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[Lecture] The Story Of India’s Economy by Prof. Kaushik Basu

The eagerly anticipated annual event is here! The Literature Live! Independence Lecture, presented by JSW in association with The Oberoi will be held on Monday, August 6 at 6.30 PM at the Trident Rooftop (Oberoi Towers), Nariman Point. Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics at Cornell University, and former Chief Economist of the World Bank as […]

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Book Launch : Sponge by Ambi Parmeswaram

When you think of Brands, you think of Ambi Parmeswaran, one of the best Brand Strategists in the country. He has worked with iconic companies like Tata, Wipro, Zee,TCS and ITC. He is Founder of brand-building.com, a brand advisory, and also is great faculty at IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta. Ambi`s new book is Sponge, […]

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Book Launch : Adi Shankaracharya by Pavan Varma

  The next Literature Live! Evening brings to our attention the life and thoughts of a person many consider Hinduism`s greatest thinker, Adi Shankaracharya. The author is Pavan K Varma, former Foreign Service Officer, Rajya Sabha MP, Director of Nehru Centre, London, Adviser to the Chief Minister of Bihar and writer. In our ongoing and […]

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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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