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Friday, October 17, 2008

Oct 16-23: 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:


Shivamani Live In Concert (Click Here To Win Free Passes to the Concert)

Details: Shivamani, the incredible Indian percussionist will perform Live along with Mandolin U Shrinivas as part of the Times Bangalore Festival 2008

Venue: Palace Grounds - Jayamahal Road, Bangalore - 560080

Date & Time: October 19th, 7 pm


Shankar Mahadevan Live Concert (Click Here To Win Free Passes to the Concert)

Details: Shankar Mahadevan Live in Concert, as part of the Times Bangalore Festival 2008. Enjoy the melody sway to the magic of his fascinating voice

Venue: Palace Grounds - Jayamahal Road - Bangalore - 560080

Date & Time: October 17th, 7 pm


Live Ghazal concert by Hariharan (Click Here To Win Free Passes to the Concert)

Details: Live Ghazal concert by Hariharan, as part of Times Bangalore Festival 2008

Venue: Palace Grounds - Jayamahal Road, Bangalore - 560080

Date & Time: October 18th, 7 pm


Jangamada Baduku - Play (Click Here To Buy Tickets to the Play)

Details: Prayogranga Theatre Group Presents Jangamada Baduku, written by Prassana and directed by K.V.Nagaramurthy

Venue: Ravindra Kalakshetra - Town Hall,Next To Puttanna Chetty Jayachamaraja Road, Bangalore - 560002

Date & Time: October 19th, 7 pm


Miss Sadarame - Play (Click Here To Buy Tickets to the Play)

Details: Samashti Theatre Group presents Miss Sadarame, written by K.V.Subanna and directed by Manjunatha L. Badigera

Venue: Ravindra Kalakshetra - Town Hall, Next To Puttanna Chetty Jayachamaraja Road, Bangalore - 560002

Date & Time: October 17th, 7 pm


Russell Peters Comedy Festival

Details: Russell Peters Comedy Festival at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall - Gayathri Devi Park Extension, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval,, Bangalore - 560003

Date & Time: October 18th 6 pm & 8:30 pm


Relive queen night

Details: Relive queen night at the KTPO - Trade Centre Bangalore and Palace Grounds

Venue: KTPO - Trade Centre Bangalore & Palace Grounds

Date & Time: October 16th & 18th, 7 pm


- Buzzintown Team

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oct 19: Movement Workshop. 
"Movement Workshop for all!

Thespo Announces a one day movement workshop for all...

The workshop includes:

Basic movement technique.
Physicalisation of text and actions.
Contact Improvisation. ( Partner work)
Basic movement patterns.

For more Details see the attached poster or Call:

Sowmya: 9916542428.
Anil:9845602265. "


Ranga Shankara's Oct'08 Schedule 
Better late than never :)

"Dear friend of Ranga Shankara, Apologies for the delay in sending the October schedule.

Our own production for children, "The First Leaf", is all set for its 50th show on 11th (there is a show on 12th too). Appreciated by the young and old alike, "The First Leaf" reaches this milestone in less than a year of its opening and close to 20,000 kids have watched the play so far.

"Choon Hyang: True Love" -- a musical in English by Theatre Seoul, South Korea, plays on 22nd and 23rd. Brimming with energy, dynamic choreography, stunning costumes and vibrant music, Choon Hyang is a heart-warming tale of love and resilience for children (above 10 years) and grown-ups. The play has a cast of 19 kids in the age group of 9 to 19. Tickets are available on now and at the RS box office from Oct 12th.

The Ranga Shankara Theatre Fest '08 kicks off on Oct 31. Please await the announcement on the contents and schedule.

See you at RS then!

Team Ranga Shankara

Theatre Alive! "

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oct 15-18/Hyderabad: Indian Aviation 2008 
Looks like this is going to be an interesting event. One should attend just to see the magnificient new Hyderabad International Airport! Official website is here


Oct 18/19: 10FS screening @ CFD 
"our next screening will be on 18th & 19th of October'08 CFD


18th October ' 08 - 6.30 pm / saturday
Language: Italian
Directors: Nanni Moretti
Year:2006, Duration: 112 min
Nominated for Golden Palm - Cannes 2006

19th October' 08 - 6.30 pm / sunday
Language: Spanish
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Year:2007, Duration: 121 min
WON Best Screenplay - Cannes 2006

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 "

Oct 10-26: 080 Transform: Contemporary Architecture in Bangalore - Exhibition & Events 
"At Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Only an informed city can shape itself better. Find out how Bangalore is shaping up at 080 Transform, a unique presentation of the emergent architecture in Bangalore, conceptualised and curated by InCITE. Complementary events include Design Dialogues, Design Walks and Meet the Architect Sessions.

