Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: Theatre

How does AAP ‘commemorate’ Ambedkar? By sanitising his radical politics

All political parties want to remember Ambedkar but differently. AAP's 'grand musical' adds to BJP, Congress, and Communist parties' versions.

Gerson Da Cunha told me theatre is a great education. I understand it now: Tara Deshpande

Gerson Da Cunha may have hailed from the golden era of advertising. But many will credit him for introducing the talents of Shyam Benegal and Alyque Padamsee to India.

Covid or Netflix, nothing can stop theatre. Hyderabad’s Qadir Ali Baig Festival shows why

The cultural space in India may be contested, but theatre is certainly not cancelled. What's unfortunate is the 'bechara' tag that theatre persons should have countered long ago.

‘Regrets, None’ — theatre artist Dolly Thakore talks of her many roles, learnings in her memoir

'Regrets, None' by Dolly Thakore and Arghya Lahiri, published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 14 September on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig switches off stage lights for camera, makes OTT debut today

Hyderabad-based theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig has taken on roles for several shows that are being released on OTT platforms, including one that hits the internet this Sunday.

There was more to Vira Sathidar than ‘Court’. He fought caste with theatre for 40 years

Vira Sathidar found prominence only in 2014 with the National Award-winning film 'Court'. But he leaves behind a rich legacy for the young generation of rights activists.

Ebrahim Alkazi, pioneer who shaped not just many fine actors but India’s modern theatre scene

The longest-serving director of the National School of Drama, Ebrahim Alkazi was a tough task-master who revolutionised the teaching and production of theatre in India.

Live shows out, live-streaming in: What the future of performing arts could look like

Covid crisis has turned laptop screens and drawing rooms into live stages for artists. However the economic benefit of such arrangements is yet to be seen.

‘What Do We Need to Talk About’ — first original Covid play that’s staged on Zoom

Richard Nelson's new drama is an addition to his earlier plays on the 'Apple Family'. It shows all four siblings talk about lives during the global pandemic.

Veteran theatre and film actor Shriram Lagoo passes away at 92

Shriram Lagoo was a surgeon before he quit practice to become a full-time actor and hit commercial success with V Shantaram's Pinjra in 1972.

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G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.