Theater

    Exhibition

    December 22, 2018 To July 21, 2019

    The Met Fifth Avenue,1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

    Focusing on early painting styles that emerged in the regional courts of the Punjab hills of North India during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this exhibition will examine innovative ways of depicting the Hindu gods. By juxtaposing devotional images with emotionally charged narrative moments, the paintings provided fresh means for royal patrons to forge a personal connection to the divine through devotion (bhakti)…. Read more »

    Art, Exhibition

    March 20, 2019 To August 4, 2019

    Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

    One of the founding members of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group, M.F. Husain, created the mural-sized painting Lightning for then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party public rally in 1975 in Bombay (Mumbai), the same year that a state of emergency was imposed across India. The twelve massive panels of Lightning are littered with visual references to India and the 1970s,… Read more »

    Exhibition

    April 8, 2019 To November 3, 2019

    The Met Fifth Avenue,1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

    Calligraphy is a key achievement of Islamic civilization and arguably the most characteristic expression of the Islamic spirit. Throughout the Islamic world, calligraphy embellishes the surfaces of objects large and small—from architecture to items of daily use—in styles that range from the elegant, refined, and eminently readable to the decorative, abstract,… Read more »

    Exhibition

    May 2, 2019 To June 1, 2019

    Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 West, 27th Street, New York

    Sundaram Tagore New York presents sculpture, photography and video installations that explore issues of female identity in contemporary life by acclaimed Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begum Lipi.
    Although Lipi’s practice has always been rooted in themes of female marginality and the female body, the work in this show offers more of an autobiographical perspective,… Read more »

    Music

    May 17, 2019 To May 19, 2019

    9:00 am To 5:30 pm

    William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey

    Dhrupad Days Wayne offers music lovers the chance to learn the basics of Indian classical music from three of the best artists in the field. The Gundecha Brothers are regarded as some of India’s finest performers, with tours all over the globe, television appearances, and over 70 recordings. They are also passionate teachers,… Read more »

    Film

    May 17, 2019 To May 23, 2019

    Angelika Film Center, 18 W Houston St, New York

    ABOUT
    From director Ritesh Batra (LUNCHBOX), Sundance Film Festival Official Selection PHOTOGRAPH is being praised by critics as “a film that will warm your heart.” It centers on a struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, who convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect…. Read more »

    Music

    May 18, 2019 To May 19, 2019

    8:00 pm To 6:00 am

    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West, 64th Street, New York

    Duet of Sitar and Indian Cello by Pandit Shubhendra Rao,  Sitar, Vidushi Saskia Rao-De Haas – Cello Their son Ishaan Leonard Rao will open their concert on the Piano
    Pradeep Chatterjee – tabla
    Tarit Baran Mazumder – tabla
    Pandit Jasraj – vocal
    Samir Chatterjee – tabla
    Pandita Tripti Mukherjee – vocal support
    Tablaphilia –… Read more »

    Music

    May 19, 2019

    7:00 pm

    Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York

    Indian Raga Music thrives on improvisation. No two performances by the same musician produce the same result. For a musician with substance, therefore, the sky is the limit. His improvisations within the framework of a Raga or within the limitations of the instrument he plays become a novel experience for himself as well as his listeners…. Read more »