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Graphic prints

9-20 April

This exhibition of graphic prints, put together by artist V. Hariraam, will feature a host of printmakers from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

11am-6pm. Art World, Sarala’s Art Centre, 1/12, 3rd Street, Cenotaph Road, Ganeshpuram, Teynampet (24338691).

Around town

Treasure Hunt Car Rally

11 April

The Rotary Club of Madras will organize a car rally in aid of its community projects. It will be flagged off at Radisson GRT and end at GRT Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram. The last date for registration is 9 April. There will be a briefing for participants outside the Radisson GRT Hotel at 6.30pm on 9 April. Participants will be given a route map and clues to hidden treasure—they can win smaller prizes and then claim the big prize.

9am. Radisson GRT, 531, GST Road, St Thomas Mount (22310101). Entry fees for Rotary Club members, Rs1,000 per car, with four members; for non-members, Rs500 per person.

Art and Craft Camp

12-16 April

This camp will introduce teenagers to activities such as painting, drawing and craft through expert facilitators, who will help hone their skills.

10.30am-1.30pm. Forum Art Gallery, 57, 5th Street Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596). The registration fee of Rs2,500 will include the art and craft material.

Baisakhi Food Festival

Till 25 April

Paprika Café will serve authentic delicacies to herald the Punjabi New Year and celebrate the harvest season. There will be a host of colourful events with the dinner buffets.

7pm onwards. Courtyard by Marriott, 564, Teynampet, Anna Salai (66764000). Charges, Rs845 (plus taxes) per person.


Yves Saint Laurent

12-16 April

French film-maker David Teboul tries to makes sense of the mysterious world of Yves Saint Laurent, the renowned designer, through this series of short documentaries. The first screening is Time Regained (12 April), an interview in which the designer talks of his childhood, adolescence and great moments. While 5 Avenue Marceau (13 April) shows Saint Laurent deep in the creative process, Inside Elle (15 April) and And Elle Created Woman (16 April) were made by Teboul to celebrate 60 years of Elle magazine and its relationship with the world’s best designers.

6.30pm. AFM Auditorium, Alliance Française de Madras, New No. 24 (Old No. 40), College Road (28271477, 28279803)

By Karuna Amarnath



Das Leben der Anderen

14 April

This screening is part of the Goethe-Institut’s Schüler Stammtisch monthly rooftop get-together sessions, which are followed by discussions at Café Max. This multi-award-winning feature (the title translates to The Lives of Others) can be seen as a sort of strong, solid, politically relevant genre piece. A remarkably assured work, it paints an altogether darker picture of life under East Germany’s Communist regime than the almost cosy existence nostalgically evoked by films such as Good Bye Lenin!

6.15pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 716, CMH Road, 1st Stage, Indira Nagar (25205308).


Beep… Beep… Bang

9-11 April

6.30pm onwards, 9 April; and 10.30am-7.30pm, 10-11 April 1 Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar (9880227706).

Illusions: The Reality Show

Till 15 April

Right Lines Gallery returns from a hiatus of several months with a solo show of paintings by Kolkata-based artist Mithun Dasgupta. The 29-year-old studied at the Rabindra Bharati University, has won a couple of awards of merit, and shown on only a handful of occasions so far.

10am-7pm, Monday-Saturday. Right Lines Art Gallery, 270, 1st Main, Defence Colony, Indira Nagar (25272827).


10-24 April

Nirmischief is an exhibition of caricatures by Nirmish Thaker from

In toon:Bade Ghulam Ali and Lata Mangeshkar by Nirmish Thaker.

10am-6pm (Sundays closed). Indian Institute of Cartoonists, 1, Midford House, MG Road (41758540).

Group show

Till 16 April

A new group show at Renaissance Gallerie features the work of a handful of Bangalore-based artists, including Ashok U., Deepti Raghuram, Girish Kulkarni, K. Manohar, Shanti Satyanarayan and Shripad Kulkarni, along with Kolkata-based artists Arun Sammader and Shomi Banerjee, and Prakash Pore from Maharashtra.

11am-7pm (Sunday closed). Renaissance Gallerie, 104, Westminster, 13, Cunningham Road (22202232). For details, log on to


Rafiq Khan and Shafiq Khan

13 April

Sitar player Rafique Khan and his twin brother Shafique Khan, accompanied by Rajendra Nakod on tabla, will present an interesting counterpoint at the end of an ongoing 21-day Ram Navami concert series which has showcased 33 Carnatic performances at the Seshadripuram Educational Trust grounds this fortnight. The Khan brothers are the seventh generation in an illustrious family of sitar players from Dharwad, playing in the Gwalior gharana style. They are also the youngest of five brothers—all sitar players. Their father and grandfather were also eminent sitar players. They also occasionally perform with their other siblings as a single unit called the Panch Sitar, or “five sitars".

