Saturday, February 28, 2015

Concerts: March 2015

Apoorva Raaga Darshini – 2
Vocal by Vidwan R.K.Padmanabha
Presented by Ananya
Vidwan R.K.Padmanabha will be accompanied by
Vid. B.Raghuram on Violin
Vid. C.Cheluvaraju on Mridanga
Raagas Rendered :
Mangala Kaishiki, Gambira Vanee, Ganga Tarangini and Shivamurthy
Sunday | 22nd March 2015 | 10.30 am
Ananya Sabhangana,
91/2, 4th Main,


Vocal Recital by Vid. Sumitra Nithin
Presented by

Vid. Sumitra Nithin will be accompanied by
Sri Vittal Rangan on Violin,
Vid B R Srinivas on Mridanga ,
Vid.Bharadwaj Satavalli on Ghata

Sunday | 15th March 2015 | 6.30 pm
Ananya Sabhangana,
91/2, 4th Main,


 , 2015, Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage , Bangalore

Bangalore International Centre (A TERI Initiative) cordially invites you to a Carnatic Vocal Concert 'Creativity in Carnatic Music' by Vid. C K Pavandeep

Vid. C Pradesh - on Violin
Vid. C Cheluvaraj - on Mridangam

About the Concert
The Performance would be a Carnatic Vocal concert with insights of Creativity in our music. The Creativity portion of the concert would be explained and showcased. The explanation of creativity would be given and demonstrated too.


Rudrapatnam Brothers – Vidwan R.N.Thyagarajan & Vidwan R.N.Tharanathan (vocal)
Vidushi Nalina Mohan (violin)
Vidwan C. Cheluvaraju (mridanga)
Vidushi Sukanya Ramgopal (ghata)
Date/ Time : Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 5PM
Venue : Sobha Lakeview Club, off Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association

Sunday, 15th March 2015 at 4.15 PM
Venue:  The Indian Heritage Academy Hall,Near Police Station,  6th Block,Koramangala, Bangalore. 560 095.
Vidwan Dr. Sreevalsan J Menon                         – Vocal
Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam                         – Violin
Vidwan R.S.R.Srikanth                                                 – Mridangam
Vidwan S.N.Narayanamurthy                                      –  Ghatam


15th Chamber  concert

7th March 2015 Saturday from 03 to 04 pm .. Concert by an upcoming artist.
Kum. Shradha Srinath (Vocal)
Smt. Sandhya Srinath (Violin)
Sri. Srinath Bala (Mridangam)
Followed by the main concert from 04 to 07 the artists :
Smt. Sandhya Srinath (Violin)
Sri. Srinath Bala (Mridangam)
Smt. Sukkanya Ramgopal (Ghatam)

Date : 7th March 2015 Saturday 03 to 07 pm. (We always start and end in time).
Venue Villa no.37A, SJR Eastwood Layout, Harlur Road, off Sarjapur road,Bangalore 560102
Radha Thiagarajan 095385 08888/ Thiagarajan 095384 18888.



Bhoomija Trust

Sammohanam –  A Celebration of Music and Dance by Aruna Sairam and Malavika Sarukkai
6th March , 7:00 pm @ MLR Convention Center, Brigade Millennium , J P Nagar
8th March , 7:-00pm @ Chodiah Memorial Hall , Vyalikaval
To book your tickets :


Friday, February 27, 2015

Rangashankara - March Schedule

Date Play/ Language
1  Sun Bheemayana
Kannada, 115 mins
(also at 3.30 pm)
3  Tue All About Women
English, 100 mins
4  Wed Raavi Nadiya Dandeyalli
Kannada, 115 mins
5  Thur Miss Sadarame
Kannada, 105 mins
6   Fri  To
8  Sun
Carbon Cake
Kannada, 110 minutes  (also at 3.30 pm on Sat and Sun)
10  Tue Marry Go Round
English, 100 mins
11  Wed Mannina Bandi
12  Thur  to
15  Sun
Nothing Like Lear
English and Gibberish, 80 mins
(also at 3.30 pm on Sat and Sun)
17  Tue Avanu Ghazal Avalu Shayari
Kannada, 90 mins
18  Wed Halliyoora Hammeera
Kannada, 75 mins
19  Thur Kamalamani Comedy Kalyaana
Kannada, 80 mins
20  Fri, 21  Sat Maryade Prashne
Kannada, 90 mins   
(for 16 year olds and above)
(also at 3.30 pm on Saturday )
22  Sun Ranga Ugadi – In memory of U R Anantamurthy
Inauguration (foyer)
Ananta Chitra - (A film on U R Anantamurthy) - 10 am
Play -  Mouni (auditorium) - 11 am
Kannada, 70 mins
Ananta Kaavya (Poetry Reading) - 12 30 pm
Lunch Break -  1 30 pm
Play – Sooryana Kudure (auditorium) - 3 30 pm
Ananta Katha Samaya (foyer) - 5 pm
A part from ‘Suragi’ (foyer) - 6 pm
Pay - Avasthe - 7 30 pm
24 Tue Koogu
English, 70 mins
25  Wed, 26  Thur William Shakespeare’s Tempest
Kannada, 90 mins
27   Fri, 28  Sat Maari Kaadu
(Based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth)
Kannada,  90 mins
29  Sun Bechara Maara Gaya
Hindi, 75 mins
31 Tue Chirebandi Vaade
Kannada, 110 mins

