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‘Pets of Anarchy’ to be staged

‘Pets of Anarchy’ to be staged

Thiruvananthapuram John and Peter live in their own world. They never raise their voice against curbs enforced by those in power. Even when they are stifled by the lack of freedom they try to remain patriots. But by the time they gather strength to protest, it is too late. The ...

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The fire is still burning

The fire is still burning

The announcement of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2017 for Ramchandra Manjhi, the collaborator of the legendary Bhikhari Thakur, has spread a joyous wave among the lovers of folk theatre and it is being viewed as a great help to resurrect this popular agrarian theatre form and revive people’s ...

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Tale of a megalomaniac king

Tale of a megalomaniac king

Happy Ranajit is a talented all-round theatre artist who has excelled as an actor, director and designer. After watching his play, “King Richard The Third” based on William Shakespeare’s work, it appears that he has lived up to his reputation of being a fine multifaceted artist. He directs the play ...

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Stand on the Street: A plate of piping hot stories, please

Stand on the Street: A plate of piping hot stories, please

What does a sundal seller, a litti choka vendor, a momo entrepreneur and a kachori man have in common? An endless treasure trove of stories. Listen to these vibrant tales in Stand on the Street of Aruna Ganesh Ram’s Visual Respiration. Love, ambition, desires, attachments, hypocrisy and opinions on worldly ...

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A plate of piping hot stories, please

A plate of piping hot stories, please

What does a sundal seller, a litti choka vendor, a momo entrepreneur and a kachori man have in common? An endless treasure trove of stories. Listen to these vibrant tales in Stand on the Street of Aruna Ganesh Ram’s Visual Respiration. Love, ambition, desires, attachments, hypocrisy and opinions on worldly ...

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The ugly side of medical care

The ugly side of medical care

P.M.G. Mayurapriya Creations’ play, ‘Dharmaspathri’ (story, dialogue and direction — P. Muthukumaran), deals with the sordid happenings in a corporate hospital, where money matters more than human lives. The Hippocratic oath is forgotten by doctors who have spent a fortune to acquire medical degrees. They are prepared to wheel and ...

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I paint to keep my love for art alive: Artist Nisha Dial | art and culture

I paint to keep my love for art alive: Artist Nisha Dial | art and culture

New Delhi After 38 years of serving as a fine arts teacher in Queen Mary’s School, artist Nisha Dial took retirement, but her relationship with art did not end there. She was, after all, the Head of the Fine Arts Department there and had touched countless lives during her career, ...

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Paper art and more – The Hindu

Paper art and more - The Hindu

“I use the traditional Chinese paper-cutting technique called Jianzhi. It is the only one listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list of 2009,” says Chennai-based artist Vinodh Kumar E. His works are exhibited along with the acrylic paintings by K Srikumaran (also from Chennai) at an exhibition-cum-sale called New Beginnings ...

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Down with jingoism – The Hindu

Down with jingoism - The Hindu

In the pulsating opening sequence itself, the remarkable Malayalam play Nona (lie) positions itself as the voice of the dispossessed. A lone man hunted down by a frenzied mob, in entrancing slow-motion, unexpectedly finds it within himself to push back against his oppressors. His new-found agency is choreographed with infectious ...

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A cocktail of a play… or a khichdi?

A cocktail of a play... or a khichdi?

Curtains up. Lights on. Get ready for high voltage drama. Atul Kumar’s Detective 9-2-11 promises a movement-packed gangster thriller tale. It’s a hark back to good old Bollywood, with dainty heroines who point revolvers at men and sly fraudsters with no scruples. The narrative might sound familiar, but wait before ...

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