Charcoal tales

Sep 21, 2014, 04:32 IST | The Sundaymidday team

The busy streets of Mumbai, Mother Teresa and Ganesha idols find their way in artist Ajay De’s latest exhibition titled Charcoal Works

11 am-7 pm: The busy streets of Mumbai, Mother Teresa and Ganesha idols find their way in artist Ajay De’s latest exhibition titled Charcoal Works. The sheer magic of charcoal and his control over his unusual technique, involving the delicate use of the thumb and fingers, lends a stunning effect to the paintings. De’s choice of subjects is as varied as his imaginative landscape — streets of Kolkata, old mansions, Mother Teresa, Lord Buddha, figurative works, hand-pulled rickshaws, immersions in the Ganges, Mumbai landmarks, faces, reflections, the monsoons and more.

Charcoal Works
A painting that is on display at Ajay De’s latest exhibition, Charcoal Works

Where: India Fine Art, Film Centre Building, third floor, 68 Tardeo Road
Call: 23520438

Sew for someone special
11 am-8 pm: daughter’s Day will be celebrated on September 28. Why not gift your daughter a handmade present? Learn to make creative and colourful products, such as tops, handbags, duffle bags, leather gloves, shoe bags, hair bands and more, at the Hab by Usha.

Sewing experts will help you with the right techniques and colour combinations.

Hairband The Hab

The sewing experiential store also offers sewing accessories like sequins, beads, threads, buttons, laces, borders, sewing tools, books, patterns and DIY kits.
Where: The Hab by USHA, G-1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Road no 7, Khar-Bandra Linking Road, Khar West
Call: 61274444

From Italy, with love
4-6 pm:  Italian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the city. If you want to master skills to perfect the cuisine at home, this class is for you. Chef Vicky Ratnani will hold a special cooking demonstration of dulcet and flavourful Italian dishes. There will be mouthwatering pastas, pestos and along with that, Ratnani will share tips and tricks for cooking this cuisine at
the workshop.

Chef Vicky Ratnani
Chef Vicky Ratnani

Where: Godrej Nature’s Basket, Hill Road, Shop No 2, lower ground floor, Century Bhavan, Dr Annie Besant Road, Prabhadevi   
Call: 24339347/48

Pep it up with paper
3-5 pm: The art of origami is therapeutic and hardly requires any equipment. All you need is some paper to create beautiful decorations using your fingers. The IIJ will conduct an origami workshop and teach participants the art of folding paper.


Where: Indian Institute of Jewellery, Modern Centre, Mahalaxmi
Call: 9833741418

Let the pizza mania take over
Till October 19: An array of hand-tossed, world-crafted international pizzas accompanied with beers from around the globe is what’s on the menu at the Pizza & Beer Carnival. While vegetarians can enjoy soya and garlic flavoured button mushrooms, bell peppers and shiitake over a fiery schezwan sauce in the Beijing Style Veg Pizza, for the meat lovers, the menu offers the Sauerbraten Pizza with traditional sauerkraut, shredded chicken with mozzarella cheese baked to a crisp golden crust, topped with German potato salad, Fish & Chips Pizza and Cheeseburger Pizza, among others. One can also pair the pizzas with beers

Fish & Chips Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen
Fish & Chips Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen

around the world.

Where: California Pizza Kitchen outlets in Lower Parel, Bandra and Malad;
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Tons of humour
10 pm: The Fisher Family is about to disintegrate in the television show Growing Up Fisher. Blind father and lawyer Mel, and mother, Joyce, are parting ways. Caught in the crossfire is 11-year-old Henry, his sister Katie, and their pet dog. Mel is a blind man with a dog, but he’s unlike other blind men. He brings down trees with a chainsaw and tries out sportscars. With Henry and Katie entering their life, there are comical situations and funny predicaments everywhere. Watch the Fisher family facing the everyday grind with conflicting emotions and endless humour, pouring in tons of laughter.

A still from Growing Up Fisher
A still from Growing Up Fisher

On: Comedy Central

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