One For India 2017

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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)


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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
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  • FREE Admission



Harmony 2016


Come and enjoy a night of contemporary music by Aditya Prakash Ensemble. AP Ensemble create original compositions inspired from the styles of Indian classical, folk, jazz, funk, blues and hip hop. Aditya regularly composes for acclaimed dancer Mythili Prakash’s productions, the most recent of which was MARA, amongst other collaborative music projects.

The AP Ensemble has done some remarkably creative work, including these compositions for dance:

You can listen to some of their music at : //

Also Featuring M Revathi who is a prominent ad respected personality across the globe for her pioneering effort and success in the field of organic farming. Her goal is to bring about a cultural and behavioral change within every farmer across India to adopt sustainable farming techniques without compromising on the natural potential of the land.

Rides available for UC Students! RSVP here for rides!

Milan 2016



We at Association for India’s Development (AID) – Cincinnati Chapter, cordially invite you to celebrate India’s 70th Independence Day – Milan 2016. Come and enjoy fine Indian cuisine in a grand setting at Ramada Plaza Cincinnati, while participating in a discussion on pressing socio-economic issues in India, AID’s contribution towards the country’s growth, and your role in supporting AID.
We are privileged to have an AID stalwart in attendance – Dr. Srinivas Rao “Naga” Chadaram (Director, AID and Co-founder/CEO of Aura Life).

AID-Cincinnati is pleased to announce a Silent Auction at Milan 2016. We are thrilled that Dr. Tapas Ray has kindly donated his original painting, “Music for Food” (picture attached), towards the Auction. Please donate items for the Auction – all unused and gently used items are welcome.



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Taste of India – 2016

Copy of poster

Association for India’s Development (AID) Cincinnati welcomes you Taste of India – 2016 on March 13, 2016 at The Great Hall, Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati.

Come in and enjoy an afternoon filled with Indian food, stalls and much more.

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Check out this video!




Jagriti – 67th Republic Day Celebrations (Jan 31, 2016)

India’s Republic day celebrates a landmark event in the country’s history; it marks the implementation of the longest written constitution in the world, and signifies the day the world’s largest democracy proclaimed its coming of age. Twenty years after the Indian National Congress defied the dominion status offered by the British regime with vehement demands of ‘Purna Swaraj’ (complete independence), on the 26th of January, 1950 India was truly born again, determined and optimistic. In all probability, my memories of this day mirror many an Indian’s – a national holiday to be celebrated with your family. Almost akin to a ritual, we would watch the grand parade on the Rajpath in New Delhi, swell with pride at the diversity and talent displayed on the tableaux: scenes from a lion sanctuary in Gujarat, a glimpse into the life of a coffee farmer in Karnataka, Madhubani paintings from Madhya Pradesh – truly a land of a million worlds! However, amidst all of the cultural events, the marching of the numerous contingents and battalions of the Indian armed forces, the platoon of tanks and combat aircraft speaks of a country proud of its heritage and military prowess; a country that is prepared to defend its people from adversity.

12000 kilometers away, in the Lindner School of Business auditorium, University of Cincinnati (UC), we are minutes away from hosting a celebration of this day. I must confess I was apprehensive about the attendance, and was I left pleasantly surprised! It was heartening to see members from the Cincinnati Indian community and students from UC (not only Indian!) participate with enthusiasm in celebrating with us. A beautiful rendition of the U.S national anthem was followed by a patriotic dance performance by children of the local Indian community. As they danced in harmony with a song from ‘Swades’, a patriotic story about a NASA scientist who decides to come back to his country, I realized that it is these children brought up in a foreign land who are to be admired; celebrating the Republic day of a country they may have never been to! UC’s own acapella group Junoon enthralled us next with their performance of ‘Mitwa’, a song from an Oscar nominated movie, a staple Indian favorite. It is said that Music knows no boundaries; well it certainly requires no instruments.

AID has maintained a tradition of hosting events that go beyond the traditional – whether it be discussing the Bhopal gas tragedy, a dark day in Indian history or … This year being no different, we decided to commemorate the life and work of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, a brilliant nuclear scientist, a former Indian President and a human being extraordinaire. An inspiring short video served as a prelude to a thought-provoking discussion about his life, his message and crucially, its relevance. An enthusiastic audience made the discussion a great success; several interesting points of views were posed and I couldn’t resist but feeling a little proud at the amount my generation cares about India, and the strength we possess. All in all, a fitting tribute to a man who believed most strongly in the power of the youth, a man who never married so that he could think of the welfare of a nation’s children, not just his own. As a well-timed follow up, we had a short presentation of the projects that AID currently supports. With a majority of the projects focused on education at the grass-root level for the underprivileged and tribal sections of Indian society, I would say Kalam’s message was not lost on AID.

The well-framed India themed quiz that followed next brought out the competitiveness we Indians are famous for demonstrating; I was severely discontented at not being eligible to participate at any rate. A flurry of questions, confectionary and Starbucks gift cards later, we were finally nearing the end of a very successful event and a glowing tribute to the talent and patriotism our country demonstrates. Wrapping up the show was AID’s very own music group, Mehfil. A harmonious medley of songs old, new and patriotic was followed by the Indian national anthem – a song celebrating India’s geographical beauty, its people and its diverse heritage. That scene will linger in my memory, those melodious notes, people standing tall and proud, and I singing the national anthem in a land far from home.


The AID Cincinnati student volunteer team basking in the glory of the tricolor!

Of course, then there was the food…