Film from Croatia
The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in collaboration with The Habitat Film Club screened the film The Horseman at the Stein auditorium.
India International Centre hosted Jeevika, a two-day Livelihood documentary festival featuring award winning films of 2003 and 2004. The films featured included Aftershocks: A rough guide to democracy, ... 3... 2... 1... 0 Who can Change me?, Pedal Soldiers of India, Zarina, Tales of the Night Fairies, The City Beautiful and Turf Wars.
Another documentary film to be featured, this time at the Habitat Centre, was Ramnagar, a film by Manish Tiwari. The film is about the climactic days of the Ramlila performance in Benaras, and the interactive world of the audience - the former Maharaja of Benaras and the swarups of the children playing the gods, with the city of Benaras seen at the crossroads of history and culture.
Sanchaita Chaudhuri of the Kirana Gharana, trained under gurus Pt. A. Kanan and Malabika Kanan, Alok Chatdtopadhyay and Kasmal Banerjee, presented a Hindustani Classical vocal recital as part of the HCL Concert series.
Care for Environment
Besides observing World No Tobacco Day with winners of Inter-School Poster-cum-slogan competition being awarded prizes, the Habitat Centre also hosted discussions and painting exhibitions to commemorate the World Environment Day. An exhibition of paintings, `Vatsalaya: Awareness through Art, Thinking through the Heart', by Yavnika Khanna and Pulkit Khanna, portraying animals in their natural habitat was on view till this past Thursday. Besides, there was a discussion on "Media effects on children and their environment" with panellists drawn from medical practitioners, mental health professionals, parents, teachers, child rights activists and children. And on the occasion of the World Environment Day, Talent presented `Sawal', an interactive session that focussed on environment and sanitation issues.
Mitr and Ras, a leading theatre of Delhi, hosted a one-day theatre festival at the Sri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House. Three plays were mounted on the occasion - Anil Sharma's `Bade Bhai Saheb", a comedy play, and `Swangi' and Gajraj Nagar's `Hi Murari Bye Sudama', again a comedy play. The other play hosted this past week was at the Habitat Centre - `Dara Shikoh', produced by K.K. Kohli and directed by M.S. Sathyu.
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