Pune Literary Festival Schedule

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Halls on the MIT Campus are abbreviated in Bold Letters :
Vivekananda Hall / V Hall
Business Hall / B Hall
Business Hall 2/ B 2 Hall ( next to the B Hall)
Management Hall/ M Hall
Business Hall Foyer /B Hall Foyer
School of Government Hall (SOG) / YA Hall
Note :
Inauguration Ceremony at 12.15 p.m. on Friday, 20th September.
Entertainment Programmes from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Programme is subject to change. Please refer to the website : www.pilf.in

Day 1, Friday – 20th September 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

 

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Marathi Matters

Sachin Pilgaonkar has an informal chat with Sameeran Walwekar, Director EMRC on what made him write his autobiography and more.

V Hall

Marrying High Concept Novels with High Concept Films

Siddhartha M Jain, Kanika Dhillon and Amit Behl will discuss the fine craft of marrying high concept novels with high concept films.

B Hall

Marathi Today & Tomorrow

Dr. Keshav Sathaye will converse with noted authors Sanjay Bhaskar Joshi, and Mr. Bhanu Kale on the over-all demand and popularity of Marathi non-fiction writing.

M Hall

Book Reading

B Hall Foyer

 

Day 1, Friday – 20th September 3.45 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.

 

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Tales from the Underworld

Hussain Zaidi must spill his tales from the underworld to Khushwant Singh Ahluwalia, an amazing political biographer & DIG Brijesh Singh who have tales of their own.

V Hall

Making News, Breaking News

An energetic lively Journalist’s debate where CP Surendran DNA & Akash Banerjee AVP Radio Mirchi debate discuss and delve into the all that goes into Making News and Breaking News. And follow up with reads from their books.

B Hall

Body Beautiful

Corina Manuel, Western Region editor Femina gets Abhishek Sharma, personal trainer to the stars andDr. Santhanam of Skin Deep to reveal their secrets in Body Beautiful

M Hall

Book Reading

B Hall Foyer

 

Day 1, Friday – 20th September 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

 

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Bank on Banker

Ashok Banker shares his secrets on his bestselling books with Kanika Dhillon, writer of Ra One

V Hall

Biographies and Beyond

Well-known biographers Khushwant Singh, Saaz Agarwal & Minnie Vaid will lay bare the delicate crafting of biographies as they discuss and read out extracts from their book.

B Hall

Marathi Magic

Noted Writer Achyut Godbole will be in conversation with Mangesh Waghmare

M Hall

Book Reading

B Hall Foyer

 

Day 2, Saturday – 21th September 10.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m.

 

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Get Published! (iRock Sponsored)

Grab the lifetime chance to meet and connect with top editors & publishers like Sharma / Iyer (Jaico), Vaishali Mathur Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin and Amrita Chowdhary, Harlequin.

V Hall

Don of Documentaries

Interact with Neil Hollander – America’s finest documentary filmmaker on what drives him to be the Don of the Docus.

B Hall

Blog Away WorkshopOpen to YA

Top Bloggers take into the exciting world of Blogging from how blogging unleashes the instant writer in you! Sid Roy and Vikram Karve join forces to show you the hows.

M Hall

Book Reading

B Hall Foyer

 

Day 2, Saturday – 21th September 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

 

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Art of Translations

Join Shanta Gokhale, Jerry Pinto, Sachin Kundalkar and Makarand Sathe as they trace the resurgence of translations and its vital importance in preserving our literary roots

V Hall

GO MAD- MAKE AN AD Ad film writing workshop

Join the legendary ad man Kailash Surendranath in an exciting action packed Advertisement film-making workshop!

B Hall

Radio BytesOpen to YA

Write your own radio spot and RJ away…. With Pune’s top Radio Jockeys RJ Shubra Mishra, RJ Sangram (Red FM), Smita Tribhuvan (Radio Mirchi) & Mangesh Waghmare (Akashwani)

M Hall

Book Reading

Neeta Shah

B Hall Foyer

 

Day 2, Saturday – 21th September 12.30 p.m. to 01.30 p.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Matters of the Heart

Three dashing, popular male writers Sudeep Nagarkar, Tuhin Sinha and Durjoy Dutta get grilled by bestselling female writer Preeti Shenoy on why men writing romance makes women’s heart beat faster as they read extracts from their most popular book.

V Hall

Stories Immortal

Kiran Nagarkar in conversation with Jerry Pinto followed by a Reading from his books

B Hall

Just Script It!!

(Scriptwriting : Highs and Lows) Open to YA

Wanna script a box-office blockbuster? Make sure you don’t miss this session at any cost with The Lords of script writing Anjum Rajabali, Mayank Shekhar, Rajat Nagpal and Mayank Tewari.

M Hall

Open Mic

B Hall Foyer

 

LUNCH BREAK – 01.30 pm to 02.30 pm

 

Day 2, Saturday – 21th September 02.30 p.m to 03.30 p.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Changing Trends in Literature

What’s hot? What’s not? And what’s complete rot…Grab a front row set as publisher Karthika of Harper Collins and Editor Vaishali Mathur of Penguin get raked over the coals by Altaf Tyrewala, Annie Zaidi and Jerry Pinto.

