Category: events

Pune Literary Festival 2017

A Poet’s Paradise- Pune Literary Festival 2017

Soaked in some words at the Pune International Literary Festival (PILF). The theme this year was Women. I went on Saturday and Sunday. Glad that there were great poetry sessions in many languages, on...

Pune Litfest 2016

Quite enjoyed the litfest this time too. Was sad that I couldn’t make it for the Neil Hollander workshop on writing though. Kulpreet Yadav’s session which was a semi workshop was a surprise consolation....

Rape them back

Rape them back

This inspiring speech by Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All Indian Progressive Women’s Association drove me to write on the rape. The anger is something we all feel, which we often need to suppress. Grin...

Poetry

Dilli Ka Shayarana Andaaz

Truly a magical evening. The dramatised readings from a new novel had us riveted. An Urdu translation of The Last Mughal followed. It sounded much better than the original English version. 1852 Delhi was...

Giraffes

Gorgeous Giraffes

The Giraffes at Select City Walk as part of Bon Jour India was wow. 18 feet tall pink giraffes, with one person being the back legs on stilts and one in the front. The...

Paresh Maity

Indian Art Summit 2008

The Indian Art Summit of Modern & Contemporary Art at Pragati Maidan was a slight letdown in terms of content. I liked Paresh Maity’s giant sculptures. Overall, Indian artists still seem to be searching...

Alkazi

Ebrahim Alkazi: Life & Times

Ebrahim Alkazi, the Father of Theatre in India, received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Delhi Government. He took us through his life’s work- using photographs on a projector.   A perfectionist, the scale...

Bar Camp

BarCamp 3 Delhi

Was very enlightening. Although the room I attended had very gassy presentations on how to blog in the morning( Digital Inspration was only semigaseous), matters improved post lunch. Prashant’s analysis of the blog scenario...

Stargazing

Shine, Shine like a star

I went to a stargazing lecture at IHC. This little girl asked some extremely interesting questions. She asked whether if we put on all the lights in the world, will it equal the light...