Timeout 22-05-2010

Spirit of caring

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 22.05.10
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Spirit of caring
Founded in 1979, Calcutta Rescue is a private organisation that provides healthcare, education and development services to the socially and economically underprivileged in Calcutta and rural West Bengal. Its concern for the poor and needy covers a wide range of services that are given to over 100,000 people every year, irrespective of gender, age, caste or religion. Its medical services include urban, rural and mobile clinics, an outreach and street medicine programme and comprehensive treatment for HIV/AIDS. The institution also runs two schools, educating over 500 children, with vocational training for former patients and students, a Fair Trade certified handicrafts workshop and a rural clean-drinking-water programme. The ongoing exhibition of photographs by Donna Todd showcases moving portraits of Calcutta Rescue’s patients. A portrait photographer based in Melbourne, Todd’s work explores the human condition in challenging and difficult situations. Her photographs documenting the work of Calcutta Rescue capture the essence of the Rescue’s mission in a simple but moving way — a photographic narrative of those living in poverty in a large city with little social or government support. Hosted by Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts.

Event: An exhibition of photographs by Donna Todd When: Till May 29 (except Sunday); 10 am - 7 pm Where: Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place

ART

Till May 29 (except Sundays & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm: Prints 21 — an exhibition of recent works by Srikanta Paul, Dhrupadi Ghose, Jaysree Basak, Santanu Chakraborty, Riddhi Narayan Nandy, Sujay Mukherjee and Annabel Schenck. 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. Till May 23 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor, AC Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Art and Soul — a group show featuring works by Purnendu Mandal, Reba Mandal, Mintu Deka and Shilpy Nandy Deka.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till May 30 at The Palladian Lounge, Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry; 10 am - 8 pm: Moments — an exhibition showcasing a collection of photographs taken by Siddharth.

FILM SHOW

May 20 - 26 at Nandan II; 4.30 pm& 6.30 pm: Chalachitre Rabindranath — a festival of films based on Tagore’s work. Today: Bou Thakuranir Haat (dir: Naresh Mitra) at 4.30 pm & Charulata (dir: Satyajit Ray) at 6.30 pm. Tomorrow: Natir Puja (dir: Naresh Mitra), Jibito O Mrito (dir: Tapan Sinha) and Arghya (dir: Debakikumar Basu) at 4.30 pm & Kshudito Pashan (dir: Tapan Sinha) at 6.30 pm.

rabindra jayanti

May 9 - 25 & May 31 - June 6 (except June 2) at Rabindra Sadan & Rabindra Sadan premises: Rabindra Sadan and the I&CA department, Government of West Bengal celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary. Today at Rabindra Sadan Mukta Mancha, 5.30 pm: Participants: Rabimallar (chorus), Gargi Das Bakshi, Koushiki Bandyopadhyay, Pratiti Maiti, Mitali Banerjee, Jayatri Sarkar, Patrali Mukhopadhyay, Keya Majumdar, Kaberi Roy, Ishita Burman, Mriganka Sarkar, Pradip Nag, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Sukriti Lahori, Partha Bandyopadhyay, Sabuina Yasmin and others. At Rabindra Sadan, 6 pm: Bhubanjoda Aashankhani (Abhirup Guhathakurta, Pubali Debnath & others) by Anandabroti; Shishutirtha (dir: Dr Shubhasis Bhattacharya / Susmita Bhattacharya) by Kalakshetram; and Chandalika (dir: Dr Mahua Mukhopadhyay) by Gaudiya Nritya Bharati. B>Tomorrow at Rabindra Sadan Mukta Mancha, 5.30 pm: Participants: Kingshuk (chorus), Rakhi Sen, Anindita Das Biswas, Samarpita Sengupta, Panchali Debburman, Debashree Biswas, Mamata Dasgupta, Munmun Bhattacharya and others. At Rabindra Sadan, 9.30 am: Shishu Dibas - Soft Toons presents animation film Chhuti; Pujar Saaj (shruti natak) by Udbhas Shishu Bhavna Kendra; theatre Tota Kahini by Bandule Theatre; and Mon Bauler Deshe by Swatantra Cultural Unit. At 4.30 pm: Shishu Bholanath by Darpani; Hing Ting Chhat (drama) by Nehru Children’s Museum; Durjoye Praner Anande by Tarit Sarkar Ballet Troupe; and Chhuti (drama) by Bishuddha.

