COMMUNITY NEWS – UKMALAYALEE

കൊണ്ടും കൊടുത്തും ചോദ്യങ്ങളും ഉത്തരങ്ങളും കത്തിക്കയറും: പ്രഭാഷണ പരമ്പരകളുമായി സി രവിചന്ദ്രനും വൈശാഖന്‍ തമ്പിയും യുകെയില്‍

LONDON April 25: ചില സംവാദങ്ങളങ്ങനെയാണ്; അവ ചരിത്രത്തിന്റെ ഭാഗമാവുകമാത്രമല്ല, കാലങ്ങൾക്കതീതമായി സമൂഹത്തിൽ പ്രവർത്തിച്ചുകൊണ്ടേയിരിക്കും.  കേരളം അടുത്തകാലത്തു കണ്ട ഏറ്റവും വൈവിദ്ധ്യാത്മകവും വിഞ്ജാനപ്രതവുമായ  ഒരു സംവാദം ആയിരുന്നു Kerala  Literature Festival 2019നിൽ, DC ബുക്ക്സ് സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച ‘നിഷേധത്തിന്റെ ലാവണ്യം’ എന്ന ചോദ്യോത്തര പരിപാടി.  Continue reading “കൊണ്ടും കൊടുത്തും ചോദ്യങ്ങളും ഉത്തരങ്ങളും കത്തിക്കയറും: പ്രഭാഷണ പരമ്പരകളുമായി സി രവിചന്ദ്രനും വൈശാഖന്‍ തമ്പിയും യുകെയില്‍”

ലെസ്റ്റര്‍ കേരള കമ്യൂണിറ്റിയുടെ കായികദിനാഘോഷവും ബാര്‍ബിക്യൂ നൈറ്റും ജൂണ്‍ 1 ശനിയാഴ്ച

By Tomy Joseph
ലെസ്റ്റര്‍ April 23 ; യുകെയിലെ പ്രമുഖ മലയാളി അസോസിയേഷനായ ലെസ്റ്റര്‍ കേരള കമ്യൂണിറ്റിയുടെ ഈ വര്‍ഷ്തതെ കായിക ദിനാഘോഷവും ബാര്‍ബിക്യൂ നൈറ്റും ജൂണ്‍ ഒന്ന് ശനിയാഴ്ച നടക്കും.

അഞ്ഞൂറോളം മലയാളി കുടുംബങ്ങള്‍ താമസിക്കുന്ന ലെസ്റ്ററിലെ ഏക മലയാളി അസോസിയേഷനായ ലെസ്റ്റര്‍ കേരള കമ്യൂണിറ്റി നടത്തുന്ന കായിക മത്സരങ്ങളും ബാര്‍ബിക്യു നൈറ്റും നടക്കുന്നത് ലെസ്റ്റര്‍ മദര്‍ ഓഫ് ഗോഡ് ചര്‍ച്ച് ഹാളിലും ഗ്രൗണ്ടിലുമായാണ്. Continue reading “ലെസ്റ്റര്‍ കേരള കമ്യൂണിറ്റിയുടെ കായികദിനാഘോഷവും ബാര്‍ബിക്യൂ നൈറ്റും ജൂണ്‍ 1 ശനിയാഴ്ച”

SNDP Yogam Cambridge (Shaka 6196) to celebrate Vishu on April 27

By A Staff Reporter
CAMBRIDGE April 20: SNDP Yogam (Shaka 6196), based in Cambridge will celebrate Vishu from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday, 27th April 2019 in Cambridge.

The Vishu celebrations will be inaugurated by Asianet Europe chairman and the CEO of Anand Group Sreekumar Sadanandan. Continue reading “SNDP Yogam Cambridge (Shaka 6196) to celebrate Vishu on April 27”

Samskriti 2019: UK Malayalee Hindus to host National Kalamela on July 6 in Birmingham: Register Now

By A Staff Reporter
BIRMINGHAM April 18: The National Council for Kerala Hindu Heritage UK will host the first ever Kalamela for the Hindu community in the UK.

The event titled Samskriti, will feature various competitions for various age groups. Continue reading “Samskriti 2019: UK Malayalee Hindus to host National Kalamela on July 6 in Birmingham: Register Now”

Wayanad Sangamam to be held in Uttoxeter on April 26, 27 and 28 

By Benny Periapuram

Uttoxeter April 18: The natives of Wayanad in Kerala will be holding a family get-together on April 26, 27 and 28 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Continue reading “Wayanad Sangamam to be held in Uttoxeter on April 26, 27 and 28 “

UK Malayalee cricket fraternity to be at The Oval on May 5 to witness first ever Indoor Cricket Tournament mela

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 16: For the first time ever the UK Malayalee cricket fraternity will be getting together for one of the biggest cricket tournament mela. The eight-a-side soft ball indoor cricket tournament will be held at the prestigious cricket venue The Oval. The Oval, currently referred to for sponsorship purposes as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, in south London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845.

