Hasya Kavi Sammelan

Hasya Kavi Sammelan

Was looking for some interesting videos to watch on Youtube today, and landed up on a Hasya Kavi Sammelan video conducted in IIT KGP. That got me started into a journey into the past. My father has always been a great fan of Kavi Sammelan’s (literally, a congregation of poets), and as a kid we used to go for many performances during the festival seasons of Holi and Diwali.

Great thing about these are – unlike the idiot boxes of today – the poets would mix humour with social messages, the humour would be very clean and simple, weaved together using perfect verse and recited eloquently. Those days are now over – what we enjoy today is Big Boss, and stand up comedy where in most cases men dress up as women and act stupid (don’t get me wrong — that’s also fun and enjoyable, but these lack the depth).

So, here’s a peep into the past and a few verses I discovered today. I’ll start with Ashok Chakradhar in his brilliant Buddhe Bacche aka Galiyaan:

Moving next, the brilliant poet who creates humour with a straight face, Surendra Sharma:

Continuing the Haryanvi Streak of Humour, Arun Jemini:

No kavi sammelan is complete without a poem of the veer ras (war poetry), and presenting Hari Om Panwar:

Next up, is the grand old man, Shail Chaturvedi:

And thus, we come to the end of the ceremony with Shailesh Lodha, a young poet but worth a watch:

Thank you guys! And hope you enjoyed the show :)

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6 Responses to Hasya Kavi Sammelan

  1. Vibhor Nanavati says:

    Thanks so much Mehra for bringing back the old memories. Dearth of money and the lack of mass audience has forced these wonderful kavis to join d idiot box leagues as well: (

  2. KS Chaudhary says:

    I have been a great fan of Hasya Kavi Pawan Aagri…

    Details of him are available at his website

    http://www.pawanaagri.com

    A great poet..

  3. HAASYA KAVI SAMMELAN KARVAANE KE LIYE CONTACT KARE:

    ASHOK SAASTRI (POET,KANPUR)
    9935282238

    KANPUR

  4. HAASYA KAVI SAMMELAN KARVAANE KE LIYE CONTACT KARE:

    ASHOK SAASTRI (POET,KANPUR)
    9935282238

    KANPUR,UP

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  6. vinod godara says:

    very good

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