In the city...

In the city...

In the city...


From Mizoram

Sunshine Boulevard is presenting paintings by Mizoram’s best known artist, Lara.
Lara paints insightful, life-like images of landscapes, rural portraits and village scenes depicting the lives, culture and traditions of the tribes of his region.

The paintings are on display till December 31, 11 am to 8.30 pm at Sunshine Boulevard, 5, 8th Main Road, Koramangala.

‘Dutch Mountains’

In CITE Gallery is presenting, ‘Dutch Mountains’, an exhibition of the works of Mecanoo Architecten till December 29, from 10 am to 7 pm at the Gallery No 422, 1st floor, 9th Main, Banashankari II Stage.

There will also be the screening of the documentary titled ‘Focused Insight’ on the working method of Francine Houben on December 22, 6 pm.

Photo exhibition

The Alliance Française, in association with the French Embassy in India and Gallery Sumukha, is holding the opening of ‘The World Upside Down’ — gravity-defying photographs by French conceptual artist Philippe Ramette, till December 20 at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden. The timing is from 10.30 am to 6 pm.

‘Tales Of Infinity’

A solo show of the works of Sachin Jaltare titled ‘Tales Of Infinity’ will be on at Kynkyny Art  from December 21 to January 11. ‘Tales of Infinity’ depicts the parallel tracks that define human existence and the mysterious planes where they intersect. 

Group show 

Renaissance Gallerie is hosting a group show from the December 20 to 26. There will be paintings by Kamal Ghimiray, Richa and Parvathi Bhat from Bangalore and Vaishali Jain from Assam.


‘Pause for a...’
‘Pause for a Cause’, an exhibition-cum-sale of traditional textiles, fabrics, trendy wear, jewellery and accessories is on till December 20 (10.30 am to 7 pm) at Chitrakala Parishat. This is being organised by Secure Giving in aid of Concern India Foundation.

Italian film fest

An Italian Film Festival is on at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel till December 21. On December 20, Basta un niente (‘Before you know it’) by Ivar Polidoro will be screened at 2 pm, while Mine Vaganti (‘Loose Cannons’) will be shown at 4 pm. On December 21, Mai Piu Come Prima (‘Never Again Like Before’) will be shown at 12 pm, Scontro di civilita per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio (‘Clash of civilisation for an elevator in Piazza Vittorio’) at 2 pm and A cavallo della tigre (Jail Break) at 4 pm.

German course

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is offering a combined weekday evening and weekend German language courses from January 6, 2013 at its centre on Cunningham Road. These courses are designed according to the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’. These courses will equip professionals with the confidence to travel to Germany without having to think about etiquette blunders. Registration is open at Goethe Institut, Indiranagar on January 4, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on first-come, first-served basis. For details, call 25205305.

Special focus

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is presenting ‘Germany as Country in Special Focus’ during the ‘5th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2012’, under the banner of the ‘Year of Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’, a collaborative celebration on the occasion of completing 60 years of Indo-German diplomatic relations. It will be held from December 20 to 27 and will have 15 films, master class, presentations and interactions. Entry is as per festival norms. Delegate passes also available at the Bhavan from 11 am to 7 pm daily. For details, log on to

On screen

The fifth ‘Bengaluru International Film Festival’ will be held from December 20 to December 27. Films will be screened at Inox, Garuda Mall; Fame Lido; Sulochana, Information Department and Priyadarshini in Badami House. The festival will conclude with a Brazilian film, ‘The Clown’ directed by Selton Mello. Along with film screenings, there will be master classes, round table discussions, seminars and presentations on various topics.


Many steps

Natyasaraswathi Dance Academy is presenting a lecture on ‘Kuchipudi dance and its therapeutic values’ by danseuse Saraswathi Rajathesh on December 26, 4 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra. There will also be a flamenco dance by Jana and Daniele from Europe, as a part of the dance therapy symposium by Shristi.


Sharmila Mukerjee and the Sanjali group will perform odissi at the ‘Sai National Dance Festival’ on December 20, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

‘Bibi Nachiyar’

Vaishnavi Natyashala is presenting a thematic dance-drama called Bibi Nachiyar on December 20, 6 pm as a part of the centennial celebrations of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, and the 80th birthday celebrations of Dwaraki Krishnaswamy, an eminent flautist and lyricist. This will be held at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, No 43, Race Course Road.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a kuchipudi dance recital by Akhila Deepak under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on
December 21, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

Fine footwork 
Vaishnavi Natyashala is presenting the bharatanatyam performance of Kruthika B Jayakumar at the ‘Sai National Dance Festival’ on December 22, 5.30 pm at the Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

Manjula Amaresh, a classical dancer, is presenting a bharatanatyam recital,Vaadhyam Nrithyam, on December 21, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

Myriad expressions

Rasika Kiran, daughter and disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran will perform for the ‘National Dance Festival’, organised by Sai Arts International on December 23, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. 


