Author Archives: PeaceWorks

PEACEWARDS

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MONOLOGUES BY MANJULA PADMANABHAN AND OTHER WRIRINGS G. D. BIRLA SABHAGHAR 7 JULY / 7 PM DIRECTED BY JAYANT KRIPALANI, A THEATRE PRODUCTION BY THE RED CURTAIN PRESENTED BY SEAGULL EMPIRE AND SANSKRITI SAGAR BASED ON MANJULA PADMANABHAN’S ‘HIDDEN FIRES : FOUR MONOLOGUES IN RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS IN GUJARAT‘ Hidden Fires . . .…

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Lights Out

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A play by Manjula Padmanabhan. Directed by Jayant Kripalani. Manjula Padmanabhan’s plays in English have received much attention, the daily mystery of heart-rending screams from a woman who is never seen but is in obvious pain, destroys the fabric of domesticity of a middle-class couple, divided in their response to her anguish. As the play…

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POSTCARDS TO THE PRESIDENT

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Spearheaded by activist-writer Mahasweta Devi and Tushar Talukdar (ex-police commissioner, Calcutta), 3,000 postcards were printed, stamped and distributed by Seagull for signatures by concerned individuals. The postcards demanded the President’s active intervention in ending the atrocities in Gujarat post the Godhra riots. The All India Muslim Student’s Federation reprinted 3,000 such postcards as part of…

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EXHIBITIONS

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The Seagull Foundation for the Arts has organized several exhibitions related to the issues of peace and coexistence, such as: Pradeep: The Photographic Travel Exhibition Showcasing the work of Pradeep Bhatia, the photojournalist killed in a Srinagar terrorist attack, in collaboration with The Little Magazine and The Pradeep Bhatia Memorial Trust. A 100 FLOWERS The…

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WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS

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A large part of what we do at PeaceWorks – Teachers as further resource persons. Teachers as ambassadors of hope. Reviving interest in the teaching profession as a chosen vocation, like medicine. Creating a space that helps build the confidence to take chances. To experiment—be it a topic from the curricula that is tackled completely…

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