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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 22 November 2012

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
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First Published: Thu, Nov 22 2012. 09 56 PM IST
Between the Lines: The play stars Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das.
Between the Lines: The play stars Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das.
Updated: Thu, Nov 22 2012. 10 04 PM IST
Bangalore
Photography
Taboo
23-30 November
Bengaluru Pride and Karnataka Queer Habba 2012 present a photography exhibition curated by Indu Antony and Sandeep Mahajan. According to a note from the organizers, the five exhibits at the show, which deal with gender and sexuality, will explore “a forbidden, illegitimate desire, a human darkness that one is usually not supposed to acknowledge.”
9am-7pm. 1, Shanthi Road Studio Gallery, Shanthinagar. For details, call 9880227706.
Music
Dub Inc. & Reggae Rajahs
23 November
French-reggae set Dub Inc. have become synonymous with mixing Oriental, reggae and ragga dancehall to create a great sound. Delhi-based Reggae Rajahs are a formidable reggae trio who will force you to get up and dance.
8.30pm. Counter Culture, # 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. For details, call 41400793/4.
Dance
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New age: The multimedia dance production AadhaaraChakra—A Dancelogue.
AadhaaraChakra—A Dancelogue
23 November
The city-based Attakkalari Repertory Company will present its new multimedia dance production, AadhaaraChakra—A Dancelogue, which weaves together disciplines like film, light and sound.
7.30pm. Ravindra Kalakshetra. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available at www.indiastage.in and in.bookmyshow.com
Around town
Reversing Diabetes
24 November
Nandita Shah of the non-profit Sharan will conduct a seminar on reversing diabetes. The event will feature discussions on the need to make lifestyle changes, to reduce insulin use, and focus on wholesome eating.
9am-5.30pm. Grand Mercure Hotel, 12th Main, Third Block,
Koramangala. Fee, Rs.3,000 (for one), Rs.5,000 (for couples) and Rs.10,000 (for a group of four). To register, call 8879385913 or email
seminars@shara-india.org
Well-Being Workshop
1 December/15 December
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences will host a workshop on understanding and managing well-being, for young adults (20-35 years). The first session will be held on 1 December and the second on 15 December. The last date for registration is 27 November.
1.30-4.30pm (1 December); 10am-1pm (15 December). Nimhans Centre for Well Being, 1/B, 9th Main, 1st Stage, I Phase,BTM Layout. Registration fee, Rs.200. To register, call 9480829670 or mail nimhans.wellbeing@gmail.com
Theatre
Sagara Kanyaka—The Lady From the Sea
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Recital: By Sanjay Subrahmanyan.
27-28 November
A classic by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, The Lady From the Sea is being adapted to an Indian avatar in this production. The play, directed by Jyothish M.G., will centre on a couple’s inner conflicts. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30-9pm. Ranga Shankara. 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets,Rs.200. For details, call 26592777.
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Music
Nadasurabhi
25 November
Carnatic vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan will round off the Nadasurabhi Annual Music Festival 2012 with a concert, accompanied by Mysore V. Srikanth on violin, K.U. Jayachandra Rao on mridangam and Rajasekhar on morsing.
6pm. New Auditorium, St John’s College of Nursing, Main Road, Koramangala. For details, call 25539368 or visit www.nadasurabhi.org
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Chennai
Around town
Photography workshop
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Workshop: On photography.
24–25 November
A photography workshop for adults will be conducted by Poochi Venkat, a well-known macro photographer. Participants can bring their own cameras, of any make and model, and learn about equipment, the techniques of photography, and the use of light and shade.
10.30am–5.30pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435/27472603). Fee, Rs. 2,000.
Ethnic Southern Flavours
24 November
Come Saturday, and you can try out vegetarian and non-vegetarian salads, a variety of rasams—with lentils, lemon and drumstick leaves; biryanis—chicken, mutton, seafood; sambhar; curries; and desserts, which include beetroot and fig halwa and baked coconut jaggery pudding.
