THINGS TO DO TODAY
Art and history buffs, this one is for you
How Can the Sacred be Sensuous? This is an engaging talk in which leading art historian Vidya Dehejia will discuss how, unlike in the art of Islam and Christianity, the body, love, and sensuality are celebrated in ancient Hindu art. Dehejia has written several books on the subject such as The Body Adorned: Sacred and Profane in Indian Art, and for this discussion, she will be in conversation with historian and writer William Dalrymple.
Tonight, at 8.30 pm. Watch on the official YouTube, Twitter and YouTube channels of Jaipur Lit Fest
For a fun, creative session, we suggest you sign up for this workshop by dialogues. space. Here, instead of using conventional paints, use wine to create your work of art. The class will be conducted by artist Madhuri Umashankar, who will provide a step-by-step guide. All you need is a cup of wine deduction (to make this, add the wine to a non-stick vessel and simmer on low heat for not more than 10 to 12 minutes), A4 sheet paper (the thicker the better), paintbrushes, water in a cup, tissue paper and a glass of wine (cause why not!).
Today, at 5 pm. The session will be held on Google Meet. Rs 499. Visit: www.insider.in
Organized by Comedy Ladder— is a series of shows where female comics take center stage. This show is strictly for women, no cis men allowed, even as audience members. This edition will feature established comics such as Kajol Srinivasan, Radhika Vaz, Pavitra Shetty, Sonali Thakker, and Jeeya Sethi.
Tonight, at 7 pm. The session will be held on Zoom. Rs 200. Visit: www.bookmyshow.com
THINGS TO DO ON SUNDAY
DIY skincare products
If you are looking for natural alternatives to skincare, we recommend you check out this workshop. Instead of buying products, which are often expensive, make your own skincare products at home, with tips from Laura Christie Khanna, the owner of The Odd Gumnut Permaculture Farm in Panchgani. Here, you will be taught how to make effective alternatives for shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, soap, laundry detergent, face wash, moisturizer, toothpaste, deodorant, and home disinfectant.
Sunday, from 3.30 pm to 5 pm. The session will be held on Zoom. Rs 499. Visit: www.insider.in
Bibliophiles, take note
Sip and Swap have something special in store for you this Sunday: a speed-dating shindig, but with books. Here’s how it works: All you have to do is select a book you love and bring it to the online get-together they have planned. Then, everybody will be divided into different online rooms, where you can pitch your favorite book to others, and they do the same as well. If you match with someone, then you can swap books; otherwise, you move to a different room in search of your next favorite novel. In our books, this is not a bad way for shy bookworms to socialize. Once the admin has the list of details of the books swapped, you can courier the book from your end. PS: Make sure to select books, which are not hugely popular, as they might already be read by others. Also, make sure the books are in good condition.
Sunday, at 2 pm. The session will be held on Zoom. Rs 200. Visit: www.insider.in
Explore heritage in the city
That too, from the comfort of your own home. At this talk, conducted by architect Rahul Chemburkar, immerse yourself in the water heritage in the city. The talk includes a virtual visit of various ‘pyaavs’ (drinking water fountains) dotted across Mumbai. Chemburkar will also discuss the purpose with which they were built and learn how they are being revived to serve their original purpose once again. He will also speak broadly on how to identify, repurpose, and revive heritage around us.
Sunday, 2 pm to 3.30 pm or 5 pm to 6.30 pm. Rs 700. Visit: www.swadesee.com
(with inputs from mumbaimirror)