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Book Club: Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses29 April

review by Mala Raman

At our last discussion evening, we talked about our very challenging read, The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie.  While most of us did not finish the book, all agreed that Mr. Rushdie does not make it easy for his readers.

The quick plot summary: Just before dawn one winter’s morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years, plummet from the sky, washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, and proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations.

So why did most of us try so hard with The Satanic Verses? (more…)

Tour of the Dutch National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen

At the transition between forest and desert.

At the transition between forest and desert.

23 Jun 2013

by Mala Raman

At a distance of about 20 minutes from the city of Tilburg you will find an amazing place, the national park Loonse en Drunense Duinen, named after the two villages at the South and the North of this nature reserve. Established in 2002, it’s one of the youngest Dutch National Parks, but it has a very long and rich history.

Dutch National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen

Dutch National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen

The dunes in this national park are unique and not to be found anywhere else in (more…)

SIG Movie/Borrel: The Great Gatsby

A borrel to start off the evening!

A borrel to start off the evening!

22 Jun 2013

by Mala Raman

A good crowd met in the city at the Pathe movie theater to see The Great Gatsby.  Since we were early, the group started with the borrel at Lokaal Zeven.  After a leisurely (TGIF) chat, it was off to the movies.

Baz Luhrman’s directorial adaptation of the Great Gatsby was a razzle-dazzle space oddessy that moved the viewer up, down, around, and every which way with camera panning, galactic angles and floating letters depicting Carraway’s writing process (in case you didn’t get it from the actual dialogue).  Unfortunately,  (more…)

TIC celebrated its 5-Year Anniversary!

The Mayor of Tilburg welcomes TIC!

The Mayor of Tilburg welcomes TIC!

20 June 2013

by Anne van Oorschot

We were very fortunate to be invited to the City Hall in Tilburg for our May meeting, which was also our AGM.  The Mayor recognizes the important contributions provided by expats in the companies in and around Tilburg and welcomed us to the VIP lounge on the top floor of the city hall.

Form Tilburg City Hall

Former Tilburg City Hall

Delicious snacks and a variety of drinks were provided and after the Mayor’s warm words  of welcome, there was time for visiting together before we had a tour of the City Hall.

Tilburg’s City Hall was a (more…)

Special Announcement: Tilburg International Primary School

Starting in August 2013!

Starting in August 2013!

The Tilburg International Primary School – TIPS for short – is coming!

The International School Eindhoven (ISE), together with the Jan Ligthartgroep in Tilburg, is working on a dependence for English language primary education in Tilburg.  This school will be located in the Jan Ligthart School – Huibeven (Glimmenstraat 7) and will have an international curriculum, the education being completely under the direction of the ISE.

Children between the ages of 4 and 10 years old (11 years upon leaving) are welcome and the groupings will be dependent upon the number of students. TIPS will be opening its doors in the Reeshof in August 2013.

To register your child or for more information, see the school website: www.isecampus.nl

You can also request a brochure via the website.

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