ONApril 29, Taj Bengal hosts the Women Achievers Show where women achievers of the city will strut the ramp in clothes designed by Shaina N.C. and their steps guided by ace choreographer Hemant Trivedi. The star-studded list includes Usha Uthup, Tanushree Shankar, June Mallya, Moon Moon Sen, Arti Oberoi (co-founder of Cal Calling) and the Governor's wife. The clothes too will be ones that women can actually wear in their daily lives and not merely fantastic creations that have little practical value. And it's all for a good cause too with the proceeds going to the Cancer Patients Association.
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WOMEN score another victory on May 2, when Shubha Mudgal performs at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sarada Ma. Given this Order's inflexible dictate against hosting women performers this is a sign of yet another male bastion being breached.
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WHEN children themselves express their feelings about child labour, the horror and tragedy implicit in this terrible practice suddenly comes into much sharper focus. On April 27, Kolkatans can experience a child's passionate appeal to the adult world to ensure that no child has its childhood taken away through an exhibition of paintings on child labour done by kids at Oxford Bookstore and Gallery. The event is a collaboration between Oxford for Kids and Sanlaap, a city-based NGO that has been working to rescue and rehabilitate child victims. The typical privileged child is thus made aware of his/her less fortunate peers.
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POSTER art so ubiquitious today had its beginnings in France in the early part of the 20th Century. To celebrate 50 years of this contemporary art tradition, Birla Academy of Fine Arts is hosting an exhibition of French posters from 1940 to 2000. Featuring some 100 original works by renowned French artists, this is a powerful, colourful record of the country's historical, sociological and graphic perspective. On till April 30, this exhibition is a must for modern/pop art afficiandos, and anyone working in the field of cultural studies.
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