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November 5 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Feriwalar Mrityu. Direction: Rudraprasad Sengupta. November 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Mrityu Na Hatya. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. November 6 at Mukta Angan; 7 pm: Manirath presents Mayder Paray Paray, a solo performance by Debika. Novmeber 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm: Ganakrishti presents Chatushkon. Drama and direction: Bratya Basu. The play will be preceded by the presentation of Dharani Ghosh Memorial Award to Natyachinta. November 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents Shobha-Yatra. Direction: Usha Ganguli. November 8, 9 and 10 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Calcutta Round Table no. 4 presents the Stagecraft production of Frederick Knott’s thriller, Dial ‘M’ for Murder. Direction: Rohit Pombra. November 9 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Chenamukh will stage Lajjatirtha. Drama: Indrasish Laharry. Direction: Arijit Guha. November 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 10 am: Sansriti will stage its latest production, Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. November 10 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. November 10 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Natasena will stage Gorur Garir Headlight. Direction: Saroj Roy.


Till November 5 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Intimate Water Colours — An exhibition of landscapes by Vasant Pandit. Till November 9 (except today) at Chemould, 12F Park Street; 10 am - 7 pm and on Saturday (10 am - 3 pm): An exhibition of paintings by Tridib Chandra, Kamal Kumar Mukherjee and Deba Prasad Guha. Till November 10 at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures on ‘Durga’ by eminent artists. November 6 - 14 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Gallery Katayun presents The Calcutta Painters. Featuring works of Anita Roychowdhury, Amitabh Sengupta, Bijon Chowdhury, Bipin Goswami, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Gopal Sanyal, Isha Mohammad, Jogen Chowdhury, Prakash Karmakar, Robin Mondal and Tapan Ghosh. Inauguration on November 6 at 5.30 pm. November 7 - 18 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Ganesh Haloi’s recent works (2001-2002). Preview on November 7 at 6 pm.


November 4 at Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Lok Geeti by Sanjit Das. November 5 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Monks and Brahmacharins will present Ramnam Samkirtan. November 5 at the Vivekananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 6 pm: A musical programme with illustration: Bhagavad-Gita O Rabindranath. Participants: Prasad Sen and Govinda Gopal Mukhopadhyay. November 5 at 14 Janak Road, Calcutta 29; 6 pm: A sarod recital by Ustad Bidyut Khan. The recital will be preceded by prize distribution to the winners of a sit-and-draw competition held on November 3. Organised by Members. November 8 - 10 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge: The 10th ITC Sangeet Sammelan features (on November 8 at 6 pm): Yashwant Bua Joshi (vocal), M.S. Gopalakrishnan, assisted by Dr M. Narmada (violin-harmonium); (on November 9 at 4 pm): Sur Ranjan (sarod), Saowani Shende (vocal) and Pandit Jasraj (violin); and (on November 10 at 3 pm): Jaiteertha Mebhundi (vocal), Prateek Choudhury (sitar), Kumar Bose (solo tabla), and Birju Maharaj and Ajoy Chakraborty (thumri aur nrityabhav).


November 5 at Calcutta Management Association auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Joydeep Dutta Gupta, executive director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, will speak on ‘The Relevance of IT-enabled Services in the future of Indian Business’.


Till November 4 at Kripalani & Sons, 161/171 Vaibhav, 4 Lee Road, Calcutta 20: Ganesha Festival showcases a collection of 101 stunning Lord Ganesh pendants in gold designs with diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones. Till November 9 at FMC Fortuna, 3rd floor, 234/3A AJC Bose Road: Leo’s Furniture & more... presents its annual Diwali exhibition of unusual and innovative furniture and home accessories: ceramic platters in earth tones, glass vases, photo-frames, terracotta mugs, trays, handmade paper products, wine-bottle holders, Chinese good-luck plants, candle-stands, tablemats and candles.


Till November 9 at Bakerstreat: Exotic Cookies and Sinful Chocolate hampers for Diwali and Desserts for Bhai-duj. For details, Suman Sarawgi # 2484494/95.


November 7 - 16 at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm: The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre presents wwWoyzeck — a workshop as part of India: City Limits project of ELAN (European Live Arts Network). The workshop, to be conducted by Dr Firenza Guidi, artistic director of ELAN, aims to create projects/performances that inspire and promote collaboration between performers and artists from different parts of the world. Details at # 4556942/43. November 8 - 10 at Victoria Memorial; 5 pm - 8 pm: The Victoria Memorial Hall and Aeshna present a three-day workshop by Dr T.K. Biswas, joint director, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi, on ‘The Art of Portraiture in India: A Historical Perspective’.


November 4 - 11 at Sri Ganesh & Sri Murugan Temple, 58/14/3 & 6 Prince Anwar Shah Road: The Skanda Sashti Festival will be celebrated with Yagasalai, Homam, Abhishekam, Alangarams, Aradhanais and Archanai to be conducted by Sri Sivaagama Thilakam Sri J. Venkatesa Sivachariar of Tippirajapuram. Today at 6 pm: Deepavali (Vigneswara puja) and Amavasi (Poorvanga puja). November 4 at Shyampukur Bati Sri Ramakrishna Smaran Sangha, 55A Shyampukur Street, Calcutta 4; 9 am onwards: Baravoy Leela ceremony with pujas (at 9 am), Kathamriter Gaan (at 5 pm), Arati Stav (at 6 pm), readings from Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita (at 6.30 pm), Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Deva’s special puja ceremony (at 7 pm) and Pushpanjali (at 9 pm).


Till December 1, every Sunday at The Boys’ Own Library, 76/2 Bidhan Sarani, # 555-8387; 10 am - 12 noon: The Boys’ Own Library offers free textbook reading and lending facilities for degree course students.


November 25 - December 10: As part of the International Fortnight protesting Violence against Women, students of various Calcutta schools, in association with Swayam (an NGO fighting violence against women), are initiating an youth action programme where they will participate in a music concert (on November 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar), film festival (December 2 - 6 at Max Mueller Bhavan) and a rally in Calcutta on December 8. Details for those interested to volunteer are available with Swayam (# 280 3429) and Sreyashi Ghosh (# 247 5120), coordinator of the School Volunteers for Fortnight 2002.
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