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DATE & DAY

Time

Category

EVENT

Details

1st Wed

 

 

 

 

2nd Thurs

7:00pm

BOOK DISCUSSION

Sahibs 'India-Vignettes From The Raj by Pran Nevile. Pub. Penguin Books. The author will be in conversation with Rakshanda Jalil & Satish Jacob

 

3rd Fri

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

TALKS

Satish Kumar, Director Programmes, Schumacher College, Devon, UK, Founder Editor, Resurgence Magazine, writer and scholar, speaks on Economies Of Happiness: Gross National Happiness Vs Gross National Product

 

7:30pm & 9:15pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Dance Like A Man (Eng/90mins) Dir. Lillete Dubey. Wri. Mahesh Dattani Jairaj and Ratna are two Bharat Natyam dancers past their prime. Lata their daughter is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationships and conflicts.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2

4th Sat

7:15pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Chehre (Hindi/Urdu/90mins) Dir. S. M. Azhar Aalam. Adapted into Urdu from The Sins of the Mother by Tony Devaney Morinelli. Originally about three generations of Irish-American women who led and lead troubled, trapped lives as a result of the grandmother's oppression in the past, it recalls Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2.

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Festival of Feature Films on International Artistes. Goya En Burdeos (Spain-Italy/Spanish/1999/105mins) Dir. Carlos Saura.

Collab: Delhi International Arts Festival, NFDC & NETPAC Courtesy: Instituto Cervantes. Check website for details.

5th Sun

7:15pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Repeat of Chehre (Hindi/90mins) Dir. S. M. Azhar Aalam.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Festival of Feature Films on International Artistes. Rang Rasiya (India/Hindi/2008/130mins) Dir. Ketan Mehta. Based on the real life story of painter Raja Ravi Varma

and his relationship with his muse Sugandha.

Collab: Delhi International Arts Festival, NFDC & NETPAC Courtesy: Ketan Mehta

6th Mon

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Salaam India (Eng/Hindi/90mins) Dir. Lushin Dubey. Wri. Nicholas Khargaonkar Inspired by Pavan Verma's bestseller Being Indian, the play presents four intertwined vignettes about contemporary India.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2.

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

BOOK LAUNCH

In The Belly Of The Fish Matsyendranâtha and the Chakra of the Yoginis by Swiss author Stella Dupuis.

Collab: Embassy of Switzerland

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Festival of Feature Films on International Artistes. Frida, Naturaleza Viva (Mexico/Spanish-Russian French German/1986/108mins) Dir. Paul Leduc.

Collab: Delhi International Arts Festival, NFDC & NETPAC Courtesy: Embassy of Mexico

7th Tues

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Repeat of Salaam India (Eng/Hindi/90mins) Dir. Lushin Dubey. Wri. Nicholas Khargaonkar

 

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Festival of Feature Films on International Artistes. The Emigre - Everything Is Different (Hungary/2006/100mins) Dirs. István Dárday & Györgyi Szalai. A film about writer Sándor Márai's last years of self chosen exile.

Collab: Delhi International Arts Festival, NFDC & NETPAC Courtesy: Hungarian Information And Cultural Centre

8th Wed

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Oedipus Rex (Hindi/Urdu/ 85mins) Dir. Bijon Mondal. Based on Sophocles' play, the story details the life of a man unwittingly moving ever closer to the unhappy fate he is struggling mightily to avoid.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Festival of Feature Films on International Artistes. Caravaggio (Italy/2006/130mins) Dir. Angelo Longoni.

Collab: Delhi International Arts Festival, NFDC & NETPAC Courtesy: Italian Cultural Centre

9th Thurs

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Repeat of Oedipus Rex (Hindi/Urdu /85mins) Dir. Bijon Mondal.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Festival of Feature Films on International Artistes. Schiller (Germany/2004/90mins) Dir. Martin Weinhart.

Collab: Delhi International Arts Festival NFDC & NETPAC Courtesy: Max Mueller Bhavan

7:00pm

BOOK LAUNCH

Marriage, Love, Caste And Kinship Support: The Lived Experiences Of The Urban Poor In India by Shalini Grover.

