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The Mint Planner, 10 March 2017

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A show by folk artists.



Prakriti: The Creative Feminine

Till 12 March

About 80 folk artists are paying tribute to nature through 158 paintings in techniques such as Madhubani, Tanjore, Gond and Jogi.

11am-7pm. Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Prices, starting from Rs5,000.

Around Town

International Weekend Brunch


Every Saturday and Sunday, savour a special menu at The Hungry Monkey restaurant. On offer are dishes such as Chimchuri chicken skewers and Spicy Goan sausages.

12.30-4.30pm. The Hungry Monkey, B6/6, DDA Market, Safdarjung Enclave. Meal for one, Rs2,300.

Gurgaon Utsav

10-12 March

This cultural festival will include a show of the famous Khwaab Sa, a musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Malini Awasthi will perform folk songs, while Dhruv Sangari and his troupe Rooh will sing qawwalis.

7pm. Amphitheatre, Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurugram. For details, call 9810349056.


Run for Your Wife

11 March

Neha Sahai’s English comedy revolves around a Delhi cab driver, his two wives, and a very precise schedule for juggling his time with them.

5pm/7pm. Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg. Tickets, Rs400, available on

By Sohini Sen

Conductor Evgeny Bushkov.



Bilquis Begum Ka Baadaa

14-15 March

Directed by Masood Akhtar, this Urdu play is set at the house of Bilquis Begum, who insists on keeping her five daughters indoors and away from men. 2 hours.

6pm/9pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road. Tickets, Rs175 and Rs250, available at the venue and on


SOI Chamber Orchestra

14 March

Listen to Bach and Beethoven compositions. Evgeny Bushkov is the conductor.

7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223737). Tickets, Rs300 and Rs500, available at the venue and on

By Shweta Upadhyay

Holi brunch at Vivanta by Taj.


Around Town

Holi Brunch

12 March

This Sunday brunch menu, crafted by executive chef Ramasamy Selvaraju, will include jalebi (with rabri on the side), Laal Mirch Ka Paneer, Daal Pudina Shorba and Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani.

Noon-3pm. Vivanta by Taj, Mahatma Gandhi Road. Meal for one, Rs902 (for children), Rs1,805 (without alcohol), Rs2,286 (with alcohol) and Rs3,368 (for champagne brunch). For details, call 9620870367.


Gaali Beeja

11 March

Artist Babu Eshwar Prasad’s 95-minute Kannada film captures various lives along the highway between Bengaluru and Mumbai.

6pm. Sky Deck, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura (49314000). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Perfect Strangers

10 March

This Bengaluru-based band plays both originals and covers, without restricting itself to a genre. It has Raphael Emileenaa and Pranav D.M. on lead vocals, Debjeet Basu on lead guitar and vocals, Steve Rajan on keyboard, Prashanth Gnanamuthu on bass guitar, and Preran Gulvady on drums.

9 pm. blueFROG, 3, Church Street. Tickets, Rs200, availableon

By Shivani Kagti



Music Meditation

10 March

This musical evening will start with a sarod performance by Avijit Ghosh, who will perform along with vocalist Piyali Maitra. Chaity Haoay Sure O Kathay will celebrate the spirit of spring with songs and poetry by Sudip Basu, Sanjit Basu and Bimal Konar, among others.

6pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22822895).



10-25 March

Over two weeks, the Range Gallery will host screenings of Ashish Avikunthak’s film Kalkimanthankatha, inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. 1 hour, 19 minutes.

4pm/6pm (Sundays closed). Range Gallery, 54, Lower Range, Ballygunge. Seating on first-come, first-served basis. For details, call 9830049825.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Around Town

The Artist’s Soul

11 March

Bharatanatyam maestros Shanta and V.P. Dhananjayan will talk about their journey together, in life and in art.

7pm. Wandering Artists, RA Puram. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Above And Beyond

10 March

Formed in 2000, this progressive trance band consists of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki, who are also the owners of the London-based electronic dance music label Anjunabeats.

6pm. Confluence Banquets and Resorts, East Coast Road. Tickets, Rs1,500 and Rs2,500, available on


Basement 21

10-12 March

The festival will have contemporary dance performances by artistes from across the country. The performers will include Padmini Chettur and Mandeep Raikhy.

6.30pm. Goethe- Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Nungambakkam (28331314). For details, visit

By Nandini Reddy




11 March

Saadat Hasan Manto’s two short plays, Upar, Nichay Aur Darmiyan and Khol Do, will be performed as part of cultural space Lamakaan’s seventh anniversary celebrations. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills.

Around Town

Friday Comedy With Filter Coffee

10 March

This stand-up comedy will feature, among others, Shashank Tiwari from Delhi and Rakesh Thakre from Madhya Pradesh. Food and beverages are redeemable against the tickets.

7.45pm. The Coffee Cup, Water Tank Road, Sainikpuri. Tickets, Rs400, available at the venue and on

By Sohini Sen

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