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Bangalore’s very own celebration of reading and writing. India’s largest independent and community-funded literature fest. 📚 | Nov 9-10, 2019

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Until next year, keep reading and stay lit! #blrlitfestIf you haven’t been able to come to the festival, no sweat. All sessions will be on YouTube very soon. #blrlitfestWe thank every one of our authors, speakers and guests for making the festival an exciting place for literature! We… https://t.co/AzdJvUcXoyThe Thayir Sadam Project wrapping up the 8th edition of #blrlitfest. It was such a delight and honour to have broug… https://t.co/vDFiB6gCxg @ChitrangadaC giving examples of how the push for development is breaking ecologically fragile landscapes.… https://t.co/Y5m2pjnOdJ @ChitrangadaC, Madhav Gadgil, @NavrozDubash and Tim Flannery talking about climate change with @kartik_shanker mo… https://t.co/UX2UmsY6vc @Ram_Guha introducing the panelists of the final session of #blrlitfest https://t.co/yaceyBIMKj @Lisaraniray talking about her book "Close to the bone" with @mraozing in the final session for #yayati at… https://t.co/VytNGifWPb @keshavaguha talking about his book "Accidental Magic" with @Shrabonti at the #blrlitfest https://t.co/RxkMowXXLa @mraozing @amitabhabagchi @Hashestweets Deepak Unnikrishnan and Karthika Nair.‘Men writing women’ at the #blrlitfest. https://t.co/4I1v1cAwTl"Reducing consumption is not the answer to reduce waste but better waste management is" — @AnkurBisen1 #wasted #blrlitfest @hussainhaidry recites his poem Hindustani Mussalman to many claps. You must watch the video of this session on vid… https://t.co/pTkOM4WpjpWaste can create jobs! "The resource recovery industry around waste can create lot of jobs" — @AnkurBisen1 on how t… https://t.co/1rlxSsyAYD“‘What are you first?’ is a question that shouldn’t be asked. It’s not about the answer. It’s about the question, t… https://t.co/EeohPznFCL“Muslim is as diverse as Hindus — caste-wise, language-wise,” says Abdullah Khan. “I was born in Indore, MP. My mot… https://t.co/BvPd9o3vKZ"Urban planning is the hidden path for better sanitation," says @AnkurBisen1 #wasted #blrlitfestHem Borker asks the audience where the word stereotype comes from. “Stereotypes by their very natural are not mould… https://t.co/E1xg53yTgV @AnkurBisen1 talking about India's sanitation and waste management problem with Manreet Sodhi Someshwar at… https://t.co/P70IBF5cGd @andaleebwajid, Hem Borker, Hussain Haidry and Abdullah Khan talking about being a Hindustani Mussalman. #blrlitfest https://t.co/c3EjeyZIGd“I don’t call those who walk into my office a patient. I call them a client. I don’t want to look at it from the an… https://t.co/utrPNz69w9“No one said this would be easy. But I promise you it is exciting” — Jerry Pinto.“If you’re not taking risks, you should be thinking hard about being a writer at all,” — Jerry Pinto to a packed ho… https://t.co/GWwGaMlx4oChildren engaged in activity in @bookosmia's session "A Twist in the Tale" #clf at #blrlitfest https://t.co/BYiNArYTiHKids listening to @talwarabhishek's story with rapt attention #clf at #blrlitfest https://t.co/8atDmwtZeCWisden India Almanack cricketer of the year @mayankcricket launching the book "Wisden India Almanack 2019 & 20"… https://t.co/1L4NtZ1TzASharda Ugra and @nandankamath launching the book "Go! India's Sporting Transformation" here at the #blrlitfest https://t.co/SkZJVmextb“I’ve written a funny book,” says Mohan Das, “so why not appear funny!” — We get all kinds of pitches at #litmarthttps://t.co/NREXC8M6DE"Curiosity on how athletes perform at the highest level and experience are the things that spark a story" — Sharda… https://t.co/85MsPAs7AfUniversal subjects. Promotion ideas. Easily adapted into a movie. Authors at #litmart pitching more than just a sto… https://t.co/IASM7Z6sCe"Letting go of my fear of failure changed things for me," says @mayankcricket on his comeback. #blrlitfest https://t.co/dy4FdHZJedA curious Bangalore listening to young first-time writers pitch their books to national publishing houses!