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CIMA Gallary
Works of five extremely talented artists from Navi Mumbai are currently on display at the ongoing show, Punch Sena: Art from Navi Mumbai. Through their creations they interpret life in modern times. Their powerful imageries erase all physical boundaries and become global in expression — in the angst and helplessness expressed through their subjects. In an age dominated by faux conceptual art, the idealism of the quintet might seem quaintly utopian or even old fashioned; but it is this that allows them to react to the realities of the big city. Navi Mumbai, their current habitat, represents for them the materialist hysteria that has engulfed contemporary urban society, cutting across all social and economic strata. The variety of their works just scratches the surface of a vastly diverse nationscape of creative talent. Tushar Potdar’s beleaguered loner depicts how he or, perhaps, how we all feel within a pressured city. Santosh More (one of his works appears above) reconstructs frighteningly bereft cities — imagery we imagine flashing on digital screens in a lost spaceship. Pandit Bhila Khairnar’s contemplative and meditative paintings probably suggest a cure for what ails the urbanite. On the other hand, Sanjeev Sonpimpare is stirred by the lot of the frustrated, cheated and depressed farmers who find suicide as their sole path to redemption from debts. Roul Hemanta empathises with the migrant worker and depicts how deprivation is intertwined with his very existence.

Event: Punch Sena: Art from Navi Mumbai When: Till June 30 (except Sundays); 2pm- 7pm, Mondays, 3pm - 7pm Where: CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers, 2nd floor, 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue


Till June 30 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 24858717 / 24858509; Mondays: 3pm - 7pm; Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2pm - 7pm: Punch Sena: Art from Navi Mumbai. Participants: Pandit Bhila Khairnar, Roul Hemanta, Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Santosh More and Tushar Potdar. Till June 5 at Shree Art Gallery, 23 Pankaj Mullick Sarani (Ritchie Road); 3pm - 7pm: An exhibition of the works of Subrata Sen. Till June 5 at Academy of Fine arts, South Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Bageswari presents an exhibition of paintings. Till June 10 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road: Objects, an exhibition of works by Paula Sengupta, Nantu Behari Das, Partha Shaw, Avijit Mukherjee and others. Till June 16 (except Sundays) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, 64990248; 12.30pm - 7.30pm: No Hardship — a tribute to the owl through a group exhibition of paintings.

performing arts

June 1 at Sisir Mancha; 5pm: Kabiyal’s 10th anniversary programme features Tagore and other Bengali songs, classical music and poetry-reading. June 1 at Rathindra Mancha, Jorasanko Thakurbari; 5.30pm: Rabindra Bharati Society’s tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary. Featuring Swamiji’s favourite songs by Chandrabali Rudra Dutta, and drama Biley, with Debshankar Halder in the title role. Produced by Lok-krishti and directed by Phalguni Chattopadhyay. June 1 at Rotary Sadan; 6.30pm: Eshana, a cultural wing of Institute of Allergic & Immunologic Diseases, presents a programme on Tagore, titled Abasanna Rabindranath! Kanna-r Rabindranath! Pagal-er Rabindranath! Script: Sanjay Ghosh. Reading & recitation: Bratati Bandyopadhyay. Songs by Alok Ray Chaudhuri, Suchhanda Ghosh and Kamalini Mukherji. Narration: Shrabani and Sanjay Ghosh. June 1 at Rabindra Sadan; 6pm: Shibpur Onkar Dances & Music Centre presents Kathak Sandhya featuring a performance in quest of joy with rhythm and grace through traditional dance form Kathak by the disciples of Dr Malabika Mitra. June 1 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7pm: Padatik Dance Centre presents Mousam Nandi and Arpita Saha in a duet Manipuri dance recital.


June 1 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30pm: Naye Natua presents its latest production, Osama. Direction & performance: Goutam Halder. June 1 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30pm: To mark the centenary year of Tagore’s Dakghar, Beadon Street Subham presents a special staging of Dakghar, based on a compilation of the same production by different groups. Participating groups: Kasba Arghya (Dir: Manish Mitra), Ritwick (Dir: Goutam Roy Chowdhury) and Sarabhuj (Dir: Tarun Pradhan). Also, songs from Dakghar presented by Alak Raychaudhuri and Srabani Sen. n June 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Natyaranga presents Sree Sombhu Mitra. Direction: Swapan Sengupta. June 1 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30pm: Shouvanik presents Matlobi Paasha. Direction: Chandan Das.


June 1 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 5.30pm: Nandimukh Samsad hosts a memorial evening to mark the eighth death anniversary of G. Vikraman Nair. A documentary by Satyajit Ray will be screened on the occasion. Film critic SV Raman will speak on the documentary.


June 1 at Nandan 3; 3pm & 6pm: Vandana: Tagore in Celluloid. Featuring screenings of Elaar Chaar Adhyay (2012), directed by Bappaditya Bandyopadhyay; and Kshudito Pashan (1960), directed by Tapan Sinha.


June 1 at Music World, Park Street; 4pm: Launch of Nuton O Sonaton Dui (Part 2), an audio CD of classical and self-composed bandishes, bhajan, tarana and Tagore song by Sounak Chattopadhyay. The album will be released by Lopamudra Mitra and Joy Sarkar.


June 1 at Tantra, The Park; 7pm: Tantra Live! Featuring Neel and The Lightbulbs.


June 1 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6pm: Prof. Pradyot Kumar Mukhopadhyay will speak on Dharma, Darshan O Vijnan. June 1 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7pm: Prof. Samir Kumar Basu will speak on Amar Jibankatha.

summer camp

June 4 - 9 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 10am - 4pm: Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts and Intellectree present the summer camp — Away From Home!! Away From School — Just Be Kids!! A summer workshop for kids in the age group 5 - 10 years with loads of fun and knowledge-based activities. Last date of registration: May 20. For details contact Amita Mitra or Puja Gupta at 24613145 / 9830632197.


June 1 & 2 at 404 Elgin Chambers: Urbanjunk presents a workshop on how to make funky and vibrant costume jewellery through different mediums. For details, call 9874400844, 9748546555. June 1 - 3 at Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music, 6B Sunny Park; 10am: Makhla Shinjini organises a workshop on dance, to be conducted by Keya Chanda and assisted by Tanmoyee Chakraborty. June 4 at Delyts, 58/2 Turf Road; 2pm - 4pm: Learn to make waffles from a speciality chef. For details, call 9883141043.

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