The Mint Planner, 9 January 2015
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Directed by Atul Satya Koushik, Wo Lahore is set in the pre-independence era. It focuses on a Hindu family living in Lahore and their struggle for freedom.
7pm. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg (29565245). Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Swami Haridas Tansen—Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav
The Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan and Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts will present a three-day festival of music and dance. The festival will open with vocal performances by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and Chhannulal Mishra, and a sitar recital by Shujaat Khan. Day 2 will see Pandit Gokulotsavji Maharaj on vocals, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia on flute, and sarod player Aashish Khan. Kathak danseuse Uma Sharma and singer Shubha Mudgal, a Mint Lounge columnist, will perform on the third day.
6.30pm. Shankar Lal Hall, Modern School, Barakhamba Road. For passes, call 9891056909.
Ignite! Festival Of Contemporary Dance 2015
The third edition of this festival will feature 22 performances by 80 artistes from India and abroad, along with conferences and film screenings. Entry by pass only.
Timings and venues vary. Click here for the complete schedule and passes.
Art For Concern
This group exhibition features artists A. Ramachandran, Anjolie Ela Menon, Ram Kumar, Manu Parekh and Yusuf Arakkal, among others.
10am-8pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (43662025).
Nameless Here For Evermore
The Khoj International Artists’ Association will showcase a mixed-media exhibition themed on collective suffering. The works deal with the Delhi riots of 1984, the violence in Kashmir and the anti-communist purge in 1960s Indonesia. The artists include Gauri Gill, Marine Hugonnier, Navjot Altaf, Sean Snyder and Wael Shawky.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Khoj International Artists’ Association, S-17, Khirki Extension (65655873). Click here for details.
India And The First World War
13 January-10 February
10.30am-6pm (Mondays closed). Twin Art Gallery, IGNCA, CV Mess, Janpath (23388329).
By Arunima Mazumdar
Till 15 January
Delightfully Absurd is an exhibition of coloured drawings on which Canada-based architect and artist Haren Vakil worked for over two years. Curated by Jasmine Shah Varma, the works draw on Vakil’s architecture training, with sequences of columns, and window and door alcoves opening to a view of birds, skies and flights of steps.
11am-7pm (Sunday closed). Artisans’, 52-56, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda (22673040).
James Aur Ek Giant Peach
11am. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road (26149546). Tickets, Rs.150, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Love Song Of The Dark Lord: Paintings Of The Gita Govinda
Art historian B.N. Goswamy will deliver an illustrated talk with poetic references from Jaideva’s 12th century poem, Gita Govinda. This will be preceded by an Odissi dance performance by Sujata Mohapatra, who will present Kelucharan Mohapatra’s iconic choreographies of the ashtapadis (hymns).
6.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (22824567). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500 and Rs.750, available on
Theatre’s In The Air
In Junoon Theatre’s first Mumbai Local session of 2015, Sanjna Kapoor will talk about living and breathing theatre. She will talk about her maternal grandparents, who had a travelling theatre company, Shakespearana, and her mother, who built and developed Prithvi Theatre, a cultural hub of the city. Mumbai Local is a monthly community arts initiative. Entry on first-come, first-served basis.
5-6pm. Maharashtra Mitra Mandal (MCubed) Library, Princess Building, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West). For details, email email@example.com.
By Shinibali Mitra Saigal
Folk Music Festival and Folk Arts And Crafts Fair
Till 10 January
The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, is presenting a folk music festival and an arts and crafts fair.
The music festival features leto songs by Harakumar Gupta (from Sainthia), jhumur songs by Indrani Mahato (from Jhargram), and jari songs by Alok Sarbadhikari (from Hooghly). Woodcraft, bamboo craft, patachitra paintings and decorative terracotta items will be on sale.
2-7pm (music festival); and noon-7pm (fair). Jorasanko Thakurbari, 6/4, Dwarakanath Tagore Lane (24619551). Prices, Rs.10 onwards.
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2015
This year the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival will bring internationally acclaimed British novelist Hanif Kureishi, historian Charles Allen, journalist/author John Elliot and Canadian travel writer Michael Buckley to the city. The festival events, which include book launches, talks and panel discussions, will take place across the city. On 16 January, stand-up comic and author Sorabh Pant will entertain the audience with his act, “The Great Indian”.
