• IIM-A theatre club stages Hindi, English plays
     August 25th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) staged a Hindi play by Gulzar on Friday at its campus. IIM Ahmedabad Cultural and Theatrical Society (IIMACTS), the theatre club of IIMA staged Kharaashein, meaning scars. The play is a poignant collage of Gulzar’s works which juxtaposes stories and verse. It was first adapted by Salim Arif and staged in 2002.

    Linked by a central underlying theme of communal riots, the play is a collection of four stories. The stories, ‘Hilsa’, ‘Raavi Paar’, ‘Khauff’, and ‘Khuda-Haafiz’ are hard-hitting narratives about the kind of fear and terror that riots cause in people. The play is infused with Gulzar’s poems which the characters narrate through the course of the play.

    The play, directed by two second year students of post graduate programme-Himanshu Arora and Ritu Sharma-opened to a large audience which comprised students and faculty members of IIM-A.

    The club also staged ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’, an English comedy about a mysterious hat and its chosen few on August 22, 2012. The play was adapted by Aniket Nathvani and directed by students Sudharsan Krishnan and Prabhav Kashyap.