Schedule 2023 - Bangalore Literature Festival 2023

Day 1 | Sat | 2 Dec | Festival

#blrlitfest Venues
LawnsPoolsideTennis CourtThe Red CouchThe Blue Couch
9:00 am
Carnatic Vocal Recital
Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath with Vid. Sandeep Ramachandran and Vid. BC Manjunath
10:00 am
The Pen and the Stethoscope
Abraham Verghese
10:15 am
Stories from Everywhere
Anushka Jasraj, Gogu Shyamala, Kalpana Raina, Linthoi Chanu, Paramita Satpathy with Nilanjan P Choudhury
10:15 am
Unboxing Bengaluru: The City of New Beginnings
Malini Goyal and Prashanth Prakash with Shrabonti Bagchi
10:30 am
Only Murderers in the Building: Crime Fiction
Balli Kaur Jaswal, Kanchana Banerjee, Pashupati Chatterji, Shevlin Sebastian with Anupama Manral
10:45 am
The Yellow Book
Amitava Kumar with Janice Pariat
11:00 am
Social Issues in Kannada Theatre
C Basavalingaiah and Lakshmana KP
11:15 am
The Magicians of Mazda
Ashwin Sanghi with Poulomi Chatterjee
11:15 am
Mumbai Meri Jaan
Fiona Fernandez and Tejaswini Apte-Rahm with Shabnam Minwalla
11:15 am
How the Light Gets In: Stories of India's Poorest Mothers
Ashok Alexander with Divya Shekhar
11:15 am
Celebrating Bharat's Tribal Warriors
Clark Prasad, Tuhin A Sinha with Yamini Chaudhury
11:30 am
The Nitopadesha
Nitin Pai with Vivek Shanbhag
11:45 am
Common Yet Uncommon: Stories from Daily Life
Sudha Murty with Milee Ashwarya
11:45 am
Celebrating the Arts: Forty Years of the International Music and Arts Society in Bangalore
Urmila Devi Kotda Sangani, Indira Chandrasekhar and Prateeti Punja Ballal
12 noon
Not Above the Law: Courts and the Constitution
Gautam Bhatia, Manoj Mitta, Sudhir Krishnaswamy with Aparna Chandra
12 noon
தமிழ்: A Literary Tapestry
Imayam, Perumal Murugan, Salma with Avrina Prabala-Joslin
12 noon
Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint
Ganesh V Shivaswamy with Alka Pande
12:15 pm
Bad Boys and Bad Girls: The Anti-Heroes of Mythology
Anand Neelakantan, Koral Dasgupta, Madhavi Mahadevan, Ranjith Radhakrishnan with Ravi Singh
12:15 pm
The Pursuit of Reputation
Amith Prabhu, Sujit Patil with Shrabonti Bagchi
12:30 pm
Meter and Magic: Poetry Readings
Amir Or, Anupama Raju, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Mamta Sagar, Mani Rao, Ranjit Hoskote and Ruth Padel
12:30 pm
Gangadhar V Chittal: Commemorating a Centenary
S Diwakar and Rajendra Chenni
12:45 pm
The Fast and the Dead
Anuja Chauhan with Pashupati Chatterjee
1:00 pm
Neverwhere: A Journey into Speculative Realms
Kiran Manral, Manjula Padmanabhan, Sebastien Gendron, Tashan Mehta with Indira Chandrasekhar
1:00 pm
What if the Whole Sky were Yours?
Shobhana Kumar and Srilata K
1:15 pm
Namma Bangalore: The Soul of a Metropolis
Shoba Narayan with Ramjee Chandran
1:15 pm
Indian Icon: A Cult Called Royal Enfield
Amrit Raj with Karthik Venkatesh
1:30 pm
Ink and Influence: The Craft of Political Life Narratives
Aakash Singh Rathore, Sagarika Ghose, Sugata Srinivasaraju with Aditya Balasubramanian
1:30 pm
Learn, Don't Study
Pramath Raj Sinha with Madan Padaki
1:45 pm
Literary Merchants: Tales from Bookstore Frontlines
Krishna Gowda, Leonard Fernandes, Rachna Singh Davidar, Radhika Timbadia with Jayapriya Vasudevan
1:45 pm
Madam Commissioner: The Extraordinary Life of an Indian Police Chief
Meeran Chadha Borwankar with Shevlin Sebastian
1:45 pm
Uprisings in Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada in the Early 1800s
Purushothama Bilimale and Vijay Poonacha Thambanda
2:00 pm
The Madman's Prophecy: A Life in Verse
Amir Or with Srilata K
2:15 pm
Turning Over The Pebbles: A Life in Cricket and in the Mind
Mike Brearley with Suresh Menon
2:15 pm
The Deodar Prize – Celebrating Fiction Writing in India
2:15 pm
Changes in Translation and Translation for Change
Madhav Ajjampur, Susan Daniel, Susheela Punitha and Tariq Khan
2:30 pm
