Showcasing talent of kids from across the country, the National School of Drama recently hosted a
two-week children's theatre festival Jashn-e-bachpan in New Delhi.
Humra Quraishi takes a look
This Chinese proverb transports
me back in time when I and my sisters would sneak towards the pandals
where Ramlila would be enacted in full swing, where those
mythological legends held sway, leaving an impact on the psyche
in that subdued way.
A scene from “Barsoraam Dhadaake Se”. This year, the festival received 108 entries from 23 states
With social networking sites becoming
quite popular, Paul Singh undertakes
a hypothetical trip down the e-street
For a while, mobiles were a rage, and then came the broadband boon with the likes of
Orkut, MySpace, Linkedin and Facebook. Today, however, the trend on the e-street is all about Twitter. A website using almost a global chatting platform to help people connect to others they would not have known otherwise. Companies’ market jobs, teens talk about their days, and others just ramble.
Play a while
A man called Ammon
Shea spent a whole year reading the Oxford English Dictionary
and wrote an account of his ‘tireless, word-obsessed and more
than slightly masochistic journey’ (the book blurb) titled reading
the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages. In his
introduction or Exordium, as he prefers to call it, Shea writes,
‘enjoy the efforts of a man who is in love with words. I
have read the OED so that you don’t have to’. In the book,
he draws the readers’ attention towards words that are ‘both
spectacularly useful and beautifully useless’: words like ‘obdormition’
or ‘the falling asleep of a limb’.