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Musical Evening

(Srijan, 176, Sarat Bose Road, May 18, 6 to 8.30 pm) It’s a night of nostalgia and western music on the rooftop, with singer Usha Uthup (above) performing old favourites and trendy English tunes for the audience. By invitation only

Jungle Book 2

(Nandan, May 18 onwards, 2, 4 and 6 pm) The second instalment of antics that Rudyard Kiplings characters get up to features Mowgli, now adopted by a Sikh family, returning to his jungle pals Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panthera and the wolves. Trouble starts when Mowgli’s new brother and friend from the village go looking for him, pursued by Sher Khan the tiger

Begums, thugs & Englishmen

(Fanny Parkes) Extracts from the journals of this 19th century travel writer during her stay in India, selected by William Dalrymple, is simple yet sassy, full of surprises and offers a singularly refreshing outlook on life in the British Raj. The book traces her own shift, from prim memsahib to a sitar-playing indophile

Thick As A Brick

(Jethro Tull) This Tull classic, based on Gerald ‘Little Milton’ Bostock’s controversial poem, is now available on CD. A live version of the ballad-rock epic at the Madison Square Gardens and interviews with members of the band are bonuses for Tull fans
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