Dipanita Nath

Articles By Dipanita Nath

The Kids Are Alright

Two skilled actors from Australian group Slingsby to bring alive the story on stage in Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium (January 12 and 13) and NCPA in Mumbai (January 19 and 20).

Actor Ashwath Bhatt on playing an Afghan warlord, a Kashmiri psychiatrist and Manto on screen and on stage this year

Ashwath Bhatt has dealt with his own share of conflict. He was a teenager in 1990 when his family fled Kashmir after threats of violence. He seldom visits Jammu, where his family sought shelter and were denied after escaping the valley.

The Show Goes On

Playwright Rahul Seth on writing about survivors of violence, returning to the stage after 30 years in corporate America, and his new theatre company.

Against Hate: The Junaid story, told through a dance performance

The piece, titled ‘The Extremities of a Surface are Lines’, is a response by Delhi choreographer Mandeep Raikhy and his dancers to the death of Junaid and "rising instances of hate crime"

Anuradha Kapur, former Director of NSD, returns to create a powerful political play with final year students

The young cast powerfully plays out the changing dynamics between the individual and the society. Also a member of the cast and a character by itself is a printing press that becomes an ally in a woman’s quest to be heard.

The Accidental Playwright

Asif Ali Haider, who recently adapted Bertolt Brecht’s Turandot, had set out to be an actor and director but became better known as a writer.

Asif Ali Haider, who recently adapted Bertolt Brecht’s Turandot, has become better known as a writer

Asif Ali Haider has appeared on stage, famously as Jawharlal Nehru in Azad Maulana, and directed plays for the NSD students. But, his writings are better known.

Two powerful works come together in Kathakali-King Lear

The King of Tragedy returns.

The Physics of Loss

Actor Jyoti Dogra on her new play, and how astrophysics might explain the mystery of death.

Love to the Bitter End

Atul Satya Koushik, famous for grand narratives on stage, attempts a thriller about two people, romance and revenge

Krishna sings, Krishna is heard

Krishna was performing in Delhi on a platform provided by the Delhi government, three days after the Airports Authority of India scrapped an event featuring the Carnatic maestro, allegedly owing to a backlash from right-wing trolls.

Curiosity, coincidence and love of Carnatic music draw over 1,000 to T M Krishna’s concert

“We are here for a quiet evening of pure, divine music,” says an elderly man in the crowd.

It was time I paid my debt to the Mahabharata: Puneet Issar

Puneet Issar recreates the epic for the stage and takes up the role of Duryodhana, which made him famous on TV 30 years ago.

Traditionally Speaking

Diwali is marked by lights, colours and flavours. We speak to artists, designers and chefs on the significance of each of these elements

From Myanmar, Chin refugees find solace in own winter sports

The Chin Christian community alleging persecution, assault and discrimination by the state. With the Chin community seeking refuge in Delhi since 2002, their community event Chin Winter Sports action has since shifted to a field in Delhi’s Vikaspuri.

Matter of Perception

Kshitish Date on women in the media, his play, Item, and the perks of winning a major award.

Hot Off the Press

The comic play, Front Page, is an adaptation of a classic production of Broadway. It is being presented in Hindi by Dramatech, a theatre group founded by ex-IITians in 1985.

Fair Play

Sohaila Kapur on The Taming of the Shrew, her experiences with misogyny, and #MeToo in India

Fair Play

As Sohaila Kapur takes up The Taming of the Shrew, she talks about her experiences with misogyny, the ‘ogre of the casting couch’ and the role of humour.

In Unity We Trust

For the first time, director MK Raina presents Gandhi on stage — and he has four plays