Schedule

Masterclass in Writing

A Masterclass Workshop by Israeli best-selling novelist Mirik Snir on the Topic - "If babies are born good, how come there are bad people?"

Literary Dinner

Conversations on life and more in an intimate and engaging space. Get to know Shabana Azmi, while she takes you through her journey as an author, celebrity and all the more a prolific actor, over a delicious sit down meal with you.

Times Litfest: Day 1

Join us this year on February 23rd as we bring together more than 100 acclaimed authors and speakers at Jayamahal Palace for the fifth edition of the Times Litfest Bengaluru..

Times Litfest: Day 2

Join us this year on February 24th as we bring together more than 100 acclaimed authors and speakers at Jayamahal Palace for the fifth edition of the Times Litfest Bengaluru..

Workshops @ The Garage

Join us on 23rd and 24th February at the Times Litfest Bengaluru 2019 for some interesting workshops on writing and more, conducted by celebrated authors.

  • 23rd & 24th Feb, 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace
  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

MURDER IN SEVEN ACTS: A workshop on Detective Fiction

Kalpana Swaminathan
Adults / First 40 participants allowed
Do you love detective stories--but can't find one you really like? Then why not write one, yourself? It's fun! Leave your literary scruples behind , grab that reliable blunt instrument and get writing MURDER....

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

7 ELEMENTS OF HANDWRITING

Prof. KC Janardhan
TA: Adults/ First 40 participants allowed



Learn how to restructure your handwriting and letters to unleash your true potential!

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

HOW TO RAISE KIDS AND LIVE TO TELL THE TALE

Sathya Ramaganapathy
Adults/ First 40 participants allowed
The session is a guide to finding the humour in parenting. The author makes no claims to being a parenting expert. She, however, comes armed with over 16 years of experience in waging the daily battles of parenting and coping with raising kids by laughing at herself and them. Learn how to take a step back and enjoy parenting

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

CAN YOU SAY U.P.A.N.I.S.H.A.D?

Roopa Pai
8-15 years/ First 40 participants allowed

It's time to get India's most ancient texts out of the mothballs! Why? Because they contain great lessons for us, both children and adults, on how to live our lives most joyfully in the manic 21st century. Children's author Roopa Pai will give you the 101.

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

WRITING WORKSHOP

Kulpreet Yadav/ Dipanker Mukherjee
Adults/ First 40 participants allowed
Learn how to restructure your handwriting and letters to unleash your true potential.

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Illustration workshop: HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN SUPERHERO

Arjun Gaind
Children (8-15 years) / First 40 participants allowed

Most kids today grow up watching superheroes. This workshop will give them a chance to draw and imagine with Arjun Gaind and exercise their creative chops. Children with the most original superheroes stand a chance of winning Indian comic books.

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

STORIES FROM HISTORY: Quirky tales about animals in Indian history

Archana Garodia and Shruti Garodia

Children (8-15 years) / First 40 participants allowed



Archana Garodia and Shruti Garodia tell quirky tales about animals in Indian history

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Bibliotherapy: The art of using literature to heal

Eshwar Sundareshan
Adults/ First 40 participants allowed
We all instinctively understand the therapeutic aspect of reading and writing. In Bibliotherapy, both reading and writing is used to generate self-awareness, address trauma, stoke creativity and infuse motivation. The workshop will cover interesting aspects of healing nature of words

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

HOW TO BE A SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR!

Workshop by Influencers ,Nitibha Kaul & Karishma Sakhrani

Adults / First 40 participants allowed

Masterclass - ‘WRITING FOR WOMEN’

A Masterclass Workshop by Canadian best-selling novelist Mirik Snir on the Topic - Creating Moments of Grace in Fiction.

 

About Author/ Speaker

Mirik Snir Snir was born on a Kibbutz, Israel and lived there for 40 years. She is the mother of nine children and grandmother to many, many more, a natural “lab” for her stories.

 

Tickets available on BookMyShow Book Now

Literary Dinner

Conversations on life and more in an intimate and engaging space. Get to know Shabana Azmi, while she takes you through her journey as an author, celebrity and all the more a prolific actor, over a delicious sit down meal with you.

Tickets available on BookMyShow Book Now

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

INVOCATION

Performance by Dr. Aneesh Vidyashankar

LAMP LIGHTING: Followed by welcome address by Asha Rai, Resident Editor at TOI
Festival opening by Festival Director Vinita Dawra Nangia

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS




Devdutt Pattanaik - "Astitva: Existence. Being. Identity."


