When the upside-down world entered drama class

In May 2021 with the second wave of the pandemic in India at its peak, we (Mudita, Kanishk, Swapnika and I) looked at each other’s faces on Zoom. We had taught online drama classes before but what did it mean for each of…

Being a young Karachi college boy I became a theatre enthusiast six years ago mainly due to some amazing stage dramas and theatre acts performed by me and the groups I’ve been a part of. I’ve enjoyed performing this art all my life. …

a participant’s map, and allies in the journey

The dictionary definition of a quest is a “long or arduous search for something” which usually calls for the searcher to leave the comforts of their home to find something. Usually, this search doesn’t happen alone; there’s either a team of people (think The Secret Seven or Scooby Doo and…

Chai, Pakora, aur Baatein!

In May 2021, I went to Ahmadabad for a 7-day long residency program. This was part of a sound-design fellowship called Transmitterance, by the organization Drishti which is based in Ahmedabad.

Including me, there were 5 of us who had gotten the fellowship. We were put up in a hotel…

Akhila and Devika have written a new article about their work with Aagaaz, looking at the varied possibilities of conducting process drama workshops for young children in the online medium. It is based on Sparks and Spooks, a workshop for 5–7 year olds, conducted by them in October 2020.

The…

बच्चों के साथ उनके घर में काम करना

2020 में lockdown के वक़्त जब हमने बच्चों के साथ काम करने का सोचा तो हमारी सबसे बड़ी दिक्कत थी की हमारे पास उनके साथ काम करने के लिए कोई जगह नहीं थी। तब हमने बस पार्क में बच्चों से मेल — मिलाव शुरू किया ताकी बच्चों के साथ एक…

At first I had decided to call this piece of reflection “Preface” to spare myself the rigour of having to think of a name for this piece of reflection. As I was typing it out though, it occurred to me that it is indeed a preface, as I am only…

While having a casual conversation with Sanyukta, I shared with her my experience of being part of a group reading Paulo Freire’s book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. She caught on to this and remarked that Aagaaz’s Facilitator’s Collective could read this book. I asked her if I could be part…

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