Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Durga Puja 2014 - Bangla Cultural Programs In Bangalore

Courtesy - Sayamindu Dasgupta
Durga Puja 2014 and here is another attempt to compile a list (sorted by location) of Bengali cultural programs happening across Bangalore. I will keep this post updating as and when more information becomes available.

Please comment if you know about other programs with details of program, location, date, and time.
 


Pandal Locations: For address of pandal locations, please see Durgotsav 2012 post. I have updated some of the addresses. If you know the changed location/address or if the event is not happening, please comment.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - Panchami
  1. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
  2. (a) Children’s talent Show - 1900 hours.
  3. Indira Nagar - Socio Cultural Association
  4. (a) (b) Dandia & Garba - 1900 hours.
  5. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
  6. (a) Anandomela - 1900 hours
    (b) Karaoke - Rishi - 2100 hours

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Shashti
  1. BTM - Bengali in Bangalore
    (b) 
    Agomoni & Mahisasur Mordini -1930 hours.
  2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
  3. (a) Aagomoni, Songs and Dances - 1930 hours.
  4. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) 
    "Anondo Dhara" - A cultural initiative by "SCA Ladies Wings" - 1900 hours.
    (b) "Nrityer Geeti Alekhye Manna Dey" - Presented by "Aangik" ( Sathi Chakraborty and Team) - 2030 hours.
  5. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Bajlo Chutir Ghonta - Kids performance - 1900 hours
    (b) Vandana - Musical program - 1945 hours
  6. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Udbodhoni Sangeet by Aditya Vittal - 1830 hours
    (b) Dancing Little Champs - 1930 hours
    (c) Rocking Gen-Y by PBCA Junior - 1945 hours
    (d) Songs by Indrani Sen - 2030 hours
  7. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Anandomela – 1930 hours
    (b) Dandia – 2100 hours
  8. Sarjapura Road - SORRBA Durga Puja
    (a) Songs by Srikanto Acharya - Evening
  9. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
  10. (a) "Janani Eseche Dware" - Musical programme by SBCA members - 2030 hours
  11. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) Bouquet of dance by Arpita Banjerjee - 2100 hours
  12. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Dance and poetry - 1900 hours
    (b) Drama - 2100 hours

Wesnesday, October 1, 2014 - Saptami
  1. BTM - Bengali in Bangalore
    (a) Dhunichi Nach competition - 1900 hours.
    (b) BinB theatre & other cultural programmes - 1930 hours.
    (b) Anonymous - Bangla Band - 2030 hours.
  2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
  3. (a) Songs of Priyanka Mitra - 1930 hours.
  4. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Songs and music by Sameer Punekar of Bishop Cotton boys School - 1930 hours.
    (b) RJ Snigdha Kemkar presents "BENGALIS  N  BOLLYWOOD" with Bollywood Playback singer Sinchan Dixit  and Bangalore talents Rishi & Sutirtho - 2000 hours.
  5. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Sur-e Taal-e Adday - Evening
    (b) Badal Sarkar-er Anoboddo Ranganatto - "Solution X" Directed by Amitabha Bakshi
  6. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Abritir Anginay - Bratati - 1830 hours
    (b) Songs by Srikanto Acharya - 2030 hours
  7. Munnekolala - Bangla Cultural Association
    (a) Songs by Ms Tanushree
  8. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Mixed bag – Song & instrumental – 1930 hours
    (b) Amader Duniya Sopnopuri - Dance Ensemble – 2000 hours
    (c) Chetonate Nazrul – Song, Dance & Recitation  – 2045 hours
  9. RT Nagar - R.T. Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti
    (a) Songs by Lopamudra Mitra - 1945 hours
  10. Sarjapura Road - SORRBA Durga Puja
    (a) Songs by Anindya Bose (Shohor band) - Evening
  11. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
  12. (a) Magic Show - 1900 hours
    (b) GARBA Dance by SBCA members - 1940 hours
    (c) Odissi Dance - 2000 hours
  13. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) Dance recital "Pujor Chutti" by Balmiki and Odissi Dance Center - 1930 hours.
    (b) Amaader Gaan by BackBenchers - 2015 hours.
  14. Kanakapura Road - KARBA
    (a) Rock concert - Evening.
  15. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Sarathi Choir - 1900 hours
    (b) Gunjan - 2115 hours

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Ashtami
  1. BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore(a) Rabindra Sangeet, Indradhanush Theater, Bharatnatyam, Rabindranath Story based dance Drama - 1900 hours.
    (b) Oxygen - Bengali & Sufi Fusion Band - 2030 hours.
  2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
    (a) Songs and dance by members of bengali association - 1930 hours.
    (b) Songs by Shilpi Chatterjee.
    (c) Aaroti Competition.
  3. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Dance Program - 1930 hours.
    (b) Musical programme by local band from Karnataka - 2000 hours.
  4. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Bandishe Band - Evening
    (b) HORIKHELA - dance drama based on a poem by Tagore - 1945 hours
  5. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Dance by PBCA Next Gen - 1945 hours
    (b) Rockers Eve - Sparkplugs - 2000 hours
    (c) Bolly/Tolly Wood - Tanushree & Atanu - 2030 hours
  6. Munnekolala - Bangla Cultural Association
    (a) Songs by Ratna Mitra, Sampriti Dutta, Mousumi Pal, and Bhaskar Choudhuri
  7. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Mixed bag – Song & instrumental – 1930 hours
    (b) Honeymoon – Drama – 2000 hours
  8. RT Nagar - R.T. Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti
    (a) Songs by Somlata Acharya - 1930 hours
  9. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
  10. (a) "Brishti Bheja Jeebon O Nari" Programme by SBCA Kids - 1930 hours
    (b) Musical programme by young artists - 2015 hours
    (c) Instrumental programme by RAINBOW - 2030 hours
  11. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) 
    Sarbokaaler Gaan by Miss Oliva & Group - 1930 hours.
  12. Kanakapura Road - KARBA
    (a) Baul songs - Morning.
    (c) Melodious evening by Kolkata artists - Evening.
  13. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Kohal - 1900 hours
    (b) Songs by Srikanta Acharya - 2000 hours

