Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Child & I

2 out of 4 members of the family are watching TV and the other 2 are playing board game.

Secondborn (suddenly looks up to TV from his game, and exclaims) : "Why is Nila's dad dancing with some girl? And he thinks the beard will hide his real face?"

Well, the actor who is being dissected did play dad to a young girl Nila in a movie .
And has now been caught red-handed by our lil' guy while dancing in another movie, with newly grown facial hair and that too with a pretty lady- How dare he!?!

Kannada Rajyotsava Celebrations at Rangoli Metro Art Centre.

List of events as part of the Kannada Rajyotsava Celebrations at RMAC on 1st November 2013
Book Fair,
Writer’s Meet,
Young Kannada Poets and Writers conducting Kavya Sanje
Students Participating in Kannada related activities.
A Postcard – Dialogue with Mahatma Gandhi
Bangalore Picturesque – An Exhibition
Bangalore – A Remembered City – A Panel Discussion (on 10th November 2013)

Book Fair :
Kannada publishers and book sellers have been invited to showcase, exhibit and sell Kannada books and also the translation of Kannada novels and poetry into other languages.

Writer’s meet :
Eminent writers in Kannada residing at Bangalore have been requested to visit Rangoli on 1st November 2013 between 5 & 7 pm for an informal chat with public as well as the Kannada Community. The Conversation is organized at the Bayalu.

Young Kannada Poets and writers:
Rangoli has been conduction ‘Kavya Sanje’ once a month and 5 poetry sessions have been held so far. This poetry reading has generated lot of interest and active participation among college students and Lecturers. Many young poets and writers have been invited to take active part. They will recite, read Poems, Writings as well as interact with the audience at various spaces of RMAC.

Students Participation :
Students from different Colleges and Universities have been invited to participate and observe the Kannada related activities.

“A Postcard – Dialogue with Mahatma Gandhi”
During the Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations, RMAC in association with the Postal Department had setup a special counterfor the visitiors to post a card to “Mahatma Gandhi C/o Rangoli Metro Art Centre” expressing the concern they want to share with the Mahatma “A Letter to Gandhi” project was conceptualized inhouse by Rangoli Metro Centre. This event generated a huge interest and nearly 1500 post card have been posted at the new letter box installed permanently at Rangoli. On 1st November about 500 letters posted by Children, Students, Parents, Artists and foreign tourists will be exhibited at Gallery-Belaku.

Bangalore-Picturesque a huge project is curated from a popular facebook group, Bangalore Photos from a bygone age and is an online momentum. The exhibition is a collaborative work put together by Surekha, Curator, RMAC and members of the facebook group, Bangalore Photos from a bygone age – CN Kumar, Suresh Jayaram, Meera Iyer, Aliyeh Rizvi, Mansoor Ali and Kiran Natarajan. It is the first in this series and hopes to develop in scope and imagination through continued contributions to the archive.
The images are a visual archive of Bangalore with a strong local identity that co-existed in parallel with its distince colonial heritage. Through the exhibition, the past has been captured to repeat a time and landscape of Bangalore thus thus becoming a historical record of life and built heritage in the city. These set of images are markers of time, visual narrative that evokes nostalgia and nurtures conversations about the past in the present.

The exhibition also raises many questions about the heritage management and a critical need for archiving city history. It invites participation from the public, through their contributions of images and stories and opens a dialogue with our past and our future. Bangaloreans are requested to contribute images to the archive, with all the contributors being duly catalogued and acknowledged in subsequent showings. Visitors can also contribute personal stories and their experience of the city to the ‘Memoryscapes’ wall at the venue.

Bangalore – A Remembered City.
on 10th November 2013 at the Rangasthala Auditorium, Rangoli 6pm to 7pm
Bangaloreans are invited to a Panel discussion on ‘Finding the Past in the Present’, a conversation with eminent chroniclers of city history – Mr.Chiranjiv Singh, Ms.Maya Jayapal, Mr.Suresh Moona and Mr.M.Bhaktavatsala. Dr.Chandrashekar Balachandran will be the moderator. The Panel Discussion will be followed by Question answer session.

Date : Friday, 1st November 2013
Venue :
Rangoli Metro Art Center,
MG Road,

Sai Nrityotsav – 54.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bengaluru Sangeeth Utsav 2013

3:15Pm VIdushi Smita Bellur ( Hindustani Vocal) & Party

4:15Pm Pandit. Dr. Narashimalu Vadawati & Party ( Clarionet )

7:00Pm Begum Parveen Sulthana ( Hinndustan Vocal )
Dr. Ravindra Kattotti - Harmonium 
Sri. Viswanath Nakode – Tabla



(Vidwan. Sashikiran & Vidwan Ganesh)
Vidwan C N Chandrashekar – Violin
Vidwan C Cheluvaraj – Mridangam
Vidwan Ravi Kumar - Ghatam

5:45 PM Dr. Padma Subramanyam (Bharatanatyam) & Party

7:45Pm Vidwan S Shashank S & Party - Flute

3:45PM Vidushis Ranjani & Gayatri (Vocal Duet) & Party

5:45Pm Lakshmi Gopalswamy (Bharatanatyam) & Party

7:45Pm Vidwan Ganesh & Kumaresh (Violin Duet) and Party
Vidwan Tumkur B Ravishankar - Mridangam
Vidwan Bhargav Halambi – Kanjeera
 Complete Schedule:

08 nov
9:00 am : Denkanikottai V Mani ( Special Thavil) / Chandankumar ( Flute) / Nemmara M Kannan ( Nadaswaram) / Balasubramanyam ( Violin) / Uday Rajkapoor ( Tabla)
11:00 am :  Bangalore Brothers ( Vocal) / Apoorva Krishna / Srinivas
12:00 noon : Uttara ( vocal) / Apoorva Krishna ( violin) / Anoor Vinod shyam ( mrudangam)
1:00 pm : Master Vaibhav ( violin) / Anoor Vinod Shyam ( Mrudangam) / Sunad Sharma ( Ganjira)
3:15 pm : Vid Smita Bellur ( Hindustani Vocal)
4:15 pm : Pt Narasimhalu Vadawati ( clarinet)
7:00 pm : Begum Parveen Suntana ( hindustani Vocal) / Ravindra Katoti/Viswanath Nakode
09 Nov
9:00am : Rakshita Prasad ( bharatanatyam)
9:45 am : Vikram Suri & Namitha Rao ( dance duet)
10:30 am :  Sandhya Kamal ( bharatanatyam)
11:15 am : Rohini Prabhu & Ashwin Prabhath (Kathak Duet)
12:00 noon  : Neelima Ankarath ( Mohiniyattam)
12:30 pm : K S Nagashree ( bharatanatyam)
1:15pm :  Bhoomija & Supriya ( bharatanatya duet)
3:45 pm : Karnatica Brothers (vocal) / C N chandrasekhar/ C Cheluvaraju/ Ravikumar
5:45 pm : Padma Subramanyam ( bharatanatyam)
7:45 pm : S Shashank ( flute) & party
10 Nov
9:00 am :  Hiranmayee ( hindustani devotional)
10:00 am : Ravichandra Kulur ( flute)/ Guruprasanna( Ganjira)/ Pramath Kiran ( Percussion) / Mysore Karthik ( violin) / Shadrach Solomon ( keyboard)
11:30 am : Mysore Nagaraj& Mysore Manjunath ( violin) / Arjunkumar(mrudangam) / Guruprasanna (ganjira)
3:45 pm : Ranjani&Gayathri ( vocal) & Party
5:45 pm : Lakshmi Gopalaswamy & Party
7:45 pm : Ganesh & Kumaresh( violin)/ Tumkur Ravishankar ( mrudangam) / Bhargava Halambi ( Ganjira)
 Gayana Samaj,Krishna Rajendra Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
 Tickets: Rs. 600, 400, 200.

