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The Telegraph Cup Badminton Tournament 2011 for corporate teams starts today. Inviting corporates to showcase their skills at the ‘net’, this annual sporting event is a celebration of speed, fitness and agility at its best. With more than 20 corporate teams having registered for this year’s event, the various racquet-and-shuttlecock duels promise to pull in the crowds! Twenty-one matches will decide the top nine companies who will compete for The Telegraph Cup and the bottom nine will compete for the plate. The Plate trophy matches start at 4.45pm on February 13 after which the The Telegraph Cup matches will begin at 5.30pm. Participating corporate houses include Nicco, Tata Steel, Berger Paints, Heinz India, J Thomas, Goodricke, MN Dastur, Price Waterhouse Coopers, BM Birla Heart Research Centre, IBM, ITC, BOC, Tata Consultancy Services and The Telegraph.

Event: The Telegraph Cup Badminton Tournament 2011 When: February 4 - 18; 6pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends Where: The Saturday Club


February 4 - 18 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: The Dadaumpop exhibition, sponsored by the Italian ministry of foreign affairs, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in India, the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, the Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta and Italian Cultural Institute in New Delhi, is showcasing the works of 27 artists from Italy who represent the Italian new pop art style. Inauguration this evening at 6. Till February 5 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd floor, 22873377/88; 11 am - 7 pm: Grab — an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures, etchings, lithographs, photographs, ceramics and prints. Participating artists: Anjolie Ela Menon, Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Suhas Roy, Kartick Ch Pyne, Prakash Karmakar, Prasanta Sahu,T Vaikuntam, Pampa Panwar, Kaustav Nag, Debabrata De, Subrata Biswas, Koustav Nag, Bratin Khan, Mohan Majumder, Aditi Saraogi and others. Till February 6 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Spectra — an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Participants: Arun Kumar Samaddar, Minakshi De, Prabal Roy, Chandan Debnath, Bhaskar Lahiri, Rajib Sur Roy, Subrato Ghosh, Aloke Roy, Atin Mitra and Mehtab Hussain in paintings; Asim Basu, Sandip Chakraborty and Sanjib Dutta in sculpture; and Dilip Banerjee and Bikas Das in creative photography. Till February 7 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Improvisation — Dream and Reality: An exhibition of recent works by Manas Bhattacharjee. Till February 7 at Gallery Indian Images, 60/128 Haripada Dutta Lane, Golf Gardens; 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Tantra - the Void, an exhibition of paintings by Papia Ghoshal and Dipali Roy. Till February 8 at Gallery 79, 79 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: Creations on Canvas — a solo exhibition of paintings by Sreela Sen. Till February 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Journey of Life, an exhibition of watercolours by Ranit Dutta. Till February 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Rang Jeeban — Rupa Mitra’s third solo exhibition of paintings. Till February 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of collage by Pranab Phauzdar. Till February 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: The fifth solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Pratap Chandra Chakraborty. Till February 9 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Supratim Bose. Till February 11 at Image Kraft, 56/E, Block-D, New Alipore; 11 am - 8 pm: Paintings by Indrani Sadhukhan. Till February 12 at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, 24484925/24497931; 12 noon - 8 pm: Masks & Metaphors — recent works of Jaya Ganguly. Till February 12 (except Sunday) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, 22902274; 11 am - 7 pm, Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Snow Soliloquy by Amal Ghosh. Till February 14 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Suparna Mondal. Till February 17 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B, Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of contemporary and traditional art showcasing the works of Ajay De, Amit Bhar, Anita Tanwar, Asit Mondal, Bhagat Singh, Chhatrapati Dutta, Dewashish Das, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Gautam Mukherjee, K Salve, Nitya Kundu, Sachin Jaltare, Shuvaprasanna, Shweta Kanoria, Subhendu Porel, Subhomita Dinda, Subrata Das, Sudip Roy, Sukanta Das, Suman Roy and Thota Vaikuntam. Till February 26 (except Sundays & national holidays) at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Harrington Mansions, Suite 5+25B, 2nd floor, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 22829220/21; 12 noon - 7 pm: An exhibition of the recent works of Jeram Patel. Presented by Ina Puri.


