A jam packed book launch with a wonderful performance by Rashmi Agarwal
I am overwhelmed by the love and support and turnout for the book launch of my new book with Harper Collins at Turtles Cafe in GK 1.
There was not even space to stand! Around 100 had squeezed in. People were standing in the lift.
Some were queued up below the Turtles Cafe waiting for space so they could come up.
Some had to go back for which I’m extremely sorry.
Thank you dear friends. Will thank each one personally later.
It was a spectacular evening.
Nishtha Gautam, Asif Khan Dehlvi Rashmi Agarwal you were a dream team to share a panel with.
this touched my heart
Young Yadunandan Sharma at the
#ForgottenCitiesOfDelhi wrote some lines:
इतिहास के पन्नों को फिर पलट रही हो ‘राना’ ,
फरियाद कर रही किताब ये कि दिल्ली ज़रुर आना ।
भूलते नहीं शहर जो दिल्ली के दिल में हैं ,
याद करा रही हो सबको वो ‘कल’ जो था सुहाना ।
Gum hai tanhaiiyon mein shehar ka shehar
kaise in junglo’n ko paar karein”
Verse used to describe the desolation in a monument in
Rashmi Agarwal sings Ghalib
Rashmi Agarwal sings Zauq
khaqani e Hind, Ustad e Badshah e Hind, Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq had a number of honorifics and titles. The inscription on his tomb written by Zafar himself. Grave Broken to make a public lavatory sometime in 20th c.
Activists like Feroz Bakht got a memorial built there.
Rashmi Agarwal captures the pain so well
“Mar ke bhi chaen naa paaya to kidhar jaayenge”
The evening ended on a soulful rendition of Chaap Tilak sab cheeni re