The Mint Planner, 22 January 2016
This musical play by visually challenged students of the JPM School, run by the Blind Relief Association in Delhi, will have around 50 children, aged 7-17, taking part. The Hindi play, directed by Ritu R. Chandra, will unfold through the eyes of Khushi, a cat who has several friends and siblings. 1 hour.
6.30pm. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Tickets, Rs.350, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000 and Rs.1,500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Suraj Mani and Tattva Trip live
Suraj Mani began his musical career as the singer-songwriter of the rock band Motherjane. This will be Mani’s first tour of Delhi after he left the group. Enjoy an evening of acoustic rock poetry while relishing snacks, starters and drinks, which are included in the cover charge.
8.30pm. Sandys Cocktails and Kitchen, 388 SCO, adjacent to Iffco Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurgaon. Cover charge, Rs.1,500, plus taxes. For reservations, call 9811551188.
Khel Mel Workshop
In this fourth edition of the workshop, conducted by master craftsperson Jyoti Ranjan and arts researcher Ita Mehrotra, children aged 8-10 can learn about Patachitra, the narrative painting tradition from eastern India.
2.30-5pm. Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan. Fee, Rs.1,000. For details, call 9810516686.
Dastkar Design Fair 2016
Till 1 February
An array of contemporary craft designs in handloom textiles, regional embroidery styles, garments, jewellery, accessories, decorative objects and furniture is on display at the fair. In addition, there are food stalls offering regional cuisines. Folk dancers from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, will be performing the “Nati” dance on 23-24 January.
11am-7pm. Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh. Entry, Rs.20.
The Great Indian Food Festival
Sample delicacies from Delhi, Amritsar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Manipur, Gujarat and Rajasthan at this two-day street food festival. Famous vendors with generations of experience will offer their best dishes, including the Karachi Bakery from Hyderabad and Meira Foods from Manipur.
11am. Dilli Haat, Pitampura. Entry, Rs.10. For details, call 9899657175.
23 January-20 February
Curated by Gayatri Sinha, this all-women exhibition aims to engage the spirit of the diary as a place where the past, present and future come together. For the artist, the diary is like the sketchbook—it carries the first stroke of creative expression. The exhibition will feature Nilima Sheikh, Paula Sengupta, Benitha Perciyal, Sheba Chhachhi and Hemali Bhuta.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony (26326267). For details, visit www.galleryespace.com
By Chanpreet Khurana
Ageless, Timeless India
This visual presentation-cum-discussion will see art critic Girish Shahane in conversation with American photographer Steve McCurry, who will talk about his love for India, the colours of Rajasthan, and the monsoon-ravaged villages in Bengal. McCurry is best known for his photograph, Afghan Girl, which originally appeared in the National Geographic magazine.
6-8pm. Essar House, 11, KK Marg, Mahalaxmi. For registration and other details, call 9769937710.
My Country, My Music
To celebrate Republic Day, singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan will lead an ensemble of 22 musicians in a concert that aims to capture the diversity and musical heritage of India. The songs will be in various languages, and will include classical and Bollywood music.
6.30pm. Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg. Tickets, Rs.375, Rs.750, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,250, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Nariyal Paani Music Festival
The second edition of the Nariyal Paani Music festival at Alibaug will feature contemporary performances, including indie, electro-pop and alternative rock music. The line-up includes artistes Prateek Kuhad from Delhi, UK’s Bellatrix along with Kolkata rapper Feyago, and French reggae group Jahneration. Besides the foot-tapping music, people can take their pick of a host of delicacies and, of course, enjoy the sandy shore.
12.30pm. Morapada, Rewas Road, Alibaug. Tickets, Rs.2,200-10,000, available on www.insider.in
Dweepa (The Island)
Girish Kasaravalli’s Kannada film is very apt in the context of climate change and the ecological changes it’s bringing about. The protagonist, Nagi, and her family have to decide between accepting government compensation and relocating to a safe place, for their island, Sita Parvata, is drowning in incessant rain. They decide, however, to brave the rain. 2 hours, 12 minutes.
6.30pm. Alliance Française, 40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Churchgate (22036187).
Indian photojournalist Pablo Bartholomew turned 60 in December. To mark the occasion, he sifted through his archive and put together 60 photographs he had clicked in the 1970s and 1980s, of friends and people he met in the early stages of his career. Sakshi Gallery will display these photographs. Bartholomew says these 60 images “will possibly be the last resurrection” from his archive of those two decades.
11am-6pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays). The exhibition will be inaugurated today at 6.30pm. Sakshi Gallery, 6/19, Second floor, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba (66103424).
By Shinibali Mitra Saigal
Curated by Latika Gupta, this exhibition is showcasing the works of 10 renowned contemporary Indian artists, including Gauri Gill, Nilima Sheikh, Arpita Singh and Mithu Sen. The works explore the life cycle of the human body and the historic, socio-economic and political conditions that shape the relationship of the body with medicine and healing.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed), Akar Prakar, P-238, Hindustan Park, Gariahat (24642617). For details, call 9899598586 or visit www.medicinecorner.in/jeevanchakra/
Odissi Dance Festival
Shinjan Nrityalaya will present the Odissi Dance Festival. The artistes who are scheduled to perform include Sujata Mohapatra, Sharon Lowen, Rahul Acharya and Aloka Kanungo. The event will be held at Rabindra Sadan on 26 January, and at Kala Mandir on 27-28 January.
