January 15

 

SIR MUTHA CONCERT HALL

 

9.15 am – 9.40 am

A performance by the Chennai Children’s Choir

 

9.45 am – 10.45 am

Sol, Isai, Porul – Vairamuthu in conversation with Thamizhachi Thangapandian

 

10.50 am – 11.40 am

Rebooting the Indian Economy – P Chidambaram and Sanjaya Baru. Moderated by N Ravi

 

11.40 am – 11.55 am

TEA

 

11.55 am – 12.45 pm

Writing the World – Geraldine Brooks, Karan Mahajan, Vivek Shanbhag, Hanya Yanagihara. Moderated by Karthika V K

 

12.50 pm – 1.40 pm

The Minority Report: protecting the minorities and marginalised – Saeed Naqvi, Katherine Boo. Moderated by Salil Tripathi

 

1.40 pm – 2.30 pm

LUNCH

 

2.30 pm – 3.20 pm

Is India Ripe for a Revolution? – Kanhaiya Kumar in conversation with Sadanand Menon

 

3.25 pm – 4.15 pm

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak in conversation with Tishani Doshi

 

4.15 pm – 4.25 pm

TEA

 

4.25 pm – 5.15 pm

The Great Ones – Sunil Khilnani and Ira Mukhoty. Moderated by Raghu Karnad

 

5.20 pm – 6.10 pm

The Hindu Prize Ceremony

 

6.15 pm – 7.00 pm

Heroines Then, Heroines Now – Malavika Sarukkai in conversation with Sreemathi Ramnath

 

THE HINDU PAVILION

 

11.00 am – 11.50 am

Women of Power – Amruta Patil and Ira Mukhoty. Moderated by Vaishna Roy

 

11.55 am – 12.40 pm

Return of the Word – Perumal Murugan in conversation with A R Venkatachalapathy

 

12.45 pm – 1.40 pm

Drawing Blood – Molly Crabapple in conversation with Raghu Karnad

 

1.40 pm – 2.40 pm

LUNCH

 

2.45 pm – 3.35 pm

Everyone is a Critic: A behind-the-scenes look at the cooks versus critics battle – Anoothi Vishal, Gauri Devidayal, Sarah Todd. Moderated by Shonali Muthalaly

 

3.40 pm – 4.30 pm

The Association of Small Bombs – Karan Mahajan in conversation with Suhasini Haidar

 

4.35 pm – 5.25 pm

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara in conversation with Arunava Sinha

 

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Dreams of a Hindu Rashtra – Akshaya Mukul and Saeed Naqvi. Moderated by N Ram

 

THE HINDU SHOWPLACE

 

10.30 am – 11.30 am

Russia: A Road Movie of Literature – Perumpadavam Sreedharan, Paul Zacharia, Shiny Jacob Benjamin. Moderated by Rekha Menon

 

11.35 am -12.15 pm

Urdu: The Poetics and the Politics – Rahman Abbas in conversation with Shafey Kidwai

 

12.20 pm – 1.00 pm

My Story: The Stories I Can Tell – Rumena Buzarkovska in conversation with Nandini Krishnan

 

STUDIO 1

 

10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Shakespeare and Bollywood by Jonathan Gil Harris

 

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Sculpting the text by Pralayan

 

STUDIO 2

 

10.00 am – 12.00 noon

The Seeing Eye… Ways of Seeing by Sharan Apparao

 

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Metaphors that Move the Mind by Pradeep Chakravarthy