Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Fun for Kids

Welcome to the Dark Ages
Locality: Hippocampus, 525, 16th main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, BangaloreDate: November 2nd, 2014Batch 1: Age: 5yrs - 7yrs             Time: 11.00a.m. to 1.00 p.m.Batch 2: Age: 8yrs and above              Time: 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Fees: Members Rs. 500 per person and non-members Rs. 600
Are you brave enough to take a walk into the past? Join Hippocampus for a historic Halloween back to the dark ages. The theme this year is Bedrock for kids between the ages of 5 -7 years and The Dark Ages for all older kids.

Have a howl-loeen good time!
Locality: Kids Reboot, #2153,Opp Corporation Bank, 'D' Block Sahakaranagar, BangaloreDate: October 31st - November 2nd, 2014Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Age group: 2 - 12 yearsFees: Rs 500 per child
Indulge in some Spooktacular fun this Halloween with the Kids Reboot Halloween party. Get your face painted to your theme or come early, pick your costumes and get ready. If you dare, then enter the spooky house, stuff yourself with eyeballs and worms and drink your fill of the witches brew.
Get clicked on the Fashion Ramp and make merry to the Devil's Beat.

Have a Frrrrrrightfully Good Time
Locality: Divas and Dudes, 948,12th Main,HAL 2nd Stage,Indiranagar, BangaloreDate: October 31st, 2014Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Age group: 2 - 12 yearsFees: Rs 500 per child
Join the troop at Divas and Dudes for Halloween with tons of Spooky fun as they go Trick and Treating, listen to bewitching stories and indulge in some ghoulish treats.
The Bumble Bee Studio becomes a scary terror-tory
Locality: The Bumble Bee Studio, 8th Main road, between 13th and 15th cross, Malleswaram; 4th Floor of the Century Quadra Building, Bangalore
Date: October 31st, 2014
Time: 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Age group: 0 - 6 years
Join the scariest Halloween party in Bangalore at the Bumble Bee Studio - From magic tricks, games, snacks, photo ops, and lots of take home goodies. This promises to be one fun filled scary evening. 

The Halloween Walk
Locality: Daddy’s Deli / Red Fork, IndiraNagar, BangaloreDate: October 31st, 2014Time: 5:30 p.m.Fees: Rs 250 per child - Children need to be accompanied by an adult and need to be in groups of 4
The ‘I Love Indiranagar Club’ presents a ‘Trick or Treat’ trail along the streets of Indiranagar. Kids can choose between the Pumpkin walk or the much scarier Skeleton walk. There will also be face painting, nail art, halloween ears, face painting, a photo booth and tons of other fun activities.

Horror Of Horrors
Locality: Atta Galatta #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, India 560095Date: October 26th, 2014Time: 6:30 p.m.Fees: Rs 500 per child
The Bangalore Story Telling Society Is celebrating October with Horror of Horrors that will have lots of spooky tales about ghouls, ghosts, golums, devils, vampires, djinns and dervishes. So this weekend, grab a friend or a pillow for comfort, nudge closer, huddle up and prepare to be terrorised!
Myths, folktales, urban legends, and personal stories of monstrous proportions are your fare this weekend.

Sampoorn Santhe : Nov 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nature Journey Kids Carnival

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 On the occasion of childrens day, we are planning for a Nature Journey- Kids carnival on the 16th of Nov'14. Spend the weekend with your Kids & family and join us for lot of Excitement , Fun and Challenges. Open with all the thrills and spills of the fair; Including the  Zipline, Water Zorbing, Water Scooter , Fancy Dress Competition and many more, along with Carnival Games and Fairground food. Different food stalls with lots of mouth watering varieties of dishes. Come and Join Us this November. All Age Groups are most welcome
INR 250(Sweet Candy)-Entry Ticket + Zipline + Water Zorbing + Water Boat + Archery +Shooting + Trampoline
INR 350(Jelly Candy)-Entry Ticket + Zipline + Water Zorbing + Water Boat + Archery +Shooting + Trampoline+ Land Zorbing
INR 200-PAINTBALL (Entrance Inclusive)
INR 30-Entry Fees for Parent ( Per Head)
Entry Passes : from Rs.30 to Rs. 350
 Ramee Guestline Hotel
Plot No. 1
KIADB Industrial Area
Attibele 562107

AIM for Seva Presents Yatra by Malavika Sarukkai

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 IM (All India Movement) for Seva is an NGO working to improve rural education. Realising that the principal barrier for rural children to attend school was access, AIM for Seva began to build Chatralayas or Free Student Homes(FSH) near schools to accomodate disadvantaged students. Today, the movement is spread across 15 states and has carried out over 130 projects to help rural and tribal children gain education. We house 3,000 resident students and an additional 30,000 others are being benefited. We plan to build 200 more such homes by 2020 in India s most remote and under served areas. Your financial, moral, and physical support will help achieve this target.

Dance, Concept and Choreography by Malavika Sarukkai. Another landmark presentation by renowned danseuse Malavika Sarukkai, Yatra describes a journey from the stillness of potentiality to the immense dynamism of spirituality, before coming full circle to rest once more in the womb of silence.The choreographies in Yatra are a form of dynamic meditation wherein the sacred is invoked in the dancing body and the space around it. The dance shifts from being a ‘performance’ to that of ‘experience’ both for dancer and the audience. Musically, Yatra traverses Sanskrit verses in the great tradition of the Srimad Bhagavatam to contemporary poetry. Malavika Sarukkai's work is celebrated by critics, connoisseurs and the general public alike, and her contribution to classical dance is acknowledged in the form of several awards including the Padmashree from the President of India.
Entry Passes : from Rs.500 to Rs. 2000

Rangoli Metro Art Center :Kannada Rajyotsava Celebrations :

Hot Air Ballooning - First Time in Bangalore!

Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival(RSTF 2014)

  • - , 2014
  • 36/2 8th Cross II Phase J P Nagar , Bangalore
  • tickets: 150 to 300 
  •  +91-80-26592777, +91-80-26493982

Talk: The Devadasi Heritage of South India

08 Nov '2014, 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore – 560 071
Entry :
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 fourth in the series will be a talk on "The Devadasi Heritage of South India" by Smt. Lakshmi Viswanathan, Bharatanatyam Exponent , Author & Choreographer and Performing Artist. 
About the Talk
Lakshmi Vishwanathan, dancer and scholar will talk about the Devadasi Heritage of South India based on her book "WOMEN OF PRIDE" ( Roli books).  She has done extensive research on the subject and has interacted with the last of the Devadasis of Tamil Nadu. She throws light on the subject with some authority, and enthuses her audience with historical facts, anecdotes and fascinating details. From her repertoire of dances, she demonstrates the subtle magic of Padams and Javalis composed in a bygone era.
About Smt.  Lakshmi Viswanathan
Bharatanatyam exponent , author and choreographer, performing artist Performed in all major institutions in Madras, and in India. She has Performed in about ten countries abroad in important festivals like the Jacobs Pillow International Festival USA.  Visited as Artist in Residence and performed and conducted master classes at Brandeis University, Wesleyan University, Mark Morris Dance Centre, all in the USA.
Her big productions with a group have been path breaking and well appreciated. They are BANYAN TREE, Chaturanga, Vidya Sundari, Tyagaraja Ramayana and Tiru Mayilai. The first two productions have been featured repeatedly on National Television DD,  Asianet and Singapore TV.
Described as a poetic dancer and a dancer’s dancer, Lakshmi Vishwanathan, a prime disciple of Guru Kanjeevaram Elappa Pillai, is an exponent of the Thanjavur style of Bharatanatyam.  She has been a noted artist for the last forty five years, performing in India and also in several international forums and academic institutions.  Special to her technique are graceful movements, intricate footwork and evocative abhinaya.  She is a trained vocalist of Karnatic Music. She has received research fellowships from ministry of Culture, both junior and senior. Her research subjects include, Temple Dance tradition of Tamil Nadu, Comparitive Abhinaya of Dance forms, and Ramayana in Performance. She is the author of several acclaimed books: Bharatanatyam - the Tamil Heritage, a biography of Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi - Kunjamma - Ode to a Nightingale,  Kapaleeswara Temple, and Women of Pride -The Devadasi Heritage.  Her film ‘The Poetry of Dance’ was commissioned by the Festival of India.  The Mahabalipuram Dance Festival started in 1991 was Lakshmi’s brainchild. Lakshmi is a contributor on Dance and other Arts to journals and newspapers. She has a regular column on Dance in Narthaki online. She is editor of the revived Kalakshetra Journal.  As a guru she has trained senior scholarship students, and has presented several lectures and workshops both in India and abroad. Lakshmi has been honored with awards like the Tamil Nadu Kalaimamani, Nritya Choodamani, Nritya Kala Shiromani, Natya Kala Sikhamani and the Presidential national Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.  She has served on several arts committees.  She has served as elected Vice President of Music Academy Madras, and has been member of South Zone Cultural Centre. She has also served in the advisory boards of All India Radio, and Doordarshan.She has also served as President of the Association of Bharatanatyam Artists of India.

About IGNCA:
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, as a nodal centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. ‘The Arts’ encompass a wide range of subjects - from archaeology and anthropology to the visual and performing arts, enveloping them in a complementary, integrative and non-demarcated vision. Through workshops, seminars and conferences, concerts and performances and exhibitions, these cultural artifacts are disseminated to the public at large. The Southern Regional Centre (SRC) of IGNCA isheadquartered in Bangalore. Spread over ten acres outside the precincts of the Bangalore University campus, its establishment in 2001 was aimed at intensifying the Centre’s studies on the southern region’s art and cultural heritage. For details please contact or

Exhibition and Walk: Namma Halasuru

INTACH Bangalore invites you to NAMMA HALASURU, an event showcasing and celebrating Halasuru's heritage. 
Nov 1st to Nov 7th: An exhibition telling the story of Halasuru through photographs, sketches, maps, memories and more! Come and tell us YOUR stories of Halasuru - write on our Memory Wall!
At the Halasuru Metro Station. ENTRY FREE. No registration required!
Nov 1st: A Heritage Walk around the Someshwara temple, led by Lathadhree Kolla. Morning hours. Rs 150 per person. Seats are limited. Please email us at to register for this walk. 
Nov 2nd: A Heritage Walk around Halasuru. Morning hours. Rs 150 per person. Seats are limited. Please email us at  to register for this walk. 
Please note: Registrations for Parichays happening on 1st and 2nd Nov at Halasuru have closed. People who have successfully registered will receive a mail shortly. 
Nov 1st and Nov 2nd: Storytelling by the Bangalore Storytelling Society, 4 pm, At Halasuru Metro Station. Entry Free. No registration required!

Meet the Artist: Girish Kasaravalli

02 Nov '2014, 11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Sculpture Garden (Shipavana), Ravindra Kalakshetra annexure, JC Road 
 Chief Guest: Sri. Girish Kasaravalli, Eminent Film Director and National Awardee will be present at 11 30 am. November edition will be coordinated by Rekha Rao.

