Category Archives: INDIA

Dipalle Parmar -Pune, India 2016

Organizer: Dipalle Parmar and Open Space Contact: dipalle@gmail.com  

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Abhimanyu Verma- bring back the poets Delhi, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Abhimanyu Verma CONTACT: bringbackthepoets@gmail.com

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Baiju Laila Raaj Kozhikode, Kerala, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Baiju Laila Raaj CONTACT: baiju666@yahoo.com

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Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma -Hyderabad,Telangana State, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma CONTACT: saatyaki@gmail.com  

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Parimala Kamatar -Gulbarga, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Parimala Kamatar CONTACT: pgkamatar@gmail.com

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Anish Vyavahare-Thane, Maharashtra, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Anish Vyavahare CONTACT: Anish.Vyavahare@gmail.com We are so excited to collaborate with 100 Thousand Poets for Change for the 62nd PT. 100TPC specifically aims to use poetry as a medium for effecting change and to start conversations. You can check … Continue reading

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Pune Poetry Slam – Pune, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Pune Poetry Slam CONTACT: punepoetryslam@gmail.com  

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Amit Shankar Saha- Rhythm Divine Poets- Kolkata, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Amit Shankar Saha CONTACT:  rhythm.divine.asa@gmail.com ORGANIZATION: RHYTHM DIVINE POETS Co-founders and coordinators: Anindita Bose Sufia Khatoon Dr. Amit Shankar Saha     

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Menka Shivdasani- Mumbai, India 2016

Organizer: Menka Shivdasani Contact: menka.shivdasani@gmail.com   PRESS RELEASE • As the global movement 100 Thousand Poets for Change enters its sixth year, Kitab Khana hosts its annual celebration of poetry for the fifth time on September 22, 23, 24 and … Continue reading

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Bhaskar Roy Barman- Tripura Poetry Society- Argtala, West Tripura, India 2016

ORGANIZER: Bhaskar Roy Barman CONTACT: bhaskarroybarman@rediffmail.com; bhaskarroybarman@gmail.com TRIPURA POETRY SOCIETY Founder & Director: Dr Bhaskar Roy Barman South Bank of Girls Bodhjung Dighi Itakhola Road, Banamalipur (Middle) Agartala 799 001, West Tripura, India Mobile: 09612154678 EVENT DESCRIPTION: Tripura Poetry Society, … Continue reading

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Jameela Nishat-Hyderabad, India 2016

ORGANIZER” Jameela Nishat CONTACT:  jameelanishat@gmail.com We have planned to have a program called ‘Azadi ke Ham Matwale’ which means “We Are The Free Spirits”. The Hyderabad Literary Forum and Shaheen Women Resource and Welfare Association together will organise the program. … Continue reading

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Press Club Mumbai Culture Beat and 100 Thousand Poets for Change- March 2016- Mumbai, India

A Press Club Mumbai Culture Beat event in association with 100 Thousand Poets for Change, held at the Mumbai Press Club on March 22, 2016 When Sanjeev Khandekar and Jennifer Robertson met at the Mumbai Press Club for the Jugalbandi … Continue reading

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Perry Menzies-Bangalore, India October, 2015

ORGANIZER: Perry Menzies CONTACT: myurbansolace@gmail.com

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Tripura Poetry Society-Agartala, West Tripura, India 2015

Organizer: Bhaskar Roy Barman-Tripura Poetry Society Contact: bhaskarroybarman@rediffmail.com Tripura Poetry Society, Agartala is going to organize a 100 Thousand Poets Peace Meet at  Banamalipur (Middle), Agartala, West Tripura, Tipura, India on 30 September 2015 at 6 pm in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Hardeep Kaur-New Delhi, India 2015

Organizer: Hardeep Kaur Contact: k89hardeep@gmail.com

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Rama Krishna Perugu-Nellore, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Rama Krishna Perugu CONTACT: perugu.ramakrishna@gmail.com                 NOSTALGIA My village, a shelter to refugees A home to destitute, a motherland to starving people Filled with green meadows, feeding tender animals Resplendent with abounding … Continue reading

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Mamta Argawal-Noida, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Mamta Argawal CONTACT: mamta.ag1@gmail.com

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Tushant Mirchandani-Pune, India 2015

