In 2014, people had come to acknowledge the Bewajah activities and the mornings had been a huge success. So on popular demand, Bewajah had to restart the chain of fun events and the gather around the people, early in the morning and start sessions of theatre, listen to poetry and talk to interesting people. People had been asking for another round and it started again in 2014 in the monsoon. The venue was even shifted to Lohia Park sometimes for the feel of the new. There were newer faces, more activities and more involvement. We experimented more with theatre, organising small skits, singing newer songs and embarrassing the crowd even more by making them do silly things.
This time, we tried to indulge people more into theatre. There were sessions conducted by Ananya, who also engaged the group into some everyday life games, which we have discarded with age. We talked about childhood, mythology, politics, revolutions, music, and (obviously) love. We learned more about Lucknow in frequent interactions with Himanshu Bajpai and occasional guests like Akhilesh Dixit aka Deepu Dadda . Their stories and took us far into the history of Lucknow and made us stand against the contemporary times with a renewed perspective.
There were some musical sessions from the talented sources like Saurabh Yadav and Karan Ghosh . We enjoyed a variety of art and learned all the while. Not openly, but secretly because we were too busy having fun. The second session went on for so long that we didn’t even recognise the arrival of 2015. By then, Bewajah had started to grow more and more.
Duration: Oct 2014 to March 2015
Time: 6:00 AM