Deccan Lit Fest set to shine a light on Indian poets

  • | Thursday | 23rd November, 2023

Pune: Poetry has become a powerful tool to express ones views in a unique format that also sounds good. People are increasingly writing poetry on various topics and in all languages, said Vasant Dahake, noted poet and president of the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, who will recite his work at the Deccan Literature Festival 2023.Along with Dahake, other Marathi poets such as Narayan Kulkarni, Mahesh Keluskar, Indrajit, Mamata Sindhutai Sapkal, and Balaji Sutar, among others would also participate in the Don Shatakanchya Sandhyavaril Marathi Kavita on Saturday.In the earlier editions, we have had small gatherings outside the main hall where poets shared their work and interacted with attendees. This year, we have made an effort to provide a platform to local Marathi poets. On day one, we will have a Marathi Kavi Sammelan featuring young and senior poets, who will share new perspectives and themes through their rhymes, said Jairam Kulkarni, director of Dakani Adab Foundation.Attendees will also get an opportunity to experience ghazals, qawwalis and shayari by esteemed artists. From Sufism to political satire, personal experiences to inner reflection, social issues to frivolities, shayars are leaving no stone unturned to find inspiration, said Iqbal Ashhar, who has been singing ghazals for 25 years.While the festival is free and open to all, we would like the enthusiasts to make prior registrations on The two-day festival will also witness distinguished guests such as actor Saurabh Shukla, theatre personalities like Salim Arif, Padma Shri Waman Kendre, authors Devdutt Pattanaik, Sudha Menon and Marathi writers Pravin Bandekar, Meghana Pethe and Asaram Lomate.The event, organised by the Dakani Adab Foundation, will be held at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir from November 25. We also published the following articles recentlyFamily feud erupts over Bangla national poet Nazruls song in Hindi movieThe family of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam has condemned the use of his song in the Hindi war film Pippa, claiming that the agreement for its use was not authentic. They have demanded the removal of the song from the movie and threatened legal action. Anindita Kazi, Nazrul Islams granddaughter, highlighted discrepancies in the contract and questioned the integrity of her brother, who was a witness to the agreement. She also provided evidence suggesting that her mothers signature on the contract was fake. An investigation has been called for by the family.Marathi TV actress Swanandi Tikekar and her fiance Ashish Kulkarni sing Tere Hawales rendition, Hina Khan praises the coupleMarathi television actress Swanandi Tikekar and her fianc Ashish Kulkarni, known for his appearance on Indian Idol 12, recently shared a romantic rendition of the song Tere Hawale on Instagram. The video captures the couple singing passionately, reflecting their genuine bond and shared passion. The couple has been actively involving their fans in their wedding preparations, sharing snippets of their joyous moments. Their love story, filled with romance and melody, stands out in the entertainment industry, creating anticipation for their harmonious life in matrimony.Khushboo Tawde, Madhurani Prabhulkar and other Marathi celebs express gratitude to television medium and viewers on World Television DayOn World Television Day, Marathi celebrities like Khushboo Tawde and Madhurani Prabhulkar expressed their gratitude towards television and viewers. They recalled fond memories and acknowledged the enriching experiences and opportunities that television has brought into their lives. They highlighted the power and strength of the medium and expressed their happiness and gratitude for the characters they portrayed and the teams they worked with. These reflections emphasize the deep impact of television on their careers and personal growth.

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