it thoroughly.  On above dates, we will try to arrange special Indian taste, more vegie options in the  food. You can customize your trip in August any day if you have minimum 7 people in your group for Class-3 and minimum 6 for Class-4 and avail the same group rate.

You can pay by the credit card for above trips to Melinda of M Wilderness expedition directly on the toll free phone like last year but on their request,  you need to provide all other details like name, age of attendees etc to us at following email before to avoid taking lot of their time on phone explaining your name and group details. Logistics and more details will be sent to confirmed attendees.

Contact: Sunil:  [email protected]   408-461-8390, 408-243-9110
You can also pay by check to 'Swar sudha'  mail to 857, Raintree Dr. San Jose CA 95129


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dear Music Affectionados
Swar Sudha is supporting this wonderful  Kalalaya event  - an exclusive Hindustani-Carnatic Music Jugalbandi for the first time in Bay Area by Padma Shri Smt Subha Mudgal and Vidushi Bombay Jayashri on Sunday June 1st ,2014  6PM at Sunnyvale Hindu temple Auditorium, Sunnyvale. You are going to witness wonderful confluence of ragas of both Hindustani and Carnatic Classical Music. Don't miss this rare evening of Magical Music....

For  Tickets

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 14th: Mrs. Jaya Row talks about Happiness, Relationship-Discord to accord and Inspired living

Swar Sudha presents

A presentation workshop  by Mrs. Jaya Row –Inspirational & motivational speaker & author and founder of Vedanta Vision, Mumbai India about Happiness, Relationship-Discord to accord and Inspired living  on May 14th Wednesday  7:15PM  in Mountain View, CA.

Vedanta , the science of self management, provides rare insights into the human mind.  Mrs. Row has been researching and lecturing on Vedanta for more than 40 years. She is a renowned  orator and author on Vedanta - the ancient Indian philosophy of the Vedas. Vedanta is a truly universal knowledge system with no religious hues or cultural boundaries

Mrs. Row ranks among the pioneering women intellectuals of our time. She has received recognition at several corporate powerhouses such as Shell, Southern California Edison, ABN Amro Bank and Deutsche Bank, Visa among others. She has also spoken at Washington University and Purdue University.

The overarching aim of her life’s work is to bring the timeless message of Vedanta to the modern world such that it can be applied to any context in life leading us to success, happiness and spiritual awakening.

When: Wednesday May 14th 2014, 7:15PM 
Venue: Health and Wellness Center, 
       2495 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043

All are Welcome for presentation, lecture (In English) and Q & A. 
All the donations will go to Jaya Row's Vedanta Vision Foundation

RSVP Required
Sunil Ganu               [email protected] 408-461-8390
Dr Sachin Deshmukh   [email protected] 408-973-8648

About the Topics 
HAPPINESS:  Every living being is in the pursuit of happiness. However, very few of us achieve it. Vedanta gives a unique formula for happiness by which we can gain bliss both in the immediate present as well as in the long term. It prescribes methods by which we can attain happiness at every level of our personality - sensual, emotional, intellectual as well as spiritual. 

Do  you have  conflict  with  the  people  you  love  most? Love tainted with selfishness  When you are attached you expect a return for your affection. You make demands on people. The relationship becomes conflict-ridden. In the end, it breaks down and you lose the  person.Vedanta steps in with solutions to this problem.Jaya will explain how to Expand your mind and to get attached to the higher when you  get detached  from  the  lower. True love is born and your relationships become free from strife.

with all its  gizmos and hi-tech entertainment, still finds life boring and depressing. What is sorely lacking in life is ‘INSPIRATION’. Life  changes magically from boredom to excitement when you are enthused and inspired. It enables them to transform into extraordinary achievers. Jaya presents the knowledge using contemporary examples and anecdotes and motivates her audiences to live inspired lives.