The Mint Planner, 6 January 2017

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week

Croque Monsieur at Chatter House.
Croque Monsieur at Chatter House.


Around Town

Breakfast@ Chatter House Ongoing

The popular pub’s Khan Market branch has launched a breakfast menu that includes kothu ka paratha, Eggs Benedict and Croque Monsieur.

8-11am. The Chatter House, Khan Market (41502666). Meal for one, around Rs700 (without alcohol).



Till 11 January

Delhi-based Trishna Singh is presenting a series of paintings on the themes of architectural heritage, flora and fauna. There are 41 oils on canvas and over 58 watercolours on paper.

11am-7pm (Monday closed). Ojas Art gallery. 1AQ, Main Roundabout, Mehrauli. For details, call 8510044145. Prices, Rs4,500-61,875.



6 January

Singer Pankaj Udhas will present timeless ghazals like Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera and Chitthi Aayi Hai.

7pm. Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg. Tickets, Rs1,300, Rs1,690, Rs2,210, Rs2,600, Rs3,120, Rs4,160 and Rs5,200, available on

By Sohini Sen

A picture by Kanu Gandhi.
A picture by Kanu Gandhi.




6 January

Presented by Sanddhya Pureccha, the performance is based on a Geet Govinda text that evokes the concept of rasa.

7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223724). Tickets, Rs300 and Rs400, available on



6 January

The Hindi play is based on short stories by Saadat Hasan Manto, Munshi Premchand and Parag Dubey. Directed by Dubey, it’s a collage of four stories, all depicting the pain of Partition. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

8pm. The Cuckoo Club by Hive, Pali Hill, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs350, available on

Around Town

Kanu’s Gandhi

12 January- 26 February

This show will offer a rare glimpse of Mahatma Gandhi in his unguarded moments, both in the personal and public space. The photographs were taken by his grandnephew Kanu.

10am-6pm. Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, East Wing, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (22029613).

By Shweta Upadhyay



Around Town

The Winter Food Festival: Swad Kesariya

Till 31 January

Khandani Rajdhani’s maharaj has curated this special menu comprising seasonal favourites such as Surti Undhiyu and Sarson Ka Saag. For a sweet ending, there are Goond Ke Laddoo, Adadiya Pak and Gajar Halwa.

Noon-3.30pm/7 -11pm. All Khandani Rajdhani outlets. Meal for one, Rs480.

Naatak Vaatak

7-29 January

This four-weekend workshop is meant to build theatre and allied skills. So, along with theatre, participants can explore photography, pottery and paper sculpture too. It is open to those above 12 years.

10am-1pm. Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, Koramangala. Fee, Rs4,000. For details, call 9632510126.



10-11 January

Directed by Prakash Belawadi, this English play speculates about a conversation that took place between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941, at the height of Nazi power, and had profound implications for who would make the atom bomb first: the Nazis or the Allied forces.
2 hours, 20 minutes.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs200, available on

By Shivani Kagti



50th Annual Exhibition

9 January- 9 February

The Birla Academy of Art and Culture will present its 50th annual exhibition. The list of artists taking part includes A. Ramachandran, Bipin Goswami, Ganesh Haloi and Sudhir Patwardhan.

3-8pm (closed on 26 January, 1 February and Mondays). Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802).


Superegos (Über-Ich und Du)

6 January

Directed by Benjamin Heisenberg, the film revolves around Nick Gutlicht, who makes a living from selling stolen books. Debt-ridden, he is forced to go underground and ends up in the mansion of the well-known philosopher and psychologist Curt Ledig. 1 hour, 34 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398).

By Indranil Bhoumik

Artiste Wilson Bikram Rai.
Artiste Wilson Bikram Rai.


Around Town

Please Don’t Tell

11 January

Stand-up comedian Atul Khatri will be performing his new act, which is about the 48 shades of grey that he has experienced in his life.

8pm. Crowne Plaza, Alwarpet. Tickets, Rs1,500 and Rs 3,000, available at the venue.


Celebrating Life

6 January

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Carnatic musician Jayanthi Kumaresh and violinist Kumaresh will perform together for the first time in Chennai.

7pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chetpet (43561198). Tickets, Rs750, Rs1,000, Rs2,000, Rs3,000 and Rs4,000, available on


Takme Buda

12 January

Nepali artiste Wilson Bikram Rai will be performing live in the city for the first time. The story is about an elderly war veteran who regales the people of his village with his war stories.

8pm. The Music Academy, TTK Road, Royapettah. Tickets, Rs200, Rs500 and Rs1,000, available at the venue.

By Nandini Reddy



Shakespeare Comedy Theatre Festival 2017

11-12 January

Watch comical interpretations of Macbeth, King Lear and As You Like It—all directed by actor Rajat Kapoor.

4.30pm/7.30pm. Shilpakala Vedika, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs600, Rs900, Rs1,200, Rs1,500 and Rs4,000, available on

Around Town

Hyderabad Festival of Art & Culture

6-8 January

The 14th edition of this festival will include activities like theatre, movie screenings and a series of talks on the visual arts and their place in contemporary culture.

Timings and venues vary. For details, visit

By Sohini Sen

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