Times Bangalore Spice Festival

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7 Comments so far

  1. SHADOW (unregistered) on September 14th, 2006 @ 5:29 pm

    I hate this Times Bangalore Festival, This guys(Times) thinks making festival means bringing people from somewhere who don’t know anything about Bangalore & performing the shows.
    Don’t they have any local talent here to pick for the festival ? Down with Times double standards.

  2. Arun (unregistered) on September 14th, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

    You spoke my mind. They would have done good to remove ‘Bangalore’ from ‘Times Bangalore Festival’.

  3. randramble (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 8:08 am

    Exactly! Times seems to be treating India as homogenous so that they can sell more of their stuff. They have a small Kannada piece to counter any criticism. I hate the paper already and more so now!

  4. Suresh (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    Hey, just one clarification…has “Times Bangalore Festival” replaced “Bangalore Habba” ??

  5. rubic_cube (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    @ Arun – more agreement! They should have dropped the reference to Bangalore. They might as well not have it on the title with the kind of schedule that they have drawn up.

    @ Suresh: Bangalore Habba is a tourism initiative by the government. Not by some media house.

  6. rubic_cube (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    @ Shadow, Randramble: While I agree that these events should focus on the local Kannada flavor and organize things that promote Kannada culture/arts, I also have to mention that these events try to accomodate a more rounded approach. If you notice, Bangalore is more cosmopolitan than it has ever been. If you need to conduct a cultural program, then you have take into account the local flavors and the cosmopolitan crowds. I would have wished that there were atleast 1-2 more Kannada specific events, but the rest would remain the same.
    Also – please do remember that Kannadigas are known for their loving and peaceful ways rather than such extremism in not welcoming/accomodating foreign/external influences. In strongly objecting to external influences, you are only spoiling the allure of the Kannadigas. I am not a Kannadiga by language or by birth. But I am Kannadiga enough to realise the above.

  7. randramble (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    One clarification: I didn’t object to external influences; I only talked about the local flavour getting drowned amongst them.

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