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“Varna Mandala” Art Show

“Varna Mandala” Art Show

Organized by Nisa Events in association with Sampige Art Gallery, Bengaluru
on the occasion of International Women’s Day
by Eighteen women Artists from 9th to 14th March 2018.
Inauguration on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 5:30PM

Sampige Art Gallery,
near Dynatec,
130 Palace Cross Road,
Bengaluru, 560020

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Kuchipudi by Priyanka.

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme

Kuchipudi by Priyanka R. from Bengaluru

Organised by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R.)
Department of Kannada and Culture

Bharatanatyam on Friday | 17th February 2018 | 6.30 PM

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Race Course Road,

Taayavva – Kannada Play.

Gram Seva Sangh, Bangalore presents Kannada Play “Taayavva”


The play is musical, and a celebration. You may ask, what is there to celebrate in such dark times? Bertolt Brecht, the famous German playwright had asked this question in one of his poems. Taayavva, which celebrates the joy of deconstruction… deconstruction as opposed to destruction. She deconstructs even God. God, for her, is a labouring and hardworking metaphor.

Taayavva tries to deconstruct the modern system in her own way. It is a system that divides everything. Take democracy for example. It is divided into the ruling and the opposition. Take truth for example. It is divided into falsehood and facts. Everything is segmented, everything is sectarian. We thought that communism was a good idea. It was merely a good idea. Taayavva tries to reconcile the opposites and thus deconstruct. She tells the ‘have’s’ to deconstruct themselves, while constructing a better life for the ‘have not’s’. The ‘haves’ need to adopt a harder life she tells, a simpler life.

While Gram Seva Sangh was struggling to construct these ideas, a new form of sales tax was imposed on handmade products in India. Indian economy, that had already been beaten up took a further beating. Gram Seva Sangh moved in and raised its voice. Taayavva is an off shoot of that struggle. So it is natural that Taayavva creates a consensus among the contending forces. Taayavva means the mother. We all know that it is the mother in the family who sustains consensus.

This play is inspired by Maxim Gorky’s famous novel Mother. It is also inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s famous play with a similar name. But Taayavva had to be a new play, for it was written for a new context.

To begin with,Taayavva is a widow and is selfish. She is not selfish in a personal sense; she is selfish in a sense of protecting a progeny. Her son becomes an activist, in the cause of the handmade. She tries to protect him. He dies. The police kill him. The mother becomes an activist. In this sense, she is doing exactly what Mother Nature is doing these days. Taayavva is both, a metaphor and a meaning.

Duration Of The Play: 1 hr 30 mins

Tickets available online:

Thursday | 1st March 2018 | 7:30 PM

Mallatahalli Road,
Jnana Bharathi,
Bengaluru 560072

Book Discussion of The Mavericks of Mussoorie – Life in the Corridors of Power

Bangalore International Centre organizes Book Discussion of The Mavericks of Mussoorie – Life in the Corridors of Power

Author Dr.M.Ramachandran IAS (Retd)
will be in conversation with
Mr.Hari Prasad Hegde
Senior Vice President and Global Head – Operations, Wipro Limited
Lt.Gen (Army Commander) K Nagaraj, PVSM, UYSM (Retd)

Chair and Moderator
Mr.V Ravichandar
Chairman, Feedback Business Consulting

About the Book
The Mavericks of Mussoorie: An inspiring look at how an IAS officer, in his individual capacity, can work to influence and execute policies that make a positive contribution to the country. It is surprisingly honest in its acknowledgement of some of the pitfalls of the system and sets out clearly what needs to be done to bring out the full potential of the Civil Service. In this candid memoir M. Ramachandran opens up on how and why, despite a distinguished career, the post of Cabinet Secretary eluded him. This book unfolds what transpired and reveals what happens behind the scenes in Indian bureaucracy.

on Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 at 6.30 PM

Bangalore International Centre,
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560 071.

Swaralaya – A Musical evening in aid of Cancer Patients.

HCG in collaboration with Swaralaya organizes A Musical evening in aid of Cancer Patients.

9 Maestros. 1 Cause
The artists:
Fabrizio Cassol, Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, Mattannoor Sankarankutty, Mysore Nagraj, Stephen Devassy, M Jayachandran, Kavalam Srikumar, Giridhar Udupa and Ustad Maa Zila Khan.

The fund raised ( via donor passes ) will be utilised to aid financially challenged cancer patients. Donor pass available for INR 1000 / – for donor passes contact +91 99869 29057, All donations will be eligible under 80G tax exemption act.

Tuesday | 27th February 2018 | 6:00 PM

Chowdiah Memorial Hall
16th Cross,
Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
Bengaluru 560003.

Directions to the Venue :

A folktale A song A little dance And loads of fun!

Atta Galatta presents A folktale A song A little dance And loads of fun!

About The Arts in Education
With its studios Bangalore and Calcutta The Arts in Education has been telling stories, training teachers and facilitating Theatre and Folk Art workshops.
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About Anumeha Fatehpuria
Anumeha Fatehpuria is an Educator and a Performance Storyteller and has also trained as a student at Kathalaya. She has studied Theatre at Misf!t and worked as an assistant director with Jayant Kripalani. She has worked as cast and crew at Jagriti, The Red Curtain, Padatik & Black Box Theatre.

She has also co-produced and directed Talisman Tales: The first dream, a children’s play, that was curated for and performed at the Tortilla Theatre Fest held at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.

After performing stories in different parts of the country she is back in Bangalore with some more stories.

Found some more “kahaniyan” that have been loved for years and years and listening to them with a little bit of “nayapan” thrown in.
Let’s listen to Kuchh Bhi Kahani!
Age Group: 4 years onwards
Session fee: Rs 250/-
Call: +919830731066 or +919916109437

Sunday, 25th February 2018 – 11.30AM to 12.30PM

Atta Galatta,
#134, KHB Colony,
5th Block, Koramangala,
Bengaluru 560 095

Shyam Sitharonke Naam

Shyam Sitharonke Naam
Felicitation Ceremony for Life time achievement in the field of Music
Dr.Syed Azad Abbas
Well known International Orator

Dr.R.D Satish
Principal, Seshadripuram College

Dr.Nusrat Mubeen
Director, Aryan Institute (NTT)

Shri.Shashidhar Kote
Popular Kannada Singer

Shri.Lakshman Bala
Popular Ghazal Singer

Stage Artist, Singer, Musician
Dr. Anupama Panchakshari
Founder of Women’s Right Organization

on Sunday 25th February 2018 | 4:00 PM

Seshadripuram College,
(Behind Surana College / Post office)