Thursday, July 14, 2016

Idol Theft Story, Aravind Venkataraman, 14th July 2016

தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரிய அறக்கட்டளை
(Tamil Heritage Trust)
presents

Idol Theft Story
by 
Arvind Venkataraman
at 5.30pm on Thursday, July 14th, 2016
at 
Arkay Convention Center, 
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Topic:
The story of idol theft and the network out there abroad which deals in this contraband
- The legal framework and the successful and futile attempts so far on bringing back our idols
- Attempts at identifying, locating and the attempt of restitution, and the recent successes
- Despite the successes, the massive work to be done and the way forward which includes ideas from crowd-sourcing etc. to prevent future theft and full-scale restitution.

About the Speaker:
Arvind, an IT professional from Chennai, is interested in history, Tamil poetry and art, especially, temple art. He dabbles in photography and shares his photographs in Picasa at http://picasaweb.google.co.in/arvind.venkatraman, which has close to 100 albums covering mostly temples of Tamilnadu. He likes to read both fiction and non-fiction, spends a lot of his time on the internet and has travelled widely, both within India and abroad. He is also an avid follower of classical movies - English, Tamil, Hindi.  He is very keen in embarking on projects documenting various heritage sites in Tamilnadu and making it available on the net for public. He is keen to enlist support on this regard.
RSVP:
S. Swaminathan - sswami99@gmail.com; 2467 1501
Badri Seshadri - Kizhakku-p-padippakam - badri@nhm.in; 98840-66566
A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre - gandhicentre@gmail.com;
S. Kannan - musickannan@gmail.com; 98414-47974
R. Gopu - writergopu@yahoo.com, 98417-24641
T. Sivasubramanian - siva.durasoft@gmail.com, 98842-94494

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