Schedule - BLF 2013 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Day 1

Friday | September 27, 2013

TIMEMYSORE PARKLAWN BAGHMAKKALA KOOTA
Literature for Children
10:00 – 11.30Dollukunita – Folk Performance of Karnataka
BLF 2013 Opening by Chandrashekhara Kambara, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Ramakant Rath, Ramachandra Guha, Christoph Bertrams & Vikram Sampath
Launch of the Festival edition of Beantown
Session anchored by Vasanthi Hariprakash
11.30 – 12.30HeLatthena kELa: Kambararondhige Sahithya Sallaapa
Dr Chandrashekhara Kambara in conversation with C. Naganna
Vision for India
Baijayant “Jay” Panda, Lt. Gen. Ramesh Halagali & T V Mohandas Pai
Moderator: Veeraraghav T M
Slam Poetry
Workshop with Bas Böttcher
12.30 – 1:30A Celebration of Love & Life – An intimate note to the sincere seeker
Writing on Spirituality with H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living
Slam Poetry
Workshop with Bas Böttcher
1:30 – 3:00The 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
Launch of Bhawana Somaaya’s ‘Talking Cinema’
3:00 – 4:00Talking Couture – Chronicling Fashion
Wendell Rodricks in conversation with Prasad Bidappa
Partners in Crime and Fantasy
Anita Nair, Madhulika Liddle and Nilanjana Roy
Moderator: Sumeet Shetty
Fantasy
A workshop with Janaki Murali
4:00 – 5:00Is Bhasha being subsumed by English?
Ashok Vajpeyi, U R Ananthamurthy, Gulzar and Ramakant Rath
Moderator: K. Satchidanandan
Launch of Gulzar’s ‘Hindi for Heart’
Traversing geographies, poetically
Athena Kashyap, Vibha Rani, Meena Kandasamy and Aurélia Lassaque
Moderator: Shikha Malviya
Kathalaya presents
Japanese Folklore
5:00 – 6:00Launch of Kishwar Desai’s ‘The Sea of Innocence’Endangered Gender?
Gita Aravamudan, Kishwar Desai and Shobhaa De
Moderator: Vasanthi Hariprakash
Co-existence of Commercial and Literary Writing in India – Myth or Reality?
David Davidar and Kapish Mehra with Nilanjana Roy
Kathalaya presents
Japanese Folklore
6:00 – 7:00William Dalrymple
Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi (1707-1857)
7:00 – 9:00Carnatic 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.

Day 2

Saturday | September 28, 2013

TIMEMYSORE PARKLAWN BAGHMAKKALA KOOTA
Literature for Children
10:00 – 11.00Aao phir nazm kahein with Gulzar and Prasoon Joshi
Launch of Gulzar’s ‘I Swallowed The Moon’
Literature Quiz
Quizmasters: Nexus Consulting (Venky, Vivek and Navin)
For students – Classes 5 to 10
11.00 – 12.00Literati, Marginalia et al. – The Anatomy of Literature Festivals
William Dalrymple, Anjum Katyal and Nirmala Lakshman
Moderator: Vikram Sampath
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
Literature Quiz
Quizmasters: Nexus Consulting (Venky, Vivek and Navin)
For students – Classes 5 to 10
12.00 – 1:00From Screen to Page: Writing on Indian Cinema
Baradwaj Rangan, Sidharth Bhatia, M. K. Raghavendra and Nasreen Munni Kabir
Moderator: Sharmistha Gooptu
The Ashwin Key: Writing on Mythology
Ashwin Sanghi in conversation with Deepthi Talwar
Literature Quiz
Quizmasters: Nexus Consulting (Venky, Vivek and Navin)For students – Classes 5 to 10
1:00 – 2:00Launch 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 HIMĀL Southasian presentation
City Lights: On Urban writing
Usha K. R., Nirmala Lakshman, Kishwar Desai, Anita Nair
Moderator: Lavanya Sankaran
Children’s Session with Gulzar & Prasoon Joshi
Launch of ‘Potli Baba Ki Kahani – Ali Baba Aur Chaalis Chor’ by Gulzar
A Scholastic India presentation
2:00 – 3:00Solla 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
Samanvay: IHC Indian Languages Festival presentation
The Aural and the Visual: Writing on the Performing Arts
Lakshmi Viswanathan, Anjum Katyal, Nasreen Munni Kabir and Vikram Sampath
Moderator: Madhu Nataraj
Bookalore presents
Sakkat Story Safari and The Majaa-ful Mystery Tour
3:00 – 4:00The 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
Devabhasha to Lokabhasha: Sanskrit, then and now
C M Krishnasastry, Prof. Mallepuram G Venkatesh, Prof. M. B. Srinidhi and Dr. Satyanarayana Sastry
Moderator: Prof. B. Mahadevan
A Samskrita Bharathi and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan presentation
Bookalore presents
Sakkat Story Safari and The Majaa-ful Mystery Tour
4:00 – 5:00Launch 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.
Building bridges: Not lost in Translation
Saskya Jain, Ashok Vajpeyi, Bhawana Somaaya and Dr. C. N. Ramachandran
Moderator: Keerti Ramachandra
Bookalore presents
Sakkat Story Safari and The Majaa-ful Mystery Tour
5:00 – 6:00Is economic development a garb for hard Right politics?: The Gujarat Model
Madhu Kishwar, Kingshuk Nag, Sidharth Bhatia and Hartosh Singh Bal
Moderator: Veeraraghav TM
Launch of Hartosh Singh Bal’s ‘Waters Close Over Us – A Journey Along the Narmada’
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
6:00 – 7:00Ramachandra Guha
Is History literature or social science?
7:30 – 8:45Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in concert, accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee
NOTE: Session participants and timing could be subject to last minute changes.

