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Celebrating Women with Colours on Canvas(Manohar Khushalani)

Celebrating Women with Colours on Canvas –-Manohar Khushalani  Pic above: Moeen Fatima’s interpretation of Amrita Shergill’s work.     This year has been designated by the UN as the Year of Women. To kick start the...

Naseer as ‘The Prophet’ (Manohar Khushalani)

Naseer as ‘The Prophet’ – Maohar Khushalani The location: Tata Experimental Theatre at Nariman Point in Mumbai. On stage two hospital beds at right angles to each other and a screen. The audience trickles...

The Real Star of Jassi is the Dad

The Real Star of Jassi is the Dad – Manohar Khushalani The television serial “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin” has become a mega-hit and is holding out its own against “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu...

Secular Indian Cinema

Secular Indian Cinema                        -Manohar Khushalani                                                          ...

Partition play, YATRA, moves audience (Manohar Khushalani)

The partition play, YATRA, moves Bharangam audiences Manohar Khushalani One has been a great admirer of Kewal Dhaliwal’s work and when Madiha Gauhar, the theatre director and actor from Pakistan recommended it to me...

Casting Discordance and Difference (Keval Arora)

Keval Arora’s Kolumn Casting Discordance and Difference When speaking to students about basic differences between written and performed narratives, I find their responses falling into mainly two categories. Some prefer the novel for the...

Keval Arora’s Kolumn – Casting Discordance and Difference

 Keval Arora’s Kolumn  Casting Discordance and Difference When speaking to students about basic differences between written and performed narratives, I find their responses falling into mainly two categories. Some prefer the novel for the...