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From director to actor, role reversal is in


August 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) From behind the camera to in front of it, all for the love of cinema. Indian directors are increasingly donning the greasepaint and taking on ... Read more...

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With 400 scripts, Shimla’s Gaiety Theatre recreates the past (With Image)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) It's modelled on London's Royal Albert Hall. Now, the British-era Gaiety Theatre, where Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling and legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Balraj Sahni ... Read more...

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‘Delhi ought to have its own film setup’ (With Images)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Director Hemant Gaba, who shot his internationally acclaimed "Shuttlecock Boys" here, feels that with increasing numbers of Delhiites entering the film line, it is high ... Read more...

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Actors are selfish as compared to directors: Nawazuddin


June 10th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui says while working on a film, artists are usually concerned only about their roles but a director is comparatively unselfish as he has ... Read more...

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Nawazuddin gets late recognition, says it’s never too late


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) He has been consistently delivering powerful performances in small roles on the big screen, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui didn't get recognition till his two films were screened ... Read more...

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UGC-sponsored music lab launched in northeast


May 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 10 (IANS) A music laboratory sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC) was launched Thursday in Tripura capital Agartala to boost traditional folk songs and music in the ... Read more...

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Theatre challenging, like an exercise: Anup Soni


May 7th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Television actor Anup Soni, an alumni of the National School of Drama, says doing theatre is more challenging than films and television."While doing theatre one ... Read more...

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Dolly Ahluwalia had apprehensions over ‘Vicky Donor’ drinking act


April 28th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) She is Indian cinema's leading costume designers, but it is her harried, drinking mother act in "Vicky Donor" that made Dolly Ahluwalia a household name."Vicky ... Read more...

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Bollywood values costume designing more now: National Award winner


April 24th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Having worked with top-of-the-line film directors in Bollywood, costume designer and actor Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari feels her craft is more valued in the film industry ... Read more...

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Now, an entire village for dwarves in Assam


April 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Almost 70 dwarves, ranging from one-and-a-half feet to three feet in height, across Assam will soon have a place to live in with dignity and comfort, ... Read more...

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Singing is my first love: Raghubir Yadav


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) He has acted in more than 50 films and has done more than 2,500 theatre shows, but veteran actor Raghubir Yadav says singing is his ... Read more...

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Bollywood finally sets stage for theatre veterans


April 21st, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) For long they've played second fiddle to mainstream actors in films despite a strong theatre background. But the tables have turned for veterans like ... Read more...

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‘Crime Patrol’ gives me sense of responsibility: Anup Soni


April 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Anup Soni takes viewers on a journey of gruesome and mind-boggling real life crimes as the host of "Crime Patrol Dastak", and his association with ... Read more...

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Marginal gain for culture in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Culture has gained marginally in the budget for 2012-2013 with an outlay of Rs.1,447 crore (Rs.14.47 billion/$300 million) against Rs.1,378 crore (Rs.13.78 billion/$273 million) in ... Read more...

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‘Chak De!’ girl Seema Azmi now TV show narrator (With Images)


February 26th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Her family was against her joining showbiz, but Delhi girl Seema Azmi is determined to carve a niche. After playing hockey player Rani Dispotta from ... Read more...

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Most children are lonely: ‘Counsellor’ Anupam Kher (With Image)


February 24th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor, writer and now lifestyle counsellor Anupam Kher says most children are lonely but they don't know it. He says it is in the ... Read more...

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Waiting for change: Play talks of contemporary Pakistan


January 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Insha, the saviour who offers the hope of deliverance, and Mansha, the horror of intimidation and repression, have timed their appearance well in a play ... Read more...

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NSD, Polish drama academy ink agreement (With Image)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The National School of Drama (NSD) and Poland's Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy Monday signed a memorandum of understanding for institutional exchange programme relating to theatre ... Read more...

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Selja assures more funds for theatre (With Image)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Theatre will get a fresh lease of life with a higher outlay by the government to promote the genre under the 12th Five Year Plan ... Read more...

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Language theatre on centre-stage at META 2012 awards (With Image)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's unsung regional theatre will be at the centre of attention at the seventh annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), one of the leading ... Read more...

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Tagore reinterpreted at NSD’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A panorama of 17 contemporary plays interpreting Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's literature will turn the spotlight on the poet's legacy on his 150th birth anniversary ... Read more...

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Satyadev Dubey’s theatre brought fierce Indianness to stage (Obituary)


December 25th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) He was controversial, candid and had a healthy disregard for anything colonial in theatre. The death of Satyadev Dubey has brought the curtain down on ... Read more...

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Bollywood mourns Satyadev Dubey’s demise


December 25th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities tweeted Sunday, remembering renowned theatre personality Satyadev Dubey as an "icon" and termed his death a "huge loss" to the theatre fraternity.Shabana ... Read more...

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Theatre veteran Satyadev Dubey passes away (Second Lead) (With Image)


December 25th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) In a big loss for Indian theatre, well-known playwright and director Satyadev Dubey passed away here Sunday after several months of illness. He was 75.Dubey, who ... Read more...

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NSD reaches out to northeast for unearthing talent


November 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 18 (IANS) India's premier theatre school, the National School of Drama (NSD) is reaching out to young people in the northeast to search for hidden talent, its director ... Read more...

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European culture carnival opens in capital


November 11th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Children can look forward to a surprise November bouquet in the capital. A musical journey by a Polish Oriental band, storytelling sessions, puppet theatre, folk ... Read more...

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NSD’s Bal Sangam begins from Nov 8


November 4th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Nearly 200 children from across the country will showcase traditional arts and crafts at the Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan in a weeklong Bal Sangam ... Read more...

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NSD to set up centre in Agartala


October 19th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 19 (IANS) India's premier theatre school, the National School of Drama (NSD), will set up a centre here for actors and performers of the northeast, an official said ... Read more...

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Hats off to Big B, says SRK (Movie Snippets)


October 8th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was left amazed at Amitabh Bachchan's energy levels when he went for a special shoot on the 68-year-old megastar's quiz ... Read more...

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Government spotlight on northeastern performing arts


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Various autonomous organisations under the ministry of culture are engaged in the study and documentation of theatre in the northeastern states, Union Minister of Culture ... Read more...

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National School of Drama gets expansion funds


June 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The National School of Drama (NSD), which is expanding its activities with five new regional centres, has been allocated Rs.26 crore funds, a statement by ... Read more...

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Crossover cinema must relate to people: Om Puri (Interview)


June 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) One of the first Indian actors to work in international movies, Om Puri feels crossover cinema has a bright future if made on "relatable issues". ... Read more...

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Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrated at IGNOU


May 12th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a day-long programme which included panel discussions ... Read more...

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Tagore culture carnival keeps capital busy


May 7th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The 150th birth anniversary commemorations of Rabindranath Tagore have flagged off in their wake a grand cultural carnival with numerous expositions showing off his ... Read more...

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‘Tere Bin Laden’ director writing second comedy


April 10th, 2011 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) After the success of his 2010 tongue-in-cheek Bollywood satire "Tere Bin Laden", director Abhishek Sharma is working on his second film which too will have satirical ... Read more...

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