Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Durgotsav 2012 - Bangla Cultural Programs In Bangalore

Courtesy: anne in adelaide

For bongs, Durga Puja is a time for bong connections with music, dance, theater, and everything in between. Specially for people staying far away from their cultural hotpot, Durga Puja presents a once in a year opportunity to relish their music, relive their cultural identity.

Here is an attempt to compile a list (Sorted by location) of Bengali cultural programs happening across Bangalore. For some of the known artists, I have added links to give you an idea who they are and what kind of performance to expect.

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

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

Pandal Locations: For address of pandal locations, please see Durgotsav 2012 post.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - Panchami

1. Koramangala - Sharathi Socio-Cultural Trust 

2. RT Nagar - RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti

  • Recitation Competition - 1930 Hours


Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Shashti

1. BTM Layout - Bengali in Bangalore

  • Mohiner Ghoraguli songs by Banerghatta Banor Sena (group of kids) - 1945 Hours
  • Sruti NaTok by Smaranika Theatre Group - 2040 Hours
  • Folk songs by Madhusree Boral - 2110 Hours

2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association

  • Aagomoni & Aadhunik Bangla Gaan - 1930 Hours

3. Indiranagar - Socio-Cultural Association

4. J P Nagar (Bannerghatta Road) - South Bangalore Cultural Association

  • “Matri Abhahan” Bengalee songs by members, Directed by Smt. Debjani Datta - 1900 Hours

5. J P Nagar - Utsav

  • A classical dance based presentation on the theme of Vandana - 2045 Hours

6. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti

  • "Koilash Hote Baaper Barhi" by Balmiki Group - 2000 Hours
  • Dance Medley "Dance Masti" by Jayamahal Group - 2100 Hours
  • Bouquet of Melodies by Rishi and Group - 2130 Hours

7. Koramangala - Sharathi Socio-Cultural Trust

  • Bangla Rock Band Krosswindz
  • Music by Kohal (Retro and Contemporary)
8. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
  • Classical dance by Natyalahari - 1930 Hours
  • Dance performance by Happy Kids - 2000 Hours
  • Adhunik Bangla Gaan by Haimanti Shukla - 2030 Hours

9. RT Nagar - RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti 

  • Agomani Songs - 1130 Hours
  • Folk Dances of India - 1130 Hours
  • Drawing Competition - 1300 Hours
  • Quiz (Prelim.) - 1300 Hours

10. Sarjapura Road - SORROBA


Sunday, October 21, 2012 - Saptami
1. BTM Layout - Bengali in Bangalore
  • Interesting couple games - 1130 Hours
  • Angik dance group performance - Old Hindi and Bengali songs - 1945 Hours
  • Poem recitation with Songs by Kallol Dasgupta, noted musician and theater artist - 2030 Hours
  • Bangla Rock Band AlPIN - 2100 Hours
2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
  • Chhau Dance - 1930 Hours
  • Bioscope - A Dance and Fashion Show - 1930 Hours

3. J P Nagar (Bannerghatta Road) - South Bangalore Cultural Association 

  • “Tintee Parul Ban”, drama by members, directed by Smt. Supti Basu - 1900 Hours
  • Hindi songs by Saatsur (local group)

4. J P Nagar - Utsav

  • Rabindra Sangeet & Benbgali Folk Song presentation by Ms Iman Chakraborty - 2000 Hours

5. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti 

  • “Gangar Tane Padyar Gane” traditional folk songs by Smt. Debjani Datta - 2000 Hours
  • Dance Drama "Nuton Juger Bhorey" by Balmiki & Jayamahal Group - 2100 Hours

6. Indiranagar - Socio-Cultural Association

  • Folk music by Bhavna Dutta - 2000 Hours
  • Dance by Debjani Sen - 2100 Hours

7. Kanakapura Road -  Kanakapura Road Bengali Association

8. Koramangala - Sharathi Socio-Cultural Trust

9. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
  • Dancing Little Champs - 1830 Hours
  • Dancing Super Kids - 1915 Hours
  • Music by Suhita & team - 1945 Hours
  • Classical dance by Nataraja Academy - 2030 Hours

10. RT Nagar - RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti 

  • Music by Haimanti Shukla - 1900 Hours
  • Fancy dress competition for Kids - 1100 Hours
  • Quiz Final - 1230 Hours
  • Fashion Show - 1900 Hours


Monday, October 22, 2012 - Ashtami

1. BTM Layout - Bengali in Bangalore 

  • Hindi and Bengali songs from 70's and 80's by Rishi and Kumar - 1900 Hours
  • Aaghor Band Ghazal night by Jataveda Banerjee - 2000 Hours
  • Shikara - A Fusion band featuring Indian Idol 4 finalist - 2100 Hours
2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
  • Rabindra Nrityanushthan - 1930 Hours
  • Bolthoki Gaan by Shilpi Chattopadhyay - 1930 Hours
  • Dhunuchi Dance Competition - 1930 Hours

3. J P Nagar (Bannerghatta Road) - South Bangalore Cultural Association 

  • “Bagloo Chutir Ghanta”, directed by Smt.Soma Das - 1900 Hours
  • Chhau Dance

4. J P Nagar - Utsav

  • Musical  "Band" presentation by budding young talents of UTSAV - 1945 Hours
  • Shruti Natok by UTSAV Members - 2045 Hours

5. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti

  • Odissi Dance by Madhurita & Group - 2000 Hours
  • Bengali Songs by Anik Das & Group - 2100 Hours

6. Kanakapura Road -  Kanakapura Road Bengali Association

7. Koramangala - Sharathi Socio-Cultural Trust

8. Indiranagar - Socio-Cultural Association

  • Music by Mayukh - 2000 Hours
9. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
  • Classical music by Aditya Vittal - 1830 Hours
  • An evening with Dancing Superstars - 1930 Hours
  • Music by Rathijit and Trisha - 2000 Hours

