Pick of the week
Looking into the realms of life, a solo art show by artist Nandan Purkayastha, curated by Elizabeth Rogers will look at two distinct and related realms of expression unfold. Each deploys his characteristic draughtsmanship attention to detail and an integrated unfolding of narrative motifs. The first, a series of black and white rotting ink pen drawings, depict quotidian and seasonal ritual scenes from Varanasi and Rajasthan. The second, are figural compositions which bring to mind the works of Cubist painters.
11am-7pm, February 15 -March 1, Nitanjali Art Gallery Anand Niketan.
If the world of design fascinates you then a photo exhibition by Yajanika Arora that exhibits sketches that seem inspired by architecture and design may interest you. Though the artists' love for sketching began in childhood whenshe got introduced to charcoal sketching during her college years. Not only is this a form of creative expression for the artist but it also served as means for her to fight post her painful therapy which she received when she suffered from meningitis and nerve palsy.
Feb 22-28, Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre. Call: 24682001
Life in the wilderness
An exhbition that is based on wildlife paintings and photographs by artist Kazi Nazir is a clever mix of the backdrops and wild animals painted on them. The scenery is imaginary and straight from the creative mind. The exhibition takes the passion for the wild that the artist nurtured for a long time; His paintings come to life - literally on canvas. His fascination for the extraordinary beauty and grace of the animals and the natural wild can be seen with the photos that depict animals in their natural habitat. The imagery and the thoughts transport you into the wild and force you to think about the animal kingdom with a new found creative eye. The pictures serve well for anyone who loves animals as on a close view one will be able to see the simplicity of the life in the jungles.
March 6-10, Open Palm Court, India Habitat Center.
Call: 2468 200
From grandma's kitchen
Bid goodbye to winters but with a hearty treat reminiscent of the days gone by. At Punjab Grill, the special menu for the season comprises delicacies thatwill take you back to the times when grandmoms would indulgently spend long hours in kitchen. Start you mealwith a kali gajar ki kanji which is refreshing and has heakth benefits. There is also amrak ki chaat and gur ke chawal to dig into besides chicken kebabs.
All through the month, Punjab Grill, Select City Walk, Saket.
Delhi on a budget
As the budget session in Parliament gets underway, we decided to look around and assess pocket-friendly options for Delhiites - here's how you can party, eat and shop under Rs. 50, Rs. 150 and Rs. 250.