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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oct 2: A unique colloquium on Gandhi, Governance and the Corporation @ IIM Bangalore 
Not sure if this is an IIMB-only event, but you can check. In any case, pre-registration is needed.


Oct 4-5: Adventure Camp at Kemmannugundi Hills - 4th & 5th Oct 

Hi Mr. Anurag Jain

We have pleasure in informing you that we will be conducting an Adventure Camp @ Kemmannugundi Hills on 4th & 5th  October   2008.  The details are as follows.  You are cordially invited to take part in the programme. 

Sheshadri S.K. 
Tel: 080-41281478 / Mob: 98456-95350

Adventure Camp at Kemmannugundi Hills 
4th & 5th October 2008

A major hill-station in Chickmagalur District, Kemmannugundi is also called KR Hills, named after the Wodeyar, King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, Mysore, who made it his favourite summer camp. Kemmannugundi is a single, secluded hill surrounded by sprawling coffee estates, waterfalls and ornamental gardens. September-May is the best season to visit Kemmannugundi. Situated on the Baba- Budan range at a height of 4,702 ft. above sea level, Kemmannugundi is the ideal place to get away from the heat and dust, the crowds and traffic jams of the cities. Nestling amidst lush green forests, the quiet, peaceful and serene Kemmannugundi is sure to revive and rejuvenate you physically, mentally and spiritually.         More | Photo Gallery 

CARE, Rathnam Complex, 109, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore - 560 055 
Tel: 41281478 - Mob: 98456 - 95350 Web:  E-mail:


Oct 3-5: Director's Series, "Francis Truffaut Retrospective" at Nani Cinematheque 
"Director's Series, "Francis Truffaut Retrospective" at Nani Cinematheque - 3
to 5 Oct

*Nani Cinematheque* is a film society founded by a group of enthusiasts that includes filmmakers, theater personalities, journalists and lovers of art and culture.

Those aspiring to join this society and participate in viewing, discussions and workshops may contact *Anand Varadaraja* at *98450 55034* or * nanicinematheque@*

Thanking you,
Yours truly,
*Anand Varadaraja - Convener*

The *Francis Truffaut Retrospective* Film Festival


*Francis Truffaut Film Festival 3- October to 5- October.*
*Nani Cinematheque*
5th floor Sona Towers
71 Millers Road Bangalore 52
Ph: +91 98450 55034

*The Suchitra Film Society*
36, 9th Main, Banashankari,
2nd Stage, Bangalore- 560 070
Phone: 2671 1785 / 2664 6517

*Free Entry
*Screening at Nani Cinematheque & Suchitra Film Society**

*Date *
* Film *
*Time *

3 October
*Bed and Board***
7 PM

4 October
*Woman Next Door***
5 PM

4 October
*The Soft Skin***
7 PM

5 October
*Two English Girls** *
5 PM

5 October
*Shoot the Piano Player***
7 PM


Palador began 4 years back as a movement to kick-start the tradition of great cinema in the Indian subcontinent. Today Palador has the largest collection of Foreign Language Cinema under one roof in Asia.

Palador owns the most award winning films from the greatest directors the world has ever seen – from masters of yesteryears to today's: Kurosawa, Kieslowski, Godard, Trauffaut, Kiarostami, Lynch etc. – to cinema in all genre: action, comedy, drama, documentary, short films etc. – to cinema from all movements: Italian Neo-Realism, French Impressionism, New-Wave Iranian etc. But Palador is not just about the content.

It's about programming them, to suit different needs of: TV Channels, Film Festivals, Corporates, Colleges, Clubs, Theatres etc. and of different media: DVD, TV, Internet, Theatre, Mobile etc. Besides this, Palador was the first to focus on the short works of aspiring film makers, helping to popularize the concept and adoption of short film in the Indian media landscape.

Palador is also the only in the world to program short films of aspiring film makers in the DVD movies of great directors. In short it is helping build a platform for freedom of expression for creators of good and great content in this nation. People call Palador the place of the programming experts, we simply call ourselves – Paladorians. To know more you can visit *www.mypalador. com.* "

Nov 2008: Abhinaya National Theatre Festival 2008 
Download the brochure from here


Sep 27-Oct 2: Events from BuzzInTown 

Greetings from, your premier portal for all events and happenings in your city - concerts, Dj gigs, plays, book reads, sports, live bands, food festivals, exhibitions and much more.


Def Leppard Live in concert (Win Free Passes on

Details: Def Leppard is all set to hit India this October! So be there to catch your favorite band in action at the Palace Grounds! To make things even better is providing you with a chance to win a free pass to the concert

Venue: Palace Grounds - Jayamahal Road, Bangalore - 560080

Date & Time: October 17th, 8 pm


Munich's Oktoberfest - world's largest beer festival

Details: Celebrate Munich's Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival "Wiesn" which refers to meadow, the German tradition of Oktoberfest began in 1810 and 2008 will be the 171st celebration. So be there to be a part of this extraordinary beer festival

Venue: Liquid - Ista,1/1 Swami Vivekananda road Ulsoor, Bangalore

Date & Time: Till October 4th, 11 am


Funky junction with DJ Goapu

Details: Funky junction with DJ Goapu at Sphaira - Bar & Lounge

Venue: Sphaira - Bar & Lounge - Shrungar Complex, M.G.Road, Bangalore - 560001

Date & Time: September 27th, 8 pm


DJ super cozi (Japan) at Olive Beach

Details: DJ super cozi from Japan will be spinning at Olive Beach

Venue: Olive Beach - #16, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore - 560025

Date & Time: September 27th, 8 pm


Unlimited Starter Festival at Noodle Bar

Details: Enjoy an unlimited spread of over 25 delicious Steamed, Fried, Tossed and Baked Oriental starters and Dips from the menu at the Noodle Bar

Venue: Noodle Bar - First Floor, Lido Mall, Building -2, Old Madras Road, Bangalore - 560008

Date & Time: Till September 28th, All Day


Thar Journal - A Photo Exhibition

Details: Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan presents Thar Journal – an exhibition of Photographs

Venue: Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan - Race Course Road, Bangalore - 560001

Date & Time: September 26th – 28th, All Day


- Buzzintown Team


Oct 4/5/11/12: Filmmaking Workshop 

ACTor Productions


Filmmaking 103

A Comprehensive Filmmaking workshop and Digital Filmmaking


Dates:             4th, 5th, 11th and 12th October 08

Time:              10:00 am to 3: 30 pm

Venue:            St. Joseph Boys School, Musuem rd, Near Residency Rd, Bangalore.