All shows begin at 7.30 pm.  Please note: There is a matinee show every Saturday and Sunday at 3.30 pm.
No late entry permitted.
No refund on tickets.
This programme is subject to change.
Children below eight years not allowed.
Also at Ranga Shankara:   Paperback Book shop (12 noon - 9.30 pm), Ranga Shankara Café (11 am – 9.30 pm)
Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, J P Nagar, 2nd Phase (Next to Post Office), Bangalore – 560078.
Ph: 26592777 | email: | website:

Sai Nrityotsav-70.

Sai Nrityotav 70

Stories Through Theatre by Kutoohala

Stories Through Theatre by Kutoohala

Guru-Shishya Parampara in Today’s Context

Guru-Shishya Parampara

Carnatic Vocal Concert: Carnatic Compositions by different composers on Lord Muruga

Carnatic Compositions by different composers on Lord Muruga

Swara Laya Madhuri

Swara Laya Madhuri - Infosys Foundation, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Ananya

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rangleela 2015 - Holi Bash

After a mega turnout in 2014, Rangleela 2015 is back with a bigger, better and more colorful Holi reprise!
Rangleela 2015 Holi Bash in Bangalore is gearing up to soak the students and corporates in the garden city in colors this Holi.

Venue: Supernova Arena @ Yehalanka
Date: March 07, 2015
Day: Saturday
Time: 11:00 Am to 05:00 PM

Rangleela 2015 -Holi bash, would have everything needed to make this Holi festival etched in your memory.
The highlights of the event being - Bollywood Celebrity DJ Suketu, authentic Punjabi Dhol, Beat Gurus and Dj Guru to ensure that you groove your way into the colorful festival. The guests would enjoy rain dance and color filled artificial swimming pool while they dance on the feet thumping music extravaganza by DJ Suketu
The holi bash would kickstart at 11 in the morning on March 07, 2015 and would go on up to 5:00 in the evening. To ensure that your precious fun filled moments are captured for you to cherish, Rangleela 2015 will also have photo-booths assisted with professional photographers while you soak in the colors.
To ensure that the guests do not face any difficulty during the event in terms of security, around 50 bouncers/ security guards have been deputed who would ensure that the guests remain safe as they are soaked up in the colors.
Every guest would be provided with one pack of colors worth rupees 150 for free at the venue as a part of the event, which aims to bring together the entire student and corporate community through the fun filled and colorful event called Rangleela.
Apart from the arrangements in terms of security and numerous zones the event would also have Herbal colors and pichkari stalls, food and beverage stalls, Mehandi Tattoo Stalls, Whacky Party Props, Parking, Lockers and Green Room/shower facilities for the convenience of the guests.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bengaluru Farmers Market

 After more than 20 successful Farmers’ Market across the country, with more than 80 topnotch restaurants, world-class chefs, dozens of avid home bakers and amateur chefs, wineries and 100,000+ visitors, Karen Anand and her team are back with the Farmers markets in Bangalore at the beautiful Royal Orchid Hotel.

In the age of home gourmets, culinary adventures and a return to natural foods, finally a lifestyle market which is a source of exceptional Indian produce. The city’s foodies congregate to explore curated culinary experiences including cookery demonstrations by Master Chefs at the Hafele demo theatre, meet a fresh and novel array of exhibitors from across the country and diverse spaces such as horticulture, kitchenware, cheese, home chefs, masalas, boutique food manufacturers, vegetable and fruit farmers and start up vendors who will come together to offer a super gourmet shopping experience. You can also enjoy the opportunity to explore new restaurants and old favourites.

Karen Anand: It’s not just the sheer quality of the food on offer that makes our Farmers Markets special – it is also about the people and the place. We hope to create a market which becomes a repository of culinary knowledge and understanding. It’s a place to explore, to ask questions, to discover new flavours, to savour a unique atmosphere and to have fun!”

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vodafone Cycling Marathon 2015

    The second edition of the Vodafone Cycling Marathon is set to happen on 1st March, 2015.