7-11pm. Seagull, Vivanta by Taj—Fisherman’s Cove, East Coast Road (67413333). Prior booking is required. Price, Rs.1,450, plus taxes, per person.
Theatre
Stay By My Side
23–25 November
A cast of 18 and a choir comprising 50 members will bring to life a dramatic musical in two acts, which follows the Christmas Eve escapades of a contemporary family that slows down to “find” Christmas. The family looks for answers at the Glendale Home for the Aged, with a group of elderly people who are waiting to celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends. 2 hours.
7pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.600, Rs.1,000 and Rs.2,000, available on www.indianstage.in
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Art
Gaia
25 November–8 December
The concept of Preetha Kannan’s show is represented by the title, which is the Greek word for earth goddess. The artist tries to strike a balance in her work between development and the environment. The current series has images of nature—from trees bathed in the orange-yellow-ochre light of dawn to a mangrove reflected in stagnant waters.
11am–7pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Third Street, Nungambakkam (28332226).
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
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ManifestationsVIII: Paintings by 75 artists, including Bengal School exponents and modernist masters, are on show at the Delhi Art Gallery.
Art
City of Hope
Till 1 December
Architect Martand Khosla examines urban growth and planning through a series of installations and mixed-media portraits. In the exhibition, the material composition of each work is linked inseparably to a critique of urban planning, and there is a constant interplay between the macro and the micro, the individual and the built forms in the city. Made from digitally reworked photographs of workers at construction sites, these shadowy, passport-like images capture men and women whose identity is defined by the rubber stamps that render them visible.
Another set of early installations interpret jurisprudence and the urban poor, using the text of the landmark 1986 “Olga Tellis” judgement, which linked the right to life and the right to livelihood. Together the City of Hope manages to both critically appraise the lopsided nature of the frenzied construction in our cities in recent years, as well as put a face to the working lives that are integral to it.
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11am-7pm. Seven Art Limited, M-44/2, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash-II. For details, call 64640884.
Manifestations VIII
Till 29 December
This is the eighth edition of the gallery’s biannual exhibition. It includes works by 75 significant Indian artists, including those from the Bengal School and modernist masters like M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza and Tyeb Mehta.
10.30am-7pm (Sundays closed). Delhi Art Gallery, 11, Hauz Khas Village. For details, call 46005300 and 26868732.
Around town
Khoj Dus Tak
23-25 November
Khoj Studio celebrates its 10th anniversary in Khirki Extension with a series of exhibitions and events that focus on its engagement with the neighbourhood. The events will include an art exhibition of the community-based projects at Khoj, Khirki shop makeovers, nukkad natak (street theatre), mural making, football matches, hip hop dance-offs, a music concert, kavi sammelan/ mushaira, Khirki walks and more. The events will feature a cross-section of Khirki residents and are being organized in collaboration with the community and several art practitioners.
10am-7pm. Khoj Studio, S-17, Khirki Extension, and the area. For details, call 65655873/74 or visit www.khojworkshop.org
Heritage walk
25 November
The Delhi Heritage Walk society will organize a walk at Lodhi Gardens, which is known for its 15th and 16th century tombs, as well as some smaller structures belonging to the late Mughal period. Registration is mandatory.
3.45pm. Gate No 1. Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Road. Charge, Rs.250. To register, call 9212534868 or visit www.delhiheritagewalks.com
Book launch
29 November
Poems of Gabriela Mistral is a collection of poems by the Chilean Nobel laureate that have been translated into Hindi and English. The book of poetry has been illustrated by children of schools started by Jindal Steel Works in Maharashtra and Karnataka, who have interpreted the poems in their own style.
6.30pm. Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place. For details, call 43681900 or visit www.nuevadelhi.cervantes.es
Music
Hindustani vocal recital
27 November
A Hindustani vocal and semi-classical vocal recital by Kaushik Mitra, disciple of Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty of the Patiala gharana, will be followed by a performance of thumri, dadra and kajri by Rajendra Sijuar, disciple of Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra from the Banaras gharana.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. For details, call 43663333 or 24682052/54.
SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan
24-25 November
The eighth edition of this festival will be presented by the Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts, founded by santoor legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori.
Spread over two days, the festival will see performances by music legends like Zakir Akhtar Hussain, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra and Pandit Brij Narayan. Painting and photo exhibitions will be a part of the festival.
6.30pm. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House. Passes, available at the venue; Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Azad Bhavan; Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Janpath; Mercury Audio Video, Khan Market; and Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, ITO. For details, call Pandit Vijay Shankar Mishra at 9810517945.
Technodrome
23 November
The event will be showcasing The Matador Project, Kohra and BLOT. Irish DJ Matador (Gavin Lynch) will be joined by audio-visual duo BLOT (Gaurav Malakar and Avinash Kumar) and Madhav Shorey (Kohra).
10pm-3am. Kitty Su, The LaLit, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place. Entry,Rs.1,000 for women, Rs.1,500 for men and Rs.2,000 for couples. For details, call 44447666.
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Theatre
Great Catherine
25 November
Directed by Vinod Bala Sharma, city- based group Shaw’s Corner presents a dramatized reading of George Bernard Shaw’s play. Ages, 15 plus.
7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Gurgaon. Tickets Rs.150, Rs.250 and Rs.350, available at the venue or on in.bookmyshow.com
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Hyderabad
Film
Novembre: Le Mois Du Film Documentaire
26-28 November
The Documentary Circle of Hyderabad, in association with Alliance Française and Goethe-Zentrum, will screen documentary films over three days. Chris Marker’s short films La Sixième Face du Pentagone/ The Sixth Side of the Pentagon (27 minutes), Puisqu’On Vous Dit Que C’est Possible/We Say That it Is Possible (43 minutes), L’Ambassade/The Embassy (22 minutes) and 2084 (10 minutes), will be screened on the first day. On Day 2, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras (1 hour, 34 minutes) will be screened. On Day 3 watch Christian Rouaud’s anti-globalization film Tous au Larzac (2 hours).
7pm. Alliance Française, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (23554485/86), on Monday and Wednesday and Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills, on Tuesday. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
Children of the Pyre
23 November
The film is a compelling real-life narrative of seven children who make their living out of the dead at Manikarnika, the busiest cremation ground in Varanasi. Tempered by the heat of the pyre, strengthened in the face of adversity, crafted by the volley of abuses, these children weave through the pyres and struggle through disdain to sustain their livelihood. The film—a saga of exploitation—celebrates the victory of innocence over the most harrowing realities of life.
7.30pm. Lamakaan (9642731329).
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Music
Friday Review November Fest 2012
23-25 November
Day 1 will see a fusion of Carnatic percussion and Western jazz by the Karaikudi Manis Sruthi Laya Ensemble and Australian Art Orchestra. On Day 2, classical flautist Shashank will jam with Danish jazz band New Jungle Orchestra. Day 3 will witness a ‘jugalbandi’ between Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri and flautist Ronu Majumdar.
7.30pm. Ravindra Bharathi, next to the legislative assembly, Saifabad (23231245). Season passes, Rs.700 and Rs.900, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkata
Art
Mélange of Milieu
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Group art: Melange of Milieu is on exhibit at the Idiyas Gallery.
Till 29 December
The Idiyas Gallery is presenting Mélange of Milieu. The participating artists include Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Gourango Beshai, Subrata Das, Shyamal Mukherjee, Sukanta Das, Samir Paul, Dilip Chaudhury, Ramratan Das, Basudev Pal Mazumdar and Shambu Saha.
11.30am-6.30pm. Idiyas Gallery, 15, Dover Road. For details, call 9831005003 or 65508418.
Art Mela 2012
23-25 November
CIMA Gallery presents Art Mela, with works on show and sale. The Art Mela started in 2008 and has since become a popular art event in Kolkata with a wide range of quality and affordable artworks. This year’s list of artists includes Ganesh Pyne, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Ganesh Haloi, Suhas Roy, Lalu Prasad Shaw and Paresh Maity.
