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October 13 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Dhakuria Sayam presents Rangamala. Play, direction & music by Sagar Chakraborty. October 14 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Chetona presents its latest production Nirnoy. Direction: Arun Mukhopadhyay. October 14 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Little Thespian presents Balwant Gargi’s Lohaar. Direction: S.M. Azhar Alam. October 17, 18 & 19 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Showhouse in association with McDowell Signature presents The Good, the Bad & the Googly. Direction: Dinyaar Contractor. The cast includes Dinyaar Contractor, Roshan Tirandaz, Dinyar Tirandaz, Kodak, Arpana Rao and Faisal Khan. October 18 & 19 at Rangana; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Bibi Marjina, presented by D.M. Production. The cast includes Papia Adhikary, Debraj Roy, Chhanda Chatterjee, Goutam Sadhukhan and Kalyani Adhikary. October 19 at Rabindra sadan; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents its latest production Jadio Swapna, based on Brecht’s The Vision of Simon Machard. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya.

PHOTOGRAPHS

October 13 - 19 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chhayapath, Calcutta, hosts the 12th Members’ Salon of Photography 2003. October 13 - 19 at Academy of Fine Arts, West, North & Central Galleries; 3 pm - 8 pm: Third Eye hosts its 5th Phto Festival featuring over 100 photographs. Also, daily slide shows at 6 pm.

meditation

Till October 14 - 25 at Dhamma Ganga Vipasana Kendra, Sodepur: Vipasana Kendra, Calcutta, organises free ‘Vipasana Meditation Course’ twice every month. For details and registration: 22 Bonfield Lane, 2nd Floor, R.No. 10; Telephones: 2242-4561/3225.

variety

Till October 13 at SpringBoard Study Home, 113 Park Street (North Block, 5th Floor, Poddar Point): For all 2004 IIT-JEE aspirants, an IIT Bridge Test 2003 will be conducted and all students will be provided individual feedback with suggestions free of cost. Students can confirm their test timing and other details and avail their city ranking among all preparing for 2004 IIT-JEE by calling 22270956/ 0986. Till October 14 at The Park; 9.30 am - 5.30 pm: Sutra hosts a conference on 2000 Years of Indian Textiles — The Trade from the East and West, being coordinated by Ms Rosemary Crill, senior curator of the Asian section of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, features 25 speakers both from within the country and abroad, who will present papers on various aspects of India’s textile trade over the centuries. Also, vendor booths will be set up by individual entrepreneurs promoting craft skills and reviving old traditions. The booths will feature sale and promotion of quality contemporary and traditional handicraft items. Participants: Weavers Studio, Kashmir Loom Co, Aavartan, Rehwa Society, Tai Gallery, Adithi, K.G Arts, Empress fashions and Rajasthan Fabrics & Arts. Till October 14 at Oxford Book Store; 9.30 am - 5.30 pm: Sutra and Oxford Bookstore jointly host sale of textile-related books. Also, an exhibition of decorative, ceremonial and Heirloom clothes from the ‘Tapi’ collection of Mr & Mrs Praful Shah of Mumbai.

lecture

October 13 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. October 13 at Paschim Banga Bangla Akademi auditorium; 5 pm: On the occasion of 114th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Sisir Kumar Bhaduri, Saisirik hosts a symposium. October 14 at CMA Auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton weekly Tuesday Talkshoppe features Mr Sudipto Sinha, chairman, Indica Research Pvt. Ltd. He will speak on Marketing Research: New Perspectives.

workshop

October 13 onwards at AKTC, 1/1 Camac Street: Izhaar’s workshop on making Diwali cards, boxes, gift wrapping, floating flower arrangements etc. Details: 9830045591/ 22175262. October 14 - 16 at 188/90 Prince Anwar Shah Road; 2 pm - 6 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation conducts a three-day ‘Youth Workshop’ (age group 18 years and above) to develop personality, improve communication skills and enhance leadership capabilities. For registration contact: 24176128/29. October 14 at Bangur Scouts & Guides Club (opposite Bangur Telephone Exchange, in between VIP Road & Jessore Road); 5.30 pm: Inauguration of Sansriti’s three-month intense production-oriented workshop prior to launching its play, Phataru. The workshop will be conducted by eminent theatre personalities.

book release

October 14 at Paschim Banga Bangla Akademi auditorium; 5 pm: Arunima Prokashani hosts a programme to release the fourth volume of Bhalobasar Dui Diganto, a collection of Bengali writings by authors of both West Bengal and Bangladesh. Also, a number of novels, books on verses and short stories will be released.

dance

October 13 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Solo Bharata Natyam recital by Swapna Roy.

music

October 13 at Ramakrishna Vadanta Math; 7 pm: Shambhu Nath Das will sing verses from the Ramayana. October 17 at the sandre Hall, The Calcutta School of Music; 6.30 pm: The Listeners Club hosts a programme on Beethoven’s Concertos, to be presented by Kishore chatterjee.

exhibition

Till October 26 at The Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 2 pm - 8 pm: Crafts Bazar organised by the Crafts Council of West Bengal. Also, master craftsmen and weavers from different parts of the country will give demonstrations on weaving, natural dyeing, block printing, hand embroidery, muslin weaving etc. The products will be sold from outlets set on the lawns of the academy. October 13 - 20 at Diagold Jewels Pvt. Ltd, Metro Plaza, Shop No 1015: An exhibition-cum-sale of “Gliterati” collection of designer diamond jewellery. October 14 & 15 at Obsession Gallery, 87 Park Street; 10 am - 7 pm: Diwali exhibition-cum-sale features a wide array of products from dresses to diyas, knick-knacks including silverwares, pencil stands, chocolate jars, cushion covers, potted plants and a lot more created by five enterprising ladies: Saroj Jajodia, Priti Nathany, Shalini Jain, Vandana Haralalka and Usha Modi. October 14 - 16 at Ice Skating Rink: Walia Trade International’s Diwali Expo 2003 features diyas, candles, Diwali decorations, Bandanwar, home decor, designer sarees, home appliances and gift items. October 15 - 23 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; 11 am: An exhibition-cum-sale of Deepavali lights, candles, hand-crafted home linens and accessories made by Artisan Association. October 16 & 17 at 10/1 Alipore Park Place, 62 Navrang; 10 am - 6 pm: Vinita Kedia presents handcrafted Diwali silver at Mudrika.

Art

Till October 14 at Chemould Art Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: Anju Chirimar’s maiden solo exhibition of paintings done in miniature, Tanjore and Vrindavan styles. October 15 - 22 at Chemould Art Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: Sudhiranjan Mukherjee and Sukumar Bhattacharjee present Colours of Life, an exhibition of paintings in mixed media. Till November 1 (except Sundays) at 34 Temple Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Pallab Kanti Mitra’s sixth solo exhibition of paintings will be inaugurated at 4 pm.
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