Friday, May 31, 2013

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Concerts: June 2013

Saraswathi Gana Sabha and SGBS Trust

Monthly Music Concert By   Kum. NJ Nandini /   Kum. Apoorva Krishna / Master Akshay Anand

On Sunday,2 June Between 5.00pm to 7.30pm

Venue :  Unnati Centre, Temple Road, NGEF Layout, Sadananda Nagar,Bangalore 560038.


Alapana Presents Vocal Concert by
Dr. Shreekantham Nagendra Shastry
Violin – Vittal Rangan
Mridangam – Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Khanjira – Nagaraj G S
Date – 6th June
Time – 6 PM
Venue – Choksi Hall, IISc

Bhoomija Trust – “Strings Attached” 
a Veena, Violin and Percussion Special for Children -  Jayanthi Kumaresh &  Kumaresh, percussion by Ananta Krishnan and Pramath Kiran.
Tickets available:
For Chowdaiah Memorial on 8 Jun:

Indian institute of World Culture,J P Wadia Road
Date: 8th June
Time : 6:00 pm
S Aishwarya ( Great Grand Daughter of Smt MS Subbalakshmi) -Vocal / Vittala Rangan ( violin) / Master Akshay Anand ( Mrudangam)


Ranjani Fine Arts
Vidushi Vani Sateesh : Vocal
Vidwan Mysore Sateesh : Violin
Vidwan K U Jayachandra Rao : Mridangam
Vidwan S Sri Shaila : Ghatam
Date : Saturday, June 8, 2013 5.00 PM
Venue : Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, off Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore-560103 (Map)

Entry is free for members and children below 18 years. Non members are requested to collect donor passes at the entrance.
The School of Performing Arts of the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha
Workshop by Padmabhushan, Sangeethakalanidhi Dr R K Srikantan,
on compositions of the Maharaja of Mysore –Shri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar
Dates : 9th June to 14th June 2013.
Timings – Daily 5 PM to 7 PM.
Venue : Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL IInd Stage , Bangalore-560 008 – Behind the Indiranagar Club.
Fees : Rs. 600/- per head.Limited Seats only,
For registration contact – 9845263274 or email to :

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha – Monthly Concert
Venue : Purandara Bhavan, Indiranagar
15th June 2013, Saturday, 6.00 p.m
Vidwan Sri Maharajapuram S Ramachandran – Vocal
Vidwan Sri MA Krishnaswami – Violin
Vidwan Sri Umayalpuram Mali – Mrudamgam
Vidwan Sri G. Guruprasanna – Kanjira
MES Kalavedi , Malleswaram
Vocal Concert by Sri Mavelikkara Subramanian & Party
15th June , 2013
at New Conference Hall, MES College, Malleswaram.


16th June 2013,  04:15 pm to 08:30 pm

Grand Vocal Recital by
Vidwan Sriram Gangadharan – Vocal
Vidwan B.Raghuram         – Violin
Vidwan V.Krishna          – Mridangam
Vidwan G.Omkar Rao        – Ghatam

The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, th 6 Block, Near Police Station, Koramangala, Bangalore. 560 095. 

BTM Cultural Academy  – Monthly concerts
Venue: Ramana maharshi School for the Blind
Time  5:30 pm
L V Mukund ( Flute)/ Nalina mohan / A Renukaprasad / A S N Swamy
Anjali Sriram/Adithi Krishnaprasad / Vinod Shyam / Vasavi Tharanath


Fern City Hall , Doddenakundi , Marthahalli
22nd June, 2013 Saturday at 6 PM IST.
Vocal: V R. DileepKumar
Violin: Edappilly Ajith
Mridangam: Palakkad Maheshkumar
Ghatam: Vellatanjoor Sreejith
Venue: Ferns City Party Hall, Doddenakundi, Marathahalli
Landmark  – Near EMC, Doddenakundi/Seven Hotels/Opp.Jalsa restaurant


Veena recital by A Dakshinamurthy,
 Mridanga – G S Nagaraj 
 Ghata – N S Krishna Prasad
22nd June : 6 PM : : Keshava Samskruthi Sabha, 556, Samskruti Bhavan, ISRO Layout, Bangalore- 78
25th June : 6 PM : Rama seva Mandali, 9th Block Jayanagar, East End Main Road
30th June : 6 PM : Ragi Gudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple

Purvi Sangeeth Academy , Malleswaram

workshop on ‘Haridasa krithigala gayana shibira’,By Vid. Tirumale Srinivas
at – POORVI  SANGEETH  ACADEMY, #21, ‘Sudarshan’, 9th cross, 5th main, Malleswaram, Bangalore.