Organizer: Tushant Mirchandani Contact: tushantin@gmail.com          

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Atta Galatta – Bangalore, Karnataka, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Atta Galatta CONTACT: events@attagalatta.com   Saturday, September 26 at 6:30pm in UTC+05:30 Atta Galatta #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, India 560095 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 2015 is calling for entries! Are you a Bangalore based poet … Continue reading

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Aparna Pathak -New Delhi, India 2015

Organizer: Aparna Pathak Contact: aparna_pathak10@yahoo.com

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Rochelle Dsilva-Mumbai, India 2015

Organizers: Rochelle Dsilva Contact: roch.dsilva@gmail.com-Mumbai

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Max Babi – Pune, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Max Babi CONTACT: maxbabi@gmail.com  

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Rave Rajah-Trichur, Kerala, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Rave Rajah CONTACT: raverajah@gmail.com

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Pune Poetry Slam – Pune, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Pune Poetry Slam CONTACT: punepoetryslam@gmail.com  

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Jameela Nishat- Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Jameela Nishat CONTACT: jameelanishat@gmail.com  

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Ankita Shah-Mumbai, India 2015

Organizers: Ankita Shah Contact: thepoetryclubmumbai@gmail.com

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Baiju Raj-Calicut, Kerala, India 2015

Organizer: Baiju Raj Contact:  baiju666@yahoo.com

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Rhythm Divine Poets- Kolkata, India 2015

Organizer: Amit Shankar Saha, Sufia Khatoon and Anindita Bose Contact: rhythm.divine.asa@gmail.com Sep 26th TONIGHT, Kolkata is joining the global poetry event 100 Thousand Poets for Change where poets and artists around the world are uniting for peace, justice and sustainability. Come by … Continue reading

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Mehul Shrimali-Vadodara, Gujarat, India 2015

Organizer: Mehul Shrimali Contact: mehul.41@gmail.com  

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Lubna Irfan-Aligarh Muslim University-Aligharh, India 2015

Organizer: Lubna Irfan Contact: lubna.history@gmail.com  

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Yaseen Anwer-Gurgaon, India 2015

Organizer: Yaseen Anwer Contact: yaseenanwer@gmail.com

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Yaseen Anwer-Delhi, India 2015

Organizer: Yaseen Anwer Contact: yaseenanwer@gmail.com

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Aditi Anigras-Bring Back The Poets, Delhi!-Delhi, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Aditi Angiras CONTACT: aditi.angiras@gmail.com FACEBOOK: Bring Back The Poets, Delhi!

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Menka Shivdasani- Mumbai, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Menka Shivdasani CONTACT: menka.shivdasani@gmail.com          

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Raju Vallikunnam-Kottayam, Kerala, India 2015

ORGANIZER: Raju Vallikunnam CONTACT: rajvallikunnam@gmail.com

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Bring Back The Poets, Delhi! -Delhi, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Aditi Angiras CONTACT: aditi.angiras@gmail.com FACEBOOK: Bring Back The Poets, Delhi!

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Vimmi Sadarangani-Adipur, India-2014

Organizer:  Vimmi Sadarangani Contact:  vsadarangani@hotmail.com 100 TPC 2014 poster 100 TPC 2014 programme

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Shailja Shaily Adhya -Mumbai, India 2014

Organizers: Shailja Shaily Adhya Contact: shailjabrainsmart@gmail.com    

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Santinath Chattopadhyay, Kolkata, India 2014

Organizer: Santinath Chattopadhyay Contact: cal.isisar@gmail.com

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Max Babi – Pune, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Max Babi CONTACT: maxbabi@gmail.com http://www.ustream.tv/channel/max-babi-broadcasts I will broadcast my poems on change and a couple of others, on my birthday, circa 09.00 IST (Indian Standard Time) which is 5.30 hours ahead of GMT ( Greenwich Mean Time).

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Mehul Shrimali -Mumbai, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Mehul Shrimali CONTACT: mehul.41@gmail.com

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Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma -Hyderabad,Telangana State, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma CONTACT: saatyaki@gmail.com  

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Tushant Mirchandani-Pune, India 2014

India, despite known for its rich artistic culture, isn’t very encouraging for the independent artists and their communities. But these artists, devoted to their art, will always find a way nonetheless.

Considering we’re only a small group, with not much experience when it comes to holding major-scale events, our contribution to 100 Thousand Poets For Change was a modest one. Even then, it’s something we feel quite proud of.

