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delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2012 23:01 IST

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Evolving aesthetics

Pulakesh Mandal's solo show presents some vibrant works depicting a mature way of looking at life. The paintings carry a simple but often ignored fact of life - always strive to grow and evolve in life. The artist's message, as depicted through his paintings, is all about living fruitfully and evolving continuously. Pulakesh's colourful abstracts seem to speak of a life inspired to live well. His paintings show life as an everlasting journey of progress and they focus on an evolved human being's process of adaptation, cooperation and change which grows from strength to strength. These paintings bring out the essence of the human spirit as it is destined to be - being in harmony with nature. The works promise to offer a thought-provoking way of looking at life.

Where: Art Laureate Gallery, F-213 A, Lado Sarai Village, New Delhi.

Till July 1, 11am everyday. For more details call: 9899248489

Exploring the voices within
Looking to explore sound and silence, movement and stillness, breath and breathlessness, the other and the self, space and the spaceless? The Arshinagar Project presents The Flame - a workshop to experience all of this. The work is based on a foundation of songs from the Sufi qawwali traditions. There are also spaces for mindful discourse, where one can reflect on the notions of pluralism and harmony implicit in different traditions.

At Karuna Wellness, A 105, Defence Colony, June 28. For details: http://www.facebook.com/events/354542867951141

Festival of funnies
Looking for a laughter break? How about going for a comedy fest? Geliophobics Entertainment are organising The Laugh Riot Nights, the two days festival where stand-up comedy lovers across the Capital will experience laughter-inducing performances by stand-up artistes Tanmay Bhat, Rajneesh Kapoor and Varun Thakur. The artistes who are performing at the festival are local heroes who have represented India on the international stand-up comedy circuit with renowned artists like Russel Peters. From improvisation to naughty antics, this is one laughter act you shouldn't miss if you are looking at an evening of some unadulterated rib-tickling fun.

Where: New Delhi, Malcha Marg, on June 30- July 1, 8:30 pm-10:30 pm. For tickets or details, Contact: 9999109871

Eat
Satay surprise for foodies

If the flavours of Indonesian cuisine tantalise your taste buds then this is one food festival you can check out. The Satay festival, which packs in the best of skewered and marinated meats and veggies, is on this month at Royal Plaza. The dishes which are available both in buffet and a la carte menus include a variety of delicacies such as lamb meatball satay and fish hitok. For vegetarians, there are interesting options like baby corn and leeks satay, pineapple and tofu satay. All satay are served with rice and peanut sauce.

Unlimited non-veg at Rs. 1500+taxes

Where: Jasmine, Hotel Royal Plaza, Call: 011-43555555

Greek feast
The Greek Food Festival at Senses at Golden Tulip gives you an opportunity to relish the delicious flavours of Greece right here in New Delhi.

The Festival offers authentic food from the fabled land and treats made by Greek chefs from recipes that are preserved and passed down through the generations.

You can enjoy authentic Greek preparations like the healthy Greek salad, Greek mezze platter, Greek chicken strips souvlaki, hummus with pita bread, falafel - all made in authentic Greek style. For those with a sweet tooth, there are desserts like lokoumades, baklava and many other sweet treats from the region and of course there is some famous Greek coffee for coffee lovers.

Where: Senses Restaurant, Hotel Golden Tulip. 242, Fatehpur Beri Chattarpur Road. Till- June 30. For more details, call: 011-71555111