About Art Park Bengaluru
Art Park Bengaluru is a cultural initiative launched by Bangalore-based contemporary artists. The main activity will be a monthly event on the first Sunday of every month at the Sculpture Garden (Shipavana) in the Ravindra Kalakshetra complex. The event will involve 20 selected, eminent local artists who will spend the whole day working at the venue so that interested members of the public can see, appreciate and understand artists' varied methods of work. The day-long event will enable artists and the public to engage in critical conversations that cna help lay people to develop a deeper understanding of art and artists across time, location and culture.

Music Concert: Shakthi Vaibhava

31 Oct '2014, 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bangalore International Centre, Domlur
Entry :
About the Concert
SHAKTI is the divine force manifesting to destroy the evil or demonic forces and restore the balance. Every God in Hinduism has his SHAKTI and it is believed that without that energy they have no power. Goddess Lakshmi is the energy of Vishnu, Parvathi is the energy of Shiva and Saraswathi is the energy of Bramha... Shakti is also called Devi or Mahadevi assuming different roles as sati, Parvati, Durga and Kali. So Shakti is the Mother Goddess, the source of all, the universal principle of energy.
This concert is based on the theme SHAKTI. Kum. Lavanya Krishnamurthy will be presenting a thematic concert comprising compositions in praise of Devi-s , consorts of BRAMHA, VISHNU AND MAHESHWARA i.e.,Goddess SARASWATHI, LAKSHMI AND PARVATHI respectively. It is extoling womanhood and glorifying the innate potential therein.
Choice compositions of great composers of Karnatak Music ,Sri Muthuswamy Dixitar, Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Sri Shyama Shastry and the like will be presented bringing in a variety of melodic and rhythmic structure.

About Vidushi Kum. Lavanya Krishnamurthy
Kum. Lavanya is a Vocalist from Bangalore, learning Karnatak Classical Music under the able guidance of Guru Dr. T S Sathyavathi, eminent Scholar, Musician and Vocalist. Lavanya hails from a family of musicians. Her father Vid. T S Krishnamurthy renowned Violinist. Mother Smt. Suma Krishnamurthy, a Musician, Bharatanatyam Dancer and a dance Guru. She has been performing on various prestigious platforms in and around Karnataka, Tamil Nadu , Kerala and USA. She is a graded artiste of AIR. Has received many awards, accolades for her soulful rendition in her performances.

The Carnatic Music Story - Journey Across Composers

Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore – 560 071

About the theme
Carnatic Music derives its vast richness primarily through a treasure trove of compositions or "Kalpitha Sangeetham". Our composers have given us a large repertoire of compositional forms, raga interpretations, laya (rhythm) variations, languages and emotions. Different composers have interpreted the same raga differently; even the same composer has interpreted the raga differently in different compositions. This sheer variety and depth has shaped our understanding of ragas and of music at large. We hope to try and put ourselves in the minds of our great composers ("Vaggeyakaras") - could be pre-Trinity composers, the Trinity themselves, post Trinity composers and many rich contemporary composers.
We hope to - through this performance - undertake this journey how Carnatic Music has evolved over a period of time, how "composed music" by the greats really form the foundation of this great art form. The compositional content in Carnatic Music is sacrosanct and it also aids in the "kalpana" sangitam or the "creative" part of Carnatic Music.

Anubhooti : Contest & Concert


Carnatic Vocal Music Competition
Date : 2nd Nov 2014
Time : 9.30am
Venue :  Residence of Smt. Shruti Jaidev,
            ‘Saraswathi Nilaya’, 41, 14th cross,
             Between 1st and 2nd main, Near Rajesh Hotel,
             Vyalikaval, Bangalore – 560003
Age groups : Junior – 10 to 16 years – to sing any kriti – time limit 6 mins
                   Senior – 16 to 22 years – to sing any kriti with Ragalapana and Kalpana Swara – time limit 15 mins
Contact Number for registrations and further details – 9480260648, 9845095120
Carnatic Vocal Concert
Date : 16th Nov 2014
Time : 5.30pm
Venue :  Residence of Smt. Shruti Jaidev,
            ‘Saraswathi Nilaya’, 41, 14th cross,
             Between 1st and 2nd main, Near Rajesh Hotel,
             Vyalikaval, Bangalore – 560003
Vid. Madhu Kashyap – Vocal
Vid. B. Raghuram – Violin
Vid. V. Krishna – Mridangam

Concerts: November 2014


Sree Guruguha Gana Vidyalaya

179th Aradhana of Muthuswamy Dikshitar
Venue : Seva Sadan , 14th Cross, Malleswaram
Date: 27th November 2014
5:45 pm : Inauguration and release of CD – Compositions of A Ananthakrishna Iyer by Vid Neela Ramgopal
6:15 pm : Sishya parampara of Muthuswamy Dikshitar by Naresh Keerthi
6:30 pm : Guru Samarpanam : Audio Visual on A Ananthakrishna Iyer by Revathi Sadashivam
7:00 pm : Concert by Rudrapatnam Brothers / C N Chandrasekharan / T A S Mani / T N Ramesh



D Subbaramaiah Fine Arts Trust

22nd Ragasree Sammelanotsava – 28th to 30th Nov
Venue : Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali , Jayanagar
28th Nov 6:00 pm : Saketaraman / H K Venkatram / K U Jayachandra Rao / Guruprasanna
29th Nov 5:15 pm :  Percussion ensemble lead by T A S Mani
6:15 pm : M K Pranesh ( Flute) / M N ganeshkumar/ Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma / M Gururaj
30th Nov 10:00 am : Goshtigana lead by Shreekantam Nagendra Shasthri – Tribute to the great composers
6:30 pm : Rasikaarpana – Bharatanatyam by Rasika Arts Foundation


 Bhoomika presents

Carnatic Vocal by Ranjani & Gayathri – Amma , the Mother
Date : 23rd Nov 2014
Venue : MLR Convention Centre, Brigde Millennium , J P Nagar 7th phase


Music Concert by Vivek Sadashivam
The Monthly Music Concert Presented by
Saraswathi Gana Sabha
SGBS Trust
Vivek Sadashivam
will be accompanied by
Achyutha Rao R on Violin
R.Adamya on Mridangam
Sunday | 16th November 2014 | 5pm to 7.30pm
Unnati Centre
1, Temple Road, NGEF Layout,
Sadananda Nagar,
Bangalore 38


 ‘Samarpana’ Bharatanatyam Recital
by Shri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt Sandhya Kiran.

Nattuvangam by Kum Ramya Janakiraman
Vocal by Vidwan Nandakumar Unnikrishnan
Mrudangam by Vidwan Shrihari
Violin by Vidwan Madhusudhan
Veena by Vidushi Shubha Santosh
Rhythm Pads by Vidwan Kartik Datar

Sunday | 16th November 2014 | 6 PM

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha
“Purandara Bhavana”
8th Main Road HAL II stage
Bangalore 560 008
Hindustani Classical Music by
Mrs. Geetha Heblikar

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme
31st Successful Year
Organised by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Department of Kannada and Culture


Friday | 14th November 2014 | 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Yavanika State Youth Centre,
Nrupathunga Road,
#Bangalore 560 001.


Parveen Begum Smruthi  Music and Education Trust presents Hindustani  Classical Music Concerts as Tribute to
Ustad Abdul Khader Khan,  Pundit Basavaraj Bendigeri &  Parveen Begum
Venue ::  Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan’s Khincha Auditorium
Race Course Road, Bangalore
Date  15.11.2014.. 5.00 pm onwards
Sarangi Solo  :: Harsha Narayan
Vocal    ::           Poornima Bhat
Tabala & Mrudangam Jugalbandi by  Pt. Ravindra Yavagal & Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Date  16.11.2014  5.00 pm onwards
Sarangi Solo  ::   Ustad  Murad Ali
Flute Solo     ::    Pt. Rupak Kulkarni
Vocal             ::    Pt. Ganapathi Bhat Hasanagi
Accompanying Artists   ::
Tabala  ::   Pt. Raghunath Nakod/Udairaj Karpur/ Sumit Naik
Sarangi   ::    Ustad Murad Ali
Violin   ::   Ranjan Beura
Live streaming  through


SGBS Trust – Monthly concert

Date : 16th Nov 2014  @ 5:00 pm
Venue : Unnati Centre, Sadananda Nagar, NGEF Layout
Carnatic Vocal by Vivek Sadashivam , accompanied by Achyut Rao and R Adamya


M A Narasimhachar Music foundation

13th Annual Music Festival – 20th-23rd November
Venue : Bangalore Gayana Samaja
20-Nov-2014 : Rudrapatnam Brothers / Nalina Mohan / H S Sudheendra / Giridhar Udupa
21-Nov-2014 : Srivalsan J Menon / H K Venkatram / H S Sudheendra / Srishyla
22-Nov-2014 : Ramakrishnan Murthy / R K Sriram Kumar / K U Jayachandra Rao / Guruprasanna
23-Nov-2014 : Akkarai Sisters (Violin duet) / Sai Giridhar / N Guruprasad


The Hindu November Festival In Bangalore November 15th


Ajinkya Joshi: Tabla & Milind Kulkarni: Harmonium (with Pt. Abhyankar)
Rohit Mujumdar: Tabla & Tanmay Deochake: Harmonium (with Dr. Bhide)

Ganjam’s annual music festival, Flights of Fantasy

Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore.
Friday, November 21 – Malladi Brothers
Saturday, November 22 – Ranjani & Gayathri
Sunday, November 23 – Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Concerts will commence at 6.30pm sharp.
Free passes can be collected from Ganjam’s Flagship Store at Embassy Square on Infantry Road from Friday, November 7 onwards, strictly on a first come first served basis.


Essae Music Foundation

Date & Time :  16th Nov 2014 @ 3:55 pm
Venue : 457, 3rd Cross, Wilson Garden
Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri S Shankar accompanied with Mysore Nagaraj and N Vasudeva
by invitation only .Mail to


Special Carnatic Vocal concert to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ganakala Bhushana Violin Vidwan Sri S. Sheshagiri Rao.
Venue: Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main Malleshwaram
Date: 12th November 2014, Wednesday, 6 pm
Sri S. Shankar – Vocal
Sri S. Sheshagiri Rao – Violin
Sri N. Vasudev – Mridanga
Sri Krishna Prasad – Ghata


Pranava Fine Arts/Radha and Thiagarajan
are pleased to invite you all for the 11th Chamber (free) concert at our home by :

Sri. B. Vaidyanathan-Vocal
Smt. Soumya Ramachandran-Violin
Sri. RSR Srikanth-Mirdangam
Sri. G. Lakshminarayanan- Morching

Date : 1st November 2014 Saturday 04 to 07 pm. (We always start and end in time).
Venue : Villa#37A, SJR Eastwood Layout, Harlur Road, off Sarjapur road, Bangalore 560 102.

