A look at the panellists in the Chennai leg of The Hindu Lit for Life.

9:40 a.m.: Welcome Address

by Dr. Nirmala Lakshman,

Director, KSL

9:45-10:45 a.m.: My Dear Bapu:

Readings from Letters Exchanged between

Rajaji and the Mahatma

Speakers: Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Rahul Bose and

Yog Japee in conversation.

10:50-11:40 a.m.: South of the Vindhyas:

Stories from the Southern States

Speakers: Vaidehi, Sarah Aboobaker, Benyamin moderated by Anupama Raju

12.00-12.45 p.m.: Rhyme and Reason:

The Power of Poetry

Speakers: Jeet Thayil, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Meena Kandasamy in conversation

12:50-1:50 p.m.: No Country for Women:

Some Truths About Rape

Speakers: Kalpana Kannabiran, Nilanjana Roy, Rahul Bose in conversation with Kalpana Sharma

2:30-3:15 p.m.: Graphically Speaking

Speakers: Amruta Patil, Samit Basu in conversation with Appupen

3:15-4:00 p.m.: First Fiction:

Writing a Stunning Debut Novel

Speakers: Jerry Pinto in conversation with

Nilanjana Roy

4:15-5:05 p.m.: Business Sutra

Speaker: Devdutt Pattanaik

moderated by Mita Kapur

5:10-5:55 p.m.: Border Crossings

Speakers: Ashok Ferry, Farah Ghuznavi moderated by Mridula Koshy

6:00-6:50 p.m.: The Making of a Champion

Speakers: Michael Ferreira and Sambit Bal in conversation with Suresh Menon


11.00a.m.: Understanding, creating and deconstructing new trends in art

by Sharan Apparao

3.00 p.m.:

Narrative Poetry by Meena Kandasamy