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First Published: Fri, Jul 31 2009. 12 30 AM IST

Updated: Fri, Jul 31 2009. 11 38 AM IST
DELHI
Art
Glass Dimensions
1-5 August
New glass sculptures and mixed media works by Hemi Bawa, which range from delicate butterflies to life-size human figures. The exhibition is being presented in collaboration with Gallerie Alternatives and Polka Art Gallery.
11am-7pm, daily. DLF Emporio Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj (9818348464).
Why Not Place Exhibition
Ongoing
A collection of artworks created by artists participating in a two-week residency on pieces inspired by Connaught Place is on display, along with a 3D installation that each of the artists contributed to.
10am-11pm, daily. Arts.i, 7, Atmaram Mansion, Level One, Scindia House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg (43727000).
Summer Show II
Till 31 July
Paintings, sculptures and video by Pradeep Mishra, Prasanta Mukherjee, Sambit Panda and Shantanu Lodh.
11am-7pm, Anant Art Gallery, F-213B, Lado Sarai (41554775).
Wanderlust
Till 2 August
An exhibition of photographs by Justin Rabindra, an advertising professional who has been photographing places, people and the way they live for 13 years, although what excite him most are sweeping landscapes.
His travels have taken him to 30 countries and this exhibition features photos taken in Leh, Helsinki, Estonia and Scotland.
11am-8pm. Gallery Romain Rolland, Alliance Française, 72, Lodhi Estate (26257574).
Music
Hindustani Vocal
31 July
A musical evening presented by the Siddheshwari Devi Academy of Indian Music will feature recitals by Savita Devi, daughter of Siddheshwari Devi, and Malashri Prasad, along with some students of the academy.
7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124-2715000).
Hindustani Vocal
6 August
A performance by Ruchira Panda. Panda is a disciple of Pandit Manas Chakraborty, the leading exponent of the gharana. The event is part of the HCL Concert Series.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222).
Nightlife
Exaile
1 August
Tranceheads, rejoice. Live psychedelic’s back on Delhi floors with Eyal Tzur and Nir Sobol’s Exaile.
Manre, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket (40668888). Contact for entry information.
Kids
Only Colours!
1 August
A colouring workshop organized by Crayola, a stationery brand. Children will get to do what they love best: use colours to draw whatever they want. For children in the 4-12 age group.
4-6pm. Oxford Bookstore, Statesman House, 148, Barakhamba Road (23766083). Fee, Rs150. For details and registration, call Prachi Bajpayee (9910129820).
Dance
Lalitarpan 2009
1-2 August
This two-day festival of dance and music is organized by Shovana Narayan’s dance institute Asavari. There will be a Kathak recital by Madhura Phatak, disciple of Shovana Narayan, and a recital by Shivani Salhotra, who is a student of Shovana Narayan and Tirath Ajmani.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663090).
Ujwal Aasha—The Silver Lining
4 August
A group show which will feature Odissi, Natabari, Manipuri and contemporary styles. The show is choreographed by Sonal Mansingh and is in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Classical Dances.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663090).
Theatre
Mrigtrishna (Manto Ke Natak)
1 August
Directed by Sunil Rawat, this play weaves five slice-of-life stories by acclaimed Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto together. The sometimes funny, sometimes tragic stories revolve around love, social morality, inequity and hypocrisy.
7pm. Amphitheatre, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). Tickets, Rs100, available at the venue on the day of the show.
MUMBAI
Film
Queer Azaadi Screening
31 July
The timing of the event is perfect for Mumbai’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. In addition to celebrating the judgement on Article 377, it will serve as a curtain-raiser to the pride march that is planned for 16 August. The festival of documentaries and shorts is being organized by Queer Azaadi March, the umbrella organization of LGBT groups that organized the city’s first gay pride march last year. The five films by local and international directors are aimed at the “queer” community as well as straight folk.
6.30pm onwards. Theosophy Hall, opposite American Center, New Marine Lines (22036187).
Nightlife
Janaka Selekta
31 July and 1 August
For almost 10 years, San Francisco-based Janaka Atugoda has worked with a collective of 21 artistes, electronic musicians, Indian classical musicians, graphic and Web designers. Their cause: to explore the meeting point between their Asian cultural heritage and the experience of growing up in the West. His debut album Pushing Air continues that discussion and gives the city a taste of his slow dub aesthetic.
Friday: 10.30pm. Bonobo, Kenilworth Phase 2, Linking Road, Bandra (W) (26055050/5353). Saturday: 10.30pm. Blue Frog, Todi and Co., Mathuradas Mills Compound, opposite Kamala Mills, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel (40332300). Tickets, Rs500.
Art
The Exit
Ongoing
The sight of Anindita Dutta’s sculptural installations might make you think her show is inspired by Jean Paul Sartre’s play No Exit, about three people in hell. Enormous bones are laid out on the floor and red fabric oozes out of giant pelvic bones. There are broken bodies too. Amid all the wreckage, the neon exit sign glows with the hope that Sartre did not extend to his characters.
