The Mint Planner, 23 September 2016

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

Parmesan cheesecake.
Parmesan cheesecake.


Around town

A Tribute To Parmigiano Reggiano

Till 26 September

The Italian restaurant Sorrento is offering a special menu featuring Parmesan cheese, curated by Italian chef Luigi Ferraro and executive chef Neeraj Tyagi. It includes risotto with stewed duck leg, breast confit, Alba Truffle Pâté, gelato of Parmesan stravecchio, and Parmesan cheesecake.

12.30-2.45pm/7.30pm-midnight. Lobby Level, Shangri-La’s—Eros Hotel, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place (41191040). Meal for two, Rs.4,500, plus taxes.



Till 15 October

Ashok Ahuja is displaying 25 photography and digital inkjet prints in this solo exhibition. The artist finds his themes in everyday life.

11am-7pm. Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony (26922947). Price, Rs.90,000 to Rs.2 lakh.



24-25 September

The story is about a talk-show host who decides to end his career. On the final day, he calls to the studio six people who taught him life lessons. The monologue is written and enacted by Amit Ranjan Sahu.

7pm. Studio Safdar, 2254/2A, Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar (25709456).

By Sohini Sen

A print by Karan Kapoor.
A print by Karan Kapoor.



Time And Tide

23 September-16 October

Tasveer Gallery will present an exhibition of limited-edition silver gelatin prints by Karan Kapoor. Curated by Nathaniel Gaskell, the show brings together two bodies of work by Kapoor, from the 1980s and 1990s. The works focus on people, as well as places that have either been lost to history or have changed beyond recognition.

11am-6pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays). Tarq, F35/36, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba (66150424).


Nostalgia For The Light

23 September

Patricio Guzmán’s 2010 documentary is set in the barren deserts of Atacama. The film looks at the struggle of Chilean women whose loved ones were executed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

5.30-7.30pm. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, 91A, Rani Baug (23731234). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Shweta Upadhyay

The Dastkari Haat Samiti will showcase handloom saris.
The Dastkari Haat Samiti will showcase handloom saris.


Around town

An Exhibition Of Handloom Sarees

23-24 September

The Dastkari Haat Samiti will showcase a selection of saris made by weavers from across India. The collection includes Bhagalpur silk, Maheshwari saris, Kota saris and indigo prints.

10am-5.30pm. The Registry of Sarees, 17/A, Krishna Reddy Colony, Domlur Layout (41248717). Prices, starting from Rs.1,000.

Dim Sum Taster Menu

Till 16 October

This specially curated menu of eight varieties of dim sums, served in mini bamboo baskets, includes Cantonese Shrimp Dumplings and Lemon Grass Lamb Dumplings.

11.30am-11.30pm. Singkong, UB City, Level 2, Vittal Mallya Road. Meal for one, Rs.245 onwards, plus taxes.



24-25 September

Directed by Rajiv Krishnan, this English-Tamil play is the story of an evil ruler and his royal bird, Jujubee. The actors will use puppets and other props. 1 hour.

11am. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar (26493982). Tickets, Rs.200, available on

By Shivani Kagti




26 September

Liwaa Yazji’s documentary looks at the effects of displacement. Haunted will be screened in Arabic, with English subtitles. 1 hour, 53 minutes.

6.30pm, Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398).


In Search Of Lost Time

Till 24 September

The Ganges Art Gallery is showcasing 20 paintings by artists Paula Sengupta, Nandini Chirimar and Samanta Batra Mehta. The mediums used are pencil, pen, watercolours and etchings.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Ganges Art Gallery, 33A, Jatin Das Road (24653212).

By Indranil Bhoumik

‘Meghadootam’ is a love poem by Kalidasa.
‘Meghadootam’ is a love poem by Kalidasa.




23-25 September

The Madras Players, a theatre group, will pay tribute to the late Tamil writer R. Chudamani by staging seven of his short stories, which have been translated into English by Prabha Sridevan. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on


Meghadootam—The Cloud Messenger

24 September

This performance will be based on Kalidasa’s poem Meghadootam. It is the story of a man who is banished to the dark forests of Ramgiri, where he befriends the dark clouds, asking them to travel to the great Himalayan kingdom of Alaka to convey his love to his beloved wife.

6.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet (43561198). Tickets,Rs.500 and 1,500, available at the venue and on

By Nandini Reddy



George Orwell’s 1984

24-25 September

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a theatre group, will stage an adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece. The play has been directed by Riyaz Usman. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available on


Rekindling The Wonders Of Gond Art

Till 27 September

This group exhibition, showcasing the artwork of the Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh, uses modern media such as acrylic paintings on canvas, ink drawings on paper and silk screen prints.

11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Banjara Hills (66564466).

By Viswanath Pilla

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