Monday, January 31, 2011

Bharathiya Samagana Sabha : Music Festival

Bharathiya Samagana Sabha Presents Music Festival
dedicated to Saint Thyagaraja & Saint Purandaradasa

At Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru
4th Feb 2011, Fri, Time : 6:30 pm

Vocal :Vidu.Smt.Nithyaree Mahadevan
5th Feb 2011, Sat,

Time : 5:15 pm onwards
Vocal : Vidw.Sri.R.K.Prakash

Time : 7:00 pm
Vocal: Vidu.Smt.Sudha Raghunathan
6th Feb 2011, Sun

Time : 10:00 AM
NADA TARANGA: Performance of Saint Thyagaraja’s Pancharathna Krithis by 25 Violinists led by Kum. A.Kanyakumai

Time : 11:30 AM
ARADHANA of Saint Purandaradasa’s Devarnamas by Vidw.M.G.Venkataraghavan

Time : 5:15 pm
Flute : Vid Kum.Shanthala Subramaniam

Time : 7:00 pm
Vocal : Vidw Sri Unnikrishnan

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sree Ramakrishna Bhajana Sabha Trust – Shivarathri Celebrations


Venue: Odakathur Mutt Hall , Gangadhara Chetty Road, Opposite Ulsoor Lake.

Time: 6:00 pm

12 Feb Saturday

T N Sesha Gopalan

13 Feb Sunday

Mysore Nagaraj & Manjunath (violin Duet)/

14 Feb Monday

Gayathri Venkataraghavan

15 Feb Tuesday


16 Feb Wednesday

P Unnikrishnan

17 Feb Thursday

S Sowmya

18 Feb Friday

Malladi Brothers

19 Feb Saturday

T V Sankaranarayanan

20 Feb Sunday

Abhishek Raghuram

21 Feb Monday

Sangeetha Sivakumar

22 Feb Tuesday

Sikkil Gurucharan

23 Feb Wednesday

H K Venkatram , Ashwin Anand , G Ravikiran ( Venu/Veena/Violin)

24 Feb Thursday

“Timeless Wisdom for the Modern Age” discourse by M K Ramanujam

25 Feb Friday

Kunnakkudi Balamuralikrishna

26 Feb Saturday

Duryodhana vadham – Kathakali by PSV Natyasangham Kottakkal

27 Feb Sunday

T M Krishna

Saraswathi Gana Sabha & SGBS Trust: 44th Annual Aradhana Celebrations

44th Annual Aradhana Celebrations of Sri Thyagarajaswamy and Sri Purandaradasa


Unnati Centre, Temple Road, NGEF Layout, Sadanandanagar, Bangalore- 560 038
Telephones: 080-25348642, 080-25340443

Dance Programs


6.00 pm Solo Classical Bharathanatyam Sri Sathyanarayana Raju
7.10 pm Bharathanatyam Dance Drama 'Ritu Manjari' by the students of
Smt Minal Prabhu of Kalakshetra

6.00 pm Solo Classical Bharathanatyam by Smt Subashini Vasanth
7.10 pm Bharathanatyam recital by students of 'Chitra Centre for Performing Arts'
Bangalore Director - Guru Smt Chitra Vinod

Music Concerts start at 6:00pm

01-02-2011 : Bharat Sundar
02-02-2011 : Smt.Neela Ramgopal
03-02-2011 : Vasudha Keshav
04-02-2011 : Hyderabad Sisters ( Lalitha & Haripriya )
05-02-2011 : Trichur Brothers ( Srikrishna Mohan & Ramkumar mohan ) /

Friday, January 28, 2011

Screening of Gandhi Movie : The Prophet’s Journey

Gandhi — 20th Century’s Prophet was lost in the dark for 40 years. Today, the Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPC) has brought it to light. This unique documentary, made by A K Chettiar in the late 1930s, was once banned by the British. It will now be screened across 72 centres in India on January 30.

TOI Article:

Movie Screenings at :

Arghyam, Indira Nagar , Bangalore at 3:30pm
Gandhi Bhavan, Kumara Krupa Road, Bangalore at 11am

Friday, January 21, 2011

SPIC MACAY and IIMB present Yamini 2011

From 6pm 25th Jan to 6am 26th Jan at IIM - Bangalore.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Child & I

Firstborn (announces excitedly): "Amma, some big class students are going Ooty"

Mom: " Really? That's very nice!"

Firstborn: "So, can we Ooty?"

Mom: "May be during summer holidays, let's ask Appa"

First Born: "But why wait till summer to Ooty, you ooty (Tamil: To spoon feed) the baby already, so you can start with me too"

Mom (Understanding) :"Well, the big students have gone to visit a place called Ooty, and are not being ooty food!"

Firstborn (to clear the air): " Oh, Yeah! I also was thinking why big boys & girls need help with food, hi hi!"

Munched on other words & places sounding similar in our beloved mother tongue.

