FOR music lovers, December 13 represents the opportunity to experience the elevating magic of one the world's most renowned Choirs the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge in the beautiful settings of St Paul's Cathedral.
Current Director of Music Richard Marlowe has been leading this choir since 1982. The catalyst for the India tour is none other than Trinity Master, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and in Kolkata the programme will feature Bach and Handel and modern British composers like Britten.
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FRANCE is celebrating the year of Indian Letters and around 40 Indian writers who have been translated into French have been invited to interact with French writers and intellectuals. Indian invitees include Mahasweta Devi, Upamanyu Chatterjee and Sunil Gangopadhyaya. French photographer Olivier Gazal's "Portraits of Writers" will be on display at Oxford Bookstore. Mahasweta Devi and Gangopadhyaya will inaugurate the exhibition (co-organised by Alliance Francais, the French Consulate and Oxford) on December 11 and talk about their experiences in France.
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A SOCIETY'S icons and symbols are expressions of its collective consciousness.
Evolving over centuries, these are richly nuanced palimpsests of meaning: cultural constructs that beg to be unravelled yet defy comprehensive deconstruction.
"Brahma to Bapu: Icons and Symbols in India Art" an exhibition currently on at CIMA gallery attempts to capture the artistic rendition of icons across the ages.
And it's not just the traditional art classifications that find a place on the walls: there are powerful examples of tribal art, woodcuts and more.
Fascinating glimpses into how, over time, the artists have given individual _expression and interpretation to ideas and concepts that are part of the collective consciousness. On till December 28.
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