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In the city

In the city



Ananya GML Cultural Academy is organising Sangati music festival from May 9 to 15 at Ananya Sabhangana at 6.30 pm everyday. Percussionist H S Sudhindra will inaugurate Sangati. More than 50 young artistes from all over Karnataka as well as from other states will be showcasing their talents during the festival. Many veteran musicians, musicologists and connoisseurs of music are expected to grace the programme. Sri Thyagarajagana Sabha Trust, BTM Cultural Academy and Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira are also associated with Sangati. The valedictory function of Sangati and presentation of Ananya Awards will be held on May 16, 10 am at Seva Sadan Auditorium in Malleswaram.

Performing live

History Rocks With Junkyard Groove will be held at Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road on May 6, 8.30 pm. Junkyard Groove has carved its own unique niche in the Indian rock scene, fusing rock with funk to give an uplifting style that reaches out to all ages.

Soothing strains

Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha Trust is conducting the 39th year Bhagvat Sri Shankara Jayanthi and Music Festival from May 12 to May 18. Cultural programmes will be held everyday from 6 pm to 9 pm at their centre in Rajajinagar. Vocal and instrumental concerts will take place, featuring vocalists K V Krishnaprasad, Manasi Prasad, S R Vinay Sharma and  Amruth Nagasundar. Flutist M K Pranesh will perform on May 14 with his group. The valedictory function on May 18 will felicitate A V Prasanna and Nirmala Prasanna among others.

Classical music

Kiraanaa Music Academy has organised a classical music concert on May 7, 6.30 pm. The artistes performing are Shyam Sundar Nadagodu (vocal), Narasimha Kulkarni (harmonium), Ananta Hampiholi (tabla). The venue is Katte Bhavana, N R Colony. Shyam Nadagodu hails from Dharwad and has taken formal training from several reputed Hindustani classical musicians including Pt Madhava Gudi. He has also specialised in light classical and bhajan forms.

‘Sunehri Yaadein’

Tamanna, a music group, is presenting a mega musical event Sunehri Yaadein
at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on May 8, from 6.15 pm to 9.30 pm. Online booking can be made through and for telebooking and home delivery call 9880036611.

Carnatic concert

A Carnatic classical music concert by Nagamani Srinath will be held at Mahati Cultural Academy, 2718/6, 3rd Cross, Sirur Park Road, Malleswaram (near Hallimane restaurant) on May 8 from 6.30 pm. Nagamani will be accompanied by Sathya Prakash on the violin, C Cheluvaraju on the Mridangam and M A Krishnamurthy on the Ghatam.


Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL second stage, is holding a vocal concert by Sangeetha Sivakumar and team on May 15, 6 pm. For details, call 25215525.

‘Dusk to Dawn’

Shri Rama Kala Vedike, 71, Sriram, Navyanagar, Jakkur will present Dusk to Dawn, an all-night music programme in memory of Ramachandra Yavagal and a presentation of Kalashringa Award to Vasanth Kanakapur on May 8, 7 pm. The venue is Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road. The programme will have a saxophone duet by M S Lavanya and M S Subbalakshmi, vocals by Poornima Bhat Kulkarni, sitar duet by Mohsin Khan and Nikhil Joshi and bansuri by Shadaj Godkhindi.

Kalashringa Award will be presented to Vasant Kanakapur, which will be followed by a harmonium solo performance by Kanakapur. There will also be a tabla ensemble, directed by Praveen D Rao, shehnai and violin duet by Balesh and C N Chandrashekhar, vocal by Ganapathi Bhat, sitar by D Radhakrishna, tabla solo by Anubhrutha Chatterjee (son of Pt Anindo Chatterjee) and vocal recital by Alka Deo Marulkar.



Treadmill will be staged at Ranga Shankara on May 20, 7.30 pm. The playwright is Sandeep Shikhar and the director of the play is Abhishek Majumdar.


Neenaanaadre Naaneena by Sanket will be staged on May 11, 12 and 13, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. Neenaanaadre Naaneena is the Kannada version of William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

The play is set in Bangalore. It is written and directed by Surendranath, with Sihikahi Chandru in the lead. He is supported by Pa Pa Pandu Jahangir, Srinath Vasishta and Kalpana Naganath.

The sets are designed by M S Sathyu and the music is scored by V Manohar. Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara or log on to


‘Irreverent Gene’

Crimson – The Art Resource is hosting an exhibition by nine young artists, most of
whom are from Baroda and Delhi.

