THEATRE SHOWS WITH RAJAT KAPOOR
Hamlet – The Crown Prince
Directed by Rajat Kapoor, the play where a bunch of clowns are putting up a show of Hamlet. They sometimes misinterpret the text, sometimes find new meanings in it, sometimes try and understand it, very often make a mess of it. They chose to use some phrases from the play and mixed it with gibberish. They even edited the text, threw out some important scenes and made a mess of the order of things as if the pages got mixed up. But through this all they were simply looking for the essence of Hamlet, and trying to find a context in our own times.
What’s Done Is Done
A theatrical performance where once again the clowns draw us to the world of Macky B and his Lady. The righteous Macky B is a good man, brave soldier, loyal friend and and he would have been the same perhaps, if he didn’t meet those three weird sisters that night! He would have been happier. Sometimes it is better to not know what is in store for us. Sometimes, all you need is a little push- to go to the other side.
Watch this play to have an amazing experience.
Tickets available for both the shows:
Hamlet – The Crown Prince : click here
What’s Done Is Done : click here
Dastan-e-Kabir was organised in Delhi in July 2016, at the Lotus Temple. The art of Dastangoi is a form of Urdu oral storytelling. Having lost traction in the early 20th century, it is being revived by a small band of performers led by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Mahmood Farooqui. Ankit Chadha was our dastango or storyteller for the evening, among the youngest and most talented proponents of the art.
Mumbai-based band Kabir Cafe also performed, and their unique sound is definitely one to keep an ear out for. On a quest to ensure Kabir’s work is accessible and comprehensible through contemporary music to the rest of the world, they perform his verses against tunes ranging from pop and rock to reggae and folk.
The event was a major success with overwhelmingly positive feedback, and demand for passes was so high that we are initiating it for the second time in Delhi, as well as in other branches around the country.
Not Just a Craft Beer Festival
Organised for the first time in 2016, Not Just a Craft Beer Festival was a day-long event focused on highlighting microbreweries around the city with a generous twist – proceeds went towards charity. Hosted at Aqaba, a restaurant in Mumbai with large open spaces, the festival had four of the city’s most popular breweries (Bira, The White Owl, Gateway Brewing Co and Brewbot) bring together their unique flavours in one spot. For those with different tastes, there was also a bar stocked with sangrias and refreshing cocktails – a great way to beat the summer heat!
Local musicians were roped in to perform through the day, providing a relaxed, fun vibe to the event. Adding to this were a number of drinking games for those inclined: think beer pong, giant jenga, and battleshots Food was organised with the help of Aqaba, who provided mouthwatering burgers, shawarmas, hot dogs, pizzas and more.
The festival was promoted in association with WowTables, and saw a fantastic response with guests keen on attending round 2 – something we plan to execute soon, on an even larger scale.
We have conducted a musical concert with southern singing legend K.S Chitra in Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam. Stalwarts like Abiram and S.P. Sailaja have also shared the stage at our event. The singers perform popular Telugu and Hindi songs at the show. The audience thoroughly enjoy the show and sing along their favourite numbers. Tie ups with radio channels and ticketing portals have led to packed audiences in each of our shows.
The Silent Auction
The Silent Auction was organized for the first time in 2015 in collaboration with Nirav Modi, one of India’s
foremost jewellery designers. The aim was to host a fun auction over wine and hors d’oeuvres at the launch of his latest collection, where guests could bid for luxury holiday packages, jewellery, bespoke culinary experiences and more. The auction was supported by brands such as The Leela, Taj Hotels, Ananda Spa, Yauatcha & Hakkasan, amongst others.
The auction was held in both New Delhi and Mumbai at Nirav Modi stores. Guests bid for a range of items that included luxury holiday packages both within India and abroad, jewellery by Nirav Modi, bespoke culinary experiences at the country’s foremost restaurants, couture by leading designers, and fine art. Sponsors for the event were Zenica and Zonin (Delhi) and IIFL Private Wealth and Aspri (Mumbai).
Proceeds from the auction were donated to grassroots programs working in the areas of health, education and community development.
The workshops are day-long events held in association with the Imperial Club by Taj and chefs from different Taj restaurants. The first one, in December 2015, had chefs from Wasabi by Morimoto host a class on sushi-making, salads, and the art of food carving. The session was hugely popular and completely sold out.