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Book Launch : The RTI Story by Aruna Roy

The next Literature Live! Evening is a must for anyone who cares about our country, which means all of us. We will release Aruna Roy`s The RTI Story ,followed by a conversation between her and Shailesh Gandhi. Both, as you know, are formidable activists. Ms Roy was a member of the National Advisory Council, and […]

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Book Launch : In Pursuit Of Conflict by Avalok Langer

We know more about the US than we know about our North Eastern states. Avalok Langer, a young journalist, travelled across these states, met a cross-section of people including leading militants, to find out the reality that lies behind our national  neglect.  He has written a candid, and most readable account of his experiences in a new […]

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Book Launch : Survive Or Sink by Naina Lal Kidwai

  Those of you who attended our litfest last November, will remember Naina Lal Kidwai`s session on sustainable development. We are happy to launch her book on the same subject, Survive Or Sink, An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution and Green Finance. Given the sorry state of our environment, this is an extremely important […]

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Book Launch : Why I Am A Hindu by Shashi Tharoor

Here`s yet another special Literature Live! Evening. This features Shashi Tharoor, star MP, wonderful writer and speaker, in conversation with Anil Dharker about his new book Why I am a Hindu. The book is an eloquent defence of Hinduism, its vibrancy and plurality. It draws a clear distinction between the real religion and its distorted form […]

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Book Launch : A Century Is Not Enough by Sourav Ganguly

    If you like cricket, this is an evening not to be missed. Even if you are not a die hard cricket fan, this is an event you have to come to because it features Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, brilliant batsman and entertainer par excellence. To launch his book, and to engage him […]

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Book Launch : Clouds by Chandrahas Choudhury’s

The next Literature Live! Evening explores many new avenues. To start with, the venue is the glittering Royal Opera House, where we collaborate with Avid Learning to release Chandrahas Choudhury’s Clouds, a quintessentially Bombay novel which all of us can relate to. Launching the book will be India’s premier theatre actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will […]

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Book Launch : On Form by Mike Brearley

The year`s second Literature Live! Evening promises to be as interesting as the first : We are launching legendary English Cricket Captain Mike Brearley`s new book On Form. Those who know their cricket will remember that Brearley motivated the English team to play at its very best, and this may have had something to do with the fact that […]

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Book Launch: Zakir Hussain – A Life In Music

If anyone deserves to be called Ustad, it`s surely Zakir Hussain, the musician who has raised the tabla to the rarefied status of a solo instrument. Come and listen to him — not perform, but speak — about music on the occasion of the launch of the book Zakir Hussain, A Life in Music which is in the […]

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Book Launch : The Way I See It – A Gauri Lankesh Reader : Edited by Chandan Gowda

On December 22 at 5.30 PM, Literature Live! Evenings will move for the first time to the Mumbai Press Club. This is on Mahapalika Marg, just before VT Station. The author will, sadly, not be with us. That`s because Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in September by unknown assailants outside her home in Bengaluru, killed […]

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A Celebration of Flow : India Through Water

  On December 20 at 6.30 PM at NCPA`s Little Theatre, we celebrate naturalist-writer-photographer Sanjoy Monga`s strikingly handsome Flow: India Through Water. Its theme is expressed in this simple, yet profound line — ‘water is so vital to us that its flow will determine the direction future human societies will take.’

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Book Launch : Three Thousand Stitches by Sudha Murthy

  Someone once asked Sudha, “How is it that you come across so many interesting stories?” She replied, “So does everyone. But I listen, and I write.” We are releasing her latest book, Three Thousand Stitches, at NCPA`s Little  Theatre on Wednesday, October 11, at 6.30 PM, after which she will be in conversation with me. This time, […]

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