Thursday, April 25, 2013

Events 25 April- 5 May, 2013

Nrityagram is conducting a residential culture camp for youngsters till April 28. It will have dance, theatre, yoga, body conditioning, Kalaripayattu, nature walks, bird watching etc modelled on the guru-shishya parampara.
It will be conducted by Bijayini Satpathy, a performer and teacher at Nrityagram and Atul Kumar. Bijayini, trained in Odissi, has been a resident student and teacher at Nrityagram for the last 20 years. Atul Kumar is an actor, stage director and the artistic director of The Company Theatre, Mumbai. He is trained in kathakali and kalaripayattu and in visual theatre with Philip Genty in France. The venue is Nrityagram campus in Hesarghatta. For details, call 28466313/4.

Film festival

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a national education institution, is organising a three-day film festival of non-fiction films from April 26 to 28 at IIHS Bangalore City Campus, 197/36, 2nd Main, Sadashivanagar. The festival will provide a unique opportunity to examine how documentary filmmakers have engaged with the notion of the city, not just in the contemporary moment, but also in the past.   


Bangalore International Centre is organising a panel discussion on ‘The Novartis-Glivec Judgement’, delivered by the Supreme Court of India, on April 28, 6.30 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Great moves

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is organising an Attakkalari summer camp from April 29 to May 11. The age group is juniors (five years to eight years), seniors (nine years to 12 years) and teens (13 years to 19 years).
The classes for junior and senior batches will be held from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and for teens, it will be from 2 pm to 5 pm. The theme-based workshops will be influenced by kalarippayattu (martial arts), contemporary dance and freestyle dance forms. It will be mentored by German dancer Maria Schneiders. For details, call 080 22123684.   

Graceful steps

A bharatanatyam recital by Deepashree A V will be held on April 26, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, next to Reserve Bank of India, Nrupathunga Road.

This is being presented by Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Department  of Kannada and Culture, Department of Youth Services and Sports and Youth Writers and Artists Guild.

Beautiful ensemble

On the occasion of ‘World Dance Day’, four ensemble works will be presented on April 28, 10 am to 10 pm at Alliance Francaise. The event will feature various dance styles such as bharatanatyam, kathak, kuchipudi, odissi and Bollywood. This will be followed by a seminar on the topic ‘Where Classical Dance Stands Today in Modern Times’ and the screening of ‘A Century of Indian Dance’. The evening will conclude with a performance by over 100 dancers.

‘Between the...’

National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting an exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ at the NGMA auditorium, Palace Road from April 27 to May 28. The pieces of art have been selected from the ‘Waswo Collection’ of Indian printmaking. This is curated by Lina Vincent Sunish.

 There will also be several parallel outreach programmes such as talks, curators’ walk, film screening, gallery walk and workshops on print techniques. 

Special show

To commemorate Yusuf Arakkal being awarded the ‘Raja Ravi Varma Award’, a special show that will feature the early works of Yusuf Arakkal will be on display till April 30 at Galerie Sara Arakkal, ITPL Road.

About galaxies

Star Beam is presenting a collection of photo exhibits from April 26 to 28, 10 am to 7 pm, at the atrium at Alliance Francaise. 

 The exhibits comprises nebullas, planets, galaxies and cosmic bodies many light years away, obtained using techniques of astro-photography, through an 18-inch reflector teles­cope. 

 This shall be paralleled by sci-fi video art and a media art installation. The artists — Aaron Joseph, Maitr­eya Mer, Mayank Bhutoria, Zoheb Qazi — are from the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology. The director and curator is Sharath Chandra Ram.

‘France Heritage’

National  Gallery of Modern Art, in association with Embassy of France, Institut Francais, and the Alliance Francaise, are presenting ‘France Heritage’, an architecture, photography and heritage exhibition at NGMA, Palace Road till April 28. This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India with Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, conservation architect.

‘50 Under...’

Kynkyny Art presents ‘50 Under 50’, a group show featuring 50 works of art by an array of artists till May 24, 10 am to 7 pm at No 104 Embassy Square, 148 Infantry Road. The show features upcoming and critically acclaimed artists like Dhrubajyoti Baral, Ganapati Hegde, Jasu Rawal, Praveen Kumar, Sivabalan, Sachin Jaltre, JMS Mani and Subramaniam to mention a few.


Tasveer, in association with The Japan Foundation and Luxure Louis Phillippe, is presenting an exhibition of contemporary photographs from Japan called ‘Hikari: Contemporary Photography from Japan’ till May 10, 10 am to 6 pm at Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road.

Monthly concert

Sapthaswara Academy’s 108th grand monthly chamber music programme will feature a concert by Raghuram R on April 28, 6.45 pm at the residence of Dr K Gopalan, 4/2, Malleswara Mansion, 6th Main between 6th and 7th cross, Malleswaram. The concert will also feature Adithi Krishna Prakash on the violin and Phanindra Bhaskara on mridangam and Sharath Chandra on ghatam.

Mandolin magic

Vishnu Venkatesh is presenting is a Carnatic mandolin concert on May 5, 5 pm at Rama Seva Mandali, Fort High School Grounds, Chamarajpet. Vishnu is a student of Mandolin U Srinivas. This concert is a part of the Sri Ramanavami celebrations.

Carnatic recital

There will be a Carnatic vocal concert by Y G Srilatha on April 26, 5.15 pm at Sheshadripuram High School Grounds as part of the Sri Ramanavami celebrations.

Double treat

Counter Culture is presenting a concert by ‘Overdrive Trio’, a three-member blues rock band from Mumbai on April 27, 9 pm. The band plays music ranging from old school blues to a more modern sound as well as some hard-hitting renditions of some blues/rock anthems.

