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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 06 December 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, Dec 06 2012. 08 24 PM IST
Tavleen Singh and Shobhaa De (in picture) will discuss their new books at the Bangalore Literature Festival. Photo: Manoj Patil/Mint
Tavleen Singh and Shobhaa De (in picture) will discuss their new books at the Bangalore Literature Festival. Photo: Manoj Patil/Mint
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Bangalore
Around town
T20 Blind Cricket World Cup
Till 13 December
The SBI T20 World Cup for the Blind kicked off on 2 December. It is a joint effort of non-governmental organization Samarthanam and Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI). At this first international T20 cricket world cup for the visually impaired, nine cricketing nations are participating in a range of matches. The games are being held at 9.30am and 1.30pm at Ground A and Ground B of Kanteerava Stadium, respectively.
Kanteerava Stadium, near Corporation Circle, Kasturba Road. For details, call 9449864699 or visit www.blindcricket.in
Carpet Stories 2
7-9 December
After a well-received first edition in March which exhibited tribal carpets from several weaving regions outside India, the art house returns with “Carpet Stories 2”. The exhibition will showcase a private collection (of Danny Mehra’s) carpets woven by various tribal groups from Iran. The exhibition features antique and vintage carpets from prominent Persian tribal groups—Qashqa’i, Luri, Bakhtiari, Khamseh and Afshar. There will also be a limited number of other weavings on show, including Kurdish, Caucasian, Anatolian, Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Moroccan.
11am-7pm. Kynkyny Art, 104, Embassy Square, 148, above Ganjam Jewellers, Infantry Road (40926202). For details and prices, email dannymehra@yahoo.com
Theatre
Five Point Someone
7 December
Theatre group Evam will present a performance of Chetan Bhagat’s popular book, Five Point Someone. This adaptation, in English, follows a rare peak into what life is really like—through the daily tussles of three young friends—within the confines of the Indian Institute of Technology. 2 hours.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (26493982). Tickets, Rs.200, available on www.indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com
The 39 Steps
8-9 December
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The 39 Steps: It is an adaptation of Hitchcock’s film.
The play is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film of the same name. Four actors and a couple of trunks will essay the roles of 140 characters in the narrative. Quick changes of set, costumes and characters will lend it a funny note. The director, Bhargav Ramakrishnan, promises the audience more than its share of love, betrayal, chases, crashes and a murder.
7.30pm and also at 3.30pm on Sunday. Ranga Shankara. Tickets, Rs.200, available on www.indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com
Gasha
7-8 December
Set against the backdrop of conflict-torn Kashmir, the play Gasha, in Hindi, Kashmiri and Urdu, is an account of the fractured friendship between two boys—a Kashmiri Pandit and a Kashmiri Muslim—and the need to affirm their story; how 20 years ago they tried to hold on to their friendship when the world around them was collapsing. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7.30pm and also at 3.30pm on Saturday. Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Millers Road. Vasanthnagar (41231340). Tickets, Rs.200, available at the venue and on www.indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com
Dance
Samhara
8 December
The Bangalore-based dance ensemble Nrityagram in collaboration with the Colombo-based Chitrasena Dance Company will present Samhara. This new work is choreographed by Surupa Sen, artistic director of Nrityagram, with assistance by Heshma Wignaraja, artistic director of Chitrasena, and is characterized by the meeting “between the sensual, statuesque femininity of Odissi with the wilder, less-controlled masculinity of Kandyan dance”. Samhara seeks intersections between these two distinct forms, while attempting to give each enough room for articulation.
7.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000, available on www.indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com
Music
Colours of Kalyan
7 December
Hindustani vocalist Narasimha Joshi will be accompanied by Vikas Naregal on the tabla and Satish Kolli on the harmonium in this concert, the purpose of which is to “delineate the virtues of
ragas from the Kalyan family, such as Shuddha Kalyan, Yaman, Yaman Kalyan, Bhoopali, Shyam Kalyan, Puriya Kalyan, Maru Bihag and Kedar”.
6.30pm. Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage (25359680/6590).
