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The week ahead ( March 23 - 30)

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Music: Werther – Massenet

MET Opera Screening

Werther takes place around 1772 in Wetzlar, and unveils a touching drama of two young hearts that were not destined to find happiness.

Venue: NCPA, Mumbai

Time: March 25 and March 26: 6.30 pm

Tickets: Rs 750 for members and general public


Literature: Caferati@Prithvi

Venue: Prithvi Cafe: Juhu, Mumbai

Date: Mar 24, 2014

Time: 07:00 PM

You can recite, declaim, sing, dance, perform in any way you like 2 minutes of your own work. Sign up at the Prithvi Cafe, at least 30 minutes before start time, to be eligible


Nature: Birding at Karnala Bird Sanctuary–Base Forest Trail

An enjoyable walk through the moist deciduous base forest of the Sanctuary. With some of the trees flowering, it is a perfect time to see resident birds. Birds like Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Small Sunbird, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Black-rumped Flameback, Rufous Woodpecker, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, four species of drongos namely Black, White-bellied, Greater Racket-tailed, and Bronzed Drongo, Crested Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, and Gold-fronted Leafbird can be seen

When: March 23, Sunday

Where: Bus will leave from Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 6.30 a.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 6:50 a.m., and Vashi (Vashi Jn.) 7.10 a.m. Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at The group should be back at Dadar by 1.00 p.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap and adequate water.

Charges: Rs. 700/- for members and Rs. 750/- for others.


Cinema: Conversation: Parallels between French and Indian Cinema

Date/Time: March 28, 8:00 pm

Location: The Art Loft

Auteur theory is the idea that one individual is responsible for the entire creative vision and style of a film. This theory came to the forefront of film theory in the late 1950′s when François Truffaut and his colleagues at the Cahiers du Cinéma, starting writing about authorial intent in filmmaking. They attributed this leading role to the director of the film.

With this series, Jeffrey Goldberg will cut across time and space to look at directors and how their work shaped key elements of the filmmaking process.

French director: Olivier Marchal

Indian director: Ram Gopal Varma

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