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“Brief Candle”…new play by Mahesh Dattani at Chowdiah




In support of India Foundation for the Arts

(A new play by Mahesh Dattani, Produced and Directed by Lillete Dubey)

Cast: Joy Sengupta, Amar Talwar, Suchitra Pillai, Zafar Karachiwala, Manasi Parekh and Satchit Puranik

Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Date: 6th September, 09 : Time: 3.30 PM and 7.30 PM

Duration: 1hour 25 min

Language: English


“Nannavala Kagada”: Kannada Comedy at Ranga Shankara, 19th August 2009

WeMove Production’s comedy, “Nannavala Kagada” after successful shows in Bangalore and Mysore, is now being staged at Rangashankara.

On 18th August, 2009 at 7.30 p.m

Please, find the ticket/booking information below


Identifying Traditional and Responsible Ways of Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi…a Workshop by ESG

Identifying Traditional and Responsible ways of Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

A One Day Workshop for Children ( Ages 9-14)

Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. As we all know, He is a very popular god in India and has become a popular symbol around the world too. Ganesha in different art forms has broken many boundaries of caste, race, religion, and nation and has found a space in many living rooms around the world. He is a favorite among the children too. The story of his birth and the variety of delicacies made on this day are enjoyable for children. Over the last few decades, there has been a considerable shift in our societies across the country from celebrating the festival in a traditional way to a more ostentatious occasion, with little regard to the socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts.

The workshop is aimed at helping children identify the traditional and historical significance, ways in which it was celebrated in the past, the importance of the traditional foods made on this day and ways in which the festival can be celebrated without causing harm to the environment around us.

The workshop will take children through interesting stories, videos, making clay idols, learning to make traditional decorations, learning through some games and learning to take responsibility.

Workshop Date: 30th August 2009

Timings: 9.30 am -4.30 pm

Registration Fees: Rs.300/-

Venue: ESG office

Contact Details:

Environment Support Group

1572, 100 feet Outer Ring Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-70

Telephone: 91-80-26713559/60/61 Email:


Launch of Short Story Collection, “If It Is Sweet”

Toto Funds the Arts

in association with Tranquebar Press

is launching Mridula Koshy’s irst collection of short stories, “If It Is Sweet”,

Mridula’s reading will be followed by a conversation with novelist Usha K R

Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore – 1

Date and time: Thursday, 13 August 2009 at 6.30 pm


Volunteers Needed for Ranga Shankara Event in August

Volunteers for Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara will play host to a major international event during the end of August and beginning of September 2009. In this regard, we are on the lookout for people who are willing to work as volunteers. Please note that it will be required to be present at Ranga Shankara for atleast ten days full-time between Aug 20th and Sep 10th. A nominal payment will be made for the services rendered.

Interested persons can write to Persons interested in volunteering part time may also contact us.

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777

"Ultimate Kurukshetra" Play Reading

Toto Funds the Arts is organizing a reading of Ram Ganesh Kamatham’s new play Ultimate Kurukshetra

Readers: Mallika Prasad, Ajith Hande, Balaji Manohar and Ashvin Mathew
Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore – 1

Date and time: Friday, 3 July 2009 at 6.30 pm

Writer–director Ram Ganesh Kamatham has created work for the stage, film, radio and video games. With a heady mix of dark humour and biting satire, his plays entertain, provoke and challenge audiences, confronting them with the problems of next-generation, young urban India. His previous works include Project S.T.R.I.P. (2008), Creeper (2007), Crab (2006), Dancing on Glass (2004) and Square Root of Minus One (2002).

Mallika Prasad is a well-known theatre, film and television actor-director based in Bangalore.

Ajith Hande is a theatre, film and television actor. He also runs his own media company, Goblin Productions.

Balaji Manohar is a theatre, film and television actor. He also does work for the radio and is a much-loved ‘voice’ among Bangalore listeners.

Ashvin Matthew is a theatre actor and stand-up comedian based in Bangalore.