6.30pm. Seshadripuram Educational Trust, Seshadripuram (22955350).



11 April

The Purnachandra Yakshakala Paristhana, a Bangalore-based Yakshagan troupe, will perform the story of the Hindu god Ram. Yakshagan is a style of dance drama popular in south India which usually depicts a story from the Hindu epics and/or the Puranas. The dance item will portray chapters from the Uttar Khand of the Ramayan, in which Ram expresses sorrow over the loss of his wife Sita, and later settles his “worldly dues before returning to vaikunta, or heaven".

6pm. ADA Rangamandira, 109, JC Road (22219388).


Around town

Weekend camp

10-11 April and 17-18 April

Hemant Babu and Michelle Chawla, owners of Tamarind Tree Farm in Dahanu, Maharashtra, host weekend workshops on agriculture and Warli art for children aged 7-15 (to be accompanied by an adult). Participants will learn to work on a farm, plant vegetables and understand the basic concepts in agriculture, and visit the villages where Warli artists live. Food and accommodation will be provided—workshop participants will be hosted in four cottages on the farm.

Tamarind Tree Farm, Sogve village, Dahanu. For details, call Rachna Toshniwal on 9820030602 or email at Fees, Rs1,500 per day for a parent-child pair, and no extra charges for the second child if he/she is under 3.

Dilip Chitre Tribute

11 April

Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Vile Parle-West (26149546). Call the venue for timings and ticket details.


April Salon

14 April-13 May

10am-6.30pm, Monday-Friday; 11am-4pm, Saturday. Galerie Mirchandani+Steinruecke, 2, Sunny House, 16/18, Mereweather Road, behind Taj Mahal hotel, Colaba (22023030).


Mind the Gap

15 April

Five heartbroken strangers—a free spirit from North Carolina, a Tucson accountant, a single father in Vermont, a Manhattanite widower and an Astoria-based singer-songwriter—intersect in this play from writer, director and actor Eric Schaeffer.

7pm. Theosophy Hall, opposite American Center, New Marine Lines, 250Churchgate (22036187).


Around town

Nowhere is a Room: A Discussion

11 April

11am. Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate (43500200).


Notes from the Desert: 1999-2010

Till 17 April

In 1999, photographer Gauri Gill travelled to Rajasthan to take pictures of village schools. What she saw there made a deep impression, and her intended one-month photojournalism excursion turned into an 11-year project, which has now culminated in Notes from the Desert. The photographs, mostly black and white, capture scenes from the daily lives of Rajasthani villagers and nomads—from weddings to panchayat elections.

10am-6pm (Sundays closed). Nature Morte, A-1, Neeti Bagh (41740215).


Run for your Wife

10-11 April

Dramatech troupe’s play is based on Ray Cooney’s acclaimed comedy which ran for six years in London’s West End. This adaptation features a Delhi tourist car operator with two wives who lands up in hospital and must deal with prying policemen, the press and two irate wives.

7pm. LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House (23389713). Tickets available on or at the venue from 2pm on show days.


Unbound Beats of India

12-13 April

The Ranjana Academy of Dance and Utsav Educational and Cultural Society feature several young artistes from India and abroad. The list of performers includes Kathakali performer Shima Mahdavi from Iran and Kathak performer Anna Pattens from Mauritius; Odissi dancers Ashok and Bandita from Bhubaneswar; and Bharatanatyam performer Sushma Ranganathani from Chennai.

7pm. Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). Call the venue for details.



DJ Protoculture

11 April

8pm onwards. Tantra, The Park, 17, Park Street (22499000). Call Tantra for details.

An evening of folk music

13 April

The evening begins with folk singers Tarak Khapa and Uttam Das presenting Baul gaan, followed by a screening of Folk Bengal, a documentary on folk instruments by Bappa Sen.

6pm. Vivekananda Hall, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark (24641303). Tickets, Rs10 and Rs20, available at the venue. Children below 5 not allowed.

Around town

Kolkata-Kerala Festival

10-14 April

This cultural fest includes films such as Oru Pennum Randanum, Pathamnilayile Theevandi and Thalappavu. The Malayalam drama Mathilukal, by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy, promises to be a

Venues and timings vary. For details, call Gopi at 9331973817.

By Indranil Bhoumik

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