Harshkala National Handloom Expo 2011

Harshkala presents a 4000-yr old art , brought to you by weavers across the country. Sarees, Dress Materials and Furnishings.

Brilliant Hues, Vibrant colors, exquisite designs in shimmering silks, warming wool and captivating cottons handwoven with imagination , care and intricate craftsmanship to suit every occasion.

This Year's theme: Handlooms- A combination of Nature & Tradition.

Date: 19th Jan - 8th Feb 2011
Time: 10am to 9pm
Location: Bangalore Palace Grounds, Gayathri Vihar, Near Mekhri Circle, Bangalore
Entrance: Free

Parking, Credit Card & Food Court facilities

Lal Bagh Flower Show 2011

It’s that time of the year when Bangaloreans are treated to hundreds of different varieties of flowers at the Flower Show at Lal Bagh. This year, the horticulture department has spent close to 50 lakh on putting the show together. The model of the Metro coach — 33-feet long and 5.5-feet high — will be decorated with over 50,000 flowers like orchird, anthoriums, carnations, heliconia, lillium, brasssia fignatia. About 268 varieties of annual flowers will also be displayed.

The flower show is sure a visual treat !

Location: Lal Bagh Botanical Garden 54, Lalbagh Road, Wilson Garden, Bangalore

Date: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 - Wed, Jan 26, 2011
9am - 7pm

India Stage Classical Nights 22-30 Jan

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Child & I

Firstborn is playing with baby brother.
Suddenly there's fits of laughter and mom peeps-in to join the fun.

Firstborn: (rolls a towel, pushes under his shirt to his chest)
"I am strong and now I am Chota Bheem !"

Second-born: (laughs and squeaks) " Bheem! Bheem!!"

Firstborn: (now moves the towel under his shirt to his belly)
"Look at my tummy, that's a Kutty Baby"

Second-born: (laughs some more and squeals) "Baby! Baby!!"

This act is repeated very many times with increased momentum.
Now the towel is out and they play tug-of-war while chanting- "Bheem, Baby! Baby, Bheem!"
This is followed by the towel held overhead for a run-around parade.
Then they take turns dancing with it held as dhoti / dupatta.
Finally, the munchkins tire out , use the towel to cover their faces while they plop on the couch and murmur secrets.

Move over toys, just a single-simple towel brings us the utmost joy.

Dr Balamurali Krishna Live in Concert

TVK presents Grand Classical Concert by the renowned Carnatic vocalist Padmabhushan Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. He is an acclaimed poet, composer and a multi-instrumentalist. Balamuralikrishna's concerts combine sophisticated vocal skills and rhythmic patterns of classical music with the popular demand for entertainment value.

Date: 09 Jan 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, Vyalikaval, Bangalore

Contact: 8095800655 / 8095990565
Cost: Rs.200/- | Rs. 300/- | Rs. 500/- | Rs. 750/- | Rs. 1000/-

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sankranthi and Spring Music Festivals

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira presents a series of concerts by renowned musicians in joint collaboration with the prestigious Bangalore Gayana Samaja and Neelambari.

Sree Rama Lalitha Kalamandira,- Neelambari Sankranthi Music Festival

Venue : Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira Concert Hall

Time : 6 p.m

2nd January 2011, Sunday Carnatic Vocal by K Gayathri

3rd January 2011, Monday Carnatic Vocal by Dilip Kumar

4th January 2011, Tuesday Carnatic Vocal by Dr Radha Bhaskar

5th January 2011, Wednesday Carnatic Vocal by Vrinda Acharya

6th January 2011, Thursday Carnatic Vocal by Ishwarya Vidya Raghunathan

7th January 2011, Friday Carnatic Vocal by Pattabhirama Pandith


Time : 5:45 to 9:00 p.m
Venue : Bangalore Gayana Samaj

30th January 2011, Sunday

Carnatic Vocal by Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

31st January 2011, Monday

Dr Ghatam Karthick's "HEART BEAT" Ensemble

Ghatam, Konnagol & Vocal: Dr S Karthick
Silent Violin: Embar S Kannan
Keyboard: K Sathyanarayanan
Mridangam: Poongolam S Subramanyam
Kanjira: B Shreesundar Kumar
hythm pad: B S Arun Kumar

1st February 2011, Tuesday

Carnatic Vocal by T M Krishna

2nd February 2011, Wednesday

Carnatic Vocal by R A Ramamani

3rd February 2011, Thursday

Carnatic Vocal Duet by Ranjani & Gayathri

4th February 2011, Friday

Carnatic Vocal by Sanjay Subramanyam

5th February 2011, Saturday

Violin, Veena & Flute Ensemble by H K Venkata Ram, H K Ashwin Anand & G Ravi Kiran

6th February 2011, Saturday

Carnatic Vocal Duet by Malladi Brothers - Sriramprasad & Ravikumar

Happy New Year 2011

Wishing Happiness to All: Today, this New Year-Decade and Always!