Kavita Nagpal

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New plays mark ibsen’s victory

The third Ibsen Festival, organised by the Dramatic Arts and Design Studio in collaboration with the Embassy of Norway in New Delhi, concluded with a brilliant teleplay of Ibsen’s definitive feminist

Old world spells new joys

The annual Old World Theatre festival at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi featured some IHA favourites like Manav Kaul and Rahul De Cunha’s Rage Productions, which had the who’s who of the Mumbai

Play throws light on Aurangzeb’s love life

BEGUM ZAINABADI, based on the eponymous novel by Sharad Pagare, is a rare document that shows us that in his youth the Mughal badshah Aurangzeb succumbed to beauty and love like anyone else.

Hugo’s flavour

The Footsbarn Theatre, which in the past brought to India plays like Romeo And Juliet and Oddyseus, comes with The Man Who Laughs based on Victor Hugo’s eponymous novel, a play that does not match the

A tale of two adaptations

It was an interesting experience to see a matinee show in an auditorium outside the Mandi House area. I had heard of the Muktadhara auditorium on Bhai Vir Singh Marg, but this was my first visit.

A take on Macbeth: So foul and fair...


The final year NSD students staged William Shakespeare’s Macbeth at their Bahumukh space in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Exhilarating show of skill and power

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is like fairyland with intriguing masked dancers and puppeteers roaming around or selling their wares via dholak and other musical instruments.

Blend of the old and new

It was a joy to watch B.

Revisiting scars of women during 1947

Aur Kitne Tukde, staged at the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s ongoing “Natya Darshan”, is a moving play on the plight of women during Partition, as related in the book The Other Side Of Silence by Urvashi Bu

Shakuntala gets a touch of ancient Kutiyattam

It was a rare privilege to watch a nine-hour-long performance of Kalidas’ Shakuntala, a contemporary version of the ancient theatre art form Kutiyattam, directed by Gopal Venu under the aegis of the N

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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.