Sunday 16th june – 9:00 to 10.30 AM
Monday 17th June to Saturday 22nd June – 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Sunday 23rd June – To be announced
Those who are interested to join may please contact  on 9008000128 for registration – Hiremagalur Pradeep from Purvi Sangeeth Academy , Malleswaram”


Ranjani Fine Arts, Bellundur
Lecture Demonstration - The Art of Listening to Classical Music” by Vidwan G. Ravikiran
29th June , Saturday at 5:00 pm
Venue : Shoba Lake View Club House, Bellundur
All are welcome


 Hindustani Vocalist and noted kannada cine play back singer Smt. H.G.Chaitra is giving a Devotional Music Concert at Indian Institute of World Culture, B.P.Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, on 27th June 2013. She is accompanied on tabla by H.S.Gopinath and on harmonium by Narasimha Kulkarni. Programme starts at 6 pm. The programme is arranged by Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation. All are welcome.



Grand hormonium Concert by   Vid.C.Ramdas  Accompanied by  Vid.VenkateshJoshier —- Violin  Vid.B.C.Manjunath — Mridanga
On 30th  June 2013 at 5.45 p.m.
Venue :The Indian Institute Of World Culture, B.P.Wadia

Gokulam: Kalaarnava 2013

The renowned music school Gokulam presents their annual event Kalaarnava 2013 on Sunday 02 June 2013.  At  JSS auditoriumJayanagar 8th blockBangalore.

Kalaarnava will confer the ‘Vidyaarnava’ to Padmashree Dr. B Jayashree ‘Kalaavatamsa’ to Surmani Pandit Pravin Godkhindi & Premakavi Sri. K Kalyan.  
Highlights of Kalaarnava 2013:
* Vachana and Dasarapada by Vid. Ambayya Nuli
* Navrang (an audio – visual treat) by Vid. Praveen D Rao, Vid. H S Venugopal and Vid. Raghavendra Hegde
* Theatre production by Sri. Mandya Ramesh
* Hindustani Classical flute recital by Pandit Pravin Godkhindi
* World Fusion by Mr. Stephen Devassy, Mr. Gino Banks, Mr. Sheldon D’Silva, Ms. Varijashree
* Contemporary music and dance production by Vid. Nirupama Rajendra, Vid. Praveen D Rao, Vid. Pramath Kiran, Antardhwani.

If you are a lover of classical music Gokulam is definitely the go-to event.

For more details contact Prashanth on: 9845824725

Painting Competetion : World Environment Day 2013

The Karnataka State Pollution Control  Board is organizing Painting Competetion on the occassion of World Environment Day 2013 for Primary, Middle and High school children.

Date: 01 June 2013 Saturday

Time: 1030 to 1130am

Venue: Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park, Bangalore

All interested students are welcome to participate.

Competetion Theme: Think-Eat-Save

  • Competition is free
  • Drawing sheets will be provided by organizers
  • Children should bring their own coloring materials- paints etc
  • Prize Distribution at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on 05 June 2013.

Go Cycling Go Green: Volume 3


On the occasion of World Environment Day, Buzzintown brings to you,’ Go Cycling Go Green – Volume 3′. In Association with Vasundhara Association (An association working towards the conservation of Nature and Wildlife)

Let’s pedal to celebrate nature on June 1, 2013 (Saturday) along with Bangalore’s favorite artistes - RJ ‘Darius Sunawala’,  Fitness Queen ‘Wanitha Ashok’, Comedy king ‘Praveen Kumar’, Scientist and Environmentalist ‘Harish Bhat’ and others!

Go Cycling Go Green – Mission: We are a cycling community which pedals for a social cause. Join us in our sojourn for a healthier tomorrow!