For more details:

080 Transform "

Oct 13-19: BFS Presents "Meta-Culture 2008 Film Festival" on Conflict & Resolution 
"On the occasion of the conflict resolution week, October 13th – 19th

In collaboration with:

The Bangalore Film Society,
The Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
Max Mueller Bhavan

With the generous support of:

Supporting sustainable efforts in the water sector 1
Bangalore's own newsmagazine 2 @ Enabling people to achieve the full realization of their rights 3


Perceptions and Perspectives
Dispute and Resolution in Cinema

A selection of movies and documentaries from across the world, for alternative perspectives on conflicts. A unique Film Festival with post screening discussions facilitated by Meta-Culture Dialogics, conflict resolution center.Humorous, touching, compelling!

(schedule is subject to change)

Monday 13: The World Meets
4:30 pm: Inauguration
4:45 pm: No Man's Land; Danis Tanovic (Last year's favorite!)
6:45 pm: Babel; Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu

Tuesday 14: Hitler
4:45 pm: The Downfall; Oliver Hirshbiegel
6:45 pm: The Great Dictator; Charlie Chaplin

Wednesday 15: War and the Media
4:45 pm: Independent Intervention; Tonje Hessen Schei
6:45 pm: Control Room; Jehane Noujaim

Thursday16: Troubled Waters
4:45 pm: A duet with the River God; Altaf Mazid
6:45 pm: A presentation from SOPPECOM4 on water conflict prevention
7:30 pm: Blue gold in the Garden of Eden; Leslie Franke

Friday 17: Family Perspectives
4:45 pm: Un Air de Famille; Cedric Klapisch (Last year's favorite!)
6:45 pm: Remembrance of Things Present; Chandra Siddan

Sunday 19: Indian Mirrors
3:00 pm: Bombay, Our City; Anand Patwardhan
4:30 pm: Panel of discussion "The Future of Bangaloreans" co-hosted by
Citizen Matters
6:30 pm: Fishers of Men; Ranjan Kamath
8:30 pm: Discussion with Ranjan Kamath
9:30 pm: Closing

Free admission!

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore.
No 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore

For information, please contact: Rafael: 9945207719 or "

Oct 18: Seminar on Carbon Credits Trading- CDM Projects 
F T KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD (FTKMC) the knowledge hub of the Financial Technologies India Limited and an associate company of MCX presents for the
On 18th October 2008 at The Taj West End, Race Course Road, Bangalore 560001 
21st October 2008 at Intercontinental The Grand Hotel, Connaught Place, New
From 9.30 am to 6 pm

With increasing concerns of global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change in the form of rising temperatures and rising sea levels, the Kyoto Protocol has enabled a framework for reduction in emissions by industrialized countries through the advent of carbon credits. This has led to the emergence of climate exchanges that have enabled trading in carbon credits. Understanding the structure and modalities of gaining and trading in carbon credits will lead to the evolution of a sustainable business development mechanism.

In this regard, this 1 day seminar discusses the various aspects related to Kyoto Protocol???s cap and trade system, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI), programme design documentation, carbon credit transaction management, financing and business perspective of carbon credit for corporates, non-government organizations, and government bodies.

Financial Technologies (India) Ltd. (FTIL) (, the flagship company of the Financial Technologies Group, is among global leaders in offering technology, IP (Intellectual Property), and domain expertise to create and trade on next generation financial markets that are transparent, efficient, and liquid across all asset classes, including equities, commodities, currency, and debt.

Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX) ( is one of the many successful exchange ventures of the FTIL Group. MCX is the country???s leading commodity derivatives exchange and also one of the eight largest exchanges in the world.

