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Indian theatre


Eminent theatre personality Saoli Mitra passes away

January 17, 2022 6:59 pm

Mitra, who was the recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2003, Padma Shri in 2009, and Banga Bibhusan in 2012, would be remembered by her fans and critics alike for her solo performance as Draupadi in Naathvati Anaathbat (which she also wrote and directed), and as Sita on Sitakatha or Bitata Bitangso

Yearender 2021: ‘It may not be fantastic but there will be another day’

December 30, 2021 8:52 pm

Puppeteer Anurupa Roy writes about the significance of telling stories, art and artistes in the current times, and that the dark days, too, shall pass

'We cannot say with certainty things will change next year', theatre experts on entering a new year

December 28, 2021 12:54 pm

Yearender 2021: Workshops, shows and festivals have been planned for 2022 but, as December draws to a close, the threat of the new variant, Omicron, and a third wave, has reinforced old uncertainties and anxieties.

Veteran thespian Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passes away

July 21, 2021 4:59 pm

The veteran thespian, who had been suffering from intestinal cancer, breathed his last late on Tuesday evening, family sources said

'An irreparable loss': Actors remember Surekha Sikri's contributions to Indian theatre

July 16, 2021 6:32 pm

Surekha Sikri, who passed away at the age of 75, was a veteran of Hindi theatre

Theatre director Ratan Thiyam admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

May 12, 2021 8:20 pm

He is in the ICU and is being administered oxygen, doctors treating him said adding his condition is stable

A play in Bengaluru explores the missing voices of women in classic and mythological literature

April 10, 2021 7:51 am

Desdemona Rupakam represents the kind of work that is emerging in a world unhinged by the pandemic

'Didn't know what acting was until I joined theatre': Mirzapur actor Aasif Khan

March 30, 2021 11:39 am

Reality struck hard after coming to Mumbai. While running from pillar to post, Aasif Khan realised -- for the first time -- that acting required proper training

Award-winning playwrights go to other worlds to make sense of the present

March 17, 2021 5:48 pm

SM Azhar Alam, Vibha Rani and Ashok Lal win the first Nemichandra Jain Playwriting Award

Around Town: Your guide for this week

March 06, 2021 1:39 pm

The week ahead offers a variety to choose from