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THE National Alliance of People's Movements under the banner of Desh Bachao, Desha Banao Andolan has once again "picked up the tangled threads of governmental false promises and excuses" as against the genuine suffering of the people who are displaced in the name of various types of development schemes. With Medha Patkar to cheer them on from April 21, a group of Adivasis, farmers, mill-workers, and slum dwellers affected by development projects in Maharashtra, have been staging a dharna in the Nehru Statue Garden at Nariman Point. The protest group has decided to stay there "until the government keeps its promises". Readers are invited to visit them and show your solidarity/clarify your doubts.
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FULBRIGHT Scholar and NCPA Visiting Playwright Howard Pflanzer's new play "The Terrorist" starring Darshan Jariwala, Tiki Akerkar, Radhika DaCunha and Denzil Smith, (showtime 6.30 p.m. May 8 and May 10, NCPA Little Theatre) will be the talking point for QTP's second Theatre Club confabulation on opening nite. Pflanzer's play raises the questions of who is a terrorist and who defines terrorism. The lighting design and music is by Dan Scholnick. These are not ticketed shows, so entry is free.
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NO License Yet is holding auditions on May 4, from 6-8 p.m. for its next theatrical production, "Helpdesk". Writer/Director Shivani Tibrewala and producer Aban Davar are looking for serious but free talent. Opening October 2003, "Helpdesk" is a satire on the socio-political scenario existing in India today. Characters are in the age range 10-60. Email Shivani at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 98201-27247 (after 10 p.m. only)
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HARPREET TWIGG, a professional glass artist is holding her First Solo Exhibition titled "Glass Symphony" at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli from April 29 to May 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The exhibition displays exquisite pieces made by fusing and blowing with top quality glass powders, precious metals, lustre and leafs from different countries.
Twigg studied at Anoka Ramsey Community College, the best college in Minnesota, which offered courses in the different techniques of glass artistry.
Although the school was 40 miles from home, it did not deter her from signing on for all the courses that it offered.
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