Sunday, November 26

Prithvi Theatre Festival 2006

I heart winter :)

Venue: Kamani Auditorium, No. 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi - 110001 / Tel : 011 - 23386251
Dec 2:
1100hrs: SAMANVAY’s Ramprahar & Malabh (Marathi)
1500hrs: WORKING TITLE'S Mahadevbhai (1892-1942) (English)
1900hrs: JANA NATYA MANCH’s Shambukvadh (Hindi)
Dec 3:
1100 hrs: ARPANA’s Cotton 56, Polyester 84 (Hindi)
1500 hrs: ABHINAYA THEATRE RESEARCH CENTRE’s Bhagavadajjukam (Malayalam, English, Hindi)
1900hrs: ESSAY COMMUNICATIONS’ Kharaashein (Urdu)
Available from Sun 26th Nov onwards at The Music Shop, Khan Market (2461 8464); Max Mueller Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg (2332 9506) ; Kamani Auditorium , Copernicus Marg (2338 6251)
Price: Rs. 100, Rs. 75....Rs. 50 special rate for students & senior citizens with ID (advance booking only)

THEATRE FILMS at Max Mueller Bhavan 3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001.
Date: 25th and 26th November.
Details here.

EXHIBITION on Prithviraj & Prithvi Theatres celebrating the birth centenary of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Date & Venue:
23rd - 30th November, Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi
2nd - 3rd December, Kamani Auditorium, Delhi.

All details from (Thanks Deepan)

Saturday, November 25

Jazz Utsav 2006

My reviews from last year - here, here and here

Venue: Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road.
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
1st Dec: HFT (Delhi), Kirsti Huke Quartet(Norway), Martin Dhanukar (Swiss)
2nd Dec: Wolfgang Haffner (Germany), Maria Sadowska (Poland)
3rd Dec: Pierre Favre (Switzerland), Sidewinders (India), Amit Heri Group (Bangalore, Mumbai)

Tickets: Rs. 500 and Rs.300, available at The Music Shop – Khan Market; Steakhouse – Jorbagh; Turquoise Cottage – Adchini; Haze Blues & Jazz Bar – Vasant Vihar; RSJ Office – Shahpurjat (Ph: 26497945). Available tomorrow, and at least Khan market can be expected to be sold out by the afternoon.

- Get your tickets ASAP. People tend to hoard them.
- Only 4 passes per person allowed
- Parking space around Sai Auditorium is at a premium, unlike Kamani Auditorium last year

Details for Mumbai, in case you know someone who'd like to go:

Venue: Amphitheatre at Landsend, Bandra
Time: 6:30pm to 10pm
1st Dec: Gary Lawyer (Mumbai), Emanon (India)
2nd Dec: Sidewinder (Denmark/Australia/India), Pierre Favre (Switzerland), Kirsti Hukke Quartet (Norway)
3rd Dec: Martin Dhanukar's Blood System (Switzerland), Maria Sadowska (Poland), Wolfgang Haffner (Germany)
Tickets: Thadani House, 329/A. Worli Village, Worli Sea Face End. Next To Naval Coast Guard Headquarters, Mumbai- 400 025. ph: 24373385, 24379841, 24229986 and Time: 12 noon to 4pm. Available from 27th November Till 30th November, 2006.

Thursday, November 16

Indian Ocean - At Home and @ RTI Youth Festival, 18th & 23rd Nov

1. At Home with Indian Ocean:
So, Prospect Advisory & Management are back with the At Home series, in spite of Isheeta having left for the UK.

Date: 18 th November, 2006
Time : 7:00 p.m.
Venue : Amphitheatre, Garden of the Five Senses
Entry: Rs. 15/head for Garden of Five Senses...otherwise - free.

Transportation: A shuttle Qualis will ply from the IBP petrol pump next the Marriot Welcome Hotel, District Centre, Saket to the venue of the concert.
Timings: 1 st trip - 6:00 p.m.
2 nd trip - 6:20 p.m.
3 rd trip - 6:40 p.m.
Return trips will be made from the venue back to the Marriot Welcome Hotel between 10:00 p.m . and 11:00 p.m.

1. Allow 10 min of walking to the gig, once at the Garden of Five Senses.
2. Original songs only.
3. Ends at 10pm because of govt regulations, and don't expect any favours. It'll probably start around 15 min late.

2. Indian Ocean @ the Right To Information Youth Festival

Date: 23rd November
Time: 4pm onwards
Venue: Delhi University Sports Complex (next to Vice Chancellors Office)

Khayal Darpan: A Mirror of Imagination

Khayal Darpan is a Documentary Film about Classical Music in Pakistan by Yousuf Saeed,105 mins, Hindustani/English. Yousuf will be present for a discussion after the screening.

Date: 17 November 2006
Time: 5:30 P.M.
Venue: Seminar room, Sarai-CSDS, 29 Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi - 110054
Entry: Free

In 2005, the Delhi-based filmmaker, Yousuf Saeed, spent more than 6 months in Pakistan as part of a research fellowship where he surveyed the development of khayal and other forms of classical traditions in Pakistan after 1947. After traveling in the 3 main cities of Pakistan – Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad - interviewing musicians and scholars, attending musicconcerts, and observing the teaching of music in various institutions,Yousuf not only managed to document some of the surviving practitioners and patrons of art music, but also raised many vital questions about cultural identity, nationalism, legitimacy of music in Islam, Pakistan's popular culture and its affairs with India, and the survival of classical music itself in South Asia. The film features some well-known as well as many lesser known but talented musicians of Pakistan, breaking many stereotypes about the country.

For more information about the film and to see a video clip from it, please visit:

Note: The Civil Lines Metro Station is a 5 min walk from Sarai/CSDS.
Get in touch with me (Nikhil) at nixxin at gmail dot com for directions, if you need 'em. I stay across the street from Sarai. Also, apologies for the lack of updates. Been rather busy.