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Story & Art Walk in Old Delhi : StoryShaala 2.0 - With Bela Upadhyay

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Rs 500
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Mir Taqi Mir famously said about Dilli/ Shahjahanabad: ‘Dilli jo ek shehar tha alam me Intikhab/ Hum rehne wale hain usi ujade dayar ke (Translation: Delhi, the city that once was unique in the universe,/ We are inhabitants of that ruined abode). 

When the capital was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi by the British the tag of 'Old Delhi/ Purani Dilli' came to refer to Shahjahanabad. Delhi perhaps has an exceptional distinction where we find multiple layers of history, culture & stories that defined it's charm once.


In its present form of chaos & neglect, the mysteries of its past are not easy for everyone to accept and the complex layers of history are not for everyone to unfold and understand. 


Key Takeaways : 

  1. Through this StoryWalk, we shall unravel the many stories around the built spaces of Chandni Chowk, Chawri & Kinari Bazaars, its Havelis, people & their professions, the intermingling of diverse cultures & languages from which emerged it's own intrinsic 'tehzeeb' & 'zubaan'.
  2. No, we will not bombard you with a heavy dose of history, rather we will understand the people and their lives and how architecture was suited to nature and community.
  3. Along the way, we will interpret and sketch our own versions of the places. So get your sketchbooks, notepads - whatever way you wish to be creative (writing or art).
  4.  Loads of fun and learning.


Day & Date: Sunday, June 9th.

Time: 4 PM to 7 PM.


Venue: Digamber Jain Lal Mandir, Chandni Chowk. The walk shall end at Jama Masjid.


Ticket Details: INR 500 per person 

This doesn't include the food cost. Participants pay for what they eat. 


About StoryShaala:


This is a program under Delhi Eventalist designed for children and young adults to explore & understand about Indian history, mythology, folk tales, art & culture through the medium of storytelling curated in the form of Workshops, Walks & Events. The experiential methodology built around engaging and interactive sessions enables unlocking their creativity and connecting them to our stories.

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About Bela Upadhyay

About Bela Upadhyay
About the Facilitator:


A retrophiliac, aspiring writer and bibliophile - Bela Upadhyay is a collector of stories. Having curated and led immersive heritage, food and culture events around stories, she now designs Storytelling workshops, walks, and experiences under her venture Delhi Eventalist. She holds a certification from Kathalayas' International Academy of Storytelling, apart from a Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations.


She is also a contributor author on various online portals and features in an episode of a documentary series on the history of Delhi by the Rajya Sabha tv.


About Delhi Eventalist

About Delhi Eventalist
We tell stories to inform and connect, to inspire and create change."



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Red Fort (Lal Quila) Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
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