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Bangalore Literature Festival
7-9 December
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Tavleen Singh. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint.
The Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF) will be inaugurated by lyricist Javed Akhtar, writers U.R. Ananthamurthy, Shashi Deshpande and others at 4.30pm. The literary journal ‘Beantown’ will be launched thereafter, followed by a session entitled “The Craft of Poetry” with poet and lyricist Gulzar and writer Pavan Verma (5.30-6.30pm). At 6.30pm, author Chetan Bhagat will lead a session called “Crossfire” and the evening will culminate with the event “Strings Attached”—a veena recital by Jayanthi Kumaresh and violin performance by R. Kumaresh. Day 2 will feature the session “Creativity in Writing” with author Srujana Sheelathe (9.30-10.30am); a discussion on “Chronicling Lives: Biographies and Memoirs” and the launch and discussion of Tavleen Singh’s book ‘Durbar’. The last day will include sessions on fiction and new age writing—“Hosa Ale: New Waves in Kannada Literature” (9.30-10.30am); “Is Fiction losing its Magic?” (10.30-11.30am); “Stage of Life: Mahesh Dattani in conversation with Ashish Sen” (11.30am-12.30pm); a panel discussion “Bangalore/Bengaluru: Multiple City?” (3.15-4.15pm); and the launch of Shobhaa De’s book ‘Sethji’ (5.15-6pm).
Timings vary. Jayamahal Palace, 1, Jayamahal Road. For registration and complete festival schedule, visit www.bangaloreliteraturefestival.org. For details, call 9448008000.
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Chennai
Around town
Asia Pop exhibition
Till 31 December
Limited editions of Singapore-based Ketna Patel’s latest series of art and décor works, titled “Asia Pop”, are on display and sale at Kaizen Design Accents, a home furnishing and accessories store. The Asia Pop series is a colourful commentary on the collision of technology, local cultures and consumerism in modern world. The exhibition includes paintings, coffee tables, couches, table lamps, images of Buddhist and Hindu gods, and Chinese lettering. Sofas and larger piece of furniture can be made to order. The furniture on sale is in the price range of Rs.1-2.5 lakh.
10am-8pm. Kaizen Design Accents, 106 Chamiers Road, RA Puram (24351120).
Art
The Emerging Canvas: An Indo-Korean Young Artists’ Exhibition
Till 11 December
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Young canvas: Paintings by 16 Indian and Korean artists are on exhibit.
Indo-Korean organization InKo Centre, in association with the Indian Art Museum, Seoul, and Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, is presenting an Indo-Korean Young Artists’ exhibition, showcasing the works of 16 young artists—eight each from the two countries. The works focus on new emerging trends in art. The Korean section of the exhibition is curated by Kim Yang-Shik, director of the Indian Art Museum, Seoul. She is also a poet and founder-president of the Tagore Society in Korea. The Indian artists for the exhibition have been selected by the Lalit Kala Akademi.
10am-6pm. Lalit Kala Akademi, 4, Greams Road, Thousand Lights (28291692).
Theatre
Goeing 747: A Fright To Bethlehem
7 December
The comic play in English, directed by Shekinah Jacob, follows the misadventures of people on a flight of errors. The play packs in terrorists, crash-landing, survival on a desert island, and Gangnam-style dancing. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. Lady Andal School Auditorium, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, Rs.150, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on www.indianstage.in
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Art
Celebrating Life
Till 31 December
The paintings by K.G. Narendra Babu in this exhibition use traditional motifs and creatures in pen and coloured inks and are inspired by themes of weaving craft, temple sculptures, and everyday life combined with fantasy. The artist, from Kancheepuram, has studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, and has specialized in fresco work.
10am-6pm. DakshinaChitra, Muthukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).
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Delhi
Around town
The 18th IBSA National Sports Meet for the Blind
11-14 December
Visually impaired athletes from across India, as well as from neighbouring countries in South Asia, will participate in the sports event, organized by Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA) in
association with the Paralympic Committee of India. In addition to track and field events, there will also be chess competitions.
9.30am. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium main arena, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Colony (23365358).
