In the city

In the city

graceful Shilpa AravindArt


Tasveer, in association with Ganjam, is holding a photography exhibition by Srikanth Kolari at Sua House from March 31 to April 20, 10 am to 7 pm.

 Vivid display
‘Apartment 5’, an exhibition of paintings by Meenal Singh, will be on display till March 19 at Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies, 3 Curley Street, Richmond Road.

On show

‘How long does it take to complete a circle?’ by Susanta Mandal will be on display at GallerySke, 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town till April 16.

Creative world

Gallery Sumukha and Rob Dean Art, London is presenting an exhibition called ‘Dolls’ comprising paintings, sculpture, photography and new media of Ayisha Abraham, Barbara Ash, Archana Hande, Y Jayamma, Abir Karmakar, Pushpamala N, Jasmeen Patheja, Princess Pea, Anthony Roche, K T Shivaprasad, Surekha and Chintan Upadhyay.
The show will be held till March 19, 10.30 am to 6 pm at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden.

Contemporary work

An exhibition of original photographs of three of the best-known contemporary art photographers from Germany will be held at Chitrakala Parishat. Called ‘Real Space - Conceptual Space’, it will be held till March 27. The exhibition will be on from 10 am to 7.30 pm. Entry is free. For details, call 25205305/6 or visit



Shilpa Aravind will present her kuchipudi ‘rangapravesham’ on March 17, 6 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra on J C Road.  She began her training in bharatanatyam under late U S Krishna Rao and late Chandrabhaga Devi.

She has been receiving training under Lakshmi Rajamani for the last three years.

‘Natya Nivedanam’

Manjula Amaresh, a disciple of ‘Naatyachaarya’ B Bhanumathi, the Dhananjayans and Kalanidhi Nara­yanan, is presenting a bhara­tanatyam recital ‘Natya Nivedanam’ on March 19, at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road, 6 pm. For details, call 26714875.



‘Kucch Bhi...’

The play Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai will be staged at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on March 25, 7.30 pm.

The play will be staged as a full production with Anupam Kher narrating and dramatising the important events in his life, like the first romantic encounter, failure at Gandhi audition, casting in ‘Saaraansh’, awards, personal relationships, etc. Entry for the performance through online donations are available at

Hindi play

Mashaal Theatre Group will present its latest Hindi production ‘Hum Honge Naa Kaamyaab’ (inspired by O Henry’s short story ‘Cop and the Anthem’) at Ranga Shankara on March 22, 7.30 pm and March 23, 7.30 pm. The play is written by Ashwini Kumar Chakre and Abhinav Kimothi and directed by Abhinav Kimothi.

‘Gumma Banda...’

The 100th show of ‘Gumma Banda Gumma’, a play written by Surendranath, and directed by Vibhavari Deshpande and Padmavathi Rao, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on March 19, 7.30 pm. 

‘Lady of Burma’

‘Lady of Burma’, a play by Rukmini Vijayakumar, will be staged on March 27, 6 pm at the National Gallery of Modern Art on Palace Road.


Pot Pourri


National Gallery of Modern Art, in collaboration with Maraa and Vikalp Bengaluru, is presenting ‘Travelling Film South Asia Festival’ till April 10. All films will have English subtitles.

The venue is National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road. For details, call 22342338.

Swiss films

As part of the ‘Swiss Film Festival – Moving Movies’, at Alliance Francaise, on March 17, ‘Return to Gorée’ by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud will be shown. On March 24, 7.30 pm, there will be a documentary film festival at the same venue.

Book launch

The launch of the book ‘The Boss Is Not Your Friend’ by Vijay Nair, will be held on March 19, 5.30 pm at Reliance TimeOut, Cunningham Road.

There will also be a panel discussion on ‘Are Indian organisations and bosses still trapped in a feudal world?’ with author Abhijit Bhaduri and Vasanthi Srinivasan, Associate Professor, IIM-Bangalore, at the launch.

