The Mint Planner, 25 November 2016

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

The seven-piece Submotion Orchestra band.
The seven-piece Submotion Orchestra band.


Around Town | Bookaroo Festival

26-27 November

The ninth edition of this festival will host German chess expert Frederic Friedel. He will conduct a workshop called “The Great Chess Adventure”. There will also be book-reading sessions and short play presentations.

10.30am-5.30pm. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 11, Mansingh Road (23383895).

Delhi International Arts Festival

25 November

This multi-art, multi-venue cultural festival will include performances of various genres of music, dance, theatre, puppetry, literature, poetry and films.

Venues and timings vary. For details, call 47340497 or visit

On Diabetic Food Trail
On Diabetic Food Trail

Diabetic Food Trail

Till 30 November

Over 200 restaurants, including Ardor, Berco’s, Lavaash by Saby and The Pasta Bowl Company are taking part in this event. They have incorporated healthy alternatives to sugar and other carb-rich foods to create a special menu. It includes quinoa and char-grilled vegetable salad and Hibachi Basa with lemon and butter sauce.

Venues and timings vary. Prices, starting from Rs285.

By Sohini Sen

‘Dohri Zindagi’ at the NCPA.
‘Dohri Zindagi’ at the NCPA.


Theatre | Centrestage

Till 4 December

The National Centre for the Performing Arts’ (NCPA’s) theatre festival comprises a mix of 15 productions in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. The line-up includes Dohri Zindagi and Raat Na Aaye.

Venues and timings vary. NCPA, Nariman Point (66223724). Tickets, Rs250, available at the venue and on


25 November

The play is a collage of two short stories written by Bhisham Sahni and Ravindra Kalia. Kalia’s story is about his attachment to a sparrow that frequents his garden and the writer often makes a comment on communalism in his conversation with the bird. Sahni’s story is about the psychological trauma of a man after his wife dies. 50 minutes.

6pm/8pm. The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village Road, Khar (West). Tickets, Rs250, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Theatre | The Pillowman

Till 27 November

Set in an imaginary totalitarian police-state, The Pillowman is an English dark comedy about a writer who is brought in for questioning regarding a series of child murders bearing striking similarities to his stories. 1 hour, 40 minutes

Timings vary. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs300, available on

Gumma Banda Gumma

26-27 November

S. Surendranath’s five-character Kannada play revolves around unconditional friendships, sibling love and rivalry and parent-child relationship. 1 hour.

3.30pm/7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs100, available at the venue and on

Music | Echoes Of Earth Music Festival

26-27 November

The first edition of this festival will see over 40 Indian and international musicians, like Submotion Orchestra, Youngr, Beardyman, Alo Wala, Susheela Raman and Talvin Singh, come together.

Noon. Embassy International Riding School, Tarahunise Village, Devanahalli. Tickets, Rs1,250, Rs1,750, Rs2,000 and Rs3,000, available at the venue and on

By Shivani Kagti


Theatre | Dharmashok

25 November

Tapanjyoti Das’ Dharmashok tells the story of how the Daya river not only decided the fate of an emperor but also his empire and history. 2 hours, 7 minutes.

6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs60, Rs100 and Rs200, available at the venue and on

Bibhab and Ami Mithilesher Meye

26 November

Moromia theatre group’s Bibhab is written by Shambhu Mitra and directed by Sagnik Chatterjee. Ami Mithilesher Meye will be presented by the Tomar Tane group.

10am. Academy of Fine Arts. Tickets, Rs100, available at the venue. For details, call 8017595356.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Art | Kalpavriksha

Till 10 December

Chandra Morkonda from Andhra Pradesh is presenting 25 works—all acrylic on canvas—inspired by the holy tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment.

10.30am-6.30pm. Forum Art Gallery, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596).

Around town | Turban Legends

26-27 November

This is a tribute to urban India by comedian Vikramjit Singh. He will talk about everything—stereotypes, relationships, what makes us different and what unites us.

8pm. The Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai, Teynampet. Tickets, Rs500, available on

Poets Translating Poets

29-30 November

With the idea of bringing poetry closer to the younger generation, this event will include poetry readings, workshops and public presentations. Among the participating poets are Ajinkya Shenava, Renuka Narayanan and Sudeep Sen.

9am. Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Rutland Gate, Nungambakkam.
Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Nandini Reddy


Theatre | Mizaaj-E-Manto

27 November

Darpan Theatre will present two short plays, Khol Do and Thanda Gosht, written by Saadat Hasan Manto. The plays chronicle the chaos that prevailed during and after Partition. Hindi/Punjabi. 1 hour.

7.30pm. Phoenix-Avance Business Hub, Hitech City, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs150, available on

Film | L’Homme Qui Sauva Le Louvre (The Man Who Saved The Louvre)

30 November

Directed by Jean-Pierre Devillers and Pierre Pochard, this French documentary is about a resistance group that organizes an exfiltration of masterpieces from the Louvre museum to save them from the Nazis. 57 minutes.

6.30pm. Alliance Française, Plot No.4, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills (23554485). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Viswanath Pilla

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