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March 10 - 16 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: The Last of the Shadows — the debut exhibition of Balaka Bhattacharjee’s paintings. Till March 14 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition and sale of creative expressions of mentally challenged core members of Asha Niketan, Calcutta. Till today at Shubham, BE 95, Salt Lake: An exhibition of paintings, murals, stained glass, Thanjre and meenakari artworks by the students of Kala Niketan. Till March 29 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery; Tuesdays to Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm, Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm: Art of Bengal: A Vision Defined. An exhibition of the works of Bikash Bhattacharjee, Arun Bose, Jogen Chowdhury, Somnath Hore, Meera Mukherjee, Ganesh Pyne, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Arpita Singh and K.G. Subramanayan. March 10 - 16 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Dipto Narayan Chatterjee and Nilay Sarkar. March 11 - 16 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Phasol (Harvest) — an exhibition of acrylic on canvas by Madhukanta Sen. March 11 - 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Dr Laxmi Narayan Pachori presents her 48th exhibition of water colours. March 12 - 23 at Seagull Arts and Media Research Centre, 36C, S.P.Mukerjee Road; 2 pm - 7 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents an exhibition, Re-Take of ‘Amrita’ 2001-2002 — Digital Photomontages by Vivan Sundaram, based on photographs by Umrao Singh Sher Gill (1870 - 1954) and the Sher-Gill archive. Till March 31 at K.C. Das, 11A & B Esplanade East: Paintings on leather by Anirban Seth.


March 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Chetana presents Teesta Paarer Brittanto. Direction: Suman Mukhopadhyay. March 12 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anushilanee presents the Sansriti production, Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. March 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ekti Dal presents Shakespeare’s Othello. Direction: Chinmoy Chattopadhyay. March 13 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anushilanee presents the Natasena production, Gorur Garir Headlight. Direction: Saroj Roy. March 14 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. March 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Theatre Workshop presents Paliye Beray. Direction: Ashok Mukhopadhyay. March 16 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh will stage Bhadreswarir Galpo. Directioin: Rishi Mukherjee.


March 15 - 19 at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala: Feelings — an exhibition of photographs by Prabuddha Ghosh.


March 12 - 22 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: On the occasion of the completion of its 30 years, Sayak organises a full-length drama competition. Featuring Aswacharit by Kalyani Natyacharcha Kendra on 12th, Murkir Hnari by Sandarbha on 13th, Dhnorai Charit Manas by Kalyani Kalamandalam on 14th, Shalya Parbo by Barasat Anushilanee Kendra on 15th, Dana by Sanskritik on 16th, Cornel-ke Keu Chithi Lekhe Na by Gobardanga Shilpayan on 17th, Nityapuran by Nairik on 19th, Swaad by Ritwik on 20th, Ushnabhumi by Suhrid on 21st, and Nagar Kotyal by Bengali Association Bhopal on 22nd. Judges: Samik Bandyopadhyay, Harimadhab Mukhopadhyay and Indrasis Laharry.


March 10 at Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Baul songs by Sanjit Das. March 10 at Abhedananda Memorial Hall, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Sambhu Nath Das will sing verses from the Ramayana. March 11 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Smriti-Sruti presents Basanta Sandhya. Featuring recitations by Kajal Sur, Basabdatta Majumdar and Mahua Das, and Tagore songs by Rajeshwar Bhatacharya, Roma Mandal, Srikanta Acharya, Debarati Som, Srabani Sen, Suman Panthi, Dr Tania Das, Tansuree Banerjee, Jhinuk Sengupta, Madhabi Dutta, Rima Mitra, Suchhanda Ghosh, Gargi Bakshi, Indrani Das, Ellora Das and Apala Basu. March 16 at CIMA Gallery; 6 pm: Bhakti — a musical performance by Sarmila Bose.


March 11 at Telecom Training Centre, BSNL, Block GB, Sector III, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Natanam Kolkata presents Ae Durlabha Prem, a ballet based on Tagore’s Shyama and performed by Dr Sukla Bandyopadhyay Palit and her troupe. Also, a solo Odissi recital by Palit. March 12 at Indian Association Hall, BB Ganguly Street; 6 pm: Natanam Kolkata presents Ragalahari — a dance programme directed by Dr Sukla Bandyopadhyay Palit.


March 10 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on Life and Teachings of Holy Mother Sri Sri Sarada Devi. March 10 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. March 11 at CMA Auditorium, 1, Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: A CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Asok Basu, Director (Personnel), Andrew Yule Ltd, will speak on Disinvestment Policy and Procedure.


March 12 - 20 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Legacy — an exhibition of old manuscripts, photographs and curios from the collection of Alok Mitra, linear descendent of Raja Mahendra Narayan. Till March 15 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 3 pm - 8 pm: Surfaces — an exhibition of digital prints of direct scans by Ilse Hilpert as well as three lectures by her. Till March 14 at Renaissance Gallery; 10 am - 7.30 pm: In celebration of Kamaladevi Birth Centenary, Crafts Council of West Bengal presents a collection of exclusive sarees, Dupattas and fabrics from traditional master weavers and printers. Till April 30 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum: An exhibition on 100 Years of Nobel Prize


Till March 31 at Oxford Bookstore: A bumper sale of books on various topics including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and computers.

food festival

Till March 10 at Grain of Salt; 7 pm: Handi-e-Kabab Fest. An evening of wonderful Kebabs and Mughal-e-Tandooris. Every Sunday at Guchhi (the Indian speciality restaurant), Hyatt Regency; 12 noon to 3 pm: A special brunch comprising Kebabs, Kadhai dishes and Biriyani (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties) and wine. Special games and giveaway gifts for kids.


March 11 ar Sree Thyagaraja Hall; 12 noon: His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji Sankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakotipeetham will give public darshan and Anugraha Bhasan.


March 10 at Institution of Public Health Engineers hall, CK-58 Salt Lake; 3.30 pm: Play and cultural presentation by the students of IPHE.


March 10 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 4 pm: The screening of the documentary, The Women of Kisani Sabha, directed by Ulrike Schaz. March 10 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: The screening of Way Back Home (Journey to a lost land after 50 years), directed by Supriyo Sen. March 13 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: The screening of Structures of Memory 2000 — a half-hour video directed by renowned artists Vivan Sundaram on his site-specific installation at the Victoria Memorial. Sundaram will introduce the video which will be followed by a discussion by art historian Pranabranjan Roy.
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