By Neelam Heera
Watch: The big Bollywood release of the week is interestingly crafted thriller TE3N, which stars Amitabh Bachchan (above), Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan in the lead roles. The story revolves around a determined man seeking justice after his young granddaughter disappears and teaming up with a cop turned priest eight years later when another kidnapping occurs.
Date: There are two speed date events to look out for this week. A Hindu professional speed date event takes place at Davy’s Bar in London next Monday (13) and another for Hindus and Sikhs at The Vaults in Birmingham next Wednesday (15). There will be a series of speed dates lasting approximately three minutes each, and if there are matches afterwards, organisers will contact you with- in 48 hours. Spectator tickets are available and hosts are on hand to help. Log onto www.asiand8events.com to find out more.
Appreciate: There is a free art exhibition taking place at Nehru Centre in central London from next Monday (13) until next Friday (17). Acclaimed multi-talented Indian contemporary artist Sheshdhar Pandey will showcase unique sculptures at the eye-catching exhibition. Visit www.nehrucentre.org.uk for details about the free event.
Dance: A bharatanatyam recital by Sahana Balasubramanya (right) takes place at Bhavan Centre in London on Saturday (11). The talented artist will showcase the finer points of the classical Indian dance form with a series of eye-catching pieces. See www.bhavan. net to find out more about the gathering.
More dance: Another dance event to look out for is Chaturang, which is being staged at Pegasus Theatre in Ox- ford on Saturday (11). This production is an experiment with four pieces in kathak that adapts the dance form to not only explore varied narrative styles, but also emphasise its vast breadth and versatility. Go to www. pegasustheatre.org.uk for more information.
Enjoy: Renowned artist Sanchita Islam talks about art, motherhood and madness at an interactive event at the Rich Mix Arts Centre in London on Friday (10). She will show examples of her work, read from her book Schizophrenics Can Be Good Mothers Too and new poems related to mental health, as well as screen her 10-minute animation film. The event also includes an interesting Q&A. Log on to www.richmix.org.uk to find out more about the free event.
Buy: Pick up tickets for Ranjit Bawa’s Toofan Tour of the UK. The talented Punjabi singer will deliver concerts at Thistle Hotel, London Heathrow on Friday (10), CSN International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Birming- ham on Saturday (11), the Ramgarhia Hall in Leicester next Saturday (18) and The Royal Regency in London on June 24. Go to www. chillitickets.com for more information.