Thursday, June 30, 2011

T M Krishna : Carnatic Nite

Vidvan T. M. Krishna is at the forefront of classical vocalists in India today and is known in the musical world as a classicist. His tremendous stage presence, his awe inspiring voice, his great scholarship and his ability to transcend cultural borders makes him the greatest ambassador of carnatic classical music.

Catch him Live in Concert this Sunday!

3rd Jul, 2011 | 6:05 PM

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Gayathri Devi Park Extension, 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
Phone: 23445810, 23443956

Tickets (In INR) : 300, 500, 750, 1000, 1500

Monday, June 27, 2011

My Child & I

After a good swim, the boys are getting dressed to go home.

Grandpa's tummy comes in the way while helping second-born with the sandal straps.

Second-born (imitating pool safety rules - waves & yells): "Help!Help!"

A 20+ yr old attendant rushes to the spot and seeing Grandpa struggling, lends a hand.

Second-Born patiently waits until the straps are fastened and the attendant lifts his head.

Second born (pats the attendant on the back, with a warm smile): "Good Job, my boy!"

The attendant now blushes and shakes kiddo's hand before rushing away.

Need I say that it made our Day!

SGBS Trust – 34th Gokulashtami Celebrations

Sree Guruvayurappan Bhajan Samaj Trust invites you to their 34th Gokulashtami Celebrations. Performances by eminent musicians each evening; Free to the public.

Where: ‘Unnati Centre’
Temple Road,
NGEF Layout,
Bangalore – 38.

When: 6pm , 06August 2011 (Sat) to 21 August 2011(Sun)

Concerts Info:

06-Aug(Sat): Priya Sisters

07-Aug-(Sun): P Unnikrishnan

08-Aug(Mon): Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma

09-Aug-(Tue): Sikkil Gurucharan

10-Aug(Wed): Abhishek Raghuram

11-Aug(Thu): O S Arun

12-Aug(Fri): U Srinivas(Mandolin)

13-Aug(Sat): Bombay Sisters

14-Aug(Sun): N Ravikiran(Chitraveena)

15-Aug(Mon): Malladi Brothers

16-Aug(Tue): Sanjay Subrahmanyan

17-Aug(Wed): Pattabhirama Pandit

18-Aug(Thu): Nityasree Mahadevan

19-Aug(Fri): Rakesh Chaurasya& B Vijay Gopal(Flute jugalbandi)

20-Aug(Sat): Sudha Raghunathan

21-Aug(Sun): T M Krishna (This concert starts at 5pm)

For info on Discourses and Bhajans during the Gokulashtami please visit

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Child & I

Dad is chatting up with the kiddos about the Sun, Moon et al.

Dad: " So, why is the night sky so dark?"

Second-born: " Current Pochchu (power supply gone!) ?!?"

Lit my heart!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Forum Value Mall: Awesome 2some

Starting June 18 to June 26, kids and families in Bangalore can experience the magic of Disney at the Forum Value mall- 2nd Anniversary Bash.Dance, games, contests, fun activities, special workshops and much more will feature during this nine days carnival.Meet Spiderman: Get autographs and have pictures taken with your favourite superhero in some striking action poses.

Pirates Zone: Pirates fans can adorn pirate costumes, sport eye-patches and get themselves a Pirates makeover, inspired by Jack Sparrow of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ fame. There's colouring zone, ‘Open the treasure chest’ game and the tattoo corner. There's also a photo op with the sets.

Princess Zone: Young girls can get themselves a princess makeover at the ‘Princess Diaries’ Zone. The little princesses get a chance to get crowned and photographed on-stage as true Fairy-Tale Princesses. Princess fans can also get their portraits done in the princess get-up or be a part of exciting activities like colour your favourite Disney Princess or make your Princess accessories.

Carsnival Zone: Race your favourite Champion — Lightning McQueen from the Disney.Pixar ‘Cars’ fame and win exciting prizes. Kids can also set the pace with Disney’s nail-biting PS3 game – ‘Split Second’ or challenge each other at a game of darts.

What more? Be a part of ‘Magic Weaver’ – an Arts and Crafts zone, where kids and families would be taught to make bandanas, key chains, paint shirts and much more. Enjoy storytelling sessions at the interactive ‘Talespin’ corner, the ‘B-Boying with Beat Box’ mega-dance event and a Disney Magic Game Show.

Krishna Chronicles- By Shobana

A dance recital directed and performed by renowned danseuse Shobana Chandrakumar.

Read Hindu Article on the program.

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall Ph: 080-23445810

When: 23rd June, 2011 (Thu) at 6:30pm

Tickets (INR): 300, 600, 900, 1200, 1500, 2000

Veena Recital by Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh

Dr. Jayanthi has been enthralling audiences the world over with her graceful, emotive and expressive music for the last 25 years. Jayanthi has been invited by prestigious organizations across the world to represent the National instrument of India – the Saraswathi Veena.

Where:Christ College, Hosur Road, Bangalore

When: 21 June, 2011 at 3:00pm

Contact: 8971969811

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Child & I

The boys are enjoying their evening snack peacefully, while Second-born decides to get to business.

He taps Firstborn's head with his spoon.
Firstborn (rubs head): "Ouch, that hurts!"

Second-born repeats his act.
Firstborn (now in pain): "Hey! That's paining!"

Now, Mom decides to step-in and help.(?!)
Mom: "Kiddo! You stop doing that now or I shall be very angry!"

Firstborn (defensive voice): " Amma, nee adi vaanga pore (Mom, spanking for you). He's only a baby; you can't be upset with him like this!"

Secondborn (gleefully hugs Firstborn): " Very bad Amma- Am not your friend!"

Tables Turned and Lesson Learnt: Let them handle their own battles!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mango Mela

The King of Fruits takes center-stage, yet again!

All those who love eating mangoes have a reason to cheer as you can tuck into a variety of mangoes at the Mango Mela in Lalbagh which is to commence on the 3rd of June continuing till June 19. This event will see organic mangoes on sale put to display by the Bangalore horticulture department. Nearly 100 varieties will be put on show out of which 10-15 varieties can be purchased.

The Mela will have mango specialties from Kolar, Ramnagaram, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga and Tumkur. The wide range includes varieties like Badami,Raspuri, Mallika, Malgova, Neelam, Sendura, Chakkaregutti, Omlet, Dusheri and many more.

What - Mango Mela
- Lalbagh, Krumbigal Road, Mavalli, Bangalore
- June 3 - June19

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nityasree Carnatic Concert for a Cause

Dr. Nityasree Mahadevan performs in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Society of India.

On: 04th June, 2011
At: 6:30 PM
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,Racecourse Road,Bengaluru
Donor Passes: Rs. 250

Health & Style Expo- TCS 10K Run

TCS World 10K Run in Bangalore, an annual event is going to be held on the 5th June 2011. Last year in 2010, this event brought together more than 23,000 runners from all categories.

The Health & Style Expo 2011 is a venue where all the runners converge to mandatorily pick up their Running Bibs, Goodie Bags, Timer Chips & other related paraphernalia. These can be picked up on any day between 1 – 4 June.

Visitors can look forward to- Health, fitness, nutrition and lifestyle brands, special appearance by Event Ambassadors, celebrities, health & fitness tips by professionals, contests, entertainment & fun.

Koramangala Indoor Stadium,
80 Feet Road, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560095

Wednesday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.