Friday, June 27, 2014

Twin Spark – Dance and Movie Evening celebrating Biker Spirit


Kala Sammelana – 2014

An Handicraft and #Handloom Exhibition cum sale
Organized by
Abhimaan Craft Society

Arts and Crafts are the examples of our Indian heritage. Several handicraft techniques can be seen in different places of India. Every state has its own handicraft techniques for making art and craft products.
People who have been preserving the talent and the traditions of making Indian #handicrafts goods and the Government appreciate their efforts to keep classical art alive and rewarded by various National Awards. Time to time government organize exhibitions and crafts fairs to promote Indian Art and Crafts every year.

Abhimaan Craft Society is also one such organization where they help the Artisans to promote and sell their crarft based goods directly to the consumers in different places.

This exhibition has 60 stalls with Unique #artsandcrafts for sale from remote villages
The objectives of the Kala Sammelana is to provide direct market opportunites to rural artisan communities thereby eliminating the intermediary (middlemen) and to promote Cultural Tourism

KalaSammelana – 2014
27th June to 6th July 2014
10am to 8pm
Kumarakrupa Road,
Kumara Park East,

Cycle Day: June 2014

THIS Sunday. Agara Lake. 7-11 am. Experience Bangalore's streets like never before!

It's going to be a faaantastic morning packed with street games, fitness activities, cycling games, street theatre, street art and much more!

Free entry, no registration. Free cycle rentals at the venue!

Invite your family, invite your friends:


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Whitefield Parichay

So you think Whitefield is all about IT and ITPL? Come and join INTACH Bangalore's Parichay to the Old Settlement at Whitefield to see otherwise!

For instance, did you know that Whitefield is a one-of-its-kind settlement in India? Or that Winston Churchill is said to have visited a lady-love here? Conservation architect Krupa Rajangam will tell us more about the history of the settlement, while some residents of Whitefield will share with us their memories and stories of the place.

When: Sunday, 29th June 2014, afternoon hours

Where: Whitefield
The fee for this Parichay is Rs 150. Registrations open on Thursday, 19 June at 9 am. Seats are limited so please do register in advance! Email us at to register.

Little Master Chef by Bangalore Knights Ladies Circle 107

Entry Rs. 600

Lecture:The Rock-cut cave temples of Badami

Bangalore International Centre (A TERI Initiative) in association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) presents 'The South India Heritage Lecture Series'

The first in the series will be a lecture on "The Rock-cut cave temples of Badami" by Smt Nalini Kembhavi interspersed with the screening of the IGNCA produced documentary film “The Talking Rocks of Badami – Rock-cut Sculptures of Badami Caves”.

About the Film
The film produced by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), explores the awesome rock cut sculpture of the Badami caves in the Bijapur district of Karnataka, created under Western Chaḷukya King Mangalesa in the Sixth century A.D. ‘The wonderful workmanship’, ‘atyadbhutakarmaviracitam’, is celebrated in the royal inscription of 579 A.D. Androgynous Shiva Ardhanarishvara, Harihara, Viṣhṇu Trivikrama, Bodhisattva Padamapāṇi, ornate and figured pillars provide examples of this workmanship. 

About Mrs. Nalini S Kembhavi
Nalini graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1972 and partnered her husband in establishing the Kembhavi Architecture Foundation. She has been instrumental in strengthening the Dept. of Architecture in BVB College, Hubli and is an expert pedagogue at various institutions.

28 Jun '2014, 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage

Unhurried Walks: June 2014

Lalbagh Walk

Rolling out the red carpet: An unhurried walk in the urban haven of Lalbagh.

Bangalore's most popular tourist destination, Lalbagh, is often thought of as a large boring park, which it may seem. Walk with us to discover the treasure that is Lalbagh, as we take you through the sand, stone and waters of Lalbagh, our Tipu Sultan's pleasure paradise!
Commissioned by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan, Lalbagh was the ruler's personal garden, a statement of power and extravagance. Around one of Kempe Gowda's towers, Lalbagh has since acquired a large range of horticultural samples, a beautiful glass house and India's first lawn-clock. Today, it is not just a botanical garden but is also one of the few green spaces left in the increasingly polluted 'garden city'.
Join us as we step into pockets of silence and bloom right within the corporate jungle that is Bangalore. Listen to stories from the past, myths associated with the park and personal anecdotes that help understand Lalbagh better.

For paricipation, visit our website or email us at

29 Jun '2014, 07:00 am to 09:00 am
Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens.
Entry :
550 including snacks. 