In our day to day lives, despite being a part of a rich social environment, there is still a lot of discontent buried in our midst. The causes of this collection of discontent is usually never addressed because most of us are either uncomfortable about speaking it out clearly (due to fears enforced by taboos and politics) or we’re misdirecting our feelings altogether. When communications fail, all attempts at solving problems come to a stand-still.

And we wanted to change that.

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When we organized our first 100 Thousand Poets For Change event, we were hoping that as many poets as the last time would turn up to talk about things things that they personally care for, so it was surprising when only about a half were present for the event (they were many reasons for the absences, ranging from examination season to themed-slams not going too well). Some new faces also only recently found out that Pune had a regular slam-scene that they could be a part of, so as the event trailed on we had numbers after numbers of folks attending to witness the event, until the venue was packed.

Our slams are usually an open invitation for folks to freely join in and be a part of a fun community bound by a shared interest, and it doesn’t matter if they’ve ever written a single poem or if they’ve been writing all their lives. In this community, everyone is equal, and everyone has something important to say that needs to be heard. Everyone has been through something that another might not have. Every word, and every person, matters.

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And this was the point of introductory workshops, where each person introduced themselves, not as who they are but who they envision to be — by associating themselves with a metaphor that they hold close to themselves, such as:

“I want to be a bicycle wheel that keeps turning to bring you closer to your destination.”

“I want to be this rare wrist-watch I’m wearing that keeps reinventing itself with every upgrade necessary.”

“I want to be this pair of glasses I’ve been wearing all my life, so that our perceptions can be a little bit clearer than they otherwise would have been.”

With a little bit of conversation to break the ice, a little bit of laughter welcome every bystander outside, and a little bit of hope that in this event no taboo could ever bar one’s words from having been spoken, we began the first round of our slam.

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As a host, I found myself a really hard time conducting this. I wanted to keep the audience’s attentions fresh while still keeping them involved with each performer — new and old. Despite the low numbers compared to the previous slams, we weren’t disappointed with the performances because those that did perform did so with the explosive need to communicate. There were even more attendants and performers for the Open Mic after the slam, which could not be covered due to technical limitations but was still far more intimate than the slam alone could have been (especially considering some poems were genuinely pleasant experiences, such as KC’s “Trees” which didn’t shy away from interacting with the audiences).

Below, I provide you a playlist from both rounds of the slam. While each of them are important and worth watching, there are a few gems that in it that I could not help replay them on a loop. So sit-back, get some popcorn, and enjoy!

 

ORGANIZERS: Tushant Mirchandani, and the entire team of Pune Poetry Slam.

CONTACT: tushantin@gmail.com

Artsphere, 402, Fourth Floor, North Court Building, North Avenue Road No. 12, Above Oriental Bank, Near Joggers Park, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 411006

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Jayakrishnan Vallapuzha-Ottapalam, Kerala, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Jayakrishnan Vallapuzha CONTACT: jaykaywrites@gmail.com

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Tripura Poetry Society-Agartala, West Tripura, India 2014

Organizer: Bhaskar Roy Barman-Tripura Poetry Society Contact: bhaskarroybarman@rediffmail.com

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Ram Sharma-World Peace Academy, Meerut, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Ram Sharma-World Peace Academy, Meerut, India CONTACT: dr.ramsharma786@gmail.com

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Sneha Rout -Mumbai, India 2014

Organizers: Sneha Rout Contact: sneharout321@gmail.com        

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Dipalle Parmar and Open Space-Pune, India 2014

Organizer: Dipalle Parmar and Open Space Contact: dipalle@gmail.com  

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Raju Vallikunnam-Kottayam, Kerala, India

ORGANIZER: Raju Vallikunnam CONTACT: rajvallikunnam@gmail.com

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Abhishek Jaiswal- Lucknow, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Abhishek Jaiswal CONTACT: divyank.123.aptlu@gmail.com

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Nidhi Mahesh-Bangalore, India 2014

Organizer: Nidhi Mahesh Contact: nidhi.mehrotra@gmail.com

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Sarabsri Kaur- Training Cafe-Chandigarh 2014

ORGANIZER: Sarabsri Kaur CONTACT: trainingcafe@gmail.com

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Sarabsri Kaur-Training Café, Bangalore, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Sarabsri Kaur CONTACT: trainingcafe@gmail.com

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Jameela Nishat- Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Jameela Nishat
CONTACT: jameelanishat@gmail.com

