Meet author William Dalrymple or attend a workshop at Designuru: here are six must-attend events in Bengaluru this week

For book nerds, art lovers, design geeks and entrepreneurs... everyone is welcome!

author_img Ayesha T Published :  11th October 2019 06:13 PM   |   Published :   |  11th October 2019 06:13 PM

William Dalrymple

Pick up William Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy or head to the Bengaluru International Centre for the Bengaluru Art Mantram festival...

The Anarchy launch
October 12

Calling history buffs! The author behind popular titles like City of Djinns and White Moghuls, William Dalrymple will be in Bengaluru to launch his latest book The Anarchy. William's new title explores how the East India Company grew in size and profits by exploiting the riches of India. The author will be speaking about what went into the writing of this chronicle and will later sign copies of the books. Get your copy signed and don't forget that selfie with William.
Entry free. At Sapna Book House, Residency Road, 6 pm

October 13- 18

Here's some exciting news for all design enthusiasts. Designuru 2.O, the second edition of the bi-annual design festival by Institute of Indian Interior Designers is back. The seven day festival will be an amalgamation of talks, exhibitions and workshops. From art walks, movie screenings, product design and urban design workshops to photography talks, there's a lot happening. One of the highlights is the Making of Hampi workshop by Meera Natampalli and Mamata Rao. So all you design lovers, pull out your notepads and design books for the engaging sessions.
Entry free. At Rangoli Metro Art Centre, 11 am onwards

Diverse Perceptions
October 11- 17

Eight artists who have been mentored by acclaimed painter AV Ilango will present their work this week as part of the show Diverse Perceptions. From artist Afshana Sharmeen's cityscapes, Aishwarya R's wildlife paintings and Shanker's pen and ink works to Reena's sculptures, each artist comes with signature styles and approaches to art.
Entry free. At Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, 10 am

Restaurer Senate 2019
October 15

What goes into the making of the thriving hotel and restaurant business in India? If you are someone who likes to go behind the manager's seat to know more about the working of restaurant business, then head to the Restaurer Senate 2019. Speakers like Ajay Nagarajan, CEO, Windmills Craftworks, Pravesh Pandey, partner Byg Brewsky, Sibi Venkataraju, co-founder, Toit and many such bigwigs from hospitality will be on stage sharing their trade secrets. 
Entry by registration. At Brew and Barbeque, 3 pm

Big Billion Startup launch
October 16

Flipkart's Big Billion Day is round the corner, and while you are waiting to grab the best deal, don't miss the launch of Big Billion Startup The Untold Flipkart Story this week. The book by Mihir Dalal takes a look at the inception and rise of one of India's most promising startups. Mihir will be in conversation with Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory, another startup. 
Entry free. At CoWrks, Residency Road, 7 pm

Bengaluru Art Mantram Festival
October 12-20 and October 24 - 26

The city's much-loved arts fest the Bengaluru Art Mantram Festival is back this week. An initiative that brings together artisans, craftsmen, Padma Awardees and practitioners all at one place to meet art lovers will be a 15-day fest. Activities include a dance appreciation workshop, art exhibitions by Padma Awardees and an exhibition of works by the late artist Yusuf Arakkal, a fashion show and a national conference on arts, craft and design. The venue will also host an Art Souk and a Kalagram - a crafts market.
Entry free. At Bangalore International Centre and other venues, 11 am. Details: 9650057897