The title of the play that recalls William Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet, is Sharmistha Saha’s off-handed salute to the media that highlights Dalit issues only when there is an inter-caste romance, marriage or death.
A contemporary interpretation, the musical touches upon poignant moments from Meerabai’s life. The dialogues are in English and the original soundtracks include lesser-known compositions of the poet-saint.
Tyagi, now an associate director at MIT School of Film and Television, and Nitin Patki, projectionist and sound technician at FTII, delivered a talk on the importance of Prabhat Films in the cinema history of our country.
Manjiri Khandekar, Heritage India’s managing director, speaks about how many people don’t know much about Indian literature beyond the epics, despite 3,500 years of recorded history, and why talks in Pune will focus on the country’s ancient writings.
Debashish Borah’s collection of photographs on Turtuk, titled “The Land with Pakistani Trees”, will be on display at a photo book exhibition, “Swim Across”, at TIFA Working Studios in Pune on August 24 and 25.
The rural tourism initiative has succeeded in increasing revenue to village populations. Sushma Mishra, of Grassroutes, explains how they tapped the hidden potential of rural tourism through the example of Bajarwadi, their latest programme