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Once upon a stage called Delhi

In the 1970s, theatre in the city helped define a wider political imagination. Now, the young must accomplish that task without the aid of the likes of Girish Karnad and Habib Tanvir.

NSD admissions 2019: Application process to close today, here's all you need to know

NSD admissions 2019: Last date to apply for NSD admissions for National School of Drama is today at The preliminary tests for admission to NSD will begin from May 6 and will continue till June 16, 2019.


All you need is love

A Shakespearean adaptation of Romeo and Juliet presents modern-day realities

Theatre artistes from across the country to protest against NSD’s award ceremony

The B V Karanth Smriti Puraskar and the Manohar Singh Smriti Puraskar were instituted in 2004. It was last held in 2010.

On stage at NSD, murder convicts serving life term

Titled Jakshapuri, an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Rakta-Karabi, the play was performed by a cast of 21 murder convicts serving life at Berhampore Central Correction Home in West Bengal.

Beyond the Number Game

Mohit Takalkar on his play, Mathemagician, which is being staged at the 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav in Delhi.


The Accidental Playwright

Asif Ali Haider, who recently adapted Bertolt Brecht’s Turandot, had set out to be an actor and director but became better known as a writer.

At This Stage | 2018: Looking back

Theatre responded with high drama to the country’s political developments but left space for humour and extravaganza

Girl alleges molestation by National School of Drama professor during test

“During questioning, Suresh Shetty denied all charges and said the exam took place in a hall inside NSD where at least two dozen aspirants were also present. The statements of these aspirants will be recorded to ascertain the sequence of events,” said a police officer.

‘New directors should do Sanskrit theatre’: Varanasi NSD director

Ramji Bali, Director, of the new National School of Drama, Varanasi, on Indian classical theatre and giving youth a choice. In 1998, Bali joined NSD and graduated in 2001.