Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TUMBE – Karnataka State Convention 2012


Tumkur Chapter



Siddaganga Institute of Technology

3rd – 5th February, 2012

For more details click here.

CrossWord Bookstore : The Big Sale

Sale on from 14th Jan to 12th Feb. For more details click here.

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Child & I : In Memory of my Dear Grandmother

Mom is in the process of recovering from the loss of her dear maternal Grandmother.

Firstborn: "Amma! Why did you go out of town?"

Mom: "To say bye to Paati, who was going off to be with God"

Firstborn: "Why did she go to God?"

Mom: "She wanted to be peaceful"

Second born (listens carefully and brings a bag of green-Peas): "Amma, I will bring this Peas to Paati and she'll then come back, OK? "

Simply put by my little guy, it's Children who bring Peace and Love into this World- Let's keep it g (r) o(w) ing by not losing the child in each of us!


Grandmothers are the blueprint of our own mothers - their love unbound and immeasurable.

My Grandmother was strong & open-hearted, truthful & outspoken, money-wise yet generous, well-read but religious and systematic & hardworking.

My tribute to my Grandmother will be to carry her memory lovingly forever in my heart and follow at least a few of her qualities throughout my life.

Love you forever, Aayal!

61st Year Mahashivarathri Celebrations: Kalotsav 2012

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The Music Series will be inaugurated by Sangeetha kalasarathi Neyveli Sri Santhanagopalan on Saturday 11th February 2012 at 5.15pm.

Venue: Odukathur Mutt Hall, Gangadhara Chetty Road, Opp. Ulooor Lake, Bangalore – 42

Daily Concerts will start at 6pm.

Saturday 11th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital By Neyveli Sri. Santhanagopalan

Sunday 12th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital by Sri. Abhishek Raghuram

Monday 13th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital by Smt. Ranjani & Smt. Gayatri

Tuesday 14th Feb 2012
Violin Recital by Kum. Kanyakumari & Embar Sri Kannan

Wednesday 15th Feb 2012
Vocal recital by Sri P. Unnikrishnan

Thursday 16th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital by Sri Bharat Sundar

Friday 17th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital by Smt. Gayathri Girish

Saturday 18th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital by Sri. Saketaraman

Sunday 19th Feb 2012
Vocal Recital by Malladi Bros
(Sri Sriram Prasad & Sri Ravikumar)

Monday 20th Feb to Wed 22nd Feb 2012
Religious Discourse by Sri Chandrashekara Sharma
(Chandru- Disciple of Sri Sri Anna)

Vedic Programmes & Bhajanotsav – 2012

18- 2 –2012 (Saturday)
6am – Mahaganapathi Homam
8.30am – Dhanvantri Homam
12.30pm – Deeparadhana & Prasadam
6pm to 9pm - Music Concert by Sri Saketaraman

19- 2- 2012 (Sunday)
7am – Maharudram
11am – Mahamrithunjaya Homam
1pm - Deeparadhana & Prasadam
6pm to 9pm – Music concert by Malladi Bros

20- 2 – 2012 (Monday) Maha Shivarathri
6am – Mahaganapathi Homam
7am – Maharudram
1pm – Vassordhara, Deeparadhana & Prasadam
5.30pm – Somavara Prasanna Deepotsavam, Poornabhishekam & Pushpabhishekam, Ashtothra Bilwashtaka Archana, Deeparadhana & Prasadam
7.30pm to 9.30pm – Discourse on Shiva Mahimai by Sri. Chandrasekara Sharma (Chandru – Disciple of Sri Sri Anna)
9.30pm to 5am – Divyanama Sankeerthanam by Sri. A.V.K. Rajasimha Bhagavathar
(next Morning)

21- 2 – 2012 (Tuesday)
6.30 to 8.30pm – Discourse on “Narasimha Avatharam” by Sri. Chandrasekara Sharma

22- 2- 2012 (Wednesday)
6.30 to 8.30pm – Discourse on “Sundarakandam” by Sri. Chandrasekara Sharma

23- 2- 2012 (Thursday)
6.30 to 9pm – Bhajan by Udayalur Sri S. Kalyanarama Bhagavathar

24- 2 – 2012 (Friday)
6.00 to 9.00pm – Bhajan by Sri K. V. Subbaraman, Palakaad,

25- 2 – 2012 (Saturday)
9.00 to 3: 00 pm – Gurudhyanam & Ashtapadhi Bhajan by Tanjore Sri Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
3pm to 6pm – Bhajan by members of Satsang, Cochin
6pm to 11pm – Divyanama Sankeerthanam by Melarcode Sri Ravi Bhagavathar

26- 2 – 2012 (Sunday)
9am – Unchavirthi
10am – Meenakshi Kalyanam in Bhajan style by Erode Sri Rajamani Bhagavathar
1.30pm - Deeparadhana & Prasadam
6pm – Anjaneya Uthsavam by Bhajan by Sri Vinay Chandra Menon

Hippocampus Weekend Activity

‘I choose to be happy’
– A unique program to enhance the happiness quotient of children.