Collab: Social Science Press and Institute of Economic Growth

10th Fri

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Mamtaz Bhai Patangwaale (Hindi/80mins) Dir. & Wri. Manav Kaul. There was nothing that Bikki loved more than to fly kites. And there was no one he idolised more than Mamtaz Bhai, the greatest kite-flyer in the world! Theirs was a story of love, hatred, jealousy and revenge. But that's an old story. Vivek is a grown man. Mamtaz Bhai is old. And little Bikki burnt to ashes many years ago…

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2.

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

TALK

IHC-ISST Gender Policy Forum. Feminism In India Today Chair: writer and journalist Mrinal Pande Speakers: Bina Agarwal, Director and Prof. of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Editor Manushi and Senior Fellow CSDS, Meena Gopal, Fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

 

11th Sat

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 Mamtaz Bhai Patangwaale (Hindi/80mins) Dir. & Wri. Manav Kaul. There was nothing that Bikki loved more than to fly kites. And there was no one he idolized more than Mamtaz Bhai, the greatest kiteflyer in the world! Theirs was a story of love, hatred, jealousy and revenge. But that's an old story. Vivek is a grown man. Mamtaz Bhai is old. And little Bikki burnt to ashes many years ago…

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2.

7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 – The Best Of Collegiate Theatre.

Tickets at Rs.50 available at the Programme desk

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Short Film Festival. A showcasing of critically acclaimed short films from across the world

Collab: Shamiana

12th Sun

4:00pm & 7:00pm

THEATRE

Old World Theatre Festival 2010 One On One (Eng/Hindi/120minswith interval) Prod. Rage Productions. One On One is a unique theatrical evening, bringing together ten of Bombay's finest actors, written by eight of India's most talented playwrights and directed by seven renowned directors.

Tickets at Rs.300, Rs.200, Rs.100 & Rs.50 available for IHC members till Dec.1. Open to all from Dec.2.

13th Mon

7:00pm

MUSIC

Christmas Concert by Capital City Minstrels                                                                                                          \

 

7:00pm

TALK

Prof. Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore & Chairman, East Asian Institute, speaks on Rise Of China: A Historian's Perspective

Collab: ICCR

 

7:00pm

 

Hindustani Vocal recital by Brajesh Mukherjee, disciple of Pt. Ajoy Chakravarty HCL Concert Series

 

14th Tues

7:00pm

DANCE & THEATRE

Dance medley choreographed by Shiamak Davar. Short play (Hindi/20mins) on child-abuse. Followed by Puppet Show by Anurupa Roy.

Collab: Sshrishti

7:00pm

TALK

WORDS OF WOMEN Screening of A Quiet Little Entry by Uma Chakravarti followed by an interaction with the director.

Collab: Zubaan

15th Wed

 

 

 

 

 

16th Thurs

7:00pm

WORKSHOP

Chandrasekhar Centennial Lecture -Sir Roger Penrose, FRS, Rouse Ball Professor Emeritus at the University of Oxford UK & Distinguished Visiting Professor, World Institute for Advanced Study speaks on 'From Black Holes to the Universe: A New View'

 

Collab: World Institute for Advanced Study, CPFS

7:00pm

BOOK DISCUSSION

Finding Delhi- Loss And Renewal In The Megacity Edited by Bharti Chaturvedi.

Collab: Penguin Books India

17th Fri

6:30pm

TALK

Dr. Walter Kaelin, legal scholar and emeritus Professor of Law at the Institute of Public Law, University of Bern, former Representative of the UN Secretary-General, speaks on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Chair: Dr. Rajeev Dhavan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Director PILSARC

Collab: The Public Interest Legal Support and Research Centre (PILSARC)

7:00pm

DANCE

Anandadhara Choreography in Kathak by Sharmistha Mukherjee, disciple of Pt. Birju Maharaj

Collab: Impresario India

7:00pm

MUSIC

Raag Rang Vocal recital by Bhuvanesh Komkali, disciple of Vasundhara Komkali

Collab: Spandan Communications

18th Sat

6:30pm

 

IHC MEMBER'S MEET

 

7:00pm

TALK

IIM Calcutta Lecture Series. Why Foreign Investors are smarter than Indian investors by Samir Arora, Founder and Fund Manager at Helios Capital, Singapore

Collab: IIM Calcutta Alumni Association

7:00pm

 

Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Bhanu Singher Padabali by Delhi Ballet Group, choreographed by Valmiki Banerjee. Followed by Sarod recital of Rag based Tagore songs by Buddhadev Dasgupta.

