Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sankranthi Festival : Vocal Duet Concerts


 

At Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira -  5.45 p.m.

Date Day Programme & Artists
2-1-2013 Wednesday Carnatica brothers – B.K. Raghu – K.U. Jayachandra Rao – S.N.Narayana Murthy
3-1-2013 Thursday Sathur Sisters -Sandhya Srinath – V. Krishna – N.S. Krishna Prasad
4-1-2013 Friday Saralaya sisters – Mattur R. Srinidhi – R.S.R. Srikanth – Pramath Kiran
5-1-2013 Saturday Madhu Kashyap and A.K. Jagadeesh – K.J. Dileep – N. Vasudev – G. Omkar Rao
6-1-2013 Sunday Akkarai Sisters – Nalina Mohan – B.S. Prashanth – Bhargava Halambi
7-1-2013 Monday Dr. Saraswathi Vidyardhi and Lahari – Prema Vivek – Sudharshan Chakravarthi – Sukanya Ramgopal
8-1-2013 Tuesday N.R. Harini and N.R. Sharada – Adithi Krishna Prakash – Vadiraj Bhat – Bhagyalakshmi Krishna
9-1-2013 Wednesday Lakshmi Rangarajan & Subhiksha Rangarajan – H.M. Smitha – A. Renuka Prasad – M. Gururaj

Friday, December 21, 2012

Super Heroes Are Coming to Town

 

Comic book fans and super hero enthusiasts have a reason to rejoice during this month of merry making. The Forum Mall, Koramangala and The Forum Value Mall, Whitefield have organized a spectacular treat for everyone who remains a child at heart!

Since time immemorial, Marvel has garnered the imagination and fancy of thousands of ardent super hero fans. From Spider Man's web to Iron Man's wit, these characters have never failed to amaze and enthrall their audience, never shying away from delivering jaw dropping moments that have firmly nestled in the hearts and minds of many viewers. Now, here's the opportunity to mingle with these swashbuckling daredevils! Marvel superheroes, Spider Man and Iron Man are visiting your favourite malls, right at the heart of Koramangala and Whitefield.

Trouble makers beware, the main men from Marvel will be watching over the city while visitors to the malls can brush up on their super hero skills by training at the Avengers Super Hero Training Zone. A toss up of obstacle races and strength tests will push your limits and test your determination. You can also engage in challenging quizzes, games to win under a minute, PS3 show downs and a fierce cage challenge.

Get a chance to have your photo taken with your favourite Marvel super heroes and take back Marvel merchandise like t-shirts, bedding, toys and comic books by shopping at the exclusively set up Avengers Store inside the Forum Malls. While you're at it, sink into the plush seats at PVR Cinemas and relive the ultimate super hero fantasy as Marvel movies will be screened just for you!

Hanuman Jayanthi Celebrations special Music programme

Ananya has pleasure in inviting you to music programme at Ananya Sabhangana, Malleswara, Bangalore-560 003.
On Tuesday 25th December 2012 at
5.30 pm
Ananya and Belakavadi Sangeetha Sabha (R) present Hanuman Jayanthi celebrations.
Vocal recital by Kum. Swara and Kum. VibhaAccompanied by Vid. B. Srinivas Vishal(violin), Vid. Karthik (mridanga).
6.15 pm
Felicitations to Vid. Rudrapatnam Brothers and Vid. A.V. Anand
6.30 pm
Vocal recital by  Rudrapatnam brothers (Vid. Thyagarajan and Vid. Tharanathan), accompanied by Vid. Nalina Mohan(violin), Vid. A.V.Anand(mridanga), Vid Bhargava Halambi (khanjira)

Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswara, Bangalore

Events: 21 -31 Dec, 2012

Art
From Mizoram

Sunshine Boulevard is presenting paintings by Mizoram’s best known artist, Lara.
Lara paints insightful, life-like images of landscapes, rural portraits and village scenes depicting the lives, culture and traditions of the tribes of his region.

The paintings are on display till December 31, 11 am to 8.30 pm at Sunshine Boulevard, 5, 8th Main Road, Koramangala.

‘Dutch Mountains’

In CITE Gallery is presenting, ‘Dutch Mountains’, an exhibition of the works of Mecanoo Architecten till December 29, from 10 am to 7 pm at the Gallery No 422, 1st floor, 9th Main, Banashankari II Stage.

There will also be the screening of the documentary titled ‘Focused Insight’ on the working method of Francine Houben on December 22, 6 pm.

Tales Of Infinity’

A solo show of the works of Sachin Jaltare titled ‘Tales Of Infinity’ will be on at Kynkyny Art  from December 21 to January 11. ‘Tales of Infinity’ depicts the parallel tracks that define human existence and the mysterious planes where they intersect. 

Group show 

Renaissance Gallerie is hosting a group show from the December 20 to 26. There will be paintings by Kamal Ghimiray, Richa and Parvathi Bhat from Bangalore and Vaishali Jain from Assam.

POT POURRI

Italian film fest

An Italian Film Festival is on at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel till December 21. On December 20, Basta un niente (‘Before you know it’) by Ivar Polidoro will be screened at 2 pm, while Mine Vaganti (‘Loose Cannons’) will be shown at 4 pm. On December 21, Mai Piu Come Prima (‘Never Again Like Before’) will be shown at 12 pm, Scontro di civilita per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio (‘Clash of civilisation for an elevator in Piazza Vittorio’) at 2 pm and A cavallo della tigre (Jail Break) at 4 pm.

German course

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is offering a combined weekday evening and weekend German language courses from January 6, 2013 at its centre on Cunningham Road. These courses are designed according to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’. These courses will equip professionals with the confidence to travel to Germany without having to think about etiquette blunders. Registration is open at Goethe Institut, Indiranagar on January 4, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on first-come, first-served basis. For details, call 25205305.

Special focus

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is presenting ‘Germany as Country in Special Focus’ during the ‘5th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2012’, under the banner of the ‘Year of Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’, a collaborative celebration on the occasion of completing 60 years of Indo-German diplomatic relations. It will be held from December 20 to 27 and will have 15 films, master class, presentations and interactions. Entry is as per festival norms. Delegate passes also available at the Bhavan from 11 am to 7 pm daily. For details, log on to www.goethe.de/bangalore

On screen

The fifth ‘Bengaluru International Film Festival’ will be held from December 20 to December 27. Films will be screened at Inox, Garuda Mall; Fame Lido; Sulochana, Information Department and Priyadarshini in Badami House. The festival will conclude with a Brazilian film, ‘The Clown’ directed by Selton Mello. Along with film screenings, there will be master classes, round table discussions, seminars and presentations on various topics.

Dance 

Many steps

Natyasaraswathi Dance Academy is presenting a lecture on ‘Kuchipudi dance and its therapeutic values’ by danseuse Saraswathi Rajathesh on December 26, 4 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra. There will also be a flamenco dance by Jana and Daniele from Europe, as a part of the dance therapy symposium by Shristi.


Kuchipudi
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a kuchipudi dance recital by Akhila Deepak under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on December 21, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

Fine footwork 
Vaishnavi Natyashala is presenting the bharatanatyam performance of Kruthika B Jayakumar at the ‘Sai National Dance Festival’ on December 22, 5.30 pm at the Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

‘Vaadhyam...’
Manjula Amaresh, a classical dancer, is presenting a bharatanatyam recital,Vaadhyam Nrithyam, on December 21, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

Myriad expressions

Rasika Kiran, daughter and disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran will perform for the ‘National Dance Festival’, organised by Sai Arts International on December 23, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. 

Music
Rich legacy

A Carnatic music festival, dedicated to Muthusvami Dikshitar and his rich musical and spiritual legacy, will be held on December 22. The programme is being organised by Guruguhaamrta, dedicated solely to propagate the legacy of Muthuswami Dikshitar. The artistes participating include Akkarai Sisters. 

DJ fest

BreakbounceGen is presenting a three-day festival of DJs called ‘The End of World’ on December 21, 22 and 23 at Pebbles. There will be 70 popular DJs at the events including Nikhil Chinappa, Rohit Barker, Ivan, Vachan, and Clement.

Classical notes

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira will present a Carnatic classical music extravaganza from January 1 to 9, at 5.45 pm everyday. Reputed artistes will participate in the festival.

