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Festive fever in your homes
Starting off as an attempt to highlight the fun and festivity that is unique to Durga Puja celebrations in buildings and housing complexes, KKN Group of Companies presents The Telegraph Hand in Hand 2010 has indeed come a long way. Being held in 100 apartments across the city, this action-packed event promises four days of pure revelry, loaded with dance, music, games and, of course, a host of exciting prizes. An important aspect of this year’s Hand in Hand is that it has something for every member of the family, young or old. Sit-and-draw, spot quiz, antakshari and three-minutes-to-fame, as well as the more innovative Sriman Srimati and Pantaloons Style Icon male and female contests clearly promise to add more zing to this year’s festive entertainment.

Event: KKN Group of Companies presents The Telegraph Hand in Hand 2010 When: October 14-17

ART

Till October 14 at Gallery Kolkata, 2nd Floor, Duckback House, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2287 3377/88; 11 am - 7 pm: Fresh Departures, an exhibition of paintings & interactive sculptures by nine young artists. Participating artists: Deepak Rajbhar, Koustav Nag, Mahmud Husain, Papia Saha, Pradip Kumar Patra, Pradiptaa Chakraborty, Prakash Kishore, Rameez Waheed Bhat and Sudipta Das. Till October 15 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Asish Kabasi and Debasish Kabasi. Till October 16 at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, 9830049825: Art of the Small — an exhibition of the works by a group of artists painting on very small canvases, each bringing his own unique perception and style to his work, using the medium of his choice. Till October 17 at The Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal; 8 am - 8 pm: Hues in Forms — an exhibition of paintings by M. Narayanan Namboodiri. Till October 20 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, 24752275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Devi in various incarnations. Till October 21 (except Sundays) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, 22893027 / 22895041; 12 noon - 7 pm: GenNext V — annual art exhibition. Participating artists: Annabel Schenck, Arindam Sarker, Arsalan Naqvi, Buddhadev Mukherjee, Chandra Nath Saha, D. Dhasan, Debasree Das, Deepak Kanubhai Khatri, H.G. Ganesh Urala, Kaite Helps, Kasa Vinay Kumar, Krupa S Makhija, Laura Guoke, Meenakshi Sengupta, Mithun Dasgupta, Mohan Kumar T, Mrinal Dey, Muktinath Mondal, Nabanita Guha, Prabhakar Alok, Francesca Ramello, Ranjan Kumar Ghosh, Riya Chatterjee, Rupa Rani, Santosh D Andrade, Sayak Mitra, Shatrughan Thakur, Siraj Saxena, Soghra Khurasani, Tisha Mandal, Vinita Dasgupta and Yu Zhaoyang. Till October 25 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street, 2229 3886; 2 pm - 7 pm: Autumn Hues — an exhibition of paintings by Laxman Aelay, Sachin Jaltare, Shyamal Mukherjee and Subrata Das. Till October 31 (except Sundays) at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, 2463 0465 / 4001 2289; 11 am - 7 pm: Experimenter presents Say Everything, an exhibition of installation and new-media works by a group of young artists: Baptist Coelho, Pushkar Thakur, Sajad Malik, Shreyas Karle and Sukanya Ghosh.

drama

October 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Organised by Ekti Dal, Khushilab presents its latest production, Surer Bnadhoney. Drama & direction: Runu Chowdhury. October 13 at Girish Mancha; 6.45 pm: Arghya presents Tagore’s Raktakarabi. Concept & direction: Manish Mitra. October 14 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Pancham Vaidic will stage its latest production, Tagore’s Ghare Baire, dramatised and directed by Arpita Ghosh. October 14 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.45 pm: Arghya will stage Karna, directed by Manish Mitra. October 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: The 102nd show of Helmet, a satiric play written by Rajat Ghosh and directed by Anish Ghosh. Produced by Shohan. October 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Pratikriti presents Padma Nadir Majhi, directed by Alok Deb. October 16 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahni. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. The cast includes Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Halder, Parthapratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta. October 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.45 pm: Rang Roop will stage Brojo Buror Sabuj Baksho, based on a story by Satyajit Ray. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay. October 19 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ekti Dal presents Bidhuda, a comedy written and directed by Rajat Ghosh. October 20 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Gandhar will stage Kachher Manush, with Debshankar Halder and Bijoylakshmi Barman in the lead. Directed by filmmaker Gautam Haldar. October 21 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Belghoria Ethic will stage Kothay Pabo Tarey. Drama & direction: Debasis Sengupta.

