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Programme 2012

PROGRAM FOR THE KHUSHWANT SINGH LITERARY FESTIVAL

KASAULI, OCTOBER 12-14, 2012

AT THE KASAULI CLUB

BALLROOM Time Chapter Authors Moderator
17:00 – 17:05 Welcome Ashok Chopra
Session 1 17:05- 18:30 Not a Nice Man toKnow

  • Film on KS ‘Till the Pen Drops’
  • Launch of Khushwant Singh’s ‘The Free Thinkers Prayer Book’
Mani Shankar AiyerShobhaa DeBachi KarkariaRahul Singh Ashok Chopra
Session 2 18:30 – 19:30 Books 2 Movies and Beyond Rahul BoseMadhu JainBhaichand Patel Malavika Sangghvi
OUTDOORS 19:30 – 20:00 BAR OPENS
20:00 – 20:15 Auction of 1st autographed copy of ‘The Free Thinkers Prayer Book’ by Khushwant Singh
20:15 – 21:45 Sufi Gospel Music Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project
21:45 DINNER hosted by VICTORIA CONTINENTAL
SAT 13/10BALLROOM
Session 3 10:00 – 10:50 Art in the Mountains: Amrita Sher-Gil Yashodhara Dalmia Nirupama Dutt
10:50 – 11:05 TEA BREAK
OUTDOORS
Session 4 11:05 – 11:55 Making of a Dream : Sanawar and Kasauli Dr Harish DhillonMandeep RaiRaaja Bhasin Ashima Bath
Session 5 11:55- 13:00 Train  to Pakistan Mani Shankar AiyarPrem Shankar JhaRahul Singh Lt General (Retd) Kamal Davar PVSM, AVSM
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH hosted by Meera and Sanjiv Dewan Launch of Lakshmi Narayan’s ‘Bonsai Kitten’ Shobhaa De
BALLROOM
Session 6 14:00 – 14:50 Shobhaa and Khushwant: where Mars and Venus meet Shobhaa De Ashok Chopra
Session 7 14:50 – 15:30 Many Partitions, Many Legacies:Faiz Ahmed Faiz Salima Hashmi Nirupama Dutt
15:30 – 15: 45 TEA BREAK
BALLROOM
Session 8 15:45 – 16:35  A Passion Unchained: Dagshai & its Jail Museum Anand Sethi Aparna Anantha Narayan
Session 9 16:35 – 17:25 A Home in Himachal Raaja BhasinSonali Purewal Inderjit Badhwar
Session 10 17:25 – 18:15 Translations from the Hindi Heartland Gillian Wright Rakesh Kanwar
KASAULI RESORTS 19:30 – 19:4019:40 – 20:0020:00 – 20:30
  • A wee tribute to KS and Kasauli
  • Tully on KS
  • Film
Radika ChopraGillian WrightKishwar Ahluwalia
20:30 DRINKS & DINNER
SUN 14/10 BALLROOM
Session Time Chapter Authors Moderator
Session 11 09:30 – 10:45 Holidays in Kasauli Deepti NavalNavtej SarnaInderjit BadhwarMinakshi Chaudhury Bhaichand Patel
Session 12 10:45 – 11:35 The EcologicalGardener Pradip Krishen Robin Gupta
11:35 – 11:45 TEA BREAK
Session 13 11:45 – 12:35 History of the Sikhs Navtej SarnaSuneet Aiyar Nirupama Dutt
Session 14 12:35 – 13:25 The Terrorist Juggie BhasinLt Gen (Retd) Kamal Davar PVSM, AVSM Aparna Anantha Narayan
13:25 – 13:35 Donation of SaplingsSchool essay competition prizes Brigadier Anantha NarayanAparna Anantha NarayanDeepa RaghavanLila Kutty
13:35 – 13:45 Closing and New Beginnings Rahul Singh

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