Friday – August 11, 2017

6:00 PM on Main Stage

  • Celebrating Canada 150 with Rythms of India by Bollywood Dance Pro
  • Bahubali - The Beginning by Shri Creations of Ottawa
  • Bhangra - Folk Dance of Punjab by Virsa Performing Arts
  • A Canadian Dream: Hockey Night in Indo-Canada by Pratibha Arts and Sampradaya Dance Creations
  • Terrain of Love – Kathak by Anjali Patil
  • Chitravali – Bharata Natyam by Rama Vaidyanathan

Saturday - August 12, 2017

Cooking Classes in Cooking Demo Tent

  • 12:45 PM by Chef Joe Thottungal

  • 2:00 PM by Chef Anish Mehra

  • 3:15 PM by Chef Pravin Bagali

2:00 PM in Jean Pigott Place

  • Panel Discussion:  OPEN SOCIETIES ARE THE FUTURE by Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte and Prof. Rao Nanduri, Moderated by  Ms. Havelin Manju Anand
    • Canada is an open society with a liberal democracy.  Open societies are characterized by constitutionalism, independent judiciary, guaranteed and enforceable fundamental human rights, open and free democratic elections, freedom of thought, free and fearless press, free markets, inclusion, and above all the primacy of the individual. Each individual in an open society is free to attain the highest position in his/her society, irrespective of birth,religion or circumstance, by his/her own efforts.  Closed societies are tribal (primacy of the group), exclusive, authoritarian, suppress  human rights of freedom of thought and press,  and deny free, fair and democratic elections etc. Today's world is witnessing the rise of all kinds of Isms, Populism, Exceptionalism, Nativism, Fascism, Communism, Authoritarianism, and Fundamentalism (of many varieties), EconomicProtectionism, with the individual and his/her rights being sacrificed for the interests of the tribe or group.  What is the future of more  than 200 countries of the world?  Are they going the way of closed or open societies?
    • The discussion will focus on how societies evolved from closed societies to a few open societies and how some open societies are sliding back into closed societies.  The dynamic process of gradual building of global  political and economic institutions, promoting and building of civil society and liberal democracy in weak states will be examined. Problems and prospects in this dynamic process to attain the distant goal of a world with all open societies will be discussed.

4:00 PM on Main Stage

  • Canadian Talents
  • Chhau Dance by Binapani Rupchand Chhau Dance group
  • Anubhuti: Experience the Bharata Natyam by Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon
  • Namaste India by Upasana Dance Company
  • MRIGYA – the Fusion Band

Sunday – August 13, 2017

Cooking Classes in Cooking Demo Tent

  • 12:45 PM by Chef Nippi Chhatwal
  • 2:00 PM by Chef Joe Thottungal
  • 3:15 PM by Chef Pravin Bagali

4:00 PM on Main Stage

  • Ottawa's got talent
  • Garba and Dandia: Folk dances from Gujurat by Sahiyar Group of Ottawa
  • Chhau Dance by Binapani Rupchand Chhau Dance group
  • Genres of Bollywood by Jannat Performing Arts
  • Parampara: Guru to Shishya - Odissi dance by Sujata Mohapatra
  • Sarod Concert by Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash