Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city


Charming work

An exhibition of paintings called Mayur by Dnyati Wagh will be held from January 29 to February 3 at Right Lines Art Gallery, 270, 1st floor, 1st Main, Defence Colony, Indiranagar.

The gallery timings are from 10 am to 7 pm (Saturday to Thursday).

‘Art Quarter’

Crimson, the art resource, is holding an exhibition called Art Quarter at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road.  Nearly 20 artists are presenting their original works.

This include paintings of Anand Panchal, Bhoomika Takshak, H R Das, Jayashree Patankar, Jyoti Hattarki, Mahua Banerjee, Nishant Dange, Pramod Apet, Preeti Raja, Ramesh Hari Pachpande, Sunil Sarkar and Vishal Sabley. The exhibition is on till January 29.

Many perceptions

Introspective Perceptions, a solo show of the recent works of Devan Madangarly, will be held at Galerie Sara Arakkal, 156, 4th Main, BEML Layout, ITPL Road.
The exhibition will be held till January 30, 11 am to 6 pm.

Striking images

The National Gallery of Modern Art, in association with British Council, is hosting an exhibition on contemporary photography from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 

This exhibition is drawn from the museum’s permanent collection and includes some of the most innovative works during a pivotal period in photography history.

The exhibition, which will be on from January 23 to February 27, will have 40 photographs and is called Something That I’ll Never Really See.

The artists whose works are exhibited include Cindy Sherman, Edgar Martins, Gavin Turk, Huang Yan and Olga Chernysheva.

‘Dream Weavers’

A photo exhibition called Dream Weavers by S Eshwar will be held at the  Chitrakala Parishat till January 20.


HCG Foundation and Swasti, The Contemporary Art Gallery, presents Varsha 2011.  The art show features paintings, drawings, graphic prints and sculptures by 12 artists from all over Karnataka.

The art show will be on view till February 7. The venue is Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, HCG Towers 1, 8, Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangiramnagar.


An interesting concert series called Bhakti Yoga will be held in the City. As part of this, on January 22, 6 pm, L Subramaniam and Ambi Subramaniam will present a Carnatic violin recital at Gayana Samaja, K R Road; on January 23, 6 pm, Padma Subramaniam will perform a Bharatanatyam recital Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit at Gayana Samaja, K R Road.

A Carnatic vocal recital by Pattabhiram Pandit will be held at Sridhara Sri Gudda, Kengeri on January 28, 5 pm while on January 29, 6 pm, Sudha Ragunathan will  present bhajans and Carnatic vocal at Chowdiah  Hall. Listen to Pandit Jasraj’s bhajans and Hindustani
vocal recital on January 30, 6 pm at Chowdiah Hall.

On January 31, 6 am, Shashank will present a  Carnatic flute recital at Sridhara Sri Gudda, Kengeri. A unique CD called Panchami the complete aspect of Gayathri, starting from Achamana, Gayathri Upanishad, Sampoorna Gayathri, Surya Vandana and Samaparnam, which is sung by M D Pallavi with piano by Preetam Koilpillai, will be released on January 22 at Gayana Samaja by Gurumatha Amma and on January 30 by retired chief justice Venkatachala.


Drishti Art Centre will present the ‘6th Drishti Dance Festival’ on January 22, 6 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. There will be  bharatanatyam recitals by Anuradha Vikranth and Praveen Kumar; kathak by Anuj Mishra and group; and kuchipudi and yakshagana
presentation by Samanvay Dance Company. For details, call 9845555422

‘He Who Burns’

Anikai Dance Theatre Company will present Forest and He Who Burns at the East Cultural Association on January 22 and at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on January 23.

The group’s performance will be choreographed by Wendy Jehlen, a contemporary dancer and choreographer.

‘Nritya Deepam’

Kaishiki Natyavahini, is presenting Nritya Deepam by Tejaswini on January 23, 6 pm at JSS Shivaratreeshwara Centre, I Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar.

Varied expressions

As part of the 28 successful years of Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in association with Department of Kannada and Culture, Department of Youth Services and Sports and Youth Writers and Artists’ Guild, are holding a bharatanatyam recital by Seema Jawahar on January 21, 6.30 pm at Yavanika.

Suhasini K Setty will present a Kuchipudi dance recital, called Bhamakalapam, on January 28, 6.30 pm at the same venue.


Praroha Kathak Natyalaya is organising Sammilan, a kathak and music recital, on January 23, 6.30 pm at Nayana Auditorium, J C Road. 


A bharatanatyam feature called Chaitrodaya Phaalguna Darshana will be presented by Vishruta School of Performing Arts on January 22, 6.15 pm at Keshava Samskruti Sabha, 556, Samskruthi Bhavan, 11th Main, ISRO Layout. For details, call 9845054194.


The Kala Premi Foundation, in association with the Rhythmotion Dance School, is organising a Kathak recital, along with Indian contemporary dances, by Chitra Arvind and Rhythmotion Dance Company, on January 23, 6.30 pm at the Seva Sadan Auditorium, Malleswaram. 


‘Sangeet Mahotsav’

Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Mahotsav, an all-night music programme, will be held on January 22, 9 pm at Gymkhana Indoor Stadium, IISc, Yeshwantpur.

