See saw : Kaifi and His Words
Kaifi and His Words
Kaifi Azmi's poetry, his contribution to Indian cinema and his role in the Indian Progressive Writer's Movement made him a distinct personality in Urdu writing. On his tenth death anniversary, his words come alive as his actor-daughter Shabana Azmi with her lyricist husband, Javed Akhtar, will stage the acclaimed theatrical piece, Kaifi Aur Main, in the Capital. To be held on May 12 at Siri Fort Auditorium, the performance traces his professional journey and his unusual romance with Shaukat Azmi that culminated in a marriage for 55 years. His life, seen through Shaukat's eyes, is based on her memoirs titled Yaad Ki Rehguzar. The narrative has been written by Akhtar.
Dunkin' in Delhi
International doughtnut chain Dunkin' Donuts launched its India operations last week with the opening of its first outlet in M-Block market, GK-1. For savouries, there is a choice of sandwiches in a variety of breads: ciabatta, foccacia, buns and bagels. Fillings range from mushrooms and grilled veggies to jalapeno chicken and meatball marinara (echoes of Subway?). The star of the show — the doughnut — is available in all shapes, sizes and tastes: eggless, glazed, frosted, fruity, chocolatey, cake-ringed and centre-filled.
All Jazzed Up
The intuitive delicacy of jazz music, dominated by plaintive long notes, will come alive at Siri Fort Auditorium next Monday as Italian jazz group Paolo Fresu Quintet brings some of their award-winning compositions to the Capital. Organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations as a part of World Jazz Day celebrations and on the occasion of 10th anniversary of Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, the concert will feature Paolo Fresu on trumpet, Attilio Zanchi on double bass, Roberto Cipelli on piano and Tino Tracanna on saxophone.
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