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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

'Little Amal': Larger-than-life refugee puppet pursues journey

November 21, 2021 11:14 am

A giant puppet of a young refugee girl is part of "The Walk," an art initiative that traveled 8,000 kilometers in support of refugees. She is now a special guest at the Open Festival in the Netherlands.

Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe

October 20, 2021 5:07 pm

The 11.5-foot (3.5-meter) puppet named Little Amal — a name meaning “hope” in Arabic — was greeted by actor Jude Law on the Folkestone seafront.

Puppeteer who dared to automate shadow puppets to revive a dying art

September 21, 2021 2:30 pm

For the first time in the centuries-old history of shadow puppetry in the country, the leather puppets recently performed the epic Ramayana with the support of robotics in Kerala and Sajeesh Pulavar was the brain behind it

Musician-puppeteer, who performed for high and mighty, now spends days in penury

May 29, 2021 4:24 pm

When the first lockdown was imposed last year, the family lost bookings for events and weddings, and a small stall they had at Dilli Haat had to be closed.

Meet the original Gulabo and Sitabo — two glove puppets from UP

June 01, 2020 8:34 pm

Gulabo and Sitabo are the heroines from glove puppetry theatre’s glorious days. The title of Shoojit Sircar’s film of the same name, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, has brought this age-old folk art form from Uttar Pradesh under the spotlight, possibly giving it hope for revival.

International Puppet Festival to kick off on February 25 in Chandigarh

February 23, 2018 10:32 am

Evening workshops will also be held for children in the age groups of 6 to 12 years by a local puppet group. The workshops and entry to the festival are free of cost. The evening show is open to the general public.

String puppetry - A dying art form

February 25, 2014 12:20 pm

Fakir Singh, a 62-year-old string puppeteer from Palakana village said there are some people who still enjoy the shows.

Rein Check

December 12, 2013 1:00 am

An exhibition in the city explores the journey and relevance of puppets in society.

Masters in Puppets

October 28, 2013 4:33 am

The first and only certificate course in puppetry in the country struggles to keep the dying art alive.


World Puppetry Day: Kolkata celebrates puppetry day with pomp and show

March 21, 2018 8:49 pm

On the occasion of World Puppetry Day, which is observed on March 21, puppet masters from all over West Bengal came under one roof to celebrate. The performances were presented by several traditional and contemporary puppet theater groups. Check out the pictures here.