Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet on January 9 at Lalita Kala Academy , Bhubaneswar. Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Jairam Ramesh, Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik, acclaimed film maker Nil Madhab Panda will join as speakers in the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet.
Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet will present two days of intellectual discussions, debates, sessions on the rich literary world of Odisha and India.
January 9, 2016
4:15 pm: Has politics replaced literature as the main tool for regional identity? Dr Dinanath Pathy, Ms Nibedita Mohanty and Mr Jatindra Nayak in conversation with Mr Arabinda Behera.
5:30 pm: Keynote address of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet: Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha addresses the gathering followed by launch of Mr Arabinda Behera’s Oriya translation of ‘Romance of Tata Steel’.
6:10 pm: Aarushi to AAP, media’s metro obsession: Mr Rajdeep Sardesai, Mr Sampad Mahapatra and Mr Avirook Sen discuss whether the national media is obsessed only with news in the capital region and Mumbai. In conversation with Mr Sujit Mohapatra.
7:10 pm: Greener pastures: Mr Jairam Ramesh on how both development and environment need to be part of India’s growth chart.
January 10, 2016
11:00 am: Quizzing the quizmaster: Mr Derek O’Brien on why politics is the one field where there are no ready answers.
12:00 noon: Water wars: Mr Sarnath Banerjee and
Mr Nil Madhab Panda on water wars in urban and rural India. In conversation with Mr Balaji Vittal.
2:15 pm: Netaji and the destiny of the east: Prof Sugata Bose on whether East India’s growth and India’s engagement with the east would have charted a different path if Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose were part of post-Independence India.
3:15 pm: The sound of India’s music: Mr Balaji Vittal and Mr Anirudha Bhattacharjee on the Hindi film songs that bind India.
4:15 pm: Big cities = Bad cities: Mr Kunal Basu and
Mr Sarnath Banerjee on dystopian Delhi and chaotic Kolkata in their novels. In conversation with Ms Yajnaseni Chakraborty .
5:15 pm: Culture and the digital world: Dr Minati Mishra, Mr Anant Mahapatra, Dr Dinanath Pathy and
Mr Sabyasachi Mishra on how Oriya literature, cinema, dance and music should use digitization to reach out to a new audience. In conversation with Mr Sangram Jena.
6:15 pm: The Annual Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet lecture by Mr Devdutt Pattanaik: Discovering your Gita.
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