Author Archives: Manu

The Loser's Game

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Manu Remakant remembers his brother, and tells us committing suicide is a loser’s game. There were signs all over the place. On the rose plant that you did not water for the whole week, on the crumbled papers in the wastebasket in your room, on the hug you gave to your ten-year-old brother who just gaped in wonder suspecting another ruse to cheat him in some game, on the long watery gazes you had on … Continue reading

A Fisherman’s Story

When Henry Benjamin, 44, sets out to sea at 3 am, he is doing what innumerable fishermen from the Kerala coast have done for generations. Henry though, has just returned from a four-year break in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). When Henry Benjamin, 44, sets out to sea at 3 am, he is doing what innumerable fishermen from the Kerala coast have done for generations. Henry though, has just returned from a four-year break in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). … Continue reading

Ethereal scenes

The adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ in Malayalam was thought-provoking. ‘Macbeth,’ the latest attempt in Malayalam to reinvent Shakespeare’s tragic play, was not just another block in the long line of adaptations of the classic. M.G. Jyotish, the director of the venture, wanted to make his version of the play to speak a language of its own and thanks to innovative theatrical techniques and excellent acting his daring endeavour proved to be as thought-provoking as it was pleasurable. Indeed, for two hours … Continue reading

Crossing Cultural barriers

It was a unique experience for young artistes of ‘Rangaprabhath’ when artistes of the Japan-based Kamigata-mai helped them stage a Japanese story. It was a unique spectacle for the rustic audience of Venjaramood in Thiruvananthapuram, when a group of nine artists from Japan performed their traditional art form. For the young artistes of ‘Ranghaprabhath’, a children’s theatre that has been functioning in the village for the last 34 years, the interaction with the new teachers from across the seas was … Continue reading