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In the city

All set: Members of the band Rishi Inc.MUSIC

Rock it

Two bands from Delhi Rishi Inc and The Urban Earlymen will be competing with various other bands from all across India. To be held from December 17 to 18, 6.30 pm onwards at Turquoise Cottage, Vasant Vihar.

New Year calling

Gurdas Maan and Sonu Nigam will be performing at ‘Jashn-a-Sai 2011’ organised by Shri Sai Mahakumbh Trust at Raja Garden, Shivaji Enclave, near TDI Mall, Vishal Cinema.
Timing will be 4 pm onwards on December 18. Entry is free for all.

Contemporary music

Celebrate the best of contemporary Indian music this weekend, live at Sura Vie, 1 Scindia House, Janpath, Cannaught Place from 9.30 pm on December 16 and 17. Club rules will be applied for the entry.

Musical Journey

Soak yourselves in a musical journey in an evening of arias that will present solo, duets and trio performances by Patricia Rozario, Joanne D’Mello, Susanna Hurrell and Mark Troop (on piano) on December 21, 7 pm onwards.

Classical treat

A concert will be held in aid of health and education for underprivileged on December 17 from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Ghazal singer Zulfiqar Saabri and sufi singer Aslam Saabri will mesmerise the audience. The concert will be held at Sri Sathya Sain International Center, Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Road.  The entry for the event is free.

Pot pourri

Laugh out loud

India Habitat Centre presents an evening of stand-up comedy featuring Anuvab Pal with Aditi Mittal on stories from contemporary India on December 23, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Tickets will be available for Rs 350, Rs 250 and Rs 100 at the programme desk.


Vivan Sundaram will present his latest exhibition ‘Gagawaka: Making Strange’ on sculptural garments at the Lalit Kala Academy on December 21. Vivan plans to exhibit this blend of art, couture and performance as a fashion show with dancers, actors and models presenting their “individual interpretation” of the pieces.

Christmas comes calling

Saket’s, Plot A 3, District Centre will be abuzz with festive spirit and offer its customers a treat of Christmas decor, music, food and gifts. The gala will be on from noon to 11 pm, till December 18. 

Culture curry

Sindhi Festival will be held on December 17 and 18 at Delhi Haat, Pitam Pura from 11 am onwards. The festival is organised by Sindhi Aca­demy. The academy to promote and develop Sindhi language, literature and culture. 

City ahoy!

‘Dastaan-e-Dilli’ will present exhibitions and cultural programmes to commemorate 100 years of Delhi. Exhibition ‘Timeless Delhi’ will be followed by ‘Mehfil-e-Dilli,’ a dance performance by Shovana Narayan and thumri recital by Dr Kumud Diwan from till December 21 from 11 am to 6  pm. The cultural programme will be held at Azad Bhavan, I P Estate, 7 pm onwards. Entry is free for all. 

Literally literal

India Habitat Centre brings Samanvay, a celebration of Indian writings from December 16 to 18. The festival will be attended by luminaries of the literary world like Javed Akhtar, Nida Fazli, Ravi Singh, Kunwar Narayan and Nalini Jameela.


Reel magic

A short film festival will be held on December 18 from 7 pm onwards to December 19 from 1.30 pm onwards. The festival will be held at Manajsa, G 12, Hauz Khas. 

Film fever

Yellow Line Project films will be screened on December 17 at Devi Art Foundation and on December 18 at Khoj Studios. The project derives its name from a Delhi Metro route. The Roberts-Ramamurthi partnership is one of six dancer-artiste teams that have been short¬listed for the Gati Dance Forum’s Yellow Line Project. The teams will be required to create short five-minute dance films, centred on a specific Delhi location. Apart from Nehru Place, the other sites include a railway yard near Nizamuddin Station, a partially-finished hospital building in Mehrauli, and a rickshaw yard behind Humayun’s Tomb.

From abroad

India Habitat Centre presents Hungarian Film Festival on December 20 at 7 pm. The festival will be held in joint collaboration with Hungarian Cultural Centre.


Hit the floor

Alexandra Stan will be performing for the first time in India. Catch the Romanian house-pop dance sensation at the ‘Bacardi Like It Live’ event at F Bar, Ashoks Hotel on December 17. Time: 8 pm onwards.

Free move

‘How To Develop Believable Abhinaya’ – dance workshop for students and young
professional dancers of all styles will be conducted by Sharon Lowen at Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road.

The workshop will be held at 6.45 pm on December 17 and 18. Contact programme desk, India Habitat Centre for registrations and details. 

Dance diva

Epicentre, Gurgaon presents Kuchipudi recital on December 23 by Sarvani Yadavalli from 7.30 pm onwards.


Close shot

Epicentre, Gurgaon presents a play by Neil Titley on the famous on December 16 from 7.30 onwards. Tickets will be available for Rs 350, Rs 250 and Rs 150 at the venue. Suitable for 18 years and above. 

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