The Mint Planner, 31 October 2014
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- Make the best of technology to deal with administrative delays: Modi tells bureaucrats
- Amit Shah says ordinance shows Modi govt’s commitment to women’s safety
- Sanskrit most suitable for machine learning, AI: Ram Nath Kovind
Delhi International Arts Festival
Till 11 November
Organized by the Prasiddha Foundation, the eighth edition of the Delhi International Arts Festival has again brought international artistes to the Capital. The musical programme includes a jazz concert by The Kvintesence Quartet from Prague, Czech Republic, and a clarinet/saxophone and piano recital by Péter Horváth and Beáta Gincsai of Hungary. Chile-based director Julia Varley and actor Carolina Pizarro will present a dance-theatre performance, Land Of Fire, on Monday.
Timings and venues vary. For the full schedule, visit www.diaf.in
Carnival Of Dissent
Till 7 November
Experimental and new media art centre Apeejay Arts is hosting an exhibition of works by artists such as Shumon Ahmed, Kush Badhwar, Shweta Bhattad, Sonya Fatah, Chandan Gomes, Anand Patwardhan and Hemant Sreekumar. The exhibition includes film, video, photography, digital prints and live performances.
11am-7pm. Apeejay Arts, Apeejay Technopark, B-11/41, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate (40545400).
31 October-2 November
New Delhi hosted its first Jazz Utsav, then called Jazz Yatra, in 1984. Over the years, it has brought some big names in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, to the Capital. This year, the festival will feature artistes like the Diego Amador Trio from Spain, High Definition Quartet of Poland and India’s Goa Collective.
6pm. Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg. Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.800 and Rs.1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Every year, the Sanskar Rang Toli at the National School of Drama (NSD) organizes a festival of plays by theatre groups working with and for children. The 12th edition of the Jashnebachpan festival returns with 25 productions, including Tripura-based group Patabhumi’s play Sakal Desher Sera, and James Aur Ek Giant Peach by Mumbai’s Rangbaaz theatre group.
Timings vary. NSD, Bhagwandas Road (2389054). Seating on first-come, first-served basis. For the full schedule, visit www.nsd.gov.in
7pm. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500 and Rs.600, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, visit www.banyantreeevents.com
By Chanpreet Khurana
31 October-2 November
This musical tells the story of Princess Maya who, along with her friends, uses the values of courage, compassion and wisdom to lift three curses that have been cast on the world.
7.30pm; also 11am on 2 November. Ravindra Natya Mandir, Sayani Road, Prabhadevi (24365990). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.750 and Rs.1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Trek To Kothaligad
Travel group OneLife Adventa will organize a one-day trek to Kothaligad, a small fort situated at an altitude of 3,100ft. There is a temple and a large cave at the base and a chimney-like tunnel to the top of the fort. The hike up to the pinnacle of the fort presents an aerial view of the surrounding regions of Matheran and Prabalgad.
5.30am-9.30pm. Meeting point: Dadar station. Cost, Rs.1,300 (including travel, meals and the services of a trek leader). For registration, call 7718853027/ 7718853025/24229292.
Ek Ehsaas: Samagama
Samagama is a sangam, or meeting, of dance through Kathak and Indian classical vocals, along with a fusion of drums and the south Indian frame drum, kanjira. Sandeep Mahavir will present the Kathak recital, accompanied by Ranjit Barot on drums and V. Selvaganesh on kanjira. Sanjeev Abhyankar will present a solo vocal performance. There will also be a special appearance by percussionist Taufiq Qureshi.
7pm. Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli (24964676/80). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.400, Rs.600, Rs.800 and Rs.1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
The Alex Machacek Trio
US-based jazz fusion guitarist Alex Machacek will present his innovative compositions, crafted along with bassist Rami Lakkis and drummer Dana Hawkins.
8pm. Auditorium, St Andrew’s College, St Dominic Road, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 26428684.
By Roshni Mitra
In this 2-hour interactive workshop, participants in the 13-20 age group will use various art forms to enhance and explore emotions.
3-5pm. Sandy’s, 2/15, Ganapathy Colony Main Road, Teynampet. For details, call 9941012385.
