BLF 2017 Reports Day 1 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

BLF 2017 Reports Day 1

The Family as a Microcosm

Bangaloreans got a chance to interact face to face with the renowned author Sadiqa Peerbhoy, who launched her latest book on the first day of Bangalore Literature Festival, 2017. ‘The Family as a Microcosm’ is the story of a dysfunctional …

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Conversations with People not like Us

Madan Padaki, co-founder & CEO of 1Bridge, a last-mile services platform for Rural India was right when he said, “Conversations today are having a different meaning altogether. There is so much of impatience and distrust in conversations these days”. He …

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Festering Wounds – The 1984 Riots

While the session was titled ‘Festering Wounds – The 1984 Riots’, Preeti Gill, who is an independent editor and literary agent and someone who experienced the horror of 1984 first hand, broke ice with the panelists suggesting that to address …

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Indira

Journalist and News anchor, Sagarika Ghose’s book titled ‘Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister’, was published by Juggernaut Books to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi. ‘Insecure daughter, Betrayed wife, National heroine, tough dictator’, reads the blurb for …

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The Secret Diary of Kasturba

‘The Secret Diary of Kasturba’ is the name of a book by Neelima Dalmia Adhar, daughter of RK Dalmia, who was also the speaker of the session with Sundeep Bhutoria. This is the third book of Dalmia but her first …

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Public Libraries in the Digital Age

The speaker of the house was Hannelore Vogt with Satish Hosamani, the former is the director of Cologne Public Library, Germany and the latter represented Karnataka State Libraries. The session started with Hannelore presenting us some articles which looked like …

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From Page to Screen

Dusk was falling rapidly when an intense discussion on the grinding process of selecting a script to make a successful commercial grade film had begun, on the first day of Bangalore Literature Festival at Hotel Lalit. In the panel, we …

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When God Went To Hell

A Journey with Ravi Gupta into Meaning.What is the purpose of life? A question that continues to fascinate some and lead some to the abyss of madness. Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Albert Camus and now Mr Ravi Gupa has fallen …

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How Anu Aunty Braves Bollywood

Success doesn’t need a grave voice.‘The the book was the stupidest decision of my life’. A shocking statement, but an honest one. Varun Aggarwal’s character Anu aunty in his book ‘How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar …

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This Is My Story

Good writing or Good marketing? Ask Savi Sharma & Varun Aggarwal.The session had both Savi Sharma and Varun Aggarwal and was a treat not to be missed. Ying and Yang, they definitely do not fall under the same stars. Savi …

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How to Write For a Young Audience

Ranjani Rengarajan, the author of My Lyf Misspelt, provided her suggestions about how to impress the youngsters of the current generation with your writing.

Ranjani put out point by point guidelines in her speech that would inspire to write better.…

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Silence – The Trolls are in Session

Women have always been easy subjects of harassment but the tragic death of Gauri Lankesh has sent us a very important message and it becomes very crucial to discuss the perils of being a woman journalist. The Bangalore literature festival …

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Scandals from Mythology

Anuja Chandramouli, a young best selling author and new age classist, spoke excitedly about her highly acclaimed novels, different perceptions of mythology and created waves with her opinion around the hall.

Q: Why mythology?

A: Right from childhood, I loved …

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The Autograph Seeker

What happens when a boy who loves to talk falls in love with a girl who cannot talk? A lot of drama and unravelling of long-untold, forgotten & mysterious stories – says the very candid & witty Tony V Francis, …

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First Draft to Marketing – How to Get Published

The author of ‘The Amazing Racist’, ‘Panther’, and ‘Loyal Stalkers’, Tenduf-La grew up in a bunch of cities that includes Hong Kong, London, Delhi, and Colombo. Through his own experiences, Chhimi Tenduf-La brings the nuances in the pursuit of getting …

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Tell me a Long, Long Story

Whenever translator Ms.Mini Krishnan selects a story for her book, she thinks about all the teachers and the children who may read it and discuss it. But this is not the only driving force for her to translate novellas.

Sitting …

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Kaavya Sanje

Kaavya Sanje, or an evening of poetry is a regular event that was started in 2013. Sixteen editions later, the 17th was at Bangalore Literature Festival 2017. These evenings bring together various poets from across the cities who write in …

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