Timeout 13-07-2010

What is the FUSS about?

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 13.07.10
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What is the FUSS about?
Truly, what is the fuss about? As the word suggests, it’s about being the fussy person that we all are. The ‘fuss’ here is about living life with exclusivity and discovering style in everything in and around you. In a nutshell ‘fuss’ is a way of living. FUSS, a retail therapy, is a fashion and lifestyle exhibition pioneered by two aspiring youngsters, Paridhi and Abhishek Sukhani. It was due to their unique sense and appreciation of style and aesthetics and their vision of an exhibition with no stalls, but providing the feel and comfort of a high-end store, that FUSS was born. Celebrating its first birthday, FUSS has put on display an ensemble of prêt lines, fashion accessories and lifestyle products by eclectic designers from across the country. Beginning today, it boasts a combination of vernal talents, that has produced a treasure-trove of unique and at times even quirky, but affordable products. Host Paridhi Sukhani believes in fashion which doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket; plus, an amalgamation of fresh designers offering niche products at good prices will ensure that comfortably. Visitors can expect to get select handpicked highly fashionable Western and Indianwear, edgy fashion accessories, and a vibrant home line including cushions, platters, trays, candles, lapdesks, lights and much, much more.

Event: An exhibition of fashion, personal and home accessories When: July 13 - 15; 11 am - 10 pm Where: Amoda and Zevar, 22 Camac Street (behind Pantaloons)

ART

Till August 14 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, #2485 8717 / 2485 8509; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show 2010. Featuring works by Manas Acharya, Akhilesh, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sumitro Basak, Shipra Bhattacharya, Bhuribai, Tapas Biswas, Sakti Burman, Jayasri Burman, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Chandan Das, Meera Devidayal, Anju Dodiya, Debraj Goswami, Ramendranath Kastha, Bhupen Khakhar, Goutam Khamaru, Bimal Kundu, Subrata Kundu, Paresh Maity, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Asim Pal, Niranjan Pradhan, Mona Rai, Satyajit Roy, Suhas Roy, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Ajit Seal, Shakila, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Shuvaprasanna, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Paramjit Singh, T. Vaikuntam, Yusuf and others. July 13 - 18 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Humanism — an exhibition of paintings by Sumitava Maity. Till July 18 at Taj Bengal, Promenade Lounge; 10 am - 11 pm: Solo exhibition of paintings by Gopal Dey. Till July 17 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 1 pm - 7 pm: The sixth solo exhibition of paintings by Salil Biswas. Till August 5 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: In Search of the Exquisite — contemporary miniature art from Pakistan. Till July 14 at Gallery Nakshatra, 2nd floor, 2/1 Outram Street, #2289 2982; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Soundaryam — paintings by eminent artists from south India. Till July 14 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Exquisite Collage — a solo show of Nihar Dey’s work. Till July 14 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Behala Fine Arts Society presents an exhibition of paintings by Amar Dey, Premangshu Mitra, Samir Karmakar, Abhijit Guha, Tapan Bhattacharjee, Shyamal Ganguly and Gautam Chowdhury. Till July 14 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Participating artists: Debisri Paul, Nafisa Khatun, Rashika Prathipati, Shyamali Paul, Jui Chakraborty, Anjana Kirtania and Shampa Majumdar. Till July 15 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of doodles, drawings and paintings of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Till July 15 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: A group exhibition of paintings. Till July 17 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Inscriptions in Bronze: Sculptures of Tapas Biswas. Till July 18 at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency - 3rd floor, #2289 5438; 11 am - 7 pm: Abreast Totems — an exhibition of recent paintings by Vasudevan Akkitham, B.V .Suresh, Bhrigu Sharma, Debasree Das, Deepak Kannal, Haraprasad Tripathy, Haresh Dropal, Indrapramit Roy, Kumar Jasakiya, Kundan Mondal, Mayyur Kailash Gupta, Nilotpal Sinha, Pooja Panchal, Rahul Mukharjee, M. Sashidharan, Shivani Bhalla, Susanta Pal and Uday Mondal. Till July 21 (except Sunday) at Akar Prakar, P-238 Hindustan Park, #2464-2617/3843; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of recent work by S.H. Raza. Till July 24 (except Sundays & national holidays) at Harrington Mansions, Suite 5+25B, 2nd floor, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #22829220/21; 12 noon - 8 pm: The Harrington Street Arts Centre presents Writing Visuals, an exhibition of drawings curated by Adip Dutta. Featuring works by Vivan Sundaram, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Kishore Chatterjee, Jayashree Chakraborty, Samir Roy, N.N. Rimzon, Dilip Ranade, Alex Matthew, Sudhir Patwardhan, Mithu Sen, Adip Dutta, Debnath Basu, Paula Sengupta and Manisha Parekh. Till July 25 (except Mondays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Svikriti, a group exhibition of the works of award winners at the Annual Exhibition 2010 of BAAC. Participating artists: Amit Kr. Debnath, Chandraval Mukherjee, Kalyan Chakraborty, Kaushik Raha, Manidipa Saha, Sayantani Datta, Sujit Das and Sushanta Kumar Maharana.

