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Literature Festivals in the Age of Contagion

As we navigate this moment of global emergency, it is evident that crowds of people can’t gather for the foreseeable future, writes Vivek Menezes, co-founder of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival
Poet Eunice de Souza (1940-2017) with then-chief minister of Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, at the Goa Art & Literature Festival, 2012.(Siddesh Mayenkar/Herald Review)
Poet Eunice de Souza (1940-2017) with then-chief minister of Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, at the Goa Art & Literature Festival, 2012.(Siddesh Mayenkar/Herald Review)
Updated on May 07, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vivek Menezes

Asia’s first and largest sports literary festival to debut in New Delhi

The Ekamra Sports Literature Festival is Asia’s first and largest ever sports literary festival bringing together some of the biggest names from Indian and international sport.
The key highlight sessions this December 2019 would revolve around Monty Panesar’s, The Full Monty, India book release(Getty Images)
The key highlight sessions this December 2019 would revolve around Monty Panesar’s, The Full Monty, India book release(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 12, 2019 03:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate 3rd Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the three day long Military Literature festival on December 13, 2019, at the Lake Club in Chandigarh.
Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Lt Gen (Retd) T S Shergill addressing media on Saturday in Chandigarh.(ANI)
Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Lt Gen (Retd) T S Shergill addressing media on Saturday in Chandigarh.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2019 01:03 PM IST
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Chandigarh | By Asian News International

What litfests mean to writers and readers | Opinion

Litfests perform the very important function of promoting reading. In this visually-saturated era, when many think that television has killed books and radio, it’s important to keep both of them alive to stimulate our imagination
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 07:53 PM IST
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By Mark Tully

Literature fests define a city’s flavour

Literature festivals have an ambience and flavour that can be both invigorating and stimulating
The opening session of this year’s Tata LitLive! stood out.(Tata LitLive)
The opening session of this year’s Tata LitLive! stood out.(Tata LitLive)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon

Bengaluru: Literature festival for children opens in September

This year’s Neev Book Award will include 4 distinct categories - Picture Books, Emerging Readers, Junior readers and Young Adults, the organisers said in a statement.
Neev Literature Festival for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month. (Representational image)
Neev Literature Festival for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 04:03 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service

In a first, lit fest for the teens by a teen

‘One More Chapter Lit Fest’ is a literary festival ideated by 15-year-old Preesha Ohri and 22-year-old Madhav Mehrotra who wanted to create a platform where teenagers could talk about what they are reading, writing, dreaming, thinking and ideating.
‘One More Chapter Lit Fest’ was organised at DLF Club 5 in Gurugram on Sunday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
‘One More Chapter Lit Fest’ was organised at DLF Club 5 in Gurugram on Sunday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 05, 2019 03:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain

20@20: Looking back at the first two decades of the millennium

The generation born in 2000 will turn 20 next year. As these Gen Z youngsters leave their teenage years behind, a look at 20 ways in which the world around them has changed
Much has changed around the 2000-born in the last 20 years – politically, environmentally. But there have also been changes in lifestyles.(Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Much has changed around the 2000-born in the last 20 years – politically, environmentally. But there have also been changes in lifestyles.(Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee

This doctor turns medical study into literature

Penned by a doctor of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), the poem has won a special prize in the International Hippocrates Conference for Medical Poetry in London
Dr Siddharth Warrier, doing DM in neurology, has a knack of making studies of medicine easy by coming out with poetry(HTPhotos)
Dr Siddharth Warrier, doing DM in neurology, has a knack of making studies of medicine easy by coming out with poetry(HTPhotos)
Published on May 25, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava

Gurgaon Literature and Film Festival fest to focus on mental health

The festival, scheduled to be held on November 16 and 17, is being curated by Shabri Prasad Singh, author of ‘Borderline’, a fictional autobiography that traces her journey of dealing with borderline personality disorder through a fictional character.
The Gurgaon Literature and Film Festival, in its second edition, will be centred around the theme of mental health, depression and addiction in art and literature, in order to create awareness about mental health problems.(Sourced)
The Gurgaon Literature and Film Festival, in its second edition, will be centred around the theme of mental health, depression and addiction in art and literature, in order to create awareness about mental health problems.(Sourced)
Published on Mar 27, 2019 05:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma

Four injured as tree falls on visitors at Jaipur Literature Festival

The incident occurred at the Diggin Palace in Jaipur, the venue of the literature festival.
A tree breaks down during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on January 24.(PTI Photo)
A tree breaks down during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on January 24.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India

Curtain raiser: The Goa Arts and Literature Festival 2018

GALF 2018 will feature a host of interesting writers from India and abroad
Author Jerry Pinto speaks to students at GALF 2017(Courtesy GALF)
Author Jerry Pinto speaks to students at GALF 2017(Courtesy GALF)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 07:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

‘#MeToo a revelation, gives women new voice’

Many children from in and around Himachal Pradesh also attended the literature festival, which saw experts from diverse backgrounds on one platform.
Audience during the first day of Khuswant Sing Literature Festival at Kasauli on October 12.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Audience during the first day of Khuswant Sing Literature Festival at Kasauli on October 12.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 05:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Sumeda

A literature fest in the Himalayas looks forward to seeing you this weekend

Your weekend plan is getting a rejig with Himalayan Echoes, which is now in its third season and promises to be a haven for like-minded readers, writers, poets and people who love the mountains.
Your weekend plan is getting a rejig with Himalayan Echoes(Himalayan Echoes Facebook page)
Your weekend plan is getting a rejig with Himalayan Echoes(Himalayan Echoes Facebook page)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma

Report: The Mountain Echoes Literature Festival in Bhutan

The Beatles and the Yeti, among others, livened up things at the ninth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Bhutan
Usha Uthup, Naseeruddin Shah and Ajoy Bose launching into the Beatles!(Courtesy Mountain Echoes Literary Festival)
Usha Uthup, Naseeruddin Shah and Ajoy Bose launching into the Beatles!(Courtesy Mountain Echoes Literary Festival)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 09:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Danish Raza

Two-day literature festival on theme ‘One India’ kicks off in Shimla

The fest will offer events on literature, art, music and poetry.
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla

For your bookshelf: Here are five books we’re looking forward to reading in April

If non-fiction and celeb-centric books ruled the roost in March, there is enough reason for fiction lovers to rejoice as April will see the release of some good novels.
Here are the five books we can’t wait to read this April.
Here are the five books we can’t wait to read this April.
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 01:53 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
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