MUSIC - IHC LOHRI CELEBRATIONS composer-poet & vocalist Madan Gopal SinghBy composer-poet & vocalist Madan Gopal Singh; guitarist and banjo player Deepak Castelino; sarod player Pritam Ghosal and percussionist Amjad Khan. Followed by a concert by vocalist, Vidya Shah. The evening concludes with a performance by guest artiste-pop sensation, Jasbir Jassi
Talk: by Scholar Krishna Kant on Indian culture, heritage and the epicsTALK - Nashist. Wise Otherwise with Vedanta scholar Krishna Kant, known for his contemporary analysis of Mahabharata and the Ramayana. He will speak on Indian culture, heritage and the epics. Followed by an interactive session. Concept: K.K. Kohli. Collab. Impresario Asia
Film on the life of Sant Gadge BabaFilm Club Screening - Devaki Nandan Gopala (Marathi with Eng subtitles/1977/150mins). Dir. Rajdutt. Cast: Dr. Shriram Lagoo, Asha Potdar, Suhasini Deshpande. The film is based on the life of Sant Gadge Baba, a social worker who achieved greatness and fame because of his devotion and dedication to the service of the poor. A restored version of the classic film. Collab. National Film Archive of India
DANCE - Yakshagana Festival. A performance by Kuchipudi Dance AcademyDANCE - Yakshagana Festival. A performance by Kuchipudi Dance Academy under the direction of Guru Jayarama Rao, followed by a Yakshagana Dance Ballet by Guru Vedantam Ramaliga Sastry from Kuchipudi Village of Andhra Pradeshrn
Music: SAAZ RANG. An Indo-Japanese instrumental collaboration by Arunangshu and friendsSAAZ RANG. An Indo-Japanese instrumental collaboration by Arunangshu and friends. Featuring Yoshida Daikiti, Takuya Iida, Sujay Chakrabarty, Dipankar Roy Chowdhury, Mintal Gazi and Saubhagya Gandharv
Motly Inc Art Therapy SessionMotly Inc Art Therapy Session
Akhil Sachdeva with Nasha LiveAkhil Sachdeva with Nasha Live
Book Launch of \"The Chocolate Cake\" by Nikita TakYou are cordially invited to the launch event of Author Nikita Tak's 2nd book, "The Chocolate Cake". It is a Science fiction plus romance novel.rnrnIt gives 2 important life morals. A page-turner that will Thrill you to bits by imaginary science inventions that will make you fall for hard science fiction literature.rnrnThis is from the author of "The First Sip Of My Morning Coffee"
Ek Aur Gunahon Ka DevtaStory is based on political environment of a village and the life of a local boy Prakash, who saves common villegers from land mafia and a corrupt politician. During all this, he falls in love with Renuka. The story takes a very interesting turn, when the corrupt poltician Jai Chand Chowdhary, who believes in divide and rule policy, enters their life and changes Prakash and Renuka's life forever.rnWill Prakash and Renuka meet their destiny? Will Prakash succeed in his fight agaist the corrupt system & find out why he became the "Gunahon ka Devta".
Find Your Inner Peace At Satpura Yoga SafariTo expose you to a mix of yoga and wildlife. One can visit the Panchmarhi Plateau, a wildly beautiful mountain landscape, go on a Forest trail in the Panchmarhi hills opting for a three-day trek with a night stop for gazing at stars. If mountains are not your thing, you can camp beside the banks of the Denwa river, post a thrilling ride on the Dusk Safari.The resort also offers a junior Rangers program to familiarize you with the life in the jungle
\"Maestros of Motion Media\" show of movie posters, lobby cards and film stillsThe exhibition will feature stills, posters and lobby cards from films like Apur Sansar, Agantuk, Jalsha Ghar, Chidiyakhana and more by Ray; Bhuvan Shome by Sen; and Aag, Barsat, Shree 420, Diwana and more by Kapoor.
\"Two Fathers\" English PlayMahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein had great admiration for each other. They also never met. Until now in this play. Gandhi could not resolve his troubled relationship with his eldest son and Einstein would not even acknowledge his daughter. Until now in this play. rnA play written by Sundar Sarukkai.
Talent Tent - Dance Open StageWhat's in it for you? - One crew/performer will be picked from the event to work with masters of their dance style on a collab video produced by ATKT.in; - One performer/crew from the event will be selected to be the headliner for the next Dance Open Stage. This event is for dancers under 25. Each slot for the Dance Open Stage is 5 mins. rnrn
The Courtesan Project by Manjari Chaturvedi Uff Malka Jaan & The Velvet CourtesansThis theatrical dance production is the brainchild of Manjari Chaturvedi, it incorporates theatrical story-telling performances by Actor Neesha Singh a well-known name in Bollywood and Dastangoi performance by the first female Dastango of India, Fauzia Dastango and brilliant dance sequences by the world-renowned Maestro Manjari Chaturvedi. rn
The 30 Something Weirdo : Standup Comedy by AmarThe 30 Something Weirdo- Amar is 30 something, an MBA, a writer, and Stand-Up Comedian. He has been doing comedy for over 4 years after quitting his job and sanity. He jokes about several subjects which drive him mad like Delhi, Gurgaon, women, Start-ups, Politics among others, like his current state of life. Quite a weirdo he is, for his 30 something years. If you have a weirdo in you, come hear him out. He promises to keep you LOling for an hour.rn
Artistic Souls - Annual ExhibitionWorks by modern and contemporary artists to raise funds for social causes that support the upliftment of children, women and communities across India.
Conversations by Baatein, Dilli Haat, INABaatein, a platform that hosts poetry events and content curation workshops, is organising an event called Conversations by Baatein. As part of this event, a bunch of storytellers and poets like Anwesh Sahoo, Gurmehar Kaur, Rahul Augustine, Anurvi Mehra and Akshay Kapoor (to name a few) will be coming together for an epic evening of poetry, music and tons of interesting stories.
\"20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav - 2019\"'Aurat! Aurat! Aurat (Hindustani) by Motley, Mumbai
The IIC Double Bill Music ConcertAt 18.00 Sitar Recital by Rajeev Janardan from Delhi, disciple of Pt. Arvind ParikhrnAt 19:00 Hindustani Vocal Recital - by Deepak Singh from Delhi, disciple of Pt. Partha Pratim Das and at present pursuing advance vocal training at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhirn
Music Appreciation Promotion - A Talk Dr. Subhadra DesaiPentatonic Scales in Hindustani Music; Illustrated lecture by Dr. Subhadra Desai, well-known Hindustani classical vocalist. As a musician-academic, she has been engaged in performing, conducting lecture-demonstrations and workshops in India and abroad and has done extensive research on ancient Indian music
Duet Painting Exhibition - by Dipnarayan Paul & Moinuddin MullickDuet Painting Exhibition - by Dipnarayan Paul & Moinuddin Mullick
FILM - Mirza Ghalib, Dir. Sohrab ModiFILM - Mirza Ghalib (35mm/Hindi/Urdu/1954/145 mins) Dir. Sohrab Modi. The film depicts the life of once wealthy poet and nobleman, Film - Mirza Ghalib. It portrays his trials, tribulations, triumphs, and ultimate descent to poverty, and then to prison; and his tragic and ill-fated love with a beautiful courtesan named Chaudvin.
MUSIC - Vocalist Shubha Mudgal with Aneesh Pradhan (Tabla) and Sudhir Nayak (Harmonium)MUSIC - Vocalist Shubha Mudgal with Aneesh Pradhan (Tabla) and Sudhir Nayak (Harmonium), will present a special repertoire of compositions to mark the 30th anniversary of SAHMAT. The three artistes are trained in Hindustani Classical Music by some of the greatest maestros and scholar musicians.
Bapu ki Dilli: Words in the Garden ‚Äď A Celebration of Literature, Arts and IdeasCurated by Shri Ashok Vajpeyi. The festival is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary and to honour his life and ideology through plays, recitals, discussions and bhajans. The sessions will be based on the themes and their contemporary relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes “be the change”, “non-violence”, “look at the sparrow” and “truth is God”rn rn rn
SPEAK-Rhythm in FeetIndian Kathak dance and American tap dance, continents and ages apart, share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance. They come together in this sensational collaboration that is rhythm, poetry, storytelling, music and dance.rnrnSPEAK – RHYTHM IN FEET carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists. Serving as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic on the stage.
NITTI GRITTI India Tour 2019Known for his contagious energy behind the decks, Nitti Gritti has garnered a dedicated following of both producers and fans and is ready to dominate the music scene. It’s time to get down to the Nitti Gritti as he makes his debut India Tour on 22nd February 2019 at Soho, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
In Absence of writingThe Gujral Foundation is presenting Astha Butail’s solo exhibition ‘In the Absence of Writing’ at its experimental site 24 Jor Bagh in New Delhi. The project is a culmination of the artist’s year-long journey in researching memory and living traditions that are passed on through teachings and oral poetry, with a focus on Zoroastrian Avesta, the Jewish Oral Torah and Indian Vedic philosophy. rnrn
Parashuram VijayKshatriya king Sahasrabahu Kartavirya, with the power of thousand arms, kills Jamadagni, a great sage, and father of Parashurama, for the ownership of the divine cow Sabala. Parashurama, after the completion of his lessons in warfare from Lord Siva at Kailash, is returning home and is informed by Shandilya, a discipline of Jamadagni, about the death of his father. Parashurama vows to kill Sahasrabahu Kartavirya, and to free the world of Kshatriyas. A great war is fought between Parashurama and Sahasrabahu, and the evil king is slain
Suraj Ka Satvan GhodaThe play is based on Dharamvir Bharti’s "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" a short novel which is highly acclaimed in the Hindi literary circles. Unicorn actors’ studio brings this classic novel on stage in form of a full-length play. The play is a humorous journey, an amalgam of seven small stories of different emotions and flavours.
