ISW and International Hindi Association present
Hasya Kavi Sammelan
Back after a break, the ever popular event bringing well known poets and humorists from India will be held at the ISW India Center.
· Vyangkar (satirist) Tej Narayan Sharma of Gwalior,
· Hasya Kavi (humorist) Deepak Gupta of Faridabad
· Geetkar (lyricist) Ankita Singh of Gaya.
This year ISW is honoring all our Senior Citizens by offering this “Free of Charge” to anyone over 55 yrs of age. Come join with friends and enjoy this evening filled with fun and laughter.
FREE For ISW Humrahee members – Humrahee is the ISW group for young at heart seniors over 55 continuing life with zeal and enthusiasm.
(a) Not a registered ISW member and may have have attended our Humrahee events, login with your email, select ''ISW Humrahee member'' and reserve a free ticket for yourself and spouse. We welcome you.
(b) If you are 55+ and an ISW member, also get in FREE for yourself and your spouse, by select "Yes, I want to join Humrahee" on the registration page. Complete registration and print out your email/ticket.
(c) All others, under 55, join ISW now and take advantage of many other benefits. Pay $15 per person, complete registration and print out your email/ticket.
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Indian food will be available for purchase
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TEJ NARAYAN SHARMA of Gwalior, is a leading satirist of eminence in India. He is known for his unique style of humor and satire - reminding of late Sharad Joshi. ‘Bechain’ is his pen name. His poetry has a mixture of engaging humor and penetrating satire on society, human-relations, and politics. His humorous poems contain a deep and enchanting sarcasm on day to day problems of life in which foolishness, foibles and follies are exposed and held up to ridicule with the intent to improve the society and the humanity. Tej Narayan is a law graduate and a lawyer by profession. He has participated in over thousand national and international Kavi Sammelans since 1990s, including the prestigious Red Fort, Chaupati, Thahaka, Thitholi, and Atthaas. He is a recipient of ‘Kaka Hathrasi Hasya Ratna Samman’, ‘Atthaas Samman’, and ‘Paigaam Samman’. He has appeared on several television shows and is widely published in popular Hindi newspapers and magazines. His hilarious poems bring smiles to his readers and audience’s faces and brighten up their days. Tej Narayan has authored a book, titled ‘Kuch Pal Jeete Kuch Pal Haare’, and has published his poems in two satirical collections, one in verse and one in prose. This is his second visit to the United States. He has also performed in United Kingdom, Thailand, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, UAE, Nepal, and Oman.
DEEPAK GUPTA of Faridabad, a Delhi University graduate and a member of a zonal Governing Body in the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is a renowned Hindi poet of Hasya Ras genre. He is famous for his poetry of expressional humor and quick-witted laughter. He is admired for his comic exuberance and spontaneity. His poems reveal that Deepak is a keen, amused, and at times sardonic observer of the kaleidoscope of human life. His comedic bards exude wit, wisdom, and cleverness that tickle the audience’s funny bones, keeping them on their toes and laughing out loud. He is well published in leading newspapers and magazines, and in dozens of books. As a satirist, he has performed on several national television channels, including the very first episode of ‘Wah Wah Kya Baat Hai’ on SAB TV and ‘Arz Kiya Hai’ on NDTV. Deepak has also anchored the TV program ‘Waah Kavi Ji Waah " on Surya Samachar and ‘Khabardar Khabrein’ on Janmat TV. He has authored 3 books, titled ‘Seepion Mein Band Moti’, ‘Raaste Aawaaz Dete Hain’, and ‘Roshni Bant-ta Hoon’. He has an audio CD to his credit ‘Maje Mein Raho’. Deepak has been felicitated with numerous awards including ‘Hasya Samrat Ratn’, ‘Sanskriti Samanvay Samman’, and ‘Sahityik Kriti Puraskar’. This is his second visit to the United States. He has also appeared on stage in Canada, Dubai, Oman, Nepal, and Thailand.
ANKITA SINGH, a gifted poetess known for her melodious velvety voice and spellbinding renditions, was born and brought up in Gaya, Bihar. She is a gold medalist from Rajasthan University who taught computer science at Bangalore University but chose to follow her passion in visual & performing Arts and Poetry over her IT career. As a young entrepreneur, she is a cake artist and owner of a bakery startup named ‘Done by Mum’ in Gurgaon. Her love for poetry inspired her to reveal her hidden emotions and unnamed feelings - common in us all - in rhythmical creations of words. She takes a small detail and shows us its overwhelming truth, making us understand our own nature. Her creative writings and compositions have touched the hearts of poetry lovers all-across the globe. In a very short errand of her poetic journey Ankita has been able to establish herself as one of the most popular fresh new-faces in Hindi kavya-manch today. She has participated in many prominent literary events and national and international Kavi Sammelans and Mushairas. She has recited her compositions on various TV channels. Her poems are published in leading newspapers and magazines in India and abroad. She has been feted with numerous awards and honors, including ‘Antarnaad Sammaan’, ‘Bihar Gaurav Samman’, ‘Hindi Gaurav Samman’, and special honors from Kalki News. This is her second visit too to the United States. She has also performed in Dubai and Malaysia.
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Tej Narayan Sharma