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The Mint Planner, 24 February 2017

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Art | Unlocking Stillness

Till 25 February

The 18 paintings on display by Kiyomi Talaulicar, a gold medallist from the Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai, are acrylic on paper and canvas. The theme largely revolves around walls, treated as living beings.

10am-6pm. Gallery Art Motif, A1-178, Safdarjung Enclave (42664343). Price, starting from Rs45,000.

The Eternal Waiting

Till 25 February

Elanchezhiyan Pichaikannu’s bronze sculptures capture the bull form in an array of movements: complex, acrobatic and graceful. There are 18 sculptures on display.

 11am-7pm. Gallery Art Positive, Lado Sarai (41602545). Prices, Rs1-35 lakh.

Theatre | Laajo

26 February

Based on Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai’s famous story Gharwali, this Hindustani satire looks at the institution of marriage. It is directed by Rajesh Tiwari. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

6.30pm. Alliance Française, Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Road. Tickets, Rs300 and Rs500, available on

By Sohini Sen

Pichaikannu’s bronze sculptures


Theatre | Refund

26 February

A middle-aged man walks up to his old school principal and says he is a failure in life because his teachers did not teach him well. English. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

7pm. The Cuckoo Club by Hive, Pali Hill, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs300, available on

Art | Line Of Light

Till 4 March

Manisha Parekh’s solo show consists of five works she made in Japan during a residency in 2013. She uses materials like Japanese cypress wood and Indian silk.

11am-6pm (closed on Sunday and Monday). Jhaveri Contemporary, 58A, Walkeshwar Road (23693639).

Music | A Tribute To Vanraj Bhatia

1 March

Zakir Hussain and the Symphony Orchestra of India will pay tribute to legendary composer Vanraj Bhatia, renowned for his scores in films like Manthan, Bhumika and Mandi.

7pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs500, Rs1,000 and Rs1,500, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Art | Whitefield Art Collective

Till 24 March

More than 100 artists are showcasing their work in the form of installations, sculptures and paintings.

9am. VR Bengaluru, ITPL Main Road, Whitefield. Prices, Rs8,500 to Rs2.5 lakh.

Around town | Music As A Language

25 February

The Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music is organizing a 2-hour workshop by New York-based jazz guitarist Rotem Sivan to introduce aspiring musicians to the world of jazz.

4pm. Blue Timbre, Ramagondanahalli Village, Whitefield. For details, call 9686211488.

Theatre | Ranga Shankara Youth Theatre Festival

24-26 February

Artistes selected from each district in Karnataka learnt the nuances of theatre direction in a 30-day residency workshop. Ranga Shankara has now shortlisted six plays from their work for this festival.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs100, available on

By Shivani Kagti

Glimpses from the Ranga Shankara Youth Theatre Festival.


Music | Violin and Matir Shure

24 February

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will present a musical evening featuring performances by Deb and Jyoti Sankar, popularly known as the Violin Brothers, followed by Matir Shure by the singer Bayaan, who will present baul and folk songs.

6pm. Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22822895).

Film | Carla

24 February

Herrmann Zschoche’s film Carla centres on Karla Blum, a schoolteacher who believes people should have their own opinions. Her students, however, don’t know how to ask questions.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Indranil Bhoumik

A still from ‘Carla’.


Art | Shunya And Beyond

Till 14 March

Chennai artist Dhasan, who uses only one name, is presenting 35 mixed-media works.

11am-7pm. Apparao Infinity, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam. Price, Rs36,000 to Rs1.75 lakh. For details, call 9941012386.

Around town | Second Decoction

25 February

Karthik Kumar’s stand-up act is a celebration of a middle-class upbringing, filled with hope and life savings.

7pm. The Music Academy, TTK Road, Royapettah. Tickets, Rs500, Rs600, Rs750, Rs1,000 and Rs1,200, available on

Music | Classical Fusion

26 February

DakshinaChitra will host a classical fusion concert with Ganesh Kumar on the kanjira, Balaji Rajamani on mandolin and S.Hari Krishnan on keyboard.

4pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road. Entry, Rs50 (Indians) and Rs100 (foreigners).

By Nandini Reddy


Around town | Pen A Story

25 FebruaryCreative writer Anu Krishna will helm this 3-hour workshop for those aged 10 and above. Participants will learn the nuances of penning a story, creating characters and plots.

2.30pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. Fee, Rs100. For details, call 9845497085.

Art | Golden Womb: Dawn Of Time

Till 5 April

Seema Kohli is displaying work she has created over three decades. The paintings, in different media, celebrate womanhood.

11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills (66564466).

By Sohini Sen

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