Fee:                Rs 4500/- 

( No prerequisites required. Camera, Camerman and Editing studio will be provided by us)

To register and for more details contact Rabi Kisku

Email:  Mobile: 98865 39405

More know about ACTor Productions  and to view films made by previous batch students,  visit us on

Article in Mid-Day about the workshop opinion/2008/aug/260808- opinion-filmmaking-columnists. htm
Schedule and Course content:

Day 1: Sat 4th October:

a) Introduction to Filmmaking Process
b) Digital Filmmaking and Revolution

c) Overview of different categories like Documentary, Docu-drama, fiction, short and feature length films.

d) Screenwriting
      1. Format and  screenwriting softwares
      2. How to approach a screenplay
      3. Elements of screenwriting

      4. Three Act structure and Character driven plot
      5. Creating and developing a Character 
      6. Analysis of few scripts like American Beauty, Little Miss Sunshine, Thelma and Louise etc

Day 2: Sunday 5th October.

1. Fundamentals of Cinematography
2. Lighting equipments
3. Stocks and Films
4. Three Point Lighting
5. Camera aesthetics and operation ( 3CCD mini DV camera)

Day 4: Saturday
11th October:

1. Analysis of script and storyboard written by the groups. (Students will be divided into different groups who will work on a script and make a short film)
2. Direction
      a) Frame Balance & Composition
      b) Camera Angles
      c)  Orientation & Direction
      d)  Storyboard

      e) 180 degree rule
      f) Blocking and staging
      g) Cinematic techniques

3. Basic Editing Techniques

4. Trip to Post production studio

Day 4: Sunday
12th October ( Whole Day)

Shooting Day: Students will have to shoot a short film based on the script written by the group. Professional Camera and Cameraman will be provided by us. Later they have to edit the film at studio provided by us.

Day 5: Sunday
19 th October ( 5:00 - 8:00 pm)

Screening and analysis of the short films made by the students.

     The workshop will be conducted by:
Rabi Kisku has produced and directed a digital feature film called "Silicon Jungle" based on the life of IITians, which was released in a multiplex in Chennai and was screened in 8 cities across India. He is currently looking for producers for his next venture "Dreamer's Boulevard".

Siddharath graduated from IIT Madras with a Btech in Electrical engineering and then did his diploma in Cinematography from Mindscreen Film Institute run by Rajiv Menon. He assisted Rajiv Menon in few ads and also does cinematography for corporate and NGO films.

 Pawan Kumar is an actor, filmmaker and a film editor. His short film "A Perfect Day" was among the top 25 films selected as a part of Genesis Film Project. His another short film "Dreamcatcher" was selected for the Osians Film Festival, Delhi as one of the finalist for the Ability Foundation Festival. He also acted in Suri's last film "Inthi Ninna Preethiya" .
He is currently writing screenplays for many Regional and National films. The immediate film in production is directed by Yograj Bhat in Kannada.
About Pawan Kumar (

Please forward this message to your friends who would be interested. "


Friday, September 26, 2008

Today: Jetman Live on NatGeo 



Thursday, September 25, 2008

NCERT's Photography Contest for Children 
"The CIET, NCERT has announced a Photography Contest open to all students of ages 12-18 / classes 6-12.

The announcement is available at

Please share with as many children and parents.

Themes of the Contest:
1. Nature
2. People in action

Last date for receipt of entries:
30 October, 2008 "

Oct 3-4: Breaking Through - A workshop 
"Hello People,

Come experience Leadership in a whole new style. A two day Workshop/Forum to Acquire the tools to weed out people problems and Resistance.

Breaking Through gives participants the keys to -
Learn how to influence people effortlessly with integrity
Build teams that are responsive
Focusing on results and relationships
Resolving conflicts through building trust

30 seats only!
Rs. 2400/- per seat, Inclusive of all Taxes.

* Lunch and High Tea will be provided on both days.

Program for: HR Managers, Business Owners, Team Leaders,Senior Manager and anyone who faces People Problems at workplace.

Date:October 3rd and 4th,10 am to 5pm.
Venue: 5th Floor, Grand Pavilion Hotel,#114, K.H. Road (Double Road), Bangalore — 560027

To Register: Call Rajiv Talreja +91-9886991180 or email at "

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sep 30/Mumbai: 4th Conference on Digital Marketing 



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sep 27: Tulleeho Cocktail Gurukul - Zero G, Residency Road, Bangalore 

"Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Presenting the Tulleeho Cocktail Gurukul...

Our cocktail workshops are back, and in a brand new format.

Concoct drinks at a live bar with your friends, from the Moscow Mule to the Caipirojka to... just about anything that's in the book. And isn't.

The payoff ?

You get to be the one with the golden arm. The name that pops up on every invite list. The number that's on every mobile phone.

Our experts also teach you to plan a party, choose the most happening spirits in town, set up a bar, and lots more - down to the last detail.

Everyone’s invited, but sorry, limited seats…So hurry up and book your bar stool today!

Saturday, 27 Sept. 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Zero G, Level 10, Prestige Towers , Residency Road, Bangalore
Individuals : Rs. 900/- per person.
Groups of 4 or more : Rs. 800/- per person.

