Ilham

Another visit to Prithvi – a Hindi play this time. I normally try to avoid those because most Hindi productions love to immerse themselves in cliche themes of ailing India and poverty. However, this one was both a surprise and a delight. It did not just keep away from these cliche themes, but dealt with…

Unscreened…One Small day

When the days are long, no good movies are playing in town, and South Bombay looks too far, one can still look dearly forward to the evening if one works not too far off from Prithvi (Prithvi theatre for the Non-bombayites) The place is charming to say the least – even if one is not…

The rear view…

Its yet another 31st of December, and time is trying to tick its way into the next year. All newspapers, TV channels, magazines et al are bustling with the flashbacks of the year gone by. On my own turf, I thoroughly enjoyed the year that went by – with a lot of new things, mingled…

Once upon a time there was a partition…

…And for years and generations, we will never cease to center our poems, movies, plays and life around it. Whenever someone will mention the theme India or country – Wham! we will go and perform something that talks about the pain of partition and the ensuing bitterness.Nobody can deny that it was a very significant…

Playing up..

I have been wanting to see a play for a long time, but have been putting it off for the sake of eternal laziness – its just too easy to go to a swanky mall and combine a weekly shopping expedition with a movie that is conviniently scheduled. But today, thanks to a chill (and…