Collab: UMAK Centre for Culture

19th Sun

7:00pm

MUSIC

Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore songs based on Dhrupad and Khayal presented by Phalguni Mitra & Group. Followed by instrumental presentation of Tagore songs by Pt.Debu Choudhury (Sitar), Pt. Budhadev Dasgupta (Sarod) and Prateek Choudhury (Sitar).

Collab: UMAK Centre for Culture

20th Mon

7:00pm

TALK

Fourth IESHR Lecture Michael A. Cook, Prof. of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, speaks on Is Political Freedom An Islamic Value? A Historical Perspective

Collab: SAGE and The Indian Economic and Social History Association

21st Tues

7:00pm

DANCE

Saumanasa, The Flowering Tree Choreography in Bharatanatayam based on a Kannada folktale fantasy by Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy. HCL Concert Series

Collab: The Oceanic Group

22nd Wed

7:00pm

MUSIC

Hindustani vocal recital by Somdutt Battu followed by Kathak recital by Geetanjali Lal, Abhimanyu Lal and Vidha Lal. Collab:Naad NartanBirth Anniversary of Kathak Maestro Pt. Tirathram Sharma Azad. Hindustani Vocal recital by Somdutt Battu followed by Kathak recital by Geetanjali Lal, Abhimanyu Lal and Vidha Lal.

Collab: Naad Nartan

7:00pm

TALK

Understanding Iran: From Protest to Politics by Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Associate Professor, University of Toronto.The discussion will be moderated by Harsh Sethi,

Consulting Editor, Seminar Magazine.

Collab: Seminar Magazine

23rd Thurs

7:00pm

TALK

Kisse Kahaniyan Series on literary stories. Christmas stories for the season

Collab: ASSITEJ India

7:00pm

TALK

Employment in Old Age under the series - Symposiums on Needs & Rights of Older Persons.

Collab: Agewell Foundation

7:00pm

DANCE

Dances From The Banks Of Brahmaputra Sattriya, Bodo, Bihu and other folk & tribal dances of Assam based on Rabindra Sangeet performed by Antara Kalakendra, Nagaon, Assam. Choreography: Mandira Bhattacharjee.

Collab: Impresario India

 

24th Fri

7:00pm

 

Bharatanatyam recital by Kanaka Sudhakar & Aprajita and troupe.

Collab:India World Cultural Forum

25th Sat

 

 

CHRISTMAS

 

 

26th Sun

 

 

 

 

27th Mon

7:00pm

MUSIC

In memory of Bulbul-e-Hind Mallika-e-Tarranum NoorJehan on her 10th death anniversary, Author-Scholar Pran Nevile speaks on the life & times of the celebrated singer Noorjehan followed by a concert by Dr. Radhika Chopra

Limited invitations available at the programme desk from Dec. 15th onwards for IHC Members only. Open to all from 18th.

7:00pm

BOOK LAUNCH

The Buck Stops Here: My Journey From Manager To Entrepreneur by Ashutosh Garg. Followed by a panel discussion on The Indian Entrepreneur: Opportunities And Challenges

Collab: Penguin Books India

28th Tues

7:00pm

BOOK DISCUSSION

The Salem India Story - Maritime Trade between Salem, Massachusetts and India, 1788-1845 by Vanita Shastri. Discussants: Admiral Arun Prakash and Prof. Manisha Priyam

 

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes Series The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Eng/1939/80mins) Dir. Sidney Lanfield. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be  talking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that make up his estate.

Collab: Enlighten Film Society

7:00pm

MUSIC

Sarod recital by Shankar Bhattacharya, disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan HCL Concert Series

 

29th Wed

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes Series Sherlock Holmes And The Voice of Terror (Eng/1942/65mins) Dir. John Rawlins. England, at the start of World War II. Mysterious wireless broadcasts, apparently from Nazi Germany are heard over the BBC. They warn of acts of terror in England, just before they take place. Baffled, the Defence Committee call in Holmes.

Collab: Enlighten Film Society

7:00pm

TALK

VIMHANS continues with its monthly workshop series on Growing Up With Teens- Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies & Building Responsibility In Your Young Adult

 

30th Thurs

7:00pm

FILM CLUB SCREENING

Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes Series Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (Eng/1943/68mins) Dir. Roy William Neill. During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there.

Collab: Enlighten Film Society