Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sweet Deals

Want to indulge your sweet tooth for less? Dig in & Enjoy!

Every 31st of the month all through the year - i.e. 7 times a year - Baskin Robbins offers 31% off any purchase of Rs. 310 and above

And the Flavor of the Month is prices at Rs. 39 all through the month.

Every 1st of the month, enjoy Gelato Italinao's Flavor of the Month at Rs12 per cup.(cone, extra)

Au Bon pain offers all baked goods - Buy 1 get 1 Free -everyday after 8pm until store close. (taxes apply)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stars Of November - A Science Carnival

An initiative of BrainSTARS to take science out of the school labs and into our local community, offering people of all ages and interests to experience the excitement and wonder of science.

Participating high school students will showcase their Stars Of November projects which they have developed by experimenting, developing and investigating various scientific and mathematical themes.

During the carnival, students will be encouraged to share and discuss their learnings with their peers as well as the local community. The idea behind this engagement is to emphasise the importance of collaboration - how we need to work together, observe and learn from each other to enhance our knowledge and improve our world around us.

When: Nov 29 2011 | 10am - 5pm

Where: Science Park, Bal Bhavan, Bangalore

Friday, November 25, 2011

Anita Ratnam presents Avani

As part of the Namma Dance Utsav , Anita Ratnam presents, a solo NEO BHARATAM dance theatre presentation AVANI.. a handful of dust In Homage to Gurudev Tagore.

On: 29 Nov 201 (Tue) | 7:30pm

At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Tickets: Rs. 249- Rs. 499 - Rs. 999

OOTA from your THOTA

UAS Alumni Association and Garden City Farmers Trust presents

OOTA from your THOTA

(Food from your Garden)

Grow and eat organic vegetables in your own homes – be it terraces, balconies, front or backyards.

In partnership with Citizen Matters, Bangalore's own interactive newsmagazine

27 Nov, 9 am to 5 pm,

UAS Alumni Association premises, Next to Veterinary College, Bellary Road, Hebbal

  • Display of plants, seeds, saplings, medicinal plants, planters, garden tools & decor, compost, compost bins, organic food and eco friendly cloth bags for sale.
  • Open sessions on organic kitchen gardening, composting and healthy eating as well as live - demos and discussion

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: S Lakshminarayan - 98863 96488, Jyothi N - 98455 38928

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Season Exhibition

A Hundred Hands : A Handmade Collective

Inviting all of you to the PORGAI stall in the exhibition and sale of
2nd edition of the Handmade collective' by A Hundred Hands
Venue : 4,Ashley road, behind Hotel Ajanta (off Brunton road),Bangalore
Date : 23rd to 27th November ,2011
Time : 11.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Come adorn the exquisite Embroidery of the Lambadi women and share their pride !

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dhaatu : Puppet & Dance Bridge

Hosted by D. Subbaramaiah Fine Arts Trust Dhaatu brings you a unique program featuring classical dance and puppetry - A bridge between Dance and Puppetry

Begins with a solo Bharatanatyam performance by Prakruti Hoskere which is choreographed by P. Praveen Kumar. This flows into a puppet and dancer interactive and culminated with a puppet performance " Bhakta Prahlada" directed by Anupama Hoskere

Please be seated by 5:45 pm

When: 27 Nov 11 18:30 to 20:00

Where: Gayana Samaj, Bangalore

Sunday, November 20, 2011

OWC Christmas Bazaar

Bangalore's BEST Christmas Bazaar! 100+ vendors, the city's top restaurants, Camel Rides, Photos with Santa, Kid's Activity Corner (so you can shop), raffles, bake sale, Bliss Chocolate Lounge and on and on and on! Tickets Rs. 100 available at the door and all proceeds go to the 25 OWC charities.

When: Nov 26, 2011 (Sat) | 11am to 4pm

Where: St. Mark's Cathedral Grounds, 1 MG Rd., Bangalore

Entrance and Parking Charged.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Guruguhagaanam 2011

Guruguhaamrta, along with Iskcon, is organising a day-long Carnatic music festival Guruguhagaanam 2011 .

On: November 27 (Sun), 9.30 am to 8 pm
At: The ISKCON (Multimedia Visual Theatre), Bangalore

Keshava Samskruti Sabha : Children's Day

Keshava Samskruti Sabha proudly presents its 127th Program 'Children's Day 2011'.

