Literary Festival

Literary Festival

A Letter to my Favourite Books

Reading Time: 4 minutesAshu pens a letter to his favourite books, as gratitude, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Dear Books, I hardly remember the day we met for the first time but I am sure it was probably one of the best. Some of you grew up with me as my best pals whereas many […]

Awaaz: Lending Assertive Voice to the Modern Women

Reading Time: 3 minutesSanchaari showcased various aspects of the modern women, in its two-day cultural meet. Here’s a report by Mariyam, exclusively for Different Truths. Sanchaari’s motive to revive the cultural heritage of Allahabad has tasted progress in a couple of years since its inception. The year 2017 marks the third successful year of the annual Sanskritik Parv. The […]

Exploring the Vignettes of Womanhood at Awaaz 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesSanchaari Allahabad is once again all set to enthrall and enlighten the city with Awaaz – its annual fiesta for 2017. The theme for this year is ‘Vignettes of Womanhood’ and the two-day event will be held at the NCZCC, in Allahabad, on the 4th and 5th of November. Here’s a report by Tooba, exclusively […]

Bangalore Literature Festival 2016: A Delicious December Treat!

Reading Time: 3 minutesWell-known humourist-author, Rachna, gives us an insider’s view into the recently concluded two-day Bangalore Literary Festival (BLF) 2016. Her first session was a stand-up inspired by her new release, ‘Band, Bajaa, Boys!’ She had picked anecdotes from life in Allahabad and woven them into an interactive narrative. The audience was simply wonderful – the more they laughed, the more […]

Allahabad Sanskiritik Parv: A Confluence of Literature, Culture, Music and History

Reading Time: 5 minutesSanchaari organised a three-day cultural extravaganza, in Allahabad, the second such meet in over a year. It was a congregation of the intellectuals, litterateurs, art, and music lovers, along with the city’s glitterati. Two stalwarts from the cine industry, Mahesh Bhatt and Muzaffar Ali, and prominent Hindi poet, Ashok Chakradhar, attended the three-day festivities. Here’s a report by Sehar, […]

A December to Remember: Curtain Raiser of the Allahabad Sanskritik Parv 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutesAllahabad Sanskritik Parv 2016, is being organised by Sanchari, between Dec 2 and 4, at North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC) this year.  This year the team of Sanchaari is all geared to give the city a blast from the past with a kaleidoscope projecting contemporary images of literature, cinema and culture that has revived the city in […]

The Making of Awadh Literary Festival: An Insider Account

Reading Time: 5 minutesDifferent Truths presents an insider’s view into the making of Awadh Literary Festival. Here’s a candid account by Farha. She tells us a lot in her casual chatty style.  I was on Nauchandi Express, travelling from Allahabad to Lucknow – the City of Nawabs. I recall, it was on November 12, 2015, when I was […]

An Evening with Renowned Storyteller Neelesh Misra

Reading Time: 3 minutesSanchaari, a socio-cultural organisation, recently organised an enchanting evening with the renowned storyteller, Neelesh Mishra. Here’s a report by Sehar for Different Truths. “I don’t remember when I heard him the first time, but I do remember that night when I walked alone on the streets of a strange metropolis, far away from my home. Neelesh Mishra’s […]

Glowing Tributes to Harivanshrai Bachchan

Reading Time: 2 minutesGlowing tributes were paid to the poet from Allahabad, Harivanshrai Bachchan, at the Smaran Sahitya Sabha, in Allahabad Museum. Here’s a report by Farha. This Saturday (Jan 23) was enlightened by the remembrances of the poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, at Smaran Sahitya Sabha, in Allahabad Museum. The organiser of the event was the Lab Academia team, Indian Institute of […]

My Bangalore Literature Festival 2015 Diary

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumour writer, Rachna Singh writes about her experiences at the Bangalore Literature Festival that concluded recently. Day 1 Per Bloch. Per Bloch. Per Bloch. I am saying that name of the author I have to introduce aloud in the car. Coughing out the ‘Bloch’ to get it right. My driver turns to steal an alarmed glance. I […]