Jan Natya Manch
R. Nithya, February 14, 2013
Perhaps never before did people who take the last bus home seem so joyful and full of life as the group that boarded the last buses on the night of 7 February 2013 in the spirit to 'reclaim the night' through songs, music, poetry and art.
Newsclick Production, January 28, 2013
A Newsclick feature on the Shadi Khampur Neighbourhood Museum. Conceptualised and curated by Surojit Sarkar and Sudhanva Deshpande, it is a unique presentation of everyday objects from one the oldest parts of the city. A collaborative project of Jana Natya Manch and Ambedkar University, Centre for Community Knowledge, the exhibition brings complex and layered histories of the our city through fascinating narratives, everyday objects, photographic prints, artefacts, audio playback and video recordings. Using pen and paper, cameras, recorders and mobile phones, stories here at the exhibition come from over three dozen local residents, of varying ages, gender and walks of life.
Newsclick Production, December 7, 2012
Sadananad Menon, well known cultural critic, speaks on 'New Imaginaries in Cultural Activism' wherein he explores the intricate relationship between politics and culture. He says it is doing the political, culturally and adds that it is a belief in the power of art to transform and radicalise conventional meanings. Cultural activism, according to him, would imply being able to change the terms of discourse that whoever dominant is trying to force upon. He cautions that the move today is to specifically transform culture into what is called revenue model and thereby convert cultural diversity into a supply side window.