Schedule - 2016 - Bangalore Literature Festival

#beda, #beku and The Red Couch are all located within the Royal Orchid premises. No separate entry fee or registration is required for attending the sessions.

Day 1 | 17 Dec | Saturday

Time#beda#bekuThe Red Couch
930amFestival and C | L | F Inaugural by Shashi Deshpande, Sudha Murty and KV Tirumalesh
10amInglorious Empire: The Reality Of The British Raj
Sanjeev Sanyal in conversation with Shashi Tharoor
Young Journalist Workshop
Co Media Lab: A Radio Active and Citizen Matters Initiative.
Registration required
1030amThe Enduring Magic Of The Short Story
KR Meera, Murzban Shroff and Vivek Shanbhag with Jahnavi Barua
11amHaving It All: The New Indian Girl
Sudha Murty in conversation with Chetan Bhagat
1130amCourage And Commitment
Anuja Chauhan and Niret Alva in conversation with Margaret Alva
noonPublisher Tales: The Making Of A Bestseller
Ajitha GS, Ashok Chopra, Deepthi Talwar and Rashmi Menon with Milee Ashwarya
Is Adultery Love? The Dilemma in Shadow & Soul
Lakshmi Sankar in conversation with Nandita Bose
1230pmAskew: A Short Biography Of Bangalore
Naresh Narasimhan, Prakash Belawadi, Prof. KE Radhakrishna and V. Ravichandar with Vasanthi Hariprakash
Want And Wonder
Roswitha Joshi on cross-country relationships
1pmLiterature And The Democratic Imagination: A Discussion of UR Ananthamurthy's Bara
Prashant Keshavmurthy, Saikat Majumdar, Shankar Ramaswami and Shiv Visvanathan with Chandan Gowda
And This Is The Way The Kachori Crumbles
Rachna Singh goes stand-up on Band Baja Boys
130pmWomen And Desire
Poets Mani Rao and Salma with Maitreyee Chowdhury
The Art Of Not Reading
Sabah Carrim
2pmOut Of The Pit: The Curse Of Manual Scavenging In India
Bezwada Wilson
Translating Karnataka
Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi and Sabitha Koraga with Sridhar Gowda
My Miserable Life In Mysore: Readings from Technoshamans and A History of Objects
Carlo Pizzati
230pmWhose Water Is It Anyway: Rivers Of India
Arup Kumar Dutta, Kalyanaraman Durgadas, Rohini Nilekani and Sanjeev Sanyal with Dr. Veena Srinivasan
Where The Story Takes You
Rachna Singh in conversation with Anand Neelakantan
Out Of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature And The Geography of Displacement
Alan Johnson
3pmMukhamukham: Face To Face With Adoor
Amrit Gangar in conversation with Adoor Gopalakrishnan
On Forgotten Queens And Consorts
Manu S. Pillai reads from The Ivory Throne
330pmMythofiction: Can Epics Be Tampered With?
Anand Neelakantan, Anuja Chandramouli and Madhavi Mahadevan with Mani Rao
The Sinister World Of Weather Weapons
Aroon Raman reads from Pralaya
4pmThe Many Roles We Play
Ashok Chopra in conversation with Ashish Vidyarthi
Humour In The Age Of Intolerance
A reading by Murzban F. Shroff
430pmThe Theatre Of Demonetization
Narendar Pani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Shiv Visvanathan with Mihir Sharma
Love Is A Four Letter Word
A fiery chat between Andaleeb Wajid and Jane De Suza
5pmPadaki Haasya Sanje
Achutha Rao Padaki
530pmCulture Wars: Narratives Of Left, Right And Twitter
Aakar Patel, Manu S. Pillai, Mini Menon and Sumant Batra with Saikat Majumdar
It's All In The Planets
Kanchana Banerjee in conversation with Preeti Shenoy
Why Good People Do Bad Things
Madan Padaki in conversation with Anita Raghavan, author of The Billionaire's Apprentice
6pmWanderlust: My Life, My Travels
Ashish Vidyarthi in conversation with Sundeep Bhutoria
What Do You Do Otherwise?
A discussion on the challenges of writing about music and dance

Ashish Khokar, Kumudha BharathRam and Vasudev Murthy in conversation
630pmOn A Different Pitch: Five Forms Of Cricketing Partisanship
Ramachandra Guha
Noisy Neighbor: Bangalore Meets Berlin - Hand Puppetry And Hip-Hop
Paul Affeld and Gubbi
730pmBlowin' In The Wind: A Tribute To Bob Dylan
Guru Rewben Mashangva

*Schedule could be subject to last-minute changes.

