Dipanita Nath

Articles By Dipanita Nath

Romeo’s Caste Conundrum

Pankaj Rishi Kumar captures the clash between young love and old feudal order in Janani’s Juliet.

Nadir Khan takes up A Few Good Men, famous as a Tom Cruise-starring Hollywood film, for the stage

The story was written by American playwright Aaron Sorkin, according to legend, on cocktail napkins while working as a bartender.

Theatre actor Niki Ray aka Mad Bai is initiating conversations around mental health through performing art

Born and raised in Pune to an upper middle-class family, Niki Ray did not give education much importance and was more drawn to meditation.

Pune start-up to launch EV that ‘looks like bicycle and acts like motorcycle’

On Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures to encourage EVs, including moving the GST Council to reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on EVs from 12 per cent to 5 per cent.

In their new work, playwright Dharmakirti Sumant and director Alok Rajwade continue to ask questions of contemporary India

One night in the city: Coming up later this year is their first film, written by Sumant and directed by Rajwade, titled Ashleel Udyog Mitra Mandal.

Union Budget 2019: Start-ups give thumbs up to slew of measures

“I can see a lot of focus of this Budget on start-ups. Deep tech focus, especially reskilling programmes, will greatly help boost the talent pool and is much needed,” said Akshay Mehrotra, co-founder and CEO of EarlySalary, India’s largest consumer-lending application.

Election 2019 was a meme festival, says ‘meme curator’

At Meme Regime 2.0, curated by Nakade, the audience was given a background of the cultural phenomenon of memes as an art movement and the event made memes accessible at the same time. It was held at TIFA Working Studios on Sunday.

Theatre director Kirti Jain revisits a classic story about a Bengali middle-class housewife to comment on present-day patriarchy

Born in 1949, Kirti Jain grew up in a country that was undergoing sociocultural and political transformations, fuelled by new ideas and idealism.

‘My whole point is to introduce people to the diversity in abhangs’: Shruthi Vishwanath

Singer Shruthi Vishwanath is reviving the works of less-known poets and mystics of the warkari movement lest they are forgotten forever.

‘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.

Interview of Manjusha Gokhale, scholar: ‘Ramayana contains many things to help develop history of ancient India’

MANJUSHA GOKHALE, an eminent academic and scholar who was honoured with the Peshwe Moropant Pingle lifetime achievement award by the Shivaji Jnanapeeth on June 15, speaks to The Indian Express about unwinding the thread of political intrigue, strategy and ambition in the Ramayana.

The Thin Red Line

Does Menon ever feel a conflict with himself? “I am not shy on stage though I find it very difficult to have conversations with people off it. I am always thinking, ‘what if I say the wrong thing?’” he says.

Pune: Padma Shri awardee picks up spade, turns rocky land into greenfield

Shekhar Sen said he now invites groups of farmers from around Lonavala to his farm and teaches them methods of trapping water and ways to keep wild pigs, crabs and rabbits in check.

New report sets out action plan to make Pune carbon neutral by 2030

“Climate change is global but action begins at the local level. Different areas will be affected differently. As a country, we have a big problem. We live in a tropical area, are dependent on the monsoon and have a large coastline so we will feel a lot of the impact,” said Prof Amitav Mallik.

Actor Vivek Mansukhani, who returns to the stage with Animals Out Of Paper, plays an eccentric high school math teacher in the production

The play, by Pulitzer Prize-nominated Rajiv Joseph, also marks Mansukhani’s return to the stage as an actor after seven years.

A play paid tribute to writer Santwana Nigam by staging four stories by her

Santwana Nigam passed away in February and a play, titled Sahej Ka Sargam, which was staged at Alliance Francaise on June 3, paid tribute to her by staging four stories she had written.

‘The law is not neutral or stable’

Danish Sheikh on his new play, how being a lawyer informs his craft, and the victory against Section 377

‘I want to make you hungry about your own culture’

A singer, actor and writer and director, Shekhar Sen is also the chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

In her new piece, Swati Mohan explores belief systems that shackle the mind or set it free

The Gurgaon-based dance artiste has now directed and choreographed a performance, titled Free – DUMB!, which explores a person’s need to find freedom from her own self.

Dr Sucheta Paranjape interview: How we are as people is impacted by the epics

Professor of Sanskrit, Dr Sucheta Paranjape talks to The Indian Express about her fascination with the Mahabharata, its strong-willed women and the prejudices that stalk the epic to this day.

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