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IIT Kgp Gala Dinner - June 8th, 2014

Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:30 AM           -           Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA, USA


"IIT Kgp Bay Area Gala Dinner"


Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to the first ever IIT Kgp Bay Area Gala Dinner. A fun filled evening in a beautiful setting, with a variety of entertainment good music, standup comedy, and much much more. 

When: June 8 (Sunday), starting at 4:30 PM
Where:  Lucie Stern Center; 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Dress:  Formal
Cost: $75 per person.
We are very happy to announce that we will have some very emminent guests, who has graciously agreed to join us for the evening:

Pradeep Khosla

Prof. Khosla is a '80 graduate of IIT Kharagpur and the current chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, where he took charge from August 1, 2012. Prof. Khosla previously served as Dean of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Khosla is also the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership, teaching, and research, including the 2012 Light of India Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the George Westinghouse Award for contributions to improve engineering teaching. In 2012, he was named as one of the 50 most influential Indian-Americans by SiliconIndia.

Arjun Malhotra

Arjun is a '70 graduate of IIT Kharagpur. He co-founded HCL Technologies with Shiv Nadar in 1976, taking it from a six-person “garage operation” to one of India’s largest Information Technology corporations.. Later, he founded TechSpan in 1998. TechSpan merged with Headstrong in 2003. Later Headstrong was sold to Genpact in 2011, under his leadership. Arjun sits on the board of multipe education based organizations.
Standup Comedy
Abhay Nadkarni moved from south India to south Central Los Angeles, and started schooling at USC. Jumping through hoops and dodging bullets en-route to grad school, he found his passion in stand up comedy. His act is an eclectic mix of his experiences in the US, India and elsewhere. His caustic observations about living in the States and his hilarious take on life as an immigrant give his act a truly unique perspective. In 2013 he was selected amongst thousands of comedians to perform at the SLO Comedy Festival in San Luis Obispo, California. He has also performed at the World Famous Comedy Store, The Improv in Hollywood, The Punchline and Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco and even back home at the Comedy Store in India.


Live Music

Subhen Khatua is a well-known personality in the bay area. A computer science management professional by career and currently working in the valley, Subhen's musical inspiration comes from his mother. Subhen started learning tabla at the age of seven and moved on to playing the guitar and keyboard.   He is fortunate to have shared the stage and perform with Menaka Thakur, Manna Dey and Abhijeet in various musical concerts.
Food will be catered from the famous Amber Restaurant.
Register today and help us make this a memorable evening.
PS: This is not a fund-raiser.

 Eventbrite - IIT Kharagpur Bay Area Reunion Gala Dinner

Best Regards,

IIT Kgp Bay Area Chapter