11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday. Sakshi Gallery, Tanna House, 11A, Nathalal Parekh Marg, near Regal cinema, Colaba (66103424).
Music
Nat Ke Prakar
2 August
During the monsoon, it has become de rigueur to stage concerts on the theme of raga Malhar. The first half typically comprises renditions of principal ragas such as Miyan Ka Malhar, Megh Malhar and Gaud Malhar, while the second half is devoted to compound ragas such as Jayant Malhar, Des Malhar and Vrindavani Malhar. This fortnight, six students of veteran Jaipur-Atrauli singer Manik Bhide will forgo the predictable and present a concert highlighting varieties of raga Nat.
5.30pm. Savarkar Kendra Hall, MG Road, Swatantraveer Savarkar Garden, opposite Sun City Talkies, Vile Parle (E) (26115712).
Utsav Lal
4 August
The Frog doesn’t usually stage Hindustani classical concerts but Dublin-based Lal is no ordinary musician. Just 17, Lal plays ragas on the piano. At this gig titled ‘Ragas Dance Off Piano Keys’, he will be accompanied on the tabla by Suryaksha Deshpande.
9.30pm. Blue Frog, Todi and Co., Mathuradas Mills Compound, opposite Kamala Mills, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel (40332300). Tickets, Rs300.
Film
Woyzeck
5 August
Werner Herzog’s harsh vision of human suffering is a sharp parable on social oppression and dormant rebellion, made with a dispassionate, deliberate formality some may find hard to take.
5.30pm. Premchand Roychand Gallery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Kala Ghoda, Colaba (22844519).
BANGALORE
Photography
Vertical Horizon
6-14 August
Pallon Daruwala didn’t have inkblots in mind when he clicked and composed pictures for his new series titled ‘Vertical Horizon’. He was thinking about a few lectures by Stephen Hawking and the works of Carl Sagan. “The whole thing came about as I was watching videos of Hawking on time and space and things like that…that everything is perceived with reference to where you are at a particular moment,” says the photographer.
11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday. Time and Space, 55, Lavelle Road (22124117).
Photography
Vertical Horizon
6-14 August
Pallon Daruwala didn’t have inkblots in mind when he clicked and composed pictures for his new series titled ‘Vertical Horizon’. He was thinking about a few lectures by Stephen Hawking and the works of Carl Sagan. “The whole thing came about as I was watching videos of Hawking on time and space and things like that…that everything is perceived with reference to where you are at a particular moment,” says the photographer.
11am-7pm, Monday-Saturday. Time and Space, 55, Lavelle Road (22124117).
Around town
Herpetology workshop
31 July-2 August
Explore wildlife at a farm in Nagarahole National Park. The three-day workshop will deal with snake and lizard taxonomy and the habitats and microhabitats of reptiles and amphibians, and how they adapt to them ,all taught through presentations, exercises and simulations. You can also spend time angling at the lake and taking photographs.
33, Carmelaram Post, Chikkabelandur, Sarjapur Road (65700638). Cost, Rs6,000, including stay in tents and coconut-thatched shacks and unlimited veg and non-veg food. You need to take care of travel to and from Hunsur. For details, contact Gerry at 9845779666 or email gerry@gerrymartin.in
Music
Faridkot
1 August
Faridkot from Delhi, by their own admission, dish out “confused pop—a mix of vocals, bluesy guitar-playing, funk bass lines, melodic (and sometimes pompous) electronic layers flavoured with a pinch of jazz-based drums”.
7pm. Kyra, 2001, Katti-Ma Centre, 100-Foot Road, Indira Nagar (9632203333). Click here for online bookings or call Kyra.
Mili and Co
6 August
Mili teams up with India’s foremost jazz musicians, Sumit Ramachandran, Keith Peters and Hamesh, for an evening of jazz, rhythm and blues, Latin jazz and the blues.
7pm. Kyra, 2001, Katti-Ma Centre, 100-Foot Road, Indira Nagar (9632203333). Click here for online bookings or call Kyra
Art
Paper Plane
Till 1 August
Olive Beach presents its ‘1st MedMosaic Night’, with an exhibition of creations that range from origami and papier-mâché sculptures to photography and lighting installations by artists Abhimanyu Nohwar, Shankar Chandra, Sharwari Tilloo and Shivaram Narayanan.
Noon-11.30pm, daily. Olive Beach, 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar (41128400).
Dance
Vajra
5 August
Stem Dance Kampni’s production Vajra creates a new dance vocabulary with the inclusion of ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art. It explores ancient philosophical texts and explains the concept of vajra, or weapon, in ancient warfare and establishes that vajra is nothing but the human body itself.
7.45pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram (23445810). For invitations, visit Ganjam, 148, Embassy Square, Infantry Road (22261826).