‘Parampara’

Rajguru Smruti is presenting a Hindustani musical programme Parampara, at Akhila Havyaka Sabha Bhavan, 11th cross, Malleswaram, on December 30, 6 pm.

‘Sangeet Mahotsav’

As part of the Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Mahotsav, an all-night music festival will be held on December 24, 9 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The artistes performing are Apoorva Gokhale (vocal), Rajan and Sajan Mishra (vocal), M S Sheela (Carnatic vocal), Ustad Sarwar Hussain (sarangi) and Vinayak Torvi (vocal).

Silver jubilee

In connection with the 25th silver jubilee celebration of Sri Hanumajayanti, a Carnatic classical music recital by Seetha Satynarayana and party will be held on December 26, 6.30 pm. She will be accompanied by M S Govindaswamy on the violin and M A Krishnamurthy on the mridangam. The venue is Sri Varadanjaneyaswamy Temple, 11th Main, near Malleswaram Railway Station.

Veena recital

Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, in association with Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Department of Kannada and Culture, Shri Rama Mandiram, Malleswaram are presenting a grand veena recital by Suma Sudhindra on December 25, 6.30 pm. The venue is  Sri Rama Mandiram, East Park Road, Malleswaram.

Drama.

'The Tiger Comes...’

‘The Tiger Comes to Town’, a collaborative project of the Centre for Public History, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and the Archaeological Survey of India to mark the 150th anniversary of the ASI, will be held on December 22 and 23, 7 pm onwards at Bangalore Fort, K R Road, Kalasipalayam. ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ by Late Dina Mehta, a site-specific theatre exploration, will be performed at the Bangalore Fort as a part of the ‘Tiger comes to Town’.  For details, call 9980433790.


Alumni Meet

Taking a global approach
College of Engineering Trivandrum Alumni Association Bangalore (CETAAB) is organising ‘CETA Global Meet’ on December 21, 22 and 23 with the socially relevant theme ‘Sustainable Development’. The venue of the programme is Clarks Exotica, Sadahalli, Devanahalli Road.

The programme is spread over three days and is expected to strengthen the various activities and interactions among the different chapters of the Alumni Association. The events will see a gathering of more than 400 engineers and their families from all over the world. The programme on December 21 will be presided over by D Babu Paul IAS (Retd), noted litterateur and an alumnus of the college.

The programme on December 22 will have eminent scholar and doyen of Kannada literature Prof U R Ananthamurthy as the chief guest. This will be followed by a technical seminar on ‘Sustainable Development’ with eminent speakers from the field. The fun part is some of the oldest alumni of the college, including those from the 1948 batch, will be participating in this event.

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET) is  one of the oldest technical institutions in the country. The college was founded by Chithira Thirunal
Balaramavarma, the Maharaja of Travancore, on July 3, 1939 as a part of the erstwhile University of Travancore.

A few of the prominent alumni of CET include former union minister S Krishnakumar, Babu Paul and Madhavan Nair (ISRO). For details on the global meet, log on to www.cetagalaxy.com 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ananya Nrithyollasa- 6

 
Ananya Cordially Invites you to

Ananya Nrithyollasa- 6

Bharatha Natyam Recitals by

Ms Akshaya Krishnaswamy & Ms Shirya Srinivas

(Students of Guru Sridevi Ajai Thirumalai - Artistic Director, Natyamani School of Dance, Boston).

Madhura Margam by Ms Malavika Venkatasubbaiah

At 5.30 pm, Monday, 24th Dec. 2012

Venue : Sevasadana, 14 th Cross, Malleshwara, Bengaluru

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bangalore Book Festival 2012 & Bengaluru Sahityotsava

Image source: Bangalore Book Festival brochure
The much awaited Bangalore Book Festival to be held at the Tripuravasini at Palace Grounds from December 14 to 16 promises to be one of the biggest literary events of the year.


To mark the 10th anniversary of the book festival, Indian Illustrated Classics, Publishers Association and Bangalore Book Sellers, in association with Central Sahitya Academy and Department of Kannada and Culture, will jointly organise Bengaluru Sahityotsava.

Renowned writers, as many as 300 stalls and a million books are something that one would not want to miss at this festival, said the organisers.
The festival will showcase 90 Kannada publishers, 150 English publishers, other regional language publishers, developers of book applications and e-books, they added.




The Bengaluru Sahityotsava 2012 will be held from 14th-16th December 2012 at Tripuravasini, Palace Grounds, Bangalore. This edition of Book Festival will show-case a National level literary meet called Bengaluru Sahityotsava, which will feature popular writers with Gnanapeeth Awards, Sahitya Academy Awards, Saraswati Sanman and other prestigious awards. The objective of combining Bengaluru Sahityotsava with Book Festival is to promote reading habits and book culture especially among the younger generation.

This literary meet invites Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Konkani, Marathi, Tulu, Bengali, Rajasthani and Gujarati authors apart from the Kannada literati to participate and present their work. The three day event is filled with literary activities. This event is jointly organised by The Bangalore Booksellers and Publishers Association along with Indian Illustrated Classiscs. The event is supported by Kannada Pustaka Pradhihara, Bangalore, Sahitya Akademi and The Federation of Publishers' and Booksellers' Associations in India (FPBAI),New Delhi.

The entry to the Bangalore Palace Grounds is through the Tripuravasini gate and the fee is Rs 20 per person for the general public. For teachers and students it is free.

The Schedule for the event is as follows:

Day-1: 14th December, 4.00 pm
Inauguration and Presidential address by:
Prof. Chandrashekara Kambara, President of Advisory Committee - Bengaluru Sahityotsava

Day-2: 15th December 2012
Session 1: 10 to 11.30 am - Promotion of Inter Literature Understanding.

Participating Writers:
1. Dr. Rajendra Chenni - Kannada
2. Dr. Su Venkateshan - Tamil
3. Dr. Siddalinga Pattanashetty - Kannada
4. Sri. M. P. Veerendrakumar – Malayalam
Moderator: Sri. Sugatha S. Raju

Session 2: 12 noon to 1.30 pm- Writers and Contemporary Issues
Participating Writers:
1. Sri. Anandan - Malayalam
2. Sri. Devanur Mahadeva - Kannada
3. Dr. Samala Sadashiva - Telugu
4. Dr. Bargur Ramachandrappa -Kannada
Moderator: Dr. Natraj Huliyar

Session 3: 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm - Book Talk and Dialogue with Writers
Participating Writers:
1. Dr. Girish Karnad - Kannada
2. Su. Kandaswamy - Tamil
3. Dr. C. Narayana Reddy – Telugu

Session 4: 4.30 pm to 6 pm - Book Talk and Dialogue with Writers
Participating Writers :
1. Dr. S. L. Byrappa - Kannada
2. Sri. M. T. Vasudevan Nair - Malayalam
3. Sri. Sithakantha Mahapatra – Oriya

Day-3 : 16th December 2012
Session 1: 10 am to 11.30 am - Freedom of Expression and Social Harmony

Participant Writers:
1. Smt. Chitra Mudugal - Hindi
2. Prof. C. N. Ramachandran - Kannada
3. Prof. H. S. Raghavedra Rao -
4. Dr. Ramakanth Rath - Oriya
Moderator: Dr. K. E. Radhakrishna

Session 2: 12 noon to 1.30 pm - Writers and Inter-Linguistic issues
Participant Writers:
1. Dr. L. Hanumanthaiah - Kannada
2. Dr. M. Mukundan - Malayalam
3. Dr. Hampa Nagarajiah - Kannada
4. Sri. Sayad saleem - Telugu
Moderator: Sri. O. L. Nagabushana Swamy

Session 3: 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm - Poets Meet and Recital of Poetry
Participating Poets:
Dr. Viswanath Prasad Tiwari – ( Presiding)
1. Sri. Sachidanandan - Malayalam
2. Dr. Siddalingaiah - Kannada
3. Sri. Nagesh Karmali - Konkani
4. Amrutha Somashekar - Tulu
5. Sri. Utpala Sathyanarayanacharya - Telugu
6. Smt. Vanitha - Punjabi
7. Sri. Kailash Vajpeyee - Hindi
8. Sri. Amar Somoy Alpa - Bengali
9. Sri. Khaleel Mamoon - Urdu
10. Prof. S G Siddaramiah
11. Sri. Srihari - Gujarati
12. Sri. Sowbhagyakumar Mishra - Oriya
13. Sri,Vairamuttu - Tamil
14. Sri. Chandrakanth Patil - Marathi
15. Sri. Chandraprakash Deval - Rajasthani
16. Dr. K. S. Nisar Ahamad - Kannada.
17. Dr.Chennaveera Kanavi - Kannada
18. Smt. Harish Minashru - Gujarati
19. Smt. H. L. Pushpa - Kannada
20. Dr. Ajaikumar Singh - Kannada.

