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Theatre director Partha Bandyopadhyay attempts to build an emotional connection with the audience through his productions

As Motley turns 40, Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah take a trip down memory lane

In the 40 years and 42 productions since, many artistes, including Tom Alter, Kenny Desai and Akash Khurana, have been associated with the theatre group that came to be known as Motley.

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‘We see whales dying and turtles struggling, yet march on’: artiste Aruna Ganesh Ram

Artiste Aruna Ganesh Ram on her new work, Under Pressure, the effects of consumerism and its environmental consequence.

A new dastangoi production looks at the life and times of Gautam Buddha

While Poonam Girdhani has been performing Dastangoi, a form of storytelling in Urdu, for the last five years, it is for the first time that she has penned a dastan, which has been in the works since October 2018.

I am an instinctive writer: Manav Kaul

The actor, who played Vidya Balan's husband in the film Tumhari Sulu, talks about his love for writing short stories and why he gets bored very easily.

'A classic is for all periods': Feisal Alkazi on adapting Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities on stage

From adapting classic plays to quoting controversies, Feisal Alkazi shares it all in this tête-à-tête with indianexpress.com.

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The sixth edition of TFT Theatre Festival will showcase three new productions

Delhi-based National School of Drama Repertory will close the festival with Pehla Satyagrahi written by Ravinder Tripathi and directed by professor Suresh Sharma.

‘People like me exist outside the education system for a reason’: Theatre director Hina Siddiqui

Hina Siddiqui has been working with young learners and teachers since 2008, and is focussing on training people to work with children in various economic and social contexts. “Drama is my key methodology whether I am teaching performing arts, life skills, English, history or gender studies,” she says.

Matter of Life and Death

Presented by the Bengali theatre group Dhumketu, the play is riddled with statistics. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, India has the sixth-highest female suicide death rates in the world; and more than one lakh people have committed suicide every year, over the last decade.

Theatre director Chanakya Vyas on Algorithms, a play that delves into the lives of cab drivers in an app-based industry

Chankya Vyas, artistic director of Bengaluru-based theatre company Indian Ensemble, is a chatty passenger when he is travelling by cabs. A couple of years of drawing life stories out of cab drivers, Vyas realised that he was staring at a potential play on a subject that was hidden in plain sight.

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Romania's Roma culture seeks stage through feminist theatre company Giuvlipen

Giuvlipen tells stories of Roma culture, trying to show it as "alive, contemporary, vanguardist, progressive," said Mihaela Dragan, who, along with her colleague created "Gadjo Dildo", a cabaret-like performance inspired by real stories about the sexism and racism Roma women are often subject to in Romania.

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Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.

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