    The first Vodafone Cycling Marathon happened on 9 February, 2014, with thousands of cycling enthusiasts from across India hitting the streets of Bengaluru.

    The Vodafone Cycling Marathon will feature 4 race categories and will be carried out under the aegis of the Cycling Federation of India (CFI).

    So pick a race of your choice and pedal up for Bengaluru’s very own cycling marathon!

    Champion Ride – 60 Km

    - Eligibility: Open only to elite licensed cyclists

    Passion Ride- 40 Km:

    - A test of stamina, skill and sheer determination, the Passion Ride is all about challenging your limits.
    - Eligibility: Open for all age groups
    - Registration Fee: Rs 750
    - Prizes: Certificates and cycling goodies

    Green Ride- 20 km

    - Bring the spirit of Bangaluru onto the streets and swalpa pedal maadi for a cleaner and greener environment.
    - Eligibility: Open for all age groups
    - Registration Fee: Rs 600
    - Prizes: Certificates and cycling goodies

    Fashion Ride- 5 km

    - Dress up, decorate your bicycle and join in on all the excitement with the Fun Ride!
    - Eligibility: Open for all age groups
    - Registration Fee: Rs 500
    - Prizes: Certificates and cycling goodies

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sur N Symphony

 Sur 'N' Symphony is a musical festival with an electrifying ensemble of some of India's loved and renowned artists like Shankar Mahadevan, Niladri Kumar, Selva Ganesh, Taufiq Qureshi and Grammy award winner Vidwan Vikku Vinayakram. As they'll jam together to create astounding music, you will hear the tune of nobility, because funds will be donated to Shankara Eye Hospital that supports cataract operations across India.

# 2D2, 4th Cross Dyavasandra Industrial Area Whitefield Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560048, India
 Sat 21 Feb, 08:00 PM

Tickets Rs 750, 1000

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SCPA Presents Vaibhavam


Japan Habba 2015

Japan Habba 2015

Exploring Education through Arts

Exploring Education through the Arts, Kali-Kalisu by IFA 

Since 2012, IFA has been supporting Government school teachers across Karnataka to enrich classroom learning with the arts, under the Kali Kalisu initiative of our Arts Education programme. We invite you to an exciting line-up of presentations by four teachers, from four different districts, who will share the stories of their projects in their respective schools. These projects seek to connect classroom education, local art forms, the lived experiences of students and the environment that surrounds them, thus empowering the students to think and express creatively. We invite educators, teachers, parents and all of you for an evening of inspiration.

NGMA, Bangalore turns 6

NGMA Bengaluru turns 6

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bangalore Air Show 18-22 February 2015

The Make In India-themed five-day Aero India 2015, scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is expected to be by far the largest air show India has ever seen. Defence ministry officials are expecting this event - the tenth edition of Aero India - to be not just beneficial in terms of business opportunities for Indian private companies in the defence sector, but also an unprecedented visual treat for the public in general.

Five aerobatic teams, besides Indian Air Force's (IAF's) Sarang helicopter team, have confirmed their participation at the event, which will be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka (AFSY) off Bellary Road.  

The Swedish Air Force team, Aero Superbatics (UK), Airborne Services Ltd (UK), Flying Bulls (Czechosl-ovakia), and the US Special Forces have confirmed their performances over the five days of the event.

Several seminars have been planned to focus on defence and aerospace; cyberspace; civil aviation; public-private partnerships; integrating Indian companies with global value chain; promoting state-of-art defence infrastructure; maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) issues; and defence offsets.

At least 300 CEOs of various domestic and foreign companies are expected to participate in seminars that include Global Investors and CEOs Conference, which will be inaugurated by defence minister Manohar Parrikar no February 19.

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat will be putting up exclusive stalls to promote tourism.


More info at

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Deccan Herald Theatre Festival 2015


Jagriti Group's Play - ALL ABOUT WOMEN

Directed By Arundhati Raja & Play Wright by Miro Gavran.

@ Chowdaiah Memorial Hall on 7th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Rangashankara on 3rd March, 2015 (Tue) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 12th (Thu) & 13th (Fri) Feb, 2015 @ 7.30 pm. Play Details
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Gnatak Group's Play - RED

Directed By Michael Joseph & Play Wright by John Logan.

@ Chowdaiah Memorial Hall on 14th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Rangashankara on 17th Feb, 2015 (Tue) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 19th (Thu) & 20th (Fri) Feb, 2015 @ 7.30 pm. Play Details
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Centre for Film & Drama Group's - AVASTHE

Directed By Prakash Belawadi & Play Wright by U R Ananthamurthy.

@ Chowdaiah Memorial Hall on 21st Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Rangashankara on 24th Feb, 2015 (Tue) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 26th (Thu) & 27th (Fri) Feb, 2015 @ 7.30 pm Play Details
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Play Pen Group's Play - MARRY GO ROUND

Directed By Ashish Sen & Play Wright by Sadiqa Peerbhoy.
@ Chowdaiah Memorial Hall on 28th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Rangashankara on 10th March, 2015 (Tue) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 5th (Thu) & 6th (Fri) March, 2015 @ 7.30 pm Play Details

Contact Information

Mr. Ravi Kumar M
Mobile: +91-94804 57440 / E-Mail :

Tickets are Available at - Deccan Herald, MG Road,Bangalore Between 10 am to 5 pm.
For more Information Call 080 - 25880147 / 080 - 25880141

Play Begins at 7.30 pm. Please Be Seated by 7.15 pm.

Tickets @ Chowdaiah Memorial Hall - Rs.500/-, Rs.300/- & Rs.100/-

Tickets @ Rangashankara - Rs.300/-

Tickets @ Jagriti - Rs.300/-


Kitsch Mandi Local - 15th February 2015

Sur Prabath 2015

Isha Foundation's Shivarathri Celebrations

17 Feb '2015, 06:00 pm to
18 Feb '2015, 06:00 am

 Isha Foundation's Mahashivarathri celebrations on Feb 17, 2015. A nightlong celebration is scheduled in the following venues.

Location 1:

 HAL convention center,Next to HAL police station

Old Airport Road


Location 2:

Sri Gundanjeneya Swamy Kalyana mantapa,

Kodigehalli gate,Bytarayanapura

Landmark:Near old coca cola factory


Location 3:

Chamraju Kalyana Mandira,16th cross,7th A main 3rd block

Jayanagar,Near South end circle

contact: 8105249089

For more information and schedule of programs, please visit:

Concerts : Feb 2015

M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation

28th Feb @ 6:00 pm
Ananya Ashok / Aditi Krishnaprasad / Adamya Ramanand
Venue : Ananya Sabhangana , Malleswaram


Thyagaraja – Purandara Araadhane – Composers Day
Pooja Followed by Ghoshti Gayana by eminent Vidwans, Vidushis, and Instrumentalists.
9.30 am TO 12 pm

Carnatic Classical Vocal by Dr.Vidya Bhushana
accompanied by
Vid.M.S.Govinda Swamy on Violin
Vid.Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma on Mrudanga
Vid.Bharadwaj R.Sathvalli on Morsing
Sunday | 15th February 2015 | 5 pm

Bangalore Gayana Samaja
Entry Free – All are Welcome


Rasanveshanam and Pranava Fine Arts

14th Chamber  concert

Vid. Smt. Bhagyalakshmi Chandrasekharan – Veena
Vid. Sri. M. Gururaj – Mridangam.
Date : 22nd February 2015 Sunday 04 to 07 pm. 
Venue  Villa no.37A, SJR Eastwood Layout, Harlur Road, off Sarjapur road,Bangalore 560102

Radha Thiagarajan 095385 08888/ Thiagarajan 095384 18888.


Ranjani Fine Arts – Samyoga : 3rd Annual Festival

Feb 14:
4.00PM : “Music Majaa” – a children’s special concert
Vidwans Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Dr. Manjunath (violin),Vidwan K.U.Jayachandra Rao (mridangam)
Vidwan Giridhar Udupa (ghatam), Vidwan Pramath Kiran (rhythm pad)

7.15PM : Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar (Hindustani vocal), Pt. Vyasmurti Katti(harmonium), Pt. Ravindra Yavagal(tabla)
Feb 15:
4.00PM : Vid. Abhishek Raghuram (Carnatic vocal), Vidwan Mysore V.Srikanth (violin), Vidwan Anantha R. Krishnan(mridangam)

7.15PM : “3 Generations of Violin” – a special concert by Vidushis Dr.N.Rajam, Dr.Sangeetha Shankar, Ragini Shankar and Nandini Shankar    

Venue : New Horizon Engineering College Auditorium, Outer Ring Road, Marathalli, Bangalore-560103

The Green Bazaar- 9

The much loved Green Bazaar is back with its 9th Edition! This time, The Green Bazaar- 9 partners with Whitefield Rising to you the Whitefield Eco Habba on Sunday, February 22nd, at Herbs and Spices, Whitefield.
Traffic, water, garbage, toxic lakes…Whitefield has many of the same teething problems as other neighbourhoods in rapidly expanding Bangalore, but it is also home to a strong network of true heroes who care for their neighbourhood and work to make it better. Tree-huggers, lake-saviours, spot-fixing civic activists, composting-queens, animal-rescuers, craft goddesses, geek-turned-kitchen-gardeners—the community has champions of every stripe. Come say hello to them at Eco Habba, the largest community gathering of its kind, and get inspired! Join the movement for a better Bangalore and start your own in your neighbourhood.
Spend this lovely springtime Sunday outdoors, at The Green Bazaar- 9, Eco Habba and take a break from the usual mall-movie routine. Buy earth friendly products, attend expert talks, sign up for DIY workshops, watch your kids participate in learn and play activities, sample yummy, healthy food, watch films, live performances and join the conversation around vibrant, sustainable, earth friendly living in Whitefield!
Registration is compulsory for all workshops. Click here to register 
Join the event page to get the latest updates on stalls, workshops, activities and fabulous deals!, and the event page: 

