Manish Gupta, a successful filmmaker and businessman settled in Miami, launched Hindi Kavita, a channel on Youtube that has thousands all over India falling in love with Hindi poetry. In order to promote his channel and promote Hindi poetry in the country, he decided to convince the best of the talent from the film industry to recite poems of renowned poets, both contemporary and yesteryear greats. The noticeable among them includes Manoj Bajpai, Piyush Mishra, Saurabh Shukla, Swara Bhaskar, Shilpa Shukla, Tom Alter reciting and discussing poetries of Dinkar, Nirala, ushyant Kumar, Mahadevi Verma, Amrita Pritam and others.
Hindi Kavita took off with Manoj Bajpayee's recitation of Dinkar's 'Rashmirathi', which quickly gathered around 1,90,000 views, and writer-actor Piyush Mishra's own poem 'PremikaonKeNaam', getting more than 86,000 views, till date. Manish has the support of best of the technicians from film industry to make the videos look and feel amazing.
For Mr. Gupta, rediscovering poets and poetry through Hindi Kavita has been the most fulfilling project of his life. The NRI filmmaker says, “I have no problem with English, it is a great language too. But it is not ours, so we, as human beings, don't really excel in it. We bloom in our own language. Even the psychologists say that when we use our mother tongue the relationship with words becomes deeper and more satisfying".