Event Focus and objective. 
•         For a greener cover: To strengthen the legacy and mileage that ‘Go cycling,
Go Green’ event created, a move to create a greener Bangalore.
•         Aimed at creating a sense of environment consciousness on the occasion of
World Environment Day.
To build effective cycling communities in Bangalore.
Target group: Cyclists- Professional and amateur (above 12yrs)
•         To promote cycling and a healthy heart: Cycling improves heart health,
cardiovascular fitness, builds stamina, is fuel efficient and is one of the best
Forms of physical exercise.

Activities at the Resort.
•         Nature visits, music, games, Saplings plantation, talk with the scientists and
Environmentalists, & drum circle by Drums Events India.
•         Lunch & High tea.

Expected cyclists 200 numbers.

All you have to do is get onto your cycles for a 20km fun-filled ride from Hotel Pride Richmond road to the exotic Khedda resort, Kanakapura Main Road, Bangalore.

Your breakfast, refreshments, lunch, hi-tea will being taken care by us.
As you dedicate this day to the environment, we have a power-packed day planned for you…

Nature walk, games, rain dance, swimming pool, sapling plantation, drum circle, musical show, laughter session, environment discussions and all await you at the Khedda resort, which is the perfect place to unwind after a slightly tedious ride! But it’s all going to be worth it at the Khedda nature resort. With the hint of nature’s splendour strewn all around, we are sure that it is bound to fill your heart with glee!

But you’ll have to be there to experience it first hand and get to know what we are talking about!
Lots of surprises, gifts, performances and live shows are in store for you as you join us in our sojourn for a greener tomorrow!

Please note:  If you do not have a cycle, we will hire one for you.

Registration charges:
Rs. 499 per person (Inclusive of taxes+ 1 Tee Shirt +Power breakfast+ Refreshments + Lunch + Hi- Tea + Unlimited entertainment)
To hire a cycle, just pay extra Rs. 299/-
There are not much dos and don’t s, just get your swimming costume and an extra pair of clothes for rain dance and pool, and for people hiring a cycle – an identity proof is required)
All queries are welcomed, for more details contact: Ahmed: 09986984878

HippoCampus: World Environment Day 2013

Age Group: 4 to 14
Event Date: 29-May-2013 to 05-Jun-2013
Activities : Art & Craft,Others

Contact Person: Team Hippocampus , Contact No:91-80-25630206
Email ID: Visit Us:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Events: 1-15 June, 2013


Urban women

Magnitude Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled, Vanitaa at the gallery, No 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar till May 31. There will be some original masterpieces that depict the state of the majority of Indian women. The exhibition also covers some aspects of the highly accomplished urban women who are walking shoulder-to-shoulder with men.


An exhibition of Raja Ravi Varma’s 100-year-old original oleographs will be on display at No 528/B, 12th Cross Road, RMV Extension from June 3 to 17, 11 am to 6 pm. 

Vibrant shades

Renaissance Gallerie is presenting a group show till May 31 at No 104, Westminster, 13, Cunningham Road. The show will feature paintings by artists such as Harsha K R, Prakash C R, Priyadarshiini, C M  Shetty, Rashmi Tandon and V


Banna Creations is hosting a ‘PHAD painting workshop’ on June 1 and 2, 1 pm to 6 pm, at the YWCA in Koramangala. PHAD is a traditional form of painting from the Bhilwara region of Rajathan. These paintings are pictorial representations of stories from the Hindu epics and puran.

Beautiful world

An exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ is being held at the NGMA auditorium till June 7. 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.

Solo show

Sublime Art Gallery is presenting ‘Soulink- Celebrating Life’, a solo art exhibition by Swati Pasari, from June 14 to 29, 11 am to 6 pm, at Sublime Art Gallery, UB City. On display will be 26 artworks and five sculptures.


‘Sunday Jam’

Freedom Jam is organising the ‘Sunday Jam’ on June 2, 4 pm at Jaaga on Double Road. This is a platform for musicians and bands from all genres who are interested in performing live. It is a forum for non-commercial, independent music. For details, log on to        

Carnatic strains

Bflat is presenting a concert by ‘Karthick Iyer Live’ on May 31, 8.30 pm. Karthick will be accompanied by Vikram Vivekanand on the lead guitar, Napier Naveen Kumar on the bass guitar, Allwyn Jeya Paul on the multi-percussion and Sumesh Narayan on the mridangam. ‘Karthick Iyer Live’ is a collaboration of musicians from different musical cultu­res. The band’s music is a heady brew of Indian classical vocals, the electric violin, edgy rock guitar grooves, Afro Cu­ban rhythms, and mridangam. The band composes in both Tamil and English and also explores contemporary adaptations of Carnatic keertanas.