CHENNAI
— by Vidhya Sivaramakrishnan
Photography
Images of Chennai
3-19 August
To celebrate Madras Day on 22 August, Alliance Francaise de Madras is organizing an exhibition that showcases photographs by C.V. Ramanujam. Ramanujam is an IT professional and while not at work, he is busy capturing the wonders of the city on camera.
9am-7pm(except Sundays). Alliance Francaise de Madras (auditorium), No. 24, College Road, Nungambakkam (9791036722).
Film
Film Fridays
31 July
Apparao Galleries is screening the film Make me Think—Bruce Nauman as part of its ongoing art, research and educational programme. The film, by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, brings out American artist Nauman’s ideas about modern art and the way he weaves the various facets of life with art.
3pm. Apparao Infinity, No. 7, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam (28332226).
Experience Thrillers
4 August
Alliance Francaise de Madras is screening The Orphanage by Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona as part of its Experience Thrillers festival. The movie was Spain’s official entry to the 2008 Academy Awards.
Opening ceremony: 7pm, screening: 7.45pm. Alliance Francaise de Madras (auditorium), No. 24, College Road, Nungambakkam (28251165).
Around town
India International Consumer Fair
31 July-17 August
Bangalore-based News Exhibits and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd is conducting a trade fair for furniture, cars, electronic and consumer durables products, among other things. With around 350 stalls, the fair will cover an area of 100,000 sq. ft. Entry is free up to 5pm on all days; thereafter, charges are Rs35 per head.
2-9.30pm, weekdays. 10am- 10pm, weekends. Island Grounds, No. 32, Kamaraj Salai (65156626).
Art
The Hourglass
1-20 August
An exhibition by artist K. Sundararaju, mainly inspired by folk art forms such as leather puppets and wooden dolls. Sundararaju uses watercolour inks.
10.30am-6pm. Apparao Infinity, No. 7, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam.
Music
Dil ki Aawaaz
1 August
Experience a musical evening with well-known playback singer Sadhana Sargam as she pays tribute to one of the best singers in the Indian film industry—Lata Mangeshkar. V. Chandran and his team form the orchestra for the evening.
6-8 pm. Music Academy, 168/306, TTK Road, Alwarpet (9841016161).
KOLKATA
— by Indranil Bhoumik
Art
Vision 8
1-7 August
A group exhibition of paintings by Subir Dey, Tapas Das, Mihir Kayal, Kajol Mondal, Nibedita Basu, Shibdeb Sarkar, Jatisankar Bhowmik and Chandra Nath Saha. The exhibition will be inaugurated by painter Sunil Das on Saturday at 6.30pm.
3-8pm. Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery, 2, Cathedral Road. For details, call Tilak (9433247672).
Workshop
The Graphic Novel Continuum
1-8 August
The Seagull Foundation for the Arts will hold two workshops for storytellers and artists on the art of the graphic novel, conducted by Rimi B. Chatterjee and Avijit Chatterjee. The entry fee for the basic skills workshop (from 1-6 August) is Rs1,000. It’s Rs1,500 for the masterclass, which will be held from 7–8 August, 11am-7pm.
The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C, SP Mukherjee Road. For registration, call 24556942/43.
Theatre
Aapad
1 August
Directed by Bimal Chakraborty, the play revolves around Raghunath, a poor grocer living in Nishipur village. Though he is needy, he never bemoans his position. One day, he is gifted a treasure that is sufficient to change his life. But the burden of the wealth has a shattering impact on his life. He is unable to concentrate on his work and his daily life is wrecked.
6.30pm. Tapan Theatre, 37-AB, Sadananda Road, Kalighat, near Rashbehari Crossing. Tickets, Rs60, Rs40 and Rs20, available at the venue from 1-7pm. Phone bookings at 9830254562.
Art
Eternal Landscapes
Till 15 August
A group show of landscape art at Ganges Art Gallery featuring the works of Manisha Dey, Ramlal Dhar, Sohini Dhar, Gopal Ghose, Mrinal Mandal, Surya Prakash and Sandip Roy. The artists use different mediums—watercolours, acrylic, dry pastel, gouache and charcoal.
11am-7pm, daily. Sunday closed. Ganges Art Gallery, 33A, Jatin Das Road. Click here for more details or call 24653212.
Leela—Paintings by KC Pyne and P P Deb
3–14 August
The exhibition is based on the Leela theory of creation in the Upanishads, which proposes that the motivating force of all creation is leela, or play—a dynamic process that ends in the joy of creation. The premise is that without being driven by joyous play, all creation is bound to be contrived.
Pyne and Deb’s works convey the feeling of self-absorbed play. Their oeuvres are studies in contrast.The former’s pastoralist imagination and nature-oriented lyricism contrasts sharply with Deb’s humorous gaze and technological orientation. However, transcending all these differences is leela or leela-khela, and both their oeuvres transmit this sense.
6pm onwards on the opening day; 2-7pm, daily. Sunday closed. Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3a, Hungerford Street. Call 22893027/5041 for details.
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First Published: Fri, Jul 31 2009. 12 30 AM IST