1. KALA GHODA ASSOCIATION Maneck Davar (Hon. Chairman), Shirin Bharucha (Hon. Secretary), Ashad Mehta (Hon. Treasurer), Brinda Miller, Saryu Doshi, Geeta Castelino, Saroj Satija, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Tarana Khubchandani, Anuj Bhagwati KALA GHODA FESTIVAL COMMITTEE Maneck Davar, Brinda Miller Geeta Castelino, Tarana Khubchandani KALA GHODA ASSOCIATION AND FESTIVAL OFFICE Padmanabh Thombre (General Manager Events and Admin), Nariman Khambata (Administrative Director), Ram Gatty, Mayank Valleshah KALA GHODA FESTIVAL TEAM Nicole Mody (Festival Coordinator) Bhavika Thakkar, Devyani Baindoor, Akash More EVENT MANAGEMENT Seventy Event Management Group SECTION CURATORS CHILDREN Nuriya Rao / Tasneem Rajkotwala CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Yashasvi Vacchani CINEMA Mayank Shekhar / Karan Agarwal DANCE Anonna Guha FOOD Roxanne Bamboat / Nicole Mody HERITAGE WALKS Kruti Garg LITERATURE Anjali Purohit MUSIC Nayaab Udhas / Naveen Deshpande STAND-UP COMEDY Jeeya Sethi STREET Varsha Karale STALLS Vidula Warawdekar THEATRE Juuhi Babbar Sonii VISUAL ARTS Tarana Khubchandani / Heeral Akhaury WORKSHOPS Ami Patel / Tripti Ayyar URBAN DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Kaiwan Mehta A SPECIAL THANKS TO The Collector of Mumbai, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, The Mumbai Police, Traffic Police, Govt of Maharashtra, The Fire Brigade, MTDC, Spenta Multimedia, Communique PR, Digitalise, Shiresh Karrale (photography support), Nakul Agarwal, The Church of St Andrews and Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue FOLLOW US ON www.kalaghodaassociation.com| www.facebook.com/htkalaghodaartsfestival | www.twitter.com/htkgaf | www.instagram.com/htkgafest
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4. 3RD FEB SATURDAY A Mural for ‘India and The World’: A History in 9 Stories Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Warli artist, Uttara Ghanoo and Argentinian painter, Pablo Ramirez Arnol, come together to create magic in collaboration with CSMVS. The Garbage Games by The Upcycle Co. Museum Gardens 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm A fun filled, interactive session to teach kids about waste management through play. (5yrs to 7yrs) Green Shadows by Shruti Narayan Museum Gardens 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm An engaging art and craft workshop using newspa- per and black paint. (6yrs to 12yrs) The Treasure Island by Iris Creative Education Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm An adventurous journey to create your own puppet and witness a puppet play. (6yrs to 12yrs) The Hatter’s Party by Noteward Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm An energetic and interactive session of mime, movement and live music. (4yrs to 10yrs) The Broadway Brigade Choir Performance by Ms. Pearl Periera Museum Gardens 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Choral performances by Little Harmony and The J.B.Petit High School choir with students of the C.J.M. Special School. Presented by Noteward. 4TH FEB SUNDAY Portraits by Van Gogh by knowyourart Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Delve into Van Gogh’s mastery over portraits of the Roulin family. Create a self portrait. (6yrs to 12yrs) Rhyming Birds: Read n’ Rhyme, Create n’ Chime by author and poet Sakshi Singh Museum Gardens 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Read poems on twigs and trees amidst birds and bees, recitation and writing workshop with poems & props, songs and sounds! (All Ages) Faces of Gaia by Agastya Foundation Museum Gardens 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Imagine and create a face for ‘Gaia’, our Mother Earth, using her own elements. Presented by Agastya Foundation. (All Ages) Bonding and Belonging through Art by Amrita and Nandini Museum Gardens 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mini-canvas painting workshop for child – adult pairs presented by Listen to your He+Art (LTYH) Amrita n Nandini k saath. (7yrs to 75yrs) How to Initiate Drawing in Nature by Niki Hingad Museum Gardens 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Learn how to initiate drawing in nature ina workshop conducted by an award-winning modern contemporary artist. (6yrs to 15yrs) CHILDREN GREEN GENIES
5. Kahaani Ride by Storywallahs Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm All aboard! Hop onto this chaar baje ki local and take a fun ride through the world of stories. (4yrs to 8yrs) Bodhi – An Awakening Drama Sense by I-express Academy Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reconnect your kids with nature through a fun, engaging, interactive workshop. (3yrs to 10yrs) 5TH FEB MONDAY Workshop by Agastya Foundation Museum Gardens 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Let’s spark and spread the spirit of Aah! Aha! and Ha-Ha! (curiosity, creativity and confidence). Come Explore Mumbai – My Mumbai Colouring Book by Mumbai Trivia Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Explore your general knowledge with Mumbai trivia and create a unique Mumbai monument. (5yrs to 12yrs) Fun With Origami by Art Attack Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Art Attack brings you basic origami folds and paper tearing. (5yrs to 10yrs) 6TH FEB TUESDAY Workshop by Agastya Foundation Museum Gardens 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Let’s spark and spread the spirit of Aah! Aha! and Ha-Ha! (curiosity, creativity and confidence). The Big Gigantic Puzzle by Bhakti Oberoi Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Make the biggest puzzle at KGAF by creating pieces all by yourself and connecting them. (5yrs to 10yrs) Let’s Go On a Seed Hunt by Maulshree Kalothia Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Go on a fascinating journey in the story, The Dandelion Seed, followed by a treasure-cum-seed hunt. (5+yrs) 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY Revive Indian Art by ABWA Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 1:00 pm A special session of exploring Indian Art with ABWA Grade 11 students and NGO children. The Six Traits of Creative Writing by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm An introduction to the basic traits of creative writing and the use of graphic organisers, helping build a discipline of writing craft. (10yrs to 15yrs) Salad Stories – Edible Stories For Children by Zarine Menon Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Stories using dollops of creativity and sneak peek into the upcoming book, Make Me Happy Salads. (2.5yrs to 7yrs) 8TH FEB THURSDAY Workshop with Akanksha Foundation and Agastya Foundation Museum Gardens 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Let’s spark and spread the spirit of Aah! Aha! and Ha-Ha! (curiosity, creativity and confidence) through hands-on education.
6. My Little World by Adhya Bhatnagar Museum Gardens 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Come, imagine, draw and write with child author and illustrator, Adhya Bhatnagar. Fables in Indian Tribal and Folk Art by Potli Arts Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Explore the fascinating stories of adventure, drama, heroism in Indian Tribal and Folk Art. (6yrs to 12yrs) Recycled Origami- Let’s Use Recycled Paper by Bobbie Vijayakkar Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Learn the origami models your parents folded during their childhood and basic utility models for today’s young generation. (6yrs to 12yrs) 9TH FEB FRIDAY Workshop with Ryan Global School and Akanksha Foundation Museum Gardens 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Ryan Global School will conduct a visual art session and a musical instrument making session in collaboration with NGOs. I Love My India by Prism Edutives Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Play and learn games like Bingo that encourage learning about India. (6yrs to 12yrs) Kric Krack Wriggle Your Back by Arya Vidya Mandir ECE Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Enjoy interactive musical brain gym exercises through a musical drama and puppet show. (All Ages) 10TH FEB SATURDAY Art in Nature by Deepti Nair Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Use natural elements to create a colourful, textured composition. (6yrs to 12yrs) Art Mart by My Paper Museum Gardens 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Learn different ways to create your own eco friendly colours and use them in art. (5yrs to 15yrs) Workshop on Environment Educational Games by Terre Policy Centre Museum Gardens 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm An interactive session on environmental awareness among children along with games. (All Ages) Fantasie Chocolate Edible Art by Zeba Kohli Museum Gardens 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Paint your own ‘Fantasie’ and eat it too with Zeba Kohli’s fantastic chocolate paints. (Age 6+yrs) (All children below 12 years to be accompanied by an adult) CHILDREN GREEN GENIES
7. Snow White and The Naughty Elves (Children’s Play) (Hindi/English) by Eventz Entertainment NGMA 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm A children’s play about a mad scientist who time travels and reaches the world of Snow White and the elves. Of Brown Pebbles and Green Leaves! by Richa Gupta Museum Gardens 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm In this creative workshop we get kids thinking about poems, trees and bumble bees! (7yrs to 14yrs) Bajaj Electricals presents Kids Painting Activity Museum Gardens 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm An interactive and interesting painting activity for kids on Bajaj Electricals appliances. 11TH FEB SUNDAY In Nature’s Wonderland with Bittu Sahgal Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Bittu Sahgal and the Sanctuary team take children of all ages on an exciting journey through wild India. Jungle Adventure – Yoga Games with Heeral Shah Museum Gardens 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Asanas and breathing techniques inspired by nature are woven into fun yoga games. (6+yrs) Book Binding by Sheetal Gattani Museum Gardens 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Learn an interesting way to make your own diary without stitching or sticking! (10+yrs) Nature’s Incredible Bag of Stories by Katie Bagli Museum Gardens 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Stories of bizarre and fascinating nature through dramatization and song. (7yrs to 12yrs) The Little Prince (Children’s Play) (English) by Storia Senza Storia NGMA 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm A pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. Become a Green Warrior by POP Movement and Evolving Together Museum Gardens 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join an interactive session on cilmate change and the Earth. (8+yrs) Dance Your Heart Out by Rhythmus Happy Feet Museum Gardens 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Creative movement and dance, weaved in with storytelling on environment conservation. (6+yrs) Brahmaputra – The Story of a Mysterious River Museum Gardens 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm A musical drama of a journey of the Brahmaputra river showcasing the various cultures and values with larger than life puppets with special emphasis on river water conservation and cleanliness. (4+ yrs)
8. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for Treasure Trails. All registrations for children’s events will begin half an hour before the workshop at the Museum Gardens. Entry on a first come first serve basis. For all installations (under 18), please refer to our Visual Arts section. Curators: Nuriya Rao and Tasneem Rajkotwala Team: Prachi Bhandari, Zuha Razvi, Fatema Machinewala, Charu Kukreja, Aarti Gambhir Acknowledgements: Agastya Foundation Bangalore, Niki Hingad, Zeba Kohli, Bittu Sahgal, Deepti Nair, Heeta Lakhani, Katie Bagli Note: All programs are subject to change. CHILDREN GREEN GENIES INDIA AND THE WORLD AT CSMVS 3RD FEB SATURDAY Treasure Trails 1st floor, CSMVS 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Come explore the hidden treasures of the India and the World exhibition. (Hourly slots starting at 11 am) A Mural for ‘India and The World’: A History in 9 Stories Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Warli artist, Uttara Ghanoo and Argentinian painter, Pablo Ramirez Arnol, come together to create magic in collaboration with CSMVS. 4TH FEB SUNDAY Treasure Trails Museum Gardens 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Come explore the hidden treasures of the India and the World exhibition. (Hourly slots starting at 11 am) 8TH & 9TH FEB THURSDAY World Art Session Activity Tent, Museum Gardens 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Try your hand at various art forms from around the world – Hojalata (Mexican), Bark Painting (Australian), Gond Painting (Indian) and Khokhloma (Russian) 10TH & 11TH FEB SATURDAY Treasure Trails 1st floor, CSMVS 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Come explore the hidden treasures of the India and the World exhibition. (Hourly slots starting at 11 am)
9. VENUE: COOMARASWAMY HALL 3TH FEB SATURDAY SEX-ED BACK TO BACK Oscar Short films by Shamiana Introduced by Cyrus Dastur 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm A collection of Oscar nominated short films. Presented by Shamiana. Ask the Sexpert (Documentary) (English) 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm An award-winning feature length documentary centered on a highly popular sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in India, Dr. Mahinder Watsa. Dr. Mahinder Watsa In Conversation With Mayank Shekhar 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Join film critic Mayank Shekhar as he engages Dr. Watsa, in a conversation about the film and what it takes to be India’s go-to sexpert. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (Feature) (Hindi) 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Hindi-language remake of Kalyana Samayal Saadham is about a couple who falls in love but the groom then discovers that he suffers from erectile dysfunction. 4TH FEB SUNDAY MUMBAI BACK TO BACK Island City (Feature) (Hindi) Presented by director Ruchika Oberoi 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm An Indian drama comprising of three comic- dramatic stories set in Mumbai. Ruchika Oberoi won the FEDORA prize for the Best Young Direc- tor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. Tu Hi Mera Sunday (Feature) (Hindi) Presented by director Milind Dhainade 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm A slice of life comedy of 5 middle class men as they deal with their personal lives while trying to find a place to play football in the city of Mumbai. Ribbon (Feature) (Hindi, English) Presented by director Rakhee Sandilya 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The story of Sahana and Karan, a married couple, and the challenges they face when they have to deal with unplanned parenthood. Seeing Mumbai Through The Eyes Of The Film Maker 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Directors Rakhee Sandilya, Milind Dhainade and Ruchika Oberoi in conversation with Mayank Shekhar on Mumbai as a muse. CINEMA HARA PHERI
10. 5TH FEB MONDAY SUPER – INDIES BACK TO BACK Shreelancer (Feature) (Hindi) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Shree, a Bangalore-based freelance copywriter who is in his mid-20’s struggles to cope with self doubts about his artistic abilities. Turup (Feature) (Hindi, English) Presented by Ektara Collective 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm The independent feature uses the game of chess as a metaphor for larger political and social moves and deals with issues of caste, religion and gender politics in the context of growing fundamentalism in our country. Sulemani Keeda (Feature) (Hindi) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm A ‘bro’mantic comedy about two struggling writers who peddle their mediocre screenplay, Sulemani Keeda in Bollywood. 6TH FEB TUESDAY MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES BACK TO BACK Searching for Sugarman (Documentary) (English) 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm An Oscar winning Swedish–British–Finnish documentary film about two South Africans out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970’s rock n’ roller, Rodriguez. One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert Film (Documentary) (English) 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm The fiilm gives a glimpse into A.R. Rahman’s 14- city tour in North America. Along with clips from concerts, it also has shots from rehearsals and his interactions with his bandmates. What man Joe! (Documentary) (English) Presented by director Rafeeq Ellias 5:20 pm – 6:30 pm Joe Vessaokar is a self-taught musician, who began playing the trumpet in 1962 with his father. Followed by a live trumpet performance by Joe Vessaoker. Lyari Notes (Documentary) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm A documentary that follows a young girl and her friends as they use music as a form of escape and expression. Followed by audience interaction with director Miriam Chandy Menacherry. CINEMA HARA PHERI
11. 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY SPORTS DOCUMENTARIES BACK TO BACK Senna (Documentary) (English) 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm A British documentary that depicts the life and death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Our Old Masters: Cricket (Documentary) (English) Brought to you by Films Division 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm A 1989 short documentary on the forgotten masters of Indian cricket. Directed by Muzahir Rahim. Fire in Babylon (Documentary) (English) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nominated for British Independent Film Award, this is a documentary film about the record- breaking West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. It features stock footage and inter- views with several former players and officials. In Conversation With ex-India Cricketer, Balvinder Singh Sandhu 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Balvinder Singh Sandhu kicked off India’s splendid bowling performance in the 1983 World Cup final by getting the wicket of Gordon Greenidge. He also got hit on the head during the 1983 World Cup. 8TH FEB THURSDAY CULT FILMS BACK TO BACK Angamaly Diaries (Feature) (Malayalam) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm A crime drama featuring 86 debutant actors about Vincent Pepe who wants to be a powerful leader of a righteous gang that will rule the town of Angamaly, like his seniors. Thithi (Feature) (Kannada) 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm A light-hearted story about three generations of men reacting to the death of their 101-year old patriarch. Local Kung fu: Part 1 (Feature) (Assamese) 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dubbed as India’s first Kung fu film, the plot revolves around Charlie, an ordinary boy from Guwahati with a delicate stomach, his girlfriend and a number of madcap characters. 9TH FEB FRIDAY POLITICAL SATIRE BACK TO BACK Court (Feature) (Marathi) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Featuring a cast of newcomers, the film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an ageing folk singer at a Sessions Court in Mumbai.
12. Newton (Feature) (Hindi, Gondi) 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm A comedy-drama about a Government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India who tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels. Politics in Films 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm A panel discussion on treading the fine line while representing politics in films. WORLD PREMIERE: Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz (Feature) (Hindi) 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm In a world of pings, likes, tweets, shares and comments, two strangers connect over a mis- dial and WhatsApp their way into each others’ hearts, safely hidden behind digital screens. But will the emojis translate to emotions when they reveal their truth to one another? Directed by Onir. 10TH FEB SATURDAY JOURNALISM BACK TO BACK Remembering Shashi Kapoor Author Aseem Chhabra speaks about yesteryear favourite, Shashi Kapoor. New Delhi Times (Feature) (Hindi) Presented by director Ramesh Sharma 11:00 am – 1:20 pm A 1986 political thriller written by Gulzar, starring Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in lead roles. The film is about a newspaper editor who exposes the politics-media corruption nexus. Morning Paper (Short) 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm A fascinating look behind the scenes of newspa- per production of a single issue of The Times during the Blitz, from the daily editorial confer- ence to the printing presses. CINEMA HARA PHERI
13. &Privé Ciné Circle presents The Post (Feature) (English) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Oscar 2018 Best Picture nomination, American political thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg revolves around a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents that pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the Government. Followed by a panel discussion with Mumbai’s top journalists 11TH FEB SUNDAY &Privé Ciné Circle presents Pelé: Birth Of A Legend 10:00 am – 12:00 pm` A movie based on the struggles of Brazilian football icon Pelé. Preceded by movie introduction by an accomplished personality GANGSTERS BACK TO BACK Gurgaon (Feature) (Hindi) 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm Gurgaon is an Indian neo noir thriller film based on true events. The story revolves around the kidnapping of Preeto and how her family will bring her back. Pankaj Tripathi In Conversation with Mayank Shekhar 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Pankaj Tripathi came into the limelight with his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur and has since received critical acclaim for multiple films. Join film critic Mayank Shekhar as he talks to the actor about hs journey. Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (Feature) (Hindi) 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm A smuggler rises to power in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle. Emraan Hashmi In Conversation with Mayank Shekhar 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bollywood’s serial kisser in a freewheeling conversation with film critic Mayank Shekhar. Company (Feature) (Hindi) 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm An Indian crime-thriller film, loosely based on the Indian mafia organization D-Company, known to be run by Dawood Ibrahim. Vivek Oberoi In Conversation with Mayank Shekhar 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Vivek Oberoi talks about the iconic film with film critic Mayank Shekhar.
14. VENUE: VISITOR’S CENTRE 4TH FEB SUNDAY REMEMBERING BACK TO BACK Aarushi – Beyond Reasonable Doubt (Documentary) (English) Presented by director Mayurica Biswas 11:00 am – 1:00 pm A four part documentary about 2008 Noida double murder of 14-year old Aarushi Talwar and servant Hemraj Banjade. The Black Cat (Short) (English) Presented by director Bhargav Saikia 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm A short story about a black cat and a mysterious woman by the name of Miss Bellows who show up at Mr. Bond’s quaint cottage after he brings home an old broomstick from an antique shop. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na (Feature) (Hindi) 3:15 pm – 6:00 pm Sunil belongs to a middle-class family, and is intent on pursuing his career with a music group, despite his dad’s disapproval. The film also revolves a love triangle between the three main characters: Sunil, Anna and Chris. In Conversation with Suchitra Krishnamoorthy 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join Suchitra Krishnamoorthy as she reminsces about her journey from Bollywood actor to singer to mother. 5TH FEB MONDAY ARGENTINA BACK TO BACK Nine Queens (Feature) (Spanish) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps. A Shadow of Blue (Animated/ Short) 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm A touching story in which fantasy and reality merge to make dreams come true. Wild Tales (Feature) (Spanish) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nominated for Oscar under Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Wild Tales is a collection of six stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involv- ing people in distress. CINEMA HARA PHERI
15. In Conversation with Luanda Fernandes 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Film critic Luanda Fernandes discusses the nuances of Argentinian cinema. 8TH FEB THURSDAY SHORT FILMS BACK TO BACK Showcase of Short Films 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Screening of short films curated by Yogi Chopra, The 48 Hour Film Project. KGAF Short Film Competition Screening and Results 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Winners of the All India HTKGAF short film competition. 9TH FEB FRIDAY DESI NOTES BACK TO BACK Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai (Documentary) (Hindi) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Attempting to explore the legendary composer RD Burman’s music, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai takes an incisive look into the composer’s reflective artistry and buoyant- but-also-lonely inner being. Featuring a host of close friends, colleagues and admirers, the film evokes awe, admiration and nostalgia the way most of his music does, even today. Kaagaz Ki Kashti: A biopic on Jagjit Singh (Documentary) (Hindi) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm The life journey of Jagjit Singh who broke through the norms and revolutionised the Ghazal scenario. In Conversation with Brahmanand Singh 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Director of Pancham Unmixed & Kaagaz Ki Kashti talks about his films. 10TH FEB SATURDAY SUPERSTARS BACK TO BACK The King of Romance: Shammi Kapoor (Biopic) (Hindi) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm A biographical film on the actor Shammi Kapoor whose charm and energy as a dancer and actor will always be remembered. For the Love of a Man (Documentary) (English) 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm This movie shows men from various generations altering their lives, selling their belongings, and place fandom above their families in devotion to Rajnikanth.
16. Being Bhaijaan (Documentary) (English) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Being Bhaijaan explores Indian masculinity by mapping the emotional, spiritual and philosophi- cal contribution Salman Khan makes in the lives of three men in small-town India, who find themselves increasingly disassociated with a changing country, its competitiveness, and its new women. The Phenomenom of the Superstars 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm A discussion on the pull and power of super- stars on the Bollywood worshipping public, moderated by Aseem Chhabra. 11TH FEB SUNDAY OSCARS BACK TO BACK Oscar Short films by Shamiana Introduced by Cyrus Dastur 11:00 am – 12:00 pm A collection of Oscar nominated short films. Presented by Shamiana. &Privé Ciné Circle presents Her (Feature) (English) Moonlight (Feature) (English) 1:30 pm onwards Oscar 2014 winner – Best Original Screenplay Oscar 2017 winner – Best Picture Followed by a panel discussion. VENUE: BNHS 3RD FEB SATURDAY KIDS BACK TO BACK Dhanak (Feature) (Hindi) 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Awarded Best Feature Film in Berlin International Film, this movie revolves around a 10 year old girl who believes that actor and goodwill ambas- sador Shahrukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar. Followed by an interac- tion with the cast of Dhanak. Short film hour – 1 (5yrs to 11 yrs) 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Short films for kids between 5 yrs to 11 yrs. CINEMA HARA PHERI
17. Killa (Feature) (Marathi) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Awarderd Best Youth Feature Film in Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Best Feature Film in Marathi in National FIlm Awards, India. Killa is a story about a 11-year-old Indian boy who has just lost his father is forced to adapt to a new school in a small village. 4TH FEB SUNDAY SANTOSH SIVAN FOR KIDS BACK TO BACK Boy And The World (Animated) (Portuguese) 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Winning more than 30 awards, this movie shows a little boy who goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father. Short film hour – 2 (12yrs to17 yrs) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Short films for kids between 12 yrs to 17 yrs. Halo (Feature) (Hindi) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The story revolves around a seven-year-old girl, Sasha, who looses her puppy. It is about her search and the variety of people she meets. Malli (Feature) (Tamil) 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm A 1998 film which won Best Feature Film and Video in Chicago International Children’s FIlm Festival is about a tribal girl who searches for a magical blue stone that will cure her best friend’s muteness. 5TH FEB MONDAY LOVE BACK TO BACK Labour of Love (Silent) 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Also known as “Asha Jaoar Maje”, the Labour of Love is set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, and is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession. White Bee (Feature) (English) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The story of a couple who are estranged for a year and they meet to talk about their divorce and find it difficult to do so. The Bengali Detective (Short) (Bengali) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Chubby, dance-obsessed private-detective Rajesh Ji and his motley band of helpers tackle poisonings, adultery and the occasional murder on the frenzied streets of Kolkata.
18. 6TH FEB TUESDAY THE CINE-MAN BACK TO BACK Creative Artist of India – Satyajit Ray (Documentary) (English) 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm An early documentary on Satyajit Ray containing clips from several of his films.Here the world- renowned Indian film-maker narrates the process of his filmmaking. Prithviraj (Documentary) 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm In the modern world, with work pressures and financial woes mounting, isolation and stress becoming an integral part of life, most people believe that father and son bonding is becoming a thing of the past. Celluloid Man (Documentary) (Hindi/English) 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm This is the story of Mr P.K.Nair, a man who talks, eats, dreams and sleeps cinema. Lovingly known as Henri Langlois of India, Nair Sahab is the man behind archiving of many films in India. Presentation and Discussion on Film Preservation by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Shivendra Singh Dungarpur runs the Film Heritage Foundation. Join him as he talks about his passion. 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY DARK FILMS BACK TO BACK I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) (English) 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm A 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history. Kadvi Hawa (Feature) (Hindi) 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm The film is based on true stories from drought prone Bundelkhand region and the vanishing villages from coastal Odisha & Chambal region of Dholpur, Rajasthan CINEMA HARA PHERI
19. Qissa (Feature) (Punjabi) 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny. 8TH FEB THURSDAY MUMBAI BACK TO BACK Island City (Feature) (Hindi) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm An Indian drama comprising of three comic- dramatic stories set in Mumbai. Ruchika Oberoi won the FEDORA prize for the Best Young Direc- tor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. Tu Hi Mera Sunday (Feature) (Hindi) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm This movie is about the lack of space to play in a city too busy to stop being busy. It revolves around a group of friends who meet every Sunday to play football to get a break from their work but finds it difficult to find a place to play in Mumbai. The series of events follows where they struggle to find the place. Ribbon (Feature) (Hindi) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The story of Sahana and Karan, a married couple, and the challenges they face when they have to deal with unplanned parenthood. 9TH FEB FRIDAY SUPER – INDIES BACK TO BACK Shreelancer (Feature) (Hindi) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Shree, a Bangalore-based freelance copywriter who is in his mid-20’s struggles to cope with self doubts about his artistic abilities. Sulemani Keeda (Feature) (Hindi) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm A ‘bro’mantic comedy about two struggling writers who peddle their mediocre screenplay, Sulemani Keeda in Bollywood. Followed by audience interaction with actor Mayank Tewari. An Israeli Love Story (Feature) (Hebrew) 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm The story of eighteen year old Margalit who loves theatre and dreams of becoming an actress.
20. 10TH FEB SATURDAY FOR KIDS BACK TO BACK Gattu (Feature) (Hindi) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm An illiterate street urchin Gattu takes up the challenge of defeating the ‘king of kites’ called Kali. With neither money nor education on his side, he sets out to achieve his goal. Tennis Buddies (Feature) (Hindi) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm A small-town tennis prodigy turns the tables on her far more fancied opponents from Delhi to make her father proud. 11TH FEB SUNDAY FOR KIDS BACK TO BACK Gauru – Journey of Courage (Feature) (Hindi) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm The story of a shepherd’s grandson who attempts to fulfil his grandmother’s last wish: to visit the native village that she’s never been to, ever since she got marriage. Poorna (Feature) (Hindi) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The true story of an eighteen year old Adivasi from Telangana who becomes the youngest girl in history to climb Mount Everest. Followed by audience interaction with director Rahul Bose. CINEMA HARA PHERI Curators: Mayank Shekhar and Karan Agarwal Team: Mohteshim Qureshi, Mauli Singh, Ruchi Mane, Shruti Chandrawanshi Acknowledgements: 48hr Film Project, Shamiana Films, Children’s Film Society, India, Films Division India, NFDC, Consulate General Of Israel In Mumbai, The Consulate General of Argentina, British Council and all directors and producers. Note: All programs are subject to change.
21. 3RD FEB SATURDAY Dhol Tasha by Kaleshwarnath Dhole Phatak Cross Maidan 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm An energetic, rhythmic and musical performance with Maharashtra’s Dhol Tasha on the grounds and stage of Cross Maidan to set a spirited tone for the festival. Tarangam by S Vasantha’s Kalanjali School of Performing Arts Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 5:55 pm – 6:25 pm Two classical dance styles from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu respectively will delineate the traditional repertoire to live music – Bharatanatyam led by Nivedita and Manasi Damle, Kuchipudi by Sindhu Nair. Acroyoga by Yoga Art Acrobatic Yoga Cross Maidan 6:35 pm – 6:45 pm Acroyoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, the loving kindness of healing arts and will be displayed by Pradeep Mehta and Naushina Shaikh. Invocation and Inauguration Cross Maidan 6:50 pm – 7:10 pm Shloka/ prayer to invoke the blessings of the Lord for peace and enlightenment by Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali. Colours of Krishna by Vani Ganapathy Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 7:20 pm – 8:20 pm The performance symbolises Krishna’s qualities, his romance, valour, friendship, brotherhood, bravery, beauty and grandeur. Sammilit by Kadam and Raina Parekh Kathak Duet Cross Maidan 8:30 pm – 9:05 pm A duet between a man and a woman, absorbing each other’s energies. Heaven on Earth by Arya Sisters Ballet, Contemporary Cross Maidan 9:15 pm – 9:25 pm German artistes Dil and Delbar Arya’s performance of Ballet, Contemporary and elements of Flamenco depicts the struggle of two ensnared beings reaching for the heavens, to achieve a natural state of being boundless, free. Staging Frames by Dipali Vichare Kathak, Folk Cross Maidan 9:35 pm – 9:55 pm Various dance pieces based on music from Marathi films and Maharashtra such as Koli, Gondhal, Mujara, Lavani and Kathak jugalbandhi will be performed. DANCE PRAKRITI
22. 6TH FEB TUESDAY Rhythmus Happy Feet by Swara Patel Workshop Somaiya Centre 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm A workshop on improvisational movement, games based on rhythm and story telling through body language using space creatively. Kuma Kaaru – One Blood Indigenous Australian Dance Cross Maidan 5:00 pm – 5:10 pm This name, ‘One blood,’ was chosen by dedicated men who wanted to relearn more of their culture through song, dance, cultural practice revitalization and involvement with language revitalization MJ5 : Moonwalk Magicians of India Hip Hop Cross Maidan 5:20 pm – 5:25 pm The boy dance group are well known due to their unique dancing style known as Animation Style dancing inspired from the King of Pop: Michael Jackson!!! Ramesh Koli Kuchipudi Cross Maidan 5:35 pm – 5:50 pm Kuchipudi recital beginning with a Gajavandana and concluding with Tarangam. Poothanamoksham by Sunil Pallipuram Kathakali Cross Maidan 6:00 pm – 6:20 pm In this Kathakali solo performance, the artist portrays the demoness Poothana sent to kill the little Krishna. Seema Mehta and Chhandam Nritya Bharati Kathak Cross Maidan 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm A dynamic exploration of the meeting ground of human experience and its mythical expression with live music. Sandip Soparrkar Latin, Ballroom Cross Maidan 7:10 pm – 7:40 pm Latin and Ballroom dances like Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Paso Doble, Waltz, Tango, Salsa using a mix of authentic music and Bollywood songs. Guru G. V. Ramani Natya Kala Foundation Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 7:50 pm – 8:35 pm Creative director Gayatri Subramanian highlights important events in Sita’s life, presenting her in a different light – an empowered woman, Rama’s equal. Hridi-jaatah by Latasana Devi – Swapnokalpa Dasgupta Manipuri, Odissi Cross Maidan 8:45 pm – 9:20 pm A collaboration of Manipuri and Odissi dance, bound by a rhythm born out of the heart. Naga Dance by Myriad Arts Folk Dance Cross Maidan 9:30 pm – 9:50 pm A Naga community dance performed in a synchronized manner by men and women presented by Shreyas Desai and his group of artistes. DANCE PRAKRITI
23. 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY Dance With Avan by Avan Mehta Workshop Somaiya Centre 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm An introduction to Salsa. Come with a partner or come alone to learn the basics of this fun Latin partner dance form. Sumit’s Academy of Dance Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop Cross Maidan 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm A fusion of dance styles with dancers bringing in different dance styles together to create meaningful work Ananya Prakriti by Moli Siddhartha Raabindrik Nritya Cross Maidan 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Kalaangan’s piece depicting the various seasons of nature working in a ceaseless cycle based on a medley of songs from Rabindra Sangeet in Rabindra Nritya style. Richa Srivastava Kathak Cross Maidan 6:10 pm – 6:40 pm After invoking Lord Vishnu through Shantakaram shloka, the danseuse presents the Nritta by performing traditional Kathak repertoire in Taal Teentaal. IIT Bombay Folk Dance, Contemporary Cross Maidan 6:50 pm – 7:00 pm Folk Dances of Maharashtra, Assam, Rajasthan, Punjab. Seasons on Earth by Paris Laxmi Contemporary Cross Maidan 7:10 pm – 7:40 pm Summer, spring, autumn and winter are the four seasons repeating their cycle on Earth ; but there is a fifth season – the human destruction of Mother Earth! Benaras by Sharmistha Mukherjee Kathak Cross Maidan 7:50 pm – 8:50 pm A bouquet of six compositions, the production aims to capture varied nuances of Benaras. Brahmaputra: Naad to Nadi by Prateesha Suresh Sattriya Cross Maidan 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The story of the birth of Brahmaputra which is extensively depicted in the Kalika Puran written in Assam; the dance creates the many moods of the river. Btango Conscious Tango Cross Maidan 9:40 pm – 9:50 pm A breathtaking performance of Tango, by Loukas Balokas and Georgia Proiskou. 8TH FEB THURSDAY Bollywood Kathak by Lalita Soni Workshop Somaiya Centre 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Learn traditional Kathak moves on the latest bollywood songs blending tradition with modernity.
