The Bangalore Literature Festival, endeavors to bring together some of the biggest names of literary world. This exciting new initiative is the brainchild of a group of authors and bibliophiles of the city. The festival will witness a host of interactive sessions and panel discussions revolving around various genres, workshops by writers, music, dance and theatre performances amongst other interesting highlights. The objective of The Bangalore Literature Festival is to put together a literary experience that brings writers – both established and aspiring, readers, publishers, students, young professionals and literary enthusiasts of the city together on a common platform and create a compelling space for engaging and thought stimulating discussions on literature and life.
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Event Date: 27-Sep-2013 to 29-Sep-2013
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DAY 1 : FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 27,2013 1. Dollukunita – Folk Performance of Karnataka 2. BLF 2013 Opening by Chandrashekhara Kambara, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Ramakant Rath, Ramachandra Guha, Christoph Bertrams and Vikram Sampath Launch of the Festival edition of Beantown TIME : 10:00 AM to 11.30 AM 3. MAKKALA KOOTA - Literature for Children TIME : 10:00 AM to 11.30 AM 4. A Celebration of Love & Life – An intimate note to the sincere seeker.Writing on Spirituality with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living TIME : 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM 5.MAKKALA KOOTA - Slam Poetry - Workshop with Bas Böttcher TIME : 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM 6. Vision for India 7. Partners in Crime and Fantasy - Anita Nair, Madhulika Liddle and Nilanjana Roy.Moderator: Sumeet Shetty TIME : 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM 8.MAKKALA KOOTA - Slam Poetry - Workshop with Bas Böttcher TIME : 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM 9.The Making of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Has Indian cinema finally woken up to bio-pics? Farhan Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi and Rakeysh Mehra in conversation with Bhawana Somaaya TIME : 1.30PM to 3PM 10.HeLatthena kELa: Kambararondhige Sahithya Sallaapa.Dr Chandrashekhara Kambara in conversation with C. Naganna TIME : 3PM to 4PM 11. Talking Couture - Chronicling Fashion.Wendell Rodricks in conversation with Prasad Bidappa TIME : 3PM to 4PM 12.MAKKALA KOOTA -Workshop with Janaki Murali TIME : 3PM to 4PM 13.Is Bhasha being subsumed by English? Ashok Vajpeyi, U R Ananthamurthy, Gulzar and Ramakant Rath.Moderator: K. Satchidanandan TIME : 4PM to 5PM 14. Co-existence of Commercial and Literary Writing in India - Myth or Reality? David Davidar and Kapish Mehra with Nilanjana Roy TIME : 4PM to 5PM 15.Launch of Kishwar Desai's ‘The Sea of Innocence’ Endangered Gender?Madhu Kishwar, Gita Aravamudan, Kishwar Desai and Shobhaa De.Moderator: Vasanthi Hariprakash TIME : 5PM to 6PM 16.Traversing geographies, poetically - Athena Kashyap, Vibha Rani, Meena Kandasamy and Aurélia Lassaque.Moderator: Shikha Malviya TIME : 5PM to 6PM 17. William Dalrymple - Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi (1707-1857) TIME : 6PM to 7PM 18. Carnatic Violin Duet by Mysore Brothers – Dr. Manjunath & Shri Nagaraj and party - A Bangalore International Arts Festival presentation NOTE: Session participants and timing could be subject to last minute