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Expressions of life
A number of young contemporary artists have come together to portray their vision of life in Entourage de Color, the ongoing exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Refreshingly different from the conventional mould, their works explore the hidden mysteries of life, time and its relations. They also make interesting forays into existential space, delve into the subconscious and try to explain and interpret dreams. The paintings of Somit Gupta are an attempt to articulate his experience of life, capturing the myriad hues of the physical and metaphysical. Nobina Gupta’s works are inspired by the natural energy of the universe. Her images are visual metaphors of objects of the organic world. The art works of Saumik are shaped by time and its relationship with the individual; his works trace the journey of an artist as he meanders through life. Piyali Sadhukhan (a painting by her appears here) reflects her stance vis-a-vis politics, civilisation and society through her canvases. Santanu Chakraborty’s works are aesthetic expressions of his ordinary, familiar surroundings. The prints of Jayshree Basak depict sufferings through subtle, stunning images. Ritabrata Joarder paints his conscious and sub-conscious mind in his works, leaving impressions of his own mental paradoxes. Pradip Kr Patra gives wings to his creativity in distinctive style, using his sculptures as a medium to share his dreams.

Event: An art exhibition by young artists When: Till September 7; 4 pm - 8 pm Where: Birla Academy, Southern Avenue, 2nd floor


September 5 - 19 (except Sundays) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, hand-blown glass and ceramics by women artists. Inauguration today at 6 pm. Till September 7 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: View from the Edge, an exhibition celebrating Independence Day. Featuring works by Alok Bhattacharya, Animesh Nandi, Bijon Chowdhury, Biswapathi Maity, Chanchal Mukherjee, G.A. Dandekar, M. Senathipathy, Nilesh Kinkale, Partha Pratim Deb, Partha Bhattacharya, Prafulla Dhanuka, Prakash Karmakar, R.M. Palaniappan, Ram Lal Dhar, S.G. Vasudev, Sam Adaikalaswami, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das and Yusuf Arakkal. Till September 8 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Reflection of Another Day (RAD) presents Aranya 2008, an exhibition of paintings, graphics and sculptures on nature and environment by young artists. Till September 8 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery-A; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Krishnapratim Sahu, Avedananda Goswami, Dipankar Roy, Arindam Debnath, Shib Sankar Das, Sanjoy Kumar Das and Hemanta Sur. Till September 10 (except Sunday) at Gallery Kanishka’s, 2/1 Hindustan Road, #2463 0465; 11 am - 8 pm: Occupying Silence, an exhibition of graphic verse by Devashish Makhija. Till September 10 (except Sunday) at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Krishna Katha, a solo show of drawings and paintings of Krishna by Siddhartha SenGupta. Till September 13 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (Mondays) and 2 pm - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): An exhibition titled Concepts & Ideas 2008.


Till September 6 at Nandan-2: Radhamohan Bhattacharya Birth Centenary programme, organised by Radhamohan Bhattacharya Janmashatabarshiki Samiti in association with Nandan. Today at 6 pm: Screening of Kabuliwala.


September 5 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.45 pm: Arghya presents Tagore’s Rakta Karabi. Direction: Manish Mitra. September 5 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sandarva presents Gahwar. Drama & direction: Soumitra Basu. September 5 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aneek presentsb its latest production, Adventure Kaare Koy. Direction: Moloy Biswas.


September 5 at Sisir Mancha; 5 pm: Souhardya 70 celebrates the seventh anniversary of Kabita Utsav with a programme of song, recitation, seminar and poetry-reading. Inauguration by Sunil Gangopadhyay. Till September 7 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: 100 Pipers, Showhouse and Sanskriti Sagar present an Indian classical music soiree in tribute to the tabla exponent, Ustad Karamatullah Khan. Participants: Sep. 5: Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan and Pandit Satish Vyas. Sept. 6: Pandit Chitresh Das, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Sept. 7: Arshad Ali Khan, Ustad Sultan Khan, Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Sabir Khan.


Till September 7 at 3/1/1A Nakuleshwar Bhattacharjee Lane, #2463 3859; 6.30 am - 9.15 am, 9.45 am - 12 noon, 2 pm - 4 pm, 4.30 pm, - 6.15 pm: The 30th Sreemad Bhagavatha Sapthaham orgainsed by Sree Guruvayurappan Samajam, Calcutta. Discourse on Sreemad Bhagavatham by the well-known personality from Karnataka, Swami Chaitanyaji, assisted by Kallamvally Jayan Nambudiri, and Puja by Narayan Murthy. Today’s topic: Bala Leela, Kaliyamardhanam, Karthyayani Pooja, Viprapathni Moksham, Govardhanodharanam, Govinda Pattabhishekam, Raasakrida, Kamsavadham, Udhava’s Gokul Yatra, Rukmini Swayamvaram.


