Arts and Culture
Citizen Matters tracks Bangalore culture, arts & traditions. Read about the latest cultural events, music festivals, theatre groups, plays, rock shows, painting exhibitions and all the buzz in Bangalore.
Apr 30 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I went to watch Kriyative Theatre’s presentation of “Where The Shadow Ends” after having read the theatre group’s introduction to it, with an open mind...and that open mind was truly filled with sights, sounds, concepts both...
Apr 23 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
One of the inequalities of life is that children may not be allowed for many theatre productions...but adults can certainly go and enjoy children’s theatre. The enjoyment is all the more, when one goes with one’s own child...or grandchildren...
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Apr 09 2017
BYGONE BENGALURU
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Vaidya R
As the city loses each of its popular landmarks to new buildings and businesses, what happens to the old bus stands named after those landmarks?
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Apr 04 2017
Blog: Everyday City
In December 2016, a workshop on ‘Trees, Culture & Urban design’ was held in Bangalore as part of CEPT University’s Summer Winter School program. The focus of this 10-day winter school was to study the practice of tree worship...
Mar 18 2017
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Padma Bhushan Sudha Ragunathan's concert on 25th February at MLR Convention Centre kept us enthralled from the first  varnam . About a couple of hours into the concert, she gave a short speech appreciating our effort in restoring the lake and...
Mar 09 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Dollu Kunita is a popular drum dance in karnataka, can it be used as a method for under privileged children to express themselves and gain confidence ?
Mar 09 2017
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Much like the nurturing of our Puttenahalli Lake, the PNLIT concert featuring Padma Bhushan Sudha Ragunathan on 25th Feb. at MLR Convention Hall was a community event with several volunteers from the locality chipping in. Our heartfelt thanks to...
Feb 07 2017
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
PNLIT Fundraiser concert ' Padma Bhushan Sudha Ragunathan sings for Puttenahalli Lake'  is here ! 'Without music, life would be a mistake,' said Neitzsche. 'Without water, there would be no life,' they say. Sudha Ragunathan , Sangita...
Feb 06 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Watch path-breaking films from around the world, that celebrate women’s immensely significant role in nonviolent conflict resolution. Catch a conversation “Speaking Peace in Times of War”. And more!
Jan 31 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Ravindra Kalakeshtra, hear an Mahadevaswamy Mahakavya performance by Doddabelli Basappa.
Jan 21 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having watched an excellent play staged by Tadpole Repertory earlier (you can see the review here if you wish to) I was eager to watch the production of  “This Will Only Take Several Minutes”, which this...
Jan 08 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We often lament about our children using tablets and X-boxes all the time...but I find, often that even our urban children are quite in touch with the traditional games of childhood. Today, when I went to Kaikondrahalli lake for the kere habba...
Jan 06 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having heard about the   Dhaatu Puppet Festival   I went with my daughter and two grandchildren to watch the parade, which started from the Dhaatu Bus Stop in Banashankari,      and...
Dec 27 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
On Friday evening, I went with my parents to watch Dangal, the new Aamir Khan movie. There have been a lot of videos floating around Facebook lately of Aamir Khan's "transformation" for the movie - how he gained weight and body fat and then lost all...
Dec 14 2016
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
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Ramachandra Guha to Chetan Bhagat to Sanjeev Kapoor, many eminent speakers will participate in the literature festival. Children have a separate section with curated programmes exclusively for them.
Dec 07 2016
INSIGHTS INTO ARCHITECTURE
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Krupa Rajangam
Open Day by Bangalore Architects, River Hope’s fourth annual event, makes the city’s best known architecture firms and projects open to the public.
Dec 05 2016
CITY IDOLS INITIATIVE
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Raghav C Madhukar
A 15-year-old student’s urge to know more about the people after whom the city's streets and parks are named has led to an important local history initiative. Ashoka Youth Venture Fellow Raghav Madhukar shares more about the project.
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Dec 05 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
Here's an interesting story: in 1849, under the treaty of Lahore, a certain diamond was taken from India and moved to England. The diamond, originally known as the 'Samantik Mani', is still quite legendary. It is known to the world as the 'Kohinoor...
Nov 18 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On a road trip to Mysore, I spotted this beautiful old house being demolished:   One can see the beautiful facade of the building (a porch was demolished some years earlier)...and the deer above the window. We seem to be destroying...
Nov 17 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Channapttana toys are unique to Karnataka, and are world-famous. What do artisans feel about the future of this art?
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Nov 16 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
There are times when the production of a play makes the task easy for the reviewer. When there are plenty of criticisms to be made, it always grieves me to have to make negative comments, when I know that each stage production has so much of passion...
Nov 14 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
For children….   Once a year, Children’s Day (celebrated on Nov 14 in India) comes around, and we have many initiatives just for them. One of these was   “Maya Bazaar” a story of mythology and...
Nov 05 2016
Blog: Music Matters
Tyagaraja was a prolific carnatic composer. As he travelled to different places around Thanjavur he composed songs praising the deities of the local temples. When he visited Lalgudi, he composed five songs collectively known as the Lalgudi Pancharatna...
Oct 16 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 15th of October, 2016, as my friends and I were returning from a nature and birding trip to Nandi Hills, we saw these Yakshagana artistes on the road back (which is also the road from the airport into the city.) That was the goddess...
Sep 21 2016
BRIDGING GAPS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
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Kate Clark
Photographer Mahesh Shantaram seeks to dispel the myths around African migrants in India and lend them a human face through his portfolio, now on display at a city gallery.
Sep 15 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Don't rush for credit, ask for cash too. Our birding group just got this pleading email: Hello, I am ___ , from ___ newspaper, I am looking for a photograph of Grey Hornbill, sighted in the City, supporting the news write up. If some one has...
 
 

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