All the World is a Stage: The Story of How the LSS Invigorated Ludhiana's Art and Culture

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"This beautifully produced pictorial volume traces the journey of Ludhiana’s evolution in the field of performing arts – a journey that’s intrinsically woven into the weft and weave of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam or the LSS.‘To create a world of art. A world of creative expressions.’This was the objective of the LSS when it began as a membership club. But what the LSS did to Ludhiana’s art and culture scene was something that even the founders did not envisage.Taking us behind the scenes, the authors Sunil Kant Munjal and S K Rai, reveal a gamut of experiences – some funny, some serious, some exceptional – but all human... as performers from various walks of life make the stage come alive in Ludhiana at the LSS.Read about how Jaya Bachchan brought drama to real life; Anupam Kher’s untold story; the dedication of the Shah family; the humility and warmth of Pandit Jasraj...This book is a must-read for art connoisseurs looking for insights into their favorite icons."
 

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Contents

Foreword
The Foundation of the
Kader Khan and Theatre
Naseeruddin Shah Wove a Magic Spell in the City
The Matchless Series
A Strange Victim of Intolerance
A Regular at the
Inspiring and Inspired
Tribute
Part
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About the author

S.K. Rai

S.K. Rai is the Managing Director of Hero Cycles Limited, one of the leading bicycle manufacturers in the world. He is also involved with educational and cultural organizations. He is the General Secretary and the Organizational Secretary of Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam and has been in the thick and thin of organizing many programmes.

Sunil Kant Munjal

Sunil Kant Munjal is the Joint Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., and the Chairman of Hero Corporate Service Ltd., the corporate office for the Hero Group. He is responsible for developing growth strategies and the implementation of new business plans for the Group. He is also the Founder Chairman of BML Educorp Services, a non-for-profit university initiative by the Hero Group, and is the guiding force behind the BML Munjal University, which is playing a key role in creating a unique higher education initiative.

Mr. Munjal was the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry.

He is a member of the boards of DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd., Coca Cola India Advisory Board, Bharti Foundation, the Indian School of Business at Hyderabad and Mohali. He is one of the members of the Board of Governors of IIT, Ropar, in Punjab. He also serves on the President’s Council at the University of Tokyo, one of the oldest and most revered institutions in Japan. He has been appointed by the Punjab government as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. áHe is a Member of the Advisory Board of the UK India Business Council.

He was chosen by “India Today” – India’s largest English newsmagazine, as one of the “Faces of the Millennium” for business. He has received the GlobScot Award from the Scottish Government. He has been honoured by The Royal Society of Medicine by inscribing his name on the Wall of Honour at London in recognition of his contribution to Affordable Healthcare as the President of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. The SRM University conferred him a Doctorate of Literature. XLRI, Jamshedpur, has conferred him the “Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace”.

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