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BLF 2015 Reports

The New Age Romantics

The name of this session itself acted as a magnet for the audience, hence resulting in an overwhelming response to this discussion. Durjoy Datta, Preeti Shenoy and Ravinder Singh, all of whom are famous authors of today’s age, made for …

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The Frog that Climbed Over the Mountain!

The Seasons hall at Royal Orchid was over-crowded within seconds for the session on “The Frog That Climbed over the Mountain.” The host was filled with enthusiasm and so were the kids. The host invited Kartik Shanker, the author of …

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ಶಶಿ ದೇಶಪಾಂಡೆಯವರ ಭಾಷಣದ ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿಗಳು

2015 ರ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಉತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರಿ ಬರಹಗಾರ ಮೊಹಮ್ಮದ್ ಅಜೂರ್ ದಾ ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡದವರೇ ಆದ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಲೇಖಕಿ ಶಶಿ ದೇಶಪಾಂಡೆ ದೀಪ ಬೆಳಗಿಸಿ ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದರು. ತಡವಾಗಿ ಬಂದ ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪುರಸ್ಕೃತ ಸಾಹಿತಿ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಾಸಕ್ತರನ್ನು ಎರಡೂ ದಿನದ ಗೋಷ್ಠಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿದರು.

ಶಶಿ ದೇಶಪಾಂಡೆಯವರು ಉದ್ಘಾಟನ ಬಾಷಣ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ, “ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವುದು …

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Magic and Mystery: A Storywriting Workshop

Keeping with the tradition of planting the seeds of creativity at a tender age, BLF held a Magic and Mystery Storywriting Workshop with authors Pavitra Sankaran and Asha Nehemiah. Pavithra Sankaran, the author of Something Fishy, is an avid reader …

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Poetic Readings

The Right Wing at BLF 2015 witnessed the beginning of this year’s poetic impulse with stalwarts from Kannada, Bengali and English poetry reciting their finest works. BLF organiser and acclaimed writer Shinie Antony set the ball rolling with her poetic …

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Writing Your First Song

Kids love music, so it is no surprise that Timbuktu Publishing’s kids’ session on Writing Your First Song was such a big hit. It encouraged kids aged 7 and above to ideate on song lyrics and tune.

The session was …

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Keynote Address: Shashi Deshpande

An award-winning Indian novelist, and daughter of renowned Kannada writer and dramatist Sriranga, Shashi Deshpande published her first collection of short stories in 1978 and won the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel That Long Silence in 1990.

Although Deshpande …

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Inaugural Session

The 4th edition of Bangalore Literature Festival commenced on 5th December, 2015. The two day long festival will have the best of speakers, writers and thought leaders come together and share their honest and unbiased views on literature …

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