Archive for November, 2006

Festive Season Begins At Prithvi Theatre

Legendary Prithviraj Kapoor

When one mentions Stage Plays and Coffee in a single sentence then the only place that instantly comes to mind is Prithvi Theatre in Juhu, Mumbai. Other than Bollywood, Theatre is the only form of entertainment and art that I feel passionately about. Blame it on my schooling days when I performed for the first time at this very theatre or my college days which were mostly spent at the Prithvi canteen rather than the classroom.

A theatre company called ‘Prithvi Theatres’ was started by the famed actor Prithviraj Kapoor around the 1940s with the aim of giving something to the society in return of the celebrity status and honor they had bestowed upon him. He commissioned original plays on circumstantial topics of the day, which his group then performed across India. In 1978, Prithvi Theatre was built several years later in memory of his extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm for theatre.

Prithvi Theatre has come a long way since then – with annually 400 shows, 100 plays, nearly 50 groups participation and an outreach of around 70,000 thousand audience.


Bad day to Good Day

Today was just another bad day, where I was grumpy and cranky. I would have continued to sulk and sob if it would have not been for a particular incident.
Early morning a small pup on the road, was hit n run by a fourwheeler. The poor thing was yelping with pain and its mother was helplessly pacing around her. Such things have not happend in front of me ever before and even if it would have ( not that I remeber any such incident) I think I would have preffered to turn my head just for the simple reason that I cannot do much help. And exactly that is what I tried to do in the beginning but unable to hear the painfull cry of that cute little fellow and took him to a charitable trust where they take care of injured stray animals near by( A friend of mine had mentioned abt it once ). It really felt good for a change to divert my attention to helping some oneelses problem rather than trying to crib over mine.

In the entire episod one thing I was agitated about was that though this happened in a Business park were there are many Multinational Compaines where there are over educated people earning big bucks and having great cars, not one was ready to come forward to help us get the pup to the vet. Its a shame that such expensive cars are of no use if it is not able to serve a real purpose like saving someones life. Even the auto driver tried to cash out on the emergency situation and charged us a Bomb. But in the end I felt nice deep inside for the good deed today. So am happy.

Note : Doctor says that this pup most probably will be paralysed waist below. Its a sad thing to happen for a adorable jet black fur ball like him. If any of u know where this pup can have a better place in mumbai please do contact me via email at

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