FirstAct: Watch MD Pallavi's Salt, a play about ramifications of poverty in a pandemic

In MD Pallavi's 'Salt', a woman and her daughters walk the hard line between hunger and dignity.

MD Pallavi September 20, 2020 12:01:47 IST
FirstAct: Watch MD Pallavi's Salt, a play about ramifications of poverty in a pandemic

Poster of MD Pallavi's FirstAct presentation Salt. Poster design by MD Pallavi

Editor's note: With FirstAct, Firstpost is collaborating with theatre and improv artists from all over India, who'll perform short pieces or readings over a Zoom video-conference call.

After FirstAct's debut show with Improv Comedy Bangalore, followed by Drama Queen's For Tomorrow, Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani's Haiku in a Bun, OGLAM's Abey Yaar!, and Chanakya Vyas' Leftovers we are all set to present our next — Salt.

***

During the lockdown, there was a huge food crisis in various parts of the country, and that continues even today due to lack of employment.

Hunger is as much an epidemic as the virus is a pandemic.

Salt is about a family of three women, a mother and two daughters who tell each other stories and fake the food on their plate, in order to walk the hard line between hunger and dignity.

Also read on Firstpost — FirstAct: In 'Salt', a woman and her daughters walk the hard line between hunger and dignity

— All Rights Reserved

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Indian economy may contract by 10.3% in 2020, to bounce back with 8.8% growth in 2021, says IMF
Business

Indian economy may contract by 10.3% in 2020, to bounce back with 8.8% growth in 2021, says IMF

Revisions to the growth forecast are particularly large for India, where GDP contracted much more severely than expected in the second quarter

Voices of Rural India: A new initiative allows rural communities to tell their own stories and monetise them
Lifestyle

Voices of Rural India: A new initiative allows rural communities to tell their own stories and monetise them

By monetarily compensating its contributors, Voices of Rural India is creating an alternate revenue stream for those engaged in tourism, who have been deprived of a livelihood because of the lockdown.

Watch: TM Krishna's new project sets Ashoka's edicts to Carnatic music ragas
Arts & Culture

Watch: TM Krishna's new project sets Ashoka's edicts to Carnatic music ragas

The edicts are sung in the original Magadhi Prakrit by TM Krishna, in ragas drawn from the Carnatic music tradition.