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Agatha Christie’s ‘ AND THEN THERE WERE NONE ‘ at St. Andrews Auditorium on Saturday 3rd and 10th March

By Manju Sampat Making Noise’, a relatively new and exciting theatre group, is bringing an all time classic production to the Mumbai Stage. They are performing Agatha Christie’s ‘AND THEN THERE WERE NONE‘ at St. Andrews Auditorium on Saturday March 3rd and 10th at 7.30 pm. The play is based on one of the most exciting and engaging story telling formats in any …

Two days | Power packed sessions | 23rd/24th Feb at Title Waves

After a tremendous response in various cities last year  SheThePeople.TV is bringing the Women Writers Fest to Mumbai in partnership with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Title Waves for its second edition in 2018. The day-long festival puts the spotlight on authors, writers, bloggers, and editors, featuring firebrand panelists from across genres. – via SheThePeople TV

Shakti: A Return to the Source – Brilliant dance ballet performed at Bandra’s St. Andrews Auditorium.

By Manju Sampat Mumbai audiences were treated to a veritable feast of dance ballet this week by the Battery Dance Company from New York. They were brought to Mumbai under the aegis of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Embassy of the United States of America. Thanks to them the brilliant dance ballet “Shakti” was performed at Bandra’s …

Review – Platinum, The Live ABBA Tribute Show, at St. Andrews auditorium.

By Manju SampatThis weekend Bombay audiences were regaled to the delightful cover act, Platinum, The Live ABBA Tribute Show, at St. Andrews auditorium. This group, led by Andy Nye from London, was started in 1997. This six member band has been brought to India by Raell Padamsee and her Ace Media Productions and they were here courtesy Raell two years …

Meet Nerjis Shakir the 6 year old street photographer from Bandra.

The best thing for a parent to do is to teach your children a skill. But sometimes to our wonder our children don’t want to learn the skill we can give impart to them. This isn’t the case with Nerjis Asif Shakir, she is the grand daughter of Firoze Shakir, A prolific street photographer himself. Nerjis watching her grand father …

Review of “Balle Balle” a spectacular musical about a “big fat Indian wedding”, has been showing at Rang Mandir

 Review by Manju Sampat  “Balle Balle” a spectacular musical about a “big fat Indian wedding”, has been showing at Rang Mandir, off Bandra’s Linking Road, since November 10th. It is currently slated to run till the end of the month. Hopefully it will be extended for many months to come, as it is a fantastic show! This stunning musical has been produced …

Review of “The Threepenny Opera” performed over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium by the Motley theatre group.

by Manju Sampat  Directed by Imaad Shah, “The Threepenny Opera”, is the last of Aadyam’s plays, for its third season. This musical was performed over the weekend at St. Andrews auditorium by the Motley theatre group. Set in the late nineteenth century, “The Threepenny Opera”, is a musical written by Bertolt Brecht and Elizabeth Hauptmann, and is based on John …

Watch the making of Bachchan’s Mural at Durga Society Kadeshwari Marg

A 230-foot-tall mural of his iconic look from Deewar (1975) created on a wall of Durga Society near Kadeshwari Mandir Baug in Bandra (West). Abhishek Kumar Singh, the curator of the project, says it is his “tribute to Bachchan on his 75th birthday.” via midday 230 feet high and 30 feet wide. The largest mural in the country had to …

Review of “Salaam, Noni Appa” Lillette Dubey’s new play

By Manju Sampat This weekend saw the opening shows of famed director Lillette Dubey’s new play, “Salaam, Noni Appa”, at the Tata theatre and at St. Andrew’s auditorium. Adhir Bhat has adapted the script of this play from Twinkle Khanna’s short story of the same name, which is part of her short story collection, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Kudos …

Tony Premier League: Magika Asteria to set the stage on fire

MAGIKA ASTERIA – A Women’s throwball league team participating in Tony Premiere league (16th to 20th november) Owned by Sonalli Guptaa, Vishnu Adhikari and Deepak Gupta “TPL is actually one of the first leagues which is entirely for women and it is all about women. We do not have any leagues for women in our country as of now and …

NEW POETIC STREET ART BRIGHTENS UP BANDRA WEST

MUMBAI: A visual feast of new murals marks the glorious comeback of street art to the famous but now monsoon-damaged walls of Nagrana Lane and Waroda Road in Bandra West. The artwork adorns a three-storey cottage housing the headquarters of HaikuJAM – a mobile app and events platform where people write short poems together. Created by Pune-based collective Bade Moochwale, …

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