The Mint Planner, 21 October 2016

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

A fish delicacy from the Goan Food Festival.
A fish delicacy from the Goan Food Festival.

Amjad Ali Khan.
Amjad Ali Khan.



Music For Life

23 October

This classical concert will be part of a Indo-US musical collaboration. Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will perform along with conductor George Mathew, American violinist Elmira Darvarova, and the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.

7pm. Siri Fort Auditorium, Asiad Village Complex. Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.1,500, available at the venue.


Tribute To Pablo Picasso And F.N. Souza

Till 24 October

Vikash Kalra’s show includes 35 oil-on-canvas paintings and drawings inspired by Pablo Picasso and F.N. Souza.

11am-7pm (Sunday closed). Dhoomimal Art Centre, 8A, Connaught Place. Price, Rs.15,000 toRs.5 lakh.

The Khadi March: Just Five Metres

Till 26 October

Shelly Jyoti is presenting textile-based installations inspired by the Gandhian ideals of swardharma, swadeshi and swaraj. The installations include Connecting Gandhi’s Nation and Lend A Hand.

10am-7pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002).

Around town

Handcrafted Tea Festival

Till 30 November

Try aromatic tea varieties, such as Chai Estate Darjeeling, English Breakfast Tea, Vanilla Ceylon, Earl Grey, African Sunrise, Swedish Berries and Moroccan Mint.

8am-8pm. All outlets of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Prices, Rs.50 (for a cup) and Rs.85 (teapot).

By Sohini Sen

A Dhruvi Acharya work.
A Dhruvi Acharya work.



Lady Anandi

23 October

Performed by Anuja Ghosalkar, this play is the story of an actor who is haunted by the ghost of her great-grandfather, a female impersonator in late 19th century Marathi theatre.

6.30pm. G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills Compound (24909393).


22 October

Feroz Abbas Khan has turned the classic film Mughal-e-Azam into a musical . The play uses costumes by Manish Malhotra.

4pm/7.30pm. Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000, Rs.3,000, Rs.4,000,Rs.5,000 and Rs.7,500, available on


After The Fall

Till 19 November

Dhruvi Acharya’s debut show includes paintings and mixed-media works that depict urban women who are ruled by their thoughts, shown through thought

11am-6pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays). Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, G Talwatkar Marg Fort (22000211).

By Shweta Upadhyay




21-30 October

Nimi Ravindran’s English comedy is about three men in a park fighting for their individual space—soon, questions of ownership arise. 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Timings vary. Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.300, available at the venue and on

Around town

Goan Food Festival

Till 23 October

Chef Sinatra, who uses one name, presents authentic Goan food. The buffet includes Fish Caldin and Crab Xec Xec.

7.30-11pm. JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Hotel, 24/1, Lobby Level, near UB City, Vittal Mallya Road (67189999). Meal for one, Rs.1,699.


Altered Surfaces

Till 29 October

Andrew Paul, 23, unveils his latest abstract work, a journey of self-search.

11am-9pm (Sunday closed). Sublime Galleria, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road (7022892634 ). Price, Rs.5,000-2.52 lakh.

By Shivani Kagti


Around town

Storytellers Workshop

22-24 October

Over three days, Singapore-based professional storyteller Roger Jenkins will conduct a series of workshops on the art of storytelling.

Timings and venues vary. For details, email or call 8697919308.


Die Auslandstournee (Tour Abroad)

21 October

Ayse Polat’s Die Auslandstournee (Tour Abroad) revolves around Zeki, a gay singer from Turkey, who receives news that his colleague has died in Hamburg. 1 hour, 31 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Indranil Bhoumik

The band members of Kurangan.
The band members of Kurangan.


Around town

Hilarious Hyderabadis

22 October

Comics Rajasekhar Mamidanna and Rohit Swain will talk about everything, from completing education to consummating relationships, in Hyderabad.

7.30pm. Alliance Française, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs.300 and Rs.400, available at the venue and on


Sigappu Suede Shoes

23 October

Kurangan, a Tamil pop-rock band, will perform a few favourites and a few never-before-heard songs.

5.30pm. The ilovereadin’ Library, Venkateswara Nagar, Adyar (8122074423).


Bengal Cats

Till 30 October

Nupur Chatterjee, who lives in the Cholamandal Artists’ Village, has used charcoal, pen and ink for these cat-themed works. Over 50 paintings are on display.

10am-6pm. Kadambari Art Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu (24462435). Entry,Rs.50 (Indians), Rs.100 (foreigners).

By Nandini Reddy



The Sound Of Silence

23 October

Ghazal maestros Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz, along with flautist-singer Rasika Shekar, will take you on a journey of Urdu poetry and melody, creating the aura of a live orchestra.

6.30pm. Sandhya Convention, Mouryas Ranga Prasad Avenue, Gachibowli. Tickets, Rs.1,500 and Rs.3,500, available on

Around town

My Baby Thinks I’m Funny

23 October

Stand-up comic Sorabh Pant will talk about the wonderful insanity of becoming a father—from the fun stuff, like trying to have a baby, to the goriness of actually having one.

8pm. Bhaskara Auditorium, Birla Science Centre, Saifabad. Tickets, Rs.499, available on

By Viswanath Pilla

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