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Day 1

friday, 13th DECEMBER

REGISTERATION OPENS 4:00 PM Onwards
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5:00 PM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

INAUGURATION

Graced by Dr. Karan Singh

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mehfil-Khana

tilism-e-sada-o-saaz

An evening of music with Harshdeep Kaur

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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TILISM-E-SADA-O-SAAZ AN EVENING OF SUFI MUSIC

Day 2

saturday, 14th DECEMBER

REGISTERATION OPENS 10:00 AM ONWARDS
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  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM
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  • 6:00 PM
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  • 8:00 PM
  • 8:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
10:00 AM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

Bazm-e-Khayaal

Dayaar-e-Izhaar

SUKHAN-ZAAR

Mehfil-Khana
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RAAG ROOHANI

By POOJA GAITONDE

A treat for all music lovers, Pooja Gaitonde is all set to take you on a musical ride at this year's Jashn-e-Rekhta. Her passion for Ghazal Gayaki and Sufi music has enchanted audiences all over India.

Mehfil-Khana
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

SAHIR LUDHIYANVI : MAIN PAL DO PAL KA SHAYAR HOON

JAVED AKHTAR with SAIF MAHMOOD

Delhi-based author, critic and lawyer Saif Mahmood will conduct a session with Javed Akhtar and unravel the creative flair of Sahir Ludhianvi.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

URDU KE ZER-E-SAYA

SACHIN PILGAONKAR with ATIKA AHMAD FAROOQUI

Talking about his deep connect with Urdu language, versatile actor Sachin Pilgaonkar will grace the festival in a session moderated by Atika Farooqui.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

NAVA-E-SAROSH

JAVED AKHTAR & SANJIV SARAF with PERVAIZ ALAM

The founder of Rekhta Foundation will launch his book of trans-creations 'Nava-e-Sarosh' - Ghazals of 19th and 20th century Delhi poets. He will be in conversation with Javed Akhtar and Pervaiz Alam.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

SHIKSHA- TALEEM KI KARAAMAT

MANISH SISODIA in conversation with RJ SAYEMA

Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia will talk about the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and inculcating modern values in today's generation.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

URDU POETRY APPRECIATION

A masterclass by ABHISHEK SHUKLA & FARHAT EHSAS

An exclusive masterclass on Urdu poetry appreciation is another highlight for poetry lovers with eminent poet Farhat Ehsas and Abhishek Shukla.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAHAR SARGAM

By RAMAN KAPOOR

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KHULI NISHIST

An open house of poetry

Recognising the new voices in poetry, Khuli Nishist adds to the Jashn a whole new dimension where talented and upcoming poets are given the opportunity to express themselves with the welcoming audience.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

TUK ‘MEER’ KO SUNO

GOPI CHAND NARANG with SHAFEY QIDWAI

Noted critic Gopi Chand Narang will enlighten the audience by sharing different aspects and shades of Mir's poetry. This session will be moderated by writer and professor Shafey Kidwai.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

GHAZAL USNE CHHEDI

By DR HARI OM

An IAS officer by profession and a ghazal singer by passion, Dr Hari Om will present his soulful Ghazal renditions for music lovers.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BAITBAZI

A game of Urdu poetry

Come and be a part of a mesmerizing game of Baitbazi - an Antakshari of poetry where various teams from reputed universities will compete against each other. 

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

URDU KE ILAQAI LAHJE AUR MAQAMI BOLIYAN

MAULA BAKHSH, SIRAJ AJMALI, SHAHID HUSAIN
Moderated by: MOHAMMAD KAZIM

Respected professors of AMU Maula Bakhsh and Siraj Ajmali along with language expert from Hyderabad Shahid Hussain will be presenting their views on Urdu language and its various dialects. Esteemed professor of DU Mohammad Kazim will be moderating the session.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

APNI DHARTI KE SUR

Sufi & Folk music by MAITHILI THAKUR

The soulful renditions of Sufi folk music by internet sensation Maithili Thakur and her siblings is one of the major attractions of Jashn-e-Rekhta 2019.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

TALAFFUZ

A masterclass on Urdu pronunciation by RJ SAYEMA & SHAKEEL JAMALI

An interactive session with RJ Sayema and poet Shakeel Jamali where they will be explaining the nuances of pronunciation to lovers of the Urdu language.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ADAB AUR CINEMA: ZABAAN-O-BAYAAN KI KASHMAKASH

JAVED SIDDIQI, MUZAFFAR ALI,
Moderated by: YASSER USMAN

Journalist and author Yasser Usman will be moderating a session with screenwriter and playwright Javed Siddiqi and filmmaker Muzaffar Ali who will discuss the changing treatment of language in Hindi cinema.