24. 9TH FEB FRIDAY Poorna Prajna High School Folk Dance Cross Maidan 4:50 pm – 5:00 pm Charkula dance from Utttar Pradesh and Bhagoria dance from Madhya Pradesh will give us a glimpse of Northern and Central India. HTKGAF Contest Winners Cross Maidan 5:10 pm – 5:20 pm Catch the winners of the All India HTKGAF Talent Hunt perform. Draupadi – The Heroic Princess by Urban Clicks Dance Drama Cross Maidan 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm This performance has the navarasas embedded in them along with 4 classical dance forms – Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Odissi. Twinkle Talwar’s Folk -a – Fitness Folk – Fitness Dance Cross Maidan 6:10 pm – 6:25 pm An intense and effective Fitness routine that’s a potent combination of cardio, HIIT and functional training – the Indian way – inspired by Indian folk, tribal and classical dances. Arupa Lahiry Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 6:35 pm – 6:55 pm A piece on Devi who is Prakriti, the epitome of nature all around us created on Meenakshi, penned by Adi Shankaracharya. Eish Rachna by Vishal Krishna Kathak Cross Maidan 7:05 pm – 7:35 pm Eish Rachna or Ishwar ki Rachna, the creation of God depicts the creation and beauty of living beings along with the elements of nature, performed to live music. Athirathi by Anveshana Society for Performing Arts Martial Contemporary Cross Maidan 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Directed by Sangeeta Sharma, the presentation is a story of individual conflicts based on Mahabharata’s Karan and Arjun and combines Mayurbhanj Chhau, Kalaripayattu, Indian Contemporaray dance. Enaakshi Kotwal Semi classical, Folk Dance Cross Maidan 8:40 pm – 8:55 pm A performance dedicated to the Bollywood actresses who were/are great dance artistes and have contributed with their skill and knowledge of art to Bollywood Films. Thanjavur NrityaShala Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 9:05 pm – 9:25 pm Bharatanatyam repertoire danced to live music under the direction of Pt. Venugopal Pillai. Nakul Ghanekar Latin, Folk Dance Cross Maidan 9:35 pm – 9:55 pm Dancer, choreographer and popular television actor Nakul Ghanekar will be showcasing an enchanting combination of Salsa, Bachata and Maharashtra’s Lavani dance. DANCE PRAKRITI
25. 10TH FEB SATURDAY Tango by Thrity Sethna and Manish Dharmani Workshop Somaiya Centre 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm A tango dance workshop. Little Angels’ School Skating, Dance Cross Maidan 4:50 pm – 5:00 pm Skating to foot tapping music will reflect expertise in balancing. HTKGAF Contest Winners Cross Maidan 5:10 pm – 5:20 pm Catch the winners of the All India HTKGAF Talent Hunt perform. Radha’s Odhni by Harsha Dehejia and Dance Narration by Prachi Jariwala Workshop Artisans’ 5:30 pm – 7.30 pm Radha’s Odhni – a story presentation through narration and dance. Insync Dance Club Contemporary, Free Style Cross Maidan 5:40 pm – 6:00 pm An energetic performance by the young and talented students to Bollywood music. Richa Gupta Kathak Cross Maidan 6:10 pm – 6:40 pm Traditional repertoire, Bhav, Ghazal and Tarana with graceful twirls, breathtaking footwork, tantalizing expressions of Kathak from Jaipur Gharana. Samagam by Mitali – Raul Dsouza Odissi, Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 6:50 pm – 7:20 pm Beginning with Ganesh Stuti, followed by the portrayal of the unity of Shiva and Parvati and aesthetics of the Lord of Dance, concluding with a Tillana. Kaushal’s Footprints Dance Studio Contemporary, Hip Hop Cross Maidan 7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Contemporary dance by a team led by Kaushal Dedhia and Kirti Sikka showing freedom of movement with styles like Locking, Popping, Robotics, Krumping, Old House and New House. Sudip Kumar Ghosh & Group Manipuri Cross Maidan 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Basanta Raas, Tanum and Dashavtar, will depict the beauty and grace of this classical dance style from Manipur. Jan Jaati by Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts Contemporary Cross Maidan 8:40 pm – 9:10 pm Led and choreographed by Sumeet Nagdev, the performance is based on the concept “Ancient Tribes vs Millenial Tribes in a time travel” Rituvaha by Richa Chinoy and Tattva Academy of Dance Kathak, Contemporary Cross Maidan 9:20 pm – 9:55 pm The unfolding of various seasons of the year – showing the beauty of each season will be depicted through different ‘Taals’.
26. 11TH FEB SUNDAY Thang-ta by Gandharbi Martial Arts Cross Maidan 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm Thang-ta-a martial art dance from Manipur with swords and shields, will be a rare treat. Half and Half by Jimit Thaker and troupe Contemporary Cross Maidan 5:30 pm – 5:50 pm Presenting a contemporary, soul searching and exploratory dance performance. Maya’s Dream by Sohinimoksha World Dance Kathak, Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu Cross Maidan 6:00 pm – 6:25 pm An intriguing concept where Maya walks into an abandoned temple and each sculpture she touches, comes alive and tells her a story. Basanta Raas by Aloka Kanungo Odissi, Manipuri Cross Maidan 6:35 pm – 7:05 pm Based on Vaishnavite philosophy the depiction of common elements of Odissi and Manipuri dance styles with Manipur’s Pung (drum). Pernia Qureshi Kuchipudi Cross Maidan 7:15 pm – 7:55 pm Danseuse, designer and actress known for playing a fiery courtesan in her film, Jaanisaar. Mélange by Sumit Chauhan Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop Cross Maidan 8:05 pm – 8:20 pm The performance will fuse different dance styles and also sway to Bollywood songs Dhol Cholam by Gandharbi Manipuri Cross Maidan 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm A performance of Dhol (drum) Cholam in the vibrant Manipuri style. Amritanubhava – Nectar of Life by Revathi Srinivasraghavan Bharatanatyam Cross Maidan 8:50 pm – 9:20 pm Depicting Purusha and Prakriti, the recital portrays the Lord of Dance through vivacious Tandava and Lasya. Maharashtra Darshan by Tejas Foundation Folk Dance Cross Maidan 9:30 pm – 9:55 pm Curated by Dr. Sanddhya Pureccha and coordinated by Bhavna Shah, dances from Maharashtra including Lezim, Vasudeva, Jogwa, Mangalagaur and Lavani DANCE PRAKRITI Curator : Dr. Anonna Guha Asst Curator : Falak Trivedi Team : Girish Dalvi, Sangita Sawant, Maitri Khedekar, Balkrishna Sawant, Sreekala Velambath, Priyadarshi Desai, Tanmay Kamble, Anjum Panna, Mrinalini Dey, Shrishti Dey, Deblina Dey, Harsha Andan, Geeta Chandrasekaran, Hetal Desai, Neeta Parekh, Neelima Sonkusale, Anirudh Gangawane, Bhavna Gandhi, Keya Dey, Shashank Dey, Harinakshi Chirath Acknowledgements : Dr. Tushar Guha – Nrityanjali, Dance Gurus, Dancers, Musicians, Troupe Managers Note: All programs are subject to change.
27. 3RD FEB SATURDAY Bertolli Chef Duo Hunt 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cross Maidan Watch three couples compete for the title of No.1 Chef Duo. Exploring Hidden India 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Mumbai’s favourite chef, Thomas Zacharias cooks with ‘local’ vegetables. North Eastern Highlights 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cross Maidan Chef Amninder Sandhu from Arth takes you through the highlights of India’s North Eastern region. 4TH FEB SUNDAY Food Photography 101 Workshop by Vinayak Grover 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Artisans’ Food photographers, bloggers and foodies take your skills to the next level! The Northern Invasion 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Taftoon takes you through recipes from the North West Frontier Region. Bajaj Electricals presents Cooking Up Visual Magic 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cross Maidan A beautiful chef and a talented artist cooking up a storm together! Join Maria Goretti & Brinda Miller. 5TH FEB MONDAY The Current And Future Waves Of Our Sea: Better Foods, Know Your Fish, Off The Hook, O Pedro 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm Artisans’ A panel discussion about the variety of seafood in the city, the influences and industrialisation; Shubham Karchaudhuri, Ketki Jog, Junaid Daruwala, Kumud Dadlani, and Chef Hussain Shahzad. Deconstructing Desserts! 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wisk The chefs at Wisk decode and break down everything that goes into a dessert. Mummy ka Magic with Amrita Raichand 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cross Maidan TV’s favourite Mummy, Amrita Raichand, waves her magic wand and takes you through some fun filled recipes for children. FOOD HARA BHARA
28. 6TH FEB TUESDAY Be Your Own Barista by Mithilesh Vazalwar 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Artists’ Centre Learn to brew coffee at home using three different techniques. Cocktail Masterclass 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Urban Foundry Join a Cocktail Making Masterclass with a Green Theme! Cheese Please 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wisk Cheesemaker Mansi Jasani showcases local cheese and how to pair them. Consciously Choosing 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Conscious Foods and Shonali Sabherwal explain cooking with healthy grains and millets. Unusual Pickles 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cross Maidan Explore a world of pickles with Tappa and Chef Gurdeep Singh Gehdu. 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY Cuisine culture from Land of Five Rivers 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Punjab Grill Punjab Grill and Chef Amitesh Singh Virdi introduce you to the different flavours of an undivided Punjab. Bajaj Electricals presents Back to Basics – Cooking with Ayurveda 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wisk Amrita Rana breaks the myths of Ayurvedic cooking. Bertolli presents Cook with Celebrity Chef Gautam Mehrishi 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Celebrity chef Gautam Mehrishi assisted by a sous chef takes visitors on a healthy culinary ride. Modern Maharashtrian Food 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cross Maidan Learn contemporary Modern Maharashtrian dishes with Saee Khandekar. 8TH FEB THURSDAY Cocktail Masterclass 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Woodside Inn Learn some stellar cocktail recipes for the best in the business: Woodside Inn Morphy Richards presents Pot Pie Surprise! 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wisk Subhasree Basu from The Hungry Cat Kitchen bakes the perfect pies. Saucing It Up! 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Learn how to make everyday food gourmet with The Saucery. Bajaj Electricals presents Trash Cooking 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cross Maidan Arina Suchde teaches you how to make use of all your kitchen waste.
29. 9TH FEB FRIDAY Mambo Italiano 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wisk The chefs at Wisk teach you some of their favourite Italian dishes. Morphy Richards presents Spicing Up Your Recipes 6:30 pm – 7.30 pm Cross Maidan Chef Irfan Pabaney uses simple recipes that are made with everyday spices. North Indian Trade Secrets 8:00 pm – 9.00 pm Cross Maidan Learn trade secrets from the Ustads of Copper Chimney. 10TH FEB SATURDAY Fantasie Chocolate Edible Art 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Museum Gardens Paint your own ‘Fantasie’ and eat it too with Zeba Kohli’s fantastic Fantasie chocolate paints. (Age 6+yrs) Flavours From The Coast 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Highlighting vegetarian delicacies from the coast by Sandeep Shreedharan. Bajaj Electricals presents Yours Feastfully by Varun Inamdar 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cross Maidan The ace chef Varun Inamdar takes you on a feastful journey with filling and relishing dishes. 11TH FEB SUNDAY Chemistry In The Kitchen by Rekha Divekar 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Artists’ Centre Uncomplicate eating using the latest nutrition science with traditional wisdom. Morphy Richards presents Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria’s Masterclass! 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cross Maidan Celebrity Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria shares her kitchen secrets and favourite recipes. FOOD HARA BHARA Curators: Roxanne Bamboat and Nicole Mody Team: Jamshed Bulsara, Darius Madon, Mehak Chauhan, Mehek Siddique, Joanna Dias Acknowledgements: All participating chefs and Wisk by Cakesmiths. Note: All programs are subject to change. All entry on first come first serve basis only.
