Timeout 01-02-2008

Brown girls in the ring

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 1.02.08
Brown girls in the ring
Breaking away from the shackles of a conservative society ruled by male hegemony, a number of young girls in the city try to live out their dream of being secure and independent in a unique fashion. They train themselves to be amateur boxers, not merely to fight in the ring, but to obtain a job at the end of it all. Boxing Ladies showcases 70 black-and-white photographs of these girls by David Trattles, thematically divided into five parts: club, home, streets, park and ring. A pictorial reflection of an exercise of patience and determination, it symbolises their efforts to live life with dignity and on their own terms.

Event: An exhibition of photographs by David Trattles When: Till February 3; 11 am - 8 pm Where: Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road


February 1 - 4 at Gaganendra Pradarsasala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Creation, an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Probir Mondal, S.A. Jafar, Babli Keshri, Sudip Das, Rajib Sikdar and Biplab Tokder. February 1 - 3 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #24651444; 12 noon - 8 pm: IWFFSI organises a Painting selling summit. Participating artists: Paritosh Sen, Jogen Chowdhury, Prokash Karmakar, Shuvaprasanna, Rabin Mondal, Manu Parekh, Isha Mohammad, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Samir Aich, B.R. Panesar and others. February 1 - 8 at The Artshopp’e Gallery, 1050/1 Survey Park; #24188321; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Apurba Mazumder. Till February 2 at Gorky Sadan; 4 pm - 7 pm: Cultural Department of the Russian Federation Consulate General in Calcutta and Asia Centre, Calcutta present Colours of Russia (where Asia meets Europe), an exhibition of paintings and photographs. Till February 2 at Chemould, 12F Park Street, #2229 8641: an exhibition of paintings by Ranadip Das and Dilip Chaudhury. Till February 2 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #22833176; 11 am - 7 pm: Interplay of Emotions, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Ramkumar Manna, Purnendu Dey, Ballari Mukherjee, Debasish Ghosh, Ranjan Paul and Dipnarayan Paul. Till February 5 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of paintings, Art of Tantra. Till February 5 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Kaberi Biswas and Pradyut Pal. Till February 6 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Joydeb Bala. Till February 9 (except Sunday) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, #24484925; 11.30 am - 8 pm: Journey into the world of artist Lalu Prasad Shaw — a retrospective show. Till February 12 (except Sundays) at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd floor, Duckback House; 11 am - 7 pm: Young Contemporary India, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by established young artists. Till February 15 at Gallery with Difference, 152 S.P. Mukherjee Road, #24646927; 3 pm - 8 pm: On Paper — Paper works by 13 artists. Till February 16 at CIMA Gallery (except Sundays & public holidays); Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Freedom: Sixty years after Indian Independence. An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by renowned artists. Till February 16 (except Sundays) at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Shivam Chambers, 2nd floor; #30523243; 3 pm - 7 pm: Figure in the Mind, the art works of Aloke Sardar, Chayan Roy, Habibur Rahman, Prabhat Basu, Sandhyakar Kayal, Tapan Bhattacharyya and tarun Ghosh.


February 1 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: British Council presents JUDE’s (Jadavpur University’s department of English) ‘farcical musical’, The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Directed by Ananda Lal. February 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Kachher Manush, based on a play by Dr Shirish Atvala. Translated into Bengali by Kamal Sanyal and Bijoylakshmi Barman. Dir: Gautam Haldar. February 1 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Sanglap Kolkata presents Abartan. Dir: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay. February 1 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram presents Galpo Hekim Saheb. Dir: Manoj Mitra.


February 1 at Dalhousie Institute, Jhowtala Road; 6 pm: Congo Square Jazzfest 2008. Participants: Susheela Raman, Group with Sam Mills; Müller - Dehnhard Quartet. February 1 at Sree Thyagaraja Hall, P-530 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 6.15 pm: The concluding day of Rasika Ranjana Sabha’s 62nd Annual Music Festival features Rajeswari Sainath & party (Bharata Natyam). February 2 & 3 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: In aid of Academy of Indian Culture’s building fund, Indo Occidental Symbiosis presents two evenings of Bengali modern songs. Participants: Nachiketa, Subhamita and Indranil Sen on Feb. 2, and Srikanto Acharya, Lopamudra Mitra and Shubhankar Bhaskar on Feb. 3. February 3 at Nazrul Mancha; 5 pm: As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Kerala Catholic Social Service Centre presents an evening of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi songs by leading playback singers Reemi Tomy and Afsal. February 3 at Bangla Academy; 6.30 pm: Bhowanipur Sisikshu presents Kabita Aabahaman, a programme of recitation. February 3 at Rotary Sadan; 6 pm: Abhinandan presents an evening of Tagore songs by Pubali Debnath, Mrinmoy Roy and Sudeshna Basu.


Till February 3 at Anant Art Gallery, 18-A Alipore Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Ramkinkar in Focus - Through the Eyes of Devi Prasad, an exhibition of photographs of Ramkinkar Baij’s works taken by Devi Prasad. A few of Ramkinkar’s paintings are also on view. Curated by Dr Naman Ahuja of the School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi. Till February 9 (except Monday) at Bose Pacia, Stephen Court, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: Ladies of Calcutta— an exhibition of photographs by Dayanita Singh. Till February 12 at Alliance Française du Bengale Gallery, 217 AJC Bose Road, #22815538; 10 am - 5.30 pm: Eurography, a photo exhibit by Rono.


February 1 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Manoj Das will speak on The Cult of Terror - A Psycho-spiritual Probe into the Phenomenon. Febraury 1 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak on Chandogya Upanishad.


February 1 at Oxford Bookstore, Park Street; 6.30 pm: An interaction with author Boria Majumdar at the launch of Corridors of Uncertainty - World Cup 2007 and Beyond in association with HarperCollins India.


February 1 - 9 at British Council, L&T Chambers, 16 Camac Street: British Council presents an exhibition of new British books, music CDs and DVD movies. Till February 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: 11th annual exhibition of Charuchetana. Till February 1 at Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan; 10 am - 6 pm: Young:Germany, an interactive exhibition on German Youth Culture.


February 2 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 5.30 pm: The screening of Shyam Benegal’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - The Forgotten Hero.


February 3 at Starmark terrace, Emami Starmark building, 3 Lord Sinha Road: Starmark Film Quiz for three-member teams. No entry fee. Spot registration at venue from 3.30 pm. Prelims from 4.30 pm. Open to all. For details, contact Devdan Mitra at 98316 77708.

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