Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Silk Utsav 2012

Silk Utsav 2012, Bangalore, an exhibition-cum-sale of silk materials will be held from October 31 to November 5 (11am-8pm) at St. Joseph’s High School Grounds on Vittal Mallya Road..

Organised by the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation and supported by the Department of Sericulture, the event showcases a wide range of silk materials.

Leading silk handloom weavers and manufacturers from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and other States will display their products.

Entry: Rs. 40/adult.

SPF Presents Annual Crafts Bazaar

Learn Puppetry

Dhaatu Puppet Theater - 2012
Invites interested people to train in playing traditional puppets of Karnataka
The training will be on week-ends and players who perform well will be absorbed into the Dhaatu Puppet Theater
Requirement- A serious interest, dedication and physical fitness. Rest will be taught. Exposure to classical dance or music is an asset.
 Interested people please send resume to resume addressed to Smt. Anupama Hoskere, director , Dhaatu. 

Visit or call  +9180-65683396 for more details.

Edition III - The Handmade Collective

A hundred Hands presents Edition III - The Handmade Collective. The Festival celebrating all thing handmade is back for its third year. Packed with displays, sales, demonstrations, interactions and workshops. Try your hand at an old-time honoured craft, and enjoy a new experience!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Hindu Novemeber Fest 2012

The third edition of the fest in Bangalore classical meets film songs and modern compositions, truly symbolising the diversity and dynamism the fest stands for.

The three-day festival opens with a jugalbandi between childhood friends Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri and flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar.  2nd Nov, 2012 | 7:30 PM

The second day of the fest is about romancing the retro or rather remembering the king of romance. Singer-of-several-chartbusters Srinivas along with a vibrant young team that includes National award winner Naresh Iyer, the talented Madhushree and the promising Saptaparna Chakraborty will relive the Rajesh Khanna era through his immortal songs.  3rd Nov, 2012 | 7:30 PM

The third day’s concert will once again prove music can meld hearts and connect people. Zebunnisa Bangash and Haniya Aslam, popularly known as Zeb and Haniya, the band of cousins from Pakistan, will woo Bangaloreans with their unchained melodies that are about freedom of the mind and liberation of the soul.
4th Nov, 2012 | 7:30 PM

 Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram, Bangalore 

Tickets : Rs. 400, 300, 200 / Season pass also available.

Toscano: Trick or Treat

Anniversary Shopping Festival: Phoenix Marketcity

Anniversary Shopping Festival from 21 October to 12 November 2012 at Phoenix Marketcity

Scintillating Events and Performances
- A fusion of live music and Courtyard concerts to be held every evening
- Soul-stirring performances by Avril Q on 21st October 2012 , onwards
- Laser Show
- Fire Dance
- Fashion Show
- Drummers Jam Session

Shop to win. Win to shop
- 5 International holiday vouchers + 10 domestic holiday vouchers
- Exquisite Golden Chariot experience for 5 lucky winners
- Attractive prizes from Chroma and Gilma
- Alluring discounts on food, apparel, footwear and accessories
- Pleasant surprises on shopping for a bill value Rs.5000+

Brand Offers
- Free glass of wine with every pizza that is ordered at CPK
- Shop for Rs.5000+ from any one outlet and get a flat 10% discount at Rajdhani

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Events: 25 Oct-4 Nov, 2012

DRAMA Romantic comedy

WeMove Theatre is presenting, ‘P. S. I don’t love you’, a romantic comedy, on November 1, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The play is based on a couple who plan to spoil their own wedding. It is written and directed by Abhishek Iyengar, the music is by Abhishek Narain and lights by Hanu R. For details, log on to

On stage

The ‘Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival’ will be held from October 27 to November 11. This year, the theme celebrates William Shakespeare. In store at the festival are productions from different corners of the world and two from India.

From Mumbai, there are Atul Kumar’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and Sunil Shanbag’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. And from overseas, the plays include Dhaka Theatre’s ‘The Tempest’ from Bangladesh; and Marjanishvili’s ‘As You Like It’ from Georgia. The opening ceremony  will usher in the festival with a theatrical ensemble that will feature renowned theatre personalities.

There will be a sonnet recitation evening, screenings of two films based on his work, arts’ appreciation course, solo performances by renowned theatre personalities, a poster-design competition, Shakespeare readings in the parks and more. For details, call 9742478886.

‘Valley Song’ 

An English play titled, ‘Valley Song’ will be performed at Jagriti, Whitefield from October 26 to November 4 at 8 pm (Tuesday to Saturday) and 3 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday. The show is suitable for those above 12 years. It is set against the backdrop of post-apartheid South Africa. The cast include Jagdish Raja and Rebecca Spurgeon. It is directed by Arundhati Raja and music is by Sankarshan Kini.