Your fee includes the following:
• Making Cocktails @ a live bar counter (and drinking them!)
• A Tulleeho Cocktail Gurukul certificate.
• Cocktail Recipe handout.
• Snacks

Do the math!

Click here for more details and online registration or call Pavan at 9986592605 for any clarifications. Our seats fill up fast, so register at the earliest.

Please forward this mail to friends who may be interested. You don't drink alone, so why learn to bartend solo!

Tulleeho! "

Sep 26/27: Chakravyuh- The Business Quiz (Bangalore) 
"Flavour: *Business Quiz*

Host: *MES College of Arts & Commerce*

As part: of their fest- *Chakravyuh '08* - The Maze Unsolved

Dates: *26th & 27th September 2008*

Open to: *B.Com/ BBM/ B.E* / *B.A* and all other graduation degree students(i think NLSIU can participate) (no MBAs, corporates, ICWAs and ICAIs) (Any clarifications on this , please contact the event head)

Quizmaster: *Akshay Ananth*

Rules: Teams of 2 - from the same college

Registration fee: Rs 150/- per team

Please have a look at the official poster here

All the best & rgds
Event head "

Sep 27: 10FS Screening - Bestia nel cuore, La 
our next screening will be 27th September 08 Saturday at CFD

27th September' 08 - 6.30 pm / Saturday
Bestia nel cuore, La (don't tell)
Language: Italian | English
Director: Cristina Comencini
Year:2005, Duration: 120 min

Time - 5.30 pm - 6pm- for registration,
6.30pm - screening starts

Venue- CFD, Centre for Film and Drama
5th floor Sona Towers
71 millers road (end of cunningham road)

membership fees –
for professional Rs 400/- per year
for student Rs 200/- per year ( student id required)
2photos required

entry based on membership only...
10fs "

Sep 29-Oct5: "Germany in my Mind" - Exhibition of paintings 
"Greetings from the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan!

We are happy to invite you to the Inauguration of "Germany in my Mind", an exhibition of paintings from the competition for school children held in August 2008, in collaboration with Delhi Public School South Campus Bangalore, under the auspices of the Goethe-Institut initiative "Schools: Partners for the Future".

Event: "Germany in my Mind"
Exhibition of paintings
Date: Inauguration: September 29, 2008, 6.30 p.m.
Chief Guests: Mr. Stefan Graf, Consul General of the
Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore &
Mr. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha,
Pro-Vice Chairman of Delhi Public School Bangalore & Chairman of the KK
Educational & Charitable Trust
On display from September 30 to October 5, 2008
Timings: 9:00 - 6:30 p.m., open on Sunday too. (Closed on October
2 & 3, 2008)

Free Entry. All are welcome!
For more information please call the Bhavan (2520 5305/6/7/8) or visit
our website:

The painting competition, "Germany in my Mind" was part of the Goethe-Institut initiative Schools: Partners for the Future, which aims at building and developing a network of partner schools worldwide. 500 schools all over the world, of which about 40 will be from India, will be a part of this far-reaching project. Their teachers will be trained and offered refresher courses for teaching German as a Foreign Language. They and their students will have opportunities to visit Germany. The initiative also foresees providing support in the form of technical hardware, teaching materials, websites, platforms and interactive competitions to network the partner schools with each other.

The project took off in April 2008 and the first event in Bangalore was the Painting Competition: "Germany in my Mind", organised by GI/MMB in collaboration with Delhi Public School South Campus Bangalore: In all 127 children from 12 schools, including one from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, competed in two categories - Seniors (Std. 9 to 12) and Juniors (Std. 5 to 8). The paintings mirror the vision of young Indians about Germany and testify to a vast creative potential. The prize-winning paintings can also be viewed on our website.

May we request you to give wide publicity to this event, both in the general as well as the education and children's columns and depute your representative to review the exhibition and interview the prize-winners. We look forward to welcoming you at the Bhavan for the Inauguration on the 29th.

Thank you as always for your cooperation,

Sincerely yours,

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
716 CMH Road
Indiranagar 1st Stage
Bangalore 560 038
Ph: +91 80 2520 5305/06/07/08-203
Fax: +91 80 2520 5309 "

Sep 25: Film Screening and Stammtisch @ MMB 
"We are happy to present to you once again the monthly Stammtisch. We start with the screening of the movie Liberated Zone in German with English sub-titles.

The film is about football in a small village in East Germany. The "liberated zone" is but a bitterly ironic nickname for the former GDR after reunification. It has been liberated above all from any moral constraints and beneath the surface there is a simmering latent violence with racist undertones.

After the screening join us at Café Max for the Stammtisch.

Liberated Zone - A film by Norbert Baumgarten
Germany, 2002, 93’
Film + Stammtisch
25.09.2008 6.15 p.m.
Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

German with English sub-titles
All are welcome!
For more details:
Liberated Zone

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
716 CMH Road
Indiranagar 1st Stage
Bangalore 560 038
Ph: +91 80 2520 5305/06/07/08-203
Fax: +91 80 2520 5309 "

Sep 24: Leadership forum: Business Strategy Planning 

"Reinvent Strategy Execution for Breakthrough Results

According to Fortune magazine studies, more than 90% of companies fail because they do not execute their well formulated strategies. CustomerLab Solutions, partners to some of the leading minds of the world including Kenihi Ohmae, Parasuraman, Schmitt and the founders of BSC, Drs Kaplan and Norton announces the launch of Execution Leadership Forum for assisting Indian companies execute strategy meticulously using the Kaplan-Norton framework and achieve world class performance. As part of the strategy execution process using the BSC, we have created systems to make organizations strategy focused. We perfectly understand the barriers to strategy implementation from our interaction with organizations across the world:
Only 5% of workforce understand the strategy;
Only 25% of managers have their incentives linked to strategy;
60% of the organization do not have budgets linked to strategy; and
85% of top management team spend less than one hour a month discussing strategy.
Most companies India face the big challenge: That of operationalising the leadership vision and to make breakthrough results a continuous process. In order to make your organization strategy focused and deliver stretch targets, you need to align your people to your strategy and the best available tool in the world for this is the Balanced Scorecard (BSC), which Harvard Business Review hails as the most revolutionary and effective tool of the last 75 years! In fact more than 80% of Fortune 1000 companies today use BSC for their strategy implementation. It is also the best integrator of all other management initiatives including Six Sigma, CRM, TQM, EVA, EFQM etc. As a way, we have perfected the process of doing this in the Indian culture.

