Thursday, August 30, 2012

Music Events :1st-2nd Sep 2012

Venue – Samayapuram Sabha, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore.
Date – September 1st, Saturday
Time – 5:15pm onwards
Vocal – Saitejas Chandrashekar
Violin – Anand Vishwanathan
Mridanga – Raghu Bhagavath
Ghata – Sumana Chandrashekar

DATE: 2nd SEPTEMBER 2012. TIME: 5.30 p.m. 
5.30 p.m. onwards

Welcome Address.
Honouring ‘Mridanga Vaadana Ratna’   VIDWAN SRI M.VASUDEVA RAO, Renowned Mridangam Artist.

Address by the Chief Guest – ‘Karnataka Kala Sri’ DR. M. SURYA PRASAD, Renowned Music & Dance Critic.

Address by the Guests of Honor – ‘Mridanga Kala Shiromani’ VIDWAN SRI A. V. ANAND &

Felicitations. Vote of Thanks.


Events: 30 Aug- 7 Sept, 2012

Fine ensemble

The students of Sri Sathyanarayana Raju will be presenting a dance ensemble titled, Chaturagamini on August 31, 7 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.


The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is presenting a bharatanatyam duet recital by Pushya Pradeep and Sindhu Pradeep on August 31, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road. This performance is a part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’.  

In memory

A bharatanatyam recital in the Maargam format will be presented in memory of S Rajaram, grandson of Mysore Vasudevachar, by guru Vasanta Vedam, assisted by Nrityakala Parishad and Vishruta School of Dance. All items will be compositions of M Vasudevachar and S Rajaram. Dancers from Kalakshetra and Vishruta will participate in it. This programme will be held at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram on September 2, 6.30 pm.

Endowment series

The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting a series of endowment programmes till the end of September. The series will start with a lecture-cum-demonstration on the topic, ‘Dance: A Universal and Unique Human Expression’ by Mythili Anoop, special guest faculty, St Joseph’s Post Graduate and Research Centre, on September 1, 6 pm. A bharatanatyam recital by Kruthika Thyagarajan, a disciple of Shakuntala R Prabhat, will be held on September 4, 6 pm. This is being conducted on the occasion of ‘Smt Leela R Sastry Memorial Endowment Programme’. Both programmes will be held at No 6, Sri B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. For details, call 26678581.

Pot Pourri

Varied patterns

Vermilion House is showcasing an exclusive exhibition of traditional and classic Kancheepuram sarees by Lakshmi Creations, a weaver who is reviving old patterns in pure zari and traditional colours on August 31 and September 1, from 10.30 am to 7 pm. The venue is Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Fraser Town. For details, call 41225830.

‘Science congress

In connection with the ‘20th National Children’s Science Congress-2012’, Suchitra Balajagath, in association with Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, is holding a workshop for teachers of high school and middle school. This will be held on August 30,10 am at Suchitra premises, Banashankari 2nd Stage. The theme is ‘Energy:  Explore, Harness and Conserve’. For details, call 26711785.


Sampoorn is organising, Vastrabhushana, an exhibition, from August 31 to September 5, 10 am to 7.30 pm at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. The products that will be on display include saris, kurtis and accessories. The artisans will also display silver jewellery and filigiri ethnic ornaments.  


Live performance

CounterCulture is presenting T L Mazumdar and Jivraj Singh live in concert on August 31, 8 pm onwards. The venue is CounterCulture, 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Near Xylem building, Whitefield Road.


Ustad Balekhan Memorial Trust is presenting ‘Smarane’ – ‘Remembering Sitar Nawaz Ustad Bale Khan’, on September 1, 5.30 pm at JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar. On the occasion, there will be a Hindustani vocal recital by Pandit Shrinivas Joshi. He will be accompanied by Prashant Pandav on tabla and Vyasamurthy Katti on harmonium.

There will also be a mohan veena recital by Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt. He will be accompanied by Pandit Raamkumar Mishra on tabla. 

For peace

‘India in Concert’, in association with a recording studio and a record label is presenting, ‘Music for Peace’, which will feature performances by Zubeen Garg, ‘Aurko’ and singers Siddaraju and Sangeetha Srikishen on September 1 and 2. The venue is Phoenix Market City in Whitefield. For details, call  9535352925.

Saxophone feast

Bangalore International Centre is presenting a classical Carnatic music recital on saxophone by G Ramanathan September 7, 6.30 pm. Ramanathan will be accompanied by Pradesh Acharya on the violin and Vadiraj Bhatt on the mridangam. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details call, 9886599675.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Annamayya sankeerthanas National seminar

Annamayya sankeerthanas National seminar, Bangalore,26-08-12.