POT POURRIJewel world

‘The Jewels of India’, an exhibition-cum-sale, is being held from October 27 to 29 at St Joseph’s Indian High School, Vittal Mallya Road, next to Kanteerava Stadium.

The exhibition will feature participation by 102 jewellers from across the country. Actress Sumalatha Ambareesh is the brand ambassador. The display will include a splendid range of jewellery in latest designs and trends.

Piano magic

International Music and Art Society is presenting a classical piano recital by Orietta Caianello on November 2, 7.15 pm at Alliance Française.

Orietta will play an unusual and interesting set of tunes of only women composers — Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and others.

Tickets will be available from October 26 at Alliance Française. 

Several steps

The International Centre for Performing Arts is presenting an ‘October Dance and Music Festival’ on October 28 (11 am to 9.30 pm) and 29 (11 am to 8.45 pm). The venue is Government First Grade Degree College auditorium, near NES bus stand, opposite Yelahanka police station. The two-day festival will feature a kathakali lecture demonstration by Kalamandalam
Ettumanoor Kannan; mohiniyattam by Sangeetha Iyer and kathakali by Kalamandalam Ettumanoor Kannan and Kalamandalam Hari R Nair. There will also be an odissi recital by Vandana Supriya, bharatanatyam by Kamalakesheva and kuchipudi by Kavitha. For details, call 9902171819.


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in association with Infosys Foundation, is presenting Dasarapadagalu by Venkatesh Sharma on October 25, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

Vocal recital

BTM Cultural Academy is presenting a ‘Grand Music Festival’ on October 27, 5.30 pm at Shree Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind, 3rd cross, 3rd phase, J P Nagar (near Ragigudda). The festival will feature a vocal recital by Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath. Aishwarya will be accompanied by Nalina Mohan on the violin, V Krishna on the mridangam and Venkatesh Betta on the ghatam.

Melodious sound

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is presenting an evening of Carnatic music by Radhika Venkat Ramana on October 26, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road. This programme is a part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’.


The Bangalore School of Music is presenting a ‘Quintessence’, an evening of chamber music in consort, on November 3, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise. The 75-minute programme will feature duets and trios by Paulette DeMello on the flute, Stuart Potter from the US on the bassoon and Daniel Bircher from Switzerland on the clarinet accompanied by Rebecca Thomas and Berenice da Gama Rose on the piano. For details, call 41285017.

Veena tunes

Ananya  is presenting a veena recital by Yogavandana, accompanied by V S Rajagopal (mridangam) and Raghavendra Prakash (ghatam) on October 27, 6.30 pm. The venue is Ananya Sabhangana , 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.


Vivanta by Taj, in association with the Indo-German Cultural Society, is presenting, ‘Oktoberfest’ on Oc­t­o­ber 27, 7 pm and 11.30 pm at the Trinity Hall.

The celebrations will replicate the world’s most famous Bavarian ‘Oktoberfest’ with German food specialties, vibrant and eclectic musical performance by Reisbacher Musikanten — a 21-member band, especially flown in from Bavaria.

Rock on

‘Vladivar Rock ‘N India Concert’ will feature a performance by Carlos Santana at Bhartiya City on October 26. Carlos Santana’s line up for his India gig will include his Latin-infused, multi-genre hit singles – ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Smooth’, ‘Evil Ways’, ‘Dance Into The Night’, Oye Como Va, ‘Maria Maria’, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ and many more.

Celebration time

Suswaralaya College of Music, in association with Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, is organising its 13th anniversary celebrations from November 1 to 4 at No 12, 28th Cross,Geetha Colony,4th Block, Jayanagar.

There will be a performance by vocalist M S Sheela on November 1, 9.30 am. She will be accompanied by Vasudeva Rao on the mridangam. Audio CDs and a book titled, Sulabhavallavo Mahananda — Mundiges of Haridasas will be released on the occasion. For details, call 26633623.

 In sync

Ananya is presenting vocal recitals by Manasi Prasad and Vinay Sharva on November 3, 6.30 pm. The venue is Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.       


Fine footwork

Drishti Art Centre is presenting the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of K Shubha, a disciple of Anuradha Vikranth, on October 25, 6.30 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra.

Double treat
Keshava Samskruthi Sabha is presenting a Carnatic classical music and bharatanatyam recital by Vivek V Krishna and Aranya Narain respectively on October 27, 6.15 pm at No 556, Samskruthi Bhavan, 11 Main, ISRO Layout.