changes. TIME : 7PM to 9PM DAY 2 - SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 1. Aao phir nazm kahein - with Gulzar and Prasoon Joshi TIME : 10AM to 11AM 2.MAKKALA KOOTA - 1.Literature for Children 2.Literature Quiz - Quizmasters: Nexus Consulting (Venky, Vivek and Navin) TIME : 10AM to 11AM 3.Literati, Marginalia et al. - The Anatomy of Literature Festivals.William Dalrymple, Anjum Katyal and Nirmala Lakshman.Moderator: Vikram Sampath TIME : 11AM to 12PM 4.NaanEruva ettharake neenEra balleya? Kannada Sahithyada Chaturmukharu - Works of Great Masters of Kannada Literature Narahalli Balasubrahmanya, Dr. K S Bhagavan, Dr. B Viveka Rai and Giraddi Govindaraju.Moderator: Vikram Visaji TIME : 11AM to 12PM 5.MAKKALA KOOTA - Literature Quiz. Quizmasters: Nexus Consulting (Venky, Vivek and Navin) TIME : 11AM to 12PM 6. From Screen to Page: Writing on Indian Cinema - Baradwaj Rangan, Siddharth Bhatia, M. K. Raghavendra and Nasreen Munni Kabir.Moderator: Sharmistha Gooptu TIME : 12PM to 1PM 7.The Ashwin Key: Writing on Mythology - Ashwin Sanghi in conversation with Deepti Talwar TIME : 12PM to 1PM 8.MAKKALA KOOTA-Literature Quiz - Quizmaster: Landmark Venky TIME : 12PM to 1PM 9.Launch of Babar Ayaz's ‘What's wrong with Pakistan?’ - The South Asian Voice: Writing for Ourselves Kanak Dixit, Farah Ghuznavi, Ashok Ferry, Babar Ayaz and Mira Hashmi.Moderator: Laxmi Murthy A HIM?L Southasian presentation TIME: 1PM to 2PM 10.City Lights: On Urban writing - Usha K. R., Nirmala Lakshman, Kishwar Desai, Anita Nair.Moderator: Lavanya Sankaran TIME: 1PM to 2PM 11.MAKKALA KOOTA-Children's Session with Gulzar & Prasoon Joshi 12.Solla sobagu: AaDu nuDiya sahithya sogaDu: Oral literary languages of Karnataka - Tulu, Kodava, Konkani and Beary B. M. Hanif, Dr. Chinnappa Gowda, Dr. Rekha Vasanth and Prof. Edwin J. F. D’souza.Moderator: Dr. B. Viveka Rai TIME: 2PM to 3PM 13.The Aural and the Visual: Writing on the Performing Arts - Lakshmi Viswanathan, Anjum Katyal and Vikram Sampath.Moderator: Madhu Nataraj TIME : 2PM to 3PM 14.MAKKALA KOOTA-Sessions by Bookalore TIME : 2PM to 3PM 15.The Novel and the People: Is Indian Fiction Moving Away from Indian Reality?Govind Mishra, U. R. Ananthamurthy, Ashoka Mitran and Nabaneeta Dev Sen Moderator: K. Satchidanandan.A Central Sahitya Akademi presentation TIME : 3PM to 4PM 16.Devabhasha to Lokabhasha: Sanskrit, then and now - C M Krishnasastry, Prof. Mallepuram G Venkatesh and Prof. M. B. Srinidhi Moderator: Prof. B. Mahadevan.A Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan presentation TIME : 3PM to 4PM 17.MAKKALA KOOTA-Sessions by Bookalore TIME : 3PM to 4PM 18.Launch of Shashi Deshpande's ‘Shadow Play’ - Are we becoming a Bestseller generation?Shashi Deshpande, Shobhaa De, Ashwin Sanghi and Ian Jack.Moderator: Karthika V. K. TIME : 4PM to 5PM 19.Building bridges: Not lost in Translation - Saskya Jain, Ashok Vajpeyi, Bhawana Somaaya and Dr. C. N. Ramachandran.Moderator: Keerti Ramachandra TIME : 4PM to 5PM 20.MAKKALA KOOTA-Sessions by Bookalore TIME : 4PM to 5PM 21.Is economic development a garb for hard Right politics?: The Gujarat Model Madhu Kishwar, Kingshuk Nag and Hartosh Singh Bal Moderator: Veeraraghav TM TIME : 5PM to 6PM 22.Launch of Vikas Singh's ‘The Big Fix’.Launch of Boria Majumdar's‘Sporting Times’.Is Corruption a way of life in Indian Sport? Vikas Singh, Hakimuddin Habibulla, Reeth Abraham.Moderator: Boria Majumdar TIME : 5PM to 6PM 23.MAKKALA KOOTA-Book Treasure Hunt by Make A Difference TIME : 5PM to 6PM 24.Ramachandra Guha - Is History literature or social science? TIME : 6PM to 7PM 25.Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in concert, accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee TIME : 7.30PM to 8.45PM NOTE: Session participants and timing could be subject to last minute changes. DAY 3 - SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 1.Thoughts that Breathe: Words that Burn: A morning of poetry - Ashok Vajpeyi, K. Satchidanandan and Nabanita Dev Sen Moderator: Mamta Sagar TIME : 10AM to 11AM 2.Launch of Abbas Khider's ‘Der falsche Inder’ TIME : 10AM to 11AM 3.International Ink: Getting published in Europe - Ian Jack, Tilman Rammstedt, Aurélia Lassaque and Abbas Khider Moderator: Karthika V. K. TIME : 10AM to 11AM 4. MAKKALA KOOTA - Literature for Children Write Better - Workshop for Young Writers with Vivek TIME : 10AM to 11AM 5.Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten - Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with Sunil Sethi TIME : 11AM to 12PM 6.Playwrights at Work - Dharmakirti Sumant, Vibha Rani, Swar Thounaojam and Christopher Kloebel. Moderator: Evan Hastings TIME : 11AM to 12PM 7.MAKKALA KOOTA - Sessions by Pratham Books TIME : 11AM to 12PM 8.Naadhadha Nadiyondhu naDedhaanga: Kavi Samaya - Celebrating Kannada poetry Nisar Ahmed, Venkatesh Murthy and Siddalingaiah.Moderator: Asha Devi TIME : 12PM to 1PM 9. In the shadow of the gun: Literature from conflict zones - Farooq Shaheen, Babar Ayaz, Jahnavi Barua and Meena Kandasamy. Moderator: Amandeep Sandhu TIME : 12PM to 1PM 10.MAKKALA KOOTA - Sessions by Pratham Books TIME : 12PM to 1PM 11.Kannada mooladha maruvyaakhyaana: The history & antiquity of Kannada - Dr. Venkatachala Shastry, Dr. M. M. Kalburgi and Dr. Padekal Vishnu Bhat Moderator: Dr. Shrinivas Murthy TIME : 1PM to 2PM 12.Rewriting the Rules of Romance and Reminiscence - Satyajit Sarna, Nighat Gandhi, Nilanjan Choudhury and Shoba Narayan Moderator: Nandita Bose TIME : 1PM to 2PM 13. Voices of India: Young Literateurs of Bhasha - Arindam Borkataki, Dharmakirti Sumant, Vempalli Gangadhara and Farooq Shaheen Moderator: Jayant Kodkani TIME : 2PM to 3PM 14.A Central Sahitya Akademi Presentation TIME : 2PM to 3PM 15.The First Book Club - Varun Agarwal, Aditya Mukherjee, Lavanya Sankaran, Preeti Shenoy. Moderator: Vani Mahesh TIME : 2PM to 3PM 16.MAKKALA KOOTA -Sessions by Amar Chitra Katha TIME : 2PM to 3PM 17.India from the Outside - Abbas Khider and Ian Jack in conversation with Sunil Sethi TIME : 3PM to 4PM 18.Launch of Ravi Subramanian's ‘Bankerupt’ TIME : 3PM to 4PM 19.Edge of Darkness: On Thrillers and Chillers - Aroon Raman, Ravi Subramanian and Piyush Jha.Moderator: Eshwar Sundaresan TIME : 3PM to 4PM 20.MAKKALA KOOTA -Sessions by Amar Chitra Katha TIME : 3PM to 4PM 21.World in Verse: A celebration of life through Performance Poetry - Bas Böttcher, Vibha Rani and Mamta Sagar TIME : 4PM to 5PM 22. 69 Shades of Grey: Scripting Erotica - Sheba Karim, Ashok Ferry and Minal Hajratwala.Moderator: Harish Bijoor TIME : 4PM to 5PM 23.MAKKALA KOOTA -Stories with The Storywallahs TIME : 4PM to 5PM 24. Mera kuchh saman, tumhare paas pada hai - Gulzar in conversation with Bhawana Somaaya TIME : 5PM to 6PM 25.MAKKALA KOOTA -Stories with The Storywallahs TIME : 5PM to 6PM 26. All this Longing: Songs and Poetry - Shabnam Virmani & Vipul Rikhi NOTE: Session participants and timing could be subject to last minute changes.
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