  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

THE FATE OF BUTTERFLIES

Nayantara Sahgal discusses her latest book with Vivek Shanbhag

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

RAJNITI, RAJDHARMA AND THE GAME OF THRONES

Devdutt Pattanaik and Shobhaa De

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

THE MARCH OF THE WOMEN: BLOCKS & BRIDGES

Deepa Narayan, Andaleeb Wajid and D. Roopa Moudgil IPS

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

NARRATIVES OF WAR AND EXILE

Kishwar Desai and Rakhshanda Jalil

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

KAIFIYAT: A POETIC LEGACY

Shabana Azmi and Rakhshanda Jalil with Manasi Subramaniam

  • 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

NEW TWISTS IN MYTHOLOGY

Anand Neelakantan, Aditya Iyengar and Kavita Kane with Anuja Chandramouli

  • 05:15 pm - 06:15 pm

THE BEST MISTAKES OF MY LIFE

Veteran Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan with Millie Ashwarya

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

CRIME PATROL: TRUE STORIES

Annup Sonii and D. Roopa Moudgil IPS in conversation with Vish Dhamija

  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

SHADES OF LOVE

Ravinder Singh in conversation with Mirchi RJ Ridhi

  • 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm

BANKING ON CRIME

Ashwin Sanghi, Ravi Subramanian and Anita Nair with Vish Dhamija

  • 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm

THE HEART OF HAPPINESS

Joshua Pollock with Rishabh C. Kothari

  • 02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

WHEN HISTORY COMES ALIVE

Manu Pillai, Parvati Sharma, Vikram Sampath and Sutapa Basu

  • 03:15 pm - 04:15 pm

13 STEPS TO EVERYTHING GOOD

Ashwin Sanghi with Dr Mukesh Batra and Kiran Manral

  • 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

MONEY MATTERS: THEN AND NOW

Gurcharan Das, Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai and Ravi Subramanian

  • 05:15 pm - 06:15 pm

MY GIRL: WHAT MAKES HER ROAR?

Anita Nair, Kishwar Desai and Meghna Pant with Manasi Subramaniam

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

NANNA KATHE: AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ON WOMEN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHIES IN KANNADA

Dr Vijaya, Bhargavi Narayan and Pratibha Nandakumar

  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

HOW TO GET PUBLISHED IN INDIA

Meghna Pant, Millie Ashwarya and Himanjali Sankar with Dipankar Mukherjee

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

HOW TECHNOLOGY YIELDS OUR NARRATIVES

Boris Razon, Head of New Writing & Transmedia France Televisions, talks to Anam Ajmal

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

HYMNS TO THE DROWNING: TRIBUTE TO AK RAMANUJAN

by Artist S G Vasudev

  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

OF SPY TALES & NEIGHBOURS

Vikram Sood, Gen JJ Singh, Harinder Sikka and Sharad Kohli

  • 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

FINTECH IN INDIA: WILL DAVIDS BECOME GOLIATHS?

Adhil Shetty, Sashank Rishyasringa, Siddharth Shetty and Nikhil Kamath with Sujit John (Session presented by SBI)

  • 05:15 pm - 06:15 pm

ADAPTATIONS: READING MOVIES, WATCHING BOOKS

Anand Neelakantan, Harinder Sikka and Diptakirti Chaudhuri with Natasha Badhwar

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

70 & FEMALE IS THE NEW COOL!

Shobhaa De in conversation with Meghna Pant

  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

THE ECOLOGY OF TOMORROW

Mridula Ramesh and Raghav Chandra with Narayani Ganesh

  • 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm

THE BUZZ AROUND SPORTS

Krishnappa Gowtham, Nisha Millet, Rehan Poncha and Harimohan Paruvu with Prajwal Hegde

  • 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm

THE HEIST ARTIST: BOOK LAUNCH

Vish Dhamija with Kiran Manral (M). Book launch by Vinita Dawra Nangia and Ashwin Sanghi
(Session Sponsor : Zeiss)

  • 02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

RETHINKING PORNOGRAPHY

Richa Kaul Padte, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu with Aditya Gautam

  • 03:15 pm - 04:15 pm

NO KIDDING: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Nilanjan Choudhury, Vestin Varghese, Parvathi Ramkumar and Kalpana Swaminathan

  • 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

I HAVE BECOME THE TIDE

Githa Hariharan with Himanjali Sankar

  • 05:15 pm - 06:15 pm

KAMA: THE RIDDLE OF DESIRE

Gurcharan Das, Anuja Chandramouli and Sutapa Basu

  • 06:15 pm - 07:15 pm

HOW TO SPIN A YARN

Andaleeb Wajid, Milan Vohra, Sadiqa Peerbhoy and Nirmala Govindarajan

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am

SPEAKING TREE: LEADING A LIFE OF PURPOSE & HAPPINESS

Om Swami with Narayani Ganesh

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF 2-MINUTE READS

Boris Razon and Prayaag Akbar with Mitra Phukan

  • 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

VANARA: AN EPIC LOVE TRIANGLE

Anand Neelakantan with Manasi Subramaniam

  • 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

THINK GLOBAL, EAT LOCAL

Rujuta Diwekar

Book Launch: Notes for Healthy Kids & Parents Too by Rujuta Diwekar
(Session sponsor: Zeiss)

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

MIRROR NOW: CAN OUR DEMOCRACY AFFORD CRORES OF LOST VOTES?

