Dipanita Nath


‘Theatre is a place to bring up uncomfortable things’: Kalki Koechlin
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Kalki Koechlin on being part of a stellar team that is bringing on stage an Obie Award-winning play, One Flea Spare, about a group of people confined against the Grim Reaper

Lights, Camera, Action: Keval Arora on his Bollywood debut in ‘Omerta’
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

The best kind of a teacher remains a student for life. Veteran theatre mentor Keval Arora on his Bollywood debut in Hansal Mehta's Omerta and why he wants to learn film-acting now.

The Stage is All Yours
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Real stories of South Asian women in Wales and India, collected through an extensive R&D process, has led to a play, titled Sisters.

‘Through plays, he depicted the wisdom of the Rabha people’
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Sukracharya Rabha, a theatre personality who drew audiences from across the country to Assam, has died at 41. Actor Adil Hussain remembers a fellow artiste.

Travel with the Pioneer
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

A new book provides a front-row view of theatre group Yatrik’s journey of half a century

Raazi actor Jaideep Ahlawat: I would love to do a light-hearted role
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Jaideep Ahlawat on his critically acclaimed performance in Raazi, and how he’s trying to look beyond the greyscale for his characters.

Actor-director Imran Khan on the importance of showing plays to children
Wed, May 30, 2018

Since 2014, Tifli, an international theatre festival, has been overrun by thousands of children. Parents and schools in Delhi that wanted to give students a taste of the stage, found a safe bet in the plays staged at Tifli. This year, however, Tifli theatre fest has been cancelled.

It’s Play Time for Kids in the Capital
Thu, May 17, 2018

This summer, experts from the stage take children through the fine points of becoming a theatre artiste

The Fine Art of Stillness
Tue, May 15, 2018

Actor Ashwath Bhatt on being a Kashmiri Pandit, playing a Pakistani army officer in Raazi, and his forthcoming documentary about the Valley.

‘Bread chose me’
Fri, May 11, 2018

For the past four years, Sumitran, 56, an executive coach, has been championing sourdough, a process of bread-making that goes back 5,000 years.

Class act: The relentless energy of Samkutty Pattomkary’s theatre and his journey
Sun, May 06, 2018

The 49-year-old is now a veteran of more than 75 productions, mostly in Malayalam, but also in English, Hindi and Kannada. He searches for protagonists on the margins and traces their struggles with conflicts of caste, class, gender or their own animal selves.

Tragedy of Errors
Fri, May 04, 2018

The Charles-Diana wedding, the witches of Macbeth and a royal curse make up the play Tom Alter was directing before he passed away

Take a Bow
Thu, May 03, 2018

Film screenings, theatre, puppetry, folk music and dance to light up Zohra Sehgal’s 106th birth anniversary

Chapal Bhaduri | The Golden Girl
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Chapal Bhaduri, the legendary female impersonator of jatra, on being a man and several women, and #MeToo

‘She was a movement, not an individual’
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Pakistani theatre director Madeeha Gauhar, who built cultural bridges with India, passes away in Lahore

‘If people don’t like something, I change it’, says Bharat Dabholkar
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

"There is an audience sitting in front of you, who are not necessarily theatre experts. They want to be entertained, laugh, cry, or whatever, but go back with a happy feeling. I do my theatre for them. If an audience member does not like something in a play, I change it,"

Ode to Fallen Screws and Other Cogs
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

A theatre performance in an unused basketball court sheds light on the underbelly of capitalism.

National Street Theatre Day: Three young groups vent concerns about the agrarian crisis and politics of hate
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

In 1989, the year theatre activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked during a street theatre performance in Delhi, his birthday, April 12, was observed as National Street Theatre Day. The Sahmat grounds spilled over with students and audience members of all ages to mark the 30th National Street Theatre Day.

At META, plays with diverse languages and themes from across India compete
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Karuppu is a non-verbal dance drama, Karuppu is a study of the Dravidian cultural rituals depicting a universe that absorbs imbalances, making rebirth possible. Tickets, at Rs 100 onwards, available on Metawards.com and Bookmyshow.com

I have never done a play that doesn’t have something strong to say to the audience says Feisal Alkazi
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Feisal Alkazi on his new works, the women who occupy his imagination and studying the politics of family