Big Stories of Small Towns
Abdullah Khan, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Malathi Ramachandran, Sajita Nair with GJV Prasad
2:30 pm
Song of the Golden Sparrow
Nilanjan P Choudhury with Andaleeb Wajid
2:45 pm
UnderCover Artists: Designing Book Jackets
Ahlawat Gunjan, Aušra Kiudulaitė, Elsa Mroziewicz, Pinaki De with Rashmi Menon
2:45 pm
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
Balli Kaur Jaswal with Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
3:00 pm
Cherry Red, Cherry Black: Kaapi in India
Kavery Nambisan with Nitin Pai
3:00 pm
Nala Damayanti: A Tale of Love
Anand Neelakantan with Koral Dasgupta
3:15 pm
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize
3:15 pm
Boo: Ghosts, Monsters and Demons
Rakesh Khanna and PS Nissim
3:30 pm
Tell It Like It Is
Gideon Haigh, Sagarika Ghose, Suhasini Haidar with Vasanthi Hariprakash
3:30 pm
Another India: Events, Memories, People
Chandan Gowda with Guillermo Rodríguez
3:30 pm
Revolutions, My Way
Sebastien Gendron with Pashupati Chatterji
3:45 pm
Just Aspire
Ajai Chowdhry with Divya Shekar
4:00 pm
Bend it Like Simon
Simon Kuper with Prem Panicker
4:00 pm
Jasmine Villa
Andaleeb Wajid with Kanchana Banerjee
4:00 pm
Brand-galuru: Made in Bengaluru
Sriram Devatha with Srikrishna Ramamoorthy
4:15 pm
Fire Bird and Beyond
Perumal Murugan, winner of the JCB Prize 2023 with Mita Kapur and Shobhana Kumar
4:15 pm
The Essence of Education
Anurag Behar, Connie K Chung, Pramath Raj Sinha with Vishal Talreja
4:30 pm
Kashmir: A Partition Story
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar with Kalpana Raina
4:30 pm
Hop, Skip and Jump
Reba Som with Sathya Saran
4:30 pm
Writing Among Chaos
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar with Ravi Singh
5:00 pm
Personality Cults and Democratic Decline
Ramachandra Guha
5:00 pm
From Monica to Zeba: Reel to Writing
Huma Qureshi with Sidharth Jain
5:00 pm
The Day I Became a Runner
Sohini Chattopadhyay with Prajwal Hegde
5:00 pm
Mis(s)Adventures of a Salesgirl
Aashisha Chakraborty with Yamini Chowdhury
5:00 pm
AK Ramanujan's Soma
Guillermo Rodríguez with Karthik Venkatesh
5:30 pm
India and I - A Personal Bond
Diana Mickevičienė with Anushka Jasraj
5:30 pm
Small Cogs in a Large Wheel
Urvashi Prasad with Pramath Raj Sinha
5:30 pm
Irrfan: A Life in Movies
Shubhra Gupta with Vasanthi Hariprakash
5:45 pm
Plotting Emotion: The Alchemy of Words
Amitava Kumar, Devika Rege, Kavery Nambisan, Manju Kapur with Udayan Mitra
6:00 pm
Gen AI Ink: Literary Cyborg
Anil Ananthaswamy, Gautam Bhatia, Kanishka Gupta, Tashan Mehta with Krish Ashok
6:00 pm
When We Thrive, Our World Thrives
Connie K Chung, Vishal Talreja with Nadia Chaney
6:00 pm
Bangalore through the Centuries
Naresh Narasimhan and Ameena Shaheen
6:00 pm
The Courtesan and the King
Sadiqa Peerbhoy with Sujata Kelkar Shetty
6:30 pm
Descent into Paradise: A Journalist’s Memoir of the Untold Maldives
Daniel Bosley with Teesta Guha Sarkar
6:30 pm
From the Shadows: The Lost Girls
Miriam Chandy Menacherry with Usha KR
6:30 pm
State Matters: Kannada Sub-Nationalism and State Formation
Rajendra Chenni with SN Sridhar
6:45 pm
Indian Accent: Our Literature on the World Stage
Keerti Ramachandra, Ranjit Hoskote, Sara Rai, Srinath Perur with Urvashi Butalia
6:45 pm
Adman Madman: Unapologetically Prahlad
Prahlad Kakar with Asad Lalljee
7:00 pm
The Last Courtesan: Writing My Mother's Memoir
Manish Gaekwad with Alka Pande
7:00 pm
No.Mad.In.The.Attic: A Performance
Avrina Prabala-Joslin and Deepthi Bhaskar
7:30 pm
Standup for Literature
Anuvab Pal
– All sessions will start and end on time. Schedule subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
– All sessions are at the venue only and there will be no live streaming. Video recordings will be available on the Festival’s YouTube channel at a later date.

