Archive for July, 2010

Wildlife/Photography Expedition to Agumbe

Amoghavarsha, an experienced wildlife photographer, is conducting another monsoon wildlife/photography expedition.

The next monsoon expedition to Agumbe is scheduled for 28th and 29th of August. This will be the last expedition in the peak monsoons, after this the monsoons will subside and so will photography opportunities.

The last expedition was exciting and very fruitful with sightings of 2 wild King Cobras at close quarters and of course many more snakes, frogs and nocturnal animals.

Do take a look at

http://amoghavarsha.com/workshops/agumbe/

for more information, testimonials and photographs.

If any of you are interested, contact Amogh at +91 99010 44344.

Aroy…Far Eastern Cuisine at J P Nagar

For a long time, I’ve heard references by foodies to J P Nagar being “Cheapie Nagar” as there were only eateries, no “restaurants” in the area. Well, this seemed to suit most people fine, as they would drop in at a Darshini, or an IT-service eatery, to have a quick bite, and “dining out” meant dressing up and going to the centre of the town.

As traffic increased, so did the reluctance of the people of south Bangalore to brave logjams to go out for dinner…and perhaps Ankur Nagpal and his wife Shilpi saw this gap and decided to fill it.

“Aroy” (“delicious” in Thai) opened a few months ago, and when I returned after a long absence, my walk along the Mini-Forest made me realize that a bookstore and a restaurant had both opened within a stone’s throw (not that I throw stones, but….)

The decor and ambience of the restaurant was very impressive indeed. The open terrace is beautifully decorated, and looks out on the dense Eucalyptus foliage of the Mini-Forest. The decor is undertated, but very streamlined and contemporary.

So on Saturday, I decided to go to Aroy around 7pm and make a booking for later in the evening…and was told by the hostess, Jenny, that it was booked full! However, she did take my booking, and when we went there by about 8.30pm, we were told that we could not have a table on the terrace (which we wanted) so we sat inside.

Our drinks (Long Island Iced Tea, and Mojito) were outstanding, and there is no doubt that the barman knows his stuff. But contrary to what the menu card said (only 30ml of alchohol in every drink) the Long Island Iced Tea contained 75 ml. However, this wasn’t a minus, and we sipped contentedly.

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Two screenings by Vikalp

In the month of July, Vikap Bengaluru brings you two films:

1. July 16th
Mean Sea Level
by Pradip Saha

Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise, 108 Thimmaiah Road, Opp.UNI Building Vasanthnagar, Bangalore
Phone: 4080 8181 / 4123 1340

2. July 17th
THE SPEAKING HAND – Zakir Hussain and the art of the Indian drum
by Sumantra Ghosal

Time: 6 pm sharp
Venue: Centre for Film and Drama, 5th floor, Sona Towers, 71 Millers Road, Bangalore
Phone: 22356263

Both the screenings are free and open to all.

Filmmakers of both the documentaries will be present for their screenings.

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“Miss Meena” to be staged at Ranga Shankara from July 28 to August 1

erch, a Chennai-based theatre collective, in association with Rafiki of Bangalore, will be premiering their new play, Ms Meena, inspired by Durrenmatt’s The Visit. The play will be staged at Rangashankara from July 28 – August 1.

here

is the wiki entry about the original play.

For bookings, contact

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

“Miss Meena” to be Staged at Ranga Shankara

Perch, a Chennai-based theatre collective, in association with Rafiki of Bangalore, will be premiering their new play, Ms Meena, inspired by Durrenmatt’s The Visit. The play will be staged at Rangashankara from July 28 – August 1.

here

is the wiki entry about the play which inspired “Ms.Meena”

For bookings, contact

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

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