Timeout 29-12-2008

Salt stories

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 29.12.08
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Salt stories
In 1930, a group of Indians, led by a frail, elderly man, marched 241 miles. They marched for salt. Mahatma Gandhi was able to craft an anti-colonial, nationalist movement around a basic issue of livelihood: the right of Indians to make and consume their own salt. Seventy-seven years later, the Wide Eye film team followed the trail of the famous Dandi salt march in search of Gandhi’s legacy. Set against the backdrop of Gandhi’s original journey, The Salt Stories (84 min.) is a road-movie about issues of livelihood in modern, globalising India. It is a documentary about ‘the salt stories’ of our time. Researched, produced and directed by Lalit Vachani. Open to all, the filmmaker will be present at its premiere show this evening and will introduce the film and answer viewers’ queries on it from after the screening. Hosted by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts.

Event: Premiere show of The Salt Stories, a film by Lalit Vachani When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: 46 Satish Mukherjee Road, near Rashbehari crossing

art

Till January 24 (except Sundays & holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (Mondays) 2 pm - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): Review, an exhibition of artworks that aspires to redefine our perception and understanding of art of the 20th century. Participating artists: Abir Karmakar, Alok Bal, Debraj Goswami, Farhad Hussain, Jogen Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Mithu Sen, Paresh Maity, Partha Pratim Deb, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Samit Das, Santosh More, Sumitro Basak and Swarna Chitrakar. Till December 31 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 11 am - 7 pm: The Pageant of Life, featuring works by 15 well-known artists. Till December 31 (except Monday) at Bodhi Tree Monastery of Art, 48/44 Swiss Park, #24246534; 2 pm - 7 pm: Bodhi Tree Monastery of Art’s inaugural exhibition of art and sculptures. Till January 1 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Soul Search — a solo exhibition of paintings by Priyanka Gupta Agarwal. Till January 3 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Rendezvous Hyderabad, an exhibition of the works by 21 artists from Hyderabad. Till January 5 (except Sunday) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm, Monday - 2 pm - 7 pm: Indian Contemporary Art in Palais Benedictine, France. Till January 6 (except Sundays & holidays) at Tejas Gallery; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of artworks by various artists from Calcutta, Santiniketan and Vietnam. The collection includes acrylics, charcoals, woodcuts and small sculptures. Till January 7 (except Sunday) at Artline, 125 Rashbehari Avenue, 1st floor; 12 noon - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Suhas Roy, Subimalendu Bikas Sinha, Samir Roy, Sumon Roy, Tapos Sardar and Sabyasachi Guha. Till January 7 (except Sunday) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 10 am - 7 pm: Trace of Time: The Art of Papermaking by Jenny Pinto. Till January 10 (except Mondays) at Anant Art Gallery, 18-A Alipore Road, 11am to 7pm: Beyond Convention: A Glimpse of Contemporary Trends in Bengal Art – an exhibition of paintings and sculptures curated by Mrinal Ghosh. Till January 15 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #32998525, 22893027: Bengal 2009, an exhibition of art works by the city’s eminent artists. Till January 15 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: sEe, an abstract solo show of Deepak Tandon in three versions: painting, photographs and video. Till January 17 (except Mondays) at Bose Pacia, Stephen’s Court, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: Recent works of Bari Kumar: Foreign Bodies. Till January 31 (weekdays only) at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malalay Apartments, 3 Woodburn Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Small is Beautiful 3, an exhibition of miniature artworks by some of the greatest living legends along with some of the exciting new talents.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

Till December 31: Aneek’s 11th Ganga Jamuna Natya Utsav, an international drama festival. Today at Purbashree, EZCC; 6 pm: Koshtipathar (Dir: Surjya Sengupta) by Dishari, Pune, at Academy of Fine Arts, 6.30 pm: Atmakatha (Dir: Soumitra Chatterjee) by Mukhomukhi; at Madhusudan Mancha, 6.30 pm: Lathikando (Dir: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay) by Sanglap Kolkata; and at Nazrul Shatabarshiki Sadan, Madhyamgram, 6.30 pm: Jandas (Dir: Kader Chowdhury) by Dhaka Padatik, Bangladesh. Till December 30 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Sohan’s 6th Natyamela. Today: Halud Ranger T Shirt (Dir: Ranjan Roy) by Bandel Aarohi, Hooghly; and Paataa Baahaar (Dir: Ratul Chakraborty) by Bardhaman Natyabhumi.