Day 2 | Sun | 3 Dec | Festival

#blrlitfest Venues
LawnsPoolsideTennis CourtThe Red CouchThe Blue Couch
9:00 am
Hindustani Vocal Recital by Dr. Radhika Joshi with Surya Upadhyay and Sumith Naik
10:00 am
Acts of God: A Debut Novel
Kanan Gill with Tashan Mehta
10:00 am
Idols
Amish Tripathi and Bhavna Roy with Mani Rao
10:15 am
Life in the Slow Lane
Ahlawat Gunjan, Khyrunnisa A, Sathya Saran with Shubhra Krishan
10:15 am
Operation Payback: A Veer Nari
Aditi Mathur Kumar with Deepthi Talwar and Sajita Nair
10:30 am
Into the Street the Piper Stepped: On Children's Literature
Gautam Padmanabhan, Reena Puri, Sudeshna Shome, Tina Narang with Vidhi Bhargava
10:45 am
The Feminine Mystique
Arundhathi Subramaniam, Mansi, Urvashi Butalia with Manju Kapur
10:45 am
Toward a Free Economy: Swatantra and Opposition Politics in Democratic India
Aditya Balasubramanian with Gautam Bhatia
11:00 am
Drunk on Love: The Essential Kabir
Vipul Rikhi with Sadhana Rao
11:00 am
A New Passage to India
Tomer Gardi with Fiona Fernandez
11:15 am
Two Ambassadors Walk Into a Lit Fest
Diana Mickevičienė and Firat Sunel with Ramjee Chandran
11:15 am
ದೇವಮೂಲೆಯ ಮಳೆ – Devamuleya MaLe
Krishnamurthy Hanuru with Deepa Ganesh
11:30 am
I Hate Love Stories
Prajwal Hegde, Rheea Mukherjee, Saumyaa Vohra with Tarana Husain Khan
11:30 am
Icelight: Poetry From the Edge of Epiphany
Ranjit Hoskote with Anupama Raju
11:45 am
The Art of Sports Writing
Simon Kuper and Gideon Haigh with Ramachandra Guha
11:45 am
The Unicorn Quest: India Learns to Start Up
Archana Rai with Divya Shekhar
11:45 am
ಕಿರುಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು – Little Magazines in Kannada
Akshara KV, TS Goravar, Siraj Ahmed and Vivek Shanbhag
12 noon
Dystopian Worlds
Gautam Bhatia with Shrabonti Bagchi
12:15 pm
Main Character Energy: Writing for the Screen
Anand Neelakantan, Kanan Gill, Manish Gaekwad, Shubhra Gupta with Sidharth Jain
12:15 pm
Hot Stage: Inspector Gowda Returns
Anita Nair with Zac O'Yeah
12:30 pm
I Kick and I Fly
Ruchira Gupta with Priya Ramani
12:30 pm
ಅಲ್ಪಸಂಖ್ಯಾತರು ಮತ್ತು ಜಾತಿ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ – Caste among Indian Muslims
Muzaffar Assadi with Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed
12:45 pm
Facts in Fiction: Novels Navigating New India
Anjum Hasan, Devika Rege with Madhavi Mahadevan
12:45 pm
A Woman Burnt
Imayam and GJV Prasad with Karthik Venkatesh
1:00 pm
Translating Kumaravyasa’s Kannada Mahabharata
SN Sridhar, Krishnamurthy Hanuru and CN Ramachandran
1:00 pm
Leapfrog: Practices to Thrive
Mukesh Sud, Priyank Narayan with Priya Chetty-Rajagopal
1:00 pm
Father Maybe an Elephant...
Gogu Shyamala with Mani Rao
1:15 pm
Mirch Masala: On the Indian Food Trail