Times Kidz World 2012

 



Visit the largest & most Popular Kidz Exhibition, on Children's products, Kidz garments, Toys, Food products, Games, Educational Aids, Computers, School Stationery, Pre-Schools, International Schools & Residential Schools, Kids Furniture, Camps & much more.

Over 150 stalls participating from all over India.

Date: 14 to 17 Dec, 2012

Venue: Koramangala Indoor Stadium.

Time: 10am-8pm

Entry: Rs. 40

Contest & Shows Galore

14th Dec (Fri)

1:30- 2pm : Meet and Greet SpongeBob and Dora on Stage

2pm-3pm: Rangeela Drawing Competetion (Ages Groups: 4 -7 yrs, 8-10 yrs, 11-16 yrs)

3pm-4:30pm: BSA Hercules Talent Contest (3-7 yrs)

5pm-6:30pm: Pidilitle Pot Painting (Ages: 11 & above)

15th Dec (Sat)

1pm-2pm:  Pidilite Terracota painting (Ages:  8 yrs & above)

2pm-4:30pm: Magic Show by Ronald McDonald

5pm-6:30pm: BSA Hecules Dance Contest ( 7-11 yrs)

6:30pm - 7pm : Meet and Greet SpongeBob and Dora on Stage

16th Dec (Sun)

 1pm-2pm: Pidilite Christmas Kit Painting (Ages: 6 yrs & above)

2pm- 4:30pm: Magic Show by Ronald McDonald

5pm-6:30pm: BSA Hercules Talent Contest (7-11 yrs)

7pm - 7:30pm : Meet and Greet SpongeBob and Dora on Stage

17th Dec (Sun)

1:30- 2pm : Meet and Greet SpongeBob and Dora on Stage

2pm-3pm: Pidilitle Sequin Art (Ages: 6 yrs & above)

3pm-4:30pm: BSA Dance Contest(3-7 yrs)

5pm-6:30pm: Pidilitle Collage Contest  (Ages Groups: 4 -7 yrs, 8-10 yrs, 11-16 yrs)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dhanurmasa Mahothsava: Sri Shakthi Kalyana Mahaganapathi Temple

Venue: Sri Shakthi Kalyana Mahaganapathi Temple, 3rd Cross, 9th Main Road, Kalyan Nagar, 1st Block, Bangalore 560043



Daily 8:00am Ganapthi Homam ( except 23/12/12 and 06/01/2013)

Sun16/12/12: 6:30pm: Srinivasa Kalyana & Dhanurmasa Vaishistya - Pravachana by Vidwan Nagaraj

Mon 17/12/12: 6:30pm:  Hindusthnai Classical Sr. Ganesh Desai

Tue 18/12/12: 6:30pm: Arogya Sandhya- Talk by Dr. Keshu Kumar, NIMHANS

Wed 19/12/12: 6:30pm: Kathak Dance by Ms. Smitha

Thu 20/12/12: 6:30pm: Carnatic Vocal by Ms. Meghana

Fri 21/12/12:  6:30pm: Venkatachalapathi Mahatmyam - Pravachana by Dr. Ramanujam

Sun 23/12/12: 5:30am: Vaikunta Ekadashi : Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Darshana all through the day

Mon 24/12/12: 6:45pm : Carnatic Flute Recital by Vidwan Harsha

Tue  25/12/12 : 6:30pm: Musical Evening by students of "Urban Raga"

Wed 26/12/12: 6:45pm: Ayurveda Arogya Sandhya Dr. Seetharama Prasad

Thu: 27/12/12: 6:45pm: Jugalbandhi- Kathak & Kuchpudi

Fri 28/12/12: 6:45pm: Kathak Dance by Ms. Manasa Joshi

Sat 29/12/12: 6:30pm: Violin ensemble by Sri T S Krishnamurthy

Sun 30/12/12: 6:45pm: Nrutya Vaibhava - Neo Bharatanatyam & Contemporary Dances by Bhushans Academy

Mon 31/12/12:   6:30pm: Pancharathna Keerthanam & Vilamba Keerthanam by Ms. Manorama

Tue 01/01/2013: 6:30pm: Sri Rama Pattabhishekam - Pravachana by Dr. Ramanujam

Wed 02/01/13: 6:30pm: Carnatic and Hindusthani Flute Jugalbandhi by Vid. Mukund and Vd. Shaktidhar

Thu 03/01/13: 6:30pm: Andal Kalyanam - Pravachana by Dr. Ramanujam

Fri 04/01/13: 6:30pm: Carnatic Vocal Sri. Vinay Sherva

Sat 05/01/13: 6:45pm: Carnatic Harmonica (Mouth Organ)  by Sri Saikeerthi

Sun 06/01/13: 8am Ayyappa Pooja ; 6:30pm Bhajan by Sr Manjapra Mohan

Mon 07/01/13 to Thu 10/01/13:
6:30pm: Raganuraga by Shathavadhani Dr R Ganesh and Smt. Nagavalli Nagaraj

Fri  11/01/13: 5:00pm: Andal Kalyanam

Sat 12/01/13: 6:30pm: Flute and Violin Jagalbandhi Dr Sangeetha and Sri Prakash Hegde

Sun 13/01/13: 5:00pm: Ashtavadhana - Shathavadhani Dr R Ganesh

Mon 14/01/13: Makara Sankranthi












Maargasheershotsav 2012

Venue: Jagadguru Bharathi Theertha Sabhaa Mantapam, #702, 3rd Cross, HRBR Layout, Bangalore 560043 (Near Kalyan Nagar Post Office)

 Date: 15/12/12 (Sat) - 14/1/13 (Mon)

Time: 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Sat 15 /12/2012:  Nadaswaram Concert Kalaratna, TTD Asthana Vidwan  Sri M Murali & Dolu Vidwan Sri P. Jayaramappa and party.

Sun 16/12/12:  Carnatic Vocal Neela Ramagoapal

Mon 17/12/12:  Bharathanatyam Recital Kum. Krupa Ramachandra

Tue 18/12/12: Carnatic Vocal Lakshmi Ramachandran

Wed 19/12/12:  Geetha-Chitra-Katha: Swagatham Krishna

Thu 20/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 1) veda Brahma Sri Shengalipuram Shankara Rama Deekshitar

Fri 21/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 2)

Sat 22/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 3)

Sun 23/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 4)

Mon 24/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 5)

Tue 25/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 6)

Wed 26/12/12:  Baghavatha Saptaham  Mangalam of Baghavatha Saptaham (Day 7)

Thu 27/12/12: Rama Kathaa(Day 1) Veda Brahma Sri Chaganti Koteshwara Rao

Fri 28/12/12: Rama Kathaa(Day 2)

Sat 29/12/12: Rama Kathaa(Day 3)

Sun 30/12/12: Rama Kathaa(Day 4) 

Mon 31/12/12:  Yakshaganam: Suvarna Prasadhana Yaksharanga

Tue 01/01/2013:  Krishna Leela ( Day 1) Vidwan Pradyumnacharya Joshi,

Wed 02/01/13:  Krishna Leela ( Day 2)

 Thu 03/01/13:  Krishna Leela ( Day 3)

 Fri 04/01/13:  Carnatic Vocal Ranjani & Gayatri

Sat 05/01/13: Carnatic Vocal Malladi Brothers

Sun 06/01/13:  Cultural Programme for students of the Foundation

Mon 07/01/13:  Bhajans : Melarcode Sisters - Ranjani & Madhuvanthi

Tue 08/01/13: Bhajan: Satguru Kripa Bhajana Mandali led by Padmapriya

Wed 09/01/13:  Carnatic Vocal S. Shankar

Thu 10/01/13:  Tyagaraja Namanam by HRBR Musicians

Fri 11/01/13: Bhajan Udayalur Sri Kalyanarama Bhagavatar

Sat 12/01/13: Divyanama Bhajan Shenkotai Sri Harihara Subramanian Bhagavatar

Sun 13/01/13: Sri Seethakalyana Mahothsavam  Shenkotai Sri Harihara Subramanian Bhagavatar
6pm Rathotsavam on main roads, HRBR Layout, 1st block

14/01/13: Samoohika Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam

More Megastore: Christmas Fun Fest at More Megastore

 



5th Dec: Cakery Bakery

8th to 25th Dec: Make a Wish Contest

8th Dec:  Surprise Event for Kids

12th Dec;  Food Art Competetion

15th Dec:  Craft Workshop

19th Dec:  Christmas Tree Decoration

22nd Dec: Craft Workshop

22nd-25th Dec:  Santa Visit & Carol Singing Competetion

26th Dec: Make a New Year Card

Lots of Excitement throughout the month.