The Green Bazaar 9, Eco Habba, Whitefield
The Green Bazaar 9, Eco Habba, Whitefield


Want to start your own little terrace garden? Have questions on composting for our waste management gurus? Want to get involved in lake rejuvenation efforts in your area? Or maybe you want to learn more about artisanal breads, the Sustainability Lab is the one place where adults can build a range of skills needed to practice a more earth friendly lifestyle.
Click Here to register for the workshops. All workshops for adults are open to children above 15 years of age.
Sustainability Lab
Timings Workshop
11 am – 12 pm Fruits, Shoots and Leaves: Priya Anand one of Whitefield’s top kitchen gardeners shares her tips for starting your own terrace garden.
12 pm – 1 pm 2 X H2OSmarter Dharma gives you an intro into smarter solutions for Water Recycling in your community. A chance to meet with experts in the field and kickstart activities related to water reuse and lake rejuvenation in your building or neighbourhood.
2 pm – 3:30 pm Mighty Millets, Cooking Demo: Get a new superpower by learning to cooking with healthy, homegrown, underrated, mighty millets. Live cooking demo with Preeta who will demo Salads, Pulao, Bisibelebhath, Upma, Vangibhath, Dosas, Idlis and Rottis!
4 pm – 5 pm I ♥  Kaapi: Arshiya Bose gives us the fascinating lowdown on sustainable coffee
5 pm – 5:30 pm Flour Power: An interactive talk on what goes into making healthy organic bread
5:30 – 6:00 pm Talking Dirty: Composting gurus dish on how to start treating your trash the right way


GB - WF - Walks,Rides
Timings Workshop
7 am to 9 am , All Ages Bi-Pedal Bangalore: Been thinking about taking up cycling for a while? Start today! Go for a fun Sunday morning ride with Zest Pedal community, get some expert gyaan on do and dont’s of sustainable commuting in the city.
8 am to 9 am3 pm to 4 pm If Trees Could Talk: Go on a tree walk with a difference, hear Whitefield Resident Unnikrishnan tell you stories about trees in Bangalore, help you identify native species and learn more about their role in our ecosystem.
4 pm to 5 pm Whitefield Heritage Walk : A real treat for Bangaloreans, Deepa Peck talks about the little known history of Whitefield, how the area got its name, its famous residents, its forgotten churches and its rapidly-changing geography.


In an age when we barely know who our next door neighbour is imagine a wonderful opportunity to meet people from your community who are making a difference. Come and say hello to these superheroes in your area, join them in their projects or get inspired to start your own version in your part of Bangalore. The Community Champions corner will bring waste segregation experts, sustainable mobility supporters, environmentally conscious students and other cool citizens all under one roof.
GB - WF - Community Showcase
Timings Sessions
TBA Know your Carbon Footprint: Our experts will help you analyse your everyday so you can calculate your carbon footprint and be more aware.
TBA Catch Every Drop Zone: Eco warriorVallari Shah will talk about retrofitting your home to save and reuse water most effectively
All Day Swachch Bharath Zone: Apartment Champions from our partner group Whitefield Rising and 2bins1Bag give you the 101 on waste segregation via games and interactive segments.
TBA Commute Smart Zone: Arvind Keerti talks about sustainable mobility in traffic jam plagued Whitefield
TBA Switch on The Sun Zone: A session on harnessing solar power most effectively
TBA Nature In My Backyard Corner: Neralu and Honey Bee Nature Club organize activities that will make you stop and smell the flowers this gorgeous Sunday Spring day
TBA Green Schools: A unique opportunity to meet students and teachers who are making a difference with their innovative in-school programs that are pro-environment


Learn and Play activities to engage your children and initiate them into greener living. Click here to register for Children’s Activities.
Children's Carnival
Timings Workshop
All Day, < 7 yrs old Kinetic Kiddies: An activity designed to get your kids moving, life skills training while incorporating fun and creativity in movement.
All Day, 4 months- 12 yrs Active Tots: A little gym for kids to keep them occupied and in high spirits while you check out all that The Green Bazaar 9 has to offer.
9am, 11 am, 4 pm and 5pm (Ages < 15 yrs) World in a Flower: Help your children fall in love with nature and wonder about the world around them. Free play and outdoor recreation thanks to the Honey Bees Nature Club a nature/outdoor recreation club for the entire family. 
11 am – 12 pm, Ages > 6 and < 15 Little Green Thumbs: A gardening workshop for young ones
4 pm – 5 pm, > 6 and < 15 Cooking with Monika: Monika Manchanda conducts a cooking workshop for young kids and teens
3 pm – 4:30 pm, > 10 Tetrapak Up! : Devika Krishnan teaches kids to repurpose those terrible tetrapaks into something more beautiful
TBA, < 15 yrs Drama Queens and Kings: Deepti Sharma guides children on expressing themselves through drama and speech
4 pm – 5 pm Nature’s Canvas- Sketch trees and the natural environment with charcoal and take your artwork home
3 pm – 4 pm, < 15 yrs old GQ, Green Quiz: An activity to turn those grey cells green
All Day Sidewalk Games: A gaming corner with street games for children
TBA Tales Everywhere: Storytelling session for children


Change your perspective of the world around you through art and photography exhibitions. Watch short films curated by The Alternative, and enjoy a live performance by Whitefield students of Taaqademy


The Green Bazaar will feature the best of sustainable goodies. Organic, preservative-free food, recycled and upcycled home and lifestyle products, children’s books and educational kits, handspun fabric and apparel, waste management solutions for the home, certified organic agro products, chemical-free skin and body care goodies, products for sustainable menstruation, natural products with the goodness of fruits and berries and more.
A few stalls at the Bazaar: Soul Bakers, Maduban Natural Products, Ultimate Cocos,BEAD,  Eco Femme, Chalk Boutique, Shumee, Tulika Publishers, stitched2save9, blue made green, Rista, Daily Dump, Skin Sense, Martha’s Preserves, Ashel organic bakes, Belly and Soul, Lluvia Bakery, Orchard Fresh, Cellulose Jewellery, Organic Garten, Cocosutra, Mitte Se, Tech Mali, My Sunny Balcony, Daily Dump, Black Roots, Rista Handicrafts, Skin Sense, Squiggle, Joy at work, Aromeds

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ABAI Fest 2015: Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics film festival

 ABAI Fest – India’s biggest Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics film festival held annually in Karnataka, India with the support of Government of Karnataka is a confluence of Indian and Global Digital art industry. Fest is an ideal platform for artists from various backgrounds across the globe to come together to celebrate the art of digital storytelling and exchange ideas. ABAI Fest 2015 is scheduled to be held on 6th, 7th and 8th of February 2015 at Hotel Taj West End, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. This edition of Fest will witness contests with international participation, workshops, film screenings, Best of content from best of the film festivals from various countries and Game zones.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bhoomi – Salt of the Earth Piah Dance Company

Bhoomi, a young woman born and raised in the land of Gujarat is stepping into the happy and innocent world of matrimony. After a teary farewell to her family and friends, the love of her husband and a new life beckons. She embraces the bond of marriage with joy in her heart.

They say old bonds never die. She happily visits the land of her childhood to spend some days reliving old memories. Her family, her friends, her protective brother Gema, she is surrounded by love and care.
But one day tragedy strikes. Beera, the most evil dacoit ever born is on the prowl. And he has never known mercy. She has to make a perilous journey through the wicked wilderness of Kutchh. Her husband and his kingdom await. She makes the brave choice of crossing the dreaded desert in the darkness of the night.
Will Beera capture her?

What is it that breaks Bhoomi’s spirit so much that she turns from a simple woman to an avenging warrior?

Attakkalari India Biennial 2015

Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana Celebrations by Saraswathi Gana Sabha & SGBS Trust

Nadasurabhi : 4 day Music Festival

Nadasurabhi cordially invites you to a unique four day musical event
from 19th to 22nd February 2015

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


19.2.2015 at 6.00 PM by
Ganakala Praveena Ganakala Chatura
Vidwan Sri.Ananthapadmanabha Rao

19.2.2015 Vidwan Chitraveena P.Ganesh Chitraveena
Thursday Vidwan B.K.Raghu Violin
6.00 PM Vidwan B.C.Manjunath Mridangam
Vidwan G.Guruprasanna Khanjira

20.2.2015 Vidushi Bharathi Ramasubban Vocal
Friday Vidwan Vittal Rangan Violin
6.00 PM Vidwan N.C.Bharadwaj Mridangam
Vidwan Sunaad Anoor Khanjira

21.2.2015 Vidwan V. Bharat Kumar Vocal
Saturday Vidwan Anand Viswanathan Violin
6.00 PM Vidwan Adamya Ramanand Mridangam
Vidushi Bhagyalakshmi Krishna Morsing

22.2.2015 Group Singing by children
Sunday (Students of Vijaya College of Music – trained by Saralaya Sisters-
4.00 PM Vidushis Kavitha and Triveni)
5.00 PM Purandaradasa Aradhana-
Group Rendition of Navarathna Malika
Kritis by Prof.T.S.Ramaa and her students
6.00 PM Thyagaraja Aradhana- Group rendition of Pancharatna kritis.
Lead singer–Vidushi Neela Ramgopal

Everyone is requested to participate.
7.00 PM Distribution of Prasadam.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nadajyoti Music Festival 2015

Venue: , Sri Kannikaparameshwari Temple, R P Ravishankar Sabhangana, 8th Cross, Malleswaram

All programs start at 6pm

All are welcome
1st Feb 2015Sunday – Vijay Siva [Carnatic Vocal]
2nd Feb 2015Monday – Namratha [Dance]
3rd Feb 2015Tuesday – B. Raghuram & Dr Ravindra Kotati [ Harmonium Jugalbandi]
4th Feb 2015Wednesday – Dr Sreekantham Nagendra Shastry [Carnatic Vocal]
5th Feb 2015Thursday – Gangamma Keshavamurthy & Shantha Gopal – Gamaka
6th Feb 2015Friday – B.K Ananthram and Amith Nadig – Flute duet
7th Feb 2015 – Saturday – Sakethraman [Carnatic Vocal]
8th Feb 2015Sunday – Malladi Brothers [Carnatic Vocal]
9th Feb 2015Monday – P.Rama & R Chandrika [Carnatic Vocal]
10th Feb 2015Tuesday – Heggar Anantha Hegde [Hindustani Vocal]
11th Feb 2015Wednesday – T.N Ashok [Carnatic Vocal]
12th Sat 2015 – Thursday – —–
13th Feb 2015Friday – Rachna Prakash
14th Feb 2015 – Saturday – S. Sowmya [Carnatic Vocal]
15th Feb 2015Sunday – Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Vijaylakshmi [Violin Duet]
16th Feb 2015Monday – Dr. T.S Satyavathi [Carnatic Vocal]
17th Feb 2015Tuesday – Sri Kannan Bhagavathar [Bhajan]
18th Feb 2015Wednesday – Pulikeshi Kasturi [Dance]
19th Sat 2015 – Thursday – K.V Krishna Prasad [Carnatic Vocal]
20th Feb 2015Friday – Saralaya Sisters [Carnatic Vocal]
21th Feb 2015 – Saturday – T.S Krishnamurthy [Violin]
22th Feb 2015Sunday – S.Shankar [Carnatic Vocal]
23th Feb 2015Monday – Sangeetha Iyer [Bharatanatya]
24th Feb 2015Tuesday – Thirumale Srinivas [Carnatic Vocal]
25th Feb 2015Wednesday – Bharathi Pratap [Hindustani Vocal]
26th Sat 2015 – Thursday – C.Ramesh [Carnatic Vocal]
27th Feb 2015Friday – Suma Krishnamurthy [Bharatanatya]
28th Feb 2015 – Saturday – H.K Venkatram, Ravikiran, A.Ashwin [Violin,Flute]
1st March 2015Sunday – T.V Shankarnarayanan [Carnatic Vocal]
2nd March 2015Monday – Vani Sateesh [Carnatic Vocal]
3rd March 2015Tuesday – Dr. Suma Sudheerndra [Veena]
4th March 2015Wednesday – V.Balakrishna Bhagavathar [Bhajan]
5th March 2015Thursday – R.K Padmanabha [Carnatic Vocal]
6th March 2015Friday – Bellary M.Raghavendra [Carnatic Vocal]
7th March 2015 – Saturday – M.Sheela [Carnatic Vocal]
8th March 2015Sunday – Lavanya [5pm – 7pm] [Carnatic Vocal]

Neralu Bangalore Tree Festival



Neralu 2015 is here and is more exciting this year. The festival opens at Doddamavalli Katte on 7th of February at 7:30 AM. Talks, workshops and performances happen at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) on the 7th and 8th of February, while Bal Bhavan preps for the fun, grand finale on the 14th of February. Walks come right to your neighbourhood with a special celebration at MN Krishna Rao Park. Check our map to pick the walk that’s closest to you. Prior registrations for Workshops and Walks are absolutely necessary. Please register here:


Laugh OK Please: Standup Comedy

Laugh OK Please!

 Laugh Ok Please is a series of comedy nights which will be held at Vapour, Bangalore on the first and third Sunday of each month.
This Sunday, we have the famous EVAM, South India's best stand-up ensemble. They will take to the stage and blow all of us away with their unique comedy styling!