The band comprises Sunny D’souza on vocals and guitar, Vaibhav Wavikar on drums and Vibhas Patil on bass. Counter Culture will also host ‘The Chronic Blues Circus’ on the same night.

The band is best known for its powerful vocals combined with their unique arrangements. The band comprises Miriam John on vocals, harp and guitar, Owen on bass, Sudhakar on drums, Mukut on keys and vocals and Peter Isaac on vocals, guitar, harp and saxophone.


BFlat is presenting a concert by ‘Drift’, a contemporary jazz band from New Delhi, on April 26, 8.30 pm. The trio comprise Reuben Narain on drums, Sahil Warsi on the double bass and Pranai Gurung on guitars and they will be playing original tunes as well as some jazz standards. Guest artistes Aman Mahajan (piano) and Arati Rao (vocals) will perform on the occasion.

Flute feast

There will be a classical flute concert by N Rajakamal on April 28, 10 am at Devanga Dhama, Vasantapura, Uttarahalli Main Road. Rajakamal will be accompanied by Mattur R Srinidhi on violin, V Krishna on mridangam and Omkar G Rao on ghatam.

Vocal touch

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is presenting a vocal concert by N J Nandini from Thiruvananthapuram on April 28, 5.30 pm at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, 9th Main Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage. She will be accompanied by Sandhya Srinath on violin and Akshay Anand on mridangam.

Saxaphone treat

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation is presenting a saxaphone reci­tal by Manjunath R on April 25, 6 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.     
Mix of bands

‘Garage Jam’ will present ‘Underground Performances’ on April 27, 6 pm at Sonido Musicals, opposite Catholic Club, Brigade Road. Popular music bands such as ‘Grossty’, ‘Ontologus’, ‘Nauseate’ and ‘Pisakas’ will perform on the occasion.

‘Fusion Dreams’

‘Fusion Dreams’, an Indo-jazz, Carnatic fusion band led by Jyotsna Srikanth will perform on April 26, 9 pm at CounterCulture, Whitefield. The idea of the concert is to seamlessly intertwine Indian and Western audio collages, which offers vibrant foot-tapping music that appeal to the masses. Genres and musical flavours from different parts of the globe are incorporated into the music — from Flamenco to Celtic folk to Bollywood. Jyotsna Srikanth is a UK-based violinist from the Carnatic classical tradition.

Mellifluous tunes

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust is presenting a Ramanavami music concert on April 28, 5 pm onwards. The venue is Vaamshika Sadhana, No 21, AHR Layout, near Adarsha Nagar, Arasinakunte, Nelamangala. The Bhakti Bhaava Geethe concert will feature vocalists Hiremagalore Pradeep and Prathiba Nandan who will be accompanied by J K Sridhar on violin and Kiran Yavagal on tabla. The Karnataka Sangeetha flute duet concert will feature B K Anantha Ram and Amith A Nadig. There will also be J K Sridhar on violin, T N Ramesh on mrudangam, M Gururaj on morsing and Kiran Yavagal on tabla. 


Dakshinee is presenting a one-actor play in Kannada titled Kooga Keluvavarilla on April 27, 7.30 pm. The venue is Suchitra Sabhangana, No 36, 9th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage. The play is based on the original Hindi play by Nadira Raj Babbar. It has been adapted into Kannada and enacted by Suryakanth Gunakimath. The music and sound is by K R Ganesh and it is directed by M C Anand. For details, call 9980007239.

Satirical take

WeMove Theatre is staging an English play titled ‘iMirror Version 2.0’ on April 27, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The play is a satirical take on distorted body-image issues, and how society and people in it are propagating this ‘unhealthy view’. The play is written by Madhuvanthi G and directed by Abhishek Iyengar. The cast includes Rangaraj Bhatracharya, Srikanth B, Ranjan S, Radhika Chetan, Sushanth Shandilya, Anirudh Mahesh, Neha Agrawal, Prachi Jain, Suraj Kiran, Pranav Patadiya and Sweety Karnal. For details, call 9886062324.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Books by Weight

Buy Books by the Kilo.
Rs.200/- per Kilo for Children’s Books
 Rs.100/- per Kilo for all other Books
Minimum Purchase of 1 Kilo and in Multiples of 1 Kilo there-of

Basaveshwara Road, Basava Circle, Racc Cource Road, Opp. Chalukya Hotel,
Opp. Sophia High School, Bangalore – 560 001
Tel: 09967103018
Date: Saturday 20th April to Sunday 5th May
Time: 10 am to 8 pm Open on Sunday
Credit Cards Accepted
TABLE BOOK IN RS 100/- A KILO           

Please bring your own bags.  

Family Fair @ RBANM School

The annual Family Fair has begun at the RBANM School Grounds, opposite Ajanta Theatre. Come summer and the City looks forward to the fair which is an all in all family entertainer.
The exhibition has over 100 stalls and 25 amusement rides. The food court caters a variety of cuisines from across the country.

There are an inexhaustible range of products and electrical appliances. Some of the other attractions are furniture, books, artificial jewellery, mattress, watches, handloom, handicrafts, footwear, dress materials, garments, stationery, toys, gifts, children CDs, health care and beauty products.

The good discounts on offer is another attraction. An added amusement this year will be the magic show. You can take a ride on Italian tora-tora, dragon train, dashing car, merry columbus, titanic, indian airline, jumping jack, mini train, mini jeep, zig-zag, fish merry go-round, jumping frog, horse merry go-round and the giant wheel.

 Idli Express serves steaming hot dosa and idlis in addition to chaats, papads, pav bhajis, ice cream, popocorn, lassi, sweet corn and sweet curd.  The exhibition is open on all days between 4 pm and 9 pm. 

