For years, open mics have given a voice to the voiceless and platforms for the stageless. Open mics have prospered in corners away from the public eye doing there bit for society.
Gil Scott Heron said The revolution will not be televised most probably it will not be this time around either. But a revolution is built on the backs of the people and their voices. It is built on the backs of the poets and their words of peace and protest.
From Rabindranath Tagore to Sarojini Naidu, from Namdeo Dhasal to Faiz Ahmed Faiz countless poets have made protests immortal and remind us till this day of the importance of freedom and the struggle behind it. Today the words of the poets of the past inspire us but they are not enough. Our own words are needed, and they need to be spoken.
So come, say what you want to in your poems. Talk love and hate, of peace and unrest, of the unholy and the blessed. The mic is yours and you are free to say what poems you will.
Just stick to the time limit. :p
4 Minutes Per Participant,
Poetry in all languages is accepted, we do not censor anything as we believe in freedom of speech
Please do not go over the time limit.
If there is the time, in the end, we will invite you to do another round based on the hosts' decision
The audience is allowed in for free
Participants are charged a nominal fee of 100 Rs which includes a beverage that the venue provides
15 Participants can register in advance through the ticketing site, 5 slots are reserved for walk-in.
If the 15 slots do not fill up we add the unfilled slots to the walk-in quota
Please do not go over the time limit, time begins when you begin speaking so include everything, your introduction and poem in the 4 minutes allotted
Practice a bit if possible: This is not exactly a rule but we have found that even if you practice your poem once it creates a great deal of difference in the way people respond to your poem.