30. 3RD FEB SATURDAY Tickets for the Naval Dockyard walk to be conducted on 4th Feb mandatory to be collected on 3rd Feb (one day prior) Heritage Helpdesk* 11:30 am – 12.00 noon Note: Only 1 pass per person. Participants to carry and submit a copy of any Goverment issued address proof. *Only for Indian Nationals” Embracing Modernity, Ballard Estate Walk The walk ends at Pundole’s, Hamilton House with a visit to the Sarmaya exhibition. 1:30 pm Start point: Port Trust War Memorial Time of Assembly: 1.15 pm At the turn of the century, vast quantities of excavated material was being put to use for land filling an area which was to be the business centre to the north of Fort Area.This walk takes you through the tree lined avenues of Ballard Estate, laid down to planning guidelines designed by George Wittet. Conducted by: Sanaeya Vandrewala, Kruti Garg & Sarmaya Team Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:00 – 2:15 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 4:30 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS/ Bus Depot outside CSMVS Time of Assembly: 4:00 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India,Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:30 – 2:45 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 5:45 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Time of Assembly: 5:15 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India,Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry HERITAGE WALKS BOMBAY GREEN
31. 4TH FEB SUNDAY “The Good Bay” Heritage Walk in the Naval Dockyard* Collection of pass mandatory from the Helpdesk* on 3rd February between 11:30 am – 12 noon (Restricted no.55) Note: Only 1 pass per person. Participants to carry and submit a copy of any Goverment issued address proof. *Only for Indian Nationals 11:00 a.m Start point: Lion’s Gate Time of Assembly: 10:45 am “No on the spot registrations” “Photography Strictly prohibited.” Established in 1735 by East India Company, Asia’s first dry dock was built and passed on to the Royal Navy in 1811. It became the Naval dockyard after India became a republic.Together with the mills, this affair has been responsible for shaping the city’s destiny. Conducted by: Kruti Garg Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:00 – 2:15 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 4:30 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Time of Assembly: 4:00 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:30 – 2:45 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 5:45 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS Museum/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Museum Time of Assembly: 5:15 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry 5TH FEB MONDAY Come Explore Mumbai – ‘My Mumbai Colouring Book’ 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Museum Gardens Explore your general knowledge with Mumbai trivia. Create your unique Mumbai monument. Ages: 5yrs to 12yrs
32. Bombay Green 4:30 pm Start point: Horniman Circle Pyau Time of Assembly: 4:15 pm Natural heritage, trees, water bodies play a role in determining the cultural heritage and this walk establishes the symbiotic relation between cultural and natural heritage. Explore some unique, rare and exotic trees and their interwoven histories with the city. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Dr. Rajdeo Singh, BNHS 6TH FEB TUESDAY Change Is The Only Constant Venue: Artisans’ The talk is followed by a walk along the Heritage Mile and a visit to Ministry of New showcasing how historic buildings and neighbourhoods in the city breathe with a new lease of life and attitude. Talk: 12:00 noon Walk: 1:30 pm With changing times, cities cannot be sustainable without inclusion and equity cannot be sustainable without livability and cannot be sustainable without economic development. This talk touches upon the perspectives of the environmental benefit/impact, civic conservation, urban development and heritage conservation being a sustainable model to influence the reshaping of the city’s landscape of iconic historic areas like Horniman Circle, Fort and Kala Ghoda. Conducted by: Natascha Chaddha, Kruti Garg 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY The Architectural Jewels and The Queen’s Necklace 4:30 pm Start point: Regal Circle Time of Assembly: 4:15 pm Walk around the green open space that links the 19th and 20th century and also celebrate the existence of what was once called the Esplanade. These open spaces didn’t just serve the purpose of an open ground in front of the fort but also created a much needed lung in the city apart from providing a fantastic setting for transition in urban composition of the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Sanaeya Vandrewala, Neha Parulekar HERITAGE WALKS BOMBAY GREEN
33. 8TH FEB THURSDAY Yeh Hai “Bombay” Meri Jaan 4:30 pm Start point: Capitol Cinema (opp CST station) Time of Assembly: 4:15 pm Experience the story of moving pictures of late 19th Century Bombay and the evolution of “picture palaces” as they were known depicting the dawn of cinema and cinematic architecture, complimenting itself to changing times. Conducted by: Kruti Garg 9TH FEB FRIDAY Colaba Green 4:30 pm Start point: Sassoon Docks Time of Assembly: 4:15 pm Explore the story of this mini island from being a fishing district to a cantonment to Cotton Green to a commercial centre and home to trees like African Baobab, Bauhinia, Dikamali and Lagerstroemia. This walk interfaces with the natural heritage interspersed with the cultural heritage. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Dr. Rajdeo Singh, BNHS 10TH FEB SATURDAY Jaslok Hospital – A Lifetime of Care Presents Walk For A Life – A Step Towards Cancer Prevention 9:30 am Start point: Rhythm house, Kala Ghoda Time of Assembly: 9:00 am Just as the legacy of tangible and intangible attributes of a group/institute or society are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations this walkathon celebrates this cause to sustain, to preserve, to reenergise, to ensure and to protect our health, our heritage. Mumbai in the Museum Heritage Walk for Kids Age: 8+ yrs Pick up point: ” Mumbai in the Museum” desk at the Museum lawns by 12:15 pm 11:00 am Start point : Kids to be dropped at Gate no. 4, CSMVS Time of Assembly: 10:30 am Co-authors of Totally Mumbai, Miel Sahgal and Pereena Lamba take you on a stroll down the corridors of history with wonderful stories and tales about the city of Mumbai, told through a collection of exhibits at the Museum on this specially curated walk for children. Conducted by: Pereena Lambah, Miel Sahgal, Kruti Garg
34. Fire Note: This walk does not allow permission to go inside the Temple 1:30 pm Start point: Metro Cinema Time of Assembly: 1:15 pm A classic culmination of culture, beliefs, elements of nature embodied and manifested in an architectural form through which our heritage stays alive. Come and learn about the oldest monotheist religion in the world and how religious paradigms lend to sustenance of cultural values. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Sanaeya Vandrewala Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:00 – 2:15 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 4:30 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS Museum/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Museum Time of Assembly: 4:00 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:30 – 2:45 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 5:45 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS Museum/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Museum Time of Assembly: 5:15 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry 11TH FEB SUNDAY Lodha presents Bombay Green Cycle Ride Bring your own cycle and assemble to ride along Rental Cycles also available at a nominal cost Colour Code – Wear Green, Think Green, Cycle for a Green city 7:00 am Start point: Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda Time of Assembly: 6:30 am Cycle Chalao,City Bachao – Grab your Green Humble cycle and join us with your kids, family & friends – Pedal for a cause – to know the heritage of your city, Pedal for a Green and Healthier Mumbai and ride along the old town and fort of Bombay witnessing the historic structures. In Association with – Smart Commute Foundation Conducted by: Kruti Garg, CYC Firoza HERITAGE WALKS BOMBAY GREEN
35. Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:00 – 2:15 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 4:30 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS Museum/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Museum Time of Assembly: 4:00 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry Heritage Bus Tour Collection of pass mandatory from the *Help Desk between 2:30 – 2:45 pm Note: Only 1 pass per person. (Restricted no. 65) 5:45 pm Start point: Gate No. 4 of CSMVS Museum/Bus Depot outside CSMVS Museum Time of Assembly: 5:15 pm with the pass Get on to an open bus for a breezy and concise tour of South Mumbai heritage and witness landmarks like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus, Asiatic Society and more. Conducted by: Kruti Garg, Parveen Mistry *Help Desk: In front of Ador House on Rampart Row (located in front of Atelier) Curator: Kruti Garg Team: Sanaeya Vandrewala, Anne Thomas Panicker, Monish Shah Volunteers: Prachi Samant, Luluah Sitabkhan Acknowledgements: MTDC, Sarmaya Exhibition, Indian Navy, BNHS, Ministry of New, CSMVS Note: All tokens/passes will be distributed on First Come First Serve Basis. No email registrations will be accepted. Right to admission strictly at the discretion of the festival team. All programs are subject to change.
36. 3RD FEB SATURDAY Inauguration DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Keki Daruwalla REMEMBRANCE: Writers we have lost during the last year . DSL Garden 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm Readings from the work of Eunice De Souza, Vijay Nambisan, Tom Alter, Kunvar Narayan, Naiyar Masud, Shirish Pai, Arun Sadhu, Shashi Kapoor by Sharon Irani, Mustansir Dalvi, Tripurari Kumar, Salil Tripathi, Menka Shivdasani. Building Culture Through Literary Journals DSL Garden 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Contemporary Publications that work across genres: Editors of Out of Print, Drunken Boat, Indian Quarterly and Pratilipi speak about culture building through the written word. Indira Chandrasekhar, Ravi Shankar, Madhu Jain, Giriraj Keradoo Seventy And To Hell With It DSL Garden 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm A feisty declaration. Shobha De in conversation with Salil Tripathi Literature, Writing And Hindi Cinema DSL Garden 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm The connection between literature and Hindi Cinema. Writers and popular scriptwriters discuss the deep and lasting relation between seminal works of literature and Hindi Cinema. Anuradha Singh, Varun Grover, Darab Farooqui, Akshay Manwani with Vinita Agrawal GUJARATI: 50 years of Gujarati Poetry DSL Garden 9:00 pm 10:00pm Stalwarts of Gujarati Literature discuss 50 years of Gujarati poetry in the wider context of trends and movements in Indian Literature. Sitanshu Yashaschandra, Udayan Thakker, Salil Tripathi and Prabodh Parikh LITERATURE WORDFIRE
37. 4TH FEB SUNDAY The Fictions Of Memory DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Two new books of fiction: After the Carnage and The Girl who Couldn’t Love. Tara Winch, Shinie Antony with Barnali Ray Shukla The Master On Masters DSL Garden 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Veteran musician and sarod maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan writes about the legends in Hindustani Music. A conversation with the Ustad. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan with Bhawana Somaaya. Some Things That Only Art Can Do DSL Garden 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Lively discussion around ‘Some things that only art can do: A Lexicon of Affective Knowledge’, a transdisciplinary anthology edited by Nancy Adajania (Raza Foundation, 2017) Ashok Vajpeyi, Nancy Adajania, Sudhir Patwardhan, Shilpa Gupta, Ranjit Hoskote, Archana Hande, Sampurna Chattarji New Books From Poetrywala DSL Garden 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm Poetrywala launches three long awaited collections of poetry: Frazil (1980-2017), Durable Transit and Jayanta Mahapatra: Collected Works Menka Shivdasani, Ravi Shankar, Jayanta Mahapatra, with Sampurna Chattarji Literature As Folk Tradition: Exploring the word that is lost DSL Garden 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm A dialogue between Maithili, Bhojpuri and the Marathi ovi and Laavani and also between the folk and the classical tradition to underline the thought that folk forms a continuum with classical music as well as with literature. Rameshwar Gop, Dwarika Yadav. Vibha Rani, Neela Bhagwat with Anjali Purohit. (Ackn: Indian Novels Collective & Anjani Kumar of IndianDesiFolk).
