Short Stories in Performance
December 12, 2018
DLF Place Mall, Om Book Shop, Saket
The Kaavya Foundation, in collaboration with the Om Book Store organised an evening of Short Stories in Performance. The performers were Nicky Chandam, Founder of The Octave Foundation WARI ... and Sumit Chaudhary, a software engineer who translates and writes short stories.
Nicky Chandam performed an Indian Folk story, which she has translated. Her story dealt with how stories have a life and mind of their own. She also recited a poem titled, Aadmi Nama by Nazir Akbarabadi.
Sumit Chaudhary read a story written by him, titled, ‘Like Your French Girls’. The story revolved around a young man who befriends a young woman who is a budding artist and their interactions and the complexities of friendship. He says he is influenced by the works of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and several others.
The performances were enjoyed by the audience. Mr. Priyadarshi wanted to know Nicky Chandam’s views on the dying art of Afsaanagoi. Nicky responded by saying that though the art form flourished in the Indian sub-continent in the 19th century, it is said to have died with the demise of Mir Baqar Ali in 1928. Many people are reviving the lost art again.