From movie festivals celebrating Women’s Day to the Yoda Press guide sale, Sumeet Kumar Pandey’s digital music live performance to exhibitions by Zoya Siddiqui and GR Iranna, the week forward affords a range to select from
The play, Allegedly, is constructed as an exploration of questions of consent and sexuality. Delhi-based Mallika Taneja seeks to encourage conversations on the intersection of sexual violence, justice and our private predicaments, full with the contradictions, confusions and irregularities of our personal behaviours. On March 7, Eight.30 pm, on Zoom. Entry: khoyapaaya.stores.instamojo.com.
Narratives from Far and Wide
The 17th version of the annual IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival (AWFF), organised by the India Chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT), will happen on-line, from March 5-7.
There may even be two masterclasses — on ‘film editing’ by Jabeen Merchant and ‘sound in film’ by Amala Popuri.
Films by first-time girls filmmakers will function within the particular phase. While Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents, on residents’ journalism and dissent in China, may have its World Premiere, For Tashi and Space Dialogues may have their Asian premiere. Tombé and Village of Women, from Armenia, and Iran’s The Art of Living in Danger, a few marketing campaign towards home violence, may have their Indian Premiere. Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat’s The Orphanage (2019 Cannes Film Festival) pays tribute to Bollywood and portrays deeply troubled late-1980s Afghanistan. Each movie shall be out there for a 48-hour window of free streaming on the pageant’s on-line Screening Room (iawrtindia.org/festival-2021). To register, visit iawrtindia.org/register.
Back to the Theatre
Federation of Film Societies of India is celebrating Women’s Day with week-long bodily screenings throughout greater than 20 cities (no tickets are required). The screenings, from March Eight-14, will occur in Delhi, Kolkata, Baharampur, Jamshedpur, Imphal, Guwahati, Manipur, Sangli, Satara, Nashik, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Madurai, Dharwad, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Chettuva and Veliankode. The movies, made by girls administrators, embody Geetha J’s Malayalam function Run Kalyani, Putul Mahmood’s Hindi-Bangla documentary Atasi and Farha Khatun’s Hindi-Urdu documentary Holy Rights, amongst others.
For particulars, go to www.facebook.com/federationoffilmsocietiesofindia.
Kabir and His Ram
In week 44, as a part of the weekly Vikalp@Prithvi on-line screenings, the main focus is on Shabnam Virmani’s Had-Anhad (Bounded-Boundless): Journeys with Ram and Kabir. Kabir is the 15th-century mystic poet who defied the boundaries between Hindus and Muslims. Who is Kabir’s Ram? The movie journeys via music and poetry into the politics of faith to hunt solutions on either side of the India-Pakistan border. Watch the movie on YouTube until Sunday and ship inquiries to the director. For particulars, go to Vikalp@Prithvi Facebook web page.
Grab ’em All
From tutorial to fiction, non-fiction, poetry and graphic novels, indie writer Yoda Press is holding a storage sale in Delhi, the place their in-stock titles shall be out there on flat 50 per cent low cost. Keeping the pandemic in thoughts, one has to register for a slot beforehand on email@example.com, as solely three individuals shall be allowed at a time. On March 13 and 14 at 631, Maruti Block, Ground Floor Garage, Maruti Mane Block, Asian Games Village, New Delhi.
On a Long Road
Speaking Tiger has republished The White Umbrella: The Englishman and the Donkey of Peshawar, the ageless fable for adults and younger readers, written by Brian Sewell, considered one of Britain’s most well-known and controversial artwork critics. It tells the enchanting story of the duo’s odd and eventful journey collectively from Peshawar to London within the firm of poets, smugglers, monks, guide collectors and carpet sellers. Beautifully illustrated by the celebrated cartoonist Sally Ann Lasson, the guide was initially revealed in 2015 and is now again in paperback.
Sumeet Kumar Pandey, dhrupad vocalist from Darbhanga custom, will current a digital efficiency as a part of a baithak introduced by HCL concert events. He started coaching underneath his two grandfathers, dhrupad singers Birendra Mohan Pandey and Pt Siyaram Tiwari of Patna. Post his coaching with the household, he realized underneath the aegis of Pt Abhay Narayan Mallick, grandnephew and master-disciple of Pt Ram Chatur Mallick, the final courtroom musician for the royal household of Darbhanga. The live performance shall be streamed dwell on March 5, 7 pm onwards, on www.facebook.com/HCLConcerts.
The Museum of Art & Photography’s (MAP) newest digital exhibition, which launched on February 27, showcases works of artist Zoya Siddiqui. Titled “A Distant Place”, the showcase questions the various concepts of dwelling that now we have skilled within the yr passed by and proceed to. A spot of consolation, a shelter, confinement or an imagined area — the house is all these and way more.
Siddiqui has lived and practised away from her birthplace, Lahore. She has intently noticed the Muslim and South Asian diaspora and captures the tales and movies of these whose voices have been ignored, such because the Pakistani immigrant communities within the UK. The digital exhibition takes us via Siddiqui’s movies, pictures and archives, finally evoking ideas on belonging and otherness. On March 10, Siddiqui shall be in a web based dialog with curator and author Anushka Rajendran, speaking about her follow and the tales, areas and experiences that affect her work. The occasion is free. Register at: https://map-india.org/map-events/mediating-the-gaze-in-a-lens-based-culture/. Visit the exhibition at: https://map-india.org/exhibitions/zoya-siddiqui-a-distant-place/
In 1989, a bunch of 75 village girls got here collectively to put in writing a guide titled Shareer Ki Jankari (About the Body). Helping the ladies carry out the guide have been activists Malika Virdi and Indira Pancholi. The initiative was a part of the Central authorities’s Women’s Development Programme in Rajasthan, which alleged that the content material was graphic. Copies of the guide have been reportedly burned by authorities representatives. Thereafter, bookmakers tried to seek out revolutionary methods to current their materials. Now, a long time later, Pancholi, founding father of NGO Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti, will talk about this early try at intercourse schooling in India and her experiences. The occasion is introduced by Agents of Ishq, a multimedia venture on intercourse, love and need. On March 5, 7 pm at @AgentsofIshq on Instagram Live.
Gallery Espace is internet hosting a solo exhibition “ಬೂದಿ| BOODI (Ash)”, by Delhi-based artist GR Iranna. The exhibition showcases works that crystalize Iranna’s sustained creative engagement with the tree in recent times. The tree in these works isn’t just a logo of nature, it’s a ‘witness’, calm and unmoving, to the vicissitudes of time and destiny. “Boodi” is each a bodily present at Gallery Espace, New Friends Colony Community Centre, New Delhi, and a digital present on its website. On until April 15.
A Poetic Remembrance
To commemorate the 100th start centenary of legendary poet Sahir Ludhianvi, Team Raabta is organising a play titled Wo Afsaana, which may have dramatised narration and poetry studying. The solid contains Jaishree Sethi and Shamir. Also directed by Shamir, the play shall be staged at Akshara Theatre, Delhi, on March Eight. Given the continued Covid state of affairs there may be restricted seating, and there are two reveals of the play on the identical day. Book tickets on Insider.in.
Shine like a Diamond
The first artistic director of Swarovski, Giovanna Engelbert, has launched her first assortment for the Austrian luxurious crystal enterprise. Titled “Collection I” the items are impressed by Daniel Swarovski’s — the founding father of Swarovski — unique technical drawings. The assortment options items that really feel as if they’re “plucked from a Mathemagical Garden”, says Engelbert. Featuring necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and physique jewelry, the gathering is obtainable for pre-booking on the web site. It shall be out there on the shops from April onwards.