Event Schedule – December 7-9, 2018
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3.30pm: Good Afternoon, Mr Bond: Ruskin Bond takes his young readers through the stories they love
6.30 pm: A View from the Hills: Ruskin Bond on writing and regaling a changing India over 60 years
11 am: Inauguration by Ruskin Bond and Uday Prakash
11.30 am: Lokpriyata Ya Sahityik Sach: Lekhak Ka Asli Uddeshya Kya Hai? Uday Prakash in conversation with Ashutosh Chaturvedi
12.30 pm: Comedy at Noon Standup ace and author Sorabh Pant comes to Ranchi on the 10th Anniversary of his career in comedy
3 pm: Kya Social Media Hindi/Urdu Sahitya Ko Badhawa Aur Pahunch De Rahi Hain?: Hussain Haidry, Satya Vyas, Nilotpal Mrinal in conversation with Vinoy Bhushan
4 pm: Sahityik Patrika Ka Bhavishya: Alok Rai, Rakshanda Jalil, Sanjay Sahay discuss challenges and new ideas for keeping a great legacy alive
5 pm: The Bond Movies: Ruskin Bond on the adaptations from his books. From Junoon to Saat Khoon Maaf. In conversation with Balaji Vittal
6 pm: The Prince Musician: The music and magic of SD Burman. Balaji Vittal and Anirudha Bhattacharjee speak about their biopgrahy of the great composer. An audio visual and musical presentation
7.15 pm: Phir Le Aya Dil: Memories and melodies with Rekha Bhardwaj
11.15 am: The Wonder Years: Malay Roy and Abdullah Khan discuss their debut novels based in this region
12.15 pm: Growing Up With Ruskin: Ruskin Bond on writing for generations of children
2.00 pm: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films: Short film screening of Maya and School Bag
2.30pm: To be announced
3.20 pm: Bhavishyaa Ka Ek Vikalp Hain Mahatma Gandhi: Harivansh on the importance of the Mahatma 150 years after his birth
4.15 pm: Ek Shaam Kavita Ke Naam: Niranjan Iyengar, Hussain Haidry, Anuj Lugun, Chandramohan Kisku and Nirmala Putul
5.15 pm: Yeh Kaun Chitrakar Hai - Prakriti Aur Adivasi Sahitya: Mahadev Toppo, Chandramohan Kisku, Anuj Lugun and Mohua Maji in conversation with Vinoy Bhushan
6.30 pm: Akhtari: Vidya Shah aur Sayema ki Peshkash Begum Akhtar ke naam. Vidya Shah and Sayema relive the times and magic of Begum Akhtar
About the Event
Balaji Vittal, a graduate in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, is a second-generation Calcuttan. His bestselling book R.D. Burman: The Man, The Music, co-authored with Anirudha Bhattacharjee, won the President’s Swarn Kamal Award at the 2011 National Film Awards. Their next book, Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs, was awarded the Excellence in Writing on Cinema at the 17th Mumbai Film Festival in 2015. Balaji freelances for Ei Shomoy, MetroPlus (The Hindu), Scroll, Quint and IBN Live.
Ruskin Bond is an award-winning Indian author of British descent, much renowned for his role in promoting children’s literature in India. He has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas and more than 50 books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, written at 17, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. In June 2017 Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography was published. He has received the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar.
Mahadev Toppo is a retired bank officer, well known tribal thinker, and poet and actor from Jharkhand. The anguish of tribals and the problems confronting them have been articulated through a collection of 44 poems titled Jungle Pahad Ke Paath.
Anirudha Bhattacharjee is the co-author, along with Balaji Vittal, of R.D. Burman: The Man, The Music which won the President’s Swarn Kamal Award for the Best book on Cinema at the National Film Awards for 2011. Bhattacharjee has also authored a book of lists on Amitabh Bachchan. His recently released Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – 50 Classic Hindi films Songs, co-authored with Balaji Vittal, was awarded the Excellence in Writing on Cinema at the 17th Mumbai Film Festival in November 2015. A die-hard fan of Hitchcock, Ray, Kishore Kumar, the Burmans and football, he is a well-known name on the Indian quizzing circuit, and is considered the leading expert on pre-1985 Hindi and Bengali music and cinema. Bhattacharjee is currently working on multiple books and is employed with IBM as a Project Manager.
Mohua Maji is a sociologist, novelist, fiction and article writer. She has also translated stories into many languages, including English, Bengali, and Punjabi. She is the author of two novels, Main Borisimala and Marang Goda Nilkanth Hua. She has received several honours and awards, including the International Literary Award (2007) by Katha UK, and the Jharkhand Ratna. She is Ex-Chairperson, State Commission for Women, and currently Central President, Women’s Wing, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.
Nilotpal Mrinal is an author, poet and social activist. He is also the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2016 winner for his debut novel, Dark Horse – Ek Ankahi Dasta. Born in 1984 in Santhal Paragana, a remote area of Jharkhand, Nilotpal Mrinal has already established himself among readers and literary intellectuals with his first novel. A graduate of St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, Nilotpal has been involved with political and social activities for several years. Along with playing a special role in student movements, Mrinal has already reached TV platforms in the field of folk music. These days, he's started trying his luck at poet-concerts as well.
Niranjan Iyengar is a screenwriter and lyricist particularly known for his work with director Karan Johar. He is also author of the book, The Making of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Iyengar also hosts the talk show Look Who's talking with Niranjan, which is aired on Zee Café. He has also worked on hit films Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Wake Up Sid, My Name Is Khan, Ra.One, Student of the Year, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Sayema Rehman is a radio presenter. She has done both her Masters and M.Phil in Social Work from Delhi University. She is the voice behind Radio Mirchi’s popular series, Ek Purani Kahaani.
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