Wednesday, July 4, 2012

'Ud Jayega Hans Akela..' Concert by Ms. Kalapini Komakali , tribute to her father Pt. Kumar Gandharva on Sat. September 8th 2012

'Ud Jayega Hans Akela' A delightful evening of bhajans in Kumar Gandharva style, presented by his daughter Sushri Kalapini Komakali

Vocalist Sushri Kalapini Komakali is the daughter and disciple of legend Pt. Kumar Gandharva and Vidushi Vasundhara Komakali. She is gifted with a sweet and sonorous voice. 

She will present bhajans in Kumar Gandharva style at her first concert in USA, 'Ud Jayega Hans Akela'. Nirgun-Sagun bhajans weaved with the narration by Linda Hess and Sanjay Mathur 

Don't miss the great opportunity to listen to her first visit to USA & Bay Area on 

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 5:30PM

Accompanist:  Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla),
                        Raya Korgaokar (Harmonium)

Hosts:   Linda Hess & Sanjay Mathur

Venue:  Jain Temple Auditorium,
             722 S. Main St. Milpitas, CA 95035

Tickets: $30.00 (Preferred),  $20.00 (General) - Part of proceeds will go to Bay Area's non-profit organization Maitri (

Early Bird group special: 4 preferred for 110 checks postmarked till August 31st.

Buy online at the link below or send check payable to 'Swar Sudha'
mail it
to 857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

Contact:  [email protected]
Sunil Ganu   408-243-9110, 408-461-8390
Sanjay Mathur 408-373-7327

Facebook invite of the event, Feel free to  invite others, who might be interested: 

Book tickets Online here - Early bird price end soon


What Bay area's known writers, Kabir and Nirguni experts have to say about the concert

"Kalapini Komkali sings nirgun and sagun bhajans in the profoundly beautiful compositions of her father, Kumar Gandharva. Her music carries inspiration from her father and from her mother, Vasundhara Komkali, both of whom have been her gurus. At the same time she sings with an art and originality all her own"
Linda Hess: , Senior Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University. 
Author of Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs the Poetry of Kabir

Sanjay Mathur: 
"जब गुरुजी से बंदिश ले कर चेला अपनी लय में गाए, तो गुरुबानी बन जाए!"
हम बे-एरिया के वासी भाग्यशाली हैं कि हमें सगुण-निर्गुण भजन की एक अनुपम गायकी का श्रवण करने का मौका मिलेगा. कलापिनी कोमकली, जिन्होंने अपने गुरु-पिता, कुमार गन्धर्व और गुरु-माता, विदुषी वसुंधरा से गायकी की शिक्षा ली है,देवास में ग्वालियर की गायकी पर मालवा का रंग चढ़ाया है, वो जल्दी ही हमारे बीच एक भजन-संध्या की अलख जगाएँगी.
यदि हम एक ऐसी नैसर्गिक बैठक का आयोजन करें तो क्या आप ना आयेंगे? सुर स्वयं आपको वहाँ खीँच कर ले आयेंगे, ऐसा हमारा विश्वास है.

Arvind Kansal:
"A special treat for Kumar Gandharva fans in Bay Area! His daughter, Kalapini Komkali, will present bhajans on Sept. 8 at Jain Temple, Milpitas.
A gifted singer with a powerfully evocative voice, Kalapini-ji instantly brings back memories of Kumar-ji's nirguni compositions like jhini jhini chadariya and sunta hai guru gyani. Kalapini-ji starts her maiden US tour from this performance in Bay Area, titled "Ud Jayega Hans Akela". Our own Sanjay Mathur will host the program, weaving stories and imparting context and meaning to the bhajans of saint-poets. This is a concert you should not miss!"

Join facebook group 'Bay Area Indian Classical Music'  for other Bay Area events.

Book tickets Online at the link above

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

July 13th & 15th -Hilarious Hindi comedy play 'Ishq Mein Risk'

Foundation for Excellence(FFE) Theatre Group presents

A hilarious Hindi comedy play, revolving around an old man's infatuation with a younger woman!

Directed by  : Ravi Chopra
Produced by: Ramjibhai Patel
Adapted from a Gujarati play by Praveen Solanki

Amit Sharma, Sindhu Singh, Sunil Ganu, Monica Dani, Rashmi Saxena, Poorna Udupi, Malavika Jayasimha, Pushkar Patil, Manohar Bijor

Two convenient Showtimes:
July 13th, Friday   - 7:30 pm
July 15th, Sunday - 5:00 pm

Ticket Prices:*
VIP    -     $30
General - $20
*Price inclusive of boxed Dinner, served between 6:00-7:00pm on Friday & 6:30-7:30pm on Sunday.

