Sunday, September 25, 2011

Navaratri Utsav: Sri Kanchi Sankara Mutt

When: 27 Sep 2011 to 06 Oct 2011 | 6.30p.m. and 9.00p.m.

Where: Sri Kanchi Sankara Mutt, Sri Mahaswamigal Marga, 5th Main, 11th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore .

27-9-2011 – Vocal by P.Unnikrishnan and Party
28-9-2011 – Vocal by T.M.Krishna and Party
29-9-2011 – Vocal by R.K.Padmanabha and Party
30-9-2011 – Vocal by K.Gayathri and Party
01-10-2011 – Violin Duet by Mysore Nagaraj & Dr.M.Manjunath and Party
02-10-2011 – Vocal by Padmabhushan T.V.Sankaranarayanan and Party
03-10-2011 – Flute by N.Ramani and Party
04-10-2011 – Namasankeerthanam by Udayalur Kalyanaraman and Party
05-10-2011 – Vocal by Gayathri Girish and Party
06-10-2011 – Vocal by Sangeetha Sivakumar and Party

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Avani Sringeri Shankara Math :Navaratri Concerts

When: 28/09/2011 to 10/10/2011 | 6:30 PM
Where: Sringeri Shankara Math,West of Chord Road, Mahalakshmipuram, Bangalore.

Dr.Suma Sudhindra-Veena

Sri.G A Hanumantha Bhat & Sri.G A Kumaraswamy(Gudibande Brothers)- Vocal Duet

Sri.D Balakrishna & Sri.Vamshidhar
(Veena & Flute duet)

Sri.V Shankaranarayanan-Vocal

Sri. R K Padmanabh-Vocal

Smt. Vani Satheesh-Vocal

Smt. M S Vidya-Vocal

Smt.M S Sheela-Vocal

06/10/2011: Shri Sharada Rathotsavam 6 P M onwards.

Padmabhushana Sri. Madhurai T N Sheshagopalan-Vocal

Pt Sri. Dattatreya Velankar-Hindustani Vocal

Smt.Sriranjani & Smt Shruthiranjani
(Kanchana Ranjani Sisters)-Vocal duet

Smt. R Chandrika-Vocal

Note:On 11/10/2011 there will be 24 hour continuous music concerts by various artists on the special occasion of Kojagari Vratha Vaibhava. This will start at 6 AM on 11/10/2011 and will be completed at 8 AM on 12/10/2011.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bimba: The Art Hut & Rasalok

Bimba - The Art Hut in Jayanagar is a campus for art lovers. This store was founded by Deepak and Deepika Dorai in Chennai and was brought to Bangalore in 2006. In their own words :

The Art Hut houses handmade creations for all who would be proud to own, use, decorate, display, wear or gift these one-of-a-kind items. Several media (Cotton, handmade paper, stone, ceramics, pottery, terracota, jute, etched glass, metal, cane etc.,) and their aesthetic combination enhances the versatility of the range on display which includes : Art Objects, Designer Furniture and Furnishing, exclusive clothes and accessories for all and much more.

Bimba in Basavanagudi also conducts RASALOK, a still theater programme every weekend. This form of art form is founded by Deepika’s mother, Smt. Uma Nagaraj.

It’s a three-dimensional still theatre in miniature art form. A spectacular visual concept that mesmerises adults and children alike, the earthy handmade small theatre with its tiny life-like characters is performed every year in an open courtyard with an antique (100yr old) building as backdrop at the Bimba Art Hut in Basavanagudi.

Every Navarathri, they bring out a new story from the Puranas and the new work, which takes months to prepare, is unveiled.

Please view invite below for Rasalok this Navarathri.

Official Website:

Bimba The Art Hut Earth Sensitive Art 256B 5th main Jayanagar 4th block Bengaluru 560011

Bimba Art Ashram 42 Ratna Vilas road. DVG road corner. Basavanagudi Bangalore 560004

Email: Landline 080-41489354 Mobile 9886635069

UpperCrust Food Show 2011

The Upper Crust Food and Wine Show is coming to town. UpperCrust Show has established itself as a very unique food and wine trade fair where it successfully brings together the finest of national and international vintners and distillers, the biggest names in the food and cuisine industry, renowned chefs, leading restaurateurs, respected critics and celebrities known for their discerning taste buds. The exhibition also serves as a platform for those making an entry into the F & B industry to launch their products and concepts.


Sep 23 to Sunday, Sep 25 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Kumara Krupa, High grounds, Race Course Road, Bangalore, Bangalore
Phone: 30527777, 22269462

Official Website:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bangalore Restaurant Week 2011

Calling all foodies! Bangalore finally has its own Restaurant Week and it starts from September 19 – 25. Here’s your chance to devour some delightfully delicious meals, which otherwise would come at a heavy price, at discounted rates.

Seven of Bangalore's fine-dining restaurants will be offering guests a fixed, three-course menu for 1000 rupees ($21) per person, taxes excluded.

Visit links below to learn more about the participating restaurants,.

