In the city


Classic concert

Bharatnatyam recital by Navia Natarajan Menon, a disciple of Padmini Ramachandran, A.Lakshman and Bragha Bessel will provide a visual treat to dance lovers. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on November 29. Time: 7.30pm.

Young talent

Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Aishwarya Sivaramakrishnan, a disciple of Padmabhushan Yamini Krishnamurti. Currently pursuing her degree in commerce from Delhi University, Aishwarya was initiated into the world of classical dance at the tender age of seven. Her innate interest in dance was spotted by her parents when she as a child started performing to the tune of television music. She then joined the temple of art, Yamini School of Dance and has been practicing since 11 years. Her expression and grace reflect her perfection at this dance form. Venue: Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road on November 24. Time: 6:00 pm. Seating is on first-come first-serve basis.

Folk flavour

ICCR presents Chhau dance by Ashish Kumar Kar. An inborn artist of Seraikella, Jharkhand, Ashish is the youngest brother of Pradeep who was an exponent in the field of Chhau Dance in Seraikella style of Chhau Dance. Ashish stepped in this field at the age of seven and learnt the initial steps from his brother. He then went to learn the basic techniques of the dance form under the guidance of Late Guru Vikram Kumbhakar of Seraikella. Venue: Azad Bhavan, I.P. Estate, today. Time: 7pm - 8pm.

Dance tribute

A Mayurbhanj Chhau recital by Rakesh Sai Babu, Rajesh Sai Babu, Carolina Prada, Sunil Mehera, Himani Sharma and Divyani Sharma, disciples of Guru Janmejoy Sai Babu will be performed to pay tribute to Anant Charan Sai Babu on his 30th death anniversary. The event is presented in collaboration with Gurukul Chhau Dance Sangam.
Venue: IHC, Lodhi Road on November 29. Time: 7pm


Ace artist

Curator Anubhav Nath presents a solo show of veteran photographer Raghu Rai titled, India Images. With as many as 40 images, including Rai’s trademark black and white shots, the images on display span across various subjects. From the breathtaking stills
capturing the grain of both traditional and contemporary India, to the city-specific stills,
the exhibition has almost all that the photographer has captured till date.
Venue:  Ojas Art, Qutub Minar on till December 9. Time: 11am to 7pm (Monday closed).


Steel craft

An art exhibition of stainless steel sculptures and photographs by Balan Nambiar titled ‘The Mirror Idol’ explores the Mother Goddess rituals of Kerala. The exhibition is inspired by the use of a special mirror or Val-kannati or Kannati-bimbam, used as an auspicious object in the rituals of Kerala like Vishukkani, the day when farmers sow the first paddy of the season or when the auspicious mirror is held by girls/ women on at the puberty ceremony, weddings, pregnancy rites, or the naming ceremony of girl children. Venue: Art Heritage Gallery I & II, Triveni Kala Sangam till December 19. Time: 11am-7pm.

Charity colours

Paintings by a 14-year old girl, Tulika Mohan, titled ‘Colours in Progress’ are displayed as part of a show for Friendicoes SECA. The paintings are an expression of enjoyment that Tulika derives from colours and is dedicated to the street and abandoned animals particularly dogs and cats. Venue: Experimental Art Gallery, Core 6, India Habitat Centre till November 25. Time: 11am–7pm.

Creative expression

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement is coming to Delhi with demonstrations and exhibition of the art. Ikebana means ‘The Living flowers’ which is not simply putting the flowers in a container but a disciplined art form where nature and humanity are brought together. It is seeped in philosophy and is considered something divine. Venue: Crystal Ballroom, The Lalit today. Time: 10am-6pm.

Myriad hues

The show titled Art of Plural, showcases works of contemporary artists like Ramesh Gorjala, Tejinder Kanda, Satish Chauhan, Viren Tanwar, Sourav Sil, Farhad Hussian, Jitendra Dangi, Dilip Oinam, Sanjay Sen Gupta and Sidharth. The exhibition carries a wide range of colourful works which uphold the motto of describing art in simple terms. The viewers will get a chance to admire multiple aspects of different art works under one roof. Venue: Creativity Art Gallery, Lado Sarai till December 5. Time: 10.30am to 7pm.

Renowned works

Delhi Art Gallery presents its biannual exhibition, Manifestations, with a unique selection of 75 significant Indian artists from the 20th century. The collection brings together important and unusual works that span across a wide range of genres, forms, periods and styles. They are grouped by genre, of abstract art, figurative art, landscape art, portraiture and still-life. The portraits include art works of Tyeb Mehta, Rabindranath Tagore, Jogen Choudhury, Ram Kumar and sketches of his wife by artist M. V. Dhurandhar. Each thematic arrangement features a select collection of artworks from the artist’s mature period and several of substantial art historical significance. Venue: Delhi Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village till December 29. Time: 10.30 am to 7pm.


Pied pipers

Excitement and anticipation is abuzz with the second edition of India Music Week by Seagram’s 100 Pipers. The remaining days of musical synergy will have 10 gigs in Delhi which will showcase sufi, electronic and fusion bands like Showcase, Faridkot, Parikrama, Nucleya and Midival Punditz among others. Venue: Blue Frog, Cheri and Turquoise Cottage Vasant Vihar, till November 25. Time: 9pm onwards.

