• December 2 - 4, 2016
    Come to Mehboob Studios, Bandra

    Our theme of ‘That Man-Woman Thing’. Politics from US to us.
    The Right, rights, and all that’s left. Art, music, food to hear about
    and feast on. Stuff for the young to think about and do.

    Where Literature meets Life. 

    REGISTER NOW
    Please check the Schedule Tab for latest session timings!
  • December 2 - 4, 2016
    Come to Mehboob Studios, Bandra

    Our theme of ‘That Man-Woman Thing’. Politics from US to us.
    The Right, rights, and all that’s left. Art, music, food to hear about
    and feast on. Stuff for the young to think about and do.

    Where Literature meets Life. 

    REGISTER NOW
    Please check the Schedule Tab for latest session timings!

Schedule

  • 33 RPM: Revolution Poetry Music - Tribute to Nobel laureate Bob Dylan
    Yes Bank Hall
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    A performance by Lou Majaw, followed by a discussion between Ali Cobby Eckermann, Shantanu Moitra, Prasoon Joshi and Lou Majaw. Srijana Mitra Das moderates.

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  • How Did an Aadivasi Artist Find His Way to the Times Litfest?
    JSW Hall
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    With Venkat Shyam, S. Anand, and Ranjit Hoskote.

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  • The Prodigal Daughter
    Pride of Cows Hall
    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

    Book reading by bohemian Prue Leith, followed by a chat with novelist Mridula Koshy.

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  • Man-Eater, Woman-Hater - What's new, what remains unchanged
    Yes Bank Hall
    11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

    Celebrated thinkers spar over this year's theme. Media diva Tina Brown, 'Shakespearewalla' Andrew Dickson, prize-winning novelist Manu Joseph, and lawyer Mrunalini Deshmukh. Columnist Malavika Sangghvi moderates.

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  • The Temple Road: A Doctor's Journey
    Times Hall
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Book reading by Fazlur Rahman, followed by a conversation with Antara Ganguli.

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  • Hijacking the Icons - The political game of grab as grab can
    Pride of Cows Hall
    12:15 PM to 01:15 PM

    SESSION SHIFTED TO SUNDAY AT 4:15pm

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  • Being The Other: A Muslim In India
    Pride of Cows Hall
    12:30 PM to 01:30 PM

    Book reading by Saeed Naqvi, followed by a chat with Jyoti Malhotra

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  • Start-Ups and End-Games - The stakes in today's hottest business
    Yes Bank Hall
    01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    With Jack Ma biographer Duncan Clark and Mahesh Murthy of Pinstorm. Shaili Chopra, founder of SheThePeople.TV, guides the conversation.

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  • CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP Sculpt a Story
    HDFC Lawns
    10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Sculpt a story in clay after witnessing an animated narration of Oscar Wilde's short story 'The selfish giant'. Each participant will be taught the basics of using clay and to make their own tablet. They will bring alive the story in their own way, through motifs and visuals made in clay. By Rashi Jain. Recommended age group: 8-14 years. Participants limited to 25.

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  • The Aura and the Shadow
    Yes Bank Hall
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Emma Woolf, grandniece of Virginia, and Darwin's direct descendant Ruth Padel, discuss the boon and the burden of legacy.

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  • Dance of Democracy
    Pride of Cows Hall
    10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

    From frontline specialists Tavleen Singh and Rajdeep Sardesai.

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  • Liberty, Equality, Sexuality
    Times Hall
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Representing a range of sexual orientations, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar, Charles Dantzig, and Gil Hovav. Vikram Doctor moderates.

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  • But Is This Art?
    JSW Hall
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    With the head of Tate Modern Frances Morris, photographer Dayanita Singh, and artist Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Cultural czarina Tasneem Zakaria Mehta moderates.

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  • Being Kangana
    Yes Bank Hall
    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

    Kangana Ranaut on how women can make bold, break moulds. In conversation with Manu Joseph [no relation to Tanu weds Manu :)]

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  • The East is Read - And for the West, it's still not an open book
    Times Hall
    11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

    Two Asia analysts unravel the inscrutable. Jonathan Clements with Pallavi Aiyar.

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  • The Ethical Slut - Is polyamory the answer to our promiscuous instinct?
    JSW Hall
    12:15 PM to 01:15 PM

    With maverick writers Dossie Easton, Hoshang Merchant and Barbara Ascher. Pragya Tiwari adds fuel to the fire.

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  • Hawk Hunters - Does war ever make sense?
    Pride of Cows Hall
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Historian Srinath Raghavan and Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam break it down. Defence analyst Maroof Raza guides the conversation.

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  • Fringe Benefits - Why the marginalised voice needs amplification
    Times Hall
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    With S Anand, N.D. Rajkumar, Jerry Pinto, P. Sivakami, and Venkat Shyam.

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  • CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP Build a Galaxy!
    HDFC Lawns
    10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

    How was our Milky Way formed? What is our Universe made of? Come and take part in a game with Prof. Basudeb Dasgupta that will tell us how ordinary matter, dark matter, light, and gravity shape our Universe. Mild physical activity expected. Please wear shoes. Recommended age group: 10+

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  • Making the Economy Work for Us
    JSW Hall
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Head planner Arvind Panagariya of NITI Aayog in conversation with economics ace Swaminathan Aiyar.

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  • The Moving Finger Types
    Pride of Cows Hall
    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

    In honour of their iconic typewriter business, Godrej launches a book on the clickety clack machine. With historian David Arnold, writer Brigid Keenan, journalist Rama Lakshmi., and academic Indira Chowdhury. The book's editor Sidharth Bhatia moderates.

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  • God on Every Wind
    Times Hall
    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

    Book reading by Farhad Sorabjee, followed by a conversation with Imraan Coovadia.

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  • Media Makes and Breaks the World
    Yes Bank Hall
    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

    Media diva Tina Brown and media brat Suhel Seth spell it like it is.

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  • Lost and Found in Translation
    HDFC Lawns
    11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

    With multilingual authors Vivek Shanbhag, Srinath Perur, S Anand, and Jerry Pinto. Moderated by writer/ columnist Nilanjana Roy.

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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.

  • Literature

    Somebodies, wannabes, and disrupters. But seriously, some of the finest minds discuss a range of subjects, from the sell-by date of marriage to the significance of Trump.

    Literature

  • Art

    From a Gond tribal to the Director of Tate, plus books as installation.

    Art

  • Music

    India’s Bob Dylan, singing the talkies, songs of the Ganga boatmen, Punjabi quawwal, and Argentinian tango.

    Music

  • For the Kids

    Ceramics, science, and study without stress.

    For the Kids

  • Food

    Listen to the big cheeses from the culinary world, hang out at our lounge café.

    Food

  • Amazing Grace

    Role models who inspire you to pay it forward.

    Amazing Grace

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