HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Sair festival: With winter's onset, the gods return from heaven in Himachal!

It's a fair celebrated in Himachal Pradesh to mark the end of the crop harvest. Old-timers say the centuries old Sair festival is celebrated mainly in the interiors of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Solan districts every year in mid-September.

Celebrating the Parsi way of life via theatre

Through all its plays, theatre director-producer Meherzad Patel's theatre company, Silly Point Productions, celebrates the Parsi way of life. We get him talking about his plays' themes, about comedy, and more.

Costume drama: An exhibition tracing the costume tradition of Kathakali

As part of an Indian classical dance festival, an exhibition will showcase the intricate ensembles and make-up used in the performances of 17th century performing arts.

No, politics please: 'We are all one', say traders at Alishan Pakistan

Traders and businessmen from Pakistan at the ongoing Pakistani lifestyle exhibition, Alishan Pakistan, at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan feel that if an exhibition of Indian fashion products, handicrafts and jewelry were put up in Pakistan, it would attract huge crowds.

Five-day cultural extravaganza in 'Aamchi Mumbai', all for a cause

Cultural venues and art spaces across the city are ever buzzing with festivals, but theatre production company Balancing Act's initiative - YouTheatre- is a unique concept that aims to celebrate a host of performing arts under the same roof.

Reviving art: Chanderi weavers go global with e-commerce

Digital Empowerment recently partnered with Paytm to provide traditional skills and artisans across the country with a digital platform and a means to monetize their skill sets.

Let the Brits dance

A British dance group is here in the Capital to get you on the groove. Hofesh Shechter, who leads the troupe, will perform dance drama called Political Mother.

Theatre veteran Tom Alter performs play for school kids

Tom Alter performed a musical play "Parchhaiyaan", a tribute to late poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi for school kids. Ludhianvi, a legendary poet penned hundreds of popular songs, ghazals in all time classics like "Naya Daur", "Laila Majnu" and "Daag".

Is Kashmir's street theatre dying a silent death?

Traditional Kashmiri street theatre, which once occupied centre stage as the most powerful medium of mass communication in Kashmiri society, seems to be dying a silent death.

Plays are a good way to enhance acting skills, says Richa Chadha

After travelling to cities like Bangalore and Mumbai with "Trivial Disasters", the Delhi girl recently staged the theatre production here along with Kalki Koechlin, Purab Kohli and Cyrus Sahukar.


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