Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Events

1. WRITERS, ETC WITH NAMITA GOKHALE


Via Jabberwock

Namita will speak about her long and multifaceted career as a novelist, non-fiction writer, magazine publisher and festival director. She will also do a short reading from the essay "Super Days", which she wrote for The Popcorn Essayists (and a translated version of the excerpt will then be read out for the French-speakers present - you haven't really heard the line "Rajesh Khanna was maha cool" until you've heard it said in French).

2. PENGUIN'S SPRING FEVER


Via Penguin Books India

The festival will be held at the Amphitheatre at India Habitat Centre from 4th to 13th March 2011.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, the unique open air library, open to all, will feature a complete range of Penguin India titles, from landmark fiction and non-fiction titles, to the latest bestsellers, children's books and cutting-edge books.

But that’s not all. Over each of the ten days of Spring Fever, there will be special literary evenings featuring key authors, new books and previews of forthcoming attractions as well as some musical performances.

For an invitation to the events or for more information please write to springfever@in.penguingroup.com
Limited seating. Entry on first-come, first-served basis

Programmes

IN THE BAZAAR OF LOVE
Presenting a selection of Penguin Classics: In the Bazaar of Love: The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau, Zafarnama and Kama Sutra followed by a performance by Shubha Mudgal

LOSING MY VIRGINITY
Taking a book to bed
Madhuri Banerjee, Ira Trivedi and Ismita Tandon Dhankher in a candid chat with Kaveree Bamzai followed by a performance by rock band U.8.NOISE

COMING OF AGE
The launch of Penguin Young Adult
Sheba Karim, author of Skunk Girl, in conversation with Samit Basu, followed by dramatized readings from David Hair’s Pyre of Queens and Swayamvara

A WRITER’S LIFE
Javed Akhtar, William Dalrymple, Namita Gokhale and Sunil Sethi Sethi in conversation

HOWZZAT!
Cricket mania at its best!
Quiz on India’s favourite game with cricket analyst and quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya, open to all (On the spot registration for the quiz)

FINDING ANANDA
An open workshop by the Osho Foundation

THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
Four distinguished economic thinkers shed light on the promises and perils of capitalism Bimal Jalan, Gurcharan Das, Kaushik Basu and Vinay Bharat-Ram

BOX OFFICE
A special film screening in association with The American Center

BLOCKBUSTER FRIDAY
Mega books in the making
Readings by Shobhaa Dé from Sethji, William Dalrymple from The Return of the King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War, Suhel Seth from Jamil Ahmad’s The Wandering Falcon

HINDI: BADLEGI TO CHALEGI!
A quirky dialogue on the changing forms of Hindi over time
Sudhish Pachauri, Noor Zaheer, Anamika, Ravish Kumar and Ashutosh Kumar in conversation with Satyanand Nirupam

LIGHTS, CAMERA . . . ACTION!!
Celebrated film-maker Vishal Bhardwaj and Ruskin Bond in a very special conversation

CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Qawwali by the acclaimed Warsi Brothers of Hyderabad

Click here for more information.

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3. BOOK LAUNCH : WHY LOITER? WOMEN & RISK ON MUMBAI STREETS


Via Pukar (via Chintan Girish Modi)

Join us for the launch of:

'Why Loiter? Women & Risk on Mumbai Streets'

a book by Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan & Shilpa Ranade on women, public space and the city.

Why Loiter? is an original take on women’s safety in the cities of twenty-first century India that maps the exclusions and negotiations that women from different classes and communities encounter in urban public spaces.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6.30 pm

STUDIO X MUMBAI, Kitab Mahal, 4th Flr., 192 D.N.Road, Fort, Mumbai' 01

Do join us for tea and refreshments at 6 pm

Click here for more information.

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