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Puppet festival

Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival is coming to Delhi and will have performances by various artistes till February 13 at the India Habitat Centre and till February 15 at Epicentre, Gurgaon. The festival will have a number of puppet shows like Life In Her Day by Hilary Chaplain, to be enjoyed by all age groups. For details calls: 43663080.

Plastic play

The ‘PlastIndia 2012–8th International Plastics Exhibition & Conference’ will be on at Pragati Maidan till February 6, from 10 am to 6 pm. Visit the exhibition and see what all  you can do with a piece of plastic.

Craft mart

The Surajkund Crafts Mela is back. A caravan of more than 400 national and state awardee craftpersons from every corner of India will wind their way to Surajkund, to showcase the finest handlooms, handicrafts, authentic fragrances and cuisines of India. Be there on February 5, from 9.30 am to 7 pm at Surajkund, Faridabad. Tickets are available at Rs 50 per person. For details call: Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited: 0172-20702955-57, 0172-2720437, or visit:


Bike shots

‘The MotoGrapher Chronicles’ is on display at IndiPix Gallery, Vasant Vihar, till February 8 from 11 am to 7 pm. The exhibition is a solo show by Sundeep Gajjar who has captured fine moments while riding bikes. Since 2006, he has covered 10 countries on some of the world’s most spectacular motorcycles. For details call: 41704334.

From Assam

A photography exhibition ‘An Assamese Voyage’ is on display at Gallery Trapezoid, South Extention II, till February 29 from 11 am to 7 pm. The exhibition by Prabir Purkayastha displays the ancient Assamese culture and its people. For details call: 41044663.


Sculpted beauty

Akaar Prakaar an exhibition of sculptures by five successful contemporary female artists will be on display at the Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, till February 11 from 11 am to 7 pm. The artists include Kumud Grover, Kusum Jain, Premlata, Seema Dua, Tanushree Ghandok. For details call: 23718833.

More art

The ‘2nd All India Digital Art Exhibition’ will be on till February 10 at the All India Fine Arts and Craft Society (AIFACS), Rafi Marg. Also on display will be  award winning photographs by the photo division of India  from February 6 to 10. For details call: 23322194 or 23711315.

Master work

Art afficionados are in for a big treat. The works of master artists like F N Souza, Ram Kumar, Sakti Burman, M F Hussain and others will be on display at an exhibition called Master's Strokes at the Art Elements Gallery, Hauz Khas Village till February 29, from 11 am to 7.30 pm. For details call: 26534947.


Voicing rights

Get glued to ‘Flashpoint-2nd Human Rights Film Festival’ at M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise till February 5. The festival will screen 18 films on human rights – both documentaries and narratives from India or set in India. The festival will also feature open mike and panel discussions with a view to bring together eminent human rights activists, scholars and film-makers on one platform. For details call: 43500200.

Bollywood talk

The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) presents ‘Some Reflections on New Bollywood Cinema’–a talk by Sangita Gopal, associate professor of English and Cinema Studies at JNU. Be there on February 6 at 4.30 pm. For details call: 26742676 or 26742575. 

For a cause

‘Danza en libertad. Las últimas devadasis’ (dance in freedom. The latest devadasis)–a spanish film on the story of devadasis–the temple dancers will be screened at Instituto Cervantes, Hanuman Road on February 5 at 4.30 pm. The movie is in English and Kannada. For details call: 43681999.


Stage act

The ‘8th Natsamrat Natya Utsav-2012’ is on at The Little Theatre Group Auditorium (LTG), Mandi House at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm, from February 3 to 5. Tickets are available at the venue. Some of the plays to be staged are: Roop Aroop, Dawat-E-Kichdi, Ambedkar aur Gandhi, Hello Mantri ji and Godaan. For details contact: 23389713.

American plays

Atelier Theatre Repertory presents Teen Natak--a festival of American plays at the American Centre, Kasturba Gandhi Marg from February 3 to 5 at 4.30 pm and 7 pm.

The plays to be presented are Khusar Phusar (based on Neil Simons Rumors) on February 3, while The Zoo Story (based on Edward Albees The Zoo Story) will be staged on February 4 and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Neil Simon) on February 5. For details call: 24198000.

Laugh away

Ashvin Gidwani Productions presents the hit comedy History of India starring famous stand up comedian Vir Das at Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg, on February 4 at 7.30 pm. Chronologically narrated with major events in the history of India from Harappa and Mohenjodaro to the Mughals, the show is a parody on India’s rich history. For details call: 39895050.


Metallic music

The Technodrome Electronic Music Festival is back. It promises to bring together performers from the global electronica scene with leading Indian artistes and performers. German band Oliver Huntemann and The Light Surgeons from the UK are scheduled to perform from February 2 to 5. Oliver will perform at Sura Vie and The Light Surgeons will perform at the British Council.

Piano strains

Delhi Music Society presents a music concert with American musician Michael Braudy on violin and Aching Shaiza, from Nagaland, on piano at India International Centre Lodhi Estate on February 3, 6.30 pm onwards. For details call: 24619431.

Sufi nights

Good news for Sufi music lovers. The famous Wadali Brothers will perform live in a concert at Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg on February 3, from 7 pm to 10 pm. For details call: 9999900111 or 9891026967, or sms jazbaa to 57575.

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