Registration starts from 1st Dec. More details about event at the Customer Service Desk.

More Mega Store Locations:   Outer Ring Road, Mahadevapura and  Old Madras Road.

Events: 13-31 Dec, 2012

DRAMA

‘Where Did I...’
‘Where Did I Leave My Purdah?’, a comic-drama written by Mahesh Dattani, and which outlines the travails and triumphs of an 80-year-old actress against the backdrop of Partition and the present, will be held at Ranga Shankara on December 15 and 16, at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm on both the days.

It is directed by Lillete Dubey and stars Soni Razdan, Neha Dubey, Sid Makker, Priyanka Karunakaran and Lillete Dubey. Tickets are available at www.indianstage.in , www.bookmyshow.com and at the venue.

On stage
Eddelu and ‘The Lady Minus Macbeth’, a comedy and a tragedy, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on December 13, 7.30 pm. Eddelu is inspired by a monologue by the Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright, Dario Fo. It is a humorous depiction of a day in the life of a young working mother. The second play ‘The Lady Minus Macbeth’ looks at William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ from the point of view of his wife. The cast  includes Laxmi Chandrashekar, Sahana, Chandrakeerthi and Ramkrishna Kannarapadi. For details, call 9620604479. Tickets available online at www.bookmyshow.com, www.indianstage.in.

Visual treat
Evam will present a play titled, ‘Art by Evam’, on December 14, 7.30 pm. This play is a hilarious tale about three friends and a plain white painting. There will also be a unique stand-up style show, ‘Indians: We are like this wonly’ on December 15, 7.30 pm. This  will feature performances by Karthik Kumar, Yudi, Naveen, Rajiv and Aswin Rao. There’s another stand-up show titled, ‘Battle of the SEXes’, on December 16, at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Featuring Karthik Kumar, S Aravind, Rajiv, Amrutha and Bala Kumaran in the lead roles, it will deal with topics ranging from women on roads, beauty parlours, Indian marriages etc. All the performances are at Alliance Francaise.

DANCE

‘Nruthyopaasane’

Sukruthi Natyalaya is presenting Nruthyopaasane, a bharatanatyam recital by Sahana Sadanand, on December 16, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road. Sahana is the disciple of Hema Panchamukhi.

Lecture-demo

A lecture-demonstration on ‘The Dance of Siva: The Nataraja Bronze, Coomaraswamy’s Legacy and Archaeometallurgical and Stylistic Insights’ by Prof Sharada Srinivasan will be held at The Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage on December 14. For details, call 9886599675.

Fine footwork

Anuradha Vikranth is presenting a solo bharatanatyam recital on December 15, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. The recital is part of the Ananya Nritya Neerajana dance festival.

MUSIC

Colourful feast
Banyan Tree’s annual sufi and mystic music festival Ruhaniyat will be held on December 15, 6.30 pm at Jayamahal Palace. Those who will be performing include Tannoura, the Dancing Dervishes of Egypt; ‘Polyphony’, with an inbuilt ‘Voice of Angels’ by singers from Bulgaria, an instrumental ensemble of sufiana maqams by musicians of Egypt and
Rajasthan; ‘Whirling Dervishes’ of Turkey, Sufi Qawwali by qawwals from Pakistan.

The Indian forms to be featured this year are Bharud and Abhang of Tukaram, Dnyaneshwar, Jana Bai, Bahina Bai (Maharashtra), Sukhnani Ojhapalli (Assam), Kapalik Pandvani, dramatic narration of mystic tales from Mahabharata (Chhattisgarh), ‘Mystic Ravanhatta  Ensemble’ with songs from the Pabuji ki Par (Rajasthan), Haunting drums - Eddakya, Thimila, Chenda, Thavil, Mizhavu (Kerala), Sindhi Saraiki of Gujarat, Zikr-e- Rifay by Fakirs -Andhra Pradesh,  Baul songs from West
Bengal etc.
For details, log on to www.ruhaniyat.com

Classical strains
Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is presenting its monthly musical programme on December 16, 4.15 pm at The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near police station, Koramangala. On the occasion, there will be a vocal recital by Shertallai Renganatha Sharma. He  will be accompanied by T S Krishnamurthy on the violin, V Krishna on the mridangam and Omkar Rao on the ghatam.

Christmas concert

The Bangalore Conservatory will presents their ‘Annual Christmas Concert’ and ‘Graduation Ceremony’ on December 14, 7 pm at St Joseph’s Girls School Auditorium, Frazer Town.

Varied tunes
Sursagar, in collaboration with MES Kalavedi, is presenting a concert by Pandit Shailesh Bhagwat on the shehanai on December 16, 10 am at MES Kalavedhi Auditorium, Malleswaram. Vinayak Chittar (sitar), Gurumurthy Vaidya (tabla) and Vyasmurti Katti (harmonium) will accompany him. Entry is free. 

Soothing touch 
Sapthaswara Academy is presenting its 103rd grand monthly chamber music programme on December 17, 6.45 pm at the residence of Dr K Gopalan, 4/2, Malleswara Mansion, 6th Main (between 6th and 7th cross), Malleswaram. There will be a vocal recital by Sriram, who will be accompanied by Anand Viswanathan on the violin, Prithvi Krishna on the mridangam and Sumana Chandrasekhar on the ghatam.

Carnival
Indian Church of Christ is presenting ‘Christmas Carnival’ on December 16, 9 am to 8 pm, at Marianiketan School, 2nd cross, Dicosta Layout, Cooke Town.

In memory
Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali, in participation with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is organising the 39th annual music festival, ‘Sri Benne Narayana Rao Memorial Concert’ on December 15, 5.30 pm. On the occasion, there will be aHindustani vocal recital by M Venkateshkumar of Dharwad, accompanied by Vyasamurti Katti on harmonium and Vishwanath Nakod on tabla at Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony.

Story time
St Andrew’s Church is holding a Christmas musical, ‘A Christmas Once Lost’, on December 16, 7 pm at St Andrew’s Church. The musical portrays the story of two friends who had been set apart by fate in a Christmas season. In a turn of events, they find themselves facing each other. For details, call 25591874.

Vocal recital

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a Carnatic music recital by V Vijayalakshmi on December 14, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road. The recital is a part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme.’

Violin day
On the occasion of the International Violin Day  on December 13, Sonido Musicals is presenting ‘Cake Cheese and Violin’, a violin contest to select the City’s next best violinist. The participants will compete against each other to a 10-minute slot, in different genres respectively. The participants will be judged on different parameters, like Western, classical, jazz, Carnatic and Bollywood.
 The event will be opened with a performance by ace violinist Giselle Viogts, a music teacher from Germany who has been teaching the violin to numerous kids in India. The event will be held on December 13, 4 pm at Sonido Musicals, Opposite Catholic Club, Brigade Road.

Glorious Light’

The Glorious Choir is presenting, ‘Glorious Light’, a musical programme on December 15 and 16, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at St Germain High School Grounds, Promenade Road, Frazer Town. The choir will render popular and traditional Christmas carols. Entry is free. For details, call 9243109701.

POT POURRI

Informative meet


The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is organising the third edition of ‘Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Computing India Conference’  till December 14 at Lalith Ashok. The event will also bring together renowned keynote speakers under one roof.

Workshop

Rabi Kisku Entertainment is holding a filmmaking workshop on December 15 and 16, from 1 pm to 6 pm. The venue is St Joseph’s Boys High School Museum Road. For registration, call 9886539405.

‘Pause for a...’

