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National School of Drama


National School of Drama registrar, who had called sacking arbitrary, reinstated

August 14, 2022 3:12 pm

Prasad had been removed on August 7 by NSD “with the approval of the Chairman of the National School of Drama Society”.

Delay over NSD Director’s appointment: Delhi HC hits out at govt, says efforts made to stall process

November 19, 2021 7:51 am

It directed the ministry to place the recommendation of the NSD Society along with its July 2019 proposal — that of theatre director Dr J Thulaseedhara Kurup — before the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) within two weeks.

Senior artists object to religious Instagram posts of National School of Drama

October 26, 2021 9:14 pm

In October, NSD's Instagram handle began celebrating Navratri by posting about deities such as Ma Shaelpuri and Ma Brahmcharini, among others, On Oct 19, there was a post on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi.

When Surekha Sikri brought a new kind of young woman to the Indian stage

July 18, 2021 8:15 am

Theatre director Amal Allana recalls her NSD batchmate Surekha Sikri, who passed away this week, and how the soft-spoken and mysterious actor let her audience experience the modern Indian woman’s subterranean emotions.

Actor with character

July 17, 2021 7:49 am

Surekha Sikri was an exceptional performer who filled and deepened every role she played

'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

Online classes has drama students in a fix, petition launched against NSD authorities

June 15, 2021 10:21 am

The students claim the school does not listen to them at meetings and has withdrawn their scholarships to compel them to take online lessons. The petition is addressed to chairperson of NSD, Paresh Rawal.

Bansi Kaul: Master of stagecraft, explorer of humour

February 07, 2021 4:18 am

A master of stagecraft and painting and one of the designers of the opening ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Bansi Kaul passed away on February 6 after a battle with cancer.

Sanitiser, masks in lead roles as NSD preps for first show post lockdown

October 02, 2020 10:56 am

The novel methodology began on September 8, when artistes were allowed in for a reading of the script after their Covid status was checked and found to be negative.

Irrfan's friends from NSD remember the actor who believed in listening rather than speaking

April 30, 2020 1:30 pm

A lanky boy with a head of curly hair, Irrfan was one of the quietest students in the class of 1987. His classmates, such as Bharti Sharma, founder of Kshitij Theater Society in Delhi, used to wonder, “Pata nahin yeh itna chup kyun rahta hai?’