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Hive presents: Jashn-E-Qalam | Ismat Chughtai & Patras Bokhari

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Storytelling at The Lil Flea!

Discover the Humorous & Satirical Side of Hindustani Literature

Solo Performances of Short Stories

She is on the train to Delhi and is carrying the most precious cargo herself. Her future is in her womb - literally & figuratively. This is the third pregnancy & this time she must deliver!

Ismat Chughtai (21 July 1915 - 25 October 1991), one of India's most accomplished fiction writers, epitomized the 20th-century women writers of Urdu: enlightened, bold, iconoclastic, progressive and feminist. Chughtai's flowing and spontaneous style, occasionally peppered with satirical or witty remarks, makes reading a delight.

Why have Enemies when you can have Friends? Ride this roller-coaster of laughs that delves into the strange connections between friendship and honesty, humour and pain, comedy and tragedy.

Patras Bokhari (1 October 1898 – 5 December 1958) was an renowned Urdu Literatuer, educator, broadcaster and diplomat. He graduated from Cambridge University, served as the principal of GC University, was chosen as Director General of All India Radio and was appointed as the first Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations. His seminal collection of essays, Patras Kay Mazameen earned him the status of an eminent humorist.

Artistes: Shashwita Sharma & K C Shankar