This weekend, watch a wonderful and rather timely play, Raakhe Nodi Maare Ke, which traces the story of water through the tale of a river.
Weekend Plans: This Play About The State Of Our Rivers Is A Must-See
What Is It?
Why Should I Go?
Because it’s a very topical play about an urgent issue, We all know that places like South Africa’s Cape Town is running out of water, and that our rivers are drying up due to dams or getting polluted due to factories. This play is all about that.
It has characters like Nodi (river), Maati (earth), Jongol (forest) and Phoring (an insect) who live in harmony with Surjo (sun). That is until the day Bhomra takes Nodi away and disrupts his natural flow and turns him into a tame shadow of his former self. Watch the mesmerising journey of Nodi, who is now contained in a dam, forced to flow through pipelines, and bottled as Cola and mineral water. Sounds familiar?
The play is by a wonderful theatre collective, Swabhav Natak Dal, which travels across the country to understand from and perform with youth, underprivileged groups and people in rural areas to highlight the social injustices being committed towards them.
There is no entry fee. All of Swabhav’s plays are dedicated to societal causes, how to resolve them. Go ahead and help their initiative and the art form itself. Keep tabs on their Facebook page.
What: Raakhe Nodi Maare Ke.
When: May 18 and 19, 6pm.
Where: Horizon building, 2nd floor, Exide crossing (next to Haldirams).