Pratibha Naatyalaya is presenting the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of Pratibha Kini, a disciple of Prabha Kini, on November 3, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira.


Ananya is presenting Ananya Nrithyollasa-5 in the City. On the occasion, bharatanatyam recitals by Bhargavi Prasam, Preethi Bharadwaj, Susheela Mehta will be held on October 28, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

Scottish delight

British Council is presenting a, ‘Scottish Dance Theatre India Tour 2012’ on October 25, 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Hall. The tour will feature two performances by UK and international choreographers. The first is 33-minute performance titled ‘Luxuria’, choreographed by Liv Lorent. The second one is called, ‘Drift’ and is choreographed by James Wilton and ‘DOG’, choreographed by Hofesh Shechter. For details, call 9538187910.

Suswaralaya College of Music: 13th Anniversary Celebrations

Suswaralaya College of Music (R)
12,28th Cross,Geetha Colony,4th Block,Jayanagar,Bangalore-560011
PH: 26633623,26545655,94480-59595

Cordially Invites You For The 13th Anniversary Celebrations 
1st November 2012 To 4th November 2012

Under the joint auspices with and at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira 
Devagiri Sabhangana, 9th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage,Bangalore-560070
1-11-2012 Thursday 9:30 a .m.

Karnataka Kalashree Vidwan Sri M Vasudeva Rao (Renowned Mridanga Artiste) Inaugurates
Ganakalashree Vidushi Smt M S Sheela (Renowned Vocal Artiste) releases the Audio CD & Book “Sulabhavallavo Mahananda”- Mundiges of HaridasasFelicitations to Khagavara Dhwaja Vittala Dasaru (12th Descendent in the Lineage Of Saint Vijayadaasaru)
 Vidwan Sri S R Krishnamurthy (Retired Civil Engineer & Senior Art Critic) releases the Audio CD & Book
“Navarathna Kritis Of Sri Purandara Dasaru”

Kala Seva Ratna Sri K V Murthy (Industrialist ,Music Connoisseur) releases the 6th Edition of
Directory Of Karnatak Musicians (KARNATAKA)

Sangeetha Kalaratnna Sri S Krishnamurthy (Grand Son Of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Mysore Vasudevacharya, Retd Station Director, AIR) will confer the title Swaralaya Shrunga On Vidwan Sri S A Shashidhar (Renowned Flautist)

1-11-2012 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. : Talavadya: Chi.B S Pranav, Chi.S D Nipunn,Chi.Jyotir Adithya, Chi.V M Shreyas Shastry, Chi.S Neeraj

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. : Lec-dem by Dr.Sri. Vidyabhushana on “The message of Haridasas”-Sangeetha Pravachana

12:40 p.m. to 01:00 p.m. : Talavadya: Chi.Kishan Kaushik,Chi.A Sriram,Chi.S Skandaprasad, Chi B S
Chennakeshava & Chi.Rohit Balakrishnan
 1-11-2012 Thursday 04:00 p.m.

04:00 p.m. to 04:20 p.m. : Talavadya: Kum.Jyothsna Hebbar, Chi.H S Anirudh, Chi.Lalith Srikar,
Chi.J Suvratha, Chi.D Sriniketan, Chi.B.J.Srinivas

04:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. : Flute Duet: Chi.Subramanya and Chi Skanda Violin: Vid.Bellary K Suresh
Mridanga: Chi.Ashwin Nair Ghata: Vid.B S Raghunandan

06:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m. :
Vocal: Vid.Vani Sateesh Violin: Vid. M R Srinidhi
Mridanga: Vid. J Vaidyanathan Khanjari: Vid:B S Purushotham

2-11-2012 Friday 06:00 p.m.

Vocal- Vid. Dr Hamsini Nagendra Violin:Vid.Charulatha Ramanujam
Mridanga:Vid.Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar Morching: Vid. M Gururaj

3-11-2012 Saturday 4:00 p.m.

04:00 p.m. to 04:20 p.m. :Talavadya:Chi.Abhinav Sudhakar, Chi.M Abhiram, Chi.S Shyamakrishna,
Chi. T P Purandara

04:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. : Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi Vocal: Kum.Swati Srinath Violin: Vid.Prema Vivek Mridanga: Vid.Vadiraj Bhat

3-11-2012 Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m

Veena:Vid Sankara Prakash Bonala Violin:Vid.B K Raghu Mridanga: Vid.
Calcutta Aravind Ghata: Vid.G S Ramanujan

4-11-2012 Sunday 9:00 a.m.