Day 2 | 18 Dec | Sunday

Time#beda#bekuThe Red Couch
930amExcerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Nutcracker and Cinderella
A Performance by The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet
10amA Good Night's Sleep
Sumant Batra in conversation with Dr. Manvir Bhatia
Sanatan Soul, New Stories
Vani Mahesh in conversation with Amish Tripathi and launch of Kannada edition of The Oath of the Vayuputras
Ask Me Anything: How Do I Become A Published Author
Trisha De Niyogi, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacherjee (Niyogi Books) and Trisha Bora (Juggernaut)
1030amLiving In Other Lands
Alan Johnson, Carlo Pizzati, Claus Heimes, Manjiri Prabhu and Roswitha Joshi with Sally Breen
Blogs To Columns To Books: Writing As A Teenager
Trusha Ganesh
11amOoh n' Aah: Talking Erotica
G. Sampath, Gurcharan Das, Rosalyn D'Mello and Vinod Pande with Ananth Padmanabhan
Emerald Blades
Poetry with Reijul Sachdev
1130amVerse and Ways: Poetry Through Times
Prathibha Nandakumar and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation
KR Meera reads from Aarachaar (Malayalam)
noonAtta Galatta - Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2016

Shashi Deshpande to give away the prizes
Badass Women: Changing The World
Jane De Suza, Kiran Manral, Rachna Singh and Sajita Nair with Andaleeb Wajid
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss Comes Alive
with Kartik Iyer
1230pmMorality Tales: Rajat Gupta And Others
Anita Raghavan and Josy Joseph with Mihir Sharma
Do You Really Die?
A Talk by TS Viswanathan
1pmNew Media: The Times They Are A-Changin'
Mini Menon, Shradha Sharma and Siddharth Varadarajan with BV Rao
The Vernacular Life Of English
Saikat Majumdar in conversation with Vivek Shanbhag
130pmStanding On An Apple Box
Premila Paul in conversation with Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush
Ask Me Anything: Love Me Tinder
Kiran Manral and Sally Breen on dating woes
2pmWhat's Cooking? The Future Of Indian Food
Antoine Lewis, Manu Chandra and Sanjeev Kapoor with Suresh Hinduja
Saving The Pillars Of Salzburg From Destruction
Manjiri Prabhu
230pmTales Of Trade
Jerry Rao and Omkar Goswami with Gurcharan Das
An Indian Psychologist On A Children’s Playground
Usha KR in conversation with author and child psychologist Dr. Malavika Kapur
3pmThe Art Of The Heart
Kanchana Banerjee, Kiran Manral, Nandita Bose and Sabah Carrim with Vasudev Murthy
LitMart Finals
Jury: Ajay Mago (Om Books), Ajitha GS (HarperCollins), Ashok Chopra (Hay House), Deepthi Talwar (Westland), Milee Ashwarya (Penguin Random House), Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee (Niyogi Books), Rashmi Menon (Amaryllis), Trisha Bora (Juggernaut) and Trisha De Niyogi (Niyogi Books), Sumant Batra and Sally Breen.
330pmRajiv Gandhi: Chronicle Of A Death Foretold
Josy Joseph in conversation with Neena Gopal
4pmUnending Sea Of Stories
MS Sriram in conversation with S Diwakar
Swimmer Among The Stars
G. Sampath in conversation with Kanishk Tharoor
430pmIndia: Reclaiming Our Civilization's Heritage
T. V. Mohandas Pai in conversation with Rajiv Malhotra
5pmDon Quixote Today
Raghu Karnad in conversation with Ryan Lobo
Bookasura: Quizzes at BLF
Full Meals - The Open Quiz hosted by Venky Srinivasan, Nexus Consulting
530pmContrarian Views
Aakar Patel, Kanhaiya Kumar, Prasanna Viswanathan and Ramya with Harish Bijoor
Mohanaswamy: A Compelling Account Of Being Gay in Modern India
Rashmi Terdal and Vasudhendra with Rōmal Lāisram
6pmLiterature From The Margins
Chandani, Revathi and Shilok Mukkati with Pratibha Nandakumar
630pmAnything But Khamosh!
Ajay Mago and Bharathi Pradhan in conversation with Shatrughan Sinha
730pmRaat Ke Musafir: Piyush Mishra in concert

*Schedule could be subject to last-minute changes.