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Till May 5 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Anuswar. Till May 15 at Vikalp Art Shop, Swabhumi; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of small-sized drawings and paintings by renowned artists. May 5 - 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the members of Indian Society of Oriental Art. May 9 - 17 at Sanskriti Art Gallery , 17/1D, Alipore Road, Calcutta; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures titled Maihar II... Revisited, result of an art camp which was attended by the participants including Aditya Basak, Ashoke Mullick, Chandro Bhattacharya, Jayshree Burman, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manik Talukdar, Paresh Maity, Prosenjit Sengupta, Somenath Maity, Sunil Kumar Das, Shyamal Mukherjee and Suhas Roy. May 6 - 11 at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Anirban Seth, Amit Kumar Debnath, Bidyut Tanjan Datta, Gopal Chandra Naskar, Kallol Bose, Pallab Bhowmick, Partha Sarathi Pan, Pradip Mondal, Shankar Bhattacharjee, Siddhartha Bose, Subhash Chandra Das and Sudipa Mondal. Till May 31 (except Sundays & holidays) at ING Vysya Bank Ltd, Sikkim House, 4/1 Middleton Street; 10 am - 6 pm; Sat. (10 am - 3 pm): An exhibition of paintings by Abhijit Guha, Suktara Guha, Sanju Manna and Biswajit Paul.


May 5 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Mrityu Na Hatya. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. May 6 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.15 pm: Nandikar’s latest production, Sojan Badiyar Ghaat. Direction: Goutam Halder. May 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Arghya presents Riot. Play/direction: Manish Mitra. May 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Direction & acting: Meghnad Bhattacharjee. May 11 & 18 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das.

audio plays

May 8 at Paschim Banga Bangla Academy; 6.30 pm: Barisha-Katha hosts an evening of audio-plays.

poets’ meet

May 11 at Aikatan complex, IA 290, Salt Lake; 10 am: A Kavi Sammelan (poets’ meet) on greeshma (summer) with participants from various parts of the country. Hosted by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre.


Till May 7 at The University of Burdwan campus, Golapbag: A workshop on video journalism organised by the university in association with Ajker Chithi, Burdwan, and Ritwik Academy, Calcutta. May 6 - 24 at 11F Palm Avenue, Calcutta 19; 5 pm - 6 pm: Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts is organising a workshop on impressions of diverse Western Dance Techniques. This includes Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Graham, Horton and Release techniques. The workshop, to be conduced by Mitali Sinha, Paramita Chakraborty and Varshaa Bardhan, is open to dancers with at least two years’ experience in any dance form. Details at #2247-5997. May 8 onwards at 408, Jodhpur Park: Urban Dream organises a four-week Western dance workshop to be conducted by Mayhem. May 10 - 24 at 14 at Coriolis, 62, Ballygunge Circular Road; 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm: A dance workshop. For details, contact Puneet/ Meghna at # 22476534 or 24655920.

folk dance festival

May 16 & 17 at Aikatan’s new open air theatre, IB 201, Salt Lake; 6 pm: The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) hosts Loknrittya Samaroh. A total of 66 traditional folk dancers and singers including Bihu dancers of Assam, Lai Haraoba dancers of Manipur, Gotipua dancers of Orissa, Chhau dancers of Purulia, Kathakali dancers of Kerala, Lavani dancers of Maharashtra, Raas dancers of Gujarat, Kalbelia dancers of Rajasthan and Gidda dancers of Punjab will participate.


May 5 at British Council; 7 pm: An interactive reading session with five Indian women writers — Professor Sanjukta Dasgupta, Dr Alka Saraogi, Sharmila Ray, Anjana Basu and Shoma A. Chatterjee — who will read extracts from their own works. Hosted jointly by the Forum for Contemporary Cultures and the British Council


May 5 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on Swami Vivekananda’s Lectures from Colombo to Almora. May 5 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. May 5 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A &B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Jagat Jiban Ghosh will discuss in Bengali on Swasthya-O-Paribesh. May 5 at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science seminar room, Jadavpur; 3 pm: Professor S.M Bhattacharjee will deliver the first T.K. Rai Dastidar Memorial Lecture on Unzipping DNA. May 6 at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Ramananda will speak in Bengali on Acharya Shankar.


May 5 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Members of Satsang will organise discourse on Art of Living.


Till May 6 at Sringeri Sri Sarada Peetham Sankara Hall, 93 Southern Avenue: Sri Sankara Jayanthi Celebrations, organised by Sankara Hall and Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture. Mornings — Ganapathy Homam. Evenings — Tirupugazh Bhajan led by N.S. Mani of Chennai and other programmes. May 10 & 11 at The Future Foundation School auditorium, 3, Regent Park: The Future Foundation School hosts its ninth school festival, Nirvana 2003.


May 5 at Girish Mancha; 5.30 pm: Annual musical soiree presented by the pupils of Sarva Bharatiya Sangeet Samaj (college of music). May 6 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Baul songs by Sanjit Das. May 9 at Rotary Sadan, 6 pm and May 11 at the Raj Bhavan; 6.30 pm: A novel concert featuring Lee Alison Sibley and Pramita Mallick singing Rabindrasangeet and the music of Pete Seegar.


May 7 at Kala Mandir; 7 pm: Santhal tribal children and underprivileged boarders of Binapani Ashram, Mouldanga, Sriniketan, will present Rabindranath Tagore’s dance-drama, Chandalika. Hosted by Binapani Educational & Welfare Trust,


Till May 17 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery; Tuesday - Saturday, 2 pm - 7 pm; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm): Thief of Baghdad — an exhibition of posters by M.F. Husain.


Till May 14 at Cloud 9 Restobar, The Astor; 6 pm onwards: An exciting array of delicious Thai, Chinese, Indian and continental platter. Till May 31 at Trincas; 12 noon - 4 pm: Set lunches with new Indian or Chinese, vegetarian or non-vegetarian menus. Every Thursday at Grain of Salt Bar; 6 pm onwards: Ladies Night Only — a special evening for the ladies only full of fun, food and music. Every Friday at Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency; dinner buffets: Shawarma Nights — A sumptuous Lebanese spread both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooked on the Shawarma. Every Sunday at Guchhi (the Indian speciality restaurant), Hyatt Regency; 12 noon to 3 pm: A special brunch comprising Kebabs, Kadhai dishes and Biriyani (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties). Special games and giveaway gifts for kids.
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