Decathlon Mysore Road presents its SPORT PICTURE CONTEST


 Share a picture of yourself while playing sport. No matter what sport, what place, what landscape background...

Only pictures sent to will be accepted! Don't post them yourself on the page.

The winner will win a INR 6,000 voucher !
The runner will win a INR 3,000 voucher !
The third will win a INR 1,000 voucher !

It's a completely FREE CONTEST and OPEN TO ALL

The prizes will be awarded for the store opening day in December

---------------------HOW TO PARTICIPATE ------------------------------

1- Like our Facebook page Decathlon Mysore Road

2- Send us your own picture of a "sporting activity". NOT on our Facebook page
Email Id to send your pictures :
- your LAST NIME
- the TITLE of the picture

3- Decathlon Mysore Road page will publish all the pictures twice a week, on Monday and Friday (5 p.m)

4 - Then, you will have until Monday 25th of November (1 p.m) to share your picture, share our page and try to get the maximum of likes !!!!!
Do the maximum to gain "likes" on our picture

5- The winners will be declared on Tuesday 26th of November and the prizes given for the store opening day.

-----------------------RULES AND REGULATION--------------------------

1 – Participation will not be taken into account if you don't like our page : Decathlon Mysore Road

2- The contest is open to all, but only for residents of India

3- One picture, ie one participation per person

4- The contest will start from 25th October 3 p.m (we can send our pictures) to 25th of November ( 1 p.m). The "likes" got after this time won't be take into account.

5- Send picture on the Email ID, NOT directly on the Facebook page (we won't publish them).

6- We will post the pictures on Monday and Friday (5 pm) of each week.

7- We won't accept incorrect judged pictures (be respectful) and, definitely, we won't publish them.

8- 2 ways to earn points to be elected as a winner :
- The amount of "like" ( 1 like = 1 point )
- Decathlon staffs form a jury of 4 people. Each of them will distribute 50 points for their favorites pictures, 30 points to the second and 10 points to the third.

Indeed, you can win until 200 points from the jury, which can completely reverse the trend.

9- The winners will be declared on Tuesday 26th of November. If you haven't liked the page, you will be eliminated.

10- The winners must be able to go to Decathlon to pick up their prizes by themselves

8- This contest isn't associated with, or sponsored or administered by Facebook.

9- By participating to the contest, you provide information to Decathlon, and not to Facebook.

-------------------------MORE INFORMATION----------------------------

For more information please contact us

---------------------VOUCHERS INFORMATION--------------------------

-The vouchers will be valid for one month after the opening day
-The dates will be clearly indicated.
-The winners are eligible to offers only if they handover the voucher to the cashier before billing of the products
-The vouchers will be redeemable only at Decathlon Mysore Road
-The vouchers are for one time use on single billing and will be retained upon purchase
-The vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or clubbed with others vouchers
-Lost vouchers will not be replaced, mutilated and torn vouchers will not be accepted
-Decision of Decathlon Management is final and binding in all circumstances in case of dispute regarding this offer

Vande Vivekanandam

Vande Vivekanandam

NRITYANIDHI (Bangalore) Dhwani 2013 Presents ~ Nazakat ~



Dhwani 2013


~ Nazakat ~

Enchanting Kathak to Popular Ghazal & Thumri

Graceful bhav… colorful costume… emotions that sway untouched cords of the heart and soul… Kathak and a beautiful 'mehfil' with music and the ghungroos; Nazakat

Phir Le Aaya Dil... Thaade Rahiyo... Chalte Chalte... Aaj Jaane Ki Zid...

A plethora of emotions and grace surface to the musical notes of pleasant Ghazal and scintillating Thumri

Nrityanidhi (Bangalore), through DHWANI, our annual festival, brings to you a new presentation as we encounter a new theme and take you to a different era where music has largely been successful at captivating us all for centuries together

Tickets at Rs.250/- and 350/--

Guest Performers Ranjitha Sundereshan (NITARA) and Harshvardhan Singh

Event Organized by BUOYANCEE

Event Coordinated by Ashwini Kaikini

Concept and Choreography Shoma Kaikini

 Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 7:00pm  Alliance Franciase , Bangalore

Nadasurabhi – Annual Music Festival 2013

Venue: Nurses’ College Auditorium, St.John’s Medical College Campus,
100 feet Road, Opp. Koramangala BDA Complex,
Koramangala, Bangalore.560 034.

12.11.2013 Tuesday : 6.00 P.M
Vidushi Nithyashree Mahadevan  Vocal
Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam  Violin
Vidwan Tumkur Ravishankar        Mridangam
Vidushi Sukanya Ramgopal         Ghatam

13.11.2013 Wednesday 6.00 P.M
Grand Flute Jugalbandi
Vidwans Mysore Manjunath and Pravin Godkhindi
Vid A Ananthakrishna Sharma     Mridangam
Vid. Udayaraj Karpoor-Tabla

14.11.2013  Thursday 6.00 P.M
Vidwan Sanjay Subrahmanyan   Vocal
Vidwan H.K.Venkatram              Violin
Vidwan K.U.Jayachandra Rao     Mridangam
Vidwan Rajasekhar                   Morsing

15.11.2013 Friday 06.00 P.M
Malladi Brothers
Vidwans Sriram Prasad and Ravikumar  Vocal Duet
Vidwan H.K.Venkatram                          Violin
Vidwan Tumkur B Ravishankar     Mridangam
Vidwan Guruprasanna                     Khanjira

16.11.2013 Saturday 6.00 P.M
Vidushis Ranjani and Gayathri                Vocal Duet
Vidushi H.M.Smitha                           Violin
Vidwan  H.S.Sudhindra                 Mridangam
Vidwan S.N.Narayanamurthy             Ghatam

17.11.2013  Sunday 10.00 A.M
Felicitation and Award of “Sangeetha Surabhi” to Carnatic Music Legend, Padmabhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi
Vidwan T.N.Seshagopalan
Chief Guest: Mysore V.Subramanya    followed by Concert by
Sri.T.N.Seshgopalan                   Vocal
Vidwan C.N.Chandrasekhar      Violin
Vidwan V.Praveen                      Mridangam
Vidwan G.Omkar Rao                Ghatam
Vidwan M. Gururaj                      Morsing

17.11.2013 Sunday 6.00 P.M
Vidwan T.M.Krishna            Vocal
Vidwan Mysore Nagaraj        Violin
Vidwan H.S.Sudhindra          Mridangam
Vidwan Giridhar Udupa         Ghatam

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mission Green - International ART & ESSAY competition

Welcome to World’s Most Prestigious Event for School Students!