‘Project Yuj’

CounterCulture is hosting ‘Project Yuj’, a neo-Carnatic fusion band on May 31, 9 pm at No 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. The group members’ diverse musical backgrounds and formidable chops allow for flights of improvisational freedom and virtuosity while still maintaining accessibility and musicality.

Fusion fiesta

CounterCulture is hosting, MoonArra and Friends, a world fusion band on June 1, 9 pm at No 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. The concert will showcase MoonArra’s compositions and other songs and influences. 

It will feature musicians Jagadeesh M R on nylon and electric guitars, Prakash Sontakke on vocals and Hawaaian slide guitars, Madhuri Jagadeesh on vocals and creative narration, Karthik Mani on the drums, percussion and konnakol, K N Prakash on the electric bass, Mike Sorensen on the didgeridoo and blues harp, Chaitra Sontakke on Hindustani vocal and Ganesh Viswanathan on Carnatic vocal.

Beat it

‘Beat Gurus’, a hand percussion band, will perform on May 31, 6 pm at The Courtyard, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road. The group is involved in playing African and Arabian instruments like djembe and darbooka. The group also plays fusion of Indian and Afric­an rhythms, including Au­stralian digiridoo. Entry is free.

Concert series

‘Blues Around Town’, a series of blues concerts will be held from June 1 till June 8. The series of concerts will be held across different venues in the City. There will also be busking sessions in places like Church Street, Indiranagar, Domlur, Koramangala and JP Nagar. The aim of the busking sessions is to spread the culture of performances in public sessions.

The grand finale will be held on June 8 at CounterCulture and will feature a performance by international artiste Monica Hedgal from Norway. The evening also features ‘Overdrive Trio’ from Mumbai, ‘Warren Mendosa’ from Mumbai, ‘Hoodoo Gas’ and ‘Chronic Blues Circus’.

For a cause

Garage Jam is featuring concerts by music bands ‘Nihilus’ and ‘Thrash’ on May 31, 6 pm at Sonido Musicals, opposite Catholic Club, Brigade Road. The concert hopes to raise some awareness on anti-smoking and prohibition against the use of tobacco.



Vishrutha School of Performing Arts is celebrating its 36th anniversary on June 1, 6 pm at the ADA Rangamandira. The evening will feature a variety of dances from classical to contemporary and folk.

Duet treat

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is presenting a bharatanatyam duet dance by Manjula L and Meghna Venkat on May 31, 6.30 pm at Yavan­ika, Nrupathunga Road. This is a part of ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’.

Many moves
Ashish Khokar’s ‘Dance DISCourse Series’ will have ‘Contemporary Explorations’ on June 1, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. It will feature performances by Mayuri and Madhuri Upadhya’s Nritarutya and Tushar and Pooja Bhatt. The evening will begin with a short film on history of choreography in India, with snippets from various works down the ages. Choreographers Mayuri-Madhuri Upadhya’s Nritarutya will present new works from forms such as yoga, chhau, kathak, taichi and Bollywood.

The two traditionally trained dancers — Tushar and Pooja Bhatt — will use kathak for contemporary explorations.


Gokulam is presenting Kalaarnava 2013 on June 2, 9 am onwards at JSS auditorium, Jayanagar 8th Block. Vidyaarnava award will be conferred on B Jayashree, a singer and theatre veteran and Kalaavatamsa will be awarded to Surmani Pravin Godkhindi, a  Hindustani flautist, and K Kalyan, a lyricist-poet on the occasion.

The event will also feature a few cultural programmes such as Vachana and Dasarapada.

The evening will have performances by Ambayya Nuli, Mandya Ramesh, Pravin Godkhindi, Nirupama-Rajendra and the choir team Antardhwani.


Comic treat

The first annual ‘Bangalore Comics Convention’ will be held at Koramangala stadium, National Games Village on June 1 and  2. The highlight of the festival will be ‘Cosplay’, a costume contest which includes five categories such as comic book/graphic novel’, ‘animated series’, ‘manga’, ‘sci-fi/fantasy’ and ‘gaming.’ Ten new book titles will be launched on the occasion.