‘Pause for a Cause’, an exhibition-cum-sale of traditional textiles, fabrics, trendy wear, jewellery and accessories will be held on December 18, 19 and 20 (10.30 am to 7 pm) at Chitrakala Parishat. This is being organised by Secure Giving in aid of Concern India Foundation.

Devotional touch

The Indian Institute of World Culture is organising the ‘Pratibha S Murthy Memorial Endowment Programme’ of devotional songs by Kruthika Thyagarajan and Andal Mukund and team on December 13, 6 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.           

Lecture series


National Gallery of Modern Art, in association with Toto Funds the Arts, is presenting the second lecture series titled,‘Creative Journeys’ by Sunil Shanbag on December 15, 5 pm at the auditorium of National Gallery of Modern Art , Manikyavelu Mansion, No 49, Palace Road.

Supported by photographs and video clips, Sunil Shanbag will speak about his life in theatre and cinema. For details, call 22342338.

Midnight marathon

The Bengaluru Midnight Marathon’s (BMM), 6th edition, organised by Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) will be held on December 15 at KTPO, Whitefield with the theme ‘Run for Bengaluru’. Over 10,000 professional and regular runners are expected to be a part of the only midnight marathon in Asia.

Now and When’

‘Now and When’, a 3D exhibition, featuring spectacular architectural visions of Australia’s potential urban future in 2050 and beyond by leading Australian architects, designers and urban planners, will be on display till December 15, from 10 am to 6 pm at CEMA Gallery, Shrishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Yelahanka New Town.
  
The groundbreaking 3D stereoscopic aerial views of Australian urban landscapes accompanied by an immersive soundscape will be an audio-visual feast. ‘Now and When’ is presented by Australian Institute of Architects, in partnership with India Design Forum as part of Oz Fest, the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India.

ART

Aakar’

Magnitude Gallery, 3rd Block Jayanagar, is presenting  Aakar, original paintings in the genre of art based on architectural wonders till December 31.

‘Denimpressions’ 

Renaissance Gallerie is presenting an exhibition of Rahul Bhalerao paintings titled ‘Denimpressions’ till December 15, from 11 am to 7 pm, at Renaissance Gallerie, 104, West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road. Rahul takes the denim fabric and creates a new form of art.

‘Dutch Mountains’


InCITE Gallery is presenting, ‘Dutch Mountains’, an exhibition of the works of Mecanoo Architecten till December 29, from 10 am to 7 pm at the Gallery No 422, 1st floor, 9th Main, Banashankari II Stage. The exhibition will also feature a selection of profiles of Dutch designers on December 15, 6 pm. There will also be the screening of the documentary titled, ‘Focused Insight’ on the working method of Francine Houben on December 22, 6 pm.

Photo exhibition

The Alliance Fran├žaise de Bangalore, in association with the French Embassy in India and Gallery Sumukha, is holding the opening of ‘The World Upside Down’ gravity defying photographs by French conceptual artist Philippe Ramette till December 20 at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden. The timing is 10.30 am to 6 pm.

From Mizoram

Sunshine Boulevard is presenting paintings by Mizoram’s best known artist, Lara. Lara paints insightful, life-like images of landscapes, rural portraits and village scenes depicting the lives, culture and traditions of the tribes of his region. The paintings are on display till December 31, from 11 am to 8.30 pm, at Sunshine Boulevard, 5, 8th Main Road, Koramangala.

Monday, December 10, 2012

8 Days of Christmas

Opus is pulling out all the stops to paint the streets red and green, with delectable food, fine music and a whole lot of madness. All that remains is for this Christmas spectacle to begin!

Here's what's lined up at Opus (Palace Cross Road):
13th: Black Dog presents ASH CHANDLER & THE ASH TRAYS

14th: Dewar’s presents RAJASTHAN ROOTS ft KUTLE KHAN

15th: Kingfisher presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

16th: Four Seasons presents CHRISTMAS BRUNCH ft. The Opus Jukeboxers; SunSet with DJ CHRIS; Bacardi presents KISSMAS KROAKNIGHT

17th: Dewar’s presents SOULMATE

18th: Black Dog presents THE HIGHER IYER SHOW ft. KARTIK IYER & LIVE BANNED

19th: Kingfisher presents USHA UTHUP

20th: Century in association with Lee presents ROCK OF AGES ft. SLAIN

21st: Kingfisher Ultra presents MERLIN D’SOUZA, RHYS D’SOUZA & VIVIENNE POCHA

22nd: Eristoff presents TIME & AGAIN ft. DJ VACHAN

23rd: Four Seasons presents CHRISTMAS BRUNCH ft. ONE NITE STAND; SunSet with DJ CHRIS; Bacardi presents KISSMAS KROAKNIGHT

24th: Black Dog, Kingfisher and Bacardi present RAGHU DIXIT PROJECT

25th: Lee in association with Black Dog, Kingfisher & Bacardi present ROCK 'N' ROLL CHRISTMAS ft CARLTON & KARAN JOSEPH

21ST – 25TH DEC: STYLE TAG PRESENTS FLEA MARKET

Shopaholics Beware! The ultimate flee market has now hit Opus. From clothes to shoes and everything in between the STYLE TAG FLEA MARKET has it all. Spend the entire day shopping before you party the night away with one of Opus’ many acts. It’s a day made in heaven.

14TH – 16TH DEC: UNITED CHARITIES BAZAAR PRESENTS CHARITY BAZAAR

The Charity Bazaar is a great way to give back to society. NGOs from all over the city are coming together at Opus to sell their merchandise and goodies.

7TH – 25TH DEC: GRAPHICURRY EXHIBITION

Showcasing their latest illustrations which are quite literally out of this world, this is bound to be a feast for your eyes.

SEASON TICKETS:

As you can see we've got 13 action-packed nights (and days) of music, festivities, great food and world class entertainment. In keeping with the spirit of this festive season, for the first time ever, we’re selling ‘Season Tickets’ that allow you to attend the ENTIRE festival. And what’s more is, you also get a 20% Discount on your bill every single time you attend a show!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, indeed!

For table reservations: 9844030198

Indian Biodiversity Expo (IBE) 2012









Venue : Veterinary College Ground, Hebbal, Bengaluru -Date: 8-11 December 2012

A three-day exposition accompanying the Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC)  will showcase national and global concerns in their common, visible and practical hues: as food, medicine, vegetation, animals and almost everything else natural that our lifestyle affects.

The Indian Biodiversity Expo inaugurated by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Aravind Limbavali at the Veterinary College Grounds on Saturday promises something for everyone, right from a conservation freak, foodie to a photographer.

You can taste traditional, healthy bites at food courts from across the regions, check out the herbal wealth from the forests that can cure a range of modern day malaises or see how some of our older communities lived thousands of years back in tree houses. 

This is the first major expo being held in the country during the ongoing United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, according to its organisers.

One lakh visitors are expected to visit the show, which will have 10 special pavilions. One of them will be a testimony to the cultural wisdom of India in conserving biodiversity. 

A 2,000-sq ft pavilion will present food, vessels, handicraft, song and dance of the tribal people. A ‘village market’ and an ‘organic bazaar’ will be a platform for farmers, organic growers, self-help groups and non-governmental organisations to sell their products. 

Other pavilions will focus on India’s biodiversity heritage and status, medicinal plants, endangered and threatened species, including seeds, grains, vegetables, live cattle and birds; photographs, and conservation efforts.

At the students’ pavilion for selected schools and colleges, a prize awaits the best stall. 

Over 200 exhibitors have put up stalls highlighting the country’s rich biodiversity. 

The Indian Biodiversity Expo and the Indian Biodiversity Congress 2012 are being jointly organised by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram; Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore; and Navdanya, Delhi. 
 
Visit Official Page for more information

Kadlekai Parishe 2012

The area around Doddabasavanagudi (Big Bull Temple) in Basavanagudi is set to spring to life with the two-day groundnut fair, popularly known as Kadlekai Parishe, which will begin on 10 Dec (Monday).

It has been a tradition for groundnut growers from the then Guttahalli, Dasarahalli, Hosakerehalli and nearby villages to offer groundnuts to the bull god and sell them at the fair. The temple built by Magadi 

Hundreds of groundnut vendors from Magadi, Tumkur, Doddaballapur, Kolar, and Coimbatore and Hosur in Tamil Nadu are arriving with loads of groundnuts at the temple and pitching their tents nearby.

