Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city


Lights on

As part of ‘Ranga Shankara Theatre Fest ’13’ on October 18, Tughlaq (Kannada) by Samudaya will be staged. It is directed by Samkutty Pattomkari. On October 19, watch Kalabheetham (Malayalam) by APT, Trivandrum, which is directed by Sam George. Naagamandala (Bengali) by Ballygunge Swapna

Suchna Theatre Group, Kolkata, directed by Abanti Chakraborty, will be staged on October 20. On October 23, the English play ‘Dreams of Tipu Sultan’ by Indianostrum, Pondichery and directed by Koumarane Valavane, will be staged.

The other plays are ‘Broken Images’ in Assamese (October 24), Uney Purey Shahar Ek in Marathi (October 25), Bali in Hindi (October 26) and Yayaati in English (October 27). Each play will have two shows — at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. These plays are an interpretation of Girish
Karnad’s well-known plays.

‘Avanu Ghazal...’

VASP is presenting Avanu Ghazal...Avalu Shayari...,a romantic play written by Mahesh NC and directed by Vinay Shastry, on October 18, 7 pm at KH Kalasoudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumanthanagar. It is set in the early 80s and revolves around two characters who share similar thoughts about social issues and how they end up falling in love with each other.

Play time

Pradarshana Kala Samsthe is presenting Avalavanu Avanavalu, a Kannada play with poems as
conversation, on October 20, 4 pm at KH Kalasoudha, Ramanjaneya
Temple Compound,



An exhibition of evocative mixed-media installations titled ‘Metamorph​osed’ by Sharwari Tilloo is on at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat till October 20.

This series depicts some of these analogous transformations. The installations  plunge into the discomfort of real-world and hard-hitting issues related to the Indian woman including dowry deaths and the rise in the occurrence of rapes in the country.

‘3 View’

‘3 View’,  an amalgamation of art works of three renowned artists — Buwa Shete, Om Swami and Mohammad Osman — will be on display from October 25 to November 15 (10 am to 6 pm) at Gallery-g, Lavelle Road.

Sculpture work

‘Mind the Home’, an exhibition of sculptures by Karl Antao, will be held at Gallery Sumukha, Wilson Garden till October 26, from 10.30 am to 6 pm.


Devotional touch

Anubhooti is organising a workshop on Sanskrit devotional compositions by carnatic vocalist K Vrinda Acharya on October 19 and 20, from 3 pm to 5.30 pm on both days, at Saraswathi
Nilaya, 41, 14th Cross, between 1st and 2nd Main, near Rajesh Hotel, Vyalikaval. For details, call 9480260648.


Poorvi Sangeeth Academy, Malleswaram is organising a workshop on Abhangs by Surmani Dattatreya L Velankar, from October 23 to 27 at Malleswaram. For details, call 9008000128.


Suswaralaya College of Music is holding its 14th anniversary celebrations from October 25 to 27 at ‘Our School’ Srividya Auditorium’, 15, 27th Cross, Banashankari 2nd Stage. For details, call 26545655.

Vocal recital

A vocal recital by Shilpa Shashidhar, accompanied by NN Ganesh Kumar (violin), BS Prashanth (mridangam) and SN Narayana Murthy (ghatam) will be held on October 26, 6.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

French house

L’Imperatrice will be performing funk, French house and cosmic disco at Opus, Palace Road on
October 18, 9 pm. For details,
call 9844030198.

Mellifluous notes

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation are presenting light music by Shivanand S Bhat on October 17, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, No. 6, BP Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. On October 18, 6 pm, at the same venue as part of ‘Sri S Sreekanteswara Iyer and Smt S Padmavathamma Memorial Endowment Programme’, carnatic classical vocal music by K Kamala Deepthi will be held.

‘Raginis in...’

A vocal concert Raginis in Dhrupad by Amita Sinha Mahapatra will be held on October 21, 6.30 pm at the Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Thematic event

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is holding its monthly programme on October 20, 4.15 pm at The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, near Police Station, 6th Block, Koramangala. There will be a special thematic concert on ‘Lord Shiva in His Varied Forms’. Gayathri Girish will present a vocal recital. She will be accompanied by BK Raghu (violin), HS Sudhindra (mridangam) and Phanindra Bhaskara (ghatam).

‘Violin Vybhava’

Bangalore Gayana Samaja is holding a music conference from October 20 to 27 and the theme of the conference is Violin Vybhava. The venue is Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Krishnarajendra Road. The inauguration will be held on October 20 at 10 am. There will be a violin concert on the day at 6 pm by Kumaresh and Ganesh. There will be a series of seminars every morning at 10 am from October 21 to 26. Apart from that, there will be evening concerts from 6 pm to 9 pm and talent promotion concerts from October 21 to 26, from 4.15 pm to 5.45 pm. For details, call 26506049.

