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Annual Women’s Month Event Fest 2021
Event #3 – Women & Goddesses of Indian Mythology – An Alternative Narrative!
LIMITED SPOTS, SO BOOK IN ADVANCE BY REGISTERING HERE
In Indian mythology, stories of women are often the gender stereotypes which typically mirror society; with roles limited to the all-powerful ‘Shakti’ or ‘Devi’ or the benevolent mother goddess, the dutiful daughter or righteous wife, or many a times, the sly, evil temptress bent on bringing about the downfall of Gods or men. A small minority of contemporary worshippers admit that holy texts tend to glorify misogynistic and outdated beliefs.
But as the women of today derive strength from their trials, their devotion, their wisdom & competence, and even their form and sensuality, compelling us to celebrate all that women are, as they challenge the injustices & double standards of a patriarchal society, so are interwoven among those cultural mythologies of yore, the lesser known tales of powerful feminine energies…of goddesses and women we don’t worship!
Join DelhiByFoot’s special speaker Rituraj Vasant Kumar, a film professional and puppeteer, who loves retelling stories from mythology as we traverse the vast ocean that is Indian mythology, invoking good thoughts & dialogue on “Women and Goddesses in Indian Mythology”, from the times of Vedas to the Ramayan till the Adi Guru!
A session of sit-down interactive story session as we weave a narrative around a few extraordinary women who fought for desire, equality and opportunity, to mend what they thought is right for themselves and hence for posterity.
A magical evening that will unfold next to the scenic Delhi icon, the Lotus Temple, as it stands bathed in the golden dusk of a crisp, March evening and shines in the pale white glow of the rising (almost!) full moon!
DATE & TIME: 27th MAR, SAT, 6:30PM-9:00PM
VENUE: 8ByTheLotus, East of Kailash (Once you register, exact address & GPS location will be mailed to you)
CONTRIBUTION: Rs 800/person (incl chai, light packaged Holi-themed snacks also)
*Children below 16yrs are not allowed.
1) COVID-19 SOPs: This event is a curated event and is open exclusively for a limited nos of spots, adhering to Covid19 Physical Distancing norms, so PRIOR BOOKING IS MANDATORY.
2) DRESS CODE: Dress in loose, comfortable clothes, preferably Indian style kurtas/pajamas etc so you could plonk yourself comfortably on the ground as we will have a traditional
baithak-style low seating.
3) LOCATION DETAILS: This is a fellow Dilliwala’s house terrace, that literally overlooks the iconic Lotus Temple! This is the 4th floor of the house and there are no lifts in the building, so please gear up to climb up four flights of stairs!
4) LANGUAGE: Mix of Hindustani and English
5) ADMISSION RULES: DBF reserves the right to turn away any person deemed unfit in any way.
STANDARD COVID-19 RULES OF WEARING FACE MASKS/SANITISERS APPLY. COVID-19 SOPs DICTATE ONLY LIMITED NOS OF SPOTS, PRIOR REGISTRATION MANDATORY. TO REGISTER NOW CLICK HERE
Event #4-Spirit of Womanhood in Literature & Open Mic
DelhiByFoot in association with Parwaz, Delhi’s most active community of prose & poetry, invite you for a literary discussion session on women poets, or poetry on women and an Open Mic for budding poetry enthusiasts writing on/about women. Inviting all literature lovers, connoisseurs and enthusiasts for an evening surrounded by the bold and beautiful words of sublimely gifted writers.
“तू हक़ीक़त भी है, दिलचस्प कहानी ही नहीं
तेरी हस्ती भी है इक चीज़, जवानी ही नहीं
अपनी तारीख़ का उन्वान बदलना है तुझे
उठ मिरी जान मिरे साथ ही चलना है तुझे”
[उन्वान = heading/title]
~~Kaifi Azmi (poem: Aurat)
With his progressive writing, poet Kaifi Azmi penned this ever inspiring poem to motivate women to match steps with men. Over centuries, women have been part of all forms of art. Though it is very recently that progressive and strength-rousing poems have started finding space in literary work. In our final जहान-ए-ज़न – World of Women Event Series, we gather to celebrate womanhood in literature, works of women, for women and works by women!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT:
– Work and life of women poets including but not limited to, Amrita Pritam, Meena Kumari, Mahadevi Varma and others
– Dramatised readings of short stories by Ismat Chugtai and Shivani.
– Women in literature by stalwarts like R. Tagore, Gulzar and other authors
– Open Mic, inviting select set of participants(men also!) to share their own inspiring stories/poems on the ‘spirit of a women’. (Please send a mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with details of what you wish to present)
DATE & TIME: 28th MAR, SUN, 4:30PM-7:00PM
VENUE: Sangeeta Gupta Art Gallery, A1/232 Safdarjung Enclave
CONTRIBUTION: Rs 500/person (incl chai & Delhiwala-nashta)
* For student and senior citizen discount, please write to us at email@example.com
STANDARD COVID-19 RULES OF WEARING FACE MASKS/SANITISERS APPLY. COVID-19 SOPs DICTATE ONLY LIMITED NOS OF SPOTS, PRIOR REGISTRATION MANDATORY. TO REGISTER YOUR SPOT CLICK HERE
1) The presentation will be done in Hindustani/English
2) We have limited seats, and prior booking is necessary. For any queries/clarifications call Priyanka@9810011955