Friday, July 25, 2014

Dastangoi at S Nom Nom

Westland Ltd and S Nom Nom
in association with
a special performance on one of Manto's stories

Artists: Danish Husain and Darain Shahidi  
Venue: S Nom Nom, Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri.

Before that, Aakar Patel, the editor and translator of "Why I write" 
will be in conversation with Mani Shankar Aiyar 
on Manto's India and Manto's Pakistan 

August 7, 5.30pm onwards
RSVP: Sarita Prasad 9211726730

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Chouboli in Bhopal

By Manu Sikander Dhingra & Nadeem Shah

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 6 PM
Bharat Bhavan, Shamla Hills, Bhopal

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Dastangoi at NSD

As part of the theatre appreciation course, Team dastangoi presents:

BACHPAN dastan: by Fouzia & Poonam
MEHTAB JADU and CHOUBOLI dastan by Manu Sikander & Nadeem Shah

FRIDAY 6:30 P.M Antarmukh N.S.D--DELHI

Dastan Jai Ram Ji ki

A dastan based on the works of AK Ramanujan and others:
Performed by Ankit Chadha
Directed by Mahmood Farooqui
June 4, Nirvana Patio, 8 pm.

and June 6, VP house lawns, next to Constitution Club, around 7.30 pm

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Mantoiyat at IIC

Shahid Amin & India International Centre, New Delhi 
Yaadgaar wa Jahn-e-Manto

as part of celebrations of perhaps one of the most prophetic storyteller of our land. The day long celebrations will include a panel discussion on Manto: A Greater Story Writer Than God by Prof. Shamim Hanfi, Rakhshanda Jalil (Manto & the Progressive Writers), Dr. Alok Sarin (The Partition of Madness), & Urvashi Butalia (Manto & Ismat). Moderated by Shahid Amin. Followed by:

Complied & Directed by Mahmood Farooqui
Performed by Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Dan Husain

5 pm to 9 pm, Sunday, May 11, 2014
India International Centre, Maxmueller Marg, New Delhi 110003.

Entry open to all. Thanks.

Dastan Ek Chhoti Si Cheenti Ki

Club Patio
New Delhi Comedy Club

Dastan Ek Chhoti Si Cheenti Ki
as part of
Wednesday Theatre @ 8.
Written and Performed by: Ankit Chadha
This dastangoi adaptation of a modern folk tale could be anybody's story. Come, be a part of this urban fable, and see how you relate with an ant in a corporate jungle.

Also performed will be a short and sweet play TABLE FOR TWO, written & Directed by Maheep Singh.

Date : 7th May, Wednesday
Venue : Table of Contents @ Club Patio, Block E South City 1 Gurgaon, Haryana, Gurgaon
Time : 8:00 pm, sharp
Cover Charge : Rs. 300 per head, fully redeemable with your food & beverage bill.

We request all to make prior reservations, as the seating capacity is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
For reservations contact Surya at : 8800400732
Or Yagya Dutt at : 9810668081

Dastangoi in Benaras

Team Dastangoi will be performing in Benaras

Date: May 4, 2014
Venue: Kabir Math, C 23/5 Kabirchaura, on the Sant Kabir road, Lahartara
Time: 7 pm

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dastangoi at Humayun's Tomb

Team Dastangoi, 
in association with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture,
invites you to celebrate the World Heritage Day

The morning will begin with a heritage walk of the Humayun’s Tomb complex led by youth volunteers from the community of Nizamuddin Basti.

This will be followed by a dastangoi performance by our newest performing pair of young dastangos:

Affan and Aamir
They will present
Dastan Amir Hamza aur Amar Ayyaar ke Bachpan ki
about the childhood of Amir Hamza and Amar Ayyaar. The story is all about their experience in a madarsa, where they were sent for education at the tender age of five.
Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

A quiz and painting competition on the theme heritage and environment will be organized in parallel sessions.

Time: 09.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Humayun’s Tomb

Date: 17th April 2014

Schools can confirm their participation of 50 students per school (Age group: 8 to 15 years) via email or phone call at 40700713/40700700.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Khusrau on the banks of Yamuna

The Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK) invites you to a Dastangoi performance at the Dilli ki Yaadein festival. 

Dastan Khusrau-e-Shireen-Sukhan Ki
a narrative on the life, times and works of Amir Khusrau Dehlavi - the courtier and poet of the medieval Delhi Sultanate. 

Written and performed by Ankit Chadha
Directed by Mahmood Farooqui

Ghat No 15, Nigambodh Ghat
6 pm sharp

It will be followed by a traditional Yamuna Aarti by Pt. Prem Chand Sharma, a senior resident of the Nigambodh ghat.

(Please come with sufficient mosquito repellent cream.)

Three dastans on March 25

Performed by Manu and Nadeem
Venue: IP College

“Ghummi Kababi”
Performed by Fouzia and Poonam
“Dastan Khusrav-e-Shireen Sukhan Ki” 
Performed by Ankit Chadha
Venue: India Islamic Cultural Centre
Time: 6.45 pm

Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

Monday, March 03, 2014

Three days of Dastangoi in DU

March 5
Dastan -e Chouboli
Maharaja Agrasen College at 3 pm
Performed by: Manu Sikander Dhingra & Nadeem Shah

Dastan Ghumi kababi ki
Zakir Husain College, 6.30 pm
Performed by: Fouzia & Poonam

March 6
Dastan Dhaai Aakhar Kee
Hindu college, 11.30 am
Written and Performed by Ankit Chadha

March 7
Dastan -e Chouboli
L.S.R College, 3 pm
Performed by: Manu Sikander Dhingra & Nadeem Shah

Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dastangoi at The Attic

Team Dastangoi presents
an evening of Dastangoi for NYU students

Ankit Chadha and Ashish Paliwal present Dastan Aazar Jaadu Ki
Manu Dhingra and Nadeem Shah present excerpts from Dastan-e-Chouboli

6.15 pm, January 14, The Attic, Regal Building, CP, Delhi.

This will be followed by Q&A with Mahmood Farooqui

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Dastangoi workshop

Team Dastangoi 

announces a Dastangoi workshop 
for third generation Dastangos

- Only those wishing to perform Dastangoi professionally should reply

- Interested candidates should write to Manu Sikander Dhingra ( and register

- Up to twenty people will be selected 

- Those selected will be expected to perform at least thirty shows of Dastangoi in Delhi and other places for free

- Those wishing to participate should get hold of the Urdu/Hindi Dastangoi books (published by Rajkamal) and read it.

20th, 21st and 22nd January10 am to 5 pm
At The Attic (Regal Building, CP, Delhi)

Participants must take care of their own meals.