#pilf2018: To create an exciting and interactive platform in Pune for writers, publishers and readers

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(From left) Bharat Agarwal, managing director of Vishwakarma Publications; Lorenzo Angeloni, Italian ambassador to India and Nepal; columnist - ­author Shobhaa De and Rahul Karad, executive president, MIT World Peace University (WPU), inaugurate Pilf 2018 at Yashada on Friday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

(From left) Bharat Agarwal, managing director of Vishwakarma Publications; Lorenzo Angeloni, Italian ambassador to India and Nepal; columnist - ­author Shobhaa De and Rahul Karad, executive president, MIT World Peace University (WPU), inaugurate Pilf 2018 at Yashada on Friday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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(From left) Bharat Agarwal, Lorenzo Angeloni, Shobhaa De and Rahul Karad. Inaugurating the 6th Pune international literary festival (Pilf) at Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada), Baner, De said, “Books are my allies; I grew up in a middle class family with my father buying us books. I am grandmother of five, mother of six and keep on telling them to at least read for five minutes every day. It is a habit that the young generation has lost interest.” (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

(From left) Bharat Agarwal, Lorenzo Angeloni, Shobhaa De and Rahul Karad. Inaugurating the 6th Pune international literary festival (Pilf) at Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada), Baner, De said, “Books are my allies; I grew up in a middle class family with my father buying us books. I am grandmother of five, mother of six and keep on telling them to at least read for five minutes every day. It is a habit that the young generation has lost interest.” (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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A sand artist makes sand art at the inauguration of PILF 2018 at Yashada in Pune on Friday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

A sand artist makes sand art at the inauguration of PILF 2018 at Yashada in Pune on Friday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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The theme of this year’s festival is Family: The Core of Society, and most of its sessions will focus on co-existence and harmony, inclusiveness and variety. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

The theme of this year’s festival is Family: The Core of Society, and most of its sessions will focus on co-existence and harmony, inclusiveness and variety. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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(From left) Journalist Harinder Baweja; Air Commodore Nitin Sathe, and Rachna Bisht, moderator, at the 6th Pune international literary festival (Pilf) onSaturday. Harinder Baweja, who was among the journalists who covered the Kargil War, on Saturday said that the Indian Army “is not a holy cow” and the lapses on its part must not be kept secret, but brought out into the open in the public domain. (HT PHOTO)

(From left) Journalist Harinder Baweja; Air Commodore Nitin Sathe, and Rachna Bisht, moderator, at the 6th Pune international literary festival (Pilf) onSaturday. Harinder Baweja, who was among the journalists who covered the Kargil War, on Saturday said that the Indian Army “is not a holy cow” and the lapses on its part must not be kept secret, but brought out into the open in the public domain. (HT PHOTO)

Updated on Sep 30, 2018 06:28 PM IST
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