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.
|Time||Day 1 | 17 Dec||Day 2 | 18 Dec|
|10am||Young Journalist Workshop|
Co Media Lab: A Radio Active and Citizen Matters Initiative.
|Ask Me Anything: How Do I Become A Published Author|
Trisha De Niyogi, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacherjee (Niyogi Books) and Trisha Bora (Juggernaut)
|1030am||Blogs To Columns To Books: Writing As A Teenager|
Poetry with Reijul Sachdev
|1130am||KR Meera reads from Aarachaar (Malayalam)|
|noon||Is 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
|1230pm||Want And Wonder|
Roswitha Joshi on cross-country relationships
|Do You Really Die?|
A Talk by TS Viswanathan
|1pm||And 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
|130pm||The Art Of Not Reading|
|Ask Me Anything: Love Me Tinder|
Kiran Manral and Sally Breen on dating woes
|2pm||My Miserable Life In Mysore: Readings from Technoshamans and A History of Objects|
|Saving The Pillars Of Salzburg From Destruction|
|230pm||Out Of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature And The Geography of Displacement|
|An Indian Psychologist On A Children’s Playground|
Usha KR in conversation with author and child psychologist Dr. Malavika Kapur
|3pm||On Forgotten Queens And Consorts|
Manu S. Pillai reads from The Ivory Throne
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.
|330pm||The Sinister World Of Weather Weapons|
Aroon Raman reads from Pralaya
|4pm||Humour In The Age Of Intolerance|
A reading by Murzban F. Shroff
|430pm||Love Is A Four Letter Word|
A fiery chat between Andaleeb Wajid and Jane De Suza
|5pm||Bookasura: Quizzes at BLF|
Full Meals - The Open Quiz hosted by Venky Srinivasan, Nexus Consulting
|530pm||Why Good People Do Bad Things|
Madan Padaki in conversation with Anita Raghavan, author of The Billionaire's Apprentice
|6pm||What 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.