Times of India brings you an opportunity to meet some of the popular authors of our times at one place. I am not sure if it is one of the 'Aman ki Asha' initiatives but it surely covers popular authors from both India and Pakistan.
I can count many authors on the list, who I have read and liked.
Mohammed Hanif - The Case of Exploding Mangoes
Namita Devidayal - The Music Room
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghavi - Last Song of Dusk, The Lost Flamingos of Bombay
Amish Tripathi - Trilogy of 'The Immortals of Meluha'
Anuja Chauhan - The Battle of Bittora
Vikram Chandra - Love and Longing in Bombay, Sacred Games, Red Earth and Pouring Rain
There are also performances by Cyrus Broacha and Raghu Dixit. You can see some bollywood too with Kareena Kapoor in discussion with her fitness trainer. Upcoming breed of Bollywood Directors who are challenging the traditional films and scripts - Anurag Kashyap, Mira Nair, Zoya Akhtar, Ayan Mukherjee, and Vikramaditya Motwane. There are book reading sessions, specials on cricket, bollywood, lyricism, cookery and workshops on art and craft, Calligraphy, 'how to tell a good true story', and 'Make your own paper'.
So much rolled into one - debates, discussions, readings, comedy, music, cooking, story telling and story writing.
But the session that I am most excited about is 'Is Lyricism Dead?'You know why because it has my favorite lyricist and writer 'Gulzar' and that is what he is discussing with Prasoon Joshi and Swanand Kirkire. I will be there like a starry eyed girl wanting one look of my favorite bollywood star. I will carry his book to get his name penned and treasure it always. Only if I could get an opportunity to do that.
You can register for free here. Looking forward to see you there.
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