Dipanita Nath

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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

Age of Innocence
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Hindi poet Sudhanshu Firdaus on his first volume, to be published by Sahitya Akademi, and why writing nature poetry is a political act

Revival Strategies
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A think tank in Delhi brings traditional skills of India into a progressive and viable economic structure

‘I write because I am angry about my country’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Tamil poet Manushya Puthiran on eating meat with Mahatma Gandhi and demonetisation

Beyond Bhangra: Punjab in letter and spirit
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Using the Gurmukhi script as a launchpad, an exhibition in Delhi explores salient features of the Punjabi culture.

State of Suspense
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Is Sohaila Kapur’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, Appointment with Death, more than a gripping entertainer?

Poetry is the quieter, less-loved yet urgent voice of literature: Ashok Vajpeyi
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Poet Ashok Vajpeyi on Vak, India’s first biennale of poetry, which begins today

Course of Law
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The fate of the environment hangs in the balance as lawyers and artists argue a case before Justice Yatindra Singh in Zuleikha Chaudhari’s courtroom drama, Landscape as Evidence

In Memoriam: Kishori Amonkar
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Stalwarts of Indian classical music share their memories of Kishori Amonkar

‘Your problems are of your making, and can be unmade’
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Divya Arora, who is confined to a wheelchair, on playing romantic leads in theatre and her latest role as an upbeat and enigmatic psychiatrist in Dr Khanna.

“I’ve never been in a room with such a wildly talented cast,” says Nikhil Mehta
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Nikhil Mehta watched plays in Delhi and dreamed of Broadway. The theatre director is now a part of Broadway musical, Sunday In The Park With George.

A group show: The Legends of Khasak travels to Jaipur
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Deepan Sivaraman’s ambitious production, The Legends of Khasak travels to Jaipur this weekend. A look at the unusual actors who make up the cast of the play

Heart of Darkness
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Subhadeep Guha on soul-searching for Understanding Macbeth and why politics interests him

The Spirit is Alive
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The theatre of Manipuri legend Heisnam Kanhailal found its fullest expression through the performance of his wife Heisnam Sabitri, a towering personality by herself. With the passing of Kanhailal in October last year, the legacy now rests entirely on her. A look at her journey and at the future of their group, Kalakshetra Manipur.

The Other Voice
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The play Ganapati, directed by the late Veenapani Chawla, highlights the importance of dissent in Indian tradition.

Lost & Found: Two Heads & an Identity
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Yuki Ellias reworks the Ganpati myth in Elephant in the Room and wins the META for Best Actor (Female).