Event on until end of May. Entry: Rs. 30/ person. Under 3 years free.

Fun Cinemas: Fun Tuesday Deal

banguluru  Fun Cinemas, Cunningham Road, Bangalore.

Rajdhani Buy 1 Get 1 Freel: April 2013

~Buy 1 and get 1 Thali FREE!*~

Double the treat this mango season with Rajdhani Thali. (Only in Bangalore till 25th April)

Science Activity Workshop

Monday, April 22, 2013

Story Telling: Geeta Ramanujam

Location: NGMA
Date: Tue, 2013/04/23 - 11:00am

A storytelling session will be held at the NGMA, Bengaluru on the 23rd of April from 11.00 an – 12 noon

Geeta Ramanujam besides being an internationally renowned storyteller an educator, academician and administrator. She is the Executive Director of Kathalaya Trust which is the culmination of her vision and wisdom Geeta uses storytelling as an effective educational and cultural tool in many leading educational institutions in India and abroad.

Geeta will be narrating tales from Perrault’s collection of fairy tales and La Fointaine’s fables and folk tales from France.

All are Welcome
Please register : Call 40808181

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hastakalaa- 2013


Ananya Nrithyollasa-10

Haveli- Music and dance concert

In an attempt to bring back forgotten memories and time, city based Hometown Productions has organized a unique cultural extravaganza called Haveli on April 26, 2013 in Chowdaiah Memorial Hall at 6.30 pm.

13 well known artists from all over the country will perform in one stage at time.

The show will recreate the scenic Haveli on a stage. Bollywood music composer and violinist Deepak Pandit is the music composer. Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal, Kathak dancer Rajendra Gangani, vocalist and Sarangi player Ustad Fayaz Khan, Sitarist brothers Rafique and Shafique Khan, Raman a Saxophonist, Drummer Stanley Jeoraj, a renowned French basist/ pianist Mishko M'Ba, Tabla player Pt Arvind Kumar Azad, a Grammy awardee Khartal player Dewo Khan, Kamaiacha players Ghenwar Khan and Dare Khan are some of the well known artists who will enthrall audience in ‘Haveli'.

"Haveli is a place of tranquility and beauty where decadence and indulgence reigns supreme. We have taken the spirit and ethos of Haveli and channeling it into our show" says actress Bhavana, the creative head of Hometown Productions.

The concept: Those were the days.... Where huge joint families lived together with bunch of children playing around, older people having leisure time and women dressed up with lot of hand crafted gold jewellery and draped with delicate fall of silk shiffons.

Many servants moving around busy with their work allotted, midst of all these, Havelis would echoed the sound of ghungaru and in dept tunes of Sarangi, playing along with Tabla.
Yes. Those wealthy Zamindars would appreciate and also spend humongous amount of wealth for music and dance. Jalak of mujuras and sharies were among the popular once. Now across the part of North India those Havelies stand quietly setting an example of time which spent elaborately during those days by the families of those graceful wealthy zamindars.

Haveli, a musical concert is an attempt to bring back the forgotten memories and time, live...

Free entry: The entry to the show is free and through access cards. For passes please contact: 080 23413987/98455 03987.

Existential Laboratory - a 4 days Residential Camp by Swami Sukhabodhananda

Poojya Swami Sukhabodhananda has personally devised a four day residential camp with various meditations of both passive and dynamic nature, processes that connects one to nature, a space that draws one to the realm of intuition, seeing sacred connectedness both within and outer, lots of fun filled learning's, music and celebration in a spirit of let go so as to discover the inner child within each of us.

We are happy to announce the ‘Existential Laboratory' or the ‘E-Lab' or ‘Energy Lab' as it now known as, is scheduled from 2 to 5th May, 2013 at a very scenic venue.

The venue offers extremely conducive atmosphere in terms of natural scenery all around, shaded spots with green cover for meditation, well appointed rooms, ... and many more. The set-up is just about right for an eventful four days that will have plenty of music, dance, meditation, interaction and the experience of merging within...
Can you be away from such an experience?
Here are the details for you to join us.
Dates: May 2, 3, 4, 5th 2013 (Thu - Sun). The start-up time is 10 AM on the 2nd at the assembly point which would be indicated towards the date of the program and closing time will be around 4 PM on 5th at the venue.
Venue: Very scenic venue with amidst natural surroundings.
Assembly: On 2nd May 2013, at 10 AM. Assembly point will be announced to each confirmed participants.

What you need to bring: Loose clothing sufficient for 4 days, Cap, Canvas/Sport Shoes, Toiletries, Torch, Umbrella, One set of traditional dress, your personal medicines, if any.
The registration is on first come first served basis, as accommodation is limited. The right of admission reserved.

Call, 9620524130

Ecumenical Christian Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore

Bookalore: It's my Book

Crossword Children's Fest 2013

With a very ‘warm’ welcome to the Summer Holidays, there are loads of activities for kids to explore. The Crossword Children’s Fest, welcomes kids aboard to enjoy, explore, create, play and more over learn through an array of fun-filled activities like games, art & craft, story readings, puppet & magic shows & much more, throughout the Summer Holidays. You could also avail of a zillion discounts that they offer on a variety of kids’ products like books, toys, stationery, movies & much more.

Stay connected with the nearest Crossword store to find out about some interesting Kids Events happening at the Fest.

When: 19th April to 16th June

Click for Bangalore Locations.

