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The Mint Planner, 21 April 2017

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The Art Of Hand- Painted Chintz

Till 6 May

Chintz, an Indian textile, was hand-painted with natural materials such as buffalo milk, natural dyes, mordants and dung. Renuka Reddy explores this style through 17 artworks.

10am-6pm. Gallery Art.Motif, A 1/178, Safdarjung Enclave (42664343). Price, Rs45,000 to Rs3 lakh.


A Woman Alone

22 April

This English play is about a woman in an abusive relationship who is locked up in her house. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

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

Around Town

Delhi Organic Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday

Buy organic goods, including gluten-free bhel, fruits and vegetables and breads at this market.

9am-11am. Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate Circle.

Lassi Menu At Dhaba By Claridges


Choose Teekhi Lassi, Gulabo, Banno or Anguri Lassi to stay cool this summer.

Noon-11pm. Dhaba by Claridges outlets. Price, Rs175, plus taxes, onwards.

By Sohini Sen

Ajay Dhandre’s art work.



Wedding Album

22 April

This 2-hour play by Girish Karnad looks at an urban middle-class family during a wedding ceremony. They seem happy but behind the smiles are long suppressed suspicions and jealousies. English.

7.30pm. St Andrew’s Auditorium, St Dominic Road, Bandra (26410926). Tickets, Rs200, Rs300, Rs500, Rs700, Rs1,000 and Rs1,200, available at the venue and on


The Creator Series

Till 31 May

This show by Ajay Dhandre merges biology and technology. In his 25 mixed-media paintings, humans morph into cyborgs.

11am-7pm (weekdays) and 11am-5.30pm (Saturdays). Art Musings, 1, Admiralty Building, Colaba Cross Lane (22163339).

By Shweta Upadhyay

A scene from ‘Naad Ninaad’.



Beth Hart

22 April

Los Angeles-based blues singer-songwriter Beth Hart will perform live for the first time in India.

8pm. St. John’s Auditorium, Koramangala. Tickets, Rs1,500, Rs2,000, Rs3,500 and Rs5,000, available at the venue and on


Naad Ninaad

21 April

The Konkani musical is an adaptation of the timeless classic, The Sound Of Music. The 2-hour show features live background music and singing.

7pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram. Tickets, Rs200, Rs300, Rs500, Rs750 and Rs1,000, available on

Around Town

Shekhawati Fresco Fine Art Festival

Till 23 April

The Rajasthani thali restaurant has three Shekhawati fresco artists or chiteras conducting live painting sessions.

Noon-3.30pm/7-11pm. Kesariya, Goenka Chambers, JP Nagar (26590800). Meal for one, Rs595.

The Pleasure Of Puppetry

24-26 April

The Chennai-based Travelling Theatre Company will conduct this puppet-making workshop for children aged 7-12. They will learn how to make puppets and conduct a show with their creations.

10am-noon. PEP School V2, No.240/A, 27th Main Road, HSR Layout, Sector 2. For details, call 9500027466.

By Shivani Kagti



A Tale of Two Cities: Hampi & New Town

Till 30 April

Photographer Rajiv De’s exhibition is an effort to connect and decode the inner spirit of two towns—Hampi and New Town. While Hampi is famous for its past, New Town in Kolkata has become the face of modern Bengal.

Noon-6pm. Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum (22861699). Entry on first-come, first-served basis.


Musical Evening

21 April

The evening features Puratoni and Tappa singer Debasree Mukhopadhyay and Razia Sultana Munny, a classical vocalist from Bangladesh.

6pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22822895). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Indranil Bhoumik

Terracotta containers.


Around Town

Pottery Workshop

21-25 April

Participants will learn how to make items like terracotta pen stands and small textured trays. The workshop is open to 20 participants, aged 10 and above.

2-5pm (Sunday closed). Forum Art Gallery, Adyar (42115596). Fee, Rs3,000, payable at the venue.

Reciprocity Fest

22-23 April

The Reciprocity Fest is a community development event of music, workshops, art and exhibitions celebrating Earth Day.

10am-9pm. Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Puetz & Saravanan

Till 10 May

German artist Juergen Puetz creates abstract works in meditative colours and forms. Saravanan is known for his realistic three-dimensional sculptures. Thirty-five of their recent works are on display.

10am-6pm. Tuesday Holiday. Varija Gallery, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).


The Secret Love Life Of Ophelia

23 April

Steven Berkoff’s original drama charts the undercurrents between Hamlet and Ophelia in Shakespeare’s play.

7pm. Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs200, available at the venue.

By Nandini Reddy



Societal Wallflowers

21 April

Siddharth Rajan will exhibit his collection of black and white images of people who are on the margins of society.

Noon-7pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. For details, call 9642731329.

Around Town

World Dance Day Workshop

24-27 April

The workshop will offer insights into subjects related to dance, such as yoga, music, taalam, light design and dance appreciation. It will be conducted by Anuradha Jonnalagadda, Yashoda Thakore, Seshulatha Vishwanath, K. Rajagopala Charya and Y. Basava Raju.

5.30pm. Phoenix Arena, Phase 2, Hitech City. Fees, Rs1,000, payable on

By Sohini Sen

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