August 6 Schedule

Festival Comperes: Amitha Singh and Vasanthi Hariprakash

Yudhishtar and Draupadi: The Challenge of Translation

Pavan K. Varma with Gulzar

A tale of love, passion and the riddles of existence

10:00 - 11:00

Why Poetry ?

Jerry Pinto

The breathtaking spaces between madness, luminosity and quiet rebellion

11:15 - 11:45

Family Rhymes

Medha Singh and Savita Singh

Mother and daughter talk poetry

11:45 - 12:15

Poems Without a Home

Ayaz Rasool Nazki and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Building a new language

12:15 - 12:45

Ondu Lessu Ondu Plussu

Prathibha Nandakumar and Group

In this innovative theatre performance poetry is served piping hot!!!

12:45 - 1:45

Kavita Ki Kahaniyaan

Ashok Vajpeyi

Theory, craft and meter

1:45 - 2:15

The Way Things Were: Decoding the Personal

Punam Chadha-Joseph, Ranjani Murali, Rochelle D'Silva and Rochelle Potkar with Samantak Bhadra

Weaving nostalgia into everyday life

2:15 - 3:00

The Shifting Shape of the Poem

Ranjit Hoskote

The music, the emotions, the objects, the memories, the languages and the discoveries that go into the making of a poem

3:00 - 3:30

Nayi Nukkad

Lovely Goswami, Neeraj Pandey and Viky Arya with Sandeep Shikhar

Young Hindi poets on the rhythms of new media

3:30 - 4:00

Publishing Poetry

Jamuna Rao and Medha Singh with Sundeep Bhutoria

The perils and occasional pleasure

4:15 -4:45

Casualties of Love and Sex

Barnali Ray Shukla and Niranjan Iyengar

A film lyricist and film-maker/poet touch upon heartbreak and loss

4:45 - 5:15

Anuraga Vilochanan

Shreekumar Vakkiyil

Musical tete-a-tete with a playback singer

5:15 - 5:45

Kavita Ke Naye Ilaqey

Arun Kamal and Savita Singh with Sourav Roy

Hindi poets Arun Kamal and Savita Singh go where the word takes them

5:45 - 6:30

Poetry as Angst

Ruchhita Kazaria and Saira Shah Halim with Samantak Bhadra

Poetry in times of turmoil

6:30 - 7:00

Songs from the Desert

Mame Khan and Group

The keeper of stories, the music diamond of Rajasthan, breathes fresh life into forgotten folk tunes from the Thar desert.

7:30 - 8:30