Blue Meadow liveBlue Meadow live - A 5 piece band with individuals from distinct musical cultures accross the country, greezing up western music with various genres accross India. The band is not restricted to any particular genre providing atmost entertainment. Almost 11 years in independent music scene in the country, the band has an energetic stage presence passing the vibes to the audience.rn
\"Bharat Ke Rang-Festivals of India\" group photography show by Shanker Art FoundationShanker Art Foundation extends its gratitude to its participants for valuable contribution of beautiful photographs. The overwhelming response has given us great encouragement in the field of PHOTOGRAPHY and love for Bharat Ke Rang-Festivals of India !rn
Delhi International Jazz Festival 2019Delhi International Jazz Festival 2019 presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations in association with New Delhi Municipal Corporation is all set to return with impressive bands with a line-up of renowned artistes from all across the world. The festival popularly known for its grandeur and glamour, promises to be much bigger with strikingly beautiful venue and soulful performances by renowned bands and artistes for three days. Set to begin from March 1st in the majestic city of monuments, the festival has witnessed a footfall of more than 1,00,000 people visiting from different parts of the World during its last seven editions, assures an interesting itinerary with artistes from Germany, Mauritius, Israel, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, Syria, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Austria and India, giving music lovers a taste of jazz.rnrn
Phulwama and Its Aftermath ‚Äď Options for IndiaPhulwama and Its Aftermath – Options for India. Opening Remarks: Ms Yamini Aiyar, President, CPR. Speakers: Cmdre. C. Uday Bhaskar, political commentator and Director, Society for Policy Studies; Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal, former High Commissioner to Pakistan; and Dr. Happymon Jacob, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Chair: Shri Shyam Saranrnrnrn rnrnrnrn
Yoga in the 21st CenturyYoga in the 21st Century: The BARPS Method. Illustrated lecture by Navtej Singh Johar. BARPS method is a five-step, self-regulatory practice involving bracing, aligning, rotation, poise and stretch. The BARPS method is a means to insulate the practice of asana from the ideas of Yoga that abound today, and steer the focus back upon the body which is innately intelligent and is endowed with supreme sensitivity and integrity. Navtej Johar will offer an introductory talk on the BARPS method that he has devised over years of practice, learning and teaching.rn
15th IAWRT Asian Women‚Äôs Film FestivalTo Mark International Women’s Day 2019. The 15th edition of the festival brings together a collection of over 50 films from 20 countries, directed by women filmmakers of Asian origin. The festival includes animated films, students’ films and experimental films and curated segments on Childhood, Female gaze, Seven Sisters and Soundphiles. Highlights of the festival include a special country focus on Georgia and an art installation embodying the female storyteller, the Bioscopwaalirn
Celebrating Indian Women in Science: An Incredible JourneyCelebrating Indian Women in Science: An Incredible Journey. The exhibition celebrates women who have been part of Indian science from the late 19th century to the present day. The exhibition reflects on the journey of women scientists as a part of the scientific community in India. Focusing on their inspiration, experience and contribution to science through photographs and text to tell the stories of these women scientists to acknowledge women’s scientific achievementsrnrnInauguration by Shri N.N. Vohra, President, IIC and Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT on Thursday, 7 March 2019 at 16:00rnrnrnrn
Amala Shankar: Documenting a Dance LegacyAmala Shankar: Documenting a Dance Legacy. Speaker: Prof. Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University who teaches Dance Studies and Documentations of Living Traditions. She is a dance/choreographer trained at the Uday Shanakr India Culture Centre, Kolkata and continues her work as a choreographer; and is President of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific. As a tribute to an extraordinary teacher on her centenary year, this presentation hopes to focus on Smt Amala Shankar’s view of her own art practice, her role as a teacher, and her contribution towards developing a pedagogy out of late dance maestro Uday Shankar’s dance making process
\"The IIC Double Bill Dance Concert Kathak Recital By Rujuta Soman; Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi Duet By Arupa Lahiry from Delhi\"The IIC Double Bill Dance Concert: Kathak Recital by Rujuta Soman from Pune, disciple of Dr. Guru Rohini Bhate at 19:00 Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi Duet by Arupa Lahiry from Delhi, disciple of Smt Chitra Visweswaran with Payal Ramachandran from Delhi, disciple of Guru Jaikishore Mosalikantirn
Talk: In Conversation Dr. Ebba Koch, historian and editor of the forthcoming book, The Mughal Empire: From Jahangir to Shah JahanIn Conversation Dr. Ebba Koch, historian and editor of the forthcoming book, The Mughal Empire: From Jahangir to Shah Jahan in conversation with Kavita Singh and Jyotindra Jain.. The book is edited by Ebba Koch in collaboration with Ali Anooshahr
Brij Festival BharatpurThe Brij Festival is celebrated a few days ahead before Holi. This festival is also held in a grand, elaborate and colorful manner. Lord Krishna is worshiped during this festival. Various types of cultural festivals are also held. Bharatpur comes alive during this festival, the spirit of which can be felt.rnrn
The Death of UsThe debate on death penalty is loud and impassioned. Instead of echoing that cacophony, The Death of Us, quietly reflects on a range of cases in which the death penalty was pronounced. A contemplation on the moral and ethical questions regarding the death penalty in India
ArtEast Festival 2019ArtEast is an initiative to raise pertinent questions through Inter/Sections in art, livelihood, social justice, climate change, communication, history – past and present, issues that have a far reaching impact on everyday life of people and of the nation. The festival includes talks/discussions, exhibitions, and performances
Narayan Desai‚Äôs Gandhi KathaThe screening commemorates 150 years of the birth anniversary of Mohanadas Karamchand Gandhi and 15 years of Gandhi Katha. The Gandhi Katha was started by Narayan Desai in 2004 as a reparative act of creating non-violence after the violence in Gujarat in 2002
Fake News and the Lok Sabha ElectionsAn incumbent national leadership that must win at all costs or face political humiliation and oblivion. A national party that must reclaim its fading glory or be banished for another 5 years in the political wilderness. Regional satraps whose soaring ambitions see themselves as being more than just kingmakers. The world’s largest electorate population of more than 900 million, riven by caste and communal considerations. Add to this incendiary mix fake news and you have the making of a brutal, no-holds-barred, and potentially violent Elections 2019. The discussion will focus on finding the most appropriate solutions—technological, regulatory, and informed citizenry—to combat the bane of fake news or at the least minimize its impact on the country’s general elections
Landscapes of the Thar DesertSpeaker: Shri Pradip Krishen, naturalist, environmentalist, author of Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide and Jungle Trees of Central India. He has also directed some well-known films like Massey Sahib and In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones. Pradip will speak on how the Thar Desert in West Rajasthan isn't just an undifferentiated sandy 'wasteland' but a collection of distinct landscapes that have to do with the complicated geological evolution of the western desert. Photographs of several of these distinctive landscapes will be shown and he will explain how they relate to the plants found in each of them
FILMS ON WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTFILMS ON WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENT: Living with Disasters (40 min; dvd; English); Unnatural Disasters (24 min; dvd; English). Over the past 20 years four million of the world's people have been killed by drought, flood, earthquakes, and hurricanes and close to half the population of the planet have suffered some form of disruption to their lives. Living with Disasters' casts aside the familiar news headlines of misery and destruction to present the untold story - how relatively inexpensive investment can reap huge rewards; reducing the cost, both in reconstruction and in human suffering
Once Upon A BrushCulture Chauraha brings you a multi-sensory experience by exposing the audience to a Solo Performance of Hindustani Short Story by Jashn-E-Qalam, which will bring alive the written word to create imagined visuals in the mind of the audience. This will be followed by an Art workshop on the medium of Monoprinting, where the audience will draw their most memorable impression.
MUSIC : Sahil PerisSahil is a singer-songwriter and one-man-band who performs solo with his guitar and loop pedal. By virtue of coming from a multicultural background, he shuffles between genres of Folk, Pop and Soft Rock in his live performances. Having performed in India, the USA and the UK, appreciating diversity has always been an essential part of his musical endeavors. rn
The Shay & Aakash CollectiveShayantan Dasgupta (Guitars | FX):rnShayantan aka Shay has an affinity towards music and business. He is a graduate in Audio Engineering from SAE and a postgraduate in Media & Entertainment from AAFT.rnAakash Singh (Vocals | Guitars): rnAakash is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Delhi, heavily influenced by blues, rock, country and world music. He is a graduate in music (classical vocals Major) and an 8th grade guitarist from School of Rock, London.
\"Dhrupad meets Flamenco\" A musical dialogue between Indian Classical singing, Surbahar & Spanish Flamenco Guitar"Dhrupad meets Flamenco" A musical dialogue between Indian Classical singing, Surbahar & Spanish Flamenco GuitarrnArtistes : Surekha Kable (Dhrupad Vocal), Sanjeev Shri (Flamenco & Indian Classical Guitar) and Rajendra Vishwaroop (Sur Bahar).
SPICMACAY presents A Carnatic Vocal Concert by acclaimed musician, Sudha Ragunathans part of IHC Morning Ragas Series.
SPICMACAY presents A Carnatic Vocal Concert by acclaimed musician, Sudha RagunathanAs part of IHC Morning Ragas Series.
Single Malt Sinners Night with Vinayak DuoVocalist, composer, keyboard player Vinayak Gupta has a versatile musical background, which comes from his Indian classical roots. Born in a musical home being the son of noted classical singer Vinita Gupta of the Rampur Sadarang tradition, Vinayak grew up listening to Indian classical music from a very early age alongside pursuing his passion for western music on the keyboard, an instrument he started playing at age four.
\"Drishyakala\" - an exhibition of paintings presenting Indian art and culture by renowned artistsThe barrack opens officially to the public on February 5, and this is the first time that art on this scale has been made accessible to the public visiting the heritage site. “The fact that we are conducting outreach activities—with children, college students, the visually impaired, among others—in this historic space will further expand the possibilities of making art accessible to a larger audience,” says Ashish Anand, MD and CEO, DAG. As soon as one enters the space, the first room on the ground floor, Navratna showcases nine of India’s leading artists, including the three Tagore brothers Rabindranath, Gaganendranath and Abanindranath. Old photographs, commemorative stamps and artistic objects in glass enclosures line the bright, imposing hallway of the barrack, throwing light on individual artistic practices and styles, thus also looking inward at the socio-cultural practices in India then.
