Reclaiming public spaces, and the public imagination
Two cultural programmes that try to challenge mindsets and strive for gender parity on International Women's Day
“Loitering can be a political activity," says Satchit Puranik. His devised theatre piece Loitering will be staged on 8 March, International Women’s Day, at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. The theatre piece, which is part of the NCPA Edge festival of new contemporary plays, gets its inspiration from a 2011 book, Why Loiter? Women And Risk On Mumbai Streets, by Shilpa Phadke, an assistant professor at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture, Tata Institute of Social Studies, journalist Sameera Khan and film-maker Shilpa Ranade.