It’s time to bring out the spookiest costume, carve pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and have a lot of fun. This Halloween, there will be a party with rock ‘n’ roll and symbolic decoration, costumes and themed cocktails, at The Gateway Hotel’s Swirl restaurant.
7pm. Swirl, The Gateway Hotel, IT Expressway, Old Mahabalipuram Road (66802500). Entry, Rs.1,000 (including cover, Rs.500).
3 X Rien
7.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7, Shenstone Park, Chetpet (43561198). Passes, available at Alliance Française, Nungambakkam.
Till 25 November
Apparao Galleries, in association with The Leela Palace, Chennai, is presenting an exhibition of 15 paintings by contemporary artists Akbar Padamsee, John Tun Sein, Jyoti Kolte, Manish Nai, Madhukar Maithani, R.M. Palaniappan and Satish Gupta.
9am–9pm. The Leela Galleria, Apparao Galleries@The Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar (30958077). Prices, Rs.40,000 to Rs.3.75 lakh.
By Nandini Reddy
Till 2 November
Six photographers are marking the 58th Kannada Rajyotsava, or Karnataka’s formation day on 1 November, with an exhibition of their works. The photographs by Anita Bora, Hema Narayanan, Raghavendra K.S., Renith Valsaraj, Sabir Ahmed and Venkatesh Katta highlight the culture, festivals, architecture, landscape and people of the state.
10.30am-7pm. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumarakrupa Road (22261816).
Dance For A Cause
Danseuse Malavika Sarukkai will present a Bharatanatyam recital, titled Yatra Seeking. The proceeds will go to AIM (All India Movement) for Seva, a Chennai-based non-governmental organization working to improve rural education.
7pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, GD Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Vyalikaval (23445810). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000 and Rs.2,000, available on www.indianstage.in
This play is inspired by R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days, a collection of short stories. Some selected works from the novel will be adapted for stage to distil the real essence of Malgudi, a town in southern India. 1 hour, 10 minutes.
7.30pm. Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (41231345). Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Till 8 November
To mark the 93rd birthday of eminent cartoonist R.K. Laxman, the Indian Institute of Cartoonists is holding an exhibition of his caricatures. Laxman is known for some unforgettable caricatures of famous personalities; this show features 60 of his best works, including The Common Man.
10am-6pm (Sunday closed). Indian Cartoon Gallery, 1, Midford House, off MG Road (41758540).
Royal Melange—Jugalbandi Of Two Maestros
Two of Indian music’s biggest exponents, vocalist Pandit Jasraj and violinist L. Subramaniam, will come together to perform a duet. Pandit Jasraj is a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan and Subramaniam is a Padma Bhushan awardee.
7pm. Christ University Auditorium, Hosur Road. Tickets, Rs.250, Rs.500, Rs.1,000 and Rs.2,000, available at Calypso, Jayanagar; Sapna Book House, Sadashivanagar; and Tadka Singh, CMH Road.
By Priyadarshini Nandy
Ways Of Seeing
Till 29 November
The Experimenter art gallery is showcasing the work of Gauri Gill and Seher Shah. The artists employ the mediums of photography, drawing and collage to build a scaffolding of sorts for their work, and then see the world from completely different vantage points.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Experimenter, 2/1, Hindusthan Road, Gariahat (40012289).
Ganesha Gatha And Traya
The next segment, Traya (threefold), will pay tribute to the gods Jagannath-Balabhadra-Subhadra; Brahma-Vishnu-Maheswar; and to devata- guru-sabhajana (deity-teacher-general public), using percussion instruments—pakhawaj, mridangam and manjeera.
6.30pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. Seating on first-come, first-served basis. To RSVP, call 22823431/2895.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Rock band Parikrama, which has been performing for 23 years, will take the stage in Hyderabad as part of a multi-city tour. The band will play classic rock music fused with instruments like tabla and violin.
8pm. Hard Rock Cafe, GVK One mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills (64636375). Tickets, Rs.1,000 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane
In an hour-long monologue, the lead character, Rajkumar, talks about his unremarkable life in a nondescript village and the five people who have stood out in his life.
7.30pm. Ravindra Bharathi, Saifabad (23231245). Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli