This intensive training programme at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) will cover aspects and concepts of disaster and risk management in hospitals and workplaces as well as environmental hazards, with focus segments like “Disaster management in India”, “Principles of Disaster Planning”, “Objectives of Hospital Disaster Plan”, the making of disaster committees and disaster drills.
IIHMR, 319, near Thimma Reddy Layout, Hulimangala, Electronics City (30533800). Registration fee, Rs 1,500. For details, call 7829022276.
Bootstrap at Breakfast
These are regular meet-ups where entrepreneurs and founders of software start-ups come together to share experiences and compare notes on operational, development and business issues.
Lives entwined: A scene from Once, On That Street
7.30-9.30am. Jaaga, 68, KH Road, Lalbagh. For details, call 9986004950 or email email@example.com.
Journey to the World’s End 13 June
Vijay Crishna, a member of The Himalayan Club since 1973, and executive director of the Lawkim Motors Group (a part of Godrej Industries Ltd), will recount his expedition in February-March to the Antarctic with noted Polar explorer Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both Poles in 1986-89.
6.30pm. Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage. For details, call 9886599675.
A Sanchari Theatre production directed by Mangala N., this adaptation of Kannada novelist, short-story writer and poet Vaidehi’s work employs the vanity bag as a metaphor to explore certain elusive experiences in a woman’s life. 1 hour, 15 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs 100, available on www.indianstage.in
Project Utthaan is the result of an initiative by some IT professionals to contribute to the cause of education of underprivileged children. As part of the project they are launching an album of songs sung by underprivileged children. The album will be released under the SaReGaMa banner. This project will give the children exposure to the music industry and provide a platform to showcase their talent. The title track has been sung by Sajid Ghafoor, a Pakistani musician. Indian rock bands Eka (Delhi) and Agam (Bangalore) will be performing at this concert.
5pm. Mount Carmel College auditorium, Palace Road, Vasanthnagar (42064969). Tickets, Rs 300, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com . For details, call 9008199444.
Gamma Rays Fer Bell
Jazz vocalist Raphaëlle Brochet (also trained in Carnatic classical music), guitarist Ofer Ganor, pianist and composer Gabriel Guerrero, bassist Marcos Varela and drummer Jovol “Bam’ Bam” Bell come together in this concert of jazz music featuring styles from across the world.
8.30-11.30pm. B-Flat, 776, Second floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (25278361). For entry prices, contact the venue.
The band, formed in 2010, will play their brand of alternative music at this concert. The band features Ankita on vocals, Surya and Leslie on guitars and backing vocals, Denson on bass and Anand on drums and percussion.
7.30pm. Legends of Rock, 903, 3rd Cross, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 6th Block (41303232).
The Flâneur in the City: A Comic Art Exhibition
Till 30 June
A gallery note about this exhibition quotes Charles Baudelaire as defining the term “flâneur” as “a person who walks the city in order to experience it”. The show—of sketches, comic strips, etc.—includes E.P. Unny’s Fort Kochi: A Walk Across a One Square Mile Town (a slide show of a visual walk through Fort Kochi), George Mathen’s Halahala Is Here, Is Now (based on the mythical world of Halahala that shares its name with a deadly poison in Indian mythology), Gokul Gopalakrishnan’s Meanwhile, Elsewhere (which draws inspiration from the French scholar Michel De Certeau’s essay, “Walking in the City”) and A Superhero Existence (described as a deconstructive take on the superhero myth).
11am-7pm (Tuesdays closed, Sundays by appointment). GallerySKE, 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town (65951972). For details, visit www.galleryske.com
Comic Hip Hop—Zak and Angelo by De Fakto
Aurélien Kairo and Abderzak Houmi of the French act De Fakto will perform “Zak and Angélo”, which is reminiscient of the big burlesque duo of the “Grande époque”. One is lively, dynamic and impatient. The other is more of a dreamer— calm, good-looking and romantic. Both will, little by little, let themselves get into the personality of the other, resulting in comic and ironic situations. All in all, a compelling farce narrated through rhythmic dancing, stylized movement and mime.
6.30pm. Alliance Française de Bangalore, 108, Thimmaiah Road (41231345). For details, call 40808181 or visit bangalore.afindia.org
Once, On That Street
The Swetanshu Bora-directed play is about a freewheeling Maya, a deeply insecure Shekhar, a clueless Karan, and an eventual collapse in relationships. The play is set in Bangalore, and was written at the Writers’ Bloc Workshop and performed at the Writers’ Bloc Festival—the only festival of original Indian playwriting in the country—earlier this year in Mumbai. Children aged 15 and above can watch the play. 1 hour, 15 minutes.
3.30pm/7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs 150, available on www.indianstage.in
PC Sorcar Magic Show
Cast a spell: Magician P.C. Sorcar.