Day 3

Sunday | September 29, 2013

TIMEMYSORE PARKLAWN BAGHMAKKALA KOOTA
Literature for Children
10:00 – 11.00Thoughts that Breathe, Words that Burn: A morning of poetry
Ashok Vajpeyi, K. Satchidanandan and Nabanita Dev Sen
Moderator: Mamta Sagar
Launch of Tilman Rammstedt’s ‘The Emperor of China – Der Kaiser von China’International Ink: Getting published in Europe
Ian Jack, Tilman Rammstedt and Aurélia Lassaque
Moderator: Karthika V. K.
Write Better
Workshop for Young Writers with Vivek Krishnaswamy (Ages 9 to 15)
11.00 – 12.00Mera kuchh saman, tumhare paas pada hai
Gulzar in conversation with Bhawana Somaaya
The Big Bada Bang with a really LOOooOONGGG Book by Pratham Books
12.00 – 1:00Naadhadha Nadiyondhu naDedhaanga: Kavi Samaya
Celebrating Kannada poetryK. Nisar Ahmed, H. S. Venkatesh Murthy and Siddalingaiah
Moderator: Asha Devi
Playwrights at Work
Dharmakirti Sumant, Vibha Rani, Swar Thounaojam and Christopher Kloebel
Moderator: Evan Hastings
Get buzzy with a ghostly performance on stage! by Pratham Books
1:00 – 2:00Kannada mooladha maruvyaakhyaana: The history & antiquity of Kannada
Dr. Venkatachala Shastry, Dr. M. M. Kalburgi and Dr. Padekal Vishnu Bhat
Moderator: Dr. Shrinivas Murthy
Rewriting the Rules of Romance and Reminiscence
Satyajit Sarna, Nighat Gandhi, Nilanjan Choudhury and Shoba Narayan
Moderator: Nandita Bose
2:00 – 3:00India from the Outside
Ian Jack in conversation with Sunil Sethi
The First Book Club
Varun Agarwal, Aditya Mukherjee, Lavanya Sankaran, Preeti Shenoy
Moderator: Vani Mahesh
Amar Chitra Katha presents
Brave Superheroes and Frightening Monsters
3:00 – 4:00Voices of India: Young Literateurs of Bhasha
Arindam Borkataki, Dharmakirti Sumant, Vempalli Gangadhara and Farooq Shaheen
Moderator: Jayanth Kodkani
A Central Sahitya Akademi Presentation
Launch of Ravi Subramanian’s ‘Bankerupt’Edge of Darkness: On Thrillers and Chillers
Aroon Raman, Ravi Subramanian and Piyush Jha
Moderator: Eshwar Sundaresan
Amar Chitra Katha presents
Brave Superheroes and Frightening Monsters
4:00 – 5:00World in Verse: A celebration of life through Performance Poetry
Bas Böttcher, Vibha Rani and Mamta Sagar
69 Shades of Grey: Scripting Erotica
Sheba Karim, Ashok Ferry and Minal Hajratwala
Moderator: Harish Bijoor
An Evening with The Storywallahs
5:00 – 6:00Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten
Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with Sunil Sethi
In the shadow of the gun: Literature from conflict zones
Farooq Shaheen, Babar Ayaz, Arindam Borkataki and Jahnavi Barua
Moderator: Amandeep Sandhu
An Evening with The Storywallahs
6:00 – 6:45All 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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