Prelude

Times Litfest Bangalore will open its doors with a day-long prelude at Phoenix Marketcity on 2nd February 2018. It will be nothing short of epic this time. Writers Anand Neelakantan, Krishna Udayasankar, Samhita Arni will take part in the event. In addition, Wendell Rodricks with Maria Goretti and his protégé Schulen Fernandes will talk about books, fashion and food.

Masterclass - ‘WRITING FOR WOMEN’

A Masterclass Workshop with Lauren Hook, an Editor for the Feminist Press USA assisted by Helen Mangham @ Chancery Pavillion.

Literary Dinner

An intimate conversation. A warm, elegant space. An evening in which you are the audience but also part of the action. It will be about getting to know Rajdeep and his journey of being a journalist and an author, over a delicious sit down meal with you.

Times Litfest

Join us this year on February 3rd and 4th as we bring together more than 100 acclaimed authors and speakers at Jayamahal Palace for the fourth edition of the Times Litfest Bengaluru..

Times Litfest

Join us this year on February 3rd and 4th as we bring together more than 100 acclaimed authors and speakers at Jayamahal Palace for the fourth edition of the Times Litfest Bengaluru..

Prelude

Times Litfest Bangalore will open its doors with a day-long prelude at Phoenix Marketcity on 2nd February 2018. It will be nothing short of epic this time. Writers Anand Neelakantan, Krishna Udayasankar, Samhita Arni will take part in the event. In addition, Wendell Rodricks with Maria Goretti and his protégé Schulen Fernandes will talk about books, fashion and food.

  • 04:45 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Phoenix Market City

Inauguration

As this is the prelude to the Litfest, it will have all the aspects of writing. The Speaker will introduce the first Panelist

  • 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Phoenix Market City

Bahubali

Anand Neelakantan, is a popular author. He will screen a trailer from Bahubali and then talk about his journey with the story.

  • 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Phoenix Market City

Fantastically Speaking

A freewheeling conversation between two epic storytellers - Krishna Udayasankar in conversation with Samhita Arni about fantasy and mythology

  • 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Phoenix Market City

Fashion and Film- A Journey

Wendell Rodricks with Maria Goretti and his protégé Schulen Fernandes will talk books, fashion and food.

Masterclass - ‘WRITING FOR WOMEN’

A Masterclass Workshop with Lauren Hook, an Editor for the Feminist Press USA assisted by Helen Mangham @ Chancery Pavillion.

 

About Author/ Speaker

Lauren Rosemary Hook is an editor at the Feminist Press, where she also oversees production. She seeks to continue FP's long legacy of publishing diverse international works by women and has acquired fiction titles in translation from Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Poland, Uruguay, Mexico, and Bosnia, among others. She also edits FP's lead fiction titles including the queer imprint Amethyst Editions and the winners of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, FP's annual debut writing prize for women and nonbinary writers of color.

  • 09:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Chancery Pavilion

Registration and Refreshments

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Chancery Pavilion

Session - 1st Half

  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Chancery Pavilion

Coffee Break

  • 11:45 am - 01:00 pm
  • Chancery Pavilion

Session Resumes - Workshop and Exercises

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Chancery Pavilion

Lunch

 


Outline for Masterclass

  • Participants need to bring questions about writing and come ready to share work with the group.
  • The group will create writing prompted by the topics discussed that day.
  • They will then work on new material, How to be your own editor and the process of prepping your manuscript for publication.
  • The workshop will end with the process of finishing a book in conversation with a literary Agent

Tickets available on BookMyShow Book Now

Literary Dinner

An intimate conversation. A warm, elegant space. An evening in which you are the audience but also part of the action. It will be about getting to know Rajdeep and his journey of being a journalist and an author, over a delicious sit down meal with you.

About Rajdeep Sardesai
One of Indian TV’s best-known faces, Rajdeep Sardesai is Consulting Editor, India Today Group and author of the best-selling 2014: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED INDIA

Quote from Rajdeep - I deem it a great privilege to be part of the Lit Fest Dinner Talk. I have never done one before so it sounds exciting and something I look forward to and I hope to share stories from the journey of life as a reporter and author.

Tickets available on BookMyShow Book Now

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Jayamahal Palace

FESTIVAL OPENING

Chandrashekhara Kambara & Festival Director Jayapriya Vasudevan
Invocation by Sonam Kalra

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Jayamahal Palace

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Beyond Fear - Writing Under Threat

Rohini Nilekani

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

WORDS (UN)LIMITED - Literature and the freedom of speech

Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar & Kannan Sundaram
Moderated by Rohini Nilekani

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

DREAM. BUILD. GROW - The rise and rise of entrepreneurship in India

Sanjay Swamy, Ashish Goel & Nithin Kamath
Moderated by Vishal Bali

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

ON THE PITCH

Suresh Menon & Bishan Singh Bedi

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

INDIRA GANDHI - A life in words

Jairam Ramesh, Devapriya Roy & Priya Kuriyan
Moderated by Aakar Patel

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

ON THE EDGE

Bikram Grewal

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE WRITING LIFE

Chandrahas Choudhury & Janice Pariat
Moderated by Manasi Subramaniam

  • 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

ILLIBERAL INDIA - Why are words being bound and gagged?