The Indiranagar stors has events happening every Sunday from 1130am to 1230pm.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Events: 12-19 April, 2013

Veena ensemble
A grand classical music ensemble with 75 veenas, called Naada Ranjini, will be held on April 24 at Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Fort High School premises.It will have talented veena artistes of Karnataka for the first time in a concert lead.  It is directed by Suma Sudhindra and Anuradha Madhusudhan. This feature is presented to celebrate 75 years of Sri Rama Seva Mandali.

Soulful evening
Nritya Sangeeta Milana, an evening of dance and music in aid of Ananya Arogyadhara, will be held at Ravindra Kalakshetra, JC Road on April 13, 5.30 pm. 

Thematic ballet 
Naina’s Astha Pushpitam, a journey of emotions portrayed through the eyes of the danseuse based on the eight moods of women as depicted in Natyashastra, will be held on April 12, 7.30 pm at Alliance Française. Entry is free.

Puppet fest
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha will be conducting a unique puppet show programme in Indiranagar from April 12 to 14. This programme is called the Dhatu puppet festival and will precede with a massive procession in the streets around Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha before the formal inauguration at the auditorium of Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavan, 8th Main, HAL second stage, Indiranagar. The programmes will be held at 3.30 pm and at 6 pm. It will feature Bhakta Prahalada on April 12, Jarasandha Vadhe on April 13 and Vijayanagara Vaibhava on April 14. Entry is free.

Artistes of Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan are performing a kuchipudi dance recital on April 11 at Srikanteshwara Bhavana (next to ICICI Bank) No. 74, 5th Cross, Malleswaram, during the Sri Ramothsava celebrations organised by Sri Rama Bhaktha Sabha, Srirampuram.

Cultural pieces
Students and artistes of Antara will be performing odissi, kathak, bharatanatyam, Hindustani and Carnatic music on April 13, 5 pm to 8 pm, at Oxford College Auditorium, 17th B Main, HSR Layout.
Light notes
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation will present Sugama Sangeetha by Geetha Sanjeeva Kulkarni on April 18, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, 6, Sri BP Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. On April 20, 6 pm kuchipudi will be presented by Hema V. For details, call 26678581.

Choral competition
Majolly Music Trust, in collaboration with London College of Music Examinations, will be organising the ‘All India Western Classical Choral Competition’, a unique competition for western choral music on June 14, 15 and 16 for all choirs in India. This competition has been established to encourage and offer a performance opportunity for choirs in the sphere of western classical choral music. The closing date for entries is April 30. 
For details, write to

Jazz connect
Wishbone Factory is presenting ‘Swing me a Song – A Jazz Connection’ on April 19, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The group will be backed by the four-piece band featuring Maya Mascarenhas on piano, Eric Samuel on lead guitar, Dominic Yesudas on double bass and Imraan Jamal on drums. Donor cards are available at Alliance Francaise CafĂ© and Bangalore School of Music.

Striking chords
A music discourse and a recital on santoor will be presented by Abhay Rustum Sopori on April 20, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The young santoor maestro and classical musician composes and conducts orchestras and folk ensembles. Entry is free. For details, call 40808181.

Parisian band
Parisian band ‘Isaac Delusion’ will perform on April 19, 9 pm at Opus, Palace Road. ‘Isaac Delusion’ makes dreamy ballads on vague landscapes, indefinable vastness and time. Their brilliant mix of pop, electronic, hip-hop loops, folk and funk bass is highly addictive. For details, call 9844030198.

Tagore’s poems
‘Where is the Light?’ A concert on Tagore’s poems will be presented by Irudaya Niketan Trust on April 11, 8 pm at Alliance Francaise. This concert will be performed by a singer and three other musicians from Kalakshetra, Chennai and will be illustrated with paintings of Indian and French artists. For details, call 9626051273.

Classical songs
As part of the ‘Sri Ramanavami Music Programme’, a Carnatic classical music recital by Seetha Satynarayana and team will be held on April 15, 6.30 pm. She will be accompanied by MS Govindaswamy on the violin and MA Krishnamurthy on the mridangam. The venue is Sri Rama Kalyanamandira, 3rd Cross, Srirampuram. 

Carnatic strains
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a Carnatic music recital by Vivek Sadashivam on April 12, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

Pure delight 
Sri Rama Mandira will present a Carnatic vocal concert by Amrutha Venkatesh on April 16, 6.30 pm. She will be accompanied by Anand Vishwanathan on violin and BC Manjunath on mridangam. The venue is Sri Rama Mandira, East Park Road, 9th Cross, Malleswaram.
 ‘Where There’s a...’
Top Cast is staging Mahesh Dattani’s play ‘Where There’s a Will’ at Ranga Shankara till April 14 at 7.30 pm. ‘Where There’s a Will’ is one of the earliest plays written by Mahesh Dattani. 
     There is a 50 per cent discount for college students who come to the venue along with valid ID cards on April 11. 
Regular tickets are available at venue and, and On April 14, the shows will be at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
Irish films
NGMA Bengaluru, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland, is organising the ‘Irish Film Festival of India’ at the NGMA Auditorium, Palace Road on April 11, 3 pm and 5 pm. Entry is free. 

Purvi Patel will present her collection Vastra at Vermilion House 3,/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Fraser town, on April 15 and 16, 10.30 am to 6 pm. Vastra is an attempt to revive the versatile and beautiful tribal and folk embroideries of rural Gujarat on various attires such as saris, cholis, salwars and odhinis. 

Documentary film
The screening of the documentary film ‘When Shankar Nag Comes Asking’ by Sushma Veerappa will be held on April 19, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

Rehearsed reading
Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation is holding theatre-making programme for writers and directors at the Indian Ensemble Playwright’s Centre. On April 19, ‘Rehearsed Reading’ will be held. The venue is Yours Truly Theatre, No. 1, 17 E Cross, CMH Main Road, Indiranagar. Entry is free.