… https://t.co/R6exlNydz6Editors and publishers listening to book pitches from #LitMart finalists at the #blrlitfest — Himanjali Sankar, Ros… https://t.co/LY6rpyafVcBangalore sure loves its cricket! The turnout for the Writing Sports session. #blrlitfest https://t.co/Lq0iffZ9InSports writer Sharda Ugra, cricketer @mayankcricket, retired cricket umpire and author @simontaufel69 in conversati… https://t.co/6m0JTMCdwB @CChristineFair talking about what’s it like Inside The LeT. #blrlitfest https://t.co/hLGJDaRm4jUdayan Mitra accepting the AG-BLF award for fiction on behalf of V. K. Shukla, @tjoseph0010 for non-fiction, Dr. H.… https://t.co/dlFPot3vMCTelling Stories, Erasing Them. Arundhathi Subramaniam in conversation with Jerry Pinto at Day 2 of #BlrLitFest 2019… https://t.co/Im78blaMbB
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit FestThe @AttaGalatta bookstore at the #blrlitfest https://t.co/ur7YMgtqEiPreeti Gill in conversation with Jahnavi Barua and Paramjit Bakhshi, on Belonging and Unbelonging in North-East In… https://t.co/Bz7DJ9nDOcTalking about reading various literatures of various languages — @ShiroKoinange with Sanjukta Dasgupta at the… https://t.co/tjSTFE7y4b"Doing a villian's role is like cleansing and much like laughter therapy," says @GulshanGroverGG on getting back to… https://t.co/zGoBDL7FFc @GulshanGroverGG taking the audience questions in his own style! #blrlitfest https://t.co/27cOV5s1Gs"Bad Man" @GulshanGroverGG with Roshini Dadlani at the #blrlitfest https://t.co/FbzKlbLrNWThe story of Veera Abhimanyu! #blrlitfest #CLF https://t.co/pAWVOPkr9Z‘Girls to the rescue’ with @sowmya_rajen at the #blrlitfest! #CLF https://t.co/tiDMoVnwQaSaskia Rao de Haas taking the kids through a journey of Raga and Tala at C|L|F at #blrlitfest https://t.co/1XOUV0wnUP @MihirDTweets talking about his book "The Untold Flipkart Story" with Pankaj Mishra at the #RedCouch #blrlitfest https://t.co/qgwPafMsWZAward winning authors Arundhathi Subramaniam and Jerry Pinto on "Telling Stories" #blrlitfest https://t.co/kQyR8Np7lcKnowing and understanding heritage will help us appreciate it more — Meera Iyer on how heritage walks will help pre… https://t.co/OJNVIx99TZ @HariniNagendra with Meera Iyer on "Discovering Bengaluru" on now at #RedCouch at #blrlitfest #nammabengaluru https://t.co/MrWSuZ1csb @theBekku and @iannmcdonald kicking off day 2 sessions at the #yayati stage of #blrlitfest https://t.co/ZdU7MY3nwP"Good umpiring, like good management and leadership is all about solving problems before they occur," says @simontaufel69 at the #blrlitfest @simontaufel69 drawing parallels between umpiring in cricket and entrepreneurship and life. #blrlitfest @simontaufel69 in conversation with @VaibhavP21 — "Line of Sight", the first session of day 2 at #blrlitfest https://t.co/uDjt8MDZuoNice, bright and early on the day 2 of #blrlitfest. Our sessions are starting now, do come! https://t.co/HyIhjxK55HGood morning, everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the #blrlitfest. There have been a couple of unexpected changes to the… https://t.co/lUfKyv870y
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@DalrympleWill Sorry you can't make it @DalrympleWill. We'll be sure to see you at a future edition of the Festival.
