A stand-up historian? Are you serious?
yes. Who says history is meant to be boring anyway.
It can be quite entertaining, actually. We’ve been
telling the story of Bangalore for the past 10 years
now on our walks and tours. The only catch was that
you had to come out on the streets with us to experience
got repeated requests from clients to ‘bring Bangalore
to them in a room’ rather than the other way around.
Sure, we said ("Lazy guys" was what we felt), but
we soon realized that many people simply don’t have
the time to go out in a packed business schedule.
Also the idea of experiencing 'the essence of Bangalore'
in a 45 minute window before dinner in an airconditioned
hotel, in a comfortable chair with beverages and snacks,
is also rather appealing. Cultural shows are nice
and exotic, but can seem tedious and repetitive to
The Tale of a City
A unique solo stand-up talk show.
With visuals, music and interaction.
Engaging, intelligent and eye-opening.
Duration: 45 mins (ideal, but not rigid)
Location: Any private indoor space
And so we came up with Bangalore! - a 45-m minute stand-up routine – that includes narrative, visuals and music.
It requires no stage or props and can be performed indoors at any private space/room.
It is a solo performance that is fairly informal, and can be as interactive as the audience demands.
Bangalore! The Tale of a City has been performed
to select audiences over the past eight years.
We have been invited to perform at the Bangalore International
Centre, the Tata Institute of Science Auditorium and
We have also performed private shows for IIM Bangalore, IBM, GE, Wipro, Shell, Nokia Siemens Networks and several other distinguished groups and organisations