DRAMA

December 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Anya Theatre presents Aachhe Aachhe Sthan, with Bibhash Chakraborty in the lead. Direction: Ramaprasad Banik. January 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Apsara Theater-er Mamla (Dir: Sabyasachi Chakraborty) at 3 pm; and Chalo Patol Tuli (Dir: Arindam Ganguly) at 6.30 pm. January 1 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Purba-Paschim presents Tagore’s Chaturanga. Drama: Sekhar Samaddar. Direction: Bratya Basu. The cast includes Kushal Chakraborty, Debdoot Ghosh, Soumitra Mitra, Shyamal Chakraborty and Chaiti Ghosal. January 2 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Purba-Paschim presents Manik Bandyopadhyay’s Diba Ratrir Kabya. Drama & direction: Arun Mukhopadhyay. Main cast: Piyush Ganguly, Soumitra Mitra, Rina Jana, Suranjana Dasgupta, Malay Saha, Mishka Halim and Writa Dutta Chakraborty.

PERFORMING ARTS

December 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Bhowanipur Baikali Association’s 12th anniversary celebration. In commemoration of the 175th death anniversary of Raja Rammohun Roy, 12 Brahmasangeet numbers, composed by Raja Rammohun Roy, Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, Nirmal Ch. Baral, Kangal Harinath and others, will be rendered by 120 artists in chorus. This will be followed by Tagore’s Shapmochan, presented by Pramita Mallick with her daughters Purbita and Preeta and other artistes from Calcutta and London. December 29 at Sri Aurobindo Institute, 3 Regent Park; 6 pm: Dhrupad recital by Pandit Uday Bhawalkar with songs of Rabindranath by Supratik Das. Being presented as part of Aspiration 2009, Sri Aurobindo Institute’s annual cultural celebrations. December 30 at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Harrington Street; 6.30 pm: Open Doors and Padatik Dance Centre, in collaboration with EZCC, present Jayant Kastuar in a Kathak performance to celebrate 60 years of Kathak maestro Pandit Durga Lal.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till December 31 at The Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, Gol Park, #98301 70166; 3 pm - 8 pm: Third Eye presents an exhibition of photographs by Debanjan Das Gupta. Till January 15 at Earthcare Books and Resource Centre, 10 Middleton Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Calcutta! — an exhibition of black-and-white photographs taken by Thomas Patrick Kiernan.

TALK

December 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Tattwasarananda will speak on Mahabharate Dharma. December 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: S.A.R.P.V. Chaturvedi will speak in English on Yoga-Vedanta and Modern Society. December 29 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof. Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Bhagavad Katha.

BOOK SIGNING

December 29 at Starmark, South City Mall; 6.45 pm - 7.15 pm: Eminent scientist and author Mani Bhaumik will sign copies of his latest book The Cosmic Detective.

FELICITATION

January 3 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: London-based cultural organisation The Tagoreans will felicitate distinguished Rabindrasangeet exponent and teacher Maya Sen to mark her 80th birthday. On this occasion, Anandadhara, a CD of live recording of Maya Sen’s concert in London in 1984, will be formally released. Members of The Tagoreans will present From Sriniketan to Dartington - Phirey Chal Matir Taane, a composite programme of Tagore songs with dance.

EXHIBITION

Till December 30 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor, Loudon Manor, #9830257819; 11 am - 8 pm: Earthy Myths introduces a unique range of saris both prêt and diffusion designed by Sucheta V. Merh. Also, in-house collection of outfits, bags and select silver jewellery. Till December 31 at Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road: Cottage showcases various handmade art object items made of brass, marble, bronze, silver, copper, wood, cloth, wall hangings, paintings from Jaipur and Orissa, wooden figurines from Tamil Nadu, Mysore and Kerala, and ethnic dokra items from West Bengal. Till January 1 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, #22239422; 11 am - 7 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal host its Christmas collection. Till January 7 (except Sundays) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 10 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of ceramic works by Indian and Japanese artists. Till January 12 (except Tuesdays) at Halo Heritage Art Shop, 26 Ritchie Road, #24190133; 11.30 am - 9 pm: In collaboration with Soumya’s Creation, Halo Heritage presents an exhibition of textiles, jewellery and home accessories. Till January 20 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of Chinese ceramic works and paintings by Asit Patnaik, Bhagat Singh, Gautam Mukherjee, Shyamal Mukherjee, Seema Kohli, Harish Kumar, Phalguni Dasgupta, Dhananjay Mukherjee, Gosto Kumar and others.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

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