June 2008


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Subhanker sent me the Commencement address by J.K. Rowling for the 2008 graduates of Harward, dont miss it…

Harvard University Commencement Address

Saturday evening, we watched a movie @ fun cinemas. Movie was quite nice and we enjoyed it. Its called sex and the city, its a story of four girl friends in new York, the movie is extension of the popular HBO serial by the same name.

After the movie we ate dinner in a very good restaurant called Infintea. Its one of our favorite places to go and their service as well the good, is quite amazing. Specialty is the amazing variety of teas they serve (yeah they have a separate tea menu), along with nice European food. We ordered ordered one rice dish (yummy) , one hot nimbu chai and one chilled chilli chai ( it really has chills and tasted bitter and chilled – I luv it ). They also sell gourmet teas here, worth checking out..

A very nice and relaxed Saturday evening and followed by another relaxed evening on Sunday by¬† visiting our favorite saloon spratt studio on Sunday evening. I did a cut and a head message….wow it is really relaxing. G

Go check them out (they are on the Magrath road on left side, before garuda mall on the right side)

UPDATE : AAA presents the play BIDEE NAANU DEVARAGIRABALLEY (Second series of performances, after amazing response to the first edition)

The details of the play are as below:

Play: BIDEE NAANU DEVARAGIRABALLEY

Date: 3rd & 4th OF JULY at 6.45 PM

Venue: Ravindra Kalakshetra

Play write: Mr. N C Mahesh (lecturer, National college Basavanagudi)
This play won the first prize in Prof B C Memorial play write competition organised by Suchitra Kalalendra

Language: Kannada

Director: Sri. Hiriannaiah Haranahalli (Well known artiste in Kannada industry)

Music: Mr. SHASHIDHAR KOTE (Well known musician)
Dance Choreographed by: Mrs Deepa Narayan (well known TV Artiste)
Tickets: Rs 49.00 & Rs 30.00

OUR NEXT PRODUCTION LATE TP KAILASAM’S ‘SOOLAY’

Also visit http://picasaweb.google.com/AAA1966

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Associated Amateur Artists (AAA) is one organization that stands testimonial to the passion for the arts. Year after year, this over 3 decade organization fights all odds to achieve one goal – theater, good theater!

AAA presents the play BIDEE NAANU DEVARAGIRABALLEY

The details of the play are as below:
Play: BIDEE NAANU DEVARAGIRABALLEY (Let be, let me remain as The God)
Date: 14T & 15TH OF JUNE at 6.45 PM
Venue: H N Kalakshetra (National College, Jayanagar)

Playwrite: Mr. N C Mahesh (lecturer, National college Basavanagudi)
This play won the first prize in Prof B C Memorial playwrite competition organised by Suchitra Kalalendra

Language: Kannada
Director: Sri. Hiriannaiah Haranahalli (Well known artiste in Kannada industry)
Music: Mr. SHASHIDHAR KOTE (Well known musician)
Dance Choreographed by: Mrs Deepa Narayan (well known TV Artiste)
Tickets: Rs 50.00

OUR NEXT PRODUCTION LATE TP KAILASAM’S ‘SOOLAY’

AAA IS ALSO LOOKING FOR THEATER ENTHUSIASTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ACTING, DIRECTION, BACKSTAGE, LIGHTING MAKEUP… ANYTHING THEATER… PLS CONTACT US

UPDATE : More information on the play

AAA (Associated Amateur Artists), presents you its latest experiment in the field of Kananda Theatre

‘Bidi, Nanu Devarage Iraballe’

ABOUT THE PLAY ‘BIDEE NAANU DEVARAGIRABALLEY’

God, being bored of staying alone comes to live as a human amongst humans…?

How can the temper of intellectuals be tolerated…?

God has saved us when we were in trouble.

Now God is in trouble. We must save him.

God was made to seek justice, standing like a common man in the witness box.

A God is born with every child that is born & A God is dead with every person who dies…

The play is written by Sri. N C Mahesh, lecturer Kannada department, National college, Basavanagudi, Bangalore. This play won the first prize in Prof B C Memorial play writing competition organised by Suchitra Kalakendra.

The play is directed by Sri Hirianniah Haranahalli, well known theatre, small screen & big screen artiste. He has won Karnataka Natak Academy’s award,

Music for the play is composed by renowned musician Mr. Shashidhara Kote.

Lyrics by Sri. N C Mahesh.

Dance for the play is choreographed by Smt Deepa Narayan, famous small screen artiste.

Speciality of this production is that majority of singers, dancers & actors are newcomers.

Duration: 90 mins

Dates: 14TH & 15TH June, 2008

Time: 6.45 PM

Venue: H.N.Kalakshetra, National college Jayanagar

Tickets: Rs.50/- Each

For tickets Contact :- Akhila(9880277470), Madhu(9980909681), Arun(9900107090),

Yesterday I was at the sets of the first episode of the new show on CNBC TV18 Young turks tutorial. It was shot at in the Royal ballroom at The Leela, Bangalore. The show brings young turks and power turks on a common platform, where the Power Turks share there experience with the young guns. The format is completely interactive, all of it is questions and anwers, which is really good.

The host of the show was Shereen Bhan and power turk for the show was Nandan nilekani , he was very good with his answers which were both candid and insightful. He stayed around after the show to talk to people, I chatted him for a little bit as well.

One dampener for me was that the crowd was slightly different than what I expected, I was expecting more “real startup” crowd, you know young guys and girls dressed casually, high energy entrepreneurs. In reality the startup crowd was in minority (I met folks from chakpak, picsquare and storzz) and majority people were from fairly set and matured businesses, well dressed in formals and stuff.
Show started slightly late, but went on well, people asked a lot of good questions and answers were equally good. There was a jazz band along with drinks and dinner after the show. The drinks session was supposed to help people network, but for some reason I saw people sticking in groups of already known people and not really looking to meet/know new people, which was kind of sad. I only managed to catch with about 3 new people, where normally in a event like this one could easily meet 10-15 new people.

I have a few suggestions for the CNBC team (assuming that show is actually to help out entrepreneurs and startups)

  • Ensure equal participation from young startups from upcoming fields like mobile, web 2.0, social networking etc
  • Get people to ask questions which are more and more relevant to companies in the younger days (when they need the most help)
  • Encourage people to mingle with new and unknown people

Overall the concept is very good and will be very interesting to see it unfold over next few months…