Schedule - BLF 2015 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Day 1 - Saturday | December 5, 2015

 Left WingRight Wing
9.00-9.30Inaugural: Chandrashekhara Kambara and Mohammad Zaman Azurdah
9.30-10.15At the Crossroads: Keynote address by Shashi Deshpande
10.20-11.20How to discover your own Gita?: Devdutt Pattanaik in conversation with Mani RaoPoetic Readings: Kanaka Ha.Ma, Prajna Mattihalli, Shinie Antony, Subodh Sarkar and Tulasi Venugopal | Launch of Kavita Pania's 'Kavitanshu'
11.30-12.25Rebooting India: Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah in conversation with Samar Halarnkar (M)Upamanyu Chatterjee in conversation with Zac O'Yeah
12.30-1.25The New Age Romantics: Durjoy Datta, Preeti Shenoy and Ravinder Singh | Nandita Bose (M)War & Peace - In Verse: Anne-Marie Kenessey, Mani Rao, Neal Hall and Per Bloch
1.30-2.25Sirigannada- Hindhe, Indhu, Mundhe; Kannada past, present and future: Chandrashekhara Kambara, Hampa Nagarajaiah, Kamala Hampana and Narahalli Balasubrahmanya | Harisha GB (M)Confessions of a Biographer: Emily Holleman, Jaishree Misra, Manu Pillai and Yatindra Mishra | Sunil Sethi (M)
2.30-3.25Ethnic identities in the midst of conflict: Haroon Khalid, Mohammad Zaman Azurdah and Padma Rao Sundarji | Maya Mirchandani (M)Manto in times of intolerance - An interactive reading by Aakar Patel
3.30-4.25Cracking the Bollywood code with Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira KashyapChallenges facing Creative Writing in Sanskrit today: Dr. Radhavallabh Tripathi, Shankar Rajaraman and T S Vishwanathan | Dr. Shatavadhani R Ganesh (M)
4.30-5.25It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World: Piyush Pandey in conversation with Ganga GanapathiFrom Anna to AAP: Mass movement to political party to governance: Ashutosh, Ashwin Mahesh and Sambit Patra
5.30-6.30Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression - Ramachandra Guha
6.30-7.15The Atta Galatta -Bangalore Literature Festival Book Awards
7.15- 8.30Kurai Ondrum Illai: Remembering M.S. Subbulakshmi
Carnatic Classical concert by M.S. Subbulakshmi's great-granddaughter Aishwarya S and party
Sessions anchored by Vasanthi HariprakashSessions anchored by Tony Francis and Rachna Singh

Day 2 - Sunday | December 6, 2015

 Left WingRight Wing
10.00-10.55The Netaji Files: Anuj Dhar on the legacy of Subhash Chandra BoseMahakavi Subramania Bharati's Poetry - An artistic presentation: Geetha Srikrishnan, Ramaa Venugopalan and Usha Rajagopalan
11.00-11.55Tipu Sultan and the Re-fashioning of History: Dinesh Gundu Rao, Krishna Murthy Hanuru, Tejasvi Surya and Vikram Sampath | Maya Mirchandani (M)Today's cinema and children: Malavika Avinash, Prakash Belawadi and Ramya | Darius Sunawala (M)
12.00-12.55Challenges to Modernity: MJ AkbarThe short and short of it: Writing short stories: Diwakar S, Kulpreet Yadav, Madhurantakam Narendra and Paramita Satpathy | Sundeep Bhutoria (M)
1:00-1:55Are we speaking the same language: Where is Bhasha headed?: Mohammad Zaman Azurdah, Mridula Garg, Subodh Sarkar and Vaasanthi | Janaky Sreedharan (M)Pangs of Separation - Partition tales: Aanchal Malhotra, Anam Zakaria and Venkat Dhulipala | Maya Mirchandani (M)
2.00-2.55A World Undone: 100 years of World War 1: Elke Falat, Julia Tieke, Steffen Kopetzky and Vedica Kant | Sunil Sethi (M)Creating your protagonist - The agony and ecstasy: Haroon Khalid, Manjiri Prabhu, Mona Verma and Poile Sengupta | Manju Jaidka (M)
3.00-3.55Remaking Hindu Imagination - Fact and Fiction: Akshaya Mukul, Kavita Kane, Vamsee Juluri | V Raghunathan (M)New perspectives in Bhasha: Dr. K N Ganeshaiah, Mohammad Zaman Azurdah, Subodh Sarkar and Yatindra Mishra | Paramita Satpathy (M)
4.00-4.55A Little Girl in a Big City: Andaleeb Wajid, Asha Francis, Milan Vohra and Rupa Gulab | Rachna Singh (M)Karnakavita: Hindi kavya sammelan: Deevas Gupta, Lovely Goswami, Mohit Kataria and Padmavathi Rao | Sourav Roy (M)
5.00-5.55Who does the writer write for?: Mridula Garg, Shoba Narayan, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi and Steffen Kopetzky | Sunil Sethi (M)Out, damned spot! - On Crime Fiction: Manjiri Prabhu, Manju Jaidka, Sharath Komarraju and Zac O'Yeah | Mona Verma (M)
6.00-7.30Are we heading towards an intolerant India today?: Aakar Patel, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Madhu Kishwar, Padma Rao Sundarji, Saba Naqvi, Sambit Patra, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, T.V. Mohandas Pai and Vikram Sampath | Maya Mirchandani (M)
Sessions anchored by Vasanthi HariprakashSessions anchored by Tony Francis and Rachna Singh

The above schedule, timings and panelists are subject to change.

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