Thursday, August 14, 2014

Know India! Go India!


 BOOKALORE in association with SENA VIHAR
invites children and parents to an Independence Day special

Date: Saturday, 23 August 2014 • Time: 11:00am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Sena Hall, Sena Vihar, Kamanahalli Main Road, Kalyan Nagar (Opposite Jal Vayu Vihar)

FOLKTALE MASTI with author-storyteller VIJAYLAKSHMI NAGARAJ (Ages: 3-7 years)
Listen to a fabulous folktale from Arunachal Pradesh. Then enjoy a colour-colour craft activity of making headgear and puppets.
(Parents: Please send colour pencils/crayons and scissors with your children.)

THE SPECIAL CHABBIS INDIA QUIZ with author VIDYA MANI (Ages: 8-13 years)
Take a rollercoaster ride through the wonders of Incredible India with the Special Chabbis quiz. Crack a super-duper puzzle on your magical alphabetical tour.

Registration fee: Rs 100/- per child towards materials. (To be paid at the venue before the event.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Forum Value Mall celebrates Independence Day

On the occasion of Independence Day, Forum Value Mall is hoisting a 25 ft tall India Gate at the central atrium of the mall and the Amarjawan Jyoti at the centre of the gate. The d├ęcor was conceptualized with a patriotic theme to stimulate feelings of patriotism among shoppers at the mall.

Moreover, consumers will have the opportunity to register their kids for a variety of fun activities, Drawing Competition, Fancy Dress Competition, Dance of India Competition and Face and Tattoo painting, this Independence Day. Forum Value Mall will not only delight kids through exciting games and competitions but will also offer contestants surprise prizes and participation certifications.

These activities give customers a chance to rejoice our 68th Independence Day with excitement and merriment. Celebrate this Independence Day like never before with Forum Value Mall, Whitefield!

Date of Event: 15th August
Time: 2 pm to 9 pm
For enquires call: 080 25043800
Venue: Forum Value Mall, Whitefield

All India Art Exhibition 2014 by Camel Art Foundation


Independence Day Events at Rangoli Metro Art Centre

Flag Hoisting 9 am
followed by Khadi spinning and demonstration in Katte area so that the public would interact – 11 am 7.30 pm
Friday | 15th August 2014
Lines and beyond-young contemporaries.
15th to 25th August 2014
11 am – 7.30 pm
Gallery -Vismaya
Rangoli Art Platforms to promote upcoming artists:
A group exhibition of 20 young artists who have graduated and working in the field of arts since last 5 years. The exhibition of Contemporary art “ Lines and beyond- -young contemporaries “ represents different media of expressions like painting, drawing, prints, photography ,video, sound and installations”.
The show is curated by curator, Rangoli metro art center.
Art Train workshops will be launched on August 15th and will continue for 12 weeks. 5.30 pm till 7 pm
followed by
Hindustani and classical music organized by Freedom Jam 7pm- 9pm
Police band on August 15th 2-4 pm
followed by
Community Drumjam in Bayalu to celebrate the spirit of Independence day with the community. The program will be held both on 15th and 17th August from 4 to 6 pm
Chilipili 15th 16th 17th
Traditional board games by ( Kavade) – August 15th, 16th, 17th – 11 am to 6 pm
Pottery and lacquer work demonstrations.
Nagara Pete 15,16,17
Art and Craft stalls
COME AND GET YOUR PORTRAIT DONE; August 15th 16th and 17th
Portrait and Sketching by ARTISTS AND ART STUDENTS – Rangoli Metro Art Center

Independence Day Events at Rangoli Metro Art Centre
August 15th 16th 17th 2014.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


28 Aug '2014, 09:30 am to 06:00 pm
Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore 
The event is a platform for professionals and aspirants involved in children’s content across media – including authors, illustrators, animators, designers, publishers and teachers, among several others.
JUMPSTART 2014 will bring together experts from the books, media, education and creative industries to create a dialogue and explore the different facets of play and its intersections with storytelling, imagination technology and reality that will translate into better content for children.

Revolving around the theme, “Let’s Play”, to underscore the idea that Play is Fun, the day-long event will host speakers of international repute, and will have discussions on Storytelling, followed by a workshop on Writing for Children, and a workshop on Illustration.

The panel discussions will bring to the stage well-known children’s writer from Hong Kong, Nury Vittachi; Franco-Italian artist author and illustrator of children's books, Sophie Benini Pietromarchi; two Bangalore-based authors, Asha Nehemiah and Anshumani Ruddra; and, Germany-based publisher and tech entrepreneur, Ralph Moellers.

The workshop on Writing for Children will be led by Nuri Vittachi, and Sophie Benini Pietromarchi will lead the workshop for illustrators.

Organised by the German Book Office, New Delhi, the event has been held in New Delhi every year since 2009, and is being brought to Bangalore for the first time this August. Over the last five editions, the event has successfully brought together over 500 participants, and more than 100 speakers from about 15 countries. JUMPSTART will be held in two cities for the first time this year, starting with New Delhi (24 – 26 August 2014), and moving to Bangalore (28 August 2014).  For more details, visit:

Past editions:
Initiated in 2009, JUMPSTART began as a series of workshops and seminars mainly focused on writing & illustrating children’s books, libraries for children and marketing children’s books. The overwhelming response that GBO got for each workshop resulted in a two-day event ‘JUMPSTART: Join the Dots’ in 2010 which brought together, for the first time, all professionals and those wanting to work in the world of children’s content, to share experience, expertise and learnings.  Since then, each year JUMPSTRAT has grown and evolved. The various themes explored in past are : “JUMPSTART: Join the Dots” (2010), “JUMPSTART: Out of Box” (2011), “JUMPSTART: Off the Page” (2012) and “JUMPSTART: Speaking in Tongues” (2013).

