Friday, 6th December, 2013 (Mehboob Studios)
ADITYA BIRLA HALL YES BANK HALL LODHA HALL HDFC HOME LOAN LAWN
       
1000 hrs - 1045 hrs      

Keynote: LOVE, ROMANCE, VIOLENCE

Hanif Kureishi's distinctive take on this year's theme. Introduced by Om Puri.

     
       
1100 - 1215 hrs 1045 - 1200 hrs 1115 - 1230 hrs 1030 - 1145 hrs
A DIFFICULT MUSE
Why does Pakistan make writers sweat blood? Three of the best, Mohammed Hanif, Aatish Taseer and Declan Walsh, are engaged by former High Commissioner G. Parthasarathy. Moderator: Srijana Mitra Das
THE FLAWED HEROINE
Book launch of Vinod Mehta's biography of Meena Kumari. Mahmood Farooqui discusses the legend with the author. Moderator: Rachel Dwyer
  WORKSHOP I: OPENING ACT
Indira Chandrashekhar of Out of Print gives tips on how to attract eyeballs to a short story

Applicants are required to send in a sample piece of writing of 500-1000 words to outofprintmagazine@gmail.com with subject line OofP.TOI.workshop.2013

  • Incorrectly mentioned subject lines will not be considered
  • We will inform participants by noon, Dec 5 whether they have been chosen
  • Observers will be permitted based on space considerations
       
1230 - 1345 hrs 1215 - 1330 hrs 1245 - 1400 hrs 1200 - 1315 hrs

TWO WHITE MOGHULS AND A MOVIE

William Dalrymple and Nick Drake reveal the process of transforming a book into a film

MILLS AND DOOM

Do romantic novels ruin it in real life?
Malabika Sarkar and Fahad Samar put on the rose-tinted glasses. Moderator: Nandini Krishnan

WONDER WOMEN

Book Launch: Ordinary women doing extraordinary things. Priya Kapoor, Priya Dutt, Indu Shahani, Zarine Screwwala, Nandini Sardesai read out their stories

 
       
1400 - 1515 hrs 1345 - 1500 hrs 1415 - 1530 hrs 1330 - 1445 hrs
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING 2014: IS THIS INDIA'S TIPPING POINT ELECTION?

Tavleen Singh, Pavan Varma and Vinod Mehta sharpen their sabres. Siddharth Varadarajan plays referee

IF FOOD BE THE MUSIC OF LOVE

Prabeen Singh, Pushpesh Pant and Zeba Kohli play on. Moderator: Madhu Jain

ICE-CANDY WOMAN,
Reading by Bapsi Sidhwa
 
       
1530 - 1645 hrs 1515 - 1630 hrs 1545 - 1700 hrs 1500 - 1615 hrs

BOMBAY: THE CITY WE LOST

Book Launch: 'Mills, Molls, Moolah' by Bachi Karkaria. With Charles Correa on how we lost the plot. Introduced by Gyan Prakash.

LET’S WRITE ABOUT SEX

Aranyani and Makarand Paranjape reveal what goes on between the sheets of erotic literature. Moderator: Pragya Tiwari

POETIC JUSTICE

Book Launch: 'Ghalib Danger' by Neeraj Pandey. The director turned writer discusses his latest work with Anupam Kher

 
       
1700 - 1815 hrs 1645 - 1800 hrs 1715 - 1830 hrs 1630 - 1745 hrs

AND MUMBAI WAS NEVER THE SAME

Book Launch: The Seige: 68 hours Inside the Taj Hotel Authors, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark share never before insights into 26/11 with Barkha Dutt

THE PYAAR CON JOB

Imitiaz Ali, Ayan Mukherjee, Nikhil Advani and Sujoy Ghosh talk about how loooove gets distorted on the big screen with Jitesh Pillai

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

Journalists Aman Sethi and Declan Walsh on the complexities of reporting from Africa and Pakistan

WORKSHOP II: PLANT WITH POEMS
A workshop on organic gardening! It will cover the basics of kitchen garening and how best we can take care of them in urban spaces. Adrienne Thadan and Anusha teach how to plant while practicing writing skills with some lovely poems.
       
