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Dipanita Nath


Pune reaches out to feed the hungry, the stranded, the homeless
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Pune is reaching out to the underprivileged as the lockdown, which was preceded by the Janata Curfew as well as the restrictions imposed by the state government, leaves thousands without work, home and food.

The Show Goes On
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Since you cannot go to the theatre, the theatre will come to you. Several performers are reaching out to audiences by uploading plays or conducting workshops online — all for free

How a street play is raising awareness about coronavirus
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

COVID-19 has a sociocultural message for humanity in Swatantra Theatre’s new play, Shehar-e-Naqab, which will be available online

Pune: Veteran of 150 Marathi films, actor Jayaram Kulkarni dies at 88
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Jayaram Kulkarni, who passed away in Pune at the age of 88 on Tuesday, was remembered as a multi-faceted person and performer. He had acted in more than 150 Marathi films.

‘Education becoming like fast food, parents want children to do everything at once’
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

As the company gets ready for the foundation summer courses, where new groups of students will be introduced to the magic of technology, Arijit Mallick, founder and director of training at Lydnow, talks to The Indian Express about taking science to the next level.

‘It’s imperative to support and strengthen theatre from colleges and universities’
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Kuljeet Singh on the importance of campus theatre and bringing Kaand, a play by Delhi students, to Pune

Why young Marathi director Suraj Parasnis’ plays are drawing the young to the theatre
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Parasnis belongs to a crop of young theatre practitioners of Pune who are drawing hundreds of students.

After the Big Bang
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Jyoti Dogra holds her audience captive as she looks at mortality through the lens of astrophysics in the solo play Black Hole.

How Ratan Thiyam brought Manipur onto the global stage
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

The theatre director is one of the leading figures in the Theatre for Roots movement, in which art practitioners embraced their traditional practices to assert their Indian identities

‘On way to tuition classes in Manipur, I would see bodies lying around’
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Theatre director Joy Maisnam, who recently had a brush with the Delhi violence, talks about war, corpses and the power of stories.

Director Sahidul Haque on his play, The Old Man, and how Assam inspires his theatre
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Assam is the protagonist of Haque’s theatre. It flows as the Brahmaputra in Bubbles in the River (2018), a play about ethnic tribes that are threatened by globalisation.

‘What’s normal, you decide’
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

A film questions the relevance of democracy and the ecology of its systems.

All the world a stage: Artist urges protest through KG Marg billboard in Delhi
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Grover’s intention is not to prepare a play but to rehearse the people of the capital for a real-life performance of protest, dissent and resistance.

Writer-director Saif Hyder Hasan’s latest production explores the marital life of Kasturba and Mahatma Gandhi
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Starring Zeenat Aman as Kasturba and Arif Zakaria as Gandhi, the story begins with the Quit India Movement and Kasturba writing a letter, where she tells Gandhi, “You weren’t an easy man to live with”.

‘Private art museums, galleries, auctions have opened up professional opportunities in field of art’
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

At a session, titled ‘Mapping the sector: Arts and culture in India’, on February 15, Joe Cyril, lead for business development at Saffronart, gave a talk on new and existing professional opportunities in the cultural and creative sector.

Stage Diplomacy: Shakespeare at Delhi theatre fest, starring UK’s Dy High Commissioner
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Performed by the award-winning Prague Shakespeare Company, with whom Thompson acted when she was Ambassador to the Czech Republic till 2018, Richard III revolves around a man who is deformed in mind and body, and obsessed with becoming king of England.

Summer Stories: FTII alumnus Payal Kapadia wins an award for innovative cinema at MIFF 2020
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

A mystical film, about nature and people of Kondwall village, And What Is The Summer Saying, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2018 in the Berlinale Shorts section.

‘Union Budget not favourable for promotion of electric vehicles’
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The Budget is not quite favourable for us. While the government is pushing manufacturing of EVs in India within set guidelines and urging everyone to go eco-friendly, a huge amount of taxes is being slapped on the import of batteries and other important components needed to assemble an EV," says Srinivas Reddy, director of a Pune-based start-up.

‘Realised women who fetch water in villages suffer from anaemia, malnourishment’
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Across India, the burden of fetching water for families falls on women. In some villages of Maharashtra, an innovation has attempted to make their task easier. Dipanita Nath speaks to Tanveer Inamdar, who's behind NeerChakra.

Bring Up the Bodies
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Kaaal, the first Marathi film to be dubbed for release in Russia, is the directorial debut of D Sandeep, a shy kid fascinated by horror.