Manu Pillai

[Book Launch] The Courtesan, The Mahatma & The Italian Brahmin by Manu Pillai

The next Literature Live! Evening features the Yuva Sahitya Akademi winner Manu Pillai. His new book which will be launched at the event, has the intriguing title, The Courtesan, The Mahatma & The Italian Brahmin. What is it about? You have to come to G5A on Wednesday, June 26 at 6.30 PM to find out. For those of you who haven`t yet been […]

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[Book Launch] Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh

  Literature Live! will launch Amitav Ghosh‘s much anticipated new novel, Gun Island on Monday, June 17, at 6.30 pm at Royal Opera House. Gun Island has as diverse a cast of characters as you can imagine, from a Brooklyn–based dealer in rare books to a king cobra in Kolkata. This is a story about a world in which creatures and […]

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[Book Launch] The Lives of Freda by Andrew Whitehead

  Now that our elections are drawing to a close, Literature Live! Evenings move away from poll-related books to something completely different. Andrew Whitehead, the former BBC India correspondent and BBC News presenter, has written a biography of Freda Houlston Bedi. Hers is a fascinating life: after marrying a handsome young Sikh in Oxford in 1933, this Englishwoman […]

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Every Vote Counts

[Book Launch] Democracy On The Road by Ruchir Sharma

The next Literature Live! Evening launches a book which was 20 years in the making. Ruchir Sharma, New York Times best-selling author, followed elections across every major state of the country over the last two decades, his journeys adding up to a full lap around the earth! The resulting book, Democracy on the Road, takes […]

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[Book Launch] Every Vote Counts: The Story of India’s Elections by Navin Chawla

The Election Commission has come in for a lot of flak recently for its spineless handling of incendiary and provocative speeches made by powerful politicians. It wasn’t always so: there was a time, starting from the first CEC, TN Seshan, when politicians feared the EC’s wrath if they stepped out of line. Why have things […]

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[Book Launch] The Heartfulness Way by Kamlesh Patel & Joshua Pollock And Designing Destiny by Daaji Kamlesh Patel

  Have you heard of ‘Heartfulness’? Here`s your chance to know more about the concept when Literature Live! launches The Heartfulness Way by Kamlesh Patel and Joshua Pollock on Monday, May 6 at 6.30 PM at Crossword Bookstore, Kemp`s Corner. At the same event, we will also launch Designing Destiny by Daaji Kamlesh Patel. It`s an intriguing title because conventional wisdom says destiny is […]

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[Film Screening] Kaifinama: A Celebration of the Art and Times of Kaifi Azmi.

  To celebrate the centenary of legendary poet and lyricist, Kaifi Azmi, we will be screening Sumantra Ghosal`s wonderful film Kaifinama: A Celebration of the Art and Times of Kaifi Azmi. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the film maker, Shabana Azmi and me. At NCPA`s Experimental Theatre on Tuesday, April 30 […]

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Prannoy Roy

[Book Launch] The Verdict by Prannoy Roy & Dorab Sopariwala

  Welcome to another exciting Literature Live! Evening when we launch a really topical book by the country’s leading psephologists Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala. Aptly titled THE VERDICT, it’s their attempt to decode India’s elections. I will be in conversation with them at Crossword Book Store at Kemp’s Corner on Wednesday, April 24 at 6.30 PM. […]

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[Book Launch] Mind Without Fear by Rajat Gupta

Literature Live! is happy to announce the launch of Rajat Gupta`s book Mind Without Fear on Wednesday, April 10 at 6.30 PM at the Walchand Hirachand Hall, Indian Merchants’ Chamber building (Next to Churchgate  station). Without doubt, Rajat Gupta was one of the biggest stars in the world of finance and management. He was the first foreign-born Managing Director of McKinsey & Co […]

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[Book Launch] The Third Pillar by Raghuram G. Rajan

  The economist we are all proud of, Dr Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, now Distinguished Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is back with a book. And Literature Live! with Harper Collins Publishers, in association with KPMG in India, is happy to announce its launch on Wednesday, […]

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[Book Launch] Undaunted by P.Chidambaram

  Literature Live! is pleased to invite you to a special Literature Live! Evening when we will launch P Chidambaram`s book Undaunted. On Monday, March 4 at NCPA`s Experimental Theatre at 6.30 PM. In conversation with him, along with me, will be Sajjid Chinoy, Chief India Economist at J P Morgan and Menaka Doshi, Managing […]

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