Category: Performing Arts

The Music and the Muse / Prateeksha Sharma

An Identity for Kumar Gandharva Kumar Gandharva  (L) In Full Bloom   (R) Younger Day This paper is an attempt to trace two aspects of creative artists: ‘Bildungsroman’ (novel of formation) and ‘Künstlerroman’ (novel of...

Discourses on Music / Prateeksha Sharma

    Music- A Path to Wholeness The author practicing on the Veena Music is the essence of life, spirit and creation. To understand our musical selves is the beginging of our journey to becoming...

The Owl and the Pussy Cat / Seema Bawa

    Actors: Kavita Dang and Kumud Mishra                           Director: Satyajit Sharma “The Owl and the pussy cat went to sea in a...

Small is Beautiful / Keval Arora

    When listening to people speak of how difficult it is today for theatre groups to survive, and therefore of the feasibility of theatre itself, I find it difficult to share the general...

Keval Arora’s Kolumn

  Come admission time in Delhi University, a strange ritual involving drama is enacted every June and July in several colleges. This ritual concerns admissions where the minimum marks required for entry into various...

Curtain Call / Keval Arora

    For most of us, the curtain call is a ritual that marks the close of a performance. As a ritual it cuts both ways. It’s gratifying when we’ve enjoyed the show and...

Presence Perfect / Keval Arora

    1. Barry john as Iago in ‘Othello’                2. Naseeruddin Shah in ‘Prophet’ Mulling over oddities that years of familiarity have lulled us into accepting as...

The Sense of an Audience / Keval Arora

  Most discussions – and demonstrations, now that the next edition of the Bharangam is upon us – of what ails contemporary theatre rarely take into account the role of the audience. In an environment where...

Dabbling In Babble / Keval Arora

      Tim Supple’s Production of Shakespeare’s Mid Summer Nights Dream is currently touring India. Keval Arora takes on Supple for his comments (made earlier) on Indian Theatre and multicultural collaboration.   What is it about multilingualism...

The Competition Virus / Keval Arora

    Who Wins ? As one bleakly contemplates the prospect of yet another theatre season at the university getting under way with the IIT Delhi festival in a couple of weeks, two comments...