Experimental drama. Courtesy: Adishakti

Curtain call

2 min read . 17 Nov 2018
To be sure, mythology was a Bollywood favourite years ago with films like Ram Rajya (1943), Mahabharat (1965) and Jai Santoshi Maa (1975).

Bollywood returns to mythologies

3 min read . 06 Sep 2018
As performers from South-East Asia reveal the diverse Ramayan narratives, it is time for India to embrace its former self and celebrate the nuanced richness of its traditions. Photo: HT

Embracing the many Ramayans

4 min read . 25 Jan 2018
Surpanakha, with a bleeding nose, reaches Ravan, Malwa style, Central India, mid 17th century. Photo: Twitter@NMnewdelhi

Who speaks for Surpanakha?

4 min read . 14 Oct 2017
The Rama Retold; and (right) Aubrey Menen.

A Sita we must not know

4 min read . 25 Aug 2017
I was single, backpacking when I could, getting pissed every other day and, like every other young so-called revolutionary, had only a few thoughts. Photo: iStock<br />

Stay young. Stay foolish.

10 min read . 29 Jul 2017