Timeout 21-03-2009

In tune with time

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 21.03.09
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In tune with time
Conceived in 2006 in Mumbai, Teen Prahar, the day-long Indian classical music festival, celebrates the country’s rich music heritage. It offers music lovers across India the opportunity to experience the listening pleasure of various ragas of morning, afternoon, twilight and evening being rendered by renowned classical artistes. Having received an overwhelming response over the past two years, this year’s festival is being held across four cities, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Calcutta, with its finale to be held tomorrow in the city. Musicians will ascend the stage to present ragas corresponding to different time periods (prahars) of the day, with vibrant performances in combinations of solos, jugalbandis and ensembles, both vocal and instrumental. Participants (morning session): Rupak Kulkarni (flute), Kaushiki Desikan (vocal), Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (sarod); evening session: Ganesh-Kumaresh (violin duet), Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla) who leads Taal India, a percussion ensemble of folk and classical drums from across India, and Ustad Shujaat Khan (sitar). Hosted by Banyan Tree Events and Birla Sun Life Insurance.

Event: Finale of Teen Prahar music festival When: Tomorrow; 9.30 am - 2 pm & 5 pm - 10 pm Where: G. D. Birla Sabhagar

art

Till March 28 (except Sunday & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (11 am - 7 pm): Fractals — Works by Anital Gopal. Till April 18 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Through the Eye of a Needle — recent works by Shreyasi Chatterjee. March 21 - April 4 Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: Recent Works — an exhibition of paintings by Chandana Hore. Opening today at 6.30 pm. Till April 5 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #40076042; 12.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Adekha Dekha — an exhibition of paintings by Dhiren Sasmal. Till March 21 at The Indian Society of Oriental Art, 5th floor, Apeejay House, 15 Park Street; 4 pm - 8 pm: Spring at Park Street — a group exhibition of paintings. Participating artists: Tanmoy Biswas, Kuntal Dutta, Krishnapriya Dasgupta, Arup Ghosh, Ujjwal Goswami, Sourav Jana, Ramendranath Kastha, Tamal Krsna, Chinmoy Mukherjee, Santanu Mitra, Prabal Sengupta and Soumitra Sengupta. Till March 21 at Metropolitan Art Salon, Suite 18, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, #2228-9719; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Salil Biswas. Till March 21 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: A group show by young painters Ujjwal Debnath, Subhankar Halder, Manoranjan Koiri and Samar Basak. Till March 22 at the Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal: A solo exhibition paintings by Anita Gurbaxani. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm everyday. Till March 22 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #2463 6731/32; 11 am - 7 pm: Fourth Dimension presents Inner Space, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Mahuya Bhattacharya, Sukla Bhattacharyya, Sumana Biswas and Ranjan Paul. Till March 22 at Proscenium’s Art Centre, 46 AJC Bose Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by a group of young, talented artists. Till March 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Contrivance presents its 31st annual art show featuring works by nine artists.

DRAMA

Till March 29 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: All India Full Length Drama Competition organised by Sayak. Today: Chokh (Calcutta) presents Ardhek Akaash, directed by Avijit Kargupta. Tomorrow: Ethic - Belghoria (North 24 Pgs) will stage Sthanankan. Dir: Debasish Sengupta. March 21 at Academy of Fine Arts, 3 pm: Nandipat presents its latest production, Aapad. Direction: Bimal Chakraborty. March 21 at Minerva; 3 pm: Gandhar presents Kachher Manush, with Debshankar Haldar and Bejoylakshmi Barman in the lead. March 21 at Minerva; 6.30 pm: Sudrak presents Sahaj Swajan. March 21 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Beadon Street Subham will stage its latest productions, Ki Kore Bujhbo (Dir: Anamitra Khan) and Chandicharaner Gaan (Dir: Sumanta Roy). March 21 & 22 at Proscenium’s Art Centre, 46 AJC Bose Road; 6.30 pm: Proscenium will stage two Hindi plays: Ek Aur Din (Dir: Ashok Churiwal) and Six Hundred Sixty Six (Dir: Bharat Baid). March 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage its latest production, Dournama, directed by Meghnad Bhattacharya. March 22 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajnatobass Nandikar’s latest production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. March 22 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Natasena presents Fata Gopal. Dir: Durga Chakraborty. March 22 at Kolkata Haat; 5 pm: Rangakarmee will stage Maiyyat. Dir: Usha Ganguli.