DRAMA

July 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Anya Theatre presents Nakchhabita. Drama: Manoj Mitra. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. July 13 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natasena will stage Fata Gopal. Direction: Durga Chakraborty. July 14 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Prachya presents Tritiyo Anka, Atayeb. Drama, direction & performance: Soumitra Chattopadhyay. July 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar will stage Ajnatobaas. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Direction: Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Cast: Swatilekha Sengupta, Sumanta Gangopadhyay, Sohini Sengupta and Rudraprasad Sengupta. July 16 at Academy of Fine Arts & July 17 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti will stage its new production, Dream Dream, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay.

PERFORMING ARTS

July 13 at Vidya Mandir; 6 pm: Protima Bandyopadhyay presents Sundar Narayan Bandyopadhyay Smriti Sandhya. Featuring an Odissi dance recital by Dona Ganguly. To be followed by Bengali songs by Rajyasree Bandyopadhyay, Debmalya Chattopadhyay and Ruprekha Chattopadhyay. Also, felicitation to Madhuri Chattopadhyay. Media partner: STAR Ananda. July 13 at Delhi Public School Ruby Park; 9.30 am: A cultural programme by the school students to mark Union minister Salman Khurshid’s visit to the school. July 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Insititute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: An Evening of Malhars. Featuring Bhuvanesh Komkali (vocal) with Sambhunath Bhattacharya (tabla) and Suresh Phadtare (harmonium); and Bahauddin Dagar (rudraveena) with Srikant Mishra (pakhawaj).

PHOTOGRAPHS

July 13 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 6.30 pm: The launch of SHE (Save Heritage & Environment), a non-profit organisation dedicated to identification, conservation and promotion of our heritage, will coincide with the inauguration of Sourav De’s photography exhibition, Myriad Hues of Life, by Goutam Ghose. The show continues till July 18. Till August 14 (except Sundays) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 10 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of artworks by 52 leading contemporary artistes featured in the book, Faces of Indian Art, through the lens of Nemai Ghosh.

RATHA YATRA

July 13 at the Urban Area, Swabhumi: Departure of Lord Jagannath from temple to Salt Lake at 10.30 am; 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm: Ratha Yatra from Central Park, Salt Lake to Swabhumi; Chhera Pahanra by Ramgopal Bansal; Road show by Kirtan Mandali & Animal Dance & conch-blowers. July 13 at Katju Nagar Gobinda Dham; 7 pm: Dance-drama Sree Radhar Maan Bhanjan by Satabdi Ballet Troupe as part of Ratha Yatra Festival.

TALK

July 13 at Ramakrishna Mission Insititute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Dr Samiran Chandra Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Prasthanabheda. July 13 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Prof. Samir Kr Basu will speak on Man-O-Manus. July 13 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Swami Puratanananda will speak on Sri Ramakrishnadev O Sri Jagannathdev. July 13 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.10 pm: Discourse on Sri Ma Sarada Punthi by Swami Snehamayananda.

EXHIBITION

July 13 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place; 4 pm: Display of some handicrafts done by the people of Turning Point, a centre for development and growth of people with mental illness. Till July 17 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 11 am - 8 pm: The Art of the Book: Digital collages by Sunandini Banerjee. Till July 17 at 16/2 Gariahat Road, #98310 30737; 10.30 am - 8.30 pm: Jo’s exhibits kurtis, patialla and dupattas.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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