Mi casa su casa: Visits to Bangalore's century old Bungalows
Since the capture of Bangalore from the unwavering clutches of Tipu Sultan, several British families have made Bangalore their home. The flourishing cantonment north of the beautiful Cubbon Park was almost British in its making: wide roads lined by trees, locally brewed foreign alcohol, the early entry of cars and the Bungalows they were parked in. With wide garden space around the house, built in typical British grandeur, tall roofs to allow air to come in, the now slowly disappearing old Bungalows of the city tell the tales of the needs, preferences and culture of the time.

Soaking in the old world charm of Richards Town, catch a breath of fresh air and some snippets of local history in the verdant Richards Park. Also to see are a few pretty yesteryear villas and local churches in the idyllic settings of aPaulogy, a unique gallery that takes viewers back to Bangalore of the 70s.
 For paricipation, visit  website or email us at

Bookalore presents Trunk Tales

A Hundred Hands presents The Annual Handmade Collective

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meera-Andal - Lecture-Demonstration

Ananya cordially invites you to Meera- Andal - a Lecture-Demonstration by Smt. Laxmi Sreeram, Chennai.

One lived in the 8th century, the other in the 16th. One was brought up by a priest, the other married to a prince. One sang in chaste high flown Tamil with literary devices from the hoary Sangam literature at her disposal. The other sang songs in an earthy Rajasthani. Both were besotted with a divine lover - Krishna.

As much as Andal and Meera seem to be alike, they are very different voices. Weaving songs of these two passionate women with short bits of narrative, Lakshmi Sreeram seeks to offer a glimpse of their love and pain. The songs will be rendered in the idioms of carnatic and hindustani music.

 , 2014    |     06:30 PM
  • Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 13th Cross, 4th Main, Malleswaram, Bangalore

Mohiniyattam by Rekha Raju

 Rekha Raju
Can you visualise dance without vocal music? Doesn’t literature enhance the lyrical quintessence in dance? Aren’t lyrics the lifeline for dancers to take cue for their abhinaya? A Mohiniyattam performance by Dr. Rekha Raju of the Ananya Cultural Academy titled ‘Laya Lasya without the support of vocals’ is an example of the latest experimentation for connecting with the audience. 

The performance attempts to buck the established trend that vocal music is the dancer’s only guide.
“Don’t we listen to instrumental music, or enjoy the birds chirping in melody? Are there any lyrics there?” says R.V. Raghavendra of the Ananya Cultural Academy. Audiences welcomed danseuse Priyadarshini Govind’s experimentation when she set her expressive stance to T.M. Krishna’s vocals without any other musical support, says Mr. Raghavendra. 

“We also had the renowned Dhananjayans dance purely to Mahesh Swamy’s flute in our ‘Bhava Sankramana’ programme ,” he says. Dr. Raju, a student of Prof. Janardhanan of Kalakshetra, seems excited about the experimentation. “My experimental conceptualisation would be completely on the evolution of music where I would take up Mohiniyattam from sarlivarse onwards to a pancharatna kriti, tillana and devaranama,” she says. 

The performance is scheduled on June 19 at the Seva Sadan, 14th Cross Malleswaram at 6.30 pm.

Raagas Everywhere


Raagas Everywhere – A Unique concert of Hindustani Classical, Folk, Sufi & Western Classical Fusion by Vid. ChaitraSontakke, Indian Classical Music Artist (Vocalist)

20 Jun '2014, 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage

Ms. Sneha Bharat – Wetern Vocals
Shri Puttaraj Gonahal – On Tabla
Vid. Rishikesh Hari – On Key Board
Shri Chandrashekhar – On Percussion
Ms. Veena Prasad - Narration

About the performance
This is a story of a cosmopolitan child exposed to every form of music and finally discovering the roots of all the musical forms through Raagas.

About Vid.Chaitra Sontakke
Born in a music loving family, her interest in music was nurtured by her grandmother Smt. NarayaniPai. She went on to formally begin Music education under Sri Subramanya.
Chaitra later started Hindushani Music lessons from Dr. Smt Mani Sontakkeandgraduated to learning from Dr. R. B. Sontakke. In his guidance she mastered the GharanedarGayaki of PanditOmkarnath Thakur’s famous BhavapoornaGayakistyle.She has done her master’s degree in vocal apart from B.E and cleared the NET exam in distinction. The NET exam is one of the toughest examinations conducted form the UGC . She has been performing in cities like Gadag, Mumbai and Bangalore. She is attached with the Valley School (Krishnamurthy Foundation India) and the Prakriya Green Wisdom School. She has had the privilege of working on several projects under the guidance of senior musician and educator Vidushi Smt. BhartiBalakrishnan.
She has given concerts for SangeetSankalp, NadashreeSangeetSabha, LalBaghUdyanaVana, Pt. BasavarajBendigeriSmriti, Engineers coference UVCE, Christ college Seminars, Independence Day Celebrations attended by Ex. Chief MinisterB.S. Yediyurappa and Governor HR. Bharadwaj. She has also perfomed for Udaya T.V. Akashvani and Doordarshan.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Concerts: June 2014