Post-Oil City—The History of the City’s Future
Till 14 December
By contrasting 11 current projects in the field of sustainable urban planning with nine from the past, this multimedia exhibition aims to show that many of today’s developments have their roots in the urban utopias of mid-20th century modernism and that today, urban planners are returning to and adapting these concepts to the challenges posed by climate change, a limited supply of fossil fuels and economic recession.
10am-7pm. Indian Institute of Technology—Delhi, opposite Safdarjung Development Area, Hauz Khas (26591075/1701).
Music
Chicane
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Groove master: Nick Bracegirdle, aka Chicane.
8 December
Nick Bracegirdle, aka Chicane, returns to India with his brand of electronic dance music (EDM). He will perform with singer Anushka Manchanda.
10.30-1.30pm. blueFROG, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, opposite Qutub Minar, Mehrauli. Entry, Rs.1,000.
Photography
India Astro Photo Festival
8 December
Nehru Planetarium, in association with the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi, will host a three-week-long exhibition of photographs, starting 8 December, at India’s first ever astronomy photography festival in its gallery space. The exhibit will showcase a wide array of detailed telescopic images of deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae, earth and sky photographs of heritage sites, observatories and different landscapes under the night sky.
9.30am-6pm. Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti Bhawan (23014504).
Art
The Last Harvest
Till 13 January
A comprehensive exhibition of Rabindranath Tagore’s drawings and paintings, The Last Harvest, is being curated by the art history professor of Visva-Bharati university, R. Siva Kumar, and aims to provide an in-depth picture of Tagore’s work.
10am-5pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays). National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, India Gate (23386111/2835/4640). Entry, Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.150 for foreigners. For details, visit www.ngmaindia.gov.in
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Music
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Hard rock: Guns N’ Roses will perform in Gurgaon.
Guns N’ Roses
12 December
The American hard rock band finally comes to India, more than two decades after their heyday. Sadly, only frontman Axl Rose remains from its original line-up.
4pm. Leisure Valley ground, Sector 29, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.1,500, Rs.3,000 and Rs.10,000, available at www.kyazoonga.com
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Hyderabad
Around town
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Live: Raghu Dixit Project.
Cuba Libre anniversary week
7-11 December
Cuba Libre pub is celebrating its anniversary with a five-day line-up. It features folk rock act Raghu Dixit Project on Day 1, Russian DJ Anastasia on Day 2, DJ Spin Twins on Day 3, while Day 4 will feature a live DJ jam session between five deejays. Day 5 will be presented by the progressive trance act Lost Stories.
8pm onwards. Cuba Libre, GVK One mall, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills. Price, Rs.200 entry and Rs.500 cover charge, for the Raghu Dixit Project show. For other events and ticket details, call 9246172424/ 9943266000/ 9949266000 or visit www.facebook.com/cubalibrepub/events
Mehfil-e-Sufiana
12 December
Savour your food while listening to qawwali and Sufi songs at “Mehfil-e-Sufiana”. Choose from entrées such as Shikampur kebab, khumb galouti, nimbu machhli tikka, paya shorba and bhuni mirch aur makai ka shorba. The mains include nalli gosht, dum ka murgh and kacche gosht ki dum biryani. The dessert menu includes the all-time favourite khubani ka meetha. As for the music, the evening will feature Ustad Roshan Khan who will present qawwali and sufi songs.
7.30-11pm. Firdaus, Taj Krishna. Road No. 1, Banjara hills. Price, Rs.2,000 plus taxes, per person, inclusive of food and liquor. For details, call 66293306/770220030.
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Theatre
Célimène et le Cardinal
11 December
Directed by Jacques Rampal, the play shows that 20 years later Molière’s Misanthrope has become a cardinal and returns to his lover, who is now married with four children. He says for months he’s been haunted by a nightmare and has come with a message of god, according to which Célimène is in great danger. Their conversation, alternately funny and erotic, will turn fast into a verbal sparring match between the two.
