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BLF 2015 Reports

Challenges to Modernity: MJ Akbar

A thought-provoking talk by well-known journalist and author MJ Akbar on the challenges to modernity in India held the audience in captive attention.

The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand began by …

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Today’s Cinema and Children

Sunday’s 11am session at the Right Wing stage at BLF was a full house when three renowned individuals associated to films spoke about its impact on children. Malavika Avinash, Prakash Belawadi and Ramya along with the moderator Darius Sunawala discussed …

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Tipu Sultan and the Re-fashioning of History

This panel discussion was between four distinct people who are all loyal to the state of Karnataka.

Vikram Sampath, one of the founders of Bangalore Literature Festival, is currently the director of Symbiosis School of Media and Communication. He also …

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The Short and Short of It: Writing Short Stories

We have all heard about short stories. What, then, are short short stories? To answer this, Kulpreet Yadav, who is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and founder-editor of Open Road Review, an international literary magazine, says that these stories have …

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Atta Galatta-BLF Book Awards

A new addition added lustre to this year’s BLF – the literary awards. The Bangalore Literature Festival presented literary awards in association with Atta Galatta (founded by Subodh Sankar and Lakshmi Subodh). Atta Galatta is also the Official Festival Bookstore.…

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The Amar Chitra Katha Quiz

Never have children been so eager to answer quiz questions! Then again, when the prizes are Amar Chitra Katha comics, it is to be expected!

The kids were on the edge of their seats – and in some cases not …

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Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression

Ramachandra Guha gave a riveting talk on freedom of expression in India and the threats it faces on day 1 of the Bangalore Literature Festival. The ‘India After Gandhi’ author was equally critical of both ends of the political spectrum, …

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It’s an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World

This was by far one of the most highly anticipated sessions of BLF, and rightly so. It was full house before it started, and by the time it began in full swing, there were cheers and applause searing the atmosphere.…

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Cracking the Bollywood Code

There are few things that have the capacity to bind a nation together, and bridge boundaries drawn by religion, caste, education level, social class, status, power, you name it. Cinema is one of them. It’s a beautiful blanket woven in …

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Bookalore’s Puppet Party

Bookalore’s Puppet Party, a puppet-based story-telling event by Mrs.Vijayalaxmi was one of the best events for kids at Bangalore Literature Festival.

The session started on an upbeat mode. She started the story by singing a song ‘Dino Dino Dinosaur’. The …

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ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ – ಹಿಂದೆ, ಇಂದು, ಮುಂದೆ

ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡ – ಹಿಂದೆ, ಇಂದು, ಮುಂದೆ  ಎಂಬ ವಿಷಯವನ್ನಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಹರೀಶ್ ಜಿ.ಬಿ. ಯವರು ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ,   ಹಂಪ ನಾಗರಾಜಯ್ಯ, ಕಮಲಾ ಹಂಪನಾ, ನರಹಳ್ಳಿ ಬಾಲಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ ರವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಂವಾದ ನಡೆಸಿದರು.

ಕಂಬಾರರು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತ “ ನಾವು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಎರಡು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಭಕ್ತಿ ಚಳುವಳಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷರ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಪದ್ಧತಿ” ಎಂದರು. ಭಕ್ತಿ ಚಳುವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರವರ …

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Ethnic Identities in the Midst of Conflict

This session was bound to pique everyone’s interest, and translated into a wonderful crowd that gathered to witness this discussion, with Maya Mirchandani as its moderator. Haroon Khalid, Mohammad Zaman Azurdah and Padma Rao Sundarji constituted the board of panelists.…

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Manto in Times of Intolerance

In an era where intolerance is not only trending on various social media platforms but has also managed to grab a sizeable mindshare of a politically aware citizen, here comes Aakar Patel to take us to times which were far …

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Reading Pictures, Painting Stories

How many of you loved pictures and painting them when you were a kid? We all did. And maybe, a few of us still love it. Chennai-based Tulika Publishers organised a fun session for kids of age group 7-13 years …

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Confessions of a Biographer

Confessions of a Biographer captures the secrets of four authors who have focused on writing biographies on women. The authors were engaged in a panel discussion by Mr Sunil Sethi.

The panel discussion included the following: Emily Holleman who is …

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War And Peace In Verse

Subjects like war and peace go through a special treatment when perceived by a poet, and we at BLF were privileged to have four poets share their poetry on the subject. Verses flowed on a diverse set of topics related …

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