Mehfil-Khana
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

KAHANI GHAZAL KI

Peshkash: CHANDAN DASS, RADHIKA CHOPRA & RAZA MURAD.

Eminent ghazal maestros Chandan Das and Radhika Chopra along with versatile actor Raza Murad will be sharing the journey of Ghazal - the most loved genre of Urdu poetry.

Mehfil-Khana
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MUSHAIRA AUR HAM: YE NISF SADI KA QISSA HAI

MUNAWWAR RANA & RAHAT INDORI
Moderated by: SHAKEEL JAMALI

Both poets par excellence, Munawwar Rana and Rahat Indori have made a place deep in the hearts of poetry lovers. Join them as they talk about Urdu poetry and legendary poets.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KHWAB AUR HAQEEQAT KE BEECH

ANUBHAV SINHA with ATIKA AHMAD FAROOQUI

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Anubhav Sinha who has films such as Article 15 and Mulk to his credit will be joining the celebrations by indulging in candid conversations about language and culture and its influence on his style of filming. The session will be moderated by Atika Farooqui, a popular television anchor and media person.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

URDU KE NIGAR-KHANE MEIN MAHATMA GANDHI KI JALWA-GARI

ALI AHMAD FATMI, SOHAIL HASHMI & TUSHAR GANDHI
Moderated by: DANISH IQBAL

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, his great-grandson Tushar Gandhi will grace the festival with his presence and explore the importance of Hindustani in the Mahatma's philosophy. Professor Ali Ahmad Fatmi, and historian Sohail Hashmi will share the stage with him in this session moderated by renowned media person Parvez Alam.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MUKT BAND

A LITERARY FUSION-ROCK BAND

A fusion-rock music band from Ahmedabad, Mukt Band is known for blending poetry with music. The band has already given music to the works of legendary poets like Ibn-e-Insha, Saint Kabir and Dharamveer Bharti. 

Mehfil-Khana
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

QAWWALI

By SHAHID NIYAZI - SAMI NIYAZI

The Niyazi Brothers - Sami and Shahid - of the Rampur Gharana are all set to entrance you with the captivating rhythms and beats of traditional Sufi Qawwali.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

BAZM-E-SHAYARAT

Women poets Mushaira
ALKA MISHRA, AZRA NAQVI, ELIZABETH KURIAN MONA, FAUZIA RABAB, SAIMA AHMAD, SALMA SHAHEEN, TARANNUM & TARA IQBAL

Lending Jashn-e-Rekhta its unique essence, the Women Poets Mushaira is a big draw for audiences who wish to discover the female perspective in Urdu poetry.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

DASTAN-E-MAHABHARAT

By FOUZIA DASTANGO

India's first female Dastan-go, Fouzia Dastango will re-visit the epic tale of the Mahabharata in her inimitable style of narration. She has been professionally performing since 2006 in India and abroad and has gained global recognition.  

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

GUDAMBA

A monologue by LUBNA SALIM
Written by JAVED SIDDIQI
Designed & Directed by
SALIM ARIF

Funny, articulate yet poignant, Gudamba is a monologue written by Javed Siddiqi and narrated by Lubna Saleem. It's a gripping account of changing times and evolving family dynamics.

Mehfil-Khana
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GRAND MUSHAIRA

AZM SHAKRI, KHUSHBIR SINGH SHAD, MUNAWWAR RANA, MUZAFFAR ABDALI, MUKESH ALAM, NOMAAN SHAUQUE, RAHAT INDORI, WASIM NADIR, ZUBAIR ALI TABISH
Nizamat: MOIN SHADAB

One of the prime and most awaited programmes of Jashn-e-Rekhta, this year's Grand Mushaira will be hosting the best from the world of Urdu poetry.