"Nannavala Kagada" at Naani Arena on 6th June 2009

WeMove Production’s “Nannavala Kagada”, already staged in Bangalore and Mysore, now returns to Bangalore.

At Naani Arena, Centre for Film and Drama (CFD) on 6th June, 2009 (Saturday)

Be there to witness the most hilarious play of the season.

WeMove Production’s New Play in support for Stage Artists and Stage Performances

Please, find the ticket/booking information below

Hayavadana Rao, is an amateur poet, one day he receives a letter from his WIFE, he goes nuts and rushes to his in-laws place…
What was there in that letter? Why Did he Rush to his in law’s place?

Get to know more about Hayavadana Rao and his escapades…………

WeMove Productions®

Presents the most hilarious play of the year

Nannavala Kagada
(My Wife’s Letter)

NOW, Staging at “Nanni Arena” Centre for Film and Drama (CFD)

No 71, Sona Towers, Millers Road (Next to Cunning Ham road)


6th, June 2009 Saturday @ 7.00 p.m

For more information log on to /

Buy Tickets online @ or call 9986016207/ 9980169269

Photography Expedition to Agumbe

Photography Expedition to:
Agumbe Rainforest
May 30-31, 2009

GreatEscapes, in association with Pixetra Club, presents an expedition in to the heart of the Western Ghats with wildlife photographer Amoghavarsha.

Spend 2 days in the thick rainforests of Agumbe, a
King Cobra haven that receives the second highest rainfall in India.
Camp at the country’s first rainforest research station – the ARRS,
and experience Radio Telemetry Tracking of animals first hand.

The photo expedition involves trekking through pristine forests which are home to several rare and endemic species of animals, found nowhere else on the planet. Photograph these rare species in addition to beautiful waterfalls and landscapes that would leave you mesmerized.

The total cost of the expedition ex-Bangalore is Rs 8900/-,
which includes a pre-expedition workshop, travel charges to Agumbe and back,
food and accommodation, local transport and guide and tracker charges.

For further details log on to

To register, please call

Ajay: 98441 61733 / 98861 01005
or Email

Or directly contact:


+91 9901044344



Celebrations of World Heritage Day in Bangalore by INTACH, 18th March 2009

Saturday, April 18th, 2009, is World Heritage Day, a day to celebrate the diversity of the world’s heritage, especially its monuments and sites. To celebrate our city’s rich heritage on this important day, a number of organisations have partnered to give you a full calendar day of exciting events.

*Photo Exhibition *on Bangalore’s cultural heritage by Bangalore Weekend Shoots*. *

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 am Venue: Cubbon Park Bandstand

Time: 7:00 am- 9:00 am Venue: Lalbagh Bandstand

Time: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm Venue: Bangalore Fort.

*INTACH Parichay* (heritage walk) (In Kannada) led by Dr.S.K.Aruni

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 am; Venue: Tipu Palace, Bangalore Fort and its vicinity.

For Registration contact: Meera (99860 23014)

Heritage Hunts, by Bangalore City Project, explore the city, solve some clues and you just might win a prize.

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm; Venues: Gavipuram, Malleswaram and Whitefield.

For further details check
or call Krupa (99721 14110)

*Cultural Programme* including a talk on Bangalore’s heritage by author Vikram Sampath, release of a set of postcards on Bangalore’s heritage, and light music by Vijay Havanur.

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Venue: Bangalore Fort


Kali Kalisu

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
India Foundation for the Arts

“KALI-KALISU”- An Arts Education Teacher Initiative

Kali-Kalisu is an initiative of Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and India Foundation for the Arts, who have jointly envisioned a series of arts capacity building workshops for school teachers in the state of Karnataka in association with five other major institutions: Ananya, Attakkalari Centre for the Movement Arts, Bharath Gyan Vigyan Samithi (BGVS), Gombe Mane (Puppet House) and Ninasam.


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