Archive for March, 2009

Pixetra Photography Workshop for Children

Pixetra club and Amoghavarsha jointly present a
SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP
For kids between class 5 and 12.
You will need to bring a camera to class :)

From April 20th to 24th (5 days) at Ashirvad, #30, St Mark’s Road Cross,
Bangalore 560001

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Gumma Bande Gumma Kicks off the Ranga Shankara Summer Express

Ranga Shankara’s Summer Express (for children) programme opens on Monday, April 6th, 2009. Under the umbrella of AHA!, Ranga Shankara’s sustained Theatre for Children programme supported by Britannia Industries Ltd., this years Summer Express will reach 920 children across six locations in the city. Limited seats are still available for the summer workshops.

“Gumma Banda Gumma”, Ranga Shankara’s flagship play under AHA!, will kick off this years Summer Express on April 5th at Ranga Shankara. There will be two shows of the play on the same day, at 3.30 PM and 7.30 PM. “Gumma Banda Gumma” has done more than 50 shows so far and is a favourite among children and adults. Close to 20,000 children and parents have watched Gumma Banda Gumma not just at Ranga Shankara but at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, Udupi and Bellary.

“Gumma Banda Gumma”, is directed by Vibhawari Deshpande with Padmavati Rao as assistant director. It is an adaptation of the original German play, Max Und Milli. [Max and Milli]. It is a five character play performed in the tradition of GRIPS Theatre.

The play focuses on the ability of a child to communicate and bond with another regardless of all the barriers adults create. It is about unconditional friendship, sibling love and rivalry, parent child relationships and how all of these can be quite full of fun and happiness. The play is for children 5 years and above.

Ranga Shankara can be contacted at 26493982.

— Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com
W: www.rangashankara.org

"Thali Unlimited" at Brindavan Hotel

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A few days ago, we took one of our binge breaks during lunch for an unlimited thali. And the name on top of our list was the restaurant at Brindavan Hotel. Easily among the best places for a vegetarian thali if you can manage a “post meal snooze” that is inevitable.

The taste here is truly typical of a “Bangalore/Mysore” thali, if there’s one.

You start your “session” with a banana leaf that has at least four vegetable “kootus” and “poriyals”, along with soft, fluffy chappatis (you can eat as many as you want.) You then have the sambar, rasam and curd sessions with rice – again unlimited. Another highlight here is this chap who keeps floating around with a tray of appalams – catch his eye and he’ll hand out an appalam and a smile.

The interiors here resemble a military mess, with marble top tables; nothing’s probably changed for the last twenty years. You need to buy a lunch coupon first at the counter at Rs 70 per meal. (Was around Rs 50 not too long ago, but still worth it if you can do justice to the “unlimited” aspect of the meal.)

Brindavan Hotel is near the traffic lights at the MG Road / Brigade Road intersection. Coming in from Mayo Hall, you need to go past Shankar Nag theatre and turn left into a narrow lane after the gas station (well before the traffic lights.)

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Brinjal Festival at Lalbagh!

Brinjal Festival

Brinjal, badanekayi, is the king of vegetables which comes with its own crown! This is an event that will celebrate the diversity of Brinjals and contemplate our role in protecting it.

Don’t Miss the first-ever Brinjal Festival in Bangalore

Venue: MHS Hall, Lalbagh (Double road gate)
Date/Time: April 5th Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Good Food, Healthy Food, Safe Food… should be a primary concern of all of us. The Brinjal festival is an attempt to bring a better consciousness and respect for our rich diverse food. Genetically Modified (GM) food crops pose a grave threat to the diversity and to our health as consumers. Let us all make informed choices about food, one of most fundamental necessities.

What’s in store?

* Food Stalls with brinjal specials for you to savour
* Cooking competition for innovative Brinjal dishes
* Drawing competition and more fun events for kids
* Brinjal Diversity Exhibition showcasing more than 30 varieties of brinjal
* Screening of Mahesh Bhatt’s film Poison on the Platter
* Awareness campaign about GM foods and the risk to our health and environment.
* Meet scientists, farmers, doctors and Ayurveda practitioners and some well known celebrities.

To register for competitions, visit http://bangalore.aidindia.org/cms/?q=brinjalMela.