Sadaf Hussain, Tarana Husain Khan, Zac O'Yeah with Krish Ashok
1:15: pm
The Lighthouse Family: A Turkish Translation
Firat Sunel with Dadapeer Jayman and Vasudhendra
1:30 pm
The River of Rasa
Alka Pande with Pinaki De
1:30 pm
Raw Umber: A Memoir
Sara Rai with Rakhshanda Jalil
1:45 pm
ಗಮಕ: The Mahabharata in Song
MR Sathyanarayana and SN Sridhar
1:45 pm
Everything the Light Touches
Janice Pariat with Srinath Perur
2:00 pm
Creating Worlds: Curating Art and Literature
Asad Lalljee, Guillermo Rodríguez, Mita Kapur with Sadhana Rao
2:00 pm
Roller Coaster: An Affair With Banking
Tamal Bandyopadhyay with MS Sriram
2:00 pm
Off the Shelf: On Books, Book People and Places
Sridhar Balan with Udayan Mitra
2:15 pm
Silent Spring: Thinking about Climate Change in Poetry
Ranjit Hoskote and Ruth Padel
2:30 pm
Arc of the Covenant
Abraham Verghese with Ammu Joseph
2:30 pm
Bangalore Blues
Kirtana Kumar with Paul Fernandes
2:30 pm
Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Reluctant Physicist
Sudipto Das with Shevlin Sebastian
2:45 pm
ಹೇಳತೇನ ಕೇಳ: Listen, I Will Tell You
Chandrashekhar Kambar with Basavaraj Kalgudi
2:45 pm
I, Salma
Salma with Shobhana Kumar and K Srilata
3:00 pm
Termite Fry: A Novel
Zai Whitaker with Sohini Chattopadhyay
3:00 pm
ഒരിടത്തു: Malayalam Literature Here and Now
Paul Zacharia with Anita Nair
3:15 pm
Fields of Fire: Conflicts Around the World
Navtej Sarna, Nitin Pai, Talmiz Ahmad with Neena Gopal
3:15 pm
The Cricket Roundtable
Amrit Mathur, Gideon Haigh, Mike Brearley, Sharda Ugra with Suresh Menon
3:15 pm
Lab Hopping: Women Scientists in India
Aashima Dogra, Nandita Jayaraj with Divya Shekhar
3:30 pm
Paul Fernandes – Artist of the City: Bangalore Then and Now
Paul Fernandes, Shashi Tharoor, Indu Balachandran with Prateeti Punja Ballal
3:30 pm
Back to Bharat: In Search of a Sustainable Future
Nagaraja Prakasam with Sanjay Anandaram
3:45 pm
Marginlands: Indian Landscapes on the Brink
Arati Kumar-Rao with Tejaswini Apte-Rahm
4:00 pm
The Secret History: On Writing Fiction
Anjum Hasan, Anupama Raju, Paul Zacharia, Tomer Gardi with Urvashi Butalia
4:00 pm
Hacking Health
Mukesh Bansal with Sujata Kelkar Shetty
4:00 pm
Reviewing Music
Deepa Ganesh, Karl Lutchmayer, Ramjee Chandran with Prateeti Punja Ballal
4:00 pm
Nothing but the Truth
Rishabh Shah with Arup Bose
4:15 pm
Unconscious Bias
Smita Tharoor with Priya Chetty Rajagopal
4:30 pm
Jainism: Feasting with Gods, Fasting with Monks
Devdutt Pattanaik with Krish Ashok
4:30 pm
Crimson Spring
Navtej Sarna with Mita Kapur
4:45 pm
The Book of Everlasting Things
Aanchal Malhotra with Hemali Sodhi
4:45 pm
ದೂಪ್ದಳ್ಳಿ ಸೆಕ್ಸಿ ದುರುಗಾ – Dhoopdalli Sexy Duruga: A Dramatised Reading
BT Jahnavi, Vani Satish Tiptur and Vidya Hegde