The aim of the program is to help children

Learn the basic beliefs and life skills to be happy in any situation.

Deal with anger, fear and anxiety.

Develop greater self-worth and self-confidence.

Learn to love themselves and others.

Take responsibility for their own happiness and lot more…

About the mentor: This program is developed and will be executed by Ms. Shalini Chadha, NET qualified lecturer in statistics with teaching experience of almost 10 years in various streams. She is also a certified life skills coach.

DATE: 4TH & 11TH FEB’12

TIME: 12:00 TO 1:15 p.m





PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is open to both members and non members. Call us at 25630206 to register. This workshop is subject to cancellation depending on the number of registrations.

Just Books- Koramangala: Make your own Icecream

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Comedy Play: Snakes N Ladders

Farewell to Bengaluru : Pt. Ravi Shankar in concert

Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar in concert Fare well to Bengaluru. panditji will be accompanied in his farewell concert by Anoushka Shankar.

On: 07 Feb 2012 (Tue) @ 7:30pm

At: Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds

Tickets are available at Calypso, Jayanagar; Super Market, Brigade Road; Raymonds, Indiranagar; and Sapna Book House, Sadashivnagar.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500 and 250.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bharathiya Samagana Sabha: Third Anniversary Concerts

At Chowdiah Memorial Hall

1. 2. 2012

1800hrs Abhishek Raghuram-Vocal
1900hrs Shashank Subramanium-Flute
2000hrs Unnikrishnan-Vocal

2. 2. 2012

1800hrs R.K.Padmanabha-Vocal
1900hrs Jayatheerth Mevundi-Vocal/Hindustani
2000hrs Kumaresh Ganesh-Violin Duet

3. 2. 2012

1800hrs Rudrapatnam Brothers-Vocal Duet
1900hrs Nagaraj Manjunath-Violin Duet
2000hrs Sreevalson Menon-Vocal

4. 2. 2012

1800hrs Mysore RKPadmanabha-Veena
1900hrs Malladi Brothers-Vocal Duet
2000hrs Priya Sisters-Vocal

5. 2. 2012

1000hrs Thyagaraja Aradhana-Ravikiran & party
1100hrs Purandara Aradhana-MSSheela&Party
1730hrs 2nd Samagana Mathanga National Award Ceremony
1900hrs Ranjani Gayathri-Vocal Duet
2000hrs Nithyashree Mahadevan-Vocal

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira: Carnatic Music Feast Feb 2012

Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaj, K R Road, Basavangudi.

1.2.2012 1745hrs

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath - H.N. Bhaskar Patri Satish Kumar- Udupi Shreedhar

2.2.2012 1745hrs

Abhishek Raghuram - Akkarai S. Subbalakshmi - Anantha R. Krishnan- G. Guruprasanna

3.2.2012 1745hrs

T.M. Krishna -Embar S. Kannan,
K. Arun Prakash - B.S. Purushothaman

4.2.2012 1745hrs

Vishakahari - Charulatha Ramanujam
H.S. Sudhindra - Sukanya Ramgopal,
Udayaraj Karpoor

5.2.2012 1745hrs

Malladi Brothers -Mysore M. Nagaraj
Neyveli R. Narayanan - G.S.- Ramanujan

6.2.2012 1745hrs

Dr. R.N. Srilatha - V.Nalina Mohan
Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma - V.S. Ramesh

7.2.2012 1745hrs

S. Sowmya with K. Gayathri, Vidya Kalyana Raman, K. Bharat Sundar, Ramakrishnan Murthy, (ALLIED RAGAS)
Dr. M. Narmada - Poongalam Subramanyam K.V. Gopala Krishnan

8.2.2012 1745hrs

Sudha Raghunathan & party

9.2.2012 1745hrs

Mysore M. Nagaraj & Dr. M. Manjunath Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam
U.N. Giridhar Udupa

10.2.2012 1745hrs

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy - (Bharatanatyam)

11.2.2012 1745hrs

Sanjay Subramanyam - Nagai Muralidharan Mannargudi A. Eshwaran- B. Rajashekar

12.2.2012 1745hrs

Ranjani & Gayathri - Charumathi Raghuraman Manoj Shiva - G. Omkar Rao.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The French Loaf: Cake Buffet

India’s largest bakery chain, The French Loaf, will be hosting a ‘Cake Buffet’ a first of its kind event at its outlet on Clarks Road, Richards Town, Bangalore on Sunday, 22nd January. The concept of the buffet is being offered to cake lovers for the first time in India although the concept is quite popular in Europe and the USA.

