| May 1st, 2012

* adhunika celebrates 10 years

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012, 6-9 pm

@Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York, NY 10010

Dear Friends,

Adhunika cordially invites you to its much awaited 10th year celebrations on June 23rd, 2012 @ 6pm. A rare opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy an enchanting evening of dance, drama, fashion show and performances by none other than Anila Chowdhury, TaalBetaal & friends – LIVE IN NEW YORK.

Come witness how Friends of Adhunika have been changing the lives of women of Bangladesh over the last one decade. Your presence will not only support the work of our great volunteers, it will empower a woman’s life.

Be a part of this amazing journey. We look forward to seeing you there.


Muna Shams
(Friend of Adhunika since 2007)


TIME: 6-9 PM

TICKETS: $100, $60, $40, Student $20 – CHILDREN UNDER 7 years – FREE

Purchase tickets online (encouraged as seats are very limited):


Tickets can also be purchased at the Venue BOX OFFICE also,
Box Office: 646.312.5073

LOCATION: Baruch Performing Arts Center – Baruch College, New York, NY 10010
Enter E. 25th St. between Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave. S

Subways: 6, R, N, M, F, 1 to 23rd Street Stations.
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M5, M7, M15, M18, M101, M102 to 23rd Street.
Parking Garages available in the vicinity.



ADHUNIKA FOUNDATION (Adhunika) is a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. It is a global, volunteer based organization dedicated to promoting technology usage for Bangladeshi women worldwide, in order to bring about positive social change in their lives, thus contributing to the advancement of gender equality in Bangladesh and the empowerment of Bangladeshi women.

Adhunika was founded in March 2002 in New York, USA. It started as an internet based network for women of Bangladesh. In August 2003, the organization launched Adhunika Center to host its first Information Technology (IT) training for women for free in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2005, Adhunika Foundation was established to support the center for on-going IT for Women projects, and also initiated projects such as Access to Health Education & Services, Career Development & Breast Cancer Awareness Support managed by Adhunika Bangladesh Society.

To this end, Adhunika Foundation raises funds to invest in the necessary infrastructure for the increased use of technology amongst Bangladeshi women, and provides a virtual platform for the voices of Bangladeshi women by promoting their personal stories, highlighting female role models, creating awareness of women’s issues and connecting them to other organizations that work towards women’s advancement. Since April 2012, Adhunika Center in Bangladesh is being managed by Sajida Foundation for development programs, giving priority to poverty reduction & overall development of underprivileged women of the country.

Anila Chowdhury was trained as a Nazrul singer and her musical preference changed when she came to the US and met Fuad, a popular Bangladeshi composer. Anila was featured in Kranti, Variation, RE/evolution and Bonno but songs like Gaibona Na with Sumon and Nupur 2 with Topu has established her as one of the favorite contemporary singers of this generation.

ABOUT TaalBetaal:
TaalBetaal is a rock fusion band from New York City. Members of the band are known faces in the North American Bangladeshi community as professional musicians. They have also worked in various albums and with various bands/artists in Bangladesh – to name few – The Q, Bidrohi, Warfare, Kranti, Kronic, BIM. Members are:

Shanto- Bass & Vocals
Shihab- Drums & Percussions
Emon- Guitars
Rousseau- Guitars