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QUEST-Prayatna will screen 'Memories in March'  (Sanjoy Nag, 2 hrs) in keeping with the month's theme: Parents!

As part of our ongoing work with the Ramayana and our celebration of its diversity, we at Kiski Kahani are hosting Sunte Ho! a journey through the epic with story tellers Vayu Naidu and Ruby Sahota, and with music by Ansuman Biswas.

The Q Fest is back—bigger and brighter! This year at the festival we aren’t just screening films we’re having a fantastic theatre performance from Humsafar Trust, music, a lot of shopping and poetry!

Ek Madhav Baug written by Late Chetan Datar is one of the pioneering plays written on homosexuality and acceptance of gay community. The poignant play tells the story of a 21 year old young boy coming to terms with his sexuality.

Q Fest’11 brings with it a weekend of film screenings, theatre, music, poetry and discussions. Our theme this year ‘Being Seen Being Heard’ deals with understanding the LGBT community in public spaces, how we are involved with and how we can collectively contribute to that change. The consequential effects of this change spills over to alter much of how we see ourselves.

Aatish Taseer's latest book Noon hovers over the reality he should perhaps be grappling with....

I Am directed by Sonali Gulati, is a film that peels away at the onion of identity. As Sonali draws away  the surface layers, she confronts her own relationship with her mother, her sexuality and her self.


This essay hopes to explore Valmiki’s Ramayana locating it within the context of its narrative structure, and its continued relevance to an audience both Indian and Western.

In conversation with Sanjoy Hazarika, Temsula AO, and PC Sharma at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Literature from the North East

At the Jaipur Literature Festival (2011) the question we ask ourselves is does Literature matter in a modern world, and if it does how do we as modern readers locate our understanding of it?

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