Sangeetha Bharati
Carnatic Classical  Workshop by Prince Rama Varma
Date : 2nd Nov, 2014
Time : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue : AOTCL AOA, Silver Jubilee Building,  Ananda Rao Circle, Near Janata Dal Office


Chintamani Jayanti Samaroh

Date : 4th Nov , @6:30 pm
Venue : Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Satyan Vyas ( santoor)  accompanied by Mukundraj Deo, Subhankar Banerjee, Jyoti Goho
Rashid Khan ( vocal)
ticketed , available from

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira presents a concert by
Vocal – Thanmayee Krishnamurthy
Violin – Vittal Rangan
Mridanga – G S Ramanujam
Morsing – V S Ramesh
9th November 2014, 5:30 PM
at Sri Rama Lalith Kala Mandir auditorium, 9th Main Road, Near Devagiri Venkateshwara Temple, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560070
All are welcome!

Grand Vocal Concert
Dr.Sukanya Prabhakar
Monthly Vocal Concert by Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Dr.Sukanya Prabhakar
will be accompanied by
Vid.B.Raghuram on Violin
Vid.C.Cheluva Raju on Mrudanga
Vid.Shree Shyla on Ghata

Sunday | 9th November | 5 PM
Bangalore Gayana Samaja

******************************************************************************** B T M Cultural Academy – Monthly Concerts
Venue : Sri Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind , 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, J P Nagar
Time : 5:30 pm
23rd Nov :  Balasubramanya Sharma & Party ( carnatic Vocal)


Suswaralaya College of Music: 15th Anniversary Celebrations

12,28th Cross,Geetha Colony,4th Block,Jayanagar,Bangalore-560011

15th Anniversary Celebrations
from 1st November 2014 to 4th November 2014

Devagiri Sabhangana, 9th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage,Bangalore-560070

01-11-2014 Saturday 6:00 p.m.
Vocal- Vid.T V Ramprasadh
Violin-Vid.Nalina Mohan
Mridanga-Vid.R Shankaranarayanan
Khanjari-Vid.B N Chandramouli

02-11-2014 Sunday  
9:30 a.m. till 9.45 a.m Talavadya- Kum.Jyothsna Hebbar, Chi.H S Anirudh, Chi.Lalith Srikar, Chi.K M Likith , Chi.Abhinav Sudhakar, Chi.M Abhiram, Chi.Shrinivas B J
10:00 a.m. till 11.00 a.m.
Lecture Demonstration by Vid.Pudukottai R Krishnamurthy on Tana
11.15 a.m. till 12:15 p.m.
Lecture Demonstration by Vid.S Shankar on Vaggeyakara Mysore Vasudevacharyara Rachanegala Sogasu
4:00 p.m. till 4:15 p.m. Talavadya Sri.N Sudhakar, Sri.B N Shashidhara, Chi.K Yeshwanth, Chi.Druva
Sri.B Vadiraja Rao,Sri.S G Pranava Swaroop & Chi.Kushal
4:30 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. Vocal-Vid.Vasumathi Raghunath Violin-Vid.Shankar Rajan
Mridanga-Vid.Nuggimakki Ramachandra Rao
6:00 p.m. till 8:45 p.m.
Veena-Vid.Pudukottai R Krishnamurthy
Mridanga-Vid.M S Venkatasubramaniam
Ghata-Vid.Nanganallur S Swaminathan

03-11-2014 Monday
06:00 p.m. till 8:45 p.m.
Flute-Vid.G Ravikiran
Violin-Vid.H M Smitha
Double Mridanga-Vid.N Vasudev and Vid.T R Sundareshan

04-11-2014 Tuesday
9:00 a.m. till 9.15 a.m Talavadya- Chi.S D Nipunn,Chi.Ashish Gurjar, Chi.B S Pranav, Chi.S Neeraj , Chi.Tejas Srivaths Manmohan, S Niranjan, Sri.M Nagaraj
9:30 a.m. till 10.15 a.m.
Lecture Demonstration by Srinivasa Anantharamaiah on New Trends in the Construction of Mridanga
10.30 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.
“Laya Chatura” Special Khanjari Layavinyasa by
Vid.B S Purushotham,Vid.Shreesunderkumar,Vid.K V Gopalakrishnan, & Vid.Anirudh Atreya
11.45 a.m. till 12:45 p.m.
Lecture Demonstration by Vid.B Shivaraman & Vid.K P Parameshwaran on
The rich contribution of Tanjore Vaidyanatha Iyer to the field of Karnatic Percussion
4:00 p.m. till 4:15 p.m. Talavadya- Chi.Kishan Kaushik,Chi.S Skandaprasad S, Chi.V M Shreyas Shastry, Chi.Rohit Balakrishnan & Chi.Rakshit Sharma
4:30 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. Devi Compositions by Vid.Divya Balasubramanyam,Vid.Gayathri Prakash,Vid.Ravishankar
Violin-Mandya Nagaraj Mridanga-Vid.Ashwin Nair
6:00 p.m. till 8:45 p.m.
Vocal: Vid.Ramakrishnanmurthy
Violin : Vid.H K Venkataram
Mridanga : Vid.Srimushnam V Raja Rao
Ghata : Vid.S V Ramani

Royal Melange: Classical Music Concert


Puravankara presents, Premaanjali - a festival of music that will bring together two of the biggest living music legends in a unique duet.

