Event ScheduleBook

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    5:30 PM 12:00 PM Welcome Address by Dr Meera Dass, Secretary - Society for Culture & Environment,   Co-Director - Heartland Stories    
    5:35 PM 12:05 PM Inaugural Address by Mr Raghav Chandra, President - Society for Culture & Environment, Director - Heartland Stories
    5:45 PM 12:15 PM BLF Flashback Video Clip
    5:50 PM 12:20 PM Announcement of Sushila Devi Book Award 2021 for the Best Fiction by a Woman Author published in 2019. Launch of Anuradha Kumar Jain's book: Written on the Wind    
    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Challenges to Environmental and Wildlife Conservation Prof. Reuven Yosef in conversation with noted environmentalists Madhu Verma and Bharati Chaturvedi
    7:00 PM 1:30 PM The Incredible Civil Service Journey Noted Author Civil Servant Kush Verma in conversation with distinguished civil servants Deepak Gupta and BS Baswan
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    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Storytelling in Times of Crisis Museum Scholar and Art Historian Ina Ross in conversation with renowned artists Atul Bhalla, Amitesh Grover, Johanna Schlegel and Franziska Rattay 
    7:00 PM 1:30 PM The Art of Storytelling Authors Atima Mankotia and Sumit Mullick in conversation with Novelist Kunal Basu on the art of storytelling through his novels
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    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Wartime Stories War Biographer and Novelist Vee Walker in conversation with Seema Raizada of Club Literati
    7:00 PM 1:30 PM Recreating Voices from the Past Historian Writer Manu Pillai in conversation with Author Tino de Sa and Seema Raizada of Club Literati
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    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Lens on the Past Indian History and Heritage Writers Giles Tillotson and John Zubrzycki in conversation with Rima Hooja
    7:00 PM 1:30 PM Reflections about Home and Identity Award Winning Novelist Annie Zaidi in conversation with author Sukrita Paul Kumar and Professor Nirmalya Samant
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    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Urban Planning Myths and Imperatives Urban Expert and Author Sameer Sharma in conversation with Hitesh Vaidya Director of the NIUP and Prof Sanjay Gupta of SPA 
    7:00 PM 1:30 PM Taming the Dragon Brig Sanjay Agarwal, (Retd) in conversation with War Historian Shiv Kunal Verma
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    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Welcome address by Mr Raghav Chandra - President, Society for Culture & Environment    
    6:05 pm 12:35 pm Inaugural address by Mr Sheoshekhar Shukla - Principal Secretary - Culture, GoMP    
    6:10 pm 12:40 pm Saraswati Vandana by Gundecha Bandhu - Opening performance at BLF 2019  
    6:25 pm 12:55 pm Bagh Paintings by Nandalal Bose at State Museum, Bhopal Presentation and discussion by Dr K K Chakravarty, Mr P K Mishra and Dr Meera Dass
    7:15 pm 1:45 pm Film - Bhajju  Mr Bhajju Shyam in conversation with Ms Rachita Gorowala
    7:55 pm 2:25 pm Mankotias and Upswing Snippets of Performance at BLF 2019
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    6:00 PM 12:30 PM Saraswati Vandana by Kalapini Komkali - Opening Performance at BLF 2020 
    6:15 PM 12:45 pm Maharajah of the Skies Presentation by Dr Meera Dass. Discussion Dr Meera Dass, Ms Uttara Parikh, Ms Meenakshi Dua and  Ms Ajooni Bhogal
    7:00 pm 1:30 pm Wild Wonders - Rajesh Bedi and Naresh Bedi Presentation by Ms Shailaja Srinivasan. Dr Meera Dass in conversation with Mr Abhilash Khandekar
    7:35 pm 2:05 pm Shefali Rashid Snippets of Performance at BLF 2019