Poetry in painting
In you is the illusion of each day, an exhibition inspired by poet Pablo Neruda, showcases a variety of works from different fields of arts. Be it works of Iranian artist Malekeh Nayiny based on her experiences of growing in Iran, or Neha Choksi’s mixed media work inspired from plant raat ki rani, or the photographic works of China’s Han Bing, dealing with paradox of desire desire to urbanise China. desire to urbanise China. October 13 to November 5, 11 am to 7 pm, Latitude 28, F- 208, Lado Sarai, call 46791111 for further details
Mumtaz, the visionary
The play Tale of Taj goes beyond just a narration of belief that Mumtaz Mahal was a dutiful and obedient wife. In a rare portrayal of the queen being as an astute thinker, it shows her as a far-sighted and a person possessing greater intellect than her husband, Shah Jahan. It challenges the narrative that Shah Jahan won his throne entirely on his own. October 21-23, November 12-13, 19-20, 7pm, Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, call 9810255291 or log on to bookmyshow.com
Whose comedy is it?
If making people around you laugh is your forte, then the Improv Workshop is your destination. This ‘brand’ of comedy is created on the spot, where the audience suggests scenes and characters, and members of the troupe enact them. On the lines of the popular TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, actors Vir Das, Kavi Shastri, Ashwin Mushran, Rohan Joshi, Anu Menon and Tanmay Bhat, aka, the Cardinal Bengans, India’s first improve comedy troupe, come together once again to make audiences roll with laughter. October 15, 11am. India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road. Contact 24682001. Registration, R2,000.
An ode to Beckett
Taxi, the play, is the story of three people — Indira, a Bollywood singer, Jeet, her estranged boyfriend, and Shankar, a taxi driver. The plot revolves on the trio’s search for their raison d’etre, leading to a sense of pointlessness. The hour-long play brings to light some reasons behind human existence and is a tribute to Beckettian drama.
Oct 15-16, Banga Sanskriti Bhavan, 18-19 Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market, call 9871777587 for tickets.
Flavours of the desert
Get a taste of Rajasthan as you take a tour of the flea market with artists showcasing handicrafts, followed by a traditional meal. Tuck into Ker Sangri, Gutte ki Sabzi, and Laal Maas. On till Oct 16, 7pm, Yellow Brick Road, Vivanta by Taj–Ambassador. Meal for two R 1,700+ taxes. Contact 66261000 for details and reservations.
And if you are in the mood for a light meal head to Hinglish — The Colonial Café, at the Pacific Mall (near Tagore Garden) for an unlimited salad bowl (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) at Rs 275 per person. Contact 9560004515 for further details.