The Mint Planner, 17 June 2016

The group fuses music with humour and stage acts.

The group fuses music with humour and stage acts.



Peers 2016

Till 20 June

Five art graduates—Arijit Bhattacharya, Anuradha Upadhyay, Smita Rajmane, Manojit Samanta and Johnson Kshetrimayun—explore the issues of racial discrimination, migration and urban development in their multimedia artworks, showcased at this group exhibition. The works, which include sculptural objects, installations and drawings, were created by the young artists during a month-long residency programme hosted by the Khoj International Artists’ Association.

11am-7pm. Khoj International Artists’ Association, S-17, Khirkee Extension (65655873).

Summer Duet

Till 30 June

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Saumya Bandyopadhyay and Pulakesh Mandal are presenting a series of 15 paintings. Their work, acrylic and oil on canvas, depicts the circle of life and death.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Art Laureate, F-213 A, LadoSarai Village. Prices, Rs.12,000 to Rs.1 lakh. For details, call 9811890677.


An Enemy Of The People

17 June Directed by Mahesh Vashishtha, this Hindi drama is adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play, An Enemy Of The People. It follows the struggle of a doctor, Shiv Nath, who asks his brother, the mayor, to repair the town’s newly built baths, which are infected with a deadly disease. The mayor turns down the request. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (2715000). Tickets, Rs.200 and Rs.350, available at the venue and on

A Mother’s A Mother

19 June

Sahil Singh’s Hinglish drama is about the journey of a former prostitute, Marina, and her gangster-lover of 25 years, who has a roving eye. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7pm. Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg (23742083). Tickets, Rs.500, available on



18 June

Directed by Ali Emran, this Urdu film is based on Ayn Rand’s book, The Fountainhead. It revolves around the lives of colleagues Zahir, a self-made man, and Gautam, who climbs the ladder of success on the strength of Zahir’s talent. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

7pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663333). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Pooja Singh



Shakespearewallah: A Tribute To The Genius

18-19 June


ShakespearewallahConceived and performed by Salim Ghouse, this solo play commemorates the Bard’s 400th death anniversary. The actor, dressed as a clown, reminisces about the life of Shakespeare. 1 hour, 10 minutes.8.30pm (Saturday) and 7.30pm (Sunday). The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village Road, Khar (West). Tickets,Rs.300, available on

Toba Tek Singh

19 June

Based on a story by Saadat Hasan Manto, the play is set in the post-independence era and is a satire on Partition. India and Pakistan decide to exchange the inmates of their mental asylums. One such inmate, Bishen Singh, wants to know the whereabouts of his village, Toba Tek Singh, but no one has a clue. Singh stands on no-man’s-land—between the two barbed wire fences of the two countries—and refuses to move. 1 hour.

6pm/9pm. Cuckoo Club by The Hive, 5AA Pali Hill, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs.300 and Rs.400, available


Bebop And Beyond

17 June

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This jazz event will see Mumbai-based guitarist Benny Soans teaming up with American saxophonist Greg Banaszak, vocalist Andrea Snitzer and Italian bass player Gianluca Liberatore.

7pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.893 andRs.1,116, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay



Jakob Der Lügner (Jakob The Liar)

17 June

Jakob Der Lügner.

Jakob Der Lügner.Directed by Frank Beyer, the film is set in a Polish ghetto in 1944. Protagonist Jakob Heym is caught on the streets during curfew and sent to the German military office. There, he accidentally overhears a news broadcast announcing the advancement of the Soviet army. This news could give hope to those living in the ghetto. But will they believe him? 1 hour, 40 minutes.6.30pm. Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398).

Amrita Sher Gil and Ganesh Pyne: A Painter Of Eloquent Silence

17 June

Directed by B.D. Garg, Amrita Sher Gil is a 19-minute documentary on the life and work of one of India’s most celebrated modern artists. Ganesh Pyne, directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, is a 24-minute documentary on the well-known contemporary Indian painter.

6.30pm. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Auditorium,108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802).

By Indranil Bhoumik



Cowspiracy—The Sustainability Secret

18 June

This English documentary, produced by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, investigates the sustainability of the “animal agriculture industry”, and shows how it produces more greenhouse gases than the transport industry. The screening will be organized by India Against Speciesism, a network of volunteers working against animal exploitation. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

4pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. For details, call 9642731329.

