In the city

In the city

In the city

Trance around

The UK dance superstars ‘Above & Beyond’ will celebrate the 450th episode of their landmark radio show, ‘Trance Around the World’, with a live concert at the Jayamahal Palace on November 10.
They will be joined by some of the most exciting DJs from across the UK and America, including Mat Zo, Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer and Jody Wisternoff. 

Hindustani recital

As part of the 31st Varshikotsav 2012, ‘Hindustani Raga Sangeet’ will be presented by Pandit Venkatesh Kumar and Vidushi Girija Devi on November 10, 6 pm.
Ravindra Yavagal will be on tabla and Vyasmurti Katti on harmonium.  The event will be held at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. This event is being organised by Sursagar and ICCR. Entry is free.

Live in concert

Catch Bollywood singer Abhijeet live in concert along with rock band ‘Aurko’ for the first time on one stage on November 10, 7 pm at Phoenix Market City.  For details, call 9986984878.


Comedy time

Some of Australia’s favourite comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are coming to Bangalore as part of ‘Oz Fest’ — a celebration of Australian culture. The festival will be held on November 8 and 9, 9 pm at Opus, 4, 1st Main, off Palace Road. Entry is free before 8 pm.

‘Chapter Two’

The play ‘Chapter Two’, one of Neil Simon’s comedies, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on November 13 and 14, 7.30 pm. It is presented by Jugaad Co and directed by Anna Thomas. The cast has Jimmy Xavier, Noel Manasseh, Kalyani Kumar and Prarthana.
Tickets are available on and and Ranga Shankara Box Office.

On stage

As part of the ‘Ranga Shankara Theatre Fest ’12, ‘The Tempest’ will be performed on November 8 and  9, 7.30 pm. Bangladesh’s ‘Dhaka Theatre Production’ will bring enthralling music and high energy to ‘The Tempest’, regarded as the Bard’s last play. The rich Bengali traditions of Manipuri Natapala and Panchali make this rendition of the ‘Tempest’ robust.
The director is Nasir Uddin Yusuff. Wanawake Wa Heri Wa Winsa will be presented by ‘The Theatre Company’ on November 10, 7.30 pm and November 11 at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm.  It is based on ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and set in Nairobi, Kenya.



The British Council is organising a performance called ‘Rising’ by Aakash Odedra at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road on November 8, 7.30 pm. ‘Rising’ will see Aakash perform the solo work of three legendary choreographers, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russell Maliphant, as well as new work of his own. Dubbed as the rising new sensation in South Asian Dance, Aakash Odedra is one of the most exciting young contemporary dancers and choreographers in the UK.

Odissi steps

Odissi Sandhya, an evening of odissi recital, will be presented by Madhulita Mahapatra and her Nrityantar team at Purandara Bhavana on November 10, 6.30 pm.

‘Face To Face’

Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre is presenting ‘Face To Face’, a dance theatre dialogue in bharatanatyam, at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road on November 8, 7 pm. The dancers participating from Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre are Nandita Kalaan, Aneesha Grover, Ishita Matharu and Sana Hasan. ‘Face to Face’ has been conceptualised, written and choreographed by Jyotsna Shourie. The music for the production is specially composed and sung by veteran Carnatic vocalist O S Arun.

Solo debut

Nrithyankura, a solo debut performance by Geethanjali, granddaughter of Puttana Kanagal, will be held on November 10, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira.



Palashpriya Ghosh is presenting an exhibition of her art works, Aagomon, from November 17 to November 23 at Chitrakala Parishat. The exhibition will continue for a duration of seven days. Aagomon is a collection of paintings on canvas and paper, rendered in acrylic and ink. This will be her introductory solo exhibition of the creations over the last five years including the most recent ones.


Tasveer is presenting an exhibition titled ‘Sebastian Cortés: Pondicherry’ from November 10 to 30. ‘Pondicherry’ is an extended photo essay, which has as its main focus the photographer’s perception and visual interpretation of the city of Pondicherry. 

The exhibition timing is 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Sunday) and 12 pm to 7 pm (Sunday). The venue is Cinnamon, 11 Walton Road, off Lavelle Road.

Vivid lines

Gallery Time and Space, 55 Lavelle Road, is exhibiting the paintings (lithographs and water colours) of Akbar Padamsee from November 9 to 14, 11 am to 7 pm.

‘Theatre of Life’

Galerie De’Arts is presenting, ‘Theatre of Life’ by S G Vasudev till November 25, 11 am to 7 pm (Sundays by request). The venue is 11th Floor, 1114, Barton Centre, 84, M G Road. A talk by Sadanand Menon will also be held at Galerie De’Arts, on November 10, 7 pm. For details, call 2559193/33.  

‘Project Cinema...

The National Gallery of Modern Art, Palace Road, and Malis are holding an exhibition ‘Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices’ to commemorate 100 years of cinema till December 2, 10 am to 5 pm. It will be closed on Mondays and national

Burmese touch

A collection of paintings by Burmese artists titled ‘Burmese Expressions’ will be held on November 9, 10 and 11, 11 am to 7 pm at Renaissance Gallerie, Cunningham Road.


Film screening

The screening of ‘O Friend, This Waiting!’ will be held on November 8, 6.30 pm at The Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road. For details, call 22342338.

‘The Bookwallah...’

The Bangalore International Centre, in association with ‘Bangalore Literature Festival’ and Asia Link, is organising ‘The Bookwallah Travelling Writers Festival (Part 2)’ on November 10, 6 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

Informative talk

The Bangalore International Centre has arranged a talk on ‘Children, Citizenship and Governance’ by Nandana Reddy on November 16, 6.30 pm at its auditorium at Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.


Bangalore Initiative For Religious Dialogue (BIRD) is holding the ‘Rev Dr Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture-2012’ on November 30, 5 pm. Israel Selvanayagam will deliver the lecture and speak on  the theme: ‘Commitment and Openness in a Multifaith Context’.

Selvanayagam has taught at Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary Madurai, Wesley College Bristol, Queen’s College and United College of the Ascension Birmingham and United Theological College Bangalore with various additional responsibilities in these institutions. Currently, he is professor of religions at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai.

Craft display

The ‘Sampoorn Crafts Festival’, which offers flavours of rural India, will be held till November 11 at Chitrakala Parishat. The timing is 10 am to 7.30 pm. 

Beautiful weaves

The Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE) has organised ‘Festive Temptations’, an exclusive exhibition of diyas and gifts, at its centre on M G Road. The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on all days at the CCIE premises, No. 144, M G Road.

The exhibition, which will be on till November 11, has on display terracotta diyas, gold-painted marble plates, exclusive Tanjore paintings, cotton and tussar saris, embroidered Pashmina shawls and much more.

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