Schedule - BLF 2012 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Pre-events

DATETIMEVENUEEVENT DETAILS
22.11.2012
Thursday
06:00 PMAlliance de Francaise, BangaloreBLF in association with RainLight publishers and Alliance de Francaise Bangalore invite you to the launch of Smt Shashi Deshpande’s latest novella ‘If I Die today’. The launch will be followed by a discussion on Crime Fiction between Smt Shashi Deshpande, Smt Usha K.R. and Smt Shinie Antony
29.11.2012
Thursday
TBDParikrama Foundation, SahakarnagarBLF in partnership with the Max Mueller BhavanChildren’s workshop at Parikrama Foundation by German author and children’s illustrator Ms. Nadia Budde.
30.11.2012
Friday
06:00 PMBangalore International Centre, Domlur II Stage.BLF in association with Rupa publications and Bangalore International Centre invite you to the launch of Amandeep Sandhu’s “Roll of Honour” by Mr. Dr. Uday Balakrishnan.
06.12.2012
Thursday
06:00 PMAlliance de FrancaiseBLF in association with Westland publishers and Alliance de Francaise Bangalore invite you to the launch John D Balian’s book ‘Gray Wolves and White Doves’ at the Alliance de Francaise by Ambassador C V Ranganathan, Mr Harish Bijoor and Smt Jahnavi Barua.

Festival

Friday | December 7, 2012 | Front Lawns

4:30 PMInauguration and launch of Beantown – BLF Literary Journal
5:30 – 6:30 PMBLF Inaugural Plenary: “Have you seen the Soul?” – The Craft Of Poetry;
Two Friends In Conversation: Gulzar and Pavan Varma
6:30 – 7:15 PMSession 1- Crossfire with Chetan Bhagat
7:15 – 9:00 PM“Strings Attached” – Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh on the Veena and Vidwan R. Kumaresh on the Violin
EVENING ANCHORED BY VASANTHI HARIPRAKASH

Saturday | December 8, 2012 | Front Lawns

9:30 – 10:30 AMSession 1 – Srujana Sheelathe: Creativity in Writing
Baraguru Ramachandrappa, Chandrashekhara Kamabara, K. S. Nissar Ahmed, U R Ananthamurthy and Vaidehi | Moderator: Manu Chakravarthy
10:30 – 11:30 AMSession 2 – “Subah subah ek khwaab ki dastak par”
Gulzar in conversation with Sanjana Roychoudhury
11:30 – 12:30 PMSession 3 – Chronicling Lives: Biographies and MemoirsLaunch of “Durbar” by Tavleen Singh followed by discussion
Ajoy Bose, Bhawana Somaaya, Tavleen Singh and Vikram Sampath | Moderator: Sunil Sethi
1:15 – 2:15 PMSession 4 – The Business of Books
Caroline Newbury, Gautam Padmanabhan, Karthika V.K., Prakash Kambathalli and Sanjana Roy Choudhury | Moderator: Annie Chandy
2:15 – 3:15 PMSession 5 – Ferment in West Asia
Akbar Mirza Khaleeli, I. P. Khosla and John D. Balian
Moderator: C. V. Ranganathan
3:15 – 4:15 PMSession 6 – Playing the Write Game
Launch of Boria Majumdar’s “Cooking on the Run: an average Indian man’s encounters with food”
Ashwini Nachappa, Shehan Karunatilaka, Vedam Jaishankar, Vinod Naidu
Moderator: Boria Majumdar
4:15 – 5:15 PMSession 7 – Experience, Memory and Stories
Anita Nair, Biman Nath, Kavery Nambisan and Manju Kapur | Moderator: Usha K. R.
5:15 – 6:00 PMSession 8 – Literature in the Twitter Era
Harish Bijoor and Sudheendra Kulkarni
Moderator: K. Vaitheeswaran
6:00 – 7:00 PMSession 9 – The World in Verse
Jayant Kaikini, Khaleelur Rehman, Sampurna Chattarji and Shaista Yousuf | Moderator: Mamta Sagar
7:15 – 9:00 PMYakshagana – “Vali Moksha” by Keremane Shivananda Hegde Troupe

Sunday | December 9, 2012 | Front Lawns

9:30 – 10:30 AMSession 1 – Hosa Ale: New Waves in Kannada Literature
Banu Mushtaq, Jayant Kaikini, Kum Vee Bhadrappa and Mamta Sagar | Moderator: Prakash Belawadi
10:30 – 11:30 AMSession 2 – Is Fiction losing its Magic?
Jahnavi Barua, Jaishree Misra, Shashi Deshpande and Tarquin Hall | Moderator: Sunil Sethi
11:30 – 12:30 PMSession 3 – Stage of Life: Mahesh Dattani in conversation with Ashish Sen
1:30 – 2:15 PMSession 4 – Tete-a-tete with Amish Tripathi | Moderator: Deepthi Talwar
2:15 – 3:15 PMSession 5 – Hark the New Brigade!
Aroon Raman, Shefalee Vasudev, Sudeep Nagarkar, Vikrant Dutta and Yasmeen Premji | Moderator: Shoba Narayan
3:15 – 4:15 PMSession 6 – Bangalore/Bengaluru: Multiple City?
Prakash Belawadi, Ramya, Shobhaa De, T. V. Mohandas Pai and U R Ananthamurthy | Moderator: V Ravichandar
4:15 – 5:15 PMSession 7 – Scripting India: Launch of “Tales from Shining and Sinking India” by Akash Banerjee and “India Becoming” by Akash Kapur followed by discussion
Akash Banerjee, Akash Kapur, Nandan Nilekani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Sir Mark Tully | Moderator: Pavan Varma
5:15 – 6:00 PMSession 8 – Launch of ‘Sethji’ by Shobhaa De followed by Shobhaa De in conversation with Sunil Sethi
6:00 – 6:45 PMSession 9 – Bangarada Manushya: Bangalore Literature Festival tribute to Dr. Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar and Maya Chandra in conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash
Short screening of “Dr. Rajkumar – An Analysis of the Phenomenon”
6:45 PMClosing

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