Telugu Vignana Samithi, Bangalore in collaboration with Annamacharya Project of TTD, Tirupati are conducting a day long National Seminar – Annamayya Sankeerthana Samalochana on 26th August 2012 from 12 noon onwards at Telugu Vignana Samithi building (backside of Chowdiah memorial hall), No. 29, G.D. Park extension, Vyalikaval, Bangalore.

Altogether 14 papers pertaining to various aspects of Annamayya compositions will be presented by scholars from around the country. This will be followed by a music concert by the artists of Annamacharya project from 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm.

Sri Venugopala Krishna Swamy Temple Malleswaram- Annual Gokulashatami Concerts

Sri Venugopala Krishna Swamy Temple– 11th cross - Malleswaram
 Annual Gokulashatami Concerts 2012

10-Sep-2012 Monday 6:30pm
Sanjay Subrahmanyan / S Varadarajan / Neyveli Venkatesh / S Venkataraman

11-Sep-2012 Tuesday 6:30 pm
Suma Sudheendra(Veena)

12-Sep-2012 Wednesday 6:30pm
Anjali Sriram/ H N Smitha/ C Cheluvaraju / Narayana Murthy

13-Sep-2012 Thursday 6:30pm
Sheela Ravi Kiran/ Nalina Mohan / R Shankar Narayan / Guruprasanna

14-Sep-2012 Friday 6:30 pm
Clutural Program by Vidya Mandira Students

15-Sep-2012 Saturday 6:30 pm
Riya Sridhar ( Dance)

16-Sep-2012 Sunday 6:30 pm
U Srinivas( Mandolin)/H K Venkatram/MAdurai Mangala Swaminathan/ Giridhar Udupa

17-Sep-2012 Monday 6:30pm
Pallavi Prasanna / H N Smitha/ Renuka Prasad / Srinarayana Murthy

Avadhany Foundation – vocal carnatic music competition

Avadhany Foundation – vocal carnatic music competition
(for children below 15) in Bangalore on 28th October 2012
The competition carries a cash award of Rs 6000 (Ist Prize), Rs 3000 (2nd Prize) and Rs 1000 (Consolation Prize). 
In addition the 1st Prize winner will be presented an electronic Tambura donated by Vid Dr Hamsini Nagendra, Performing Artiste and Associate Professor, Dept of Performing Arts, Bangalore University. 
Last date for receipt of application is 15th September 2012. 
For details please write to or visit our website

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2012 (BIAF 2012)

BIAF an initiative by AIM…Artists’ Introspective Movement (AIM) is initiated by internationally known Veena exponent Dr.Suma Sudhindra and renowned Kuchipudi exponent Veena Murthy Vijay.

The BIAF will bring in a global perspective and in the process create a platform and opportunity for the Local artists and the Guest artists to interact and perform in an international context.The goal is to provide a unique and unprecedented environment to regenerate and build bridges between the society & artists through public-private partnership

BIAF 2008,2009,2010,2011 were grand sucess. Inspired from this, This Year BIAF will be spread over 3 weekends from 31st Aug, 16th September.