So get set Bangalore, for an evening with the maestros, Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan on Sarod and Padmabhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam on the violin as each enthrall the audience with soulful and magical string play in a perfect Jugalbandi.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Premanjali Trust, a trust that shelters the homeless.
31 Oct '2014, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Christ University Auditorium, Hosur Road, Bangalore
Rs. 250/Rs. 500/Rs. 1,000/ Rs. 2,000

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spot Painting Competition

Spot Painting Competition
organized by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on the eve of Dr.Svetoslav Roerich’s (well-known Russian Artist ) 110th Birthday Celebrations

Children age group between 6-16 can participate in this competition. Drawing materials will be given by Chitrakala Parishath.
The programme will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Primary & Secondary Education Minister and Prizes will be given by the Russian Ambassador to lndia on the same evening.
During this programme, exhibition of hitherto, un-exhibited paintings of Dr. Svetoslav Roerich will be exhibited in Chitrakala Parishath basement gallery.

Spot Painting Competition on Sunday | 26th October 2014 | 10 am to 1 pm

Venue: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Kumara Krupa Road, Kumara Park East, Bangalore
Children and Parents may contact Chitrakala Parishath
080-22261816 or 9980940300

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Silk Fab 2014


Bengaluru Marathon 2014

Running in India has been growing by leaps and bounds over the years and Bengaluru is one of the cities leading this change. Bengaluru boasts of having the largest runners community in India and many Bengaluru runners across different age categories have been winning at the major marathon events in the country. Bengaluru has been referred to as the fitness capital of India. Having said that, the city doesn't have a world-class full and half marathon, until now.

After a long wait, Bengaluru finally has an Annual city marathon, which will take runners through important landmarks of the city. We believe this event will go a long way in further promoting running in the city and encourage a fit and healthy lifestyle.


Race Day

  • October 19, 2014
  • Course: Kanteerava Stadium - start and Finish
  • Races: Full marathon, Half marathon and 5K Charity Fun Run
  • Total Prize Money – 45 Lakhs
  • Expected Participation:  10,000+

Running Expo

  • Oct 17th – Oct 18th – Expo for Race
  • Venue: Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium
  • Dates and Timings:
    • 16th - 17th Oct (10am-7pm) - For In-station Runners
    • 18th Oct (10am-2pm) - Only for outstation runners
  • Stalls by Partners and Sponsors
  • Lots of engagement activities for Runners
  • Sessions - Runners Meet, Nutrition Session, Physio Sessions, etc.

Promotional Runs and Activities - Completed

  • Inaugural Run
    • March 16th, 2014
    • Distance – 9 KMs
    • 1550 Runners Registered and 1200 Runners participated
  • Run with Boston Marathon Finishers
    • May 4th, 2014
    • Distance – 10 Kms
    • 400 Runners participated
  • Website and Online Registration Launch
    • April 14th, 2014
    • Venue – Windsor Manor
    • Lunch with 200 people
  • All India Runners Social Breakfast
    • May 18th, 2014
    • Breakfast to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai Runners who participated in TCS 10K 2014
  • Mascot Launch
    • June 27th, 2014
    • Venue – JW Marriott
    • Mascot “Bengu” Official Launch
    • Lunch
    • Press Coverage
  • Training & Promotional Runs
    • June 28,2014
      10 Kms Training run at Cubbon Park
      400 runners participated
    • July 6th,2014
      Promotional Run at Shriram Properties " The Gateway" Chennai
      350 runners participated
    • July 12th,2014
      20Kms Training run at Decathlon, Sarjapura
      550 runners participated
    • July 20th,2014
      Promotional Run at Marine Drive, Mumbai
      350 runners participated
    • July 27th,2014
      25Kms Training run at EGL, Domlur
      400 runners participated
    • Aug 3rd ,2014
      12 Hr Stadium Run on 400mtr track at Sree Kaanteerava Stadium
      26 12-Hr runners, 84 relay team runners, 1000+ spectators
    • Aug 10th ,2014
      12Kms Adidas Training Run at Sree Kaanteerava Stadium with Robin Uthapa and Rahul KL
      1000+ runners participated
    • Aug 30th ,2014
      21K Training Run at Nandi Hills
      400 runners participated
    • September 14th, 2014
      35K training run at Art of Living centre
      1100 runners
    • September 18th, 2014
      Adidas Adrenaline Run at Kanteerava Stadium
      650 Runners


Prizes (subject to taxes)

