Friday, July 18, 2014


We are inviting women and those who love them to Walk Out! To Rise Up! To Demand an End to This Violence! Bangalore will Unite as the Red Brigade to Move the System!

For WE are #StrongerTogether
For far too long have we sat and watched in the shadows
Her rights Violated for far too long have you escaped. Unaccountable.
While the law twists and turns now We Do Our Job. #ItsTimeToDoYours
Our’s to Stand Our Ground , To Put Our Foot Down, To Defend Our Rights. Not Attack.
‘To Win Our Beautiful Bangalore Back.

Play you part! Wear Red to show your support!
See you there!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SAMA 2014 Annual Conference


  1. The trust has been functional since four years and encouraging the skills and talents of school children by way of competitions on an all India basis.
  2. Various programs in music, linguistics, mathematics,  shloka chanting, pencil sketching, cartooning, hand writing, clay modelling, and yoga, to bring out the talents and abilities of children have been highly successful.
  3. As an initiative to spread music, art and culture among children, our academy has given an opportunity by selecting many talented children from different schools to perform on stage.
  4. Academy has also released a special book titled “Know about your Violin” in the year 2012.
  5. The academy has brought out two music albums,to spread  awareness about music.
  6. Distributed thousands of CDs and books related to music, art and culture to school children.
  7. Invited eminent scholars to give lecture demonstrations, lectures on various topics like “Indian cultural consciousness”, “Vedic mathematics”, “Amazon forest”, “Indian music”.etc.
  8. Since 2013, our academy has been hosting marathon twelve hour music festivals by inviting international artistes to perform on stage focusing on Indian cultural heritage and to spread the awareness on the present standards of music.
  9. Academy stands proud to mention the prizes distributed to winners of various competitions- electronic tanpura, veena, flute, violin, computer, electronic printer, scanner, tablet, pen-drive, books, DVDs and CDs to encourage the young talented in science, art and music, during the years 2009 to 2013.
  10. The academy intends to do much more in the field of science,art, music and culture along with inculcating discipline and creating awareness about societal responsibilities among the youth.

SAMA (Sri Academy of Music and Arts) is the brain child of Dr. Raghuram, in memory of his mother M.R. Vijayalakshmi. SAMA is a registered trust with a primary goal of promoting Music, Art & Indian Culture across communities and with a special focus on children. 

SAMA intends to extend its wings using various possible methods to create awareness about the intellectual aspects of Music, Art & Indian culture. SAMA intends to create platforms for the young and deserving children to know more about the cultural aspects and also to nurture and bring out the hidden talents in them.
SAMA's Activities

SAMA offers scholarships in the form of free music classes during the week end for some of the financially underprivileged students through known source or reference.

SAMA also has started conducting workshops on different aspects of our Indian culture to encourage children. 

Every year the trust conducts contests for children in the various types of Music, Art & Indian culture. The top performers are awarded with violin, veena & flute in memory of Anoor Ramakrishna & Ulsoor Chandrashekhar. Anoor Ramakrishna & Ulsoor ChandraShekhar were famous violin artistes of Karnataka who have contributed with their own styles & also trained many musicians all over the world.

Sri Academy of Music and Arts
#528, 1st floor, 27th main, JP Nagar, Near water tank, Bangalore - 78 |
Sri Academy of Music & Arts
Dr. R. Raghuram
#528, Ist floor, 27th main, J. P. Nagar, 
Near- Water Tank / off 24th main, Bangalore – 560078,
Phone: 9449346638/9591949802

Garuda Santhe Flea Market

Friday, July 11, 2014


(Founder: Sangeetha Kalarathna BANGALORE K. VENKATARAM)
(33rd Annual Percussive Arts Festival & Music Conference)
Birth Centenary of Sangeetha Vidyasagara R.R. Keshavamurthy &
Mridanga Kala Shiromani Ramanathapuram C.S. Murugabhoopathy

10 – 13, July 2014
Bangalore Gayana Samaja premises, K.R. Road, Bangalore 560 004

10th July 2014
6.00 pm: INAUGURATION followed by music concert by
Dr. Nagavalli Nagaraj (vocal) – B. Raghuram (violin) – B.R.Srinivas (mridangam) – Bharadwaj Sathavalli (morching)

11th July 2014
5.00 pm: ‘Sangeetha Vidyasagara Vidwan R.R.Keshavamurthy – the Guru and the Personality’ – Lecture by Dr. H.S.Anasuya Kulkarni
5.20 pm: ‘Konnakkol – An Amazing Art Form’ – Illustrated Talk by Somashekar Jois
6.00 pm: Abhishek Raghuram (vocal) – Charulatha Ramanujam (violin) –
Arjun Kumar (mridangam) – G.Guruprasanna (khanjari)

12th July 2014
4.00 pm: ‘A Correct Understanding of Rupaka and Chapu Thalas’
– Illustrated Talk by S. R. Janakiraman
4.40 pm: ‘Mridanga Kala Shiromani Ramanathapuram CS Murugabhoopathy’ Artist and Guru’ – Illustrated Talk by B. Dhruvaraj
5.20 pm: ‘The Four Ms of Mridangam – Melody, Method, Mathematics & Memory’
- Lecture by Vankayala Narasimham
6.00 pm: B.K.Anantharam & Amith Nadig (flute duet) – H.M.Smitha (violin) -
A.V.Anand (mridangam) – G.S.Ramanujam (ghata)
13th July 2014

Palghat Mani Iyer Memorial Award to Vidwan VANKAYALA NARASIMHAM
Palani Subramanya Pillai Memorial Award to Vidwan BELLARY VENKATESHACHAR
Bangalore K. Venkataram Memorial Award to Prof. S.R. JANAKIRAMAN
Special Felicitation to Prof. MYSORE V. SUBRAMANYA
H. Puttachar Memorial Award to Vidwan B.R. SRINIVAS
PAC-CMANA Endowment Award to Vidwan B.R. SOMASHEKAR JOIS

Distribution of Prizes to Winners of Amruthur Janaki Ammal Memorial Competition For Percussions
(Courtesy: Amruthur Janaki Ammal Charitable Trust & Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali, Bangalore)
Presentation of G.S.Sriram Memorial Prize (Courtesy: Vidushi Revathi Murthy)
12.00 noon: Special Percussion Ensemble – ‘NAADA VAIBHAVA’
Concept & Direction – Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Percussions: Somashekar Jois, Anoor Vinod Shyam, Sunaad Anoor, Tirumale Gopi Shravan, SP Nagendraprasad, Chidananda, LS Sudatta, Pranav Dutt
Guest Artists: MK Pranesh, Praveen Godkhindi