Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Poetry session: A report (May 24th)

On May 24th, we had a get together to appreciate and enjoy Hindi literature।
- Rukmini recited few of her heartfelt ghazals। And one by Shakeel Badaayuni
- Nihit sang his composition which recounted how he longed for his wife while she was away back home in India। He also read "Kutte" written by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
- Sher read few sher's from shaayari lifted from the internet। He also read Kaka Hatharasi's "motiabind" and "Masoori ki sair"
- Rita recited a beautiful nazm “Qaidi #786” from Veer-Zara. And also a ghazal "saamane hai jo use log buraa kahate hai.n" written by Sudarshan Faakir
- Manju read inspiring incidents from the life of Baa and Bapu।
- Santosh sang his chhands on Ram and Krishna
- Abhinav read his new poems and then sang his evergreen creation "Valentine"
- Farha read her own brand new poetry - one in response to my Long Weekend poem। Another one was addressed to Abhinav. And then she had two additional beautiful ghazals.
- I read following:

भूलते नहीं हम
मैं आरगेनिक नहीं हूँ
मेरे नाना
मेरा 6 साल का बेटा
मैं बहता दरिया
कोई अपना
लांग वीकेंड

- Sanjeev K sang Jagjit's popular number "Ye daulat bhii le lo" written by Sudarshan Faakir.
- Pradeep sang Hemant Kumar classic "Tum Pukar Lo" and other bollywood greats.
- Hemant sang SD Burman Classic "musaafir jaaegaa kahaaN"
- Soumya sang a ghazal from Jagjit Singh and then "paa.nv chhu lene do" and "ghungharuu kii tarah"
- Pushpa A sang Ghalib's ghazal "Dil-e-naadaan tujhe huaa kyaa hai"

Next session is on June 28th and I expect the same local artists (Rukmini, Farha, Abhinav, Santosh, Nihit, Soumya, Rita, Sher) to attend, in addition to other local talent such as Aniruddh, Sanjeev S, Chandana Dixit, Vikas Gupta, Shivam, Govind, Jay, Subhash and Pushpa Saxena।

Best regards
A picture may be worth a thousand words। But mere words can inspire millions.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

अगली गोष्ठी 24 मई को

समय: सायं 4 बजे
पता: 20641 NE 30Th CT, Sammamish, WA 98074
फोन: 425-898-9325 घर 425-445-0827 मोबाईल

मातृ-दिवस पर कविता? यहाँ पढ़ें
शिक्षा का परिणाम? यहाँ पढ़ें


आप सब सादर आमंत्रित हैं अगली काव्य-गोष्ठी में। इस गोष्ठी में आप की स्वरचित रचनाओं का स्वागत है और आपकी उन रचनाओं का भी स्वागत हैं जो आप की नहीं हैं लेकिन आपको पसंद है। भाषा हिंदी हो या हिंदी से जुड़ी हुई हो। विषय पर कोई प्रतिबंध नहीं है।

अगर आप सिर्फ़ सुनने का शौक रखते हैं, तब भी आपका तह-ए-दिल से स्वागत है। सिएटल क्षेत्र के कविगण चाहते हैं कि उन्हें आप जैसे श्रोता मिलें।

इस गोष्ठी में आपका पूरा परिवार आमंत्रित हैं - बीवी-बच्चों-माता-पिता सहित।

पिछले महीने की गोष्ठी का विवरण यहाँ देखें।

कार्यक्रम की रुपरेखा:
4 बजे से 5 बजे तक
5 बजे से 7 बजे तक: काव्यपाठ
7 बजे से 9 बजे तक: भोजन
9 बजे से 11 बजे तक: गीत-संगीत-अंताक्षरी आदि

सद्भाव सहित,
जहाँ है वन, वहीं है “हैवन”

Next Session on May 24th

Admission: FREE
Event Date/Time: Saturday, May 24th:, 4pm
Host: Rahul Upadhyaya (
Address: 20641 NE 30Th CT, Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone: 425-898-9325 Home 425-445-0827 Cell

Poem on Mother's day? Click here.
Interested in reading about the ROI on education? Click here
Not able to read Hindi? Read in Roman.

Dear All

You are cordially invited to the next session of this monthly series where local Hindi (and Urdu and sister dialects such as Brij, Avadhi etc.) enthusiasts gather to read either their own writing or a work of literature from their favorite author/poet. It is a cozy family atmosphere where every family member is welcome – from kids to grandparents. To bring food for potluck is optional. There is plenty of food to feed everyone.

Report of the previous session is here.

4pm – 5pm: Arrival/Introductions
5pm-7pm: Kavi Sammelan
7pm-9pm: Potluck dinner
9pm- ?: Kavi Sammelan/Gaana-bajaana?

Anyone and everyone is welcome, who is interested in reading, writing or just plain listening to Hindi literature.

Here are some of my poems on topics such as:
1. US Elections
2. Intense
3. NRI
4. Digital Age
5. Hinglish
6. Relationships
7. Fun
8. Riddles
9. Crowd Pleasers

.. and others.

Best regards
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But mere words can inspire millions.