Timeout 24-06-2011

Melodies and memories

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 24.06.11
Melodies and memories
Sixteen years have gone by since RD Burman passed away, but his music and melodies have never ceased to cast a spell on our minds. Hosted by Euphony, a RD Burman Foundation, Memoirs of Pancham features nine musicians who were part of the maverick maestro’s choir. They, along with some local musicians, will play a number of evergreen tunes composed by him. Also, they will relive their memories of RD with some rare, humorous and personal anecdotes. Participants: Ramesh Iyer (electric guitar), Franco Vaz (drums), Shyam Raj (tenor sax), Kishore Sodha (alto sax and English flute), Homi Mullan (duggi tarang and other percussions), Ranjit Gazmere (maadal), Nitin Shankar (thumba), Nepal Shaw (rhythm guitar) and Ankush Chinchankar. lEvent: Memoirs of Pancham, a music concert based on the compositions of RD Burman, hosted by Euphony lWhen: Today at 6pm lWhere: Kala Mandir


Till July 16 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 2485 8717, 2485 8509; Mondays: 3pm - 7pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2pm - 7pm: Summer Show 2011. Participants: Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sumitro Basak, Jyoti Bhatt, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Rini Dhumal, Farhad Hussain, Abir Karmakar, Surendran P. Karthyayan, Goutam Khamaru, Bimal Kundu, Paresh Maity, Martin O.C., Shyamal Roy, Shakila, Paramjit Singh, Thota Tharrani, Babu Xavier and others from across India. Till June 25 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Rabindra Chalachitra O Bhabna — a solo art exhibition by Gopi Nath Saha. Till June 26 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4pm - 8pm: The Heraldic Journey-IV — the 11th solo exhibition of recent works by Tapan Kar. Till June 26 at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road; 12.30pm - 7.30pm: An exhibition of the works by Tanay Kumar Paul. Till June 26 at Taj Bengal; 12noon - 8pm: Aditi Chakraborty Sadhu presents her solo exhibition of paintings. Till June 26 at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala; 3pm - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings by Rajiv Khanna. Till June 29 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Annul Art Exhibition 2011 by the students of College of Visual Art. Till June 30 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12noon - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings by Chandan Das. Till June 30 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, 24653212; 11am - 7pm: Ganges Art Gallery presents The Aviary. Featuring works by Atin Basak, Sagar Bhowmick, Jayashree Chakravarty, Jogen Chowdhury, Sunil Das, Debabrata Hazra, Puran Singh Jhala, Mahjabin Majumdar, Avijit Mukherjee, Katayun Saklat and Mithu Sen.


June 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Nehru Children’s Museum, as part of its 8th drama festival, presents Naro Naro Nara, directed by Jiban Saha. June 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30pm: Arghya will stage Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s Meghnadbadh Kabya. Direction: Manish Mitra. June 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Natya Ranga presents Swapno Parash. Direction: Swapan Sengupta. June 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3pm: Nandikar presents Ajnatobaas. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Direction: Sumanto Gangopadhyay. June 26 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre; 6.30pm: The Red Curtain presents My Mother Said I Never Should / Ma Bolechhe Korishna. Direction: Shuktara Lal. Production Design: Katy Lai Roy. For donor passes, contact 9831171401. Proceeds to Hamari Muskan, an NGO that provides mainstream education to the children of sex-workers.


June 24 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30pm: Ishtara, programme of three classical dance styles of India — Mohiniyattam, Kathak and Mayurbhanj Chhau — along with classical ethnic electronic fusion music. Mom Ganguly and Kunal Saha would take the audience through an enthralling experience. June 24 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre; 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7pm: A solo Kathak dance recital by Sanchita Chakraborty, disciple of Madhumita Roy. June 24 at Roxy; 8pm onwards: Roxy presents Blackout! Experinece Nights, Edition 1. Hosted by Undefined Dimension. June 26 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30pm: Bhowanipur Sisikshu presents a programme of recitation, titled Jagat Parabarer Teere and Jibaner Rang. Direction: Bijoylakshmi Barman.


