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Inspired by music
Collages first became an acknowledged artistic technique in the early 20th century, when it drew much of its material from the proliferation of mass-produced images in newspapers, periodicals, advertisements and so on. An ad-world wizard, Indrani Sen is one of the few genuine collage artists of our time. Using fragments of paper, her deft, nimble fingers create unique works of art depicting the different forms, shades and moods of modern, urban life. The ongoing show, Feelings, is a collection of 10 collages inspired by the songs of the music album, Ghoom Nei Raat. Each work on display is a visual representation of the moods and emotions that the songs evoked in Sen’s mind. Listening to the songs of the album, she fell in love with its tunes and lyrics, and they instantly touched a chord in her heart. Her feelings, as she heard the songs, took vibrant shapes and colours in her imagination and she found herself translating her thoughts in the form of collages. Based on the theme of human emotions in all its subtle nuances, some of the emotions expressed through her works include the intense loneliness of a rainy afternoon, the nostalgia of favourite old songs, the fleeting vision of a loved one’s face amidst the clouds, the pain of unrequited love and the euphoria of travelling in the hills.

Event: An exhibition of collages by Indrani Sen When: Till October 7; 4 pm - 7 pm Where: Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 1st floor

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Till October 7 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 1st floor; 4 pm - 7 pm: A solo exhibition of collage by Indrani Sen. Till October 12 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275, 2461 8812; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot Art Gallery presents Puja Celebration of Art. Featuring prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures, both old and new. Till October 12 (except Saturday) at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park, #2471 2612; 4 pm - 8 pm: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture presents Durga 2008, an exhibition of paintings and drawings. Till October 15 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027; 12 noon - 7 pm: GenNext III, the annual show of Aakriti Art Gallery featuring works by contemporary artists below 40 years of age, including foreign participants from different continents. Till October 19 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: West Bengal Correctional Services presents an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the inmates of correctional homes of West Bengal. Till October 31 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: Contemporary Art on Display — works by Partho Pratim Deb, Paresh Maity, S. Pranam Singh, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Shilajit Ghosh, Nabendu Roy, Sudipto Karmakar, Saumya Kanti Mukhopadhyay and others. Till October 31 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Art Fair 2008 — a collection of affordable art. Featuring works by Manoj Dutta, Munindra Rajbongshi, Chandana Hore, Parag Adhikari, Anup Giri and Madhuri Jalan. Till November 10 (except Sundays) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #4007 6042; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Devi-II — Twenty-five artists’ impressions of Goddess Durga.

DRAMA

October 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.45 pm: Rang Roop will stage Bayram Biram. Direction: Sima Mukhopadhyay. October 7 & 8 at Tapan Theatre; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Niva Arts presents Lagle Bolben. Drama, direction & acting: Arun Bandyopadhyay. October 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents its latest production, Ajnatobaas. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Music concept: Swatilekha Sengupta. Music composition: Mayukh-Mainak. Cast: Sohini Sengupta, Sumana Mukherjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Sumanta Gangopadhyay, Swajan Srijan Mukherjee and Rudraprasad Sengupta. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. Direction: Sumanta Gangopadhyay. October 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Kathakriti presents Shraman, a play by Nirup Mitra based on the novel, Siddhartha by Dr Herman Hess. Direction: Sanjib Ray. October 11 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Blank Verse will stage its latest production, Kanaichand Palowan, written and directed by Raja Bhattacharya. October 12 at Girish Mancha & October 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Kachher Manush, a play by Dr Sirish Atawale; translated by Kamal Sanyal and Bijoylakshmi Barman. Direction: Gautam Haldar. October 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Ensemble presents Sonata, an Indian English play written by Mahesh Elkunchwar. Directed and performed by Sohag Sen.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till October 19 at Dum Dum Motijheel College; 5 pm - 9 pm: The 51st International Salon of Photographic Art, hosted by Photographic Association of Dum Dum. Featuring 84 works of 58 photo-artists of 14 countries.