Full Marathon
Elite - Indian
Men INR Women INR
1st 2,00,000 1st 2,00,000
2nd 1,50,000 2nd 1,50,000
3rd 1,00,000 3rd 1,00,000
4th 75,000 4th 75,000
5th 50,000 5th 50,000
6th 30,000 6th 30,000
7th 25,000 7th 25,000
8th 20,000 8th 20,000
9th 15,000 9th 15,000
10th 10,000 10th 10,000
Open Category
Men (18-45) INR Women (18-40) INR
1st 50,000 1st 50,000
2nd 40,000 2nd 40,000
3rd 30,000 3rd 30,000
4th 20,000 4th 20,000
5th 15,000 5th 15,000
6th 10,000 6th 10,000
7th 10,000 7th 10,000
8th 10,000 8th 10,000
9th 10,000 9th 10,000
10th 10,000 10th 10,000
Veteran Category
Men (45+ to 55) INR Women (40+ to 50) INR
1st 50,000 1st 50,000
2nd 40,000 2nd 40,000
3rd 30,000 3rd 30,000
4th 20,000 4th 20,000
5th 15,000 5th 15,000
6th 10,000 6th 10,000
7th 10,000 7th 10,000
8th 10,000 8th 10,000
9th 10,000 9th 10,000
10th 10,000 10th 10,000
Senior Veteran
Men (55+) INR Women (50+) INR
1st 50,000 1st 50,000
2nd 40,000 2nd 40,000
3rd 30,000 3rd 30,000
4th 20,000 4th 20,000
5th 15,000 5th 15,000
6th 10,000 6th 10,000
7th 10,000 7th 10,000
8th 10,000 8th 10,000
9th 10,000 9th 10,000
10th 10,000 10th 10,000
Half Marathon
Elite - Indian
Men INR Women INR
1st 1,00,000 1st 1,00,000
2nd 50,000 2nd 50,000
3rd 30,000 3rd 30,000
4th 20,000 4th 20,000
5th 15,000 5th 15,000
6th 10,000 6th 10,000
7th 10,000 7th 10,000
8th 10,000 8th 10,000
9th 10,000 9th 10,000
10th 10,000 10th 10,000
Open Category
Men (18-45) INR Women (18-40) INR
1st 40,000 1st 40,000
2nd 30,000 2nd 30,000
3rd 20,000 3rd 20,000
4th 15,000 4th 15,000
5th 10,000 5th 10,000
6th 5,000 6th 5,000
7th 5,000 7th 5,000
8th 5,000 8th 5,000
9th 5,000 9th 5,000
10th 5,000 10th 5,000
Veteran Category
Men (45+ to 55) INR Women (40+ to 50) INR
1st 40,000 1st 40,000
2nd 30,000 2nd 30,000
3rd 20,000 3rd 20,000
4th 15,000 4th 15,000
5th 10,000 5th 10,000
6th 5,000 6th 5,000
7th 5,000 7th 5,000
8th 5,000 8th 5,000
9th 5,000 9th 5,000
10th 5,000 10th 5,000
Senior Veteran
Men (55+) INR Women (50+) INR
1st 40,000 1st 40,000
2nd 30,000 2nd 30,000
3rd 20,000 3rd 20,000
4th 15,000 4th 15,000
5th 10,000 5th 10,000
6th 5,000 6th 5,000
7th 5,000 7th 5,000
8th 5,000 8th 5,000
9th 5,000 9th 5,000
10th 5,000 10th 5,000

Ambi Subramaniam concert @ Phoenix Mall

Star Circus @ K R Puram

It is a Circus where children can see dogs & horse performing live.

There is a joker which children would be quiet excited to watch.

There are other acts like juggling balls/hats, Aerial Rope, Wire balancing, cycling acts, etc.

TICKETS : Rs.50 / Rs.100 & Rs.200/- to be purchased directly at the venue.

SHOW TIME : 1PM ; 4PM and 7PM. Duration of the show is 2-3 hours.

Age Group: 1 and above

Event Date: 29-Sep-2014 to 19-Oct-2014

Contact Person: Mr. Mohammed Shafee Contact No: 8147970859

Concerts: October 2014

Gayana Samaja

46th Annual Music Festival – 12th to 19th October

12th Oct 6:00pm :  Ranjani & Gayathri / B K Raghu / H S Sudheendra / G S Ramanujam
13th Oct 4:!5 pm : Tapasya B Singh & Janhavi B Singh / Vaibhav Ramani / Nischit
13th Oct 6:00 pm : Kalavathi Avdhoot / Charulatha Ramanujam/ K U Jayachandra Rao / B S Arun
14th Oct 4:15 pm : Nishant / Satwik Tejaswi / Naga Srinidhi Kuruvilla
14th Oct 6:00 pm : Kottappilli Vandana / Nalina Mohan /  Tumkur B Ravishankar / Tumkur B Shashishankar
15th Oct 4:15 pm : Aditya Pallaki (hindustani) / Kavana Hegde / Abhay Kulkarni
15th Oct 6:00 pm : Malladi Brothers / H K Venkatram / B C Manjunath / G Guruprasanna
16th Oct 4:15 pm : Ramana Balachandra (veena) / Sai Vamshi
16th Oct 6:00 pm : M S Sheela / B U Ganesh Prasad / Arjun Kumar / Sukanya Ramgopal
17th Oct 4:15 pm : Bhoomika Madhusudan / Tejas Manjunath / Srinidhi
17th Oct 6:00 pm : Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena) / R Shankara Narayanan / Trichy Krishna
18th Oct 4:15 pm : R Sindhu / Pranav Manjunath / Ramana Balachandra
18th Oct 6:00 pm : S Shankar & Pt Vinayak Thorvi / B Raghuram / Vyasamurthy Katti / Udayraj Karpur
19th Oct 6:00 pm : Sanjay Subrahmanyan/S Varadarajan / Neyveli Venkatesh / S Venkataraman

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha

Date :  12th Oct 2014
Time : 5:00 pm
R Suryaprakash/ M A Sundareswaran /  C Cheluvaraju / S Srishylan
YAMINI 2014” by PESIT in collaboration with SPICMACAY Bengaluru Chapter
18th October, 2014 (Saturday).
Time: 6.30 PM – 6.30 AM 
Venue: MRD auditorium, PES University, 100 ft road, Banashankari 3rd stage, B’lore 85
This year we have the following artistes coming to enthrall us with our rich Indian art forms.
  1. Kadri Gopalnath – Carnatic Saxophone
  2. Rajan & Sajan Mishra – Hindustani vocal
  3. Margi Madhu – Koodiyattam
  4. Kamala Shankar – Hindustani Guitar
  5. Malladi Brothers – Carnatic vocal