Chidanand Rajghatta & Kavitha Lankesh

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THESE STORIES NEED TO BE TOLD

Spoken word performance by Rupi Kaur

Introduced by Zui Kumar Reddy

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

FREEWHEELING

Rajdeep Sardesai & Shamya Dasgupta

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES - Writing journeys across continents

Han Yujoo, Wanjiru Koinange & Nayomi Munaweera

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

RENAISSANCE MAN IN TRANSLATION

Chandrashekhara Kambara & Krishna K Manavalli
(along with a book launch)

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

OF LIVES AND MINDS - An insight into mental illness

Shreevatsa Nevatia & Sujata Kelkar Shetty

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

WOMEN IN THE CITY - Narratives of Identity

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Trisha Bora & Devasis
Moderated By Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

Concert Sound Check/ Setup

  • 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

CONCERT

Sonam Kalra and The Sufi Gospel Project

  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Jayamahal Palace

OF CABBAGES AND KINGS- Hampi in the time of Krishna Deva Raya

Stories and activities with Roopa Pai
(for ages 8 to 12)

  • 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

NIE BOOK LAUNCH

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

SHAKESPEARANA - Travels with theatre

Sanjna Kapoor
Introduced by Ruchika Chanana

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

BLOGRANI

Malini Agarwal & Ruchika Chanana

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

WHERE THE BIRD DISAPPEARED - Writing from Palestine

Ghassan Zaqtan reads from his new novel and talks with Samuel Wilder

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE DREAMCATCHERS - Publishers on publishing

Gabriella Page-Fort, Naveen Kishore, Minakshi Thakur & Manasi Subramaniam

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

TITLE TRACK - The Miss India universe

Prasad Bidapa, Gauri Sinh & Noyonita Lodh

  • 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

IN A FISH BOWL - A Question of Privacy

Rahul Matthan introduced by Saritha Rai

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

EATING OUR WORDS - Culinary sagas
Presented by Fresh to Home

Mr. Kripal Amanna, Tara Deshpande, Manu Chandra & Laksmi Pamuntjak

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

DANCE OF DEMOCRACY

Amit Malviya, Priyanka Chaturvedi & Kunwar Danish Ali
Moderated by Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

RELIGION MATTERS - Minority Report

Neyaz Farooquee & Aakar Patel
Introduced by Ramachandra Guha

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

BECOMING CHINA - The Story Behind The State

Jeanne Marie Gescher & Nitin Pai

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

KANNADA KAVYA - Centenary of Gopalakrishna Adiga

Ja Na Tejashree, Narahalli Balasubramanya & Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi
Moderated by S R Vijayashankar

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

BEYOND BORDERS - Translation in Practice

Jayant Kaikini & Tejaswini Niranjana
Moderated by Mani Rao

  • 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

FILMY FABLES

Krishna Udayasankar, Shamya Dasgupta & Vikram Malhotra
Moderated by Saugata Mukherjee

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE ART AND CRAFT OF HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY

Ramachandra Guha

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

KING LEAR FOR MILLENNIALS

Preti Taneja & Manasi Subramaniam

  • 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

CHRONICLERS OF TRUE CRIME

Maxwell Pereira & Bachi Karkaria
Moderated by Anuja Chauhan

  • 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

YOUNG INDIA

Gurmehar Kaur & Snigdha Poonam

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE UNDERWORLD UNDERFOOT - Stories from Bengaluru's mafia

S. Hussain Zaidi, Zac O'Yeah & Jyoti Shelar
Moderated by Ryan Lobo

  • 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE STORYTELLER'S LIFE

Kiran Nagarkar & Karthika VK

  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

MODERATELY FAMOUS

Soha Ali Khan & Nisha Susan

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Divya Dutta & Zac O'Yeah

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS

Rupi Kaur & Zui Kumar Reddy

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

QUEER AND YOUNG - Spaces, Support & Stories

Shilok Mukkati, Tushar, Anirudh, Sayantika Majumder & Pooja Nair
Moderated by Sharanya Gopinathan

  • 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

PUBLISHING WOMEN Feminism 2.0

Lauren Hook & Nisha Susan
Moderated by Karthika VK

  • 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

POP CULTURE, MIGRATION AND MEMORY

Ketna Patel & Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan
Moderated by Sunandini Banerjee

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - On the Indian penal system

IGP D Roopa & Sunetra Choudhury

  • 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

BORDER CROSSING
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AUSTENISTAN: Laaleen Sukhera & Mishayl Naek across the border via Skype
Moderated by Taruni Kumar

  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

Krishna Udayasankar & Prayaag Akbar
Moderated by Samhita Arni

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

INTERWOVEN - Handloom and couture

Jaya Jaitly, Wendell Rodricks & Ahalya Matthan

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE WHITE MUGHALS - A performance