V Hall

Boyz on the Block

Vrushali Telang needs you to help her figure out what makes Piyush Jha, Shatrujeet Nath & Somnath Batabyal turn to crime writing for a living…

B Hall

A Canvas of Music

Famous artist Milind Mulick and musician Gaurav Mukherjee present a demo and discussion on how Painting and Music can inspire creativity.

B2 Hall

Fiction that Motivates

Author Sudha Menon takes advantage of her good pal Prakash Iyer & gets him to reveal what lies beneath his Habits of Winning.

M Hall

Murder, Magic & Mystery

Desi Rowling Sonja Chandrachud and Desi Agatha Christie Manjiri Prabhu come together for some Magic Time!!

SOG Hall

Book Reading B Hall Foyer

 

Day 2, Saturday – 21th September 03.45 p.m. to 04.45 p.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Sanghi & Success(iRock Sponsored)

What makes a successful entrepreneur write an amazing story? Ashwin Sanghi spills his writing success secrets to author Meghna Pant.

V Hall

Family Matters

Three dynamic writers delve into ordinary lives to write extraordinary stories. Sangeeta Mall, Sudha Menon, Preeti Shenoy and Sweta Vikram in Family Matters.

B Hall

What Marathi Publishers Want

Sameeran Walwekar, Pradeep Champanerkar of Rohan Prakashan, Ashish Patkar of Manovikas Prakashan and Devayani Abhyankar of Continental Prakashan explain what publishers are looking for.

M Hall

Animate Your World!

Prasad Ajgaonkar, Tejas Modak and Harsh take you into the world of animation, making characters come alive….

YA Hall

Open Mic

B Hall Foyer

 

Day 2, Saturday – 21th September 05.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Bollywood Blockbusters(iRock Sponsored)

Don’t miss Siddhartha M Jain, Sriram Raghavan and Jyothi Kapur Das as the famous trio lay bare what really goes into making Bollywood Blockbusters…and it isn’t a couch…

V Hall

Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership.(Jaico Sponsored)

Join Prakash Iyer as he quizzes Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, D. Sivanandhan and Mehrab Irani on Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership and Ten Commandments for Financial Freedom that has rocked corporate corridors.

B Hall

Why E Books are Hot!(Mehta Publishing Sponsored)

Mehta Publishing sends in their team of formidable authors Leena Sohoni, Vikrant Shukla & Atul Kahate to change the rules of the publishing game.

M Hall

Fantasy Rules

Grab your wands, spells and cloaks; get mesmerized by Jash Sen, Sarang Mahajan & Kanika Dhillon as they read from their fantastic books!!

Open Mic

Poetry with Sujata Parasher

B Hall Foyer

21st September: 06.15 p.m. to 06.30 p.m.

Book Launch

Sriram Raghawan will launch Manjiri Prabhu’s novel ‘The Cosmic Clues’.

V Hall

 

Day 3, Sunday – 22nd September 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

‘My City’

Dileep Padgaonkar deftly uncovers what makes Pune so very special by engaging Malati Kalmadi, Atul Chordia, Dr. Vishwanath Karad & Sabina Sanghvi in a soul bearing, searching dialogue.

V Hall

Marathi Goes Global

Sachin Kundalkar and Nikhil Mahajan will set the stage on fire with their unique vision of taking Marathi Writing globally.

B Hall

Book Reading

Punekar Chetan Joshi reads from his book.

B2 Hall

Delving into History

Vikrant Dutta (Ode to Destiny) will quiz Kiran Nagarkar (Cukold), Tanushree Poddar (Escape from Harem), Uday Kulkarni (Solstice at Panipat) on how they’ve delved into history to craft their stories. Indu Sunderasan the Mughal Queen sends in her greetings…

M Hall

GO SHORT!!

Pervin shows you how short stories are really easy to craft and super fun to read on a hot summer day…

YA D Hall

Open Mic

B Foyer

 

Day 3, Sunday – 22nd September 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

Cinema Scope(Harper Collins Sponsored)

A vibrant panel discussion between Bhawana Somaaya, Anil Zankar and Lord Meghnad Desai on the various aspects of writing about cinema.

V Hall

Comedy Central

Vasudev Murthy will grill humour writers Rishi Piparaiya, Lalita Iyer and Vrushali Telang on their wits and wisdom if any…and add some of his own.

B Hall

Read My StoriSponsored

Deepak Dalal quizzes young dynamic and daring entrepreneurs Ashish & Shailesh on the unique Read MyStori portal.

B2 Hall

Love Songs

Sweta Vikram and Rukhmini Bhaya Nair take you on a beautiful journey that blends prose, poetry and promises…

M Hall

Comic Strip to Cinema (Chintu)

The Creators of Chintoo are here! Meet and quiz Srirang Godbole, Charuhas Pandit & Vibhavari Deshpande on how Chintoo came about.

SOG Hall

Open Mic

B Foyer

 

Day 3, Sunday – 22nd September 12.30 p.m. to 01.30 p.m.

WHAT

WHO

WHERE

The Vanishing Medium

Don’t miss the fireworks as media veterans take apart the Media with the cool CP Surenderan, suave Akash Banerjee and Pune’s firebrand journalist Vinita Deshmukh.

V Hall

World of A Bankster

Prakash Iyer takes on Desi John Grisham Ravi Subramaniam in feisty banter about Banksters and their books

B Hall

Book Reading

Kavita Kane and S

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