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Famous Russian painter, writer, archaeologist Nicholas Roerich, will be remembered at the launch and discussion of the publication - Nicholas Roerich, A quest and a legacy, edited by Madhu Kak. Former Union minister Dr Karan Singh
will be the chief guest and HE Alexander M Kadakin, ambassador of the Russian federation to India will be the guest of honour. The evening will be followed by a film on the artist.
6.30pm, March 13 , Seminar Hall I, II & III, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg. For details call 9810068317
Shahpur Jat is opening its doors for its second open house celebration. The village market is hosting the mela Spring Fling which promises to put everyone in the festive spirit. It's a mela where cafes, studios, art galleries, designer boutiques and specialty stores will be highlighting springtime delights. More than 50 such establishments will participate to celebrate the season of blossoms.
11am - 8pm, March 10, Shahpur Jat village market.
Of faith and its parameters
If the pictures captured on the lens fascinate and intrigue you to probe deeper into the realms of lives, then you may want to check out this exhibition. It aims at igniting a new thought process about the very compelling and important foundation all our lives and existence are based on. A photography exhibition titled FAITHfully Yours features the works of artists such as Ambika Sethi, Augustus Mithal, Raajan Sharma, Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Shilpi Choudhuri, Shivani Punia and VJ Sharma. The artists use various imageries of thoughts and perception to string the thread of faith that holds the universe together.
11am-7 pm, March 8-17, Arpana Caur Academy, 4/6, Siri Fort Institutional Area.
For details call 9810957837
Veteran fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani is hosting a solo exhibition, Goa Style, featuring exquisite pictures shot
by celebrated photographer Rohit Chawla. Chawla's body of work is known for its avant-garde style, blending drama and originality.
The images of these global gypsies, with their unique style reflect the age-old bipolarity of human desire and dilemma.
10am - 8pm, till March 20, Religare Art Gallery, District Centre, Saket. For details, call 39126922
Not just jazz by the borders
In an effort to bring together
the international artists and strengthen cultural ties, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations are organising the third Delhi International Jazz Festival. The festival will play host to various acts featuring around 12 bands from 10 countries including India. An annual feature in the ICCR calender, the fest was conceived in 2011 as a 'tool of cultural contact' spanning Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. Some of the performing bands include Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet (Poland), Louiz Banks Matrixx (India).
6.30pm, March 15-17, Nehru Park,Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri. For details, call 23379309
A tale of two friends
Enjoy the first performance from Hinglish theatre, a dark comedy Jug Jug Jiyo. A story that shapes the future for all unborn girls.
7.30pm, March 9-10, IHC. Call 9810605190
Rocking The Night
Fond of music that is hedonistic to the core and makes you feel the nostalgia? Catch alternative rock band Cyanide performing live at a celebratory gig that marks their ten years in the circuit. Recently they released a Christmas EP in December 2012
9 pm, March 12, Turquoise Cottage, Vasant Vihar,Call: 9818348464
An exhibition of works that aims to look at life with the same chaos with in and around is put together by artists such as Archna Singh, Ankur Rana, Sourabh Mazumdar, Sonia Sareen, Manish Barodia, Amit Bhatia and many others. The works show attempt to push who believes in beauty in highest and best way to life. Captured their thoughts in camera, canvas, metal the artists' bring you a journey of life today. The works evoke a deep understanding of art forms fused together with life and the ways of living it.
11am - 7pm, March 9-11, Alliance Française, Lodi Estate, Call 9891056909
Little Shilpa, the eponymous label of Shilpa Chavan, offers handcrafted, wearable headpieces, with accessories and jewellery inspired from travels in the event, Schooled.
11am - 7pm, till March 31, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli. Call 26645017
Hit the right tracks
In the coming weeks, the city has a few events up its sleeve that promise an overdose of adventure, thrill and excitement.
If you are one of those super bikers or speed racers, impatient to go full throttle, here is your chance. The Buddh International Circuit, which has seen two seasons of F1 racing, is organising an open track day for the general public. So, overhaul your speed machines and get down and zip around a track which has seen tire marks of the likes of Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.
In case you're not someone who digs cars or bikes, you can sign up for the first ever commando obstacle race in Delhi. The 4km race is based on the rigorous training sessions employed to test the determination of soldiers. From the moment the gun goes, you'll be facing a series of obstacles like inclined walls, rope climbing, barbed wire crawls and shooting."Nowadays, people bored of their stressful work lives look for adventure on weekends," says Vibhav Gaur, founder, vXplor Adventures. "Adventure sports have picked up in the last 4-5 years." Gaur's company is organising the biggest adventure fest in Gurgaon later this month. The event, The Great Adventure Fest will see a relay of adventure sports like paragliding, hot air ballooning, cyclothon and quad-biking.
- Furquan Ameen Siddiqui
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