Till February 6: In celebration of its 35th year and the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore, Rangakarmee presents a festival of plays on works of Tagore, titled Rabindra Rang Yatra. Today at Abanindra Sabhagriha, 4 pm: Open session. Topic: Recreation of Rabindranath in National Theatre. Moderator: Ananda Lal. Speakers: Santa Gokhale, Rabindra Tripathi, Sadanand Menon, Mamata Shankar, and Soumitra Basu. Today at Rabindra Sadan, 7 pm: Banglar Mati Banglar Jal (dir: Ataur Rahaman) by Palakar, Bangladesh. February 4 at Mukta Angan Rangalaya; 6.30 pm: Gotroheen (Dum Dum) presents Neelkantha Desh. Drama & direction: Supratim Roy. February 4 at Sarat Sadan, Howrah; 6 pm: Natadha will stage Caesar O Cleopatra, directed by Arna Mukhopadhyay. February 4 & 5 at Gyan Manch; 7 pm: Spotlight presents Cactus Flower, a comedy by Abe Burrows. The cast includes Kabir Seth, Pradip Mitra, Punam Singh, Arya Gupta, Farkhondeh Khalilee, Kamalini Mukherji and Deborshi Barat. Tickets at hall and Gupta Bros (Ballygunge Park & Elgin Road). Media partner: The Telegraph. February 5 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Theatron will stage Buddhadeva Bose’s Napothya Natak. February 5 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sudrak will stage Amitakshar. February 6 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shohan will stage its latest production, Manbhanjan, based on a short story by Tagore. Direction: Anish Ghosh.


February 4 - 6 at Nicco Park; 6 pm: banglanatak dot com and Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal present Sufi Sutra, an international Sufi festival.Today: Egypt (Mawlawyiah), Iran (Baran Ensemble), Rajasthan (Vasu Khan & team) and West Bengal (Baul Fakir). February 4 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Likhini Je Lipikhani, a programme exploring the empathetic and symbiotic relationship between Rabindranath Tagore and Kadambari Devi through songs and reading. Participants: Aditi Gupta (songs and reading), Manoj Murali Nair (songs) and Ranjan Bandyopadhyay (narration and reading). Hosted by Krishti. February 5 at Madhusudan Mancha; 5 pm: Kajalrekha Musical Foundation presents 9th annual music concert featuring tabla solo by Sanjay Mukherjee with Hiranmoy Mitra (harmonium); vocal by Subhra Guha with Ananda Gopal Bandyopadhyay (tabla) and Jyoti Goho (harmonium); and sitar by Soumitra Lahiri with Abhijit Banerjee (tabla).


February 4 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Jushtananda will speak in Bengali on Bhagavat Katha. February 4 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Memorial Lecture Hall; 7 pm: Prof. Samir Kumar Basu will speak on Amar Jiban Katha.


February 4 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 6 pm: Screening of Rafa Cortes’s Yo.


February 4 at The Oberoi Grand; 2.45 pm: Indian Chamber of Commerce is organising an interaction session with Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission and R P Goenka, Chairman Emeritus, RPG Group.


February 4 - 6 at 1/1/2A Gariahat Road (South), Jodhpur Park; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: The 35th Annual Spring Fete, organised by Nari Seva Sangha. February 4 - 12 at Kreasions, 141/1-A Rashbehari Avenue, #9836146239; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Exhibition of kantha, kathiawar, kashmiri, gujarati and other hand-embroidered saris in crepe, tussar, Bangalore silk and chanderi, along with hand-embroidered wrapper skirts, tops, stoles, panjabis, hand-embroidered kantha batuas and kantha-silk coin purses. Till February 28 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36c S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: On the occasion of South African artist William Kentridge’s first visit to India, the Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents William Kentridge: An exhibition of etchings, prints, films. Till February 28 at Verandah, 75A Rafi Ahmed Kiswai Road, 9831147657: Exhibition of export quality artefacts and wooden toys.


February 4 at Mohar Kunj; 10 am onwards: Zone 22 of Rotary International Distrcit 3291, in collaboration with the Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, Calcutta Municipal Corporation, British Council and Calcutta Police, is organising Sanrakshan, an event involving over 1000 school children to raise ecological and environmental issues. An awareness rally will be held from Nehru Children’s Museum to Mohar Kunj at 10 am, followed by the day’s programme which includes celebrities from film and sports. The events at Mohar Kunj will include calculation of carbon offtake for trees by the students, a sit-and-draw competition, a quiz on environment and an on-the-spot essay competition.


February 4 at Far Pavilions, 7 pm onwards: Adrenalize 2011: The Annual Tolly Gym Party. Special attraction: Low calorie food demo by Gayatri Kohli.


February 6 at Starmark, 3 Lord Sinha Road: Starmark will hold a quiz on sports, with Gautam Ghosh and Debopam Roy as the quizmasters. Registration: 4 pm. Finals: 6 pm. For more details, call 99039 85097.


February 5 & 6 at Starmark, Mani Square (2nd floor); 12 noon - 1 pm: Starmark will hold Hobby Ideas’ weekend art and craft workshops for children between 3 years and 12 years: coaster designing (February 5) and glass painting (February 6). Registration fees: Rs 100 per workshop. For more details, call 99039 85097.

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