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BLF 2018 Reports

The Cows of Bangalore

The speaker for the session was Shoba Narayan who initially shared that her dream was to become a standup comedian. The speech was set around the Indian mythological spiritual animal: Cow; cow being a part of Indian mythology.

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Yellamma and Other Stories

Urban Folk Project as a Youth Collective is trying to revive Kannada Folk Art, stories which have been transferred orally from generations to generations and has been confirmed as ‘classic’ but what Shilpa and Aditya Kothakota are sure about is …

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Genes & Destiny: Are We Doomed to Be?

‘Genes & Destiny: Are We Doomed to Be’ was a session filled with information about the science of genetics, the sociopolitical implications of the improvements in the field, and the effect it would have on the entire world. The session …

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Is India Illiberal?

The conversation of Illiberalisation began on a high as Mr. Naresh Fernandes traced the few cases being discussed in media newsrooms only in the past one week, may it be on the 18th of October, where the concept of Love …

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Building Blocks from Life: On Narrative Non-Fiction

Building Blocks from Life: On Narrative Non-Fiction
Bachi Karkaria, Manu Pillai, Sandeep Unnithan, Shoba Narayan with VK Karthika

The ‘Naale Baa’ venue of the Bangalore Literature Festival 2018 hosted writers of contrasting styles and perspectives on non-fiction writing. On panel …

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Translating Classics

“By translating, I am violating a tradition”, says Professor Velcheru Narayana Rao, who was named the first Visweswara Rao and Sita Koppaka Professor in Telugu Culture, Literature, and History at Emory University. According to him, translation is new to India. …

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Lest We Forget – Descendants of Indenture

The session ‘Lest we Forget – Descendants of Indenture’ speaks of the stories and the journey of indentured labours and their descendants. The session observed the presence of Award-winning South African poet, Athol Williams, Simit Bhagat, and Deirdre Jonklaas Cadiramen …

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The Snake and the Lotus: On Graphic Novels

Human excesses, overdependence on machines, a dark vivid world in an alternate time, place, and universe, an uninhibited glimpse into what our futures can look like.

This is the world of Halahala, created by a Bangalore based visual graphic artist, …

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All The Things I Do

“I don’t dream about my parents when I’m in Bangalore”, Vijay quips. He often dreams about them in so many other places but seems to be at peace when in Bangalore. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Vijay Seshadri mulled over the …

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Benares: Ancient Customs, Contemporary Politics

The first day of Bengaluru Literature Festival began with an exuberant session with Aatish Taseer, an author with considerable relations with the Indian subcontinent. He is the son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and late Pakistani politician and businessman Salmaan …

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