Author Archives: Anjali Purohit

18th Sept 2018: Another Cappu Adda

The Cappuccino Adda of 18th September 2018 was a closed adda in the spirit of a ‘mehfil’ since the stage and mic was not available that day at the Kitab Khana and we could accommodate only about ten to fifteen chairs … Continue reading

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6th July 2018: Marathi and Gujarati Poetry Today

6th July 2018 marked the first of The Cappuccino Adda. Hemant Divate, Prabodh Parikh and Udayan Thakker led a sparkling conversation about Marathi and Gujarati poetry. Brilliantly hosted by Menka Shivdasani with Mustansir Dalvi adding much support, it proved to … Continue reading

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26th AUGUST 2017, Copper. Raw Umber. Ochre. August

Cappuccino Readings was looking forward to celebrating the glorious rich colours of August with an exciting and eclectic panel comprising the poets, Sampurna Chattarji, Jane Bhandari, Sachin Ketkar, Anand Thakore, Ramneek Singh, Ashwani Kumar and Archna Sahni. Who best then … Continue reading

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17th June 2017: …and June Trembles Like a Butterfly

CR Report 17th June ’17: …and June Trembles Like a Butterfly Amidst the sure but soft foreshadows in the darkening sky, the air dense with humidity and the city holding its breath for the rain that was playing a teasing … Continue reading

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Winters have been flirting with Bombay for a few weeks before we all sat down with our cups of chai and coffee at the gorgeous Kitaab Khana to listen to poetry. Scenes from North Carolina, Versova, Tunisia, Delhi and Dapoli … Continue reading

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As the skies poured down on us outside, seven fabulous poets uplifted our spirits with poetry that came from the heart and resonated across the length and breadth of the cafe. Anju Makhija, Ranjit Hoskote, Sampurna Chattarji, Lina Krishnan, Tanuj … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016 | Leave a comment

November 2016: To Old Friends and New Beginnings

Cappuccino Readings closed one chapter and opened a new one on 11th November 2016. New beginnings are always sweeter when old friends are standing with you. And so it was that our shift from the Starbucks coffee shop to the … Continue reading

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