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'Arbitrary' Facebook crackdown on Mumbai, Delhi theatre groups leaves leading practitioners banned on social media platform
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'Arbitrary' Facebook crackdown on Mumbai, Delhi theatre groups leaves leading practitioners banned on social media platform

Over the weekend, several members of the extended theatre community in Mumbai (and beyond) found themselves at the receiving end of an unexpected online reckoning.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Mumbai theatre artists issue joint statement against police action in universities
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Mumbai theatre artists issue joint statement against police action in universities

Theatre exponents like Sunil Shanbag, Sanjna Kapoor, Quasar Thakore Padamsee, Purva Naresh and Joy Sengupta are among the signatories who extended their support to the students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University.

'Democratic ethos being eroded' under BJP: Theatre artists on why they signed letter asking people to vote against divisive politics
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'Democratic ethos being eroded' under BJP: Theatre artists on why they signed letter asking people to vote against divisive politics

More than 600 theatre personalities, including Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Usha Ganguli, have signed a letter asking people to "vote BJP and its allies" out of power, arguing that the idea of India and its constitution are under threat.

World Theatre Day 2019: Three Indian playwrights tell us about the scripts they never staged
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World Theatre Day 2019: Three Indian playwrights tell us about the scripts they never staged

On World Theatre Day 2019, a throwback to Firstpost's series of interviews with Indian playwrights such as Rahul DaCunha, Purva Naresh, Ramu Ramanathan, about the play/s they never managed to bring to stage.

Purva Naresh on her unfinished Irom Sharmila play: We've already failed her; I can't do it again
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Purva Naresh on her unfinished Irom Sharmila play: We've already failed her; I can't do it again

Purva Naresh says, "One of the reasons I’m stuck with this script is because we as a people have already failed Irom Sharmila once. I can’t do that again. I need to have the script right.”