Students from Std. 1st to Std. 12th enroll to represent INDIA & SAVE EARTH.

Junior Group : Std 1st / 2nd / 3rd

Group A : Std 4th / 5th / 6th

Group B : Std 7th / 8th / 9th

Group C : Std 10th / 11th / 12th

Mission Green - International ART & ESSAY competition is organised by GlobeOne Foundation - Malaysia, Sponsored & Managed by STARCITY INC. - Mumbai for INDIA, CHINA, SRI LANKA & UAE.

All School Students can enroll to participate as per their Age / Grade Groups in the following 4 types of entries.

1. Junior Entry
2. Golden Entry
3. Silver Entry
4. Wild Card Entry

All the Entries will get privilege to directly compete for State, National & International Level & will be awarded “Certificate of Merit”, Animation DVD ( Series 2 ) & membership of ICC - International Children’s Club.

The Winners will be awarded with “Certificate of Excellence” Mega Prizes & Cash Rewards as applicable.

These submission will be sent to Malaysia for the Final Judging.

International & National Winners of the Competition will go to Malaysia for their Prize Distribution, State & Merit Winners will receive their Rewards in India only.

Last Date for Submission 30th November 2013

Junior Group - Std 1st / 2nd / 3rd

SILVER ENTRY - Choose any 2 Topics for ART / ESSAY (2013 -14)

1. Aquarium
2. Favorite Cartoon Character
3. My Family
4. Festival

WILD CARD ENTRY - Choose any 2 Topics for ART / ESSAY (2013 - 14)
1. House with Garden
2. Circus
3. Me & My Best Friend
4. School Picnic

ENTRY FOR Group A, B and C ( Std 4th to 12th)

1.GOLDEN ENTRY - Choose any 2 Topics for ART / ESSAY
1. Hill Station
2.Development -Stone Age to Nuclear Age
3. Island of My Dream
4. Night in Jungle

2.SILVER ENTRY - Choose any 2 Topics for ART / ESSAY

1. Life of Butterfly
2. Scene from Ice Age Movie
3. Natural Science
4. Journey to a Magical World

3.WILD CARD ENTRY - Choose any 2 Topics for ART / ESSAY
1. Under Water World
2. Kingdom of Ghosts
3. Natural Habitat
4. Hunt in the Jungle

Event Details

Date : 24th October to 30th November, 2013
Duration : 38 Days
Age Group : 6 to 18

Additional Information

Students can participate in ART or ESSAY or in BOTH Categories.

Participants must choose any two topics from any one entry given above.

Students can participate in one or in all the three entries given above.

Participants can take references from Internet / Books / Magazines or any other content available but they should not copy the same.

The Art works or the Essays must be original and shall be Drawn / Painted or Written by the Participants only.

Any Entries found copied or violates the copyrights of any Arts / Articles / Documents will be rejected and the participant will be Disqualified and will not be liable for any Gifts or Rewards applicable.

Procedure for Submission :

1. Starcity Inc. is giving to all 70% Sponsorship to all Participants to send Entries to Malaysia. Students are requested to send their entries to our Mumbai Office along with the concession payment of  Rs.580/- only ( per Student -per Category ) as courier service charges to Malaysia. ( NOTE - Actual Courier Charges to Malaysia is Rs.1932/-)

2. Students are requested to take print out of all these three pages for your reference & also Entry Form to Participate. In Entry Form your Detailed Information is required along with your Photograph & Parent Signature.

3. All Students must fill Online Registration Form to get Registration Number, that Registration number should be written on Entry Form. Payment can be done by making - Demand Draft, Direct Deposit in Bank, Net Banking,Online Credit & Debit card Payment or Cash Collection From Home or Office (cash collection facility is available in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad only). Please mention the payment Transaction no / Demand Draft number on the Entry form. Entries with Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

4. All the students sending the Entries with the required information & courier payments will be given International Certificate Of Merits & Animation Film & Game DVD ( series II ) of Rs.1499/- absolutely free.

5. All Artworks / Essay must be sent along with the Entry form & Demand Draft (if not paid online) in single envelope to our Mumbai office address before 30th November 2013 .

NOTE: Please do not fold or roll the Submission, Do not put Card board or Thermacol inside the envelope, Do not staple use paper clips if necessary


Contact Person: Ms. Pooja , Contact No:91-22-28047800
Email ID: Visit Us:

International Dance Alliance Festival 2013

Rangamandira celebrates the tenth anniversary of this festival

Sat 26 Oct - Day 1

Bharatanatyam, 6pm.
Janani Jayanth and Poornima Kaushik will start off the festival will a suite of traditional items presented in a combination of solo and duo format.
Kathak , 6.45pm.
The artistes from the Pooja Tusshar Dance Company led by their artistic directors Pooja Tushar and Tushar Bhatt will present a collection of short works from the repertoire of kathak in the solo, duo and group formats.
Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer-choreographer Shama Krishna and students from her school, Shraddha Dance Centre, will present a recital in the classical dance idiom of Kuchipudi.
Bharatanatyam, 8.15pm.
Dancers Lavanya Sankar and Abhyasa will present a sequence of works from the traditional repertoire of the form.

 Sun 27 Oct - Day 2

Bharatanatyam, 6pm.
The trio of Sharada Srinivasan, Madhu Bisht, Akshita Ganesh, will present items from the opus of bharatanatyam compositions.
Odissi, 6.30pm.
Sonalika Purohit and Anjali Raj Urs will present an Odissi recital.
Bharatanatyam, 7pm.
Indu SV will present a short recital.
Mohiniattam, 7.30pm.
Athulya Rakesh will present short excerpts of items from this classical dance.
Bharatanatyam, 8pm.
Vanitha MD will present a selection of items from this classical dance style.

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of this festival.

Music Courses conducted by Nadasurabhi.

Music Courses conducted by Nadasurabhi.

