Event Schedule


Events &
Program Schedule

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Antarang - Inauguration - Recital by Shri Umakant Gundecha

3.15 PM - 3.55 PM

Antarang  - A Scientist's Vision for a new India: Gautam R. Desiraju, Scientist

Vagarth - Women with Resilience: Shubha Menon in conversation with Kaneez Razavi

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Antarang - Devdasis, The Women of Pride: A presentation by Sangeet Natak and Kalidas Samman winner Lakshmi Viswanathan

Vagarth - Development of Mathematics in Ancient Cultures: Dr Shrenik Bandi in conversation with Prof GS Dani

4:45 PM - 5:25 PM

Antarang - The Art and Science of Architecture: Christopher Benninger in conversation with Rima Hooja and Savita Raje

Vagarth - Mathematics in Ancient Literature: Prof S G Dani

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Antarang - Creating a Private Museum, Challenges and Thrills: Aditya Arya founder Museo Camera in conversation with Meera Dass

Vagarth - Diamonds are Forever: Govind Dholakia in conversation with Pratap Verma

6:20 PM - 7:00 PM

Antarang - Sadhguru, More Than a Life: Arundhati Subramaniam in conversation with Shalini Mahajan

Vagarth - Cities, Environment & Sustainable Development: Seema Mundoli in conversation with Abhilash Khandekar

7:05 PM - 7:45 PM

Antarang - Empathy as a Leadership Science: Mimi Nicklin,  tv host and international coach in conversation with Kausar Kidwai   

Vagarth -  Woman in Love: Nayika in Natyashastra, Sharda Narayanan in conversation with Mrinalini Pandey

10:35 AM - 11:15 AM

Antarang - Crash and Six Lenses for best Corporate Management: R Gopalakrishnan, Director Tatasons in conversation with Rajeev Misra

Vagarth - Flying around the World: Namrita Chandi, ace woman pilot

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Antarang - Ukraine War and its Lessons: Maj Gen (Dr) G D Bakshi in conversation with Brig Sanjay Agarwal

Vagarth - Vaccine Shortage to Vaccine Diplomacy: India’s Vaccine Growth Story, Dr Sajjan Yadav

12:05 PM - 12:45 PM


Vagarth - Siachen, And the War Continues: Amit Paul, Defence Analyst and Researcher in conversation with Gen Milan Naidu

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

Antarang - Conflicting Perspectives and the Writing of History: TCA Raghavan

Vagarth - Punjab, Blue Star and Beyond: Ramesh Inder Singh former Chief Secretary Punjab

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Antarang - Our Pakistan Conundrum: ex-Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal in conversation with ex-Ambassador Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha

Vagarth - The Art of Writing Prize-Winning Short Stories: Anthony de Sa 

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM

Antarang - Intertwining Lives, Audio-visual talk on Hindi cinema and music: Sathya Saran, Ex-Editor Femina

Vagarth - Making literature LGBTQ Neutral: Kalki Subramaniam and Onir Dhar

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Antarang - Eating in the Age of Dieting: Rujuta Diwekar in conversation with Raghav Chandra

Vagarth - Ink of Dissent, Universal Motifs in Regional Writing: Damodar Mauzo in conversation with Anthony de Sa

4:15 PM - 4:55 PM

Antarang - Reforming Governance, Regulating Sport : Vinod Rai, Ex-CAG and ex-COA BCCI in conversation with Abhilash Khandekar, MPCCI Chief and Advocate Shlok Chandra

Vagarth - Kathak Lok, Temples, Traditions & History: Shovana Narayan and Geetika Kalha 

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Antarang - Politics and Theology, do they make good bedfellows: Swapan Dasgupta, Journalist Politician in conversation with Dr Sandeep Shastri 

Vagarth - Chemical Khichadi, Hacking Mental Health: Aparna Piramal in conversation with Jyoti Pandey

5:45 PM - 6:25 PM

Antarang - Modi and His Challenges: Rajiv Kumar

Vagarth - Naked Honesty and Humor for Motivation: Papa CJ 

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Bhopal Heritage Walk 

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Antarang - Essence of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Upanishads and Puranas: Bibek Debroy in conversation with Raghav Chandra

Vagarth - The Birds of Awadh: Sanjay Kumar


12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Antarang - China, the Threat of War: Defence Strategist Manoj Joshi and ex-Ambassador JN Misra

Vagarth - How to Write a Novel, Get Published and become a Best Seller: Col S P Singh

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

Antarang - Cheetahs, the last and the latest: Dr Divyabhanusinh Chavada in conversation with Ravi Singh of WWF

Vagarth - What it takes to make India Clean: Parameswaran Iyer, CEO Niti Aayog in conversation with Nikunj Shrivastava

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Antarang - Backstage Glimpses of High Strategy and Power: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, ex-VC Planning Commission in conversation with Rajiv Kumar, ex-VC Niti Aayog

Vagarth - Ganga-Jamuna, the Importance of Muslims in Modern India: Saeed Naqvi in conversation with Kaneez Razavi

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM

Antarang - Learnings from Ancient Indian Literature: HE Arif Mohd Khan

Vagarth - The Great Tech Game: Anirudh Suri 

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Antarang - Winning Strategies for Coming to Power: HE Bhupendra Yadav and Ila Patnaik in conversation with Abhilash Khandekar

Vagarth - Women, Different but Equal: Anita Bhogle in conversation with Dr Neelkamal Kapoor

4:15 PM - 4:55 PM

Antarang - Society 5.0, Ushering a new Renaissance: Ganesh Natarajan, Tech Guru in conversation with Anirudh Suri and Raghav Chandra 

Vagarth - Billionaires, a peek into the minds of people like Gautam Adani: RN Bhaskar in conversation with Himanshu Rai, Director IIM Indore

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Antarang - Cinema and Literature: Gulzar, Prasoon Joshi, Apurva Chandra, Harinder Sikka (ytc)

Vagarth - Tribals and the War of Independence: Tuhin Sinha

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Antarang - Valedictory Function

Note: Schedule is subject to changes
Disclaimer : The speakers are solely responsible for the views expressed by them during the festival and the society is not liable for them.

The Society for Culture & Environment will hold the fourth edition of 'Heartland Stories — Bhopal Literature and Art Festival 2022 as a physical cum virtual event, between 25-27th March 2022.

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