Go for talks on local history, watch a documentary and attend a celebration of Urdu culture all for free!


‘Ask the Sexpert’ at the NCPA

Watch this documentary by filmmaker Vaishali Sinha on Dr Mahinder Watsa, the 93-year-old sexologist famous for his drily witty, daily sex advice column in Mumbai Mirror.
When: Wednesday, June 6 at 6.30pm.
Where: Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

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Urdu Culture Now at India Culture Lab

This celebration of the Urdu language and culture includes a panel discussion on how the internet has helped revive interest in Urdu, art works by calligrapher Zeenat Kulavoor and illustrator Nasheet Shadani and performances by theatre actor Danish Husain (pictured above), who will stage an instalment of his Qissebaazi series of storytelling gigs and musician Winit Tikoo, who play a bunch of Urdu rock numbers.
When: Friday, June 8 at 5.30pm.
Where: India Culture Lab, Godrej One, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (East).

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Literature Live! at the NCPA

Listen to AS Dulat, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, and writer Aditya Sinha discuss The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace, the book they co-authored with former Pakistani general Asad Durrani. The writers will be in conversation with Sidharth Bhatia, co-founder of news site The Wire.
When: Thursday, June 7 at 6.30pm.
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘Tropical Deco from Miami to Mumbai’ at CSMVS

Fredo Rivera, assistant professor of art history at Grinnell College, will discuss the architecture style of art deco with Sidharth Bhatia, co-founder of The Wire. After Miami, Mumbai has perhaps the largest number of art deco buildings.
When: Friday, June 8 at 6pm.
Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, MG Road, Fort.

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Ashish Rajadhyaksha at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Film and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha will deliver a lecture titled ‘The Insurrection ’46 Project: Vivaan Sundaram, Radical Art and the Political-Author Subject’. The project refers to a 2017 installation by the artist Vivaan Sundaram and Rajadhyaksha at the Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya on the 1946 naval mutiny in Bombay, an almost forgotten revolt by sailors of the Royal Indian Navy over working conditions, which quickly became a nationalist conflict.
When: Saturday, June 9 at 6pm.
Where: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East).

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Mumbai Local with Indu Harikumar at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Illustrator Indu Harikumar will discuss the challenges of making art in the era of the internet at this instalment of Mumbai Local, arts organisation Junoon’s series of talks.
When: Sunday, June 10 at 5pm.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East).

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