The Telegraph Calcutta Club National Debate (Calcutta Club, March 9, 6.30 pm) lListen to Amar Singh, N. Ram, Sitaram Yechuri and Jaipal Reddy argue for the motion ‘In the opinion of the house, religion has derailed democracy in India’. Speaking against the motion are Arun Jaitley, Swapan Dasgupta, Mark Tully and Ravi Shankar Prasad. Jairam Ramesh (picture above) is the moderator. Official host ITC Sonar Bangla, associate sponsor Lookad Advertising
Cultural Show (GD Birla Sabhagar, March 8, 6 pm) lSingers Srikanta Acharya and Anusuya Majumdar will be among the performers at a charity show organised by the Inner Wheel Club of Salt Lake Down Town
The Myth of the Holy Cow (D.N. Jha) lUsing the cow as a symbol of Hindu fundamentalism, the author takes a closer look at the ancient and modern traditions in the religion, proving how things have change through societal norms. For example, he proves through brahmanical texts that beef was in fact an accepted diet for Hindus, before Islam.
Heathenchemistry (Oasis) lThe Gallaghar brothers are back with a bang with this eclectic offering. Noel’s song-writing skills come to the fore in The Hindutimes and Little By Little. Check out Johnny Marr’s guitar solo in (Probably) All in the Mind