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The art of badminton is to deceive — Sir George Thomas

Corporates around the world lead a somewhat similar lifestyle — they are perpetually busy and have no time for family, fun and frolic. Surviving on fast food and finding solace sitting in the seclusion of their office cabins next to their PCs, these high-profile corporates watch from their windows the changing seasons and perhaps muse on how they have changed with the passage of time. Gloominess sets in. However, this city’s corporates have reason to boost their sagging spirits. BOC presents The Telegraph Cup Badminton 2010 for Corporates begins today in association with Royal Challenge Rock ’N’ Music CDs. Twenty-three teams are participating in this prestigious event. The teams have been put into six groups and they will play for the Winners Plate and the Silver Plate. Badminton’s legendary player Nandu Natekar will grace the occasion to encourage the participants.

Event: The Telegraph Cup Badminton 2010 for Corporates When: Till March 21; 6 pm on weekdays and 3 pm on Saturdays & 2.30 pm on Sundays Where: The Saturday Club

ART

Till April 3 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, #2485 8717; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 2 pm - 7 pm: Symbols & Metaphors — an exhibition of the works of Samir Aich, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Alok Bal, A. Balasubramaniam, Sumitro Basak, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Atul Dodiya, Jaya Ganguly, Gopal Ghosh, M.F. Husain, Farhad Hussain, Jitish Kallat, Paresh Maity, Veer Munshi, Baiju Parthan, Ganesh Pyne, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Arpita Singh, Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Ram Singh Urveti and others. March 12 at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindustan Road, #4001 2289 / 2463 0465; 6 pm: Inauguration of Minimal Landscapes by Prof. Ariel Ruiz i Altaba in presence of the Ambassador of Switzerland, Philippe Welti. The exhibition continues till March 23, except Sunday, between 11 am and 7 pm. Till March 12 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Rotary International Dist 3291, Rotary Club of New Ballygunge presents an exhibition of paintings by Prakash Karmakar, Bijon Chowdhury, Wasim Kapur, Isha Mohammad, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Anita Roy Choudhury, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Dipali Bhattacharya, Jaya Ganguly, Chandra Bhattacharya, Anup Karar, Shefali Mukherjee, Suvankar Maitra, Tapan Mitra, Shyamal Mukherjee, Anup Giri, Aloke Bhattacharya and Amitabha Sengupta. Till March 13 at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 8 pm: The Complete Collection, limited edition serigraphs by Sakti Burman. Till March 13 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street; #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Lightness of being Anxious, paintings by Ashoke Mullick. Till March 14 at Victoria Memorial Hall; 10 am - 5 pm: Award-winning and selected artworks of the faculty of visual arts, Rabindra Bharati University. Till March 14 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Contemporary Nines presents an exhibition of recent artworks by Subrata Saha, Dipankar Sinha, Ranadip Das, Madhubanti Banerjee, Parthapratim Saha, Swati Mukherjee, Dip Banerjee, Bibek Paul, Pratima Seal, Piyush Kanti Gayen, Ghanshyam Gupta, Ananya Banerjee and Ratan Saha. Till March 17 at Academy of Fine Arts (New South ‘A’ Gallery); 3 pm - 8 pm: Exhibition of paintings by Spread. Participating artists: Tanmoy Roychowdhury, Prabal Roy, Arun Mondal and Purnendu Das. Till March 20 at Jamini Roy Gallery (3rd floor), Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 12 noon - 8 pm: Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR Calcutta, in association with Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, presents an exhibition of paintings by Bangladeshi painter Dr Farida Zaman. Till March 20 (except Sundays) at The Harrington Street Art Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #2282 9220; 12 noon - 8 pm: Stains on my Chintz — featuring works by Archana Hande, Lavanya Mani, Paula Sengupta, Joscelyn Gardner, Michele Elliot and Teresa Cole. Curated by Dr Paula Sengupta. Till March 22 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Beyond Desire — Fourteen works of erotic sculpture by painter Sunil Das. Till March 28 at Bose Pacia, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Kunwarji’s Ground — new works by Dileep Sharma.

FILM SHOW

Till March 14 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #24556942/43; 6.30 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Image Music Text, a series of contemporary German films on the arts. Today: Schiller (2004, Feature film / German with English subtitles / 90 minutes), directed by Martin Weinhart.

DRAMA

March 12 at Miner va Theatre; 6.30 pm: On the Road for the Youth, a street theatre by New Theatre Company, Bhutan. Being staged as part of the South Asian Mini Theatre Festival hosted by ICCR in collaboration with Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal. March 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: The concluding day of Kathakriti Natya Samaroh 2010, a festival of plays hosted by Kathakriti to mark its 22nd foundation day, features Rangakarmee’s multi-lingual production Bhor. Direction: Usha Ganguli. March 12 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Narir Mancha — Nandipat’s theatre fest. The concluding evening features Madhabi, produced by Nandikar and directed by Swatilekha Sengupta. March 12 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Uhinee presents Aamar Atmahatyakaleen Jabanbandi. Direction: Adrija Dasgupta. March 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Nandikar will stage its latest production, Madhabi. Drama: Bhisham Sahni. Adaptation & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. The cast includes Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Haldar, Partha Pratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta.

TALK

March 12 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Somatmananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Mayer Katha. March 12 at Vivekananda Hall, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 6.30 pm: Sukumar Basu Memorial Lecture. Speaker: Swami Tattwavidananda. Topic: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda and Renaissance in Hinduism. March 12 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 6.30 pm: Swami Achyutananda will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga.

EXHIBITION

March 12 & 13 at Rotary Sadan; 9 am - 9 pm: Calcutta Philex 2010 International Stamp Fair. March 12 - 15 at Science City grounds; 11 am - 9 pm: CREDAI, Bengal, the state chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, is organising Realty Expo 2010. March 12 - 26 at 8/2 Loudon Street, #22811524: Earthy Myths presents Kotas in Vogue. March 12 - 14 at EC-18 Salt Lake, opp. City Centre, #93395 36389: Ganguar Mela, organised by Astha. Till March 13 at the premises of Victoria Institution, 78B APC Road; 11 am - 5 pm: The alumni association of Victoria Institution (College) hosts Basanta-Mela. Till March 12 at 16/2 Gariahat Road, #98300 54718; 11 am - 8.30 pm: Joyita’s Selection presents Spring-Summer Fete featuring designer sarees, dress material, ladies & gents kurtas and kurtis, home linen, tupperware, Lucknow chikan, constume jewellery and gift items. Till March 18 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Dimensions of the Plane — Communication Design in Germany, an exhibition of contemporary communication design in Germany.

SPORT

Till March 13 at Aditya Academy school campus, Barasat; 10 am & 1.45 pm: Aditya Academy Sr Sec., Barasat hosts Cagers, an inter-school basketball tournament. Final on March 13 , 2 pm onwards.

WORKSHOP

March 12 - 14 at 105 Southern Avenue, #98311 97704; 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm: Art of Living, Part I course, organised by Vyakti Vikas Kendra, India (Calcutta Chapter). March 14 - 21 at Kalahrdaya dance studio, Haridevpur: Guru K. Rajkumar (Cehnnai) and Dr Saju George will conduct a Bharata Natyam - Yoga workshop for advanced students in Bharata Natyam. For details, call 94335 44827.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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