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Winter blossoms
Flowers not only make the world beautiful and colourful, they also bring smiles to our faces. Wherever they are, flowers create a lasting impression; they also purify the air as well as combat climate change. With the winter nip clearly in the air, the city gets ready to welcome The Agri-Horticultural Society of India’s much anticipated annual event, Winter Flower Show 2011. Promising to showcase the possibilities of beautifying interiors and exteriors with special winter flowers, this year’s show will have on display roses, dahlias, chrysanthemums, gladioli, as well as marigolds and perennial flowering plants. Taking pride of place this year are chrysanthemums in all their radiant beauty. A special sit-and-draw competition for schoolchildren is on the cards tomorrow at 10 am on the main lawn. Special features of the exhibition include floral arrangements by Pushpa Bitan Friendship Society at the HB Kanoi Hall annex, and All India Photographic Salon on wildlife and botany, jointly with Photographic Association of Bengal at RPG Hall. To be inaugurated by Arabindo Maharaj (secretary, Aadaitya Ashram, Ramakrishna Mission) and Md. Mustafizur Rahman (Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh) today at 3 pm.

Event: Winter Flower Show 2011 hosted by The Agri-Horticultural Society of India When: January 7 - 9, 7 am - 7 pm Where: The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, 1 Alipore Road


Till January 8 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 2485 8717/8509; 2 pm - 7 pm: Ganesh Pyne: His Mahabharata. Till January 8 at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, 2486 6735; 11 am - 7 pm: Tarang: New Wave from Santiniketan. Exhibition of recent works by members of SPAN (Santiniketan Practicing Artists Network). Participating artists: Apu Dasgupta, Atanu Mukherjee, Bimalananda Roy, Deepak Rajbhar, Mahmud Hussain, Md. Sabir Ali, Mrinmoy Debbarma, Naba Kumar Maji, Pradip Kumar Patra, Pushpal Sarkar, Rajendra Kumar Pradhan, Rishav Gandhar Narzary, Sajad Hamdani, Sajal Kaity, Sanatan Saha and Shekhar Baran Karmakar. Till January 7 at The Art Gallery, ITC Sonar Calcutta; 11 am - 8 pm: La Venus: The Being and the Body — a solo art exhibition by Swagata Bose. Till January 8 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of enamel paintings by Susmita Banerjee. Till January 8 at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, 4001 2289 / 2463 0465; 12 noon - 7 pm: Experimenter presents the first ever showing of 2010 Turner Prize nominee, The Otolith Group. Till January 8 at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, 9830049825: A group exhibition of small format artworks. Till January 9 at Taj Bengal; 3 pm - 6 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Ashis Kabasi and Debashis Kabasi. Till January 11 (except Sunday) at Gallery Image Kraft, 56/E, Block D, New Alipore, 32567425; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by renowned contemporary Bengal painters. Till January 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Exposition II — Dristikon presents a group exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture. Till January 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 3 pm - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Sushanta Dutta and Swapan Das. Till January 15 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, 2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm, Monday: 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of recent works by Dipak Banerjee. Till January 16 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of the works of young artists from the collection of Aspect Art Gallery. Till January 16 (except Monday) at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 61, 30222040; 3 pm - 7 pm: A group exhibition of paintings. Till January 23 at Presidency Court, 55 Gariahat Road; 3 pm - 7 pm: HSBC InvestDirect, in association with Chitrakoot Art Gallery, presents an exhibition of paintings, titled Early Paintings of Bengal in Oil.


January 7 at Nari Seva Sangha, Kaushik Hall; 11 am - 7 pm: Kolkata Boutique organises winter fare of designer saris, salwar syuit, jewellery, woollen garments and home decor. Till January 9 at 11/7 Selimpur Road, 9339446294; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition on cinema and society featuring film festival tickets, bulletins, prospectus of Pune Film & Television Institute, market price list since 1930, invitation & debate cards of media houses, etc. Till January 10 at Design, 1st floor, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 2466 4315; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Design’s winter exhibition of bright coloured silks and tussars. January 7 - 9 at Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association, 23/1 Ballygunge Station Road, 24406852; 11 am - 8 pm: Annual fete along with a collection of different types of saris, garments, clothes for babies, costume jewellery, etc.


