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Bhopal literature Festival all set to bring fervors of art, Culture and literature in Bhopal

Saturday - January 12, 2019 2:15 pm , Category : BHOPAL


The three-days-long events 'Heartland Stories Bhopal Literature and Art Festival 2019' would be begin from today at Bharat Bhavan

Bhopal, Jan 12, 2019 (WTN): The first edition of the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival (BLF) will be held from January 12-14 at Bharat Bhawan. The event 'Heartland Stories Bhopal Literature and Art Festival 2019' is organised by Society for Culture & Environment holds 'Heartland Stories Bhopal Literature and Art Festival 2019'. BLF would see 70 authors, artists and experts in attendance.

According to organisers they will be hosting three parallel sessions with the specialists speaking from their books to ensure a wholesome and enhanced experience. The subjects of the sessions as varied as Art & Lifestyle, Dialogue & Discussion, History & Mythology, Biography, Environment & Conservation, Defence & Diplomacy, Culture & Society, India: The Path Ahead and Memory & Creativity in Literature.  The book reading will also be accompanied by exhibitions and art installations.

Highlights of first day

The event will begin with soulful Saraswati Vandana by Gundecha Bandhu at 9.30 AM. The recital would continue till 10AM at Open Air stage 'Bahirang'. After this recital inauguration ceremony and announcement of Sushila Devi Award will take place at 10.15 AM.  Just after the inauguration ceremony guests will inaugurate an art exhibition which is curated by Bhajju Shyam and Meera Dass and Advised by John H. Bowles. First day of this event will concluded with Immortal Music, down memory lane, performance by the Mankotias at Bahirang at 6.30 PM.

Sessions

 
Time Antarang Vaagarth Abhirang
11:15 AM - 12 :00 PM The Path Ahead : Transformative Ideas for India, a panel discussion between Rajiv Mehrishi, Amitabh Kant and Ila Patnaik, moderated by Santosh Mehrotra Bandhavgarh Inheritance and Wild Madhya Pradesh, Bittu Sahgal in conversation with Madhu Verma InfiniteVariety : A History of Desire in India, Madhavi Menon in conversation with Anil Dharker and Seema Goswami
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM John Bowles in conversation with Gita Wolf, Anubhav Nath and Tara Douglas on The London Jungle Book, Bhajju Shyam Shringara : The many faces of Indian beauty, Alka Pande in conversation wtih Rakesh Agarwal The Spy Chronicles, RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace, AS Dulat in conversation with TCA Raghavan
02:00 PM- 02:50 PM Roots of Culture : Writings around the Ramayana/Puranas/Mahabharata - Bibek Debroy in conversation with Raghav Chandra Making Growth Happen in India, V Kumaraswamy in conversation with Pratap Verma and Animesh Parihar Book of Rachel, Esther David in conversation with Ashali Varma and Kena Shree
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM Adi Shankaracharya : Hinduism's Greatest Thinker, Pavan K Varma in conversation with Malashri Lal Prithviraj Chauhan : The Emperor of Hearts, Anuja Chandramouli in conversation with Rima Hooja Shahrukh Khan : The Power of a Common Man, Koral Dasgupta in conversation with Sukriti Sharma
04:20 PM - 05:10 PM Race Course Road, Seema Goswami in conversation with Nutan Manmohan Indian Mammals, Vivek Menon in conversation with Ajoy Bhattacharya Despite Stolen Dreams, Anita Krishan in conversation with Kaneez Razavi and Vinita Dawra Nangia
05:20 PM - 06:10 PM Love in Lutyens' Delhi, Amitabh Pandey in conversation with Pallavi Govil Cuisine and Intangibe Culture - Sunita Kohli, The Lucknow Cookbook in conversation with Nita Khanna and reading of Neematnama by Meera Dass Love Is Always Right, Vinita Dawra Nangia in conversation with Anuja Chandramouli