Almost anything a woman does today, whether intentional or not, becomes political. One cannot separate politics from a woman’s life. Women have a choice in terms of the garb they wear: that of a victim, a ninja or warrior, or they can play a game of pretense. Women’s freedoms are being curtailed and their voices stifled but there is hope for a Post Gender Generation where everyone, whether woman or man, will be at an equal standing
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Panelists speak passionately about the need to preserve and propagate regional languages. Speaking from experience as a civil servant, Ashok Vajpeyi points out the realistic hurdles of imposing Hindi as the official administrative language of India.
The 2014 BLF was inaugurated with a Kamsale invocation to Mahadeva. Highlights of the conversations include explaining what makes the BLF unique and lauding it for drawing attention to the Northeastern states. The inauguration concluded with a Shraddhanjali in the form of a documentary about U.R. Ananthamurthy.