The Mint Planner, 25 November 2016
- Rahul Gandhi to begin three-day Gujarat visit from Monday
- Narayan Rane to meet Amit Shah in Delhi tomorrow
- Germany elections: Angela Merkel wins 4th term as far-right party enters parliament
- Eye on 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Mayawati to hold rallies across India
- Maruti Suzuki Dzire overtakes Alto as India’s best-selling car in August
Around Town | Bookaroo Festival
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
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 Diaf.in.
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
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 in.bookmyshow.com
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 in.bookmyshow.com
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 in.bookmyshow.com
Gumma Banda Gumma
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 in.bookmyshow.com
Music | Echoes Of Earth Music Festival
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 in.bookmyshow.com
By Shivani Kagti
Theatre | Dharmashok
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 in.bookmyshow.com
Bibhab and Ami Mithilesher Meye
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
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 in.bookmyshow.com
Poets Translating Poets
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
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 in.bookmyshow.com
Film | L’Homme Qui Sauva Le Louvre (The Man Who Saved The Louvre)
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