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Vocal Recitals

Shantanu Bhattacharya, disciple of the late Pandit Prasun Banerjee and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, presented at the India Habitat Centre, a Hindustani classical vocal recital of some of the immortal bandishes of khayal and thumri composed by Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, the legendary musician of Bengal. Another vocal recital - Hindustani Light Classical - was featured this past week at the IIC.

This time Aditi Bhattacharyya from Kolkota, disciple of Pandit Manas Chakraborty, Pandit BireshRoy and Purnima Chowdhury presented the recital. He was accompanied by Sarit Das on the tabla and Zamir Ahmed on the harmonium.

Devotional Songs

The Habitat Centre also witnessed `Bangla Kirtaner Dhara', devotional songs by Geetasree Chabi Bandopadhyay and her senior disciples from Kolkata.

Dance Recitals

While Roja Kannan, senior artiste from Chennai and disciple of Adyar K. Lakshman and Kalanidhi Narayanan presented a Bharatanatyam recital at the IIC, Aditi Bhattasali, disciple of Guru Krishna Mohan Mishra presented a Kathak recital at the Habitat Centre.

Roja Kannan was accompanied by Guru Adyar K. Lakshman (nattuvangam), Radha Badri (vocal), Nellai D. Kannan (mridangam) and R. Kalairasan (violin).

Drishti

Pankaj Mohan Aggarwal's exhibition of paintings titled `Drishti' was on view at the Indraprastha Art Gallery, I.P. Extension till early this week.

In this exhibition Pankaj had tried to convey how the artist visualises the world around him and how different eyes view the same thing with different perspective.

He has tried to express through his visual language the agony and ecstasy, pleasures and paints as viewed by different people.

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