Kavita Nagpal

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Of refugees, exiles and the struggle to survive

The Mega Award Festival which is on in Delhi at Kamani and LTG has thrown up some good theatre like Gasha which was prepared in a month of workshops and interviews and visits to Kashmir.

Drama delves into world of HIV patients

A scene from the play Rang, directed by Pradeep Singh, which was staged at the Shri Ram Centre on Wednesday.

Rang, a play on AIDS, was staged at the Shri Ram Centre by the group Dhruv Arts and Cultural Society on Wednesday. The show, described by the presenters as a “social comedy” was really not a comedy but a social drama which was rather well written by Kuldip Singh.

Pain that binds, and burns the living dead

Seema Biswas plays Kadambini, a widow, in Jeevan Mrityu

Jeevan Mrityu, a play based on the writing of Rabindranath Tagore as adapted by Geetanjali Shree, was presented at the Mohan Rakesh festival organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad. It was directed by Anuradha Kapur for her company Vivadi.

Finding humour in a mundane tale of mankind

The Shri Ram Centre presented Manoj Mitra’s Bengali comedy in Pratibha Agarwal’s Hindi translation as Khel Khiladi Khel.

Absurdity born out of existential dilemma

The Diploma Productions, presented by the NSD graduates, was truly experimental in form and design. Even the content of some plays was daring.

A couple’s tryst with love and a woman’s with fate

It was like seeing a play in colour after having seen it in black and white many years ago. I have memories of Sudhha Chopra and T.P. Jain as the old man in the production stage by Abhiyan.

Portraying the contemporary teenage mind

The third-year NSD students presented an unusual play, Tenderness, at their Bahumukh Hall.

Yearlong fest underway as NSD stages play

Ashwath Bhatt is celebrating the centenary year of Saadat Hasan Manto with year-long festivities.

Tracing Alexander’s journey, revisiting Partition

When Alexander invaded India in 26 BC he was forced to turn back from the Western banks of the river Beas.

NSD students showcase play within a play

The second year students of the National School of Drama (NSD) staged Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade in a Hindustani adaptation Garbha Natak. According to director K.R.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.