Hyderabad Literary Festival from Jan 25 – Register online

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Literary Festival has organised a variety of activities for the young audience. This literary festival is free and open to all. We are delighted to announce the lineup of activities:

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NRB – Youngistaan Nukkad

The Nation’s Rock Beat brings the third edition of Youngistaan Nukkad to HLF 2019. The main aim remains the same: to express the aspirations of the youth through an amalgamation of creative art forms. This edition of Youngistaan Nukkad will offer new elements: featured acts, street gallery, and mehfil along with open mic. It will showcase art, dreams, passions, and fun. The major addition this year is live doodling and dance drama. It will also have more students from different colleges participating in the festival. Enjoy the sheer vibrance that will emanate from this exclusive corner of the most happening festival of the city!

The activities include Live Doodling, Open Micm Flashmob, Live Music (by Vivid, Tiwari Brothers and Infinity), A Capella by Hymn, Talent Showcase, Standup Comedy, Street Play, Beatcity, Dance Drama, Theatre Act and Art Gallery.

Nanha Nukkad:

Let’s Talk Trash by Shubhashree

What was life like in the ’70s and ’80s before plastic invaded our lives? What ideas do you have to make our planet greener and less plastic-filled? Do you know what happens to the garbage we throw out? Can you have a zero-waste birthday party? This interactive workshop seeks to engage children in a dialogue on our garbage crisis.

Revisiting Drawing: A Workshop to Look around and Record by Tanmay Santra

This workshop aims to facilitate a better understanding of ‘drawing’ as a process of making, as well as a unique means of visual communication. This workshop is intended to encourage all the participants to draw and record things and happenings around them.

Shaping the Ideas: A Workshop with Clay by Tapasi Nath

This workshop offers to the participants basic exposure and practical experience of working with clay. It enables the participants to understand the technicalities of the medium, as well as fulfil their artistic endeavours.

Come join the funtastic circle of Food!! by Seetha Anand Vaidyam

“Come join the circle of Food – Learn about what makes your body good, Tasty bounties that lift your mood!
Come join the funtastic circle of Food!! “

A circle time for children between 7 to 12 years.

Talking with Hands by Anju Khemani Sign language is a visual language used by Deaf people. At the workshop, you will learn the alphabet, greetings, colours, food words, and some basic conversation in Sign Language.

Spinning a Yarn by Ramendra Kumar

LEARN how to tell a tale which is fun, quirky & cool?

KNOW what makes a great story?

SCRIPT crazy characters, thrilling plots, fascinating language & captivating dialogues?

WRITE & PUBLISH your story in a popular e-zine?

Come join in & enjoy a dose of mirth, madness & masti, even as you spin your very own story!

Paw-Some story time with Sushi-the cuddly dog and 10yr old Krithi Munagala

A fun book event with the 2-year-old Maltese dog and the 10yr old author of Super Sushi Adventures: The Fun Begins. Krithi will share her journey of writing her first book, and give a sneak peek into her next two books in the series. She will read out couple of chapters from her book and talk about the main message in her story, that one is never too small to make a difference and if we all stay united, we can fight anything.

How Do Writers Write? by Andaleeb Wajid

This creative writing workshop will give you a glimpse into the world of a writer while giving you plenty of ideas to get started on your writing as well!

The Little Theatre – Story Reading

The Little Theatre, Hyderabad will be at the NUKKAD during the HLF regaling the young audience with readings of poetry and stories from the ever-popular Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Set in a forest in India the Jungle Book features animals such as Sher Khan the tiger, Baloo the bear, and the boy or “man-cub” Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. The stories teach respect for authority, obedience, and knowing one’s place in society with “the law of the jungle”, and also illustrate the freedom to move between different worlds, such as when Mowgli moves between the jungle and the village.

The Dot that went for a walk by Reema, Laxmi Nambiar & Sarada Akkineni

The workshop will begin by reading a couple of stories from “Role models have a foundational impact on how children grow up and express their originality”. Through this interactive workshop, we would like each child to identify their own role model/s, identify what traits do they like about them and in their own creative style (short story, poem or artwork) express them on paper. Encourage children to have the same conversation with their parents.

HLF Walks:

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Tree Walk – Baobabs and more by Kobita Dass Kolli and Sadhana Ramchander

Come for a tree walk to look at the baobabs and other spectacular trees on the HPS campus.

Stories of Hyderabad: A Heritage Walk

A walking tour of the sprawling campus of what was once the “Jagirdars College”, exploring the architecture, natural rock formations and biodiversity, while sharing stories of the city—some myth, some history and some folklore. Occupying the grey area between history and fiction, myths of Hyderabad form the collective narrative heritage of the city. Stories of Quli’s love for Bhagmati, and the mystical intervention of the Sufi saints, Yousufuddin and Sharfuddin in Aurangazeb’s army camp, are part of Hyderabad’s cultural heritage. Many of these stories also exemplify the quintessential “Hyderbadi tehzeeb”—a way of living that is uniquely Hyderabadi. What is this “Hyderabad tehzeeb” and what does it embody? Come, find out on our heritage walk!

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