Events of the week

Back on stage

What: Theatres across the city are back with stage plays, following the government permission to perform plays with 50% capacity. Pierrot’s Troupe’s return to stage performances with two plays. ‘To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes’ is a humorous presentation woven around five 12-15-year-old boys and girls writing an English letter replete with spelling errors, to Gandhi Ji after the latter’s death. They assume that Gandhi Ji died since they ignored his advice to stop playing games like “Hindi Sena – Pakistani Fauj” in 1947-48. This will be followed by ‘Mushaira Marhumeen Ka’. The premier show traces, in the most entertaining manner possible, the history of Urdu poetry — from the 13th century to the previous one; from Ameer Khusrau to Parveen Shakir. It, thus, pulls together Urdu poetry’s tallest figures: Ameer Khusrau, Quli Qutub Shah, Wali Dakni, Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Ghalib, Mir Anis, Akbar Allahabadi, Mouhammad Iqbal, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Josh Malihabadi, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, and Praveen Shakir.

Where: LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg

When: 29 November


Divisive canvas

What: Nature Morte is back with another online Viewing Room with Reena Saini Kallat’s most recent series of drawings titled ‘Deep Rivers Run Quiet’. The Viewing Room is an avenue for the gallery to showcase new works being made by their artists. In lieu of the current lack of actual exhibitions in their gallery space, the Viewing Room provides a deep immersion into the artist’s practice. This is particularly true for their newest Viewing Room exhibition ‘Deep Rivers Run Quiet’ where they share rare glimpses of Kallat’s studio processes, as well as an immersive look at her new series of drawings. Kallat veers towards abstraction, using the irregular and possibly illogical demarcations that divide people, ideologies, economies, and imposed identities. The boundaries that have been forced upon both geographies and demographics may be found by the artist, but they appear spontaneous.

Where: Website of Nature Morte


Culinary contest

What: The Korean Cultural Centre India in Delhi and Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology are holding an online Korean culinary contest together. Beyond the limit of taste, considered as the first criteria of food and cooking, cook`s skills and performance through video, communication skill with netizens, unspecified individuals, rich colours and decoration of Korean cuisine are set as evaluation criteria. For utilising the advantage as an online event, the contest will invite netizen`s participation in the evaluation process by checking the viewership number of participants` videos. The best 10 videos will be selected by netizens` evaluation, and the 10 videos will be judged by a professional jury panel including Korean National Food master, Professor Lee Yeonsoon.

Where: Website and social media of KCCI

When: 22 November

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