The artists are Apurba Nandi, Alok Bal, Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Birendra Pani, Debraj Goswami, Heeral Trivedi, Prasanta Sahu, Pratul Dash and Rajiba Lochan Pani. Nalini S Malaviya has curated this exhibition titled Irreverent Gene.

The exhibition will be held at Crimson, the Hatworks Boulevard on Cunningham Road, till May 15.

Group work

Veda Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition of works of artists JMS Mani and Arvind Kolapkar. The venue is Veda Art Gallery No1, Kumarapark, next to BDA.
The exhibition will be on till May 18.

Mega show

‘Vin’scent Art and Cultural Society is holding a mega art show at the Chitrakala Parishat , Gallery 4 till May 6. The timings are 11 am to 7 pm.

‘Meeting Point’

An art show called the Meeting Point will be held at Gallery Blue Spade, from May 3 to 25, from 11 am to 7 pm.



Neha Seshadrinath’s Kathak Rangapravesha, is being held on May 8 at Mangala Mantap, NMKRV College premises Jayanagar, 3rd Block at 6.30 pm.

Expressions unlimited

Srujana Kaikini, daughter of Jayanth Kaikini and disciple of Odissi exponent Kshama Rao, will have her Rangapravesha on May 7, 6.30 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road. Srujana has been learning Odissi from Kshama Rao for the last six years. She has learnt Bharatanatyam from Girija Nayar. 

A saga of rag pickers

Even as the challenge of tackling plastic garbage disposal is assuming gigantic proportions, a group of sensitive students from Jayanagar Arena Animation, 11th Main, 4th Block, Jayanagar, have made a small beginning in tackling the challenge through Rag Pickers, a short film and poster exhibition.

The animation film, which is a result of creative and sensitive student Kareem Meppadi, is shot on the real garbage dump in the City. The poignant presentation as to how rag pickers are dependent on plastic garbage for their survival and the menace posed by plastic have been portrayed through fictional characters. A free show of the short film and also a poster exhibition on the issue have been organised on May 8 and 9.

The film offers simple solutions to end the menace through segregation of garbage, healthy disposal and recycling. Over one million plastic bags are being used every minute. They are harmful and exposing the lives of rag pickers to chemical poisoning. The improperly disposed food in plastic bags become their means of survival, thus exposing them to hazardous diseases. Call 9341228440.

Pot pourri

Puppet festival

The Dhaatu Puppet Festival - 2010 will be held from May 7 to May 16 in the City. This festival will see puppet theatre from Mumbai, Chennai, Trichur, Kasargod and Dhaatu from Bangalore.
The programme will start with the string puppet show Harishchandra and will include Ayyappa Charitam, Ashtavakra, Panchatantra stories, Yakshagana, robotic puppetry etc. In addition, there will be puppet magic, puppet gallery, workshops and demos. The venues include Yavanika, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bal Bhavan, Suchitra Cine Academy, Freedom Park etc. For details, call 9886444563 or log on to

Kannada classes

Kannada Praasara Parishat is conducting spoken Kannada and Kannada script reading and writing classes in separate batches on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road. Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit. For ore details, call 94488 78569.

‘The Golden Mean’

A reading and discussion on Srimad Bhagavad Gita — The Golden Mean, as interpreted, articulated and penned in lyrical English verse by late Shivaram Devarao Ubhayakar, will be held on May 7, 6.30 pm at Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre, No 15, Palace Road.


A comprehensive film-making workshop and digital film-making will be held on May 8 and 9, 1 pm to 6 pm at St Joseph's Boy's High School, Museum Road.
For details, call 09886539405.

The venue is Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre, Ashwini, No 24, 1st floor, 3rd Main St, Domlur Layout 1st stage.

A trip through Tibet

Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre, a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study Centre, is hosting a Tibetan film festival till May 9 in the City.

On May 6, at 6 pm, watch A Sacral Legacy by Rajiv Mehrotra with English subtitles. The film is about Tabo Kye Monastery. Mustang: The Journey Of Transformation will be screened at 6.40 pm.

The Blue Scarf will be screened at 7.20 pm. It is the inside story of Buddhist Mongolia plunged into the torments of the modern world, and its people’s courageous effort to restore their traditions almost destroyed by the Soviet Regime.

The films to be screened on the rest of the days include History of Momos, Miss Tibet In Exile etc. For details, call 41486497. Entry is free.

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