William Dalrymple & Vidya Shah

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

The Clinton Cerejo Band

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

IN NO MAN'S LAND - Between Make In America & Make In India

Madhukar Raj, Dr. Nandakumar Jairam & Linda Lucas (along with a book launch)

  • 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE POETRY OF FOOD

Laksmi Pamuntjak & Gabriella Page-Fort

  • 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

READINGS - From the forthcoming book of stories 'A Day in the Life'

Anjum Hasan

  • 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE FIGHT TO FREE WORDS

Kannan Sundaram, V Suresh & Kavitha Rao

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

COMPLICATIONS OF THE HEART - The Pleasures and Perils of Being a Poet

Nancy Naomi Carlson & Anjum Hasan

  • 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE SEAGULL JOURNEY - Publishing And Design In A World Without Borders

Sunandini Banerjee & Naveen Kishore
Introduced by Anjum Hasan

  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

A WORDSMITH IN ACTION

Jeet Thayil reads from The Book of Chocolate Saints

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

OUT OF THE WOODS

Performance by Tishani Doshi
Introduced by Arshia Sattar

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

CHILD FRIENDLY, EARTH FRIENDLY

Bijal Vachharajani

  • 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE BUZZ AROUND BITCOIN

Sathvik Vishwanath, Jincy Samuel & Nikhil Narendran

  • 01:30 pm - 02:15 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

INDIAN INSTINCTS

Milee Ashwarya & Miniya Chatterji

  • 02:15 pm - 02:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

UNSELVES

BOOK LAUNCH BY THE STUDENTS OF SRISHTI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

THE AGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Bikram Grewal, Sumit K Sen & Tripti Pandey
Moderated by Panchami Manoo Ukil

  • 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

WRITE INDIA

Vinita Nangia & Ashwin Sanghi
(along with a book launch)

  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

WHY THE WORLD'S BIGGEST COMPANIES ARE COMING TO INDIA FOR R&D

Lalit Ahuja, Manu Saale & KS Viswanathan
Moderated by Sujit John

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

NAANU KANNADIGA - NON KANNADIGA

Alok Babu, MC Bijju, Varvish Panchal, Dipanjan Sanyal, Arathi H N, Pravara Kottur, Tina Shashikanth & Shilok Mukkati
Introduced by Prathibha Nandakumar

Speakers

Aakar Patel

Ahalya Matthan

All OK aka Alok Babu

Anand Neelakantan

Anjum Hasan

Anuja Chauhan

Arathi H N

Arshia Sattar

Ashish Goel

Ashwin Sanghi

Bijal Vachharajani

Bikram Grewal

Chandrahas Choudhury

Chidanand Rajghatta

Dr. Chandrashekhara Kambara

Chef Manu Chandra

Chidanand Rajghatta

Devapriya Roy

Devasis

Dipanjan Sanyal

Divya Dutta

Gabriella Page-Fort

Gauri Sinh

Gurmehar Kaur

Han Yujoo

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Helen Mangham

S. Hussain Zaidi

Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan

Janice Pariat

Jaya Jaitly

Jayant Kaikini

Jeet Thayil

Jincy Samuel

Jyoti Shelar

Kannan Sundaram

Karthika V.K.

Kavitha Lankesh

Kavitha Rao

Ketna Patel

Kripal Amanna

Krishna K Manavalli

Kunwar Danish Ali

Laaleen Sukhera

Lakshmi Chaudhry

Laksmi Pamuntjak

Lalit Ahuja

Lauren Rosemary Hook

Malini Agarwal

Manasi Subramaniam

Manu Saale

Maria Goretti

Milee Ashwarya

Minakshi Thakur

Miniya Chatterji

Mishayl

Nancy Naomi Carlson

Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Dr Narahalli Balasubramanya

Naveen Kishore

Neyaz Farooquee

Ngugiwa Thiong'o

Nikhil Narendran

Nithin Kamath

Nitin Pai

Noyonita Lodh

Panchami Manoo Ukil

Prasad Bidapa

Prathibha Nandakumar

Pravara Kotturu

Prayaag Akbar

Preti Taneja

Priya Kuriyan

Rahul Matthan

Ramachandra Guha

Roopa Pai

Rupi Kaur

Ryan Lobo

Samhita Arni

Sanjna Kapoor

Sathvik Vishwanath

Saugata Mukherjee

Shilok Mukkati

Shreevatsa Nevatia

Snigdha Poonam

Soha Ali Khan

Sonam Kalra

Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

Sujatha Gidla

Sumit K Sen

Sunandini Banerjee

Sunetra Choudhury

Tara Deshpande

Tejashree J. N.

Tina Shashikanth

Tishani Doshi

Tripti Pandey

Trisha Bora

Varvish Panchal aka Krazzy

Vidya Shah

Vikram Malhotra

Vinita Dawra Nangia

Vishal Bali

Wanjiru Koinange

Wendell Rodricks

William Dalrymple

Zui Kumar Reddy



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