 The pavements on Bull Temple Road from Ramakrishna Math Circle to Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Bugle Rock Road, Mount Joy Road, Karanji Anjaneya Temple Road and a few adjacent roads are being occupied by vendors selling items other than just groundnuts such as puffed rice, colourful sugar candies, household articles, fancy articles and decorative items.

Amusement gear for children with different equipments sourced from Mangalore, Chennai and other places is being set up near the temple.

Although the fair is on Monday and Tuesday, the vendors will extend their business for a few more days.

Councillor Katte Satyanarayana said: “Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has made elaborate arrangements for the fair. As part of the fair, cultural programmes including Sugam Sangeet and Yakshagana by renowned artistes have been organised at the Bugle Rock Park and Narasimhaswamy Park in (near Katriguppa Water Tank) Banashankari 2nd Block on both days.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kala Madhyam Mela 2012

 Event Calender
Inauguration: 07-12-2012 at 5.00pm
Venue: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Road, Bangalore – 560001 (Near Shivananda Circle)
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
Chief Guest: Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi
Chief Guest: Chairperson, Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy, Govt of Karnataka

Guest of Honour: Sri P. Sashidhar
Guest of Honour:  Asst. Director, Office of the Development Commissioner (H), Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India
Guest of Honour: Sri R. Sreedhar, KCS, Joint Registrar Co-operative Society & Chief Administrative Officer, Guest of
Guest of Honour: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Folk Performances 5 .00 PM onwards
7-12-2012
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Dollu Kunitha
Puppet show, Rajasthani folk songs
8-12-2012
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Magic Show
Yakshagana
9-12-2012
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Bharatanatyam
Puppet show
Rajasthani Folk Songs
14-12-2012
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Rajasthani folk songs / Tamate Vadya
15-12-2012
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Puppet Show/Chandi Nagari
16-12-2012
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Rajasthani folk songs/ puppet show

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ananya Nritya Neerajana 2012


Seva Sadana, 14th Cross, Malleshwara, Bengaluru 560 003


ANANYA NRITYA NEERAJANA 2012
Venue: Seva Sadana, 14th Cross, Malleshwara, Bengaluru 560 003

Date: Saturday, Dec 15th and Sunday, Dec 16th

Day 1: Saturday, Dec 15, 2012
5.00-6.00 pm Inaugural Dance Recital by Disciples of of Sri Satyanarayana Raju

6.00-6.30 pm Inauguration

Guests of Honour: Smt.Vyjayanthi Kashi, Chairman, Karnataka Sangitha Nritya Academy
Dr.M.Suryaprasad, Renowned Music and Dance Critic

Presided over by Dr.Ajai Kumar Singh, Retd. DGP, Govt. of Karnataka, Founder Trustee , Ananya.

Shiva Samputa and Kannada Padagalu Mathu Jaavaligalu - Ananya Nrithya Sangitha – audio CD Release

6.30-7.30 pm Bharatanatya Recital by Smt. Anuradha Vikranth
Nattuvanga: Sri Sooryanarayana Rao, Vocal : Sri.Balasubramanya Sharma, Mridanga : Sri. G.G.Gurumurthy, Flute : Sri Narasimha Murthy


7.30- 8.45 pm YAGASENI – the one born of the sacrificial fire by Smt. Gayatri Sriram, Singapore
Nattuvanga: Guru Minal Prabhu, Vocal : Sri.Balasubramanya Sharma, Mridanga :Sri. G.G.Gurumurthy, Violin : Sri N.N.Ganesh Kumar, Flute : Sri Jayaram


Day 2: Sunday, Dec 16, 2012
Duet Recitals :
10.00 am Bharatanatya by Sri Somashekhar and Smt. Soumya

11.00 am Kathak by Sri Hari and Smt.Chetana

12 noon Bharatanatya by Sri Chethan and Smt. Chandraprabha

Guests of Honour: Sri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt. Sandhya Kiran

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm : Lunch Break


2.30 -4.00 pm Thesis Presentation Usage and Application of Classical Dance forms in Indian cinema by Smt. Dr.Soundarya Srivatsa
Guest of Honour : Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal

4.30-5.00 pm Tea Break


5.00 – 5.45 pm Bharatanatya Recital by Radhika Prabhu

5.45 – 6.30 pm Odissi Recital by Vandana Supriya

6.30 - 7.00 pm Felicitations to Sri. Sathyanarayana Raju

Guests Honour: Guru Smt. Maya Rao
Dr.Choodamani Nandagopal
Smt. Lata Pada
Presided over by Dr. T.S.Sathyavathi

7.00 pm onwards : Bharatanatya Recital by Sri Satyanarayana Raju
Nattuvanga : Smt. Shakuntala R. Prabhat Vocal : Sri Karthik Hebbar, Mridanga : Sri Lingaraju
Flute :Sri Narasimha Murthy


The programme is supported by Directorate of Kannada and Culture, Govt. of Karnataka

38th Annual Cake Show

38th Annual Cake Show & National Consumer Fair 2012 is organized by NCF at Bangalore 14th Dec – 23rd Dec, 2012 at St.Josephs Indian High School Ground, Bangalore
This Fair is considered as Bangalore Biggest Crowd Puller and top National and International Brands are expected to participate.
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Where does one find the Pentagon, a pagoda and Spider-man all under one roof? At the annual cake exhibition, of course.
  
Several imaginatively crafted cakes and sugar craft are on display at the 38th Annual Cake Exhibition at the St. Joseph’s Indian High School Grounds.

Fifty people laboured over the 16-foot Pentagon for 30,000 hours or 60 days, using 5 tonnes of sugar.

Lakshman Kanti, a baker, whose group has made six wedding cakes, sugar models of cuckoo clocks, pagodas and clowns, says that participating in an event like this is “really an honour”.

After the exhibition, organisers said, the sugar models are melted and donated to factories and to the needy.
The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. till December 30. Entry Rs. 49 per person.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Events: 06 - 31 Dec, 2012

On display
Gallery Time and Space, along with Alila Bangalore, is exhibiting paintings and sculptures of promising artists  Akhil Chandra Das (sculptures), Girish Kulkarni, Partha Shaw, Prasanna Kumar Romicon Revola (sculptures) from December 7 to 9. The venue is Alila Bangalore Hotel and Residence. The opening of the exhibition will be at Tiffin Bar on December 7, 6.30 pm. The artists will showcase their best dynamic ethos of contemporary art which will be based on the ‘Brush and Metal’ theme to captivate all the art lovers.

‘Humour...’
‘Humour in Art’, an exhibition, will be on from December 12 to January 5 at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, No 32, Cunningham Road. The exhibition is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm, except Sunday and
holidays.

Photo exhibition
The Alliance Fran├žaise de Bangalore, in association with the French Embassy in India and Gallery Sumukha, is holding the opening of ‘The World Upside Down’ gravity defying photographs by French conceptual artist Philippe Ramette from December 8, 7 pm to December 20 at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden. The timing is from 10.30 am to 6 pm.

Solo style
Chaitali Chatterjee is holding a solo art exhibition at Chitrakala Parisath, Gallery 4, till December 7, from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.

Impressive touch
Sunshine Boulevard is presenting paintings by Mizoram’s best known artist, Lara. Lara paints insightful, life-like images of landscapes, rural portraits and village scenes depicting the lives, culture and traditions of the tribes of his region. The paintings are on display till December 31, 11 am, to 8.30 pm, at Sunshine Boulevard, 5, 8th Main Road, Koramangala.

‘Aakar’
Magnitude Gallery, 3rd Block Jayanagar, is presenting  Aakar, original paintings in the genre of art based on architectural wonders till December 31. 

Vocal delight
M S Sheela will present a vocal concert on December 8, 5 pm at Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, Off Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Bellandur. Nalina Mohan (violin),  Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma (mridangam) and Sukkanya Ramgopal (ghatam) will accompany her.

Memorial concert
Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali, in participation with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is organising the 39th annual music festival, ‘Sri Benne Narayana Rao Memorial Concert’ on December 15, 5.30 pm. On the occasion, there will be a Hindustani vocal recital by M Venkateshkumar of Dharwad, accompanied by Vyasamurti Katti on harmonium and Vishwanath Nakod on tabla at Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony.