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2012 - Programme Schedule 
Venues Date Timings Artists Details of the programme
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, G.D. Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore - 560003. Ph. No. 080-23445810, 080-23443956 8/31/2012 6:00pm Kadri Gopalanath Saxophone
Ranjana Gauhar 'Odissi - 'Chitrangada' a dance drama based on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's literary works. 
Chowdiah Memorial Hall 9/1/2012 6:00pm Deepti Sudhindra Bharatanatyam
Aruna Sairam Carnatic Classical Vocal
Chowdiah Memorial Hall 9/2/2012 6:30pm Malavika Sarukkai Bharatanatyam -"Sakthi Sakthimaan – Energies Auspicious and Fearsome" - In Assosiation with International Music & Arts Society.
Zowe Madrigal - Chorus Group The only Neo-classical male chorus group from Nagaland
Chowdiah Memorial Hall 9/3/2012 7:00pm Astad Deboo "Interpreting Tagore" choreographed by Astad Deboo and performed by the astad deboo dance company - In Association with  Academy of Music (Chowdiah Memorial Hall) - Contemporary Dance.
Taj Westend, 23, Race Course Road, Bangalore - 560001 (Opposite Turf Club) Ph. No : 080-66605660 9/7/2012 6:30pm Art  Exhibition Art exhibition  in association with Concern India Foundation
Brigade MLR Convention Center, Brigade Millenium Campus, 7th Phase, J P Nagar, Bangalore - 560078. Ph. No. : 080-4018222, +91-9880405439 9/7/2012 6:30pm Suddhashil Chatterjee &  Jonathan Kay - Canada "Indian Santoor Collaborates with Western Saxophone"
Arun & Pallavi Arun Fusion with Mattis Muller - Guitar
Jagriti, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bangalore - 560066, Ph No : 080- 41242879 * 9/7/2012 8:00pm Evam - Theatre group from Chennai Standup Comedy
Brigade MLR Convention Center. 9/8/2012 6:30pm Shashadhar Acharya - Chhau "Seraikella" and "Mayurbhanj" chhau- An energetic and spirited dance, evolved from martial art techniques
Bharatanjali Group Bharatanatyam by Disciples of Guru Bhanumathi
Amphitheatre - U B City, level 14 & 15, Concorde Towers, 1 Vittal Mallaya Road, Bangalore - 560001. Ph No: 080- 40300300. 9/8/2012 7.00pm Jyotsna Srikanth - Violin & Marten Wisser (Austria) - Saxophone Fusion Dreams' an Indo- Jazz contemporary fusion 
Suma Sudhindra, Gerard Machado & Andrew Kay Carnatic - Jazz Fusion Ensemble
Jagriti, Whitefield * 9/8/2012 6:30pm Madras String Quartet Carnatic Classical Music on Westren Instruments 
Manasi Prasad Carnatic Lounge 
Jagriti, Whitefield * 9/9/2012 6:30pm Kamila Kama Jezierska (Poland)
 & Abhilash Ningappa
"Troubled Duet"- Contemporary Dance
Hari, Chetana & Troupe Kathak dance couple Hari and Chethana present with their Disciples  'Kathak Ki Shaam' 
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, No - 43, Race Course Road, Bangalore - 560001. Ph No: 080-22267421 9/13/2012 6:00pm Poornima Ashok Bharatanatyam 
Jayant Kastuar Kathak
Opus, No: 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road, Bangalore - 560020. Ph No : 9844030198, 080-23442580 9/14/2012 7:30pm Karthik Mani & group with Nepal Band Fusion Band - Nepal to Bangalore Express
Radha Thomas & Aman Mahajan Two For The Road - Jazz Music
Cosmopolitan Club, 22nd Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560011. Ph. No: 080-26630110. 9/15/2012 6:30pm Folk Rhythm Ensemble  Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Assam, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur & Karnataka
Shillong Group Choir Music 
Sanjay Shantaram Shivapriya Dance Ensemble
Dr.Meernanda Barthakur Sattriya Dance
Freedom Park, Sheshadri Road, Opposite Maharani College, Bangalore - 560009. Ph No : 080-22727008.  9/16/2012 6:30pm Folk Festival  Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Assam, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur & Karnataka
Sukrushi, Organic farm, Marasarahalli, Nelamangala. 9/16/2012 10:00am Go Green Bengaluru - Afforestation Sapling Planting Programme
* Programs are subject to Change        

Friday, August 24, 2012

Oota from Your Thota Mela

On World Kitchen Garden Day, Bangalore Mirror Earth Warriors joins hands with Garden City Farmers Trust in conducting ‘Oota from your Thota’ (Food from your garden) mela that will bring together all terrace gardeners under one roof. An exhibition of garden equipment, seeds, compost, vegetables, food counters and more would also be held to help budding terrace gardeners.

Oota from your Thota  is an Organic Mela to spread the awareness on Urban farming/gardening. In addition, you can also find Organic products/produce. There will also be an area dedicated to OTG members for discussion & exchange of Ideas and also to showcase/display the plants that they've grown to inspire the budding gardeners.

Dr Narayana Reddy - Organic Farmer from Doddaballapur will be one of the Guest Speaker.

When: Sunday, Aug 26

Where: Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy For The Blind, CA-1B, 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar.

Time: 10am - 5pm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Events: 23 - 30 August, 2012

‘Cottage Mela’

A ‘Cottage Mela’ is being organised by the Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE) till August 26 at Safina Plaza, Infantry road. The ‘Mela’ provides an opportunity to behold the rich and varied art and craft traditions of India’s culturally enriched regions.

Jewellery, art objects, paintings, metal ware, woodcraft, furniture, lamps, pottery, women’s and men’s wear, saris, shawls, accessories, dress fabrics, marble craft, herbal products are on display.

Craft show

The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, popularly known as Poompuhar, is holding a crafts’ mela to help artisans market their products.
One can find a variety of handicrafts to choose from — oil lamps, incense and perfumery, Kancheepuram silk saris, carpets and wood carvings among others.
The exhibition will be held at the Poompuhar sales showroom at 104, Brigade Road till August 27, from 11am to 9 pm.

