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Patriot Bureau -August 27, 2019

Indo-Korean connect What: To commemorate via art the spirit of the March 1st 1919 movement, when the first public demonstration took place in Korea against the Japanese occupation, here’s a Korea-India exchange exhibition. Titled ‘100th Anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement: One Shiny Day’, the show is co-organised by the National Gallery of Modern […]

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Proma Chakraborty -August 16, 2019

Sculpting life What: Quintessentially a sculptor, the works of Sandip Chakraborty are manifestations of a meditative process on one hand and on the other involves the romantic idea of ‘I feel, therefore I am’. His latest works are on display at the exhibition, ‘In Search of the Celestial’. Volume is intrinsic to his forms, delivery […]

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Proma Chakraborty -August 9, 2019

Plot twist What:  An apt take on complicated relationships, Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts is all set to stage the acclaimed ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Nayana Sagar, the play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the D’Silva family of Vasai who were the original settlers of this suburb, […]

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Proma Chakraborty -August 2, 2019

Krishna in Dastaan  What: Perhaps the first ever Urdu play on the life and times of Lord Krishna, Hazrat-e-Krishna is Pierrot’s Troupe’s latest production. The play is performed in Dastaangoi format, by not one but a host of artists. The most unique feature of the play is the portrayal of Old Krishna – arguably for […]

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Proma Chakraborty -July 26, 2019

Classic conundrum What: An exciting contemporary take on the classic, Rajneesh Gautam’s Hindi play ‘The Curse of Hamlet’ is woven around William Shakespeare’s famous play. Produced by Akshara Theatre, it’s an 80-minute play where a clever ‘whodunit’ is woven into the play-within-a-play, set in a theatre company comprised of brilliant, flawed actors beset by internal […]

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Proma Chakraborty -July 19, 2019

Looking ahead What: Artist Pallav Chander focuses on abstract expressions on contemporary societal psychology and behavior. The exhibition ‘Tomorrow Belongs To Me’ is an optimistic statement for artists, showing how in tomorrow lies the hope for new creative endeavours and inventories. The works also project an underlying scream, evolving into concepts emanating from a personal […]

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Proma Chakraborty -July 12, 2019

Three masters What: Sporting a collection of fresh canvases that dazzle with the brilliance of colour applications, triggering liberating moods and definable strokes, here’s an exhibition that brings together the works of three formidable artists. Titled ‘Tres Maestros’, it features the works of Niren Sengupta, Nupur Kundu and Niladri Pal. Not a rehash of old […]

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Proma Chakraborty -July 5, 2019

Breaking taboos What: Portraying the obstacles that stand in the way of female sexuality in the 21st century, Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #Female Pleasure portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. To be screened at the European Union Film Festival, this 97-minute feature documentary […]

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