09:00 a.m. to 09:20 a.m. : Talavadya: Sri.N Sudhakar, Sri.R Vijay Nag, Sri.Ashwin Potdar ,Sri.B N
Narasimhamurthy Rao, Sri.Pranava Swaroop, Sri.B N Shashidhara,Rajappa

09:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. : Lecture Demonstration by Vid. Shreejayanthi Gopal – Mridangam (Tradition In Sculptures Of India (Audio Visual Presentation)

10:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. : Flute:Vid S A Shashidhar Veena:Vid Nagarathna Shashidhar Flute
Support:Vid S Supradeep Violin:Vid.S Pavan Sugosh Mridanga: Vid. H L Shivashankaraswamy Ghata:
Vid. G Omkar

4-11-2012 Sunday 4:00 p.m.

04:00 p.m. to 04:20 p.m. : Talavadya: Chi.Ashish Gurjar,Chi.Tejas Srivaths Manmohan, Chi.K M, Likith , Chi.K Yeshwanth,Sumanth

04:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. : Lecture Demonstration on Works of Vadirajaru Theertharu by Sri Khagavara Dhwaja Vittala Dasaru

06:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.
Vocal Duet:Carnatica Brothers (Vid.K N Shashikiran & Vid.P Ganesh)
Violin:Vid.H K Venkataram Mridanga:Vid. Srimushnam V Raja Rao Ghata:
Vid.S N Narayanamurthy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tarla Dalal Cookery Show for a Cause

Mrs. Tarla Dalal, is one of the top 5 best-selling cookery authors in the world. Has written a total of 170 titles, several of which have been translated in various languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and even Dutch and Russian!

 The Cookery show will have Tarla Dalal cooking on stage exotic cuisines. There will be High tea served for all attendees. There are some surprises in store with Lucky Draws for audience to be on stage and Cook with Tarla Dalal with her guiding you. Also many lucky draw prizes for the audience.

This show is organized by Ladies Circle India and Round Table India as a fundraiser. The funds raised will be used for an Eye camp where children will be checked for vision problems and free spectacles with lenses provided right then. Funds raised will also be used for Education of underprivileged children.

 Date : Oct 30, 2012 Venue : Chancery Pavillion, #135, Residency Road, Bangalore Time : 11:00 AM

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gayana Samaja Events 44th Music Conference

Concerts by upcoming artists at  4:15 pm

 Monday, Oct 29
Chi. R Harini - Vocal

Chi. B R Ramya - Violin
Chi. S Channakeshava - Mridanga

Tuesday, Oct 30
Chi. R S Akshata - Vocal
Chi. Anirudha - Violin
Chi. Akshay Anand - Mridanga

Wednesday, Oct 31
Chi. Abhinandini & Chi. K Shilpa - Vocal Duet
Chi. Tarun - Violin, Chi H Mukund - Mridanga

Thursday, Nov 1
Chi Vybhav Ramani - Violin
Chi. Prashanth - Mridanga

Friday, Nov 2
Chi. Abhijit Bapuram - Vocal

Chi. Ashwin Kalyan - Violin
Chi. Vinod Sharma - Mridanga 

Saturday, Nov 3
Chi. Y G Srilatha - Veena
Chi. Srikanth Radhakrishnan - Violin
Chi. S P Nagendra Prasad - Mridanga

Concerts at 6:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012
Vidwan T M Krishna - Vocal
Vid. R K Sriram Kumar - Violin,
Vid. Arjun Kumar - Mridanga,
Vid. U . N Giridhar Udupa - Ghata

Monday, Oct 29, 2012
Vidushi Sudha Raghunathan & Party - Vocal

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
Vidwan T V Rama Prasad - Vocal
Vid. T K V Ramanujacharyulu - Violin,
Vid. Melakaveri K Balaji - Mridanga,
Vid. N Amrith - Khanjira

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012
Vidushi T S Satyavathi - Vocal
Vid. Charulata Ramanujam - Violin,
Vid. H S Sudhindra - Mridanga,
Vid. S N Narayana Murthy - Ghata

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012
Pandit Venkatesh Kumar - Vocal (Hindustani)
Pandit Vyasamurthy Katti - Harmonium,
Pandit Vishwanath Nakod - Tabala

Friday, Nov 2, 2012
Vidwan Neyveli SantanaGopalan - Vocal
Vid. V V Ravi - Violin,
Vid. Mannargudi A Easwaran - Mridanga,
Vid.B S Purushotham - Khanjira

Saturday, Nov 3, 2012
Vidwan Pattabhirama Pandit - Vocal
Vid. T K V Ramanujacharyalu - Violin,
Vid. Neyveli Venkatesh - Mridanga,
Vid. G Guru Prasanna - Khanjira

Sunday, Nov 4, 2012
Vidwan Raghavachari & Vidwan Sheshachari (Hyderabad Brothers) - Vocal
Vid. Delhi Sundarajan - Violin,
Vid. Mannargudi Easwaran - Mridanga,
Vid. G Omkar Rao - Ghata

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Durga Pooja Celebrations 2012

The Durga Puja 2012 of Bengalee Association, Bangalore is being held at RBANMS ground (Near Commercial Street, Ulsoor Lake.  from 19 October, 2012 to 24 October, 2012. Please join us with family and friends to make the celebration a big success.


