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A robot is “a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically”.

Written by Vaibhav Vats | New Delhi |
July 24, 2009 12:57:27 am

ROBOT WORLD EXPO
A robot is “a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically”. The Robot and Automation World Expo,beginning today at Pragati Maidan,is aimed at being a shot in the arm for the robotics industry. Though primarily aimed at prospective buyers and suppliers,you could drop in and have a look.

REMEMBERING RAFI
His soulful melodies left an indelible mark and are still sung by people around the world. An event commemorating his death will be held at the Kamani Auditorium on Saturday. Old Rafi songs will be sung by both professionals and amateurs,and it promises to be an evening drowned in nostalgia. For more info,call 9891078779.

PIANO CONCERT
Today at 7.30 pm,Utsav Lal presents a unique piano concert of Indian classical ragas with percussionist Anuradha Pal at Habitat’s Stein Auditorium. It’s a fusion act that promises much.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Adapted from the story by F Scott Fitzgerald,The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the story of the eponymous character aging backwards,leading to bizarre circumstances. Starring Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt,the film that won three Oscars,will be screened at 6 pm at the American Center this Friday.

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NAPOLEON BY SHAW
On Sunday,the Embassy of Ireland and Shaw’s Corner perform George Bernard Shaw’s 1897 play The Man of Destiny. Set in 1796,during Napoleon Bonaparte’s military campaign in Italy,it pits the ambitious 27-year old general against a lady who’s bent on outwitting him of important papers. This promising play will be staged at 7pm at the India Habitat Centre.

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First published on: 24-07-2009 at 12:57:27 am

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