MahaShivaratri, Night long AradhanaLet's come together on this auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri and celebrate the spirit (Shiva Tattva) within ourselves through dance and music. An all-night concert will bring together artists across genres of dance and music who will perform Shiv Aradhana.
History of the Built World - A travelling Photography exhibition by John Gollings.Veteran Australian photographer John Gollings on capturing architecture marvels, the frailty of modern design and his love for India. Veteran Australian photographer John Gollings on capturing architecture marvels, the frailty of modern design and his love for India. The exhibit is a sort of a time capsule of architecture, beginning at least 20,000 years ago with the rock paintings of Nawarla Gabarnmang in Northern Territory, Australia, to the more modern Burj Khalifa, Dubai.rn
Formless Whispers - Exhibition Of Paintings - With Shahanshah MittalAn Exhibition of abstract paintings by artists Shahanshah Mittal. Shahanshahs current work is a continuum of the journey he began four years back. He says that he does not work with a lot of thought in mind. He thoroughly enjoys the freedom and allows things to flow in a natural way.
DANCE & THEATRE - Tanashah (60 mins)A solo performance by Navtej Johar, which explores extremes. Based on the jail diaries of Bhagat Singh, particularly his essay titled, “Why I am an Atheist”, it examines the resolve of a young man to walk to the gallows with searing clarity, un-sublimated by religious doctrine or idealist philosophy.
Bharatanatyam recital of traditional Margam by Christopher GurusamyDance: Bharatanatyam recital of traditional Margam by Christopher Gurusamy, student of Kalakshetra and Bragha Bessell. Venue: 7:00pm| DANCE| Bharatanatyam recital of traditional Margam by Christopher Gurusamy, student of Kalakshetra and Bragha Bessell.
\"Waiting for God\", a theatre performance at the 16th Natsamrat Natya Utsav"Waiting for God", a theatre performance at the 16th Natsamrat Natya Utsav
RaagAarti - Creations and Generations of Pt. Ravi ShankarRaagAarti - Creations and Generations of Pt. Ravi Shankar, a two day music festival. Flute recital by Pravar Tandon, accompanied by Pradeep Chatterjee on Tabla. Sitar recital by Radhika Samson, accompanied by Akhtar Hassan on Tabla. Shehnai recital by Sanjeev & Ashvini Shankar accompanied by Vinod Lele and Anand Shankar on Tabla.
Day 2 of RaagAarti - Creations and Generations of Pt. Ravi ShankarHansa Veena recital by Ramanan Venkatraman, accompanied by Zakir Hussain on Tabla. Flute recital by Naren Ramaswamy, accompanied by Zuheb Ahmed Khan on Tabla. Sitar recital by Debojyoti Mukherjee, accompanied by Sameer Chatterjee on Tabla. Collaborationrnrn
DOC FILM - Jasoosni ‚Äď LOOK WHO‚ÄôS WATCHING YOU! (Eng/2018/52 mins)Dir. Anandana Kapur. The film looks at the lives and loves of women detectives in India. Love for adventure and economic mobility draw women from all walks of life to it. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
TALK - A Discussion on David Devadas‚Äôs recent book The Story of KashmirDiscussants: A. S. Dulat, author & former Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir, M. K. Raina, theatre luminary & an expert on Kashmiri culture & society, Praveen Swami, author & Editor, Firstpost, and the author. Presided by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, former Editor, EPW.
Rabindranath Tagore\'s ‚ÄėChitrangada‚Äô - Odissi danceRabindranath Tagore's ‘Chitrangada’ - Odissi dance choreography by the disciples of Ranjana Gauhar’s Utsav Educational and Cultural Society. Followed by “Saptaavrat” based on the Planets - Kathak dance choreography by Prerana Shrimali and disciples. rnrn
GANGA : RIVER OF LIFE & ETERNITY - an initiative of National Mission for Clean GangaThe exhibition celebrates the many symbolisms and narratives of Ganga. It explores through images, graphics and narratives, the beliefs, histories, traditions, arts, and cultures of India that emanate from Ganga – as a river and a Goddess. With an agglomeration of artistic expressions ranging from the classical to vernacular folk and popular creative traditions from contemporary settings, the display illustrates the unbroken continuity of Ganga’s veneration and her role in the making of the region’s diverse and rich cultural geography. The exhibition is laid out in three main themes - Heaven (Svarg), Earth (Prithvi), and Underworld (Patal) - the three worlds of the Indian cosmology in which the Ganga flows. rn
FILM CLUB SCREENING. A Mini Bhojpuri Film Festival.Fulena Nights (?????? ??????) (Bhojpuri/2017/119 mins). Dir. Amit Jha Awadhi. “Lawanda Naanch” is one of the popular forms of entertainment in Bihar, in which men disguise as women. The film revolves around the lives of three artists practicing this vanishing art.
Late Prof. Mujeeb Rizvi\'s posthumous book on the Padmavat and on Jayasi, SAB LIKHNI KE LIKHU SANSARA, (Rajkamal, 2019)Late Prof. Mujeeb Rizvi's posthumous book on the Padmavat and on Jayasi, SAB LIKHNI KE LIKHU SANSARA, (Rajkamal, 2019), has transformed our understanding of the poet, his milieu and his poetics. By locating his text deep within an Indo--Persian tradition, Rizvi radically alters our understanding of the text and its reception. The evening will feature discussions and readings around the book by Shahid Amin, Mahmood Farooqui, Darain Shahidi and others.
Khidki (Hindustani/70mins). Dir. Vikas BahariProd. Prism Theatre Society. A struggling writer facing writer’s block has to meet a deadline. He is left with no option but to look around, find characters and imagine their lives... Experience an imaginative and comic flight of his thoughts from his window to hers.
Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2019On 14th, 15th & 16th March from 6.30pm onward and on 17 March, from 11.00a.m. onward. It’s the time of year when the capital’s music connoisseurs stand poised to experience Hugh Eliot’s ‘Perfect Moment’ in the presentation of the vintage glory of the 72nd Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival. This oldest Music Festival in the country carries forward a rich cultural tradition that has ceaselessly drawn from the skills of not only the country’s eminent maestros but also promising young talent that assures a meaningful evolution of the country’s intrinsic heritage, which will seamlessly enjoy unabated popularity. On the occasion of the 72nd Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival, Director / Vice Chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Mrs. Shobha Deepak Singh says, “The Kendra is committed to upholding exemplary values in ensuring that classical music retains its unique position in the Indian arts.”
\"Mentor Strokes\" solo show of paintings by Pankaj Mohan AggarwalrStepping into Roop Chand Institute of Fine Art, the atmosphere has transitioned to be a lot more calming given the space is known for its more socio-political works. This welcome switch is due to the careful compositions of enchanting artworks by 72 year-old Pankaj Mohan Aggarwal who’s known for his takes on dhyana, an umbrella word for contemplation, reflection and meditation. Straight ahead by the benches sits the artist, who does not even notice someone has walked into the space; he’s deeply immersed in the canvas sheet before him, pen in hand. His hand movements seem instinctual and his body language is relaxed — no tension at all!rn
All Womens Club presents a Spring Carnival 2019Exhibitions held under its aegis are mainly aimed at projecting and dissipating the strength of Indian Art and Artisans for their livelihood. The event is focused on various forms of Art – contemporary to modern era in the form of art, craft, apparels – contemporary & ethnic, furnishing, jewelry- Silver, Semi Precious/ Artificial & Costume, handicrafts, interiors & artifacts, home décor, purses & bags, footwear, accessories, show pieces, gifts, novelties and what not!....... All these items are on
\"Shakuntala and Other Love Stories\" sketches and costume designsThe exhibition“Shakuntala and other Love Stories”, The charm of India in opera and ballet- is an exhibition of the sketches and costume designs, of the works The legend of Sakuntala by Franco Alfano, The Daughter of the King by Adriano Lualdi, The Woman without a shadow by Richard Strauss, The pearl fishermen by George Bizet, L'Africana by Giacomo Meyerbeer and the Nutcracker ballets, The Sleeping Beauty by Peter Il'ic Cajkovskij and Mondo Tondo by Ennio Porrino belonging to the iconographic collection of the Teatro dell'Opera Foundation in Rome. The Historical Archive has conceived and created this exhibition, which aims to be a respectful tribute to what the culture of India has transmitted to the whole of the West. Composed of 16 sketches, 71 costume designs, made by famous scenographers and costume designers of the last century such as Cipriano Efisio Oppo, Mario Pompei, Veniero Colasanti, John Moore, Salvatore Russo, Mario Giorsi, Mario Cito Filomarino, the exhibition also features 10 original costumes.
Barmer Boys: Encore PerformanceBarmer Boys: Encore Performance. The Barmer Boys, a trio of next generation torch bearers of Rajasthani Manganiar music, will be presenting an afternoon encore performance. Characterised by their guttural baritones, they interweave soulful Sufi kalaams with celebratory Sindhi folk tunes. Prepare for an informal afternoon session with these Manganiar musicians as they fold their rich heritage into a live performance.
Sri LiveHaving performed his material extensively since 2016, Sri’s debut EP release in 2017 led to a whole lot of interviews, reviews and features. All the while, shows at different cities – from intimate spaces to clubs, earned him the repute of a performing indie artist and a unique singer-songwriter to watch out for.rnrnWith the release of his new mini-album “The Only Find” (EP) out this year after an uber successful crowdfunding campaign, Sri (aka Srijit Bhowmick) is on a multi-city solo tour across the country. #TheOnlyFindTour.
Sunday Brunch With Dhruv SharmaDhruv Sharma is a professional acoustic singer based out of New Delhi. A talented multi-genre vocalist, he is proficient in singing English and Hindi songs. Dhruv blends English and Bollywood tunes with the sweetness of the acoustic guitar. Rock, pop, alternative rock, punk, classical, Bollywood, Western classical and other genres influence his work and his interest. Dhruv has graduated from AR Rahman’s School in Chennai (KM Music Conservatory). He excelled in Western classical vocals (Opera). His performances have been seen at various establishments across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bhopal, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Agra, and all the way to the Maldives.
