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First Published: Fri, Mar 21 2008. 12 34 AM IST

Updated: Fri, Mar 21 2008. 12 34 AM IST
Painting
Exhibition by Mithun Dasgupta and Chaitali Mallick
Till 28 March
Check out a painting exhibition by Mithun Dasgupta and Chaitali Mallick. Dasgupta draws inspiration from day-to-day experiences and depicts them through creative decoration. The construct of his paintings is derived from collage paintings, but the style is influenced by Indian miniature and murals in terms of being two-dimensional and tactile. Chaitali’s oils on canvas are abstract, but very obviously depict nature. She builds up her image through many layers. 10am-7pm. At Right Lines Art Gallery, # 270, 1st floor, 1st Main, Defence Colony (25272827).
Films
Festival of documentary films on environment
22-24 March
To mark the World Forestry and the World Water days, Bangalore’s Suchitra Film Society is organizing a three-day festival of films related to urban, rural and forest environment. The festival is being held in collaboration with the CMS Vatavaran group, and has brought together film-makers from across the world. The films to be screened at the festival include:
22 March, 5.30pm
‘Bhangon’: A Bengali film on people rendered homeless due to erosion; ‘In the Pink’: an urban wildlife documentary that investigates the phenomenon of 20,000 flamingos choosing to visit Mumbai, and the potential impact on the health of these birds; ‘Wasted’: a documentary on the journey of waste from its source, i.e,. from the households to its final destination of landfills and beyond; and ‘Wild Dog Diaries’: it is about a dhole mother’s struggle to keep her family together and raise her pups.
23 March, 5.30pm
‘Faecal Attraction: Political Economy of Defecation’: It is about the absurd relationship between rich people’s faeces and poor people’s water; ‘Cherub of the Mist’: on the rare and elusive fire cat or the red panda; ‘The Queen of Trees’: it is a study of a single sycamore fig, Africa’s queen tree. The tree is a microcosm of the eco-complexity of the earth at large.
24 March, 06.45pm
‘The Whistle Blowers’: An investigation into the issue of pesticides in bottled water and soft drinks manufactured by reputed MNCs such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi in India; ‘Tiger Death Chronicles’: the film takes the audience to tiger hot spots such as the Sariska, Panna and Buxa Tiger Reserves; ‘Mumbai Mega Floods’: It is the story of how a city of millions was stopped in its tracks during floods. At the Suchitra Film Society, 36, 9th Main, Banashankari, 2nd Stage (26711785).
Photography
Reflect by Farah Ahmed
Till 31 March
Bangalore-based photographer Farah Ahmed is holding an exhibition of photographs titled, ‘Reflect at the Leela Galleria’. A student of the University of Chicago, where she studied art theory and practice, Ahmed is fascinated by colours, textures, patterns, shadows, movements and reflections in nature and loves to capture what often goes unnoticed. She has tried to push the concept of a unique moment by making her subjects distinctive. At the Renaissance Galleria, 104, Westminster, 13 Cunnigham Road (22202232).
Compiled by Pavitra Jayaraman
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