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Under the Stars

January 26, 2020 12:05:36 am

An overnight theatre event ushers in the Republic Day.

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Meet the actor who is reviving Bundeli folk tradition of swang

January 25, 2020 8:13:10 am

Theatre person Himanshu Dwivedi is working with the folk traditions of Bundelkhand.

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Educators, film directors and other artists on how they celebrated Republic Day as a child

January 25, 2020 8:13:12 am

Artistes recall their best Republic Day moments, and it all goes back to the school.

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Art’s job is to catalyse things: Sounds of Kashmir singer Aabha Hanjura

January 24, 2020 3:40:17 pm

Aabha Hanjura on singing in Koshur, and finding her roots through music.

A look at the Zakir Hussain Maquette, featuring the maestro in various avatars

January 24, 2020 10:51:45 am

Dayanita Singh’s latest book is as much about her as it is about tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain.

This mela aims to make art affordable for all

January 23, 2020 8:04:57 am

After Kolkata and Delhi, CIMA’s affordable art mela expands its horizons to Mumbai.

Few realise how vulnerable writers are: Namita Gokhale

January 23, 2020 6:13:44 am

Namita Gokhale on using the Jaipur Literature Festival as the setting of her latest novel, and how new templates need to be created.

Victoria Memorial to Belvedere House: A sneak peek into Kolkata’s new ‘cultural space’

January 23, 2020 8:13:23 am

A look at the art and architecture that make up the newly created ‘cultural space’ in Kolkata.

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Village Rockstars and Bulbul Can Sing: Intimate exploration of the rite of passage of girls

January 22, 2020 9:11:16 am

Divided by a year, Village Rockstars and Bulbul Can Singh (streaming on Netflix) can be watched as an organic extension of the other; an episodic chronicling of an imaginary series.

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Two architects, who work in conflict areas, on their role as designers

January 21, 2020 8:21:05 am

The recently held Women In Design 2020+ conference in Mumbai had speakers from all over the globe sharing stories and experiences.

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Celebrating Otherness

January 21, 2020 12:05:34 am

At ITFoK, one of the most political theatre festivals of India, first-time curator Amitesh Grover attempts to mirror the fissures of India on stage.

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Pallavi Paul’s latest work comments on the ‘authenticity’ of citizenship

January 20, 2020 9:44:44 am

Emergency thermal blankets and voices from the past come together in artist Pallavi Paul’s work.

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‘Being minimal is harder’

January 20, 2020 12:05:55 am

Renowned contemporary dancer Astad Deboo on his learnings of 50 years, his upcoming ode to Gandhi, and expressing solidarity with students on the street.

Play On Bengali Singer Lalon Fakir: Dum Dum inmates to spread message of communal harmony — on stage

January 19, 2020 6:06:26 am

Under the guidance of Samrat Bose, director and mentor of the group, Theatre Traveller, the prisoners will spread the message of communal harmony through the eponymous drama, Lalon.

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Kavita Krishnamurthy on remakes, effects of technology and music in times of social media

January 19, 2020 9:04:17 am

The festival, a collaboration between Vishwakarma University and Lakshminarayana Global Centre of Excellence in Pune, featured Krishnamurthy and violinist L Subramaniam along with the Symphony Orchestra of Castile and Leon from Spain.

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Aditi Joglekar Hardikar finds inspiration in fountain pens and crayons in her latest exhibition

January 19, 2020 10:22:38 am

Raised in Mumbai, Hardikar feels that she was fortunate to have lived in remote places that were devoid of traces of urbanisation.

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Past Continuous

January 19, 2020 12:05:43 am

Actor Suresh Sharma on recreating history on stage, and preparing a new generation of theatre artists.

Surjit Hans

The professor extraordinaire

January 18, 2020 5:11:53 pm

Professor Surjit Hans was bestowed with the Punjab Sahitya Akademi and Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi awards for his contribution to Punjabi language and literature.

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Stage is my space for protest: Sahib Singh on his new play about women’s issues

January 18, 2020 8:44:03 am

Sahib Singh’s new play, Vagina Talks, poses many hard-hitting questions.

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Choreographer Akshay Sharma opens up on why he focuses more on body than technique

January 18, 2020 8:32:06 am

Contemporary dancer and choreographer Akshay Sharma on his new production, a desire to push human capabilities, and expressing without words.