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Memories of a Burrah Sahib
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The British left India in 1947, or did they? Writer Max Scratchmann gives an account of growing up in the Scottish jute industry along the Hooghly long after Independence in his solo play, The Last Burrah Sahibs

Woman Who Came in From the Wild
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

A high-society beauty from England, who led the Zeme Nagas of the Northeast during World War II, inspires a new play Ursula: Queen of the Jungle

Street Art on a Platter
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Chef Tommy Miah, a newly-minted MBE, on spicing up the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with street food from the Indian subcontinent

No Country for Bald Men
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

A play on the travails of a ganja in India will have its Delhi premiere this weekend

The Lightness of Being
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Bayan comprised casual vignettes from women’s lives

In Good Spirit
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

After his short story was adapted into the film, A Death in the Gunj, Mukul Sharma is planning to publish a compendium of his works.

One Dark Night
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Under the shadow of the right wing, an artist receives a surprise guest in Sudhanva Deshpande’s play, Bahut Raat Ho Chali Hai

Rage, in her name: Maya Krishna Rao, the face of protest theatre also wants to make audience laugh
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Actor Maya Krishna Rao’s work comes from the gut. That also brings her fiery protest theatre to the streets. But she also wants to keep our sense of humour alive.

Dance Like a Man
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Dilip Gupta dug into his memories of watching launda naach in Bihar to create the play, Netua, about gender, caste exploitation and a dying art

The Fine Art of Dying
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Theatre director Rajesh Bali revisits a popular thriller, Arsenic and Old Lace.

Break the Silence : Abhishek Majumdar’s new play plumbs the murky depths of cyber trafficking
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Bangalore-based theatre director Abhishek Majumdar says he was unaware of the magnitude of cyber trafficking until his group, Indian Ensemble, began working on this play. The director had shifted to Bangalore in 2004, around the time that Arundhati Nag’s Ranga Shankara opened. He had then enrolled at a theatre workshop by Mahesh Dattani.

Not So Serious
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Tom Alter performs Gandhi as “a man with an impish sense of humour” in the play, Mohan Se Mahatma.

A Fearful Symmetry
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

What happens when tigers are forced into human territory? Krishnendu Bose investigates in his National Award-winning film

Trip of a Lifetime
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Three boys run away with the ashes of their dead friend. The play Anand Express chronicles a journey that is fun and poignant.

The Pursuit of Stillness: How a bipolar disorder drives this theatre director’s work
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

Pune-based theatre director Mohit Takalkar, winner of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, on the illness that drives his work and gives his life direction.

Jatinga director talks about a play inspired by Kamathipura, which highlights human trafficking worldwide
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Suzanne Millar, the director of the play, says Jatinga is a woman-led project, one that has a woman writer, woman director, woman producers, a largely women's cast, and it tries to tell the often unheard stories of five young women. The play is a part of a larger initiative to provoke social change.

All Sorts of People: From William Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, Saksham Shukla’s versatile theatre performances
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Actor Saksham Shukla on bringing alive good, bad and ugly characters on stage by exploring versatile genres ranging from Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death to William Shakespeare's Hamlet, history and mythology at Delhi's Shri Ram Centre.

A Port in the Storm
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

An exhibition in Delhi frames faces from Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka to mark World Refugee Day

Flight Chart
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Playwright Purva Naresh on Jatinga, runaway girls, suicidal birds and a surreal train journey.

Drama in Real Life
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

For those familiar with Kalashetra Manipur, Theatre of the Earth comes as a tribute; for those who have not watched a Kanhailal-Sabitri play, it is a glimpse of two astute performers. The film provides the dots; the audience will need to join these with their own emotions and experiences.

Delhi’s fiery Asmita Theatre Group completes 25 years of performances and protests this summer
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Asmita is celebrating its 25th year with an annual theatre festival on till July 28, a range of workshops, and their latest play, Hindu Code Bill.

Midnight Bites at Moolchand
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

At Moolchand Parantha, night turns to day as visitors flock for their favourite goodies.

Course and Correction
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

In a month of exam results, a new play explores success and failure through the story of an IAS topper from Bihar.

The Master Cut
Wed, May 31, 2017

Veteran hairstylist Habib Ahmed reveals the long and short of it in a biography

Inner workings
Fri, May 26, 2017

Swati Mohan creates an immersive performance piece, Mindspace, about the body’s most complex system.

Legends of a Fall
Wed, May 24, 2017

Lipika Singh Darai’s National Award-winning film is about childhood adventures and the price of development.

‘There was etiquette even in rivalry’
Tue, May 23, 2017

Purva Naresh seeks to bring alive two musical traditions — nautanki theatre and baithak singing — through her new play, Bandish 20-20000Hz.

The Firefighter
Fri, May 19, 2017

South African performer, writer and social activist, Xabiso Vili is slamming out explosive poetry on his tour of India

Gods of All Things
Tue, May 16, 2017

Film and TV stars to play the dramatis personae in one of Delhi’s biggest Ramlilas

The Other Girl
Sat, May 13, 2017

A web series, Mothers and Daughters, investigates a confounding relationship.

Hot Holidays and High Drama
Fri, May 12, 2017

Summer holidays call for a change of scene, which is just what theatre workshops promise to city children and young adults.

One Size Fits All?
Thu, May 04, 2017

A circus freak show is at the centre of Futureproof, a play that questions perfection and beauty and explores ideas of normal and strange

Flights of Fantasy
Tue, May 02, 2017

Did you know that the world’s only living tower is hidden inside Delhi? For the first time, you may enter the building — during an immersive theatre experience by Crow, titled A Tall Tale

‘The play is a plea for understanding and friendship’
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

As his play, A Walk in the Woods, opens the first Delhi Theatre Festival, Naseeruddin Shah talks about India, Pakistan and peace.

Filmmaker Priya Sen’s exhibition reveals migration stories from Trinidad, Mauritius, western India
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The exhibition is on at the Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) in Gurgaon till April 28.

The Show Goes On
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The second Zohra Segal Festival of the Arts brings together the diva’s multiple interests, from theatre and dance to films