January 8 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bhavna presents an evening of Tagore songs by Anup Ghoshal, Dipak Rudra, Manoj Murali Nair, Manisha Murali Nair, Sharmila Basu and Srabani Sen. Tickets at hall (11 am - 7 pm) / 24557845. January 8 & 9 at Shaktigarher Maath, Jadavpur; 10 am onwards: The Sixth Baul Fakir Utsav, a day-night long folk music festival dedicated to the memory of the great Baul artiste Subal Gosain, who died in October 2010. To mark the occasion, a video of assorted clips of Gosain will be shown at 6.30 pm on January 8 at the festival. Clips have been taken from Ruchir Joshi’s Eleven Miles, George Luneau’s Songs of Madmen, Bonnie Chakravarty’s Bauls of Today and assorted videos from the first Baul Fakir Utsav. This year, the festival will see performances by its regular roster of artistes, including Golam Fakir and Kartick Das Baul, along with guest performers from Sylhet and Kushtia, Bangladesh. January 8 at Science City Auditorium; 6.30 pm: Inner Voyage Communication presents a trio concert featuring Hariharan, Rashid Khan and Swapan Chaudhuri.


Till January 14 (except Sunday) at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts & Tasveer with Bernard J Shapero Rare Books, in association with Ganjam, present One Hundred Vintage Views of India. A selection of early views of the great cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and many others, or the rich cultural heritage as seen in the earliest photographs of Mughal and Hindu archaeological sites. Till January 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Travelscapes — the second solo exhibition of photographs by Balaram Bose. Till January 14 at Earthcare Books and Resource Centre, 10 Middleton Street, 22296551; 11 am - 7 pm: My Kumartuli — an exhibition of photographs by Wera Saether.


Till January 11 at Sarat Sadan, Howrah: Dwandwik Natyotsav to mark the 17th death anniversary of dramatist Achintya Chowdhury. Today at 6.30 pm: Dwandwik will stage Grahan, directed by Malay Chowdhury.


January 7 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami will speak in English on Sri Ramakrishna: God, Teacher and Friend. January 7 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake City; 6 pm: Nripendra Nath Dutta will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. January 7 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Memorial Hall; 7 pm: Prof. Samir Kumar Basu will speak on Amar Jiban Katha.


Till January 8 at Pat Williamson Grounds (centre of Race Course, Maidan); 8 am - 5 pm (lunch break: 1 pm - 2 pm): The 59th Calcutta Horse Show 2010, organised by Fort William Riding & Polo Club.


January 7 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 6.30 pm: Oxford Bookstore, Calcutta and Rupa & Co. host the launch of K-K- Krazy about Khan: An entertaining fan fiction about a Bollywood superstar, written by Sonali Ghosh Sen. The book will be released by Barry O’Brien.


January 7 at The Asiatic Society, Vidyasagar Hall; 4 pm: Screening of An Unknown Indian A Forgotten Englishman, a documentary film on General Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton. January 7 at Calcutta School of Music; 6.30 pm: Ashis Ghosh presents Walt Disney’s original uncut version of Fantasia, the unique blending of classical music with abstract cartoons. A Bonus Friday presentation. All are welcome.


Till January 9 at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Joka: Celebrating the first IIM golden jubilee with Intaglio 2011, the IIM Calcutta International Business School Meet.


January 9 at IIM Calcutta auditorium: Intaglio Open General Quiz for three-member teams. Registration begins at 9 am. Elimination round will commence at 9.45 am. QM: Gautam Ghosh. No entry fee. All are invited.

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