Post 9/11, just as America began to view its history in a context where there was always a before and an after, will the Charlie Hebdo attacks colour the way France views itself? French theatre director, actress and puppeteer Aude ...Read More


Can Shakespeare be reinterpreted with irreverence? Can psychological drama meld into physical theatre? Can one actor play 14 characters? If you were to ask these questions to Australian theatre professional, Tref Gare, his answer would be a resounding, 'yes.' Gare ...Read More


What is the value of a person whose dawn breaks  on streets or railway stations who sips tea at dingy canteens each day whose sells scrap to live who sleeps under an empty sky Who is he in the city of dreams? I don’t know. Perhaps he ...Read More


Aromatic air, the hustle and bustle of men and women working furiously to churn out local, authentic and traditional meals at food counters and proudly exhibiting an array of mouth-watering delicacies. The buzz and the energy of  those who cook and those who love to ...Read More


Long before the Rachel Cut was made famous by Jennifer Aniston in F.R.I.E.N.D.S, there was the Sadhana Cut. In 1960, a frothy Love In Simla gave us an unforgettable romance with a little pixie in the lead. She was Sadhana ...Read More


Ironical that for a film that tars Pakistan as the enemy behind every potential danger stalking India, Neeraj Pandey's Baby has two popular Pakistani actors in key roles. Heartthrob Mikaal Zulfikaar as a young facilitator helping Indian agents and  seasoned actor Rasheed ...Read More

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I am 26 years old. In the conservative Muslim community that is so close knit that you can smell what’s cooking in your neighbors house,whispers of, “What is wrong with her, how come she isn’t married yet?” are hard to miss. ...Read More


Playwright Mahesh Dattani returns to his hometown Bengaluru with a play after almost two years though he was here in December to meet his sister. On January 30, Outgoing Free, a play written by Anupama Chandrasekhar, a Chennai-based journalist-turned-playwright and ...Read More


It has been fours years of theatre and dramatic synergies at Bangalore's Jagriti Theatre and founders Arundhati and Jagdish Raja celebrated the moment with their  rapturously noisy team by cutting a cake. It however seems like yesterday when a spanking ...Read More


If your temple or your mosque or your church was attacked by terrorists, your family was hurt by an act of hate, would you pick up a gun to avenge yourself? Or atleast carry a burden of hate against THEM ...Read More


The only part that can be appropriately labelled as ‘excruciating’ in a 3.5 week vacation home (India), is perhaps the 20+ hours spent cooped up in an air-plane or counting crows during layovers. An 8 hour flight from Detroit to ...Read More


A pea-shaped face peeked from behind a set of rusted iron doors at the Taj Mahal palace as I firmly rapped the heavy door-knocker against its metal backrest. “I wish to look around”, I said determinedly in response to the quizzical expression ...Read More

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