This workshop will provide you with the tools, techniques, and skills necessary to execute strategy that you can immediately apply. Wherever you are in the strategy management process, this workshop will stimulate, educate, and accelerate hands-on learning and practitioner networking. This workshop will teach you how to:
Create a strategy map
Design a scorecard
Identify measures, targets and initiatives
Get executive buy-in
Develop the first BSC report
Gain real-world insights from several case studies

Target Audience

This is an intense and invigorating one-day programme targeted specifically to all types of executives including:

Company owners, entrepreneurs
Presidents, VPs, GMs and
All those charged with their organization's SBUs, Plants, Operations, R&D, HR, Training and Development, and innovation.
Organisations big and small, whether from private, public, government or not-for-profit will benefit from this workshop.

Calendar of Events

List of Indian Cities where Execution Leadership Programs will be conducted over a period of next 12 months. The first programme will be held on September 24th, 2008 at Bangalore and the list of other cities where the world class programme will be held are: Amhedabad, Kochi, Pune, Chandigarh, Mysore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Howrah, Chennai, Jaipur and Coimbatore



Inaugural Session
Welcome and Overview
Introduction to BSC Concepts and Process
What is Strategy?
Barriers to Strategy Execution
Breakout Exercise
Strategy Focused Organisation
Keynote Address via video tape
What is BSC and Process Model
Process Preparation
Teams in the BSC Development ProcessDiscussion
Coffee Break
Strategy Mapping
Interview Process
Strategic Destination and Themes
Breakout Exercise
Lunch Break
Building a BSC/Practice Session
Tea Break
Measures, Targets, Initiatives / Practice Session
How to become an SFO and Deliver Breakthrough Results
Wrap up

Speaker's Profile

Dr. Muneer
CEO & MD, CustomerLab

Muneer is a leading management consultant and author based in India and Dubai. He has over 20 years of management experience having worked across industries and countries. He has worked with GE, Ford, Saatchi, and Lowe before moving on to setting up his own companies. He is a serial entrepreneur having set up two companies in the knowledge management and consulting space. He is also in the process of setting up two major institutes, one for innovation to drive grass root innovation and the other to mentor leaders.He has written several highly popular management columns across India and Middle East in the areas of marketing and services. The publications include The Economic Times, Khaleej Times, Business Today, The Hindu Business Line, Financial Express, Business World and many others. He has written two books in English and 7 in regional languages, the latest being Capitalising on Customers. He is currently working on two books, one on Measure Marketing and the other on strategy execution. He is also planning a major column on execution leadership.Dr Muneer interacts with Drs Kaplan and Norton, the founders of the revolutionary management tool BSC very closely. He also works with such leading minds as Kenichi Ohmae, Parasuraman, Bernd Schmitt, Doug Holmes, Jim Lenskold and Frans Johansson to name a few.He has spearheaded India Inc global foray through a major tie up with India’s leading industry body, the Confederation of Indian Industries, with the CII-CustomerLab India Scorecard Initiative. He is also working with the Government of India on SME Scorecard Initiative to help the small and medium businesses in India achieve execution excellence. He has been advocating the use of BSC and other tools in government to the President, Prime Minister, Finance Minister and several Chief Ministers in India to drive India to economic and political growth.

Mr. Sandeep Kulkarni
Principal Consultant, CustomerLab

Sandeep Kulkarni has done his engineering from College of Engg Pune, M.Tech from IIT Kanpur, and management from IIM Kolkata. He started his career in the CAD/CAM R&D division of Godrej, which was later spun off into Geometric Software Solutions. He worked for 17+ years in industry in various roles including Software development, Business development, Quality, IT Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems, HR and General Administration. In the last stint he acted as a Vice President and Head of a Business Unit at Geometric Software.He has had significant experience in BSC development, operations management, and human capital development in India as well as abroad. He has travelled extensively all over the globe for techno-commercial and strategy execution. He has facilitated various programs in the areas of Personality Analysis, Team Building, Organizational Culture and Transformations, General Management and Leadership. He has done considerable work in the formulation and implementation of Corporate Strategy through tools like the Balanced Scorecard.His Field of Work and Areas of Interest include personality analysis and self development, team building, culture building, process transformations, strategy formulation and implementation, inspirational leadership, and lifestyle management.

Sponsorship Details

The Execution Leadership Forum is a radically different platform for preparing tomorrow’s leaders today through mentoring, tutoring, sharing success stories and by actually DOING together.

The programmes cover the elusive strategy execution issues, human capital, and leadership. We plan to partner companies looking to enlightening senior executives and enabling organizations to achieve world class success in execution leadership. We invite companies and brands who wants to reach out to a larger base and to first class cities. Since we also partner an academic institution, the benefits have two dimensions: As a business partner to prospective companies and as an employer to prospective employees.

The sponsorship opportunities start from a low investment of Rs 50,000/- per programme per city to a maximum of Rs 150,000. The benefits include media coverage through print, TV, internet, emailers, direct mailers, online contests, PR etc.