Rich legacy

A Carnatic music festival, dedicated to Muthusvami Dikshitar and his rich musical and spiritual legacy, will be held on December 22. The programme is being organised by Guruguhaamrta, dedicated solely to propagate the legacy of Muthuswami Dikshitar. The artistes participating include Akkarai Sisters. 

DJ fest

BreakbounceGen is presenting a three-day festival of DJs called ‘The End of World’ on December 21, 22 and 23 at Pebbles. There will be 70 popular DJs at the events including Nikhil Chinappa, Rohit Barker, Ivan, Vachan, and Clement.

Classical notes

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira will present a Carnatic classical music extravaganza from January 1 to 9, at 5.45 pm everyday. Reputed artistes will participate in the festival.


Rajguru Smruti is presenting a Hindustani musical programme Parampara, at Akhila Havyaka Sabha Bhavan, 11th cross, Malleswaram, on December 30, 6 pm.

‘Sangeet Mahotsav’

As part of the Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Mahotsav, an all-night music festival will be held on December 24, 9 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The artistes performing are Apoorva Gokhale (vocal), Rajan and Sajan Mishra (vocal), M S Sheela (Carnatic vocal), Ustad Sarwar Hussain (sarangi) and Vinayak Torvi (vocal).

Silver jubilee

In connection with the 25th silver jubilee celebration of Sri Hanumajayanti, a Carnatic classical music recital by Seetha Satynarayana and party will be held on December 26, 6.30 pm. She will be accompanied by M S Govindaswamy on the violin and M A Krishnamurthy on the mridangam. The venue is Sri Varadanjaneyaswamy Temple, 11th Main, near Malleswaram Railway Station.

Veena recital

Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, in association with Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Department of Kannada and Culture, Shri Rama Mandiram, Malleswaram are presenting a grand veena recital by Suma Sudhindra on December 25, 6.30 pm. The venue is  Sri Rama Mandiram, East Park Road, Malleswaram.


'The Tiger Comes...’

‘The Tiger Comes to Town’, a collaborative project of the Centre for Public History, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and the Archaeological Survey of India to mark the 150th anniversary of the ASI, will be held on December 22 and 23, 7 pm onwards at Bangalore Fort, K R Road, Kalasipalayam. ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ by Late Dina Mehta, a site-specific theatre exploration, will be performed at the Bangalore Fort as a part of the ‘Tiger comes to Town’.  For details, call 9980433790.

'The Tiger Comes...’

‘The Tiger Comes to Town’, a collaborative project of the Centre for Public History, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and the Archaeological Survey of India to mark the 150th anniversary of the ASI, will be held on December 22 and 23, 7 pm onwards at Bangalore Fort, K R Road, Kalasipalayam. ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ by Late Dina Mehta, a site-specific theatre exploration, will be performed at the Bangalore Fort as a part of the ‘Tiger comes to Town’.  For details, call 9980433790.

‘Male Mantrika’

Male Mantrika, a Kannada play, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on December 20, 7.30 pm.  It has been adapted into Kannada from N Richard Nash’s English play ‘Rainmaker’. The Kannada adaptation is by K Y Narayanswamy and is directed by B G Ramakrishna.

Alumni Meet

Taking a global approach

College of Engineering Trivandrum Alumni Association Bangalore (CETAAB) is organising ‘CETA Global Meet’ on December 21, 22 and 23 with the socially relevant theme ‘Sustainable Development’. The venue of the programme is Clarks Exotica, Sadahalli, Devanahalli Road.

The programme is spread over three days and is expected to strengthen the various activities and interactions among the different chapters of the Alumni Association.
The events will see a gathering of more than 400 engineers and their families from all over the world. The programme on December 21 will be presided over by D Babu Paul IAS (Retd), noted litterateur and an alumnus of the college.

The programme on December 22 will have eminent scholar and doyen of Kannada literature Prof U R Ananthamurthy as the chief guest.

This will be followed by a technical seminar on ‘Sustainable Development’ with eminent speakers from the field.

The fun part is some of the oldest alumni of the college, including those from the 1948 batch, will be participating in this event.

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET) is  one of the oldest technical institutions in the country. The college was founded by Chithira Thirunal
Balaramavarma, the Maharaja of Travancore, on July 3, 1939 as a part of the erstwhile University of Travancore.

A few of the prominent alumni of CET include former union minister S Krishnakumar, Babu Paul and Madhavan Nair (ISRO). For details on the global meet, log on to