Showcase

1 February 2015

This solo show will feature drawings, gold-leaf portraits and terracotta sculptures by the Delhi-based artist Manjunath Kamath. It will explore narratives of everyday life, told over time through mythologies and intimate stories, mixing modern and classical aesthetics.

Postponed Poems, until 28 February, Gallery Espace, 16 Community Centre, New Friends Colony, Delhi. For more information, visit www.galleryespace.com.

1 February 2015

In its fourth year, the festival will bring together surfers and enthusiasts, and will include a competition involving surfers from over fifteen countries.

India Surf Festival, 6 to 8 February, Ramchandi Beach, near Puri and Konark, Odisha. For more information, visit www.indiasurffestival.org.

1 February 2015

In its ninth year, this three-day conference and its concurrent exhibition will highlight issues surrounding the water we drink and waste. It will bring together relevant governmental organisations, consultants, businesses, academics and media partners.

Water Expo, 26 to 28 February, Chennai Trade Centre, off Porur Road, Chennai. For more information, visit www.waterexpo.biz.

1 February 2015

The festival will feature relatively new filmmakers whose work promotes the exchange of ideas about India’s social and cultural ethos, and will encourage connections and dialogue between filmmakers and audiences.

Jaipur International Film Festival, 1 to 5 February, Chamber Bhavan, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MI Road, Ajmeri Gate, Jaipur. For more information, visit www.jiffindia.org.

1 February 2015

This annual event will bring a taste of Japan to the streets of Mumbai, with a three-day line-up of cultural performances, food sampling and workshops.

Cool Japan Festival, 6 to 8 February, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai. For more information, visit www.cooljapanfestival.com.

1 February 2015

In its eighth edition, this four-day event, organised by the literary journal Almost Island, will bring renowned Indian and international writers together to discuss the process of writing, including matters of craft, form, content and context. Readings and performances will be held in the evenings, and are free and open to the public. Discussion and panels will be held in the daytime; those interested in attending should email almostisland.edit@gmail.com.

Almost Island Dialogues, 12 to 15 February, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, Delhi.
For more information, write to almostisland.edit@gmail.com.

1 February 2015

The biennial is South Asia’s largest festival of contemporary dance. This edition, centered on the theme “Dance Connect,” will feature dancers from China, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, Korea and India. The festival will be held over ten days in multiple venues across Bengaluru, with satellite events in other cities in South Asia.

Attakkalari India Biennial, 6 to 15 February, multiple venues, Bengaluru. For more information, visit www.attakkalari.org.

1 February 2015

This six-day event will gather poets, searchers, artists, dancers, musicians and spiritual healers to celebrate and explore Sufi tradition. It will include workshops and sessions on music therapy, storytelling, jokes and belly dancing.

Sufi Pearl Rumi Festival, 8 to 13 February, 7 Tropical Drive, MG Road, Ghitorni, Delhi. For more information, visit www.lp.zorbathebuddha.org/sfp.

1 February 2015

The event will highlight the culture and history of the Shekhawati region, which once lay along an important caravan route and is famed for its painted havelis. The festival will include organised tours, country rides to farms, cultural programmes, games, fireworks, and an organic food court.

Shekhawati Festival, 5 to 8 February, Surya Mandal Stadium, Nawalgarh, Shekhawati region, Rajasthan.
For more information, visit www.shekhawatifestival.in.

1 February 2015

The festival will exhibit 143 award-winning photographs taken both by students and prominent international photographers. Documentary, travel, fashion, fine-art and commercial photography will all be on display.

Goa International Photo Festival, 10 to 21 February, The One School, House 131 Village Uccassaim, Bardez, Goa.
For more information, visit www.goaphotofestival.com.

1 November 2014

This solo exhibition by the artist Tahireh Lal explores how mobility and stasis play into conceptions of “home.” Lal’s work includes an array of video installations and kinetic sculptures, and investigates how invisible forces affect modern notions of transnational migration.

Metaphysical Gravity, 11 October to 21 November, Galleryskye, 2 Berlie Street, Langford Town, Bangalore. For more information, call 091-8939-157547.

1 November 2014

First held in Mumbai in 1952 and later moved to Goa, the festival aims to present international cinema for Indian audiences. The 2014 edition will feature an eclectic range of films from across the planet screened over 11 days.

IFFI 2014, 20 to 30 November, multiple venues, Panjim. For more information, call 011-2649-9371.

1 November 2014

This exhibition will showcase works by the artist Kodanda Rao Teppala. Rao’s paintings seek to create a dialogue between the crowd and the individual. Originally from Andhra Pradesh, Rao is currently based in Baroda, Gujarat, and has shown his work at several exhibitions across the country.

Solo Show by Kodanda Rao Teppala, until 15 November, Petite Morte, M 44/2 Basement, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash II, Delhi.
For more information, call 091-8375-073896.

1 November 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Harley Rock Riders is a two-day festival exclusively featuring rock ‘n’ roll. With pioneering rock bands Zero and Undying Inc as headliners, the festival will host fourteen different acts from across the world.

Harley Rock Riders Festival 2014, 15 to 16 November, Richardson & Cruddas, Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Road, Mumbai.
For more information, visit http://nh7.in:8000/harleyrockriders/.

1 November 2014

The Delhi event for this global series of concerts will feature opera arias, Hindustani classical pieces, and chamber music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Giuseppe Verdi, Igor Stravinsky and others. Proceeds will benefit the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, and the evening will conclude with addresses from UN speakers. Free passes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Scheherazade Initiative, 4 November, 7.15 pm, Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, Delhi.
For more information, visit http://www.music4lifeinternational.org/Music_for_Life_International/Home.html.