Soulful strains
As part of the ‘Sri M N Gopalaswamy  and Sri L S Doraiswamy Memorial Endowment Programme’, a Hindustani classical vocal recital will be presented by Nitya Priya Srivatsava on December 7, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture. On December 8, 6 pm, as part of the ‘M Krishnaiah and Smt Lakshamma Endowment Programme’, Carnatic classical vocal music will be presented by Krithika and team.

Young voices
Ananya is presenting a three-day festival of young talents on December 7, 8, 9, from 6 pm onwards at Ananaya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram. There will be vocal recitals on December 7 by Manasa Shankar, Vrinda Acharya. On December 8, there will be vocal recitals by Surabhi Gopal, Arundhati Krishnan, accompanied by Aditi Krishna­p­rakash (violin) and R Ada­mya (mridangam). On De­ce­mber 9, there will be vocal recitals by Meghna Madhusudan, Ashwini Satish. The programme is supported by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi

‘Cadence’
The Harmony International Music Foundation is presenting ‘Cadence’, an evening of nostalgic Christmas music by the ‘Harmony Children’s Choir’, conducted by Sandra Oberoi, on December 9, 5 pm
at Jyoti Nivas College Auditorium, Koramangala.    Donor passes are available at The Forum, Koramangala
and UB City. For details, call 9343628255.


Collaborative spirit
MoonArra, the world fusion band comprising Madhuri Jagadeesh, Jagadeesh M R, Prakash Sontakke, Kartik Mani and Wilson Kenneth, completes their three-year journey with a concert-production at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield on December 8.
The 120-minute production will reflect the collaborative spirit of ‘MoonArra’ beginning with a jazz poet introducing how sound travelled from Africa to India via other continents, showcasing some of the finest voices in Indian classical, jazz and other genres. There will also be the story of music brought to light by dramatic narration with creative appearances by talented actors, musicians, presenters, writers, dance by classically trained and contemporary dancers.

Vivid sounds
Banyan Tree’s annual sufi and mystic music festival Ruhaniyat will be held on December 15 at Jayamahal Palace. Those will be performing include Tannouras, the Dancing Dervishes of Egypt; ‘Polyphony’, with an inbuilt ‘Voice of Angels’ by singers from Bulgaria, an instrumental ensemble of sufiana maqams by musicians of Egypt and Rajasthan; ‘Whirling Dervishes’ of Turkey, Sufi Qawwali by qawwals from Pakistan.
The Indian forms to be featured this year are Bharud and Abhang of Tukaram, Dnyaneshwar, Jana Bai, Bahina Bai (Maharashtra), Sukhnani Ojhapalli (Assam), Kapalik Pandvani, dramatic narration of mystic tales from Mahabharata (Chhattisgarh), Mystic ‘Ravanhatta  Ensemble’ with songs from the Pabuji ki Par (Rajasthan), Haunting drums - Eddakya, Thimila, Chenda, Thavil, Mizhavu (Kerala), Sindhi Saraiki of Gujarat,  Zikr-e- Rifay by Fakirs -Andhra Pradesh,  Baul songs from West Bengal etc.

‘Colours of...’
A vocal concert, ‘Colours of Kalyan’, by Narasimha Murthy will be held at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, on December 7, 6.30 pm.  For details, call 25359680.

Unique recital
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation is presenting  Muka Veene recital by Anjanappa on December 6, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture.

Festivities galore
Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the heritage structure ‘Bible Society’, where it is housed. The festivities will be from December 6 to 8. On December 6, there will be a special performance by ‘One Nite Stand’ from 8 pm. On December 7, groove to the sounds of the ‘Rock to Retro’, from 7 pm. The grand finale will be held on December 8. The venue is Hard Rock Cafe, St Mark’s Road.

‘Horizon...’
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, will be presenting Carnatic devotional bhajans under the ‘Horizon Series’ on December 8, 6.30 pm at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road. It will feature Chennai Shri Bhajan Ravi and troupe.

Band war
ReinventMusic is presenting the ‘Battle of the Bands’ at UB City on December 8. ReinventMusic is an initiative by a group of students — Rishab Ramanathan, Dhruv Shiva Rao, Shiv Moola and Siddharth Varkey from Mallya Aditi International School. The four are working in collaboration with IndiaForward.  ‘Battle of the Bands’  is a platform for budding young musicians to come together and be heard. It began with a qualifier round performance by all the bands.

Thirty schools from the City were invited to send a maximum of two bands to participate. An eminent panel of judges chose the six best bands.These six bands will perform at the grand finale. All excess proceeds from the event will be invested in improving the music infrastructure in underprivileged schools. 
Informative meet

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is organising the third edition of ‘Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Computing India Conference’ from December 12 to 14 at Lalit Ashok.

BharatanatyamThe Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a bharatanatyam duet dance by Tejasshri K R and Sindhu B S , under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’, on December 7, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

‘Nritya Lahari’
Anusha Shridhar will present an evening of bharatanatyam called Nritya Lahari on December 12, 6 pm at JSS Auditorium, Shivarathreshwar Centre, JSS Circle, 8th block, Jayanagar. 

Lecture-demo
A lecture-demonstration on ‘The Dance of Siva: The Nataraja Bronze, Coomaraswamy’s Legacy and Archaeometallurgical and Stylistic Insights’ by Prof Sharada Srinivasan will be held at The Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage on December 14.
For details, call 9886599675.The event will also bring together renowned keynote speakers under one roof.

Gasha’
Riad Mahmood Arts and Education Foundation is presenting Gasha by Indian Ensemble on December 7 (7.30 pm) and December 8 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm)  at Alliance Francaise. It is written by Irawati Karnik and conceived and directed by Abhishek Majumdar. It is performed by Adhir Bhat and Sandeep Shikhar. For telebookings, call 9886324733. Tickets are also available at the venue. For online bookings, log on to www.Indianstage.in, www.bookmyshow.com.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Differently Talented - Live Performance by Differently Abled



Value Makers, Silent Talks in association with via.com presents Bifferently Talented - A Live Performance by Differently Abled.

Felicitation ceremony for the world champion Mr. Manigandan Kumar winner of Gold Medal IFSC World

2012   04:00 PM
Event duration:  04:00 hrs 
Forum Mall  21, Hosur Road, Koramangala , Bangalore

climbing championship.Differently Talented - Live Performance by Differently Abled

Healthy Eating Kids, Happy Relieved Parents

Healthy Eating Kids, Happy Relieved Parents (A workshop for parents of children 1 – 7 years old)

  • Can you win against burger and fries?
  • Soft drinks, chocolates, wafers, pizza, which do you fight?
  • Want your child to get enough nutrition?
  • At loss thinking of snack box and lunch box?
  • Do you want spinach, carrots, and pumpkin as part of your child's menu?
  • Want to make home food more interesting for your child? 
Learn about food behavior of children ages 1 – 7 years old, dealing with difficult eaters, strategies to prepare an “interesting” balanced meal within limited time and procedures to introduce new foods.
This interactive workshop will have live demonstrations of healthy foods, snacks and beverages. There will be many opportunities to interact with the facilitator and other like-minded parents. Facilitator,Deepa Prakash is an expert in children’s food and nutrition and has focused her work mainly on how children’s food behavior affects their intelligence and learning capabilities.

 Click here to get further information on the workshop: http://www.parentmusings.in/healthy-kids-happy-parents-2

You can also contact Gayathri@ 9611119478 OR Ramya@ 9845992214

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Venue
Manorama Hall
Indian Institute of World Culture
B.P. Wadia Road, Basavangudi
Bangalore – 560004

Lecture-Demonstration on 'THE DANCE OF SIVA'

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Exhibition cum Sale of Children's Books and Toys

Exhibition cum Sale of Children's Books and Toys - Handpicked, Fun and Educational


A unique exhibition of handpicked toys and books for kids aged 0 - 12 years. A must stop for parents keen on developing reading capabilities and providing educational toys for their kids. From enhancing a toddler’s motor skills to aiding a preschooler’s imagination to developing thinking skills in older children, this exhibition contains a range of educational toys. Love telling stories to your child? Check out our finger and hand puppets to make your stories more colourful and bright. Want to make a book your child’s best friend; then check out our collection of board books, picture books, early-reader books, fiction and non-fiction books. Visit us for not just buying a book, but also to understand which is the right book for your child. Interact with Gayathri Tirthapura, Founder and Director, Parent Musings, to pick the right book and toy for your child.
 Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Parent Musings Services Pvt. Ltd 1/1, Ratnavilasa Rd, Next to Pai Vista Convention Hall Basavangudi Bangalore, 560004

Spic Macay: Dec 2012 Events

SPICMACAY Bengaluru chapter expresses its pleasure in bringing them to you all, the dance aficionados.
Make yourself present at this dance extravaganza ....
Below is the venue details.