PERFORMING ARTS

May 22 at Jogesh Mime Academy; 5 pm: Sankar’s Academy presents Utol Dhara Bado Jhorey as a tribute to Tagore. May 22 at Laban Hrad Mancha (BD Auditorium), Salt Lake; 5.30 pm: Hindol’s annual cultural programme features dance-dramas Chhuti Chhuti Saradin and Tasher Desh, and a lyrical drama, Biswamanane Rabindranath. May 22 at Uttam Mancha; 5.30 pm: Indradhanu’s second annual concert: Performance by students of Indradhanu; tabla solo by Sourabh Goho; and Bengali songs by Subhamita. May 22 at Bharatiyam, EZCC, Salt Lake; 5.45 pm: Offbeat Ideaz presents Onubhabe Rabindranath featuring Tagore songs by Mohan Singh and Shraboni Sen. Also, a short act by Aparajita Addhya. May 22 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Tridharaye Teen Kanya — a musical interface by Rajlakshmi Ghosh (piano), Rituparna Das (recitation) and Riddhi Bandyopadhyay (Rabindrasangeet). May 22 at Outram Club; 7 pm: Rabi Pranam, organised by Outram Club and P Music, features Tagore songs by Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Shraboni Sen, Manoj Murali Nair, Manisha Murali Nair, Sudeshna Sanyal, Bhaswati Dutta, Biswarup Rudra, Arin Chattopadhyay, Sriparna Chakraborty and Shinjini Chakraborty. May 23 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bhavna presents Anya Kabi Anya Chhobi, an evening of reading and Tagore song. Participants: Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Paramita. May 23 at Sutakal Math, Gorakshabasi Road, Nagerbazar; 7 pm: Naba Yuba Sammilani presents a programme of Tagore songs by Manoj Murali Nair and Manisha Murali Nair. Also, Tagore’s drama Nutan Avatar.

DRAMA

May 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Spandan IPTA presents Anticlock. Dir: Sangram Guha. May 22 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Purba Paschim presents Patol Babu Film Star, Direction: Ramaprasad Banik. May 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.45 pm: Arghya presents Before the Germination.... May 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 4 pm: Ensemble will stage Bishakto, written by Utpal Dutt, designed and directed by Sohag Sen. May 23 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: The 100th performance of Ajnatobaas, a Nandikar production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. May 23 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm: Rang Roop will stage Brojo Buror Sabuj Baksho. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay. May 23 & 24 at Gyan Manch; 7 pm: Theatrecian will perform Neil Simon’s Rumors, directed by Kanak Gupta.

TALK

May 22 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Tattwajnanananda will speak on Kenopanishad. May 22 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Dr Samiran Chandra Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Prasthanabheda. May 22 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Prof. Dipak Gupta will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. May 22 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak on Mrityu Rahasya. May 22 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.05 pm: Discourse on Yuganayak Vivekananda by Amiya Prasad Chakraborty.

LIFESTYLE

May 22 at Afraa Level 6 & 7, Block - G, City Centre, Salt Lake; 11.30 am - 3.30 pm: Afraa hosts Cork & Cuisine — the wine appreciation programme to cherish the very best of both hospitality and wine education.

WORKSHOP

May 23 - 30 at Sangeetangan, 50 B Haldarpara Road: Shrinjan Nrityalaya organises a workshop on Odissi dance to be conducted by Aloka Kanungo.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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