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit Fest @DalrympleWill Sorry you can't make it @DalrympleWill. We'll be sure to see you at a future edition of the Festival.Packed audience listening to @devduttmyth's Yoga vs Bhoga at Tughlaq at #blrlitfest https://t.co/xmfkH0FtkdLocalization and micro-technology will help tackle the problem of rapid urbanization says @iannmcdonald #blrlitfest @iannmcdonald and @yudhanjaya discussing about the technology trends shaping our tomorrows at #blrlitfest https://t.co/Vd4PVtyO7jAnother year, another #LitFest but @bangaloreliteraturefestival will always remain special. @blrlitfest @shineatony https://t.co/YUjizaHwp3
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit FestRise of #automation in #India is a reality that must be recognised. It is impacting every aspect of our lives & wor… https://t.co/nbu8177vt3
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit Fest"There's a lot of space and several levels of escalations between limited war and full-fledged war," says… https://t.co/ba16VqOVEB @CChristineFair and @atahasnain53 talks about "Limited Conflicts Under the Nuclear Umbrella" with @vargheseKgeorgehttps://t.co/z8N6YkNkukWhat a fabulous turnout for my session @BlrLitFest Thank you guys !! And thanks @VaniMahesh1 for the lovely inter… https://t.co/GrL1vfwELG
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit Fest"Keep talking about the thing you want to be known for," says @beastoftraal on personal branding. #blrlitfest @beastoftraal talking to @_tharkuri on the need for a structured approach to build personal branding through social… https://t.co/AB13t1ZqDRHere's @vikramsampath at #blrlitfest signing the book for the winner of #BLFQuiz that happened on Instagram a few w… https://t.co/C6RFiBHP66Prof. Niraja Gopal Jayal in conversation with @Ram_Guha on Indian Citizenship at The Red Couch now at #blrlitfest https://t.co/J5e8VdKA3lRavi Subramanian in conversation with Bilal Siddiqui on 'Bestsellers- Thrillers to Bank On' at BLF 2019. @BlrLitFest https://t.co/OT8YqTLWeo
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit Fest"Rejection is very common. You need to be relentless in your pursuit of writing and rewriting," says @divya_anand o… https://t.co/vLmde01g28"Anything you need to do to make your book stick out, go ahead and do it" - @divya_anand on what an author need to… https://t.co/4WnEYgy7zy“Khooni Vaisakhi is special because my grandfather was trapped during the Jalianwala Bagh massacre. Survived and th… https://t.co/BvUQKsQtn6
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit Fest @divya_anand talking to @_tharkuri about her #litmart pitching experience and her journey in getting her first book… https://t.co/PjTxeUyfrKVani Mahesh in conversation with @preetishenoy now at Tughlaq at #blrlitfest https://t.co/cFV8cwF9uBHere's @beastoftraal sharing his experience on personal branding on social media for aspiring authors at the… https://t.co/24vDiEByg4 @srinathraghava3 in conversation with Ornit on Indian elections. https://t.co/LM5WA5nygQOrnit Shani wins the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2019! Here's Ornit with the members of the jury… https://t.co/uL9zis7rA4On my way to @BlrLitFest ! Join me for my session at 5.00 pm ! @WestlandBooks @Srishtipub https://t.co/42FqXmmDsk
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit FestFull house at the "Rudiments of Music" session with Rzhude David and Flute Butto, now on at Yayati at #blrlitfest.… https://t.co/CI9UkKcGmXHeading your way #Bangalore @BlrLitFest @mraozing https://t.co/D75EsCahAJ
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit FestThere's a bouncy castle, nap area, children's book store and many more things for kids to enjoy at the #blrlitfest https://t.co/p2cLH4sboKKids having fun at C | L | F at #blrlitfest. There are many fun sessions today and tomorrow for kids. Do come. https://t.co/D8THF4XU7P"Every individual has an adventure within him/her waiting to be had. They must consciously step out of their comfor… https://t.co/SA6iNl028E"No Nation for Women - Narratives of Violence" with @alexandar_ashok, Manjari Chaturvedi, Priyanka Dubey and Tania… https://t.co/ooBsiYKSFAWe're also reporting live from the event. You can read the blog posts here - https://t.co/4fawHJCSGM #blrlitfest #liveFor live updates from the #blrlitfest and interviews with your favorite authors, follow us on Instagram at blrlitfestAnd here’s the cover reveal of our upcoming title, The Gangster’s Gita, at the @BlrLitFest 2019. #BLF2019. https://t.co/Q3onp6ReJx
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit FestUdayan Mukherjee in conversation with @ArunaNambiar on how he characterized Neville Wadia, the protagonist of "A De… https://t.co/0gDy6PNEuq @vikramsampath in conversation with @TheJaggi about Savarkar. #blrlitfest “Essentials of Hindutva is Savarkar’s i… https://t.co/RFutkZYKgRHere’s author of #Wizards Anindya Dutta striking a pose with editor @karthik_venk as they hold up their prized crea… https://t.co/wXbPnfolff
Retweeted by Bangalore Lit FestWhy crime attracts readers — D V Guruprasad talks about the story of Veerappan, Rajiv Gandhi assassination, crime,… https://t.co/IqBfb9iP5HWho wants to be in a Van Gogh painting? https://t.co/6luUSph4at at #blrlitfest pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh — pr… https://t.co/URWKZ12d0R“There was never a golden age, but we perhaps had a silver age of liberalism; the fall of the Berlin Wall was perhaps the peak” — Ed Luce.Mukul Kesavan, Manish Sabharwal and Ed Luce discussing ‘The Remains of Liberalism’ #blrlitfest https://t.co/uCbY7dX56d300+ kids already. Three Venues. And an exclusive children’s book store. #clf #blrlitfest https://t.co/ktiwu5Zl3sDancing with Gappu! #blrlitfest #clf https://t.co/OYBn0gqV3p @DrSujWell on why we should sleep enough! #blrlitfest https://t.co/QYLvA6aqQg
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