The Mint Planner, 14 October 2016

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

A photograph by Azadeh Akhlaghi.
A photograph by Azadeh Akhlaghi.


Around town

Royal Fables

15-16 October

This two-day heritage exposition will showcase exquisite heritage-inspired art, craft and jewellery of the heirs of erstwhile royals. Among the participants are Mriganka Singh of Jammu and Kashmir and Vinita Singh of Patiala.

11am-8pm. The Mansion, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaji Cama Place (66771468).


Till 31 October

This carnival at all Beer Café outlets has authentic German brews and food, including Chicken Nuremberg, German-styled smoked cheese sausages and garlic Krakauer, and brews such as Erdinger Dunkel and Schneider Weisse.

11am-1am. All Beer Café outlets across Delhi and the National Capital Region.


Staging The Past

Till 2 November

Iranian photographers Azadeh Akhlaghi and Babak Kazemi are showcasing 30 photographs that draw on Iran’s past. Akhlaghi’s series reflects on assassinations, while Kazemi explores themes of love, migration and separation.

10am-7pm. Shridharani Gallery, 205, Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House. Prices, starting from Rs.1 lakh.

By Sohini Sen

A work by K. Ramanujam.
A work by K. Ramanujam.



Far Away

16 October

Rehaan Engineer’s play revolves around a girl far away from home who wakes up in the middle of the night after hearing a scream.

5pm/7pm/9pm. Sitara Studio, 4A, National Engineering Compound, Dadar West (24221666). Tickets, Rs.500, available on


Life In The Deep

Till 22 October

This is a show of colourful and fantastical paintings by K. Ramanujam and Kaushik Chakravartty.

11am-6pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays). Jhaveri Contemporary, 58A, Walkeshwar Road (23693639).

Around town

Abanindranath And Rabindranath Tagore: A Creative Dialogue

19 October

Art historian R. Siva Kumar will talk about how Abanindranath and Rabindranath Tagore energized the artistic and literary scene of the country in the early 20th century.

6pm. Piramal Museum of Art, Piramal Tower, Lower Parel (30466981).

By Shweta Upadhyay

A work by Paresh Maity.
A work by Paresh Maity.



The Dune (La Dune)

14 October

This French crime thriller opens with a man found unconscious on a deserted beach; a retired police investigator is sent to solve the mystery. 1 hour, 26 minutes.

6.30pm. Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy, 9th Main, BV Karanth Road, Banashankari Stage II (26711785).


Beyond Horizons

Till 12 November

This exhibition showcases works created by Paresh Maity from 1976-2016. These include drawings, paintings and sculptures.

10.30am-6pm. Gallery Sumukha, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden (22292230). Prices, Rs.2-90 lakh.


Maru Tarang

14-15 October

This music festival will feature Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh from Australia, and Asin Langa and Bhungar Maganiyar from Rajasthan. Their music is a rare blend, portraying songs of love and loss in a true Robert Johnson-blues-meets-Rajasthani-Sufi style.

9.30pm. Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone, Whitefield (80233322). Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000, available at the venue and on

By Shivani Kagti



Ek Sondhay Duti Natak

19 October

Agarpara Theatre Point will organize an evening of plays that will also feature their own production Je Jan Ache Ontore, directed by Ronny Bhoumik. The second play, by the group Rambas, is Khokha Babu, directed by Anjan Biswas.

6.15pm. Girish Mancha, Baghbazar. Tickets, Rs.60 and Rs.100, available at the venue. For details, call 9830079525.


Let There Be Light

19 October

Supriyo Sen’s 52-minute Bengali film is based on the famous lighting art of Chandannagar. It explores the art through the lives of three generations of light artists, Sridhar Das, Kashinath Neogi and Asim Dey.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Ballygunge (24866398).

By Indranil Bhoumik

Stand-up comic Sapan Verma.
Stand-up comic Sapan Verma.



Stellar Memories

Till 30 October

V.Hariram’s abstract works employ geometric abstractions painted in layers with transparencies and opacities.

10am-6pm. Varija Art Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).

Around Town

Obsessive Comedic Disorder

15 October

Sapan Verma of East India Comedy will present his first solo stand-up special, where he will talk about the education system, dealing with parents, house-hunting and other issues that every 1990s child can relate to.

7.30pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.400, Rs.500, Rs.650, Rs.1,500 and Rs.3,000, available on


A Royal Mayhem

16 October

Theatre group Crea-Shakthi’s play revolves around one afternoon filled with mistaken identities, frantic decisions and chaos as two rival celebrities end up in the same hotel suite. Will the people around them keep things under control?

3pm/7pm. Hari Shree Vidyalayam, Srinivasa Avenue Road, RA Puram. Tickets, Rs.200, available on

By Nandini Reddy



Quli—Dilon Ka Shahzaada


Embellished with live qawwali and shadow dance, Mohammad Ali Baig’s play brings to life the love story of the founder of Hyderabad, Quli Qutub Shah, and his danseuse-beloved Bhagmati. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

7.30pm. Golconda Fort, Ibrahim Bagh. Seating on first-come, first-served basis. For details, visit


Absolute Hyderabad

18 October- 2 November

While the city has been witness to many changes in recent years, the scenes in its by-lanes have endured. In this exhibit, photographer Lakshmi Prabhala attempts to explore and capture this side of Hyderabad.

9.30am-6.30pm. Goethe-Zentrum, Journalist’s Colony, Banjara Hills(23350443).

By Viswanath Pilla

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