9.00 AM - 9.25 AMPERFORMANCE BY CHILDREN OF THE SUNSHINE ORCHESTRA A project of the AR Rahman Foundation


 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMTHE CHANGING FACE OF INDIAArun Kumar, Gurmehar Kaur, Nidhi Razdan and Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with G Sampath

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMTHE CORRUPT SOCIETY : Investigating Scams and Black Money Arun Kumar and N Ram in conversation with Rajiv Lochan

 11.45 AM - 12.00 PMTEA

 12.00 PM - 12.45 PMTHE FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE RELEVANCE OF THE MAHATMA TODAY Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with David Davidar

 12.50 PM - 1.40 PMTHE PRICE OF FREEDOMLFL's Mystery Speaker in conversation with Suhasini Haider

 1.40 PM - 2.25 PMLUNCH

 2.25 PM - 3.25 PMAN UNSUITABLE BOYKaran Johar in conversation with Baradwaj Rangan

 3.30 PM - 4.20 PMBEYOND RUNS AND WICKETS : The Great Indian Cricket StoryK Srikkanth, N Ram and Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Suresh Menon

 4.20 PM - 4.30 PMTEA

 4.30 PM - 5.20 PMWHY IS INDIA'S SECULAR NATIONALISM UNDER ATTACK?Ananya Vajpeyi, Manu Joseph, Prayaag Akbar and Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Malini Parthasarathy

 5.25 PM - 6.10 PMNUDE : PoemsPoems Vishal Bhardwaj in conversation with Jonathan Gil Harris

 6.15 PM - 7.00 PMIS THE INDIA OUR CONSTITUTION ENVISAGES UNDER CHALLENGE? Sitaram Yechury in conversation with Sashi Kumar

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AM WOMEN OF STEEL : Indira Gandhi and J Jayalalithaa Sagarika Ghose and Vaasanthi in conversation with Sushila Ravindranath

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMTHE GREAT ESCAPE : A North Korean Defector's Story Hyeonseo Lee in conversation with Kelly Falconer

 11.50 AM - 12.35 PMBLITZED: Talking about Drugs in the Third Reich Norman Ohler in conversation with AS Paneerselvan

 12.40 PM - 1.30 PMTHE ASIAN CENTURY Peter Frankopan, Srinath Raghavan and Victor Mallet in conversation with Josy Joseph

 1.30 PM - 2.15 PMLUNCH


 3.20 PM - 4.05 PMOF SAINTS AND SINNERSJeet Thayil in conversation with Tishani Doshi

 4.10 PM - 5.00 PMNARRATIVES OF WAR John Boyne and Sebastian Faulks in conversation with Vaishna Roy

 5.05 PM - 5.55 PMINDICA : A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent An illustrated talk by Pranay Lal

 6.00 PM - 6.45 PMSURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR THE LITERARY NOVELHeidi Julavits, Manu Joseph, KR Meera and Pierre Ducrozet in conversation with Mini Kapoor

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMTASTE OF SANGAM : Culinary Journeys into the Past Chef Praveen Anand and Rakesh Raghunathan in conversation with Pradeep Chakravarthy

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMSTORYTELLER'S WORLD KR Meera in conversation with Mini Krishnan

 11.45 AM - 12.00 PMTEA

 12.00 PM - 12.50 PMHOW NOIR IS THE NEW TAMIL WRITING? AND WHY? Lakshmi Saravanakumar in conversation with Saravanan Chandran

 12.55 PM - 1.45 PMREIMAGINING STEREOTYPES : How Representative are Books for Children? Sandhya Rao and Shailaja Menon in conversation with Radhika Menon

 1.45 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.20 PMNAVIGATE TO THE NORTH : Chennai, whose City? J Gowthama Sannah in conversation with Karan Karki


 9.45 AM - 11.00 AMFREEDOM TO DISSENT Chandan Gowda, Hyeonseo Lee, Sadaf Saaz, TM Krishna and Teesta Setalvad in conversation with N Ravi

 11.05 AM - 11.55 AMSTORIES OF PARTITION Gulzar in conversation with Shantanu Chaudhuri

 11.55 AM - 12.05 PMTEA

 12.05 PM - 12.55 PMEASTERN SUNRISE : A New History of the World An illustrated lecture by Peter Frankopan

 1.00 PM - 1.45 PMTHE WRITER IN STRIPED PYJAMAS John Boyne in conversation with Anushka Ravishankar

 1.45 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.15 PMNEW FICTION : Readings and Conversations Amitava Kumar and Janice Pariat in conversation with Nandini Krishnan


 4.15 PM - 4.25 PMTEA

 4.25 PM - 5.15 PMLISTEN TO THE FLAMES : A Discussion on Dalit Literature Bama, Sambaiah Gundimeda, Sharankumar Limbale in conversation with Mini Krishnan

 5.20 PM - 6.05 PMSEVENTY ... And to Hell with itShobhaa De in conversation with Vidya Singh

 6.10 PM - 7.00 PMIN PURSUIT OF EVIL : The Inside Story of how Veerappan and Osama Bin Laden were Killed K Vijay Kumar and Adrian Levy in conversation with Sanjay Pinto

 10.30 AM - 11.20 AMNEW IDEAS OF FEMINISM Gurmeher Kaur, Heidi Julavits, Natasha Badhwar and Swati Chaturvedi in conversation with Ammu Jospeh

 11.25 AM - 12.15 PMA RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT : The Ganges and India's Future Victor Mallet in conversation with Suhasini Haidar

