Articles By Parul

There are no vanity vans in theatre, it is pure labour: Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta looks back at a journey of 20 years of creating a new ground for theatre in Chandigarh

It’s with new eyes that these budding artists from Punjab intend to look at society with their art

It is with wood and bronze that sculptor Deepak Kumar connects the dots, as he initiates conversations about the problems that plague his world, a small village named Abul Khurana in Punjab.

Body Basics

Theatre director Partha Bandyopadhyay attempts to build an emotional connection with the audience through his productions

Ode to a Revolutionary

Chandigarh-based hope to introduce the work and philosophy of revolutionary theatre activist Gursharan Singh.

Visual Vocabulary

A photography project strives to bring photographers from across the country on a common platform

Drum Circle encourages Chandigarh residents to find their new rhythm

Chavi hosted the Drum Circle, a new initiative in the city, with singer and guitarist Gurleen Grewal (27) and Vikram of the Chandigarh-based community music group, ‘Soul’s Diet’.

Artist Sultana Zana on her new project in the Himalayas that focuses on the conflict between man and nature

Over the last four years, Zana has created works and sound performances that look at mycelium networks and the world wide web through film and sound.

Truth be Told

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s next film will be based on testimonies of Kashmiri Pandits

The picture story

Film historian Mandeep Singh Sidhu on building an archive of Punjabi films and his book The Illustrated History of Punjabi Cinema

Sing to the Mountain

Spread across the upper part of Gunehar, along 1.6 km-mountain trail, in old and semi-deserted buildings, Sahai and 11 artists from across India have been working on a music project.

‘Film is a temporal art’: Gurvinder Singh

The film, in Hindi, English, and Pahari, is a personal film, as opposed to his two Punjabi films based on powerful works of Punjabi literature.

An Amritsari Odyssey

The dishes on the menu, be it a variety of Bun Tikkis, the classic aloo bun tikki to the all-time favourite mutton shammi kebab, the butter paneer, flavourful tawa chicken, mutton tikka curry, malai soya chaap tikka, butter chicken.

Chandigarh community kitchens: When food becomes building block for new ties

. For instance, at ‘Parshada’ in Sector 18, education-based activities, centred on food, wellness and nutrition get people from various walks of life together, encouraging them to share their experiences, expertise and recipes.

Global Sikh Council: Sikh body to spread Guru Nanak’s peace philosophy through Geneva meet

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak (1469), the first guru of the Sikhs, World Council of Churches, Geneva, in collaboration with the GSC will organise a Christian-Sikh dialogue in Geneva on July 5, with the dialogue focusing on the theme ‘Pursuing Peace in a Pluralistic World’.

The Timekeeper

Theatre director Pravin Kumar Gunjan who curates Rang-e-Mahaul, one of the most successful theatre festivals in the country, on taking theatre to the masses

The fault in our stars

A book paints a portrait of the greyer shades of romance

An Act of Faith

The festival will close with Kripal Kazak’s play Talaq, directed by Lakha Lehri. The play brings to the stage the many layers of relationships and how we approach these in different situations.

Sounds of Silence

Six months ago, 27-year-old Gurleen quit her job at the PGI Chandigarh to be the lead vocalist and guitarist of the group, motivated by Vikram Singh, a percussionist, who believed that she was made for music, and thus, Soul’s Diet was born.

Emotions, in Motion

Kalam is a unique endeavour that promotes Hindi and regional literature in the country. Poet and lyricist Manoj Muntashir shares his literary journey as part of this effort.

Bodies like Lokayat are little lamps that keep light of democracy burning: Gauhar Raza

The name ‘Lokayat' has been taken from a materialistic school of philosophers in India, who opposed Hinduism by regarding only matter as real, sense data as the only source of knowledge and gratification of appetites as the only good.