Its the 58th year celebrations for Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti" at the JayaMahal Ladies Club 19 October, 2012 to 24 October, 2012.


Sarathi presents 5-Day cultural Extravaganza Sammad

 Sarathi 2012 Schedule & Event Map

Evening Programs (6:30pm onwards)
1. 19th Oct, Friday, Panchami
         a. 6:30pm to 8:00pm: Anandamela (Home Made Food Fiesta)
         b. 8pm onwards: Swapan Basu (Bengali Folk)
2. 20th Oct, Saturday, Shashti
         a. 6:30 to 7:15 pm: Kohal (Contemporary & Retro Music)
         b. 7:15pm to 8pm: Inauguration
         c. 8pm onwards: Krosswindz (Bengali Rock/Folk)
3. 21st Oct, Sunday, Saptami
         a. 6:30pm to 7:30pm: Durga Bandana (Semi Classical Dance)
         b. 8pm onwards: Kunal Ganjawala (Hindi Contemporary Music)
4. 22nd Oct, Monday, Ashtami
         a. 6:30 to 7:15pm: Bengali Songs
         b. 7:15pm to 8pm: Governor's Address
         c. 8pm onwards: June Banerjee (Hindi/Bengali Contemporary Music)

5. 23rd Oct, Tuesday, Navami
         a. 6:30pm to 7:30pm: Bollywood Dance
        b. 8pm onwards: Emon Chatterjee and Sukanya Ghosh (Hindi/Bengali Contemporary Music)

Afternoon Programs
1. 20th Oct, Saturday, Shashti
         a. 12:00pm to 4pm: Band Competition (Conducted by Radio Mirchi)
2. 21st Oct, Sunday, Saptami
         a. 11:00am to 12:00pm: Drawing Competition & Cookery Competition (By Radio Mirchi)
         b. 12:00pm to 1:30pm: Bhavna Dutta (Bengali Songs)
         c. 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Dance
3. 22nd Oct, Monday, Ashtami
         a. 11:00am to 12:00pm: Recitation Competition & Cookery Competition
         b. 12:00pm to 2:00pm: Antakshari
         c. 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Haimanti Shukla (Bengali Songs)
4. 23rd Oct, Tuesday, Navami
         a. 11:00am to 12:00pm: Cookery Competition & Prizes
         b. 12:00pm to 2:00pm: Kid's Talent Hunt, Song-n-Dance competition
         c. 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Saptarshi Mukherjee (Contemporary Bengali Songs)



Events: 19 Oct-3 Nov, 2012

Photo exhibition

B N P Paribas will be presenting ‘Women Changing India’, a photo exhibition at the Chitrakala Parishat, till October 20, from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. On display are the works of six acclaimed ‘Magnum’ photographers — Martine Franck, Alex Webb, Patrick Zachmann, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Olivia Arthur and Raghu Rai — who have documented the changing roles, aspirations, opportunities and challenges that Indian women face, whether they live in villages or cities.

Great acts

The ‘Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival’ will be held from October 27 to November 11. This year, the theme celebrates William Shakespeare. In store at the festival are productions from different corners of the world and two from India.

 From Mumbai, there are Atul Kumar’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and Sunil Shanbag’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. And from overseas, the plays include Dhaka Theatre’s ‘The Tempest’ from Bangladesh; and Marjanishvili’s ‘As You Like It’ from Georgia.

The opening ceremony  will usher in the festival with a theatrical ensemble that will feature renowned theatre personalities. There will be a sonnet recitation evening, screenings of two films based on his work, arts appreciation course, solo performances by renowned theatre personalities, a poster-design competition, Shakespeare readings in the parks and more. For details, call 9742478886.

‘Nothing Like...’