With the objective of indulging cake lovers from across the city, the buffet will feature over twenty five exquisitely crafted favourites including fruit and chocolate cheesecakes, pies, truffles, mousse, profiteroles, rum balls and more. The French Loaf hopes the buffet will also be an informative platform for its fans who will be treated to desserts from across the world namely, exotic pastries like the Linzer Torte, Tres Leche, Grand mere, Fresh Fruit Gateaux, Profiterols, and the Peach Strudel from the dessert shelf of the bakery.

Other cakes on the buffet menu will be the Black Forest, Croquembouche, Gateau St. Honore Mille Feuille , Gooey Brownies, Blueberry Gateaux, German Chocolate Cake, Carrot cake, Chocolate Fudge, Opera, Strawberry Cheese Cake, Oreo Cheese Cake, Decadance, Apple Pie, Strawberry Fantasy and more. French Loaf aims at reaching out to the customers with its unlimited variety of cakes and a heavenly delight for all the taste buds.

Come and treat your taste buds at The French Loaf, Clarke Road, Richards Town.

The cake buffet starts from 12.00 noon to 23.00hrs

The unlimited buffet which is priced at Rs. 299 is strictly aimed at dessert lovers .

Friday, January 20, 2012


Organised by Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishath, Bangalore on Sunday, 29 January 2012.

This event will spread out from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on to the Kumara Krupa Road, Bangalore, India

This one-day event will feature artist’s from all over the Country.

Pool of Beautiful Art from all walks of life.

Official Site: http://chitrasanthe.com/

Chasing my Mamet Duck : Play

Inspired by David Mamet's Duck Variations, Chasing my Mamet Duck is a Trans-Theatre immersive Experience, created for anyone who has ever chased anything, gotten slightly tired and probably needs a hug. Trans-theatre is where theatre transcends the stage in space and in feeling urging the audiences to react and have an interactive session.

When: Jan 21, 22 (Sat-Sun) 3:30pm and 7:30pm (also 11:00 AM on 22nd)

Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore

Directed By Karthik Kumar (Vidya Mandir Batch 1995)
Music By Anil Srinivasan ( Vidya Mandir Batch 1994)

Gudiya Sambhrama 2012

The ‘Gudiya Sambhrama-Bangalore Temple Festival 2012′ will be orgainsed in various ancient temples of the state capital from 20 January, 2012- 11 March, 2012.

A unique endeavour by the Heritage Trust, the festivities are being conducted with the sole intent of reviving ancient culture of heritage spaces. What sets apart the cultural festival this time is the emphasis that will be laid on planting of sacred plants and trees. Saplings will be provided to devotees who arrive at the festival scenario, at a nominal rate. The endeavour is being organized in connection with Muzrai Department.

To create an awareness of our culture and her bond with sacred trees a contest of photography and creative writing will be conducted.

250 artists of repute from all over India will converge in these ancient temples bringing performances of dance, music, theatre, puppetry, harikatha and innovative rangoli. Fabulous legends of trees will be related and their ecological importance will be stressed. New trees will be planted and old ones will be venerated.

Please view schedule below for information on performances and contests.

7th Drishti Dance Festival 2012

Drishti Art Foundation presents 7th Drishti Dance Festival

Drishti Art Foundation presents the 7th year of the successful Drishti Dance Festival and extends a warm invitation to all the artists and art lovers to be a part of this wonderful evening.

Drishti Dance Festival has been a highly successful event and has made it the benchmark for all dance festivals in Bangalore. On the occasions of the last six dance festivals, connoisseurs of dance turned out in large numbers. Drishti will bring together world class performers from the field of dance.

Date: Saturday, 21st January 2012
Time: 6.15pm
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bangalore
All are welcome.


Bharatanatyam by Anuradha Vikranth presenting Krishnam Vande Jagadguru

Kathak by Anuj Mishra and ensemble, Lucknow, presenting traditional Kathak dance pieces along with their new experimental work with the combination of Kathak with Flamenco, Kathak with contemporary approach.