38. 5TH FEB MONDAY Of Creativity And Inspiration DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Anonna Guha speaks about her book, ‘21 Mantras of People Management : Lessons from Buddha, Vivekananda and Gandhi’. Anonna Guha with Smita Sahay Dialogue: Naishapur And Babylon DSL Garden 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Launching ‘Naishapur and Babylon (Poems 2005-2017)’, Keki Daruwalla’s new book of poetry. Keki Daruwalla in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam Jonahwhale: Listening To Histories Of The Seas DSL Garden 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Launching ‘Jonahwhale’, Ranjit Hoskote’s new book of poetry. Ranjit Hoskote in conversation with Mustansir Dalvi What Publishers Want DSL Garden 7:40 pm – 8:20 pm Yoda Press, Oxford University Press and Siyahi Literary Consultancy speak about what they look for in a manuscript and about the journey of the written word to a published book on the shelves. Arpita Das, Mita Kapur, Sugata Ghosh with Saumya Balsari Love, Rage And Frayed History DSL Garden 8:30 pm – 9:10 pm Two books of importance – Love and Rage: The Inner World of Children and A Frayed History: The Journey of Cotton in India. Nupur Dhingra Paiva, Meena Menon, Uzramma in conversation with Arpita Das LITERATURE WORDFIRE
39. Telling And Re-Telling: Indian Novels Collective: Readings DSL Garden 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm Reinforcing the deep bonds between Indian literature and cinema and the interpretation and re-interpretation of timeless classics, the Indian Novels Collective presents Neena Gupta reading from Mricchakatikam, Vivek Oberoi from Chimmeen and Richa Chadha from Saraswatichandra. Neena Gupta, Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadda 6TH FEB TUESDAY Keeping India Safe DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Author, security specialist and columnist,Vappala Balachandran speaks about his new book, ‘Keeping India Safe: The Dilemma of Internal Security.’ Vappala Balachandran with Kumar Ketkar Three Poets Read Their Poems: Scrolls, Fractals And Full Disclosure DSL Garden 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Sudeep Sen, Manohar Shetty, Anand Thakore with Smita Sahay The Granthali Movement: An Exemplary Experiment In Publishing And Distribution DSL Garden 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Imagining and bringing to fruition a new model of publishing, distribution and promoting the love for books and the reading habit, founders and mainstay of the Granthali Movement in Maharashtra speak about the experiment. Kumar Ketkar, Dhananjay Gangal with Avinash Sapre Poskem: Goans In The Shadows DSL Garden 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Wendell Rodricks in conversation with Sharon Irani The Young Turks Of Poetry: A Mini Mehfil DSL Garden 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm Arjun Rajendran, Sonnet Mondal, Nabina Das, Barnali Ray Shukla, Sharon Irani, Mrinalini Harchandrai
40. 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY The Hope Street Poets: An Evening Celebrating The Hope That Poetry Affords DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Adil Jussawalla, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ranjit Hoskote, Jane Bhandari, Vinita Agrawal, Menka Shivdasani, Mustansir Dalvi, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Sampurna Chattarji, Udayan Thakker, Barnali Ray Shukla, Smita Sahay, Jennifer Robertson, Bina Sarkar Ellias, Anju Makhija, Nabina Das, Dion D’Souza, Ashwani Kumar, Anjali Purohit 8TH FEB THURSDAY The Book Of Chocolate Saints: The Hall Of Literary Echoes DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:40 pm Jeet Thayil in conversation with Jennifer Robertson about his new book, ‘The Book of Chocolate Saints.’ Jeet Thayil with Jennifer Robertson Clean Bowled Over DSL Garden 5:45 pm – 6:25 pm Former Indian cricketer Farokh Engineer launches his new book in conversation with Ayaz Memon and Dilip Vengsarkar, former Indian captain. When The Moon Shines By Day DSL Garden 6:40 pm – 7:25 pm Launching Nayantara Sahgal’s new book ‘When the Moon Shines by Day’ Nayantara Sahgal in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote From Literature To Cinema: Natural Siblings DSL Garden 7:35 pm – 8:15 pm Looking at the translation from the written word to celluloid: a discussion on the relation between literary works and Hindi Cinema. Rakhshanda Jalil, Suresh Chabria, Arunava Sinha LITERATURE WORDFIRE
41. Listen To The Echo Of The Falling Leaf DSL Garden 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm Arundhathi Subramaniam and Priya Sarukkai Chabria speak of their poetics and their individual quest for the word that always eludes us. (Also announcing the winners of the ‘Picture a Poem’ Contest). Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Arundhathi Subramaniam with Anjali Purohit In Other Words: About Translation DSL Garden 9:20 pm – 10:00 pm Three translators share their concerns about translation and read from their work. Arunava Sinha, Mustansir Dalvi, Anju Makhija 9TH FEB THURSDAY An Uncivil Woman: Writings On Ismat Chughtai DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Rakhshanda Jalil speaks about her new book on ‘one of the most provocative and rebellious writers in Urdu’. Rakhshanda Jalil with Smita Sahay No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories DSL Garden 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Jayant Kaikini, one of the foremost writers of short fiction in Kannada, speaks about his new book ‘No Presents Please’. Jayant Kaikini in conversation with Indira Chandrasekhar When Words Hold Conversation With Pictures DSL Garden 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Two writers who work on literature as an interplay between words and images. Vidyun Sabhany, Bina Sarkar Ellias How Fictional Is Fiction: Polymorphism And Diwali In Muzaffarnagar DSL Garden 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm Authors Indira Chandrasekhar and Tanuj Solanki speak about their new books and about making fiction of the world. Indira Chandrasekhar, Tanuj Solanki in conversation with Lavanya Shanbhogue- Arvind Poetrification DSL Garden 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Your moment to get smashed by some poetry and music. It’s Rocking! Danish Husain, Jeet Thayil
42. LITERATURE WORDFIRE 10TH FEB FRIDAY Mumbai Noir DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Arti Surendranath explores Mumbai’s landscape of hard-boiled heroes and femme fatales with Noir Crime Fiction author/filmmaker Piyush Jha. Piyush Jha with Arti Surendranath Patrakarita Ani Sahitya DSL Garden 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Veteran journalists and writers in dialogue about the symbiotic relation between literature and journalism, fiction and reality. Pratap Asbe, Jayant Pawar and Samar Khadas. Jasoda DSL Garden 6:40 pm – 7:20 pm Launching Kiran Nagarkar’s much awaited book Jasoda. Kiran Nagarkar with Sampurna Chattarji Coupling And Decoupling DSL Garden 7:30 pm – 8:10 pm The travails of partner-hunting: How many cups of coffee does it take to find Mister Right? Do you know any good boys? The authors discuss their new books, ‘Do You Know any Good Boys?’ and ‘Fifty cups of Coffee’. Meeti Shroff, Khushnuma Daruwala with Rochelle D’Silva The Legacy of Royal Indian Navy in World War II DSL Garden 8:20 pm – 8:50 pm Based on the Book ‘Timeless Wake: A Legacy of Royal Indian Navy in World War II’, the talk will sketch the Indian role across the seas during World War II, as a timeless legacy. Cmde (Dr) Odakkal Johnson, Curator Maritime History Society. Love In The Times Of Banares: A Mini Mehfil Of Poetry DSL Garden 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Ashwani Kumar, Linda Ashok, Rochelle D’Silva, Bhisham Bherwani, Dion D’Souza
43. 11TH FEB SATURDAY Mythology And Screen Personae: Two Books DSL Garden 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Col K K Puri speaks about his book ‘My Father the Villain: the biography of Madan Puri’ and Vineet Bajpai about his book ‘Harappa’. Vineet Bajpai, K K Puri with Jane Bhandari Building Literary Communities Poetry Circle, Loquations, Caferati, RædLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts, Words Tell Stories and The Poetry Club DSL Garden 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm The founders and movers of literary initiatives speak about their motives and experiences in cuture building and forming literary communities. Peter Griffin, Linda Ashok, Sharon Irani, Rochelle D’Silva, Menka Shivdasani, Jane Bhandari, Vivek Sharma Of Walls And Prisons: Two Books Of Non Fiction DSL Garden 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm The thing about incarceration: ‘Behind Bars’ Militarism, politics and gender: ‘We are all Revolutionaries Here’. Sunetra Choudhury, Aneela Zeb Babar with Indira Jaising International Gallerie: Launch DSL Garden 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Unveiling the next issue of International Gallerie, the global arts and ideas journal. Indira Jaising, Bina Sarkar Ellias, Arshiya Lokhandwala, Gauhar Raza Hum Dekhenge: Multilingual Mushaira DSL Garden 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm Mangalesh Dabral, Gauhar Raza, Anamika, Kishore Kadam/ Pradnya Daya Pawar, Hemen Shah, Prathishtha Pandya, Anuradha Singh with Ashwani Kumar Note: All programs are subject to change. Curator : Anjali Purohit Team: Malavika Goyal, Neha Raghani, Anisha Goenka, Sana Shah Acknowledgements: Australian Counsulate, General Indian Novels Collective, IndianDesi Folk, Poetrywala, Kitab Khana, Ranjit Hoskote, Adil Jussawalla, Keki Daruwalla, Mustansir Dalvi, Pratap Asbe, Nancy Adajania, Udayan Thakker, Ashwani Kumar, Shinjini Kumar, Indira Jaising, Neela Bhagwat and all our friends in the writing community.
44. CHILDREN (LITERATURE) WORD WORMS 6TH FEB TUESDAY Fly Little Fish Kitab Khana 3:30 pm – 4:25 pm Author Lavanya Karthik will tell the tale of little fish who really wanted to fly. (4+ yrs) Ninja Nani Kitab Khana 4:25 pm – 5:20 pm There is a new super hero in town! Author Lavanya Karthik has the scoop. (8+ yrs) A Book for Puchku Kitab Khana 5:20 pm – 6:15 pm Puchku has run out of books to read and is inconsable. Author Deepanjana Pal has the perfect solution. (4+ yrs) Storytelling with Brigitte Schar Kitab Khana 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm An hour of stories with Swiss story-teller Brigitte Schar. (All Ages) 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY The Six Traits of Creative Writing by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm An Introduction to the basic traits of creative writing and the use of graphic organisers, helping build a discipline of writing craft. (10 to 15yrs) Kozhukatta Kitab Khana 3:30 pm – 4:25 pm Ponnu is very forgetful. This time he is determined not to forget about this dish he ate. Author Sumi Chandrasekharan will tell you abou it. (4+yrs) A Cloud of Trash Kitab Khana 4:25 pm – 5:20 pm Cheekoo has a cloud of trash over her head. Author Karanjeet Kaur will tell you what happened. (5+ yrs) Shrilok Homeless Kitab Khana 5:20 pm – 6:15 pm Do you know about Sherlock Holmes? Looks like he has competition. Come meet Shrilok Homeless and Rohan Doctor with Author Pika Nani. (8+ yrs) 19 Till I Die Kitab Khana 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Author Anjali Kirpalani will tell you about the adventures of Zaid, Rachna, Tia and Fiona in their 19th year of life. (15+yrs) LITERATURE (CHILDREN) WORD WORMS
45. 8TH FEB THURSDAY Salim Mamoo & Me Kitab Khana 3:30 pm – 4:25 pm Zai has a problem and not a small one either. In a family full of bird enthusiasts she dislikes bird- watching. Come find out what happens with author Zai Whitaker. (6+yrs) Lunch Friends Kitab Khana 4:25pm – 5:30 pm Mihir has lost all his lunch friends! Author Srividhya Venkat and Illustrator Shailja Chougule knows how to solve the problem. (5+ yrs) Lori’s Magical Mystery Kitab Khana 5:20 pm – 6:15 pm Author Karthik Shanker tells the tale of Lori, the loris and her adventures. (9+yrs) On the Wild Side Kitab Khana 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Author Katie Bagli will tell you about what happens On the Wild Side. (7+yrs) 9TH FEB FRIDAY Timmi and Rizu Kitab Khana 3:30 pm – 4:25 pm There is trouble brewing in Timmy’s new friend Rizu’s life. Come find out what happes next with author Shals Mahajan. (6+yrs) Amrita Sher-Gil, Behind the Canvas Kitab Khana 4:25 pm – 5:20 pm Author Anita Vachharajani will you tell you all about artist Amrita Sher-gil and her work. (12+yrs) Curious Tales from the Himalayas Kitab Khana 5:20 pm – 6:15 pm The mountains have stories to tell. Come listen with Author Shaguna Gahilote. (9+yrs) Panel Discussion on Parenting Kitab Khana 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm A panel discussion with Author Tanu Shree Singh, Actor Tara Sharma and founder of First Mom’s Club Ruchita Dar Shah on parenting. How to address diversity, sexual curiosity, body shaming, peer pressure and cultivate empathy. Moderated by Lubaina Bandukwala. 10TH FEB SATURDAY Kittu’s Very Mad Day Kitab Khana 10:30 am – 11:30 am Can a boy with one leg learn how to skate? Author Harshika Udaasi tells you all. (7+yrs)
46. Nandini Brings Back Love Kitab Khana 11:30 am – 12:30 am Secret Passages Production will enthrall you with the story called Nandini brings back love. (All Ages) Flipbook Animation by Sameer and Kaumudi Sahasrabuddhe Artisans’ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm A fun learning session of the evergreen art of flipbook illustration and animation. Shah Jahan and the Ruby Robbers Kitab Khana 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Shah Jahan, the Great Mughal Emperor, is hopping mad. Someone has replaced the precious Timur ruby on this throne with … a plum! Author Natasha Sharma tells you what happened next. (8+yrs) Kartik and Mixie Kitab Khana 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Young author Karnav Rastogi will tell you about Kartik and Mixie and how he managed to write a book at the young age of eight. (4+yrs) What Maya Saw Kitab Khana 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Author Shabnam Minwalla has a new story up her sleeve. Maya has seen something, come find out what. (13+yrs) Storytelling Workshop: Lore of the Land Kitab Khana 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Learn about storytelling traditions from all across the country with author Nalini Ramachandran. (9+yrs) The Best Baker in the World Kitab Khana 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Author Raja Sen and illustrator Vishal Bharadwaj weave a story based on The Godfather. (8+yrs) Reading Of The Book Safire: It’s Not A Fantasy by Stasha Mohla MC Ghia Hall 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Stasha Mohla is the 14 yr old author of this book. A dramatic reading of a chapter will be done by actors Jayati Bhatia and Smita Bansal Mohla, Stasha herself and students from Standard 9, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai. CHILDREN (LITERATURE) WORD WORMSLITERATURE (CHILDREN) WORD WORMS
47. 11TH FEB SUNDAY Thatha’s Day at School Kitab Khana 10:30 am – 11:30 am It is grandparents day at school. Oviyam does not want to take her Thatha to school. Author Richa Jha delights. (5+yrs) The Birdie Post Kitab Khana 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Author Bhavna Bhuta weaves a tale of birds trying to deliver a message. (4+yrs) The Paradise Flycatcher Kitab Khana 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Mitalee and her friends are determined to find her lost squirrel. Author Deepak Dalal has all the details of their adventure. (8+yrs) Moongaphali Kitab Khana 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Author Neha Singh will regale you with delightful tales from her book Moongphali. (7yrs+) Write Your Own Mystery with Parinita Shetty Kitab Khana 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm If you want to start a detective agency like ten- year-old Ashwin and his djinn partner Zubeida, you need to know the ins and outs of mysteries. Join author Parineeta Shetty in her mystery writing session! (8+yrs) WORKSHOPS 10TH FEB SATURDAY Ghost Story Writing with Aparna Raman Somaiya Bhavan 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Aparna Raman of Timbuktoo Publishing will conduct a Ghost story writing workshop set in Mumbai. The workshop will guide children into the art of creating spooky settings, using parts of Mumbai for their story. 11TH FEB SUNDAY Photography and Storytelling with Zahra Amiruddin Somaiya Bhavan 11:00 am – 1:00 pm When you read, you imagine, dancing images pop up in your mind like a reel. Photographer, Zahra Amiruddin will make visuals come alive, in a mobile photographry workshop where kids can transform poetry into photographs Please register for all literature kids events by emailing email@example.com with “Register” and the name of the session in the subject line. No Registration for other Children Workshops. Curators: Yashasvi Vachhani Team: Harsha Raisinghaney, Jyoti Adnani, Sana Shah Acknowledgements: Kitab Khana, Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning, Consulate General of Switzerland, Puffin India, Duckbill Books, Tota Books Note: All programs are subject to change.