‘Rongali Bihu’
Assamese Association of Karnataka will celebrate Rongali Bihu and Ugadi on April 14, 2 pm at Christ The King Public School Ground, Malleswaram. On the occasion, Assamese artists Uddipan Sarmah and Abrar will treat the audience to soulful music. Bihu folk dance performance by various artistes will set the stage for a cultural, fun and entertaining evening.

Cosmos Group will hold live auditions for students on April 14 to go on a musical journey with music director Praveen D Rao. Auditions will be held for high school students from 10 am to 1 pm and for college students from 2 pm to 6 pm. 
   The venue is Cosmos Academy for Theatre, Music and Art, 13, 1st Floor, 11th Main, Opp Pu Thi Narasimhachar Park, 4th T Block, Jayanagar. For registrations, call 26648704/05.
Violin solo 
Bhoomija presents a Carnatic violin solo by Ambi Subramaniam on April 12, 
8 pm at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield. The second concert will be at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, on April 13, at 7 pm. Ambi Subramaniam will be accompanied by V V Ramana Murthy on the mridangam, T Radhakrishnan on the ghatam and G Sathya Sai on the morsing. Donor passes are available at the venues, and For details, call 9886299609.

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is organising a workshop by Prince Rama Varma at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, 9th Main Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, on May 4 and 5 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. He will be teaching compositions of Maharaja Swati Thirunal to commemorate the bi-centenary of the composer. For details, call 9886923321.
Early works
To commemorate Yusuf Arakkal being awarded the ‘Raja Ravi Varma Award’, a special show that will feature the early works of Yusuf Arakkal will be on show till April 15 at Galerie Sara Arakkal, ITPLRoad.

‘Quiet Reflections’
A group exhibition, titled ‘Quiet Reflections’, will be held till April 13 at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32 Cunningham Road. Some of the participating artists are Manoj Kachangal, Murukeson KC, Prakash Ghadge and Vimal Chand.

Tasveer, in association with The Japan Foundation and Luxure Louis Phillippe, is presenting an 
exhibition of contemporary photographs from Japan called ‘Hikari: Contemporary Photography from Japan’, from April 20 to May 10, 
10 am to 6 pm at Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road. 
   To mark the opening of 
the event, exhibiting photographers Shiho Kito and 
Tokihiro Sato will give a 
talk about their work at the British Library on April 19, 6.30 pm.

‘Elements’, an exhibition of painting, sculpture and sound by Avijit Dutta, Kazi Nasir, Ravi Shah, CF John and Madhuri Rao will be on display at Kynkyny Art, 104 Embassy Square, 148 Infantry Road till April 13. It is conceptualised by Lina Vincent Sunish. 

‘Infinity of Hope’
Nivriti is presenting ‘Infinity of Hope’, a solo exhibition of charcoal art, by Jayant Hubli till April 18 at 72, Vishweshwaraya Layout, near Sir MVIT Engineering College, Nellakunte, Bettahalasur, Bangalore International Airport Road.
‘Five Projects’ 
An exhibition called ‘Five Projects’ will be on display at Galleryske, 2 Berlie Street, Langford Town till April 11. The artists are Shivani Bhalla, Tara Kelton, Bharathesh D Yadav, Sujil S and Udaya Vir Singh. 

Group show
A group show will held at Renaissance Gallerie till April 13. Paintings by Buwa Shete, Omal Paul, Vrindavan Solanki and Yeshwant Shirwadkar will be on display.

‘France Heritage’
Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), in association with Embassy of France, Institut Francais, and the Alliance Francaise, are presenting ‘France Heritage’, an architecture, photography and heritage exhibition at NGMA, Palace Road from April 19 to 28. This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India with Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, a conservation architect. 

Zikr (Remembrance), an art exhibition by Uma Gautam will be held till April 13, from 11 am to 7 pm, at Time and Space Art Gallery.

‘Give me...’
‘Give me the thumb of your right hand’, an exhibition of works by Shanti Prakash Nandesh, will be on display at Gallery Sumukha, 24/7 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden till April 20, from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. 

April-May 2013: Music Festivals for Rama Navami

Nadasudha  Ganasabha, 46th Ramanavami Celebrations,
Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple, Ejipura, Near Koramangala.

Evening Concerts 6 – 8 pm

11- April -2013 – Vidwan Dr.Sadanand and Party

12-April-2013 –  Sri.Gajendran and Party

13-April- 2013 – Smt. Ganakokila D.Shashikala and Party

14- April- 2013 – Smt. Jayamani and Party

15- April- 2013- SitaRama Kalyanotsava

16-April- 2013 – Sri.Kumari Lalitha and Party

17-April- 2013 – Bhajans by Bhakta Prahlada Bhajana Mandali and T.T.D DharmaPrachara Sabha

18-April-2013 – Bhakthi Sangeetha – Satsanga Party

19-April-2013 – Vidwan Dr.Sadanand and Party

All are welcome !

Sri Vani Kala Kendra

22nd Sri Ramanavami celebrations  from 6th april,2013 to 6th may 2013.

