10.00 AM - 10.50 AM2019 Elections and the Future of Indian DemocracyArun Shourie, N Ram, Priya Sahgal and R Jagannathan in conversation with Sanjay Pinto

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMGulzar on Gulzar Meghna Gulzar in conversation with Baradwaj Rangan

 11.45 AM - 12.00 noonTEA

 12.00 noon - 12.50 PMThe Handler of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket in conversation with Rosella Stephen

 12.55 PM - 1.45 PMShaping the New World OrderHusain Haqqani, James Crabtree, John Keay and Suki Kim in conversation with Sashi Kumar

 1.45 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.20 PMGovernance A ResponsibilityC Mahendran, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, S Peter Alphonse and Thol Thirumavalavan in conversation with S Karthigaichelvan (Tamil)

 3.25 PM - 4.15 PMMaking India Work Arun Shourie in conversation with N Ravi

 4.15 PM - 4.30 PMTEA

 4.30 PM - 5.20 PMThe Myth and Reality of Emperor Aurangzeb - An Illustrated lectureAudrey Truschke

 5.25 PM - 6.15 PMSecond ActManisha Koirala in conversation with Dr Sheela Nambiar

 6.20 PM - 7.10 PMHer Music Her Life: A centenary tribute to DK Pattammal Conceptualised, scripted and narrated by Gowri Ramnarayan Featuring Akhila Ramnarayan and Nisha Rajagopal

 10.30 AM - 11.30 AM Beyond Indian English: A time for bhashas J Devika, Kannan Sundaram and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Urvashi Butalia

 11.35 AM - 12.25 PMThe Real and the Mystique: Unravelling the hidden layers Vaasanthi and Yasser Usman in conversation

 12.30 PM - 1.30 PMBeing the Other Farahnaz Ispahani, Nandini Krishnan and Nazia Erumin conversation with Kalpana Sharma

 1.30 PM - 3.00 PMLUNCH

 3.00 PM - 3.50 PMIllustrating Children's BooksAnushka Ravishankar, Lisa Brown and Shobha Vishwanath in conversation with Sandhya Rao

 3.55 PM - 4.40 PMMothering A Muslim Nazia Erum in conversation with Arunava Sinha

 4.45 PM - 5.35 PMThe Journey of a Southern FeministDevaki Jain in conversation with Kalpana Sharma

 11.00 AM - 12.00 noonFetters on Creative Expression: Art and the politics of dissentChandan Gowda, Githa Hariharan and TM Krishna in conversation with Kamini Mahadevan

 12.15 PM - 1.00 PMHomage to N Muthuswamy: Memories and RememberancesDhalavai Sundaram, Gnana Rajasekaran and Vinodhini Vaidhyanathan in conversation with Pralayan (Tamil)

 1.00 PM - 2.30 PMLunch

 2.30 PM - 3.30 PMNo Cause For Shame: Talking frankly about mental illlnessDr Samir Parikh in conversation with Dr Vijay Nagaswami

 3.40 PM - 4.40 PMThe Literature of Myth: Using myths and legends in contemporary storytelling Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Ravi Shankar Etteth and Sharanya Manivannan in conversation with Jonathan Gil Harris

 4.40 PM - 4.50 PMTEA

 4.50 PM - 5.40 PMInspirations: Art and music Aruna Sairam and VV Ramani in conversation with Sushila Ravindranath

 10.30 AM - 11.15 AMWords of Now, Words of Memory: Poetry of disappearing landscapesJacinta Kerketta and Nighat Sahiba in conversation with Kavitha Muralidharan

 11.20 AM - 12.10 PMThe Short Story of a LifetimeAamer Hussein in conversation with Ziya us Salam

 12.15 PM - 1.15 PMEmbrace our Rivers: Public Art and Ecology in IndiaHelmut Schippert, Mukund Padmanabhan, Parvathi Nayar and Ravi Agarwal in conversation with TM Krishna

 1.15 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.20 PMSuki Speaks: A cartoon character shares her journey An illustrated talkManjula Padmanabhan

 3.30 PM - 4.20 PMExiled at Home: Women and lesbians in no 'man's' landLara Fergus and Susan Hawthorne in conversation with Nandini Krishnan

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMPolitics of Identity: New ideas of caste and religious assertion Aditya Mukherjee, Farahnaz Ispahani, Shiv Visvanathan and Ziya us Salam in conversation with G Sampath

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMWhat Ails Indian Science And What Can Be Done About It? Nobel Prize Winner Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation with Dr K VijayRaghavan