Register today:
JUMPSTART offers two registration options:
  • Panel discussion only: Rs. 1200/- Early bird discount Rs. 1080
  • Full day (panel discussion + workshop): Rs. 2500/- Early bird discount Rs. 2250
  • Early bird discount: off 10% on the participation fee until 8th August 2014.

‘Shravana Sandhya’

‘Shravana Sandhya’ is the Annual music & dance festival of Kalanandanam. The event is held every August / September, during the month of ‘Shravan’ which is a very auspiscious month in the Indian calendar. This month marks the onset of a beautiful season with nature in rich bounty, blooming flowers, lush green trees filling the air with pure sense of joy & happiness across. People respond to this by celebrating; so it marks the beginning of various festivals in India. Of course the best way to welcome this season of joy is through music, dance and arts. This is a very special event for the organization in many ways. It has received laudable appreciation from eminent artists and art patrons. Based on the positive response received and popularity, this year (2014) the event would be held for 2 days with a spectrum of music and dance performances.
August 3th 
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Kum. Vidula Venugopal, student of Smt. Geeta Hegde
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Sri Dhananjay Hegde
August 10th 
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Bharatanatyam & Odissi jugalbandi: Keerthana Ravi & Vandana
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Bharatanatyam & Kuchipudi jubalbandi: Anuradha Vikranth & Shama Krishna

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bhoomija's Children's Carnatic Choir

Bhoomija's Children's Carnatic Choir '14

CCC '14 is directed by the energetic and celebrated child prodigy, Abhishek Raghuram. 20 singing angels, a prodigious 15-year-old violinist, a 17-year-old Morsing enthusiast and other young percussionists. With Abhishek Raghuram on the stage, conducting the exquisite repertoire he has put together and trained them on for months now, and challenging them into a duel with him.

Mallika Prasad is the Creative Director of CCC '14. Sonali and Himanshu of The Hidden Harmony have designed the costumes and Dipti Sudhindra of The Jewelry Project, the jewellery for the children. Pooja Jagadeesh has designed the creatives.

Bhoomija's Children's Carnatic Choir is a fundraiser for Drishti, an eye care hospital working in underserved markets. Funds from the Choir go to their free cataract surgery drive. This year, the aim is to raise funds for 1,000 surgeries. Green Channel Logistics Centre is the generous sponsor of CCC '14.

Svanubhava 2014 (Kalakshetra, Chennai)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Times of India: Folk Festival

Friday 8th August 2014
Inaugural Ceremony; accompanied by #folkarts of Karnataka.5:00- 6.00 PM
‘From God’s Own Country’: Ottan Thullal by Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan Nair & team 6.00- 7.00 PM
‘Selamat Datang: Welcome from Indonesia’: Indonesian folk dance, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah by Pelangi Nusantara group. 7:00- 9.00 PM

Saturday 9th August 2014
Panel Discussion on the relevance of #folk art in modern times 10:00-11:00AM
“Mehfil-e-Sama” Sufiana Qawwali by Warsi Brothers 11:00-12:15 PM
Screening of IGNCA documentary film ‘The Story of Rama’- the mythological and linguistic nuances of the Ramlila at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadhi dialects 12:15-1:00 PM
Lunch 1.00-2.00PM
‘The dance of the Yaksha Dolls’ : Yakshagana Gombeyaata (Indian puppetry from Karnataka) by Bhaskar Kogga Kamath & team 2:00-3:30 PM
‘Atop the pole:’ Mallakhamb, martial folk art from Maharashtra by Uday Deshpande & team 3:30-4:45 PM
‘Wonders of Asia’: Sri Lankan #folkdance by Chandana Wickramasinghe & team, Dancers’ Guild of Sri Lanka. 4:45- 6:30PM
‘When the Gods Meet’: an exquisite Indic-Greek production by Dr. Sonal Mansingh and team 6:45- 9:00 PM

Sunday 10th August 2014
‘Slaying the Demon: Mahishasura Badha’: Purulia Chau dance by Tarapada Rajak & team 10:00-11:30 AM
“Get Mesmerised” Norwegian solo opera by Unni Lovlid 11:30AM-1:00PM
Lunch 1:00-2:00 PM
Eastern Rhythms – Sattriya folk dance by Jatin Goswami & team 2:00- 3:15 PM
‘Seeking the beloved”: Love, longing and mysticism: Waee Singers, Mooralala Marwada, Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi.3:15-5:15 PM
‘Silently the Shadows Speak’: Indonesian puppetry by Wawan Gunawan & team 5:15-7:00 PM
‘Desert Echoes’: Rajasthan Josh by Chugge Khan & team 7:00- 9:00 PM
Knowledge Partners: Nivedita Havanur Honnatti and Vikram Sampath
Cast/Performers details:
The following are the main performers in the fest. They will perform along with their troupes

Dastakar Nature Bazaar 2014