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art-and-culture Updated: Jul 01, 2011 23:50 IST

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Homage to Husain

Sahmat, the organisation that launched a campaign to bring Maqbul Fida Husain back to India from exile, pays a tribute to the legendary painter at Sahmat, the organisation that launched a campaign to bring Maqbul Fida Husain back to India from exile, pays a tribute to the legendary painter at Dhoomimal Art Centre with a show this evening.with a show this evening. The works on display will include Husain’s paintings from the Dhoomimal collection and other works made by artists across India in 2009 as gifts for his 94th birthday. Actors, poets and artists will carry lanterns and umbrellas, two recurring motifs in his oeuvre.

July 2, 5 pm. A-Block, Connaught Place. At 6 pm, some of Husain’s films will also be screened at VP House, Rafi Marg. Call 9717400214

Of monsoon & malhar

It is the right season to listen to melodies about the monsoon at Barkha Ritu, from maestros of Indian classical music. Hindustani classical legend Chhannulal Mishra will tap into the distinctive ragas associated with the season. Accompanied by Pandit Ronu Majumdar on the flute and Talvin Singh on the tabla, the evening’s
performance promises to be a treat for lovers of Indian classical.
July 8, 7 pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. For details, call 24682222

Fusion unplugged

Angela Zonunpari
angela. zonunpari@hindustantimes.com
With the theme of the performance being “Rock, Poetry and Acoustics”, this weekend’s performance by Mending Iris will certainly be different from many we have seen in the city. The modern rock and roll band from Delhi will fuse their compositions with percussion beats by tabla player Karan Sharma. Plus, experience the blend of this musical combo with poetry recitals by Soumya Mukerji and a talk on what the songs are about.
July 2, 6 pm.
The Attic, 36
Regal Building, Connaught Place.
For more details, call 23746050

The first action hero

Did you know that a freedom fighter from Haryana first ignited the flames that turned into our first war of Independence? The play Raja Nahar Singh, directed by M Sayeed Alam of Pierrot’s Troupe, focuses on the martyrdom of the
eponymous king from Ballabhgarh, Haryana (1823-1858). It unfolds in the backdrop of Nahar Singh’s
trial soon after the failure of the revolt of 1857.
July 2, 7.30 pm. Shri Ram Centre.
Call 9810255291 or 4050682

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From the theatre of life

Director Sarita Vohra has put together a trio of plays addressing social issues. Kathpalia House is about an old
couple forced to rebuild their bungalow and the nostalgia they experience. Ek Aur Aam Kahani deals with environmental issues involving the Delhi Metro and Aur Hum Do explores the relationship of two old men in the time of a crisis.
July 2, 7 pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Call 24682222