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All the World's a Story

ScheduleHighlight 2016

  • All the World's a Story
    JSW Hall
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on her art, interviewed by Vinita Dawra Nangia of Write India

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  • The Stories That Indians Love to Tell
    Times Hall
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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  • MASTERCLASS Seeing Beyond Sight
    HDFC Lawns
    10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    with Partho Bhowmick

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  • Killing Them Softly ...with prose, pictures, and poetry
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cartoonist Cathy Wilcox, feminist Julie Bindel, poet-actor Lisa Ray
    Moderator: Anna Bressanin

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  • The Lion King
    JSW Hall
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    The incredible journey of Saroo Brierly

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  • Beyond the Bestseller From Insta success to the books that endure
    Times Hall
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Economist books editor Fiammetta Rocco, Plum Sykes, publisher Meru Gokhale
    Moderator: Srijana Mitra Das

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  • PERFORMANCE Gaana and Guitar at Lunchtime
    HDFC Lawns
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    The music of Vipin Heero

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  • Girls are Coming out of the Woods
    Aditya Birla Hall
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

    Poets Lisa Ray and Tishani Doshi discuss their old challenges, new freedoms, with Tishani's dance performance Lisa Ray and Tishani Doshi

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  • Pixies and Pixels How digital has changed the style and substance of storytelling
    Aditya Birla Hall
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Deborah Treisman enters the new zone with Pragya Tiwari
    Moderator: Chiki Sarkar

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  • Despots Then and Now From Stalin to Trump
    JSW Hall
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    North Korean dissenter Hyeonseo Lee, Stephen Kotkin, Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai
    Moderator: Patrick French

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  • The Wonder of Panini's Sanskrit Grammar Catching the ocean in a cows hoofprint
    Times Hall
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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  • Memories Are Made of This
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    In an era where our memories are defined by broadcasting, Head of History Robert Seatter describes how the BBC creates moments of celebration, exploration and revelation, to tell diverse stories

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  • MASTERCLASS How to write a film script
    Workshop Hall
    10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    with Anjum Rajabali

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  • PERFORMANCE Morning riffs with Bombay Bairag
    HDFC Lawns
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    A blend of contemporary, classical, and Sufi music

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  • The Making of a Poet
    JSW Hall
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    How Gulzar inspired Vishal Bhardwaj

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  • Capturing the Rainbow in Black & White The world in a camera
    Times Hall
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Bill Hayes on his forthcoming collection of street photos, How New York Breaks Your Heart, in conversation with Sooni Taraporevala whose latest book, Home in the City, is just out

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Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestselling The Map of Love (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999 and translated into more than 30 languages), as well as the well-loved In the Eye of the Sun and the collection of short stories, I Think of You. Her account of the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Cairo: a City Transformed, came out in January 2014 (Knopf and Bloomsbury). She is also the founder of the Palestine Festival of Literature which takes place annually in the cities of occupied Palestine and Gaza. Ms Soueif is a Trustee of the British Museum, a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Caine Prize for African Literature. She sits on various Boards in Egypt and the UK. Ms Soueif holds a PhD in Linguistics and is a recipient of three honorary doctorates from UK universities. She is a graduate of Cairo University.






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