Events this week: talks, discussions, plays . . .

MAY 18

Naada Inbam presents ‘ Mridangam – a historic perspective – its contribution to classical music – tani avartanam ( scope and development). Lec-dem by mridanga vidwan K S Kalidas, assisted by L Subramanian, Akshay Anand. Vocal by Archana, Aarathi. 6.15 p.m.

Tamil play – Soorasamharam – by Tamilarasan Theatres Balasundaram – part of the Mythological Drama Fest of Brahma Gana Sabha, At Narada Gana Sabha. 6.15 pm. Open to all.

Discussion – Whither CBI – featuring Dr R K Raghavan, former CBI director, Siddarth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu, N Vittal, former CVC and former IAS officer B S Raghavan. Hosted by Triplicane Cul. Academy and Kasturi Srinivasan Library. At Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz. 6 p.m. Contact – 28440607.

Lecture on ‘ Women Characters in Ramayana’ by Dr Sudha Seshayyan. At P. S. School Hall, Mylapore. 6 p.m. Hosted by Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya.

MAY 19

Tamil play РVaanapugal Valluvar Рby  Gangai Kalalaya Рpart of the Mythological Drama Fest of Brahma Gana Sabha, At Narada Gana Sabha. 6.15 pm. Open to all.

Ramana Kendra – Memorial Day of Prof. K Swaminathan. Dr S Ram Mohan presides. S. Sriram speaks. 5 p.m. Alarmelmangapuram. Ph; 24939132.

MAY 23

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan launches free Thevaram workshop, certificate course – 10 days – open to all. Register at 9443512936.

Bharatanatyam arangetram of M V Varsha, sishya of Dr Priya Jayaraman. BVB, Mylapore. 6.05 p.m.

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