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Conceptualised by Neena Kanoi and Shruti Goenka nearly five years ago, Nouveau presents a unparalleled fashion and design experience. Featuring leading lights of the Indian fashion and art fraternity in an exceptional setting, its objective is to connect a discerning clientele with a rich array of indigenous talent, brought together in a manner seldom witnessed before. Moreover, it offers a platform to young and aspiring designers who wish to reach a certain standard of excellence. At this year’s show, participants from across the country would be exhibiting in different sections including couture, jewellery (precious and semi-precious), kids’ wear and lifestyle accessories, besides a collection of art and painting. Having garnered considerable interest among designers and buyers alike, it promises to be an event where trends will be set to stay. Part of the proceeds of the show will go to Sisters of the Poor and Home for the Aged, Calcutta. Media partner: t2.

Event: Art, fashion and lifestyle show When: Today; 12 noon - 12 midnight Where: Spa Lawns, ITC The Sonar

ART

Till February 6 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, #2485 8717/8509; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Nomadic Detours — recent works by Samir Aich. Till February 12 (except Sundays & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11 am - 7 pm: The Other Vision — works by Sambaran Das, Goutam Khamaru and Anup Mondal. Till January 30 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm, Monday (2 pm - 7 pm): Visual Diary — works of Chandra Bhattacharjee. Till January 30 at Eye on Art Gallery, 3 Pretoria Street, 2nd floor; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of watercolours by Apurba Mazumder. Till January 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of landscape nuggets of Bengal School including Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore and Gaganendranath Tagore. Till January 31 at Victorial Memorial Hall; 10 am - 5 pm: Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists: Paintings and Drawings from the V&A, 1790-1927, hosted by The Victoria Memorial Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Till January 31 at Jamini Roy Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 12 noon - 8 pm: Chinese and Indian Artists - Since 1924 — an exhibition of paintings and prints hosted by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies Calcutta and Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR. Curated by Amitava Bhattacharya. Till January 31 at Taj Bengal, The Promenade Lounge; 10 am - 11 pm: Recent works by Nabendu Roy. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till January 31 at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road, #9830050568; 3 pm - 8 pm: Coming of Age — contemporary paintings by Shubha K. Till January 31 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: A group show of paintings. Till January 31 at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, #40034974, 22894745; 11:30 am – 7:30 pm: An exhibition of Happy Paintings (a blend of French, Cambodian and Canadian art) by Stephane Delapree. Till February 7 (except Mondays) at Bose Pacia, Stephen’s Court, 18 Park Street, #4001 0148; 11 am - 7 pm: Pretty Ugly, an exhibition of the works by Nidhi Agarwal, Sutanu Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Samit Das, Jaya Ganguly, Shridhar Iyer, Rabin Mondal and Samir Roy. Curated by Romain Maitra.

DRAMA

January 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Sandarbha presents Nirbas. Drama, direction & acting: Soumitra Basu. January 30 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Mrityu Na Hatya. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. January 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage Jnan Briksher Fall, a comedy by Chandan Sen. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. January 31 at Madhusudan Mancha; 11 am: Rangakarmee’s presents its first multi-lingual production, Bhor, directed by Usha Ganguli. January 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Shohan will stage Helmet. Dir: Anish Ghosh. January 31 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Howrah Dakshinayan presents Hawa Badal. Drama & direction: Kunal Mukhopadhyay. January 31 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Chalo Patol Tuli. Drama, music & direction: Arindam Ganguly. January 31 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangapat presents Aurangzeb, with Debshankar Haldar in the title role. January 31 at Tapan Theatre; 6.45 pm: Rang Roop presents its latest production, Boomerang. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay.

