In the city

In the city


Sheer solace

Nijh World Gallery and Academy of Fine Art presents an exhibition ‘Path of Self-realisation’. The group show by 17 artists has been curated by Harinansha Bhardwaj. Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Mandi House, till July 22. Time: 11 am to 7:30 pm. Entry is free.
Emerging artists

Have a look at the paintings by budding artists. Delhi College of Art presents URJA, an exhibition of paintings by its students. Venue: Delhi College of Art, Rajouri Garden, till July 23. Time:  10 am to 8:30 pm. Entry is free.
Group art show

A group show of paintings, photography and sculptures ‘Vignette Arts’ is being presented by Lalit Kala Akademi. Work of around 40 artists is on display at the exhibition curated by Lopa Mudra. Venue: Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi, till July 22. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.Entry is free. 
 Manoj Kachangal brings to Delhi select 50 works – some as large as 7 ft x 6 ft. Curated by Johny M.L., the show has been culled from the works done by him in the last three years. Kachangal’s paintings are bright, textured landscapes and yet they are not just realistic renditions of what he sees around him. Venue: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, from July 21 to 25. Time: 11 amd to 7 pm. Entry is free.



Turntable Productions brings a Hinglish play Footnotes consisting of stories that lie on the fringes and are ignored. The play is about insignificant moments, which when looked at, may throw up very insights. Venue: M.L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise, on July 21 and 22. Time: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Entry is by tickets. For tele-booking, call: 99999-13557.  

International touch

Watch a bunch of enthusiastic young adult actors enact the English musical play The Sounds of Music. The play is being staged under the guidance of drama practitioners from Oxford in the UK Theatricks. Venue: Kamani Auditorium, on July 23 and 24. Time: 7 pm. Entry is by tickets. For bookings, call 9910103694 and 9650004270.

Princely story

Theatre Lovers will present an English-Bangla dance drama, Country of Cards, directed by Madhulina Ghosh. The play is the story of a prince, tired of suffocating in his palace. He goes out of the palace in search of adventure. 

Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon, on July 22. Time: 7:30 pm. Entry is by tickets available online at and at the venue before the show.


American Centre will screen Hugo, a film directed by Martin Scorsese in 2011. The film has Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee in lead roles. Set in 1930s Paris, it the story of an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. 
Venue: American Center, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, on July 20. Time: 6 pm. Entry is free and seating on first-come first-served basis. Carry a picture ID. 

Nature’s call

WWF - India presents Science for Survival. Directed by Ani King-Underwood, the film looks at how western science relates to indigenous knowledge and whether a point of convergence is possible. Venue: Main Building, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, on July 21. Time: 6:30 pm. Entry is free. Seating first-come first-served basis.
Independent cinema

Lightcube Film Society presents ‘Transmissions’, a festival of independent films from around the world. The idea is to establish a platform that devotes itself specifically and wh­o­lly to the cause of independent film production and ex­h­ibition in the country. Venue: Kunzum Café, Hauz Khas Village, till July 24. For details, contact Suraj Prasad: 7838340196 or email
Italian reel

Italian Embassy Cultural Institute screens Once you are born you can no longer hide. Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, it is the story of a Sandro, the only son of a wea­l­t­hy family in Brescia, Italy. Dur­ing a sailing trip he falls overboard and no one notices until it is too late. Venue:  Itali­an Cultural Institute, Chandr­a­g­u­p­ta Marg, 21 July. Time: 2 pm. Entry is free. Carry a valid photo ID. 


Appreciating legend

As part of Music Appreciation Promotion series, a talk ‘The legacy of Ustad Amir Khan’ is being held by music critic S Kalidas. Ustad Amir Khan left such a deep impact on the Hindustani music scene that it is impossible to think of a musician today who has not been directly or indirectly influenced by him. Venue: Lecture room-2, India International Centre, Annexe Building, on July 20. Time: 6:30 pm. Entry is free and seating on first-come first-served basis. For further details, call 24619431.
Reading session

A book reading-cum-activity session Whispers ‘In The Classroom, Voices On The Field’ is being organised by Richa Jha. Venue: India Habitat Centre, on July 22. Time: 11 am. Entry is free and seating on first-come first-served basis. For further details, call 43663333.
Unique show

‘A Return to Circles’, an Illustration and photo exhibition alongwith live music will be presented by a group of artists. Photographs by Nalin Agarwal, Illustrations by Rishabh Arora, Aashim Raj and Samia Singh and music by Pratap Deb. Venue: The Attic, 36, Regal Building, Connaught Place, on July 21. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is free and seating on first-come first-served basis.
Carved out

Alliance Francaise presents ‘Return from the Gdansk Museum’ an exhibition of Wooden Reliefs by Naresh Kapuria. The exhibition which was shown in Poland has now returned to India. Venue: Alliance Francaise, Lodhi Road, from July 21 to 23. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is free.


Audio treat

A treat for all the pop lovers awaits at De Villa as they bring to you a Delhi-based acoustic pop music band The Underknowns to belt out their rocking best. Venue: De Villa, Hauz Khas Village, on July 20. 

Time: 9 pm onwards. For reservation of tickets, call 7838428007/9911745727.

Live fun

DJ Ma Faiza is set to rock the City with his live music. Born in Africa and based out of Pune, she is one of the busiest and most successful DJs in India. Venue: Blue Frog, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli, on July 20. Time: 10:30 pm onwards. For further information, call 3080 0300/9953887818. 

Classical celebration

Sangeet Sandhya, Noida, presents it’s 104th classical music concert. It features Hindustani vocalist Suparna Adhikary of Rampore Gharana.

Venue:  Auditorium, Jalvayu Vihar Community Centre (JVCC), Sector: 21, Noida, on July 22. Time: 7:30 pm. 

Entry is free and seating fir­st­-come first-served basis. 

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