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If you get nostalgic about your childhood, whenever those family albums come out, then this exhibition is for you.art and culture Updated: Jun 15, 2012 23:26 IST
If you get nostalgic about your childhood, whenever those family albums come out, then this exhibition is for you. Celebrating Bachpan is a collection of handpicked photographs by Ananvay Pathak each with a child at the centre. It’s an effort to capture childhood the way it is, when all is new, fresh and astonishing. Pathak has played with colours and a dash of uniqueness in each of the images. It’s also a token to the gala of a time the photographer had with the kids before clicking these pictures. For kids who need some downtime to be made comfortable before the camera, it’s a silly laidback time that teaches you a lot. Sometimes it is exalting, sometimes fun and sometimes just a pure walk down memory lane.
June 15-17, At Metro Walk, Rohini, Delhi, For details call :9818311800
Aworkshop entitled ‘Song of You and Me’, targeted at young adults (between 14 and 17 years old), aims to create a transformational inner journey moving through self, identity and freedom. It involves deep embodied immersion in mystical poetry, music, authentic movement, breath and voice work, mindful, non-pedantic discourse and reflection. The work is based on Sufiana Qawwali as practised by the musicians of the Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin.
June 25 — July 1st, 10 am- 1 pm Gurgaon Valley School, P5 Akashneem Marg, DLF Phase II
Make way for Segway
Tourists who feel like ambling along without being rushed through their favourite spots in a car or bus or even explore areas where vehicles can’t enter, can now do so on Segways, a mode of transportation popular in many countries. The Delhi Segway tour promises photo opportunities of historic buildings, monuments and memorials, including the Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House as well as the scenic beauty surrounding Ministry buildings on Rajpath, Amar Jawan Jyoti and the India Gate. Three 45 minute tours are conducted every morning from 5 to 8 am in groups of six. Each ride costs R1350 on weekdays and R1640 on weekends.
Vouchers can be purchased online from www.segwaytour.in.
Bookings can also be
made on 0124-461066
Further down the rabbit hole
Albanian teenager Saimir has lived a miserable life struggling with poverty and illegality. When his father’s criminal venture — transporting illegal immigrants to farms in the countryside — fails to support them, they are pulled deeper into the criminal world. A human trafficking and prostitution cartel approaches Saimir’s father to join them. Saimir is faced with a tough decision. Forced to aid his father but refusing to give in to injustice, he makes a decision that will change his life forever.
June 20, 6:30 pm, at Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, 50-E Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri,
For details call 011-26871901
Secretos del Corazon or Secrets of the Heart tells the tale of Javi and his friend Carlos as they go on a holiday to the outskirts of a small Spanish mountain village. There, they venture into a house, supposedly haunted by spirits. Javi’s brother, Juan, warns him that the voices of the dead can be heard emanating from the house, which intrigues Javi further.
As the film progresses, Javi is prompted to investigate the secrets and stories of these ghosts and is particularly fascinated with a room which is always closed — the room where his father was found dead.
The film has won multiple international awards for screenplay, performance, direction, cinematography and editing.
June 17, 4:30 pm, at the Auditorium, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, For details call 011-43681900 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org