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India By The Bay Returns To Hong Kong This October

A Week-Long Celebration Of Indian Culture In All Its Richness

2023 Oct 07 - 2023 Oct 15

India by the bay 2023 hong kong

India by the Bay is a vibrant week-long celebration of Indian art and culture, co-presented by Teamwork Arts and Asia Society Hong Kong Center with the support of the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong. The festival offers a diverse range of programs spanning music, theatre, dance, food, wellness, cinema, and literature, encompassing both classical and contemporary expressions. It provides a unique chance for the people of Hong Kong to immerse themselves in India’s rich cultural heritage. The festival’s inclusive approach reaches out to a wide audience, engaging with various communities and the diaspora.

FILM HIGHLIGHT: Bollywood Love Story – A Musical: Experience the magic of Bollywood in Hong Kong with “Bollywood Love Story.” This captivating musical drama captures the essence of Bollywood with colorful visuals, a compelling storyline, exquisite costumes, and vibrant melodies. Immerse yourself in this glamorous love story and embrace the Bollywood spirit in this entertaining dance drama.

  • When: October 14, 2023 at 7:15 pm
  • Where: Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Tickets: HK$100 – HK$480, click here

BOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT: Join Neena Gupta, award-winning actor, and her daughter Masaba, actor and fashion designer, as they engage in a conversation with Sanjoy K Roy. Explore the worlds of fashion, film, and family in this captivating evening. Click to register.

  • When: October 15, 2023 at at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

FOOD HIGHLIGHT: The Gala – Experience the diverse and flavorful world of Indian cuisine at India by the Bay. Chef Picu will showcase a curated menu highlighting dishes from Bengal, Goa, Kashmir, Kerala, and Rajasthan, representing the rich culinary traditions of India. Get your tickets here.

  • When: October 13, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

LITERATURE HIGHLIGHT: The Cartiers: A Legacy Of Luxury: Francesca Cartier Brickell, author of “The Cartiers: the Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire,” discusses her decade-long research into her family’s history and iconic Cartier jewels. She engages in a conversation with Maharani Radhikaraje Gaekwad, who is researching India’s royal history and her family’s Gaekwad jewels. The book is the result of Francesca’s independent research, revealing the captivating story of her family and their jewelry business. Click here to register.

  • When: October 7, 2023 at 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

LITERATURE HIGHLIGHT: Editors Bibek Debroy and C. Raja Mohan discuss their acclaimed book “Grasping Greatness, Making India a Leading Power.” The book explores India’s pursuit of global eminence and its economic, state-building, and international dimensions. Join the conversation moderated by Ajay Kapur. Click here to register.

  • When: October 12, 2023 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

WELLNESS HIGHLIGHT: India by the Bay offers a day dedicated to wellness, providing an opportunity to embrace good health and well-being in a post-Covid world. The event features a range of activities, experiences, and events that celebrate India’s uniqueness and diversity. It promises to rejuvenate and energize the mind, body, and soul, allowing attendees to engage with personal commitments to wellness. Click here to register.

  • When: October 8, 2023
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

DESIGN HIGHLIGHT: Immerse yourself in an exclusive session with private collector Romi Lamba, as he shares his journey of building a remarkable collection of rare Kashmir and European shawls. Discover the stories behind each exceptional piece and gain insights into the intricate world of ancient textiles. This masterclass covers every aspect, from yarns and looms to colors, patterns, motifs, and provenance. Register here.

  • When: October 9, 2023 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

MUSIC HIGHLIGHT: Renowned sitar player Pandit Shubhendra Rao and cellist Saskia Rao-de Haas come together for a unique musical celebration. This performance blends classical-traditional and East-West collaborative elements, showcasing the legacy of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s style. Belle Shiu joins them on the pipa with the permission of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Get ready to be enchanted by this harmonious fusion of musical traditions. Click for tickets.

  • When: October 11, 2023 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty

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