Deccan Chronicle | Love thy neighbour?
'Love thy neighbour? No, thank you!' Among the many interactions that are part of human society, our relationships with our neighbours is perhaps amongst the most layered.
Times of India | Of apartment blocks and the shenanigans in them
'Of apartment blocks and the shenanigans in them' The biggest indicator of an expanding urbanscape is probably the number of apartment complexes that sprout in the city and on its fringes.
The Good City| Yayati projects women’s sexuality
'Yayati projects women’s sexuality – Girish Karnad ' SM: You wrote Yayati when you were so very young, just 22. What are your thoughts, looking at the current production at Jagriti?
The Good City | An Ancestor of the Pandavas
'Why an ancestor of the Pandavas remains relevant today' The story is about the all powerful king Yayati who revels in his power and pursuit of carnal pleasures. Cursed by his enraged father-in-law, he is in danger of instantly becoming old and decrepit.
The Hindu | Yayati
‘A good play never needs updating’ Arundhati Raja, who is directing Girish Karnad’s iconic play Yayati, explains what makes it an evergreen story
The New Indian Express | Bengaluru theatre has a new villain
BENGALURU: A proposed 18% GST or Goods and Service Tax on tickets to watch performance acts has got venues and artistes stressing out equally.
Deccan Chronicle | Yuki makes it ‘one’derful
This weekend, Bengaluru will be treated to a one-woman show. Yuki Ellias, a Mumbai-based powerhouse performer will be bringing to the city her play Elephant in the Room that won her the awards for best actor, costume and lighting at the 2017 Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards. Directed and performed by Yuki herself, the play is inspired by the tales of Ganapati, and is a eccentric and touching reinterptation of the myth.
The New Indian Express | GST a penalty on arts, Jagriti floats petition
BENGALURU: Protesting against the government’s move to levy 18 per cent GST or Goods and Services Tax on theatre, and other Indian performance arts, Jagriti Theatre has floated a petition online against it. The petition requests Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and GST council for exemption of GST on performing arts.
The New Indian Express | Catch a ‘power play’ on sexual assault
BENGALURU: Two questions govern the play Oleanna: Is he really guilty? Or is she a schemer?
Deccan Chronicle | Panchatantra tales and when the monkey learned its lesson
Three stories will be retold with this adaptation: The Blue Jackal, The Monkey and the Crocodile and The Monkey and the Wedge.