Registration and other Details
The registration fee is Rs. 6000/- (12.36% service tax extra) for the full day of the seminar, study materials, breakout sessions, case studies, refreshments, lunch and interaction with the speakers and delegates.To register please send the delegate name, designation, organization, address, tel, fax and email ID by email to and send payments by DD or cheque favouring Innovative Media, F-07, Golden Orchid, 10/8, Kasturba Road, Bangalore-560001.To know more about early bird discounts, group discounts and CII/FICCI/IHRD/MSME/NHRD discounts, please call 080-22231550 / 080-65396538 or write to and "

Workshop at The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT BOMBAY 
"Dear all,

The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay firmly believes that emerging economies like India need the drive and innovation of young entrepreneurs. The Cell therefore aims at manifesting the latent Entrepreneurial spirit of the youth. The Cell not only motivates the youth to start-up their own enterprise, but also makes efforts to provide them with the necessary resources to do so.

In a collaboration to bring the ADOPTS™ process to India, The Entrepreneurship Cell,IIT Bombay in collaboration with Inovo Technologies and Avalon Consulting are hosting this special workshop for those directly involved in and responsible for Driving the Process of Innovation within their organization. The workshop is an opportunity for you to learn the world's most advanced innovation process that can transform your organization. Dr. Larry Schmitt, President and Founder of Inovo Technologies will transform you into an innovator at this event. Larry, has created and teaches the Innovation program at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

*The workshop areas of exploration include:*
The State of Innovation Today
The *ADOPTS™* Process of Innovation
Innovating in your chosen Domain using *ADOPTS™*
Understanding the *Mind of the Customer™* using Personas
Making innovation a key business practice in your organization

To register, kindly drop an email at

Vaibhav Khamesra
GEN & Corporate Relations,
The Entrepreneurship Cell,
IIT Bombay. "

Oct 3-4: Convention on Digital Signage - The new emerging medium at Retail & OOH 


Oct: Adventures and Sights( Wayanad, Nilambur, Coorg, Thadiyendamol) 


Wayanad & Nilambur - Trek/Sights ( Oct 2 to Oct 5th
Wayand - Trek/Sights ( Oct 4th & Oct 5th )
Coorg - Trek/Sights ( Oct 4th & Oct 5th )
Nilambur - Trek / Sights ( Oct 18th & Oct 19th )
Wayanad & Nilambur - Trek/Sights (Oct 25- 28th )
Thadiyendamol - Trek/ Camp (Oct 25th - 26th)

View complete details of the Oct fixed departure trips :

Join facebook Group (Bangalore Adventure Club ) for regular updates and events


Trekking and Camping - Western Ghats, Kerala, wayanad, Coorg, Chikmaglur.

White Water Rafting - Barapole(Coorg) , Kali (Dandeli), Bhadra(Chikmanglur) ,Sita Nadi(Agumbe) , Tejeswini (Kerala)

Wildlife Safaris - Bandipur, Nagerhole, madumalai, Chimony, Parambikulam, Thekkady.

Weekend Escapes - Coorg, Chikmanglur, Dandeli, Ooty.

Beach Holidays - Goa, Gokarna, Karwar, Pondicherry.

Culture Breaks - Kerala, Mahabalipuram, Hampi.

Backwater Tours - Kerala.

Long Vactaions - Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.

Activities - Trekking and Camping, Adventure Camps, River Rafting,Wildlife Safaris,Leisure Outings, Corporate and School Outbound Team Building Camps, Off beat Trips, Package Tours, Backwater Tours, Birding Tours, Culture and Heritage
Tours,Exotic locations and unique places to stay (homestay, camping, plantation stays,backwater stays,jungle resorts and camps,beach resorts, heritage villas)

View complete details of the Fixed and Customized Trips on the site
email - exoticexpeditions@
Ph - 080-41472141 / 9986450370 "

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sep20-27: Events from BuzzInTown 

Greetings from, your premier portal for all events and happenings in your city - concerts, Dj gigs, plays, book reads, sports, live bands, food festivals, exhibitions and much more.


Days of the Raj - Anglo Indian food promotion

Details: Days of the Raj - Anglo Indian Food Promotion. Celebrate the fusion of two great cultures and culinary styles as you journey back to the 'Days of the Raj'. Taste timeless delicacies, succulent meats, fry's and curries prepared in the time honored tradition from the secret recipes of Aunty Bunty.

Venue: Zaman - 1/1, Ista Hotel, Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore

Date & Time: September 19th - 27th, All Day


Silence - paintings by M.S Murthy

Details: Time & Space Art Gallery presents 'Silence' – an exhibition of paintings by M.S Murthy

Venue: Time & Space Art Gallery - No.55, Nr Java City, Lavelle Road, Bangalore - 560001

Date & Time: September 18th – October 8th, All Day


Beijing Beckons at Szechwan Court

Details: Beijing Beckons at Szechwan Court – savor the mouth watering delicacies from Beijing at Szechwan Court

Venue: The Oberoi - No. 39, MG Road, Bangalore - 560001

Date & Time: September 18th – 24th, 8 pm


- Buzzintown Team


Sep 29-30: Business Development Skills for Entrepreneurs 
29th and 30th September 2008
IIM Bangalore Campus
Program Directors
Prof Suresh Bhagavatula
T Chendil Kumar (CK)
N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Business Development Skills for Entrepreneurs - How to Present, Influence and Negotiate
(29th and 30th September 2008)
Participant Details
Name (As in official record, in capital letters): _______________________________________________________
Date of Birth: / / Sex: Male □ Female□ Martial Status: Single□ Married□
Experience In Business:_______years Designation held ______________________________________
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Please complete and mail back to
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Tel: 26993701 Fax: 26993769
For further details visit "

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sep 20: Pancham - A Musical Tribute 

"A true celebration: Unlike our earlier concerts, we hope to give a new dimension to the "Pancham - A Musical Tribute" concert. This concert is special to Zansam for many reasons. It is our second ticketed concert in Bangalore (after the success of Nostalgia Night in 2007). This concert is also a tribute to the legend of R. D. Burman, arguably the greatest composer Indian film music has seen to date. As a celebration, we look to give an air of festivity to the evening and the venue through decorations, an exhibition of paintings, a freely distributed souvenir on the life and music of R.D. Burman...and the music to follow. Just like our last concert, we hope to bring the audiences to their feet, dancing to PanchamDa's memorable and foot tapping music".

