In Ganpati’s footsteps
When you go on a walk with Western Routes, there is more than simply an exchange of information. The Ganesh Festival Walk, for instance, will go into the bylanes of the old city, visit the Manache Ganpati pandals and include stopping by some famous outlets of traditional food such as ukdiche modak. On September 7, 7.45 am-9.30 am. Entry: Rs 600 for each adult and Rs 300 per child. Contact: 9405591758.
World of colour
Art exhibition ‘Brush Strokes 2’ will feature the works of 17 artists of different age groups and styles, ranging from paintings on Lord Krishna and the ghats of Varanasi to cultural paintings, that have been made using techniques such as knifework, texture work, sponge-roller work, and spray technique. The exhibition is being organised by Kalashri Arts, founded by artist Nilesh Pawar. At Darpan Art Gallery, Patrakar Nagar, near Senapati Bapat Road, from September 9 to 11.
The art of Prashant Hirlekar is marked by spontaneity, varied themes and a sense of playfulness. According to Saffronart, one of India’s leading auction houses, Hirlekar “…evokes a magical feeling of enchantment in the viewer”. A collection of his works, titled ‘Being Enlightened”, will be exhibited at Monalisa Kalagram till September 11, 10.20 am-7.30 pm. Contact: 08975223030
The write word
Book, Chai and More, an event to celebrate literature every second Sunday of the month, will discuss Footsteps by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Set at the beginning of the 20th century, it revolves around one of the few European-educated Javanese called Minke, who is starting a new life in a new town, Betawi. “But, Minke can no more escape his past than he can escape his situation as part of an oppressed people under a foreign power”. On September 11, 4 pm-5.30 pm. Entry: Free, at Raah and online
Love, actually
Tu Mhanshil Tasa revolves around two people who married two years ago and, thanks to their distinctive natures, the daily situations at home are beginning to become strange and annoying. The outside world also throws up its share of traumatic events. How the couple negotiates the pitfalls is the subject of the Marathi play, which stars Sankarsan Karhade and Bhakti Desai in the lead. At Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir on September 10, 9.30 pm and Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Natyagruha on September 11, 12.30 pm. Entry: Rs 300 onward.
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