10. RT Nagar - RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti 

  • Fun Show By Mridul Bhattacharya, Mirakkel Challenge Fame from Kolkata - 1900 Hours
  • Drama: Kanchan Ranga - 1900 Hours
  • Extempo in Bangla (Bangla Boli) for Adults - 1130 Hours
  • Sankha Dhawni Competition - 1245 Hours


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Nabami

1. BTM Layout - Bengali in Bangalore 

  • BinB er Obhinobo Nibedon - Maddox Square Recreated - Open Air freestyle music / jamming session - 1900 Hours

2. Commercial Street - Bengali Association

3. Indiranagar - Socio-Cultural Association

4. J P Nagar (Bannerghatta Road) - South Bangalore Cultural Association

  • Traditional Bengalee Folk songs by Smt. Debjani Datta - 1930 Hours
  • Adhunik Bangla Gaan by Smt. Haimanti Shukla - 2000 Hours

5. J P Nagar - Utsav

  • Musical Collage of Tagore Songs & Bengali Modern Songs by UTSAV Members - 1945 Hours
  • "Abol Tabol" - A composition of bengali recitations, songs & plays  by UTSAV youngsters - 2030 Hours

6. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti

  • Musical: "Banglar Taaney" "Nakshatra" Group (Swati Basu Ghosh) - 2000 Hours
  • "Cholochitrer Chaalchitro" by Jayamahal Group - 2030 Hours
  • Bangla Band "Seasons" (Shankar, Shalini & Group) - 2115 Hours

7. Kanakapura Road -  Kanakapura Road Bengali Association

  • Indian Idol Singers

8. Koramangala - Sharathi Socio-Cultural Trust

9. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association

10. RT Nagar - RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti

  • Bangla Band Chandrabindoo - 1900 Hours
  • Antaksari Competition - 1130 Hours

11. Sarjapura Road - SORROBA


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Dashami

1. Indiranagar - Socio-Cultural Association

  • Cultural Program - 2000 Hours

2. RT Nagar - RT Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti

  • Magic Show - 1930 Hours



Related Post:  Durgotsav 2012

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10 comments:

  1. Aikatan is celebrating Durga Puja for all Bengali's of South-West Bangalore. We would love to get the list of our program included. Is it possible?

    udayan.banerjee@niit-tech.com

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  2. Yes of course Udayan. Please provide the details in the above format along with the address / location of the pandal, web address, etc., and I would update it.

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  3. Whew! Exhaustive list! Nice work ..

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  4. A real treat for the Bengalis!!

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  5. hi friends,we are EKTARA (LOKOGAANER DAL). We would like to perform in bangalore during puja.If you have any idea plz help us .Our email address is ektaraparibar@gmail.com

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  6. BARNAKATHA CHANDANNAGAR, a drama group of West Bengal, have been presenting plays throughout the country and have bagged many a prizes, awards, felicitation, appreciation. Most popular plays of BARNAKATHA, CHANDANNAGAR are:


    1. Satyi Noi Galpo (Tale not true)

    2. Hemanter Kusum (Flower of Dew Season - based on a
    story of Rabindra Nath Tagore)

    3. Paji Peter (Knave Peter - based on a story of
    Sukumar Roy- its duration is 1Hr. 40 Minutes)

    4. Baji (Betting)


    Other plays are under process: "RAKKHUSI" (Female
    Demon), "DEBJANIR OEDIPOUS".

    The plays are written and directed by Samar Chattopadhyay who has been working in the field of Bengali Theatre for the last 45 years. He is also a very good performer, good organiser and producer.

    Our plays have reviewed in local Theatre Magazines. Paschim Banga Natya Akademy have honoured Shree Samar Chattopadhyay with life time Achievement Award as Dramatist in the year 2010 and our plays were staged on being invited by the State Akademy.

    BARNAKATHA, CHANDANNAGAR like to entertain theatre lovers through the various scenes of its plays and also enlighten and enrich people's thought through the messages of its plays.

    We are very much interested to participate in the theatre festivals and competitions throughout the country. We hope the organisers of theatre festivals and competitions will consider our humble requests and provide us scopes to perform not only for our sake but for the sake of this performing art. We are also interested to respond to invitations from Bengalee Associations outside West Bengal.
    We are also very much interested to perform at any corner of the country on invitations in their any festivals etc. Our ambitions are to reach as many as people of the country. Therefore, we are always ready to perform simply on payment of our expenses. Our E-Mail is chandannagarbarnakatha@yahoo.in and the postal address is BARNAKATHA, C/o Adhir Pal, Baidyapaonta, Lalbagan, Chandannagar-712136, Telephone: 09163115770, 09433734486



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  8. Dear Sir,
    We contacted you earlier for the same purpose of performing at your place. But for some reason or other the matter didn't work. So we would like to appeal to you for the purpose of performing at your place.
    In this connection we are glad to inform you that we are going to stage two of our present productions, "JANALAR BAIREY" and "NISHKRITY" in Gujarat on 5th July,2014 and 6th July,2014. They have invited us as well as Charbak, Kolkata to stage two productions each on those two days. The organisers were so moved to see the DVD of our Video recorded production, "JANALAR BAIREY" that they invited us to perform on the same stage before the performance of Charbak, Kolkata.
    However, we are very much interested to perform there at your place. If you feel interested in the matter then we are ready to send a DVD disc being video recorded one of our production, JANALAR BAIREY. We hope we will never be dissapointed with our performances.
    Thanking you,

    Yours faithfully,
    BARNAKATHA,
    Chandannagar

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