Archive for December, 2008

The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde Play Staged by Evam, 25 Dec 2008, Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Evam is a talented young theatre group from Chennai, and “The Importance of Being Earnest” was their first home production. They staged two shows at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Christmas Day.

For the plot and other details of the play,
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Here’s the cast taking a bow after the matinee performance:

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Evam in Bangalore Again..and they are going Wilde!

Evam, the talented young theatre group from Chennai, celebrates the witty, flamboyant Wilde with his most successful play, “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

The very beginning of ‘long lost brothers’, the prototype for ‘duplicate identities’ and the mother of all happy, light-hearted stereotypes. :) During this time of economic backlash, recession and stress, take a vacation to the world of Wilde. Prepare to smile, be charmed and take back a romantic comedy that leaves you happy and laughing with it or at it. :)
This Christmas, We are eager to bring to stage, Wilde’s most Controversial work, a hundred year old script that inspires story-tellers and movie makers till date.

December 25th @ Chowdiah Memorial Hall Bangalore.
Shows @ 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets Rs. 500, 300 and 150.
For Early Bird Discount BLOCK TICKETS NOW at
Tickets also available at Landmark(Forum Mall), Crossword(Residency Road) and Blossoms(Church Street).
‘I can resist everything except temptation.’
– once again Oscar Wilde

Here’s the article that I wrote about Evam in Metblogs:

Greetings of the Season

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May everything you’re looking forward to, come true –
wherever you are in the world.

Art, Space and the city..

– Something worth a visit

– 9am till 6.30pm – Dec 04th till 19th, @GOETHE-INSTITUT,716, CMH Road, Indira Nagar …

"Banada Baduku"..Wildlife Photography Exhibition, 12th to 17th December 2008, Chitrakala Parishath

Gowreesh Kapani and Lokesh Mosale, two well-known wildlife photographers, are showcasing some of their work at Chitrakala Parishath from the 12th to the 17th of December.

The inauguration is on the 12th of December at 10.30am and the Special Guest is Shri U R Ananthamurthy.

Lokesh and Gowreesh’s images have dazzled us all; let’s go and encourage these talented photographers!

Aab to Jaago Re!

One thing was blatantly apparent during the events of last week in Mumbai – the lack of dynamic and strong leaders. And as much as we might lament the state of our system and the lack of good leadership, we the citizens are also at fault. Though we complain at the drop of a hat about everything, we are largely apathetic and indifferent towards who we vote into power. Or many of us don’t even bother to vote.

Jaago Re is a bid to awaken the entire country, including the youth. To facilitate this “One Billion Votes” campaign on-ground, Tata Tea has tied up with Janaagraha, an NGO with a background in social awakening. With plans to create awareness in colleges and organizations in 35 cities across the nation, One Billion Votes will create a platform to help the people vote. The take away message of their on-ground and online campaign being, “If on Election day you’re not voting then you’re sleeping”.

Janaagraha is a non-profit organization that works with citizens and their governments to improve the quality of life in our cities and towns. It was founded in 2001 by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan, working to address issues of urban governance. Janaagraha actively partners with institutions to leverage capacity and knowledge – India Urban Space, City Connect, PROOF (Public Record of Operations & Finance), and WISA (Ward Infrastructure and Services Assessment) – are partner programmes that address a range of urban issues from urban planning, transparency in governance, to infrastructure and services.

Click here to know more about Jaago Re. And please do pass the word around, write about it in your blogs, mail to to friends and make sure you participate! Today, we need to bring about change and it’s all in our hands.

Smiley in the Sky….

Those who look up into the sky nowadays (for a few more days, I guess) will a smile on their faces…because the night has a smile upon its face, too.

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For those who want more details, click here

I was lucky to quickly get this image on my little Canon S3, but by the time we got our DSLR’s and set up a tripod, the cloud cover ensured that there was no photograph possible!

So do look up at the night sky for the next few days, and enjoy the smile of the night sky!

Walk on the Wild Side at PfA….


Did you know that urban Bangalore is home to the Slender Loris, Cobras, Jungle Cats, Owls, Monitor Lizards, Egrets, Pangolins?

Eminent wild life experts will share their knowledge on all things wild in Bangalore. Talks, Audio Visuals and some one on one interaction will guarantee a knowledge filled afternoon which will be fun and wondrous. You can also glimpse some of the wildlife rescued and housed at the PFA shelter and see them up close and personal.


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