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The Park of Possibilities

December 19, 2009

Date: Saturday 19 Dec 2009

Time: 4pm sharp

Meeting Point:

the old watchtower inside the Freedom park complex

The event:

Join us in the old Central Jail complex, now adapted into the award winning Freedom Park – ‘where the past appears and disappears as fragments in a dream’.

Walk with Soumitro Ghosh and Nisha Mathew, partners M/S Mathew Ghosh Architects Private Limited to understand their vision to transform the concept of the Jail with its panoptical prison design, discipline and isolation into an Urban Park – one that welcomes people and experience ‘the beauty of the ruin and the landscape which dissolves, dematerialises and proposes new foci.

You might also wish to join in the workshops, see the exhibits and performances, which are part of the ongoing Dance Jathre 09, organised by the Shambavi School of Dance at the same venue (


If you are approaching KR Circle from Vidhana Soudha then at the circle turn right onto Seshadri Road. The park entrance is a few hundred metres to your left on this road. Parking is available near the entrance. (it might be crowded due to the ongoing Dance Jathre)


BBMP charges a nominal entry fee to enter the park


Mathew Ghosh Architects Pvt Ltd.

Madhayama Prasaram Scientific Research Foundation

Artist Suresh Jayaram

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

Shambavi School of Dance


World AIDS Day

December 19, 2009

World AIDS Day Commemoration Programme
Universal Access and Human Rights

As you all know, we observe 1 December as World AIDS Day and reiterate our commitment to unite in the response to HIV. The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is Universal Access and Human Rights, which is critical to protect human rights and attain access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

As done in the previous years, Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation is facilitating a series of events through the next two weeks. This year’s focus is to make vulnerable populations like children, MSM, transgenders and IDU’s aware of their rights and create a health seeking behaviour. This will include various activities like public rally, workshops, street plays, public lectures, etc. This will engage both the general public as well as members from specific communities.

We will keep you posted about the various events. We look forward to welcoming you in large numbers in making this programme a grand success.

Let us all unite and demonstrate a strengthened response to the HIV epidemic.

1 December 2009

8:30 am onwards: Public Rally starting from Mysore Bank circle

11:00 am: Public Lecture on current situation at Ambedkar Bhavan

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Theatre Workshop (Falicitated jointly by Rahul George, Join The Dots) with community members at Band Stand, Cubbon Park.

5:15pm – 5:45 pm: 30 min performance by workshop participants followed by interaction with audience.

All are Welcome

Dr Dayaprasad G Kulkarni
Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation

The Ballad of East and West

December 19, 2009


BCP Urban Space Event

TIME: 8 AM (Sharp!)
MEETING POINT: St. Mark’s Cathedral
THE EVENT MAP (Click to Enlarge)
‘OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.’ The chorus of Rudyard Kipling’s famous Ballad of East and West can aptly be applied to Bangalore – a city of layers – a twin city with the European Cantonment to the East and the Indian Pettah to the West and Cubbon Park in between planned as a visual barrier to separate the two! Join us to find out if the two ever met and along the way experience a bit of Cantonment life along with a few surprises thrown in. EastWest.jpg

This is a limited participation. Please call               9986023014         9986023014 in advance to register for the event.

Walk Route:

Starting at St Mark’s Cathedral,
Into Cubbon Park through Victoria Statue entrance.
Bandstand, Attara Kutcheri (rear), Seshadri Iyer Hall
Ending at the Museum


St Mark’s cathedral is on MG road. Please enter through the gate on the other i.e. Koshy’s side and wait at the BCP USE banner.


– Remember to bring a cap, umbrella and a bottle of water.
– You can park on the road in front of St Mark’s Cathedral or inside Cubbon park near Victoria Statue. The event will close at the Museum, a short walk away (about half a km).
– Overall the walk will be about 2.5 to 3 Km and the event will last about 3 hours.


8:00 am – commence event at St Mark’s Cathedral
by 9:00 am – reach Bandstand to relive the Old Bangalore in a 10min Performance*
by 10:00 am – reach Seshadri Iyer Hall
11:00 am – close event at Museum

Event Partners:

INTACH Bangalore Chapter
MPSR Foundation (Madhyama Prasaran and Scientific Research Foundation)

* Credits for the performance
JoinTheDots, Karthikeyan Ramadas, Raghunandan Partha (Script), Mukesh Ghatiya, Nikhil Shetty, Meenakshi Mehta, Rahul George (Direction), Dayaprasad G Kulkarni (concept and Co-direction).

“Places I Like”

August 14, 2009

“Places I Like”

a photography exhibition

Fifteen Bangaloreans explored through the photographic medium the “Places They Like” in Bangalore under the guidance of German Photographer Stefan Koppelkamm as part of a workshop organised by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore.

Exhibition Inauguration: August 14, 6.30 p.m
Exhibition on display: August 15 to 29 (9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.)

The reasons why we live in a particular city or a particular area in a city, or why we frequent certain places are not necessarily the same as those used by a city to attract tourists or enhance its image. Every city has places which are of no great interest to tourists, buildings that are not memorials, residential areas that are not very prestigious, but where people feel at home notwithstanding. Places that play a role in collective memory, or places linked to individual lives, places with special spatial or social qualities.

Such places could be areas of the city, individual streets, squares and parks, or even stores, markets, cafés or the little cinema on the corner, with which the residents have a special relationship.

The objective of the workshop in the first place is to define the subjective and personal criteria that determine the “quality of life” in a city. The focus is more on the routine and normal, rather than the unusual. Social aspects of the city (neighbourliness, the presence of smaller stores and cottage industries, etc.) that are not immediately discernible to outsiders are more important than “good” architecture and design.

It could even help in making clear the qualities of certain places or buildings that have no lobby, and provide a defence against urban planning, that all too often is based on criteria alien to the residents of the locality.


Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
716 CMH Road
Indiranagar 1st Stage
Bangalore 560 038
Ph: +91 80 2520 5305/06/07/08-203


Dayaprasad G Kulkarni, Deepti Jois, Mallikarjun Katakol, Peeyush Sekhsaria, Apurva Mathad, Aniruddha Ghosh, Rahil Arora, Rajesh Pandey, Ravi Shankar Kolara, Swarna Kumarswamy, Arnab Dey, Kusum Dhar Prabhu, Rajeev Malagi, Archana Venson, Jyothy Karat


March 5, 2009
Let me close my eyes on this
what i behold shall thus remain
recorded lifelong on my brain
a scene of mingled hurt and bliss
a still epitome of life.
This shall become as time wears on
a legendary thing that bears
the crumblings from this perfect cast
a joy i shall always feed upon
an immortality of tears.

DE – FENCE 14 Feb 2009

February 13, 2009

Defence is a story of two feuding neighbours – Manohar’s family is constantly victimised by Ramesh and his son Vinay who indulge in land grabbing. The Saukar of the village tries to make peace between the families and in the bargain, keeps feeding his own greed. Unable to deal with the constant victimization, Manohar’s son Surya decides to take revenge. The play reaches a point where one unfortunate event after another unfolds – murders and feuds take centre stage.

As the story unravels, draw parallels to the world around us.




Jodi… Jodi.. Odi…Odi… Mast Maja Maadi!!!!!!

December 22, 2008

Here is the update of the picnic which happened on 14th Dec. I think the pictures will speak for themselves and i wont say much.


 Thank you to everyone directly and indirectly involved in making this possible.

Meenakshi Mehta, Rahul George, family and friends, Dr Mythili, Dr Sudhindra, Mrs & Mr Kulkarni, Sunil Gaikwad, Satish NN, Karthikeyan Ramadas, Mukesh Ghatiya, Raghunandan Partha, Vishwas, Priya, Swaroopa Sahu, Afreen Fathima, Naveen, Harsha & Divya, Sheetal C, Arun M, Sujatha, Anveshi, Sumathi, Mangala, Mary, Neeraja Iyengar, Venkat.

Coming soon

November 15, 2008


“A Peek from the past” – my journey so far with Join The Dots……..