Also, enjoy craft beers with a lovely Sunday dinner while you get bowled over by EVAM!

Vapour Pub And Brewery: Bangalore,
No.773, HAL 2nd Stage, Next To Axis Bank, Indiranagar Inner Ring Road, Bangalore.

Farmers Market at Inorbit Mall (7-8 Feb)

Sampoorn presents Soul Flea

CONCERT: From Classical Music to Flamenco

The Alliance française de Bangalore and the Bangalore School of Music invite you to an enchanting evening of dance and music – From Classical Music to Flamenco with Serge Lopez and Nathalie Marin. 
Serge Lopez and Nathalie Marin met during a concert with the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes: they both wished to combine their respective music – flamenco and classical music. The colors and the very particular sound of flamenco guitar serve to the sensual music of Debussy, Ravel or Massenet fascinated by Spain and Andalusia. Serge Lopez also interprets compositions of his own repertoire, inspired from jazz and flamenco.

On the program:
Sous les nuages, Paseo en Cadix, Sur, Nomada, Barrio Latino , La Familia, Apallosa, Quisiera, compositions by Serge Lopez and Gymnopédie by Erik Satie, Pavane by Faure, Danse profane danse sacrée , ballade by Debussy, Habanera by Maurice Ravel…
Serge Lopez and Nathalie interpret this program mainly with symphonic orchestras but they also play itin duo piano guitar, in Tirana (Albania), Quito (Ecuador), la Habana (Cuba) and in France.
They recorded a cd “Danzas sinfonicas” with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador which will be on sale from January 2015.

Praise for the duo:
“Words could not express with enough power all the emotion, all the poetry which arise from the guitar and voices. Maturity is undeniable, delightful.” - Sur les rails
“Serge Lopez has the gift to switch from one atmosphere to another, while keeping a continuous unity which captures our attention from beginning to end. A great maturity.” - Antoi

01 Feb '2015, 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Alliance Française auditorium, Opp.UNI Building, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore

Bhoomija Sammohanam.

Aruna Sairam (Carnatic singer) and Malavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam dancer) are two superstars in their fields. Both are veterans who have several decades of learning, dedicated sadhana, experimentation and innovations, and success under their belt.

They come together for a unique jugalbandi -- Aruna Sairam sings for Malavika Sarukkai -- in an aptly titled show, ""Sammohanam"". The coming together of two colossal talents is a rare event and Sammohanam is a beautifully thought-thru' and crafted piece. It is a rare treat for all the senses.

Contact Person: Team Bhoomija Contact No: 80-23445810
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Workshop on The Art of Storytelling at British Council

Welcome to The Art of Storytelling, with one of the leading storytellers from the UK, Emily Parrish. In this workshop, we will share the magic of creating and telling stories with our voices and bodies. Along the way, get tips, challenges and guidelines to help you create your own storytelling activities.

Workshop objectives -
By the end of this workshop, you can expect to:
Gain understanding of what oral storytelling is
Basic but important tips and techniques for effective storytelling
Be inspired to share stories with others

Training Methodology
Share your stories
Participative approach
Brainstorming session

Session Outline
Tell us what you think
Share your stories

Tips and tricks of effective storytelling using stories shared by participants

Who should attend - The workshop is recommended for teachers, trainers, parents and anyone who is interested in storytelling.

Registration Fee – Rs 2500 for members and Rs 3000 for non-members.

No. of Seats – 25 Registrations only. Registration is on first come first serve basis and it is confirmed only upon making the payment as we have a very limited number of seats.

Please note that the workshop will not have a lunch break and only light snacks will be provided.

Please call or email to register for the workshop.

Trainer brief: Emily Parrish
Emily Hennessey (previously Emily Parrish) is a performance storyteller dedicated to exploring the ancient art of storytelling as oral tradition within a contemporary context, playful, imaginative and daring to take risks, Emily tells myths, legends, epics, folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world. Emily's work is described as 'intelligently composed and beautifully performed', while her storytelling style is said to be warm, captivating, bold and witty, delighting audiences of all ages.
Emily discovered the art of performance storytelling when at the University of Kent where she met storyteller, Vayu Naidu. Emily graduated in 2005 with a 1st class Master of Drama degree. She went on to complete a storytelling apprenticeship and work as Education Officer for Vayu Naidu Company.

Additional Information
Age Group: 18 and above

Last Date of Registration: 03-Feb-2015

Timings: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Contact Person: Ms. Vani Shivakumar Contact No: 9742100181 / 18001024353
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Address: 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross, Bengaluru – 01
Venue: British Council

Cycle Day: Malleshwaram, Feb 2015