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Unlike other filmmakers of Indian diaspora, Chadha has presented a happy, optimistic view of the world around her. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
delhi, April 17, 2014

Without prejudice

Many filmmakers have seen Partition from the cinematic prism but the picture remains hazy. At times the political angle becomes skewed and at others emotions fail to tug at heartstrings. Now Gurin... »
A still from Jeeya Jurir Xubaax.
delhi, April 17, 2014

A struggle still

If you have ever had the chance to travel through rural Assam, you will admire the frames of talented Assamese filmmaker Sanjib Sabhapandit’s latest rollout for being so realistic. Je... »
At the Chhau festival in Imphal.
delhi, April 17, 2014

Chhau works its magic

Taking the Chhau Parva ‘Trimurti’ to Imphal (Manipur) was a wonderful idea and to witness handsome audience turnouts every evening speaking words of high appreciation about the regaling fare provid... »
The comic play under review is directed by Ramesh Talwar who has already done it some time back for Indian People’s Theatre Association, Mumbai.
delhi, April 17, 2014

Comedy of errors

Men impersonating women have been a perennial source of laughter in theatre. In recent memory the most popular comedy play of this genre has been Khalid Ki Khala, which frequently appears o... »
A scene from Andha Yug, the concluding play of the event, directed by Sanjeev Kant.
delhi, April 17, 2014

Killing fields...

Satyavrat Raut is an expert in Chhau dance as well as a graduate from the National School of Drama. In his productions we find a unique blend of Chhau dance elements and modern theatrical techniqu... »
Newcomers are getting a chance only because of the experiment by music composers, says Shahid Mallya.
delhi, April 17, 2014
quick five

Right on track

Shahid Mallya recorded his first song “Rabba main to mar gaya re” in the movie Mausam in 2011 and received a good response. The same year he partnered with poet and lyricist Irshad Kamil fo... »
delhi, April 16, 2014

Playing with fire

Prasanna Ramaswamy’s play Valarkalai (The River Flows) — as a part of the ongoing Sangeet Natak Akademi festival by SNA award recipients and Fellows for 2013 — will be presented this Thursd... »
Simona, the Italian artist, a self-confessed explorer, has firmed her footing in Udaipur, Rajasthan, for the past
eight years,
delhi, April 16, 2014

At home in the world

Though Simona Bocchi’s sculptures do not have features, they speak a thousand words. All through her college years, Simona did not stay at one institution for more than a year; for she feared that... »
A still from the film.
delhi, April 17, 2014

Campus jottings

True to its name, there is something almost ritualistic in the motions of Prabhat Pheri, a documentary that takes rounds through the past and present to tell the story of the FTII campus in... »
Aruna Sairam is planning to travel to the Canadian Rockies, where she will be a part of the eminent faculty invited by a Jazz centre to introduce youngsters to different world traditions. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao
delhi, April 17, 2014

Quest for the best

Grace and charm combine in the persona of vocalist Aruna Sairam, one of the recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards-2013 that were given out this past week in New Delhi. In the Capital to r... »
Kannyakumari at the concert
delhi, April 17, 2014

Women’s voices

Three women artistes in the field of Carnatic music recently performed in the Capital for three different organisations and delighted music lovers with their musical talents. On the last day of Sun... »
As a city gets a new shape, things change. I have deliberately put these lines in because everyone talks about how much Bangalore has changed, says Girish Karnad. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
delhi, April 17, 2014

A city comes alive

The title of Girish Karnad’s play, Boiled Beans on Toast (Benda Kalu on Toast) invokes the myth behind Banglore’s name, when a king, moved by an old woman’s offer of boiled beans, had named... »
delhi, April 17, 2014
blast from the past

Angoor (1982)

Within minutes of the announcement that Gulzar is to be the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, his old friend, Debu Sen, was at his place for a few moments of quiet celebration. The accolade... »
delhi, April 17, 2014
Telling Voices

Learning too necessary

University of California at Irvine was from where one of the modern myths originated: the myth »
The band loves playing all over India but has experienced also the European reggae scene.
delhi, April 16, 2014

Reggae rules

“Don’t forget your history, know your destiny...” was singing Bob Marley in his song “Rat Race” in 1976, and this is very close to the idea of music that inspires the Reggae Rajahs, arguably the fi... »

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