The convention will also have participants from different countries such as UK, UAE and United States of America.

From Rajasthan

Srinidhi Arts and Crafts Foundation is organising Rajas­thaani Grameena Pradarsh­ana Mela at Chitrakala Par­ishat.

In multimedia

Bangalore International Centre is organising a multimedia presentation on ‘Music of Bharatanatyam’ by Sumitra Nitin on May 31, 6.30 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675. 

Math magic

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is presenting an exhibition titled ‘Hands On Maths’ curated by the Mathemati­kum, Germany, the first interactive mathematics museum in the world, from June 1 to 15, 10 am to 5 pm, at Go­ethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhav­an, Indiranagar. It is being presented in collaboration with the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. The exhibition depicts abstr­act concepts in a comprehensible manner, banking on a playful approach to mathematics — for all age groups. You can explore the 20 ingenious exhibits in this travelling exhibition from the Mathema­tikum.

‘Hands On Maths’ displays a selection of particularly popular and established experiments from the exhibition in Giessen.

On June 4 and 11, there will be a math quiz from 2 pm to 3 pm and on June 6 and 13,

For details, contact lalitha.­nagaram­@bang­ or call 25205305.


Delightful stories

Rafiki is presenting, ‘The Fabulous Adventures of Aditi and Friends’ on June 1, 3 pm and 6.30 pm and on June 2 at 3 pm and 6.30 pm. The venue for both days is Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield. This children’s play is based on the delightful series of stories written by Suniti Namjoshi and published by Tulika. The play features a fun mix of puppets, song and dance to narrate the adventures of an unusual group of friends. The duration of the bilingual (English and Kannada) performance is 40 minutes. For details, call 9535779953.

Gujarati play

Jain Social Group is presenting a play in Gujarati on June 2, 5.45 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The play features well-known theatre artistes from Mumbai such as T V Muvi, Mukesh Raval and actor-director Jayesh Barbhaya.
The artistes will be accompanied by Sejal Gala and Arya Barbhaya.
The story revolves around marital life and has plenty of light moments. For details, call 9448063362.

All about men

Lights Off Productions is presenting ‘Lights Out’, a play on June 8, 5.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.

The crux of the story is how men never let women decide and never let them take control. For details, call 9845427528.

Lights on

Underdog Entertainment is presenting, ‘Love, Sex and Mocha’ on June 2, 5.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. Bubbly and frothy, this theatrical effort takes a quirky look at the man’s cup of woes. For details, call 9449596883.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bangalore Comic Con 2013 - Annual Comics Convention

Bangalore Comic Con 2013 - Annual Comics Convention

Bangalore Comic Con 2013, to be held over the weekend of June 1-2, 2013 between 11 am to 7 pm at Koramangala Stadium, National Games Village, will mark the beginning of an annual Comics Convention for Bangalore.

Comic Con India is planning an array of activities for Bangalore Comic Con 2013 (BCC). They range from participation from International artists & publishers, workshops & interactive sessions every hour at the dedicated stage area to exclusive launches of Comics titles, more book signings, display and sale of a wide range of comics & merchandise, special corners for creating comics and cartoons, Contests, and lots more.

Some of the leading participants in the Bangalore's Comic con are: Amar Chitra Katha, Campfire graphic novels, Pop culture publishing, DC Comics (Random House India), Marvel Comics (Hachette India), Lion Comics (Tamil), HarperCollins India, Scholastic India, Bangalore's very own - Manta Ray Comics. There will be some of best and most awesome International and Indian Merchandise at the convention, especially for Bangalore.

Cosplay (Costume contest), one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will be more exciting than ever! Comic Con India will continue to give assured prizes to everyone in costume, but now there are 5 categories that have been created to increase your chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner will be chosen from each of five categories -

- Comic book/Graphic novel
- Animated Series/ Movie
- Manga/Anime
- Sci-Fi/ Fantasy
- Gaming

Both days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 will get the awesome chance to Win a Golden Ticket to Goa!!

There is going to be a special session with Jerome Saincantin from Cinebook UK; a special session with columnist Jerry Pinto, author of Comic Con India's Best Cover Award winning 'When Crows Are White' by Scholastic; a special session on Self-Publishing in the Indian Comics Industry; Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) Mega Quiz for fans; and lots more.