 12.20 PM - 1.00 PMTHE HINDU PRIZE : Readings and Conversations Moderated by Akhila Krishnamurthy

 1.00 PM - 2.00 PMLUNCH

 2.00 PM - 2.50 PMHOW TO CREATE AN INNOVATIVE INDIA Kiran Karnik in conversation with Suresh Seshadri

 2.55 PM - 3.40 PMINDIA'S WAR : The Second World War through Indian EyesSrinath Raghavan in conversation with Josy Joseph

 3.45 PM - 4.00 PMTEA

 4.00 PM - 4.50 PMIN THE ZONE : Talking about On Form Mike Brearley in conversation with Suresh Menon

 4.55 PM - 5.40 PMRIGHT TO LAND, RIGHT TO LIFE Jignesh Mevani in conversation with Chandan Gowda

 5.45 PM - 6.30 PMREADING RAMANUJAN SG Vasudev and Arshia Sattar in conversation with Vivek Shanbhag

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMMUSIC TO FREEDOM : Musicians and Music during the Freedom Struggle Arimalam Padmanabhan in conversation with V Sriram

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMLIGHT THE FIRE : Poetry of Resistance, Poetry of Life C Swarooparani, Prema Revathi in conversation with V Geetha

 11.45 AM - 12.00 PMTEA

 12.00 PM - 1.00 PMNOT STORY BOARDS BUT TELLING PICTURES Larissa Bertonasco, Ludmilla Bartscht and Priya Kurian in conversation with Nandini Krishnan

 1.05 PM - 1.55 PMWALKING THE TIGHTROPE : How Imaginative are Children’s Writers and Illustrators? Malavika Nataraj and Chetan Sharma in conversation with Anu Majumdar

 1.55 PM - 2.45 PMLUNCH

 2.45 PM - 3.35 PMRESURGENCE : Are Independent Bookstores Here to Stay? Divya Kapur, Raman Shresta and Vidya Virkar in conversation with Pankaja Srinivasan

 4.00 PM - 4.50 PMDON'T DISTURB THE DEAD : The Story of the Ramsay Brothers Shamya Dasgupta in conversation with Baradwaj Rangan

 5.00 PM ONWARDSHOMAGE ASHOKAMITRAN : A World Premiere of Prasanna Ramaswamy's Film on the Renowned Writer Celebrating the Memory of AshokamitranThe film evokes a landscape of his writings through visuals and discussions, interviews, readings and workshops

 10.00 am - 11.00 AMTHE AGE OF COWARDICE AND THE VIOLENCE OF TROLLING Gurmehar Kaur, Swati Chaturvedi and Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Narayan Lakshman

 11.05 AM - 11.55 AMTHE ROLE OF THE NOVELIST BEYOND FICTION Amitava Kumar, Heidi Julavits, Prayaag Akbar and Robert Dessaix in conversation with Mini Kapoor

 11.55 AM - 12.05 PMTEA

 12.05 PM - 12.50 PMSHOWCASING THEATRE : Do Festivals Serve Theatre? Arundhathi Nag, Nissar Allana and Santanu Bose in conversation with Mukund Padmanabhan

 12.55 PM - 1.45 PMTHE WRITE STUFF Sebastian Faulks in conversation with Janice Pariat

 1.45 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.30 PMTHE FACE OF TERROR Adrian Levy and S Hussain Zaidi in conversation with Mukund Padmanabhan

 3.35 PM - 4.25 PMART IN LANDSCAPE : Subodh Kerkar's Land Art The artist in conversation with Tehzeeb Katari

 4.25 PM - 4.40 PMTEA

 4.40 PM - 5.40 PM BEYOND THE DREAM GIRL Hema Malini and Ram Kamal Mukherjee in conversation with Shantanu Chaudhuri

 5.45 PM - 6.45 PMWHOSE HISTORY IS IT ANYWAY? On Claiming and Reclaiming Heritage V Sriram and Kombai S Anvar in conversation with Chitra Madhavan

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMUTOPIAN REALITIES : Looking at Auroville at 50 and Changing Living Spaces Akash Kapur, Anu Majumdar Rajni Bakshi and Raphael Gastebois in conversation with Vaishna Roy

 10.55 AM - 11.55 AMPOLITICAL CORRECTNESS : Too Much or Too Little in Children's Writing? Anushka Ravishankar, John Boyne, Paro Anand in conversation with Vidya Mani

 12.00 PM - 12.50 PMTHE GOOD MOTHER Natasha Badhwar and Shobhaa De in conversation with Rosella Stephen

 12.55 PM - 1.45 PMTHE POET IN SOCIETY Tishani Doshi, Jeet Thayil and Sadaf Saaz in conversation with K Srilata

 1.45 PM - 2.45 PMLUNCH

 2.50 PM - 3.40 PMNOT DROWNING, WAVING : On Love, Leisure and Life Robert Dessaix in conversation with Timeri N Murari

 3.45 PM - 4.35 PMLOOKING SOUTH : Eye on the Coromandel Charles Allen in conversation with AR Venkatachalapathy

 4.40 PM - 5.30 PMCHEST OF MEMORIES, LINES OF RECOVERY, COLOURS OF HEALING T Sanathanan in conversation with AS Paneerselvan

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMIMAYAM'S WOMEN : Who are they? Imayam in conversation with Dr R Azhagarasan

 12.00 PM - 1.00 PMLISTEN TO MY STORY : Voice of the Independent Publisher Claire Scobie, Kelly Falconer, Margrete Lamond, Sam Cooney and Terri-ann White in conversation with Kamini Mahadevan

 1.05 PM - 1.50 PMMISS LAILA ARMED AND DANGEROUS Manu Joseph in conversation with Nandini Krishnan

 1.50 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.20 PMFLOATING WORDS ACROSS THE FRONTIERS : Anchorages and Departures Anita Thampi, Mamta Sagar and Nia Davies

 3.25 PM - 4.15 PMDOCUMENTARY FILMS : Provocateur for Change K Stalin in conversation with RV Ramani