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Celebrating Freedom, a Farewell, & gearing up for Fearless Nudity!

Celebrating Freedom, a Farewell, & gearing up for Fearless Nudity!

Society with Ruchi

A hot sweaty weekend did not slow down celebrating the red, white and blue! Indian Americans in the Sugarland area celebrated America’s Independence day with IIT Alumni of Greater Houston at the Aviation Clubhouse on July 3, 2011 with local dignitaries and renowned Houstonians. The Indian Institute of Technology Alumni of Greater Houston strives to adhere to the following clear objectives for the well-being of the community – Teaching math and science, transition from college to a employment, then from college to entrepreneurship are some of their mission statements.

More than 90 people gathered for the celebration where FBISD Board President Sonal Bhuchar announced her intention to run for State Representative from District 26, at the event. Guests enjoyed the casual dress up event with Indian food, games, networking and some pool time. Present at the event Harish Jajoo, Jawahar Malhotra, Pradeep Anand and other alumni.

Houston bid farewell to British Consul General Paul Lynch. City of Bellaire councilman Corbett Daniel Parker was amongst the few invited for a farewell dinner. Paul leaves Houston for his next posting in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile the Museum of Fine Arts has geared up with some exciting summer exhibits. The most controversial and talked about display for this summer was unveiled on July 3, the Helmut Newton: White Women • Sleepless Nights • Big Nudes.

© Helmut Newton / Maconochie Photography

The exhibition features the entire contents from Helmut Newton’s first three groundbreaking books: White Women (1976), Sleepless Nights (1978), and Big Nudes (1981). The 205 photographs in these books established Newton´s reputation as the supreme recorder of female identity, and as a master craftsman of the photographic medium. A complete set of the prints in the exhibition has been acquired by the MFAH. Society with Ruchi will have a follow up story with interviews and more Nudes! Certain photographs may not be suitable for all visitors. However an exhibit not to be missed.

The Bill Cunningham documentary will premiere at the MFAH on Friday July 8, 2011. For more details check http://www.mfah.org/films/bill-cunningham-new-york/

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