If rainy days and Mondays always get you down, this week will be an exception.
The Sravana month has begun, and it's the time that the Telugus have their traditional
get-togethers amidst much celebration. And with Janmastami here too, this is truly
festival time. And there is a veritable feast, symbolically and literally, for
all the Telugus - by birth, heart, palate and everything else - this week at the
original village setting.
To facilitate the celebrations and enable the locals have a good time, Shilparamam is arranging cultural programs and lots of Telugu cuisine from the 11th to the 15th. Daily cultural items combined with an unending list of traditional vegetarian dishes in a buffet will be on offer this week.
The list of cultural items is as follows:
11th August 2001
6.30pm - Light music by Chittaranjan and party
7.00pm - "Sri Laxmi" - a Kuchipudi dance ballet by the students of Swathi Somnath.
12th August 2001
4.00pm - Fancy dress competition for children (theme: Krishna and associates)
5.30pm - Uttla Panduga
7.00pm - "Padaka Scene" from Sri Krishna Rayabaram by Akki Raju Sundarramayya
7.30pm - Leelamrutham - a dance ballet by Anupama Kailash and party
13th August 2001
6.30pm - Light classical music by the Little Musicians Academy
7.00pm - Sravana Laxmi - a Kuchipudi ballet by Pasumarti Seshubabu and party
14th August 2001
6.30pm - Light classical music by Gidugu Lalitha and party
7.00pm - Group dances by the students of Ananda Shankar Jayant
15th August 2001
6.30pm - Patriotic songs by Palagummi Vishwanatham and party
7.00pm - Independence Day program by the students of Meridian School (Banjara Hills)
And now prepare for some drooling, for here is the list of items that will form part of the authentic Telugu cuisine at the crafts village: white rice, tamarind rice, coconut rice, daddojanam, mudda pappu, mamidikura pappu, palakura pappu, arataku palakura, munakkaya tomato koora, arati voocha koora, alu fry, chikkudu fry, kakarakaya fry, dappalam, miriyala rasam, dosa and chatni, chintakaya pachchadi, tamato pachchadi, bachchala koora, kheera perugu and kheera chatni, minapa garelu, perugu vada, mirapakaya bajji, chakkilalu, rava laddu, araselu, semiya payasam, kandipudi, bombay rava payasam, pallipudi and more. Slurp!
Please contact Raghava Rao at 345-2492/311-1210 for further details.