‘Esmeralda Collection’

After a string of successful exhibitions in America, Bahrain and Chennai, designer Sapna Ahuja has returned to Bangalore with the ‘Esmeralda Collection’, her new line of exquisite handcrafted silver jewellery with semi-precious stones and a variety of beads. Having trained with Popley’s in Mumbai and Mehta’s in Chennai, Sapna’s influences range from ethnic to contemporary, attracting women of all age groups.

The exhibition will be held on March 18 and 19, 10.30 am to 7 pm, at the Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Fraser Town. For details, call 41225830.     

Films on Bausch

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts, is presenting a series of films on the late Pina Bausch, doyenne of contemporary dance.

Called ‘Remembering Pina Bausch’, it has been curated and will be presented in Bangalore by Anne Linsel, film-maker, journalist and publicist, who followed Pina Bausch for many years.

The event will be held on March 21 and 22, 6 pm at the Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts. For details, call 25205305/6 or visit

As part of the ‘Garma Garam Chai’ event, ‘Dimetos’, one of Athol Fugard’s lesser known plays, will be read. ‘Dimetos’ is a bitter-sweet tragedy written in 1975. The reading will be held on March 19, 4 pm, Vibgyor, 71, Sona Towers, Miller’s Road.



Vocal recital

MES Kalavedi will be presenting a music concert on Sri Thygaraja’s ‘Sangeetha Tatwa Siddantha’ in the City. R K Srikantan will present a vocal recital on the occasion. T T Srinivasan will be on violin, M T Rajakesari on the mridangam, Ranganathachakravarthy on ghatam and R S Ramakanth will provide the vocal support. The event will be held on March 18, 19 and 20, 6.30 pm at the conference hall, MES College Of Arts, Commerce and Science, 15th Cross, Malleswaram.

A tribute

Dhruva Foundation, in association with Vasantharathna Foundation, is holding a musical tribute on April 8, 6 pm, which will have artistes from all over India performing ‘Indian Jazz’ and ‘Indian Contemporary Fusion Music Concert’ at Bangalore Gayana Samaja. This will coincide with Vasantharathna’s 4th annual cultural event titled ‘Salute to Heroes’. For details, call 9448085124.

Hindustani strains

A Hindustani vocal recital by Dattatreya L Velankar and accompanists will be held at the Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage on March 18, 6.30 pm. For details, call 9886599675.

Classical music

Bangalore Lalitha Kala Parishath is organising a classical music concert by Vrunda Acharya and team on March 18, 6 pm, at the National College Grounds, National College, Jayanagar.

‘Chaitra Kalarava’

A special ‘jugalbandi’ concert by veena maestro Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat and violin maestro Mysore Manjunath, followed by a dance ballet, will be held on March 27, 6 pm at the Glass House, Raj Bhavan. This programme, called ‘Chaitra Kalarava’, is presented by Doordarshan Kendra, Bangalore and Raj Bhavan.

In concert

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, Banashankari II Stage is holding Carnatic music concerts till March 18. On March 17, 5.45 pm, a vocal duet concert will be presented by C Saroja and C Lalitha at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road. On March 18, 5.45 pm, there will be a vocal concert by Neyveli Santhana Gopalan at Bangalore Gayana Samaja. Entry is free.

Carnatic touch

Sri Maha Ganapathi Sangeetha Sabha is holding a Carnatic vocal recital on March 20, 6 pm by S N Srinivasa Prasanna, accompanied by G G Vibhudendra Simha on the violin, M Vasudeva Rao on the mridangam and Bhagyalakshmi M Krishna on the morsing. The venue is Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Vinayaknagar, Devasandra, K R Puram. For details, call 65620632/ 9844263409.

Rocking on

‘Ministry of Blues’ will perform at the Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road on March 17, 8.30 pm.

 Album tour

‘Pentagram’, the popular band, will perform at Hard Rock Café on April 7.  This is part of
their five-city album launch tour.