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Events in Pune 26th September

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A walk in the woods

Two diplomats, in the middle of peace talks, take a private walk in the woods to try and achieve a breakthrough in the muddled negotiations between their countries. Will their attempt succeed where official channels have failed? What role do individuals play in the larger game that governments set in motion? What of the longing on both sides of the border to make contact with each other? Lee Blessing’s original play was based on a real-life event, when Paul Nitze of the US and Yuli Kvitsinky of the USSR left their official Geneva sessions to take an unofficial walk in the woods and achieved a breakthrough, which was soon rejected by their governments. The parallels between the original play and the situation in the sub-continent were compelling, and this adaptation is the result of that. The official relations between India and Pakistan continue to swing between hope and despair, while ordinary people in both countries find varied ways to stay in touch.
Language: English
Director: Ratna Pathak Shah
Writer: Lee Blessing
Duration: 2 hrs
Cast & Crew: Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur
Where: Susie Sorabji Auditorium, Opposite Central Bulding , Susie Sorabji Road Pune-1
Time: 7:15pm onward
Fees: Rs. 500, Rs. 1000

Colours of Life, Exhibition of Anu Kanda

An exhibition of paintings by Anu Kanda. Anu Kanda has a Masters Degree in Communication Studies from Pune University. She also had a stint with Educational Multi-Media Research Centre. An effective communicator in planning, people management and analytical skills, she feels a painting is a completely different way to communicate.
Till: 30th September, Monday
Where: Malaka Spice, Lane No. 5 Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 11am to 11:30pm
Contact: 9325749224

Confluence- Art Exhibition

Bliss Art Gallery presents Confluence  group exhibition of paintings by artist Pratik Tondon,Shilu Sinha and Inder Kumar Limbu.
Till: 5th October, Saturday
Where: Bliss Art Gallery, Viman Kunj Society Lane E , Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 9am to 6pm
Contact: 02026151718
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Piano Recital

Stephen Kovacevich’s Piano recital is taking place at Mazda Hall. Stephen Kovacevich was born in San Pedro, California, to a Croatian father and an American mother. He made his concert debut as a pianist at the age of 11 then, at the age of 18 he moved to London to study under Dame Myra Hess on a scholarship, and has been a London resident ever since, and is currently living in Hampstead.
Come catch him in an evening dedicated to Beethoven.
Where: Mazda Hall, Camp Cantonment, Pune
Time: 7pm onward


Kettakatha, a Marathi play directed by Suraj Parasnis and Shivraj Waichal, will be staged at Bharat Natya Sanshodhan Mandir.
Where: Bharat Natya Sanshodhan Mandal, 1302, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
Time: 9:30pm onward
Contact: 02024471614, 02024481614

Workshop on Quick Bites

The following recipes will be demonstrated –
• Veg. Burger
• Veg Frankie
• Swiss circle
• Corn Pizatta
• Coleslaw
• Tahini Dip
Where: Rajuls Cooking Classes, Sanghvi Bungalow , Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Time: 1pm to 4:15pm
Fees: Rs. 600
Contact: 9766622662

Workshop on writing and story development

A 2 day workshop on script writing. Screenwriting concepts, Adaptation from Art or life, Story development strategies.
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: 2, Swapna,Veerbadra nagar. Baner, Pune
Contact: 9765989002

After Life 2013

Simple Concepts presents After-Life 2013, A Music Festival for all those of you who cannot live without it!! Featuring Demonic Resurrection, underground authority (Of India’s Got Talent Fame), Bandish Nerverek, Solar Deity, Zygnema, Silver Tears and many more top bands. Also featuring a live performance by Sona Mohapatra of Talaash and Satyameva Jayate fame. With live DJs, drinks, good food and fun all the way! So come join them for the most musically awaited days of the year.
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: 133, Laxmi Lawns, Hadapsar, Magarpatta, Pune
Time: 2:30pm onward
Contact: 9822027281, 02065206943


The festival will be at 3 different venues
Day 1 – 28th September 6.00pm- 10pm at Balgandharva Rangmandir : the festival will be inaugurated at 6.00pm with ‘Arghyam’, a Bharatanatyam performance by French Ensemble. Armelle, Josiane, Jyotika, Pauline Jessminda (France), all disciples of Dr. Sucheta Chapekar. ‘Nritya Ganga’ will be performed by Asavari Devadiga (US).This will be followed by ‘Abhivyakti’, a Bharatanatyam performance by Shijith & Parwati Nambiar from Chennai.
Day 2 – 29th September 10am to 1.00pm at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan : the festival will commence at 10am, with ‘Samvaad’, a symposium by learned speakers, Padmini Ganesh, Armelle Choquard, Swati Sinha & Shijith Nambiar on traditional & contemporary issues related to classical dance. Convenor Dr. Sucheta Chapekar.
Day 2 – 29th September 10am to 1.00pm at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagriha : The evening session will commence at 8.30pm with ‘Taal-Vadya-Kacheri’, Swara-Laya instrumental by Satyajit Talwalkar & Group.
This will be followed by a Kathak performance in ‘Abhivyakti’, by Swati Sinha, and the finale of the festival will behold a mesmerizing performance by the backbone of Parikramaa, Dr. Sucheta Chapekar.
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Abandoned Pedigree Dog Adaptation Camp

Adult dogs available only. NO puppies!
Where: The Flour Works, Northern Avenue, Between icici bank and joggers park, Kalyani nagar, Pune
Time: 11am to 4pm
Contact: 9226108504