Dipanita Nath

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Book Launch Clergy creating trouble to preserve their own jobs, says Mark Tully
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Sunit Tandon read a part of a story. The stories are based in an area rarely visited or understood by foreign correspondents, eastern UP.

Act Two
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Former model, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has returned to theatre for the first time since her teens with the play, Drama Queen

Beyond A Boundary
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Though Hindi films stereotyped him, it was his love for Urdu and theatre that defined actor Tom Alter, who passed away last week

The Theatre of War
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Quasar Thakore Padamsee takes up Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, and gives it a tagline — Everybody Loves a Good War

Theatre of the Gods
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

At the biggest Ramlila performances in the city, Bollywood stars and top professionals play out the dramatic moments of the Ramayana

The Hand That Rocks: Retelling of the Mahabharata by Karnataka’s tribal hunting community, the Sillakeyata
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Anurupa Roy’s rendition of the Mahabharata, an award-winning play that has tored the world involves puppets and the narrative of an old hunting community from Karnataka’s Hassan and Mandya regions.

A drizzle outside and ballet inside, Swan Lake brings capital to its toes
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Director Anatoliy Kazatskiy has maintained the classical nature of the performance, and the young troupe brought alive the spectrum of emotions that Tchaikovsky’s musical score is famous for — from melancholy to hope, terror to tenderness, despair to joy and the final fight of good and evil.

Such a Long Journey
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

A film attempts to capture the experiences in the life of journalist and diplomat, Kuldip Nayar

Old Playground for the New
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

A new theatre space emerges from an old factory building and opens with a play in which a fresh script is composed from an ancient Indian text

The Light Choice
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

David Lander, a two-time Tony Award nominee, on illuminating human conflicts on stage, from Beethoven’s obsession to the Iraq War to the politics of love in Mughal-E-Azam.

If Tomorrow Comes
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Pramila Le Hunte, a British politician of Indian origin, pens her legacy to children of the world in the form of a play, I Am Your Love Story

Bringing Ramayana on stage, from Ravana’s perspective
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

From folklore, books and stories spread across India, a performance piece titled Ravula knits together the personality of Ravana

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Actor Avijit Dutt’s new play puts the gau rakshak in the historical context of food politics and the freedom to cook and consume

One Hundred Per Cent
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Artists to lead a citizen’s movement across Delhi on Sunday, armed with more than 100 performance pieces that say Not In My Name.

Views from the Underside
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry’s new play, Dark Borders, attempts to scrape the bottom of the human experience and “look for affirmation and hope”.

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.