Diverse recitals

Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan Institute of Fine Arts of Mathikere Layout is celebrating Bharath Nrithya Darshan 2012 with bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, odissi and kathak recitals on August 23, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, opposite MLA College, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

The performances include bharatanatyam by the Rasika troupe, odissi by Madhilita Mohapatra and troupe, kuchupudi by Padmapriya Praveen and Manjula Palla and kathak by artistes of Kalpana School of Dance. Entry is free. For details, call 41285017.

Hindustani strains

A Hindustani vocal recital by Priya Purushothaman will be held on August 24, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

In memory

Karaikudi Brothers Traditional Veena Institute and Ananya are presenting a veena concert by Kalaimamani S Srinivasan, (a disciple of Rajeswari Padmanabhan), accompanied by Ganakalashri C Cheluvaraju (mridangam) on August 25, 6 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram. This is being held in memory of Vainika Vidushi Kalaimamani Rajeswari Padmanabhan. It is a mikeless concert and the veena used is designed by Rajeswari Padmanabhan.

Vocal notes

As part of Sapthaswara Academy’s 99th grand monthly chamber music programme, there will be a vocal concert by Sadasivam on August 26, 6.45 pm at the residence of Dr K Gopalan, 4/2, Malleswara Mansion, 6th Main, Malleswaram. He will be accompanied on violin by Yashasvi, on mridangam by Cheluvaraju and on ghatam by Gurmurthy N.

Young voices

Poornima Satish and Pavithra Ramesh, students of Carnatic musician Bombay Jayashri, will be presenting individual vocal performances on August 26, 5 pm at the Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near Police Station, Koramangala.

Soothing recital

Music Circle is presenting a vocal recital by Ashwath Narayanan on August 26, 6.15 pm at No. 12, Basaveshwara House Building Co-operative Society Ltd, 7th Cross, 2nd Main, Chandra Layout. H M Smitha will be on violin and B R Srinivas on mridangam.

Myriad steps

As part of Ananya Nrithyollasa-3, bharatanatyam by Prakruthi L S, mohiniyattam by Rekha Raju and odissi by Vandana Supriya will be held on August 26, 6 pm. The venue is Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

Science congress

In connection with the ‘20th National Children’s Science Congress-2012’, Suchitra Balajagath, in association with Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, is holding a workshop for teachers of high school and middle school. This will be held on August 30, 10 am at Suchitra Premises, Banashankari 2nd Stage. The theme is ‘Energy:  Explore, Harness and  Conserve’. The participating schools of Bangalore South districts have to register their names with district co-ordinator, Suchitra Balajagath, No. 36, 9th Main, B V Karanth Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage on or before August 28. For details, call 26711785.

World Kitchen Day event: Chennai

Here is some great news for all those of you who have been talking to about composting your kitchen waste and growing your own edible plants. reStore is launching its new urban gardening initiative reStore gardens on World Kitchen Garden Day, August 26th (Sunday) at SPACES, 1, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar. The event is being held from 9 am to 4 pm.

There are speakers sharing their knowledge with us, demonstrations and displays to watch and learn from, and seeds and books to buy. The detailed programme for the day is given on the website.

(9.30 am to 1.15 pm)
  • Sangeetha Sriram – Introduction
  • Prof. Sultan Ismail – Living Soil
  • Dr.Thirunarayanan – Medicinal Herbs in home gardens
  • Nityanand Jayaraman – Urban gardening can be a political act!
  • Dr. V Suresh – Urban gardening: a step towards food security

Displays / Demos
   (2.30 to 4.00 pm)
  • Creative containers
  • Home composting
  • Making your own soil
  • Intro to gardening
  • Pyramid pandals, pest and garden management
  • Learn to identify and take home seeds, saplings and cuttings of greens and herbs

(through the day)
  • Seeds, saplings
  • Panchagavyam
  • Books, posters and CD-ROMs

Please register using the form given here. If you would like to volunteer for the event, please sign up here.

There is a suggested donation of Rs. 200 to help them cover the organising costs. It can be made at the registration desk on the day of the event.

There will be organic refreshments in the morning break. Because of the restrictions enforced at the venue, no lunch is being served to the participants. During the lunch break (between 1.15 and 2.30 pm), you are requested to eat outside and return to the venue for the practical sessions in the afternoon. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to you!

If you’ve never gardened before, come with a 2-5 litre container and ready to get your hand dirty! Plant your own edible sapling and take it home with you! Your container could be a polythene cover, a paint bucket from a local shop (cleaned of all the paint sticking inside it), a pot, or any old container in your house that is either polythene plastic, terracota, or cloth.