Manthan Festival 2011 was a celebration of thoughts, debates and culture.
Dakhni (Hyderabadi) is the language of Hyderabad, with a unique heart and soul.
As part of the Festival we brought to you Narendra Rai Srivastav, a leading poet, who recited poetry in Dakhni, most of them humorous.
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Narendra Rai Srivastava
Narendra Rai Srivastav is an Artist and Poet born in Hyderabad, obtained Diploma in painting form Sir J J School of Arts, Mumbai, Higher D.M.T.T.C from J.N.T.U.C. College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.
He has participated in several major All India Art Exhibition and national exhibition of arts at New Delhi,
Life Member, Hyderabad Art Society. Attended painting camp at Hyderabad in 1979, Graphic Camp of Chennai, in 1979 and 1980. painting camp at Yercaud, Tamilnadu in of Mr. Poul Lingren in 1984 Artist camp at j.N.T.U. Hyderabad I994.At kalabhavan, Hyderabad 1995. all India Artists camp organized by sri venkateswara College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, 1999 Mangalore, 2000 Madhapur, Hyderabad Art society 2003.Artist camp AIFACS in New Delhi, 2003.
AWARDS: Hindi lekhak Puraskar 2011, AP Hindi Akademi, Hyd.
From Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta in 1973. Andhra Pradesh Academy of arts in 1965,68 and 70. chitra Kala Parishad in 1966,67 and 70 AP. Lalit Kala Academy in 1964,71,73,75,76,78, and 83, Hyderabad art society in 1977 and 78 Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery Rajahmundry in 1969. Lalit kala samithi in 65.AII India Miniature Binnale in 75 and 80. Received Gold Medals from the Hyderabad Art Society in 1972, Bharat Kala Parishad in 1969, From Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy in 1982 and National Award in 1985. Ugadi Sanmanam, Govt. of A.P. 2006 Pratibha Puraskaram Sri Potti Sriramulu, Telugu University 2008
ONE MAN AND GROUP EXHIBITION:
Held one man shows at Hyderabd in 1965,66,80 and 1995 (On Nature), 1997 (Prakruthi), in 1986 at Bombay, Group Exhibitions at Hyderabd in 1970,78,80,83 and 1996,97,98 and 1999. at New Delhi in 1968. At Bombay in 1979. In the Exhibition of “Andhra Art” from India, held in U.S.A. in 1976. 2nd Biennale Hahavana (Cuba) 1986 and japan 1991. group show 2003 delhi. Solo 2002, Hyderabad, 2005 Mumabi.
Government Museums,Academies, Private and Public Collections in India and abroad.
LITERARYACTIVITES : participated in several all India level kavi sammelan also felicitated by a number of literary and other organizations. Yudhveer foundation award – 2004, Sri Mahaveer Vishva Sadbhavana Award 2001.
I. Andheron ke khilaf :Awarded by vinakrao vidyalankar rashtrothan sahitya samithi in 1991.
2. Kuhase ki Dhoop (Anurag Prakashan)
3. Rekhankit rekhayen
4. Chowpal (Hasya Vyanga Poems of four poets) Asmita Prakashan
5. Neochhawar: (nirdosh prakashan)
6. Kranthikari (Bala kavithayen) in Daily Hindi Milap
7. Apdi ki tupdi : (Bala Kavithayen) in Daily Hindi Milap
8. Ehasason Ke saye -2004 (Muktak)
9. Geedad Bhapkiyan (Dakani Poems)