Delhi this week: From classical music to film screenings and a panel discussion to mark World Photography Day


Celebrate the work of legendary Hindustani classical musician Pandit Vishnu Digambar at Paluskar Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh 2022. The event, hosted by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and Saraswati Samaj, will see performances by Chaitanya Kunte, Pt Dhananjay Hegde, Pt Vinod Lele, Vinay Mishra and Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar among others. August 20 and 21. At Kamani Auditorium, Delhi. Tickets on a first come, first served basis.

A postage stamp depicting Hindustani classical musician Pandit Vishnu Digambar.

Study the forms

Attend a group exhibition by artists Renu Jain, Aashima Mehrotra, Alphee Kumar, Prem Lata, Kumud Jain, Kamal Dev Nath, Sashi Kant Jha, Darshan Singh, Sulu, Rajender Kumar, Dr Manisha Bajpai and Ranjit Sarkar Mauha Sinha. Until August 16. At the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Free admission.

Celebrate Celluloid

Ankur Ankur by Shyam Benegal, with Shabana Azmi.

Watch a special screening of Hindi film Ankur, directed by Shyam Benegal. The plot of the film revolves around a childless, happily married Dalit couple – Lakshmi and Kishtayya. However, things change when Surya, the village owner’s son, seduces Lakshmi. The film will be presented by film specialist Abhija Ghosh. August 16, 6:30 p.m. At Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre. Free admission.

Change your point of view

photography World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19.

On the eve of World Photography Day, attend a panel discussion entitled “Home and Beyond: The World of the Amateur Photographer”. Speakers include Sabeena Gadihoke, Professor, Video and Television Production, AJK Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia; Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Art Historian and Honorary Professor, Center for Social Science Studies, Calcutta; Mallika Leuzinger, historian based at the German Historical Institute in London; Suryanandinin Narain, Assistant Professor, Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Uma Chakravarti, feminist historian, filmmaker and archivist. August 18, 6 p.m. At the India International Centre, New Delhi. Free admission.


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