January 21 | IIT Hyderabad
The much-awaited Elan, the technical festival of IIT Hyderabad, is back with their eighth edition and this time the theme is ‘Medieval Rampage’. Amidst an entire spectrum of inter-college events, the highlights of this year are the performances by popular playback singer Benny Dayal and DJ Nikhil Chinappa. The festival which ends on Sunday will also host the auditions of Femina Miss India 2017. Entry: Free.
January 20 | Inox: GVK One
Directed by Indo-American director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor, M Night Shyamalan, Split is a horror-thriller starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula in the lead roles. The film revolves around Kevin (McAvoy), who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and has 24 different and powerful personalities.
January 23 | Diggi Palace, Jaipur
If the world of economics fascinates you, the upcoming Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is the place you would want to be. Bringing global voices and minds together in exciting discussions for its tenth year, the festival will cover a myriad of topics relating to business and economics across five days. Renowned economists such as Ha-Joon Chang, Sanjay Agarwal, Kunal Bahl, Frank Trentmann, David McWilliams, Dambisa Moyo and Sadaf Saaz are among the experts who will take centerstage at the lit fest this year. Seasonal passes at `1,200 per head.
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January 25 | Cocktails
The ‘It’s All About Her’ Ladies Night features DJ Piyush Bajaj this week. The DJ, producer and entrepreneur specialises in Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggaeton, Bollywood remixes, Club, UK Bhangra, Electro-house and Progressive Ibiza trance. The drinks for ladies are on the house and the lounge bar lines up an array of interesting Indian, Chinese and Continental snacks and kebabs for the night. The place hosted DJ Spinnin Vibez and DJ Ron-k earlier this month.
Timing: 8 pm to 11 pm
January 20 | Mumbai
The Arabian Sea will be the stunning backdrop for the opening show of the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017. Designer Monisha Jaising will showcase her new couture collection atop the international luxury cruise ship, Costa neoClassica, sailing from Mumbai to Maldives. Completing 27 years in the Indian fashion industry, Jaising’s luxurious collection comprises silhouettes, fully embellished party dresses and cocktail saris.
January 22 | Hitex Exhibition Center
The first edition of Sunday Soul Sante will feature over 150 stalls comprising art, craft and design from across the country. Expect eclectic finds like the Sleep Therapy Mist by Gomalon and Handloom Ikats from The French Knot Studio, known for its sustainable Indian textiles, among others. The evening will also feature bands such as Threeory, Neil Braganza and Arunaja.
Gates open at 10 am. Entry: `200
January 24 | Taj Krishna
Al Fresco is back with a new set of sizzlers to get you through the winter evenings. Enjoy the aroma of the delicate exotic vegetable crepes, robust smoked and sweet barbequed buffalo tenderloin and end the meal with a classic mud pie.
January 26 | Ailamma Art Gallery
Over 30 artists from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will display their artworks at the ongoing art expo ‘Way To Go’ curated by Koeli Mukherjee Ghouse. The works are based on themes: deconstruct, excavate and observe. The show ends on January 27. Entry free. Details: 27667543
January 22 | Hyderabadass Comedy Club
Mumbai-based stand up comic Nishant Tanwar, known for his digs at Indian stereotypes, will be in the city for a performance this Sunday. He will be speaking about being a vegetarian among other themes. He is popular for lacing his humour with a social message. The evening commences at 7 pm. Entry: `999 for three. Details: in.bookmyshow.com