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Launchpad calendar: Aug 9 - Sept 6

What’s new and what’s happening this month.

Print Edition: August 23, 2009

What’s new and what’s happening this month.

August 8-16
Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai
Check out: http://www.fourseasons.com/mumbai

Lucknowi Food Festival
The ‘Cuisine of Kings’ to be presented at the hotel’s restaurant, San-Qi will transport you to the times of the Nawabs of Lucknow. The à la carte menu will include specialties like Kundan Kaliyan, Kakori Kabab and Gosht Awadhi Biryani.

August 9-10
Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Check out: http://www.carnaticindia.com

Two-day dance festival
The organisers bring together various forms of Indian classical dance and music, especially Odissi, Gotipua and Chhau.

August 15
Maldives
Check out: http://www.tajhotels.com

Taj Maldives

After a makeover, the erstwhile Taj Coral Reef, Maldives will reopen as Vivanta by Taj—Coral Reef Maldives. It will offer weekend packages at $995 to $1,890 (plus taxes) till October.

August 15-25
Where: Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
Check out: www.chitrakootartgallery.com

Arindam Chatterjee
Kolkata-based artist, Arindam Chatterjee, will be exhibiting his recent works during a solo-exhibition this month.

August 16
Where: G-202 City Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata,
Check out: www.starmark.in/events.asp

Last day of the Giant Starmark Book Exhibition
Album launches, celebrity meetings, panel discussions and even band performances, it’s a wonderful place to support if you’re in the city.

August 12-September 2
Where: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi.
Contact: 011-23413136

Expressions at Tihar
A collaborative effort of Ramchander Nath Foundation and Ojas Art, Expressions at Tihar celebrates the creative talents of Tihar jail inmates. The three-week event includes art exhibitions, musical sessions and street theatre.

August 18-23
Where: Kyra Power Dining & Theatre, 2001 Kattima Center, Bangalore
Check Out: www.kyra.in

The Skeleton Woman
This play about love, loneliness and what we endure to be happy, stars Kalki Koechlin and won the Metroplus Playwright Award 2009.

August 22
Where: Café Turtle, New Delhi,
Check out: http://windsfromtheeast.blogspot.com

Cine Darbar, Cinephile Meeting
If you like talking about movies with like-minded fans, head down to Café Turtle—a club of armchair critics and film nuts, who’ll be poring over the state of Indian cinema, Slumdog Millionaire and even how to produce a flick or two yourself.

August 23 and 30
Where: ESPN STAR Sports
Check out: http://www.formula1.com/races/calendar.html

Grand Prix
Catch the exhilarating action on the tracks of the Telefonica Grand Prix, Valencia, Spain and the Belgian Grand Prix this month.

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