Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Child & I

Family is watching television together and a song & dance rain sequence appears.

Secondborn: " That boy & girl forgot to take umbrella ?"

Firstborn: " Actually, they look happy to be dancing in the rain "

Secondborn: "Only peacocks dance when it rains!"

Firstborn: "Shall we dance when it rains ?"

Secondborn: " OK- But remember to on the heater so the water is hot, ok?"

Showers of joy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mango Mela 2012

Mouth watering varieties of mangoes from across the country are up for grabs at various Hopcoms outlets in the State, as the farmers' cooperative has launched its much-awaited mango mela. Varieties such as Badami, Malgoa, Kalapadu, Rathnagiri Alphonso, Mallika, Banganpalli, Raspuri, Neelam, Kesar, Sendura, Dasheri, Thothapuri, Sakkareguthi, Aamarpalli and Kesar are available. 

This year, the mela will be held at all the Hopcoms retail outlets across the city. Also, retail stores will be organised at special mobile outlets in H S R Layout, Kengeri Satellite Town and J P Nagar.

Apart from our 287 outlets, fruits will be sold in mobile vehicles at a few areas. The highlight of this year’s mela will be sale of mangoes which are ripened with Ethylene. Different varieties of mangoes from all across the country will be sold at discount rates. Consumers can know the daily prices of fruits by sending an SMS FRUITS RATE to 92433 55223.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spic Macay: National Convention 2012, Mangalore

The convention comprises of sessions that start from 4 in the morning and go on till 10 in the evening with intensives in yoga, classical music, dance and crafts to folk performances, screening of cinema classics and inspiring talks. Each hour in the convention is perfectly planned to provide a complete insightful experience of the true Indian culture and heritage.

Day 1 : 28th May
10.00 AM Registration begins
1.00 PM – 2.00 PM Vidwan Mambalam Siva (Nadaswaram)
2.00 PM – 4.00 PM Shri Chittani Ramachandra Hegde (Yakshagana)
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM Orientation for participants by Dr. Kiran Seth
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 7.00 PM Inaugural Ceremony
7.00 PM – 9.00 PM Prof. T N Krishnan (Carnatic Violin)
9.00 PM – 11.00 PM Begum Parveen Sultana (Hindustani Vocal)
11.15 PM Lights out
Day 2 : 29th May
4.00 AM – 7.00 AM Naad Yog and Hatha Yog
7.00 AM – 7:30 AM Shramdaan
7.30 AM – 9.00 AM Personal Time and Breakfast
9.00 AM – 12 Noon Intensives with maestros in music/dance/theatre/art/craft
12 Noon – 1.00 PM Lunch
1.00 PM – 2.30 PM Guru S Thanil Singh & Troupe (Pung Cholom)
2.30 PM – 5.00 PM Cinema Classic
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 8.00 PM Vidushi Malavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam)
8.00 PM – 10.00 PM Vidwan N Ravikiran (Chitravina)
10.15 PM Lights Out
Day 3 : 30th May
4.00 AM – 1.00 PM Similar Schedule
1.00 PM – 2.30 PM Mr. Mahmood Farooqui and troupe (Dastangoi)
2.30 PM – 5.00 PM Cinema Screening by Shri Girish Kasaravalli
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 8.00 PM Vidwan T V Sankaranarayanan (Carnatic Vocal)
8.00 PM – 10.00 PM Shri Margi Madhu (Koodiyattam)
10.15 PM Lights Out
Day 4 : 31st May
4.00 AM – 1.00 PM Similar Schedule
1.00 PM – 2.30 PM Talk by Shri Mumtaz Ali
2.30 PM – 5.00 PM Folk forms from Karnataka
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 8.00 PM Dr. N Rajam (Hindustani Violin)
8.00 PM – 10.00 PM Vidwan T N Seshagopalan (Carnatic Vocal)
10.15 PM Lights Out
Day 5 : 1st June
4.00 AM – 1.00 PM Similar Schedule
1.00 PM – 2.30 PM Nazeer & Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi (Qawalli)
2.30 PM – 5.00 PM Cinema Screening by Shri Nandan Kudhyadi
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 8.00 PM Smt. Madhavi Mudgal (Odissi)
8.00 PM – 10.00 PM Shri Mysore Nagaraj and Dr. Manjunath (Carnatic Violin)
10.15 PM Lights Out
Day 6 : 2nd June
4.00 AM – 9.00 AM Similar Schedule
9.00 AM – 11.00 AM Intensives with maestros in music/dance/theatre/art/craft
11.00 AM – 12 Noon Lunch
12 Noon – 2.30 PM Presentation by Intensive groups
2.30 PM – 5.15 PM Compulsory Rest
5.15 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 6.00 AM Pts. Rajan & Sajan Mishra (Hindustani Vocal)
Vidwan U Shrinivas (Carnatic Mandolin)
Vidwan T V Gopalakrishnan (Carnatic Vocal)
Ustad Shahid Pervez Khan (Sitar)
Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar (Dhrupad)
Pt. Venkatesh Kumar (Hinduatani Vocal)
Day 7 : 3rd June
7.30 AM – 9.00 AM Personal Time and Breakfast
9.00 AM – 3.00 PM Heritage Walks

