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September 29 at Gyan Manch; 4.30 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Peacewards — monologues by Manjula Padmanabhan and other writings. Direction: Jayant Kripalani. Produced by The Red Curtain. September 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ganakrishti presents its latest production Virus-M. Drama & direction: Bratya Basu. September 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Blin Opera presents Tagore’s Raja. Direction: Subhashis Gangopadhyay. October 1 at Academy of Fine Arts, 6.30 pm: Theatre Passion presents its latest production, Sparshak. Drama & direction: Ramaprosad Banik. October 1 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh Natya Sanstha will stage Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. October 2 at Academy of Fine Arts, 3 pm: Sundaram presents Muni O Saat Chowkidaar. Written, directed and performed by Manoj Mitra. October 2 - 4 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Sayak’s Badhutantra (dir: Meghnad Bhattacharyya) on the 2nd; Mangalik’s Harun-al-Rashid (Dir: Samir Biswas) on 3rd, and Anya Theatre’s Madhab Malanchi Kainya (Dir: Bibhas Chakraborty). October 2 - 4 at Rangana; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Bibi Marjina, presented by D.M. Production. The cast includes Papia Adhikary, Debraj Roy, Chhanda Chatterjee, Goutam Sadhukhan and Kalyani Adhikary.


September 29 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Devotional songs by Swami Sarvagananda September 30 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Special programme for the Pujas.


Till September 30 at Chemould Art Gallery, 121 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Exhibition 2003 features the recent works of Jayita Borthakur and Shyam Kanu done in oils, acrylic and crayons portraying various figurative forms. Till September 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10-30 am - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of contemporary Indian art and sculptures in various media titled Continuity features the works of both upcoming as well as established artists and sculptors including Anandita, Apto Bhattacharya, Bimal Kundu, Partho Bhattacharjee, Pradeep Rakshit, Prakash Karmakar, Pranab Faujdar, Sanatan Dinda, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Mukherjee, Shyam Kanu, Subroto Das, Suhas Roy and Wasim Kapur. Till October 1 at CIMA Gallery; 11 am - 8 pm: A crafts exhibition showcasing decorative art of India titled Art in Life features traditional items customised for contemporary living. Till October 10 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Mahisasurmardini Durga as painted by Kalighat, early Bengal and modern artists. Till October 1 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings and graphics by Atul Pramanil, Pabitra Pal, Pushpal Sarkar, Santanu Chakraborty and Shuvankar Maitra. October 6 - 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Biplab Dalai. October 6 - 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by the members of The Studio. Participating artists: Anita Prasad, Anuradha, Bysack, John Lawrence, Karabi Moulik, Matreyee Chatterjee, Nabanita Banerjee, Polly Das, Prabir Kr Mazumdar, Prasanta Mukherjee and Suchita Agarwal.


October 1 at PIB Media Centre, 8 Esplanade East; 11 am: A seminar on Gandhiji’s Relevance in Today’s World. Participants: Bhabaniprosad Chattopadhyay, Dhrubanarayan Banerjee and Amlan Dutta. Organised by Yojna (B) Publications Division, Government of India

world elders day

October 1 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 9 am: Indian Association of Retired Persons has organised a walk by its members and well-wishers on the occasion of World Elders Day. It will be flagged of by mayor Subrata Mukherjee. Also, inauguration of a Day Care Centre at 10.30 am by Major-General K.K. Ganguly (Retd) followed by distribution of clothes to inmates of Nabanir (old age home).


September 29 & 30 at Bangla Academy; 6.30 pm: Sayak Natya Baktritamala 15-16 features a talk on Natak-kar O Nirdeshaker Samparka by Nilkantha Sengupta on the 29th and Natak Rachanar Aarale by Manoj Mitra on the 30th.

film show

September 29 & 30 at Nandan II; 6 pm: Cine Central screens two films from Kazakhistan, (Sept. 29): Kazakh Story (Direction: Damir Manabai). (Sept. 30): Zamanai (Direction: B. Sharip).


September 29 - October 1 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Creative Photography Association hosts the first annual exhibition of photographs. October 1 - 12 at Dum Dum Motijheel College; 5 pm - 9 pm: Photographic Association of Dum Dum hosts the 46th International Salon of Photography.


Till October 4 at Sri Ganesh & Sri Murugan Temples, Lake Gardens: Navarathri celebrations ’03. Today: Laksharchanai (9 am & 7 pm) and Prasadaviniyogam (10 am & 8 pm). Till October 5 at Sringeri Sri Sarada Peetham Sankara Hall, Southern Avenue: Sri Sarada Navarathri Celebrations ’03. Today at 6.30 pm: Lalitha Sahasranama Archana; at 7.30 pm: Sangeeta Seva by R. Srinivasana (vocal) with S. Ranganathan (violin) and Aravindan (mridangam).


Till September 30 at 1/57 B Dover Place; 2 pm - 7 pm: Gharoya hosts an exhibition of sarees, salwars-kurtas, kurtis, costume jewellery and more. Till October 1 at Obsession Gallery, 87 Park Street; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Ambika presents a hand-picked collection of elegant and classic Chanderi, Kota, Maheswari and Kosa sarees and dress material from the masterweavers. Also, Niloufer’s (Bhopal) Kaftans, Marwahi and Jackets, Dupattas and bell metal handicrafts from Bastar. Till October 1 at The Gold Factory, 171/1C Rash Behari Avenue; 10.30 am - 8 pm: A display of ethnic jewellery. Details: 24602408/ 3621.


September 29 at St James’ School; 11 am: The closing ceremony of Virasat 2003 — Spicmacay’s annual fest features an Odissi recital by Aloka Kanungo.

food festival

Till October 12 at the Poolside Cafe, MBD Airport Hotel; 24 hours: A splendid culinary extravaganza, the Puja Power Chinese Lunch and the Flavors of Asia Dinner Buffet. Till September 30 at The Astor; 12 noon onwards: The Endless Kebab Hungama features an endless array of lip-smacking tandoori delicacies, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. September 30 - Octopber 5 at Kewpie’s, 2 Elgin Lane; lunch (12.15 - 3) and dinner (7.15 - 11): Besides the Puja Mahabhoj Thala, there will be boneless ilish paturi and dab jhinge along with culinary recipies from the Calcutta Cookbook such as Calcutta prawn cocktail, fish mayonnaise, vindaloo and temperado.
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