The tournament will be held on Sunday 5th May 2019 from 9am at The Kia Oval, London SE11 5SS. The venue will be catering food and with the whole atmosphere is set to turn out into the first ever Malayalee celebration.

The 8-A-Side team can have a maximum of 2 substitutes and will be played for 5 overs each. Each team is guaranteed to get at least three matches. Team entry fee is £100 and the competitors has to be aged 16 and above.

The event is hosted by Klementine in partnership with Surrey County Cricket Club. Players will be receiving a T-Shirt free of cost on the day. Kit (stump and ball) will be provided by Surrey Cricket. There will be giveaways, certificates and prizes for winners.

The winning team and runners up will receive cash prize, trophy and medals plus free entry for Klementine Boxing Day Indoor Tournament at Oval on December 2019.

Each player will get an opportunity to attend a one Day free workshop with Mr Jain Joseph (FTII, IIM and National award winner) from Neo Film School. The workshop will be in direction, cinematography, editing, audio engineering, VFX, Acting, Dubb, still photography, screenplay and colouring.

There will be raffle for £1. Contribution money will go towards British Heart Foundation. Lucky winner will also get 4 person x 3 course meal and a drink at Shilpa Restaurant.

The event is supported by NEO Film School, Shilpa Restaurant, JackNJill Foods, Surrey Cricket Foundation, British Heart Foundation, Malayalee Association of UK, UK Malayalee Cricket League and www.ukmalayalee.com.

Please forward your interest to Chevy Green (cgreen@surreycricket.com) and Prabit Nair (prabit@hotmail.com). Deadline for submitting applications are on 16th April 2019.

Click to read about previous tournament hosted by the organisers

Nine thought provoking presentations from UK Malayalees you should never miss on May 18

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 16: For the first ever time in the history of UK Malayalees, an event will be held where the audience will have the luxury to hear their fellow community members doing presentations on various topics of interest.

United Rationalists of UK- URUK’s objective is to educate the society through seminars and presentation, promoting scientific temper and freethinking.

Nine thought provoking presentations from subject matter experts based in UK, and a Group Discussion with the audience to explore various viewpoints will be the highlight of the URUK’s Annual Conference 2019.

The event will be held on 18 May 2019 (09:30 to 18:30) at the Jurys Inn, Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR0 9XY.

The key presentations will be on the following topics by noted experts as below:

Education System in the UK

Binil Paul, a private tutor with Masters from University of Sheffield, has a deep dive into the national curriculum and assessments in school in England.

The Cognitive Miser and (un) Critical Thinking

Jaison Blesson Kolenchery (Pursuing PhD in Neuroscience). Our brain enables us to make quick decisions and snap judgments through heuristics and shortcuts which manifest in the form of biases and pre-dispositions to commit logical fallacies. This presentation attempts to briefly introduce some of these.

A Demonstration of Critical Thinking in Classrooms

Jomon Palakudy (Grammar School Teacer pursuing PG at Kings College London) Group activity to understand why critical thinking is important for Children and Adults. How to get started with applying critical thinking in everyday life.

ADHD & Autism – Myth or Reality

Dr Sethu Wariyar (MD DCH DNB MRCP MRCPCH – Specialisation in Paediatric Neurodisability) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Austism – Diagnosis and strategies to deal with both of them.

Reality Distortion and Psychosis

Dr Rajeev Krishnadas PhD (MBBS MD MRCPsych) Exploring beliefs and perceptual abnormalities in the context of Psychosis – a group of conditions where a person loses touch with reality.

The EU and the Brexit

Dr Thomas Sebastian PhD (Department of Economics – University of Birmingham) The origins of the European Union and the economic consequences of the Brexit.

Culture Conflicts and Parenthood

Priya Kiran (Passionate Blogger and Journalist) Analysing the conflicts and synergies between Indian and Western cultures and its impact on parents in the context of raising children outside India.

Messenger Protons

Dr Aravind VJ PhD (Post doctoral researcher at University of Edinburgh) How light helps us communicate! History, Basics, Technology involved, advantages and examples.

Magic of Music

Rajesh Raman (Winner of Asianet Europe Talent Hunt and Passionate Musician) A mellifluous session exploring the art, science and grammar of music.

The conference will conclude with an interactive group discussion with the audience to explore various topics of interest and viewpoints.

Scientifics temper, freethinking and rationality will drive this interesting session.

Full day car parking available across the road near Whitgift Mall entrance (£5). Venue is 10 minutes wal from East Croydon train station.

