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As tribute to legen≠d≠ary poet and composer Dwijendra Lal Roy on his 150th birth anniversary, Impresario India is organising an evening of ‘Dwiju Babur Gaan’, a collection of songs of D L Roy by Jayati Ghosh and her group. Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Road, April 24. Time: 6: 30 pm. Entry is free.
Impresario India is organising an evening of popular songs ‘Down Memory Lane – A Bouquet of Bollywood Melodies’ by Malini Banerjee of Mumbai.
Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, April 23. Time: 7 pm. Entry will be by invitation card from the office of Impresario India, Vasant Kunj. For details and tele-booking call 9811763534.
Series of concerts
Rasikapriya presents ‘Sankalp’, a series of concerts for upcoming talent. The event will also feature Carnatic vocal recital by Neethu Ram Thyagarajan, a disciple of Sai Shanker.
Venue: Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, April 20. Time: 7 pm.
Entry is free.
Sur Adhar Society presents Hindustani Vocal recital by Fareed Hasan. This will be followed by sitar recital by Ustad Saeed Zafar Khan. Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, April 22. Time: 7 pm.
Entry is free.
Shagun Butani, who has trained under masters like Aloka Panikar and Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, the late Guru Lingaraj Acharya and Guru Shashadhar Acharya, will present an evening of Odissi recital. The performance will feature solo compositions from the traditional repertoire. In addition, there will be ‘squares and circles’, a choreography by Shagun with three dancers. It is inspired from the geometry that is inherent in the technique of Odissi.
Venue: India International Center, April 19. Time: 7 pm. Entry is free.
Anita Agarwal, a disciple of Ghansyam Gangani, along with her troupe presents an evening of Kathak recital ‘Yatra’. Venue: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon, April 19.
Time: 7:30 pm. Entry is free and seating on first-come-first-served basis.
Celebrating danceOn the occasion of World Dance Day 2013, Natya Vriksha presents an open-house seminar and a festival of young dancers. Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Road, April 27 and 28. Time: 6: 30 pm.
Walk the narrow alleys of Old Delhi, savour the smells and tastes of a bygone era as you discover cooling summer foods with kissey kahaniya in the old city. DelhiByFoot is organising ‘Traditional and Exotic Summer Foods Walk’ in Chandni Chowk. Meeting Point: Chawri Bazar Metro Station (exit gate: 3), April 20. Time: 5: 30 pm. Entry is by charges. For details call 9818278665.
From the realm of women’s creativity comes an exhibition of phulkari. Phulkari is very refined embroidery of Punjab and Haryana. India has a great tradition of embroidery from different regions, and phulkari stands out among these. The collection involves ritual objects, masks, puppets, musical instruments and textiles collected from various regions of the country. Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Central Vista Mess, Janpath, till May 3. Entry is free.
Explore the Old Fort with Aradhna Sinha. Purana Qila or Old Fort is the oldest fort in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in the City. It was re built by the Afghan conqueror Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed to be the capital of the Pandavas, Sher Shah raised the citadel of Purana-Qila with an extensive city-area sprawling around it. Venue: Purana Qila, Mathura Road, April 21. Time: 4: 30 pm. Entry is free.
Leh Leh Sports presents a corporate football tournament to support a great cause – road safety and reducing the number of deaths in road accidents. Venue: Vasant Kunt, April 20 and 21. For details contact Jai 9899267493 or Sid on 9560956747.
Husan Ara Trust presents lecture and mushaira to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratan Maulana Azad. The memorial lecture by Dr Farrukh Naaz will be followed by a mushaira. Participating poets are Dr Noor Amrohvi, Dr Azra Naqvi, Rajeendar Singh Raja, Prof Waseem, Papular Meerathi, Bakel Utsahi, Surandar Singh Shajar, Payember Naqvi, Manzar.
Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, April 22. Time: 7 pm. Entry is free.
Beauty of life
Ahmedabad-based Sarika Mehta unravels the hidden beauty of life in her
debut solo show titled ‘Born From The Terrain’. The show includes six oils on canvas, two pencil drawings on art spectrum paper, eight pencil drawings on rice paper, three watercolours and one installation. The title of the show, according to the 33-year-old artist, alludes to the fact that “something that can grow in a desert, cannot grow in a forest’’. Venue: Latitude 28, Lado Sarai, till May 20. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
Entry is free.
A group art show ‘Tranquility’ encompasses various eminent artists and brings them together by captivating a vast range of moods and moments in their respective walks of life. Participating artists include Madan Lal, Nand Lal Thakur, Dr S D Shrotriya, Dr R C Bhawsar, Harish kumar, Manjit soni, Savita agrawal and Prithvi Soni. Venue: Shree Yash Art Gallery, Green Park Main, till April 30. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is free.
‘Watercolour Wonderland’ is an Exhibition of paintings by Aparup Mukherjee. With the temperatures rising and hot dusty days approaching, here’s a welcome treat to soothe the eyes. The artist paints a tranquil world of lakes filled with water lilies; summer vistas of dappled shade on the village pond; or storm tossed landscapes.
Artfairie Gallery, Gole
Market, till April 20.
Time: 11 am to 7: 30 pm.
Entry is free.