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THEATRE: OVERCOMING GENDER LIMITATIONS

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This World Theatre Day befalls us in a time of hyper conversations around gender and sexuality discrimination and for those of us who believe that theatre can solve societal imbalances, let's give this a shot! 
With so many all over the world rising up against homophobia and restrictive sexuality laws, there still isn't enough creative discussion and reflection given to how one should perceive their own selves.  We are just too busy looking at the othered and modifying our biases to deserve the next liberalist label.  Since charity begins at home, let's try and divert the focus of attention to our inner selves.  It's important indeed, because in the urgency of being the loudest in denouncing gender hypocrisy, we are all missing something very fundamental - a need to change how we see gender in the first place.
I. THE WORST VIEW OF GENDER: UNCH NEECH KA PAPDA

This view of gender is much like the childhood game of Unch Neech Ka Papda where you got to decide which side you a…

ASHIMA PARTNERS TO BRING KULTAR'S MIME TO MUMBAI

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"They came from places afar To lay roses at the shrines of Tilak Vihar"







Recently Ashima had the privilege of partnering with the team of Kultar's Mime, to bring the untold stories of 1984 to the audience of Mumbai, as they kick-started their India-wide tour.  What took place was a beautiful reinforcement of the cathartic power of storytelling. Read on.










It is said, that human beings are the only ones on this planet to be endowed with an innate ability to empathize with what the other goes through.  Indeed that's the underlying force which makes us humans humane.  No matter what their language, cast, creed, religion or colour might be - any two people, at any point in time, are bound by their abilities to experience each others' feelings.  And storytelling is that powerful medium which helps us transcend the seemingly material distance between two people and really connect with one another.


Yes. This was the ethos which bound the play up.  The plot has been set in New …

VARMA JI KA SUITCASE : FUNNY SHORT FILM

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Title: Varma Ji Ka Suitcase Duration: 7 min Uploaded: March 12, 2015
"Varma Ji Ka Suitcase" is an amusing and funny-cute short film about this man who is quite imaginative but in a cynical way. Beware, for you never know when he might get annoyed! Watch him in his every day avatar and enjoy a few laughs!
Director: Mayank Singh
Writer: Mayank Singh
Camera: Silky Agarwal
Editor: Silky Agarwal Cast: Mayank Singh, Rakesh Gowda, Purva Mayur Ghag, Manali Sinkar, Setu Upadhyay