Magician P.C. Sorcar will be sharing the stage with his daughter, Maneka, to perform old favourites like Water of India and X-ray Eyes as well as new tricks.
11am/8pm. Vishnudas Bhave Natya Gruha, Sector 16/A, near Vashi Bus Depot, Vashi—West (27667879). Tickets, Rs 200, Rs 300, Rs 500 and Rs 800, available at various places. For details visit www.nbba.in/pc_sorcar/show_details.pdf
Why so Serious? Discover Hilarious—The Clowning Workshop
Are you the class clown? Well, now you have competition because this workshop will be full of them, and you’ll see that you have a lot in common with Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Mr Bean. Participants will learn to shed their inhibitions, find their quirky side and have a whole lot of fun laughing and making others laugh. The workshop will cover comedy, improvisation and movement. Children aged 10-14 can participate.
10am-noon. Sea View Room, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223737). Registration fee, Rs 5,000. To register, call on 9920899485.
Brit DJ Eddie Halliwell’s mixing and scratching skills have seen him create famous impromptu remixes live at shows. At this concert Halliwell will show off his technical skills, producing beats and an energetic mix of commercial Trance, House and techno tunes. Accompanying him will be Nikhil Chinapa, a multifaceted artiste who is a DJ, VJ and music promoter to festival directors.
10.30pm-1.30am. blueFROG, New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel (40332300). Entry, Rs 1,200.
DJ A Sen
Mumbai’s Anurag Sen performs as DJ A. Sen is building a reputation as a livewire commercial and Bollywood DJ, performing at various city nightclubs. At this concert, he will be launching his new album Astral Force, which consists of his recent club mixes.
10pm. Cool Chef Café, Thadani House, 329/A, Worli Village, Worli (32231199). For details, call the venue.
Khusrau Kabir Across Centuries
Among the most revered and popular poet-saints from north India are Amir Khusrau and
Kabir. Banyan Tree Events presents a programme of poetry and songs composed by Khusrau and Kabir and performed by Hindustani classical vocalist Shounak Abhisheki, Malwi folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and his group and qawwali singer Chand Nizami and his group.
7pm. Nehru Centre Auditorium, Dr Annie Besant Road, near Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli (24964680). Passes,Rs 200, Rs 300, Rs 400 and Rs 500, available at the venue, Rhythm House (43222701) and on in.bookmyshow.com
This comedy and romantic drama in English by Sam Kerawala exploits the man-woman relationship in the 21st century. One day 20-something Roda barges into Shapur’s flat to catch her breath after a fight with his neighbour, with whom she has been staying temporarily. The bemused, innocent man with a childlike nature meets the not-so-innocent girl and the child inside her...quite literally. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, near Hilton Towers, Nariman Point (66223737/66588997). Tickets, Rs 350 and Rs 400, available on in.bookmyshow.com. To book tickets, call Sandesh on 9768108252.
Till 14 June
This photo exhibition with paper presentations accompanies the launch of the fifth edition of the photography quarterly PIX. The exhibition showcases 11 artists, including Zachary Becker, Yask Desai, Enrico Fabian, Sunny Lamba and Ishan Tankha, while featuring texts by Bushra Ahmed, Neel Chaudhuri, Indrajit Hazra, Wendy Law-Yone and others. For instance, the Burmese-American writer Law-Yone describes in her essay her experience of living with the threat of prosecution under Burmese military rule during the 1960s and her subsequent escape. Accompanying it is a black and white picture of Law-Yone with a typewriter in front of her from 1969, with a caption stating “Wendy, free at last to write”.
10am-7pm (Sundays closed). Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg (23329506).
Junk 2 Inbox: Art With Beauty And Social Concern
Junk tales: Art With Beauty And Social Concern uses scrap.
Till 15 June
Artist Rajan Shripad Fulari, who is in charge of the printmaking division at Lalit Kala Akademi’s Garhi Studios, is conducting the art residency Junk 2 Inbox. In this project, artists have used their creative ability to turn industrial scrap—metal, wood, plastic, garment accessories—into works of art. The exhibiting artists are Debasish Das, Rajesh Ranjan and Tridib Dutta—who have each made two installations individually besides collaborating on one.
11am-6.30pm (except Sundays). NIV Art Centre, 210, Neb Sarai, near Ignou (29535508/9810178802).
Operation Three Star
The play is an adaptation of playwright Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist. A seemingly crazy man goes about the task of unmasking the cover-up efforts of law enforcement agencies. He persistently ridicules the police’s shaky case and forces them to re-enact the situation that led to the “suicide” of a “terrorist” in their custody.
7.30pm. Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). Tickets, Rs 50, available at the venue.
