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“Toba Tek Singh”: Sophisticated Musical Satire, by Naatak, Woodside

“Toba Tek Singh”: Sophisticated Musical Satire, by Naatak, Woodside

Sujit Saraf Rekindles the Partition of India & Pakistan by Sweta Chawla “Toba Tek Singh,” an insightful, thought-provoking, and witty musical by writer and director, Sujit Saraf, is based on a short story by Saadat Hasan Manto, which takes place a year after the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. The title echoes the nickname given to Bishan Singh (spectacular Chanpreet Singh), who is a certified “madman.” Bishan Singh, an elusive character, lurks in the shadows of the political circus of…

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“Autobiography of a Terrorist” Provokes Laughter, Ideas, at Golden Thread, S.F.

“Autobiography of a Terrorist” Provokes Laughter, Ideas, at Golden Thread, S.F.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Asks, “What’s in a Name?” by Sweta Chawla “Autobiography of a Terrorist” by Golden Thread Productions ponders xenophobia, CIA cover-ups, Middle-Eastern wars, and childhood bullying, bringing humor and insightto these provocative issues. In “Autobiography,” Saïd, the actor, stands up for his people and against cultural appropriation. He exclaims to casting agents that they are ignorant about a culture hundreds of years older than theirs. When Saïd experiences a moment of pride, the Director (Cassidy Brown) sweeps it away….

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“Eat, Pray, Laugh!” An Indian Quest, at The Marsh, Berkeley

“Eat, Pray, Laugh!” An Indian Quest, at The Marsh, Berkeley

Alicia Dattner Seeks the Perfect Guru by Sweta Chawla More like a court jester than an L.A. princess, Alicia Dattner has not only performed stand up comedy for a dozen years, she actually has a degree in it. Who knew? Even after winning New York and San Francisco solo comedy awards, Alicia has taken her love of making people laugh, and given it a spiritual makeover. In “Eat, Pray, Laugh!” she stamps her unique touch on story-telling by bringing enlightenment…

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Sweta Chawla

Sweta Chawla

Sweta Chawla PharmD, MS, CDE Author of I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for Now What ? is an Intuitive Life/Career Coach, and a former Professor of Pharmacy. Her very sleepy dream of being a writer was awakened by the premature birth of her now 5 y/o son. She has mainly written for her own blogs: www.drsweta.com and www.mamalovecoaching.com with published pieces in Best SELF and Thrive Magazine. She is currently stretching her creative muscles by writing play reviews for theatrius.com.