Sangam - The Rhythm: A unique presentation of the confluence of four dance styles by: (Bharatanatyam - Seshadri Iyengar, Kuchipudi - Shama Krishna, Kathak – BP Sweekruth, Odissi - Madulita Mohapatra)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sur Taal 2012

Ghazal and Bollywood in B'lore Jan/Feb 2012

Remembering Jagjit Singh’, will be held January 21, 6.30 pm at Jnana Jyoti Convention Centre, Bangalore University Campus, Palace Road.

The performers are Anup Jalota, Deepak Pandit, Abhinav Upadhyay, Sushanth Sharma, Devender Rajbhat, Lalit Shankar, Amit Chaubey, Dhiren Raichuria. Call 9845447130 .

Tickets: Rs. 300, 500, 750, 1000 and 1500

Sri Sudarsana Seva Samithi, in association with Nava Karnataka Social Service Trust presents Sonu Nigam Live in Concert Bangalore, that has been organized specially for raising funds for a charitable organization. Bollywoods phenomenal singer to sing for a cause that goes beyond entertainment.
Date :
Feb 11, 2012
Venue :
Tripura Vasini, Palace Grounds Bangalore
Time : 06:00 PM
Tickets: Rs. 2000. 1000, 500, 300

"Yesterday, once more…Bollywood chatush through the eyes of Amit Kumar”.
On Feb 17, Amit Kumar, Rajender Singh Sodha, Raaj Sodha, Kishore Sodha, Franco Vaz, Babloo Mukherjee, Divya Raghavan, Biju Nair, Sinchan Dixit and Musicians of Sony TV's K for Kishore Reality Show will perform at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, Bangalore.

There will be a guest appearance by Sromona Chakraborty, sister of Amit Kumar at 7 p.m.
Call 9845447130 or 9845172749.

Tickets: Rs. 300, 600, 750, 1000 and 1500

More Music... Jan 2012

Ananya is organising a vocal duet by Nagavalli Nagaraj and Ranjani Nagaraj, accompanied by T G Tyagarajan (violin) and C Cheluvuraju (mridangam), on January 20, 6.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Music Circle, Chandra Layout, is presenting a Carnatic vocal music concert by Sandeep Narayan, a disciple of Sanjay Subramaniam, on January 22, 6.15 pm at No. 12, Basaveshwara HBCS, 7th Cross, 2nd Main, Chandra Layout. He will be accompanied by Nalina Mohan on violin and M A Krishnamurthy on mridangam.

A vocal concert by Priyanka Prakash, called Demystifying Raagam, Taanam, Pallavi, will be held on January 24, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. She will be accompanied by Vittal Rangan on violin and Raghunath Rajaram on mridangam. Priyanka is a disciple of Neela Ramgopal. For details, call 9886599675.

Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Mahotsav 2012

All Night Music Concert organised by Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Sabha Bengaluru.

When: 21 Jan 2012, Saturday at 9:00pm until Sunday at 9:00am

Where: Gymkhana Indoor Stadium, IISc, Yashwantpur, Bengaluru

The following artistes would be performing at the concert :

Vidushi Kasturi Datar Atrawalkar - Vocal

Vidwan Ramani - Carnatic Vocal

Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar - Vocal

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia - Flute

Pt. Ram Deshpande - Vocal

Rudram 2012 Krishna: By Shobana

Rudram 2012 Krishna by Shobana at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. Krishna - the man and his philosophy - and why he is still above man's understanding.


Saturday, Jan 28 6:00 PM Onwards


16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, Bangalore


Rs. 3000, 2000, 1000

47th Nadajyoti Music Festival 2012

Venue: R P Ravishankar Sabhangana, Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple, Malleshwaram.

21 Jan 2012 – Vocal – Bombay Sisters 6.30pm

22 Jan 2012 – Violin Duet by GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi 6.30pm

23 Jan 2012 – Harikatha on Purandaradasa by Sri Mohan Kumar Das 6.30pm

24 Jan 2012 – Vocal – R.K Srikantan 6.30pm

25 Jan 2012 – Hindustani vocal – Bharathi Pratap 6.30pm

26 Jan 2012 – Jugalbandi – Suma Sudheendra (Veena) and Prakash (Guitar) 6.30pm

27 Jan 2012 – Layavinyasa By Sri Thirumale Srinivas 6.30pm

28 Jan 2012 – Vocal – Sangeetha Sivakumar 6.30pm

29 Jan 2012 – Violin – A.D Sachariah 5pm

Award of Kalajyoti and Nadajyoti at 7pm

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

IIMB presents Yamini 2012

IIMB presents the 9th edition of Yamini, their annual tribute to Indian Classical Arts.