Jay Panda, Vivek Reddy, Veerappa Moily, SP Anand, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Revathy Ashok and Nida Hasan with Faye D’Souza

  • 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

A STORY WORTH SELLING OR A STORY WORTH TELLING?

Ravinder Singh, Ravi Subramanian, Anand Neelakantan and Prayaag Akbar with Vinita Dawra Nangia

  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

CHILLS AND THRILLS: LURE OF THE DARK

Kalpana Swaminathan, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay and Kulpreet Yadav

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

DECODING CHETAN

Chetan Bhagat in conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

  • 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

PERFORMANCE

Agam: A progressive Carnatic Rock Band

  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am

SKETCHING INDIA: THE AGE OF GRAPHIC NARRATIVES

Arjun Gaind and Appupen with Ramya Ramakrishnan

  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

HOW TO BE A WRITE INDIA WINNER

Sutapa Basu, Richa S Mukherjee, Harshali Singh and Vani Shivashankar with Tino De Sa

Book launch: Write India Stories- 2 by leading Write India authors Anand Neelakantan, Ravi Subramanian, Ravinder Singh & Shobhaa De (Session presented by Zeiss)

  • 12:45 pm - 01:45 pm

A CULINARY TRAIL ACROSS INDIA

Shipra Khanna, Karishma Sakhrani with Kalyan Karmakar

Book Launch: Simply Indian Regional Cuisine by Shipra Khanna (Session presented by Zeiss)

  • 01:45 pm - 02:45 pm

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE HOLDS A MIRROR TO THE SOCIETY

A talk by awarded Israeli children’s author Mirik Snir

  • 02:45 pm - 03:45 pm

LISTEN TO ME

Shashi Deshpande on her book with Githa Hariharan

  • 03:45 pm - 04:45 pm

SPOKEN WORD POETRY PERFORMANCE

by Priya Malik

  • 04:45 pm - 05:45 pm

REVISITING HISTORY: UNEARTHING THE PAST

Tony Joseph, Manu S. Pillai and Archana Garodia

  • 05:45 pm - 06:45 pm

THE BIG SHORT: STORIES THAT LAST

Manu Bhattathiri and Shinie Antony with Tino de Sa

  • 06:45 pm - 07:45 pm

SLAM POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD

Roshan Abbas with Lisa Mandal, Angshuman Sarma, Daniel Sukumar & Shubham Negi

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 am

HALF THE NIGHT IS GONE

Amitabha Bagchi with Anita Nair

  • 12:00 am - 01:00 pm

LUTYENS’ MAVERICK

Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda in conversation with Sharad Kohli

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

HOMECOMING: A FAMILY SAGA

Amitabha Bagchi, Udayan Mukherjee and Vivek Shanbhag with Esther David

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

IT’S LOVE, ACTUALLY: A QUEER VISION

Sharif Rangnekar and Apsara Reddy with Amrita Mahale

  • 03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

THE ORIGINALS: FEMINISM BEFORE HASHTAGS

Shashi Deshpande, Nayantara Sahgal and Shobhaa De

  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

ECO WEAVES: PICKING UP THREADS OF TRADITION

Wendell Rodricks and Madhu Jain with Banhi Jha (Session presented by Peter England)

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

HOSA CHIGURU HALE BERU - RECONNECTING WITH CLASSICS

Vikas Vasishta, Gurupriya Atreya, Sushma Anil, Rajendra Prasad and Prathibha Nandakumar

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

LIVING ON THE EDGE: A NEW BEGINNING

Reshma Bano Qureshi, Shabri Prasad Singh, Anna Chandy and Tania Singh

  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

ANATOMY OF LOVE & HATE

Revati Laul and Natasha Badhwar with Himanjali Sankar

  • 12:45 pm - 01:45 pm

EATING WASPS

Anita Nair in conversation with Prayaag Akbar

  • 01:45 pm - 02:45 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT?

Roshan Abbas

  • 02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
  • Jayamahal Palace

BECOMING THE OTHER

A talk by Boris Razon, Head of New Writing & Transmedia, France Televisions

  • 03:45 pm - 04:45 pm

FICTION IN INDIAN LANGUAGES: NARRATIVES ACROSS REGIONS

Vivek Shanbhag, Paul Zacharia and Mitra Phukan with Dipankar Mukherjee

  • 04:45 pm - 05:45 pm

WHY I WRITE, WHAT I WRITE

Usha Ananda Krishna, Susmita Mukherjee, Neel Mullick and Himanjali Sankar with Harshali Singh

  • 05:45 pm - 06:45 pm

CONQUERING TIDES: YOUNG INDIA WRITING

Neel Mullick, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay, Priya Malik and Amrita Mahale with Kulpreet Yadav

  • 06:45 pm - 07:45 pm

TALK: WENDELL RODRICKS: BEYOND FASHION

NOTE:

  • DISCLAIMER: The schedule is subject to change
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