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The Mint Planner, 28 July 2017

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Theatre | Bol

30 July

Directed by Akriti Singh, Bol is the story of a time when a new language, which will reinvent society, is about to be born. Hindustani. 1 hour, 10 minutes.

7.30pm. The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.

Art | Fly Ash: The Phoenix Redefined

29 July-31 August

Subir Hati will display 12 works in different mediums, created during his three month stay in Scotland in June last year. Hati’s works have been inspired by English poet and printmaker William Blake.

11am-7pm. Art District XIII, F-213 C, Ground floor, Lado Sarai. For details, call 9560505946.

Photography | Parulscape

Parul Sharma’s capture.

Till 30 July

Parul Sharma’s debut show comprises 40 black and white images.

10.30am-6.30pm. Bikaner House, Pandara Road (23383469). Price, Rs40,000-80,000.

Around Town | The Matsya Curse Launch

28 July

Authors Samit Basu and Shweta Taneja will be in conversation on Indian fantasy. This will be followed by a quiz on the occult.

6pm. Oxford Bookstore, N-81, Connaught Place.

By Sohini Sen


Art | Remains Of The Day

Till 5 August

The 12 photographs by Shahid Datawala explore the idea of the uncanny in everyday life. The show features two series, Half Naked Nude and Unstill Life, that are inspired by found objects and the debris of discarded things. The photographs are digital prints on archival paper.

10am-6pm (Sunday closed). Tarq, F35/36, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba (66150069).

Music | Ghazal Sara: Journey Of Ghazal

28 July

The concert by Mohammed Vakil and his troupe will attempt to present a brief history of the ghazal, trace trends from the classics of Mirza Ghalib to the works of Allama Iqbal, and the works of Sufi poets like Siraj Aurangabadi, to politically aware progressive poets like Majrooh Sultanpuri, Jan Nisar Akhtar and Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

6.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point (66323737).Tickets, Rs300 and Rs400, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Around Town | Sound Garden 29 July

A series of installations of musical instruments like wind chimes, tubular bells, gongs and reeds, made of wood, steel and metal, will be on display, apart from a micro-market featuring terracotta jewellery, music-themed home décor products, and paintings.

11am. Centre for Indian Music Experience, JP Nagar. For details, call 9686602366.

Honestly Speaking

30 July

Amit Tandon, known as the “married guy” of stand-up comedy, will talk about his daily struggles as a father and a husband.

7pm. Good Shepherd Auditorium, Shanthala Nagar. Tickets, Rs500, Rs1,000, Rs1,500 and Rs2,000, available on

Music | Thakara

29 July

Alternative ambient folk-rock band Thakara, who make sociopolitical statements through their music, will perform. James Thakara will be on vocals, Deepu Sasidharan on guitar, Mark Von Reddy on bass and John Joel on drums.

9pm. The BFLat Bar, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (25278361). Tickets, Rs400, available on

By Pooja Singh


Art | Svikriti

‘Right Turns Versus Wrong Turns’ by Rahul Dhiman.

29 July-27 August

The Birla Academy of Art and Culture will exhibit works by artists such as Abhijit Sarkar, Chandra Nath Saha and Rahul Dhiman. The 40 exhibits include painting, sculptures, installations and photographs.

3-8pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays). Sarala Birla Gallery, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802).

Theatre | Tomar Ami

31 July

Tomar Ami, based on Take Me In Your Hands by Evald Flisar, has two protagonists—old and sophisticated Ajit and slum-dweller Maya. The story explores their common passion for books. Bengali. 1 hour, 50 minutes.

6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets,Rs100 and Rs200, available at the venue. For details, call 9830220265.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Music | Parikrama Live

29 July

Parikrama play classic rock fused with instruments like the tabla and violin.

7pm. Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery Main Road. Tickets, Rs300 and Rs500, available on

Photography | Lands Through My Lens

29-30 July

DakshinaChitra will host an exhibition of images and writings by photographer Sujatha Shankar Kumar. The thematic photo collection looks at man-made landscapes.

10am-6pm. Varija Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Tickets, Rs100 (for foreigners) and Rs50 (Indians).

By Nandini Reddy


Film | Rosetta #51

2 August

This French-Belgian movie follows the impulsive Rosetta, who lives with her alcoholic mother and will do anything to hold down a job. 1 hour, 33 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Theatre | Shatranj Ke Khiladi

30 July

The two main characters of this Hindi play are so deeply immersed in chess that they neglect their duty towards their families.

8pm. Lalitha Kala Kshetram, Public Gardens, Nampally. Tickets, Rs200, available on

By Sohini Sen

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