Welcome to the Khushwant Singh Litfest Kasauli | Oct 09-11, 2020

Programme – 2013

KHUSHWANT SINGH LITFEST – 2013

DAY 1: FRI OCT 18
SESSION # TIME SPEAKERS TOPIC INTERLOCUTOR
08.55 am Anand Sethi Welcome
Jan-00 09.00 – 10.15 Aitzaz Ahsan Choudhury, Jugnu Mohsin, Vinod Mehta, David Davidar,Rani Bir Kaur Punjab on KS: With Truth, Love and a Little Malice Neelkamal Puri outdoors
2 10.15 – 10. 55 Ashali Varma Victoria Cross – A love story Anand Sethi & Biji Virmani outdoors
10.55 – 11.25 Tea / Coffee
3 11.25 – 12.05 Milkha Singh, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra Bhag Milkha Bhag Rahul Singh, Bhaichand Patel outdoors
4 12.05 – 12.45 Jugnu Mohsin Pachnanda & Panch Aab: where cultures meet outdoors
5 12.45 -13.05 Aitzaz Ahsan Choudhury A point of view outdoors
13.05 – 14.05 Lunch
7 14.05 – 14. 45 Rajmohan Gandhi Punjab: A history from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten Rahul Singh, Suneet Vir Singh indoors
8 14.45 – 15.35 Vijay  Crishna Great Games: At the Crossroads of History Intro by Dolly Thakore indoors
15.35 – 15.55 Tea / Coffee
9 15.55 – 16. 35 Peter Smetacek The world of butterflies & moths Ravi Singh indoors
10 16.35 – 17.00 Vinod Mehta ‘Meena Kumari’ book launch Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra indoors
11 17. 00 – 17.15 Bhaichand Patel Mothers, Lovers and other Strangers book launch Rahul Singh indoors
Break
20 Dinner, Ghazals by Touch a chord and Vikramjeet, Movie ‘Train To Pakistan’
DAY 2: SAT OCT 19
12 09.00 – 09.40 Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Rahul Bose, Dolly Thakore, Madhu Jain Balle Balle: Punjab in Bollywood Bhaichand Patel outdoors
13 09.40 – 10.20 Navtej Sarna Partition, the human story &  Rajmohan Gandhi to launch ‘Savage Harvest’ Gillian Wright, Nirupama Dutt outdoors
14 10.20 – 11.00 Chander Suta Dogra In the name of honor Vinita Nangia outdoors
11.00 – 11.15 Tea / Coffee
15 11.15 – 11.55 Romi Khosla Get a last look at some priceless ancient treasures Minakshi Chaudhury indoors
16 11.55 – 12.35 Bhayee Sikander Singh, Roopinder Singh, Vikramjeet Sahney Sikh Heritage, ethos, relics Navtej Sarna indoors
17 12.35-13.05 Gillian Wright, Bulbul Sharma Ode to birds Bindia Sahgal indoors
13.05 – 14.05 Lunch
18 14.05 – 14.45 Mark Tully Heritage Indian Railways outdoors
19 14.45 – 15.25 Nawab Mir Jafar Rumi & Sufi Vijai Vardhan outdoors
15.25 – 15.45 Tea / Coffee
20 15.45 -16.25 Minakshi Choudhury Devtas the Living Gods and Goddesses of Kullu Deepa Raghavan Sethi indoors
21 16.25 – 16.40 Mark Tully Launch of Khushwant Singh’s latest book indoors
22 16.40 – 17.15 Manju Jaidka Romance, Royalty & Scandal : Shimla / Patiala link Neel Kamal Puri indoors
23 17.15 – 17.35 Madeha Gauhar Peace through theatre Dolly Thakore indoors
17.35 Break
20 Dinner, Music by Vibrations, Dancing, Fire Poi
DAY 3: SUN OCT 20
25 09.20 – 10.00 Bachi Karkaria, Nirupama Dutt Not so strange bedfellows: married to Punjabis Manish Kashyap outdoors
26 10.00 – 10.15 Stephen Alter The Rataban Betrayal outdoors
27 10.15 – 10.50 Juggi Bhasin The Avenger – a drama Vijay Crishna, Kim Lalli, Sonu Bhasin outdoors
28 10.50 – 11.05 Robin Gupta Book Release and reading ‘The rusted steel frame’ Rahul Singh outdoors
29 11.05 – 11.20 Bob Rupani Motoring in Himachal / Punjab: Fun on wheels Kishie Singh outdoors
30 11.20 – 11.40 Tea / Coffee
31 11.40 – 12.20 Vijay Vardhan Kurukshetra – Timeless sanctity outdoors
32 12.20 – 13.00 B.N. Goswami Sufis as seen by Indian painters Madhu Jain to introduce outdoors
33 13.00 – 13.40 Asha Sharma Satyanand Stokes’ life & legacy Mark Tully outdoors
34 13.40 – 13.50 Jaspal Singh A few words on KS
13.50 pm Rahul Singh Close & Thanks Rahul Singh
13.55 Lunch

 

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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