FESTIVAL

Till October 8 at Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, #2654-1144/1180: Sri Sri Durga Puja. October 7: Mahashtami Puja begins at 5.40 am. Kumari Puja at 9 am. Sandhi Puja from 3.17 am to 4.05 am (late night). Distribution of Prasada at 12 noon. October 8: Mahanavami Puja begins at 5.40 am. Homa after Bhogarati of Sri Sri Devi. Pushpanjali daily (Oct. 7 - 8) after Bhogarati of Sri Sri Devi. Evening Arati daily (Oct. 6 - 8) after Arati of Sri Sri Thakur. October 9: Vijaya Dashami Puja begins at 7 am; immersion & shantivari after evening Arati of Sri Sri Thakur. Till October 8 at Ramakrishna Mission Boys’ Home, Rahara, #2568 2850: Shri Shri Durga Puja. October 7: Mahashtami Puja begins in the morning. Sandhipuja: 3.17 am to 4.05 qam (Oct.8). October 8: Mahanavami Puja begins in the morning. Homa after Bhogarati of Shri Shri Devi. Pushpanjali adily after Bhogarati of Shri Shri Devi; Evening Arati daily after Arati of Shri Shri Thakur; and distribution of Prasadam daily at 12 noon. October 7 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar, 125/1 Pramanick Ghat Road, Calcutta 700 036: Sri Sri Durgastami: Special Puja, Bhajan Kirtan and distribution of prasadam. Special Puja & Bhajan at 7.30 am; Pushpanjali at 11 am; Distribution of Prasadam at 11.30 am; and evening Aratikram at 5.35 pm. Till October 9 at Sankara Hall, 93 Southern Avenue, #2466 1767: Sri Sarada Navarathri Celebrations 2008, organised by Sankara Hall and Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture. Today (Alankaram Raja Rajeswari): Pooja, Archana at 7 am; Devi Mahatmyam Parayanam at 8.30 am; Laksharchana begins at 9 am; Lalitha Sahasranama Archana, Recitation of Slokas at 6 pm; and Sangeetha Seva featuring Nanditha Ravi (vocal) from Chennai accompanied by Amritha Murali (violin) and Aswin Sridharan (mridangam) at 6.45 pm.

EXHIBITION

Till October 31 (except Sundays & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7 pm: The New Idyllic — Indigenous art from Madhya Pradesh.

CARNIVAL

Till October 12 at Inox Swabhumi, 89C Abdul Kalam Azad Sarani, Calcutta 54: Mega Carnival - Fun & frolic to make the festive season more enjoyable for patrons. Exciting games and activities like Feed the Joker, Dart, Ring the Bottles, Mini Carpet Golf, Movie Jigsaw puzzle, Basket Ball, Hoopla Ring, Toy Car Racing, tattoo-making, etc. are in the offing. Also, on-spot quizzes and games, karaoke rounds and a magician conducting magic tricks in between shows. Details with Sanchari, #2320 8900.

VARIETY

Till October 9 at The Ffort Raichak - Front Lawn; 8 pm onwards: Oct. 7 (Ashtami): Traditional & Disco Dandia; Dance Troupe; Celebrity DJ; MC. Oct. 8 (Navami): Live performance by Saurinn Bhatt (Mumbai playback singer); Dance Troupe; Celebrity DJ; MC. Oct. 9 (Dasami): Bhangra and Indipop performance; Dance Troupe; Celebrity DJ; MC. For details & booking, call #4040 4040, 97487 45424, 97487 45415.

POETRY READING/CONTEST

October 17 at British Council; 7 pm: British Council India, in association with Westland Ltd, is organising an evening of poetry reading by British Asian poet Daljit Nagrawho will also perform from Look We Have Coming to Dover. On the occasion, British Council is holding The Man Who Would Be English! — a contest for young poets in Hinglish or Benglish. It is inspired, as is the title, from Forward Prize winner Nagra’s collection of poetry, Look We Have Coming to Dover. Daljit’s unique Pung-lish sensibility is the springboard for this contest: (1) The poems must be no longer than 25 lines; (2) They should be an original work in Hinglish or Benglish; and (3) Winners will be announced and awarded on the evening of October 17 by Nagra himself. Entries may be submitted to Karabi Basu at karabi.basu@in.britishcouncil.org before October 15.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to:

Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001;
Fax: 2234-8244

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