Dilli Durbar - 2019Dilli Gharaana brings you the exciting musical festival of one of its own kind, Dilli Durbar. With the collective efforts of the members of Sursagar Society, Dilli Durbar is ready to revive the Indian Classical music. The music festival will witness the remarkable performances of renowned musicians in the Bollywood industry. Some of the names which will resonate in your head are poetic Piyush Mishra, harmonious Rashid Khan, lively Shahid Parvez, soulful Roohani Sisters, rhythmic Chand Qadri, and many more. Not only the melodious Indian classical tunes will be celebrated, but also the musical wisdom will be shared by the legendary artists across India. The interactive sessions including seminars and panel discussions will unveil the myths and challenges in the music industry. The artists will also share their struggling stories, motivations, and journey to bring the clear picture in open. in front of the audience. Finally, ‘a high spirited gathering’ is set off by irresistible sitar rhythms and performance by the Khalifa himself which will rapidly encourage the instruments to dance together in full sync. This should be a real treat altogether. Artists : Guru Shovna Narayan, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, Dhruv Sangari, Veena Srivani, Priyanka Mallick, Ustad Asghar Husain, Gharana Unplugged, Chand Qadri Qawwal, Dr. Dipali Gupta, and A R Devine Band
Impresario India presents An Evening of Creative ChoreographyRabindranath Tagore's ‘Chitrangada’ - Odissi dance choreography by the disciples of Ranjana Gauhar’s Utsav Educational and Cultural Society. Followed by “Saptaavrat” based on the Planets - Kathak dance choreography by Prerana Shrimali and disciples.
Jayantika - Mayadhar Raut School of Odissi Dance presents \"Abhisarika Nayika\" based on Gita Govinda ashtapadiThe unique feature in this will be an amalgamation of three styles of dance- Odissi , Bharatanatyam and Kathak. Conceptualized and choreographed by Odissi dancer Madhumita Raut , the exposition is based on the original choreography of legendary Guru Mayadhar Raut (Padmashri), known as the Master of Gita Govinda ashtapadis.
Doordarshan\'s \"Sacred Buddhist Dance\" in English by Benoy K BehIn the 4th century, in the region of Kashmir, Asanga and Vasubandhu developed the Yogachara school of Buddhism, which was to travel far and wide. In the 8th century, Guru Padmasambhava who was teaching in Kashmir, took a highly developed form of this Buddhism and its sacred dance to Ladakh, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Western Tibet and other places. For 43 years I have travelled repeatedly to all corners of India and to many countries of Asia, to explore and document culture. In all this time, the most fascinating living cultural tradition I have come across is this magical dance of liberation of the Lamas. The Cham is a marvellous meditative practice, with deep roots in the essence of Buddhist philosophic thought. It is also a wonderful occasion when the Lamas share their journey and mystical experience with the local community who gathers around them. I would say that this is one of the few examples surviving today of the true purpose of dance in ancient Indian culture. As such, this is of great value and its purity must be preserved.
Francophonie Week & Mela 2019FEST : Francophonie Week & Mela 2019, including exhibition, film screenings, theatre, live music acts and performances and, of course, the much-awaited Francophone Méla! Since 1988 every year French speakers and Francophiles unite to promote the French language and the diversity of Francophone cultures and to come together to become real “Citoyens du monde” for the Francophonie Festival. Half a billion Francophone around the world will celebrate Francophonie March and we wish you to join us for the same. On 13th & 15th from 6.30pm - 8.30pm; on 14th from 11.30am - 8.30pm; on 15th 10am - 6.30pm
Railway Protection Force Pays Tribute to MartyrsRailway Protection Force Pays Tribute to Martyrs. rnActivities : Tour of National Police Memorial (NPM) Honouring Martyrs's Families; RPF Band Display; Silent Drill & Rifle Spinning Drill. Only on Saturday & Sunday of March, 2019rnPatriotic Songs
Holy Moly: A Musical Holi celebration at the village in the citySurajgarh Gurgaon Presents "Holi Moly" a musical Holi celebration at the Village in the City. A complete organic Holi experience. Celebrate the festival of colors with your friends and family in its truest sense, drenched in the heritage and colors of India
Full ColourGallery ONKAF cordially invites you to the exhibition FULL COLOUR by Christian F. Kintz. His approach to colour is essentially that of a non-figurative painter. Colour is conceived as a poetic and not a symbolic value. Nevertheless, the circumstances of production and display enrich this value by other parameters. On show will be results of Christian’s artistic handling of Indian colour, produced on site. The exhibition is curated by art historian Nana Kintz from an intimate point of view.
\"Anubhuti (sensation)\" a group show of Painting, Graphics & SculptureART EXHIBITION "Anubhuti (sensation)" a group show of Painting, Graphics & Sculpture by contemporary Indian Artist: rnKaruna Vashisth (delhi); Vishakha Kulkarni (nashik); Prashant Kuwar (mumbai); Daljeet Singh (delhi); Roshan Barnes (mumbai); Sarvesh Kumar (kanpur);
Un-practiced frugalityGallery Espace presents Akshay Raj Singh Rathore’s solo exhibition un-practiced frugality. The exhibition will showcase around 20 works on paper by Akshay Raj Singh Rathore taking into account his personal journey over the last four years. The artist moved to France from India around four years ago rnand that was the period when he witnessed a lot of societal turmoil both in Europe and back at home in India. The exhibition showcases varied yet a coherent body of works, unfolding a narrative defining the artist’s thought process and practice. Akshay’s artistic practice has evolved over the years; which includes sculpture, installation, performance, photography, drawing, and animation. In the current exhibition his style has moved from very defined forms to abstraction, which resonanate the past in the present and address the complexity of cross-cultural relations. Preview: 15th March from 6pm - 9pm
\'Women Performers of the 16th ‚Äď 20th Century\' & \'Uff Malka Jaan and the Velvet Courtesans!\'Indian history of Tawaifs and Baijis of North India. The seminar will address the issues of gender discrimination in performing arts and how it shapes the art for the future, their lives and their contribution to Indian music and dance
Prakriti & KrishnaKrishna Vinod is a Delhi based singer and design student from Kerala. In 2003, she began her vocal training in Carnatic Music under the late Sri Reji George for 3 years. She later continued her vocal training at Performer's Collective under Mr. Yeashu Yuvraj who helped her grow tremendously and earn a Level 6 Performance Diploma from Rockschool London. Krishna loves covering a variety of genres including indie folk, jazz, neo soul and R&B. Some of her major influences are Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Lianne La Havas, John Mayer and Norah Jones.rnPrakriti Nanda is a guitarist and vocalist whose playing style is heavily influenced by guitarists like John Mayer, John Butler, Ben Howard, SRV and more. She loves to harmonise and experiment with percussive guitar while giving an original flavour to existing songs.
Brews & Beats with Amalga - MatesAjit Sarathi & Ankit Verma members of New Delhi based band AMALGA-MATES, which has an energetic, upfront, “no holds barred” style; and makes progressive tech , techno, and break beat melt into one . The production / Dj outfit AMALGA-MATES sprang to life when the duo joined forces in 2007. Dishing out a variety of electronic music over the last 6 years, AMALGA-MATES has been established firmly within the underground dance music scene. They provide groovy progressive sounds with elements of minimal tech and techno. AMALGA-MATES is known to rock the dance floors on appearance.
Kamakshi Khanna CollectiveA Delhi Based Singer Songwriter who believes she is an old soul, Kamakshi Khanna is an effervescent voice who believes in bringing life experiences and stories through her songs. Kamakshi Khanna is a creator of raw, organic songs and tunes that emerge from an intricate mixture of her experiences and epiphanies in the middle of trips taken to quaint corners of the world. Think of a voice that goes through various styles, including but not limited to Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Pop and Ballads. Lyrically, her songs talk about her interactions and tiffs with life and the things that make her appreciate the present. From singing in Acapella choirs to featuring on reality TV Shows, she’s been there and done that. All of 24, her ability to delve and explore newer paths and collaborate with musicians of all walks of and stature set her apart in the next generation of music from India. From releasing an EP (Much Mellow) in 2015 to an album (Cakewalk) in 2017, Kamakshi’s ability to translate her thoughts and inspirations into words and music sets her apart. rnTickets: 299/- to 499/-
Men will Be Men - A hinglish stand-up comedy show - With Kishore Dayani, Amar SMen will be Men is a show about - well everything that comes under a man's hat. This show isnt about praising men, neither about praising women ( who to dil me hai, hamesha ), also not chauvinism, also not feminism, also not queerism. Ticket: 300/-
1500 Ka DostrnDo you remember those third standard high school essays that you used to get to write on "Friendship"? And you knew how to adorn it with larger than life words like ‘unconditional love’, ‘the spirit of sharing & caring’, ‘sacrifice’ etc. in order to get an A+ on it. But the truth of the time was that only a few friends were really the ‘best’ ones, some were a little less than the ‘best’, others were not more than just pencil sharing buddies and remember those hard core enemies belonging to the other gang with a name equally weird as yours. The hierarchy was in place. The hierarchy is still in place, with categories more profound, outlined and quantifiable than ever before. And these categories often become loud and evident in front of us when picking up the right birthday or marriage gift for a friend.rnrnThe basic rules remain pretty simple though! The ones inviting through a WhatsApp message or email are the basic ‘Rs. 1100’ category friends. A mixer grinder or an electric iron should do the deal for these. The ‘Rs. 2100’ category corresponds to those sending invitation with a tangible and palpable high quality marriage card and a box of sweets. Yummy! And then the rare ‘Rs. 5100’ category, wherein you are likely to be spotted doing funny dance moves with a Rs. 100 note stuck in your mouth to flaunt your ecstasy and celebration! The list goes on…rnrnBased on the quest of redefining friendship in the realms of today's running cities and the joyful & roller-coaster journey of friendship, Vayam Performing Arts Society brings to you its fresh stage play “1500 Ka Dost".rnrnThe play is designed with a universal approach keeping the ageless relationship of friendship in mind. The play attempts to touch the lost and forgotten chord of affection and benevolence in our hearts because all of us have ‘that friend’ whom we want to meet again
Too Much Fun - With Siddharth Sudhakar, Kartik Arora, Ashish KwatraToo Much Fun features comedian from India who is raring to make it big in the comedy world. Listen to them, watch them before they get too viral and become difficult to chase down. There is no end to laughter in this edition as this brings about 3 badass madness comedians together in one show. Feat: Kartik Arora, Ashish Kwatra and Siddharth Sudhakar.
