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4th Edition of International Lucknow Literary Festival : 19-21 February 2016
Demystifying Elections and Empowering India : A CEC’s journey

Demystifying Elections and Empowering India : A CEC’s journey

Decoding the undercurrents of elections in India, former Chief Election Commissioner, Mr. S.Y. Quraishi and Kena Shree conversed on the trends of elections in the country in the session, “Demystifying elections and empowering India.” Mr. Quraishi highlighted the fact that elections are generally perceived as merely a political affair, but they are also the world’s greatest management event. They talked about the ‘First past the post system’ of elections in India and how it can be replaced for the...

Source of Media & Changing Public Sphere

Source of Media & Changing Public Sphere

Former managing editor of India Today Dilip C. Mandal discussed the current scenario of media and the changing public sphere in a power packed session. He emphasized how social media has captured the Indian audience, and how it multiplies geometrically....

Beyond Doubt : Understanding Teesta Setalvad And Her Book

Beyond Doubt : Understanding Teesta Setalvad And Her Book

Activist Teesta Setalvad sat in discussion with Ayaz Khalid on her book ‘Beyond Doubt’. It was a highly charged session with the audience hanging on to the magnetic pull of the revolutionary’s words. On her book Teesta Setalvad said...

“Baul Papia & Baishnav Tantra” : Sebastian Dreyer & Papia Ghoshal

“Baul Papia & Baishnav Tantra” : Sebastian Dreyer & Papia Ghoshal

The performance by Sebastian Dreyer and Papia Ghoshal, who hail from Germany, enchanted everyone by their performance. The performance started by a soulful performance by Sebastian Dreyer. He performed a few songs on the sitar which ended with a rapturous...

Dastan Ghummi Kebabi : Fouzia & Fazal Rashid

Dastan Ghummi Kebabi : Fouzia & Fazal Rashid

The compelling “Dastan Ghummi Kebabi ki” was told by the dauntless Fauzia, the first female Dastango of modern times along with Fazal Rashid. This antique performance by Fauzia and Fazal gladdened everyone present their and drew back in the yellow...

Role of Theatre in Moulding Indian Cinema

Role of Theatre in Moulding Indian Cinema

Bollywood filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, theatre and film personality Atul Tiwari, and Vinod Bhardwaj sat in conversation with Ayaz Khalid, deliberating on the role of theatre in moulding Indian cinema. They discussed a variety of issues, including the inclusion of songs in Indian cinema to the portrayal of theatrical stories in the cinema. Another important point that was brought out was that theatre needed much more marketing than cinema due to its...