In a world over-shadowed by a blitzkrieg of new media, an effort to promote other art forms has become necessary. Young artist Dushyant Patel attempts this with distinctive print-making and etchings that tell enduring tales of human relationships, male-female relations, and man’s relations with his surroundings. Inspired by English print-maker David Hockney, Patel creates metaphorical images on zinc surfaces.
11-7 pm, till November 20, Galerie Ganesha, GK II. For details, call: 29226043
Veteran theatre director Bhanu Bharti whose creation Andha Yug was a historical success last year is here with another epic play, Tughlaq. The play sees it biggest production being staged after forty long years. Written by Girish Karnad in 1964, Tughlaq is translated in Urdu from Kannada. Bollywood actor Yashpal Sharma assays the role of Tughlaq.
7 pm, October 28-November 4, Kotla Ferozshah Fort. For details, call: 9911872345
On the trail of the goddess
Join Delhi by Foot on Saturday to absorb the richness of the unique festivities, the traditional rituals and customs associated with Durga Puja. Listen to the frenzied beats of the ‘dhaak’ (the traditional drums) as aarti is done and experience the traditional welcome of Goddess Durga. Savour traditional Bengali foods which go beyond fish fry, chicken rolls and the famed Bengali sweets.
Enjoy this year’s Ramleela among Ravan-effigy makers and Ramleela artists. The walks take you through two significant areas of Delhi and capture the vibrant atmosphere of Delhi during the ten days of Ramleela.
6 pm, October 20, Civil Lines Metro station, & 5 pm, October 21, Tagore Garden Metro station. For details, call: 9871181775
Lights and shadows
Camera Unlimited presents a photography exhibition featuring five renowned photographers. The fifth edition of the exhibition, titled Transmundane, tries to show objects through play of light and shadow, which can be abstract or surreal - beyond the obvious. Intense thoughts are ‘audience defined’ and interpretations will vary from viewer to viewer. The physical form of an ordinary, mundane subject gets transformed into a spiritual one through many of the photographs.
11 am-7 pm, till October 28, Arpana Caur Academy of Fine Arts, Siri Fort Institutional Area. For details, call: 9810015869
Explore Europe with the 10th Little Europe Film Festival organised by the Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies, Delhi University. The festival will have films from central European countries like Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia and Russia.
Featured films include the Croatian movie The Secret of Nikola Tesla. Directed by Krsto Papic, the film charts the life and time of the scientist, Nikola Tesla (portrayed by Serbian actor Petar Bozovic) whose inventions were stolen and whose contributions remain a mystery.
2 pm, till October 31, Tagore Hall, Central Library Complex, North Campus, University of Delhi.
For details, call: 27662226
Art from the mundane
Safety pins, seeds, cloth, wires, woman’s undergarment and many more such ubiquitous materials may not immediately be considered as tools for art. But in Tactile, a group exhibition features artists represents the sub-continent with such an art flair.
11 am-7 pm, till November 13, Latitude 28, F-208, Lado Sarai. Call: 46791111
Driven to realism
Usha Hooda showcases her work in a solo exhibition titled Through my Eyes, where the artworks translate the theme of her show ‘beautiful world’ vividly. In her paintings, Hooda captures the realism of her surroundings.
10.30 am-8 pm, October 21-24, Visual Art Gallery, IHC. Call: 9711505335
A tradition of silk weaving
Providing the perfect impetus for the silk market in the festive season, Raisons is showcasing silk products in a three-day long exhibition of exclusive collection of exotic Kanjeevaram & Uppada sarees. Over the past 40 years, Raisons has been involved in reviving old Indian techniques of weaving and embroidery, like kantha, lucknawi, sozni, kasuti, petite point, gota patti and with expertise in use of traditional hand weaves, prints and embroideries.
11 am-8 pm, October 20-22, Raisons, Grand Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon. Call: 9811132743
The ladies’ wing of The Indian Merchants’ Chamber, with its commitment toward women empowerment, presents Women Entrepreneurs, an exhibition conceptualised and started in order to help creative and skilled women, become entrepreneurs. The products displayed include, fashion garments and accessories, jewellery and lifestyle products.
1-9 pm, October 25 and 10 am-3 pm, October 26, Hyatt Regency. Call 25782741