More Details at Zansam site.

Sep 20: Jain Yuva Milan Utsav 
Interesting programme. For Bhajans, Shri DineshJi from Cuttack is going to be there.

PS: By the way, my first visit to Karnataka Jain Bhavan (the venue) was recently. It is pretty nicely maintained and there's a hostel as well fro Jain students.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dhwani 2008 - 5th BKF Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival 
5th edition of BKF Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival Dhawni is here!
(see 2007 and 2006 links!)

"The Bangalore Kidney Foundation is proud to present Dhwani 2008 - 5th BKF Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival

Saturday, 20th September 2008, 5.45 PM - 10.00 PM
Pt. N. V. Gopinath, Sitar
Smt. Shruti Sadolikar, Vocal

Sunday, 21st September 2008, 9.45 AM - 2.00 PM
Pt. Samaresh Chawdhury, Vocal
Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar, Vocal

Sunday, 21st September 2008, 5.45 PM - 10.00 PM
Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi, Vocal
Pt. Ajay Pohankar, Vocal

Venue: Shivarathreeshwara Hall (JSS Auditorium), 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Donor Passes: Rs. 50 only | Available at the venue
Also available at: KC Das (25587003) | Landmark (22067777) | Calypso (22452368) | Channel 9 (55392728) "

For more details contact: Mr. Y. Guruprasad on 98454 24053

Sep 26: Mobile Conversations: Everything you wanted to know about mobile marketing 

moblie conversations
The mobile industry in India is booming with 290 million users, but have marketers really exploited this tremendous opportunity?
It's time to look at the mobile phone as a brand communication vehicle rather than a telecom device. It's time to look beyond SMS short codes and discover the branding opportunities in voice, GPRS and mobile gaming.
'Mobile Conversations' is a seminar which is a meeting point for mobile industry professionals, brand managers and creative agencies. It will focus on the role mobile can play in the media mix, being the most personal and interactive of mediums. The seminar will also highlight the immense potential that the mobile holds for a creative and effective marketing campaign for any brand.
Mumbai: Venue: ITC Grand Central, Mumbai Date: September 19, 2008
Bangalore: Venue: ITC Windsor Palace, Bangalore Date: September 26, 2008
 Agenda for Mumbai  
0930 - 0955   Registration
0955 - 1000   Keynote Address
1000 - 1100   'Possibilities in mobile marketing.' Panel Discussion.
1100 - 1120   Case Study – AdMob
1120 - 1150   Tea Break
1150 - 1250   Making mobile a part of the marketing campaign.' Panel Discussion.
1250 - 1310   Case Study – MeraMobi
1310 - 1415   Lunch
1415 - 1515   'Creativity in mobile marketing.' Panel Discussion.
1515 - 1530   Case Study - MyToday
1530 - 1535   Closing Remarks
1535 - 1545   High Tea
Associate Sponsor for Mumbai:

Mobile Conversations
 Agenda for Bangalore  
0930 - 0955   Registration
0955 - 1000   Opening Remarks
1000 - 1100   'Innovations in mobile marketing.' Panel Discussion.
1100 - 1120   Case Study - MobMe
1120 - 1150   Tea Break
1150 - 1250   'Integrating mobile in the media plan.' Panel Discussion.
1250 - 1310   Case Study - Gingersoft Media
1310 - 1415   Lunch
1415 - 1515   'The creative aspects of mobile advertising.' Panel Discussion.
1515 - 1520   Closing Remarks
1520 - 1530   High Tea
Community Partner for Bangalore:

Mobile Conversations
   For queries contact, Sakshi Kohli at +91.120.4077837 Or email at
PR Partner:
Print Partner:
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Jan 5-6, 2009: IIMA Doctoral Colloquium 2009 
"Hi, It gives us at IIMA immense pleasure to invite doctoral students of your institute to participate in the second IIMA Doctoral Colloquium to be held on 5th and 6th of January, 2009 in IIMA campus.

I request you to circulate this information among the doctoral students in your institute and encourage them to participate in this event. Please also feel free to circulate the same to institutes that can add to the meet in your opinion. Please get the poster attached displayed on relevant notice boards of your institute.

There will be prizes and cash awards for papers adjusted to be the best in various sessions.

The last date for receiving abstracts for the meet is 30 September, 2008.

Information regarding the event is available on If you need any clarification, please contact us on and we will be glad to assist you.

Looking forward to having enthusiastic participation from your institute. Kindly confirm a receipt of this mail.

Thanks & Regards,

Sabyasachi Sinha
IIMA Doctoral Colloquium, Jan 5&6,2009
Website: "

Get the detailed document here.

Apr 8-9, 2009: Nirma Doctoral Student Conference 
"Dear Researcher Colleagues,

We are very happy to share with you that we are organizing a conference ANVESH 2009. The theme for the conference is "TRANSITION TO AN INNOVATION-DRIVEN ECONOMY: CHALLENGES FOR MANAGEMENT RESEARCH" and the dates for the same are April 8-9, 2009.

Selected papers would be published in the form of the book or in Nirma Institute's quarterly journal. Papers selected for publication will be provided with second-class train fare to and fro. The conference would also include plenary sessions and workshops conducted on research-oriented themes by eminent researchers and practitioners.

We take this opportunity to invite you and your colleagues to contribute research papers to the conference to make this endeavor more valuable and knowledge intensive. We have also attached herewith a detailed brochure containing all relevant information. We encourage you to send your abstracts/full papers electronically.

Look forward to your active participation and presence at the conference.

Thanking you,

With regards,
Conference Chairperson: Prof. Abhijit Bhattacharya
Conference Conveners: Mrs. Deepa Patel
Ms. Meenakshi Rawani

Anvesh-2009: Doctoral student conference

Encl: Anvesh-2009: Doctoral student conference Brochure "

Nov 28-29, 2008/Chennai: National HRD Network's 12th National Conference 
For details, visit


All Weekends: yours truly theatre presents weekend theatre workshop 
"Yours truly theatre announces the weekend theatre workshop
Explore the creation of an entire production through character building, storytelling, speech rhythm, physical training in different theatre styles and improvisations using the dramatic and theatrical facets.

