Close Encounters

Close Encounters

Details Ticket Price: ₹ Free Entry
Duration:60 mins
Age:8 years and above Cast:Jagdish Raja, Suresh Menon Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sun-10-Apr | 11:30 AM

Get Tramadol Online Legally Jagdish Raja, Founder Trustee of Jagriti Theatre in discussion with writer Suresh Menon about his book Why Don't You Write Something I Might Read.

"This is a book under 300 pages packed with views, quotations, comments about people of letters from across the years and countries. I read it and hoped that I could remember half of what I had read and who I had read about. I would then be known as a well-read man!" - Jagdish Raja Suresh Menon is Contributing Editor, The Hindu. He was one of the youngest sports editors in the country before he became one of its youngest editors with the New Indian Express. He has reported from all the cricket-playing countries in a career spanning over three decades. His books include Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer, Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, and Sachin: Genius Unplugged. For The Hindu, he writes a weekly cricket column, Between Wickets, and a general column, About 500 Words

Jagdish was Principal of Pan Communications in London, England with clients in the UK, USA and Europe before returning to India with Arundhati, his wife, in 1972. He was an advertising consultant to companies and agencies and Advisor Communications at ActionAid. Jagdish is a Graduate Member of the Communications Advertising & Marketing Society (M.CAM) London and an Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL). He is Founder Trustee of The ART Foundation, a registered Charitable Trust, which administers JAGRITI.


Jagriti Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.