The Mint Planner, 7 October 2016

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

‘Ladies Sangeet’ will be staged at the theatre festival.
‘Ladies Sangeet’ will be staged at the theatre festival.



Old World Theatre Festival

8-16 October

This year’s festival will present 10 plays, including Ramayana, Agnes Of God and Ladies Sangeet.

4pm/7pm. India Habitat Centre, and Epicentre, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.350 and Rs.500, available on

Around town


Till 15 October

Organized by drama therapist Mahnoor Yar Khan, this performance art festival consists of panel discussions, poetry recitals and folk song performances by Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.

11.30am-6.30pm. Venues vary. For details, email

Express Breakfast


Indigo Deli’s new breakfast menu includes Breakfast Sandwich with bacon, sausage, emmental, grilled onion and a fried egg on a bagel; fruit pancakes and waffles; and couscous upma.

8am-noon. Indigo Deli, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon (0124-4528999). Meal for one, Rs.345, plus taxes.

By Sohini Sen



Peecha Karti Parchhaiyan

7 October

K.K. Raina’s Hindi play tells the story of the family of Maharaja Kunwar Viraj Bhanu Pratap Singh, whose death is shrouded in mystery. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

6pm/9pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road. Tickets, Rs.300, available on


Kiran Kulkarni Vs Kiran Kulkarni

7 October

Kasturi steals Kiran Kulkarni’s identity and credit card and begins living a life of luxury. The real Kiran decides to track and confront the con artist. 2 hours, 30 minutes.

6.30pm. Little Theatre , National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223724).

By Shweta Upadhyay

A ‘chaat’ festival is being held at Kesariya.
A ‘chaat’ festival is being held at Kesariya.



Legends Who Rock

13 October

American jazz guitarist Scott Henderson, best known for his rock fusion group Tribal Tech, will perform along with musicians Romain Labaye and Archibald Ligonnière.

8pm. blueFROG, Church Street (69999549). Tickets, Rs.1,100 and Rs.3,500, available on

Around town

Dasara Doll Display And Chaat Festival

Till 12 October

You can browse through the collection of 200 handcrafted Dasara dolls while helping yourself to the chaat items at this popular Rajasthani restaurant’s special live counters—the dishes on offer include samosa chaat, kachori chaat, papdi chaat, lauki chaat and raj kachori.

Noon-3.30pm/7-11pm. Kesariya, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar. Meal for one, Rs.545

Coffee In Veins

Till 9 October

To celebrate International Coffee Day, Café Noir is using coffee beans from around the world, including Ethiopia, Colombia and Guatemala. And you can take your pick of desserts, as well as a coffee and dessert paired menu.

10.30am-10.30pm. At all Café Noir outlets. Price, Rs.99 onwards.

By Shivani Kagti

‘Ghasiram Kotwal’ is a political satire.
‘Ghasiram Kotwal’ is a political satire.



Ghasiram Kotwal

7 October

This political satire is a Bengali adaptation of a Marathi play written by Vijay Tendulkar and directed by Sujan Mukhopadhyay.

3pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.100, available on


10 October

Directed by Sohini Sengupta, this play by the theatre group Nandikar is set against the backdrop of Kurukshetra, at a time when the Mahabharat has just ended.

3pm/6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts. Ticket, Rs.100, available on For details, call 9051487342.

By Indranil Bhoumik

Shobana (in purple) will present ‘Dancing Drums’.
Shobana (in purple) will present ‘Dancing Drums’.



Dancing Drums

8 October

Choreographer Shobana will present a Bharatanatyam recital performed to trance music.

7 pm. The Music Academy, TTK Road, Royapettah. Tickets, Rs.300 , Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000 and Rs.2,000, available on

Around town

Big Hero 6

8 October

This series of six workshop modules, open to 20 children aged 8-14, will focus on personality development. It will use theatre forms like mime, puppetry, street theatre and storytelling.

9am. Evam, 62/1C, Chamiers Apartments, A Puram. Fees, Rs.2,999. For details, visit or call 98402 36367.

By Nandini Reddy



Shakti Neelone Undi

13 October

Posam Reddy’s Telugu play depicts the life of a woman who discovers her inner strength and deals with tough times with courage.

8.30pm. LaMakaan, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available on


The Human Cost Of Agrotoxins

Till 9 October

Argentinian photographer Pablo Piovano documents the conditions of people living and working close to genetically modified soy crops, where the herbicide glyphosate, known to be harmful, has contaminated fields.

11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills (66564466).

By Viswanath Pilla

More From Livemint