Later, there will be a photographic presentation by Anant Raina. The City of Delhi will be showcased, being the seat of Urdu poetry, describing famous locations that have spawned great works featured in the book.
Saif Mehmood is a lawyer and activist based in Delhi who loves Urdu poetry. This is his first book.
Priyanka Sinha Jha, co-founder of Talkietive says, “We are delighted that Naseeruddin Shah, an actor who represents the best of Indian culture be it movies or theatre, has consented to be a part of the evening despite his packed schedule. We are also very grateful to lyricist Kausar Munir famous for elegant verses, for conducting the discussion with author Saif Mahmood. Last but not the least we are thankful to ITC Grand Central which has a reputation for its impeccable hospitality and promoting the cause of culture.”
This book launch is one among many cultural and literary initiatives that Talkietive plans to curate and roll out with ITC Grand Central in an endeavour to share and promote different aspects of entertainment, pop-culture and the arts.
“Kerman Lalkaka, General Manager, ITC Grand Central says, “It gives me great pleasure to host along with Talkietive, the launch of Saif Mahmood’s book, “Beloved Delhi”. Such events further the ITC Hotels Group’s initiative, dedicated to nurturing art & culture in the country in line with our philosophy of Responsible Luxury.”