Here's What To Expect At Delhi's Jashn-e-Rekhta
Four parallel events will be held at mehfil-khana, bazm-e-khayal, dayaar-e-izhaar and kunj-e-sukhan, the four event locations within the stadium complex. This will include performances, recitations, mushairas, panel discussions, debates, conversation on films, calligraphy workshop and musical evenings.
On Day 1, December 8, the festival will be inaugurated by Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj and legendary actress Waheeda Rehman at 6 PM. This will be followed by an evening of music with Ustad Rashid Khan.
On Day 3, December 10, as well, events are lined up from 11am to 9m. Notable ones are Dastangoi, an ancient Urdu oral storytelling art form, presented by Nadeem Shah and Shankar Musafir, a conversation with famous lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, author Amish Tripathi, a ghazal shayari performance by playback singer Shilpa Rao, a discussion on 'Urdu ka sureela safar'by Annu Kapoor and Richa Anirudh and revisiting the works of celebrated poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz. The festival will end with a qawalli performance by Nizami Bandhu, of the song Kun Faya Kun fame from the movie Rockstar.
Apart from stimulating discussions, the festival has also thoughtfully curated Rekhta Bazaar for shoppers, book exhibition for bibliophiles and 'Aiwan-e-Zaiqa' for food lovers.