ACK Media, the house of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle Magazine, the most respected names in Indian comics, and Comic Con India, India's only convention for graphic storytelling and comics are proud to take their initiative Comics for a Cause a step ahead with a special sale of original comic artwork and covers at Bangalore Comic Con 2013 with all proceeds going towards Project Nanhi Kali.

Also, there are going to be some exciting giveaways which include exclusive Myntra Bangalore Comic Con 2013 Limited Edition Swag Bags, made only for the event to be given to the chosen few! (First Come First Serve, will be giving out only a few thousand)

Now, after years, the comics' community in India has a platform where they can meet and interact. Comic Con India is a unique event celebrating the illustrated medium, which brings together the whole comics industry and related fields such as Merchandise, Toys, Games, Films and Animation, along with fans of this culture from all age groups.

A Fest for Comic Lovers!!

- Costume Play - Kids and Adults can come dressed as their favorite comic character - Chance to win a golden ticket to Goa on both days!!
- Book Launches - Over 10 New Titles to be launched!

- International Participation from - Cinebook (UK), Darkhorse Comics (USA), Diamond Select Toys (USA), Robot & Spark (UAE) and Renovada Merch (UAE)

- Workshops - with creators, artists & writers of popular comics & graphic novels

- Meet & Greet and Get pics clicked with - Geronimo Stilton, Spongebob, Ninja Hatori, Suppandi, Shikari Shambhu

- Merchandise from all over the World -Tons & Tons Of Merch! Pick Up Some Awesome Anime & Manga Merch, T-shirts, Mugs, Toys, Posters, Cushions, etc, the list is never ending!!

- Catch The Amazing Work Of The Great Mario de Miranda At The Mario Gallery!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Workshop : Compositions of the Maharaja of Mysore

The School of Performing Arts of the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha presents a Workshop by Padmabhushan, Sangeethakalanidhi Dr R K Srikantan, on compositions of the Maharaja of Mysore –Shri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar

Dates : 9th June to 14th June 2013. Timings – Daily 5 PM to 7 PM.

Venue : Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL IInd Stage , Bangalore-560 008 – Behind the Indiranagar Club.

Fees : Rs. 600/- per head.

Limited Seats only,
For registration contact – 9845263274 or email to :

Concerts: May 2013

BTM Cultural Academy  – Monthly concerts

Venue: Ramana maharshi School for the Blind

Time  5:30 pm


O S Thyagarajan / S R Mahadeva Sharma / M T Rajakesari / B N Chandramauli


Bharatanatyam by Natyanjali School of Dance


Sapthak – 7th Anniversary Program
19th May 2013 , 5:30 pm
Venue : Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval
Pt Budhaditya Mukherjee ( Sitar) & Pt Shubhada  Paradkar ( Vocal) accompanied by Ravindra YAvagal & Udayaraj Karpur on Tabla and Vyasamurthy Katti on Harmonium
Nadasurabhi Cultural Association – Monthly concert
19th May, 2013
Time : 4:15 pm
Venue : Indian Heritage Academy Hall , Koramangala
Vidushi Dr.Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam        Vocal

Vidushi Sandhya Srinath                              Violin

Vidwan Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma        Mridangam

Vidwan Phanindra Bhaskar                          Ghatam


Bangalore Gayana Samaja – Monthly Concerts

Saturday the 25th may  at 6pm

Joint participation programme with
Keshava Samskruti Sabha
ISRO Layout
(Contact no.98450 54194)

Violin Trio Concert by
Vid. H. K. Narasimha Murthy,
Vid. Sindhu Suchetan and Vid. H. M. Smitha

accompanied by

Vid. Anoor Vinod Shyam – mrudanga
Vid. Anoor Sunaad – khanjira
Vid. Gopi Shivaram – morsing

Karnataka College of Percussion trust’s 48th annual music festival

Venue: Sevasadana, 14th cross, Malleshwaram ( MLA)

Time: 6:30pm

19th may 2013;; Mys Nagaraj & Manjunath — violin duet
TAS.Mani and Arjun kumar — double mri..
TN.Ramesh – ghatam

20th may 2013– RA.Ramamani – vocal
Sandhya Srinath – violin
C.Cheluvaraj – mridanga
Sukhanya Ramgopal – Ghatam

21st may — RK.Shrikanthan – vocal
S.Sheshagiri Rao – violin
Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam – mridanga
BN.Chandramouli – khanjira