Imagine:Sessions which will include various styles of theatre, which will help
and guide you, in a performance. The clumination of this workshop will be a show by the participants
Your Learning:
Participants will be taken through various styles of theatre including
body theatre, silent theatre, rough theatre, playback theatre,
including the latest "complete the story style", an inhouse researched
The Effect:
An individual, who will over the period of time become a confident actor.
What you should have:
Willingness to learn, explore, apply and most importantly willingness
to have fun.
The Experience: (testimonial) :
http://yourstrulyth eatre.multiply. com/journal/ item/15/15
The workshop will culminate in a theatre production in by the workshop participants.

Venue: Indiranagar
Call 98458-53093 or 98452-43051or email yourstrulytheatre@
Starting 14th sep
Offical Webiste:

Yours Truly Theatre
About Yours Truly Theatre: Yours truly is known for its innovative
style of theatre. Conscious efforts are made to developed newers
styles of theatre which is then taken across Bangalore and India. Our
motto is "to take theatre to people", hence we not only perform in
auditoriums but also for NGO's, and educational institutions. Our
activities are planned throughout the year.
Our Latest Production: "Common Man" which was done in "Complete the
story" style. Here the audience gets to end a "scripted story"
together and the actors act it out without any discussion. The play has been very well recieved by audience. "


Sep 19: businessgyan / An Invite for the Cutting Edge on "The Product Mind Set" 
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give it to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new"
- Steve Jobs, CEO - Apple

Businessgyan & TASMAC presents the next Panel Discussion as part of the Cutting edge series on the topic

"The Product Mind Set"

A majority of companies in India specially Bangalore have a Services Mindset. "Do as per the customers specifications". Building products, as Steve Jobs indicates, requires a different approach. It requires one to look further, dream ahead, and plan longer term. With reducing margins and uncertain exchange rates perhaps companies need to look at developing products providing value that can be multiplied several times, without multiplying the resources required to do it as is usually the case in services companies.

What does it take to visualise, develop and create a product? We have a group of panel members who have had the experience in the fields of product creation, marketing and branding.

The Panelists are:

Chetan Maini

Managing Director - Reva Electric Car

Has done what few have managed to do. Make a revolutionary, eco-friendly car, years before the world started looking at these options. What does it take to be a visionary, face hurdles and stick to your path?

This is what Chetan Maini has to share

Harish Bijoor

CEO - Harish Bijoor Consults

A name Synonymous with Brands, he brings valuable insights on what makes a brand special, and how to create one.

Michael Foley

Managing Director - Foley Designs Pvt Ltd

Designer par excellence, has to his credit The World's Thinnest Watch, The Titan Edge.

How does one go about making a winning design, learn from this exceptionally talented designer.

On: 19th September 2008 (Friday)

At: The Chancery (Lavelle Road)

Time: 7:30 PM Onwards

Note: Entry Fee Rs.500/-

Service : Dinner

Limited seats only.

Kindly confirm your participation. So we can reserve your seat.

Reply to this mail or register online or call us,

Selvi # 22996651, 22996650


Businessgyan proudly associates with TASMAC - a premier business school offering MBA full/part time programmes validated by the University of Wales, U.K. "


Sep 13-20: Events from BuzzInTown 

Greetings from, your premier portal for all events and happenings in your city - concerts, Dj gigs, plays, book reads, sports, live bands, food festivals, exhibitions and much more.


As a valued member of our portal, we bring some interesting events that are happening in Bangalore over the next few days:



Saturday night fever with DJ Kay

Details: Get ready for the Saturday night fever with DJ Kay who will kick off the evening with feel good music and then move on to house and hip hop.

Venue: The Beach, Manandi Plaza, Bangalore

Date & Time: September 13th, 8 pm onwards


The Magic Drum - Play

Details: Based on the stories by Sudha Murty, The Magic Drum is all set thrill the children and adults alike at Ranga Shankara

Venue: Ranga Shankara - 36/2 8th Cross II Phase J P Nagar , Bangalore - 560078

Date & Time: September 16th – 21st, 6:30 pm


Saturday lounge and up-tempo sounds with DJ Arshin

Details: Saturday lounge and up-tempo sounds with DJ Arshin at Opus

Venue: Opus - 4 Palace Cross Road, Sankey Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore - 560020

Date & Time: September 13th, 8 pm


Coastal curries at Le Jardin

Details: Relish the scrumptious coastal curries at Le Jardin

Venue: The Oberoi - No. 39 , MG Road, Bangalore - 560001

Date & Time: September 12th – 18th, 8 pm onwards


Woyzeck - directed by Anmol Vellani

Details: Toto Funds the Arts, Bangalore presents 'Woyzeck' – an English play written by Georg Buchner and directed by Anmol Vellani..

Venue: Ranga Shankara - 36/2 8th Cross II Phase J P Nagar , Bangalore - 560078

Date & Time: September 13th & 14th, 6:30 & 3:30 pm



Not interested in this general list? Please Edit the categories/genres of your interest in the Profile Page under MyBuzz section on - and we will send you only relevant events in future!



- Buzzintown Team


Friday, September 12, 2008

Oct 17, 2008: DEF LEPPARD in BANGALORE (and Mumbai : Oct 19) 
I got a heads-up on this this first from Bangalore Metblogs. Now its all confirmed and here's the details! Waiting for Jethro Tull and Anoushka Shankar's concert details!!


Sep 13: Barcamp Bangalore 7 @ IIM Bangalore 
BCB 7 is here! Like the previous time, there are no spectators. So start blogging, twittering, preparing your sessions, making the logos, talking to your companies about sponsoring, or any thing else that excites you. The venue is IIMB, of course.