Ranjani Fine Arts

October 2014 Program – a Carnatic concert featuring:
Vidwan Bellary M. Raghavendra (vocal)
Vidwan Mattur Srindhi (violin)
Vidwan Tumkur Ravishankar (mridangam)
Date    : Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Venue : Sobha Lakeview Club, off Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore-560103

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association – Monthly  concert
Date & Time : 19th Oct , Sunday 4:15 pm
Venue : Indian Heritage Academy Hall, Koramangala
Carnatic Vocal Concert by
Vid N J Nandini / Apoorva Krishna / Adamya / Sunad Anoor


B T M Cultural Academy – Monthly Concerts
Venue : Sri Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind , 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, J P Nagar
Time : 5:30 pm
26th OCt : Compositions on Devi by Chithra Srikrishna & Team
23rd Nov :  Balasubramanya Sharma & Party ( carnatic Vocal)
21st Dec :  Dakshinamurthy & Jayanthkumar Das ( Veena – Sitar Jugalbandi)

Fraser Town Food walk.

No, this is not our regular Biryani trail. It's different and very unique new walk.

We take you on a culinary journey through some of the most famous bakeries and restaurants in Fraser town. Be prepared to feast on some crunchy naans, yummy samosas, puris, many types of pastries, cookies, delicate puffs and much more.

The grand finale is a special five course meal which is a surprise for you all. This meal is a very unique combination of different dishes especially created with your taste buds in mind.

In between bites, we chip in some food details & anecdotes of this area. The food is unlimited, but will you be hungry for more? Come let's find out together. Pay for the food & get the history free!

Price = 1000/- for non veg & 650/- for veg.
To register send an email to ""

Silk Fest 2014: A Mega Silk Exhibition


8th to 13th October 2014

Exhibition cum Sale: Mysore Silk Sarees

Nritya Vaibhava

ICCR Prog on 11-10-14

Kalaripayattu Book Release & Performance

Sasyotsava (Nursery Mela)

The Golden Jubilee of  The Nurserymen Co-operative Society, Lalbagh, Bangalore

on View from 10th, 11th and 12th October 2014

9:30am to 6:30pm
Tickets Rs.10 per Head
Glass House

Sunday Soul Sante : Diwali Special

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bengaluru Food Festival

The 1st Bengaluru Food Festival is round the corner. The Festival will be held from 17 to 19th October 2014 at the Jayamahal Palace and is shaping up to be the most exciting ever.

The Festival is designed to engage foodies, exchange culinary & enjoy food in its real sense, also to create a platform for cities best food producers to promote their signature cuisines & products, the three day event shall consist of food stalls, ready food suppliers, cooking classes from culinary experts, cooking competitions, demo counters for cookware, food centric games & entertainment throughout.

The Festival shall be acknowledged as a zero waste event with strategic partnership with NGO working towards waste management for years now, the event will create environmental awareness as evidenced by its attention to recycling and re-use.

Children's Carnival & Celebration of World Animal Week

Woof! Meow! Chirrup! Squeak! Coo!

Special day to commemorate our love and respect for animals :)
Join us as we celebrate and cherish animal life in all its forms . From being our companions, to bringing a sense of wonder into our lives , animals play diverse and crucial role in our lives :)

This event will educate children to be kind, compassionate and friendly towards animals .

All children can participate, learn and enjoy at this exciting event .

All are Invited

Pet Love Corner -meet cats, small pets and birds
Exciting Games - Play & Win
Photo Booth Fun 
Balloon Modelling 
Tattoo's and Bouncy Castle
Yummy Snacks and Shopping
Live Dance Workshop 

Venue-Vivero International, Borewell Road, Whitefield,Bengaluru
Day and Date - 11th October, 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Join on FB
For more information about this exciting event, please call

Soulbath Peace Foundation's Annual Crafts Bazaar 2014

Soulbath Peace Foundation's Annual Craft Bazaar is back this time a fundraiser for Deaf Children this Diwali. Each product that you choose raises funds towards Supporting DEAF Under-served Children with Education for Sustainable Development in Rural India.

 Also featuring The CORPORitual Kalanjali Artisan Scholarship for The Uppada Weavers Cluster Community.

Featuring art tales through Khurja Pottery & Fabrics -Chanderi, Maheshwari, Bhuj Kutch Mirror Work, Mangalgiri, Ikkat, Kalamkari, Kantha, Dabu & Bagru Prints, Warli handblock print, Kota, Tussars, Khadi, Kakinada & Varanasi weaves. Khurja Pottery exclusive Duppata & sarees, block prints, embroidery, home decors all by skilled artisans from Rural India. The Art Work range from Rs 300 to Rs 2500.

Date: Oct 11th (Sat) & 12th (Sun)   Time: 11 - 6 p.m.
Venue: Soulbath Peace Foundation, SAHHEAL Centre, Domlur, Indiranagar.
For Enquiries: SAHHEAL 9591000090 / 9980742102

RangaShankara schedule: Oct 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Events in Rangoli Metro Arts Centre (Oct 1st wk)

Silent Retreat at Navadarshanam: Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014‏

Navadarshanam is pleased to announce a 3-day Silent Retreat from Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2014. 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 October 30th 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 November 2.

Those interested, please reply to this email or write to us to obtain more details at with the subject line of SILENT RETREAT.

PLEASE NOTE: We decided to host this second retreat from Oct30-Nov2 because our original retreat from Oct16-19 is over-booked and we typically limit the number of participants to 25. So those of you that have already received registration confirmation for the Oct16-19 retreat please ignore this message.