The performing artistes are Kaivalyakumar Gurav (vocal), D Balakrishna (Carnatic veena), Purnima Chaudhury (Purab ang thumri gayan), Tejendra Majumdar (sarod), Shantanu Bhattacharyya (vocal), Vinayak Torvi (vocal).

The Gururao Deshpande Rashtriya Sangeet Puraskar will be conferred upon M Balamuralikrishna on the occasion.

Sitar recital

Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali, in joint participation with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is presenting a Hindustani sitar recital by Hindol Deb of Pune (a disciple of Deepak Choudhury), accompanied by Rajendra Nakod on tabla on January 29, 6 pm at Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony.


As part of Swara Sangeethalaya’s Sangeethootsava, a Hindustani classical music concert by Sneha Hampiholli, will be presented on January 22, 5.30 pm at Bangalore Scottish School, 7th Main Road, Navodayanagar.

A dance recital by the students of Swara Sangeethalaya will also be held on the occasion. For details, call 9448310997.


Karhade Mitra Mandal will be holding Bhavsargam, a programme featuring evergreen Marathi and Hindi songs by music director, composer and singer Hridayanath Mangeshkar and his group, on January 30, 10.15 am at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. For passes, call 9845883941 and 9845049808.


Tabla maestros Anindo Chatterjee and Nayan Ghosh will hold a Jugalbandi concert on January 29, 6 pm to 8 pm, at Kuvempu Kalakshetra, K R Road. For tickets, call 8861139932.

Melodious tunes  

The Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is holding the International Music Conference and Festival 2011 with the theme Rhythm and melodies in world music, from January 22 to 26. It will feature artistes from India and abroad. The venue is Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL Second Stage. For details, call 25215525.


Insstitute Ethnomussic is organising a special lecture demonstration on Japanese flute Shakuhachi and tracing its journey from temple to stage, tradition to modernity, and from Japan to India and the world.

The demonstration will ge given by T M Hoffman, lecturer in Musicology and Linguistics, Keio University (Japan), on January 21, 6.30 pm at the Manorama Hall, Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi.

Hindustani vocal

Ananya will present a Hindustani vocal recital by Vasavaraj Gonhal and sitar recital by Vijay Gonhal, who will be accompanied by M Nagesh (tabla), Puttaraja Gonhal (tabla), Ravindra Kotati (harmonium) on January 22, 6 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Electrifying notes

BFlat is presenting Electric Konarak Band on January 22, 8.30 pm. Konarak Reddy will play electric guitar with Asaf Rabi (Israel), one of the most versatile and accomplished composers on bass guitar; Ambi Subramaniam will be on violin; Ranjit Barot on drums and Kirtana Kumar on vocals. For details, call 25278361.

Soulful touch

A violin recital by Charumathi Raghuraman will be held on January 21, 6.30 pm at the Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second Cross, Domlur II Stage.
For details, call 9886599675.


On reel
The National Gallery of Modern Art, in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts, is presenting IFA Film Festival till February 20 at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road.

All films will have English subtitles. For details, call 22342338, 22201027.

Exquisite collection

Vermilion House is presenting an exquisite collection of Uppadas, Paithanis and Jamdanis, created by weaver, designer Ghanshyam Sarode, on January 21 and 22 at Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Frazer Town.  The timing is 11 am to 7 pm. For details, call 41225830.
Literary evening

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) and Hachette India, is holding a literary evening with award-winning German author Sasa Stanisic on January 21, 6.30 pm at the Bhavan.

Sasa Stanisic will present his photo-essay You like it here and will interact with panelists Arul Mani and Etienne Rassendren. Entry is free. For details, call 25205305 or visit

Fine mix

As part of the completion of 40 years, the Alliance Francaise will be hosting events comprising local and international artistes. On January 21, 7.30 pm, the Esperanto project, featuring Geetha Navale, will be presented at Alliance Francaise.

On January 22, 7 pm, at the same venue, an evening of Rabindra Sangeet, called Our Rabindranath, will be held.

S’poart - In Vivo, a hip-hop performance, will be held at Chowdiah Hall on January 31, 7.30 pm while mime by Laurent Decol will be presented on February 25, 7.30 pm at the Alliance auditorium. For details, call 40808181.

Handicraft exhibition

An exhibition of products from Gujarat will be held till January 23 at Hemachandra Kalyana Mahal, near Ashoka Pillar, 2nd Block, Jayanagar. The timing is 10 am to
9 pm.

‘Cobalt Varnotsava’

Cobalt Forum of Art and Music and Netaji R &D Trust are organising Cobalt Varnotsava, the 4th annual children’s art exhibition, painting competition, light music and yakshagana programme, called Magadha Vadhe.

The painting competition is at 9.30 am on January 23.  The inauguration is at 5 pm on the same day at Munivenkatyya Bayalu Rangamandira, Ideal Homes, Rajarajeshwarinagar.
After the inauguration, the light music and yakshagana will be held.

‘Craft Bazaar’

The Tamil Nadu Handcraft Development Corporation Limited or Poompuhar is organising a Crafts Bazaar at Srinivasa Sagar Kalyana Mantapa, II Block, Jayanagar till January 27, 11 am to 9 pm.


Kannada play

Join the Dots will present the play Hucchana Maduvealli Undavne Jaana (Kannada) at K H Kalasoudha, Hanumanthanagar on January 21, 7.45 pm.

Set in post-independent India, the story is about three brothers and their expectations from their family.

For tickets, log on to or call 9845570014.

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