Harmony 2018

AID Cincinnati Presents – Harmony 2018

Rajiv grew up in the Cincinnati area, studied at the University of Cincinnati and worked at Procter & Gamble in marketing before pursuing his passion for full-time comedy.  He performs regularly at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood as well as across the world. He has created over 12 videos as well as innumerable podcasts, videos, commercials and improv shows.  His “I am Indian” video went viral and has over 50 million views. Dave Chappelle has said that Rajiv is, “one of the top two comics to watch”.

Krish engages audiences while tackling hot-button topics like immigration while adding an optimistic, philosophical & sociological twist!  He has been featured on NPR and at several Fringe Festivals; he won the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival Audience Choice award!

Harmony events have been presented since 2002 by the Cincinnati chapter of Association for India’s Development (AID).  The chapter supports sustainable development projects in India as well as promotes cross-cultural enrichment in Cincinnati.

Dr. Arun Gadre, Executive Director of SATHI-CEHAT in Pune, India, works on patients’ rights and healthcare sector accountability.   He is a prolific author of novels and the acclaimed commentary of healthcare in India, “Dissenting Diagnosis”. He will be the Chief Guest at Harmony 2018.

Transgender/Gender-Variant Movement in India

Transgender and gender non-binary communities are among the most marginalized world over. In India, they are forced to exist as outcasts from their families and face harassment on a daily basis. AID support our project partner Sumi Das from Karna-Suwarna Welfare Society (KWS) based near Bangladesh border in West Bengal.  KWS is a trans-led group, that provides much needed shelter, medical, counselling and legal services to the trans-community. These are the issues that most non-trans people rarely have to think about. With the larger conversations on gender and sexual harassment taking place, we need a comprehensive understanding of gender issues.

Sumi Das is a main coordinator of Social Advocacy and Health Support. Sumi has been actively working on Community-based advocacy, Empowerment and HIV-AIDS prevention among transgender and sexual minority communities in India.

Do YOU think about the HAND that feeds You?

Have YOU thought about the HAND that feeds YOU?

Co-sponsored by AID and GCTA (Greater Cincinnati Telengana Association), the talk “Current Agrarian Crisis, Farmers Rights and Sustainable Agriculture in India” taps into the sweeping expertise and the yeoman work done by Dr. Ramanjanayelu (Ramoo).

Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet with a revolutionary on:

February 22, 6.30PM @ Ravi’s Hyderabad House, 9536 Cincinnati Columbus Rd, West Chester, OH

Dr Ramoo is the Executive Director of CSA, Center or Sustainable Agriculture in Secunderabad, India. CSA has been awarded the Sakshi Excellence Award in the farming category for 2016.

We will also see excepts from the film Mitti (Back to Roots), a docudrama based on real-life incidences. Mitti is the story of a young agricultural scientist ‘Ekta’ who tries understand the crisis in farm sector and explores alternative paths. The research was done by Mr. Anshul Sinha under the mentorship of Dr. Ramoo. The film aims at enabling farmers from giving up farming and continuing to feed all of us.

More info about Dr. Ramoo: http://csa-india.org/who-we-are/staff/ramoo/

RSVP requested: https://goo.gl/forms/cBDeyVHAVRfof2Dm1

Republic Day 2018

Kids’ Art and Essay Competition

Kids can show off their artistic and/or writing skills!  Their original creations can be submitted by email to [email protected]


Topic: What I think of India!

No participation fee.

Age groups: Group 1: 8 years or younger

Group 2: 9-12 years

Group 3: 13-16 years

Trophies and certificates will be presented to the winners.

Contact Rajesh Sahasrabudhe ([email protected] / 513-288-7352) with any questions.

Essay Competition Rules:

Essay length:         Group 1 & 2: 8 or younger and 9-12: Maximum 200 words

Group 3: 13-16: Maximum 500 words

Essays should be original.  Researching background information is permitted; however, references to books or online sources should be listed with the essay. Plagiarism can result in disqualification.

The name of the kid and age should be listed on each page.

The essay can be sent to [email protected] in MS Word or PDF format

Judging Criteria:

  • Content ­­­­­­­­—————————————————-15 points
  • Strength of Expression———————————15 points
  • Clarity of Writing——– ——————————–15 points
  • Appropriate Vocabulary——————————-15 points
  • Originality————————————————–40 points
  • TOTAL——————————————————-100 points

Art Competition Rules:

  • 8” x 10” canvas or heavy-weight paper for Groups 1 & 2; 11” x 14” canvas or heavy-weight paper for Group 3
  • Choose from one or more of the following: Acrylic paints, poster paints, water colors, oil paints, colored pencils, pastels, drawing pencils
  • Art should be original. Research for ideas and referral images is permitted; however, references should be used in an original manner within the art composition. Blatant copying can result in disqualification.
  • The name of the kid and age should be listed on each page.
  • A high-resolution photo can be sent by email to [email protected]. Even though the photo is acceptable, we strongly encourage submission of the original artwork or creation of the artwork on-site on Sunday, January 21st, 10:30 – 12:30, at Nrityarpana Studio, 6011 Tylersville Rd, Suite 2 (same lot as Buffalo Wild Wings, behind Tantalize Salon) Mason, Ohio.
  • Judging Criteria:
    • Originality and creativity———————————————-40 points
    • Overall quality, technique, and command of medium——-30 points
    • Composition————————————————————–15 points
    • Interpretation and Clarity of Topic———————————15 points
    • TOTAL———————————————————————100 points


One For India 2017

During this Giving Season!

YOU can make an impact!

YOUR donation makes a direct impact at the last mile. Your investment in AID in an investment in the People of India.
AID is a volunteer driven organization with a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator. We work with grassroots group embedded in the community who are led by the authentic voices from adivasi, dalit communities, women & gender variant groups standing up against violence.

Harmony 2017 features “Pancham Redefined”, an exciting tribute to R.D. Burman (Pancham), the stalwart Bollywood composer, in a fun-filled retro experience of nostalgic timeless melodies. The acclaimed musicians are led by the Grammy-nominated Subhen Chatterjee, a world-class musician who is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Washington Post described Chatterjee as a great performer”. His virtuosity was hailed by The Statesman as “mind blowing”. The other musicians from India have also won prestigious awards such as SaReGaMa. The vocalists, Subhankar Bhaskar and Paroma, are highly successful playback singers in India.

Harmony events have been presented since 2002 by the Cincinnati chapter of Association for India’s Development (AID). The chapter supports sustainable development projects in India as well as promotes cross-culture enrichment in Cincinnati.

Date: 7 PM on Friday, October 6 at the

Location: Winton Woods High School, 1231 W Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Admission – $75, $50, $25 (students: $15)


CLICK HERE   to purchase tickets.

Ticket price includes Light Dinner

For more information about Harmony 2017

Call: 513-549- 7170,
Email: [email protected]

AID-Cincinnati presents Indradhanush 2017, a FREE ADMISSION music concert by  Vidwans Balasubramanya Sharma, G. Gurumurthy and Nitish Ammanayya from Bangalore.  The artistes are extremely well-renowned for their award-winning musical prowess.  They will be accompanied by our own Sri Ramesh Iyer.  Indradhanush 2017 features a variety of classical, semi-classical and raga-based film songs in multiple languages (South Indian, Hindi).

  • July 29,  4-5:30 pm, NrityArpana Studio, 6011 Tylersville Road, Suite 2, Mason, OH 45040
  • More info contact:
  • FREE Admission