Bangalore = Bengaluru

If Bombay could become MumbaiMadras could become Chennai and Calcutta into Kolkata, could the country’s IT hub, Bangalore lag behind?

Bangalore in Anglicised form, will beknown as Bengaluru, as pronounced in Kannada. Kannadigas were calling the city as Bengaluru but taking an Anglicised form, it became Bangalore.

So now come November 1st (Karnataka Rajyotsava Day), the city will be renamed as Bengaluru.

Around the world in 100 DAYS

4 countries, 36 days of traveling, 17 days of performances, 20 days of teaching that’s the snapshot of the exciting 100-day tour of the dance-duo Nirupama and Rajendra who returned to the country in mid-September ’06.

Await Ananya Calendar 2007!

This year’s theme combines dance music and sculpture. Keep guessing about the source!

Good arrangements, excellent conduct of ceremony! Praise lavished on the Department of Kannada and Culture by Guru Leela Ramanathan, one of the awardees at the State Awards function.

Bend it like Satya!

That was Vikranth’s title for this issue’s feature on dancer Satyanarayan Raju who is renowned for his Aramandi. Some could think it was frivolous so it’s been relegated to this page. 🙁

Harini, young Bharatanatyam dancer of Bangalore, will be making waves as an RJ (Radio Jockey) for the newly launched Adlabs-Reliance FM radio station, 92.7 Mhz.