11am-8pm. CIMA Gallery Pvt. Ltd, Sunny Towers, 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue. For details, call 24858717/509.
Film
Little Women
29 November
Little Women is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel, meticulously crafted, and warmly acted by a cast that includes Winona Ryder as Jo, and Susan Sarandon as her mother. The story revolves around the March family—four daughters, and their mother, with their father away fighting in the Civil War. Wise and kind, “Marmee” is a model of composure and insight. She is an early feminist who encourages her daughters to develop their intellect, humour, and the moral courage to “embrace their liberty”.
2.30pm. Lincoln Room, American Center, 38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road. For details, call 39846398.
Dialogues
23-25 November
Dialogues 2012, the annual Calcutta lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, film and video festival, turned 6 this year. The festival showcases a range of genres and themes. Organized by Sappho for Equality, the festival is an activist platform for the rights of lesbian, bisexual women and transgender persons, and Pratyay Gender Trust, a sexualities and human rights advocacy initiative, along with support from Kolkata’s larger queer community and allies.
Timings vary. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road. For details, call 24866398 or visit www.sapphokolkata.org
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Theatre
Nagorik Natya Sampradaya
Till 23 November
The Rabindranath Tagore Centre , ICCR, Kolkata, is presenting a two-day festival by theatre troupe Nagorik Natya Sampradaya of Bangladesh. On Friday, ‘Kanthal Bagan’, an adaptation of Anton Chekov’s ‘Cherry Orchard’, will be staged. The play has been directed by Aly Zaker.
6.30pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. For details, call 22872680, 22822895/3431.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Around town
Open mic night
27 November
All it could take to be crowned “Raw Champion of the Month” at The Comedy Store is about 5 minutes of material, performed before a paying audience. Prepare to be pitted against another comic in a minute-long joke-off in the finale. The winner will get a 5-minute spot at the weekend show, tips from the store’s management, and have his/her photograph posted at the
box office. The show will be hosted by stand-up comic Daniel Fernandes.
8.30pm. The Comedy Store, Third floor, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Entry fee, Rs.200. To register, email openmic @thecomedystore.in and to book tickets, visit in.bookmyshow.com
Theatre
Between the Lines
24-25 November
A lawyer couple examine the gender inequality layered in their marriage of 10 years as they face each other on opposing sides of an attempted murder case in court. The play, directed by Nandita Das, stars Das and Subodh Maskara. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
6pm/9pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road (26149546). Tickets,Rs.350. To book tickets, visit in.bookmyshow.com
Arabian Nights
23 November
The 2-hour musical Arabian Nights will include the tales of Aladdin and Ali Baba And the Forty Thieves. Expect new, zany characters, generous doses of humour and foot-tapping music.
5.30pm. Sophia Bhabha Hall, Sophia College campus, off Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy (23538550). Tickets, Rs.400, Rs.800, Rs.900 and Rs.1,000.
Art
Avega—The Passion
Till 6 December
Pushpamala N. continues her engagement with performance photography in this exhibition. The Bangalore artist has been staging, directing and starring in her pictures, many of which are shot by collaborators. In Avega—The Passion, three women characters from the Ramayan play out their archetypal destinies.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, Third floor, G Talwatkar Marg, Fort. For details, call 22000211/2.
Music
Dualist Inquiry and Sandunes
23 November
Delhi artiste Sahej Bakshi creates upbeat electronic music with his guitar, while Mumbai-based Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes presents experimental electronic as part of the second edition of Seagram’s 100 Pipers India Music Week.
8-11pm. Canvas, Fourth floor Palladium. For entry prices and other details, call 43485050.
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Art
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Bindu Vistaar: An S.H. Raza show.
Bindu Vistaar
26 November-3 December
Mumbai hosts master painter S.H. Raza, who returns to the city with ‘Bindu Vistaar’, a collection of new paintings that draw from the heart of the country. The works, a combination of landscapes and the artist’s signature geometry, show a deep affection for the country he loves and has returned to after spending years in Paris.
11am-7pm. Jehangir Art Gallery, 161, Kala Ghoda. For details, call 22843989.
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