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Sabrina by Nick Drnaso: The first-ever graphic novel in the running for Man Booker Prize 2018 | art and culture

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso: The first-ever graphic novel in the running for Man Booker Prize 2018 | art and culture

Graphic novels have long been considered to be majorly about superheroes fighting their cause and saving the world in their own way. This is the first time in the history of the Man Booker awards that a graphic novel has been nominated in the category. Created by Nick Drnaso, the ...

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Gandhi is a rockstar for me: M.K. Raina

Gandhi is a rockstar for me: M.K. Raina

“Mahatma Gandhi is a rockstar for me,” gushes a beaming M.K. Raina, as the veteran theatre practitioner sits with us after a long rehearsal of his latest play “Stay Yet A While”. Staged early this week by Sahmat and Prayog at India Habitat Centre, it is based on eminent historian ...

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A flight of imagination – The Hindu

A flight of imagination - The Hindu

“Hello Farmaaish”, which was presented by Dur Se Brothers under the auspices of Aadyam Theatre at Kamani auditorium recently, is a remarkably innovative theatrical piece both in terms of its form and content. A blend of fantasy and stark realism, this Hindi play offers the audience moments of fun, pathos, ...

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Between the organic and the constructed

Between the organic and the constructed

A friend who recently travelled to Cappadocia in Turkey, described how the gigantic rock formations — volcanic remnants, have over time turned into homes, hotels and churches. One realises how the evolution of a place geographically and culturally is also the evolution of civilisation. The ongoing art, Civilization and its ...

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Capturing Bhutan on canvas – The Hindu

Capturing Bhutan on canvas - The Hindu

With its eye catching topography and monasteries, Bhutan is an artist’s dream destination. It has certainly become one for Bharti Srivastava, a Delhi-based artist, fortunate to have stayed in the Himalayan nation for two weeks. She was so enraptured by the beauty of this near perfect paradise that she created ...

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A literature fest in the Himalayas looks forward to seeing you this weekend! | art and culture

A literature fest in the Himalayas looks forward to seeing you this weekend! | art and culture

This one is for the true-blue readers out there. You love your book, solace and if there’s a view to kill, who’s complaining? Your weekend plan is getting a rejig with Himalayan Echoes, which is now in its third season and promises to be a haven for like-minded readers, writers, ...

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Briefly, Beckett – The Hindu

Briefly, Beckett - The Hindu

A 35-second play described by its writer as “simply light coming up and going down on a stage littered with miscellaneous unidentifiable muck, synchronised with the sound of breath” is part of a compendium of especially brief works by Samuel Beckett presented by the Shakti Ensemble. Directed by classical dancer ...

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In the eternal company of his private Gods

In the eternal company of his private Gods

To say the least about M.A. Hegde is that he is currently the Chairperson of Karnataka Yakshagana Academy. A scholar of eminence, M.A. Hegde is among the few people in the state who can speak authoritatively on language, literature and philosophy, apart from Yakshagana and Talamaddale. Having seen the traditional ...

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‘A1 Vedhalam,’ scores with off-beat storyline

‘A1 Vedhalam,’ scores with off-beat storyline

What if there is nothing called death? Or if everyone lives up to 100? What if diseases disappear? The restlessness of a man, who refuses to accept the sudden demise of his mother, takes him into labyrinths of fantasy. An engineer by profession, he visualises a situation, where the brain ...

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Konkani theatre with a renewed energy

Konkani theatre with a renewed energy

Just when it seemed the simple social plays of Konkani theatre had become a thing of the past, the Konkani Bhasani Samskriti Samsthan — the apex body of the Konkani language and culture — has revived it on a big scale. Four Konkani plays will be staged at the first-ever ...

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