5:00 pm
Sakina's Kiss
Vivek Shanbhag and Srinath Perur with Milee Ashwarya
5:00 pm
Not a Book Club: The Story of Cubbon Reads
Harsh Snehanshu, Shruti Sah with Brinda S Narayan
5:15 pm
Caste a Light: Battles for Equality
Manoj Mitta, Radhika Iyengar with Udayan Mitra
5:15 pm
Startup to Proficorn
Rajesh Jain with Sanjay Anandaram
5:30 pm
Poetry: Beary, Kannada, Konkani, Tulu
Shameema Kuthar, K Dharanidevi Malagatti, Wilson Kateel, Narendra Rai Derla with Purushothama Bilimale
5:30 pm
The Singing Clock
Pravin Godkhindi with SR Ramakrishna
5:45 pm
The Tharoors Confabulate
Shashi Tharoor with Smita Tharoor
5:45 pm
Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize
6:00 pm
Out of Darkness: Breakthrough Stories
Ashok Alexander, Miriam Chandy Menacherry, Ruchira Gupta with Aunohita Mojumdar
6:00 pm
Masala Lab
Krish Ashok with Sadaf Hussain
6:15 pm
Women Who Wear Only Themselves
Arundhathi Subramanian with Sharda Ugra
6:15 pm

Session Details Awaited
6:30 pm
From Reading to Doing: How Books Inspire Entrepreneurs
Hema Hattangady, Mukesh Bansal, Rajesh Jain with Archana Rai
6:30 pm
Taxi: A Delhi Novel
Manjula Padmanabhan with Anupama Manral
6:45 pm
Gyan Satyagraha
Carl Malamud
6:45 pm
Three Pigs to Financial Freedom
Rishi Piparaiya
6:45 pm
Beethoven Variations – Emotion and Creativity in the Life of a Genius
Ruth Padel and Karl Lutchmayer

7:15 pm
ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ ತಾಳಮದ್ದಳೆ – Yakshagana Tala-Maddale: Music and Dialogue
Jabbar Samo, Purushothama Bilimale, Avinash Shetty with Arjun Kordel (Bhagavatha), Avinash Baipadittaya (Chende) and Prithvi Badekkila (Maddale)
7:15 pm
हिंदी बोले तो बोले के गंवार हैं: A Performance
Kavish Seth
7:15 pm
The Story of the Ultimate Myth
Mansoor Khan
– All sessions will start and end on time. Schedule subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
– All sessions are at the venue only and there will be no live streaming. Video recordings will be available on the Festival’s YouTube channel at a later date.