Nadasurabhi, a leading organisation in the promotion of carnatic music in Bangalore is launching its new
initiative to conduct high level music courses by renowned carnatic music gurus. Sangita Kalacharya
Vidushi Neela Ramgopal has consented to be the Honorary Principal for this teaching initiative. The first
of the projects would be a course wherein Smt.Neela Ramgopal herself would teach the Pancharatna

For registrations:, Ph: 25539368, 9880964283
Further details can be had from website
Dates between 23rd November 2013 and 12th January 2014 (all weekends)

Indian Heritage Academy,

Friday, October 25, 2013

Second to None Flea Market; Oct 2013

Orange Day Bangalore


The third Orange day in Bangalore(Night Race)
KTM invites you to an action packed day with fellow KTM owners and at KTM Orange Day- Bangalore !
Date: 26th October 2013

Venue: Shree Kanteerava Stadium, Kasturba Road Entrance, Bangalore.

Register today to get your dose of Orange Venom !
Register Here:

Elements Of The Day:

Ride Clinic: The day begins with selected KTM owners who shall get a chance to learn the basics of racing on racetrack from one the country's best race rider. This will be a classroom and a practical session for the riders. Fastest riders shall be identified. *

Service Camp: Have something you would want us to look into? Hop over to our KTM Service Camp and get your bike a free checkup!

Enjoy the KTM experience: Get a chance to meet your fellow KTM fans from the city and together celebrate Orange!
Entry: The entry is only open to owners of KTM 200 Duke, Each KTM owner though is welcome to invite
one friend/family AND one fellow biker. Riding on the track however shall only be allowed on the KTM 200 Duke

Snacks would be made available complementary to the Participants
*Please note that only select riders would be eligible for racing basis:
1. Registering for the event as a Participant.
2. Reaching the venue on time at 5:00 PM for registrations. Registrations will close at 6:00 PM.

3. Availability of Safety Gear (Full Face Helmet, Riding Jacket with protection for back shoulder and elbows, Gloves and Riding boots/ankle length shoes)
Limited Riding Kits would be made available at the venue. Available on First come first serve basis.
Kit would include - Riding Gloves, Riding Jackets and Knee guards. Will not include Helmet and Riding Boots.

Those who don't have the KTM Racing T-shirts can rush to their nearest KTM Outlet or we will make the KTM Racing T-shirts available at the venue for sale, please do specify your sizing in the registration form attached here
For any doubt or query, please call at:

Indiranagar KTM – 90350 60144

BTM Layout KTM – 81977 66636

Langford KTM (Bangalore Central) – 90360 00680

Mekhri KTM - 99001 43890

Marathahalli KTM (Ring Road) – 90350 91986

Look forward to seeing you at KTM Orange Day Bangalore!

KTM India

Deepavali Fest @ Kalyan Nagar

6th Pustaka Parishe

Srushti Ventures VPCSK(R) , Socio-Cultural Resource centre is organizing National level 6th Pustaka Parishe at National College grounds on 27th Oct 2013 between 9am to 9pm.The quintessential philosophy of organizing the 6th Pustaka Parishe is to reinvigorate the fast disappearing Book Culture and inculcate the habit of reading books among the children and youth. More 20 Lakh Books will be exhibited where in anyone who visits the exhibition is eligible to take 1book of his/her choice FREE.

How can Public participate
•As Volunteers.
•Can donate old read books.
•Can purchase and donate new books.
•Can contribute in cash/kind to the program.
•Book donors can be referred to the institution.
•Can help us in spreading awareness about the Pustaka Parishe to the children, Students, youth and public .

For details please contact
Srushti Ventures
No 81,E.A.T Street, Basavanagudi, Bangalore – 560004
99450 03479 / 99002 04748 /

Yoga Matters: Celebrate Life

In the spirit of all the "celebrations" over the next few months.... we want to extend this to LIFE! Let's come together.... one & all.... to "CELEBRATE LIFE!"

A Free community Hatha Flow Practice led by Namrata Sudhindra

At Cubbon Park on 27th Oct (Sun) From 7:30am - 8:30am

Things to bring :
-Your own mat/hat/bat/cat...(and what not)
-Towel & something warm to wear post yoga practice
-Some sunscreen... or... erhmm... an umbrella/rain gear ;)

Please RSVP on the Facebook event page or contact :
Radhika - 9740073391
Varun - 9886748090
Avantika - 9886748093

Ride for a Cause : Saving forests & wildlife

Bangalore Rd350 Club is riding for spreading the message of saving forests and saving wildlife. Yamaha Riders Club - India will be joining this noble ride along with another 15+ biking clubs sharing the same thoughts of conservation.

It will be a short ride within the city premises ending at Bannerghatta zoo. Every rider is expected to contribute  whatever amount s/he is comfortable with financially which will be used to contribute to one of the many tasks that the zoo works on.


Starting Point : Press Club, Cubbon Park
Time : 0800 hrs
Date : 27Oct2013

Please keep a watch at the event where we will soon announce the route map and the starting point.

Basic Requirements

- All bikes are welcome. Please tank up before the ride.
- All documents like Insurance, Smart Card and Driving License in place
- Basic riding gear which at least includes a helmet, proper shoes, full pant and a jacket. Armored Jacket, Gloves and Knee guard is encouraged.
- Pillions, if any, will also have to stick to the basic riding gear requirements. Armored Jacket, Gloves and Knee guard is recommended.

Those who are without adequate riding gear will be advised to continue with their own ride.

NOTE : NO RASH RIDING WILL BE TOLERATED. We are here to ride together and not race together. People interested in racing are requested to skip this one. We will definitely ride respecting the rider around us. This is an independent event not "owned" by anyone. We do not take responsibility of any uncalled for incidents during the tenure of the event.

Urban Krishi Mela and National Seminar - On Urban Horticulture and Organic Roof-Top Gardening

A joint effort by the University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore and Garden City Farmers (founded 3 years ago by Dr. B.N. Viswanath, an organization which is known for its passionate pursuit of its mission towards promoting Organic Urban Horticulture, especially Organic Roof-Top Gardening - represented by the popular fb group - Organic Terrace Gardening) - on the 27th and 28th of October 2013.

The Urban Krishi Mela, the first of its kind in the country is being organized with the commendable purpose of sowing the seeds of transformation in the mind set of urbanites to use their spaces for the betterment of their health and their surroundings and thus working towards building a conscientious urban community.

This national level seminar will consist of Paper presentations, Poster Presentations, exhibits and field visits. In addition, it will have a mela with variety of stalls.

The mela is free for visitors. Should you wish to participate as a delegate, you will need to register.

 Sun Oct 27 2013 at 10:00 am University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India  

Wild South India Ride

The south Indian sub continent is home to more than 500 species of mammals, 1225 different varieties of Birds, 1600 types of reptiles and amphibians and about 57,000 species of insects. India harbours about 60% of the World's Tiger population out of which around 25 percent is covered by south India and the rest by the whole of India.

South India has a picturesque landscape and is a photographer's and wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Some of the amazing wildlife seen in the sanctuaries, parks and the forests are the protected leopards and the Tigers, antelopes , deer, bison and a large Elephant population. Numerous varieties of birds can be seen in these forests, prominent among them the Serpent Eagle, the Malabar Trogon and the pied hornbill.