Hyderabad Writers and Poets for Change: September 10th, 2014

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Mamta Argawal-Noida, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Mamta Argawal
CONTACT: mamta.ag1@gmail.com

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Menka Shivdasani- Mumbai, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Menka Shivdasani
CONTACT: :menka.shivdasani@gmail.com

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Vitthal Sutar -Pune, India 2014

Organizers: Vitthal Sutar Contact: viransu@outlook.com

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Rama Krishna Perugu-Nellore, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Rama Krishna Perugu

CONTACT: perugu.ramakrishna@gmail.com

 

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Dear Michael and Terri,

My continuous association with you this fourth year to organise 100 TPC 2014.
On 27-09-2014 at Sannidhi Publications Hall 100 TPC for Change went well in Nellore City,
Andhra Pradesh, India, Editor in Chief of Sannidhi bilingual Web Journal Allu Bhaskar Reddy
chaired the session. Our poster represents the Environment change. A Reasearch scholar Chandramouli
spoke about Environmental conciousness. Then the poetry recitation commenced by Group of (4)
young girls by reciting Vedas-Agni sooktham.

Smt Raani recited a poem on Women
Smt Sireesha recited poem on Environment
Kum Prathipalakshmi recited a poem on Environment
Smt Sujana Perugu recited a free verse of nostalgia
Smt Indiramma recited a short poem
Mr Sivakrishna, teacher, recited a poem on Old aged persons
Mr Perugu Ramakrishna recited a poem on contemperory issues
Mr Allu Bhasker Reddy recited a Sanskri poem on Master.

 

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Prof. Prem Mohan Lakhotia – Mansarover, Jaipur, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Prof. Prem Mohan Lakhotia, MANTHAN MANCH
CONTACT: bhashavid@gmail.com

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Rave Rajah-Trichur, Kerala, India 2014

ORGANIZER: Rave Rajah CONTACT: raverajah@gmail.com

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Anil C K Boccaro, Science for Social Revolution Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishath, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Anil C K Boccaro, Science for Social Revolution CONTACT: jboccaroa@gmail.com

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Vimmi Sadarangani-Adipur, India-2013

Organizer:  Vimmi Sadarangani

Contact:  vsadarangani@hotmail.com


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Anup Phukan-Just Hangout Cafe- Ahmedabad,Gujarat,India 2013

ORGANIZER: Anup Phukan CONTACT: anupphukan@hotmail.com The Guitar Workshop Ahmedabad https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGuitarWorkshopAhmedabad/ Poets and Musicians of Ahmedabad will come together and recite and perform for the cause on the 28th sept 2013 at Cafe Just Hangout, Ahmedabad. Saturday, September 28, 2013 Time6:00pm … Continue reading

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Shikha Malaviya-Bangalore, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Shikha Malaviya CONTACT: shikha@malaviya.com FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/100TPCBangalore Calling all Bangalore poets! On September 21st, poets across the world will participate in 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100tpc.org). Lend your voices and words to issues such as global warming, women’s rights, … Continue reading

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Jameela Nishat- Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Jameela Nishat

CONTACT: jameelanishat@gmail.com

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Poonam Chandravanshi -Delhi, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Poonam Chandravanshi CONTACT: poonam_chandravanshi@yahoo.com

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Sajani Gm-Chennai, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Sajani Gm CONTACT: jaysnod@gmail.com

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Prof. Prem Mohan Lakhotia MANTHAN MANCH-Jaipur, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Prof. Prem Mohan Lakhotia, MANTHAN MANCH

CONTACT: bhashavid@gmail.com

In conjunction with THE POETRY OF YOGA

28-09-2013 शनिवार : अपरान्ह 5:00 – 7:30
काव्य-संगम : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कविता दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में और विश्व में व्यापक स्तर पर आयोजित Hundred Thousand Poets For Change
के अनुपालन में काव्य-गोष्ठी – आमंत्रित प्रतिष्ठित एवं नव-हस्ताक्षर कवियों द्वारा कविता पाठ

Local HINDI/RAJASTHANI poets and lyricists are most cordially invited to recite/sing their compositions at an event of Confluence of Poetry to be presented by Manthan Manch in solidarity with 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official) between 5 and 7 p.m. on the International Day of Poetry on September 28, 2013.

It will an occasion of solemn poetical sharing on the theme of Good Will and Emotional Integration in the world. Admission only with permission. All friends interested in contributing to the event may kindly get in touch with me at the earliest.

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September 22, 2013 at 7:51pm
28-09-2013 शनिवार : अपरान्ह 5:00 – 7:30

काव्य-संगम : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कविता दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में और विश्व में व्यापक स्तर पर आयोजित 100 Thousand Poets For Change के अनुपालन में काव्य-गोष्ठी – आमंत्रित प्रतिष्ठित एवं नव-हस्ताक्षर कवियों द्वारा कविता पाठ

प्रवेश : अपरान्ह 4:45 तक केवल स्वीकृत आमंत्रण द्वारा। कृपया 098291 11955 पर संपर्क कर आश्वस्त हो लें।

28-09-2013 Saturday : 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Poets’ Assembly : Recital of poems and lyrics by established and young budding talents in harmony with the world wide theme of 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

Admission : by 4:45 p.m. reserved through accepted invitations. Kindly check at 098291 11955

मंथन मंच की “काव्य-संगम” गोष्ठी :: POETS ASSEMBLY OF MANTHAN MANC
Updated on Monday
149th Session of Manthan Manch, celebrated as KAVYA-SANGAM (CONFLUENCE OF POETS) on September 28, 2013 between 5 and 7:30 p.m. was a unique, delightful and intimate experience. 10 established and budding poets presented their compositions soulfully and the august gathering of invitees listened with great loving urge. The compositions so presented were dedicated to a world of love, understanding, good will, peace and equal opportunities for all.

Extending the most cordial reception to the poets and invited august members of the audience, the convener of Manthan Manch and the anchor of the programme, Prof. Prem Mohan Lakhotia outlined the theme of world wide celebration of poetry for preserving human values under the presentations of
100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official). The theme poetry presented by him described the poetry as the eternal true song of the pure soul and urged poets not to waste it on mundane writings of any matter. In the inaugural address, Dr. Narendra Sharma ‘Kusum’ observed that while globalization allowed the material progress, the human compassion has lost its ground which can be re-enforced by poetry alone.

10 poets including Dr. Narendra Sharma ‘Kusum’, Surendra Sharma, Kavi Kishore Pareek, Dr. Anil Sharma, Gope Kumar Mishra, Kripashankar ‘Achuk’, Rohit Krishna Nandan, Mukul Sharma, Dhanraj Dadhich and Prof. Prem Mohan Lakhotia gave a recital of their lyrical compositions, woven with a rainbow of human emotions. The audience was elated with delight.

At the end of the programme, all invited poets were presented with token gifts of love. The session had commenced with light home prepared refreshments.

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Vihang A. Naik – Gujarat, India 2013

Organizer: Vihang A. Naik Contact:  info@vihang.org website: www.vihang.org

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Es Satheesan- Aluva, Kerala, India 2013

Organizer:  Es Satheesan Contact:  essath@gmail.com

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Seema Devi -Pondichery, Pudcherry, India 2013

Organizer:  Seema Devi Contact:  seemadv5@gmail.com

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Rave Rajah-Trichur, Kerala, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Rave Rajah CONTACT: raverajah@gmail.com

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Ram Sharma-World Peace Academy, Meerut, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Ram Sharma-World Peace Academy, Meerut, India CONTACT: dr.ramsharma786@gmail.com

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Menka Shivdasani- Mumbai, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Menka Shivdasani

CONTACT: :menka.shivdasani@gmail.com


FINAL PRESS RELEASE: final press release for 100 Thousand Poets for Change Mumbai September 16 pdf

Kitab Khana to host poetry festival for 100 Thousand Poets for Change

As the third edition of the global movement 100 Thousand Poets for Change gains momentum around the world, Kitab Khana, the well-known book store in South Mumbai, will host a four-day poetry festival this September. The event, curated by Mumbai-based writer Menka Shivdasani, takes place between September 26 and 29, 2013 (6 p.m onwards) and includes musical performances and readings by city poets. This is the second time that Kitab Khana is hosting the event in Mumbai.

“We are extremely happy to be associated with 100 Thousand Poets for Change once again,” says Mrs Amrita Somaiya, Director, Kitab Khana. “Kitab Khana believes in being a space to provide intellectual thought, exchange and a place to support ideas of social change. We are a bookstore with a difference and thank Menka and her team in helping us become such a space.”

Suneeta Rao, the internationally acclaimed pop singer and a spokesperson for LAADLI, will perform on the inaugural day, with guitarist Ravi Iyer. This event, on September 26, is being held in association with LAADLI, a Population First initiative for the girl child, and will include a performance by child artiste Afsana Ahmed and poetry readings by Prof. Madhuri Chedda and Charmayne D’Souza, among others. Dolly Thakore, theatre personality, social activist with women and children’s issues and the National Co-ordinator for the Laadli Media Awards will read poetry on the theme of the girl child.

“The cause of the Girl Child has always been close to my heart,” says Suneeta Rao. “As a spokesperson for LAADLI, the Girl Child Initiative by Population First, it has been an honour to help this sincere and hard working team in their efforts to save, help and protect the Laadlis of our Nation. To help them achieve their goal, and to help change the way India treats its women, has been my privilege – and I will continue to do so as long as I live – so that we can stop this horrifying practise of eliminating the Girl Child.”

On September 27, in a programme coordinated by writer and artist Anjali Purohit, the focus will be on women’s lives. This event, entitled ‘Holding up Half the Sky’, will have music and poetry based on the three sub-themes of Woman and work, Being Woman and Woman as daughter, mother, wife, lover and partner. There will be musical recitals by Amarendra Dhaneshwar and Mukta Raste and readings by poets Annie Zaidi, Rochelle Potkar, Menka Shivdasani, Anjali Purohit and Smita Sahay. Gujarati poet Dileep Jhaveri will read from his Vyasochchhvas, (A Breath of Vyas) based on the Mahabharata.

On September 28, which is the global day for 100 Thousand Poets for Change this year, classical singer Neela Bhagwat of the Gwalior gharana will perform her interpretations of Tagore’s compositions from her concert Robi Anurag; this will be followed by ‘Poems for Peace’ readings by city poets, including Ranjit Hoskote, Mustansir Dalvi and Hemant Divate.

For the final day of this festival, September 29 at 10.30 a.m., Mrs Rati Dady Wadia, a prominent educationist in Mumbai and former principal of Queen Mary School, is coordinating a programme with children, on the themes of peace and sustainability. Students of the Bombay International School, Avabai Petit School, Bandra, J.B. Petit School, G.D. Somani School and Gopi Birla School will participate. Poems by Ayra Cama will also be presented and an exhibition, ‘Wonders of Nature’ will be held.

The global movement, 100 Thousand Poets for Change (www.100tpc.org) began in 2011. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world.

“Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event,” says Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “We are in a world where it isn’t just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”

For more information, contact:
Menka Shivdasani
menka.shivdasani@gmail.com.
Mobile: 9820101507

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Rama Krishna Perugu-Nellore, India 2013

ORGANIZER: Rama Krishna Perugu

CONTACT: perugu.ramakrishna@gmail.com


The long awaited movement joyfully ended this evening in the Government Music and Dance College,
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India by organising 100 TPC and 100 Musicians for Change programme with a great gathering of Music college students, Staff, Sai Sadan sacchanga members,and poets at one time touched up to 300 audience.

First Poet Perugu Ramakrishna was invited by college principal to light the lamp for good going of whole programme by the grace of God Saraswathi. Then Classical Vocal singer Harsha vardhini
recited several karnatic music keerthanas and applaused by audience. Sannidhi Bi-lingual
publication editor and writer Allu Bhaskar Reddy appreciated all the musicians
associated with this programme and welcomed them for every month literary meeting
conducted by him .He felicitated Harshavadhini for her best music concert.
Then a group of several music vocal and instrumental musicians played a nice
tune of integrity and extended their support for change. Then started the poetry readings.
First poem rendering by Perugu Ramakrishna was well received by the poetry lovers
and then an young Engineering student Anoop Reddy recited a very effective poem.
Then young poet and teacher Sivakrishna, Lalitha, Anuradha, Ramakrishna, Sujanaramam
recited poetry on several contemperary subjects. At the end, Poet Perugu Ramakrishna
felicitated Principal Munikumar, Lecturer Raju, young poets Anoop and Siva krishna.
Finally vote of thanks given for those who are supported this mega event. All participants said Hurray to Michael Rothenberg and Terry for this great concept and commitment.

 

Certificate of Participation Ceremony, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Nellore, India!

Certificate of Participation Ceremony, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Nellore, India!

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