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04
Feb 2017

Chetan Bhagat: Up, Close and Personal

The final session of the Kolkata Literature Festival saw on stage bestselling author Chetan Bhagat in conversation with Monideepa Banerjie. “Up, close and personal”, the star author was quizzed about everything, from books to his toothpaste! “He is Kolkata’s jamaai!” introduced Monideepa and Chetan Bhagat told Kolkata about how “mishti” the city is! “I hadn’t […]

04
Feb 2017

A Long Way Home

The eighth session on the final day of Kolkata Literature Festival 2017 was named ‘A Long Way Home’ after the 2014 autobiographical account of the experiences of Saroo Brierley. The discussion revolved around this story which was adapted into the movie ‘Lion’. The secretary of public affairs, Australian High Commission shortly opened the session. The discussion […]

04
Feb 2017

Reflowering of Bengali Literature – Bangla Badal

The only Bengali session of the Kolkata Literature Festival began with Nachiketa singing some soulful tunes. The packed audience was immediately enthralled and thus started a lovely session moderated by Tridib Chattopadhyay, Managing Director of Patra Bharati group of Publications. The panellists of the fifth session of the third day were Shirshendu  Mukhopadhyay, Srijato , […]

04
Feb 2017

Durjoy Datta About Being a Star Author

He is the author of ‘Of Course I Love You…Till I Find Someone Better’. He wrote ‘Now That You’re Rich! Let’s Fall in Love!’ He is the author of many other books which have gained phenomenal popularity in India. He has written his name in the hearts of numerous teenagers the country over. He, ladies […]

04
Feb 2017

‘The Valley The City The Village’ Project

The second session on the final day of Kolkata Literature Festival 2017 saw a discussion on creative writing. It was in association with the British Council, BEE Books, Wales Arts International and Parthian. Esha Chatterjee, CEO, BEE Books moderated the discussion. The panel also consisted of Natalie Holborow, the winner of Terry Hetherington, Sophie McKeand, […]

03
Feb 2017

Conversations with Divya Dutta

This session is a rather special one not just for Kolkata but for cinephiles all over the country. It is extremely close to my heart because not only is Divya Dutta one of my favourite actresses but she is a lady with the kind of poise, elegance and subtlety which is almost incomparable. For the […]

03
Feb 2017

Stories from the Real World

Stories from the Real World brought together three eminent personalities from different walks of life, who’ve seen different sectors of real life and talked about success and the journey to it. Sujata Sen, director of the Kolkata Literature Festival, was the moderator for the fifth session of Day 2 at the Kolkata Literature Festival. Tamal […]

03
Feb 2017

Jit Paul Memorial Lecture: Killling them Softly

The Jit Paul Memorial Lecture was initiated by Oxford Bookstore in 2014. Its third edition was delivered as the fourth session of day 2 at Kolkata Literature Festival 2017. It was opened by Maina Bhagat, the director of Oxford Bookstore, Park Street. Jawhar Sircar and Mrs. Devi Kar were the speakers who discussed the issues […]

03
Feb 2017

Who are my Readers?

“Who are my readers?” was the third session of the second day at the Kolkata Literature Festival. Denes Gazsi, a professor of Middle Eastern languages, being the only non author in the panel, became the moderator for the session. Natalie Holborrow, being a poet, says, “It’s easier because I’m a poet, but for a novelist, […]

03
Feb 2017

Bloody Scotland in Kolkata

It was a grand opportunity for book readers and book lovers in Kolkata to have the first crime fiction festival in the world celebrated at the second session of day 2 of the Kolkata Literature Festival 2017. Bloody Scotland celebrates international crime writers from all over the world on an annual basis. The session saw […]