Friday, October 3, 2014 - Nabami
  1. BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore(a) Dance, Fashion show & other cultural programmes - 1900 hours.
    (b) Pandora's Band  - 2030 hours.
  2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
    (a) Fakira, bangla folk band - 1930
    (b) Dandia dance.
  3. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Benbali musical program by Monomay Bhattacharya - 2000 hours.
  4. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Songs by Lopamudra Mitra - 1930 hours.
  5. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Bollywood Masti - Asit - 1830 hours
    (b) Rock band Prithibi - 2030 hours
  6. Munnekolala - Bangla Cultural Association
    (a) Hi Spirits Band - Manjunath and Party
  7. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Mixed bag – Song & recitation – 1930 hours
    (b) Chandalika – Dance Drama – 2000 hours
    (c) Disco Express – A musical journey – 2045 hours  
  8. RT Nagar - R.T. Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti
    (a) Songs by Aurko band & Zubeen Garg
  9. Sarjapura Road - SORRBA Durga Puja
    (a) Songs by Subhamita Banerjee - Evening
  10. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Musical programme by young artists - 1930 hours
  11. (b) Recitation - 2000 hours
    (c) Musical Nite by Ashirvaad Musical Event Management Group - 2015 hours
  12. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) 
    Musical Bonanza by Archana Udupa & Group - 1930 hours.
  13. Kanakapura Road - KARBA
    (a) Melodious evening by Zee Saregama artists - Evening.
  14. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Jhankar Beats - 1900 hours
    (b) Songs by Somlata Acharya - 2000 hours

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Dashami
  1. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Musical evening by Miss Jojo - 2000 hours

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Kali Puja


Of note, a creature know as Tathagata Maiti has been instrumental in inspiring and in the making of this list.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Responsibility to Protect

Courtesy: asnycnowradio.wordpress.com
Man biting dog is news, not dog biting man.

Israel is a recognized state and by virtue of its statehood and international recognition, it is its responsibility to protect human rights and act according to international laws. Alas, it isn't being forced to do so by international community and has been getting on with its high handedness on Palestine, thanks to the complex international relationships of interests and benefits.

On the other hand, Hamas is a recognized (by international community) terrorist organization which is not bound by international laws of human rights. They can commit crime against humanity (whether they actually do so or not is another matter for another discussion) because what they do is itself defined as crime. They are not morally obliged to stay clean of human right violation unless they are no more recognized as terrorist organization, recognized as valid representative of Palestine and its people, and hence are morally obliged to uphold common international human rights.

It is something like this. It's not a moral duty of a criminal to uphold laws because by virtue of its definition, it is a violator at the first place.

Similarly, it is not morally justifiable for police to violate laws, even against the violators, because by virtue of its definition, it is the protector of the laws.

Again on the same ground, it is morally indignant to kill a perceived terrorist without proper evidence and trial (exclusive of the instances where it is a question of life for their security forces). That would mean genocide of the very values forming the base of the state, especially if it is a democratic one.

In nutshell, all those movies you saw where the honest policeman takes the law in hand (I don't know how they do it as it ain't a physical object small enough to be held in human hands) and terminates the villain, foreign terrorist, and corrupt politicians with all blood and gory are simply morally unjustified.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Evil Celebration

Courtesy - fAmEnXt
Dear All,

On the moonless holy eve of Diwali, I have this gloomy feeling within my heart being unable to wish you a happy Diwali. Do you realize that all your celebrations lead to misery for others and all that you do to celebrate are nothing but acts of evil?

The crackers you burst are the cause for panic among dogs, birds, other animals and causes pain in the heart of animal-loving humans.

Often, children are employed and exploited in cracker manufacturing units and scores of such innocent children die before experiencing puberty in deadly accidents in the ill-equipped factories.

The sweet that you devour to add sweetness in your life are made of milk and sugar, both bitter causes of pain to cattles and humans alike. Production of milk is at the heart of all inhuman treatment of cattles, who are made to produce calves each year like machines, injected with chemicals to produce more and more milk, and finally butchered when no longer productive.

The sugar mills are famous for exploitation of sugar cane farmers paying them less and less for sugarcane and mill workers as well who work in near slavery conditions.

The fine new outfit you wear on festivals is made of cotton. The same cotton in pursuit of which thousands of farmers take loan each year dreaming of a bumper crop and finally end their lives drinking pesticides when they find themselves unable to pay back the loan.

And your fine new outfit is made in the sweat shops of Southern India or Bangladesh where men, women, and children work 16-hour shifts in congested textile mills in inhuman conditions, leading a life of slave.

The lights that you decorate your house with requires power. Power that is produced from hydroelectric projects by building dam on a river, submerging the whole forest, and destroying the ecology of the river or by burning fossil fuels injecting enormous amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Your need for more power, more food, more clothes is leading to destruction of the environment, in turn causing catastrophic climate change endangering lives of billions of people living in the coastal area.

Do you understand now that your mere act of celebration is causing misery and death throughout the world. Would you please your celebrations for the sake of innocent childrens, poor farmers, animals, and to prevent the earth from doom's day.

Moral Lesson: Show middle finger to all those who preach their brand of cheap morality with only superficial if any understanding of the world. Tell them to fuck themselves who come and advise you on the righteous way of leading life.