Saturday Night Live | Karan & ShauryaSaturday Night Live | Karan & ShauryarnrnLock & Key is all set to add a touch of musical magic to your Saturday night.rnrnKaran has been keeping his voice limited to a close circle of friends. Shaurya, on the other hand, can emulate the sounds of an entire band.rnrnThey bring to the floor a bevy of covers and originals ranging from progressive rock to original compositions inspired by the likes of Chris Martin and The Beatles.
Atharva band LiveAdd music, food and shiny glasses of dreamy concoctions to your Saturday night vibes and welcome the weekend in style. Your favourite hang-out joint is once again back with another live gig, and this time featuring the very vivacious Atharva.rnrnThe Chandigarh-based band will make you groove to foot-tapping and head-banging Sufi-Bollywood and Rock numbers. They have Lakshay Sharma on lead vocals, Rajat Sharma on rhythm guitar and back vocals, Saaransh Maiden on lead guitar, Vivek Sean on bass guitar, Balram Broute on drums, Ram Saini on flute, and Vishal Bajwa on percussions.
Crooner\'s Collective'Crooner's Collective' is a band comprising of extremely talented and experienced musicians within the Delhi music circuit. Their music offering comprises of classics from the golden era; songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker and many many more. The band's musical experience transports you back in time to the good old days of crooning, big band orchestras and pensive music. With a set-list designed to serenade audiences with the really old-school charm, the band has conducted successful performances across Delhi NCR.
Kasauli Rhythm and Blues FestivalKasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival (KRBF) is Genesis Foundation’s flagship annual music festival now running in its 8th edition. Spread over the scenic mountains of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh, the event is organised at Baikunth Resort. A mecca for music enthusiasts interested in listening to a diverse pool of well-established and upcoming talent. KRBF was conceived in 2012, Genesis Foundation (GF) has grown a community of music lovers who pledge with us to Save Little Hearts. All funds raised at the festival are used towards the treatment of critically ill, under privileged children with Congenital Heart Defects. Spread across a beautiful venue, join us from 19-20 April 2019 (this Easter weekend) for a promising and unforgettable line-up!rn3000 - 9500 (Includes 18% GST)rn
BODEGA 002 | DelhiBodega is a pan Indian club night that focuses on micro-genres from across the world. Ranging from Global Bass to Cumbia to Afrohouse to Baile Funk and everything in between, Bodega aims to introduce the Indian audience to new sounds that have perhaps not been highlighted before, by giving them their own night. The property will tour international artists who are leading proponents of these genres across major metros in India, bringing global sounds to your city. Combining great production a banging sound system, decor and international talent we hope Bodega will turn into your go to club night to discover new genres.
The Mangniars ‚Äď Songs from the DesertAvirbhav brings to its stage, The Manganiars - Songs from the Desert. The musical legacy of the Padamshree Awardee and celebrated Rajasthani folk artist late Sakar Khan is being carried forward by his descendants. This vibrant family of hereditary musicians belong to the Manganiyar community from Rajasthan. They have performed all over the world with the acclaimed shows, "The Manganiyar Seduction" and "Manganiyar Classroom". On the 30th of March 2019 March, they will light up the Avirbhav Stage with their mesmerizing tunes in a traditional folk set. It is a Folk Music Performance by the family of the Padamshree Awardee late Sakar Khan of the Mangniyar community Fame
GET BENT, DelhiPrabh Deep - Gifted with a unique voice that contains traces of traditional Punjabi folk singers, he is widely acknowledged as one of the best underground MCs in the country. Besides being a recording artist, he also pushes for and organizes MC Battles in the city. Born and brought up in Tilak Nagar, his music paints a vivid picture of growing up in a locality that's reeling from high unemployment rates and the recent influx of drugs in the community. Ticket: 485/- onwards
Danny HowellsDanny Howells doesn’t fit into the standard dance music paradigms. With a reputation as “the DJs’ DJ”, he has has been around for bloody ages, as early as the 1980's. He doesn’t churn out productions to “remain relevant”, instead only releasing music as and when inspiration strikes. He’s not a publicity hungry, social media devotee. Quietly ploughing his way through the house music continuum, he has remained one of the world’s most captivating selectors precisely because of these organic means. That and his impeccable selection, distinctive style and silky mixing, of course.rnrnHe's mixed several albums for Global Underground in addition to his Nocturnal Frequencies series, Balance series & Renaissance compilations. He's been on the DJ Mag top 10 several times, something he doesn't boast about. Being always billed on the same league as Digweed, Sasha, Tenaglia and the likes, Danny has maintained himself on being one of the nicest guys in the electronic music business. With a career such as this, spanning almost 3 decades, the world legend would be an understatement. Ticket: 499/-
PREM KABOOTARThe era of school days, those teenage love affairs, romance in the air, completely following and implementing Hindi cinema. Whether it is about sacrificing your love for your friendship and being a hero or envying your friendship for that teenage love and being a villain, both the feelings give you restlessness and what we call it butterflies in the stomach.rnrnSaleem the tailor and a Casanova, Raju the chai wala and Suneel the Hindi film hero and villain both in his own self. All three are living the magical feeling of love in their own way and then ultimately becoming KABOOTAR….. yes you read it right. We are talking about PREM KABOOTAR directed by Sameep Singh. The most interesting and hilarious presentation of one of the best stories by Manav Kaul which will keep you tickling throughout and let you live your own school days. Do come and watch.
Plural morphologies the stories we tell ourselves
Plural morphologies the stories we tell ourselvesAn exhibition of selected videos
SONAM GUPTA BEWAFA HAI - Dream On Theatre Festival - With Silly Souls & Dreaming StageRemember ‘Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai' a silly statement becoming a phenomenon in the country at that time, to a point that it became a slang to mock women. The theme of the play revolves around exploring how did this statement come to be? Using metaphorical devices, the play portrays different stages of a man-woman relationship in a nutshell. In a dilapidated coffee house, a man struggles to give a saree to a stranger. She is perplexed to his desires and refuses initially. He thought, manages his way to make her try the saree. Once worn for some time, now she refuses to wear it any further and leaves the coffee house. The man is left shattered and raged to now defame the woman's image. Ticket: Rs.300/-
An evening in the memory of legendary Bansuri Guru Pt. Raghunath PrasannaFlute recital by Pt. Rajendra Prasanna and Rishab Prasanna rnaccompanied by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra on Tabla. Violin recital by Dr. N. Rajam and Ragini Shankar rnaccompanied by Ustad Akram Khan on Tabla. Entry: FREE
HCL Mega Concert 2019HCL Concerts is an initiative by HCL, dedicated to identifying, evolving and promoting Indian classical performing arts. HCL Concerts events are organized in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Lucknow, Nagpur, Madurai, Chennai and New York (USA) across various venues regularly throughout the year
Connections 2019Connections is an annual International performing arts festival. This boutique festival has been bringing outstanding artists and performances from around the world to Delhi since 2014, sponsored by the Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts. It is a renowned choreographer and dancer Rukmini Chatterjee’s brainchild. What is unique about the festival is that most of these exceptional works have never been seen in India before, thus connecting Delhi audiences to new forms of creativity. Dancers from the Opera of Paris, Contemporary Circus, Norwegian pop /rock music, Contemporary Flamenco… have all been greatly appreciated by the public and press alike in the past. rnrnrnrnOn the 12th of April, the explosive Remi Panossian Jazz trio from France will perform. They were elected “Revelation of the year 2011″ by TSF JAZZ! and since then have performed at major festivals around the globe to critical acclaim: Montreal Jazz Festival, London Sunfest, New Morning and Olympia Halls in Paris, Tokyo jazz festival, Nanjing jazz festival…There is a sense of great fluidity in their music, where strong melody opens out into thrilling collective improvisations.rnrnrnrnOn the 13th and 14th of April, one of the premier dance institutes of the world, the Beijing Dance Academy will perform at the festival. It will be a first for India. Delhi audiences will witness brilliant dancers performing, powerful and breathtaking Chinese dance choreography’s. They are known to give their audiences an 'edge of the seat' experience. Some of the dance pieces have been created by the choreographer of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. The aesthetics come from Chinese martial arts, acrobatics, ancient poetry, paintings, and drama. rnrnrnrnArtistic Director of the Connections Festival: Rukmini Chatterjee
The Magnificent Journey: Times and Tales of DemocracyDirected by Abhijit Banerjee & Ranu Ghosh who will introduce the filmrnScreening will be followed by a discussionrnAt a time when the idea of democracy is under threat, this is a film that celebrates democracy for its ambition and the engagement and the excitement it generates, while also recognizing it’s many challenges. Drawing upon unique footage from hundreds of conversations with would be voters and local leaders in the towns and villages of North India, it emphasizes the humour, the passion and intellectual depth that participants brings into their decisionsrn
\"Junction - By Samarth Theatre Group \"Sam and KayarnKaya and SamrnThey are so different, yet so alike Dreams, goals, aspirations...rnFor Sam they come together in his marriage proposals to Kaya.rnSam has been proposing marriage to Kaya ever since they were kids.And Kaya...Kaya has been rejecting his proposals ever since they were kids.rnIf there's one thing Kaya can always predict, it has to be Sam's proposals. And if there's one thing that Sam has turned out to be absolutely selfish about, it has to be proposing to Kaya.rnEach place that holds a memory for them together, holds the memory of Sam's proposal to Kaya, too.rnBut he doesn't want to give up. Not as easy.rnOne last time at the railway station.rnOne last try, accompanied with poetry, a few stories, some anecdotes and a question; Kaya, will you marry me?
