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BLF 2017 Reports

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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Antara Gange

Women who have been through the toughest of times that life has thrown at them, Indira Lankesh and Dr. Vijaya opened in this interaction with M S Asha Devi about what makes them the strong women they are. Indira Lankesh …

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Voyage of Words – Translators Set Sail

Mini Krishnan, a well-known publisher, drove the session with Kannan Sundaram, a publisher in Tamil and MS Asha Devi and Subhashree Krishnaswamy, prominent literary translators to emphasize the dynamics and challenges of the literary translation, an art that often goes …

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Whose Side are You On?

Two of the most prominent sports writers and columnists sat to deliberate on the ever-changing landscape of the game of cricket. As T20s shatter all records of sports viewership and fandom and the International cricket based on the idea of …

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In Hot Blood

In an exclusive interview with Meenal Baghel in the Bangalore literature festival, author, columnist and journalist Bachi Karkaria talks about her book, the other side of the man Prem Ahuja, Sylvia and Kawas Nanavati

Meenal: What fascinated you about …

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The City as a Protagonist

How often do we flow into the city and see it as a living, breathing space that weaves in memories? Imraan Coovadia, the author of five novels (‘The Wedding, ‘Tales of the Metric System’, to name a few), Suketu Mehta …

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Jingoism Vs. Patriotism

Weekend mornings of an octoberish Bangalore can carry you into an inertia that is extremely difficult to overcome. However, this is a time loved and awaited by writers, poets, and patrons of literature for reasons transcending into the creative streak …

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