PERFORMING ARTS

January 30 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5 pm: Jalsaghar presents Uttarsuri featuring young sitar-player Soham Munim with tabla support by Subhankar Banerjee. January 30 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Kalamandalam presents the Bharata Natyam arangetram of Kumari Jayita Ghosh, disciple of Thankamani Kutty. Till January 31 at Sree Thyagaraja Hall, P-530 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 5.30 pm: The 64th Annual Music Festival, hosted by Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Calcutta, to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of Saint Thyagaraja. Today: Udayaluer Sri Kalyanarama Bhagavathar & party (Nama sankeerthanam), with Mullaivasal Sri G. Chandramouli (violin support). Tomorrow: O.S. Arun (vocal) with M.R. Gopinath (violin) and Mannargudi A. Easwaran (mridangam). January 30 at Madhusudan Mancha & January 31 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Samskritiki Shreyaskar presents a festival of Kathak compositions in celebration of Rani Karnaa’s life in dance in her 70th year. Featuring Venu Naad (1982) and excerpts from Surya (2007) today; and Dashamahavidya (1998) and Satrang (2000) tomorrow. January 31 at Aikatan, IA 290 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC will present an evening of folk songs and dances in collaboration with Sangeetika. January 31 at Science City Auditorium; 5.45 pm: A trio concert featuring Pandit Jasraj (vocal), Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute) and Pandit Swapan Choudhury (tabla). Organised by Inner Voyage Communication.

BOOK LAUNCH

January 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 3 pm: Zubaan and Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts host the launch of Shaukat Kaifi’s memoir, Kaifi And I, translated into English by Nasreen Rehman from the original book of Shaukat Kaifi’s Yaad Ki Rahguzar. Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar will speak about the book which Rituparno Ghosh will formally launch.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Till January 31 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Italy through the Kolkata Lens — a photography exhibition organised by The Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Eastern Region in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta. Till January 30 at ITC Sonar, Calcutta, The Art Gallery; 11 am - 7 pm: African Flamingos, an exhibition of photographs by Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Till February 2 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Photography exhibition on animal dwellings by Dr Dheera Palit. Till February 3 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: Edge of Faith, an exhibition of photographs by Prabuddha Dasgupta. Hosted by Tasveer and The Seagull Foundation for the Arts.

LITERATURE

January 31 at ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani: Eight Asian women writers, who have contributed to Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women's Writing (Foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan; edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar & Malashri Lal; published by Penguin Books India & India International Centre), participate in two programmes, organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation & India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. At 10.30 am: Mahasveta Devi to inaugurate a round table discussion with Asian women writers. At 5.30 pm: Sunil Gangopadhyay Dr Kapila Vatsyayan to launch Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women's Writing. The Asian women writers to be present are Donia Gobar (Afghanistan), Kishwar Naheed (Pakistan), Kunzang Choden (Bhutan), Manju Tiwari (Nepal), Putsata Raeng (Cambodia), Rizia Rahman (Bangladesh), Shun Ling Agnes Lam (Hong Kong) along with Kapila Vatsyayan, Kavita Sharma, Malashri Lal, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Amalendu Dey, Amit Chaudhury, Bani Basu, Bharati Roy, Dibyendu Palit, Geetesh Sharma, Jashodhara Bagchi, Joy Goswami, Krishna Bose, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Pabitra Sarkar, Sankha Ghosh, Suchitra Bhattacharjee.

FOOD FESTIVAL

January 30 at Calcutta Malayalee Samajam, 22 Chinmoy Chatterjee Sarani (opp. Bhavani cinema); 6 pm: Kerala Food Festival.

TALK

January 30 at NUJS law college, 12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake; 9.30 am - 6 pm: Calcutta Sustainability Summit. January 30 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Dr Debashish Banerjee will speak on Sri Aurobindo’s Record of Yoga: Shakti Chatusthaya and The Mother. January 30 at Rotary Sadan; 6.30 pm: Panel discussion on Depression in Today’s Context. Participants include eminent doctors and psychologists. Hosted by Onnonmon. January 31 at Indumati Sabha Griha, Jadavpur; 5 pm: The fourth annual Prof. Bidhubhusan Ray Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Professor Indrani Bose on Biological Network.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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