Venue: Cubberley Theater,  4000 Middlefield Rd,  Palo alto, CA
Check payable to 'FFE' send to 857 Raintree Dr, San Jose, CA 95129
or Buy online below (paypal Fee will apply). Collect your tickets at the venue will call.

CALL:  408.985.2001,  408-243-9110
Ramji Patel     : [email protected]
Vijaya Sivmani: [email protected]
Ashok Desai   : [email protected]

-Children under 6 will not be admitted-

FFE is a 501(c)(3) organization. For donations and more information about FFE, please visit
FFE's mission is to help economically underprivileged and academically bright students in India complete their higher education of Engineering, Medicine, vocational diploma. The Foundation seeks to achieve its mission through its Scholarship Program.

But Tickets Online - Only few preferred seats available. General is sold out. Ticket include Dinner.

Ishq Mei Risk-

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Apr 28th Sat 4pm: Hindustani Classical, Abhang concert by Smt Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil

Swar Sudha presents

Hindustani Classical, Abhang concert by Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil

Accompanied by Rajiv Panranjpe on Harmonium and Mayank Bedekar on Tabla from Pune

Saturday April 28th 2012 4:00PM.

Manjusha is a phenomenal vocalist, she excels in Classical, Semi-Classical forms like Abhanga and Natyageet equally. It's a treat to watch to such an accomplished artist. She performed in BMM convention in Chicago in 2011 to a houseful audience of 1200+ capacity. It was a treat and well appreciated. Her 7th April Natyageet concert @CalAA was well appreciated. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the artist. It's a home concert so seats are limited.

Donations: $25.00. Cupertino, CA. Proceeds will go to Artists. Bhaleraos have generously given their home auditorium and system for the concert of their favorite artist Manjusha.

Venue: Bhhalerao residence, 21690 Rainbow Ct, Cupertino, CA

Carpool is recommended as there may not be enough parking and its uphill and steep. Venue Detail, directions will be sent to confirmed guest with RSVP separately a week before.

You can pay online using Paypal below. Few seats remaining.
Contact: [email protected]

Sunil Ganu : 408-243-9110, 408-461-8390
Vivek Pandit: 408-421-6273

Join facebook group 'Bay Area Indian Classical Music' for similar Music events in Bay Area.

April 28th 2012 Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil concert

Thursday, April 5, 2012

May 7th - Greet and Meet Actress, dancer Archana Joglekar

Archana Joglekar eager to meet the Bay Area community!!

Swar Sudha invites Archana Joglekar, one of the best and renowned Kathak dancer and actress, is waiting to interact with her fans in general on Monday May 7th, she will talk about her journey of dance and her new Bollywood movie, “Married 2 America!” with Bay Area’s Bharatnatyam dancer Shraddha Joglekar and Kathak dancer Nandini Kanhere.

Dinner will be served. To witness this fun filled interview and interaction with Archana we would like to invite you all on Monday, May’7th 7:30pm at Dosa Bawarchi, Milpitas.

Archana is chief Guest for wonderful dance extravaganza and annual show by Dance Karishma group of Jaya and Nikhil Sharma  on Sunday, May 6th 2012 @ De-Anza College Performing Arts center, Cupertino. Do not miss this great show. There is discount for Monday program if you are attending the May 6th dance program. To buy tickets online and for more details visit

Monday May 7th, 7:30PM Meet and greet Archana Joglekar

Venue: Dosa Bawarchi Restaurant,   
               1380 South Main St. Milpitas, CA 95035  
               (near Great mall)

Cost (Including sumptuous Dinner)
$15:00 If you are also attending Sunday May 6th
           DanceKarishma program.
$16.00 For RSVP,  Buy online
$18.00 Walk-ins

RSVP : [email protected] or at Facebook group
            ‘Bay Area Indian Classical Music’
Contact: Sunil Ganu:            408-243-9110
               Shraddha Joglekar: 408-656-5019

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sat. April 28th: Hindustani Classical By Smt Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil

Swar Sudha presents

Sat April 28th 4PM: Hindustani Classical Concert,

Smt. Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil
Harmonium: Rajeev Paranjpe
Tabla: Mayank Bedekar

Manjusha Patil-Kulkarni trained under Pandit KaneBua in Gurukul system for 12 years. After that she has continued her training under the tutelage of Dr. Ashok D. Ranade and Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. Manjusha has been gifted with a forceful & seasoned voice. Tunefulness, command over lay and taal, purity in exposition of Raga, complex Taan patterns, speed & clarity of taan are a few highlights of her singing. She also excels in Semi Classical Music & Light Music, especially Abhang and Marathi NatyaSangeet.

