Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gokulashtami Celebrations: Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, malleswaram

25th Aug : Vid. Mysore A Chandankumar (Flute)

26th Aug : Priyanka Prakash (vocal)

27th Aug : Vid. Sanjay Subrahmanyan (vocal)

28th Aug : Amruta Venkatesh(Vocal)

29th Aug : Revathi Sadhashivam(Veena)

30th Aug : Anjali Sriram(Vocal)

31st Aug : Anuradha Krishnamurthy (Vocal)

01 Sep : Bharatanatyam by Nirupama&Akshatha

02 Sep : Subhashree (Vocal)

03 Sep : Sreemathi Jayaram (Vocal)

04 Sep: U Srinivas (Mandolin)

Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava 2011

Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava upholds the rich tradition of culture and heritage that is India, through magnificent presentations of music, dance, drama and art by some of the finest artists of the country.

The Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava, which has been organized by Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha for close to 5 decades, is a major cultural festival of South Bangalore. Eminent musicians, theatre groups and ballet troupes from all across the country have performed at the festival over the years.

Year after year, over 5,00,000 people gather at the Utsava to celebrate the cultural extravaganza over a period of 11 days.

When: 01 Sep (Thu)- 11 Sep (Sun), 2011

APS College Grounds, Basavanagudi (couple of concerts at National College Grounds)

Visit Program listing for concert/artist/timing details.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Aruna Sairam in Concert

Aruna Sairam will enthrall lovers of undiluted Carnatic music in Bangalore this September. Renowned for her abhang and bhakti or devotional music, her repertoire includes the compositions of Alwars, the poet-saints, stirring invocations to goddess Durga and Balaji.

The artiste has the reputation of often moving her audience to tears with her resonant and melodious voice, her renderings often infused with her deep passion for and devotion to music.

When: 4th September 2011 (Sunday) | 4:00 pm
Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, Bangalore

Tickets: Rs. 500, Rs.1000, Rs. 1500 & Rs. 2000

Friday, August 19, 2011

K J Yesudas Classical Concert

K J Yesudas in a Classical Music Charity show to support Dignity Foundation.

When: August 28 (Sunday) | 5:30pm (length: 3 hrs)

Where: NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore

Donor Passes: Platinum » Rs 25000.00, Diamond » Rs 10000.00, Gold » Rs 5000.00,
Silver » Rs 3000.00, Bronze » Rs 2000.00, Balcony » Rs 1000.00

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Asia Jewels Fair 2011

Have you been yearning for Gold or craving for Diamond- Here's your chance to eye and buy them. Many brands at one location - The Times of India Asia Jewels Fair 2011.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mazhavillu 2011: Onam Festival

Be a part of one of the grandest Onam celebrations Bangalore has ever seen.

Mazhavillu 2011 brings together the best art forms of Kerala - Kalaripayatu, Kathakali, Shingari Melam, Chakyar Koothu and Nadan Pattu.
he day gets better with a laugh riot in the form of a Super Cine Show by Suraj Venjaramudu, Mukesh, Undapakru and Vodaphone Comedy Stars. They are also joined by an upbeat high - octane orchestra - Saleesh and Group of Amritha Super Troupe.

What's more, we cap the entire event off with a sumptuous Onam Sadhya, Games stalls, Food stalls and various other stalls. Go on, grab your seat in the house right now. Make it a super adipoli Onam.

When: 27 August 2011 | 10 am onwards

Where: Emerald Heights, Princess Academy, Palace Grounds
(6 gate from Mekhri Circle)

Tickets: Class A – Rs. 1000
Class B – Rs. 500
(Ticket prices include all shows and
Onam Sadhya)

For more info:
+91 8197310214, +91 8453991723

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Child & I

Firstborn (to Dad): " Appa, can we return second-born at the hospital and exchange him for some other nice baby?"

Dad: (trying not to smile and making a serious face): " Why would you want to do that?"

Here's firstborn's top 5 list of reasons.

' He polished my white shoes with black polish'

' I was prostrating while praying, and he climbed on my back for a pony-ride'

' He took a bite off my yellow foam ball saying it looked like guava'

' He makes me get up from watching TV to switch on the restroom light for him, but then says no susu coming'

And the final complaint: "He keeps disturbing me by showing his (birthday/festival) goodies from his school when I'm doing my school-work. He gets goodies but all I get is homework!"

Second-born was unavailable for presenting his defense, as he was busy rinsing butter in the sink- The case has been adjourned for now.

My Child & I

Have been blogging forever about my sons' antics but for a change they've handed me a chance to brag about their actions.

Firstborn displayed immense maturity when he asked the X-Ray technician "I would like an adult with me when I take off my shirt. Could you please ask my Grandma to come in, please"?

Second-born showed great care & understanding when he handed his package of cookies to a homeless lady with an infant at the traffic-lights, saying "Give to baby also, OK?"