When: Nov 19, 2011 (Sat) | 5pm

Where: Samskruti Bhavan, 556,11th Main, ISRO Layout, Bangalore-78

Percussion Ensemble : 'Swaralayamruta' Troupe.
Bharat Atreyas - Flute
Nagendra Prasad (Subbu)- Mrudanga,
Sudatta- Tabala, Arjun Vittal - Ghata,
Pranav Datt- Rhythm Pad &
Sunaada - Khanjari

Vocal Recital : Chi. Nishant M
Guru : Vid. Sri D V Nagarajan
Violin - Satvik Tejasvi; Mrudanga - Vinod Shyam

Keyboard Recital: Chi. Aditya
Guru : Vid. Sri Tirumale Srinivas
Mrudanga : Nagendra Prasad

Vocal Recital : Chi. Ranjani Disciple of Bhakti Bharati Pratishtana
Violin :Kum. Archana Mrudanga:Chi. Channakeshava
Bharatanatya : Chi. Anuhitha. N
Guru : Vid. Smt. Shama Krishna, Shraddha Dance Center

Bharatanatya : Disciples of Keshava Nritya Shala & Samskruti Bhavan
Guru : Vid. Sri B K Shyamprakash

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chinnara Habba 2011

A celebration of childhood and a unique child expo, Chinnara Habba is all about giving the country’s future the best. Habba aims at being a complete package of information and education with lots of colour, fun and frolic.

Chinnara Habba presents a marvelous world for our brood: a world of books and pictures, animals and birds, colours and creative’s, dancing and singing: all the pleasures of different world under one roof.

This year's special attractions include A-Maze-Thing (a live game show for parents and their wards), Adventure Zone (a game zone for children aged over eight), Pet Zone that will have rabbits, guinea pigs, pocket monkeys, ostriches and emus, Aquatic Zone (an aquarium), Scary House and the Wonder La Boating Zone.

Talent shows

On the cards is a talent show for children to display their skills in dancing, singing, playing instruments, reciting poetry and so on. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 24, 25 and 26.

The MSIL Talent Hunt, which is an exclusive dance competition with group performances, will be held on November 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The top three winners will get cash prizes. For details, call Arul on 9964940913.

A special ramp walk for children and their mothers will be held on November 27 between 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. The contest will be judged by celebrities.For details, call Reena on 9986654243.

Other competitions include Ginny and Jony budding designers (November 26 and 27, call 26601049/ 9060355598) and Edify School Kidz Art, the theme of which is Deepavali Night (November 25).

To stimulate children's creative instincts, workshops on pottery, calligraphy, clay modelling, origami and papier-mâché will also be held.

For more details on Chinnara Habba, call Dakshayani on (080) 26601049, 9980727530.

When: 24th to 27th of Nov, 2011 (Thu-Sun)

Tripura Vasini, White Petals at Palace Grounds.

Entry: Rs. 25 for kids and Rs. 49 for Adults

(Please check with your child's school if they've regsitered for entry at the Fair)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spic Macay Bangalore: Virasat 2011

Shakti Shaktiman: Dance Production by Malavika Sarukkai

The Bangalore International Centre in association with The Himalaya Drug Company is presenting Shakti Shaktiman, a stunning dance production by renowned dancer Malavika Sarukkai.

In a uniquely powered performance, Sarukkai will present ‘Shakti Shaktiman’, the dynamic and complementary tensions of Devi as the vitalising life force and Siva as the primal energy in the form of the ‘lingam.’

Date: 20th November, 2011 at 7 pm

Venue: St. John's Auditorium, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Invitation will be available after November 7 at Bangalore International Centre/ All exclusive Himalaya outlets.

Academy of Music’s Golden Jubilee year music festival

When :
23rd to 27th Nov, 2011 | 7:15 pm

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

23/11/2011 Nityashree Mahadevan

24/11/2011 Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Hindustani vocal)

25/11/2011 Rudrapatnam Brothers

26/11/2011 Mysore Brothers

27/11/2011 6:00 pm
KK Murthy Memorial Chowdiah award to TN Sheshagopalan and Rudrapatnam Brothers followed by concert by Shri. TN Sheshagopalan

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Child & I

It's Children's day and Mom is chatting up with the boys about Nehru-ji's love for children.
The topic moves on from the day to discipline, dreams etc.

Mom: " So, what do you dream to be when you grow up?"

First-born: "A Strong Boxing Champion!"

