Kavita Nagpal

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Rang fest splashes Delhi with genius


Arjun Ka Beta, staged by the Film and Theatre Society at their Rang festival, written and directed by Atul Satya Kaushik, was an attractive piece on Abhimanyu, who the Pandavas let get caught in the C

Moteram Ka Satyagrah depicts sycophancy during British rule

Actors on stage during the performance of Moteram Ka Satyagrah.

The play Moteram Ka Satyagrah was staged by Sparsh Natya Rang at the annual Hriday Festival of plays written by Habib Tanvir and Safdar Hashmi.

Char Rang pays homage to the ‘theatre of stories’


The play Char Rang was presented at the Kamani Auditorium by the Hindi Academy by four directors who chose 13 stories out of the 40 tales selected by the Academy representing the entire gamut of the g

A dash of Rang for the capital


The Rang festival organised by the Film and Theatre Society is in full swing at various venues in the capital. The action began with plays by Ekjut of Mumbai. The plays were nostalgia personified.

NSD students breathe life into the parable of theatre

The final year students of NSD staged a Hindi translation of Caucasian Chalk Circle by Kamleshwar at the Abhimanch Theatre as Ajab Judge Gazab Insaaf.

Award winning plays mesmerise audiences

This year the Sangeet Natak Akademi elected a theatre person as a fellow.

A young Briton, and a bunch of clowns

Recently, I saw a play in Sri Lanka done by the best English theatre group in Colombo, The Performing Arts Company.

Students bring a play of proximity

A scene from Raddi Bazaar

Raddi Bazaar was staged by students under the direction of Santanu Bose. The show is based on three of Badal Sircar’s best-known and most often staged plays, Evam Indrajit, Pagla Ghoda and Baaki Itihaas. Evam Indrajit is a play about the idealist in confrontation with the ordinary. The three ordinary Amal, Kamal and Vimal against Indrajit.

Existentialist life unfolds outside theatre

Santanu Bose’s play Kala Khatta Chuski Kholi Khokha Khopcha being enacted at NSD.

Santanu Bose’s play with the final year students bearing the unwieldy title Kala Khatta Chuski Kholi Khokha Khopcha was staged in a never before used space in the premises; the open area adjoining the Abhimanch theatre.

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