Sent a silent prayer skywards as my sons take small steps in making my post here a reality.

SPVGMC Concert Series in Mysore

Sri prasanna vidya ganapathi mahotsava charitable Trust (SPVGMC) organizes a month long music festival in Mysore for Ganesh Pooja.

This is their Golden Jubilee year and the festival commences on 01 September 2011.

Please access link below to access the program list.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Abhishek Raghuram in Concert at ISS

13th August, Saturday 5.30p.m

Where: IndiraNagar Sangeetha Sabha (ISS)
8th Main Road HAL II stage
Bangalore 560 008
Phone : + 91(80) 25215525

Vidwan Sri. Abhishek Raghuram - Vocal
Vidwan Shri. Mysore Srikanth - Violin
Vidwan Shri. Anantha R Krishnan - Mrudangam
Vidwan Shri.B.R. Ravikumar - Ghatam

Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh Veena Concert

Kalaimamani Dr.Jayanthi Kumaresh Veena
Vidwan Tumkur B.Ravishankar Mridangam
Vidwan Guruprasanna Khanjira

Organized By:
Nadasurabhi Cultural Association
When: 21.08.11 04.15 pm
Where: The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 20th Main, 6th Blaock, Koramangala

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lalbagh Flower Show

The Independence Day horticultural show, a visual treat for Bangaloreans, will be held from August 5 to 15 at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

The Horticulture Department which will be commemorating the 100th year of the heritage show has decided to showcase the replica of ‘Lotus Temple’ of Delhi and the ‘Konark Wheel’ of Orissa.

Parking Information:

  • Four wheelers, two wheelers and bicycles should enter through Double Road entrance (Gate 2) and parked at KG Tower near the parking area.
  • All four wheeled light vehicles must enter through South Gate (Siddapura Gate 3) and should be parked at the nearest place.
  • Buses and lorries won't be allowed inside LalBagh. They can be parked at Hopcoms and KH Road.

  • Tickets will sold at:

  • Entry tickets will be sold at all entry points from 9:00 am.
  • Tickets sales will be closed at 6:00 pm
  • Entrance to visit Glass House will be till 7:00 pm.
  • Cameras and luggage will be inspected at all the entrance gates.
  • Food courts will be arranged at the Siddapura Gate, No should be taken in the park.
  • HOPCOMS will have an exclusive bottled water stall.

  • Tickets are priced at:

    Holidays are: Aug 7, 13, 14, 15

  • Adults: Working days: Rs. 30 & Holidays : Rs. 40.
  • Children: Working day Rs. 10 and Holidays Rs. 10.
  • Car with 1 person : Working day Rs. 40 & Holidays Rs. 50.
  • Car with 2 person : Working day Rs. 70 & Holidays Rs. 90.
  • Car with 3 person: Working day Rs. 100 & Holidays Rs. 130.
  • Car with 4 person: Working day Rs. 130 & Holidays Rs. 170.
  • Car with 5 person : Working day Rs. 160 & Holidays Rs. 210.
  • Car with 6 person: Working day Rs. 190 & Holidays Rs. 250.
  • Car with 7 person: Working day Rs. 220 & Holidays Rs. 290.
  • Car with 8 person: Working day Rs. 250 & Holidays Rs. 330.
  • Tempo Traveller: Working day Rs. 360 & Holidays Rs. 460.

  • Important Dates to know

  • The flower show will begin from 5th Aug to 15th Aug.
  • Show timings are: 9:00 am– 7:00 pm
  • Aug 12 and 15 will open free for school children from 8:00 – 12:00 pm.
  • The Show will open at 3:00 pm on Aug 5.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    Porgai @ Dastakar Exhibition

    Here's a special note from my dear friend who is an active volunteer for Porgai.(the craft initiative of Tribal Health Initiative, Sittilingi)

    The Porgai team, will be at Bangalore from August 5th to the 14th with our stock of colourful
    Lambani exquisite traditional embroidery in beautiful designs.

    We are there as part of the Dastkar Exhibition at the Gayatri Vihar, Palace grounds, near Mekhri circle. (11am-8:30pm)

    Please do visit us and gift yourself a lovely art. Your purchase will surely give the Lambadi women a reason to smile.

    Click here to read more about the Dastkar Exhibition.

    Monday, August 1, 2011

    Payir Innovations: Handicrafts & Malt

    Our family is actively involved in supporting Payir; a rural empowerment organization founded by our friend Senthil and Payir Innovations is the business unit of Payir.

    Other than IT projects Payir Innovations is now also rooting to the non-IT field.

    The local woman's self-help group in Thenur is being ably supported by PI in making Handicrafts and Food Products. The Sewing Unit is making magic with cloth and the Saththu Mavu (Malt) is very well received locally.

    Have hereby shared links to view the products available.



    If any of the products interest you, please email me at to place your orders.
    Request you to kindly spread the word among your network as well. Thank You.