‘Nothing Like Anything’, a stand-up comedy, starring Kunal Roy Kapoor (‘Delhi Belly’) and Anuvab Pal (‘Loins of Punjab’), will be presented on October 19 at Alila Hotel and Residence, Whitefield and on October 20 at Park Hotel, M G Road. Both the shows will be at 7.30 pm.
The topics will range from reality television, fashion lingo and the noveau riche to the various other absurdities modern India has to offer. Passes of Rs 1,200 per person is inclusive of food and beverages.
For passes, log on to For details, call 9845034406.

In concert

Jagriti Theatre in Whitefield will host a Carnatic music concert on October 20. Keerthana Vaidyanathan, a student of Bombay Jayashri, will sing at 6.30 pm. This will be followed by Bombay Jayashri’s concert. She will be accompanied by Embar Kannan on violin, J Vaidyanathan on mridangam and Anirudh Athreya on khanjira. Tickets are available at the Jagriti box office and

French feast

French musician Frédéric Pelassy will present a recital on October 31, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. This violinist is among the most feted French artistes in the international music world. In a career spanning 20 years, he has performed in more than 50 countries in all continents. He is said to be a great romantic capable of uplifting music to celestial spheres. In France as well as in Germany and the USA, his Beethoven and Brahms renditions have been saluted as exemplary. The musical evening will feature Jean Sébastien Bach, Sergeî Prokofiev, Darius Milhaud, Jules Massenet, Jacques Ibert, Eugène Ysaye and Nicolo Paganini. Entry is free.

Veena strains

Ananya  is presenting a veena recital by Yogavandana, accompanied by V S Rajagopal (mridangam), Raghavendra Prakash (ghatam) on October 27, 6.30 pm. The venue is Ananya Sabhangana , 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Sing along

Music sensation Enrique Iglesias will perform at Nice Grounds, International Exhibition Centre, 10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Dasanapura on October 21, 6 pm.
For details log on to The chart-topping singer is coming to India on a three-city tour.

Mellifluous tunes

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is presenting a grand vocal concert by G Ravikiran on October 21, 4.15 pm at The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near police station, Koramangala.

The vocalist G Ravikiran will be accompanied by Nalina Mohan on violin,  K U Jayachandra Rao on mridangam and Phanindra Bhaskara on ghatam.

Odissi recital
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is presenting an odissi dance recital by Vandana Supriya on October 19, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road. The recital is a part of ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’.


Nayani, a dance programme from Raadha Kalpa Visual and Performing Arts Production, will be held on October 19, 7 pm at Chowdiah Hall. It is being presented by ‘Heritage’, an NGO, and is a benefit show to support the less privileged in rural India.

The dancers are Parshwanath Upadhye, Pavitra Bhat, Shruti Gopal, Surabhi Bharadwaj and Suhail Bhan. It is a newly choreographed bharatanatyam show, currently being presented across 10 cities in the USA. The choreography, script and direction of the dance programme is by Rukmini Vijayakumar. Music is by Tirumale Srinivas, story is by Vijayalakshmi V and lighting by Arun Murthy.

The Sanskrit lyrics are done by Shankar Rajaraman. The programme is supported By Sanatana Dharma Foundation. Donor passes are available. For details, mail to You can also call 9845066999.

Gala time

Keshava Krupa, on the eve of Navaratri, is organising a music and dance festival till October 23, 6 pm. The venue is Keshava Kalpa, 9, Eastlink Road, 2nd ‘B’ Street, Malleswaram. For details, call 9844115035.

Cultural splendour

The Navaratri Cultural Festival will be held till October 24 at Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan premises, No. 161B, 2nd Cross, behind State Bank of Mysore, Mathikere Layout. On October 19, 6.30 pm, Yakshagana will be presented by Karnataka Kala Darshini. Watch the kuchipudi dance ballet Shivaganga by artistes of Padmavathi Kalanikethan on October 21. On October 22, 6.30 pm, enjoy a kuchipudi recital by Vyjayanthi Kashi’s Shambhavi Dance Ensemble and bharatanatyam by the students of Sri Padmavathi Kalanikethan. For details, call 23379968.


Ananya is presenting Ananya Nrithyollasa-5 in the City. On the occasion, bharatanatyam recitals by Bhargavi Prasam, Preethi Bharadwaj and Susheela Mehta will be held on October 28, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

Fine rendering

As part of the Navaratri Cultural Festival at Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan premises, Mathikere Layout, on October 18, 5.30 pm, musical recitals will be presented by the students of Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan and by Chintalapalli Jalaja Prasad. At 6.30 pm, there will another musical concert by Srikantham Nagendra Shashtri.

On October 20, 6.30 pm, there will be a clarinet recital by Pandit Narasimhulu Wadvati and team. Veena recital by Suma Sudhindra will be held on October 23, 6.30 pm and on October 24, the cultural festival will end with a Mahamangalarathi.