Performances

Day 1
9:00 am
Poolside

Carnatic Vocal Recital

Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath with Vid. Sandeep Ramachandran and Vid. BC Manjunath

 
Day 2
9:00 am
Poolside

Hindustani Vocal Recital

Dr. Radhika Joshi with Surya Upadhyay and Sumith Naik

 
Day 2
7:15 pm
Poolside

हिंदी बोले तो बोले के गंवार हैं: A Performance

Kavish Seth

 
Day 2
7:15 pm
Lawns

ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ ತಾಳಮದ್ದಳೆ – Yakshagana Tala-Maddale: Music and Dialogue

Jabbar Samo, Purushothama Bilimale, Avinash Shetty with Arjun Kordel (Bhagavatha), Avinash Baipadittaya (Chende) and Prithvi Badekkila (Maddale)

 

#blrlitfest Interact

Lawns

Arch of Wisdom

 

 

Arch of Wisdom is a sculptural piece, a welcoming space for interaction and celebration of literature. The installation announces and acts as an abstract gateway to the world of literature, a pathway to connect with and experience books. The physical form references iconic Bangalore architectural composition and elements and in the context of the Festival, takes position as a monument celebrating books. The installation also promotes exchange of books and ideas, creating a special social space encouraging the sense of community at our Festival. The arch itself acts as a frame for holding books, a space for sharing books, and designed to encourage visitors to interact.

Arch of Wisdom is a gateway, a bookshelf and a sculpture for prose pleasure and poetic jubilation.

Design and execution by Fathil Kummayapurath

10:00 am onwards
Festival Bookstore

Servants of Knowledge

 

 

Servants of Knowledge is an effort to digitise and make available knowledge in India. The effort is coordinated by Public Resource, a U.S.-based nonprofit organisation. Initially based in the Indian Academy of Sciences in Bengaluru, the group has digitised numerous collections from organisations such as the World Konkani Centre in Mangaluru, the Rojah Muthiah Library in Chennai, and the BMShri Prashitishtana Library in Bengaluru. Most recently, Servants of Knowledge digitised the entire library of the National Law School of India University and is making those books available to blind law students and researchers around India and the world. Servants of Knowledge is based at Gandhi Bhavana in Bengaluru where they are currently digitising the full library at a pace of 14 lakh pages per month.

At the Bangalore Literature Festival, Servants of Knowledge is installing 4 scanners in the bookstore, and will be digitising books from a number of sources. Please stop by and see how this is done!

More info:

In partnership with
Public Resource

Day 1 | Sat | 2 Dec | C|L|F

#blrlitfest Venues
Forest Friends (4y+)By the River (8y+)Malabar (12y+)
10:30 am
The Gopi Diaries
Sudha Murty with Tina Narang
(Gopi will be there!)
11:00 am
Where is Mr Thookam?
Anusha Veluswamy
11:00 am
Not That Different
Archana Mohan and Mugdha Kalra
11:00 am
Space Exploration
Biman Nath and Shreekanth Rao
11:30 am
Wet Paint
Asha Nehemiah
11:30 am
Thoughtful, Playful!
Chatura Rao
11:30 am
Science is to Wonder!
Kollegala Sharma
12 noon
From Amar Chitra Katha: My First Comic 'Gaja and Kitty'
Reena Puri and Sanjhiya Mayekar
12 noon
Haladi Topi Hakki - An Illustration session
Naganath GS
12 noon
Making Coding Cool
Divya Anand
12:30 pm
How to Cook up Stories!
Indu Balachandran
12:30 pm
Why We Love Monsters
Nirmal Pulickal
12:30 pm
My Three Kids
Zai Whitaker
1:00 pm
Sing with Sa
Radhika Joshi
1:00 pm
Memorable Moments in Indian Cricket
Shom Biswas and Titash Banerjea
1:00 pm
How Do You Become a Journalist?
Priti David
1:30 pm
Make a Story of Friendship!
Sanid Asif and Vishnu Nair
1:30 pm
The Ultimate Battle Against Garbage Monsters
Shweta Taneja
1:30 pm
Ghosts of the Past
Shabnam Minwalla
2:00 pm
Strings Attached: Puppetry
Bhagirathy
2:00 pm
Journaling your Life
Lakshmi Iyer
2:00 pm
Stories In 60 Seconds
Anitha Mithra
2:30 pm
Giggles and Journeys: Sail Around the World with Folktales
Aishwarya, Jyothi Kunjoor, Neha from Kathalaya
2:30 pm
Simi Stands Tall
Arti Sonthalia
2:30 pm
Are you In'quiz'itive About Mumbai?
Fiona Fernandez
3:00 pm
How Do We Name this Dog?
Menaka Raman
3:00 pm
Creativity with Cuppetry
Ranjan De
3:00 pm
Beyond Hattamala – Performance: Abridged Version
Bangalore Little Theatre
3:30 pm
Nature Journaling for Kids
Shruti Jha
3:30 pm
Art for Mental Health
Bhargavi Raman
3:30 pm
Unprincess
Manjula Padmanabhan
4:00 pm
Fun with Limericks
Deepika Ponnappa
4:00 pm
What the Dark Sounds Like
Krishna Bala Shenoi
4:00 pm
Six Steps to Brilliant Writing: A Writing Workshop
Reshma K Barshikar
4:30 pm
Clowning Time
Bhandutvas
4:30 pm
The Elephant Who Flew Over Blue Mountains
Anand Neelakantan with Tina Narang
4:30 pm
Makaras and Manticores
Sheena Deviah
– All sessions will start and end on time. Schedule subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
– All sessions are at the venue only and there will be no live streaming. Video recordings will be available on the Festival’s YouTube channel at a later date.

Day 2 | Sun | 3 Dec | C|L|F

#blrlitfest Venues
Forest Friends (4y+)By the River (8y+)Malabar (12y+)
10:30 am
How the Bamboo Got its Bounty
Sudha Murty with Sohini Mitra
11:00 am
Once upon a Dum Di Da: Stories and Music
Rinila Rachel
11:00 am
There’s been a Burglary! What now?
Mallika Ravikumar
11:00 am
AI - The Buzz and Beyond
Raam and Shalini
11:30 am
Gajapati Kulapati Story: Pachak, Damaal & Aachoo!
Ashok Rajagopalan
11:30 am
Bahadur and Friends
Priya Kuriyan
11:30 am
Kanjoos Bugger, Firdouse
Kirtana Kumar
12 noon
So Many Leaves
Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli
12 noon
Get Ready to Meet Shiva and Parvati!
Rachna Chhabria
12 noon
Earth Calling, Detectives, Warriors and Scholars!
Mamathi Chari
12:30 pm
Storytelling with Puppets
Pallavi Chander
12:30 pm
Mahalaxmi Will Go to Mysore - Book Reading
Niyatee Sharma
12:30 pm
Gangamma's Gharial
Shalini Srinivasan
1:00 pm
The Poop Book!
Tejaswini Apte-Rahm
1:00 pm
Anatomy of a Comic
Satwik Gade
1:00 pm
The Birth of my Nation
Sutapa Basu
1:30 pm
Connecting the Invisible Threads of Bharat
Charanya Kumar
1:30 pm
Living in Dreamtime
Aparna Jaishankar and Usha
1:30 pm
Ammini Against the Storm
Vishaka George
2:00 pm
The Potty Princess - Chapter One Reading
Toulou
2:00 pm
Mapping Memories with Monkey Mischief
Deepta Sateesh and Malvika Tewari
2:00 pm
Illustrations and Pop-up Books
Elsa Mroziewicz
2:30 pm
Who is Boodabim?
Alankrita Amaya
2:30 pm
Dhoom..Dhoom..Thak
Geeta Ramanujam and Poornima from Kathalaya
2:30 pm
Oops, Here's Butterfingers!
Khyrunnisa A
3:00 pm
Befriending Buffalo Baby: A Comedy of Errors with Laali!
Nandita Rao
3:00 pm
Be A Mind-Ninja!
Roopa Pai
3:00 pm
The Inheritance of Memory: An Intergenerational Discussion
Aparna Raman
3:30 pm
Ruhi finds her Princess: Follow her Search
Reshma Bachwani
3:30 pm
Chasing the Rain
David Yambem
3:30 pm
Making Comic Strips
Priyankar Gupta
4:00 pm
The Big Bad Fight
Bhavana Rajendran and Yamini Vijayan
4:00 pm
What Food Tells Us!
Sadaf Hussain
4:00 pm
Kind Hearts, Happy Tails
Sudha Narayan
4:30 pm
Geronimo's Enchanted Adventure
Ramya Srinidhi
4:30 pm
Silly Billy Mimes
Suhasini Seelin
4:30 pm
Emo-Explorers: Mystery with Fun
Anurag Kothari and Ekta Bhandari
– All sessions will start and end on time. Schedule subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
– All sessions are at the venue only and there will be no live streaming. Video recordings will be available on the Festival’s YouTube channel at a later date.

