WEEKEND VIBE ! Lucknow, are you ready ?


Documents, submissions, assignments, drafts, mails, strenuous working hours and a mundane Monday to Friday routine. Amidst this monotonous chaotic life, we all crave for weekends. Thanks to Mondays for making Saturdays more valuable.  This weekend let us make it more precious, fruitful and memorable for you.

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DDkaBlog presents Weekend Vibes, an evening in the name of poetry, stories, laughter and an immense love for words. Come tell us your story, share with us your experiences and perform your talents in front of an amazing crowd, a peaceful ambiance, an amicable aura and cherry on the top, performances with some great artists.  Too shy to recite? Or don’t really feel like it? Sit with us to enjoy the event and make your weekend full of fun. We will appreciate your gathering.
Hope to see you guys at the event:


VENUE: Cafe Unplugged, 5/12 Vinay Khand near gomti nagar station , Lucknow

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Sahitya Adda ‘Samvaad’ – LUCKNOW

The text is centuries old and the tale is timeless… The literature is inexhaustible and the discourse rich… The poetry is sung by wandering minstrels and actors and the teachings are age-interpreted and contextual. Come and be a part of a unique Sahitya Adda experience on the 2nd of July A panel discussion on ‘The Contemporary Relevance of the various aspects of the Ram Charit Manas with special emphasis on the ‘Manas’ as Performative Poetry’ followed by a musical performance by Afroj Taj and John Caldwell, professors, University of North Carolina, USA. Entry by invite, and names on the guest list. Kindly click on ‘going’ to enlist your name in the guest list.(ENTRY FREE, NO DONOR PASSES)

5:30- 6:00 PM Registration and seating
6:00-8:00 PM Event Flow

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A Talk on ‘The Contemporary Relevance of the various aspects of the Ram Charit Manas with special emphasis on the Manas as Performative Poetry’
Date: 2nd July 2017
Venue: Time: 5:30 PM to 8:10 PM


• Prof Afroz Taj Professor of South Asian culture, literature, and media in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA) where he is the Director of the South Asia Section. Dr. Taj’s research interests include Urdu poetry and poetics, South Asian theater, cinema, and media. He is the author several books including The Court of Indar and the Rebirth of North Indian Drama (2006) and Urdu Through Hindi (1997
• Mr John Caldwell Lecturer, Hindi-Urdu, Dept. of Asian Studies Graduate Student in Musicology, Music Department. Currently Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellow in India, affiliated with Jamia Milia Islamia in Delhi. He is working on his dissertation entitled “Us Paar Ke Naghme: musiccrossing the Indo-Pak border.” John’s other research interests include South Asian film and media culture, comparative musicology.
• Mr Yatindra Mishra Indian poet, editor, music and cinema scholar, who comes from the lineage of the Ayodhya Royal Family. Recipient 64th National Film Award (Swarna Kamal), Ministry of I & B, Government of India, 2016. And Maharana Mewar Award, Maharana Mewar Foundation, 2017, Udaipur Shamsher Samman, 2016, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh Advisor (Selected) B.B.C. World Hindi Services, New Delhi, from March, 2015. Advisor (Selected) Taj Colloquium (an initiative to spread the literary and cultural ethos of Indian society through various activities), New Delhi, from March, 2016

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