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Listen – One tip on Acting

The great Laurence Olivier was asked in a radio interview if he could leave listeners, with a tip on acting. He said he could, he would in one word: “listen!” I have told my cast before they go on stage on opening night Continue reading

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I INSIST YOU DESIST!

I have had enough. This brutalisation has to be brooked. This kind of carnage cannot continue. Why do we commit, collude, conspire and then condone the crucifixion of the English language? Before anyone of you accuses me of cosying up to our erstwhile masters – brutal and marauding they may have been – let me … Continue reading

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JAGRITI, BENGALURU

A powerful performance always leaves an everlasting impression. It lingers on and resides in you longer than any motion picture. An experience which whenever recalled still gives you goosebumps! Ever thought about the mortals who create such experiences. The perseverance and passion they possess to constantly nurture talent and create phenomenal drama. Arundathi Raja and … Continue reading

Cardamom, back by popular demand!

We have had another FOUR houseful shows of Hasnain Shaikh’s CARDAMOM to an audience of about 1600 people, a good 1,400 of whom, would have been a first time audience. This is remarkable! More so that Hasnain wrote, directed and acted in it…trebly remarkable!! CARDAMOM is about an impending marriage, and I use the word as it should … Continue reading

Snapshots of Fervid Sunrise – A review

The world premiere of “Snapshots of a Fervid Sunrise”, a play by Mahesh Dattani produced by Crea-Shakthi and directed by Dushyanth Gunashekar is about two of our very young Freedom Fighters, Khudiram Bose (3 December 1889 – 11 August 1908) and Thillayaadi Velliamai (22 February 1898 – 22 February 1914). Khudiram, threw a bomb at … Continue reading

Trinity & Jagriti

This CERTIFICATE is a DISTINCTIVE Passport to anywhere. Attach it to your CV and doors to the English speaking will fling open. It means you can speak, listen and understand English to a world standard. We have had visiting examiners from Trinity College London for 16 years (since 2000) examining more than 3,000 students. We … Continue reading

A chief Guest

Of desultory applause and ‘lawful’ suspense! The scene is straight out of an incident that happened a few days ago. I reluctantly agree to be the Chief Guest at a function related to theatre. A taxi comes to take me to the other end of the city. It is obviously a long journey. I am … Continue reading

Blithe Spirit

  Menon, Dimpy.  Blithe Spirit. 2017. Bronze Sculpture. Jagriti Artist’s Note Blithe Spirit embodies the joy of performance. The sculpture can be viewed from various levels, from above and below, as one enters the foyer. It uses the entire space as its stage. The suspended figure expresses a myriad of emotions and an attitude of owning … Continue reading

Of Stars in the Sky in my Mind’s Eye

Over 25 years ago, (it was 1989), I was met by the Director of The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium who asked if I would record the English commentary for the first programme to be projected in the sky dome. I’ve done it ever since. Today, 17/01/17, I was driven in from Whitefield by an Ola driver … Continue reading

‘Every art form has a heartbeat of its own’

Rukmini Vijayakumar from Bengaluru is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and also a savvy modern and ballet dancer. She occasionally lights up the big screen with her acting stints too. She was in Hyderabad for ‘Gudi Sambaraalu’, the Telangana Temple Festival recently organised by the Telangana Heritage Trust. Rukmini along with members of her dance troupe … Continue reading

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#sneakpeek . Do you recognise these self appointed moral policemen? . Indian Apartment block shenanigans and a whole lot more! . The third Jagriti Theatre Production at Ranga Shankara this year! This time it's production of a hilarious comedy by Sriram Iyer. . Societal Woes | Sunday, June 17 | 3:30 and 7:30pm . Tickets on BookMyShow: https://goo.gl/qJgKSA . . . . #theatre #play #drama #stage #performer #actors #igers #igersbangalore #indianigers #ig_captures #potd #instagood #bangalorediaries #bangalore #igersofindia #nammabengaluru #igersofindia #igersofbangalore #actors #actorlife
#sneakpeek . The third Jagriti Theatre Production at Ranga Shankara this year! This time it's production of a hilarious comedy by Sriram Iyer . Posh NRIs! Nosy neighbours! Over enthusiatic Committee Members! . Indian Apartment block shenanigans and a whole lot more! . Societal Woes at @rangashankara | Sunday, June 17 | 3:30 and 7:30pm . Tickets on BookMyShow: https://goo.gl/qJgKSA . . . . #theatre #play #drama #stage #performer #actors #igers #igersbangalore #indianigers #ig_captures #potd #instagood #bangalorediaries #bangalore #streetsofindia #indianphotography #india_gram #travel #igersofindia #nammabengaluru #igersofindia #igersofbangalore #actors #actorlife
#sneakpeek . Bossy wives! Incompetent security guards! Noisy children! . Indian Apartment block shenanigans and a whole lot more! . Societal Woes at @rangashankara | Sunday, June 17 | 3:30 and 7:30pm . P.S. Don't miss the special message from director, Jagdish Raja at the end of the video! . P.P.S. Tickets on BookMyShow . @shlokmenon @hemanth.n @vjsharma9 . #theatre #play #drama #stage #performer #actors #igers #igersbangalore #indianigers #ig_captures #potd #instagood #bangalorediaries #bangalore #streetsofindia #indianphotography #india_gram #travel #igersofindia #nammabengaluru #igersofindia #igersofbangalore #actors #actorlife
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