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 – Vaanapugal Valluvar – by  Gangai Kalalaya – part 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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