FT Knowledge Management Company Ltd.  (FTKMC), the knowledge hub of the FTIL Group, traces its origins to the erstwhile MCX Centre of Academia: Consultancy and Training, a department of MCX (

PROGRAM FACULTIES: Eminent Speakers and  Industry Professionals, Panelists from
Banking Sector and MCX India



# Introduction & Context setting
# Climate Change and    Carbon Markets
# Generation of Carbon credits


# Role of  Carbon funds in the Eco system of Carbon Markets with special
emphasis on ADB bank
# Business perspective on carbon financing
# Role of Exchanges for trading carbon credits
# Panel Discussion and Question Answer session


Email us at and with name of participant, company, contact details. Registration fee is Rs. 8,700/- + 12.36 % Service Tax per participant which includes lunch, tea, course material etc. Drafts to be made in favor of FT Knowledge Management Company Ltd payable at Mumbai. Drafts to be sent to Springboard Learning Academy.

Register early to avoid disappointment and also avail of the "early bird" and corporate group discount by paying the fee on or before 11th October 2008.


Springboard Learning Academy(SLA)
C-44, Tarapore Gardens, New Link Road,
Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400053
Cell: 099200 41931

FT Knowledge Management Company
Exchange Square 1st Floor, Suren Road,
Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400093
Cell: 09967577924 / 09930904737

Email- and

Website: "


All Sundays: Music at Band stand, Cubbon Park 

PRAKRUTHI invites you to Band Stand in Cubbon Park every Sunday between 5.00 To 6.30 pm for some mesmerising music by cream of artists from the Kannada Music industry.

Prakruthi Presents Shankar Shanbhogue & Party on 12th Oct,
( Kavya Sangeetha)
Archana Udupa And party on the 19th Oct, (old Kannada Songs)
Bendre Meets Kailasam, Pallavi Arun And Ravi Muroor on 26th Oct.

The class and the content is enhanced by the beauty of this venue.

Please be there, or be left out.
25 saplings donated every week.

Looking forward to meet you guys in Cubbon park.

Please promote this event,convey the same to your friends.

Please join hands and beautify Bengalooru.

With Best Regards
M S Prasad
99453 68083 "

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Oct'08: Adventure Events from CARE 

Hi Mr. Anurag Jain

We have pleasure in informing you that we will be conducting the following progrmmes during October 2008. You are cordially invited to take part in the same.
Sheshadri S.K. 
Tel: 080-41281478 / Mob: 98456-95350

                    White Water Rafting
                                  During  Oct & Nov '08
River Rafting is an exciting & thrilling aqua sport. This is being conducted in Cauvery River, Bheemeshwari, Ramanagar  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 ...                                                                                                     More | Photo Gallery

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

A major hill-station in Chickmagalur District, Kemmannagundi is also called KR Hills, named after the Wodeyar, King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, Mysore, who made it his favourite summer camp. Kemmannagundi is a single, secluded hill surrounded by sprawling coffee estates, waterfalls and ornamental gardens. More | Photo Gallery

            Wilderness Camp @ Nagarahole Forest
      11th & 12th October 2008
Nagarahole is derived from the combination of two Kannada words 'Nagara' meaning snake and 'Hole' meaning streams and true to its name a number of streams snake through its rich tropical forests. Nagarahole is situated in the picturesque districts of Kodagu and Mysore in southern Karnataka.           More | Photo Gallery

               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...    More | Photo Gallery

CARE, Rathnam Complex, 109, 18th Cross, 8th Main , Bangalore - 560 055
Ph:080-41281478 - Mob: 98456-95350 E-mail:    URL:


Sep 30-Oct 7: 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.

