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Of lyricism, romance and biting satire: Delhi Poetry Festival begins today

This one is for all those who are even remotely interested in poetry or appreciate a well-rhymed couplet: The fourth edition of the Delhi Poetry Festival (DPF), by Poets Corner, is being organised from December 16 to 18.

art and culture Updated: Dec 16, 2016 13:57 IST
The festival has an impressive lineup of interactive sessions, plays and a Mushaira.
The festival has an impressive lineup of interactive sessions, plays and a Mushaira.(Facebook/Delhi Poetry Festival)

This one is for all those who are even remotely interested in poetry or appreciate a well-rhymed couplet: The fourth edition of the Delhi Poetry Festival (DPF), by Poets Corner, is being organised from December 16 to 18.

Held at the NCUI Auditorium and Convention Centre, the event will be attended by many illustrious speakers including William Dalrymple, Annu Kapoor, Sanjna Kapoor, Vidya Shah, Waseem Barelvi, Manglesh Dabral, Anamika, Vinita Nangia, Malini Awasthi, Jeet Thayil, Kuldip Singh, Atul Tiwari, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Keki Daruwalla, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Danish Iqbal, Hirawal Group, Madan Gopal Singh, Harpreet Singh and Joy Sengupta.

There are going to be interactive sessions with the speakers and panel discussions like ‘Main Na Sone Di’ where role of poetry and art in challenging the stereotypical mind-sets will be discussed while ‘Poetry on Love and Relationships’ will explore different shades of love through verses.

Apart from these, there is also going to be Mushaira, a play on the famous poet Nazeer Akbarabadi — performed by Atul Tiwari and Kuldeep Singh — and a satirical play titled Muktibodh Ki Aulaad — presented by a youth theatre group. Folk singer Malini Awasthi, popular for her rendition of wedding songs, will be singing some of her most popular ‘vivah geets’.

“It is our effort to bring new forms around poetry every year at DPF. This year, there are more poetry based performances to draw people to poetry. Delhi Poetry Festival promises to become the landmark festival of Delhi,” Dolly Singh, founder of Delhi Poetry Festival, said in a statement.

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