Manjusha has performed at prestigious platforms such as Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Tansen Samaroh, Kala Academy, Goa etc. and has toured extensively both in India and outside India. She has given an outstanding performance in Chicago in July 2011, she is one of the most recommended classical singers of next generation.

Venue: Bhalerao Residence, Cupertino, CA
(Limited seats so no Walk-ins please, need RSVP confirmation)

Online Ticket & Contact Details : Buy tickets using Paypal link below
By Mail: Check Payable to ‘SwarSudha’ Mail to :
857 Raintree Dr, San Jose CA 95129
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact: Sunil Ganu: 408-243-9110, Vivek Pandit: 408-421-6273

Join/RSVP Facebook group for Bay Area events 'Bay Area Indian Classical Music':

April27th/28th 2012 Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil concerts

Accompanist Information
Rajeev Paranjpe is a self-taught and self-made musician. After his intense involvement for many years in vintage car restoration, Rajeev got interested and involved in another restoration project, that of old musical instruments. That is when he got fascinated by the unique sound of the Harmonium. After listening to the great Harmonium stalwart, Late Govindrao Patwardhan, Rajeev was inspired and he decided to focus on learning to play Harmonium. Rajeev has accompanied some of the top Hindustani vocalists.
Mayank Bedekar is disciple of Pt. Suresh Talwalkar

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Next Ski trip 24th March

One day Ski trip in Chartered Bus -Sat, March 24th 2012

This year's second ski trip from 'Bay Area Desi Recreation Group' is planned on March 24th Saturday to Boreal Ski resort.

Bus Fare $60.00 per person (breakfast & Dinner included).

It's a full size bus. Just 6 seats remaining.

Seat numbers will be assigned as per the RSVP & payment received for the Bus.
Bus departure schedule
5 AM - VTA Park-n-ride Lawrence Expy @Moorpark, San Jose, CA (Next to Laxmi Bazar)

5:25 AM - Park and Ride Fremont, Mission(238) & I-680, next to McDonald's. 999 Mission Rd, Fremont, CA

5:45AM Park-n-ride Pleasanton, 7295 Johnson @ Stoneridge & I-680

We will take short break for coffee on the way to the resort. Idea is to reach before 9:30AM so that kids and beginners will have enough time to get their rentals and be available for the class. You can continue to take rest in the bus.

Ski packages group discount as per the 2012 group rates for 25+ group set

Beginners Ski packages (Includes lift ticket, all day rental equipment, and 2 hour lesson)
Adult $61.00
Child(5-12) : $52.00 (Also called Kid half day beginner)
Child Half day skill improvement: $80.00

Lift Tickets (Skiers/boarders, who have their own gears or bringing their own rentals and no lesson required)
Adult $41.00
Child (ages 5-12) $11.00

LIFT + RENTAL EQUIPMENT (if you are not taking lessons)Includes: Boots, Snowboard/Skis and Ski Poles Child Lift+Rental (ages 5-12) $26.00Adult Lift+Ski or Snowboard rental $72.00

Kid's Club CHILD All day SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL Includes all day lift ticket, all day rental equipment, all day lesson, and lunch (ages 4 –12) $105.00 All Child full day lessons are supervised. Parents have to drop off @9:30AM and pick-up ~ @ 3:00PM)

Helmet Rental (all ages) $5.00 (Must for below 18)

Snow Tubing (Min Height 42"): $22.00 per day, Add Tubing to existing ski package - $12

Private Lesson: 75.00 for first person, $25.00 add extra person for the lesson.
Lift Ticket+Group Lesson (No Rental): $81.00

Special i-Ride reward: Buy 2 lift tickets/package in the season, lift ticket for the 3rd visit is Free, you can go separately as well.

To get group discount, all ski packages must be finalized 3 days before & paid before the departure day, Otherwise you will buy the packages directly at regular price. You can cancel the ski packages for any emergency for refund before we reach the resort.
No cancellation for Bus after February 25th, only replacements.

Departure from Ski resort: 6:00PM.

RSVP: Facebook invite:
Join Bay Area Desi Recreation Group:

Contact: Sunil Ganu [email protected] 408-461-8390 with all the details, packages information & boarding location.
Detailed instructions & plan will be shared with confirmed RSVP list. Payment: Can be done by Check or transfer online if you have account in Wells Fargo or Bank of America or paypal (fee may apply)