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Art Perspective celebrates the magic of the monsoon with Verve, an eclectic show of watercolours that features the work of artists who excel in the medium.

art and culture Updated: Jul 13, 2012 23:59 IST

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Soaked in colour

Art Perspective celebrates the magic of the monsoon with Verve, an eclectic show of watercolours that features the work of artists who excel in the medium. Invited from across the country, the participants include Anjani Reddy and Prabal Mallick, among others. Reddy's images of rural India and Mallick's rendition of cows in different colours grapple with issues like the division of social structures. An enriching aesthetic experience.
11 am - 7 pm; July 12 to Aug 15; Art Perspective, F213/D, Lado Sarai; Contact 01140564889

Face values
Naga photographer Zubeni Lotha brings together a collection of portraits of people from Dimapur. The only city in Nagaland connected by rail and air and also Lotha's birth place, Dimapur is caught in all its transitional glory in these pictures. "My work is a conversation with subjects of this world from my perspective, which is that of an insider and an outsider," says Zubeni who has spent most of her life outside. These portraits reveal the character of citizens, explores their influences and attitudes while drawing a composite picture of a place in transition.
11am; Until June 30; Vadehra Art Gallery, D-178 Phase I, Okhla; Contact: 65474005

Victim of inadequacies
Jaati Hee Pucho Sadhu Ki, a satirical social drama directed by Anil Sharma depicts the dilemma and conflict of Mahipat, the protagonist of the play, who struggles throughout his life for simple recognition. Inundated with job rejections, he ultimately takes refuge in the ever-potent weapon of sifaarish. He finally lands a job as a school teacher but gets thrown out soon an becomes the butt of ridicule. But was Mahipat alone responsible for his fate?
7.30 pm; July 14 - 15; Lodhi Road, India Habitat Centre

Here comes Noddy
Noddy from the cartoon series 'Make way for Noddy', based on the classic character created by author Enid Blyton, will be visiting his fans this Sunday. Catch Noddy live while he interacts with kids and adults at Ambience mall. For those who don't know, Noddy is a naughty little wooden boy who lives in his own little house in Toyland. Created by a wood carver, he runs away and meets Big Ears and thus the chronicle begins.
6 PM, 15 July,Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Watch
Mexico's soul
The Soul of Mexico is a series of five documentaries directed by Hector Tajonar. An ambitious approach to the art, history and culture of Mexico at different times in history, the series broadcast in 2000 comprises 12 one-hour programmes. Created in collaboration with famous Mexican intellectuals like Carlos Fuentes, who carried out the presentation, and Carlos Monsivais, who wrote the screenplay, each chapter shows how the vitality, intelligence and artistic sensibility of the Mexicans. Among the episodes are Revolution and Revelation, Conversations with the World.
04.30 pm, July 15 - 22, 48, Hanuman Road, Instituto Cervantes Delhi, Contact 43681900

Also playing
A Monsoon Getaway
Soak in the magic of the monsoon with a walk along the nature trail in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. Organised by the BNHS Conservation Education Centre (CEC) in Delhi, this promises to be a great opportunity for Delhi's nature lovers. The much-awaited monsoon has finally brought some relief to our parched lives. It's time to get drenched in the rains in the jungle and get melancholic with the sweet smell of wet earth. And there can be no better place to enjoy the pitter-patter of raindrops than in the lap of Mother Nature.
6.30 am, July 15, Gate of Asola, Asola Bhatti Sanctuar; Contact 9899155856

A musical Nostalgic trip
Based on the life of the great singe and actor, KL Saigal, A Musical Play, is perhaps the only play on the life, times and work of the legendary superstar. A virtual recreation of an almost-forgotten era of Indian music and cinema, the play promises to be an eye-opener for the youth and a nostalgic trip for their elders. Tom Alter plays the lead in this Hindi/Urdu musical directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam of Pierrot's Troupe.
7.30 pm, July 15, Sri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg; Contact 9810255291

Echoes of purity
The Vaikuntham-exhibition will display paintings inspired by the Tanjore school and the yantras that offer a glimpse of the spiritual bent of the artist Banita Hamirwasia's mindscape. Elegant, rich in colour and full of attention to detail, the work is inspired by India's classical art formsand its religious and folk traditions. The works inspired by the Tanjore School is replete with vibrant colours and streaks of gold embellished with semi-precious stones. The fine aesthetic strains in the paintings echo purity and synthesise an unadulterated flow of knowledge, ideas, experiences and expressions.
10 pm onwards, July 13 - 19, Open palm court gallery, Habitat World, Lodhi Road, India Habitat Centre