The Red Couch - Bangalore Literature Festival

Introducing The Red Couch – Bangalore Literature Festival’s latest offering.

The Red Couch is our own part Speakers’ Corner, part Adda, part Speakeasy, part AMA – all rolled into one. Come hang out with the authors at the Festival – some favourites, some new, some young, some younger, as they open up about their books and the stories behind their books.

The Red Couch opens at 10am at the Festival bookstore.

TimeDay 1 | 17 DecDay 2 | 18 Dec
10amYoung Journalist Workshop
Co Media Lab: A Radio Active and Citizen Matters Initiative.
Registration required
Ask Me Anything: How Do I Become A Published Author
Trisha De Niyogi, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacherjee (Niyogi Books) and Trisha Bora (Juggernaut)
1030amBlogs To Columns To Books: Writing As A Teenager
Trusha Ganesh
11amEmerald Blades
Poetry with Reijul Sachdev
1130amKR Meera reads from Aarachaar (Malayalam)
noonIs Adultery Love? The Dilemma in Shadow & Soul
Lakshmi Sankar in conversation with Nandita Bose
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss Comes Alive
with Kartik Iyer
1230pmWant And Wonder
Roswitha Joshi on cross-country relationships
Do You Really Die?
A Talk by TS Viswanathan
1pmAnd This Is The Way The Kachori Crumbles
Rachna Singh goes stand-up on Band Baja Boys
The Vernacular Life Of English
Saikat Majumdar in conversation with Vivek Shanbhag
130pmThe Art Of Not Reading
Sabah Carrim
Ask Me Anything: Love Me Tinder
Kiran Manral and Sally Breen on dating woes
2pmMy Miserable Life In Mysore: Readings from Technoshamans and A History of Objects
Carlo Pizzati
Saving The Pillars Of Salzburg From Destruction
Manjiri Prabhu
230pmOut Of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature And The Geography of Displacement
Alan Johnson
An Indian Psychologist On A Children’s Playground
Usha KR in conversation with author and child psychologist Dr. Malavika Kapur
3pmOn Forgotten Queens And Consorts
Manu S. Pillai reads from The Ivory Throne
LitMart Finals
Jury: Ajay Mago (Om Books), Ajitha GS (HarperCollins), Ashok Chopra (Hay House), Deepthi Talwar (Westland), Milee Ashwarya (Penguin Random House), Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee (Niyogi Books), Rashmi Menon (Amaryllis), Trisha Bora (Juggernaut) and Trisha De Niyogi (Niyogi Books), Sumant Batra and Sally Breen.
330pmThe Sinister World Of Weather Weapons
Aroon Raman reads from Pralaya
4pmHumour In The Age Of Intolerance
A reading by Murzban F. Shroff
430pmLove Is A Four Letter Word
A fiery chat between Andaleeb Wajid and Jane De Suza
5pmBookasura: Quizzes at BLF
Full Meals - The Open Quiz hosted by Venky Srinivasan, Nexus Consulting
530pmWhy Good People Do Bad Things
Madan Padaki in conversation with Anita Raghavan, author of The Billionaire's Apprentice
6pmWhat Do You Do Otherwise?
A discussion on the realities of writing about music and dance

Ashish Khokar, Kumudha BharathRam and Vasudev Murthy in conversatio

*Schedule could be subject to last-minute changes.

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