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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Maargadarshan-Drama-3.jpg Maargadarshan Makes Metaphoric Communication

In the tradition of Absurd Drama, we have the legacy of a few dramatic works conceived of in their creators’ most introverted moments post-WW II when they were in turmoil. Like lightning, they blaze a trail to understanding aspects of life essential to human existence. The line between form, which is a bunch of images instead of a narrative, and the signified, as in poetry, blurs in them. The reader or the viewer gets to the meaning they convey and yet, maybe, it remains alluringly elusive. Sitanshu Yashaschandra has creativity at his fingertips. He set out, now close to fifty years ago, to adapt Eugene Ionesco’s celebrated French play, an hour-long compact and pithy one-act, La Lecon (1951), and ended up adding to Gujarati dramatic literature Maargadarshan, which is near original. The play smells as freshly as the just-served coffee on your table even today. Way back in the seventies at a competition in Mumbai, knowing fully-well it was an adaptation the judges recognized its creativity with the prize for an original play! Forcing opinions or ideas down the throat of someone to the exclusion of all other is indoctrination. In Maargadarshan, as in The Lesson, indoctrination is the major…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/nabibakhsh-mansoori-1.jpg When His Story Forms Your Story : Preview of Nabibakhsh Mansoori's 'The Wonderland'

For those who love to travel and experience the magic of locales, find stories in life around, take a walk along the known unknowns, yet wish to do it all without moving an inch must perhaps be face to face with artist Nabibakhsh Mansoori’s larger-than-life collection, The Wonderland. As you ‘look for’ various people, animals,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Omkar-Dadarkar.jpg A Young Vocalist presents Engrossing Morning Ragas

Time stopped, nearly so, when Omkar Dadarkar recited 10.40 onwards for over two hours at Vishwakosh under the aegis of its Lalit Kala Kendra and Agastya Foundation on Sunday. Viraj and Amar Bhatt had held the programme in the morning so that there could be a relatively rare opportunity for music lovers to listen to…

  • https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Newton-Moview-Review.jpg Newton Movie Review - ‘Newton’ Shows Us the Voters Behind the Vote Counts

    India’s official selection for the Oscars 2018, this 106-minute experience depicts the politics of elections and holds up a mirror to us, without once erasing the smile off our faces. If Anil Kapoor’s modest character in the film Eeshwar (1989) – who lives every second of his life by the book – is re-cast today in the role of a Presiding Officer at the elections, you would get the equivalent of Rajkummar Rao’s  character Newton. The sardonic film Newton is a non-simplistic tale revolving around a straightforward man who refuses dowry, opposes child marriage and has been appointed to conduct fair elections in the Naxalite dominated forests of Chattisgarh. In turn, he meets Pankaj Tripathi, an army officer who is responsible for the security of the polling area, as well…




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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01-.jpg His Pictures Tell Your Story : a Heart to Heart talk with photographer Vivek Desai

If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2008.jpg 37th Saptak Annual Music Festival peaks during the weekend!

Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/the-sleep-comes-like-a-drug-1000-x-555-px-psd.jpg Sleep Comes Like A Drug : Fab Fables #5

It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…