Champu Utsav — Second day of festival on Kishore Chandraananda Champu, a poetry genre written by Kavisurya Baldev Rath expressing the divine love of Radha and Krishna, organised by Odissi Akademi. Odissi by Madhavi Mudgal and group presentation by Niranjan Rout & Nupur. February 21 , Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 7 p.m.

Bharatanatyam recital — Thiruthi Asokan performs February 22, Delhi Tamil Sangam, Ramakrishnapuram, 7.30 p.m.


Dhrupad Festival — dedicated to the memory of Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dager. February 21-23 , Auditorium, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi, 6.30 p.m., except Sunday 10.30 a.m. onwards. For information: 99999 44051

Visual Arts

Masters Of Bengal & 19th Century Kalighat Paintings — presented by Bhavna Minocha and Ruchika Jain. Collection includes paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Debi Prosad Roy Choudhury, Gaganendranath Tagore, Ramkinkar Baij, Monindro Bhushan Gupta, Nikhil Biswas and others. February 22 , 1 Anandgram Farms (opposite Aya Nagar Metro station), Mehrauli, New Delhi, 12.30 to 7 p.m. (Contact 98182 82241 / 98114 67673)

Exhibition on Lord Hanuman — Charuvi Design Labs presents an exhibition on Lord Hanuman and showcase of 3D vision of Hanuman Chalisa. February 21 to 24 , Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Lawn 3, Entry from Gate No. 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, Janpath, New Delhi

“Holla Mohalla – an Enduring Celebration” — Bangalore-based Gallery Dravidam and Anandpur Sahib Foundation present works by Suresh Muthukulam and photographer Cop Shiva, depicting the Holla Mohalla festival where martial arts and horse riding skills are exhibited at one of the most popular fairs of Punjab. Part of a series of shows highlighting the holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. February 21 – 24 , Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

With the umbrella of the Delhi International Arts Festival enveloping the art activity across the NCR, it is hard to single out performances from the grand melee. However, a few programmes do stand out, among them the Dhrupad festival starting this Friday. A lot of interesting exhibitions on as well.