We have tie-ups with prominent places of stay at the wildlife sanctuaries, and local arrangements for forest safaris. We would be taking our Motorcycle tourists to each destination, and then they can ride with the forest guards in their vehicles, or take guided treks, taking in the varied wildlife of each forest. "Tiger Luck" to all of them!

Given the number of wildlife sanctuaries, successive Wild South India Rides would offer very different experiences to people. Out first offering of this series of rides is as follows:

Total distance: 1200 kms

Places covered en-route:

Bannerghatta Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park, Kabini Reservoir, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Mukurthi National Park, BhavaniSagar Dam, Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve.

To participate, please message on FaceBook or drop us a mail at 

You can get in touch with us at +818884800013 / +918884900013.

Cage Cricket Tournament @ Decathlon

Jugalbandhi featuring Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt and Vidwan Ravikiran

Jugalbandhi featuring Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt and Vidwan Ravikiran

Sri Sri Kali Puja 2013 & Diwali - 25th Year Grand Celebration

Sri Sri Kali Puja 2013 & Diwali - 25th Year Grand Celebration (Open to All)

Dates : Nov 2nd & Nov 3rd 2013

Venue : Vinayaka Layout, Whitefield Route : From Marathalli - Forum Value Mall - Take right near Mayura Bakery to get to Vinayaka Layout From ITPL - Take right at Hope Farm Circle - Take left near Mayura Bakery to get to Vinayaka Layout

RSVP : Gopal Mondal (9845542229) / Avishek Poddar (9886130248)

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Diwali Mela for a good cause

Diwali Mela for a good cause

It's that time of the year when we are in a festive mood and want to do some good... so we have a Diwali Mela organized at Palm Meadows, Whitefield, Bangalore where you and your little ones can have loads of fun, learn about the story behind Diwali (Ramayana), puppet shows, crafts workshop and more... all the monies gathered will be forwarded to the betterment of the Government schools in Whitefield... Tickets @ Rs200/- only... see attached file for more details...

This is a maiden show by a NGO helping the Govt schools and a small event which will be successful with your support. ..

so come one, come all, bring your friends along to

Palm Meadows Amenities Club, Whitefield on Sunday, Oct 27th 2013 - 10:30am onwards...

2 shows at 10:30am & 11:45am - doors close prior to the show...

for tickets contact: 98802-10830 or 98453-49083 or

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Its time to go camping again!!

On popular demand, we are having the camping experience again. So make sure you block your
calendars today!

Experience the rustic charm of camping under the stars…..
Soak in the beauty and grace of an exotic dance form in the lap of nature….....
Observe the process of pickling bound to tickle your taste buds….
Bond with other travellers over a delicious barbeque & bonfire…..

Best of all - Experience all of this and much more in an environment that guarantees the excitement
of camping minus the perils. Because at F5, we understand you, the New Woman. And you can be
rest assured that you are in safe hands right till you head home, refreshed!
F5, in association with Linger Leisure, comes up with its second edition of camping for first –time
lady campers!

DATES: November 30th and Decmebr 1st
Destination: Somewhere near Tumkur, about a couple of hours drive from Bangalore.
So, is this an adventure experience? Not really. We will be camping, not in the wilderness, but in a
safe yet nature-friendly environment. To be precise, inside a mango grove!
So, is this only for young girls? NO. It is open to all ladies young at heart and fairly fit. You should
be able to sleep inside a tent. Not to worry, there is some basic bedding available inside the tent to
keep you comfortable. Of course, women who want to come with men/children/pets, please excuse
us this time.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY (only for official purposes. We repeat - we believe in amazing experiences
more than amazing itineraries!

DAY 1 – NOVEMBER 30th, 2013
Leave from Bangalore to the camp at 6 30 AM. After breakfast, visit a few offbeat attractions en
route and reach by lunch time. Treat yourself to a wholesome lunch. Relax. Evening is with campfire
(weather permitting) and some F5 activities to help you bond with your fellow travellers better.
Overnight in the weather-proof, cosy and super-comfortable tents!

DAY 2 – DECEMBER 1st, 2013
Go on a soft trek around the village/hillock, early in the morning. Come back for a wholesome
breakfast. Read a book or go for a swim. Visit a pickling factory nearby and understand the
interesting process. Have lunch and doze off. Start back to Bangalore after tea, around 4 PM. Head
home refreshed!
Exact itinerary, pick-up/drop-off points, timings, guidelines for the trip etc. will be communicated a
few days before the trip.

PRICE: Rs. 4500/-
For bookings, call us on 948 395 4345. Or write to us at

1. Transportation to and fro from Bangalore. Pick-up points to be decided a couple of days before
the trip.
2. Shared accommodation in clean, comfortable and sturdy tents. 2 ladies share a tent.
3. Day 1– All meals and 2 doses of caffeine. The campsite has an open kitchen, so feel free to request
for snacks or that extra cup of coffee! Day 2 – Breakfast and lunch and again, 2 doses of caffeine.
4. The F5 experiences and activities, of course! We don’t have ANY hidden charges.

As usual, personal expenses and any extra meals/stuff/add-ons you request.
We will try to service your requests to the best of our ability, but for some reason, if it doesn’t work
out, kindly bear with us. We promise we will better ourselves!

Upto 7 days prior prior to the date of commencement of trip – 25% deducted and 75% refunded as
Upto 2 days/48 hours prior to the date of commencement of trip – 50% deducted and rest refunded
as cash.
Last day intimation/no show – 70% deducted and 30% is retained as credit voucher. This is mainly to
encourage you to join our other trips! Cool, isn’t it?
In case of a natural/man-made calamity at the destination on the planned dates, we may have to
cancel the trip. In that case we will hold your reservation and accommodate you in our upcoming
***** Our tours are non-smoking and non-alcoholic. Do go through our FAQ section to know more
about the nature of our tours. ****

Gayana Samaj Workshops: Oct 2013

The Experts Sessions at Gayana Samaja:
10.00 am to 12.00 noon
From Monday 21-10-2013 to Saturday 26-10-2013

21-10-2013 Monday
10:00 am ‘Origin and Growth of Violin’ by Vid.H.K.Venkataram
 11:00 am ‘Parur Bani- MSG’ by V.H.K.Narasimhamurthy

22-10-2013 Tuesday
10.00 am ‘Konnakolu’ by Vid.Somashekhar Jois
11:00 am ‘Life and Contributions of Vid.T.Chowdiah’ by Sri.S.N.Chandrashekar

23-10-2013 Wednesday
10.00 am ‘Varieties of Ragamalika’ by Dr.Shachi Devi
11:00 am ‘Thillanas of Veena Seshanna’ Direction by Prof.Mysore V.Subramanya; Demonstration by Vid.Rajalakshmi Thirunarayan & Vid.S.Shankar

