Playwright

Literature’s Mighty Warrior: Kiran Nagarkar

One man I have believed who could facilely camouflage pathos with subtle quirky humour was Charlie Chaplin. I saw and heard Kiran Nagarkar at an event during the recently held Kala Ghoda festival in Mumbai. And I found second such man. Nagarkar was there for a reading of his latest book, “Extras” a sequel to …

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“Who’s afraid of living life without false illusions?” Edward Albee wrote this when he started his play – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In fact, it’s the story of a vacuum in the life of a childless couple. It reveals paranoid shape of the deportment of women in fifties in a Sunday midnight party that …

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Mashaal and Shakti

While discussing about Mashaal and Shakti, I remember one of my friends mention an article on Anil Kapoor in Maharashtra Times. The charge d’affaires, Dinkar Gangal who had a photographic memory took care of the entertainment supplement and new writers alike with his undiminished gusto may remember it, till date. The title was something like …

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Shantata! Court Chaloo Aahe!

Shantata! Court Chaloo Aahe (Silence! The Court is in Session)                                      — Mock Trial of Real Life… Sakharam Binder, the finest Indian play in a thousand years: Girish Karnad. Keeping all the regards about and having read and seen all his literary work projected on stage and screen including his acting on screen wherein he …

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Individual as an Institution! – Acharya Atre

To watch news and entertainment channels is a wonderful headache. I’m forced to invite the headache especially when I’m out of the state. At home, switching them on to know the local news is compulsory. However, repetition of the same shots would drive any person haywire. I don’t understand what stops these cretins to shoot …

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Enchanting Enigma of a Playwright

Shafaat Khan is among those rare species of Marathi playwrights, experimental and intelligent, and stands tall among them.Born in village Banda on Maharashtra and Goa border, he has all the built-in characteristics of the village. You may not know that Banda is a small village of Sawantwadi taluka but the connoisseur buyers of Goa flock …

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