September 5 - 7 at Abanindra Sabhagriha, Charukala Bhavan; 5 pm - 8 pm: The 2nd Biennial salon of Photography 2008 presented by Infinity. Inauguration today at 6 pm. Till September 7 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, ground floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: Visual Play: A Journey from Colour to Black-and-White — photographs by Atanu Paul and members of Third Eye.


September 5 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak in English on Kena Upanishad. September 5 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak on Chandogya Upanishad.


September 6 onwards at Mad Science Activity Centre, B 184 Survey Park: Mad Science of Kolkata offers two after-school science-enrichment programmes, Academy of Future Space Explorers and Mad Science System 2, for children (6 yrs to 12 yrs). The programmes are in eight-week modules and will be held every Saturday. For details, call #2416 4342, 98306 27921 or visit


September 5 & 6 at Genesis Gallery; 10 am - 7.30 pm: Khwab exhibits its collection of salwar suits, sarees, kantha dupattas, kurtis, kaftans and gents pyjama-kurta sets. September 5 & 6 at Anusthan Bhavan, 132 Rashbehari Avenue, opp. Deshapriya Park; 10.30 am - 8.30 pm: A pre-Puja exhibition-cum-fete organised by Inner Wheel Club of South Calcutta is aid of its school for the underprivileged. September 5 - 7 at Shuma’s, 359 Jodhpur Park, #24722351; 11 am - 8 pm: Puja display of designer sarees of patch work and embroidery, and handcrafted handloom sarees. Till September 5 at 37/1A Garcha Road; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Jyotirmai Seva Mandir’s Explosion 2008, an exhibition cum sale in aid of charity by Silpam. Till September 6 at Darbari, P-249 Purna Das Road, #24644027, 24658537: An exclusive jewellery exhibition by Nilanjana Chakrabarty. Till September 6 at Kaushik Conference Hall, 3B Mandevilla Gardens, #98314 22621; 12 noon - 8 pm: Mriga Shira presents a lifestyle and food fair showcasing designer sarees in cotton, tussar, silk and kantha stitch, dress material, home decor, ornaments, leather bags, gift items and food. Till September 6 at 10 Dr Sarat Banerjee Road, #2466 1111; 10 am - 7 pm: Kundahar’s exhibition of choicest handloom sarees. Till September 6 at Sushree, 4RA2/4 Purbachal II, Salt Lake; 12 noon - 8 pm: Sushree showcases its Puja collection of trendy dresses. Till September 7 at Sravasti, 14/97 Golf Club Road, Tollygunge, #24734546; 2 pm - 8 pm: KeyaChaitali’s exclusive fair of t-shirts, photuas, short kurtas, kurtas, salwar-kurtas, wrap-around sets, mekhalas, saradins, nakshikantha, batik, appliqued, block-printed cotton and silk sarees, blouse pieces, costume jewellery and bags. Till September 8 at Sreemayee, P-58 Dr Sarat Banerjee Road, #2466-2238, 24632369; 4 pm - 9 pm: Exhibition of festival collection of designer sarees from tant, silk, tasar to Gujarati silk, batik prints, khari print, kantha stitch, etc. Till September 8 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, 1st floor; 10 am - 7.30 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal presents Aagomoni, a collection of exquisite textiles from across India: Southern waeves (Karnataka), cotton weaves (Chettinad), kalamkari prints (Masulipattam), tussar (Bhagalpur and Vidharba) tribal weaves (Kotpad), among others. Till September 14 at 10 Satyen Dutta Road, #24651697; 11 am - 8 pm: Toontooni’s exhibition of exclusive handloom sarees, kantha items and Dhakai darees. Till September 29 at 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Soumya’s Creation presents an exhibition oriented towards getting ready for the Pujas, with varied products and designs in sarees, clothes, salwar suits, jewellery, accessories, home linens, etc. This week’s (Sept. 4 - 11) special: Sarees, heavy cholis and costume jewellery. Till October 6 at Darbari showrooms, P-249 Purna Das Road (#24644027, 24658537) & CB 68 Salt Lake Sector I (#40043486): A Milestone, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Darbari presents a festive collection of designer sarees, fabrics, tunics, skirts and accessories.


September 6 at ITC The Sonar, Calcutta; 6 pm - 7.30 pm: Those looking for a bright future with global hospitality industry can explore the opportunities with experts from leading hospitality and hotel management schools based in Switzerland. Mr Pimo Mazurczak, regional admission director from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education, will address the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. For registration, contact Ganesh Kohli, #022-66994827, Email: ganeshkohli@vsnl.comAll 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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