Burrp- Bangalore Restaurant week

India Real Time

Friday, September 16, 2011

Indoor Play Centres: Bangalore

With the monsoons setting in and the air becoming chilly, shall we say adieu (only temporarily) to parks and lakes and start enjoying the comforts of our neighborhood Indoor Play Centers offer.

Kids play in a safe area while Moms catch up with friends, books, work... Can't beat that!

1) Snakes and Ladders: Located in Old Madras Road. Please see previous post for more details.

2) Gambolla:

Where: No. 3, Natasha Penta, Infantry Road Cross. Tel: +91 98807 81411+91 98807 81411
Timings: 10 am – 8 pm, all days of the week
Pricing Rs.100 for 1 hour (minimum), Rs.250 for 3 hours, Rs.300 for more than 3 hours.

3) Hide & Peek

Where: 102/ 7, 1st Main, Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore, 560 046
+91 99 456 00805+91 99 456 00805
Mon - Thu:10:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri - Sun:10:00 am-8:30 pm

Also known as : Peek a Boo

Where: Grand Central, 2nd Floor, Church Street. Tel: 080 32479362080 32479362
Timings: 10am - 7pm, Monday to Sunday
Pricing: Rs. 200 per child for the first hour and then Rs. 100 for every hour after.
Monthly membership: Rs. 1999
Club membership (6 months ) Rs. 9999.

4) Monkey Maze

Where: 3030 C, 13th Main, HAL II Stage. Tel: 080 40957631080 40957631
Timings:10 am - 8:00 pm, all days of the week
Rate: They charge Rs 100 for an hour.

Monkey Maze has opened another branch at Marathahalli(right on Varthur Road, next to Spice Garden), housing a Tarzan Swing, 8ft Trampoline, Slides, Baby play area, a Toy Store, and a Tiny Treats Cafe with goodies for children and parents.

5)Play Gym 
7th main road (80 feet Road), HRBR Layout II Block, Kalyan Nagar, Banaswadi Near Nature's Basket
All 7 days- 10:00AM to 8:00PM   cell: 9731837282

There are Play Areas, Video game Centers offered by various malls around town.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dhaatu Centre For Sharing Life Skills & Tradition

Dhaatu, a non- profit organization was founded to address and to bridge the gap between what we want our children to know and what indeed they are learning on their own. To make aware of Traditional wisdom in today’s society. The Sanskrit word Dhaatu means root, an essential ingredient, the soul, the supreme spirit. Dhaatu seeks to introduce a direction that comes from a contemplation of our roots, our origins and our rightful place and purpose in life.

Location: 3944/F, 17th D Cross, 4th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore

Dhaatu's Navaratra Mahotsava 2011

Dhaatu invites you to its 17th year of Navaratra celebrations from 28th September. Come with friends & family to witness this unique event of Epic stories depicted through doll display.
(Dolls from 2 inches to 11 feet)

Sep 28: (Day1)

3pm Inauguration of the Doll Display

Sep 29: (Day 2)

6:00pm Inauguration of Cultural evenings of Dhaatu Navaratra Mahotsava

Bharatanatyam by Smt. Nirupama Rajendra

3:00-8:30pm: Doll Display

3:00-4:00pm: Story telling

Sep 30: (Day 3)

3:00-8:30 pm: Doll exhibition

3:00- 4:00pm: Story telling

6:00 pm - Bharatanatyam by Smt. Harini Santanam

Guest of Honour Sri. Balvant Rao Patil, Registrar of Sangeeta Nrutya Academy, Karnataka

7:00 pm - Bharatanatyam by S.S. Meera

Oct 1: (Day 4)

3:00 -8:30 pm: Doll exhibition

3:00 -4:00 pm: Story- telling

6:00- 7:30 pm - Sugama Sangeeta by Upasana Mohan & Party

Guest of Honour- Dr & Mrs Venkataramana, BGS Hospital

Oct 2 (Day 5)

Day 5 of Navaratra Mahotsava - 2011

3:00 - 8:30 pm : Doll exhibition

3:00 - 4:00 pm : Story telling

6:00 - 7:00 pm : Bhakta Prahlada A String Puppet Show by DHAATU PUPPET THEATER

Guest of Honour - Sri. M. Maheshwar Rao, IAS

Commissioner for Industrial Development & Director Industries & Commerce

Government of Karnataka

Oct 3 (Day 6)

3:00 - 8:30 pm : Doll exhibition

3:00 - 4:00 pm : Story telling

6:00 -7:00 pm - Bharatanatyam by Kum Divya Hoskere

Guest of Honour - Smt. Usha Venkateshwaran, Director Natyalakshana &

Sri. Venkateshwaran , IFS ( retired)

7:00- 8:00 pm - "Tunta Ganapati" A dance ballet by Kalasindhu , Directed by Poornima Gururaja

Oct 4 (Day 7)

Goshti Gana by students of Balaji Music Trust

Oct 5 (Day 8)

Bharatanatyam by Kum Prakruti Hoskere @ 6pm, Balacharitam Screening

Oct 6 (Day 9)

Vijayanagara Vaibhava- Puppet Show by Dhaatu @6pm

Dolls Display 3:00-8:30pm everyday until Oct 21st.