Today’s part to be read: Part 16

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Today’s part to be read: Part 16


Part 1 read by Shashi Tharoor

Part 2 read by Twinkle Khanna

Part 3 read by Omar Abdullah

Part 4 read by Sunetra Choudhury

Part 5 read by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Part 6 read by Nikita Jacob


Part 7 read by Aditi Mittal



The idea

18 voices from around the country come together to narrate 1 story over 9 days, virtually.

Stories are powerful, and in times of crisis, some stories can bring us together in the face of adversity. Kabuliwalah, the timeless tale by Rabindranath Tagore is one such story. Kabuliwalah is a celebration of an unlikely friendship, of outsiders finding a sense of belonging and the ultimate truth that binds all of us together. We felt, there was no better time like now to share this story with you … in the voices of Indians all over the nation.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Readathon, where celebrities and Indians from across the country, gender and age come together to show that while we might be in self-isolating, we are not alone. Read along, stay safe and stay sane with the power of stories.

How it works

We have divided the story into 18 short parts. Everyday, a celebrity kicks off a section of the story in the form of a video and shares an extract that you must read and share with us as well. 

At the end of 9 days, we release a single stitched video of the entire story where celebrities and participants from all over India come together to tell this epic story.

Who’s taking part

readathon twitter post


How can I take part?

Everyday we will do a call out for a new part to be read. You can submit a video of your reading of the story by emailing us at

Submissions guidelines

  1. Ensure you are reading the extract we share on our blog and our social media only
  2. Make sure the audio and video quality of the recording is great. Minimise ambient noise, keep the camera steady and record in natural light.
  3. Send in your recording with this subject line: “One story one nation readathon Part x” with the relevant part that you have recorded, mentioned in the extract.
  4. You can also share your video on our social media. Don’t forget to tag us and use #Readathon in your copy
  5. Film the video in landscape mode, not portrait
  6. Don’t forget to mention your full name, location, age and where you are from as part of the video



  1. Nainika / April 23, 2020 at 5:47 pm /Reply

    Hi, we would love to be a part of the session. Please share the dates and details..

    • Team Juggernaut / April 24, 2020 at 12:54 pm /Reply

      You can simply share a video recording of the part we release on our blog tomorrow to

  2. Debasmeeta Mohanty / May 5, 2020 at 7:09 pm /Reply

    When is the final thibg comibg up

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