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art-and-culture Updated: Dec 10, 2010 23:24 IST

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Tatiana Musi: At home in her mind's garden
A set of serendipities made Tatiana Musi, 28, a global nomad. She's moved between Mexico City, London, Tokyo and San Francisco in search of art training.

Earlier this year she landed a two-month residency at the Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, her second trip to the city. She wanted to reconstruct from memory a garden she'd seen the first time. Then she fell ill. But coincidentally enough, the garden was right next to her hospital window. The result is a series of lively watercolours and an installation.

The exhibition, Mind Fills, is on at Instituto Cervantes, First Floor, 48 Hanuman Road, till till January 7. Call 4368.1900 for more

Minstrels & the city
A choir group often seen at the city's embassies and its concerts, the Capital City Minstrels are back celebrating Christmas. Founded in 1994 by chorus director Zohra Shaw with 8 singers, the group today has more than 80 members, which includes students, doctors, lawyers and expats.

Their repertoire ranges from choral classical music, gospel, opera, Broadway, folk to contemporary from across the world. They'll be singing for the president of India on Dec 18 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Dec 11 - Hungarian Cultural Centre (01123014992),
Dec 13 - Habitat Centre (01124682001),
Dec 15 - YMCA (01143644000)

Food as meditation
It has less to do with Italy's slow food movement and more with the mindfulness expounded by Vietnamese Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, says food activist Anaam about this meditative-eating programme which celebrates the joy of eating in silence: without the intrusion of a cellphone, television or even a conversation. Anaam draws inspiration from Osho and 19th century Russian mystic George Gurdjieff.

"Both advocate paying attention to the moment. Eaten silently, the food activates the senses."

December 11, 1 pm. The Attic, Regal Building. Rs 100 per person. For details, call 23746050

Creative collusion
The first edition of EdgeLogue (EL), a global event organised by Academy of Electronic Arts (AeA), will be held as part of the Delhi International Arts Festival 2010. The EL platform is a new addition to AeA, which aims to bring creative practitioners from around the world. The performances at EL will include an experimental collaboration between International Dance Music composers and live visualisations put together by EL.

Dec 11, 12, Alliance Francaise