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What: The Scent of a Man, in association with t2

Where: Kala Mandir

When: March 28, 6pm and 8pm

The play: Set in present-day Mumbai, Ashvin Gidwani’s The Scent of a Man is a side-splitting adult comedy on lust, lies and infidelity, with a generous dose of caustic repartees, wit and sarcasm. The plot revolves around two couples — Nikhil, a successful advertising executive, and his intelligent but slightly neurotic wife Mallika, plus Tupperware lady Ananya and her husband Partho, a teacher — in a love-quadrilateral gone awry.

Director speak: “Relationships Exploited would have been the second title of this play. I have played with every emotion that couples share, like love, lust, jealousy, hatred... and given it a comic twist. It’s spicy, funny and fast-paced,” said Gidwani, who’s also the show producer.

Tickets: Available at and Forum, or call 9007334544

What: Khonjen Ama, in association with t2

Where: The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani

When: March 28 and 29; 6pm to 7pm and 7.30pm to 8.30pm

The show: An interactive dance performance showcasing different aspects of Manipuri dance and culture, hosted by city-based Manipuri dancer Priti Patel. Priti and her troupe will make their way from room to room, explaining the nuances of Manipuri dance and culture. Each day will see two hour-long shows.

Organiser speak: “I always do stage shows. This time I wanted to give my audience an intimate experience. I did a similar performance at Harrington Street Arts Centre three years back and people had loved it. So we decided to do it once again,” said Priti.

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