15th Bharangam Diary: notes, rants and experiences

DAY 9: 13th Jan 2013 A very promising day was on offer with Badal Sircar and Shakespeare at the helm. And to top that, the extra tickets we had because of a certain someone who chooses only the best-play-days to remain absent, were sold even before we reached the auditorium. People love watching Hindi plays... Continue Reading →

15th Bharangam Diary: notes, rants and experiences

DAY 7: 11th Jan 2013 9 Days Newspaper Concept & Direction: Joy Maisnam (Treasure Art Association, Imphal) A very well-conceived script from the actual news items published in 9 consecutive days in a newspaper. This play was a mix of strong content and improvised stageplay. The performances were not up to the mark but all... Continue Reading →

Surabhi: Maya Bazar

Having grown up in Hyderabad, I ought to have known Surabhi Theatre Group but I didn't even know they existed until I saw them at the Bharat Rang Mahotsav. In fact, I bought the tickets solely because  I had never seen a  single Telugu play before. That says something about the waning popularity of regional/folk... Continue Reading →

15th Bharangam Diary: notes, rants and experiences

To the uninitiated, Bharangam (pet for Bharat Rang Mahotsav) is the annual theater festival of National School of Drama, Delhi. This festival showcases one of the best ensemble of modern theater from India and some other countries including Poland, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Srilanka. This year there is a small, but apt, focus on popular theater... Continue Reading →

Thank you Delhi

It's been a little over a year since we began our "experiment" and since this blog came into being. We've been fairly successful in achieving what we set out to, but a lot of credit goes to the city of Delhi and it's art culture. I can't think of any other city in India that has so... Continue Reading →

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