Mughal-E-AzamThe classic movie Mughal-e-Azam is turned into a spectacular stage musical. The timeless love story of Prince Salim and the courtesan Anarkali is the stuff of legends. For the love of this beautiful young woman, Salim rebelled and went to war against his father Emperor Akbar. With the glamour of Manish Malhotra costumes, technical expertise from Broadway and original hit songs such as Pyar kiya to darna kya and Teri mehfil mein kismet aazma kar, the production promises to be an exhilarating experience.rnrnDirector - Feroz Abbas KhanrnCostume Designer - Manish MalhotrarnChoreographer - Mayuri UpadhyarnProduction Designer - Neil Patel
The Game Changers - Business Awards & Fashion Show - The Shimmer Part 2, DelhiDe Fantasia Presents our next Event "THE GAME CHANGERS" Business Awards 2019, we are welcoming all Big Personalities who proved their name in Business World from all Categories.First time Business Tycoons & Fashion Icons come together in one stage. The GAME CHANGERS 2019 Award show is for most Popular Personalities from Business world, Reputed Companies and names will be there, we highlighting Real Game Changers who help economy with their ideas and concepts,rnrnThis Award show is Following with FASHION SHOW The Shimmer part 2 in which our Popular models & celebrity will rock the ramp with your Apparels, Accessories, Jewelry, Makeup, Footwear etc. The fashion show will be the main attraction for crowd. Our aim is to provide a platform to sell your latest collections. It will Feature Apparels, Jewellery, Footwear, Handbags, Accessories, Makeup Artist, . From top Business Tycoons with their great thoughts to top designer and Top Models with latest fashion emporiums to luxurious boutiques, you can find it all under one roof in The Game Changers 2019 with The SHIMMER Fashion Show part 2 on 27 April at Countryinn & Suites , Chattarpur Delhi.
\"Kabir- Antarman ki Awaaz\"The musical starts with a vocal narration about Kabir and precedes every song explaining the thought behind that song. Kabir poetry will be sung live by Vidhi Sharma to the music composed by Pt. Ajay Prasanna and will be accompanied with dance choreography by Maitreyee Pahari. All these artistic elements put together make “Kabir- Antarman ki Awaaz” what it sounds, looks and means. These artistic and aesthetical elements have been incorporated in order to drench the audience with vibrant colors of music, literature, dance and visuals. A musical, spiritual and literary treat, “Kabir- Antarman ki Awaaz” will be a complete journey for the audience of all generations, for people from all walks of life.rnrnMusic: Pt. Ajay PrasannarnChoreography: Maitreyee Pahari.
Mughal-e-Azam (The Great Mughal)Director: K. Asif with Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Durga Khote. Recipient of the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, 9th National Film Awards 1961; Filmfare Awards for best Film, Best Dialogue & Best Cinematography, 8th Filmfare Awards 1961. Re-visiting a cinema classic, considered one of Bollywood’s most iconic film and the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. It was the first Hindi film in black-and-white to be digitally coloured and released in 2004, it tells the story of 16th century doomed lovers, rebellious Prince Salim and court dancer Anarkali. rn
Finding Radha: The Quest for LoveEdited by Malashri Lal and Namita Gokhale (Penguin India, 2018). Natya Katha on Radha By Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan, classical dancer, Guru, Choreographer, scholar and author on Indian socio-cultural traditions and Member of ParliamentrnrnFollowed by rnDiscussants: Shri Pavan K. Varma, writer-diplomat; Prof. Alok Bhalla, formerly with Dept. of English, CIEFL, Hyderabad and Visiting Professor of English, Jamia Milia Islamia and Ambedkar University, Delhi; Ms Renuka Narayanan, Commentator and columnist on religion and culture; and Ms Namita Gokhale, writer, Festival Director and publisherrnrnChair: Prof. Malashri Lal, formerly with Dept. of English, University of Delhi, and Member, English Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademirn
The Bamboo Princess (60 min)Based on an ancient Japanese folk tale about the princess of the moon who is cursed and must live a lifetime on the earth. The show uses shadow puppets, dance, Bunraku style puppets and actors. A collaboration between Katkatha Puppets Art Trust and Setagaya Silk of TokyornrnMusic operator: Shruti Sunder; Puppets by Mohammed Shameem; and Choreography by Avinash Kumar & Honoh HorikawarnDirected by Anurupa Roy and Honoh Horikawarnrn
Women in Law in IndiaSpeaker: Smt Justice Indu Malhotra, Judge of the Supreme Court rnrnDiscussants: Shri Arghya Sengupta, Vidhi Dialogues; and Ms Liz Matthew, AdvocaternChair: Shri Justice B.N. SrikrishnarnrnJustice Malhotra will speak on her journey in understanding the legal profession in India and how that experience moulded women in taking stands and making judgements. It is also a platform to articulate how dexterously the instrument of law can be wielded by women to solve problems that beset our societyrnrnFirst in a new lecture series focusing on women in law in Indiarnrn
The Making of the Thar DesertSpeaker: Shri Pranay Lal, environmentalist and author of Indica: A Deep History of the Indian SubcontinentrnrnChair: Dr. Amita BaviskarrnrnrnDetails to be announced laterrnrnRecognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries. The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The film festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from different countries. The Lusophone Film Fest runs sessions in Nairobi (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Bangkok (Thailand), Sydney (Australia), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Macau (China), Geneva (Switzerland), Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Delhi (India) rn
Arts from the Banks of the BrahmaputraArts from the Banks of the Brahmaputra - Sattriya Dances - Choreographed and presented by Guru Meenakshi Medhi and her ensemble from Guwahati Followed by Popular Melodies of Bhupen Hazarika, Hemant Kumar and Other Bollywood Legends Vocal recital by Sagnik Sen from KolkatarnrnrnArts from the Banks of the BrahmaputrarnrnSattriya DancesrnChoreographed and presented by Guru Meenakshi Medhi and her ensemble from GuwahatirnrnFollowed byrnPopular Melodies of Bhupen Hazarika, Hemant Kumar and Other Bollywood LegendsrnVocal recital by Sagnik Sen from Kolkatarnrn(Collaboration: Impresario India)rnrn
A Tribute to Mrinal SenA tribute to the celebrated director with a screening of two very popular feature films featuring Mamata ShankarrnrnEk din Pratidin (Bengali; 95 min; 1979; dvd; English subtitles)rnDirector: Mrinal SenrnrnRecipient of the National Film Awards 1979 for Best Film in Bengali & Best DirectorrnrnThe daughter of a middle-class family fails to return home one night. Her worried family organizes a search party and the situation quickly deteriorates into a deeper crisis made worse by the fact that she is the only bread winner in the familyrnrnAt 18:00rnAn Interactive Session with Mamata ShankarrnrnAt 19:00rnKharij (95 min; 1982; dvd; English subtitles)rnDirector: Mrinal SenrnrnRecipient of the National Film Award 1982 for Second Best DirectionrnrnThe film tells the story of a middle-class family who’s child servant is found dead, and their efforts to pacify his grieving fatherrnrn
Gandhi Matters - Gandhi and IslamGANDHI MATTERS - Gandhi and Islam - Speaker: Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Professor and Vice – Dean, Jindal Global Law School and Executive Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace, O.P. Jindal Global Universityrnrn
WORLD DANCE DAYWORLD DANCE DAY - Organised in collaboration with Natya Vriksha; and Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India In the Multipurpose Hall from 09:30 to 12 noon - Body and Movement Workshop - Conducted by Santosh Nair, Artistic Director, Sadhya Dance Company. The workshop is open to dancers of all styles, kindly please register your participation at email@example.comAt 18:30 in C.D. Deshmukh AuditoriumrnYOUNG DANCERS FESTIVALrnOdissi Recital rnBy Rajashri Praharaj from BhubaneshwarrnrnKathakrnBy Rupanshi Kashyap from AhmedabadrnOn 28thrnRhythms in DancernWorkshop jointly conducted by Manohar Balatchandirane, mridangam artist; and Geeta Chandran, Bharatanatyam gururnrnThe workshop is open to dancers of all styles, kindly please register your participation at firstname.lastname@example.orgAt 16:00rnRema Shrikant – A personal dance journey from BarodarnrnAt 18:30 in C.D. Deshmukh AuditoriumrnYOUNG DANCERS FESTIVALrnMohiniattam RecitalrnBy Methil Devika from TiruvanathapuramrnrnBharatanatyam RecitalrnBy Manasvini Ramachandran from Chennairn
MUSIC APPRECIATION PROMOTIONUstad Alla Rakha – The story of a hundred years. Illustrated lecture by Rohen Bose, a promising young tabla player who’s research on the tabla and its language, particularly the Benaras Baaz is well-known and widely accepted. The presentation will trace Ustad Saab’s journey as a legendary artist with a special focus on his association with Kolkata in the 1950s and his compositions for filmsrn
The Needle ReverenceA story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women. An exhibition of Kanthas from the late 19th century till pre-independence; and contemporary Kantha created in the 1990s initiated by the renowned sculptor, the late Meera Mukherjee rnrnFrom the collection of Siddhartha Tagore and Mahesh Naithani; Meera Mukherjee’s kanthas from the collection of Dolly Narangrnrn rnrnInauguration by SmtJasleenDhamija, veteran historian on Indian textiles on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 17:30rnrn rnrnOrganisedto honour the memory of SmtKamaladeviChattopadhyayrnrn rnrn(Collaboration: MATI – Management of Art Treasures of India; with the support of Art Konsult; The Village Gallery; and Art & Deal Magazine)rnrn
INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY Copper Anthropomorphs and Early Indian SculpturesSpeaker: Dr. J. Manuel, Archeological Survey of IndiarnrnAlthough Brahmanical religion is very ancient, the currently known and acknowledged images are not older than 2500 years. This is because of the general understanding propounded by earlier Vedic scholars that Vedic religion is aniconic despite mention of images in the Rgveda . The present paper quoting from the Rgveda about the images of Indra being made, alludes to the many verses, as to how the imagery of the Copper Anthropomorphic figures primarily found from the Ganga
Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest times to the Sixth CenturyA discussion based on Professor Naman P. Ahuja’s book, published by Ashmolean Museum: Oxford, 2018rnProfessor of Indian Art and Architecture at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the co-Editor of Marg Publications, Mumbai, Prof. Ahuja was Research Fellow in the Ashmolean’s Department of Eastern Art from 2002 to 2004rn
Employment and the Informal SectorWelcome & Introductory Remarks: Shri Prabhat Kumar, former Cabinet SecretaryrnrnKeynote Speaker: Prof. Ravi Srivastav, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityrnChair: Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprisesrn
