Events To Attend This Week (16/01/15 – 22/01/15)

1. Art For Concern – Delhi

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Art for Concern is an exhibition featuring traditional and folk art, organised by Secure Giving in an attempt to showcase and preserve these indigenous art forms. The exhibition will showcase miniature art in various styles- Madhubani from Bihar, Matani Pachedi from Gujarat, Phad and Pichwai from Rajasthan, Gond from Madhya Pradesh, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, Bronzes from Kumbakonam and Kalighat paintings from Kolkata.

The proceeds from the exhibition will go towards Concern India Foundation, a registered, non-profit charitable trust working towards ‘Helping People Help Themselves’ by making the disadvantaged self-reliant and enabling them to lead a life of dignity. Know more.

When: Jan 15- Jan 16
Where : Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre(Connaught Place)

2. Mumbai Marathon – Mumbai

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The marathon is organized to raise funds for the project ‘Happy Feet Home’. It is India’s first Children’s Hospice for terminally ill children that provides psychosocial, spiritual and emotional care to the children and their families. Check out the events page for more details.

When: Jan 18
Where: Happy Feet Home, C/o Shivaji Sherkhane, 13/a/3, New Sion Co Op Society, Sindhi Colony, Sion (w), Mumbai

3. Swach Mela – Telangana

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Swach Mela is an event to showcase solutions on urban waste management, for residential communities and non-residential establishments, with focus on decentralised, low cost and community managed solutions. In addition, the event extends the platform to showcase initiatives on urban greencover, water conservation, water and air quality which have a synergy to the overall clean and green initiatives. More details here.

When: Jan 18
Where: Kamakoti Kalyana Nilayam, Kowtha Swarajya Vihar, 10, Padmaraonagar, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana.

4. Lekhana 2015: Narratives of Violence – Bengaluru

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Sangam House’s annual literary weekend, is being held from 16-18 January 2015 at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. This year’s edition of the festival is themed on Narratives of Violence and will feature readings, panel discussions, film screenings and conversations with Bangalore-based writers and artists. More details here.

When: January 16 – January 18
Where: Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), 197/36, 2nd Main Road, Sadashivanagar

5. Pichwai Paintings – Chennai

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Amethyst Cafe presents an exhibition of Pichwai paintings, commissioned and curated by Pooja Singhal. On display will be intricate works of art executed on cloth or paper illustrate stories from the life of Lord Krishna.

The exhibition aims to revive the Pichwai form, all the participating artists have only used traditional techniques and materials, creating compositions that have been long forgotten.

When: Jan 12 – Jan 23
Where: Entrance, Whites Road, Royapettah Chennai

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