June 24 at Lakshmi’s House, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 regent Park; 7pm: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture celebrates the 34th anniversary of installation of Sri Aurobindo’s relics. Featuring collective meditation, to be followed by Rabindrasangeet recital by Lily Islam.


June 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6pm: Swami Tattwavidananda will speak in Sanskrit on Adhyatma Ramayana. June 24 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7pm: Swami Tattwabodhananda will speak on Swamijir Patravali. June 24 at the Vivekananda Hall of Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 7pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak on Kenopanishad.


Till June 24 at 16/2 Gariahat Road, Ekdalia crossing banquet hall, 98300 54718; 11am - 9pm: Joyita’s Selection presents Monsoon Carnival, which includes designer saris, dress material, kurtas & kurtis, Lucknow chikan, costume jewellery and gift items. Till June 25 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor: Earthy Myths showcases a summer collection of saris. Till June 26 at Shop #B-002, South City Mall; 11am - 7.30pm: Mother Earth offers unbelievable deals on furniture, Earth Home and Earth Fashion and more. Till June 30 (except Sunday) at Azura, CNK Tower, 3 Royd Street, near Burlington’s, 2227 2219, 2229 6764, 2229 8651; 11am - 6pm (Monday to Friday) & 11am - 4pm (Saturday): An exhibition of colourful and stylish saris unveiled by Azura. Inspired by the rich floral power in traditional Parsee craftsmanship, the collection exudes elegance and contemporary chic with hints of vintage glamour. Till July 3 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 11am - 8pm: Thieving Magpie — Digital collages by Sunandini Banerjee.


Till June 24 at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, No. 5 & 25B, 2nd floor, 2282 9220/21; 12noon - 7pm: Face of Bengal, an exhibition of photographs taken by the US Consul General in Calcutta, Beth A. Payne. Till June 25 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 22873377/88; 11am - 7pm: Metamorphosis — an exhibition of photographs by Mohan L. Mazumder. Till June 30 (except Monday) in the Portrait Gallery, Victoria Memorial Hall; 10am - 5pm: Hoppé’s Santiniketan — an exhibition of photographs from 1929 by Emil Otto Hoppé.


June 24 at Rabindra Sadan; 6pm: Bachik Shilpi Sangstha presents a programme to mourn the death of Debdulal Bandyopadhyay.


June 24 & 25 at WDC Building, Sector V, Salt Lake: IBS-Kolkata presents a workshop on Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification. For details, call 2357 7125/ 6576 / 6577. June 25 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 11am - 1pm: Cookery workshop with Bibhas Nag, to be followed by a discussion on ways to cook nutritious food with practical examples. For registration, call 44035708. June 26 at HHI: Hope brings Life Beyond Belief, a workshop to learn the powers of the sub-conscious mind, mind principle, power of thoughts & spoken words, self hypnosis. By Raj Kumari & Shailesh. Contact 9836217717/ 7890245497. June 28 - July 2 at 93 Deshpran Sashmal Road, Tollygunge Phadi: Leran block-printing on cotton, georgette, chiffon, crepe, saris, suits and bedsheets. For details, call 9831841125. July 1 - 10 at Happy Hours, CD-69 Salt Lake, 9830229898 / 9830227778: Vocaboom now in Salt Lake: Vocabulary enrichment programme from Mumbai —make your child love English and improve vocabulary through this programme, nominated for the ELT International Innovation Award by British Council. For Junior KG - Class VIII kids.


June 24 at Bengal Chamber premises; 4pm onwards: The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents the Sunfeast Health and Lifestyle Quiz. Teams of 2 cross-coporate and cross-students are allowed. Entry fee: Rs 2500 for corporate teams and Rs 1500 for student teams. For registration and other details, contact Sukanya at sukanya@bengalchamber.com or call 9830296033.

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