1. BOOK LAUNCH : ‘AFTERTASTE’ BY NAMITA DEVIDAYAL
From the acclaimed writer of The Music Room (winner of the Vodafone Crossword Popular Award 2007) comes a supremely entertaining novel about the world of business families. Aftertaste is full of riveting details about baniya families from the 40s down to the 80s – in these pages …you’ll see a vivid portrait of Kalbadevi, the old business district of Mumbai, how the unofficial banking system worked and learn secrets about the mithai business. You’ll also see the private lives of these families. The ways in which marriages were arranged, young women moulded into wives, the politics of mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws, the manner in which inheritances were dealt — or indeed not — dealt with.Date and Time:July 20 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Crossword Kemps Corner, 9/11 Mohammedbhai Mansion, Below Kemps Corner Flyover,NSP Marg, Kemps Corner,Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2. READINGS BY TWO EMERGING INDIAN POETS: MONICA MODY AND SHARANYA MANIVANNAN
Please join us for an evening of readings by two emerging Indian poets: Monica Mody and Sharanya Manivannan.
Monica Mody has published work in Wasafiri, Pratilipi, LIES/ISLE, nthposition, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Travel & Risk was brought out this year by the Wheelchair Party P…ress. Mody is the winner of the Nicholas Sparks Prize 2010 and the Toto Award for Creative Writing 2007. She has just received her M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Notre Dame.
Sharanya Manivannan’s book, Witchcraft, was described in The Straits Times as “sensuous and spiritual, delicate and dangerous and as full as the moon reflected in a knife”. Her poetry has also been published in Drunken Boat, Softblow, Pratilipi and elsewhere, and a personal column, “The Venus Flytrap”, appears in The New Indian Express.
Date and Time:July 21 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The Madras Terrace House
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3. CHILDREN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL
We, at IndianStage, wish to sow a million seeds of creativity and imagination in the young minds of our children through exposure to theatre at a young age.
IndianStage presents professional theatre for children performed by adults in the comfort of your school. We have handpicked some of the best performers the country has to offer and will be bringing them to Bangalore to entertain and educate our children. These plays will be rich in content, engaging and interactive.
The child in us still remembers the play which was enacted on Granma’s porch with her nighty worn as the King’s robe! The magic of plays is a much needed part of the child’s education and overall growth.
THE GOLDEN FISH
An interactive, entertaining musical which reveals the inner world of theatre
Show Timings: 25th July, 2010 | 11:00 AM
THE RABBIT KING
A suspense-filled combination of two world-famous stories With a universal, contemporary relevance!
Show Timings: 25th July, 2010 | 03:00 PM
THE CLOWN’S CRY FOR THE MOON!
A highly interactive musical that prepares and invites the audiences to actually come on stage and perform
Show Timings: 25th July, 2010 | 05:30 PM
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4. TALE OF HARUK – AWARD WINNING PLAY FROM KOREA