Wari : Chapter Two

Stories and artists of Chapter Two


1. Kuchh Nahi Badla Hai

Through three small tales, one from mythology, one from south of India and one from some History texts' we realise that while we keep talking of development and evolution; while the world moved from reality to the world wide web; as far as humans are concerned - Nothing really has changed from the beginning of the world till date.

Language - Hindi|Duration – 20 mins
 

Written and adapted by : Nitin Sukhija.

Nitin Sukhija has dabbled in all forms of Media. He comes with a long association with television and films. Stage remains his first love, though. A little vagabondish in nature, he is currently based out of Delhi. Nitin loves to travel and explore people and cultures. And yes, he loves to tell a story too.

2. Vakya Kashmir Ka

The stories of the lives of two important women of Kashmir, Lal Ded the 14th century mystic poet and of Habba Khatoon, the 16th century poet and ascetic, woven into the form of a folk tale.

Language: Hindustani | Duration: 20 mins
 

Written and adapted by : Abhinav Sabyasachi.

Abhinav  Sabyasachi is the founder of 'Paltan', a theatre and art group. He is originally from Bihar and has been doing extensive theatre with groups like IPTA, 'Sansaptak', Sehar Theatre Group. He has done plays in Hindi, Bengali, English, Maithili, Urdu and French. He also conducts theatre workshops. Abhinav is also a freelance journalist, writer, a published poet and a painter.
 

3. Houdong Lamboiba (The monk cat)
 

These are two folk tales from Manipur woven together depicting how, in the name of faith, a nomad cat claims to be a monk and fools the natives. It is a story of clever deceit, wit and the strength of the weak and
the innocent over the cunning and powerful. Houdong Lamboiba means monk cat and both the stories that comprise this narrative are popular fables across Manipur.

Language: Hindustani | Duration: 20 mins
 

Originally from the book Ching Tamgee Phunga Wari  by Sarangthem Bormani, Sahitya Bhushan.

Adapted by Nicky Chandam and Anuja Jaiman.


Presented by Anuja Jaiman.

Anuja Jaiman is a Delhi based actor. Originally from Dehradun, she worked as a journalist for a decade and now is a communications and editorial freelance professional. She is pursuing theatre and exploring storytelling as a conversation starter and in line with the vision of Wari, she wishes to use this medium as a conversation starter to reach people of all age groups. She is also the co-founder of Wari.

 

4. Bewakoofon Ki Saltanat


Based on a folktale in Kannad language, the story is a political satire with universal appeal. This story is available in many languages and the most popular one is Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja; Take Ser Bhaji, Takeh Ser Khaja.

Language- Urdu|Duration – 20 mins

Book referred Bharat Ki Lok Kathaiyen by A.K. Ramanujan.
 

Adapted and presented by Azhar Iqbal.
 

Azhar Iqbal is a poet and writer from Budhana, Uttar Pradesh and now lives in Meerut. He has marked his presence in the young poets of India. He has performed at numerous Mushairas in the country.

He is a script writer and is a founder member of Harfkaar Foundation which works for promotion of literature and theatre. He has worked as a host at numerous literary programmes produced by TV Channels as such Zee Salam, DD Urdu, DD National and All India Radio.



Chapter Two was presented on 10 September, 2016 at the OddBird Theatre & Foundation, Chhattarpur, New
Delhi and on 15 September, 2016 at the AntiSocial, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi.