Beedi Bimba Rangada Thumba
Kannada – Comedy Play
Organized by AAKRUTHI
Prabhanjan( who is interested in theater and taken it as profession against his father), vidyananda ( journalist, writer and later turn as anchor in media),
Bhushan a college student staying in hostel)
These 3 friends form a team and does the street plays .
After seeing street play Rajashekar politician uses the popularity of the Prabhanjan and told him to contest in the election but he reject to contest. Vidyananda left the job in news paper and join the media as news reader with his girl friend who is already working in news channel.
Bhushan is very jovial and ease taking guy staying in hostel as senior in the hostel .
Will Prabhanjan contest the election
Will vidyananda succeed in the entertainment media
Bhushan how is going to lead his life
All the answers are in the play
With the current affairs and issues a comical play
Cast and Crew (performing artist info):
Shreyas sharma – Director/ playing role Bhushan
Nandeesha – Vidyananda
Pavan Sharma – Prabhanjan
Phaneesh – Jayaraj(father of Prabhanjan)
Tejaswi – Sharath chandra
Vybhav – Raj Shekhar
Nandish – Trivedi and Bernard
Vishnu – Hostel guy
Srinivas – Hostel guy/ assistant to Rajshekhar
Harsha – Manju and hostel guy
Sushma – Jayamma (mother of vidyananda )
Chaitanya – Vandana ( girl friend of vidyananda )
Pavan – hostel guy
Lighting and set design – Manas Sampath
Make up – Guru
Back stage support : Vadiraj and pavan
Duration: 80 mins
Tickets: Rs. 100/-
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Beedi Bimba Rangada Thumba
Saturday | 5th September 2015 | 7:00 pm
K H Kalasoudha,
Ramanjaneya Temple Compound,
Bangalore – 560019.
“Offensive Expression: MF Husain and Indian Democracy’’
Prof. Peter Ronald deSouza
Professor of Political Science,
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies,
Former Director of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla
Bangalore International Centre
A TERI Initiative
Chair and Moderator
Prof. Chandan Gowda
Professor of Sociology, School of Development,
Azim Premji University
About the Talk
As part of a larger study titled, “Offensive Expression: The ‘Threshold’ Question in Indian Democracy”, which Prof. Peter Ronald deSouza is doing as the Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Chair of the Rajya Sabha, he has chosen to look at certain difficult cases of expression that have prompted calls for censorship and punishment. There have been several such cases, over the last 60 years,that cover film, fiction, academic works, cartoons, satire, songs, drama, photos and art. Indian democracy has responded to these demands in a rather ‘hasty’ way. In Prof. DeSouza’s view, a more finely argued public debate on the place of ‘offensive expression’ is needed for strengthening our democracy and not ceding public space to the heckler demanding a veto on expression.
One of the more difficult cases is that of MF Husain whose oeuvre covers a wide range of creative works, from film to billboards to the representation of the epics. This talk will place his work within the philosophy of art initiated by the Progressive Artist Group, explore the inspirations that motivated him, examine the paintings considered offensive, discuss the nature of such alleged offense, and inquire what sort of verdict we, as educated citizens, should make on Husain the artist.
About Prof. Peter Ronald deSouza
Peter Ronald deSouza is a professor at CSDS, New Delhi and holds the Dr S.Radhakrishnan Chair of Rajya Sabha till April 2017. He was director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, where he served two terms from 2007 till 2013. He then, as Interim director, set up the International Center for Human Development (IC4HD) between 2013-14. He was co-director of the Lokniti Programme at CSDS till 2007 and was at the Department of Political Science, Goa University from 1987-2003.
He works on issues of democratic politics and in the comparative politics of South Asia. Favouring an eclectic approach to unpacking the problems of politics he searches for the ‘inconvenient fact’ that troubles established ways of talking about the politics of India. He has worked on a range of themes from Panchayati Raj, to trust and political institutions, to dalits and discrimination, to the uniform civil code in India. In addition to numerous articles he has edited four books, Contemporary India: Transitions (Sage, 2000), India’s Political Parties (with E. Sridharan, Sage, 2006), Indian Youth in a Transforming World: Attitudes and Perceptions (with Sanjay Kumar and Sandeep Shastri, Sage 2009), and Speaking of Gandhi’s Death (with Tridip Suhrud, Orient Blackswan 2010). He was one of the three principal investigators of a five nation study on the State of Democracy in South Asia (2006). He has served as an expert and consultant for the UNDP, World Bank, ICNRD, International IDEA, Ford Foundation and Inter Parliamentary Union. He is also a regular columnist for The Hindu, The Tribune and Outlook
About Prof. Chandan Gowda
Chandan Gowda is Professor of Sociology, School of Development, Azim Premji University. Besides academic publications, he has published translations of Kannada fiction and non-fiction in English. He has directed a series of video lectures of UR Ananthamurthy on modern Kannada writers which were telecast on Doordarshan last year. He has translated, Drought, a novella by UR Ananthamurthy (forthcoming, 2015) and edited a book of short essays by Shiv Visvanathan (forthcoming, Harper-Collins, 2015). He is presently completing a book on the cultural politics of development in old Mysore state. He also writes a weekly column, Culture, History and Politics, for Bangalore Mirror.
Saturday | 5th September 2015 | 6:00 pm
Bangalore International Centre
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560071.
RSVP : 98865 99675
The Workers’ Bible
English Comedy Drama
Dramatized & Director: Rebecca Spurgeon
The Workers’ Bible is a collection of stories, inspired by Italian Folkfore and refashioned to create absurd and unique characters – a classical pig who wants wings, Adam and eve who begin life in a pea pod, a dung bettle who outsmarts an eagle, an eagle who is charmed into laying her eggs in God’s lap and a God who is not quite able to keep pace.
In all this ridiculous absurdity, these characters present to us the most primal of human behaviour -desire, ambition, vengeance and power play and crafty ways to get around the system.
Duration: 70 Minutes
Age limit: 18
available on Book my show : http://bit.ly/1PIy1N8
4th to 13th September 2015
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm,
Sunday at 3pm & 6:30pm
Varthur Main Rd,
Bangalore 560 066.
Jai ho ! ratna !!
Vedike Foundation, Bengaluru
Playwright : G.P. Rajaratnam/ C.R. Simha
Director : C.R. Simha
About the Play:
The famous ‘Ratnan Padagalu’ by Sri G. P. Rajratnam offer an unique background to this play. The characters and situation flow from the poetry. Ratna, a lowly labourer finds true love in Nanji. Their pristine love blooms amidst dull dreary humdrum existence. Ratna, an optimist, finds magical romance even in his hand to mouth existence. Life is a ‘song’ for him to be enjoyed to the maximum.
Nanji is his counterfoil, lovingly managing the house with his meager income. Ratna, his friends and their daily escapades in the local bar lead to several delightful situations. Ratna seems to have a song for every occasion. His wit and humor get him out of all difficulties.
Duration : 105 mins
Tickets available on bookmyshow : http://bit.ly/1hQF5gr
Jai ho ! Ratna
Wednesday | 2nd September 2015 | 7:30pm
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to JP Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.
Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme
Mrs. Radhika R. Chincholi, from Bengaluru
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Department of Kannada and Culture
Friday | 4th September 2015 | 6.30pm
Yavanika State Youth Centre,
Bangalore 560 001.
Directions to the Venue : http://goo.gl/maps/PGYih
Sai Nrityotsav – 76.
Sai Arts International.
Program Details :
by disciples of Guru Dr.Suparna Venkatesh
2. Odissi by Shwetha Krishna and Divya T Prasad,
Disciples of Guru.Sharmila Mukerjee
3. Bharatanatyam by Aarathi Velan,
Disciple of Guru.Dr.Shobha Shashikumar.
4. Bharatanatyam by Namitha Nagabhushan
Disciple of Guru.Vasantha Lakshmi.
5. Bharatanatyam by Supritha Aithal
Disciple of Guru.Nandini Eshwar.
Tuesday | 1st September 2015 | 5pm
Indian Institute of World Culture
No.6, B P Wadia Road
Bangalore 560 004.
Pancham – Fusion Band at Phoenix Marketcity.
Pancham comprises of electric mandolin, keyboard, drums, morsing, mridangam and assorted percussions. Five well trained, musically rich, creative minds are all that is required to have fun and produce class and unique music.
Pancham is known for their chemistry, innovation, crowd pleasing ideas and versatility on stage. They create many of their own compositions, and also love combining western tunes with Indian classical pieces (fusion) and have been successful in doing so.
Wednesday | 2nd September 2015 | 6.00 pm
Whitefield Main Road,