A TARANNUM CHOIR CONCERTClassic melodies old and new, devotional, patriotic, folk and semi-classical group songs of composers such as Naushad, Salil Chowdhary, Hemant Kumar, SD Burman, RD Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, Anu Malik, Amit Trivedi and Dr. C. Ashwath. Conducted by Ravi Raj Sagarrnrn
The Maestro and his Music - A Tribute to Rudra Veena maestro Ustad Asad Ali KhanThe Maestro and his Music - A Tribute to Rudra Veena maestro Ustad Asad Ali Khan. Hindustani classical vocalist Madhumita Ray renders compositions in rare raagas, elaborating a gayaki inspired by Khansaheb. Accompanied by Utpal Ghoshal (Tabla), Bharat Bhushan (Sarangi), Damodar Ghosh (Harmonium), Shivani Sen & Deeksha Haldar (Vocal support) rn
Madhavi- A Dance FestivalMadhavi- A Dance Festival that explores two dynamic female characters from Indian mythology. Draupadi “Still I Rise" by Bharatanatyam dancer Vidhya Subramanian and Shoorpanakha "The story only she nose" by Bharatanatyam dancer Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel. Collab. Kri Foundation rn
Unmistakable Humanism of Mirza Ghalib & Rabindranath TagoreUnmistakable Humanism of Mirza Ghalib & Rabindranath Tagore. Panellists: Reba Som, former Director, ICCR Centre, Kolkota; Prof. Radha Chakravarty, Writer & Professor at Ambedkar University; Prof. Anisur Rahman, Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia & Urdu Shair; Dr. Saif Mahmood, Author of Beloved Delhi: A Mughal City and Her Greatest Poets. Moderator: Amb. Surendra Kumar, President IAFA. Collab. IAFA, New Delhi rnrn
An evening of Dhrupad and Khayal. Rudra Veena recital by Sharada MushtiAn evening of Dhrupad and Khayal. Rudra Veena recital by Sharada Mushti, accompanied by Sukhad Munde (Pakhawaj). Vocal recital by Manu Srivastava accompanied by Pt.Bharat Bhushan Goswami (Sarangi) and Ust.Akhtar Hassan (Tabla)
Eclectic Strokes Art Exhibition at Art Spice GalleryEclectic strokes is curated by Praveen Upadhye, an eminent artist, keeping in mind the signature style of each artist. The exhibition shall display works of S H Raza, M F Husain, Ram Kumar, F N Souza, T Vaikuntam, K G Subramanyan, Ram Kinker Baij, Jamini Roy, Suhas Roy, Arup Das, Jatin Das, Jogen Choudhury, Manu parekh, Paresh Maity, Neeraj Goswami, Sanath Kar, Jatin Das,Manish Pushkale,Gogi Saroj,Jai Zharotia,Yashwant Sirwadkar,Sanjay Bhattacharya,Sridhar Iyer amongst others.
Aagaaz Group Paintings & Sculpture exhibition by various artistsAagaaz Group Paintings & Sculpture exhibition by various artists - Anitta Sethi, Bharti verma, Daljeet Kaur, Gaurav Chawla, Manan Negi, Manjusha, Nanda Gupta, Nitasha Jaini, Rajib Deyashi, Ruchi Chadha, Sakshi Talwar, Sangeeta Kumar Murthy, Siddharth Jharia, Simran Kaur, Sonali Chaudhari, Sonia Sareen, Soumick Nag, Suresh Kumar, Sujit P. Giram, Vrinda Jharia
Nav DurgaAn evening of Kathak dance performance by Guru Moumala Nayak and her troupe.
Changing Narratives on the Himalayan Geo-strategySpeakers: Shri Vishnu Prakash, former High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador to South Korea and Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs; Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, AVSM, VSM (Retd); and Prof. K. Warikoo, Secretary-General, Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation; Editor, Journal of Himalayan and Central Asian Studies. Moderator: Prof. Sangeeta Thapliyal, Jawaharlal Nehru Universityrnrn
The Magnificent Journey: Times and Tales of DemocracyThe Magnificent. Directed by Abhijit Banerjee & Ranu Ghosh who will introduce the film. Screening will be followed by a discussionrnrnAt a time when the idea of democracy is under threat, this is a film that celebrates democracy Journey: Times and Tales of Democracyrn(72 min; 2019; dvd; English) for its ambition and the engagement and the excitement it generates, while also recognizing it’s many challenges. Drawing upon unique footage from hundreds of conversations with would be voters and local leaders in the towns and villages of North India, it emphasizes the humour, the passion and intellectual depth that participants brings into their decisionsrn
The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community BehindBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind by Raghuram G. Rajan (HarperCollins India, 2019)rnDiscussants: Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia; Dr. Ashok V. Desai; and others
Tranzistor UntunedNatya Ustaad’s 'TRANZISTOR UNTUNED' is a 2016 farce comedy original play. Set in a mental asylum in Lahore 1972, the play revolves around the people of this asylum who were sent there before partition. They live together as a family and don't know about the existence of Pakistan. Things start to change when the announcement is made to shift the Hindu patients back to their motherland India. In order to break the news to the patients, the head doctor brings a transistor in the asylum, to make them aware of changes brought down in the past 25 years. But the poor patients are startled by the presence of this device since they know nothing about what is it or how it works.rnrnrnrnThe play brings the nostalgic air of the 70s with the old songs and dances. With hilarious, comic timings of each character and bittersweet fights among themselves. This UNTUNED family has it all, live music, dance, drama, emotions and the warmth of unity.rnrn
Ashadh Ka Ek DinImpresario Asia presents one of the most celebrated classic Play in Indian literature - ASHADH KA EK DIN. One of the most staged and respected modern Hindi Play written by Mohan Rakesh, it has become a landmark in the annals of Hindi Drama. The play is about Great Sanskrit poet Kalidas, author of Sanskrit classics like Ritu Sanghar, Abhigyan Shakuntalam, Megh Dootam, and Raghu Vansham. It narrates and beautifully brings out the story of his inspiration Mallika, a village belle, their love, separation, and the return of Kalidas only to find that, after his elevation in the royal court of Ujjayini, the class divide has separated him from his beloved forever. ...It is a play that makes you fall in love with the characters of the play...Kalidas Mallika and even Vilom, Kalidas' contemporary and rival for the hand of Mallika.rn
ChandraguptaChandragupta is a play which shows the journey of Chandragupta Maurya from a commoner to the king of Magadh. It also shows how Chanakya used his mind and Chandragupta`s strength to defeat the Greeks and fulfil his desire to make India a united nation. It tells the story of politics, diplomacy, revenge, hatred, conspiracy, sacrifice and love for the nation.
Wo AfsaanaA theatrical presentation where dramatized narration, poetry, live music, and singing blend together to bring an era gone by. The narrative weaves the unspoken love between two legendary poets. Sahir Ludhianvi’s songs infuse life and vibrancy that crave for his unsaid and unrequited love. Here is a show that celebrates literature and music
Sweet SuiteSWEET SUITE is a Hindi adaptation of the celebrated English playwright Ray Cooney & 35 year old stage comedy play - OUT OF ORDER. The play features a government secretary who lies his way out of situations with the help of his innocent junior secretary, who gets more & more tangled in the improvised tales as the events unfold. rnrnrnAction takes place in a suite in a posh hotel situated in the heart of the national capital DELHI NCR and everything revolves around the accidents caused by a defective sash window. The frivolously, entertaining play has had a long run in UK when premiered in 1990 and was then adapted to French in 1996, followed by the play being converted to a successful Hungarian movie. It went on collecting accolades internationally as it entered the APAC region in 2012 with the show being staged at Singapore & Malaysia. The play currently runs in Russia & China and is all set to tickle the funny bones of the Indian audience. Sweet Suite, an inspired machine to cater to one of the civilized society's greatest joys, which is to see someone else in soup -- rnThree shows at 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
An Evening With Bhrashtachar“An evening with bhrashtachar” is a satire on the bureaucracy which is prevailing since our independence. This play is based on the poem written by “Padamshri Ashok Chakradhar Ji”. This play enhances the conspiracy between the bureaucrats who are fighting to be number one in corruption. This imaginary story touches the life of common man in some way or the other since we are connected to the different government departments for our various socio-legal works. In today’s world we are much more active on social media and share our emotions on it but, on the other hand, these emotions are virtual because not even a single human being is actually standing with us. So, the story of the play depicts that we have to be social instead of virtually social. Ticket: Rs.100/- onwards
Ballabhpur Ki RoopkathaBengali playwright Badal Sircar has not only influenced Indian theatre but also has had a global reach. Badal Sarcar’s “Ballabhpur Ki Roopkatha” is based on the ancient history of the city of Ballabhpur. Bhupati Rai, the grandson of Ramapati Bhuyan carried their legacy & still has a 400-year-old palace. Now his financial conditions are not so good & he’s planning to sell the palace, but he is unable to do so because the palace is haunted. There is no single person left in the town from whom he hasn’t taken credit, and in order to settle the dues, he wants to sell the palace & shift to Kolkata, where he wants to set up dentistry with one of his friends. After several attempts, he somehow manages to get a buyer. To impress the buyer, he pretends to be the Royal King & takes the help of his creditors to become his royal staff. Now the confusion starts when Mr. Haldar, the buyer visits the palace. Will Bhupati be able to sell the palace to Haldar? Will Haldar come to know about the ghost in the palace? A Modern Indian comedy with all the suspense & fun you need
Wrong NumberPerforming group: Felicity Theatre Group. between three couples, A laugh riot and a roller coaster ride of confusions and suspicions around the characters of the play. Avinash is having an affair with Yashwant’s wife Kamini and is in constant conflict with his own wife, Ranjana. Ranjana feels Avinash is suspicious of his actions and phantom phone-calls made to the house and on his mobile. When Avinash returns late, she confronts him about his actions and the lies that he has been comforting work associate Natwarlal, who believes his wife Poonam is having an affair. Of course, Natwarlal and Poonam are innocent parties and neither of the adulterers realizes they have both implicated the Chaurasias in their alibis. The second part concerns the dinner parties at both the houses which, both are performed simultaneously. At the Singhs, the Chaurasias are treated to a polite and banal evening with Natwarlal desperately trying to impress Yashwant in the hope of a promotion, whereas Chaurasias attempt to impress in lieu of promotion but members of both parties suspect both Natwarlal or Poonam of sexual indiscretions. With matters totally confused, Yashwant summons everyone to his house to clear the air. It all ends but after great confusion.
