Mavericks: Open Mic 8.0

A maverick, in simple terms, would be a person who is unorthodox. When you leave all your personal biases and prejudices behind and open your mind to the non-conventionality! (Ankita Jain is a maverick! Or so she believes..:p) 

The open mic carried the charm and fun of the last time. There were prizes and the voting system. And there were the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious participants! It was a joy to attend!

  • Date: July 21, 2019
  • Venue: Coho, Gurugram

Ruhaniyat: Open Mic 7.0

Being in touch with your soul is essential to live a joyful life. And that’s what Ruhaniyat tells us!

Starting from this open mic, we introduced some changes to the entire platform of open mics. A voting system was introduced to choose the performer of the day. Mark George won the title and the beautiful trophy. Ditto Joy and Manraj Singh were invited as special performers. 

The innovative methods, the awesome prizes and splendid performances combined together for a wonderful evening.

  • Date: June 30, 2019
  • Venue: Coho, Gurugram

जुस्तजू : Open Mic 6.0

The wants and desires of human mind are unlimited. And in the sixth edition of our open mic series, we tried to fulfill at least some of them. The desire to express your thoughts and ideas, the desire to share anything your views and opinions, actually, the desire to share whatever you want to. 

The idea was to provide a platform that won’t judge you for what you think or for your beliefs. And we believe that we did! :p

  • Date: May 26, 2019
  • Venue: Kunzum Travel Cafè, Gurugram

Hunar-e-Dilli 2.0

The second edition of Hunar-e-Dilli, the first of its kind talent hunt series, was our effort to provide a stage to varied forms of arts and talents. The difference between the first and second edition was relaxing the restriction from only individual participation to allow duets and group participation too. 

The judges for the day were Ahmad Faraz, Kritika Goyal, Vicky Ahuja, and Pranav, all respected experts in their fields. They judged all the participants across a broad spectrum of parameters to ensure impartiality. Smriti Singh was declared the winner of the event and Ditto Joy was the runner up. Awards were also given to best performers in different categories.  

  • Date: March 31, 2019
  • Venue: KRIMS Auditorium, Pitampura

Alfaaz ka Safar: Slam Poetry 1.0

Alfaaz ka Safar was our first english slam poetry event organized in collaboration with NSS Unit of Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. It was an english slam poetry competition with the theme of Self Love. 

Rahul Kaushik and Tuheena Raj were our judges for the day. Poets and Poetesses came from all over and recited their thoughts on self love. In the times of hard to diagnose mental disorders, self love is our tool of ensuring that we stay well.
And a little vanity doth none harm! :p  

  • Date: February 25, 2019
  • Venue: Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi

ALFAAZ: Open Mic 5.0

Alfaaz was our first event of the year 2019. Alfaaz means words. And as poets and writers and storytellers, words are our tools to express ourselves the best. Give a writer, a pen and paper, and ze would establish their own world with it!  

This open mic was no different than the previous ones. It was a new year, with new participants, new thoughts and new perceptions!  

  • Date: January 19, 2019
  • Venue: The Dark Cafe, Hudson Lane

SUKOON: Open Mic 4.0

सुकून , the word means Peace. To be at peace, to be contented, to achieve nirvana. And that’s what the participants did. With the blissful poetry, soothing singing and heart touching stories, not only the performers, but everyone present felt that sukoon. 

The enthusiastic participation from poetry, storytelling, singing, and stand up really made it a fun filled day, ending at yet another happy note.

  • Date: December 29, 2018
  • Venue: The Derby Cookhouse, Punjabi Bagh

Hunar-e-Dilli 1.0

Organized on the one year anniversary of Penned Peeps, Hunar-e-Dilli 1.0 was the first time when an event other than an open mic was organized. Hunar-e-Dilli aimed at opening the range of our platform to include more art forms and talents. The idea was to give everyone a stage to showcase themselves.
A panel of jury, experts of different fields, would judge the performers on various parameters and at the end of the event, a winner and runner up would be selected. Cash prizes, trophies, merchandise, vouchers and various assorted gifts were given to the winners! 

This was a talent hunt event featuring brilliant poets and poetess to amazing painters, singers, instrumentalists, dancers and even a beat-boxer offering the toughest competition to each other!
Smriti Singh was adjudged the winner of the event and Pragya Dubey was the runner up. 

  • Date: September 06, 2018
  • Venue: Muktdhara Auditorium, CP


This time we decided to do things a little differently. For this event, we collaborated with another community. And not just that, it was decided that our founder would judge the performances. At the end of the event, awards were given to the winner!

It was our fun little way of appreciating our performers and giving them a chance to compete with each other! As our horizons expanded, storytellers, singers and instrumentalists joined us, besides all the poets.

  • Date: August 5, 2018
  • Venue: Laxmi nagar, Delhi


And then we came back for the second time. The objective of an open mic is to give the performers a stage, to give the writers a platform to express themselves. And that’s what happened here! 

The location was the same and so were the intentions. The sweet music, beautiful lighting, comfortable ambience, and splendid poetry was just what the doctor ordered!

•Date: July 3, 2018
•Venue: Kunzum Travel Cafè, Hauz Khas