Around town

Ramadan Celebrations

Till 6 July

Break your roza (fast) with Amar-el-Deen (an apricot drink), dates, fruits and delicacies such as Paya Shorba, Haleem, Khichdi Jahangiri and Hyderabadi Dum Gosht Biryani. End the meal with desserts such as Sheer Khurma and baklava.

7.30-11.30pm. Adaa, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Engine Bowli, Falaknuma ( 66298585). Meal for one, Rs.4,500, plus taxes.


World Music Day

19 June

DJs Anish Sood and Zaeden, best known for remixes likeMagic by Coldplay and Animals by Maroon 5, will perform at this event.

7.30-10.30pm. Hard Rock Café, GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills (64636375). Tickets, Rs.1,000, available

By Yogendra Kalavalapalli



Factual Fictions

Till 31 August

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V.G. Venugopal, a Bengaluru-based visual artist, is presenting 29 of his recent works in this exhibition. The watercolour paintings explore issues such as urban migration, encroachment and displacement.11am-6pm. Gallery Veda, Shilpa Architects, The Muse, L-20, Velachery Taramani Link Road. For details, call 9940491840.


Kovil Kodai—The Umbrella Of The Gods

18 June

Directed by B.R. Ram Kumar, this documentary takes the viewer through the creation and history of the colourful “temple umbrellas”. The screening will be followed by a talk by C.N. Magesh, a master temple-umbrella maker.

6.30pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam (28332226).

Around town

French Market

18-19 June

This two-day market, organized by the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, will display French art and craft, music and culture. Food stalls will offer a taste of authentic French cuisine.

11am–9pm. Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery Main Road.


Monkey And The Mobile

18-19 June

This multilingual play, directed by Rajiv Krishnan, looks at the impact of the mobile phone and other technology on our lives through stories—some real, some imagined. These include those of a newcomer to the city, a family of emojis, and animals with identity crises. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

3pm/7pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam (28279803).

By Nandini Reddy



Roopa Viroopa

19 June

The Kannada play is an adaptation of the fairy tale Beauty And The Beast. Set in an Indian village, the play blends classical and folk dance forms. It has been conceptualized by Sanjay Shantaram, director of the Shivapriya School of Dance. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

4pm. ADA Ranga Mandira, 109, JC Road (22219388). Tickets,Rs.499, available on

Around town

Discover Cotton

17-18 June

The Registry of Sarees, a project that promotes indigenous weaves and weaving techniques, is organizing this event, where visitors will be able to learn about the evolution of the cotton fabric, and how it is produced, from cotton weavers and designers themselves. A variety of saris,dupattas and stoles will be on sale.

10.30am-4.30pm. 13th floor, Barton Centre, MG Road. For details, call 9686354864. Prices, Rs.1,800-30,000.

A Sum-Mit Of Good Food

Till 24 June

Sumit Batra, senior sous chef at The Oberoi hotel, is presenting a limited-edition menu. The five-course menu includes avocado gazpacho with scallops, cucumber, yogurt and frost; Chilean sea bass with nori mushroom purée, green peas and basil nage; and cauliflower variations with raisin vinaigrette.

 7.30pm. Le Jardin, The Oberoi, 37-39, MG Road (25585858). Meal for one, Rs.1,975, plus taxes.


Live Banned—What Is This Nonsense All About?

18 June

Formed in 2011, Live Banned comprises Amrit Rao (vocals), Siddhart Kamath (keyboard/guitar), Sridhar Varadarajan (lead guitar), Raveesh Tirkey (bass) and Dheerendra Doss (drums). The band, dressed in wacky costumes, fuses various genres of music with humour and stage acts.

9pm. BFlat Bar, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs.400, available on

Fête De La Musique 2016

18-19 June

Amateur artistes as well as popular bands will come together to celebrate World Music Day, observed on 21 June every year. The line-up includes Blurays (pop rock), The Sylvester Trio (funk), Midriff Strain (alternative rock), Old Man Earth (ambient electronica) and Ramdas & Aiyer Trio (progressive jazz).

Venues and timings vary. For



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