Brian Citro Trio
Led by guitarist Brian Citro from Chicago, the trio features city-based bassist Abhishek Mangla and drummer Nikhil Vasudevan. Citro is steeped in the jazz and avant-garde traditions and has performed with many bands, including The Drastics and Video Gum Culture. The trio will perform straight, Latin-inspired and fusion jazz, blending in Indian rhythm.
9pm. TLR (The Living Room) Café, 31, Hauz Khas Village (46080533).
The 2010 film directed by writer-director and graphic artiste Mike Mills is about the Los Angeles-based designer Oliver (Ewan McGregor), who tries to make his peace with the fact that his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has reacted to becoming a widower by confessing that he was gay all along. That his parents were somehow living a lie does little to help Oliver form meaningful relationships, even when he finds himself falling for a French actress, Anna (Mélanie Laurent).
6.30pm. American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg (23316341). For entry, carry a photo ID card.
Cultural group Saptayan will present the dance-drama Chandalika by Rabindranath Tagore, followed by a dance choreography of Tagore’s song Ananda Dhara Bohiche Bhubane. The play Chandalika—a visual representation of the age-old struggle of the marginalized section of society to attain equality—is a critique of casteism.
I too am here: A scene from Manbhanjan.
6.30pm. Madhusudan Mancha, Dhakuria. For details, call 9432241404.
Recent Works by G Reghu
Till 16 June
The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents artist G. Reghu’s recent works. Reghu, a bachelor’s in fine arts specializing in sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has exhibited in galleries in India and abroad. The current exhibition consists of figurative works mostly done using clay and terracotta.
11am-8pm. The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, 36C, SP Mukherjee Road (24556942/43).
Teas Like Never Before
Till 30 June
As part of its summer fest, Hotel Hindusthan International is presenting a variety of fruit-flavoured ice teas—Mango and Lemon Fist, Strawberry and Apple Sip, Mango and Rose Tea, Minty Mango Mojito, Rose and Yogurt Charisma, etc.,—and Zodiac-inspired cocktails—Gemini’s Twin Act, Fire Cracker Leo, etc.
Mythh Restaurant, Hotel Hindusthan International, 235/1, AJC Bose Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani. Price, Rs 375, plus taxes, for teas and Rs 625, plus taxes, for cocktails. For details, call 9830929858.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Ruskin Bond Tour
Penguin India is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Ruskin Bond talking about his latest release, Hip-Hop Nature Boy And Other Poems. Bond will read excerpts from the book.
6.30pm. Landmark, 3, Apex Plaza, Nungambakkam (42139397).
Last of the Series
Till 13 June
The exhibition has on sale select pieces of clothes and accessories from the collections of Sunita Shanker, Sonam Dubal, Industex, Hidden Harmony, Sapan More and YOU, among others.
11am–8pm. Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah (45991630). Prices start from Rs 2,000.
Sunday Brunch With Matinee
Till 30 June
The 601 has relaunched its Sunday Brunch With Matinee with the promise of fun afternoons full of food, style and glamour. The new Sunday Brunch has a newer, multicuisine menu—Continental, Indian, biryani varieties and clay-pot buffet, a live seafood grill counter with a live fish tank, a sushi bar and a dessert station. A tarot card reader and a tattoo artiste are present.
Noon–3pm. 601, The Park, Anna Salai, Nungambakkam (28246000). Brunch price, Rs 2,000, plus taxes, per person, with alcohol and Rs 1,750, plus taxes, per person, without alcohol.
Retrospective: S. Bhavani Shankar’s works are on show.
Till 10 June
Contemporary artist S. Bhavani Shankar’s works, now on show, are mostly abstract brushstrokes and geometrical compositions in oil and watercolour. The artist was recognized internationally at the International Mini Prints in Spain in 1983 and Contemporary Print Making (Festival of India) in the US in 1985.
11am–7pm. Ayya Art Galleries, 33, Woods Road, opposite Express Avenue, Mount Road (42158062).
By Nandini Reddy
Visions of Blue God
Vadodara-based artist Pranay Goswami’s paintings mostly dwell on the Hindu god Krishna. He has depicted the god in various moods and hues that go well beyond the quintessential romantic image. Goswami is a direct descendant of Shrimad Jagadguru Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, part of the Hinduism’s Vaishnava sect. The exhibition is curated by Kaali Sudheer, the curator of the Muse Art Gallery.
11am-7pm. Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad Marriott & Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road (27522999, 27522203).
As part of the environment week celebrations of Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, the mela will kick off with a “Green cooking demo” by organic food expert Nina Osswald. There will also be an eco-friendly lifestyle fair (1pm and 4pm), films on environment (1.30pm onwards), a composting workshop (2.30pm) and a natural-dye batik session (11am).
11am. Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (23350443/23350473/23350040). Registration for cooking demo, Rs 350 per person (includes a four-course meal). For registration and queries, contact Catherine Craven on firstname.lastname@example.org
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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