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October 20 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Gobardanga Naqsha presents Kharir Gandi. Adapated by Rudraprasad Sengupta from Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle; directed and edited byAshish Das.. October 20 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Annya Chhanda presents Swarna Villa. Direction & acting: Biplab Chattopadhyay. October 20 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Pradip Ghosh will present a compact drama based on various socially relevent issues of the day. October 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Translated and directed by Ashok Mukhjopadhyay, direction & music by Sagar Chakraborty. October 22 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ashoknagar Natya Anan presents its latest production, Utpal Dutt’s Surja Shikaar. Direction & acting; Chandan Sen. October 25 & 26 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.


Till October 25 at Dhamma Ganga Vipasana Kendra, Sodepur: Vipasana Kendra, Calcutta, organises free ‘Vipasana Meditation Course’ twice every month. For details and registration: 22 Bonfield Lane, 2nd Floor, R.No. 10; Telephones: 2242-4561/3225.


October 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Turiyananda Hall; 5 pm: Sitanath Goswami will speak in Sanskrit on Bhagvad Gita. October 20 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Bhupendra Nath Seal will speak on Swami Abhedananda and Sister Nivedita. October 21 at CMA Auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton weekly Tuesday Talkshoppe: Ms Renu Roy, executive director, Spandan, will speak on My Work and Experiences.


October 20 at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce, 15B Hemanta Basu sarani; 5 pm: Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce hosts a seminar on The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2003. To be inaugurated by S. Balasubramanian, chairman, Company Law Board, Government of India.


October 20 at Nazrul Mancha; 4 pm: Gaane Gaane Bijoya Utsav. Participants: Manna De, Shivaji Chatterjee, Srikanta Acharya, Sanjeet Mandal, Goutam Ghosh, Swapan Basu, Saikat Mitra, Roopankar, Pallab Ghosh, Debasish Sengupta, Arundhuti Holm Chowdhury, Swagata De, Concord Trio, Jojo, Shampa Kundu, Piya Acharya, Dola Ganguly, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Nipobithi Ghosh, Moonmoon Choudhury, Moonmoon Roy, Swati Raha and Indranil Sen. October 26 at Aikatan, EZCC Complex, 1A-290 Salt Lak; 5 pm: Salt Lake Cultural Association in collaboration with Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre hosts a programme of classical melodies featuring Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (vocal) with Ashok Roychowdhury (tabla) and Pradip Palit (harmonium) and solo sitar recital by Leena Basu with Chiradeep Banerjee on the tabla.


October 20 at Netaji Institute auditorium, Sealdah; 5.30 pm: The students of Thanjori Kalakrit will present colourful music and dance programme to celebrate the first anniversary of the organisation. October 26 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Jahnavi Centre for Performing Arts celebrates its third aniversary with an evening of music and dance.


Till October 20 at Diagold Jewels Pvt. Ltd, Metro Plaza, Shop No 1015: An exhibition-cum-sale of “Gliterati” collection of designer diamond jewellery. Till October 20 at Startrack Gallery, 56 Chowringhee Road, Ground Floor (Opp. Nehru Children’s Museum) and Elford Gallery, 12A, Lord Sinha Road (opp. Emami Market); 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition-cum-sale of Diwali items including imported household accessories, kitchenware, gift items, dresses and airconditioners. Till October 21 at Calcutta Ice Skating Rink; 11 am - 8 pm: Diwali Bazar featuring diyas, canndles, Bandharwars, appliances, cookery, kitchenware, garments, decoratives, furniture and other innovative consumer goods. October 21- 23 at 59, Muktaram Babu Street, 2nd Floor; 10 am onwards: A.P Jewellers presents its 7th annual Dipavali exhibition-cum -sale that includes diamond-studded jewellery, along with a wide range of bangles, bracelets, watches and ear-rings. Till October 22 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace (1st Floor); 10 am - 7 pm: Deepavali — a fest of terracotta lamps and garden accessories, textiles and excuisite jewellery presented by the Crafts Council of West Bengal. Till October 23 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; 11 am: An exhibition-cum-sale of Deepavali lights, candles, hand-crafted home linens and accessories made by Artisan Association. Till October 26 at The Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 2 pm - 8 pm: Sutra Crafts Bazar organised by the Crafts Council of West Bengal. Also, master craftsmen and weavers from different parts of the country give daily demonstrations on weaving, natural dyeing, block printing, hand embroidery, muslin weaving etc. The products are sold from outlets set on the lawns of the academy. Till October 27 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B, Middleton Street: High-knotted silk carpets, woolen carpets, fine embroidery crape suits and cushion covers from Kashmir.


Till October 22 at Chemould Art Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: Sudhiranjan Mukherjee and Sukumar Bhattacharjee present Colours of Life, an exhibition of paintings in mixed media. October 21 - 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of selected entries from the fourth Eastern Region Art Exhibition, conducted by Camlin Art Foundation. Till October 26 (except October 24) at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and monoprints by Ganesh C. Basu, Bidula Basu and Puspita Ray. Till October 26 at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park: An exhibition of Rabin Mondal’s paintings (works from 1952 - 2002). Till October 26 (except October 24) at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Pallab Kanti Mitra’s seventh solo exhibition of paintings. Till October 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of nude studies of models at Academy Grand Chaumier (1938 -1939) and other sketches by Chintamoni Kar. October 28 - November 2 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Football Hit on Turf — an exhibition of paintings by Debrup Ganguly. Till November 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: lluminations — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures featuring the works of Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Bratin Khan, Atanu Bhattacharya, Swapan Das, Jaspal and Utpal Dasgupta and many others.

diamond jubilee

October 21 at Netaji Bhawan, Sarat Bose Hall; 6 pm: On the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the proclamation of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Singapore, there will be a gathering of members and friends of Netaji Research Bureau. The documentary film, Ittefaq -Itmad -Kurbani, will be screened on the occasion.


October 24 - 31 at Sri Ganesh & Sri Murugan Temples, 58/14/3 & 6 Prince Anwar Shah Road: Skanda Shasti Festival. October 26 at Ved Bhavan, 50 Lake Avenue; 4 pm: Unveiling the portrait of Pujya Sree Kripananda Warrior Swamigail by S. Mahalingam followed by Tiruppugazh Bhajan by Anbargal.


October 22 - 25 at Bharatiyam, 1B, 201, Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds a workshop on Sambalpuri folk dance of Orissa, conducted by UKIA, Sambalpur.
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