Indic Inspirations, a cultural start-up based in Pune, organized a Republic Day quiz based on the Indian Constitution and the national flag. It allows you to relive your school days and learn by testing your knowledge of the Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties and Civic Engagement, among others. Click on the website. Deadline: January 26. Winners will be declared on February 1 and will receive prizes from Indic Inspirations.
Monica Das’ The Other Woman presents 16 stories of love and deception. Short stories that revolve around “the enigmatic love, lust, fidelity and otherness of all women” are written by writers such as Manto, Mahasweta Devi, Makarand Paranjape and Amrita Pritam. of the Book Club, Pune, organized by Gyaan Adam Centre, January 23. Click on the Zoom link. ID: 851 8512 3311 Zoom access code: BookClub
The 15th edition of Vasantotsav, a music festival, brings together artists from several genres. The opening night, January 21, will feature a duet by Nayan Ghosh and Ishaan Ghosh on sitar and tabla, as well as performances by Subramaniam and the band. On January 22, the stage will feature Kadgaonkar as well as a talk show by film actor Nana Patekar. The last performance of the day will be light music titled “Rahul Deshpande Collective” featuring Deshpande, Deepti Mate, Sanjoy Das, Ojas Adhiya, Milind Kulkarni, Anay Gadgil, Abhijit Badhe and Manish Kulkarni. On January 23, a performance by Nilesh Parab and Krushna Musale on Dholki will be followed by ghazals and semi-classical music by Anup Jalota. The festival will culminate with Deshpande’s performance at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch from January 20-23. Admission: Rs 500 and more.
Sumit Dhuper leads a photo walk in Taljai Hills to give participants the opportunity to learn the fundamental concepts and principles of nature photography. The event, organized by SPW Expedition, includes topics such as using a camera in manual mode and better understanding camera settings. January 22, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Costs: free. Contact:
Wild Surmise, a poetry reading group led by Sameer Joshi, performs The Poems of Octavio Paz. The Poems of Octavio Paz is the first retrospective collection of Paz’s poetry to span his entire writing career, from his first published poem at the age of 17, to his magnificent last poem. This landmark edition contains many poems that have never been translated into English before. Octavio Paz’s poems also include translations by luminary poets Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Denise Levertov, Muriel Rukeyser and Charles Tomlinson. January 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Contact: 9763095043 for Zoom link.