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Playwrights’ Residency

Playwrights’ Residency
organized by Ranga Shankara, Yellowcat ARts and Goethe-Institut / Max Muller Bhavan, Bengaluru
Are you a Playwright?
Are you interested in writing for young people?

Ranga Shankara invites applications for a two week residency aimed at developing new plays for young audiences led by award-winning playwrights.

Lutz Hubner / Germany
Germany’s most important and successful playwright for young audiences
Mike Kenny / UK
Winner of the Oliver Award and Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Children’s Play

for more information on Playwrights Residency mail

The Funny Stuff – Stand up Comedy

The Funny Stuff
Stand up Comedy
Presented by Jagriti

The Funny Stuff, an open mic stand up comedy evening where a lot of comics will try some new jokes and old jokes. You guys need to be there to witness their jokes and persona on stage and support the art form.

Saturday | 25th March 2017 | 5:00 PM

Jagriti Theatre
Palm Meadows,
Varthur Main Rd,
Bangalore 560066.


Organized by
The Theorsophical Society (Bangalore) to raise funds for their new building
Presented by NADAM

SUNEHRI YAADEIN, a retro musical extravaganza featuring the renowned voice of Anil Bajpai who will be presenting some of the Mohd. Rafi classics of yester years. Singing with him will be well known playback singers Samanvitha Sharma and Govind Kurnool and the music will be orchestrated by Pradeep Patkar and team.

About the Artists:
Anil Bajpai – Originally from the City of Tansen, Gwalior, Anil has been performing in Mumbai, all over India and abroad since the past 13 years. He has had the honour of performing in the presence of and receiving appreciation from Rafi Saab’s family and legends such as O.P. Nayyar, Ravi, Sonik Omi, Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Vyjanthimala Bali and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Anil has sung with renowned playback singers Suresh Wadekar, Sudesh Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Hariharan, Unni Menon, Jeyachandran, Poornima, and revered musicians from Bollywood such as Late Shri Manohari Singh.

Samanvitha Sharma: One of the most popular faces today in Bangalore as a sought after singer and anchor, Samanvitha has rapidly and steadily carved a niche for herself in the cultural scene of the garden city. She has shared stage with celebrities like Hema Malini, Sharmila Tagore, Waheeda Rehman, Helen and so on. She is a playback singer in the Kannada film industry with many recent hits to her credit. She is a regular face on regional television and also works as a music composer. She has travelled to the USA and Canada and given several performances. She is a classical dancer and guru. She is an engineer who has given up a lucrative software job to pursue a career in art. As an art entrepreneur, she conducts several charity art and entertainment events through her organization “Saama” (Centre for Art and Entertainment).

Govind Kurnool: A young and fast growing artist from Bangalore, Govind shot to fame as a child prodigy through the reality show Zee Saregama. He is training in Hindustani classical vocal and has rendered playback for Kannada films. He has been honoured with the Achiever Award by LIC, India. He recently performed at the Thai Kannada Sangha in Bangkok and Indian Cultural Centres – Texas and Vestal – New York

About the Theosophical Society ( Bangalore) and the Cause
Over the years the Theosophical society of Karnataka has funded many programs through their charitable work. Their active work in the education and health sectors has funded operations of village schools by providing study materials, uniforms, awareness camps, scholarships, free coaching classes etc. The society has also raised funds for helping differently abled people by giving them financial aid to help start their businesses, by providing mobility equipment, in organising health camps, getting the needy timely surgeries and medical attention.

The Theosophical Society was formed in New York on the 17th of November 1875, and was incorporated at Chennai (Madras) on the 3rd of April 1905. Its three declared Objectives are :
•To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
•To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
•To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.

The Cause : The main branch of the Karnataka Theosophical Federation is situated on KR Road, Bangalore. There are 4 branches in Bangalore of which the Malleswaram branch situated on 8th cross, Malleswaram was started 100 years ago as one small building constructed on a plot donated by a member for the activities of the Theosophical Society. The Malleswaram Lodge, as it is called, was inaugurated by Ms. Annie Besant herself. The building is now old and is unsafe for use. The building has to be re-built and funds have to be raised for the same. The Society has no income of its own. The cost of the building which includes one hall, library, toilet, kitchen, lecture rooms etc is estimated to be around at least Rs. 50 lakhs.