24-10-2013 Thursday
10:00 am ‘Art of Musical Presentation’ by Vid.S.Shankar
11:00 am ‘Methoda of developing Manodharma’ by Vid.T.S.Vasantha Madhavi

25-10-2013 Friday
10:00 am ‘Violinists of Karnataka’ by Dr.M.Suryaprasad
11:00 am ‘Varieties of Bowed Instruments in the world’ by Dr.H.S.Anasuya Kulkarni

26-10-2013 Saturday
10:00 am ‘Intricacies of Violin Accompaniment’ by Mysore M.Nagaraj & Mysore Dr.M.Manjunath
11:00 am ‘Carnatic Classical Music Teaching & Learning process’ by Dr.T.S.Sathyavathi

Ananya Nrithyollasa 15

Puppet Course at Dhaatu

Ages 7 and above
Every week - Saturday at 3:30 pm and Sunday 8:30 am
Duration -1 hour
The course will be continuous and aims at teaching concepts of traditional puppetry and performance.
The classes will be divided into junior and senior. This is designed to be a six year course. The next level will be for four more years.
Classes begin on Sat, 18th Jan 2014

Interested parents may contact for admission details or call Ph- 9886444593, 65683396
Venue: Dhaatu – 3944/F, 17th D Cross, 4th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560070

Halloween Fun in Bangalore

Booo-gie away at a Halloween costume party!
Locality: The Bumble Bee Studio, No. 139 Century Quadra, 4th floor, 8th main, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
Date: October 27th, 2013
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Age group: Upto 6 years of age
Fees: Members free/Pass holders - Rs. 400 / Others - Rs. 600
Get ready for some ghoulish fun with the Halloween costume party at the Bumble Bee Studio with games, magic tricks, snacks, prizes and some lovely take home goodies.
For more information, click here

Have a Spook-tacular time!
Locality: The Green Pocket, 37 Rustam Bagh, behind Manipal hospital, Bangalore
Date: October 26th, 2013
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Age group: 2 - 12 years
Cost: Rs 500 per child
Indulge in some Spooktacular fun this Halloween with the Cheeky Monkey Halloween party. Along with lots of games and mischief, you can go trick or treating, listen to bewitching stories, participate in a mystery hunt, get some scary tattoos and win prizes for the best costume.
For more information, click here

The Gerry Martin farm becomes a scary terror-tory
Locality: The Gerry Martin Farm, 33, Carmelaram Post, Chikkabelandur, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore  
Date: October 26th, 2013
Time: 2.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Age group: For kids between 8 -14 years and parents
Join the scariest party in Bangalore  - Haunted Halloween party at the Gerry Martin farm. Meet Halloween creepy crawlies, enjoy trick or treating, learn the art of pumpkin carving and participate in the best costume contest. And if you dare you can indulge in some frrrrightfully delicious dinner !!
For more information, click here

Bone Appetit!!!
Locality: Toscano, 224-A, 2nd Floor, The Forum Value Mall, No.62, Varthur, Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore  
Date: October 28th, 2013
Age group: For kids  between 4 - 12 years and parents
Costs: Rs 1,300 for adults; Rs 595 for children aged 4-12; 15 per cent off for anyone game enough to arrive in costume.
Toscano will host their “Sinister Halloween brunch” for the third year running at Whitefield, on Sun Oct 28. The restaurant will offer unlimited salads, mains, desserts and mocktails on the day. Kids can also enjoy the face-painting workshops.

Have a howl-oween good time!
Locality: Hippocampus, 525, 16th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore
Date: October 26, 2013  
Timings: 11. 00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m
Age group: 5 - 7 years and 8 -13 years
Entry: Rs. 400 for members and Rs. 500 for non members
Hippocampus is hosting a White Mist and Black Moon Halloween party for kids in Bangalore. Kids in the age group of 5 - 7 years will enjoy some spooky games, crafts and food in the morning White Mist session and older kids can wander around with witches, ghouls and ghosts in the evening Black Moon session. 
For more information, click here

KLAY School HRBR Halloween Celebration

Events: 24-31 October, 2013



Philip Thrupp, trainer in speech, drama and public speaking, will conduct a workshop and interaction with theatre practitioners and teachers at the British Library on October 25, 4.30 pm. Philip is a graduate from The London School of
Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and will be examining for Trinity College, London.

‘I am Micro’

NGMA, in collaboration with Maraa and Bangalore Film Society, is holding the screening of ‘I am Micro’ by Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia and ‘The Human Factor’ by Rudradeep Bhattacharjee, on October 27, 4.30 pm at NGMA, Palace Road. The film-makers will be present for a discussion.

Toon trip

The Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising an exhibition of political cartoons and caricatures titled ‘The Politickle Pickle’, by Shreyas Navare till October 26 at Indian Cartoon Gallery, No.1, Midford House, Midford Garden, off MG Road, Trinity Circle. 

Laugh out

Comedian Russell Peters will perform as part of ‘The Russell Peters Notorious World Tour’ at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium on October 31 and Nov 1. Tickets for both shows will be available on and 

Book launch

Dronequill Publishers and Alliance Francaise are holding a discussion on ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent?’ with Chiranjeev Singh, KR Usha and Rajeev Gowda, to launch KS Dakshina Murthy’s ‘The Anopheles Sting’ on October 28, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise, Thimmaiah Road.

Kannada classes

Kannada Prasaara Parishat, a non-profit organisation, will start its next batch of spoken Kannada classes and Kannada script read-write learning classes in separate batches. The classes will be held only on Sundays, from 10 am to 1 pm, on Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road. Candidates will also be awarded certificates of merit. For details, call 9448878569.

Sari splendour

On the occasion of Deepavali, Usha Sridhar, the Chennai-based designer, is organising an exhibition-cum-sale of designer saris at Canara Union, 42, 13th Cross, 8th Main, Malleswaram from October 24 to 27. It will have rich kancheepuram silks in checks, stripes, circular and vertical woven designs. The traditional silk sari has been given a contemporary spin that goes down well with youngsters. Another special aspect of the collection is the fusing of rasipuram light weight silk with heavy kanchi silk. The exhibition will also have plain, block-printed kanchi, rasipuram and tusser silk in pastel shades among others.


‘Radha Raman’

Ritu Gupta’s solo exhibition Radha Raman will be on at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat till October 26.

‘3 View’

‘3 View’, an amalgamation of art works of three artists – Buwa Shete, Om Swami and Mohammad Osman – will be on display from October 25 to November 15 (10 am to 6 pm) at Gallery-g, Lavelle Road.

Creative works

‘Art with Heart’, an exhibition and sale of works as seen through the eyes of two artists — photographer CR Sathyanarayana and emerging talent Yashas Vishwanath —  will be held on October 25, 26 and 27 at Alliance Francaise.

While one uses his camera to create evocative pictures, the other wields a brush to re-create the photographs in oil paint.