Mom: " Nice! But how does a boxing Champion become strong?"

First-born: "By eating healthy food and playing"

(Turning to Second-born)

Mom: What do you want to be when you grow-up?"

Second-born: "BIG!!!"

First-born (in an impatient voice) : " Not that! like a Pilot, Teacher, Farmer?"

Second-born (retaliates also in an impatient voice) : " I want to be just ME (i.e. his name) but just bigger!"

Sent a silent prayer upwards:

Please let them grow-up being themselves with just bigger limbs and even bigger hearts!

Happy Children's day!

Happy Children's Day

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bangalore Book Festival 2011

Bangalore Book Festival promotes culture, reading, and writing by presenting high-quality literary activities open to all. The Book Festival, is the largest and finest event of its kind in the region, and is the BBPA’s most prominent initiative.The main objective of the festival is to encourage reading habits among all age groups.

About BBPA:- Bangalore Book Sellers and Publishers Association (BBPA), established in 1988 began with the founder members - Gangaram Book Bureau, Higginbothams, UBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd, and Satish Agencies. At present the membership of the association has grown to 110 members. The association has been conducting Bangalore Book Festival every year for the last 8 years.

When: Friday, November 18 at 4:00pm - November 27 at 10:00pm

Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Bangalore

Tickets: Rs. 20 for Adults. Free for Students with Valid Id.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bangalore Recycling Habba 2011

Participate in upcoming Bengaluru Recycling Habba 2011 from 1st – 14th November 2011.

The Solid Waste Management Round Table Bengaluru (SWMRT), supported by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), BBMP and the Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee, is pleased to announce the first ever Bengaluru Recycling Habba 2011, aligning with Recycling Week observed internationally. Green Commando team is an active participant at the event. The habba will feature several events across the city that hi-light the importance of the 3R’s – Reduce , Reuse , Recycle.

*Alternate Current – November 5-13, 6.30pm onwards, Olive Beach, Wood Street

*ReFlea by Night – November 9, 6:30pm – 11.30pm, Olive Beach, Wood Street

*ReUse Mela – November 6 and 13, from 8am, Rotary Learning Center, IV Ph Govt School, Yelahanka New Town

*Recyclathon Awards – November 1-13, citywide

*Panel Discussion on “Extended Producer Responsibility” – November 7, 2:30pm, The Chancery, Lavelle Road

*Trash Trail – November 9 and 11, 7am: Organized by Daily Dump, Indiranagar

*Bug Workshop – November 12, 11am: Conducted by Daily Dump at Mother Earth, Domlur

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

International Organic Trade Fair – BioFach India 2011

World Organic Trade Fair proudly launches BioFach India together with India Organic.

The fair takes place annually(since 2009) in Bengaluru, where Producers and Growers from India and international suppliers meet for business and showcase their organic products.


Nov 10-12, 2011 (Thu-Sat) | 10 am to 6pm


Palace Grounds, Shri Krishna Vihar, Mekhri Circle, Bangalore

These products are on display!
  • Organic aquaculture
  • Organic cashew, walnuts, coconuts and other nuts
  • Organic coffee, tea and cocoa
  • Organic cotton and cotton products
  • Organic essential and ayurvedic oils
  • Organic fresh and dried fruit, fruit concentrates, fruit juices
  • Organic grains, kernel and pulses
  • Organic herbs, herbal extracts, herbal and medical teas
  • Organic oils and oil seeds
  • Organic processed and semi-processed food
  • Organic rice, honey, sugar and syrups
  • Organic spices and seasonings
  • Organic vegetable
  • Natural cosmetics and personal care items
  • Services and consultancy for the organic production
  • Ministries, associations and media
Official Site:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ganjam's Flights of Fantasy 2011

Ganjam presents Flights of Fantasy 3- day concert series from 18th-20th Nov, 2011, at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore.

18th Nov (Fri)

Mysore. Dr. Manjunath and Sri. Nagaraj - Violin

19th Nov (Sat)

Sikkil Sr. Gurucharan - Carnatic Vocal

20th Nov (Sun)

Sri. Abhishek Raghuram - Carnatic Vocal

All concerts begin at 6:30pm. Complimentary passes would be available from Nov 11 (Fri) at the Ganjam Stores at The Leela and on Infantry Road.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

KALA NADAM - Mega Festival of Classical Dance & Music

Official Site:

Saturday 12 Nov 2011 - 19 Nov 2011 | 6:30pm

Where: ADA Rangamandira, K C Road, Bangalore.

