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Till March 8 at Gandhara Art Gallery, Palm Spring, Flat 5A, 1B Gurusaday Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Amritah Sen. Till March 20 (Sundays by appointment) at Gallery Katayun; 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Spring Song ' works by contemporary Indian artists. Till March 12 at Gallery Kanishka's; 11 am - 8 pm: Basantotsav ' works of young talents of Rabindra Bharati University's visual arts faculty. Till March 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures by Amitabha Dhar, Dipali Bhattacharjee, Hiran Mitra, Janak Jhankar Nurzery, Prabir Gupta, Pradip Rakshit, Samir Aich, Sudeshna Halder, Sunil De and Tapas Konar. Till March 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and drawings by Madhubanti Banerjee and Dip Banerjee. Till March 18 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition by the members of Artists Circle. Till April 2 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Tradition in Modernity featuring works of Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Jyoti Bhatt, Haku Shah, Lalu Prosad Shaw and T. Vaikuntam.

TALK

March 8 at CMA Auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani, 1st floor (rear side); 5.45 pm: A CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Rajesh Jadhav, asst vice-president - Global Banking Division, Deutshe Bank, to speak on Risk Management. Till March 12 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Swami Subhodanandaji, chief of Chinmaya Mission, North Zone, speaks on Geeta Ch-9. March 8 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Mayer Katha.

performing artS

March 8 at Purbashree, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: Aaha Aaji E Basantey ' a music-and-dance programme on basanta (spring) based on Tagore's works, with solo Rabindrasangeet recitals of Sraboni Sen and Agnibha Bandyopadhyay and Rabindrasangeet by the singers of Abhijnan along with dances choreographed in different forms and presented by Sruti Bandyopadhyay and Souvik Chakraborty and their groups March 9 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Bhavna presents an evening of Tagore songs by Manisha Murali Nair and Manoj Murali Nair. March 10 at Srijan rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road; 6 pm: Jodi Mone Pore Se Diner Katha... ' the music of Bhishmadev Chattopadhyay to be presented by his youngest son, Jayanta Chattopadhyay. organised by Srijan's listeners forum. March 10 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: Nritya Malika ' a contemporary dance collage based on Indian classical and semi-classical dance styles. Choreographed by Sukalyan Bhattacharya.

DRAMA

March 8 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Calcutta Repertory Theatre presents Natibilash, starring Sabitri Chattopadhyay.

WOMEN'S DAY

March 8 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar, Bangla Academy (ground floor); 5.30 pm: To mark the birth of a platform for women, Forum for Women, a poetry-reading session featuring Mallika Sengupta and a discission on Feminist Critique of Marxism with panelists Malini Bhattacharya, Bula Bhadra, Saswati Ghosh and Shoma Marik. March 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Swayam, a city-based organisation committed to stop violence against women and girls, and Kasba Arghya observes International Women's Day with a poetry reading session featuring Taslima Nasreen and Mallika Sengupta, to be followed by the staging of Ei Ki Parinati and Simar by Swayam Theatre Group and Kasba Arghya, respectively. Also, a poster exhibition of women's rights and violence against women.

FESTIVAL

March 8 at Bharat Sevasram Sangha, 237 Rashbehari Avenue; 5.30 pm onwards (night-long): To celebrate Mahashivratri Mahotsav and Acharya Sri Sri Pranabananda Maharaj's birth anniversary, Bharat Sevasram Sangha presents an open-air function celebrating religion and culture. Speakers include Biswanath Bandyopadhyay and Swami Buddhananda Maharaj. The highlight of cultural programme (beginning 10 pm) is a santoor recital by Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, with Kaushik Sen on the tabla.

SEMINAR

March 8 at Sarada Kakshya, Rabindra Bharati University, Emerald Bower Campus, 56A B.T. Road; 11 am: UGC-sponsored seminar on sional Creativity of Benode Behari Mukherjee. Organised by faculty of visual arts, Rabindra Bharati University. Speakers: Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Saumik Nandi Majumder, Ratnottama Sengupta and Shreyasi Chatterjee. Also, screening of Inner Eye at 4.45 pm.

EXHIBITION

Till March 14 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace (1st floor), off Gokhale Road; 10 am - 7.30 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal presents Baishakhi ' a celebration of textiles from the traditional weavers and indigo dyers of India. Till March 15 at Caffeine, 10/4F Elgin Road; 11 am - 9 pm: Nimble Fingers, an NGO promoting Bengal's handicrafts, presents Flavours of Soil-II ' an exhibition of terracotta coffee/tea mugs, cups, saucers and other accessories. March 8 & 9 at 2 Rajnigandha; 11 am - 6 pm: Exhibition of traditional and trendy wear. Details at #98301 16508.

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