Is this weekend. Please attend if you are in Bangalore. I am in a panel on Sunday afternoon (the 29th) from 1 to 2 pm. It is about rewriting the rules of romance and reminiscence. In bold below. But the entire day’s schedule also below.


Literature for Children
10:00 – 11.00 Thoughts that Breathe, Words that Burn: A morning of poetry

Ashok Vajpeyi, K. Satchidanandan and Nabanita Dev Sen
Moderator: Mamta Sagar Launch of Tilman Rammstedt’s ‘The Emperor of China – Der Kaiser von China’

International Ink: Getting published in Europe

Ian Jack, Tilman Rammstedt and Aurélia Lassaque
Moderator: Karthika V. K. Write Better

Workshop for Young Writers with Vivek Krishnaswamy (Ages 9 to 15)
11.00 – 12.00 Mera kuchh saman, tumhare paas pada hai

Gulzar in conversation with Bhawana Somaaya The Big Bada Bang with a really LOOooOONGGG Book by Pratham Books
12.00 – 1:00 Naadhadha Nadiyondhu naDedhaanga: Kavi Samaya

Celebrating Kannada poetry

K. Nisar Ahmed, H. S. Venkatesh Murthy and Siddalingaiah
Moderator: Asha Devi Playwrights at Work

Dharmakirti Sumant, Vibha Rani, Swar Thounaojam and Christopher Kloebel
Moderator: Evan Hastings Get buzzy with a ghostly performance on stage! by Pratham Books
1:00 – 2:00 Kannada mooladha maruvyaakhyaana: The history & antiquity of Kannada

Dr. Venkatachala Shastry, Dr. M. M. Kalburgi and Dr. Padekal Vishnu Bhat
Moderator: Dr. Shrinivas Murthy

1:00 to 2pm. Rewriting the Rules of Romance and Reminiscence
Satyajit Sarna, Nighat Gandhi, Nilanjan Choudhury and Shoba Narayan
Moderator: Nandita Bose

2:00 – 3:00 India from the Outside
Ian Jack in conversation with Sunil Sethi The First Book Club

Varun Agarwal, Aditya Mukherjee, Lavanya Sankaran, Preeti Shenoy
Moderator: Vani Mahesh Amar Chitra Katha presents

Brave Superheroes and Frightening Monsters
3:00 – 4:00 Voices of India: Young Literateurs of Bhasha

Arindam Borkataki, Dharmakirti Sumant, Vempalli Gangadhara and Farooq Shaheen
Moderator: Jayanth Kodkani

A Central Sahitya Akademi Presentation Launch of Ravi Subramanian’s ‘Bankerupt’

Edge of Darkness: On Thrillers and Chillers

Aroon Raman, Ravi Subramanian and Piyush Jha
Moderator: Eshwar Sundaresan Amar Chitra Katha presents

Brave Superheroes and Frightening Monsters
4:00 – 5:00 World in Verse: A celebration of life through Performance Poetry

Bas Böttcher, Vibha Rani and Mamta Sagar 69 Shades of Grey: Scripting Erotica

Sheba Karim, Ashok Ferry and Minal Hajratwala
Moderator: Harish Bijoor An Evening with The Storywallahs
5:00 – 6:00 Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten

Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with Sunil Sethi In the shadow of the gun: Literature from conflict zones

Farooq Shaheen, Babar Ayaz, Arindam Borkataki and Jahnavi Barua
Moderator: Amandeep Sandhu An Evening with The Storywallahs
6:00 – 6:45 All this Longing: Songs and Poetry

Shabnam Virmani & Vipul Rikhi
NOTE: Session participants and timing could be subject to last minute changes.

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