Schedule

Day 1, Friday, December 16, 2016

 

December 16th, 2016 | 04:00 PM

Registrations

The Lobby

Welcome to Delhi Poetry Festival, Season 4! Bring in your registration code to our desk, collect your registration passes and get set to enjoy an evening of some soulful poetry.
 

December 16th, 2016 | 5.00 PM

Festival Inauguration

The Auditorium

DPF Anthem
Lamp lighting
Chief Guest Address
Founder’s Address
Keynote Address by Naresh Saxena

 

December 16th, 2016 | 06:00 PM

The Last Mughal

William Dalrymple & Vidya Shah

The Auditorium

Enter a world of music and poetry with The Last Mughal, a performance that takes us back to a bygone era of matchless splendour – the period of the last Mughals.

Based on the book of the well-known author William Dalrymple, William and the celebrated North Indian vocalist Vidya Shah celebrate the bygone era of India’s last Mughals, bringing to life a world of emperors, poets, courtesans, politics, bayonets, intrigue and love through word and music.

This evocative evening features readings by award winning author from his book The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 and the vocals of Vidya Shah celebrating the poignant and robust folk poetry of the time and ghazals of the Mughal court.

Sit back and relax as Vidya and William take us back in time into the vivid world of the Last Mughal.

 

December 16th, 2016 | 7.30 PM

Refreshments Break

 

December 16th, 2016 | 8.00 PM

Jashn – e – Tehzeeb (Mushaira)

The Auditorium

Our much-awaited annual feature, Jashn – e – Tehzeeb is a mushaira that Urdu poetry lovers look forward to. Conducted under the patronage of Janab Waseem Barelvi will feature renowned Urdu poets like Iqbal Ashar, Fehmi Badayuni, Naseem Nikhat, Malka Naseem, Dr. Sanjay Garg, Ahmed Alvi, Surendra Singhal, Surender Shajjar, Azhar Iqbal and Poonam Yadav. The mushaira will be hosted by Rehman Musawwir.

 

December 16th, 2016 | 10:00 PM

That’s a Wrap!

See you tomorrow, folks!

 

Day 2, Saturday, December 17, 2016

 

December 17th, 2016 | 10.30 AM

Performance Poetry by Partners

 

December 17th, 2016 | 12.00 PM

Dr. Sanjay Garg reminisces about Nazir Akbarabadi

The Auditorium

Dr. Sanjay Garg, an eminent researcher and the Deputy Director at National Archives of Indiais an authority on Nazir Akbarabadi. Having researched and chronicled the life and times of Nazir Akbarabadi, Dr. Garg will set the perspective on the performance to follow.

 

December 17th, 2016 | 12.00 PM

Kavita Bolti Hai

The BETA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 12.00 PM

Main Na Sone Di – Objectification of Women

The ALPHA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 12:15 PM

Nazir Akbarabadi – A Performance by Atul Tiwari, Kuldip Singh & Team

Nazeer Akbarabadi (Urdu: نظیر اکبر آبادی‎ – Naẓīr Akbar Ābādī) (real name “Wali Muhammad”) (1735–1830) was an 18th-century Indian poet known as “Father of Nazm”, who wrote Urdu ghazals and nazms under nom de plume (takhallus) “Nazeer”. He used simple, everyday language in his poems, which made them popular in the masses.

It is said that Nazeer’s poetic treasure consisted of about 200,000 verses but unfortunately a bigger portion of it is destroyed and only 6000 verses are available in printed form. No other Urdu poet used as many words as Nazeer did. Nazeer’s poetry conveyed the plight of the common people in their own everyday language and was very popular among the masses. It was due to this lack of the “elite” element perhaps that Nazir’s genius was not recognised until much later.

Compere: Atul Tiwari
Composer, Music Director: Kuldip Singh
The chorus: AnaghBannerjee, Manmeet Singh, Ayushman Titoria, ShubhamParmar&Ms Priyanka Singh, Ms Shabana Shaikh, Ms. Sanjali Gandhi
Tabla: MehtabAftab Khan
Dholak: Ghanshyam Pande
Percussion: Ravindra Belbansi
Flute: Rajeev Prasanna

December 17th, 2016 | 1.30 PM

ConVerse – Dolly Singh, Vinita Nangia & Mridula Garg – Poetry on Love & Relationship

THE ALPHA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 1.30 PM

ConVerse – Manglesh Dabral in conversation with Madan Kashyap

THE BETA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 2.30 PM

Sharif Rangnekar & Ayushman Jamval Recitations. Mishti by Sujata & Saurav

THE BETA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 2.30 PM

Nazrana-e-Khusrau

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 17th, 2016 | 3.00 PM

ConVerse – Naresh Saxena & Jitendra Srivastava

THE ALPHA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 3.15 PM

Open Mic in English

THE BETA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 3.30 PM

ConVerse – Anamika & Nisha Nag

THE ALPHA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 4.15 PM

SLAMIFY

THE BETA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 4.30 PM

Hirawal Group Patna

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 17th, 2016 | 4.30 PM

ConVerse – Arundhathi Subramaniam with Keki Daruwalla & Jeet Thayil

THE ALPHA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 5.30 PM

Open Mic in Hindi

THE BETA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 5.45 PM

ConVerse – Sukrita Paul Kumar, Apurva Narain, Akhil Katyal and Saba Bashir

THE ALPHA

 

December 17th, 2016 | 6.30 PM

Akhtar Sheerani by Danish Iqbal & Team

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 17th, 2016 | 8.00 PM

Trippy Sama – A World Music Collaboration

THE AUDITORIUM

 
December 17th, 2016 | 09:00 PM

That’s a Wrap!

See you tomorrow, folks!

 

Day 3, Sunday, December 18, 2016

 

December 18th, 2016 | 11.00 AM

Muktibodh ki Aulaad – Play by Nirantar Group

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 18th, 2016 | 11.00 AM

Inaugural session with Sanjna Kapoor

THE ALPHA

 

December 18th, 2016 | 12.15 PM

Land of No Stories by Rituparna Ghosh

THE ALPHA

 

December 18th, 2016 | 12.30 PM

The Historic Poet of Delhi by Vikramjit Singh Rooprai

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 18th, 2016 | 1.30 PM

Roald Dahl Poetry by Kanupriya Sekhri

THE ALPHA

 

December 18th, 2016 | 2.00 PM

TBD

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 18th, 2016 | 2.30 PM

Loveleen Mishra interacts with kids on poetry and more

THE ALPHA

 

December 18th, 2016 | 3.30 PM

Poetry in Cinema with Annu Kapoor

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 18th, 2016 | 3.45 PM

Open Mic for kids

THE ALPHA

 

December 18th, 2016 | 5.30 PM

DPF Awards + Closing Ceremony

THE AUDITORIUM

 

December 18th, 2016 | 7.00 PM

Grand Finale Performance by Madan Gopal Singh & Harpreet Singh

THE AUDITORIUM

 
December 17th, 2016 | 09:00 PM

That’s a Wrap!

 

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