Articles By Parul

A series of short films highlight four different but interconnected societal concerns

The focus of Rangroot Theater's plays, films and literary activities is social and political problems faced by the present generation and the society at large.

Three new theatre productions are based on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

One of the plays has been written by actors Gaurav Kumar and Ankhush Shukla, who read and researched multiple books and explored numerous resources to understand the tragedy from different dimensions.

‘Bhagat Singh was revolutionary thinker like Che Guevara’

Professor Chaman Lal’s new book, ‘The Bhagat Singh Reader’, presents in a single volume, a collection of all his writings and thoughts from his letters, telegrams, notices, articles and also his mails from prison to the Colonial administration and judiciary, that chalk out his subversive and progressive ideas.

Turning to his Instincts

Artist Kulpreet Singh’s minimal works reflect on layered issues. Filled with numerous challenges and hardships, Patiala-based Singh shares that the only constant in his life has been his love for creating art. Months of research usually precede the actualisation of a work.

A Shared Story

Debutant author Radhika Oberoi’s Stillborn Season is set amidst the 1984 riots

Alchemy of Art

Punjab Thathera Art Legacy works for the rejuvenation of Thathera, the only craft form from India to be inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Great Divide

Priyanka Chhabra looks at the Partition through the stories and memories of a group of elderly women, in her film Pichla Varka.

Attacked by strays, won’t go back to Shanti Kunj again: A first person account from Chandigarh

Nestled in a posh neighbourhood home to bureaucrats and judges, Shanti Kunj is fast turning into a colony of stray dogs that attack children, senior citizens, and workers in the park.

Prayer for Peace

Kashmir becomes a painter’s metaphor to depict the war and violence around us.

Brave Heart

Theatre actor Vansh Bhardwaj on playing the fierce yet soft-hearted Lance Naik Chanda Singh in Kesari.

Art of Our Times

Young and upcoming artists in Chandigarh present their creative offerings through themes of landscapes, rituals and nature.

‘I tell stories of life’

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on his new film Mere Pyare Prime Minister and how cinema for him is a means to say what he feels strongly about

Return of the Native

Filmmaker Randeep Maddoke gives a voice to the landless farmers in Punjab in his documentary film Landless.

Chandigarh: It is Women’s Day every day

Stepping out of their conventional roles, women are breaking many barriers and crossing many borders created by society, with each day a validation of their belief in themselves.

‘Pushpwinder had way with words and it is unbelievable that he has died’

Someone who loved to experiment with food, Pushi was known for creating new Gelato recipes. Neelam, who is a teacher at the National School of Drama, Delhi, was at a loss of words when she returned to find him gone late evening. “I don’t know how to say goodbye,” she said.

Amrita Pritam lives on in hearts of many through her words, nazms

Gulzar Singh Sandhu recalls how he wrote to Pritam when she won the Sahitya Natak Akademi Award, and got a prompt hand-written reply from her, asking him to meet her if he stayed in Delhi.

The Voice of Oneness

WE, a group of contemporary Indian women artists, presents a show, ‘A Blending Space’

The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Eight short films document the music of ethnic communities of the Himalayas

A Moment in Time

Ranbir Kaleka, who recently received the Punjab Gaurav Sanman, on how he is surrounded by possibilities. Kaleka’s paintings, on paper and canvas, in oils and mixed media, are close to life

Two new galleries come up in Chandigarh to showcase young talent

Innovatively designed to showcase paintings, sculptures, photographs, video works, and installation, the endeavour is to provide space for art exhibitions, more so to young artists, free of cost.