Venue:Premises of  Sri Vani Vidya Kendra, C A site No.1, 4th ‘B’ main road,3rd stage,Basaveshwara Nagar,Bangalore-79

From 6th april to 10th april, there will be programs from upcoming artists.
6-30 PM to 9-15PM


Inauguaration at 5-30 pm by
  Sangeetha Kalanidhi,Padmabhushana Dr.R K Srikanthan
  Dr.H S Venkateshamurthy, Famous poet
  S Suresh kumar, Urban development Minister,karnataka.
 Inaugural concert At 6-30 pm by
 Dr.Kadri Gopalanath-Saxophone
 C N Chandrashekhar-Violin
 Bangalore V Praveen-Mrudanga
 Rajendra Nakod-Tabala
 Rajashekhar B-Morsing

12-04-2013 Friday
 Carnatic Hindusthani Jugalbandi by
 Praveen Godkhindi and Jyotsna Srikanth
 Naiveli Venkatesh-Mrudanga

13-04-2013 Saturday
 Manasi Prasad-Vocal
 C N Chandrashekhar-Violin
 C Cheluvaraju-Mrudanga
 Sukanya Ramagopal-Ghata

14-04-2013 Sunday
 Abhinandini and Shilpa K Murthy-Vocal Duet
 Tyagaraju C N-Violin
 Vinod Shyam-Mrudanga

15-04-2013 Monday
 Pattabhirama Pandit-Vocal
 Charulatha Ramanujam-Violin
 B C Manjunath-Mrudanga
 Guruprasanna G-Khanjari

16-04-2013 Tuesday
 Krishnendra Wadikar-Hindustani Vocal
 Prasad Shivade-Harmonium
 Vishwanath Nakod-Tabala
 Kiran M S-Tabala

17-04-2013 Wednesday
  Pushpa Vishwanath-Veena
 L V Mukund-Flute
 G K Sridhar-Violin
 Renukaprasad A-Mrudanga
 A S N Swamy-Khanjari
 B R Somashekhara Jois-Konnagolu

18-04-2013 Thursday
 Ranjani and Gayatri-Vocal Duet
 H N Bhaskar-Violin
 H S Sudhindra-Mrudanga
 Purushottam B S-Khanjari

19-04-2013 Friday
 Mala Ramadorai-Hindustani Vocal
 Ravindra Katoti-Haarmonium
 Udayraj Karpoor-Tabala

20-04-2013 Saturday
 Srinidhi R Mattur-Violin
 Prasad K V-Mrudanga
 Ranganath Chakravarthy V-Ghata

21-04-2013 Sunday
 Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore manjunath-Violin Duet
 Arjun Kumar-Mrudanga
 U N Giridhara Udupa-Ghata
 Pramath Kiran-Morsing

22-04-2013 Monday
 Madhu Kashyap-Vocal
 H M Smitha-Violin
 Manjunath S-Ghata

23-04-2013 Tuesday
 6-30 pm to 8 pm
 Devotional Songs by
 Chandrashekhar Kedilaya and Rohini Raghunandan
8 pm to 9-30 pm
Devotional songs by
 Shankar Shanbagh and Kusuma
 Vasanthkumar kumble-Keyboard
 Raghavendra Joshi-Tabala
 B K Shashidhar-Rhythm Pad

24-04-2013 Wednesday
  Shashwathi Mandal Paul-Hindusthani vocal
 Vyasamurthy Katti-Harmonium
 Gurumurthy Vaidya-Tabala

25-04-2013 Thursday
 Shwetha venkatesh-Vocal
 Sandhya Srinath-Violin
 Periveli jayabhskar-Mrudanga
 Bhargava Halambi-Khanjari

26-04-2013 Friday
 R N Thyagarajan and R N Taranath-Vocal Duet
 Mysore V Srikanth-Violin
 Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma-Mrudanga
 Vyasavittala C P-Khanjari

27-04-2013 Saturday
Special Programme-Music and Dance
 by students of Sri Vani Vidya Kendra

28-04-2013 Sunday
6-30 pm to 8 pm
 Varijashree V-Vocal
 Achyuth Rao R-Violin
 B R Srinivas-Mrudanga
 Karthik R-khanjari
8 pm to 9-30 pm
 Mysore Dayakar-Violin
 Sachin Prakash-Mrudanga
 Sunad A D-Khanjari

29-04-2013 Monday
 Hariprasad Chaurasia-Hindustani Flute
 Ravindra Yavagal-Tabala

30-04-2013 Tuesday
 M R Sudha-Vocal
 B K Raghu-Violin
 N Vasudev-Mrudanga
 M A Krishnamurthy-Ghata

01-05-2013 Wednesday
 M Venkatesh Kumar-Hindustani Vocal
 Vasantha Kanakapur-Harmonium
 Meghashyam Keshav-Tabala

02-05-2013 Thursday
 Dr.T S Sathyavathi-Vocal
 Nalina Mohan-Violin
 Krishna V-Mrudanga
 Bharadwaj R Sathavalli-Morsing

03-05-2013 Friday
6-30 to 7-30 pm
 Bharata Nruthya by Nayana R Somayaji and Deeksha Shastri
7-30 pm to 9 pm
 Ekavyakthi Yakshagana By Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhyaya

“Dhaatu” Sutrada Bombe Aata

 ’Lalitha Vaibhava’  Ballet

 Yakshagana – ” Jambavati kalyana”
 By Kondadakuli Ramachandra Hegde.
All Are Welcome.


Seshadripuram Rama Seva Samiti
Sri Ramanavami Music Festival 19 Apr to 10 May 2013
Venue : Seshadripuram College Premises

Timing : 6:30 pm
All are welcome!