Intricate footwork

Drishti Art Centre is presenting the bharatanatyam rangapra­vesha of K Shubha, a disciple of Anuradha Vikranth on October 25, 6.30 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra.

Melodious mood

Ananya is presenting vocal recitals by Manasi Prasad and Vinay Sharva on November 3, 6.30 pm.
The venue is Ananya Sabhangana , 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Vocal treat

Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha is holding a vocal recital by Pavan Rangachar, accompanied by H M Smitha (violin) and B N Chandrmouli (mridangam) on October 20, 6 pm, Sri Ram Mandira, East Park Road, Malleswaram.

Rasika Academy of Performing Arts will present the bharata­natyam rangapravesha of Sirisha Yadav L, a disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran, on October 20, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Trekathon 2012

Trekathon 2012 has been organized by 3 organizations namely “The Sharavathi Nature Trails, Vanamitra and GAIA”. These organizations are working on conservation and also organize nature activities like trekking and camping.

The event will be flagged off on oct 20th by well known sports persons. Trekathon program is organized for 3 days on 20-21-22nd October 2012. The event will see passionate trekkers from all over country participating.

Trekathon Trail:-
The trek will be flagged off at Jog falls and end in Bhatkal. Trail will pass through picturistic Sharavathi Valley and end in Bhatkal coast. Trail will include a water falls called BASAVANA BAAYI water falls. Trekkers will also have time to play in the sea shore. Night halts will be in tents in a designated place. 

Format of TREKATHON:-
There will be fixed 50 teams of trekkers in which one team comprises 3 trekkers.
Age group of the trekkers is 18 and above.
Individual trekkers can form their own group and register or if individuals registers we will help them to find team mates.
Teams have to trek for about 25KM per day and rest for the day at designated halting place.
The check in time of each team will be noted down at the end of the day when they reach halting place.
All 3 members of a team should reach the check-in counter together to get time counted.
Cumulative time of all 3 days check-in time will be considered to declare the winning teams.

Itinerary of TREKATHON

Departure from Bangalore in a hired bus by 9 PM.

Reach Jogfalls, fresh up and Have breakfast.
Flag off ceremony at jog falls.
Trek to basavana baayi and have lunch.
Continue the trek and reach Haduvalli night camp.
Have camp fire time and dinner.Retire for the day

Wake up,freshen up, have breakfast and start off the trek.
Reach the end point and have lunch.
Relax for a while and travel by bus to murudeshwar beach
Play various water sports activities like Water Scooter, banana boat ride, Power boat ride, etc
Play till evening and have tea
Start back to bangalore.
In the mid way have dinner.

Reach Bangalore by 6AM

  • Rs 5000/- Per Head
    Rs 15000/-Group Of Three
    (Trek costs per person includes Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore, Accommodation in Tents, Veg Food, Trek Fees, Forest Entry Fee ETC...)
  • Contact Ahmed at 9986984878/ 080-41613766

Navaratri 2012: Music Festivals

Kanchi Shankar Mutt, Malleswaram Navaratri Utsav 2012
5th Main, 11th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore
All concerts  6.30 to 9.00 p.m.  
15.10.12       Neyveli Santanagopalan
16.10.12       Mambalam Sister
17.10.12       Sikkil Gurucharan
18.10.12       Gayatri Girish
19.10.12       Jayanthi Kumaresh – veena
20.10.12       Priya Sisters
21.10.12       Mysore Chandan Kumar (Flute)
22.10.12      Udayalur Kalyanaraman – Namasankirtanam
23.10.12      Ganesh and Kumaresh – Violin Duet
24.10.12       T.M.Krishna
M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation
153/A, 6th Cross, 3rd Block, T.R. Nagar, Bangalore-28 I
Phone : 26699350, 98440 42502
11th Annual Music Festival -22nd – 26th NOVEMBER 2012
Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja
Time : 6:00pm
All are Welcome !
22.10.12  : T M Krishna / H K Venkatram / Arjun Kumar/ Giridhar Udupa
23.10.12  : V Suchitra ( Musical Discourse) / Naina Mohan / N Vasudeva
24.10.12 :  Malladi Brothers / Mysore Nagaraj / Mannargudi Easwaran / Guruprasanna
25.10.12 :  H K Venkatram/Ravikiran/Ashwin Anand( Venu-Veena-Violin) Srimushnam Rajarao & H S Sudheendra( double mrudangam)
26.10.12 : Manasi Prasad ( special thematic concert ) / Nalina Mohan/ Cheluvaraj/ Sukanya Ramgopal

Durga pooja - Sharad Utsav 2012 @ Electronic City

E City Cultural Association (ECCA) Presents Durga pooja - Sharad Utsav 2012 @ Electronic City.

