About Program

DLF 2017 Program


10th, 11th, & 12th February, 2017

Draft Program

Opening Day One: Friday, 10th February

 02:00 pm – Registration Opens

03:00 – 04:00 pm @ Opening Session by Speaking Tiger

Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi by Swapna Liddle

04:00 pm – 04:45 pm @ How to write a Best Seller

Abha Iyengar
Anish Chandy
Ira Trivedi, Author & Youth Icon
Vinita Sharma Bakshi
Moderator: Meenakshi Goyal

04:45 pm – 05:00 pm @
Release of Coffee Table Book “Betiyaan” authored by
Smt. Kiran Chopra, Director, Punjab Kesri Publishers

05:00 pm - 05:45 pm @ DREAM NATION: Dear Kalam Sir

Panellists: Jubie John, Author, Raghav Chadha & Manu Pillai

Moderator: Marya Shakil, CNN – News18

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

Babul Supriyo, Hon’ble MoS for Heavy Industries & Public Entreprises, Govt. Of India
Manoj Tiwari, Hon’ble Member of Parliament
Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament
Amarendra Khatua, Director General, ICCR
Ashok Vajpeyi, Eminent Litterateur & Advisor, Delhi Literature Festival
Shrikant Sinha, CEO NASSCOM Foundation &
Indian Public Library Movement

Moderator: Rama Pandey, Advisor Delhi Literature Festival

07:15 pm - 08:00 pm @ Demonetisation: Intent, Implementation & Impact

Dr. Vinay Bharat Ram
Dr. Surjit S Bhalla
Anurag Batra Chairman & Editor in Chief - BW Businessworld.
Arun Kumar Author,
Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India

Moderator:  T K Arun, Editor Opinion, The Economic Times


10th, 11th, & 12th February, 2017

Day Two: Saturday, 11th February

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm @ Public Institutions and their Role in
Preserving & Promoting Oral Knowledge

Kamla Bhasin – Well known Feminist
Abha Bhaiya – Founder Member, Jagori
Tripurari Sharma – Script & Dialogue Writer
Deepika Pokharna, Director (Lib.), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India

Moderator: Rama Pandey

03:00 pm- 03:10 pm Release of book of Poetry titled: Woh Jo Rah Gayi Ankahi‘ by Shubhangi and Manju Matangmunipoojita by Dr Ashok Chakradhar and Mr Ganesh Natarajan, Founder 5F world and Chairman  , Global Talent Track and NASSCOM Foundation 

03:10pm - 04:00 pm @ Session on Hindi Poetry & Satire

Dr. Ashok Chakradhar in conversation with Rama Pandey

04:10 pm - 05:00 pm @ Branding for Make In India

Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayog in conversation Ritu Marya, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur India

05:10 pm - 06:00 pm @

Making It Big: The Inspiring Story of Nepal’s First Billionaire

Binod Chaudhary in conversation Mr. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor in Chief Business World   

06:10 pm - 07:00 pm @ Air Pollution: A National Concern

Dr Sanjay Singh Yadav, Author

Moderator: Shreya Dhoundial, CNN IBN

07: 10 pm – 8:10 pm Dr. Blossom Kochhar Author, Aroma Therapy a Way of Life

with Aruna Vasudev, Ratan Kaul, Anurag Batra

Moderator Parull Mahajan


10th, 11th, & 12th February, 2017

 Concluding Day Three: Sunday, 12th February

 01:00 pm – 01:45 pm Can Fiction Help Understand Delhi’s Most Misunderstood University

Avijit Ghosh, Author Up Campus Down Campus

in conversation with Dr Mridula Mukherjee, eminent historian and former director Teen Murti Library.

 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm @ My Love Story, A Discussion

Ravinder Singh, Best Seller Author

Moderator: Palki Sharma, NewsX

03:10 pm – 04:00 pm @ “Exile”

Taslima Nasreen, Author in conversation with

04:10 pm - 05:00 pm @ Invinsible Arjuna

Debashis Chatterjee, Author

05:10 pm - 06:00 pm @ Dastangoi: Cultural Performance

Ankit Chadha, Popular Story teller & Author

06:10 pm - 07:00 pm @ “Kohinoor”

William Dalrymple, Author

07:10 - 08:00 pm @ CONCLUDING SESSION

Rise of Nationalism, a Global Phenomenon

Tarek Fateh, Canadian popular writer

Moderator: Sruthijith KK, Editor in Chief,The Huffington Post India

08:00 p.m.-08:30 p.m. @Anything But Khamosh
In conversation with Mr. Shatrugan Sinha