19 Apr : N R P Ravichandran & Party ( Nadaswaram)
20 Apr : Ranjani & Gayathri / H M Smitha / H S Sudheendra / G Omkar Rao
21 Apr : N Ravikiran( Chitraveena ) / Aporva Ravindran / Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
22 Apr : Rudrapatnam Brothers /C N Chandrasekharan / K V Anand / M A Krishnamurthy
23 Apr : M S Sheela / Nalina mohan / B C Manjunath / Sukanya Ramgopal
24 Apr : S Sankar / B Raghuram / Trichur Narendran / Ranganath Chakravarthy
25 Apr : Prashant Iyengar ( Veena) / M R Sainath / Dayanand mohite
26 Apr : M R Sudha / Sandhya Srinath / C Cheluvaraju / R Karthik
27 Apr : T M Krishna / H K Venkatram / V Krishna / G S Ramanujam
28 Apr : Mysore Nagaraj& Mysore Manjunath ( Violin) / H S Sudheendra / K U Jayachandra Rao
29 Apr : Dhananjay Hegde ( Hindustani vocal ) / Gurumurthy Vaidya/ Vyasamurthy Katti
30 Apr : Pattabhirama Pandit / Mysore Manjunath / Arjun Kumar/ G S Nagaraj
01 May : Abhishek Raghuram / Charulatha Ramanujam / Neyveli Narayanan / Guruprasanna
02 May : Manasi Prasad / Mathur Srinidhi / C Cheluvaraju / Sukanya Ramgopal
03 May : A Kanyakumari ( Violin) / V Praveen
04 May : No Concert due to Election
05 May : No Concert due to Election
06 May : Vidyabhushana / M S Govindaswamy / H S Sudheendra/ S N Narayanamurthy
07 May : Vani Satish / Srinidhi / Arjun Kumar / Guruprasanna
08 May : Suchetan Rangaswamy / Sindhu Suchetan / Renuka Prasad
09 May : O S Thyagarajan / Vittal Ramamurthy / Alathur Raja Ganesh / Srishyla
10 May : Harikatha by Seetharama Munikoti

47th Ramotsava Celebrations at  Sri Rama Temple,
No.338,9th main,Vyalikaval,B’lore-03.

From 11-04-0-2013 to 23-04-2013
H M Smitha and H M Sindhu Suchetan-Violin Duet
H S  Sudhindra-Mrudanga
S N Narayana Murthy-Ghata
M S Sheela-Vocal
H M Smitha-Violin
B C Manjunath-Mrudanga
S N Narayana Murthy-Ghata
Tanmayee Krishnamurthy-Vocal
Jyothsna Manjunath-Violin
Ranjani Venkatesh-Mrudanga
Bhargava Halambi-Khanjira
Modumudi Sudhakara-Vocal
Vittal Rangan-Violin
C Cheluvaraju-Mrudanga
Sukanya Ramagopal-Ghata
Prof.R S Ramakantha-Vocal
Mathur R Srinidhi-Violin
Renuka Prasad-Mrudanga
Dayananda Mohite-Ghata
M S Vidya-Vocal
Ranjani Venkatesh-Mrudanga
R P Ravishankar-Ghata
Abhishek Raghuram-Vocal
B Raghuram-Violin
U Jayachandra Rao-Mrudanga
Prince Rama Varma-Vocal
Avaneeswaram S R Vinu-Violin
B Harikumar-Mrudanga
Giridhar Udupa-Ghata
Bhajans by Keshava Dasa Murthy and Group
Gayatri Venkataraghavan-Vocal
C N Chandrashekar-Violin
Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma-Mrudanga
Karthik Mani-Ghata
Vrinda Acharya-Vocal
Aditi Krishnaprasad-Violin
Adamya Anand-Mrudanga
Bhargava Halambi-Khanjira
G Ravikiran-Vocal
Nalina Mohan-Violin
H S Sudhindra-Mrudanga
Phaneendra Bhaskar-Ghata
A N V Mani-Vocal
M S Govinda Swamy-Violin
A S N Swamy-Mrudanga
S Srishylan-Ghata
Sri Rama Seva Mandali , Koramangala
Ramanavami Celebrations 2013
Venue : Indian Heritage Academy , Koramangala
Time : 6:30 pm
19 Apr  :  K T Uday Kiran / Venkatesh Joshier / V R Chandrsekhar / B R Ravikumar
20 Apr  :  Dasavani by Raichur Seshagiridas & Party
21 Apr  :  Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma / Jyothsna Srikanth / K U Jayachandra Rao / Phanindra Bhaskar
22 Apr :  Yashaswi ( violin) / Anoor Dattatreya Sharma / Dayanand Mohite
23 Apr : Nidhi Ravishankar & Nivedita Aravindan ( Dance)
24 Apr : Vidya Subramanian / C N Chandrasekhar / N Vasudev / Bhargava Halambi


 Sri Rama Mandira Ramothsava concerts at 8th cross Malleswaram, 6.45 pm
23.04.13 – Vocal by S. Soumya
24.04.13 – Vocal Duet P. Rama and R. Chandrika
25.04.13 – Vocal Duet Deepa and Roopa Kasaravalli
26.04.13 – Veena by Dr. Suma Sudhindra
03.05.13 – Vocal by H. N. Meera
04.05.13 – Voclal by Srikantam Nagendra Sastry

Folklore Mela

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sree Rama Seva Mandali : 75th Annual Music Festival

11-Apr 6:30 pm : U Srinivas&U Rajesh ( Mandolin) / H K Venkataram/ Harikumar/ Giridhar Udupa / Guruprasanna

12-Apr 6:30 pm : Hyderabad Brothers / H N Bhaskar/ Trivandrum Balaji / N Amruth

13-Apr 5:15 pm : Sneha Tayur &” Party

6:30 pm : T V Sankaranarayanan/ TKV Ramanujachrayulu/ Neyveli Venkatesh / B R Ravikumar

14-Apr 9:00 am : Carnatic Jass by Jyothsna Srikanth / N Amruth / Sadarach Soloman
5:15 pm : Abhijith Bapuram & Party
6:30 pm : To be Announced

