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Today at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents its latest play, Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. November 12 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti will stage its latest production, Winkle Twinkle. Dir: Debesh Chattopadhyay. November 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Kushilab presents Tagore’s Chokher Bali. Drama: Partha Chatterjee. Direction: Runu Chowdhury. November 12 at Madhusudan Mancha and November 18 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh presents Bhadreswariri Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. November 17 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. November 17 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Anya Theatre will stage Pet Churi.


November 14 - 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm & 7 pm: Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre presents a multi-lingual folk theatre festival with two one-hour plays each evening. November 14 at 6 pm: Refugee, Sumangleela, Manipuri, presented by Bahari Thongthang Artists Association and directed by Oareppa Naba; and at 7 pm: Bakasur Badh, Ankhiyanat, Asomiya, presented by Kalijhar Cultural Troupe, Assam, and directed by Heor Mohanta. November 15 at 6 pm: Mirza Sahib, Mughal Tamasha, Oriya, presented by Video Vision, Orissa, and directed by Basant Mohanty; and at 7 pm: Maladak, Bhojpuri, presented by Shilpayan, North 24 Parganas, and directed by Ashis Chattopadhyay. November 16 at 6 pm: Dulari Bai, Chhtaisgarhi, Hindi, presented by Trokarshi, Bhopal and directed by K.G. Trivedi; and at 7 pm: Mohini Bhasmasur, Yajnagana, Kannada, presented by Mahalingeswar Mahaganapati Yajnagana Kalamandali, Karnataka, and directed by Muralidhar Nakshatri. November 17 at 6 pm: Homla, Rajasthani-Vilshaili, Hindi, presented by Disha Natya Sanstha, Rajasthan, and directed by Hemant Pandey; and at 7 pm: Raja Ki Khoj, Hindi, presented by Anant, Delhi, and directed by Ashis Ghosh.


November 15 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Vaishnav Padavali, Bhanu Singha O Ekti Charitra — a dance drama choreographed in the Bharata Natyam style. Concept, choreography and dance by Madhuboni Chatterjee.


Till November 18 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Ganesh Haloi’s recent works (2001-2002).


Till November 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Khadi — The Fabric of Freedom. An exhibition showcasing 108 varities of plain khadi fabrics, ranging from the sheerest to the coarsest textures, and a collection of 108 khadi saris. Accompanied by a limited edition set of 100 volumes, each containing 108 swatches of plain khadi textures. The xhibition is sponsored by the Volkart Foundation, Switzerland.


Till November 17 at Hind cinema: Cine Central presents the International Forum of New Cinema within the broad framewrk of 8th Calcutta Film Festival. Inauguration this evening at 6 by Suchitra Mitra, Guest-in-chief: Mrinal Sen.


Till today at Sri Ganesh & Sri Murugan Temple, 58/14/3 & 6 Prince Anwar Shah Road: The concluding day of Skanda Sashti Festival, conducted by Sri Sivaagama Thilakam Sri J. Venkatesa Sivachariar of Tippirajapuram, features Shanti Abhishekam (at 9 am), Deeparadhanai (at 11 am), Thiru Kalyanam (at 6 pm) and Procession (at 8 pm).


November 14 at the Vivekananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 6 pm: A jugalbandi on pakhawaj and tabla by Bhawani Shankar and Abhijit Banerjee. November 16 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Baikali presents Sarmila Bose in Missing You — a presentation of songs in ‘biraha’ composed by Rabindranath, Atulprosad, Nazrul and others; to be followed by Purbita Mallick and Chandreyee Basu Thakur in Manipuri and Mohiniyattam presentations.


Till November 16 at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm: The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre presents wwWoyzeck — a workshop as part of India: City Limits project of ELAN (European Live Arts Network). The workshop, conducted by Dr Firenza Guidi, artistic director of ELAN, aims to create projects/performances that inspire and promote collaboration between performers and artists from different parts of the world. Details at # 4556942/43.


Till today at Bharati Tamil Sangam, 93A Rashbehari Avenue, Deshapriya Park; 6.30 pm: The concluding evening of the first phase of golden jubilee celebrations of Tamil Manram features a talk by Thiru Tirupur Krishnan on ‘Short stories’ and another talk by Thiru M.S. Vembu on ‘Tamil tomorrow’.


Till November 18 at Paschima, Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Hyderabadi food festival offers delicacies like Hyderabadi dumphukt biriyani, Shikampuri kebab, Matar tikke and many more.


Today at B.E. College Ex-Students’ Club, CK-14 Salt Lake; 6 pm: B.E. College Ex-Students’ Club, Bidhannagar, in association with Indian Concrete Institute & American Society of Civil Engineers (India Section), presents Dr Bimalendu Sen Memorial Lecture. Prof. Pijush Kanti Som, former dean, faculty of engineering & technology, Jadavpur University, will deliver the lecture on ‘Problems and prospects of globalisation for Indian engineers and technologists’. Today at Shivananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on ‘Swami Vivekananda’s Lectures from Colombo to Almora’. Today at Vivekananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on ‘Adhyatma Ramayana’. Tomorrow at Calcutta Management Association auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Shyamal Ghose to speak on ‘Will marketing departments close down'’


Till today at Ice Skating Rink; 10 am - 8 pm: The 10th Career Fair focuses on courses/training offered by different institues on computers, business management, finance, hotel & hospitality management, travel & tourism, multimedia, fashion, coaching for competitive exams, overseas studies and offbeat career options.


November 14 at Toys Kemp @ Impressions, Azimganj House, 7 Camac Street; 5 pm - 8 pm: Fancy dress competition for children along with gifts and prizes.


November 25 - December 10: As part of the International Fortnight protesting Violence against Women, students of various Calcutta schools, in association with Swayam (an NGO fighting violence against women), are initiating an youth action programme where they will participate in a music concert (on November 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar), film festival (December 2 - 6 at Max Mueller Bhavan) and a rally in Calcutta on December 8. Details for those interested to volunteer are available with Swayam (# 280 3429) and Sreyashi Ghosh (# 247 5120), coordinator of the School Volunteers for Fortnight 2002.


Till December 1, every Sunday at The Boys’ Own Library, 76/2 Bidhan Sarani, # 555-8387; 10 am - 12 noon: The Boys’ Own Library offers free textbook reading and lending facilities for degree course students.
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