The members of the Karnataka Theosophical Federation (KTF), Bangalore, have sought support from NADAM in organizing the events in order to raise funds for the above mentioned cause of reconstruction of the KR Road building. The founder-directors- Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan will be raising awareness and funds from both these events.

Tickets are priced at Rs 500 upwards and available on

Saturday | 25th March 2017 | 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM

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

Directions to the Venue :

Hindi Film Hits – Karaoke Singing

Hindi Film Hits – Karaoke Singing

An evening of Karaoke Singing of Hindi Film Hits by Guru Prasad, Mala Muralidhar and Team.

on Saturday | 25th January 2017 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Jayarama Seva Mandali
1st floor, 8th block,

Entry free

Regional Modernity -The Madras Art Movement 1960s-1980s

Regional Modernity
The Madras Art Movement 1960s-1980s
Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
organized by
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
(Ministry of Culture, Government of India)

Shri, Subhash Chandra Khuntia, IAS
Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka
will inaugurate the exhibition

Sri. Adwaita Gadanayak
Director- General, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)
will release the catalogue

Sri. Sudhakar Rao, IAS (Retd.)
Chairman, Advisory Committee, NGMA Bengaluru
will preside over the function

Curated by Ashrafi S.Bhagat

The National Gallery of Modern Art Bengaluru, Ministry of Culture, Government of India is please to host the exhibition Regional Modernity: The Madras Art Movement 1990s to 1980s, Painting and Sculpture curated by Ashrafi S.Bhagat. The exhibition will have representation of artists who shaped and contoured the modernity in the south popularly known as The Madras Art Movement. It was a modern regional phenomenon, which through the lens of tradition began forming its special characteristic from mid-1950’s. Its initiation was the concerted efforts of pioneers as K.C.S Paniker and S Dhanapal in painting and sculpture later extended by other artists who played a seminal role in its growth and development. This art movement had a character and identity, which though consanguine in many respect to the modern Indian art, was different and distinct.

Modernity in Madras achieved its special character by rooting it in regional culture. For modernity to take shape, the pedagogical space of the art institution namely the Government College of Arts and Crafts (established 1980) proved crucial, becoming the locus for the emergence of this movement had been initiated under the tenure of D P Roy Chowdhary, the first Indian artist principal (1930-1957). He was followed by K.C.S Paniker (1957-1967) the next administrative head who brought in a study of European modern art. The pedagogy subscribed by Paniker opened avenues, for experimentation in techniques, conceptual and creative forays for individual expression, which became the hallmark of the art pedagogy at the school. The interplay of tradition and modernity provided the framework for the Madras artist in the 1960’s.

Within the Madras Art Movement it is possible to draw out two broad areas within which the artists visualized their creative temper. This was the ‘figurative’ and the ‘abstract’ mode. A few women artist who defied the patriarchal hierarchy were also able to define their individual artistic authority. They were Arnawaz Vasudev (1945-1988), TK Padmini, (1943-1982) Rani Nanjappa and Anila Jacob (1941). ​

Inauguration on Friday | 24th March 2017 | 6.00 PM.
The exhibition will be on view till 23rd April 2017

National Gallery of Modern Art,
Manikyavelu Mansion
49, Palace Road,
Bengaluru 560 052.

National Seminar on the Musical Portrait of Dr.M.S Subbulakshmi

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, SRC, Bengaluru organizes National Seminar on the Musical Portrait of Dr.M.S Subbulakshmi,  as part of M.S Subbulakshmi Centenary Celebrations 2016-17 by

on Saturday | 25th March 2017 | 10:00 AM

Seminar Hall,
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts,
Southern Regional Centre,
Kengunte Circle,
Next to Kalagrama,
Jnanabharathi Post,
Bangalore 560 056.

Nruthyollasa – 40

Nruthyollasa – 40
An evening of Classical Dances organized by
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Infosys Foundation and Ananya in association with Dristi Art Centre.

Ms.Kaavya Kashinath -Bharatanatya
Ms.Divya Prasad – Bharatanatya
Ms.Tincy Monappa– Bharatanatya

Saturday | 25th March 2017 | 6:00 PM

Drist Art Centre,
2152/6, D Block, 8th Main,
Near Corporation Bank,
Bangalore – 92