Tuesday, May 31

Sunday - Thursday, 5th June - 9th June, 2005
Vatsalaya - Art with a Heart
Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
1000 hrs - 2000 hrs (and/or gallery timings apply)

‘VATSALAYA’ started its caravan in 2003 with the ‘art-ivist' brother –sister duo conducting their first ‘Awareness through Art’ campaign first in the elite quarters of IHC in 2003 and then a mass crusade in 2004 At the National Zoological Park, New Delhi, during ‘Animal Welfare Fortnight’. [...] Pulkit Khanna (17) & Yavnika (20) have portrayed animals in their joyful moods & in their natural habitat-the way they should be. The paintings show most of them as mother & child in bliss. The paintings are in mixed media (Indian ink, water colors, crayons & acrylic).

Further details can be had here.

Entry is open to all.

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(on till) Sunday, 5th June, 2005
Banaras, Painting the Sacred City
Selected works from the book published by Penguin India
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
museum timings will be applicable

...since 1979, the 66-year-old artist has made Banaras the template for this other-worldly imagery. Not that Kolkata, the place where he lived in 1970s, was spititually apathetic. Its just that it had too much of Raj, or it's legacy, everywhere... the pillars, the cornices, Victoria Memorial, even that big bridge over the Hoogly, stretching like a creepy cantilevered smile. "I needed to shift from western academic influences," explains Parekh. " I wanted something I as an Indian could feel rooted to."...

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Monday, May 30

Tuesday, 31st May, 2005
Classical western music concert “La Découverte”
Images Quartette
India International Centre, Lodhi Road
18:30 hrs onwards


After being acclaimed in more than 30 countries, (the 5 musketeers of) Image Quartette are finally in India for a series of 10 exceptional concerts. Come to discover the virtuosity of these prestigious Parisian orchestra’s musicians. Their concerts will be an occasion for you to initiate with the varied registers of the clarinet. Nowadays, this wind instrument of the 17th century has become one of the favorite instruments of jazz players. For more than one hour, Bruno Cohard, François Chambert, Arnaud Pairier, Vincent Lauret, and their percussionist Jean Bernard Lasserre will present the masterpieces of traditional repertory (George Bizet, Camille St Saëns, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel...) and those of the jazz (G Gershwin, A. Piazzolla, Duke Ellington, C Machado...). Do not miss this ballade of a true group of buddies who will be able to make you share their passion not only for music but also for this magic instrument: the clarinet.

Images Quartette exists since 1990. Founded by the clarinetist Bruno Cohard, this musical troop has to its credit some 60 tours and 410 concerts throughout the world!

Their tour in India includes 10 concerts organized by different Alliances Françaises of the Indian network. Something not to be missed!

Entry is free. (we think)

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Thursday, May 26

Friday & Saturday, 3rd & 4th June, 2005
Jeevika Livelihood Documentary Festival
India International Centre Auditorium
40 Max Mueller Marg New Delhi 110003

A Festival showcasing award winning entries of the 2003 & 2004 Jeevika Livelihood Documentary Competition, presented by India International Centre & Centre for Civil Society. All the films are in English and with Sub-titles. Where directors present, screenings will be followed by ‘Q & A’ session with the director.

Complete schedule and timings can be accessed here.
For more information, contact Manali Shah at mana@ccsindia.org

Entry for the screenings open to all.

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Sunday, 29th May, 2005
Delhi Caferati Summer Evening
S- 384, Basement, Greater Kailash Part 1

Phone: 9810276077
1600 hrs onwards

From: http://www.ryze.com/ed.a?eid=20811

PLEASE try and let me know in advance who is reading - Have some inputs already at the last meet. Caferati outside Delhi, so send in your Summer Musings if you want them read.

Share your original writing in English with the group. You could read fiction, poetry, essays, scripts, screen scenarios - anything that can be read / sung / perfomed aloud!

The usual time slot is ten minutes per person, to allow as many people as possible to read. This is broken up into eight minutes for your reading, and two minutes for questions and critiquing by other members.

Please confirm your RSVPs by Saturday , 28th May, midnight

(If you haven't done so already, please join Caferati's Delhi googlegroup at http://groups-beta.google.com/group/Caferati-Delhi to keep track of this and future events.)

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Wednesday, May 25

Sunday, 29th May, 2005
Sledge and Themclones

Turquoise Cottage, Aurobindo Marg,
20:30 hrs onwards

Sledge and Themclones rock TC with guest appearance by Soulscape

Entry is Rs.100. Standard bar/Club rules apply.
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Saturday, 28th May, 2005
Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
19:30 hrs (be seated by 19:15)

A dramatic comedy. Directed and adapted by Vikram Kapadia.

Two men in the Cantonment area of Pune are busy practising for the Bombay Marathon. In the course of a nonstop practice session, they discuss speed, distance, strength, endurance, and swap anecdotes from their joint and separate histories. Before our eyes we watch the entire exercise turns into a metaphor for an existential journey. We find ourselves left with uneasy questions about success, competition, power, identity, and, of course, the meaning of life and death. What's it all about? And what's it worth?

Director quotes:
when I read Erba's 'Marathon', at Sanjna Kapoor's suggestion, I was reminded of how much more there is in theatre to do, how many more voices to explore.”
above all, here was a play that was deceptive in its simplicity, leading one insidiously and seamlessly from the intensely specific predicament of two competitive testosteronal men to those perennial questions about the meaning of life.”

Tickets worth Rs.250, 200, 150 and 100
are available at the programme desk.
Ph: 24682222, 26482034

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Monday, May 23

Saturday, 28th May, 2005
Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan
1700 hrs onwards

Featuring 4 outstation bands playing at a 6 hour concert. The event is being promoted by the Times of India group. Bands featuring in the show are:

Tickets worth Rs.50 are available at all SF Jeans and Cafe Coffee Day outlets.
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