Yuva Sangeetothsava 2014
Presented by Bangalore Gayana Samaja
Programme Details
Rakshith Prasad (Mysore) – Mandolin (Solo)
accompanied by
M.D.Arjun on Violin
Chetan Murthy D.R on Mrudanga
R.Karthik on Khanjira
Sunday 22nd June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Srikanth Radhakrishnan – Vocal
accompanied by
Anirudh Nadig on Violin
Anoor Vinod Sharma on Mrudanga
Sunaad Anoor on Khanjira
Monday 23rd June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Vinayak Huggannavar – Vocal
accompanied by
Kedarnath Havaldar on Tabla
Sameer Havaldar on Harmonium
Tuesday 24th June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Ambika G.Dutt and Kaladhari Bhavani – Vocal Duet
accompanied by
Srikanth Radhakrishnan on Violin
Mysore R.Sukrutha on Mrudanga
Lakshminarayana.L on Morsing
Wednesday 25th June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Prakruthi Narayan – Veena
accompanied by
Anirudh Bhat on Mrudanga
B.S.Raghunandan on Ghata
Thursday 26th June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Aishwarya Srinivas – Vocal
accompanied by
M.P Adithya on Violin
N.C.Bhardwaj on Mrudanga
Chidananda on Morsing
Friday 27th June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Mysore N.Karthik and Master M.Sumanth – Violin Duet
accompanied by
Adamya R and Avinash Krishna – Double Mrudanga
Saturday 28th June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Brindha Manickavasakam.Chennai – Vocal
accompanied by
Thirumagal Dinesh Kumar on Violin
Prashanth on Mrudanga
Vasavi Taranath on Ghata
Sunday 29th June 2014 6 to 8 pm
* * *
Venue :
Bangalore Gayana Samaja


BTM Cultural Academy
Monthly Music Concerts
Venue : Shree Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind , 3rd Corss, 3rd Phase, J P Nagar
28th June 5:30 pm
Veena Concret Ashwin Anand/ Dr V Krishna / Ranganatha Chakravarthy
29th June 5:30 pm
Rare Ragas Compositions and Composers
Gayathri Girish / B K Raghu / B S Anand / Phanindra Bhaskara


M E S Kalavedi

Vidwan Sri N. Vijay Siva -Vocal
Vidushi Kumari Amrutha Murali -Violin
Vidwan Mannarkoil Sri J Balaji -Mridangam
Vidan Sri Prasad and – Tamburas
Vidwan Sri Sripada Rao

On Saturday the 21st June 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: New Conference Hall
M.E.S College,
Vidyasagara Prof. M.P.L. Sastry Road,
15th cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore –03.


Nadasurabhi 3rd Course- Dikshitar’s Navagraha kritis

Details are as follows:
Guru: Prof.T.S.Ramaa, Head, Dept. of Music, Jain University, Bangalore.
Course Title: Navagraha Kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar consisting of
1. Surya moorthe –Sourashtram
2. Chandram Bhaja- Asaveri
3. Angaarakam – Suruti
4. Bhudham aashrayami – Naatakurinji
5. Brihaspathe- Atana
6. Sri Sukra bhagavantham – Paraju
7. Diwakara thanujam – Yedukula Kambodhi

Dates and timing:
7th  June 2014, Saturday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
8th  June 2014 Sunday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
14th June 2014 Saturday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
21st  June 2014 Saturday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
22nd June 2014 Sunday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
28th June 2014 Saturday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
29th June 2014 Sunday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
5th July 2014 Saturday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM
6th July 2014 Sunday – 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM – OPTIONAL, IF NEEDED

Stage presentation -date to be finalised.
Each session will be approximately of 2 hour duration.

Course fee per participant is Rs.2000 payable in cash
No. of students: 20 only on first come first served basis

Minimum Student Qualification:  Must have learnt up to keerthanai level.
Venue: Nadasurabhi, C/O.Sri.D.S.Gopinath, 662, 6th Cross, 17th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore.34. Landmark: The house is in the road between Koramangala BDA Complex and Reddy Jana Sangha school.