This is being done in aid of the construction of the Rotary Orchards Senior Citizens’ Home.

Group show

A group show will be held till October 26 at the Renaissance Gallerie. Paintings on display will be by Ankur A Bhatt, Anirban Basak, Aparna Warade, Peenu Singh and Uddandam Laxmi Prasad.


Infectious energy

‘HeavyWater’ will perform at Alliance Francaise on October 25, 6 pm. It is a band formed and based in Bangalore comprising people from Manipur across different industries, mostly IT.

Carnatic delight

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is holding a Carnatic vocal concert by Manda Sudharani of Vishakhapatnam on October 27, 5.30 pm at SRLK Mandira Concert Hall, 9th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage.

She has contributed significant work in the field of Pallavi singing and has received many prestigious awards. She will be assisted on the violin by BK Raghu, on mridangam by GS Ramanujam and on morsing by VS Ramesh.

Rocking bands

On the occasion of its first anniversary, Garage Jam brings a musically power-packed evening as they line up bands from the City to pay tribute to one of the biggest bands in the world, ‘Megadeth’. The event will be held at Sonido Musicals, opposite Catholic Club, Brigade Road on October 25, 4 pm. The line-up includes ‘Fantom’, ‘Livide’, ‘D.E.A.F’, ‘Nurotia’ and ‘Counterplot Theory’.

Folk form

British folk band Kan will perform and conduct workshop, as part of the British Council’s ‘Folk Nations’ programme, in the City. The workshop will be held on October 29, 6.30 pm at British Library and the band will perform on October 30, 9 pm at Windmill Craftworks, Whitefield. Entry is free.


Suswaralaya College of Music is holding its 14th anniversary celebrations from October 25 to 27 at ‘Our School’ Srividya Auditorium’,15, 27th Cross, Banashankari 2nd Stage. For details, call 26545655.

Vocal recital

A vocal recital by Shilpa Shashidhar, accompanied by NN Ganesh Kumar (violin), BS Prashanth (mridangam), SN Narayana Murthy (ghatam) will be held on October 26, 6.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Paying tribute

Parveen Begum Smruti Music and Educational Trust is presenting a musical tribute to ‘Ustad’ Abdul Khadar Khan, Pandit Basavaraj Bendigeri and Parveen Begum at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. On November 2, 5 pm, a sarangi jugalbandi will be presented by Farooque Latif and Sarwar Hussain. There will also be a vocal recital by Venkatesh Kumar and bansuri by Sameer Rao. Kathak will be presented by Rajendra and Nirupama Rajendra. On November 3, 5 pm, a sarangi solo recital will be rendered by Sarfaraaz Khan. There will also be a vocal recital by ‘Ustad’ Arshad Ali Khan. Makaran Tulankar will present tabla solo and ‘Ustad’ Faiyaz Khan will present vocals.

Mixed genres

The ‘Bacardi Weekender’ with Tapan Raj (‘Midival Punditz’) and Jayant will be held at the City Bar, 2nd Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road on October 25, 8.30 pm.


The Kala Premi Foundation is presenting Kala Gangotri’s musical play Mandra based on SL Byrappa’s novel, directed by BV Rajaram and scripted by Kurgi Shankara Narayana Upadhya, on October 26, 6 pm at the Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

Classical strains

‘Vidushi Ramamani TN Rao Memorial Classical Music Concert’ will be held on October 26, 6.30 pm at Shree Sharada Samskrutika Sangha, No. 140, 1st ‘H’ Cross, Sharada Colony, Basaveshwaranagar. Artistes K Vrinda Acharya (vocals), Aditi Krishna Prakash (violin), Sunil Subramanya (mridangam) and GS
Nagaraj (khanjari), will be performing at the concert.

Morning ragas

As part of Swara Suprabhat, on October 27, 7.30 am, Sangeeta Katti Kulkarni will present a vocal recital at Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road.


Double treat

Sanchari Theatre is performing ‘Vanity Bag’ on October 30, 7.30 pm and ‘Pinochio’, a children’s play, on October 31, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.

On stage

WeMove Theatre is presenting a play called ‘Feb 29th’ on October 27, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The play is written by Abhishek Iyengar. It’s part of a new theatre internship programme called ‘Big Step’. Directed by WeMove’s Anirudh Mahesh and Ranjan S, the play has music tracks of Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar. The play has been directed after a seven-week training programme.


‘Nrithya Sambrama’

As part of Nrithya Sambrama, a sampradaya series of performances will be presented by Sanjay Shantharam and members of Shivapriya School of Dance on October 27, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

The programme is based on Kannada compositions from the CDs brought out by Ananya.
The other artistes participating are Anjali Srikanth, Arushi Nagaraj, Sushanva, Ananya, Meghana, Kruti Mohan, Shweta Iyengar, Stella Rosemary, Samyuktha, Aniruddh, Aishwarya, Shivani, Namitha, Nikhila, Neetu and Sajini.


International Dance Alliance is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. This year’s annual dance festival will take place over two days — October 26 and 27 — at ADA Ranga Mandira, JC Road.

Myriad steps

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a kuchipudi dance recital by Avijit Das, under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on October 25, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.


Tarantismo Creative Dance Company is presenting ‘Believe’, a one-of-a-kind dance drama, on November 10, 3 pm and 7 pm at The Good Shepherd Auditorium, Residency Road. It’s going to be a heady mix of dance and theatre, showcasing styles such as jazz, belly dancing, contemporary, Bollywood and hip-hop, interlaced with a theme that will bind these sequences together.

Paint it Pink: Showcase of Artwork by Women Artists

Peace Poster Contest 2013-14

Light Music by Nakul Abhyankar


Sunday Soul Sante: Diwali Edition

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BLR Cycle Day

What are your plans for this Sunday? Ride with us in and around Cubbon Park, Cycle Day morning between 7-10 am. Hit "Join" on our event page shared below!
Too far? Carry your cycle on any BMTC Volvo bus between 6-11am on Cycle Day!
Don't have a cycle? We have cycles on rent at Cubbon Park. All you need is a photo ID. =) 

October 27 at 7:00am
Cubbon Park in Bangalore, India

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Artisans Bazaar

Bangalore Spell Bee

Bangalore Spell Bee

Suswaralaya College of Music: 14th Anniversary Celebrations

SUSWARALAYA COLLEGE OF MUSIC (R)                    
14th Anniversary Celebrations from 25th October 2013 to 27th October 2013
Venue : Our School ‘Srividya Auditorium’ CA.15,27th Cross,Banashankari 2nd Stage,Besides Police Station, Opp. BNM College ,Bangalore -560070, Tel.: +91 80 2671 3148