48. CROSS MAIDAN 4TH FEB SUNDAY Mehli Mehta Music Foundation presents The Singing Tree 5:00 pm – 5.20 pm Middle and Senior choirs and the Senior string ensemble (7yrs to 16yrs) will perform a range of music from classical to contemporary incl. a Bollywood medley. Mallika Mehta 5:30 pm – 5:40 pm An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Boston. Enjoy her mellifluous voice as she sings in multiple languages. Jasleen Royal 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Jasleen Royal will present some of her hit songs including Din Shagna Da, Nachde Ne Saare and more. Louiz Banks Matrixx featuring Louiz Banks, Gino Banks, Sheldon D’silva, Kush Upadhyay and Vasundhara Vee 6:50 pm – 7:30 pm The Louiz Banks Electro Matrixx group will perform a blend of Contemporary Jazz incorporating elements of New Age, Rhythm n’ Blues, Soul, Latin and Rock. Indus Creed 7:50 pm – 8:30 pm The pioneers of original rock music in India, Indus Creed set a new benchmark with their self-titled album and are ready to rock the stage once again. ONEmpire 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm Starting afresh, the boys Zarir, Garth, Gavin, Atish and Loy are ready to look to the future with a renewed, sophisticated sound and experience for the audience! 5TH FEB MONDAY Abhanga Repost 5:30 pm – 5:50 pm Abhanga Repost is a journey of Marathi Literature connecting medieval poetry and modern music, performed in a contemporary folk fusion style. Beyond Imagination Tribute to Pyarelal 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Beyond Imagination has been performing on and with Pyarelalji’s music for many years. The performance is a tribute in the true sense to Pyarelalji’s musical journey. Shrinivas Joshi and Viraj Joshi 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm A joyous rendition of Indian Classical and Semi-classical music performed by father-son duo Shrinivas and Viraj Joshi. The legacy of Pt Bhimsen Joshi lives on through his son and fourteen year old grandson. MUSIC HORSE POWER MUSIC
49. Aarushi Majumder 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Winner of the All India HTKGAF talent hunt. Lodha presents Peace Worshippers by Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Elmira Darvarova 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm A collaboration of Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash with American violinist Elmira Darvarova, the first woman ever to serve as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York. Parthiv Gohil 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm Parthiv Gohil, a versatile singer, will present an interesting concept: raga based popular film songs. 8TH FEB THURSDAY Shastriya Kids ‘The Essence of Life’ 6:00 pm – 6:20 pm Kids (8yrs to 17 yrs) will perform Classical and Semi- classical music representing the five elements of life. Ravi Chary Crossing 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Featuring Ravi Chary (sitar) Gino Banks (drums) Ojas Adhiya (tabla) Sangeet Haldipur (keyboard) Shikharnaad Qureshi (Djembe) and Shovon Mukherjee (bass guitar). Bertolli Date with a Celebrity 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm One lucky winner takes the stage with the celebrity of his/her dreams. Babu Khan 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm A performance with a mix of Indian folk and Bollywood music. The performance presents a mesmerising jugalbandi between Indian instruments. Ustad Zakir Hussain accompanied by Sabir Khan 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm A not-to-be-missed solo tabla recital by the one and only Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain accompanied by Sabir Khan (sarangi). ASIATIC STEPS 10TH FEB SATURDAY Dhol For Soul 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm At the age of 10, Deepak Bhatt frequented Kala Ghoda selling torans. He was spotted playing dhol on a local train by a friend of Ustad Taufiq Qureshi. MUSIC HORSE POWER MUSIC
50. Indie Routes 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm A music endeavour by brothers Shreys and Abhas Joshi that celebrates the brilliance of Indian music with a contemporary touch. Shefali Alvares 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm This popular Bollywood and Jazz singer will regale the crowd with foot-tapping numbers and leave them craving for more. Bajaj Electricals presents Benny Dayal Concert 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm Singer, powerhouse performer, songwriter and music composer known for his popular hits Badtameez Dil and Lat Lag Gayee amongst others. 11TH FEB SUNDAY Shruti Pathak 6:00 pm – 6.45 pm Shruti Pathak attempts to revisit Ghazals with an experimental approach with her band ‘Guzzler’. Jaslok Hospital- A Lifetime of Care presents Akriti Kakar Music Concert 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm A Delhi girl with a heart full of gratitude for Mumbai for making her its own. Come groove to her popular hits. Zee presents KK Music Concert 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm KK – one of the top playback singers in Bollywood – comes to Kala Ghoda to regale audiences with a trip down memory lane. SOMAIYA CENTRE 9TH FEB FRIDAY Are You Ready To Take Them On by Sujata Singhi 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm An experimental sound workshop bringing drumming, music, singing bowls and guitar strumming along with meditation and trance dance. 10TH FEB SATURDAY Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Mumbai brings A Man Who Could Turn Into Gold Anything He Touched by Riccardo Battaglia 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The superlative genius of Gioachino Rossini: A narrative of the life, music and character of the Italian prodigy from early compositions to the greatest operas. Curators : Nayaab Udhas and Naveen Deshpande Team: Zarin Shaikh, Anu Anna George, Aftab Khan and Zoheb Vanjara Acknowledgements: All performing artists and their managers. Note: All programs are subject to change.
51. 3RD FEB SATURDAY – 9TH FEB FRIDAY Salaam Bombay Rampart Row 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm A street play to create awareness, done as a spoof on the film ‘Sholay’. Kachchighodi Daily Rampart Row 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Kachchighodi is a folk dance largely performed by the menfolk. It has its roots in the martial traditions of Rajasthan. 4TH FEB SUNDAY – 8TH FEB THURSDAY Bahurupia Rampart Row 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm The street performers – regale their audiences with different character get-ups each day. 4TH FEB SUNDAY Koli Parade Rampart Row 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Artists will wear beautiful traditional folk masks and move in a parade with music. 9TH FEB FRIDAY Jaslok Hospital Nukkad Natak Rampart Row 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm A powerful performance to raise awareness for the noble cause of organ donation. Dragon Parade Rampart Row 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Artists will wear beautiful traditional folk masks and move in a parade with music. 10TH FEB SATURDAY & 11TH FEB SUNDAY Lion Parade Rampart Row 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Artists will wear beautiful traditional folk masks and move in a parade with music. Jaslok Hospital Nukkad Natak Rampart Row 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm A powerful performance to raise awareness for the noble cause of organ donation. STREET HARIYALI AUR RAASTA Curator : Varsha Karale Team : Sushant Mhatre, Amit Gharat, Amrat Bhat, Sanjiv Baharupia, Rajan Vaidya Note: All programs are subject to change.
