Feroz Abbas Khan’s musical is currently running in Delhi.
An intricate wooden door welcomes you as you enter a narrow building. All you see is a winding staircase leading upstairs. You are greeted by someone wearing a 'Happy to Help' badge who is ready to an...
Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapur amaze in this play.
Recently, I came up with a quote I am very proud of—"A good play is like a plate of biryani." It should be stated that I am referring to Calcutta's Arsalan's dum biryani (with potato, no egg) on...
Over my years of working in the theatre scene in Mumbai I have realized that practitioners as well as the audience can be extremely myopic about quality. While on one hand, a healthy bunch of new thea...
It’s Teachers’ Day. But Barry John, the man famously known as Shah Rukh Khan’s acting guru, is not rejoicing. No celebrity student visits him on this day. Nor on Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. “Except Manoj Bajpayee,” he said, adding, “but he comes on my birthday, because we go back a long way. Manoj is like family to me.”
In 2013, Deeganta Dutta, an MBA from IIM Calcutta, had just finished his sixth year as a consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. It might seem unlikely that he would then begin working closely with Nidhi Lamba, a bioscience graduate trained in theatre from the National School of Drama, but as Teach For India Fellows, this is precisely the sort of experience they anticipated. In fact, it is unique collaborations like these that lead to amazing initiatives like Project Aarzoo.
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Girish Karnad's 2004 Kannada play Odakalu Bimba (Bikhre Bimb in Hindi, Broken Images in English) is all set to be staged in Delhi this coming Sunday. Veteran thespian and social activist Shabana Azmi will breathe life into the leading character, Manjula Sharma, who finds herself in an unusual turmoil when her own image begins posing questions to her. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, she discusses this role, theatre, her friendship with Girish Karnad and more.
In his 24-year-long career, Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has never shied away from challenging himself. Now, after several years of being one of the country's best-known creative exports to the...
In March, a number of articles were written about 23-year-old Mithila Palkar, whose video of her performing the Marathi song 'Hi Chaal Turu Turu' (originally sung by Jaywant Kulkarni) went hugely vira...
This certainly isn't the best play I have ever watched; actually it won't even make it into the top five. But by golly, did it make me think long and hard! I'd go as far as comparing it with popular A...