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DLF 2018 Program


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Opening Day One: Friday, 23rd February

 02:00 pm – Registration Opens

03:00 – 04:00 pm @
Opening Session & Cultural Music
Minu Bakshi & her Troupe
presented by Rama Pandey, a well-known author,
cultural persona & Advisor, Delhi Literature Festival

04:00 pm – 04:45 pm @
Sanil Sachar
Motivational Speaker on his third book “Rebound” (Rupa Publications) in
conversation with Saket Suman, Principal Correspondent IANS

05:00 pm – 05:45 pm @
“Growth of Crowd Sourced Writing in New Age Writing” Panel Discussion
Swati Daftuer – Commissioning Editor Harper Collins,
Milee Ashwarya Editor-in-Chief Penguin Random House & Simran Khara, CEO Juggernaut

Moderator : JaiRaj Singh, India Today Group

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm @ INAUGURAL SESSION

Sahitya aur Samaj
Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State
Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
“On Interactive Government”
Meenakshi Lekhi, MP
Social Re-engineering: Changing Landscape
Dr. Udit Raj, MP
Spiritualisation of Politics
Somnath Bharti, MLA

07:15 pm - 08:00 pm @
Keepers of Kalachakra by Ashwin Sanghi (Westland) in
Conversation with Manjula Narayan, HT Books Editor


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Day Two: Saturday, 24th February

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm @
Panel Discussion on Nai Wali Hindi
Nilotpal Mrinal, Divya Prakash Dubey, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Chaudhary (Westland) &
Dilip Kumar Pandey Member (Hindi) Sahitya Kala Parishad &
Chanchal Sharma
Moderator: Vineet Kumar

03:10pm - 04:00 pm @ Session on
Life Among The Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
(Rupa Publications) by Jaya Jaitly
Moderator : Marya Shakil Khan – Political Editor, CNN IBN

04:10 pm - 05:00 pm @ Session on
“Peace has Come” (Westland) by Parismita Singh in
conversation with Rahul Bhattacharya, Author

05:10 pm - 06:00 pm @ pm
Musical Performance “Darmiyaan” by Renu Hussain
Musical Performance by Suman Devgan, Sarangi Kamal Ahemad,
Tabla GG Bharti, Moderator: Vimmi Karan Sood

   06:15 pm - 07:00 pm @
Panel Discussion on Dilli: Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb
R.V.Smith, Rakhshanda Jalil Moderator: Rama Pandey

07: 10 pm – 8:00 pm @ Session with
Sheila Dikshit, Fmr. Delhi Chief Minister
on “Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life” an Autobiography (Bloomsbury) in
conversation with Dr. Amna Mirza, Asst. Professor, Columnist & Social Activist


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 Concluding Day Three: Sunday, 25th February

 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm @ Musical Performance

 03:10 pm - 04:00 pm @ Session on
Trials of Truth (Penguin Randomhouse) Pinky Anand & Gauri Goburdhun
in conversation with Sudhanshu Ranjan, Senior Journalist & Author

04:10 pm – 05:00 pm @
Panel Discussion on “Social Media’s Role in Democracy”
Ashutosh (Harper Collins) Prashant Jha (Juggernaut), Ankit Lal (Hachette),
Rajat Sethi (Penguin Random House) Moderator: Nikhil Pahwa Medianama

05:10 pm - 06:00 pm @ Session on
Raj Kapoor, The One and Only Showman (HarperCollins)
A unique experiment - an autobiography and a biography presented by
his daughter Ritu Nanda in conversation with Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri
Executive Editor (Harper Collins)

06:10 pm - 07:00 pm @ Session with
Siddharth Tripathi new book Blowfish
(Bloomsbury) in conversation with Stutee Ghosh, The Quint & Popular RJ

07:10 pm - 08:00 pm @
Concluding Session on “Ek Unchi Udaan” (Rajpal Publishing)
by Binod Chaudhary (MP, Nepal), The inspiring success story of one of Asia’s
biggest businessmen in conversation with Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor in Chief Zee News with
Anurag Batra Chairman & Editor in Chief BW Businessworld