52. RAMPART ROW, PAVEMENT & PARKING LOT STALLS FOOD STALLS STUDIO POTTERS MARKET BEHIND MMB STALLS SPRINGTIME Beard Baba • Apaulogy • Vijay Laxmi Gems Art • Aeka- An Ode To Linen • 145 East • Kainaat • Village Leather Craft • The Design Forge • Taru Design Studio • Illume • Ink Trails Illustration • Radhika Agarwal Jewels • Kaayaa • Masala Works • Friends Rooi Mattress • Expressions Gluedup • Kaushlam • Kameez • Firroza Clothing • Umar Handicrafts • Deep Handicrafts • mukti • Bishnupur Resam Silpi T.S.S Pvt Ltd • Era By Rupali Madan • Orient Ceramics • Art Avenue • The Khadi Cult • Hippieshippie.com • Beard Baba • Sanyasiee • Indrayani Handlooms • Green Leaf Store • Aarohana Ecosocial Developments • Vraj Bhoomi• Unikraftz • Anwar Handicrafts • All Strings Attached • Green Sole • Alankaara • Zingrin Baskets • Aruna Mandan • Bhomra Design Co. • Hastha Merchandise • Beat Root • Art Apart • Paper Arts • Rajesh Sabi Grass Odisha • Last Forest Enterprises • The Marg Foundation • CSMVS • MCGM • BNHS • Mumbai Police • Bargain Book Hut – WILCO • Concern India Foundation NGO stalls Chetana Restaurant • Irish House • Mamagoto • Copper Chimney • Punjab Grill Anand Jayantilal Bariya/Shirodkar Suhag • Bhan Singh/Devendra Kumar Prajapati • Megha Rawat • Nalini Thyagarajan • Nilesh Bendkhale • Dhanashree Kedar Kelkar • Amol Chaphekar • Sandeep Manchekar • Silpi Panging • Shruti Pradeep Manwatkar • Sultan Khusroo Mohd Khan • Sonia Rasid • Suchika Rathod• Om Prakash Galav • Yamini Dahil • Rajiv Nafdey • Shilpi Tuli • Sejal Suketu Mody • Tejashree Sagvekar • Tejashri Patil Pradhant • Suresh Prajapati • Nazneen Kharawala • Kshitija Art • Sangeeta Maria Kalpia • Priyanka Balchandra Joshi • Lidwin Mascarenhas • Kunal Bhaurao • Mansie Shah • Vinay Patankar • Shrikant Pardeshi • Astha Malu • Uttara Heble Shah • Shraddha Joshi • Neha Abhishek Deshmukh • Manasvi Mhatre • Kiran Modak • Praveen Kaur Thakur• Pawan Baviskar • Shalan Dere • Shrikant Pardeshi • Astha Malu • Shraddha Joshi • Neha Abhishek Deshmukh • Praveen Kaur Thakur • Curator : Vidula Warawdekar Team : Mayank Valleshah, Bhavika Thakkar Note: All programs are subject to change. STALLS Springtime
53. 3RD FEB SATURDAY The Treasure Island Presented by Iris Creative Education Museum Gardens 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm An adventurous journey to create your own puppet and witness a puppet play (6yrs to 12yrs). Ramsajeevan Ki Premkatha (Hindi) Presented by Umed Productions MC Ghia Hall 4:30 pm – 5:10 pm Ramsajeevan comes to a metropolitan city only to realize that he doesn’t fit in the modern society. His struggle to make his place and find love turns into an obsession. The Ballad Of The Pied Piper (India) (English) Presented by Revolvere NGMA 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Written by Ramu Ramanathan, based on the poem, “The Ballad of The Pied Piper” this play is a hilarious journey of two fools and their donkey. Shots (Multilingual) Presented by Multiple Artists MC Ghia Hall 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm 2 short stories, ‘Shaam’, adaptation of ‘Dusk’ by Saki and ‘Phir Aana’, based on a story by Amit Purohit. Bas…Tum Aur Hum (Hindi) Presented by Ank Mumbai Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm A delightful and relatable comedy! The play explores what really makes for a successful marriage. Santu Rangili No Sikko A Monologue from Santurangili (Gujarati) Presented by World Human Development Center MC Ghia Hall 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Sujata Mehta performs a short monologue from the classic ‘Santurangili’ (based on ‘My Fair Lady’) followed by an interaction with her. Googli (Gujarati) Presented by Show People Horniman Circle Gardens 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm In this thriller Kruttika Desai plays a relentless mother with a mentally challenged daughter who are separated by a famous mathematician. The instinctive mother throws a ‘Googli’ to protect her child. THEATRE GREEN ROOM
54. I, Cloud (English/Hindi) Presented by Story Circus Si Bambai 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm Poignant, funny and poetic, the play is a heady combination of futuristic nightmares with dreamy nostalgia making us look at contemporary times with fresh eyes. Sasu Ni Sopari (Parsi Gujarati) Presented by Centre Stage NGMA 8:00 pm – 9:10 pm Farhad and Percis are in a happy but childless marriage. Frustrated by the constant interference by his mother in law, the play takes a comic turn when Farhad with the help of his friend decides to murder her. 4TH FEB SUNDAY Bodhi – An Awakening Drama Sense Museum Gardens 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reconnect your kids with Nature through our fun, engaging, interactive workshop. (3yrs to10yrs) Truth and Dare (Hindi/English) Presented by Bhopal Brothers Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 5:00 pm – 6:50 pm Friendship…Trust…Insecurity… Misunderstaings…Truth and Dare is a story of a group of friends where personal equations are at crossroads. Khaas Maukay Kay Liye (Hindi) Presented by Hunar Productions MC Ghia 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm The struggle of a middle class family and how a home maker comes out of that struggle through her progressive thought process. Chacha Chhakan Ne Jhagda Chukaaya (Hindustani) Presented by Naatakam Vaatakam MC Ghia 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Chacha Chhakan is a very interesting and funny character of Urdu Adab. Although he thinks he is good at everything, in reality he always makes blunders. Second Hand (Marathi) Presented by Iris Flicks NGMA 5:30 pm – 6:50 pm This black comedy is a poignant experiment on romantic relationships challenging the double standards of our society. Chakravyuh (Hindi) Presented by Coconut Theatre and The Films and Theatre Society Horniman Circle Gardens 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Chakravyuh marks the come-back of Nitesh Bharadwaj as Krishna after 25 years! A poetic rendition of a conversation between Yudhisthira and Bheeshma describing the bravado of great Abhimanyu. House Gull (Marathi) Presented by Natyashodh NGMA 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm House Gull is a satire in a traditional Marathi “Tamasha” play format. A black comedy with silly-witty puns and situational humour.
55. Kalyug Ki Poorv Sandhya (Hindi) Presented by Si Bambai Si Bambai 7:45 pm – 8:55 pm A poetic rendition by Vineet Agarwal that narrates events from the last day of the Mahabharata. The sequence of events has been described in a delightful rhythm from an impartial perspective. The Struggler (Hindi/English) Presneted by Soul Talk Production MC Ghia Hall 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Struggler is a kaleidoscopic view into the lives of seemingly ordinary people chasing extraordinary dreams. Mulaqaat (Hindi/English) Presented by A Fool On The Hill Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm 2 Short simple stories, with a typical ‘boy meets girl’ situation…with a twist! 5TH FEB MONDAY Meri Kahani (Hindi/Marathi) Presented by Population First and Educo Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 5:15 pm – 5:35 pm The outcome of a theatre workshop by Experimental Theatre Foundation for 7th and 8th grade students of Saibabapath Municipal School, the play focuses on gender inequality. Her Letters (Hindi) Presented by Qissa Kothi NGMA 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Letters borrowing from Rabindranath Tagore’s short story ‘Streer Patra’ the play is an attempt to rediscover Tagore and women within our historical context. Anokhelal (Hindustani) Presented by Nitara MC Ghia 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm The story is about an actor who is suppose to perform a death scene in front of the camera, but is unable to do so. The play takes an interesting turn when his wife helps him to deliver the scene. EkNatakKiHatya (Hindi) Presented by Dhakkan Theatre Babasaheb Dhanukar Hall 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm An untold and unheard love story of Eklavya and Bhramika. THEATRE GREEN ROOM
56. Gagan Damama Bajiyo (Hindi) Presented by Breathing Space – The Drama Company, Jaipur Horniman Circle Gardens 7:30 pm – 9:05 pm The play revolves around the numerous events during pre-independence freedom movement lead by great martyr Bhagat Singh. A unique play written by Piyush Mishra. Hope, Hamartia and Books (English) Presented by Metamorphosis Theatre Inc. NGMA 8:00 pm – 9:40 pm A 14 year journey and how it made and unmade two individuals through the labyrinth of life, metaphorically travelling through the works of authors like Marquez, Murakami and other writers. 6TH FEB TUESDAY Less Than Zero (English) Presented by The Artistes Studio NGMA 5:30 pm – 6:50 pm Dark comedy on the state of being. It’s about a man called Zero, who does not wish to carry on, but two angels come to show him the light. Alguj (Marathi) Presented by MPG Theatre MC Ghia 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm A complicated and addictive love story of a flutist and his muse. Oh My Dad (Hindi) Presented by Destiny Theatre Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 7:00 pm – 8:50 pm Hindi adaptation of the French comedy ‘The Miser’ written by Moliere. A story of a miser father and his family. Hey Ghyaa Ek Phool (Marathi) Presented by Natya Bharti, Indore Horniman Circle Gardens 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm A Marathi adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ that won several prestigious awards. Ramleela (Hindi) Presented by Deep Yash Si Bambai 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm A rendition of the Ramayana that begins from Laxman insulting Shurpanakha. Contemporary Storytelling (Hindi) Presented by Project Banjara MC Ghia Hall 8:45 pm – 9:15 pm A storytelling session of two short stories, ‘Peshawar Se Lahore’ by Manto and an excerpt from their own story ‘Lootera’. Nachari (Hindi/Maithili) Presented by Storia Senza Storia NGMA 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Nachari is a poetry and performance form famous in eastern regions of North India. In this poetry a devotee dances in front of lord Shiva describing his pain of existence.
57. 7TH FEB WEDNESDAY Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai:Rajinder Singh Bedi and Patras Bokhari (Hindustani) Presented by Jashn-e-Qalam NGMA 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Solo enactment of two classic short stories- ‘Chechak Ke Daag’ that revolves around the age old question, is beauty in the eyes of the beholder? While “Marhoom Ki Yaad Mein” brings up the question, why have enemies when you can have friends? Future Tense(d) (English/Hindi) Presented by Ethiros Theatre Group Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm In a fragmented world, where emotions are cracked and crooked, we witness how love, lust, jealousy, sloth, expectation, disappointment, anger and time, come to life in a complete outlandish courtroom environment. Short Stories of Shri Harishankar Parsai – Dramatic Reading (Hindi) Presented by Barefeet Theatre Group MC Ghia Hall 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dramatic reading of one of the wittiest sataire writers, Shri Harishankar Prasai. Under an Oak Tree (English) Presented by Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation, Hyderabad Horniman Circle Gardens 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Story of a boy’s joureny to manhood. Defined by a towering legacy, an unnamed protagonist looks back on the diversity of stories in his life. Performed by Padmashri Mohammad Ali Baig. Aavo Bhai Harkha Aapne Traney Sarkha (Gujaratri) Presented by Theatrix Entertainment Si Bambai 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm The Story revolves around 3 characters who are dumb, deaf and blind respectively and are trying to solve a murder case. A Broken Chair (Hindi) Presented by Preksha Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 8:00 pm – 9:40 pm Ismail Choonara’s play, originally written in English, is a gripping statement on the existentialist psyche of the common man who has lost his path in the maze of the current socio-political scenario. THEATRE GREEN ROOM
58. Hash Ernesto Tag Guevara (Hindi/English) Presented by Krishiv Creations, Pune NGMA 8:15 pm – 9:35 pm A thrilling drama unfolds when during a field research for her PhD., Rajashree finds herself face to face with Che Guevara! Upar Neeche Aur Darmiyan (Hindi/English) Presented by The Lost World Theatre Group MC Ghia Hall 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm It is a humourous play based on repartee of an aged nawab with his begum. 8TH FEB THURSDAY Hum Bihar Mein Chunav Lad Rahe Hain (Hindi) Presented by Manch Mumbai NGMA 5:00 pm – 6:10 pm A socio political satire (based on Harishankar Parsai’s work) on past, present and contemporary tactics of Indian politics. Dastangoi: “Dastan Amar Aiyaar aur Amir Hamza ke Bachpan Ki” (Hindustani) Presented by The Phoenix Players Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 5:30 pm – 5:55 pm A solo rendition of humourous childhood stories of Amir Hamza and Amar Aiyaar in the traditional Dastangoi style. Ek Machli aur Talaab – Dramatic Reading (Hindi) Presented by Anubhuti Presents MC Ghia Hall 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm Adaptation of Italo Calvino’s ‘All Theives’. The play is a satire on the society and economy which relies on stealing from one another. Vincent Van Gogh A Flashback (Hindi/Chattisgarhi/English) Presented by “Chhattisgadhiya Cloud” a Socio Cultural Organisation, Chattisgarh Horniman Circle Gardens 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm The play is based on the life of the renowned painter Vincent Van Gogh. How he served his craft even in adverse conditions. A play performed in ‘Pandvani Shaili’, a folk theatre style from Chattisgarh. Marching Dead (Hindi/English/Punjabi) Presented by Kahaani Productions Si Bambai 7:45 pm – 9:05 pm Based on ‘The Pathankot terror attack’, the play ‘Marching Dead’ questions terrorism and it’s effect on our nation. “I” (Hindi) Presented by Natvaakyam Rang Shala Babasaheb Dahanukar Hall 8:00 pm- 9:20 pm The play is about the ego clash and its resolution within a group of people living under the same roof. Toxic (English/Hindi) Presented by Platrix NGMA 8:00 pm – 9:10 pm A study of impermanence in relationships, how love dies and the desperate need for fresh beginnings in human beings. An insightful play directed by Divya Jagdale.