Timings and venues vary. Click here for details.
48th Annual Exhibition
Till 1 February
3-8pm (closed on Mondays and on 23/26 January). Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 108, Southern Avenue. Click here for details.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Till 12 January
11am-7pm (Sunday closed). Vinnyasa Premier Art Galery, CIT Colony, Mylapore (32533655). Prices, Rs.12,000 onwards. Click here for details.
What Young India Wants
In this interactive talk show, author Chetan Bhagat will present his views on topics ranging from politics and corruption to the Indian society and youth of today.
6.15pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7, Shenstone Park, Harrington Road, Chetpet (43561198/ 28363921). Tickets, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500, Rs.2,500, Rs.5,000 and Rs.10,000, available on www.eventjini.com . Click here for details.
This year’s edition of the annual mega-cultural festival includes performances across various fields, including classical and fusion music, discourses and plays. The performers include Vani Jairam, Nithyasree Mahadevan, K.J. Yesudas and T.M. Krishna.
Timings vary. Kamaraj Arangam, Sundar Road, Teynampet (24349040). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.350, Rs.500, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on www.eventjini.com
Thaka Dimi Thai Utsav
This three-day festival will open with a performance by Shankar Mahadevan, who will present some of his popular Hindi and Tamil songs. Kerala-based band Thaikkudam Bridge will bring in fusion music on Day 2. The third day will see a Bharatanatyam recital by Radhika Shurajit and her disciples.
7pm. The Music Academy, New No.168 (Old No.306), TTK Road (28112231). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000, Rs.3,000 and Rs.5,000, available on www.eventjini.com
By Nandini Reddy
Nomads Of Memories
French artist Béatrice de Fays explores the theme of memory through paintings, mixed-media and digital installations. The show will be held simultaneously at three locations.
11am onwards. Alliance Française, Road No.3, Banjara Hills (23350443); Kalakriti Art Gallery, Road No.10, Banjara Hills (66564466); and Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Banjara Hills (23350473).
6.30pm. Shilpakala Vedika, Hitech City Main Road, Jubilee Enclave, Hitech City (23112704). Passes, available on www.meraevents.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Brace yourself for a night of comedy and music as one of the city’s favourite comedians, Sundeep Rao, takes the stage. Rao will take a look at the year that has gone by, and the foggy memories, hazy experiences and blurred lines it was filled with. His show will be followed by a performance by DJ Soapy.
9pm. BFlat, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (41739250/ 25278361). Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Two Women Talking
Directed by Dan Milne, Two Women Talking is a live, unscripted storytelling performance in which two women narrate their life stories—stories that take place between the Western and Eastern worlds. The stories deal with issues of identity, culture, gender, sexuality, violence, illness and tradition.
8pm. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Nitya Gandhi: Living ReLiving Gandhi
Till 21 January
Haku Shah is presenting a collection of paintings inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. His semi-abstract compositions depict the philosophy of Gandhi through visuals like the three monkeys, the Salt March and the charkha (spinning wheel).
10am-5pm (Mondays closed). National Gallery of Modern Art, Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22342338). Entry, Rs.1 for children and students, Rs.10 for Indians, and Rs.150 for foreigners.
The Shiva Moon Experience
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Prem Joshua and his band will perform tunes from their popular album Shiva Moon. The band, which combines classical elements with jazz and funk, includes Joshua on sitar, bamboo flutes, soprano saxophone and vocals; Robin Mattuck on keyboards, vocals and percussion; Raul Sengupta on tabla, vocals and percussion; Satgyan Fukuda on electric bass, vocals and percussion; and Runa Rizvi on vocals.
8pm. Hard Rock Cafe, 40, St Marks Road (41242222). Tickets, Rs.750 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Exhibition of Unesco World Heritage sites
This show will feature more than 130 photographs of spectacular Unesco World Heritage sites from 20 countries.
10am-7pm. Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (40808181/ 41231345). For details, visit Bangalore.afindia.org
By Priyadarshini Nandy