12 NOV -

K Murali Mohan & Nandini Mehta - Kathak

Priyadarshini Govind - Bharatanatyam

13 NOV-

NADAM Ensemble - Smita Srinivasan, Tushar Bhatt, Arpita Banerjee, Samanvita Sharma, Poorna Acharya, Chandana Ramesh, Shalini Shantanu, Soumya - Kathak

Alekhya Punjala - Kuchipudi

Uday Shetty - Orissi

14 NOV -

Tandava - Bharatanatyam

Rajendra Gangani - Kathak

15 NOV -

Arif Khan - Tabla

Jayteerth Mevundi - Hindustani Vocal

16 NOV-

Antardhwani By Praveen Rao - Musical Ensemble

Ashit & Hema Desai - Hindustani

17 NOV-

Padmabhushan Sri RK Srikanthan - Carnatic Vocal

Anuradha Sriram & Parasuram Sriram - Jugalbandhi

18 NOV-

Sharmila Mukherjee - Odissi

Gopika Verma - Mohiniattam

19 NOV-

Bharathnatyam Renjith & Vijna

Kuchipudi Vyjayanthi Kashi

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nadasurabhi Annual Music Festival - 2011

When: 09 Nov 2011 ( Wed) - 13 Nov 2011 (Sun)

Where: Main Auditorium, St.John's Medical College Campus, Koramangala,


09 Nov (Wed) 6:00 pm : Malladi Brothers

10 Nov (Thu) 6:00 pm : P Unnikrishnan

11 Nov (Fri) 6:00 pm : Ranjani & Gayathri

12 Nov (Sat) 10:00 am : Neyveli Santhanagopalan ( Thematic concert on Dikshitar Kritis)

12 Nov (Sat) 6:00 pm : Sanjay Subrahmanyan

13 Nov (Sun) 10:00 am : Neela Ramgopal ( Thematic Concert on Lord Subramanya )

13 Nov (Sun) 6:00pm : M S Gopalakrishnan, Narmada and G Sureshkumar (Violin Trio)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

M.A.Narasimhachar Foundation, Bangalore: 10th Annual Music Festival

4th Nov to 13th Nov, 2011
The Bangalore Gayana Samaj Auditorium

Event Details:


Padmabhushan R.K.Srikantan Vocal
Vid.R.S.Ramakanth Vocal Support
Vid.M.Chandrashekaran Violin
Vid.T.K.Murthy Mridangam
Vid.L.Bheemachar Morsing

Pandit Parameshwar Hedge & Party Hindustani Vocal

6.11.2011 Krishna Leela Harikatha In English By Vid.Vishaka Hari

Vid. Sowmya Vocal
Vid.Charulatha Ramanujam Violin
Vid.H.S.Sudheendra Mridangam
Vid.G.S.Ramanujam Ghatam

Percussion Ensemble By Layatharanga
Vid.Ravichandra Kulur Flute
Vid.H.N.Bhaskar Violin
Vid.Jayachandra Rao Mridangam
Vid.Giridhar Udupa Ghatam & Konnakol
Vid.Arun Kumar Drums
Vid.Pramath Kiran Latin Percussion,Djembe,Cajon & Morsing.
Vid.Shadrach Solomon Keyboard

Vid.Sanjay Subramanyam Vocal
Vid.S.Varadarajan Violin
Vid.Neyveli Venkatesh Mridangam
Vid.Guruprasanna Khanjari

Vid.Sampagodu S.Vighnaraja Vocal
Vid.S.Varadarajan Violin
Vid.Neyveli Venkatesh Mridangam
Vid.M.A.Krishna Murthy Ghatam

Vid.Abhishek Raghuram Vocal
Vid.B.U.Ganesh Prasad Violin
Vid.Neyveli Narayan Mridangam
Vid.Guruprasanna Khanjari

Vid.Shanmukha Priya & Vid.Haripriya Vocal Duet
Vid.M.A.Krishnaswamy Violin
Vid.Delhi Sairam Mridangam
Vid.B.S.Purushotham Khanjari


At 5.30 “Gaana Varidhi” Award To Vid.Mysore.M.Manjunath
6.30pm Violin Duet By “Gaana Varidhi” M.Nagaraj & M.Manjunath
Vid.Trichy Harikumar Mridangam
Vid.Giridhar Udupa Ghatam