Classical strains

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents 'Festival of Music and Dance', offering various renditions of dance genres such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Chhau and Odissi along with a spectrum from Hindustani vocal to tabla and sitar presented by the Kendra’s finest students under the tutelage of eminent gurus, including Sonia Roy, Manjeet Singh, Jyotika Dayal Paust and Gundecha Brothers (Hindustani Classical Vocal), Charanjit Soni (Light Classical Vocal), Ram Mohan Misra, Shikha Khare, Urmila Nagar, Raksha Singh and Munna Shukla (Kathak), Biswajit Roy Choudhury (Sarod), Virendra Malaviya (Tabla), Justin McCarthy and Priya Srinivasan (Bharatanatyam), Priyambada Pattnaik (Odissi) and Shashidharan Nair (Chhau). Venue: Kamani Auditorium on November 28. Time: 5pm. Entry free on first-come first-serve basis.

Of ragas

Music lovers can look forward to Hindustani vocal and semi-classical vocal recital by Kaushik Mitra, disciple of Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, followed by thumri, dadra and kajri by Rajendra Sijuar, disciple of Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra. Venue: IHC, Lodhi Road on November 27. Time: 7pm

Centenary celebration

To celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a musical evening, Swami Vivekananda - Glimpses of an Extraordinary Life will be presented by Aruna Chakravarti. The participants will include names like Minoti Chatterjee, Averee Chourey, Jayati Ghosh and others. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on November 28. Time: 7.30pm


Popular faces

Ballantine’s presents Salt N Pepper, a series of 10 stories of 10 minutes each which revolve around 10 lives, staged by four versatile theatre personalities - Mandira Bedi, Kuki Grewal, Darshan Jariwala and Vikram Kochhar. The tales directed by critically acclaimed writer-director, Vikranth Pawar will take audiences through the subtle yet darker sides of people who have been or are in a relationship or who need to associate with each other due to circumstances. Through conversations, chance meetings, strange incidents, and even conversations that happen only in ones mind, Salt N Pepper gives audiences a unique and funny look into the darker side of relationships. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on November 24. Time: 5.30 pm onwards

Classic narratives

Get ready to see Great Catherine by George Bernard Shaw, a 75-minute production in English. The GB Shaw is at work as an iconoclast turning the glorious Catherine topsy turvy. The audience is sent into a rib-ticking roller coaster ride by the inter-play between Patiomkin, an unorthodox General and former lover of the Great Queen, the conventional English Captain and Catherine the epitome of glory and beauty. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on November 25. Time: 6 pm.

Yeats’ tale

Purgatory by W.B.Yeats, a 20 minute play in English, directed by Vinod Bala Sharma, narrates a family saga of decline and fall through its two remaining members - an Old Man (The Father) and a Boy (his sixteen year old son). The boy is sceptical about tales of his family's former grandeur, and is repelled by the Old Man's story of losing his own mother as she gave birth to him. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on November 25. Time: 6pm.


Tech talk

Hannover Milano Fairs India is organising ‘Industrial Fairs of Hannover’, with over 400 participating companies from across the globe displaying more than 4000 products along with the latest technologies from nations such as Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan and Korea. Venue: India Expocentre, Greater Noida till November 24. Time: 10 am onwards.

Unusual canvas

Artist, curator and author, Alka Raghuvanshi presents a unique show titled, ‘Ehsaas’ which presents sarees, stoles, ties and bags created from the transposition of paintings onto them. A confluence of art and design, the paintings on garments are by artists - Niren Sengupta, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Shridhar Iyer, Manisha Gawade and Alka Raghuvanshi. While Alka's series, Birds of Passion is all about intellectual freedom and her Magical City series presents her views on urban life, Are Mind Games The Rule by Manisha Gawade is about various mental games that an individual plays to win over the other, Krishna Lifting Govardhan by Niren Sengupta showcases Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan parvat and people surrounding Him, and Jatra by Shridhar Iyer depicts some spiritual stories. Venue: D 7, Defence Colony till December 31. Time: 10am - 8pm. 

Beat it

Heineken Green Room is back with its second season to showcase the enigmatic and secretive disco-duo: Tiger & Woods. Venue: LAP - Samrat Hotel on November 30. Time: 8 pm.

Societal concern

The second edition of TEDx is being organised by the TED Active community where leaders across professions will speak on what our society needs today through their personal stories of struggle. The conference is thus an effort to celebrate society. It will also have an interactive workshop session by various leaders including writer-director Bedabrata Pain and stand up comedian Raghav Mandava. Venue: Zorba, 166 MG Road, near Sultanpur Metro Station on November 24. Time: 2 pm-8pm.


Spanish treat 

The Tigress will be screened as part of The Ecuatorian film series. Directed by Camilo Luzuriaga, this 1990 Spanish classic is a story of the wild and wanton Francisca, known as the 'The Tigress', the eldest of three sisters, who are bosses of a farm in Ecuador. A medicine man tells Francisca and Juliana that their youngest sister Sara must remain a virgin to protect their land. A travelling salesman, engaged to Sara, tells the police that she is being kept locked up by her older sisters. The duration of the film is 80 minutes and will be screened with English subtitles. Venue: Auditorium, Instituto Cervantes on November 25. Time: 4.30pm. Entry is free.

Cinematic experience

The Russian Film Festival presents an array of Russian films such as this year's romantic comedy, My Boyfriend is an Angel, science fiction, White Tiger and drama The Conductor. While the first one is based on a college student Sasha who meets an angel, Serofim, the second one is set in the backdrop of World War II and the third is a story of passions about musicians going to Jerusalem to perform the St.Matthew Passion oratorio. Venue: Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC), Ferozshah Road on November 23, 24 and 25 respectively. Time: 6 pm.

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