 11.45 AM - 12.00 noonTEA

 12.00 noon - 12.50 PMModern South India Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with Nirmala Lakshman

 12.55 PM - 1.40 PMThe Epic Storyteller Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Pankaja Srinivasan

 1.40 PM - 2.25 PMLUNCH

 2.25 PM - 3.10 PMBharati and Other Tamil Characters AR Venkatachalapathy in conversation with Gopalkrishna Gandhi

 3.15 PM - 4.15 PMThe Battleground of Indian History Audrey Truschke, Ira Mukhoty, John Keay and Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with Aditya Mukherjee

 4.15 PM - 4.25 PMTEA

 4.25 PM - 5.15 PMAward Ceremony The Hindu Prize 2018: Fiction and Non-Fiction and The Hindu Young World Goodbooks Awards

 5.20 PM - 6.10 PMTyranny of DietsRujuta Diwekar in conversation with Shonali Muthalaly

 6.10 PM - 7.00 PMRetracing maps in search of language An illustrated lectureNilima Sheikh

 10.30 AM - 11.15 AMThe Art of Crafting Stories: Readings from the shortlist for The Hindu Prize 2018 FictionAmitabha Bagchi, Anjum Hasan, Anuradha Roy, Arunava Sinha, N Kalyan Raman, Neelum Saran Gour and Perumal Murugan in conversation with Pankaja Srinivasan

 11.20 AM - 12.05 PMMatter of fact: Discussions with the authors shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2018 Non Fiction Aanchal Malhotra, Jairam Ramesh, Manoranjan Byapari, Sipra Mukherjee and Sudeep Chakravarti in conversation with Sridhar Krishnaswami

 12.10 PM - 1.00 PMThe Tellers of Tales Aamer Hussein, Amitabha Bagchi, Sumana Roy and Abdullah Khan in conversation with Mini Kapoor

 1.00 PM - 2.00 PMLUNCH

 2.00 PM - 2.50 PMThe World Threw Us ApartAward-winning author Anuradha Roy in conversation with Mini Kapoor

 2.55 PM - 3.45 PMCity LightsAnjum Hasan, Abdullah Khan and Neelum Saran Gour in conversation with V Sriram

 3.50 PM - 4.35 PMWhen History Fails: Embedded Stories R Cheran in conversation with Kavitha Muralidharan

 4.35 PM - 4.50 PMTEA

4.50 PM - 5.40 PMTalking Trash: How to manage waste Bharati Chaturvedi, Jai Prakash Chowdhary and Manwara Begum

 5.45 PM - 6.35 PMKeeping the Classics Relevant for the 21st Century Arunava Sinha, Radha Chakravarty and Mani Rao in conversation with AJ Thomas

 10.00 AM - 10.45 AMDravidian Ideology in Praxis: Homage to Kalaignar Karunanidhi Dr N Ezhilan and N Ram in conversation with Kanimozhi Karunanidhi (Tamil)

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMThe Silent Epidemic: The Explosive Growth of Mental Health Problems in India Dr Samir Parikh and Gayathri Prabhu in conversation with Dr Ennapadam S Krishnamoorthy

 11.45 AM - 12.00 noonTEA

 12.00 noon - 12.45 AMTasting Trail: On the cuisines of South and West Tamil Nadu Perumal Murugan, Nanjil Nadan in conversation with Harikrishnan Sankaran (Tamil)

 12.55 PM - 1.45 PMThe Great Mughals Audrey Truschke and Ira Mukhoty in conversation

 1.45 AM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.20 PMCrazy Rich Indians James Crabtree in conversation with Suresh Seshadri

 3.30 PM - 4.20 PMFood Safari: The travelling chefsChef Alfred Prasad, Chef Thomas Zacharias, and Chef Vikramjit Roy in conversation with Shonali Muthalaly

 4.20 PM - 4.40 PMTEA

 4.40 PM - 5.30 PMWhy We Should All Be Feminists Sumana Roy, Sharanya Manivannan, Manjula Padmanabhan and Madhavi Menon in conversation with Vaishna Roy

 5.45 PM - 6.45 PMMedia Under Threat James Crabtree, Mukund Padmanabhan, Priya Sahgal, Suki Kim and Ravi Shankar Etteth in conversation with Narayan Lakshman

 11.00 AM - 11.50 AMLiving Mantra Mani Rao in conversation with Chitra Mahesh

 12.00 noon - 1.00 PMWriting A Memoir Chike Frankie Edozien in conversation with Ramya Kannan

 1.00 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.15 PMPolitics & Resistance: The forms of documentary films Sanjay Kak and Rahul Roy in conversation with RV Ramani

