Showing posts from February, 2014

A Little Sunshine in the Dark!

As I have been told over a long period of time, there is no cure for pancreatitis. And in my case, there is no reason for it to recur. Why I suffered from pancreatitis in the first place is explainable. The most important drug in the initial days of chemotherapy did not work out well for me and eventually led me to the infamous place between life and death. May be it sounds a bit too dramatic but then when it comes to me isn’t everything supposed to be dramatic? I am bad at memorizing dates but I think it has been 3 years since my chemotherapy sessions bid me goodbye but pancreatitis remains an uninvited familiar guest. And in last 6 years it has visited my body 10 times or may be more. I don’t really keep the score.
No matter how bad the pancreatic ache is, it did a few good things to me.
It made me resist the urge to gulp tablets for mild pain, no matter if it’s in the head or the whole body. If I can deal with the pain during pancreatitis without any medicine then I do not have to…

Theatre and I

Theatre! A childhood dream come true? An escape from misery? A must-do in college/Delhi University? Personality development? The only opportunity of an outstation trip? Passion? Love? Life?
Wikepedia defines theatre as a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. Technically, the definition says it all. But when seen from my point of view, it says nothing. Having joined the theatre society HASRATEIN of Ram Lal Anand College, Delhi University, around 1.5 years ago, my definition of theatre has changed from a childhood dream to being my life.
When I entered theatre for the first time, all I expected were scripts and actions. Now I know what a mind boggling job it is to make a play. From the moment an idea hits one’s brain till it reaches the final stage of being performed in front of an audience is a journey with ups and downs, hard work and dedication, team work and individ…