Details: Disco Ka Tashan with Sukhwinder Singh - Celebrate the spirit of friendship with mind-blowing tunes with Sukhwinder. is providing you with a chance to catch the Suron Ka Sartaaj Sukhwinder Live in action

Venue: Palace Grounds - Jayamahal Road, Bangalore - 560080

Date & Time: October 4th, 7:30 pm


Swathantrada Ota - Play  (Buy your Tickets on

Details: Samudaya Theatre Group presents Swathantrada Ota – a play in Kannada written by Boluvaru Mohammed Kuyi and directed by Shashidhar Bharighat

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

Date & Time: October 2nd, 3:30 & 7:30 pm


All's Well....?  (Buy your Tickets on

Details: Kriyative Theatre Group presents - All's Well...? an English comedy written by T Sunandamma and directed by Pramod Shiggaon

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

Date & Time: October 3rd – 7:30 pm & 5th – 3:30 & 7:30 pm


Perfect Pastas at Le Jardin

Details: Perfect Pastas at Le Jardin. Le Jardin serves breakfast and a range of Western and Indian cuisine

Venue: Le Jardin - The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, 39 M G Road, Bangalore

Date & Time: October 4th – 15th, 7 pm


Kailasam's Home Rule - Play (Buy your Tickets on

Details: Antaranga presents a Drama in Kannada titled Kailasam's Home Rule

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

Date & Time: October 7th, 7:30 pm



Details: KINGFISHER ABANONFRIDAY: with Priyanka PriWheeling on her musical ride

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

Date & Time: October 3rd, 6:30 pm


I-Camp 2008

Details: iCamp is a 5 days residential winter camp held at Chikmagalur for children between 8 to 14 years of age. I Camp is a perfect opportunity for you to keep your Child occupied in the best possible manner during the holidays where he/she can utilize time to develop their skill and potential and in turn improve their personality

Venue: I-Camp - # 5 St Johns Road Cleveland Town, near Frazer Town, Bangalore - 560005

Date & Time: October 4th – 8th, All day


Dim sum lunch at Szechwan Court

Details: Dim sum lunch at Szechwan Court. The restrained Oriental elegance of Szechwan Court offers an authentic Chinese Szechwan style menu with a few Cantonese specialties.

Venue: The Szechwan Court - The Oberoi, 39, M G Road, Bangalore - 560001

Date & Time: October 1st – 30th, All Day


- Buzzintown Team



Oct 13-15: Programme on Performance Management for Competitive Advantage 
Dear Sir / Madam,


Programme on Performance Management for Competitive Advantage

October 13 – 15, 2008


This is just reminding you about the Progarmme on Performance Management for Competitive Advantage scheduled to be held during Oct 13 – 15, 2008 at IIM, Ahmedabad.


Since the last date for receipt of nomination is very nearer, may we know your feedback ASAP on the same.


a) The link for the brochure:

b) For nomination form:     


Look forward to receiving some possible nominations from your organization.


Yours sincerely,


Suresh Mannem

Programmes Secretary
Indian Institute of Management
MDP Office
Ahmedabad - 380 015
Ph: 079-6632 4075 " 



Oct 3-5: Smoking Weekend this!!! @ Opus 

KINGFISHER ABANDONFRIDAY:9pm, 3rd Oct: TEMPO TANTRICK ... with Arfaaz Kagalwala & Priyanka BlahTempo Tantrick’s music, infuses elements of funk, electronica and break beat, while also trying to amalgamate the same with a hint of both members' cultural diversities. The principle that they work on is relatively simple – to make music that the listener can relate to, retain and recollect the music. There is no great philosophy or ideology behind the lyrics except that each song is based on something real and that description is what best represents the duo and their music.

Zinzi O-Show : The Sunday Bizarre Buzzaar. 5th Oct, Noon to MoonDiwali special. Dress Code: REDS, ORANGES AND YELLOWSclick here to view the O-Show movie
Opus and Nimboo Design + Style in association with Zinzi come together to bring you a fresh, creative, high energy Market that will showcase young, talented designers from around the country:
Limited Edition - Clothes & bags only limited editionCookbook - Menus for Everyday Dining - Recipes with "ghar ka khana"Swatimodo - Stylish shoes from DelhiPsybaba - Funky handicrafts and accessoriesNimboo - Clothes, shoes & bagsTime out magazinesCurio Crafters - curiosNandita Sikchi - Colourful clothes from Pune for DiwaliOpus stallWith a huge spread of Goan food on the lunch buffet and Gina spinning cocktails behind the bar, you can blissfully eat, shop, drink, shop, laze, shop, sing, shop, dance, shop, shop, shop, kroak, shop, shop, shop and spend the whole day at Opus!

