Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chor Bazaar


InOrbit Dream Mile 2015

7th Chinna Kala Nadam

 NADAM presents
7th Chinna Kala Nadam
ADA Ranga Mandira
July 3 - 5, 2015 Bangalore

June 3, 2015

NADAM presents the 7th Chinna Kala Nadam - a Classical Dance Festival  for children exclusively under 13 years of age. The festival will be providing a platform for about 150 participants from 21 music and dance schools in Bangalore. It is scheduled on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July 2015 at ADA Ranga Mandira, JC Road, Bangalore.



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Heritage and Culture Walks by Unhurried: July 2015

Nagartapete Walk: July 4th,7 30 am - Old City tour, communities, culture, history (Rs 550 )

Biryani Walk: July 11th, 5 pm - Markets, Neighbourhood stories through its food (Rs 999)

Bungalow Walk: July 18th, 8 am - Neighbourhood history, bungalow architecture (Rs 550 )

Basavanagudi Food Walk: July 25th, 5 pm - Markets, Neighbourhood stories through its food (Rs 650 )

04 Jul '2015, 07:30 am to 10:30 am
11 Jul '2015, 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
18 Jul '2015, 08:00 am to 11:00 am
25 Jul '2015, 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Multiple venues
Entry :
Rs 550/ Rs 650/ Rs 999 
Join us for these events by email: Please mention the walk name, no of people, along with a contact number. The amount has to be prepaid for the walk; email us and we'll send you the payment process.
(Please note all our walks & tours are subject to terms & conditions on our website.)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Go Skateboarding Day 2015‏


HolyStoked, the Bangalore based skateboarding collective is once again getting the skateboarding community together for the Go Skateboarding day. The 4th edition of HolyStoked’s initiative promises to be bigger and better.

Having started off as a collective of friends, HolyStoked has grown to include people of all age groups and demographics. This year, HolyStoked wants to bring the sport to mainstream Indian culture while still maintaining its alterative vibe. Holystoked is in talks with leading brands to collaborate on this year’s event.
HolyStoked believes that mainstream exposure is necessary for the sport to grow into the lifestyle that it universally is. Skateboarding is a sport like no other. The sport thrives on camaraderie amongst skaters. The Indian community is growing at a pace like never before. What started off with about 10 people in Bangalore has now grown far and wide with skate parks coming up in different parts of the Country including places like Kovalam and Ranchi to name a few.

Holystoked has also tried to reach out to the community at large. The organization encourages kids from BPL families to attend School by using skateboarding as an incentive. HolyStoked also reaches out to skateboarders in different cities by helping them build skate parks. Holysoked had the privilege of building India’s first free for all skatepark in association with Levis India with about 50 skateboarders from across the World joining them to help build it.

The agenda for the event:

Sunday, 21st June 2015
• 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Freedom Park
o The DIY Booth: Skateboarders are given plain surfaces to showcase their graffiti skills
o The Highest Off the Wall Contest: This is the skateboarding Contest where participants have to take off from the Kicker Ramp.
o The HolyStoked Photo Contest: A competition where participants have to upload skateboarding photos from Freedom Park with the hash tag, “HolystokedGSD2015”. The Picture with the maximum likes wins goodies from Holystoked
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Skate-A-Thon, at Cubbon Park
o Fun and interactive activities at Cubbon Park to help expose the General Public to the nuances of Skateboarding including a sprint, a group run and skateboarders showcasing various tricks
6:00 PM onwards at The Vivekananda Metro Station, Old Madras Road.
The activities include:
o Best Trick: Skateboarders have to perform tricks using the kicker ramp and landing pad.
o And a quiz on skateboarding along with awards for various competitions held during the day.
o Popular videos/ documentaries on skateboarding will also be showcased.
o The day will end with a band performing for the audience
Join HolyStoked in celebrating a Culture on the 21st of June with skateboarders from across India showcasing their talent.

Save the Date, Time and the Venue:
Sunday | 21st June 2015
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Freedom Park
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Skate-A-Thon, at Cubbon Park
6:00 PM onwards at The Vivekananda Metro Station, Old Madras Road.

Living Legends and Budding Masters | Hindustani Vocal by Vid. Malini Rajurkar

Living Legends and Budding Masters  - Hindustani Vocal by Vidushi. Malini Rajurkar organized by Sur Sagar at Bangalore

Violin Duet by Akkarrai Subbalakshmi and Akkarrai Swarnalatha

Farming-Permaculture workshop at Navadarshanam: 2 July - 5 July 2015‏

Navadarshanam is happy to announce a 4-day workshop on sustainable farming and permaculture principles from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 5 July 2015. The program is intended for anyone interested in growing food and is designed to provide a good understanding of the principles and methods involved in sustainable farming.  The program will have a significant focus on hands on work backed by theory sessions that will cover the underlying principles. Topics covered will include permaculture principles, getting started with a piece of land, low to zero input organic farming methods, understanding soil, pest management, composting, seed saving, plant nurseries and vegetable starts, water harvesting, food forests etc.

Participants will be required to arrive on Wednesday evening or latest by 8am on Thursday. The sessions will begin at 9.00am on Thursday and end at 3 pm on Sunday.

The fee for the 4-day resident program is Rs 4,000 and includes boarding and lodging for the duration of the program. If you are interested, please write to us at to register.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dance: Ananya Samarpana

Dance: Ashtabhavika

Carnatic Music: A voyage of sound and silence

 For as long as I can remember!", says Abhishek, when asked since when he has been singing. Same answer from Anantha R Krishnan on since when he has been playing Mridangam. And both of them have always been up for challenges. So in June 2015, they team up to bring us an evening of pure melody and pure sound. In perfect harmony. It will be a first and an absolute pleasure to hear Abhishek with just the Tanpura and Mridangam. It will be a first for the duo to bring some creative rhythms into play, with Abhishek also picking up the Khanjira.

"Expect a lot of Carnatic music. That will be the theme", says Abhishek.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Concerts: June 2015

Music Programmes
Organized by
Tirupati Tirumala Devastanam, Bengaluru

Music Programme by Smt.M.A.Sandhya and Party, Bengaluru
Saturday | 27th June 2015 | 6pm
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Bhajan by Sri Saptagiri Bhajanamandali, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
Sunday | 28st June 2015 | 6pm
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Sri Venkateshwara Temple
Bengaluru 3
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Music Programme by Smt.Snehalatha and Party, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru
Monday | 29th June 2015 | 6pm
TTD Information Centre,
Bengaluru 41.
Carnatic Music on Mandolin
Outreach Cultural Programme
Organized by
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Infosys Foundation
Sri.V.Akshay will be accompanied by
Sri.Arjun Dinakar on Violin,
sri.R.Ganesh on Mridangam,
Sri.T.Nataraj on Ghatam
Saturday | 27th June 2015 | 6:30 pm
Venue :
Prof.B.K.Subba Rao college


World Music Day
Organized by
Bangalore Gayana Samaja
in Association with
Karnataka Sangeetha Nruthya Academy

Light Music by
Smt.K.M.Kusuma and Troupe

Book Release
followed byBansuri Recital
by Pt.Praveen Ghodkindi

Carnatic Classical Vocal
Dr.Nagamani Srinath
Entry Free | All are Welcome

Sunday | 21st June 2015 | 10am to 1.30pm
Bangalore Gayana Samaja


80th birthday Celebrations and felicitations to Vid. Neela Ramgopal

21 st June
Venue : Sri Rama Lalita Kala mandira , Banashankari
Time : 5:30 pm
Felicitation to Smt Neela Ramgopal
Followed by a concert of  Madhu Kashyap / B K Raghu / Akshay anand
22nd June
Venue : Gayana Samaja
Time : 5:30 pm
Carnatic Vocal by Vid Vijay Siva / R K Sriram Kumar / Manoj Siva / Anirudh Athreya


Ranjani Fine Arts , Bellandur

Vidushi Sriranjani Santhanagopalan (vocal)
Vidwan Vittal Rangan (violin)
Vidwan K.U.Jayachandra Rao (mridanga)
Date/Time : Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 5.00 PM
Venue : Sobha Lakeview Club, off Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore (map)


 | Kalabharathi ||

on the occasion of World Music Day

presents a

 Carnatic Vocal Concert 


Rudrapatnam Brothers
accompanied by
Vid. C N Chandrashekhar on the Violin

Vid. G S Nagaraj on the Mridangam

Vid. Dayanand Mohite on the Ghatam

Venue : Residence Welfare Association Hall, JRD Tatanagar, Bengaluru

Date and time:  Sunday, 21st June, 2015, 6pm

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association – Koramangala
Date : 21.06.15 04.15 pm
Venue : The Indian Heritage Academy Hall – 6th Block, Koramangala,Bangalore

Vidushi Suguna Varadachari                         – Vocal
Vidwan B.Raghuram                                      -Violin
Vidwan H.S.Sudhindra                                  – Mridangam
Vidwan Omkar Rao                                        –  Ghatam


