Shaam-e-Awadh (Storytelling)

Shaam-e-Awadh: a Heritage baithak by Delhi Karavan about the culture of Awadh (Storytelling) .

Kal bhi jiske tazkire the, anjuman dar anjuman, daastaan dar daastaan, Shaam e Awadh hai aaj bhi..

Awadh…. home to one of the most sophisticated and celebrated cultures of India – the Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb! Here’s a lovely evening with Delhi Karavan, where the gifted Asif Khan Dehlvi takes us through the fascinating world of multicultural traditions, the “tehzeeb“, the delightful cuisine, the beauty of the architecture, and even the poetic spoken language… all things beautiful, that mark the elegance of this beautiful city! Hope you all like it 🙂

The Malhar Lounge – an ode to Life!

A poem (Hindi/Urdu) by mom ..about how life manifests in various forms around us.. diverse forms of life.. religions, casts and creeds.. various emotions.. various situations.. and how the nature (or maybe God!) brings us all together .. both in material as well as spiritual ways! Just created a new video for this poem soundtrack that we had published earlier as well back in 2010 🙂
Poetry and Direction: Shashi
Female Vocals: Arunima
Male vocals, Music and Video: Aditya

Remembering Ghalib : Mazaar-e-Ghalib

A tribute to the master poet Ghalib on his birthday ..we take you to this peaceful courtyard amidst the hustle and bustle of Nizamuddin basti where the great poet rests in peace! Join us in remembering the maestro! – Mazaar-e-Ghalib!

Dilli ki Tehzeeb – a heritage walk at Old Delhi (video)

Tracing “Dilli ki Tehzeeb” – a heritage walk at Old Delhi by The e-Heritage Project: Digitally Enhancing India’s Heritage and Delhi Karavan​ ..for those who missed the awesome event and for those who would like to relive the experience ..here’s the video! Happy Exploring 🙂

#dilli #delhi #tehzeeb #culture #delhi6 #olddelhi #puranidilli #ghalib #travel #heritage #history #mujra #urdu #mughal

Dil-e-naadaan tujhe hua kya hai – a “Ghalib” ghazal by Arunima and Aditya :)

Recorded a Ghazal with sis this weekend .. written by the lord of Urdu poetry .. Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib .. and composed by the maestro of new-age Ghazals ..Jagjit Singh ji 🙂 We loved the whole experience..hope you’ll enjoy as well 🙂 Blessings!

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Original Song credits:
Poetry: Mirza Ghalib
Music: Jagjit Singh
Vocals: Chitra Singh

Kaali Kameez – Audio Story

For those fond of Love-stories and for those fond of Urdu ..here’s a double treat for you 🙂 My talented storyteller friend Asif Khan Dehlvi has come up with his first Audi Story called “Kaali Kameez” a saga of love and separation. The Sound and Music has been created by me and sis Arunima. It is Asif’s first attempt in this genre of storytelling…plz do express your feedback and support 🙂 Hope you’ll like the effort 🙂 Cheers! Love!

Celebrating GHALIB – Episode 2

Celebrating GHALIB (Episode 2) – Let us take you to the place where the great poet Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan “Ghalib” once lived!

For all lovers of GHALIB ..here’s the final episode of our visit to his Haveli. Interesting anecdotes from Ghalib’s life, Poetry, Lanes of Old Delhi and much more in here! Enjoy

Celebrating GHALIB – Episode 1

Celebrating GHALIB (Episode 1) – Let us take you to the place where the great poet Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan “Ghalib” once lived!

In this episode we go through the lanes of Purani Dilli (Old Delhi/Delhi 6), visit an old haveli that treasures several gems associated to the era of Ghalib and we also witness a quick tabla workshop ..to discuss how the people of Ghalib’s times used to wake up to the sound of tabla beats in the morning 🙂 We then also chitchat about small anecdotes, stories and poetry – everything Ghalib!

Shahjahanabad ki pechida dalilon si galiyaan, ek puraani haveli, tablay ki thaap pe jaagte kuchh dost.. aur Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan Ghalib ka zikr! Kuchh aisa hee nazara hai iss chhoti si peshkash mein: