As the lockdown continues, a magical workshop, drama, and discussions can keep you entertained at home
Aaah, based in Pune: a literacy and culture center is organizing a magic workshop with the magician Akshaya. It is designed for children over the age of six and aims to improve their creativity, productivity, and social and communication skills. Children will learn five magic tricks that can be done at home and performed with little practice. June 5, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donor pass: Rs 300.
Professor Osmund Bopearachchi, Director Emeritus of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research, will give a lecture entitled “The Hindu Gods in Gandhāran Art: Brahmā, Indra, Śiva, Viṣṇu and Sūrya”, attempting to examine the symbolism underlying the presence. Hindu gods in Gandhāran art in the light of coins, paintings and sculptures. On Facebook Live. Charges: free.
The Avchetan Theater presents a dramatic reading of Girish Karnad’s classic play Tughlaq, about an idealistic 14th-century Delhi sultan, Muhammad bin Tughlaq, whose optimistic ideas always end in disaster with far-reaching consequences for the people. Look on Insider. Charges: Rs 149.
What would your life be like if you looked at it dispassionately through a window? The Kerala-based Rayaroth Theater House explores the theme through a play called Nights Through A Window. It includes a collage of experimental pieces revolving around scenes such as a mother trying to put her baby to sleep, a clown who doesn’t want her child to be in the box, and a woman struggling with her daily chores while the world sleeps. . Video on demand on Insider. Charges: Rs 100