Thursday, 26 November 2009

Celebrate Bandra Festival- Literature

'Celebrate Bandra' saw the expression of art in different forms and every form had its own rhythm and style, be it  painting, sculpture, dance, music, theatre, or 'Words'

Yes ‘Words’ Er. I mean to say there were some beautiful expressions of art at ‘Literature festival’ Get it?

This is the subject close to my heart. There were many events organized under ‘Celebrate Literature’ I would have loved to attend them all but it was a bit difficult to reach everywhere. There were poetry, plays, dramas, discussions, book readings, workshops and many more lit-events.

The few that I attended were very satisfying. Some of the events that I enjoyed were the                                   

                               ‘Open Mic Night’ at Zenzi

Jane Bhandar and Peter Griffin

Here the poets performed and shared their poems, Shayaris and Gazals. The session started at 10pm and lasted for over two hours and it very entertaining and enjoyable.

At ‘Crossword, Linking road’ there was an event called

                                   ‘Meet Bandra’s Icon’

Sarayu Ahuja, Namita Devidayal, Kalpana Swaminathan and George Menezes in conversation with Dilip D'Souza

This event had the well- known, established Bandra authors speak about their work. They related the stories and their experiences during writing their book. The authors read from their works and I specially liked the reading by Sarayu Ahuja which was quite entertaining. At the end of the session I bought one book ‘One sip at a time’ autographed by ‘George Menezes’

At Café Goa, there was another event

 “Old books and Beer plus get your own music.”

Used books for sale

While the music played in the background, large crowd gathered over the piles of old books that were put up for sale. The proceeds of the sale would go to one of the Bandra causes (I was told) I bought one book “Chowringhee’ by Sankar for only Rs70 (the actual price was Rs295)

Hello! ....The festival is not over, not as yet.... and there are many more events lined up over the next few days……..n I m enjoying it, la!

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