  EVENING HIGHLIGHTS    
      1800 - 1845 hrs
      Ah for a book of verse beneath the bough!
Daily love poems chosen by Eunice de Souza, presented by Anahita Uberoi and team
       
      1900 - 2000 hrs
      INDIA DOWN THE PAGES: 175 YEARS OF COVERING A NATION
Special event celebrating the commemorative volumes published  for the 175th jubilee of the Times of India. Book signing, jazz musicians and wine
       
1930 - 2200 hrs      
Crossword Awards      
       
Saturday, 7th December, 2013 (Mehboob Studios)
ADITYA BIRLA HALL YES BANK HALL LODHA HALL HDFC HOME LOAN LAWN
1000 hrs - 1045 hrs      
Keynote: COFFEE WITH ROMANCE Karan Johar (introduced by Anuja Chauhan)      
       
1100 - 1215 hrs 1045 - 1200 hrs 1115 - 1230 hrs 1030 - 1145 hrs
LOVE AND VIOLENCE
Must they cohabit?
Mohammed Hanif, Aatish Taseer and Dibakar Banerjee on how their work reflects these eternal themes. Moderator: Pragya Tiwari
CHINESE CHECKERED
Book Launch: Arun Shourie discusses his latest book 'Self Deception: India China Policies' with Brahma Chellaney and Siddharth Varadarajan
WRITER'S BLOC
Vikas Swarup, Shovon Chowdhury and Akhil Sharma crack the code of writing. Moderator: Sonora Jha
GARDEN OF STORIES
Actor, director, teacher, Anahita Uberoi shares the magic of some of the best children’s writers in an interactive book reading session (4 to 8 years old)
       
1230 - 1345 hrs 1215 - 1330 hrs 1245 - 1400 hrs 1200 - 1315 hrs
THE SEXUAL PREDATOR
Most disgracefully, it's a trust betrayed
Kaizaad Kotwal, Urvashi Butalia, Eve Ensler and Shereen el-Feki on the paradox of being a woman. Moderator: Poorna Jagannathan
DOES ADVERTISING TELL A LIE TO SPEAK A DEEPER TRUTH
Does advertising merely peddle fantasies, or does it also provide a window into the times in which it lives? Agnello Dias, Piyush Pandey, Alyque Padamsee, Rama Bijapurkar. Moderator: Santosh Desai
LOVE, VIOLENCE AND PARTITION
Navtej Sarna reads from his latest book of stories, ‘Savage Harvest’ in conversation with Srijana Mitra Das
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WILLIE
William Dalrymple shares his secrets about travel writing
       
1400 - 1515 hrs 1345 - 1500 hrs 1415 - 1530 hrs 1330 - 1445 hrs
HOW SOUTH AFRICA MADE GANDHI :
Ramachandra Guha reveals new details on the making of the Mahatma, 'Gandhi before India'
MARRIAGE: A WORD OR A SENTENCE?
Nandini Krishnan, Fahad Samar and Sonora Nandini Krishnan, Fahad Samar and Sonora Jha on the casual cruelty of domestic bliss. Moderator: Madhu Jain
THE REAL BOND
Ruskin Bond, India's most charming writer descends from the hills of Mussoorie and works his magic while being interviewed by 15 year old, Arjun Mirani.
DHARAVI ROCKS
Freny Manecksha, Mansi Choksi, Sameera Khan read from Dharavi Anthology followed by a performance by Dharavi Rocks (a band of slum kids and rag-pickers)
       
1530 - 1645 hrs 1515 - 1630 hrs 1545 - 1700 hrs 1500 - 1615 hrs
THE WRITER, THE FANATIC
Hanif Kureishi discusses his work with Jeet Thayil

STRIDING THROUGH TWO WORLDS

The beauty of bilingualism

Prasoon Joshi, CS Lakshmi, Mahmood Farooqui and Urvashi Butalia navigate through the demands of different languages. Moderator: Navtej Sarna

HISTORY AND FICTION: BLURRING THE LINES
Historians Gyan Prakash and Zareer Masani discusses whether the integrity of each gets compromised
SIXERS AND FIXERS
Has the gentleman's game gone to the goons? Vikas Singh, James Astill, Neeraj Kumar, Bishen Singh Bedi bowl their own googlies. Moderator: Boria Majumdar
       
1700 - 1815 hrs 1645 - 1800 hrs 1715 - 1830 hrs 1630 - 1745 hrs
THAT EXTRA ZERO
How greed played into the rise and fall of one of India’s most successful business icons. Anita Raghavan, author of ‘Billionnaire’s Apprentice’ talks to Swaminathan Aiyar
JUNKING THE FORMULA
Anand Gandhi and Vikramaditya Motwane chat with Rachel Dwyer on how out-of-the-box films are working
HOW MANY LIBERTIES CAN A BIOGRAPHER TAKE?
David Leavitt talks to Vikram Doctor on the tenuous territory of rewriting someone else's life
JUMP UP AND SHOUT
Music, Movement and the Language of Percussion. D.Wood and Anand Bhagat present a high energy workout for young people who want to sharpen musical instincts and integrate music deeper into their self expression.
       