PERFORMING ARTS

October 13 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Modern Mime Centre presents its new creative venture, Goddess Durga Arrives on Earth. Story, script, composition & direction: Kamal Naskar. October 14 at Santosh Gardens, 8 Ekdalia Road, Ballygunge; 8 pm: Classical vocal concert and bhajans by Pandit Shyam Sundar Goswami to celebrate 100 years of the ancestral house.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till November 13 (except Sundays & national holidays) at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Harrington Mansions, Flat # 5 & 25B, 2nd floor; 2282 9220/1; 12 noon - 7 pm: The Harrington Street Arts Centre hosts Raghu Rai: Calcutta, Kolkata “It Never Begins, It Never Ends”, and exhibition of the works by the country’s most renowned photographer. Presented by Ina Puri. October 13 - 16 at Picturesque Gallery, 872 Dr sarat Chatterjee Road, Batore, Howrah; 6 pm - 10 pm: Picturesque hosts its 10th Annual Group Photography Exhibition.

EXHIBITION

Till October 13 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers, 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 2485 8717/8509; 11 am - 8 pm: Art in Life 2010 — an exhibition of saris, jewellery, exclusive fashion & lifestyle textiles, brocade handbags, T-shirts, masks, decorative arts, furniture, and carpets/dhurries. Till October 13 at Central Cottage Industries emporium, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 10 am - 7 pm: Pre-Puja exhibition of exclusive saris in cotton & silk procured from master weavers of different regions of India. Till October 14 at Sasha shop, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street: Special display of stone & glass jewellery, wooden painted bangles, kantha stoles, embossed bags and leather accessories. Till October 14 at Kisses... 32/1 Block J, New Alipore, 40608240; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of exclusive suits, tunics and Western wear.

FESTIVAL

Till October 17 at Sankara Hall, 93 Southern Avenue: Sri Sarada Navarathri Celebrations 2010. Today (Alankaram Kaumari): Pooja, Archana, Devi Mahatmya Parayanam (8 am); Lalitha Sahasranama Archana, recitation of slokas (6 pm); and at 6.45 pm: Sangeet Sabha : Tiruppugazh Bhajan by Tiruppugazh Anbargal.

DURGA PUJA

October 13 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar: Sri Sri Chandipaath at 7 am; Recitation of hymn on Mahisasuramardini and devotional songs of Ma Durga by devotees at 6.10 pm. October 13 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake: Sri Sri Durga Devi Shashti Puja. October 13 - 17: Cycle Pure Agarbathies presents Rhythm Dhaker Ladai 2010, a contest for the dhakis now in its seventh year takes place across 45 Puja pandals in the city and surrounding areas. Judges: Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Koushiki Chakrabarty, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta and Mamata Shankar. October 14 - 16 at Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, Howrah: Sri Sri Durga Puja will be celebrated at Belur Math. Special launch services throughout the day by West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation Limited. Today: Kalparambha at 6 am; Amantrana & Adhivasa after the evening Arati of Sri Sri Thakur.

SCREENING

October 13 at Nandan II: Federation of Film Societies of India, in collaboration with Embassy of Chile, Indo-Hispanic Society and Nandan, presents Chilean Film Festival. At 4.30 pm: Bemardo O’Higgins; at 6.30 pm: Fiesta Patria.

MEDITATION

October 13 - 24 at Vipassana Centre, Dhamma Ganga, Harish Chandra Dutt Road: Vipassana Meditation residential courses. For details, call 25532855, 25833910, 22424561 or visit www.vri.dhamma.org

WORKSHOP

October 15 - 20 at Tollygunge Club: An exclusive photography workshop, The Destination: Kolkata, to be conducted by internationally acclaimed photographer Fritz Hoffmann, associated with National Geographic magazine for the last 15 years. The focus of this workshop is on the documentary approach to photographing the festive celebration of Durga Puja.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-700001; 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;
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