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Trumpian Times

“I grew up in secular America. The distribution of wealth was equal, then. It was a period of enormous wealth and stability. Although the Vietnam war was undoing that stability, it did not particularly affect the middle-class society in America. …

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Imran Khan: In the Hot Seat

The recent political change in Pakistan has been a hot topic of discussion at the Bangalore Literature Festival. Farzana Shaik was in conversation with Max Rodenbeck and the discussion was more about the current economic crisis of Pakistan, Imran,’s promise …

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Love and Longing in Hindustan

The session ‘Love and Longing in Hindustan’ was introduced as a panel on writing erotica which was immediately denied by one of the panellists, Madhavi Menon who corrected that it was actually about love and longing as the title suggests. …

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Child Star to Her Own Woman

Elegance personified. That is Sarika. An actor that blossomed in front of the camera, Sarika literally grew up on movie sets. Starting her journey from Hamraaz as a child artist, she quickly captured the heart of the masses. The session …

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Telling a Story, Shaping the World

Renuka Chatterjee was in conversation with authors Easterine Kire and Nora Bossong on the craft of telling a story and the stories that have shaped the world in some way or the other. Renuka Chatterjee is currently the Vice-President, Publishing, …

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Mard Ko Dard Hoga: #MeToo

The wave of #MeToo swept the coast of Hollywood and toppled many of those in power. Moguls like Harvey Weinstein, beloved entertainers like Bill Cosby were brought to their knees. It heralded in a new age, that unveiled the pretence, …

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Whose Lie is it Anyway: #Fakenews

The fact that even the Panchatantra and the Aesop’s Fables have a story about the shepherd boy who cried wolf when there was no wolf, underlines the fact that the phenomenon of fake news is not something ultra modern or …

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Feminist Rani

The feminist rani is not a phrase simply coined to indulge the Indian audiences. As the co-author of the book named the same, Shaili Chopra says, “the English- Hindi word was constructed to break the notion that feminism is an …

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Editor’s Cut: Road to 2019

As the evening set in, the bards, visionaries and activists came out of their hibernation in Bangalore Literature Festival. Maybe it was the general air of intoxication around- a sense of utopia, an acute awareness of affecting the possibilities or …

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Cityscape: Transforming Public Spaces

If you love to take a stroll around cities, neighbourhoods and colonies, chances are you have closely tried to establish a relationship with public spaces that cities have to offer. We all, in fact, do share a known/ unknown relationship …

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The Paradoxical Prime Minister

This event comes in the backdrop of the launch of Shashi Tharoor’s new book called The Paradoxical Prime Minister. If you ask why should you read a book by an opposition leader for the current regime, then understand that as …

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The Business of Sex

Modern India is very forward when it comes to debating and coming to a resolution on any topics that might have raised a few eyebrows before. Not so much when it comes to the business of sex. The taboo around …

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Listen to Me: A Memoir

 

As the title suggests, this session was about listening to Shashi Deshpande, an eminent English writer who has recently penned down her memoir recollecting all her good old and bad days. This session was specifically interesting because it contained …

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Outback Tales: Stories from Oz

Rajith Savanadasa started the session at ‘Adjust Maadi’ venue by asking the audience how many of them had been to Australia to unpack the idea of Australia and there were quite a few.

He asked Roanna Gonsalves who grew up …

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Is There an Indian Road to Equality?

Author of recently published Gandhi: The Years that Changed the world, from cricket to history to political science, he has worn all kinds of hat. In this session, Ramachandra Guha premiered about a topic with which he has not engaged …

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Pencils Drawn: Cartooning in Trying Times

Ponnappa and Ravi Shankar, the renowned cartoon artists of our country took out all their mind out and sketched out artistically the current political and cultural stature. As Ponnappa quotes “ I never take up religion , that is the …

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Crime, Corruption, Cronyism & More

If you are a person with a keen interest in political business then these books might fill your belly with a lot of interesting anecdotes. The world of politics not lying far away from business and eventually flowing into the …

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Tomorrow Now: Envisioning The Next Fifty Years

The session ‘Tomorrow Now: Envisioning The Next Fifty Years’ was a fun and informative discussion which provided the audience with an amalgam of Science Fiction literature and Futurism. The session was graced by the presence of Bruce Sterling, a science …

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