The Mint Planner, 30 September 2016

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

The buffet at Novotel Hotel.
The buffet at Novotel Hotel.


Around town

Weekend Theme Buffets

Till 8 October

Novotel is hosting a buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. On offer are items such as Chandni Chowk Ka Banta Masala Soda, Rajinder Nagar Ka Tandoori Chicken, Murgh Burra Kebab, Kasundi Fish Tikka, Jama Masjid Ki Nihari and Gilaafi Seekh Kebab.

7-11pm. Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, Asset No.2, Aerocity Hospitality District (46080808). Meal for one, Rs.1,700, plus taxes.



Till 7 October

This solo art show by Alita Chandra Wig portrays her struggles in life. The 23 paintings on display, done in pen and ink, include abstract designs, structures and animals.

11am-7pm. Shridharani Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House. Prices, Rs.45,000 to Rs.3 lakh. For details, call 9891056909.

Nocturnal Blooms

Till 9 October

Artist Rashmi Khurana is showcasing a series of 35 abstract paintings in mixed media.

11am-6pm. Niv Art Centre, 210, Block A1, Neb Sarai (29535508). Prices, Rs.20,000 to Rs.2.5 lakh.

By Sohini Sen

Digital art by Baiju Parthan.
Digital art by Baiju Parthan.



Main Lover

5 October

Priyanka Chatterjee’s English play is a series of monologues about two women and a man and how their lives get intertwined. 1 hour, 10 minutes.

7pm/9pm. Chatterjee & Lal, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. For details, call 8420356141.


The Conversation

Till 6 October

This 1974 American thriller has been directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film is about a surveillance expert and the moral dilemma he faces when his recordings reveal a murder plot.

2 hours.

6pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.250, Rs.300 and Rs.350, available on


Necessary Illusions

Till 19 October

Contemporary artist Baiju Parthan is showcasing 20 digital paintings in this solo exhibition.

11am-6pm (Sundays closed). Art Musings Gallery, 1, Admiralty Building, Colaba Cross Lane (22163339).

By Shweta Upadhyay

‘Oh Willy’ is a 2012 French animation film.
‘Oh Willy’ is a 2012 French animation film.



Animation Films Festival

6-7 October

To celebrate International Animation Day on 28 October, Alliance Française will screen animated short films such as Bisclavret (2011) and Oh Willy (2012).

Timings vary. Alliance Française, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar. For details, visit

Around town

Karnataka Food Festival

Till 13 October

Sample some of the most popular and delicious dishes of Karnataka in this food festival. The dishes on offer include Maddur Vada, Mangalore Rawa Fry, Mutton Sukkha, Baleki Palya, Mangalorean Prawn Curry, Nool Puttu, Kori Roti and Mysore Pak.

12.30-3pm/7.30-11.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore, 115, HMT Road (43001000). Meal for one, Rs.1,200 (lunch) and Rs.1,500 (dinner).

40 Shades Of Grey (Hair)

1 October

Comedians Cyrus Broacha and Kunal Vijayakar will present their take on life after 40.

7pm. MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.550, Rs.825, Rs.1,100, Rs.1,320 and Rs.1,650, available on

By Shivani Kagti



A History Of Butchers

1 October

Based on Albert Camus’ Les Justes (The Just Assassins), this play is about the assassination of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich by Russian socialist revolutionaries. 2 hours.

6.30pm. Gyan Manch, Pretoria Street. Tickets, Rs.200, available on For details, call 9748219249.


Bhutan Echoes

Till 7 October

This exhibition by photographer Serena Chopra looks at the lives of the Bhutanese people and how they strive to embrace modernity while preserving their heritage.

Noon-7pm (Sundays closed). The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22829220).

By Indranil Bhoumik

French band Nyna Vales will play Indian instruments.
French band Nyna Vales will play Indian instruments.



Once Loved

Till 12 October

More than 35 artworks by eminent artists, including S.H. Raza, Sakti Burman and M.F. Husain, are on display.

11am-7pm. Apparao Galleries, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam. Prices, Rs.50,000 to Rs.70 lakh. For details, call 9941012380.


The Lady Of Burma

30 September

Prakash Belawadi’s play is based on the life of Myanmar’s former opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on


Nyna Vales

1 October

French band Nyna Vales will perform with Indian instruments such as the sitar and veena. They will be joined by Carnatic musician Akkarai Subhalakshmi.

7pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam.

By Nandini Reddy



Shakkar Ke Paanch Dane

1-2 October

In this Hindi monologue, the protagonist, Rajkumar, talks about his unremarkable life in a nondescript village and the five people who have touched his heart. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

8pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets,Rs.100, available on


The longing of others

Till 9 October

This exhibition is showcasing the images of Sandra Hoyn that capture the lives of sex workers in the Kandapara brothel in Bangladesh’s Tangail district.

10.30am-6.30pm. Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No.3, Banjara Hills (23350473)

By Viswanath Pilla

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