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Till January 10 at Chemould Art Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm (except Sunday): Animesh Nandi’s exhibition of paintings, Faces continues. Till January 10 at Gallerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of recent paintings by Badri Narayan is on. Till January 11 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Perception 2002 — An exhibition of recent paintings by Rameshwar Singh. Till January 16 at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (except Sunday): An exhibition of paintings titled Past-Modern, features the works of Amrit K.D. Kaur Singh and Ravindra K.D. Kaur Singh. January 7 - 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm- 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by 26 artists from Santiniketan, titled Transition, will be inaugurated at 6.30 pm by eminent artist, Paritosh Sen.


January 7 - 16 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of black and white photographs titled Contact begins at 12 noon today. The photographs were shot by children between 11 and 17 years — the outcome of a week-long workshop focussing on children on hazardous occupations.


January 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm: Dwandwik’s fifth theatre festival in memory of Achnitya Chowdhury begins with a felicitation programme. Ramendu Mazumdar of Dhaka (Bangladesh) will be honoured with this year’s Achintya Chowdhury Award, to be formerly given by Saoli Mitra. This will be followed by Nagarik Natyangan, Dhaka (Bangladesh)’s play Grihabasi. Direction: Laki Inaam. January 7 - 12 at Sarat Sadan, Howrah: 5.30 pm. Dwandwik’s fifth theatre festival features — (Jan 7, 5.30 pm): Dwandwik’s latest production for children based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Suva. Direction: Moloy Chowdhury & Nagarik Natyangan, Dhaka (Bangladesh)’s play Sarama. Direction: Laki Inaam; (Jan 8, 5.30 pm): Chetana Nursery & KG School’s children’s play Achin Desher Abodh Raja; Salkia Balika Vidyalaya & Shilpashram’s play Icon; Howrah Vivekananda Institution’s Chichinge & Company; (Jan 9, 5.30 pm): Bodhodoy’s play, Alibaba; Dwandwik’s Grahan; (Jan 10, 6.15 pm): Sansriti’s Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay; (Jan 11, 6.15 pm): Pancham Vedic’s Putul Khela. Drama: Sombhu Mitra, direction: Saoli Mitra; (Jan 11, 6.15 pm): Mukhomukhi’s Pran Tapasya. Play, direction and acting:Soumitra Chattopadhyay. Till January 12 at Laban Hrad (Salt Lake) Mancha; 6.30 pm: The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) is currently hosting Lok-krishti Natyotsav, 2003. The Line-up: (Jan 6): Nattya-Ranga presents Ghare Baire; (Jan 7): Nandikar presents Gotraheen; (Jan 8): Sayak presents Dui Hujurer Gappo; (Jan 9): Swapna Sandhani presents Prachya; (Jan 10): Theatre Passion presents Sparshak; (Jan 11): Souvik presents Dhritarashtra Charitra; (Jan 12): Sansriti presents Winkle Twinke.


January 7 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Tagore Research Society hosts a programme of Rabindrasangeet, presented by Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta. January 7 at Swabhumi; 5.30 pm: Ranjan Bhattacharjee from Bolpur will render Baul songs. January 9 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 5.30 pm: Paramparik’s second annual programme of classical music features Pandit Manas Chakraborty (vocal) and Ustad Shaheed Parvez Khan (sitar) Accompanists include Samar Saha, Tanmoy Bose and Sanjoy Mukherjee. January 12 at Gyan Manch; 10.30 am: Sangeet Shyamala hosts a musical programme on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebration.


January 10 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shrishti Dance Works premiers its ballet, Bharat — That is India, to commemorate Republic Day. January 10 - 12 at Kalamandalam Performing Arts & Research Centre, 49/64, Prince Gholam Md. Shah Road, Gold Gardens; 6 pm: Kalamandalam’s annual dance festival.


January 8 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangkarmee presents Antar-Yatraa. Drama,direction and acting: Usha Ganguly. January 8 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Naba Mayukh presents Bhadeswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. January 9 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Annya Theatre presents Naakchhabita. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. January 12 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Choop Katha presents Dui Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu

birth centenary

January 11 at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, 211, Bidhan Sarani; 6 pm: Dr Devaprosad Mitra’s birth centenary will be celebrated with prayer and tributes by Anil Kumar Moitra, Dilip Kumar Biswas, Amiya Kumar Banerjee, Arun Kumar Das and Goutam Neogi.

book launch

January 8 at Oxford Bookstore, 17, Park Street; 6.30 pm: Penguin Books India and Oxford Bookstore jointly host a reading and interactive session with author Gurcharan Das on the occasion of the city launch of his book,The Elephant Paradigm: India Wrestles with Change.


January 10 - 16 at Calcutta Information Centre; 6 pm: To mark the 400 years of Indo-Dutch relationship, the Consulate of the Netherlands in Calcutta in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi, jointly host an exhibition titled, Anne Frank Exhibition — A History for Today. Anne Frank’s life story is used to recount the history of the Holocaust. Till January 12 at Identity Exhibition Gallery, 22, Ballygunge Park Road; 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition-cum sale of a large collection of Indian and imported books. Till January 22 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 10 am - 6 pm: An exhibition titled, Shri Krishna — the Prophet of Love and Action.


January 11& 12 at Nehru Childrens’ Museum; 3 pm: A two-day recitation workshop will be conducted by Bratati Bandopadhyay.


January 11 & 13 at Sarala Roy Memorial Community Hall; 4.30 pm: Cine Central, Calcuttahosts an Ibero-American Film Festival. The films to be screened are— (Jan 11): Somewhere in the Night (Chile; Dir: Martin Rodriguez); Goya in Bordeux (Spain; Dir: Carlos Saura); Heart of Fire (Uruguay; Dir: Diego Arguaga); (Jan 13): Play for Me (Argentina; Dir: Rodrigo Furth); Five Days, Five Nights (Portugal; Dir: Jose Fonseca e Costa); The Prophecies of Amanda (Cuba; Dir: Pastor Vega)


January 6 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will discuss Swami Vivekananda’s Lectures from Colombo to Almora in English. January 6 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on‘ Yuga Nayak Vivekananda.’ January 6 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Hall 19A & B, Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Jagat Jiban Ghosh will peak on Swasthya-O-Paribaar. January 7 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Hall 19A & B, Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will peak on Sri-sri mayer Katha.


January 7 at Abanindra Sabhagriha (Charukala Bhavan); 5.30 pm: Empathy hosts a mass-awareness seminar on Ante-natal Care. January 11- 14 at Mahajati Sadan auditorium, Chittranjan Avenue; 10 am: Astrological Research Project, Viswa Jyotish Vidyapith hosts its 26th annual international astrological conference.


Till January 15 at Terrace Gardens, Grain of Salt Terrace Banquet; 7 pm: Grain of Salt presents a barbecue extravaganza.
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