Ragini Rainu

Musical presentation in 4 languages by Sushri Ragini Rainu had a full house of 100 plus people. After filling up the Anubhavshala( Ground Floor), the crowd spilled over to Shabdalya(First floor) as well and our Balcony seating got filled!

The evening opened with the gazal, Zehaal-e-miskeen by Amir Khusro where the first line is sung in Persian and the following in Brij Bhasha. The second song was about the woman who has never been to Rohi(Desert) but thinks that her life has become a Rohi – Jindari Luti Hai Yaar Sajan.

Ancient Indian Judicial System

  • Nov. 3, 2022

Justice(Retd.) S.N. Dhingra, Justice (Retd.) Permod Kohli and Adv. J.Sai Deepak were our honourable speakers for the talk. The two hour event stretched to three and a half as a long interaction followed the thought presentation by each speaker. The library also unveiled India that is Bharat and India Bharat Pakistan, a sandwiched civilization by Advocate and Author, J. Sai Deepak.

Dharam and Nyaya

  • April 14, 2023

Panel Discussion on the Ancient Indian aspects of Dharam(not religion) and Nyaya was hosted by Samay Yaan at India Habitat Centre. Our panellists were Dr. Bibek Debroy, Dr. B.T. Kaul, Dr. A.K.Pujari, Justice(Retd.) S.N. Dhingra and Adv. Vijay Sardana. The discussion was moderated by the former law secretary Sh. P.K. Malhotra. From Mahabharat to CrPC, the discussion had a wide range and a full house audience of more than 250 people.

Indian Archaeology by Dr. Kush Deohar

  • September 8, 2022

The Talk centred around how to approach archaeology through books and material culture. Cult affiliations, how dating of material can be done without inscriptions. Living culture with the example of Siddi community as a Case study was also discussed.

Relevance of Hindi literature by Dr. Arunakar Pandey, Dept. of Hindi, Delhi University

  • September 8, 2022

How literature has the power to challenge and change the society and its role in India over the centuries was discussed in the talk.

The Journey of Theatre in India by Dr. Sandeep Johri

  • September 8, 2022

Theatre actor, director, playwright, Dr. Johri talked about the role of theatre in civilization and transfer of values. He talked about the beginning of theatre in India and also about

Ghoomte bol - Open Mic with Ambika Bhardwaj

  • December 17, 2022

An open invitation for to colleges and universities saw a great turnout of new age storytellers who were given the theme of Travel. Around 30 participants presented their self-written poetry and stories to an audience of 80 plus art enthusiasts. The contest was Judged by Sh. Anil Pandey and Influencer and Author Ambika Bhardwarj. Ghumakkad, a brand of travel wear and accessories was Samay Yaan’s partner in this event.

Qissa Heer Waris Shah

  • 24, 25, 26 December, 2023

The original story of Heer Ranjha as written by Waris Shah ji in the 16th Century was translated in Hindustani, told in a musical format by Manu Sikander Dhingra, a known theatre artist and Qissekar.


  • October 23rd, 2022

Traditional Clay Making Workshop for children was held on the occasion of Diwali where kids got to make their version of Ganpati . This paid workshop was conducted by Sushri Rajni Pillai, an award winning mural artist who believes in shaping dreams with clay.

Kanha Sang Holi

  • March 4, 2023

Traditionally Holi has been associated with Shri Radha- Krishna, Brij and Nand Gaon, Samay Yaan recreated the same ambience and spirituality on the occasion of Holi with its “Kanha Sang Holi- Kathak Utsav” where through kathak, beautiful moments of Radha Krishna playing holi were enacted. The audience and the artistes indulged in some impromptu Holi Kavitayein and Kahaniyan as well.

The Jhanki Project

  • Oct 10, 2023

Books of a region tell more than a story. They are a window to a place’s culture, its people, festivals, victories and losses. On Republic Day, ’23, we invited people to present one book that is a showcase of their state/region. We received lots of entries, here are a few, feel free to send us your entry as well.