  EVENING HIGHLIGHTS    
  1800 - 1845 hrs   1800 - 1845 hrs
      Ah for a book of verse beneath the bough !
Love poems chosen by Eunice de Souza, presented by Anahita Uberoi and team
       
      1900 - 2000 hrs
     

SUFIANA

Sounds of sitar strings interspersed with the poetry of Hafeez and other Sufi mystics Hidayat Khan with Humayoon

       
2030 - 2200 hrs      
Coke Studio Performance by Amit Trivedi      
       
Sunday, 8th December, 2013 (Mehboob Studios)
ADITYA BIRLA HALL YES BANK HALL LODHA HALL HDFC HOME LOAN LAWN
1000 hrs - 1045 hrs      
Keynote: The indomitable Eve Ensler (introduced by Poorna Jagannathan)      
       
1100 - 1215 hrs 1045 - 1200 hrs 1115 - 1230 hrs 1030 - 1145 hrs
TWO STATES OF MIND
Vikas Swarup and Chetan Bhagat discuss writing and the perils of being coopted into the medium of films
SIXPACK AND SOULPACK
Yash Birla talks about his new book, his life and his fractious journey with Shobhaa De
YOUNG TAGORE: THE MAN BEHIND THE ICON
Sudhir Kakar reads from his psychobiography of India's most multi-faceted genius

Design a Book Cover

Attend this workshop with Aurobind Patel to expose yourself very early on to excellence in the field of design.( 10 - 15 years)

       
1230 - 1345 hrs 1215 - 1330 hrs 1245 - 1400 hrs 1200 - 1315 hrs
IS ROMANCE PAST ITS SELL-BY DATE?
India's most beloved romantic writers Anuja Chauhan and Ravinder Singh swing between cynicism and gush. Moderator: Bandana Tiwari
HINDI FROM THE HEART
Book Launch: Gulzar launches his latest book and talks to Mrinal Pande about why we must regain the innocence childhood
FAMILY MATTERS
Akhil Sharma chats with Chiki Sarkar about the expat writer's obsession with watering roots and spreading branches

A Nature Workshop by Bittu Sahgal

(5-12 years and parents are urged to attend)

       
1400 - 1515 hrs 1345 - 1500 hrs 1415 - 1530 hrs 1330 - 1445 hrs
IS HINDU MYTHOLOGY SEXIST?
Amish Tripathi and Sudhir Kakar in conversation. Moderator: Urvashi Butalia

THE PUGILIST AT REST

Mary Kom chats with Malavika Sangghvi on being a woman in a man's world

BROKEN COLUMNS
Launch of 'The Vanishing Home' by T.S. Nagarajan followed by a conversation with Dayanita Singh, Moderator: Manju Rajan

YOU HEARD IT FIRST ON TWITTER

Santosh Desai and Shobhaa De on how social media has taken over the world.
Moderator: Genesia Alves

       
1530 - 1645 hrs 1515 - 1630 hrs 1545 - 1700 hrs 1500 - 1615 hrs

BURNING BRIGHT?

Valmik Thapar has earned his stripes as the definitive Tiger Man. The Bombay launch of his new book, Tiger Fire with stunning visuals on display. With Bittu Sahgal.

THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT

History is never history

Gyan Prakash, Bapsi Sidhwa, Zareer Masani Moderator: Aman Sethi

A HATE STORY
Chander Suta Dogra chats with the urbane sarpanch Chhavi Rajawat on her book on honour killings, 'Manoj and Babli: A Hate Story'. Sameera Khan guides the conversation
CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS
Book Launch of Bina Ramani's book 'Bird in a Banyan Tree'. Suhel Seth spars with her
       
1700 - 1815 hrs 1645 - 1800 hrs 1715 - 1830 hrs 1630 - 1745 hrs
SINGULARLY OBNOXIOUS
The irrepressible Suhel Seth on being single
THE DEVIL WEARS PINSTRIPES Ravi Subramanian chats with top cop Rakesh Maria on writing John Grisham-like tales in India. Moderator: Hussain Zaidi. Introduced by Meenal Baghel LIVING, FLEEING, WRITING
Prajwal Parajuly launches his second book, 'The Land where I Flee' and chats with Shovon Chowdhary
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Nawab Mir Jafar captures the romance of Rumi's poetry. Introduced by Sartaj Noorani
  EVENING HIGHLIGHTS    
      1800 - 1830 hrs
      Ah for a book of verse beneath the bough! Love poems chosen by Eunice de Souza, presented by Anahita Uberoi and team
  1900 - 2000 hrs   1830 - 1930 hrs
     

THE REAL BOND
Lifetime Achievement Award Ruskin Bond chats with one of his biggest fans, Chetan Bhagat on his life and work.

2000 - 2200 hrs     2000 - 2130 hrs
Emotional Creature (A play by Mahbanoo Kotwal & Co.)  

 

THE MUSIC MAVERICK

TM Krishna brings his new book 'A Southern Music' alive with his own music. Chats with Mala Ramadorai. Moderator: Namita Devidayal. Conversation followed by music performance