Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2017

The festival is free for all. Join us for the festivities!

Prior Registration Needed:
Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk (Free) &
City Tour by Tornos (Free):

Prior Registration Needed:
Tour of Old Houses of Lucknow & Begum Akhtar Mazaar (Rs 500 per head)


*City tour & car tour begins at the Baradari *
*Heritage walk starts from the Press Club*



Contact for Registration Details: 09889616174, 09415104361
E-mail: mahindrasanatkadalucknowfest@gmail.com


Day 1, Friday 3rd February 2017

Schedule - all events for the day

11.00 AM
Craft & Weaves Bazaar Opens
School Children's Heritage Walk by ITIHAAS*
Kids Corner: Main Chabutra, Baradari
Story Telling by Monika Kacker
Swatantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala

12.00 Noon
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
Sari: The Magic of the Unstitched Garment:
Talk & Live Demo by Rita Kapur Chishti

12.30 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
FILM: Dedh Ishqiya (2.32 hours)
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey

03.30 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
FILM: Ghare - Baire (2.20 hours)
Directed by Satyajit Ray

06.30 PM
Inauguration of the Festival
Book Release: Reha'ish: Homes of Lucknow
Photo Exhibit: Lucknow ki Reha'ish
Inaugurating: Khel-Khel Mein: Gender Roles & Equality


Day 2, Saturday 4th February 2017

Schedule - all events for the day

09.00 AM
Car Tour: Lucknow ki Reha'ish*
Visiting Lucknow Homes & Families

11.00 AM
School Children's Heritage Walk by ITIHAAS*
Kids Corner: Main Chabutra Baradari
Stories by Mama Suranya:
By the Author Suranya Aiyar & Himanshu Bajpai
Swatantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala

12.00 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
Film: Gharaonda (2.21 hours)
Directed by Bhimsain Khurana

01.00 PM
City Tour by Tornos*
Heritage Walk*
Qaiser Bagh and its Homes

03.00 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
Film: The Householder (1.41 hours)
Directed by James Ivory

04.00 PM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
Lucknow Lectern: Snippets from the Social History of Lucknow
Inaugural Lecture Series- by Prof. Irfan Habib

04.00 PM
Kids Corner: Main Chabutra Baradari
Story Telling by Monika Kacker

05.00 PM
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht at Main Chabutra, Baradari
Qissa Goi: Stories from Fida - e - Lucknow
With the Author Parveen Talha & Sabiha Anwar

07.30 PM
Main Chabutra, Baradari
An Evening with Tajdar Junaid
Cinematic Music


Day 3, Sunday 5th February 2017

Schedule - all events for the day

06.00 AM
Main Chabutra Baradari
Sahar: Concert at Dawn: Sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

09.00 AM
Car tour: Lucknow ki Reha'ish*
Visiting Lucknow Homes & Families
Heritage Walk Qaiser Bagh and its Homes*

11.00 AM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
Neemranafication: Revitalizing Ruins for their Continued Viability
Talk by Aman Nath

01.00 PM
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Awadhi Home Cooked Food Festival

03.30 PM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
The Story of Indo Portuguese House: Talk by Gerard Da Cunha

05.00 PM
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht at Main Chabutra, Baradari
Bait Baazi

05.30 PM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
Lucknow Book Release: AKBAR
Shazi Zaman In Conversation with Virendra Yadav

07.30 PM
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Han Mai Savitribai Phule: Written, Directed and Performed by Shushama Deshpande


Day 4, Monday 6th February 2017

Schedule - all events for the day

11.00 AM
School Children's Heritage walk*
Stories by Mama Suranya:
By the Author Suranya Aiyar & Himanshu Bajpai
Swatantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala

12.00PM
Filmistan, Baradari
Film: Tanu Weds Manu (2 hours)
Directed by Anand L. Rai

03.00 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
Film: Piya Ka Ghar (2.15 hours)
Directed by Basu Chaterjee

03.30 PM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
Lucknow Book Release:
The Other Lucknow and Doosra Lucknow
Author Nadeem Hasnain in Conversation with Radhika Bordia & Himanshu Bajpai

04.00 PM
Kids Corner: Main Chabutra, Baradari
Story Telling by Jaya Iyer

05.00 PM
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht at Main Chabutra, Baradari
Qissa Goi: Reha'ish in Awadh Homes
Masroor Jahan in Conversation with Saira Mujtaba

07.30 PM
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Wings Cultural Society Presents
Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan (Letters between Faiz & Alys)
By Salima Raza & Banwari Taneja


Day 5, Tuesday 7th February 2017

Schedule - all events for the day

11.00AM
Kids Corner: Main Chabutra, Baradari
School Children's Heritage walk*
Story Telling by Jaya Iyer
Swatantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala

12.00 PM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
"To be at home: Talk by Prof. Savyasaachi"

12.00 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
Film: Khandhar (1.46 hours)
Directed by Mrinal Sen

03.30 PM
Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh
Literary Panel: FICCI -FLO: Can Historic Homes of Lucknow be saved
Adity Chakravarti, Jyotsna Habibullah, Nayab Bakshi & Sunita Kohli
In conversation with Vandana Sehgal

04.00 PM
Kids Corner: Main Chabutra, Baradari
Story Telling by Jaya Iyer

04.00 PM
Filmistan, Baradari
Film: Ghar (2.01 hours)
Directed by Manik Chaterjee

05.00 PM
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht at Main Chabutra, Baradari
Qissa Goi"Ghar Aangan"Reha'ish in Awadh Homes
Naseem Iqtidar Ali & Sabiha Anwar

06.00 PM
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Comedy Diaries
Feminist Standup Comedy by Preeti Das

07.30 PM
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Ishara Puppet Theatre Presents:
Roberto White Puppet Theatre from Spain
Directed & Performed by Roberto White