22nd may — Jayanti Kumaresh – veena
KU.Jayachandra Rao – mridanga
Ranganatha Chakravarthy – ghatam

23rd may — OS.Tyagarajan – vocal
CN.Chandrashekhar – violin
TAS.Mani – mridanga
S.Karthik – ghatam
M.Gururaj – morching

The World 10K Bangalore

The World 10K Bangalore, World’s premier 10K run is back with a bang. Come May 19th and the world’s leading track and long distance runners and India’s best, along with thousands of Bangalore’s running enthusiasts will all come together under the banner of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K Bangalore 2013.

At KantiVeera Stadium,  Sunday May 19th 6:30am.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Events: 2-12 May, 2013


Varied steps

Shristi is organising ‘World Dance Week’ in the City. As part of the programme, there will be a host of events and artistes performing.

On May 2, 6 pm, there will be the launch of Shristi Sangeet by Shimoga Subbanna at Ravindra Kalakshetra.

 On May 3, 8 pm, there will be a contemporary kathak performance by Anurekha Gosh at Nayana Auditorium.

There will be a kathak performance by Sadananda Biswas and an odissi performance by Anita on May 4, 3.50 pm onwards at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Kalai Koodam will perform a bharathanatyam recital on May 5, 7.15 pm at Seva Sadan.

The grand finale will be held on May 6. Shristi will be conferring the ‘Shristi National Achive Award’ for dance to Sudha Chandran.

This will be followed by her performance at 5.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall.
For details, call 9845698089.

Graceful moves

Aradhana S Alok, a disciple of Guru Kanya Tayalia, will be presenting a bharatanatyam recital as a part of the Chiguru programme, organised by Department of Kannada and Culture, at Nayana Auditorium on May 4, 4.30 pm.


Spanish delight

Majolly Music Trust will present ‘Spain’, an evening of choral music by Spanish composers ranging from the middle ages to contemporary times, directed by Neecia Majolly on May 18, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise.

The programme is presented by ‘Madrigals, Etc’ and the ‘MMT Choir’.

Passes are available at Cafe Liberté, Majolly Music Trust and Theme Piano World, Koramangala. For details, call 8722210941.

Mandolin concert

Vishnu Venkatesh is presenting 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 Sri Ramanavami celebrations.

‘Sugama Sangeeth’

As part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’, Indian Council for Cultural Relations will be presenting a Sugama Sangeeth by J K Raju, Gururaj Yuvagana Kala Kendra on May 3, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

Groove on

Groove to rock music by ‘Skrat’ at Hard Rock Café on May 2, 8.30 pm.

The gara­ge rock trio from Chennai has reformed with a new sound and a new direction. The members are Sriram (guitar /lead  vocals), Satish (bass / vocals), Tapass (drums / vocals).

‘Sunheri Yaadein’

Lotus Entertainment presents Sunheri Yaadein, a musical tribute to the legends of Hindi cinema, on May 4, 7 pmat Alliance Francaise.

For details, call 9980939125

‘Haridasa Habba’

Haridasa Sampada Trust is presenting ‘Haridasa Habba 2013’ at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, till May 4 from 4.30 pm onwards. Artistes like Poornima Bhat Kulkarni, Prasanna Guddi, Venkatesh Kumar will be performing.

For details, call 9845068577.


Fond memories

Crimson is hosting a group exhibition titled ‘Embedded Memories’ till May 15.

The exhibition is a montage of relatively light-hearted vignettes from the lives of four different artists, with the majority of paintings drawn from fond memories.

The exhibition will feature works by Sujata Achrekar, Sukanta Das, Nagesh Goud and Shravan Kumar.

‘Waswo Collection’

National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting an exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ at the NGMA auditorium till 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.

‘50 Under 50’ 

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, Subramaniam, just to mention a few.

Great shots

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.

Candid pictures

NGMA presents ‘France Heritage, a photographic voyage’ till May 12, from 10 am to 5 pm.

This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India and will feature photographers like Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, a conservation architect. For details, call 22342338.

Bold strokes

The Alliance Francaise will be holding an art exhibition by Sunil Sarkar, an artist from West Bengal, from May 18 to 28, 11 am onwards.

Candid pictures

NGMA presents ‘France Heritage, a photographic voyage’ till May 12, from 10 am to 5 pm.

This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India and will feature photographers like Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, a conservation architect. For details, call 22342338.



Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy is presenting a Kannada play Chandiraneke Oduvanamma, an adaptation of Jayant Kaikini’s short story. Directed by Mounesh L Badiger, the play will be staged on May 3, 4 and 5 at Suchitra Auditorium, 7.30 pm. For details, mail to:

‘The Chamber...’

Barking Dog presents ‘The Chamber of Laughter – Election Special’, a stand-up comedy, on May 5, 6 pm and 8 pm at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore. For details, call 9886139098.

Humourous side
Underdog Entertainment will present ‘Cops, Tints and Other Things — The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bangalore’ on May 19, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.  The play will showcase eight stories connected to the City in a very quirky and humorous way.
For details, call 9449596883.

‘The Sketches’

Centerstage presents ‘The Sketches’, a play that will see four stories covering various genres.

Directed by Meera Shankar, Prateek Prajosh, Falah Faisal and  Sameer Roy and produced by Saad Khan and Siddhanth K S, the play will be staged on May 11, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.
For details, call 9880445430.

Mother’s Day...

‘The Chamber of Laughter – Mother’s Day Special’ will be staged at Alliance Francaise, on May 12, 6 pm and 8 pm. The stand-up comedy will feature Kenneth Sebastian, Sanjay Manaktala, Ahmed Shariff and Vamsidhar. For details, call 9880445430.

‘Piya Behroopiya’

Bhoomija presents Atul Kumar’s Piya Behroopiya,  a Hindi musical comedy, on May 3 and May 4.

The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and is translated by Amitosh Nagpal and will have English subtitles.

 On May 3, the play will be staged at MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield, 8 pm.  On May 4, the show is staged at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, 7 pm.

Tickets for both the shows are available on and
 Fore details, call: 33151260/61 or 23445810 / 23443956.

Pot Pourri


The Indian Institute of World Culture has arranged for an endowment lecture on ‘Career Planning’ by Ali Khwaja, Banjara Academy. It will be held on May 3, 5.30 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. For details, call 26678581.

Talk on

A talk on ‘City, Food and Agriculture’ by Prem Nath will be held May 10, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second cross, Domlur Second Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Poetic rendezvous

‘On Fire’, a youth movement, is organising ‘Bangalore Poets Rendezvous’, to bridge the gap between aspiring and established poets in the City on May 17 at Nayana Bhavan. The event will include recitation of poems in different languages. Fore details, mail to:


A talk on ‘Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming’ by Naisargi Dave, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, will be held on May 2, 3.45 pm at Azim Premji University, PES Campus, Hosur Road.

‘Voices of India’

Alliance Francaise is holding ‘Voices of India’, an audio exhibition of vintage recordings, on May 10, 6.30 pm. The exhibition is curated by ‘Archive of Indian Music’. For details, call 40808181.

Silent cinema

To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) will screen ‘Raja Harishchandra’, a 1913 silent Indian film directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. The film will be screened at the auditorium of Alliance Francaise on May 13, 6.30 pm. Entry is free. For details, call 40808181.

Film screening

In order to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the National Award winning film ‘Celluloid Man’, directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and Raja Harishchandra, will be screened on May 3 at PVR Cinemas, Forum Mall.

Mixed treat

The Indian Institute of World Culture is organising a series of events on May 11 and 12, 6 pm. The ‘Dr Poornima Vyasulu Memorial Endowment Lecture’ on the topic ‘Gender Issues’ by Gita Sen, will be held at Manorama Hall at the Indian Institute of World Culture on May 11. Also, on May 11, Sama-e-Kusro, an evening of Sufi music and dance, will be performed by artistes B B Kulkarni (Hindustani classical), Anurekha Ghosh (Sufi kathak) and Nitya Priya Srivastava (Kafi-style Sufi singing). On May 12, a Hindustani classical vocal music concert by Dattatreya L Velankar with accompaniments by Shashi Bhushan Gurjar (tabla) and Surya Upadhaya (harmonium) will be held. For details, call 26678581.

Contemporary acts

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is organising an Attakkalari summer camp from April 29 to May 11. The age group is juniors (five to eight years), seniors (nine  to 12 years) and teens (13 to19 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 22123684.