More details here.

Tonight/Tomorrow: goapu showpu @ opus 
friday night of classic rock favourites and sing along anthems with Goapu
saturday lounge and uptempo sounds with Arshin


Sep 22-25: Project Management Training 
"Accelerated PMP??
Virtual Live Classroom
PMP??SOFT Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: +91-20-25465039, 32909325, 9372150556

A unique opportunity to join the elite group of "PMP??"s while enhancing your career prospects.

Two options of Project Management Training courses to choose from:

# Face to Face Classroom Training:
Learn the principles of Project Management through Experiential Learning

# Live Virtual Classroom:
Study at your desktop, at your own pace along with live interactions with

Schedules For Face to Face Training:

Mumbai: Sep 29th to Oct 2nd, '08
Bangalore: Sep 22nd to 25th, '08
Hyderabad: Oct 13th to 16th,'08


Singapore: Sep 1st to 5th', '08 Thailand: Oct 20th to 24th, '08

Schedules For Virtual Live Classroom Training:
20th Sep to 1st Nov, '08: Live Online Lectures, Saturday from 7.30 AM-10.30 AM IST or
20th Sep to 1st Nov, '08: Live Online Lectures, Saturday from 8.00 PM-11.00 PM IST (IST - Indian Standard Time)

Salient Features of the Course:

35 Contact hours of training is primary eligibility criterion for PMP?? Certification. As a PMI REP, Global (Registered Education Provider) PMSOFT Consultancy Pvt. Ltd shall provide the certificate on successful completion.

Conducted by our expert PMP?? faculties who have over 20 years of hands on experience in IT, Engineering and Pharmaceutical projects and have conducted PM trainings for over 7000 participants, will not only make you confident for acquiring PMP?? credential but also to implement the Project Management framework to enhance your work life.

Contact for more details


Who can attend?

Professionals from any industry, having approximately 4-5 years experience in the area of Project Management. "


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sep 13/14: Woyzeck at Ranga Shankara 

Georg Büchner's WOYZECK
Ranga Shankara

September 13 (7:30 pm) & September 14 (3:30 pm & 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.)

Georg Büchner's Woyzeck is one the most celebrated plays in the German theatre repertory and has aroused much curiosity and fascination since it was first written in the 1830s. At one level, the play is a gripping story of love, betrayal and madness, a journey into the dark heart of human jealousy. At another, it is a nuanced exploration of the dehumanizing effects of poverty and a scathing statement on hypocrisy and moral boundaries.

Woyzeck is the first play in Western dramatic literature to politicize tragedy and feature a commoner as a tragic figure. Franz Woyzeck is a peasant-soldier whose fate is sealed as much by his own actions as by the forces of oppression in nineteenth century Prussian society. The play explores lust, infidelity, brutality, depravity and murder with a radical vision and compact intensity unequalled in the history of drama.

A new script of Woyzeck has been specially created for this production. The script underscores Woyzeck's lack of voice and agency, his helplessness and despair, and his gradual disintegration as he is bullied and tormented by his superiors, subjected to bizarre medical experiments by the army doctor, and betrayed by his beautiful and vivacious mistress.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore.

This production is unsuitable for audiences below the age of 16. "

Sep 20: "DOSHI" - Screening at Fame Lido 
"Hundredhands presents "DOSHI" A film by Premjit Ramachandran

We are having a screening of the film about legendary Indian architect/philosopher Balkrishna Doshi at Fame Lido, Lido Mall on the 20th of September at 7pm. There will be a question-answer session with Dr. Doshi and the filmmakers.

Only 350 seats available. Passes can be collected from the following venues.

Kruthi Computers (West of Chord Road)
Amarnath 9845375798
Shanthi 9243162406
Chandira 9880650427/9243162403

Fountainhead (Koramangala)
Charmaine Pinto 41500961

Autodesk (Langford Town)
Geetha 41199900

HundredHands (Near Saint Mark's Road)
Pramod 25593605

Please spread the word.
Preview of the film can be seen here "

Sep'08: Adventure Events by CareIndia 

Hi Mr. Anurag Jain

We have pleasure in informing you that we will be conducting the following programmes during September 2008. You are cordially invited to take part in the programme
Sheshadri S.K. 
Tel: 080-41281478 / Mob: 98456-95350
                              White Water Rafting
         During Sept, Oct and  Nov'08
River Rafting is an exciting & thrilling aqua sport. This is being conducted in Cauvery River, Bheemeshwari, Bangalore Dist., This place is around 100 Kms from Bangalore. The rafting starts from Bheemeshwari and passes through thick forests, which is in Cauvery Wildlife sanctuary, Kanakapura Division, and the rafting event ...      
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    White Water Rafting & Camping @ Bheemeshwari
                                13th & 14th September '08

Lying between Shivanasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls is Bheemeshwari, in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. This place is around 100Kms from Bangalore, a perfect Trekking spot where nature has created a natural habitat for the Mahseer fish and a variety of exciting animals...                                                  More | Photo Gallery
                   Cave Exploration - Antharagange 
 20th September 2008 
Anthargange is a hill range with huge volcanic rocks and boulders scattered all over. This place is around 70 kilometers from Bangalore. Thorny shrubs cover the hill, while there is dense plantation forest at the base.  The forty-five minutes hill climbing will keep you panting for breath and opens up for an extensive...    
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               Fly Like a Bird - Parasailing  
        During all week-ends and Public Holidays

PARASAILING is one of the thrilling aero sport activities, which can be enjoyed almost by any one who is seeking some thrill in a controlled environment. The enthusiast is strapped on to a harness & an ascending type round parachute. A long rope is hooked on to the harness & the other end is tied to a jeep... 
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CARE, Rathnam Complex, 109, 18th Cross, 8th Main, Maleswaram, Banglore - 560 055
Ph:08041281478 /  Mob: 98456-95350 E-mail:    URL: