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Speaking of the City with Vasudhendra - With Vasudendra

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Sun, 17 Mar 6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Speaking of the City with Vasudhendra
Sunday, March 17 6.30pm
Title of the talk: My Life as a Writer

 

 

 

About the talk

Vasudhendra on the writing and publishing of Mohanswamy, gay

life in Bangalore, and the short story form.

 

 

 

About the speaker

Vasudhendra is a Kannada author and former software professional who runs Chanda Pustaka, which publishes new writing in Kannada. He is the author of fifteen books, which have sold over one lakh copies. His collection of interlinked stories Mohanaswamy, chronicles the life of a young queer man and has been translated into English, Spanish, Telugu, and Malayalam. He is a winner of the Karnataka State Sahitya Academy Award.

 

 

 

About Speaking of the City

Bangalore's World-Famous Semi-Deluxe Writing Program sponsors a monthly curated talk called Speaking of the City, at Shoonya. Writers, artists, journalists, scholars, architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, geographers, activists or anyone who has worked on Bangalore will be invited to speak of this city that we all inhabit.

 

The first talk in our lecture series, in July 2017, was with Ramachandra Guha, and was followed by a session with Vivek Shanbhag, both of which pulled in big crowds. Sugata Srinivasaraju thrilled us in October with his thoughts on growing up in the city and how it has affected his views on writing and his work as an editor, translator, and top journalist. The fourth talk featured internationally bestselling and critically-acclaimed Lavanya Sankaran, who shared her thoughts with us in an exclusive event. In the fifth, popular history author Maya Jayapal evoked the nostalgic confluences that make Bangalore the city it is. Sixth, was with none other than Anita Nair - on the 25th of February. Seventh was with award-winning journalist Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed. Eighth with urbanist and architect Naresh Narasimhan and next with acclaimed film lyricist and poet Jayant Kaikini and last with Mukund Padmanabhan is Editor of The Hindu.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .
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