Archive for February, 2012

A dose of laughter cures it all

Feb 2nd, 2012 Nagen Singh, Deccan Herald A FUNNY BONE It was all madness at Epicentre, Gurgaon when a motley crowd split into laughter as stand up comedian Amit Tandon cracked a one-liner: “When a bag or a marriage gets old, the first things to get affected are the… zips.” Cheese Monkey Mafia (CMM), the […]

Adhe Adhure at Epicentre, Gurgaon

The more we expect from life, the less we get. This essentially describes the premise of the beautifully written play Adhe Adhure. The invisible yet complex philosophies of life that govern our day to day lives are packed neatly in this 1 hour 45 minutes play. It is about the rising dreams and hopes of […]

Celebrating 20 years of Feroz Abbas Khan’s classic production -Tumhari Amrita

Director: Feroz Abbas Khan ; Writer: Javed Siddiqi ;Cast: Shabana Azmi, Farooque Shaikh An ensuing tale of love, sensitivity and warmth Tumhari Amrita is a story read out through reams of love letters in Urdu. It has been 20 years since this Feroz Abbas Khan production had made its impressive debut at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai. But despite many re-runs this […]

‘Everything You Wanted To Know’ Workshop For Gardening Enthusiasts by Tarun Mal on 18th & 19th Feb

Unlimited ideas for Limited Spaces The weather eventually is getting better, and it’s a perfect mix of not so hot or cold temperatures. Imagine your terrace gardens lush under the perfect sunlight, or the slow winds caressing your kitchen herbs on the window. Here’s a chance to turn your imagination into reality! After much head […]

Travel ideas for 2012: Culture curry

A look at 115 ways to enjoy the arts across the country. By Travel Plus, India Today Andhra Pradesh 1. There is no better place to get educated on the history of an Indian submarine than inside one. INS Kursura, the fourth submarine of the Indian Navy, is now a museum in Vishakapatnam, and is […]

IT’S FRIDAY: Paper figures tell a story that’s only for the grown-ups at Ishara International Puppet Festival, Mail Online India

9th Feb’2012 Israel is definitely all over the place. It’s present even at the Ishara International Puppet Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and so are Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland and Italy, showing that the art can’t be written off yet. Puppetry is taking on forms that don’t fit into our conventional […]

Many strings attached, Swati Daftuar, The Hindu

8th Feb’2012 The Ishara Puppet Festival 2012 was an initiative to narrate and entertain the audience through storytelling making it a wholesome learning experience. The Ishara puppet festival has arrived in the capital, and has brought with it a treasure chest of stories that will be told in colourful and vibrant ways. Since its conception […]

Enjoy this traditional art, Feb 3rd. Deccan Herald

The 10th edition of Ishara International Puppet Festival has brought much more than the traditional rod and string puppetry for Delhiiites and the people living in Gurgaon. The 15-day festival bringing puppeteers from 11 countries under one roof kicked off on February 1 at Epicentre, Gurgaon, with the act of an Indian theatre group. Mohammed […]

City to host its first puppet theatre festival, Times of India, Jan 31, 2012

GURGAON: In what’s going to be a first for the city, a puppet theatre festival will be held at the Epicentre, Gurgaon, starting February 1. Organized by the Ishara puppet theatre group, every show will tell a story that the audience from all walks of life can connect to. Apart from the puppet shows, films will […]

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