Veena strains

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is organising a veena recital by ‘vidushi’ Emani Kalyani on October 19, 6 pm at Purandara Bhavan, 8th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage. Kapa Srinivas will be on mridangam and Dayananda Mohte on ghatam.

In concert

The ‘Glorious Children’s Choir’ will present their first full concert ‘Love Can Turn the World’ on October 19, 6.30 pm at Baldwin Boys’ High School Hall, Hosur Road, Richmond Town. Many of the songs are backed by the children themselves on the instruments. For details, call 9243109701/25484004.

Right keys

Jazz Theatre is showcasing Mike del Ferro with Gino Banks (drums) and
Sheldon Dsilva (bass) on October 19, 8.30 pm at Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone. Mike del Ferro is a highly successful pianist and composer who writes and
performs in an impressive array of musical genres. For details, call 9008079000.

Pure delight

‘The Burning Deck’, the dark, soul-searching, electrogloom band from Bangalore, will perform on October 18, 8 pm at the Humming Tree, Indiranagar. On October 19, 8 pm, at the same venue, Prashanth Pallemoni, DJ, will explore various underground genres and styles and on October 20, there will be an ‘Open Mic’ event.


Cosmic hymns

MES Kalavedi is presenting an enactment of the cosmic hymn Purushasukta on October 19, 7 pm at MES Kishora Kendra Auditorium, Brahmi, 10th Main, 15th Cross, Malleswaram. It is directed by Joseph John and choreographed by Vasudev and Charan CS.

This is being held as a part of ‘Dr Rangachar Endowment Programme’. It is produced by Abhijnanaa Theatre Research Foundation and the concept is by J Sreenivasa Murthy.


Rasika Arts Foundation is presenting the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of
Greshma Menon, a disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran on October 17, 6.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall.

Myriad expressions

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a bharatanatyam dance recital by Ashwini S under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on October 18, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.


Shallu Jindal will be performing at the dance festival being held at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram on October 21. Shallu Jindal is a kuchipudi dancer and has taken great efforts to popularise the dance form in the country.

‘Nrithya Sambrama’

As part of Nrithya Sambrama, a sampradaya series of performances will be presented by Sanjay Shantharam and members of Shivapriya School of Dance on October 27, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

The programme is based on Kannada compositions from the CDs brought out by Ananya. The other artistes participating are Anjali Srikanth, Arushi Nagaraj, Sushanva, Ananya, Meghana, Kruti Mohan, Shweta Iyengar, Stella Rosemary, Samyuktha, Aniruddh, Aishwarya, Shivani, Namitha, Nikhila, Neetu and Sajini.

‘The Prophet...’

A solo bharatanatyam dance theatre production ‘The Prophet – Destiny, Divinity, Doubt’ will be performed by Savitha Sastry on October 20, 7 pm at ADA Rangamandira. The story is by AK Srikanth, Savitha’s husband. The music by the Chennai composer Rajkumar Bharati has an international feel.


Ruchika S will perform Nruthyavandane on October 19, 6 pm at the ADA Rangamandira, JC Road.


Cartoon world

The Indian Institute of Cartroonists is organising an exhibition of political cartoons and caricatures titled.

‘The Politickle Pickle’, by Shreyas Navare till October 26 at Indian Cartoon Gallery, No. 1,
Midford House, Midford Garden, off MG Road, Trinity Circle. 

Iranian films

Suchitra Film Society, in association with the Culture House of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Mumbai, is organising a three-day Iranian Film Festival at Suchitra Auditorium from October 18 to 20. The festival will be inaugurated on October 18, 6.30 pm. The inaugural film is ‘Gold and Copper’ directed by
Humayun Asadiyan.

Jewels galore

The ‘Jewels of India’ exhibition will be held from October 18 to 21 at Koramangala Indoor Stadium.

The exhibition will feature over 80 jewellers across India. Actress Suman Ranganath is the brand ambassador for the 15th edition.

This edition will feature the latest designs and trends in jewellery.


Comedian Russell Peters will perform as part of ‘The Russell Peters Notorious World Tour’ at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium on October 31 and November 1. Tickets for both shows will be available on and 


The International Music and Arts Society is presenting an illustrated talk on Murals of India’ by well-known photographer Benoy K Behl on October 25, 6 pm at NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road. Behl is a film-maker and art historian whose book on ‘The Ajanta Caves’ has captured the imagination of people with its stunning photography with no flash.

He has also made several documentaries on the sculpture and paintings of India.

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