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04
Feb 2016

A Musical Soiree – Amaan Ali, Ayaan Ali and Pt. Tanmoy Bose

When you are surrounded with words, poetry and literature, you seem to transcend time and travel into a different world. The experience is enriched when you have tunes and melodies in perfect harmony with each other. Such is the magic cast by brothers Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan and Pt. Tanmoy Bose as they […]

04
Feb 2016

Durjoy Datta on Catchy Titles, Love, Female Fan Following and More!

Durjoy Datta, the man with an immense fan following, after signing a near hundred books and clicking innumerable selfies with fans, very happily obliged for a quick chat with Rupsha Bhadra from Kolkata Bloggers. Here’s presenting to you, snippets from an exclusive interview of the man who has authoured a large number of books like […]

04
Feb 2016

Love, North Calcutta, Bold Women and more – Exclusive interviews of Novoneel Chakraborty and Sumrit Shahi

After a fantastic session on challenges faced by young authors in the world of literature, Meghna Roy and Rupsha Bhadra from Kolkata Bloggers caught up with the two authors Novoneel Chakraborty and Sumrit Shahi. Novoneel, is an author who has written several books like “All Yours, Stranger” and has also written for youth shows like […]

04
Feb 2016

Remembering Badal Sircar and His Contribution to Indian Theatre

The fourth session on the first day  of the Kolkata Literature Festival as part of the International Kolkata Book Fair had Amol Palekar, Professor Ananda Lal and Anjum Katyal as panelists as they discussed Badal Sircar and his contribution to theatre in a session entitled ‘The Third Option: Badal Sircar and His Theatre’. The session […]

04
Feb 2016

Kolkata, Calcutta and Kalkatta: The Many Faces of Our City

Kolkata. A city which has fascinated authors, poets and ordinary people at all times. A city, which exudes warmth and entangles you in a bond you cannot ever forget. In the sixth session of the day, we have three prominent personalities from varied field of interests talking about the one common aspect that binds them […]

04
Feb 2016

How to Perform A Story

Giles Abbott, a blind storyteller from UK stunned the audience with stories of different kinds which had some connect to literature. He started storytelling professionally when he almost lost his eyesight and since then, its been quite a journey. Organised by British Council, the session was different from what one usually experiences at literary meets […]

04
Feb 2016

How to Spin a Yarn in Today’s India

Hoots of appreciation echo from the buzzing crowd as Durjoy Datta, Sumrit Shahi, Novoneel Chakraborty and Preeti Shenoy take the stage. Four of India’s most successful young authors settle down to discuss the challenges of storytelling in today’s India. Moderator Amrita Mukherjee opens the discussion by asking the writers about their most moving fan experiences. While Preeti […]

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04
Feb 2016

Voices, Rhetoric, Discourse, Dialogue and the Need to Listen

When does an active, engaged discussion become mere words with a lot of sound and no meaning? Vikram Sampath, Haji Syed Salman Chishti and P Sivakami explored this tricky issue in an enthusiastic session named The Need For Dialogue: Discussion v/s Rhetoric that combined Haji Syed Salman Chishti’s unique Sufism-inspired worldview with Vikram Sampat’s poignant […]

04
Feb 2016

How Tolerant Is Modern India?

That is the question in the air at the inaugural session of the Kolkata Literature Fest 2016. The speakers include Ashok Vajpeyi, the noted poet and cultural commentator, and political scientist Tridip Suhrud with his vast store of knowledge on Gandhian ideologies. Famed Bengali writer Sanjib Chattapadhyay weighs in with his expertise as well. Kavita […]

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03
Feb 2016

The extra screen at Kolkata Book Fair.

Friends, We’ve set up a 8 feet by 10 feet LED screen in front of Hall 3 gate 1. We plan to showcase information regarding upcoming sessions and a. All the live Twitter updates using the hashtag #boimela, updates from the Twitter account of @Kolkataboimela. b. Photographs shared with us over Instagram using #boimela. c. Facebook […]