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Open mic, theatre competition, lectures and interactive sessions to keep you engaged

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Posted on 10 Nov 2021
14:30 PM
Here’s what you can participate in this November.

Here’s what you can participate in this November. Shutterstock

Jadavpur University, Presidency University and Xavier Institute of Management to organise lectures on Satyajit Ray, colonial Bengal and corporate coaching and leadership, respectively
Sunday Classics organisation to host its first on-ground Open Mic welcoming youth from all over Kolkata, Apeejay Schools to offer a platform for theatre buffs

Universities, colleges and schools are all ready with a series of virtual events this winter. Presidency University promises to takes you back to colonial times; Jadavpur University will turn the spotlight on Satyajit Ray in his centenary year, and the Xavier Institute of Management will host a session on corporate leadership and coaching for all. Sunday Classics, a youth-led organisation based out of Kolkata, is set to bring back the culture of on-ground Open Mic after a sabbatical. Apeejay Schools will host an inter-school theatre competition.

Here is how you can be a part of them.


Satyajit Ray Centenary Lecture --- Second Edition

Organised by: Jadavpur University, Department of Film Studies

When: November 12, 6pm

Look out for: An online lecture by Supriya Chaudhuri, professor, Jadavpur University, on Being and Seeing: Thresholds of the visible in Satyajit Ray’s Devi

Registration: Email to

Organiser-speak: “The Department of Film Studies at Jadavpur University has been organising a lecture series to celebrate the birth centenary of Satyajit Ray. A seminar took place in March with speakers from various parts of the world. The lecture series that followed began with Dudley Andrew of Yale University. In the upcoming session, Supriya Chaudhuri of Jadavpur University will speak on Ray’s Devi,” said Moinak Biswas, professor, Film Studies, Jadavpur University.

Cascade: Let the Art Flow

Organised by: Sunday Classics Organisation

When: November 12, 4pm

Where: The Avenue Hotel, Ballygunge Circular Road

Look out for: An open-mic that includes singing, beatboxing, rapping, instrumental, mimicry, poetry, and storytelling. Shamik Adhikary aka Nonsane, a YouTuber, will perform.

Registration: Register online by November 11, 11.59pm, or at the venue


Organiser-speak: “Our tagline is The Art Flows and we believe that art is not always about competition but a strong bond between art and artists which keeps them going. Cascade is a celebration of the free spirit of the youth, forgetting harrowing times. An open platform for youngsters to showcase their talents like beat-boxing, rapping, singing. We are organising an offline event after ages, so the organizing team is working extra,” said Hrittik Ghosh, chief executive officer, Sunday Classics.

Lecture on Colonial Bengal by Amit Dey

Organised By: Presidency University, Kolkata

When: November 13, 4pm

Look out for: Amit Dey, professor, Medieval and Modern Indian History,

Calcutta University, will deliver a lecture on Traversing the Countryside Through the Prophet Oriented Folk Songs of Colonial Bengal


Motivational and interactive session with Manoj Vasudevan

Organised By: Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur

When: November 15, 10am

Look out for: You can interact with Manoj Vasudevan, chief executive officer, Thought Expressions, on World Class Leadership: Insights from coaching world class leaders.


Masquerade 2021 - All the World’s a Stage

Organised By: Apeejay Schools

When: November 24, 5pm

Look out for: A virtual inter-school theatre competition for students of Classes IX and XI. You will need to perform a mono-act play for students based on the theme William Shakespeare: Life and Works. Students will be given 5 to 7 minutes to put up their acts in English or Hindi.

Registration: (via schools only)

Organiser-speak: “Apeejay Schools Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Haldia have always focussed on developing spoken English, communication skills, the art of expressions, music, dance and theatre. This inter-school theatre competition is just one of the many innovative inter-school competitions we organise with participation from students of other schools,” said Kiranjit Singh Pannu, chief executive officer, Apeejay Schools.

Last updated on 10 Nov 2021
16:37 PM
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