74% of people between the age of 18 and 24 years admit to communifaking. Some statistics happen to be really funny. So does this play.
Uttarayan, a socio-cultural association of Hyderabad, is organising Natya Utsav
, a two-day Bengali theatre festival, on 20th & 21st August, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. 3 plays - Missed Call, Amake Dekhun and Meghnath Badh Kabya - will be presented by the Naye Natua Theatre Group from Kolkata during the festival.
Missed Call is the inaugural play that will be staged on the 20th August, at 7pm. Written by Dev Shankar Halder and directed by Gautam Halder, it will be performed by Dev Shankar Halder, Gautam Halder and Dyuti Ghosh.
A comedy, Missed Call is about "communifaking", which is the practice of pretending to talk on the mobile, a trend that is catching globally.
Have you ever taken out your phone and pretended to make a call when you see someone you want to avoid speaking with? If not, you are in the minority. According to a survey done, 74% of people between the age of 18 and 24 years admit to communifaking. Of these, 42% are women and 32% are men.
Uttarayan is a 3 decade old social club formed by a group of Bengalis residing in and around SR Nagar. It has grown over the years, organizing events and entertainment programs during Kali Puja and Diwali celebrations, to attract both Bengalis and non-Bengalis. Currently, Uttarayan has over 120 members from diverse professions.
To recognize talents among members and their families, "Outstanding Achievement Awards" have been introduced since the year 2007. The awards are meant to encourage members and their families to contribute articles, poems, short-stories etc., for publication in the souvenir that is published every year during Kali Puja celebrations.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact Dr. Ashok Sadhukhan at 98482-08648 or Aniruddha Sen Gupta at 93900-56162 for further details.