6.30-9pm. Rabindra Sadan, Rabindra Sadan Nandan Complex; Kala Mandir, 48, Theatre Road. For the schedule and details, call 9433038127.
Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, The Wrath Of God)
This 1972 film directed by Werner Herzog looks at Aguirre’s vision of the El Dorado that he hopes to lord over as a powerful and glorious ruler. It was the Spaniards’ hunger for power and wealth that fuelled their desire to conquer South America. 1 hour, 33 minutes.
6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
By Indranil Bhoumik
The Musical Body
This theatre workshop by composer Jean-Jacques Lemêtre is an exploration of the musical process to discover the rhythm of the human body. Interestingly, no musical instrument will be used. The workshop will include both individual and group exercises.
10am-4pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Francaise, College Road, Nungambakkam. Fee, Rs.3,438. To register, call 28279803.
From Pain To Paint
23 January-3 February
The Bindu Art School will present the latest series of works created by its students affected by leprosy. Founded in 2005 by Austrian artist Werner Dornik and activist Padma Venkataraman, the school aims to make these students financially independent through the sale of their art. About 50 paintings will be on display, all of them in mixed media. The exhibition will be open for free public viewing on the inauguration day.
10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). Kadambari Gallery, DakshinaChitra, East Coast Road, Muttukadu, (24462435). Entry, Rs.100 (Indians), Rs.250 (foreigners) and Rs.50 (students).
Theatre group Crea Shakthi will present this play, which offers a glimpse into the lives of 20-year-olds in love. Written by Crea Shakthi members Meenu Srinivasan, Karthik Ananth Subramanian and Chandini Tandon, the play will explore the ideas of love and relationships.
3pm/7pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9600223456.
By Nandini Reddy
Colours Of India
Till 26 January
Colours Of India, organized by the Deccan Heritage Foundation, is a solo show of photographs by French traveller Sophie de Brignac. The “polychrome” photographs were taken over the course of four trips to the Deccan and other parts of India, from 2011-14.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, Plot No.468, Road No.10, Banjara Hills (66564466).
International Russian Dance Gala
Get a glimpse of Russian culture through dance forms such as Russian folk, Russian ballet, Cossack, Cuba, Acrobatic, the bird dance, the gypsy dance, belly dance and sports dance.
7.30pm (25 January) and 5pm (26 January). Shilpakala Vedika, Hitech City Main Road, Jubilee Enclave. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Authentic Telugu Food Festival
Enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, prepared with home-made spices, from coastal Andhra and Telangana. The spread will include ulava charu, inguva charu and sakinalu in the main course, and rava laddoo and payasam in dessert.
7pm. Qube Café, Hotel Siesta Hitech, 55, Gachibowli Miyapur Road, Kondapur (42420000). Entry, Rs.699. For details, visit in.bookmyshow.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
The Amithias Project
Leading German trumpet player Matthias Schriefl and Ukrainian vocalist Tamara Lukasheva will collaborate with Carnatic flautist Amith Nadig, pianist Aman Mahajan and Muthu Kumar, a noted percussionist and student of Ustad Zakir Hussain. This show will fuse Indian classical music with jazz harmonies, along with elements of Bavarian folk music and South American rhythms.
9pm. BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Kirikou Et La Socière (Kirikou & The Sorceress)
Michel Ocelot’s French animation film is set in a village in west Africa, where a boy named Kirikou, who can speak and walk immediately after birth, embarks on an adventure with his uncle, the last warrior, to confront an evil sorceress who has dried up the spring in their village. 1 hour, 18 minutes.
7pm. Auditorium, Alliance Française, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (40808181). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
Some In 8 Billion
Till 28 January
This exhibition is a visual reflelection of millions of train travellers in India. German photographer Claudius Schulze trained 17 young photographers to capture the microcosm of Indian society, and chose the Indian Railways, which offers wonderful diversity every day.
11am-6.30pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays). Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 716, CMH Road, Indiranagar.
Vriksh, a design studio in Odisha, works with handloom weavers and natural material, exploring the rich textile tradition of the state. This is its first stand-alone exhibition. Designer Gunjan Jain will deliver a talk, Beyond Ikat, taking the audience on a visual journey of Odisha textiles.
10.30am-7pm (exhibition), and 11.30am (23 January; the talk). Basava Ambara, 93, Kanakapura Road (26561940).
The Silence Of Hampi
Till 28 January
This exhibition displays black and white photographs of the ruins of Hampi by the late fashion photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta. The show, which captures Dasgupta’s artistic perception of this melancholic and deserted landscape, was enabled by corporate funding. A limited-edition book, ‘Hampi’, featuring Dasgupta’s work, will also be launched at the exhibition.
11 am-7pm. Ganjam, 22/12, Vittal Mallya Road (46671800).
By Shivani Kagti