With the International Women's Day around the corner, Delhi celebrates women in different ways.
The 9th International Association of Radio and Television Asian Women's Film Festival - an annual event which includes a film festival, seminar on community radio, exhibitions and installations representing faces of Asian women's self expression - will be held from March 5-8 2013. The focus is on Iran and South Korea this year including student films from India. The event will be held at three venues: India International Centre, Korean Cultural Centre and Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication. To know more call 9811585593.
India Habitat Centre has a fortnight of programmes chalked out this month celebrating women which includes a play titled Unladylike: The Pitfalls of Propriety that lampoons age-old double standards and gender inequalities on March 2, followed by a stand-up comedy by an all-female lineup on March 6, a homage to women Urdu poets by author Pran Nevile followed by a concert on March 7, films on women's empowerment on March 12 and a series on personal experiences of women on the spiritual path on March 13. Call 24682001-05 or check http://www.indiahabitat.org/main.htm for the schedule.
The Instituto Cervantes De Nueva Delhi is hosting 'women space' - a month-long programme of women-centric Spanish films that include themes of love, loss, family, hope and others. Call 43681900 for details.
On the lighter side of things, TLR in Hauz Khas is hosting a party especially for women in the city on March 8. A women's only event, male guests are allowed if they dress up in women's attire. There will be performances by independent Indian female musicians from Kolkata and Mumbai. To get onto the guest-list, log on to facebook.com/cafetlr and post a picture of a 'woman who changed the world'. For further information call 9711117615.
In the same vicinity, The Pink Room is hosting a free drink throughout the week for women from March 1-8. For details call 9899266651.