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Nationalism and the native
On the 60th anniversary of India’s Independence, Netaji Research Bureau occasions another great edition to be delivered this year by Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen in the tradition of the Special Netaji Oration. This oration has a glorious history and boasts of speakers of international stature and importance. The annual lecture focuses basically on the concept of Indian nationalism and the various implications it has had in every phase of the nation’s journey. The early 20th century saw a surge in political awareness and patriotism, and each leader has his version of it. For some, like Tagore, it meant enlightenment; for others, like Netaji, it meant retaliating with a vengeance. Today, Professor Amartya Sen shall speak on Is Nationalism a curse or a boon?, construing what nationalism means and what are its various versions in today’s polarised world. Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi will be the chief guest.

Event: Lecture on Is Nationalism a curse or a boon? by Professor Amartya Sen When: Today at 6 pm Where: Netaji Research Bureau, Netaji Bhawan, 38/2 Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Calcutta 700 020


Till December 28 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7.30 pm: Art Unlimited — an exhibition of paintings by Arpan Bhowmik, Ashish Gupta, Dipankar Chada, Dwashish Das, Gautum Mukherjee, Hari Sadhan Dey, Jiban Biswas, Mintu Maiya, Nitya Kundu, Rajib Sur Roy, Saptarshi Naskar and Saroj Sarkar. Till December 29 (except holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs by Paresh Maity. Till December 29 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Pursuit Sculpture — works by Adip Dutta, Alex Mathew, Biman Bihari Das, Goutam Paul, K. Laxma Goud, N.N. Rimzon, Nagji Patel, P.S. Ladi, P.R. Daroz, Partha Pratim Deb, Rajendra Tikku, Shyamal Roy, Thomas John Kovoor and Valsan Koorma Kolleri. Till December 29 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #40076042; 3 pm - 7.30pm: Small is Big, an exhibition of small-sized paintings by Anirban Seth, Avijit Mukherjee, Bikas Karmakar, Dhiren Sasmal, Snehangshu Das, Anita Gurbaxani and others. Till December 29 at Gallery K2; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Italian artist Giovanna Caruso, Snehashish Maity, Kamal Mitra and Katayun Saklat. Till December 30 at Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum; 12 noon - 8 pm: Rapid Sketches of Nature — an exhibition of paintings by Samir Kr Ghosh. Till December 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, #24752275, 24618812; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of Thangka, paintings of different times. Till December 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: The first solo exhibition of paintings by Ritwij Bhowmik. Till December 31 at Sculpture Gallery, C/26 Bapuji Nagar, Jadavpur; #24122907; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of selected bronze sculptures by Tapas Sarkar. Till December 31 at Angan Art Gallery, 11 Fern Place; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of painting, sculpture and tapestry. Till January 1 at Government College of Art & Craft, 28 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, #2286 1627/ 1727; 2 pm - 8 pm: The 143rd Annual Exhibition of Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. Till January 2 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: The Last Sanctuary, an exhibition of recent works by Vasudevan Akkitham. Till January 4 (except Monday) at Anant Art Gallery, 18-A Alipore Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Exhibition of latest works by Jeram Patel and Amitava. Till January 5 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #22893027; 3 pm - 7 pm: Aakriti Art Gallery presents Indian Surrealism, curated by Prof. Sovon Som. Till January 5 (except Sunday) at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd floor, Duckback House, #22873377; 11 am - 7 pm: Kothao Tomar Haariyeh Jaabar Nei Maana Monay Monay, an exhibition of paintings by Kartick Pyne. Till January 7 (except Sundays) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street), Regency, 3rd floor, #22895438; 11.30 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of watercolours by Badri Narayan. Till January 18 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Pageant of Life, showcasing Indian art and sculpture by eminent artists. Participants: Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Subrata Pal, Bratin Khan, Kartick Pyne, Aditya Basak, Sanatan Dinda, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday, Tapas Sarkar, Beena Pradhan and Atin Basak.

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Till January 3 at Gallery 52d, 52D Hindustan Park, #9830021702; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Watercolours, oil paintings, mixed media, silk paintings, prints, lithos, wall hangings, sculptures and murals.


December 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm: Lok-Krishti presents Eehai Satya. Direction: Falguni Chattopadhyay. December 28 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 6.30 pm: Man of the Heart, a one-person bilingual music-theatre piece in multi-media format, on the life and times of Lalon Shah Phokir. Written and performed by Sudipto Chatterjee. Directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay. Produced by Tritiyo Sutro Performance Company and Nalanda LLC (Berkley) in association with Dohar. December 28 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Anya Bhuban, Samikshan’s latest production, directed by Pankaj Munshi. December 29 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram presents Galpo Hekim Saheb. Drama, direction & acting: Manoj Mitra. December 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm: L


Till December 31: Aneek hosts the 10th Ganga Jamuna Natya Utsav. Today at Rabindra Sadan, 6.30 pm: Mahalaxmi Theatre, Mumbai presents Gadhwache Lagan (Direction: Prashant Sonawane); at Girish Mancha, 6.30 pm: Chetna presents Putul Nacher Itikatha (Direction: Arun Mukhopadhyay); at Sisir Mancha, 5.30 pm: Spandan, Barasat presents Utso Sandhane (Direction: Pabitra Mukhopadhyay) and Aneek Institute presents Aidar (Santhali), directed by Malay Biswas; at Purbashree, Salt Lake, 6 pm: Brechtian Mirror, Ghaziabad presents Nayan Bhori Talaiya (Direction: Amitava Dasgupta). Till December 30 at Bijon Theatre: Shohan presents Natyamela 2007. Today at 6.30 pm: Ekti Hoye Otha Natak by Unit Theatre, Uttarpara and Badanchand Laganchand (Direction: Babun Chakraborty) by Aanan, Suri.


December 29 at Rabindranagar ground, near Santoshpur railway station; 8.30 pm onwards (night-long): Rabindranagar Music Circle presents a night-long classical music programme featuring Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty (vocal), Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee (sitar), Rupak Kulkarni (flute) and Rimpa Shiv (tabla). December 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Abhinandan presents an evening of Tagore songs and dance featuring Chandrabali Rudra, Mrinmoy Roy and Kathak danseuse Madhumita Roy and her students. December 30 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nrityangan presents Tagore’s dance-drama Shyama, with Shanti Bose and Alokananda Roy in the lead. Songs by Arghya Sen, Debarati Som and others. Direction: Shanti Bose and Sunanda Bose. Tickets at hall.


December 27 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Somatmananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Mayer Katha. December 27 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Matgh, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Samshuddhananda will speak in Bengali on Valmiki Ramayana.


Till December 27 at Finesse, 11/1B New Road, Alipore; 10 am - 7 pm: Sujata Nevatia’s collection of silk sarees and suit pieces. Till January 18 at 85 Lansdowne, 85-B Sarat Bose Road; 11 am - 7.30 pm: A month-long exhibition of party wear by resident designers and exhibit by Priyadarshini Rao. Also, introducing Surili Goel, Mayank Modi and Nachiket Barve.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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