Habitat World Online Culture Calendar

We begin our programmes for this week by remembering the ‘Sangeetacharya’ Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra, one of the greatest sarod players in history, and the inventor of the ‘mohan veena’. A two-day festival offers a Tribute to the Guru on his 105th birth anniversary (27th & 28th).

Two productions by Mahmood Farooqui are next in line. One, the greatest fantasy ever told, Tales from the Tilism-e-Hoshruba (30th), one of the foremost fantasy Urdu tales about kings, magicians and tricksters. And two, Dastan-e-Raag Darbari (31st), a Dastangoi adaptation of Shri Lal Shukla’s classic novel Rag Darbari, known for its savage portrayal of life in a village and its politics.

Come August, and our exciting new series, 75 years of Reel Magic - Looking Back With Nostalgia! is here to mesmerize our film lovers. A special package, celebrating landmark films from each decade, screened using original format 35 mm prints. From Raj Kapoor, to Satyajit Ray to Ramu Kariat and many more. Our inaugural screening is introduced by Prof. Ira Bhaskar, Professor Cinema Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. You do not want to miss this IHC Original!

For cinephiles preferring the online space, the European Union and Poland’s culture ministry, present a project featuring films by renowned directors including Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieslowski. Check it out in the link below.

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