Jai Verma



The Lord Mayor of Nottingham was honoured by Kavya Rang Members

The Kavya Rang’s Autumn meeting was a great success, in the presence of Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr: Mohammed Saghir. We heard some lovely poetry in Hindi, Urdu, English and Punjabi, read by members and guests. We are proud that… Continue Reading →

Annual International Hindi Kavi Sammelan in Nottingham

This year the Kavi Sammelan was held at Nottingham Castle Art Gallery.

Kavi Sammelan 2016 at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle “Portrait of Nottingham” Exhibition.

Jai was one of the subjects in this photographic exhibition held at Nottingham Castle. The photographer Jo Metson Scott included Jai as a study into Nottingham, a cross section of the city and its people, particularly those who have made… Continue Reading →

Aadharshila Paris Hindi Conference, June 2016.

June 2016, Paris: an invite to speak at a conference organised by Aadharshila Hindi Magazine. Jai chaired the conference, a great honour. Discussions were on the relevance of Hindi on a global scale. Jai received an award: the Mahadevi Verma… Continue Reading →

Meeting Prime Minister of India, Mr Modi.

On November 13th, 2015, Jai Verma travelled to Wembley Stadium in London as part of the “UK Welcomes Modi” event. This was an important occasion for Anglo-Indian relations, as the Prime Minister of India met the British Prime Minister David… Continue Reading →

Dr Bechain visits the UK.

Dr Kunwar Bechain is one of India’s best known and well-loved Geet Kar and Ghazal Kar. His contribution to Indian culture is invaluable; his poetry spanning genres and form. Perhaps best known for his mastery of ghazal, haiku and dohe,… Continue Reading →

Meerut University, Day 2: Kavi Samellan.

Meerut University, 2nd day of the conference. With Head of Hindi Department Prof Lohani, and the poet Laxmi Shankar Bajpei, and  students.

Meerut University Visit; March 2016, Day Three.

Attending the Hindi Conference at Meerut University, March 2016. Giving a talk on the changes in Hindi throughout the world over the last few decades. How can Hindi compete in a digital world, and thrive as an international language? A… Continue Reading →

Relaunch of Purvai; 13 April 2016.

Relaunch of the Hindi Magazine, Purvai. This is the only Hindi language literary magazine in the UK. Jai Verma is on the editorial board of the magazine, so visited the HCI to celebrate the official launch by the Deputy High… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day in Nottingham, March 8th 2016.

Today I attended Nottingham’s Women’s Centre to mark International Women’s Day. Kavya Rang members read poetry, and then we had a small story workshop, discussing three stories on the theme of females, taken from various eras and countries, but all… Continue Reading →

BHU Conference 11th January 2016

Offering Banarasi Paan to Susham Bedi With other delegates Reciting poetry. With other delegates A full house!

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