Carnatic Vocal Recital by Vidhushi Dr S Sowmya

Presented by
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha Presents
Vidhushi Dr S Sowmya
will be Accompanied
Vidhushi Smt Charulatha Ramanujam – Violin
Vidwan Sri C Cheluvaraju – Mrudangam
Vidhushi Smt Sukanya Ramgopal – Ghatam

Saturday | 13th June 2015 | 5:30pm

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha,
Purandara Bhavana,
8th Main Road,
HAL Second Stage,
Behind Indiranagar Club,
Bangalore – 560 008


Carnatic Classical Vocal Concert
Smt.Usha Padmanabhan

Organized by
Saraswathi Gana Sabha
SGBS Trust
Smt.Usha Padmanabhan
will be accompanied by
Shri. H V Raghuraman
Mannarkoi Shri J.Balaji

Sunday | 14th June 2015 | 5pm
Unnati Centre
1, Temple Road,
NGEF Layout,
Sadananda Nagar,
Bangalore 38


Hindustani Classical Vocal
Vid.Bharathi Prathap
Presented by
Bangalore Gayana Samaja
Vid.Bharathi Prathap
will be accompanied by
Sri.Udayraj karpur on Tabla
Dr. Ravindra Katoti on Harmonium
Sunday | 14th June 2015 | 5 pm
Bangalore Gayana Samaja

My Child & I

We had a super Summer and our little family is now back on track with the school year commencing!

This post has been in the making for quite awhile. Quite a few friends asked recently  "So What's New(s) with the Boys", thought I should go ahead and publish this right away!


The boys take a van to-fro school. Once, I wait outside after-school.

Second-born (Seeing me at the school gate) : " Have you also joined the school?"

Mom:  "Nope!  I am here to see your class teacher. You want to come along to see her?"

Second-born : "Why? I saw her all day - So, you go and see her!"


First-born after finishing his school-work heads out to play while Second-Born & Mom are still revising Grammar lessons.

Mom: " Make sentences with these pronouns; First one- He..."

Secondborn: " He went out!"

Mom: "  I..."

Secondborn: "I want to play!!"

Mom: " You..."

Secondborn: " You are Bad!!!"

Mom (hiding smile) : " Let us stop"

Second-born  (frustrated): "  We are now doing identify the pronoun? Ok,  its US!"

Mom: " And we are Done!"


Family is watching a movie , where the Hero plays double roles.

During a duet song sequence shot at a hill station, Second-born suddenly asks "How did he get a girl-friend?"

While Mom & Dad are preparing whether to answer it to context or joke it off, 
First-born (serious tone): "Hey, its the duplicate Hero, da! "

Second-born (declares) : " Appa, you should find a duplicate of me who can write tests at school while I can go swimming!"

Dad (couldn't keep quiet) : " Swimming? You don't want to go to cool places like the Hero in the song?"

Second-born  (shocked) : " Yuck,  And dance with girls? No Appa No!"


Family is enjoying hot bajjis one rainy afternoon.

Dad (showing a bajji) : " What's the vegetable inside this one- shape looks like the stalk of a cauliflower"

Mom : "Actually its bread!"

First-born (declares) : " Dont't judge a bajji with its shape - Dig in!"

Second-born (patronizing) : " Its Ok, Appa! You now go chat with Amma"


Its 8pm and Dad who usually is home by 7ish is yet to get home.

First-born (concerned voice): " Amma, where is Appa?"

Mom : "Should be on his way home, stuck in traffic I suppose? Let's try ringing him"

Second-born (Already on the phone - Demands) : " Hello Appa! Where are you and when will you get here?"


 While playing Uno,  Mom was really truly losing to Second-born.

Second-born who wants Mom to continue playing (understanding tone)" I know its hard to keep losing, but you should try until you win. How about I deal the cards so you get 6 and I get 8? But you should do your best, OK?"


First-born accompanies Mom to borrow a kitchen gadget from a friend. Friend says she does not have it.

First-born : "Could you please recheck thoroughly (For my Tamil friends: "Konjam Nalla Paarunga).
I remember borrowing it from you before. Maybe its on the top shelf ? I could help you reach it if you want"

(We had actually borrowed it a few months ago and recently the friend disposed it. Our man delighted about his recent growth spurt, couldn't help but showing off)


At the movie theater, and dad has smuggled a chakli in the water bottle bag, but cuaght red handed and asked to collect after the show.

Firstborn (truthfulness personified): " This is why I stow my chocolate-bar in my pocket. But of course, chakli will poke"

That rounds it off folks! Looking forward to sharing more funny snippets of my fast-growing boys again!