Art & Culture
OBJECTIVES
1 To nurture playwrights, actors, musicians and dancers
2 To foster the visual and performing arts through concerts, exhibitions and festivals
3 To conserve India’s cultural heritage
ACTIVITIES
The Vinod Doshi Theatre Festival Read More
A still from the Ghashiram Kotwal, showcased during the 2011 annual Vinod Doshi Theatre Festival
  • Over the past 7 years, this annual festival has promoted experimental theatre in Pune and Mumbai.
  • More than 25,000 theatre enthusiasts enjoy multi-lingual performances in Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati every year.
  • Memorable performances include Naseeruddin Shah’s Ismat Apke Naam and Mohit Takalkar’s Gajab Kahani (commissioned for the festival) that was consequently invited to perform at the prestigious Bharat Rang Mahotsav in Delhi.
  
The Vinod Doshi Fellowship in Performing Arts Read More
Ashish Mehta (right), Vinod Doshi Fellow, 2011, pursuing his dream of becoming an actor upon receiving the Vinod Doshi Fellowship in Performing Arts
  • 5 annual fellowships since 2009 for emerging artists in Hindi and Marathi theatre; total 30 fellows today.
  • Each recipient is awarded Rs. 0.1 million to pursue his or her theatrical passion with no strings attached.
  • Several fellows have gone on to become established playwrights and directors. Some of them are:
    • Irawati Karnik (‘09–‘10 Fellow) — wrote and co developed S*x, M*rality & Cens*rship with Shanta Gokhale, later directed by Sunil Shanbag
    • Gitanjali Kulkarni (‘11–‘12 Fellow) — acted in the Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Piya Behrupiya, part of the Globe to Globe Festival in London
    • Nipun Dharmadhikari ('10 –'11 Fellow) — directed the experimental play Tichee Satra Prakar ne, based on Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp. It was shortlisted and selected for the Mahindra Excellence Awards in Theatre, winning the Best Direction award
  
NCPA and Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation "Centrestage" Read More
  • Partnered with the NCPA to present "Centrestage" — a multilingual theatre festival of premiering plays, since 2013
  • The festival has created a platform for new works with debut performances from upcoming theatre groups such as Yatri, Pundalik, Schitzengiggles and Cartel.
  • 4,000 people, 28 premiers, 4 languages, across 20 days for 2 consecutive years.
  
Ali J performing at NCPA - Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation Centrestage
Literature Live! Evenings Read More
  • Title sponsors for the Literature Live! Evenings offering citizens of Mumbai a chance to participate in the many joys of literature through book launches and author interactions.
  • 6 events annually. Over 1200 attendees.

The Launch of THE GENE AN INTIMATE HISTORY by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Launch of THE GENE AN INTIMATE HISTORY by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Vinod and Saryu Doshi Foundation, Literature Live and Penguin India in association with Vivanta by Taj President invite you to the launch of THE GENE AN INTIMATE HISTORY - Siddhartha Mukherjee. The author will be in conversation with Rohan Murty

Date - Friday, 8 July 2016
Time - 7.00pm
Venue - The Presidential Ballroom Vivanta by Taj - President
90, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai - 400005

Rohan Murthy in conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of "The Gene"

Video Part 1 | Video Part 2

Shashi Kapoor The Householder, the Star
Shashi Kapoor The Householder, The Star

Vinod and Saryu Doshi Foundation & Literature Live in association with Sofitel Mumbai BKC And Rupa Publications India invite you to the launch of Shashi Kapoor The Householder, the Star by Aseem Chhabra with a foreword by Karan Johar

Date - Saturday, 11th June 2016
Time - 7.00pm
Venue - Sofitel Mumbai BKC C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

Celebrate the success of "I See You"
Celebrate the success of "I See You"

Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation & Literature Live in association with Penguin India invite you to celebrate the success of "I See You" by Karishma Attari.

The evening will commence with a short performance of "Coming of Age: A Horror Story" , written by Karishma Attari and enacted by actress Lucky Vakharia.

Date - Thursday, 21st April 2016
Time - 6.30pm
Venue - St. Xavier's College No. 5 Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai

Barkha Dutt's Book Launch of - "The Unquiet Land"
Barkha Dutt's Book Launch of - "The Unquiet Land"

THE VINOD & SARYU DOSHI FOUNDATION AND LITERATURE LIVE! EVENING with Aleph book company, the print and the Oberoi Mumbai launch barkha dutt's this unquiet land- stories from india's fault line on 14TH JANUARY 2016.

This evening will witness Former Union Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram in conversation with Barkha Dutt.


A book launch of Devdutt Pattanaik's new book 'my Gita' on 7th January 2016
THE VINOD & SARYU DOSHI FOUNDATION AND LITERATURE LIVE! Evening present a book launch of Devdutt Pattanaik's new book 'my Gita' on 7th January 2016

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation collaborates with Literature Live! Evenings to promote literature and culture in its myriad forms.

This evening will see the launch of Devdutt Pattanaik's new book 'my Gita' followed by the author's understanding of The Gita.


Ronnie Screwvala's new book 'Dream With Your Eyes Open- An Entrepreneurial Journey'
The launch of Ronnie Screwvala's new book 'Dream With Your Eyes Open- An Entrepreneurial Journey'

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation collaborates with Literature Live! Evenings to promote literature and culture in its myriad forms.

This evening will see the launch of Ronnie Screwvala's new book 'Dream With Your Eyes Open- An Entrepreneurial Journey' followed by a conversation between the author and Mini Menon, Executive Editor of Bloomberg TV.


the launch of Vir Sanghvi`s new book 'Mandate: Will of the People'
The launch of Vir Sanghvi`s new book 'Mandate: Will of the People'

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation collaborates with Literature Live! Evenings to promote literature and culture in its myriad forms.

This evening will see the launch of Vir Sanghvi`s new book 'Mandate: Will of the People' followed by a conversation between the author and Mr. Anil Dharker.

Walchand Terraces Project Read More
  • A two-year long research project aiming to document the trajectory of experimental theatre in Mumbai.
  • The project encapsulates the origin of experimental theatre from private spaces such as the Bhulabhai Desai Institute and Walchand Terraces.
  • It's outcome — a book scheduled to be launched soon will be a tribute to Late Mr. Vinod Doshi, who played a significant part in the development of experimental theatre in the city.
Giving Voices Society Read More
Shreyans Iyer - Making Education More Fun and Interesting Through Music
Shreyans Iyer - Making Education More Fun and Interesting Through Music

In India, we all know that a good education is a luxury, as is the challenge of motivating children to attend school. Shreyans Iyer wants to work with children in India, from economically backward families because he strongly believes that by employing music as a tool in school, it will reduce their stress, and make learning an enjoyable experience for children.

To accomplish this goal, Shreyans is now pursuing a Master's degree in Music Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. This degree will make his vision of helping these children a reality. He needs to raise an additional $10,000 for the Master’s program through crowd funding.

Every donation puts him one step closer to accomplishing his goal of “Making education more interesting with the Music!” To contribute click here: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/spreading-education-to-children-through-music


Giving Voices Society
  • Partnered with Giving Voices Society, a unique initiative to raise the standard of Western classical singing in the form of art song and opera, in India.
  • Supported two talented students to pursue their education in western classical music.
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Future Initiatives
Music Concert Series
  • Promoting local and international artistes from various musical genres.
The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation Emerging Artist Award
  • Awarded to 2 emerging Indian artistes in recognition of their talent.