• Schedule

Schedule

  • 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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  • The Cold Cruel World of Upper-Class Crime – From Nanavati to Indrani What's new, what's not
    Aditya Birla Hall
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Bachi Karkaria and Supriya Nair follow the scented trail

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  • British Council presents
    Dishing Up the Diaspora How Jews, Indians, and other wanderers changed the way world eats
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Veteran food writer Claudia Roden breaks bread with Vikram Doctor

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  • Partition and Poetry in Golden Slippers
    JSW Hall
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Gulzar speaks on being a novelist at 80 with Rakhshanda Jalil

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  • We are Not Twins!
    Times Hall
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Mythologists Devdutt Pattanaik and Ashwin Sanghi on the bane of their lives

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  • Finding Osama Hot tips, cold trails: the torturous path to the World's Most Wanted
    Aditya Birla Hall
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott Clark in conversation with Meenal Baghel

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  • Friend of My Youth
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Amit Chaudhuri reads from and discusses his new book with Sumana Roy

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  • Democracy's XI Is cricket the ultimate Indian dream?
    HDFC Lawns
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on his new book

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  • CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
    Workshop Hall
    12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

    Totally Mumbai Bhelpuri Bringing the city alive through its yummy food stories

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  • Life is Not a Silo Why we need the humanities
    JSW Hall
    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    historian Patrick French, professor Supriya Chaudhuri
    Moderator: Sunil Khilnani

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  • Around the Campfire My best travel story
    Times Hall
    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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  • The Writer and the Publisher Do Saints Eat Chocolate?
    Aditya Birla Hall
    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    Jeet Thayil in conversation with David Davidar

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  • VR Film Screening
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    BBC film Crossing the Sky directed by Anna Bressanin who talks about the making

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  • Where Sparrows Fall
    HDFC Lawns
    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

    Bird-lover Bikram Grewal talks on the older kind of tweets

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  • MASTERCLASS VR the World
    Workshop Hall
    1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    Learning Virtual Reality with Memesys (for professionals)

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  • Technology, Language, and Identity
    Times Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Hanuman or Karna What kind of loyalty do netas want?
    JSW Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Our Gendered Brain Are men and women really wired differently?
    Aditya Birla Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Science writer Angela Saini, techie Sujit Saraf, finance strategist Sandra Navidi
    Moderator: Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

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  • The Single-Column Assassin How cartoonists kill it
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Cathy Wilcox, Sandeep Adhwaryu, and Hemant Morparia sharpen their pencils

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  • Travelling Light Navigating the bumpy bipolar terrain
    HDFC Lawns
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
    Workshop Hall
    3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

    John Dougherty sings and reads for children

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  • It's Ok Not To Be Ok! Mental illness has many forms, is everywhere
    JSW Hall
    4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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  • Call Me Sherlock The researcher as detective
    Times Hall
    4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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  • Miss Laila and Mister Manu
    Aditya Birla Hall
    4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
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  • PERFORMANCE
    HDFC Lawns
    5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

    Readings by
    Vivek Oberoi and Richa Chadda

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  • CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
    Workshop Hall
    5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

    Creative expression with MPower
    Experimental drums and art circle

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  • Seventy is the New Seventy Who the hell wants to be thirty?
    JSW Hall
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Shobhaa De, Hema Malini, Rajkamal Mukherjee
    Moderator: Srijana Mitra Das

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  • The Lives of Others How do we get under the skin and include the blister?
    Times Hall
    5:30 PM - 6 :30 PM

    Patrick French, Robyn Davidson, Akhil Sharma
    Moderator: New Yorker books editor Deborah Treisman

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  • MASTERCLASS Are you novel-ready?
    Aditya Birla Hall
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Ten tips from publisher Chiki Sarkar

  • Film Screening: The Secret in Their Eyes
    Tim Delhi Airport Hall
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Followed by Eduardo Sacheri talking about the book behind the film

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  • Into the Heart of Language
    HDFC Lawns
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Gopal Gandhi delivers the keynote to our Lifetime Achievement Awards
    We honour Bhalchandra Nemade, Krishna Sobti, Perumal Murugan, Dhurbajyoti Borah

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  • Empirical Evidence Did we really need the Brits?
    JSW Hall
    6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

    Shashi Tharoor in conversation with historian Zareer Masani

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  • MASTERCLASS A Taste for Stories
    Workshop Hall
    6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

    Learning how to tell them with Vayu Naidu

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  • PERFORMANCE
    HDFC Lawns
    7:15 PM onwards

    Hungarian folk band Kalaka

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