7pm. Auditorium, National Institute of Fashion Technolgy (NIFT) campus, Madhapur (23554485/86). Passes available at Alliance Française, plot No. 4, Aurora Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (27700734).
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Kolkata
Around town
Textile exhibition
Till 15 December
On the occasion of its 19th anniversary celebrations, Weavers Studio is presenting a textile exhibition showcasing garments of fine natural fabric from Amit Vijaya and Richard Pandey’s Amrich; hand-block printed tussar and Maheshwari weaves and saris from Indore’s Khoj; tussar with linen weaves from Raipur’s Kauseum, among others. Prices range from Rs.2,500-16,000.
9.30am-6.30pm (Sunday closed). Weavers Studio, 5/1, Anil Moitra Road, Ballygunge Place (24408926/27).
Book launch
8 December
Sage publications in association with Oxford Bookstore presents the book launch of Anjum Katyal’s Habib Tanvir—Towards An Inclusive Theatre. This will be followed by a screening of a documentary on the playwright and a panel discussion on “Remembering Habib Sa’ab”. The panelists include Jadavpur University professor Amiya Dev, theatre critic Ananda Lal, theatre expert Samik Bandyopadhyay, theatre director-actor Usha Ganguli and Tanvir’s daughter Nageen. The evening will end with Nageen’s rendition of Naya Theatre (founded by Tanvir) songs.
5.30pm onwards. Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street (22297662). For details, call 9830060673.
Art
Rhythm and Colour
8-11 December
Music composer Debojyoti Mishra’s debut exhibition as a painter will be held at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and will be curated by Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya. The exhibition will display around 40 paintings done in acrylic and ink. Mishra’s works features musicians, father and son themes and scenes from the partition of India.
11am-7pm. Bengal Gallery, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22823431). For details, call 9051130356.
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Mumbai
Around town
BMW Guggenheim Lab
9 December-20 January
The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory, travelling around the world to encourage conversations on city planning and find solutions for urban problems. The main lab will be set up at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, but there will be public programmes at different venues across the city, including talks by urban planners and architects, various competitions, and exhibits exploring public and private spaces in the city.
Timings vary. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (East). Entry fee Rs.10 (Rs.100 for foreigners). For details, call 65560394 or visit www.bmwguggenheimlab.org
Mummy: The Inside Story
Till 24 March
An exhibition that unravels the mystery of the Egyptian mummy, “Mummy: The Inside Story” has on display, animal-shaped amulets, figurines of Egyptian deities, and mummified animals and people. The museum is offering free guided tours of the exhibition every day and tactile tours for the visually impaired.
10.30am-6pm (Mondays closed). Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159/161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort. Entry fee, Rs.50 (Rs.300 for foreigners). For details, call 22844484. For the schedule, visit www.themuseummumbai.com
Music
Bauchklang
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Hear ‘em: Austrian group Bauchklang.
12 December
In continuation with the venue’s birthday celebrations, Austrian group Bauchklang (meaning belly sound) will perform a mix of beatboxing, mouth percussions, hip hop, dubstep and more. This will be followed by DJ Ankytrixx.
10pm onwards. blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tickets, Rs.600, are available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 40332300.
Film
Solutions Locales Pour un Désordre Global
10 December
Film-maker Coline Serreau interviews farmers, microbiologists and agricultural engineers to demonstrate the devastating effects—farmer suicides, abandoned countryside and dead crops—of industrialized agriculture in Solutions Locales Pour un Désordre Global (Think Global, Act Rural). 1 hour, 57 minutes. 6.30pm. Alliance Française, Theosophy Hall, V Thackersey Marg, New Marine Lines, Churchgate. For details, call 22036187.
Dance
The Music Summit with World Masters
13 December
Tabla player Zakir Hussain, vocalist Ajoy Chakravarty and mridangam player Trichy Sankaran come together to celebrate legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj’s 75th birthday at The Music Summit with World Masters. The evening will also feature a recital by the dance stalwart.
6.30pm. Shanmukhananda Hall, 292, Com. Harbanslal Marg, Sion—east. Tickets, Rs.200-5,000, are available at in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 24078888.
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