15-Apr 5:15 pm : Sushma Santhosh &” Party
6:30 pm : N Ravikiran ( chitraveena) / Charumathi Raghuraman/ K V PRasad / Karthik

16-Apr 5:15 pm : Chethana V Acharya & Party
6:30 pm : Pattabhirama Pandit / TKV Ramanujacharyulu/ V V Ramanamurthy / Giridhar Udupa

17-Apr 5:15 pm : Bhumika Madhusudan & Party
6:30 pm : O S Arun / M R Gopinath/ Neyveli Venkatesh / Karthik

18-Apr 5:15 pm : Sharanya Krishnan & Party
6:30 pm : Jayanthi Kumaresh/ Neyveli Narayanan/ Karthik

19-Apr 5 6:30 pm : Kadri Gopalnath / Kanyakumari / Harikumar / Rajendra Nakod / B Rajashekhar

20- Apr 5:15 pm : Rakshit P & Party
6:30 pm : P Unnikrishnan / Embar S Kannan/ Arjun Kumar / giridhar Udupa

21-Apr 4:45 pm : TNS Krishna / Delhi Sundararajan / Parupalli Phalgun / M A Krishnamurthy
7:00 pm : Rajan Mishra & Sajan Mishra / Ravindra Katoti / Ravindra Yavagal

22-Apr 4:45 pm : Balu Masti & Deepak Murthy ( Veena Violin ) & Party
7:00 pm : Aruna Ranganathan / V V Ravi/ C Cheluvaraju/ sukanya Ramgopal

23-Apr 5:15 pm : B P Aditi & Party
6:30 pm : Mysore Manjunath & Praveen Godkhindi ( violin -flute duo)  / Harikumar/ Rajendra Nakod

24-Apr 6:30 pm : Nada Ranjani , 7 Veena Ensemble lead by Suma Sudheendra & Anuradha Madhusudan

25-Apr 5:15 pm : Yoga Keerthana  & Party
6:30 pm : Mysore Lalgudi Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi ( violin duo)  / Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam / Giridhar Udupa

26-Apr 5:15 pm : Sahana Chandrasekhar & Party
6:30 pm : Vijay Shiva / Charulatha Ramanujam / Neyveli Narayanan / Guruprasanna

27-Apr 5:15 pm : Tejas Manjunath – Pranav Manjunath & Party
6:30 pm : Sanjay Subrahmanyan / S Varadarajan / Neyveli Venkatesh  / B Rajasekhar

28-Apr 4:00 pm : Lakshman M ( Nadaswaram) & Party
6:30 pm : Nityasree Mahadevan & Party

29-Apr 4:45 pm : G Ravikiran &  Party
7:00 pm : K V Krishnaprasad – Vinay S R  / Dr Hemalatha / C Cheluvaraju / Sukanya Ramgopal

30-Apr 5:15 pm : Saranya Shriram & Party
6:30 pm : Rudrapatnam Brothers /Embar Kannan / Umayalpuram Sivaraman / N Amruth

01-May  4:00 pm : Vyasapadi Kothandaraman (Nadaswaram) & Party
7:45 pm : N Ramani-R Atulkumar – R Thyagarajan ( Flute-trio) / S Varadarajan / K V Prasad / M A Krishnamurthy

02-May 5:15 pm : Naga Srinithi & Party
6:30 pm : HK Venkatram – G Ravikiran – Ashwin Anand ( Venu-Veena-Violin)  / Umayalpuram Sivaraman / Guruprasanna

03-May 5:15 pm : Soumya Varanasi & Party
6:30 pm : Neyveli Santhanagopalan / Dr M Narmada / S V Ramani / N Amruth

04-May 6:30 pm : Abhishek Raghuram / Avaneeswaram Vinu / Anantha R Krishnan / Guruprasanna

05-May 5:15 pm : Vishnu Venkatesh( Mandolin) & Party
6:30 pm : Ranjani & Gayathri/ Charumathi Raghuraman / H S Sudheendra /Sukanya Ramgopal

06-May 4:45 pm : Sreeranjani Santhanagopalan/ Arjun Ganesh / Raghul / Krishnaprasad
6:30 pm : Kasaravalli Sisters / Charulatha Ramanujam / C Cheluvaraju / B R Ravikumar

07-May 5:15 pm : Abhijith CS  & Party
6:30 pm : Gayathri Venkataraghavan / M R Gopinath/ J Vaidyanathan / Alathru Rajaganesh

08-May 5:15 pm : Sriran Shasthry & Party
6:30 pm : Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma / H N Bhaskar / J Vaidyanathan / Alathur Rajaganesh

09-May 5:15 pm : Girijashankar & Party
6:30 pm : Ganesh&Kumaresh ( Violin duo) / K V Prasad / Guruprasanna

10-May 5:15 pm : Pradesh Acharya (violin) & Party
6:30 pm : S Shashak – Rakesh Chaurasya ( Flute Jugalbandi) /Parupalli Phalgun / Ravindra Yavagal

11-May 6:30 pm : Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath (violin duo)/ Umayalpuram Sivaraman /Giridhar Udupa

12-May 6:30 pm : Visakha Hari & Party ( Discourse – Gajendra Moksha)

13-May 6:30 pm : K J Yesudas / Mahadeva Sharma / K V Prasad / T Radhakrishnan

14-May 6:30 pm : Prince Rama Varma / S Varadarajan / Harikumar / Karthik

15-May 6:30 pm : Malladi Brothers/ Embar Kannan / K V Prasad / N Amrut

16-May 6:30 pm : Mysore Nagaraj & Purbayan Chatterjee( Violin- Sitar Jugalbandi)  / Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam / Vishwanath Nakod