The Hasya Kavi Sammelan organized by Hindi Manch was a wonderful evening filled with laughter. The poems and the plays were delightful and had the audience laughing away. The event was held on March 11 at the United Church of Christ in Burlington, MA.
“Hasya Kavi Sammelan is a popular Holi tradition in India. We decided to bring this tradition to Boston” said Preetesh Shrivastava, the founder of the Hindi Manch. The event was sold out.
Guests were welcomed with Holi Colors. The stage was tastefully decorated. Several poets including Harish Dang, Manish Arora, Kiran Nath, Chandu Shah, Eshani Shah, Raj Sisodia, Sushil Bhatia, Praveen Misra, Raksha Soni and others presented either their original compositions or recited famous compositions.
Eshani Shah is the daughter of one of the most famous creator of humorous work, Tarak Mehta, creator of Tarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma. A few weeks ago Tarak Mehta passed away. “Humorous poetry is a great way to celebrate my father’s life” said Eshani as she recited a fun poem on NRIs and their lives.
A very original play by Rahul Joshi was a humorous look at HR departments in companies. Other presentations including music and dance to Holi songs. Female humorists are not too many in the world of Hindi poetry. Kudos to Kiran Nath for her fabulous poems that took a very original take on humor from a female perspective.
After the evening of laughter some members of the audience proceeded to witness a Holika Dehen, a Bon Fire in the traditional fashion.
We look forward to Holi again next year with more fun and laughter at Hindi Manch.
Grand Opening Of Largest Sai Temple In Summer Of This Year
NESSP Sai Temple is proud to announce that new temple construction has made phenomenal progress and reached near completion and plans for a grand inauguration of 40,000 Sq.Ft. Sai Temple during summer of this year 2017.[more]
300+ Gather For Vigil In Memory Of Srinivas Kuchibhotla
More than 300 people gathered to attend a Vigil in memory of Srinivas Kuchibhotla on Friday, March 10th, 2017 in the Boston Common. Vigil attendees included families and youth from across the state as well as Indian American community leaders and representatives of Massachusetts based organizations, [more]
Indrani Das Wins The Top Award In The Regeneron Science Talent Search
Indrani Das, 17, of Oradell, New Jersey, won the top award of $250,000 for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons due to brain injury or neurodegenerative disease. Other winners include Arjun Ramani (IN), Archana Verma (NY), Prathik Naidu (VA) and Vrinda Madan (FL).[more]
In Conversation With Madhuri Dixit, Actor And Dr Sriram Nene
On the occasion of International Women's month a dialogue with Madhuri Dixit and her husband Dr Sriram Nene on poverty, women's empowerment and India.[more]