November 5 & 6


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the programme

    Day 1: November 5, 2022

  • 5.00 pm
    Saraswati Vandana, Vocalist
    Sniti Mishra, Vocalist
  • 5.10 pm
    Welcome Speech
    Siba Mohanty, Resident Editor, Bhubaneswar, The New Indian Express
  • 5.20 pm
    Inaugural Address
    Reading is Becoming: The 21st Century Leader Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister
  • 5.50 pm
    Show and Tell
    Saving Cultural Practices: Stories of Our Future Prateek Pattnaik,
    Researcher, musician and archivist Arushi Mudgal,
    Odissi exponent Sniti Mishra, Vocalist

  • 6.20 pm
    How to Tell Our Stories
    Where is the New Generation of Odia Writers?
    Adhyapak Biswaranjan, Author and critic
    Gourahari Das, Author
    Chandrasekhar Hota, DSP Nabarangpur and Author Sanghamitra Bhanja, Author and educator
  • 7.00 pm
    From Rickshawala to MLA: How I Rewrote My Life
    Manoranjan Byapari, Author
  • 7.30 pm
    The Hijab Question: Who Decides Who Wears What
    Madhu Kishwar, Academic and researcher
    Ghazala Wahab, Editor and author

  • 8.00 pm
    Is There a Formula for Success?: How to Write a Great Script
    Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Writer and director

    Day 2: November 6, 2022

  • 10.30 am
    The Hindutva Paradigm: The Social Shift
    Ram Madhav, Author and thinker
  • 11.10 am
    Bollywood/Hollywood: Stories I Must Tell
    Kabir Bedi, Actor and author

  • 11.50 am
    Show and Tell
    When Imagination Takes Flight: My Bag of Tales
    Rituparna Ghosh, Storyteller

  • 12.30 pm
    School Debate
    Chetan Bhagat or Amish Tripathi: Who Is Better at Telling India's Stories?
    Judges: Aparna Karthikeyan, Sridala Swami, Rituparna Ghosh
  • 1.25 pm
    Jam Scones or Pani Puri? Do We Have Enough Indian Tales?
    Aparna Karthikeyan, Author and journalist
    Sridala Swami, Author and poet

  • 2.40 pm
    How to be Happy: My Experiments with Darkness
    Aparna Piramal Raje, Author

  • 3.10 pm
    Off the Beaten Track: Innovating Life
    Anil Pradhan, Educator and entrepreneur
    Jubanashwa Mishra, Entrepreneur and author
  • 3.40 pm
    Odia Literature and Odia Cinema: Will the Twain Ever Meet?
    Prashanta Nanda, Director
    Actor and politician Surya Deo
    Film historian Sabyasachi Mishra
    Actor Himansu Sekhar Khatua, Director
    SRFTI Sanjoy Patnaik, Filmmaker
  • 4.20 pm
    Writing Cinema: Fact, Fiction, Fun
    Yatindra Mishra, Author
    Anant Vijay, Author
  • 4.50 pm
    North and South: Does Our History Need to Be Reoriented?
    Nanditha Krishna, Author
    Parvati Sharma, Author
  • 5.30 pm
    Valedictory Address
    My State, The Soul of Stories
    Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

the speakers

  • Dharmendra Pradhan
    Prateek Pattnaik
    Arushi Mudgal
    Sniti Mishra
    Adhyapak Biswaranjan
    Dr Gourahari Das
    Dr Chandra Shekhar Hota
    Dr Sanghamitra Bhanja
    Manoranjan Byapari
    Madhu Purnima Kishwar
  • Ghazala Wahab
    Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
    Ram Madhav
    Kabir Bedi
    Aparna Karthikeyan
    Sridala Swami
    Aparna Piramal Raje
    Anil Pradhan
    Jubanashwa Mishra
    Prashanta Nanda
  • Surya Deo
    Sabyasachi Mishra
    Himansu Sekhar Khatua
    Sanjoy Patnaik
    Yatindra Mishra
    Anant Vijay
    Nanditha Krishna
    Parvati Sharma
    Naveen Patnaik
    Rituparna Ghosh