 3.25 PM - 4.10 PMThey Sit Deep Inside Me: You wrote yourself a poem of it Ulrike Almut Sandig in conversation with Nandini Krishnan

 4.15 PM - 5.00 PMWords Take Wings: Plays that took shape from stage texts Anamika Haksar, Neelam Mansingh and Sushama Deshpande in conversation

 5.05 PM - 6.05 PMAppreciating the Sculptural Traditions of South India - An illustrated lecture Dr Chithra Madhavan

 10.00 AM - 10.50 AMWhy Can't India and Pakistan Be Friends Husain Haqqani in conversation with Suhasini Haidar

 10.55 AM - 11.45 AMThe Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner John Keay in conversation with Shiv Visvanathan

 11.45 AM - 12.00 noonTEA

 12.00 noon - 12.50 PMDecoding Our Genes - An illustrated lectureNobel Prize Winner Venki Ramakrishnan

 12.55 PM - 1.40 PMSinging Kabir Speaking Kabir: The making of a play Shekhar Sen in conversation with Aruna Sairam

 1.40 PM - 2.25 PMLUNCH

 2.25 PM - 3.15 PMCrisis of Credibility: Fighting Fake NewsPratik Sinha, R Jagannathan, Sanjay Pinto, Sriram Lakshman and Suhasini Haidar in conversation with Harsh Sethi

 3.20 PM - 4.10 PMMasala Shakespeare: The worlds of Shakespeare and Indian cinema - An Illustrated lectureJonathan Gil Harris

 4.10 PM - 4.20 PMTEA

 4.20 PM - 5.10 PM It Was A Dark and Funny Night Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown in conversation with Vaishna Roy

 5.15 PM - 6.05 PMThe Sublime Cricketer VVS Laxman in conversation with N Ram

 6.10 PM - 7.10 PMTen Reasons Why Gandhi Still Matters Ramachandra Guha

 10.15 AM - 11.00 AMGrowing Up with Babasaheb Ambedkar: A lived experience Sushama Deshpande and Urmila Pawar in conversation with Prema Revathi

 11.05 AM - 12.00 noonTales of our Times: Start them Young Himanjali Sankar, Joeanna Rebello, Malavika Nataraj, Neha Singh and Radhika Menon in conversation with Sandhya Rao

 12.05 PM - 1.00 PMDissent on Aadhaar: Big data meets Big Brother Reetika Khera and Suhrith Parthasarathy in conversation with G Sampath

 1.00 PM - 2.30 PMLUNCH

 2.30 PM - 3.20 PMSexual Personae: Overcoming prejudice and misconceptions about sexuality Nandini Krishnan, Madhavi Menon in conversation with Susan Hawthorne

 3.25 PM - 4.15 PMMarriage and the Metropolis Elizabeth Flock in conversation with Peter Griffin

 4.20 PM - 5.05 PMA Pack of Lies that is Fiction: Culling out the truth Aadhavan Dheetchanya in conversation with Pralayan (Tamil)

 5.10 PM - 6.10 PMLiterature as diasporic history: Pa Singaram's Beyond the Seas Kombai S Anwar and R Cheran in conversation with AR Venkatachalapathy

 10.00 AM - 11.00 AMUncharted Terrain: Reclaiming Female Prerogatives Parvathy in conversation with Sunandha Raghunathan

 11.05 AM - 11.55 AMThe Outlaw State: Uncovering the secrets of the North Korean dictatorship Suki Kim in conversation with Narayan Lakshman

 11.55 AM - 12.05 PMTEA

 12.05 PM - 12.55 PMhe Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformations Joshua Pollock in conversation with Sumana Roy

 12.55 PM - 1.40 PMLUNCH

 1.40 PM - 2.30 PMBombay Dreams Shweta Bachchan Nanda in conversation with Parvathi Nayar

 2.35 PM - 3.35 PMStrengthening Voices: A collective awakening Chinmayi, Parvathy, Gayatri Rangachari Shah and Suhrith Parthasarathy in conversation with Kalpana Sharma

 3.40 PM - 4.30 PMRemnants of a Separation - An illustrated lecture Aanchal Malhotra

 4.30 PM - 4.40 PMTEA

 4.40 PM - 5.30 PMA Secret History of Compassion Paul Zacharia in conversation with Sashi Kumar

 5.35 PM - 6.20 PMTransference and Dialogue: Traditional and modern Tamil theatre in Sri Lanka Sinniah Maunaguru in conversation with K Parthibaraja (Tamil)

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