Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

For a cause

Swasti, the contemporary art gallery, is hosting a charity art show on the occasion of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raise funds for HCG Foundation. The art show is being held at Swasti Art Gallery, HCG Tower 1 and 4, 8, P Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangiramnagar. It is on view till October 31 and is open for public between 10 am and 6 pm.

Knorr’s works

Tasveer, in association with Ganjam, will present an exhibition of the works of photographer Karen Knorr, called Transmigrations, till November 30 at Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road. The timing is 10 am to 7 pm. The exhibition is closed on Sundays.


Apparao Gallery is presenting Germination, an exhibition of metal wires, sculptures by artist Puneet Kaushik till October 31 at  Apparao Gallery, The Presidency, 82, St Mark’s Road. Puneet Kaushik is a celebrated sculptor and his work celebrates a psychological extraction of the phlegmatic to the metallic.

‘Madras Accent’

Safion will present an exhibition of unique art works created by artists from Madras School of Art in a show titled The Madras Accent: Modern and Contemporary Art exhibition from Madras at the Venkatappa Art Gallery from October 16 to 24, 11 am to 7 pm.

The show features 22 of the best names who have lived and worked in the City such as S G Vasudev, R B Bhaskaran, Achuthan Kudallur, Douglas C, RM Palaniappan, Thota Tharan, Aparajithan Adimoolam etc.

Creative impressions

Gallery Sumukha presents Katharsis in a forbidden zone, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and installation by Dimple Shah, till October 15, 10.30 am to 6 pm at 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden.

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Prakruti HoskereDANCE

Prakruti Hoskere, a young Bharatanatyam dancer, will be performing at ‘Dhaatu Navaratra Mahotsava’ on October 16, 6.30 pm. She has performed at the Kinkini, Ankura  festivals and has also danced for the 1000th year celebration of the Brigadeeshwara Temple of Tanjore


On stage

Malgudi Daze will be back on stage with a new story on October 17, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, opposite MLA College, Malleswaram.

Malgudi Daze is a reflection of times that always stood for ‘simplicity’ and ‘truthfulness’. The play revolves around the characters who symbolise the imagination of R K Narayan and also in many ways the society back then. For details, call 9886062324.

‘Jugari Cross’

Samudaya will be presenting the 50th show of the play Jugari Cross, based on the novel of the same name by Poornachandra Tejeswi and directed by Nataraj Honnavalli, on October 15, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.

To mark the occasion, there will be an exhibition of special photographs by Poornachandra Tejeswi.


Live strains

Suneeta Rao, The Paree of Pop, will perform with a live band at BFlat in a new avatar on October 15, 8.30 pm. The music can be described as pop fusion and will include songs from her fifth solo album Waqt, with new versions of Suneeta’s classic hits such as Paree
Hoon Main and Ab Ke Baras, as well her own versions of popular cover tunes.

This raga-based repertoire will see Gino Banks (drums), Sangeet Haldipur (piano, keys and backing  vocals), Ravi Iyer (guitar), Rushad Mistry (bass) and Shadaab Bhartiya (tabla, percussion).

High notes

Theme and Kawai will be presenting The Young Performer Concert in the City. To kick off the inaugural concert of the series, Anish Thomas Panikkar (piano) and Tanisha Herbert (voice) will perform on October 17, 5 pm at Theme Piano World, 817, Girija, 8th Block, 20th Main, Koramangala.


A sequel to Melange, signifying a confluence of musical styles and bringing together world-class performers across genres on a single platform, will be held on October 20, 7.30 pm at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The artistes, who will be performing, are Itai Disraeli, Larry Coryell, Lili Haydn, Nishat Khan,Trilok Gurtu, Frank Martin.Tickets are available at


Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with ICCR Bangalore, is presenting a Carnatic music concert featuring Herbert Erich Lang (Kanjira), an ICCR scholar and visiting Professor in Carnatic music from Germany, Ambi Subramaniam (violin), V Ramanamurthi (mridangam) and Ganthasala Satya Sai (morsing).

The event called, Nadopasana - The Divine Sound, will be held on October 14, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore. Invitations for the concert are available at the Bhavan and the ICCR office, 26/3B B Sankey Road. For details, call 23462714 or visit

Classical concert
Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha Trust, Kirloskar Colony is organising a Grand Carnatic Classical Vocal Concert by S R Vinay Sharva on October 24, 6 pm at Sri Vani Education Centre, No 1246, 4th Main, ‘E’ Block, 2nd Stage, Rajajinagar. For details, call 23322239.

Feast time
Ananya will present a special series of music festival called Geeta Puthali till October 16 in the City. This festival has been conceived to celebrate Vijayadashami. The musical feast will be conducted daily at 6.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, Malleswaram.


Cultural contest

Sama Trust, J P Nagar, is holding the 'M R Vijayalakshmi Memorial Music, Art and Cultural Contest’ on November 21. The contest is for children from Montessori to 12th standard.

All school children can participate in the music, art and cultural competitions to be held in the premises of Auden Public School, Girinagar, behind Sacchidananda Ganapathi Ashram on November 21. For details, call 9449346638.

Festive treat

The Navratri Music and Dance Festival will be held till October 16 at Sri Vani Education Centre, Ramavana No 1246, 4th Main, ‘E’ Block, Rajajinagar. On October 16, 6.45 pm, Bharathanjali will be presented by disciples of Guru Bhanumathi. For details, call 23322239.


An experiment in 72 Mela Kartha Raagas will be held at a three-month long musical workshop at Kavyashri Music School, No 52, 1st Cross, Lakkasandra till December. In the workshop, Haridasara Keerthanegalu, Shivasharanara Vachanas, Hindi bhajans, Bhava Geethe and English songs will also be taught. For details, call 9611525942. 


Gitanjali, the Heritage Festival, is being organised by the Bengali Association at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds till October 17.  On October 14, Tasher Desh, Tagore’s dance drama will be staged. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, the Little Champs will also be held on the same day.

On October 15, the fusion music band Indian Ocean will perform while on October 16, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pt Shivkumar Sharma will present a jugalbandi.

On October 17, Jagjit Singh will enthrall the audience. The Durga Puja 2010 is also taking place at the same venue. For tickets, log on to

Graphic designs

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is  holding an exhibition of  contemporary German Design titled: The Dimension of the Plane - Communication Design in Germany till October 23 at the Bhavan.

This exhibition of the Rat für Formgebung (German Design Council) will offer a snapshot view of graphic design and visual communication in Germany from the beginning of the 21st century. The timing is 9 am to 6.30 pm.

Kannada classes

Kannada Praasara Parishat will start its next batch of spoken  Kannada, higher spoken Kannada and Kannada script read-write classes in separate batches from October 17.

The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital Premises, Magrath Road, (near Garuda Mall). 

Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit.  For details, call 9448878569.


llumin Association of ISM Dhanbad will screen Song of Life on October 17 at Centre for Film and Drama, Sona Towers, 71 Miller’s Road, Vasanth Nagar.

The screening is at 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Song of Life is a full-length feature film shot completely on the campus of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad by Challa Srikanth. 

Produced by Alumni Association, the film depicts the story of a student who gradually matures during the four years he spends on the campus and learns to take responsibilities of life, family and profession in a better way.

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