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Today’s show is about a ballet festival by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, that brings four Indian mythological figures, Karna, Meera, Abhimanyu and Durga, to reflect upon the current issues of the society.

For instance, where Karna represent a man’s tryst with his destiny and the need of righteousness in today’s world; Meera’s image will be redefined from a weeping poetess to a woman seeking her own space in a male-dominated society. And while the heroic Abhimanyu, pushes his way through guile and physical violence, Durga will invoke the feminine power in every woman to fight any injustice that she faces in her day-to-day life.

Shobha Deepak Singh, vice chairperson and director of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra who has directed and produced all the shows, tells us more about the festival, why did she choose these mythological characters for this festival and how, according to her, the TV soap operas on Indian myths are giving false information.

The festival of ballets starts on 10 May with the ballet on Karna. The ballet on Meera is on 11 May and the Abhimanyu and Durga ballet will be performed on 17 and 18 May respectively. All the performances will happen at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi at 7pm. Click here for more information.

So which Indian mythological character do you relate with? Tell us at feedback@livemint.com.

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