For registrations: Please submit Name of Candidate, Age, Address, Phone no., Mobile no. and Email along with the fees to the above address.
Details can be had from our website,, Ph: 25539368
Coordinator: Smt.Harini Raghavan, General Secretary, Nadasurabhi Mob: 9880964283

Flea080 @ Phoenix Market City

Forum Mall brings you Night Safari

Forum Mall, Koramangala is proud to present “Night Safari”, an extended shopping experience at the mall with food, fashion, and films from 20th to 22nd June 2014. This makes the newly extended deadline in Bangalore, even more fun!
Forum Mall’s Night Safari will include non-stop shopping, extensive spread of food and a showcase of movies. The food stalls will include Kulfi, Ice-Cream, Candy, Popcorn, Momos, Mexican & Coorgi Cuisine, and so much more. A flea market till 12 o clock in the night will offer variety to the shoppers for their extended Forum experience.
To top all of this, PVR Cinemas will be hosting a Horror movies campaign on all days of the midnight shopping safari. Make use of the newly extended night life deadline in Bangalore and revel at Forum’s Night Safari. This is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss!
For more details contact: 080 43911199

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Skyscraper Dash Stair Race

15 Jun '2014, 06:00 am to 10:00 am
World Trade Centre, Malleswaram, Bangalore
Entry :


No fuss. No slow miles. 31 floors, 850 stairs, a single sprint from the base to the top of the World Trade Center… What’s the fastest time you can clock?


The most unique 2.5 k you have ever run. The last 130 meters is a dead straight vertical ascent of the World Trade Center, up 850 stairs, with the finish line at the rooftop!


The World Trade Center building is 128 m high, and 70 ascents to the top is the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest. Form a team of 10 people, and run together for a cumulative total of 70 ascents. Are you up for this unique endurance challenge?

Petu Pumpkin: Tiffin Thief


Petu Pumpkin is always eating. When he starts emptying his friends' tiffin boxes, they form a secret society to save their lunches. But the magic potion is a flop and the super glue is a disaster ...

Form secret societies, think up passwords, make badges, solve foodles (food-riddles), crack the Awesome Fivesome's secret code and decipher coded messages! Try your hand at thwarting the tiffin thief, then peek into Petu Pumpkin's lunch boxes! Don't forget to get your copy of 'Petu Pumpkin: Tiffin Thief' signed by the author.

Bio - Arundhati Venkatesh went to school in five towns, and worked in four continents. Everywhere, she made up stories. Now she puts them down on paper. Her picture book, 'Junior Kumbhakarna', won the RivoKids Parents and Kids Choice Award 2014 for the best book by an Indian author for ages 0-5 years.

This is a free event and is suitable for ages 5 and above. Please call 4160 0677 / 96325 10126 to book your seats or email:

Atta Galatta  Saturday 14 June 2014, 17:00

Sampoorn Santhe : June 2014

Oota from your Thota: June 2014


Friday, June 6, 2014

Premiere show by newly formed PutthaliLok- a world of classic puppet theatre‏

Bimba The Art Ashram

We invite all elders- AND CHILDREN TOO-  to a premiere-classical puppet theatre - come to the first  show by our newly formed puppet theatre troupe PuthaliLoka  

Hand carved and beautifully costumed wooden puppets will depict the adaptation
to Mysore court style puppet theatre  the classical  Kuchipudi dance based 

                             " Bhama Kalapam " ( Kannada)

Wooden Rod  Puppets created by and choreographed by Classical artist Deepika Dorai
 ( founder-artist  of Bimba The Art Ashram ) 
 under the guidance and blessings of National award winner Master Ranganatha Rao

on Saturday June 7 2014 at 630pm in the serene ambience of the specially 
created open air performance space
 "Aangana" in 
Bimba The Art Ashram  
42 Ratna Vilasa road Basavanagudi Bengaluru4

Lamp lighting by Carnatic Music Maestro Gaanakalabhushana Shri R K Padmanabhan

Call us ( Deepak ) at 08041489354 / 08026622639 for more details .

Note: Open to all .Please invite more on our behalf. 
We invite contributions to these once a month , open to all, performances which Celebrate  Masters who make a lifechoice that breathes art and inspires all of us . Thus giving each of us an opportunity to honor such Masters and experience of their timeless art.
Cheques maybe drawn in favor of Bimba Art Foundation.( a zero accumulation trust )

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jackfruit 2014

Cheer Comedy Festival

Jackfruit is Bhoomija's annual festival by, and for, children. It features performances by child prodigies from all across the country. Apart from this, the festival will also include a taala vaadya ensemble, a Manganiyar Children's choir and workshops led by musical maestros. So come on over and be a part of this musical extravaganza!