हर आदत मकड़ी का जाला इसकी सख्त जकड़,
निकल न पाता जो फंस जाता, इस जाले अंदर |
जिस्म झिंझोड़े, उछालो-कूदो मुक्ति नहीं है मिलती,
बड़ा ही जकडालू होता है मकड़ियों का घर ||
Recipient of first Prem Jamwal Youth Art Innovation Award for staging the Hindi adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s popular English play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the 2016 Kunwar Viyogi Utsav, Aarushi Thakur Rana is the daughter of Padma Shri awardee Balwant Thakur.
She has worked in more than ten plays as a child artist and has participated in various national festivals organised by National School Of Drama and Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Aarushi has acted in major nationally acclaimed productions like Ghumayee, Bawajitto, and Richard III and has established herself as a theatre director to reckon with by adapting and directing a full-length play based on Charles Dickens’ Classic, “Great Expectations”.
The young theatre director has written, designed and directed ‘Henry & Anne’, a play based on the life of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Aarushi has also been conferred Young Women Achiever Award and Certificate of Excellence by the Nirvana Academy.
At the ‘Cultural Cocktail: Youth for Art’ event, Shakespeare’s huge fan Aarushi Thakur Rana adapted his ‘Twelfth Night’ in Hindi. It is Shakespeare’s most famous comedy with a twist. The comedy hinges on mistaken identity and role reversal.
“I believe in making Shakespeare more available for our own audience because his stories have universal appeal,” Aarushi said. “While reading Macbeth in college, I started wondering why easier translations of Shakespeare were not attempted. Even the Hindi translations are so difficult that they’re nearly impossible to understand.”
The play was a roller-coaster ride for the audience where its love scenes warmed everyone’s heart and its comedy made the audience laugh hard.
Kunwar Viyogi Literary Symposium
Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust in collaboration with Department of English, Jammu University, is organized Kunwar Viyogi Literary Symposium.
During the event, the Trust awarded scholarship to a topper from MA English and celebrated the beauty of verses penned by Sahitya Akademi award winning writer Kunwar Viyogi.
The festival included paper reading session of sonnets, poetry and media. Trust also launched a book of English poetry Silent Sun, written by Ayushman Jamwal, an upcoming and incredible writer.
- Event Place : Department of English, Jammu University
- Date: 24-09-2018
- Time: 09:30 AM onwards
All one needs, in order to succeed,
Is to leave from every come-uppance,
All one needs to know is to concede,
Opportunities come more than once,
All one needs to do is to prepare,
In single steps by leaving out nothing,
Learn the witty-gritting with due care.
Ignoring, not even the smallest thing.
All we need perform is to match
Our efforts to mushrooming wishes
All one needs learn to attach
Equality to catch and misses
If one can do it, suddenly one might
Gain the higher than the wanted height.
Narinder is no more, boundless treasure
Is lost to Dogri language. Without pleasure
And hyperbola I tell this happenstance;
In Nineteen fifty five- poesy- bitten,
I met him just for once and perchance
I handed him a poem, I had written.
And what he did to it, is the measure,
With which I judge his greatness at my leisure.
He read it in my presence seriously
And with a question mark, comma, word-
Corrected it and thus , mysteriously-
A pristine beauty on it he conferred.
But who could guess or think- at that time
That he would call it quit in his prime.
A shy maiden’s pure caress
We panted through our copulation, we,
Then twaddled with endearing, purring sounds,
To slake the thirst of passion without bounds.
You, at that sleepy moment caressed me.
With tenderness and brushed my stubby cheek,
With lips, devoid of passion, full of ruth,
To bid your last adieus, with a smooth,
And silky, sideways glance, or so meek.
But afterwards the twain has never met,
We carved our separate niches in the world,
And often in my cozy corner curled-
The fire and heat of passion,- I forget.
But that blessed, solitary caress,
Has ever been a source of happiness.