Day 3

sunday, 15th DECEMBER

REGISTERATION OPENS 10:00 AM ONWARDS
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  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM
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  • 6:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM
  • 7:00 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • 8:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM
10:00 AM Onwards

REGISTRATION opens

Mehfil-Khana

Bazm-e-Khayaal

Dayaar-e-Izhaar

SUKHAN-ZAAR

Mehfil-Khana
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KALAAM-E-KABIR

BY SHABNAM VIRMANI & SWAGATH SIVAKUMAR

Spreading the message of Sant Kabir and explaining his relevance in the modern world, documentary filmmaker and folk singer Shabnam Virmani is all set for a great session.

Mehfil-Khana
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

YAAD PIYA KI AAYE

Remembering Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
with USTAD RAZA ALI KHAN

Remembering Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan with Ustad Raza Ali Khan An unforgettable classical music performance by Ustad Raza Ali Khan in remembrance of the legendary Bade Ghulam Ali Khan is on the cards!

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

IQBAL BHI IQBAL SE AAGAH NAHI

SHAMIM HANFI with ANISUR RAHMAN

Acclaimed Urdu critic Shamin Hanfi and former Professor of English at Jamia Milia Islamia Anisur Rahman will talk about Iqbal's poetic configurations of history, philosophy, religion and his unique treatment of language.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KAHANI KA SACH AUR JHOOTH

ABID SURTI, NASIRA SHARMA & SIDDIQUE ALAM
Moderated by: DINESH SHRINET

Author, cartoonist, playwright and environmentalist Abid Surti will share the nuances of fiction writing along with Hindi writer Nasira Sharma and Siddique Alam

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ANDAAZ-E-BAYAAN AUR

By SHEPHALI FROST & PERVAIZ ALAM

Known for her ghazal and sufi musical renditions, Shefali Frost has carved a niche for herself in the world of Urdu ghazal gayaki. Watch her live as she sings the works of famous Urdu poets.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KHULI NISHIST

An open house of poetry

Recognising the new voices in poetry, Khuli Nishist adds to the Jashn a whole new dimension where talented and upcoming poets are given the opportunity to express themselves to the festival audience.

Mehfil-Khana
Details
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

GURBANI DHURPADE AUR GURU CHARCHA

By BHAI BALDEEP SINGH

To commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Bhai Baldeep Singh - a reviver of the nearly-extinct Gurbaṇi Sangita tradition who has also revived various assets from the kalami (written), tantri (audio-visual) and, zubani (memorised), will throw light on how Guru Nanak’s teachings offer comfort to restless hearts and the way his emphasis on enlightenment and spiritual growth captured the minds of poets over the ages.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

URDU, HINDI, HINDUSTANI

ALI R FATIHI, SUDHISH PACHAURI & VEER BHARAT TALWAR
Moderated by: BALRAM SHUKLA

A professor of linguistics at AMU Mr Ali R Fatihi along with noted journalist Sudhish Pachauri and senior professor of Hindi at JNU Veer Bharat Talwar will be discussing the interrelations between the various languages of India. The session will be moderated by noted professor of Sanskrit at DU Balram Shukla.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

ABSHAR-E-NAGHMA

By SUPRIYA JOSHI

A musical treat for the audience is in store when Supriya Joshi will regale them with her melodious voice in a charming performance.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KUCH DIL KI KUCH DUNIYA KI

DIVYA DUTTA with RICHA ANIRUDH

Having received much appreciation for her meaty roles, Bollywood actress and an author, Divya Dutta will add her charm to the Jashn. Catch her in conversation with Richa Anirudh pretty soon.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GHALIB-E-KHASTA KE BAGHAIR

SHAMSUR RAHMAN FARUQI with PAVAN K. VARMA

Marking the 150th death anniversary of one of Urdu's greatest poets ever, renowned critic and author Shamsur Rehman Farooqui will talk to Pavan K. Varma, a former IFS officer and Rajya Sabha member currently associated with Janata Dal (U).

