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Roll of Honour

Chandigarh-based actor and theatre director Namrata Sharma on winning the Ut Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2018.

Nina Chhibber Williams, whose play Om Shaadi Om is being staged at the Edinburgh Fringe, talks about love in the time of multiculturalism

Nina Chhibber Williams bounces around various New York City stages performing sketch shows and short-form comedy, among others.


The Trialogue Company's play Tansen echoes the trials of the famed musician in Akbar's court

A melange of dance, drama and live music comprising dhrupad, qawwali and khayal gayaki, the play chronicles Tansen’s birth to Parvati and Makarand after many prayers, near Gwalior.

I don’t think I will ever write a play that will be devoid of any political statement: Playwright Kaustubh Naik

Kaustubh Naik on Avyahat, which won top honours at a state-level theatre competition, playwriting and the importance of ideology.

Poetry in Motion

With intense study and research involved in reading and selecting the poetry, the idea was to push the boundaries of form and music, with both young and experienced actors bringing their own vision to the idea.

Matter of Perception

Kshitish Date on women in the media, his play, Item, and the perks of winning a major award.


EYE Shakespeare Special: 400 years of the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon

Theatre legends Ratan Thiyam, MK Raina and Roysten Abel speak of the debt they owe to William Shakespeare.

Kirron Kher inaugurates national theatre conference at PU

During her visit she remembered noted theatre director and novelist Balwant Gargi

All the World and a Stage

An independent archivist’s latest book, Theatrescapes, takes her readers on a visual journey of the history of Indian theatre.

Cause and Effect

Aaj Ka Baki Itihas adapts Badal Sircar’s iconic play Baki Itihas to contemporary times and is an attack on ignorance.