PERFORMING ARTS

March 21 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: A jugalbandi by Ganesh Mohan (sitar) and Pradeep Barot (sarod) with Ujjwal Bharati on the tabla. March 21 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6 pm: As a tribute to Srimat Anirban and Dilip Kumar Roy, Ari Aurobindo Bhavan presents songs of Dilip Kumar Roy to be rendered by Prabuddha Raha, Sujata Majumdar, Aparna Majumdar and Krishna Roy Choudhury. Shraddhanjali by Alokranjan Dasgupta. March 21 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC, in collaboration with Arpan Centre for Performing Arts, will present Sangam 2009 – a unique blend of folk performing arts of Bengal (Chhau, Raibenshe, Naachni and Baul), vibrant Kathak dances, theatrical elements, music and audio-visuals. Conceived and directed by Kathak artiste and choreographer Nandini Sinha.

TALK

March 21 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Ajarananda will speak on Karmayoga. March 21 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.40 pm: Discourse on Swami-Shishya Sambad by Swami Satprabhananda. March 21 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak in Bengali on Siksha, Samaj O Dharma.

PHOTOGRAPHS

March 21 - 27 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Beyond Sight — an exhibition of photographs by the visually impaired. Till April 14 (except Sunday) at Boi-Chitra, College Street Coffee House, 2nd floor, #22416845; 3 pm - 7.30 pm: A retrospective of rare photographs by C. Guha. This exhibition brings to life a forgotten era of old world grace, elegance and artistry in studio photography.

EXHIBITION

Till March 21 at All Bengal Women’s Union, 89 Elliot Road; 10.30 am - 5 pm: Spring collection of block-printed saris and table linen, embroidered baby frocks and nighties, hand-woven bedspreads, table napkins, freshly ground spices, cakes & muffins as well as items hand-made by children. Till March 21 at 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, Ballygunge Place, #2440 8926/27; 9.30 am - 6.30 pm: Weavers Studio presents a summer collection of wearable textiles and saris in pastel hues. Also, chiffon, maheswari, cotton, kota and more. Till March 21 at Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road: An exhibition of kantha-stitch items. Till March 21 at Nupur’s Boutique, 5/2 Cornfield Road, #24604734, 9830039836; 11 am - 8 pm: Nupur Boutique’s summer collection comprises Madhuboni kalamkari hand-painted saris, as well as cotton, kota and block-printed ones. Till March 28 at Finesse Gallery, 11/1B New Road; 11 am - 7 pm: A riot of colours: Cotton maheshwari/kota/tussar saris, hand-woven and block-printed from the looms of Madhya Pradesh, Bengal and Bihar. Till March 31 at Gharoa Boutique, 1/57B Dover Place, #98301 92087; 4 pm - 7 pm: Exhibition of saris and mecklas. Till April 15 (except Sunday & holidays) at 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, #24664315; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Summer show of Paramita Viswanathan’s Design. Items: Silk/tussar print, chiffon/crepe print, Kota/tangail print, and south Indian cotton.

SPORTS

March 21 at Community Hall, County, Hiland Park; 11 am: The annual sports day of Suryodaya Montessori & Play House.

INTERACTIVE SESSION

March 21 at Fabindia, 16 Hindustan Park, #24656954: As part of an organic promo, a German nutritionist will have an open interactive session with all participating customers and answer any query.

DOCUMENTARY

March 22 at Vidya Mandir; 6 pm: Screening of Pancham Unmixed - Mujhe Chalte Jana Hai, a feature-length documentary on R.D. Burman by Brahmanand Singh. Hosted by Euphony.

FELICITATION

March 22 at The International Club, 42A Shakespeare Sarani; 6.30 pm: Artists Circle, in association with Sagarika Music Pvt Ltd, felicitates Manna Dey, who will launch a CD of Dhrubajit Bhattacharya.

READING

March 22 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads Vaisampayana’s report to Janamejaya of the severe tapasya practised by Srutavati and Arundhati, and Balarama’s pilgrimage to the tirthas of Indra, Rama, Yamuna and Aditya, in the 466th weekly session of his sloka-by-sloka English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.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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