6th Edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (BMM)

The Country’s Only Midnight Marathon is Back! --6th Edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (BMM) to be held on Sat 15 Dec '12, 12:00 am To Sun 16 Dec '12. 12:00 am.

The online registrations for the individual events of BMM 2012 are already in full session.

Participants can register online by logging onto www.midnightmarathon.in. The key events on December 15th, 2012 will include the Marathon, Carewel Half Marathon, Target 10k Run, Adecco IT City Fun Run, Corporate Relay Cup and the Women’s Relay Cup.

As an alternate to energy bars, live entertainment and cultural events will keep the runners and fans pumped up through the night.

Organised by Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC), the first edition of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon was held on May 19th, 2007. BMM being the flagship fundraising event for RBITC’s social service projects, the funds raised over the last five editions were used to expand the scope of the Club's activities and fund many more projects in the sphere of Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor.

Being the only Midnight Marathon in the country, the BMM is truly a unique experience.


 1. Marathon
 2. Carewel Half Marathon 21.95 Kms
3. Adecco IT City Fun Run 5 Kms 7 pm
4. Community Relay 5 x 1 Km each
5. Target 10K Run 10 Kms 10 pm
6. Women’s Relay Cup 8 x 5 Kms. each
 7. Corporate Relay Cup 8 x 5 Kms. each

Registration Fee for IT City Fun Run – Rs. 300/- per individual. Eligibility – 12 years and above only, as on Dec. 15, 2012 Registration Fee for 10k, Half and Full Marathon – Rs. 500/- per individual, without timing chip. Rs. 1,000/- per individual with timing chip. Eligibility for Half and Full Marathon – 18 years and above as on Dec. 15, 2012 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bangalore Literature Festival 2012





Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF) invites all lovers of the written word and bibliophiles to a three-day literary extravaganza that will bring together leading local, national and international authors. Bangalore Literature Festival is all set to become a very imaginative flagship arts and culture event in Bangalore and in the Indian and international literary circuit. BLF 2012 will witness a congregation of modern and contemporary thinkers and writers who will discuss and debate literature, life, poetry and books. The Festival will also showcase the best of Carnatic, and folk performances.

Registration Free- All are Welcome.

The Venue
Jayamahal Palace – a heritage hotel located in the heart of the city, belonging to the Royal Family of Gondal.

Dates
7th, 8th and 9th December, 2012. 
Schedule:



Friday | December 7, 2012 | Front Lawns
4:30 PM
Inauguration and launch of Beantown - BLF Literary Journal
5:30 – 6:30 PM
BLF Inaugural Plenary: "Have you seen the Soul?"–The Craft Of Poetry; Two Friends In Conversation: Gulzar and Pavan Varma
6:30 – 7:15 PM
Session 1- Crossfire with Chetan Bhagat
7:15 – 9:00 PM
"Strings Attached" - Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh on the Veena and Vidwan R. Kumaresh on the Violin




Saturday | December 8, 2012 | Front Lawns 

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Session 1 - Srujana Sheelathe: Creativity in Writing
Baragur Ramachandrappa, Chandrashekhara Kamabara, K. S. Nissar Ahmed and U R Ananthamurthy | Moderator: Manu Chakravarthy
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Session 2 - "Nazm aur Tarkash"
Poetry with Gulzar and Javed Akhtar
11:30 – 12:30 PM
Session 3 - Chronicling Lives: Biographies and Memoirs
Launch of "Durbar" by Tavleen Singh followed by discussion
Ajoy Bose, Bhawana Somaaya, Tavleen Singh and Vikram Sampath | Moderator: Sunil Sethi
1:15 – 2:15 PM
Session 4 - The Business of Books
Caroline Newbury, Gautam Padmanabhan, Karthika V.K., Prakash Kambathalli and Sanjana Roy Choudhury | Moderator: Annie Chandy
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Session 5 - Ferment in West Asia
B. Raman, I. P. Khosla and John D. Balian
Moderator: C. V. Ranganathan
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Session 6 - Playing the Write Game
Shehan Karunatilaka, Suresh Menon, Vinod Naidu
Moderator: Boria Majumdar
4:15 – 5:15 PM
Session 7 - Sobha Developers presents Experience, Memory and Stories
Anita Nair, Biman Nath, Kavery Nambisan and Manju Kapur | Moderator: Usha K. R.
5:15 – 6:00 PM
Session 8 - Literature in the Twitter Era
Harish Bijoor and Sudheendra Kulkarni
Moderator: K. Vaitheeswaran
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Session 9 - The World in Verse
Jayant Kaikini, Khaleelur Rehman, Sampurna Chattarji and Shaista Yousuf | Moderator: Mamta Sagar
7:15 – 9:00 PM
Yakshagana - 'Vali Moksha' by Keremane Shivananda Hegde Troupe


Sunday | December 9, 2012 | Front Lawns
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Session 1 - Hosa Ale: New Waves in Kannada Literature
Banu Mushtaq, Jayant Kaikini, Kum Vee Bhadrappa and Vaidehi | Moderator: Prakash Belawadi
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Session 2 - Is Fiction losing its Magic?
Jahnavi Barua, Jaishree Misra, Shashi Deshpande and Tarquin Hall | Moderator: Sunil Sethi
11:30 – 12:30 PM
Session 3 - Stage of Life: Mahesh Dattani in conversation with Ashish Sen
1:30 – 2:15 PM
Session 4 - Tete-a-tete with Amish Tripathi | Moderator: Deepthi Talwar
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Session 5 - Hark the New Brigade!
Aroon Raman, Shefalee Vasudev, Sudeep Nagarkar, Vikrant Dutta and Yasmeen Premji | Moderator: Shoba Narayan
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Session 6 - Bangalore/Bengaluru: Multiple City?
Prakash Belawadi, Ramya, Shobhaa De, T. V. Mohandas Pai and U R Ananthamurthy, | Moderator: V Ravichandar
4:15 – 5:15 PM
Session 7 - Milk Route presents Scripting India: Launch of 'Tales from Shining and Sinking India' by Akash Banerjee followed by discussion
Akash Banerjee, Akash Kapur, Nandan Nilekani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Sir Mark Tully | Moderator: Pavan Varma
5:15 – 6:00 PM
Session 8 - Launch of 'Sethji' by Shobhaa De followed by Shobhaa De in conversation with Sunil Sethi
6:00 – 6:45 PM
Session 9 - Bangarada Manushya: Bangalore Literature Festival tribute to Dr. Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar and Maya Chandra in conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash
Short screening of 'Dr. Rajkumar - An Analysis of the Phenomenon'
6:45 PM
Closing


Makkala Koota - Children's Reading Hour

Saturday | December 8, 2012 | Banquet Hall
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Sahitya Akademi award winning author Bolwar Mahammad Kunhi speaks about his book 'Papu Gandhi Bapu Aadha Kathe'
3:30 – 4:30 PM
'Annual Haircut Day'
Q: What does a man have to do when he wants a haircut on the Annual Haircut Day?
A: Plenty!
Find out the plight of Sringeri Srinivas from the author herself – Noni a.k.a. Rohini Nilekani
4:40 – 5:40 PM
Session with Nadia Budde: Award Winning Children's Illustrator
5:50 – 7:00 PM
Pavan Varma talks about his new book 'Chanakya's New Manifesto: To resolve the crisis within India'

Sunday | December 9, 2012 | Banquet Hall
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Hindustani music performance by students of Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya, Dharwar
3:15 – 4:15 PM
Winter in Bangalore! Steamed and salted groundnuts, cups of hot kaapi with Mala Kumar
4:40 – 6:00 PM
Are there mad motorcyclists out there in space?!? Maybe!
Catch Roopa Pai, author of the well-loved Sister Sister Series talk about some crazy characters


Bookends - Post Festival Events
10.12.2012
Talk by Boria Majumdar at Wipro - Details coming soon!
15.12.2012
Launch of William Dalrymple's 'Return of the King' at Bangalore International Centre (BIC) at 6 PM.