For enquiries please contact 07874002934 07702873539

Download the Full Brochure from: http://tinyurl.com/URUK2019

Make the Cut: Short science video competition to encourage the young minds: (Details in the brochure)

Check out the sample videos at: http://tinyurl.com/MakeTheCut-URUK

Registration Link: https://uruk2019.eventbrite.co.uk

URUK Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedrationalistsofuk

For enquiries Contact: 07874002934, 07702873539

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NSS UK to celebrate Vishu with musical treat by JM Raju and Latha Raju on April 20 in Dagenham

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 16: NSS UK will host this year’s Vishu celebrations on 20th April 2019 from 4pm to 9pm at the Fanshawe Community Centre, Barnmead Road, Dagenham, RM9 5DX.

The attendees will be regaled with a musical treat by JM Raju and Latha Raju couple.

J. M. Raju is an Indian film singer and music composer in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. He made his debut with the movie Naadan Pennu in 1967. He is married to Latha Raju, a Malayalam playback singer, who is the daughter of famous singers Santha P. Nair and K. Padmanabhan Nair.

The couple have two children, Aalap Raju and Anupama. His son Aalap Raju is also a playback singer.

Latha Raju is an Indian film singer and actress in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. Some of her popular Malayalam songs are ‘Pinchu hridayam devalayam’, ‘Manjakkilee swarnakkilee mayilppeelikkaattile varnakkilee’ (from the film Sethubandhanam) ‘Ividuthe chechikkinnale’ (Azhakulla Saleena), ‘Chippee Chippee muthuchippee’ (with Anto in Aranaazhikaneram), and ‘Aaluvaappuzhakkakkareyoru ponnambalam’ (Aadyathe Kadha).

She has rendered songs in Tamil, Kannada and Tulu. She has also dubbed for actresses like Suhasini, Shobhana and the late Shobha. Latha is the only child of singer Santha P. Nair and K. Padmanabhan Nair, who was a radio dramatist. Her first song was in the 1962 Malayalam film Snehadeepam. She post graduated in Master of Arts. She retired as director of marketing in Akashvani, Doordarshan, Chennai in 2011 and currently continues in the same post as a consultant.

Her husband, J. M. Raju, himself a playback singer, produces music albums. The couple have two children, Aalap Raju and Anupama. Her son Aalap Raju is also a playback singer.

The celebrations will also include the Vishu sadhya and other cultural events hosted by the NSS community members.

For further details please contact 07725722715 or 07950036648 or 07846145510

UK Malayalees to celebrate the poet Vayalar Ramavarma in the presence of his son on April 28

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 16: Legendary poet Vayalar Ramavarma, often known as Vayalar, was a Malayalam language poet and lyricist, born in the village of Vayalar in Alappuzha district. He was awarded the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 1961 for Sargasangeetham, the President’s gold medal for best lyricist in 1974, and the Kerala state film award for best lyricist three times. The Vayalar award for Malayalam literature, given on 27 October (the anniversary of his death) each year, was instituted in his memory.

Malayalee Association of UK (MAUK)’s literary wing Kattan Kaapi & Kavithayum or Coffee ‘n Poetry has taken the responsibility to celebrate the great poet by reciting his poems and singing some of those mellifluous songs and making it an evening to remember for years to come. The whole evening will be graced with the presence of Vayalar’s son Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma who will be the chief guest for the evening too.

Vayalar’s son Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma too rose to fame later on in the years with becoming one of the noted Malayalam film lyricist. He entered to the lyrics field through the Ayyappa devotional songs by K. J. Yesudas released in 1990. Later, he debuted in films through the film ‘Ente Ponnuthamburan’, released in 1992. That film had 4 songs composed by G. Devarajan master, his father’s major teammate. But, his career had a break only through the film ‘Mizhi Randilum’, released in 2003. From that day on wards, he is busy in songwriting field.

Those aficionados of Vayalar era songs and poems can get in touch with the organisers to hum some songs or recite poems and be part of an event that is sure to be etched in the memory of UK Malayalees.

Venue: Kerala House, 671 Romford Road, Manor Park, London E12 5AD

Date: Sunday April 28, 2019

Time: 4pm to 9pm

For further details please contact Murali on 07930 134340, Priyan 078 1205 9822 or email pen@coffeeandpoetry.org or visit www.mauk.org or fb.com/mauklondon.

London Hindu Aikyavedhi to celebrate Vishu on April 27 in Croydon

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 16: London Hindu Aikyavedhi (LHA) will celebrate Vishu this year with all its traditional ethos on Sunday April 27, 2019 at the West Thornton Community Centre, 731-735, London Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 6AU.

The celebrations will be made auspicious with bhajans by Art of Living in the presence of Vishu kazcha, dance drama, deeparadhana, Vishu Sadhya and other cultural and arts programmes.

For further details contact Suresh Babu: ‪07828137478‬, Subhash Sarkara: ‪07519135993‬, Jayakumar: ‪07515918523‬, Geetha Hari: ‪07789776536‬, Diana Anilkumar: ‪07414553601

Venue: West Thornton Community Centre, 731-735, London Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 6AU

Email: info@londonhinduaikyavedi.org