Vivekananda Kendra (Hatha Yog) Dr. Kiran Seth (Naad Yog)
Vid. Malavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam) The Dhananjayans (Bharatanatyam)
Smt. Madhavi Mudgal (Odissi) Smt. Ritha Devi (Odissi)
Shri Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi (Kuchupudi) Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi (Kuchupudi)
Shri Margi Madhu (Koodiyattam) Shri Kalamandalam Kuttan (Kathakali)
Guru S Thanil Singh (Pung Cholom) Shri Bellagallu Veerana (Leather Puppetry)
Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar (Dhrupad) Shri Karaikudi Subramaniam (Carnatic Veena/Vocal)
Pt. Kaivalya Kumar Gurav  (Hindustani Vocal) Vid. T V Gopalakrishnan (CarnaticVocal)
Shri M Ganapathi Hegde (Yakshagana make-up)

  • NE – Assam – Weaving – Jamini Peyang & Bapu Kan
  • BIHAR -Papier Mache with Madhubani Painting – Narendra Karan & Sunita Karan
  • ORISSA – Saura & Pattachitra painting – Bijay Kumar Pariki
  • MP – Gond tribal painting – Anand Shyam & Kalabai Shyam
  • AP – Kalamkari painting –  Vishwanath Reddy
  • RAJASTHAN  - Phad painting- Kalyan Joshi & Rahul Pathak
  • NE – Tripura – Bamboo crafts – Subrata Chakraborty
  • RAJASTHAN – Tie & dye / Leheriya technique – Smt Ram Kanya Devi & Babu Lal Chippa
  • MP – Bagh block print and Natural dyeing – Ibrahim Haji
  • TN – Pottery – R. Thangaiya
  • UP – Wood carving and inlay – Mohd Matloob
  • DELHI – Gandhi samiti – Charkha spinning
  • UP – Mooj grass crafts – Om Prakash & Shiv Kumari
  • KARNATAKA – Lambadi embroidery- Mr. Veerana of Sandur Kala Kendra
  • KARNATAKA – Chittara Painting

Heritage walks – Karkala – Moodbidri, Udupi – Barkur, Mangalore city
The PDF of the complete schedule can be found here : http://goo.gl/obMmI

My Child & I

Mom, with the boys, is visiting her cousin who's expecting.

Secondborn: " Where are all the toys in this house?"

Mom: " The toys will come, once the baby comes"

Firstborn: " Where is the baby?"

Mom: " In Aunt's tummy!"

Secondborn (exclaims) : " Why did she eat the baby?"

Aunt breaks into fits of laughter- We did it again!

Dhaatu presents Ashtavakra Puppet Show

Dhaatu Puppet Theater Presents

Ashtavakra- A string Puppet Show at Ranga Shankara on Sunday, June 3rd 2012

Two shows- Matinee at 3:30 pm and Evening Show at 7:30 pm

Tickets Rs. 100 available at Ranga Shankara, Indian Stage and Book My Show

Venue - Ranga Shankara

Dialogues in English, Music- Traditional, Duration : 1 hour

Story of a young disabled child from the Mahabharata, set in the Upanishadic times.

TCS World 10K : Bangalore will Run as One

Date: 27 May 2012 (Sunday)

Time: 6:30 am

Shree Kanteerava Stadium
Sports Complex, Kasturuba Road,

Visit the official website for more details on the event.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Chotta Bheem @ SPAR Hypermarket

Visit SPAR Hypermarkets on the listed dates between 10am-10pm and enjoy the event.

24 May 2012 (Thu) : Gopalan Signature Mall

25 May 2012(Fri) : Oasis Center

26 May 2012 ( Sat) : Bannerghatta Road, Diary Circle

27 May 2012 (Sun) : Mantri Square, Malleswaram

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Great Indian Featival of Magic

MAGIC ACADEMY BANGALORE presents the grandest spectacle of the Art of Magic. The three day festival will present Magic in all its grandeur, mystery and amazement. Hundreds of Magicians from India and abroad, are expected to celebrate the art of Magic in this festival, which plans to showcase world-class talent of our country along with top class magicians from across the world.

Spellbinding, mind boggling, witty and colourful acts of Illusion, stand-up acts of conjuring, sleight of hand, close-up magic and other amazing acts of skill will be performed by world class Magicians. A not-to-miss treat for every professional, amateur, hobbyist, connoisseur, and magic lover.


The festival will have a three day ‘Convention’ of magicians taking part in seminars, lectures and teaching sessions, competitions in various categories of magic, close-up magic sessions and scores of other attractions. The Convention will be held in an indoor air-conditioned facility.Top dealers of magic apparatus will be in attendance. A record number of delegates from across the country and abroad are expected to attend the Convention, promising to be an unforgettable magical experience.


A unique feature of the festival will be a three day ‘MAYABAZAAR’, in the outdoors,open to the public. This colourful bazaar with over ten stage settings, spread across 80,000 sq.ft of the venue, will have non-stop performances by top class magicians presenting amazing and world class acts of magic and conjuring, to lilting background scores and colourful lighting. World class ‘close-up’ magic performers will astound the public with their wizardry. A first time ever in the country, the ‘Bazaar’ will have a grand Centre stage, hosting grand acts of magic and illusion and other rare arts like shadow play, laser juggling, quick change artists….., an evening at the Mayabazaar is a must for every fun loving family. Stalls selling never before seen magic ware !...You can buy Magic and become an instant magician too!

Magic, Conjuring, Hocus Pocus, Sleight of hand, Prestidigitation, Sorcery, Legerdemain, Necromancy, Thaumaturgy, Wizardry……call it what you may…..its all there !