25-10-2013 Friday 5:00 p .m.
Legendary Vocal Artiste Padmabhushana Dr R K Srikantan Inaugurates & releases the souvenir
Renowned Vocal Artiste  Karnataka Kalashree Vidwan Sri S Shankar
Will confer the title Swaralaya Shrunga On
Renowned Mridanga & Ghata Artiste Vidwan Sri Dayananda Mohite
Renowned Mridanga Artist’s Karnataka Kalashree Vidwan Sri M Vasudeva Rao &
Kalaimamani Vidwan Sri Srimushnam V Raja Rao will be the Guests of Honor

25-10-2013 Friday 6:30 p.m. till 8:45 p.m.
Vocal: Vid.Vasudevan  R  Violin: Vid.Anand Vishwanathan
Mridanga: Vid. M Vasudeva Rao     Ghata: Vid.Dayananda Mohite

26-10-2013 Saturday 4:30 p.m. till 5:15 p.m.
Lecture Demonstration by Konnakol Vid. Somashekar Jois on Konnakol – Origin and Development

6:00 p.m. till 8:45 p.m.
Violin Duet : Vid.Mysore M Nagaraj & Vid.Mysore M Manjunath
Mridanga : Vid.Srimushnam V Raja Rao
Khanjari : Vid.K V Gopalakrishnan

27-10-2013  Sunday 06:00 p.m.
Valedictory Function
Poorna Kumbha Swagatha
Inauguration by Renowned Flautist
Sangeetha Kalarathna Vid. B Shankar Rao
His Holiness Sri Sri Vidyesha Thirtha Sripadaru – Sri Bhandarakeri Matha
Will bless and felicitate
Karnataka Kalashree Vid Sri. M Vasudeva Rao
(On his 70th Birthday completing 60 years of service to the field of Music)
Kalaimamani Vid Sri. Srimushnam V Raja Rao
(On completing 50 years of service to the field of Music)
Followed by Guruvandana
Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble by Students of Suswaralaya College of Music

Cheeky Monkey Halloween Spooktacular Kids Bash


 Halloween Spooktacular Bash - Cheeky Monkey  

Cheeky Monkey Halloween Spooktacular Kids Bash 2013. Costumes welcome and prizes to be won. We go the extra mile bringing you craft, games, story- telling, mystery hunts, break the pinata, games and more. Kotak Mahindra is our title sponsor and they are providing a beautiful framed family photo with spooky props for this memorable event. Snack boxes for each ticket.

Sat  26 Oct 2013

The Green Pocket: Bangalore

37, Rustam Bagh, Airport Road, Hal, Bangalore, 560017


Friday, October 11, 2013

Navadarshanam - Silent Retreat

Navadarshanam is pleased to announce a 3-day Silent Retreat from Nov 14 –Nov 17, 2013. The retreat is being facilitated for the practice of Self Enquiry (Atma Vichara). To aid in this reflection and inward quest, participants will be required to completely de-link from all outer engagement for the duration of the retreat.
Participants will have to arrive on Thursday Nov 14th by 5pm for an introductory talk on the subject followed by 3 days of meditation and quietude. Participants will be able leave after 3pm on Sunday Nov 17.

Those interested, please write to us at with the subject line of SILENT RETREAT.

Durga Pandals across Banaglore

Durga Puja 2013 in Bangalore

The Bengalee Association – near Ulsoor Lake.
·         Bengalis in Bangalore – BTM Layout, near A2B & Advaith Petrol Pump
·         Sarathi Socio-Cultural Trust - Mangala Kalyana Mantapa, 80 Ft Road, Koramangala 8th Block. Next to Aangan Restaurant and opposite to Ganesh Temple.
·         Anandadhara Durga Puja, 1st phase, 11th B cross, 25th main, JP Nagar. Contact Arnab @ 9743744580 or visit Bangalorepuja for more information.
·         Durgapuja Sharad Utsav, opposite to Wipro Gate 16, (Beside Ajmera Infinity), Electronic City, Phase 1, Bangalore 100.
·         Tripura Mondoli Durga Puja - # 6A , 9th Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar.
·         Socio Cultural Association - 6th Main, Between Indiranagar 100 Ft. Road and 80 Ft. Road or take the road Opposite to Spencer's.
·         Sarathi Socio Cultural Forum - Muni Reddy Kalayana Mantapa, 6th Block, 80 Ft Road , Koramangala, Opp. BMP Park & Near Koramangala Post Office.
·         SORRBA or Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bengali Association - Total Mall in Outer Ring road, Sarjapur.
·         RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja at the Sai Baba Temple, Near Patel's Inn.
·         Prabasi Association's – Canara Bank Union Hall, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram.
·         Antaranga Bengali Cultural Association - Ramana Maharishi Centre for Learning, Post Office Road, Sanjaynagar.
·         Vivekananda Cultural Association - Seshadripuram 1st Grade College, Opposite Railway Reservation Counter.
·         Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja – Jayamahal Ladies Club Ground, Adjacent to Jayamahal Park.
·         Munikolala Durga Puja - Opposite Innovative Multiplex, Marathalli.
·         Sahakara Nagar Durga Puja - Sahakara Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bellary Road.
·         Swarnakar Samiti - Beside Hotel Geo, Near Hudson Circle and Bangalore Corporation.
·         Kaggadaspura Durga Puja – Anisha Grange Apartment, 6th Cross, Near SCT College, Kagadasapura.
·         South Bangalore Cultural Association - G N R Kalyana Mantapa, 4th T Block, Jayanagar.
·         Airforce Command Hospital - Inside Command Hospital, Cambridge Layout.
·         Hebagudi Durga Puja - Near Hebagudi Bus Stand, Beside BIOCON Factory, Hosur Road.
·         Banaswadi Bengali Cultural Union -  Near Uttam Sagar Restaurant, Banaswadi Main Road.
·         Oriya Association - Road next to Mantri Elegant leading to Silk Board Bus Stand.
·         Hosur Durga Puja - Hosur Taluk Office, Near Balaji Theatre, Hosur City.
·         Bangalore Rural Association - Sedul Dassappa Kalyana Mantap, Near Attibele Bus Terminal Circle.
·         Brigade Gardenia Durga Puja - Brigade Gardenia Apartments , RBI Layout, JP Nagar 8th Phase, Near Brigade Millenium, Puttenahalli.
·         KR Puram Durga Puja - SEA College Campus, Near KR Puram Main Market.
·         Air Force Colony Murgeshpalya Durga Puja - Murgeshpalya Army Base, Wind Tunnel Road, Near Manipal Hospital.
·         Jalahalli Air Force Base (East) -  Near HMT Circle, Gokula.
·         Magadi Road Durga Puja - Industrial Area, Kamakshi Palya, Magadi Road.
·         Purvankara Apartment Residential Association - Near Spicy Garden Restaurant, Marathalli.
·         Whitefield Cultural Association - Close to Nilgiris in Whitefield, WhiteField Main Road.
·         Purva Bangalore Cultural Association - VSR Convention Hall, ITPL Road, Brookfields next to Cafe Coffee Day.