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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. He talked about idea sharing and benefits of social media. Speaking of the JNU students’ … Continued

Wajid Ali Shah Award

Lucknow Literary Festival bestowed Wajid Ali Shah award to legendary Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj. Named after last Nawab of Lucknow, the award was bestowed to Maharaj ji as he has made a great contribution in order to keep the art alive. He was born as Brijmohan Mishra to a noted Kathak exponent, Jagannath Maharaj, … Continued

Pride of Lucknow Award

Besides Wajid Ali Shah award, the Pride of Lucknow awards were conferred on three distinguished luminaries. The Pride of Lucknow award for the contribution to Hindi literature was bestowed on author Shiv Murti. Born on March 11, 1950, Shiv Murti is one of the leading voices in contemporary Hindi fiction. Hailing from humble background, his … Continued

Pt. Birju Maharaj

Pt. Birju Maharaj

Lucknow Literature Festival (LLF) conferred Wajid Ali Shah Award on the noted dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji. Mr. Asif Ali Mirza, Mr. Mir Jafar Abdullah and the Founder & CEO of The Lucknow Literary Festival, Mr. Shamim A. Aarzoo accompanied him on the stage. Mr. Sunil Sunkara who is an internationally acclaimed performing artist … Continued

It happens for a reason – Preeti Shenoy

It happens for a reason – Preeti Shenoy

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy took the limelight in the session, where her book ‘It Happens For A Reason’, a work enunciating the male perspective on human relationship, was launched. Preeti talked about her book and pointed out how relationships have transformed through technology and love letters have given way to Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages. … Continued

Your dreams are mine now – Ravinder Singh

Your dreams are mine now – Ravinder Singh

The event also witnessed the launching of Ravinder Singh’s new book ‘Your Dreams Are Mine Now’, followed by a discussion on his book and his experiences that led him to write. Ravinder is a noted author who shot to fame with his debut novel ‘I Too Had A Love Story’. The book was based on … Continued