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Garba Gujarat

Is Theater a Sacred Ritual or Entertainment?

If theater is only a source of entertainment then it is expensive and inconvenient. Categorizing theater as a mode of entertainment is suicidal for theater. We need to explore the mystical-spiritual aspect of theater to keep it relevant.

The Grand Inquisitor

But, he was only a shadow.
He was not
the Prince of Darkness

the veiled Mistress
smiles gently.
She gave me an address
and instructions
He lives on
The majesty of willing life-in-death
in Absolute Zero

Night’s Neurons

The Weaver (June 2007, Mumbai) Betwixt waking and eternity the corridor twists and turns darkness peeps out of many doors left ajar. Out in the open a man steps out of the lamplight into...

Blood and Rain

A View from an Ex-Aristo (Mumbai, 2014) Mother of God!There you standtall and proudthe blade across your torsoangledlike a grey black sports brabut you have no breasts.Why no breasts?Only straight linesrunning truewithout curvingwithout bending.I...

Jatra

Folk Theatre of India: Jatra

Sri Chaitanya, a prominent saint during the Bhakti moment is credited to be the inventor and the promoters of this music enriched form of theatre. It is widely believed that the first spectacle of the play was also done by Sri Chaitanya wherein he played the role of the Rukmini in the play, Rukmini Haran (the play was based on a story in the life of Lord Krishna).

Jhora Dance

Folk Dances of India: Jhora

Jhora folk dance is native to the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand where it is celebrated with all pomp and show during the springtime celebrations by the locals. Jhora folk dance finds its root in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, historically known as Uttaranchal.

Bhand Pather

Folk Theatre of India: Bhand Pather

The word ‘Bhand’ means the traditional and the age-old folklore entertainers from India, Nepal, Pakistan. The form had thrived and grown manifolds during the peaceful times in the valley. However, with the rise of anti-societal elements, the art form has given the theatre form a huge setback. Society must progress towards peace and let the lost theatre form regain its formal glory.