Cordially invite you to Participate in the organizing Committee of the first ever Sharad Utsav.

Highlights of Durga Puja 2012 @ ECCA

- New House, New Place, New Friends, New Community, New Puja
- First Ever Puja @
- 1st Inter community get together in this vicinity
- Great opportunity for Networking, making new friends
- 5 Days of Non-Stop Celebration
- Everyday - Entertainment for Kids & Family
- Every Evening - Live Entertainment by Various Popular Professionals
- Fashion Show, Dance, Drama/Skit, Group Song by Member & Family
- Fancy Dress, Painting Competition for Kids
- Grand Inauguration on Sasthi with Multi Cultural Event
- Puja, Pushpanjali, Arati, Dhunuchi Naach, Sankho, DANDIYA
- Bhog & Prasad Distribution
- Discharge of Social Responsibilities.

Puja 2012:

Shashthi - 19th October - Ananda Mela - Home Made Food Festival
Saptami - 20st October - Dance Festival, Fashion Show And More
Maha Ashtami - 21nd October - krosswinds, Dhumketu and more
Maha Nabami - 22rd October - Dandiya with Hitesh Mehta
Vijya dasami - 23th October. - Aurko - Live

Indulge in Dussehra Fest at Wonderla

Catch a glimpse of Karnataka's rich and vivid culture through Dollu Kunitha, Chitimela, Stilt Walk performances and cultural processions around the park

Unlimited fun this festive season at Wonderla such as Open Dance Floor, Mobile fun Games, Wonderla Grand Parade, Food Festival, Fire Works display
Festive offer at Wonderla Resort offering its guests a one day stay package (includes breakfast, dinner and amusement park entry)

Wonderla, India's favourite amusement park today announced its special promotions for the Dusshera season. The park will wear a festive look, starting.

Nothing could be more exciting this festive season than a perfect get away to Wonderla for an unlimited fun filled experience for the entire family. What makes this Dussera even more special is that, Wonderla brings to you much more than high thrill rides and water slides, a perfect blend of fun and entertainment to celebrate this wonderful festival in the most magnificent way with your family and friends.

You can experience Karnataka's rich and vivid culture through Dollu Kunitha and Chitimela performances, a famous folk dance in Karnataka that which occupies the pride of place among all folk dances. Adding to all the thrill at Wonderla, visitors can also dance and sing along with the group while they perform.

Mobile Fun games will be conducted for guests inside the park and winners will be honoured with Wonderla complements and gifts. DJ will entertain the crowds with foot tapping music and have them sway to their tunes on the dance floor. Amidst all this, Wonderla will also have a food festival at the theme park, inviting people to enjoy festive delicacies at all the food counters inside the park.

During this 16 day long festive affair will provide its visitors a complete package of fun and frolic at the Park with a dazzling display of fireworks and a grand procession of festively dressed Wonderla characters like Chikku to put a memorable end to your day.

Furthermore, if you are looking for a short getaway this Dussehra, Wonderla Resort is offering its guests a one day stay at their resort for just Rs. 3000/- (inclusive of tax) for an adult and Rs. 1500/- (inclusive of tax) for a child (children between 5 to 11 years). The package also includes breakfast and dinner. An added attraction to this package is free entry to the amusement park. This offer is till October 28, 2012.

So escape to the wonderful world of Wonderla and make this festival a special one for you and your dear ones!

Wonderla Parade
October 13 to October 28
11 am - 7pm

Traditional Band Performance (Featuring Karnataka culture: Dolokunita, Chitimela, Stilt Walk)
October 13 to October 28
11 am - 7pm

DJ & Dance
October 13 to October 28
11 am - 7pm

Food Festival
October 13 to October 28
11 am - 7pm

Mobile Fun games
October 13 to October 28
11 am - 7pm

Fire Works
October 13 to October 28
6:45 pm - 7pm

Shows this season

Silk Utsav 2012 is the largest and exclusive silk exhibition to be held at Bangalore – the Silk Capital of India, between Oct 31 to Nov 05, 2012 at St. Josephh's College Grounds

Jewels of India 2012   26 Oct - 29 Oct  Palace Grounds

Hastakaala 2012 An Exclusive Handicraft & Handloom Exhibition


Friday 12 October  -  Sunday 21 October
10:30 AM  -  9:30 PM
An Exclusive Handicraft & Handloom Exhibition
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Art Complex
Kumara Krupa