For any queries:

E-mail: brinjalfest@gmail.com

Contact:

Sejal – 9901201279 (sejalrparikh@gmail.com)
Siddesh – 9880600840 (tosiddesh@yahoo.com)
Pulkit – 9916173750 (pulkitparikh@gmail.com)
Guru – 9845294184 (mguru.aid@gmail.com)

Organized by

Association for India’s Development (AID)- Bangalore
Sahaja Samrudha
Samvada
Jaivika Krishi Society (JKS)
Mysore Hoticulture Society (MHS)

World Water Day! Sharing water, sharing opportunities…

 Sharing water, sharing opportunities

The city is a proud owner of many lakes and reserviors that keeps the garden city cherish its green cover. In recent few years these water bodies are seen shrinking and drying up as the urban population and demands thereof keep increasing…. (more…)

"Twelve Thousand Little Pies And Other Delicacies"…play at Ranga Shankara

On the 27th and 28th of March,2009, Wishdom Productions is staging a play, “Twelve Thousand Little Pies And Other Delicacies ” at Ranga Shankara, at 7.30pm, both days. It is a combination of theatre and a culinary experience.

Tickets are priced at Rs.350, and are available at Ranga Shankara,

www.rangashankara.org

2659 2777 and 26493982

and at

www.indianstage.in

Click

here

for more details

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Ranga Ugadi at Ranga Shankara, March 22, 2009

Ranga Ugadi ’09 at Ranga Shankara on Sunday, Mar 22

Highlights:

a. Two full-length plays from outside Bangalore will perform for the first time at Ranga Shankara
b. Rangayana will bring their well acclaimed production of Mahesh Elkunchwar’s “Chirabandi Wade”. T B Dam Kannada Sangha brings Jayant Kaikini’s “Jothegiruvanu Chandira”.
c. Yakshagana comes to the Ranga Shankara stage for the first time.
d. Vidwan R Paramashivan, who is among the oldest living exponents of Kannada Nataka Sangeetha leads the Theatre Songs category

Ranga Ugadi ’09 at Ranga Shankara on Sunday, Mar 22

Highlights:

a. Two full-length plays from outside Bangalore will perform for the first time at Ranga Shankara
b. Rangayana will bring their well acclaimed production of Mahesh Elkunchwar’s “Chirabandi Wade”. T B Dam Kannada Sangha brings Jayant Kaikini’s “Jothegiruvanu Chandira”.
c. Yakshagana comes to the Ranga Shankara stage for the first time.
d. Vidwan R Paramashivan, who is among the oldest living exponents of Kannada Nataka Sangeetha leads the Theatre Songs category
e. Two young prodigies present a flute recital
f. Manavi Kala Tanda, an all women team present the “Tamate Nruthya” — a unique group dance
g. The entire Kannada theatre fraternity will come together to sing theatre songs
h. Exquisite Kannadiga cuisine at the Ranga Shankara cafe
i. Day long programme — starts at 11:15 AM and goes up to 10 PM, on Sunday, March 22.

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com
W: www.rangashankara.org

"Woyzeck"…three further shows at Ranga Shankara March 19,20,21,2009

Georg Büchner’s WOYZECK

THREE MORE SHOWS!

Ranga Shankara, March 19, 20 and 21, 2009 at 7.30 pm

Adaptation and Direction: Anmol Vellani

Cast includes: Anish Victor, Ashish Sen, Sunitha M.R., Sachin Gurjale, Abhijeet Shetty, Ashish D’Abreo, Sanjay Iyer, V. Ashok Kumar, Shiva Pathak, Itisha Peerbhoy and Bharat Kumar

(Tickets: Rs 100. For bookings call Anil at 9448279252 or 9845602265)

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BlogCamp Bengaluru

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BlogCamp Bengaluru. Here’s an invite from Ajay Jain to get together,
brainstorm and share opinions about blogging technologies, trends,
micro-blogging, photo-blogging, video blogging, social media …
everything about the world of blogs & new media that
interests us.

This is the first edition of BlogCamp in Bengaluru. Participants
are strongly encouraged to give a demo, handle a session, or help
with one. You can help by taking notes on the wiki, blogging the
event, helping promote the event, or helping with logistics.

When
Saturday March 14, 2009
(Might extend for a second day to March 15)

Where
St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Museum Road

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY (subject to change)
Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Log On – 10:00 am
Lunch Break – 1.30 pm (1 hour)
Log Off – 5:00 pm

For more info and to register, check out the Bangalore
Event Wiki: http://wiki.ibnms.com/BlogCampBengaluru.

Ajay Jain
President, IBNMS
Mobile: +91.99100 44476
Email: ajay@ajayjain.com

Urban Explorer: Unusual Enviromental Workshop for Children by ESG

Environment Support Group

Presents

Urban Explorers

A summer workshop for kids (ages 11-15)

A five day action packed week of exploration of Namma Bengaluru

Understand your city: Learn from outdoor sessions

Learn about how old is my city? How big is my city? How many are we in the city? How do we move in the city and what are its impacts? From where does my city get its water and what happens to the water I flush? How green is my city? How much waste does my city generate and where does it go? What is climate change and how will it affect me?

And most importantly what can I do for my city?

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