Friday, December 31, 2010

Faiz Ahmed Faiz Centenary Year Celebrations

Faiz Ahmed Faiz the iconic romantic-revolutionary Urdu poet (1911-1984) was arguably the most popular poet produced by the Indian subcontinent in the twentieth century. 2011 marks the hundredth anniversary of his birth.

On the 1st of January we present our own tribute to Faiz-his life, works and beliefs- as a conversation between Danish and Mahmood. The conversation will largely draw on his own writings and poems.

Approximately at around 5.30 as part of SAHMAT's ( annual gathering on the 1st of January-at V.P. HOUSE LAWNS, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.

Rakht-e Dil Baandh lo Dil-figaron chalo
Phir Hamin Qatl Ho aayen Yaaron Chalo

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dastangoi Performance at Katha Festival--29th December, 4 pm

4:00 pm, on 29th December 2010, in a small amphitheater at Katha's storyshop (A3 Sarvodaya Enclave, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi - 110017

For further details contact Katha at

Monday, December 13, 2010

DASTANGOI at RAMJAS COLLEGE, DU, 15th Dec, 4.30 pm

Thanks to the initiative of the inimitable Mukul Mangalik and the Aman Trust of Jamal Kidwai Rana, Usman, Ankit and Yojit will present Dastans at Ramjas College, Delhi University North Campus, on 15th December at 4.30 pm

All are welcome

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Nizamuddin Auliya ke Pehloo Mein Dastaan

Agha Khan Development Network "Celebrates Apni Basti" by organizing back to back Dastangoi performances at the recently renewed monument "Chaunsath Khamba" at 6 pm on December 10 and 11, 2010. Performers will include Ustad-e-Mohtram, Prof. Shahid Amin. So, a spectacle not to be missed. :-)

Thanks and cheers.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Tilism in Bhopal

Dastangoi in its modern form makes its debut in Bhopal at the Adi Vidrohi Theatre Festival 2010 edition organized by the Swaraj Sansthan at the Bharat Bhawan at 7 pm on Dec 07, 2010. The performers will include Sheikh Usman and Rana Pratap Senger, the local heroes. Please contact the Sansthan for entry details. Meanwhile, we will pack our bags after a well received festival here at NCPA in Mumbai and leave for Bhopal.

Thanks and cheers.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Festival

The Finale today at 6.30 pm at the Little Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai.
Poster designed by Bhaskar Hazarika.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Festival

Poster Designed by Bhaskar Hazarika. Art work: A Haneef Ramay rendition of the Hamza tales.

The Festival

Poster Designed by Bhaskar Hazarika. Art work from Hamzanama. 

Friday, December 03, 2010