C|L|F Workshop

11:00 am to 4:30 am
Ages: 5+

Inside the Story Tent!

 

 

The Story Tent will be a place of fantasy, wonder and excitement! A world of its own – the world of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle!
The Story Tent is where you will hear the most exciting stories, create imaginative posters, answer challenging quizzes, learn to draw wonderful characters and do as much colouring as you possibly can.
And there are lots of prizes and gifts to take away too!
Taking you into this world will be the writers and artists from Amar Chitra Katha.

Here is what we will have

  • Storytelling sessions – Stories from ACK and ACK junior told by the team
  • Drawing sessions – Our artist will conduct short drawing sessions for small groups of children
  • Colouring sessions – Tinkle Fun Books for colouring
  • Poster-making session
  • Mini Quizzes
11:30 am and 4:00 pm
Ages: 5-9

You are my tulip, I am your cat

Aušra Kiudulaitė and Evelina Daciūte

 

How similar we are, how much we become each other when we are together?

These were the questions asked by Lithuanian illustrator Aušra Kiudulaitė and writer Evelina Daciūte, the pair behind the book A story about a cat and a tulip. Their first book The Fox on the Swing won the Batchelder Award in the US in 2019. During the workshop the author and the illustrator will reveal the secrets of the book and talk with children about their friendship. Right after that children will be able to create a special collage of their own.

In partnership with:

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

A note from our designer Nirupa Rao

BLF 2023 features paintings I’ve made over the years of plants and animals from across Karnataka. Some boggle the mind: A gigantic elephant yam flower that stinks of rotting flesh! Ruby-red sundews trapping insects in their tentacles! Magnificent nutmeg trees held aloft by tangles of looping roots… Others are more common, but no less breathtaking: A vast banyan tree, bustling like our own metropolis with the orioles, barbets, butterflies and bees that call it home. As a botanical artist, making these paintings helped me explore my home state, revealing a whole world that is hidden in plain sight. As fellow book-lovers, I’m sure you too have experienced these moments of awakening: When, after closing the covers of a good book, we come to see the world differently. When we learn that the real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. Through books, we are transported across landscapes, timescales and lifetimes. But most of all, long after its final chapter, a good book has left our inner world transformed, broadening our experience of our own lives, our environment, our city. Happy BLF, Bangalore!