Held on 25th January every year at IIMB, Yamini promises to be an enthralling night with performances by maestros of Indian Classical Music and Dance. From Malkauns to Bhairavi, from dusk to dawn, the night of revelation prevails.

When: January 25th 2012, 6.00PM onwards

Where: Open Air Theatre, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Official Site: http://www.yamini-iimb.com/index.html

BTM 2012 Aradhana Mahotsava Sthapana

23rd- 29th Jan, 2012 (Mon-Sun)
Where: Shree Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind, 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar,

Organized by the BTM Cultural Academy

23rd Jan Ganesha Stuthi & Inaguration

Sri Purandaradasa Krithis
23-01-2012 Monday

5:30 PM

Vid. Shankari Moorthy Balila (South Kanara)


Vid. Mysore Dayakara


Vid. C. Cheluvaraju


Vid. S. N. Narayana Murthy


Vid. Bhagyalakshmi Krishna


Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Krithis
24-01-2012 Tuesday

5:30 PM

Vid. K. Lahari (Visakhapatnam)


Vid. B. K. Raghu


Vid. Jayachandra Rao


Vid. B. N. Chandramouli


Vid. Phanindra Bhaskara


Sri Muthuswamy Dikshithar Krithis
25-01-2012 Wednesday

5:30 PM

Vid. Amritha Murali (Chennai)


Vid. Dr. R. Hemalatha


Vid. B. K. Chandramouli


Vid. Sukanya Ramgopal


Vid. Bharadwaj Sathavally


Sri Shyamashastri Krithis
26-01-2012 Thursday

5:30 PM

Vid. Baby Sriram (Chennai)


Vid. Charulatha Ramanujam


Vid. Ananthakrishna Sharma


Vid. G. Guruprsanna


Vid. Pramath Kiran


Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar Krithis
27-01-2012 Friday

5:30 PM

Vid. Vani Sathish (Bengaluru)


Vid. Mysore Srikanth


Vid. B. C. Manjunath


Vid. A. S. N. Swamy


Vid. M. A. Krishnamurthy


Sri Kanakadasaru Krithis
28-01-2012 Saturday

5:30 PM

Vid. Chandanbala (Chennai)


Vid. Nalina Mohan


Vid. S. Ashok


Vid. G. Omkar


Vid. Prasanna Kumar


29-01-2012 Sunday

9:30 AM

9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Seva Groups

10:30 AM

Pancharatna Goshtigana & Mangalarathi

12:00 Noon

Guru Seva Concerts (by Artists)

12:30 PM

Prasada Viniyoga

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gulzarish - A Musical Evening

In aid of Pediatric Chemotherapy Project of Rotary International Dist. 3190.

On 27th Jan (Fri), 6:30pm-900pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

Rs.500/- | Rs. 1000/-

Lalbagh Flower Show : Jan 2012

The Bi-annual Lalbagh Flower Show happens every Republic Day and Independence Day.

A visual treat to the eyes, this show is celebrating its 100th year. The exhibition showcases Indian floral art, Ikebana, vegetable carving, Dutch art, Thai art, dry flowers, Janur Arrangement and Bonsai. This year the theme is world peace and unification and the floral installation of Buddha Sharira Stupa is one of the major attraction. The other added attraction will be a floral peacock inside the Glass House.

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.

Entry Fee:
• A visitor has to pay no fee on January 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 28 and Rs 40 on January 22, 26 and 29. The entry fee for children below 12 years is Rs 10 on all days during the exhibition.
• The entry fee for a car with one person is Rs 50, and Rs 80 for two persons, Rs 110 for three persons, Rs140 for four persons, Rs170 for five persons, 200 for six persons, Rs 260 for eight persons and Rs 380 for a Tempo Traveller.
• The tickets will be sold at Lalbagh Main Gate, Double Road Gate, Siddapura Gate and Basavanagudi Gate.

General Information:
• No plastic item will be allowed inside Lalbagh during the flower show.
• Tickets will not be issued after 5 pm.
• No luggage or food items allowed.

Friday 20 January - Sunday 29 January
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
54, Lalbagh Road
Wilson Garden

Great Advices from a Dog

Shared by a friend- wanted to pass on the joy!

If a dog was the teacher you would learn stuff like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout .... Run right back and make friends.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.