2pm - 4.00pm: Booze & Brains (THURS, 2ND OCT OPUS IS SHUT)Hosted by Mark Rego & DJ Vinay, this a a popular quiz night where winners get all their booze free for the night. Rated by the BBC as indias best pub quiz ... No entry charges.
4.30pm - 7pm: Robby Banner playing laidback sunday soul, funk and indie sounds
7pm - 9pm: The wonderbros -Arshin & Armin with Manoj (violin) picking it up with a goa spanish electro energetic set
9pm onward: The trademark Opus Bacardi Night Shift KroaKnight with the super crazy Carlton (KroaKnight entry and cover apply)
The Zinzi O-Show takes place every first Sunday of each month.
TUESDAY 4-PLAYTuesday nights has now become a games / get back to college fest kinda night
we tried it out last week and it was noisy, boisterous, scrappy, a few couples broke up and i thought someone would get killed.
so if this kind of a play pen atmosphere appeals to you, or if you think you still have it in you be there on tues night.
choose from pictionary, boggle, scrabble, taboo, jenga an many others.
and if u can beat the house team you get a 15% off your bill.
For Reservations Call 080-23442580. Official Opus page."

Oct 2: Inauguration of KANS (Kenneth Anderson Nature Society) 
"2 Oct:: Inauguration of KANS (Kenneth Anderson Nature Society)

*AT 10 A.M.*
*About KANS*

Kenneth Anderson Nature Society has been formed by the readers of the books of the late Kenneth Anderson-hunter, author and Naturalist. Inspired by his writings, a yahoo group called *kennethanderson@ yahoogroups. com* was formed. The members of this yahoo group based at Bangalore have formed KANS to take up conservation of nature in view of the alarming decline being experienced all around. It is an independent, non-commercial, non-profit making, non religious and non-political autonomous body.

The Aims and Objectives are

1. To promote awareness and appreciation of Nature in all its forms and manifestations.
2. To undertake and to aid the conservation of Nature.
3. To actively encourage and undertake scientific study and documentation of nature and
its life forms.
4. To carry out scientific study and promote conservation of Nature in general and particularly in areas mentioned by Kenneth Anderson in his books

Membership is open to all nature lovers.

Contact for KANS
President : Laxmeesha Acharya 9845196983-laxmeesh
Vice President : Sanjeev Kumar S.R 9362321000-sanjeevk umarsr@gmail. com
Secretary : Jayaraman Kakarla 9242150045- *jaykakarla@ in

*Inauguration KANS (Kenneth Anderson Nature Society)*
*2**nd** October 2008 at Aiyur*
*Programme *
( Master of Ceremonies –MC- Sanjeev )
10.00 Welcome speech by Laxmeesha ( 5 mts)
10.05 Inaug by Reading of Aims & Objectives by Arvind ( 5 mts)
10.10. Intro about KANS by ( Power Point) by Prasanna ( 20 mts) 10.30 Release of LOGO by Anand Menon/Karthikeyan ( 3 mts)
10.33 Release of Awareness Board by Hari ( 3 mts)
10.36 Nature Film show ( 20 mts)
10.56 Taking of Nature Pledge by all present by Prasad ( 4 mts)
11.00 Vote of thanks by Jayaraman ( 5 mts)
Conclusion of Inaugural function at 11.05 A.M.
Planting of trees at 11.15 A.M. by members of KANS.( 45 mts)
Lunch & Informal discussion at 1 P.M. (1 hour)
Trek into jungles for 2 hours from 2 P.M. till 4 P.M.
Tea at 4 P.M.
Meet concludes at 4 .30 P.M.

*Route to Aiyur*
Aiyur Forest bungalow is around 70 kms from Bangalore. Take the Hosur- Denkanikota road. Take a left turn after Denkanikota town next to school to reach Aiyur.

Please inform Jay- 9242150045 / email *jaykakarla@*,the number of persons attending the function on or before 30/09/08 to
arrange for lunch.

Membership is open to all nature lovers.

Members wishing to join the society are requested bring a stamp size photo along with membership fees of Rs.600/-.( Admission fee Rs 500 + Annual subscription Rs 100/-.)

Tee-shirts with logo of KANS will be on sale.

Welcome you all again "