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BULBULEIN NAGHMA-SARA

Women Chahar Bait

This year, the Jashn will witness the first women's group to perform the Chahaar Bait, a folk music genre originating 1500 years ago. Chahaar (Four) Bait (Verse) is a musical composition comprising of various quatrains and tracing its roots in Afghanistan.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

TAWAIFS – THE REPOSITORIES OF ART

SALIM KIDWAI & YATINDER MISHRA
Moderated by: MANJARI CHATURVEDI

Manjari Chaturvedi will be moderating this interesting session about the contribution of courtesans in the development of creative arts and culture. Scholar, historian and gay rights activist Saleem Kidwai and poet Yatinder Mishra will be speaking at the session.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

SHAYARI KAL, AAJ AUR KAL

A masterclass on Urdu poetry By SHAKEEL JAMALI

Noted poet Shakeel Jamali will be conducting a masterclass on the evolving styles of Urdu poetry with changing times.

Mehfil-Khana
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

SUR SAAZ SITAR

By SITAR MAESTRO USTAD SHUJAAT KHAN

Playing some heavenly tunes on the sitar, Shujaat Khan will take the audience on a musical journey which they are sure to remember for a long time ahead.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

GURU NANAK KA ROOHANI REKHTA

AKHTARUL WASEY, JASPAL SINGH & NASHIR NAQVI
Moderated by: AFTAB AHMAD AFAQI

Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia Akhtarul Wasey, poet Nashir Naqvi and Jaspal Singh will talk about the contribution of Guru Nanak Dev and his spiritual message.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

BAZM-E-NAU-BAHAAR

Young poets Mushaira
Abbas Qamar, Ashu Mishra, Charagh Sharma, Ismail Raaz, Kashif Sayyed, Mushtaque Ahemad Mushtaque, Rahul Jha, & Varun Anand

Celebrating the resonating voices of established and gifted young poets of Urdu, the Young Poets Mushaira attracts audiences of all age groups.

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ZINDAGI: AAWAZ SE ANDAZ TAK

PIYUSH MISHRA with DIVYA PRAKASH DUBEY

Piyush Mishra wears many hats! As an actor, lyricist, screenwriter and music director, he has excelled in the arts. His roles in films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Maqbool established him as a leading character actor. Visit the 6th Jashn-e-Rekhta to listen to him as he talks straight from the heart!

Mehfil-Khana
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

BEGUMS AND BAIJIS OF BOLLYWOOD

A theatrical dance presentation
By MANJARI CHATURVEDI

Paying tribute to the icons of culture and etiquette - the Begums and Baijis of Bollywood, Manjari Chaturvedi will be performing Kathak. The dance form of Kathak originated in the erstwhile kingdom of Awadh.

Bazm-e-Khayaal
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

DASTAN-E-LUCKNOW

By HIMANSHU BAJPAI & RAJNI CHANDIWAL

Retelling the stories of the historically remarkable and culturally rich Lucknow, dastangos Himanshu Bajpai and Rajni Chandiwal will captivate the audience in this session.

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

WHEELING DARVESH

A dance presentation on wheelchairs by SANGATI & WE ARE ONE

Experience the mysticism in the air! Jashn-e-Rekhta brings to you the enigmatic specially-abled Sufi Darveshes who will be performing the whirling dance on wheelchairs. 

SUKHAN-ZAAR
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

REKHTA BOOK LAUNCH & GHAIR RASMI HAATHON KI KARISHMAKARI

with WAJID KHAN ARTIST

Dayaar-e-Izhaar
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

INDIE ROUTES

A rock fusion performance
By AABHAS JOSHI & SHREYAS JOSHI

Known for making Indian folk and classical music popular amongst the youth, Shreyas and Aabhas Joshi will take you on a musical sojourn at Jashn-e-Rekhta 2019.

SUKHAN-ZAAR
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

IK KAHANI HAWA KE LAFZON MEIN

AMANDEEP SINGH, PRIYA MALIK, YAHYA BOOTWALA & DAANIYAL

Young YouTube sensations Amandeep Singh, Daniyal, Priya Malik and Yahya Bootwala will be talking about the impact of Urdu in Spoken Word.

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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MI RAQSAM

By DR JASPINDER NARULA

Earning her rightful place in the singers' hall of fame, Jaspinder Narula will bring to an end the 3-day celebration of the 6th Jashn-e-Rekhta with an unforgettable Sufi music performance.

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