FILM CLUB SCREENING - Budding Italian Film Directors‚Äô Festival. Lorello e Brunello (Docu/2017/86 mins)FILM CLUB SCREENING - Budding Italian Film Directors’ Festival. Lorello e Brunello (Docu/2017/86 mins). Dir. Jacopo Quadri. The story of Brunello and Lorello Biondi, twins living in Pianetti di Sovana, southern Tuscany, revolves around time. All their time is completely dedicated to and consumed by constant work, as if they were condemned to some sort of existential labour. But, notwithstanding their efforts, they are on the verge of failure as they feel helpless in front of the dropping prices in the global economic market.
FILM CLUB SCREENING - Budding Italian Film Directors‚Äô Festival. Lorello e Brunello (Docu/2017/86 mins)Dir. Jacopo Quadri. The story of Brunello and Lorello Biondi, twins living in Pianetti di Sovana, southern Tuscany, revolves around time. All their time is completely dedicated to and consumed by constant work, as if they were condemned to some sort of existential labour. But, notwithstanding their efforts, they are on the verge of failure as they feel helpless in front of the dropping prices in the global economic market.
CIMA Art MelaCIMA Art Gallery presents a group exhibition of paintings, etchings, sketches & sculptures by various renowned and senior artists - Arpita Singh, Jogen Chowdhury, Paramjit Singh, Thota Vaikuntam, Manu Parekh, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Paresh Maity, Prabhakar Kolte, Sudip Roy, Jayasri Burman, Farhad Husain, Rm. Palaniappan, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Ramananda Bandyapadhyay, Rabin Mondal, Samir Aich, Anju Chaudhuri, Babu Xavier, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Akhilesh, Kavita Nayar, Nayanaa Kanodia, Bimal Kundu, Atin Basak, Sunirmal Maiti, Kingshuk Sarkar, Sandip Roy, Chhering Negi, Gourishankar Soni, Hemant Rao, Asim Pal, Amit Saha, Swapnesh Vaigankar, Roul Hemanta, Manish Moitra, Hemavathy Guha, Sushanta Guha, Anandomay Banerjee, Moti Zharotia, Priti Mann rn
Swar, Vyanjan aur ManoranjanTheatre: Hindi/Musical/80 mins. Dir. Ankur Saxena Bashar. Prod. Yavanika, the Dramatics Society of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and Banyan Theatres. Based on “Ti Phulrani” by P.L. Deshpande, an adaptation of G.B.Shaw's Pygmalion. In a bold retelling of the story of the Phonetician and the poor Flower Girl, the play focuses the use and abuse of language, and on the redemptive power of "Naad" the sound of infinity, hidden in the day to day articulation of our vowels (swar) and consonants (vyanjan). Tickets at Rs.200 available on bookmyshow.com
One Hundred Years - Reimagining DelhiThe third panel in the series will discuss "Urbanity Resides in Public Spaces - the key to transforming our public spaces is the energy of citizens". Panellists: Verendra Wakhloo, architect; Partho Dutta, historian; Amal Allana, theatre director; Snehanshu Mukherjee, architect. Moderator: M. N. Ashish Ganju, architect & teacher.
BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2019 World TourFilms on remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. 150 minutes of adrenaline pumping, inspirational and aspirational movies.
A Tale of Two Cities (Eng/130 mins). Dir. Feisal Alkazi.Music: Sharmila Livingston. Choreography: Vishwakant Sinha. Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, now as a musical! A stirring story full of colour and variety, rage and love with unforgettable characters caught up in the whirlwind of history. A poignant yet powerful tale set against the turbulent days of the French revolution. Justice, revenge, love, oppression and sacrifice. Tickets at Rs.200, 350 & 500 available on bookmyshow.com and at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC rn
A Brush with NatureA solo painting exhibition by Kajal Nalwa
I Remember (Docu/Hindi with Eng subtitles/2018/49 mins)Dir. Geeta Sahai. The film captures the intense experience of a woman and her family as they come to terms with the early onset of Alzheimers. Hopes, ambitions and dreams often fade away as their lives get disrupted in the absence of adequate institutional, social and emotional support. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
IHC-RIS-CEFIPRA ScienceTechnology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Forum. Response to emerging infectious diseases in the context of urbanization and global warming: where is the Science gone? Speaker: Dr. Olivier Telle, Researcher at CNRS, France, currently affiliated with Centre de Sciences Humaines, Embassy of France, India; Chair: Dr. Dinakar M. Salunke, Director, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
COSMIC VOYAGE (A Journey through the Galaxy of Indian Art)Cosmo Arts India Gallery presents a group exhibition by various artists - A Bala, F. N Souza, G.R. Irrana, Jagannath Panda, Jamini Roy, K.G Subramanyan, Laxma, Goud, M.F Hussain, Sankho Chaudhury, Satish Gujral, Somnath Hore, Neeraj Goswami, Ompal, Sansanwal, Suhas Roy, T. Vaikuntam, T. V. Santosh, B.M.Kamath, SH Raza, Amitesh Verma, Nirensen Gupta
Rohini Ghadiok Oration. The Stuff of FairytalesA performative Poetry reading by Kalki Koechlin, actress and writer. A satire on the gender expectations dished out to us through stories told to us as children. How can we rewrite our childhood stories to have better relationships between genders? How can love last beyond the 'happily ever after'?
Revisiting Classics with Translation Artists - VIExperiencing Inter - medium Translation: Poetry - Dance - Architecture. Discussants: Guru Prerana Shrimali, Senior dance exponent, Jaipur Gharana of Kathak; Prof. S.M. Akhtar, Architect & Dean, Dept. of Architecture, Jamia Milia Islamia; Prof. Anurag Verma, Architect and faculty at Apeejay School of Architecture. Curator: Prof. Anand Khatri, Architect and faculty at Delhi Technical Campus (DCT). Chairperson: Dr. Anamika, Poet and Academic.
Baby‚Äôs Blues (Eng/120 mins)Wri. Tammy Ryan. Dirs. Ila Arun & K.K. Raina. Susan is a career woman with a seemingly perfect life, with a sensitive husband and a brand new bundle of joy on the way. Taking off from that very moment when a pregnant Susan goes into labour, the play follows her journey as she becomes a new mother, with a frighteningly inexplicable new-born to care for. Employing both realistic and surrealistic elements, Baby's Blues explores one woman’s descent into postpartum depression, but also brings into focus the difficult challenge of becoming a mother for the first time. Tickets at Rs.250, 350 and 500 available on bookmyshow.com
Binder (Hindi/120 mins)Dir. Sarbajeet Das. Prod. Theatre On Your Own. Vijay Tendulkar’s protagonist Sakharam Binder offers more than food, shelter and clothing to cast off wives, who would otherwise be homeless or manhandled. He imposes his own rules on them without considering the implications of this arrangement. Even today, where we prefer showing the mirror instead of seeing in it, here’s an adaptation of Binder in a unique story-telling format that is bound to make you think hard. Tickets at Rs. 150, 300 and 400 available on bookmyshow.com
International Dance Day SpecialBharatanatyam solo by Dakshina Vaidyanathan; Kathak solo by Diva Goswami Dikshit; Odissi duet by Vrinda Chadha and Vinod Kevin Bachman; Kuchipudi group by the disciples of Raja Radha Reddy; Mohiniyattam solo by Alexandra Vodopyanova; Sattriya by Jhilmill Pathak; Duet Chaau by Rakesh Sai Babu with Priya Srinivasan; Russian Ballet solo by Nikolina Nikoleski.
Women Empower India SeriesA new series that envisages empowering women to run their own businesses by encouraging innovation through exchange of knowledge on best industry practices. Keynote by Shalini Goyal Bhalla, Head India Operations, Indo-American Center. Followed by a panel discussion on Transformational leadership featuring Bhuvana Anand, Centre for Civil Society, Swati Singh Sambhyal, Centre for Science and Environment and Shashank Shekhar, National Small Industries Corporation.
IIHS City ScriptsThe Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. City Scripts is an annual festival organised by IIHS to celebrate writings in and about the city, as seen through myriad lenses
Anne Frank ‚Äď A History for Today‘Anne Frank- A History for Today’ highlights the story of Anne Frank against the backdrop of the. Second World War and the Holocaust. Her dairy comprising vivid observations and experiences, is one of the world’s most popularly read personal accounts of the Holocaust. Complete with quotations from her diary and the Frank family’s photographs, the exhibition showcases how personal accounts can help us understand events that shaped world history and understand their relevance for today’s age. rnrnThe exhibition is brought to Delhi in collaboration with The Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, PeaceWorks, an initiative of The Seagull Foundation for the Arts and the Embassy of the Netherlands in India. rn
Man Disposes God ProposesAn Indian adaptation of John Mortimer's comic drama Dock-Brief. Himaqat Qureshi is charged for murdering his fun loving wife. All the evidence is against him and he is sure to be convicted....until advocate Kamal Kant Tripathi enters the scene. Tickets Rs.200/- onwards