TheÂ TimesÂ of IndiaÂ LitfestÂ will take place in Mumbai from December 15 to 17, 2017 at Mehboob Studios. The theme isÂ âAll The Worldâs A Storyâ, featuring those from a range of spheres, economics to ecology, films to food, and of course literature. This seventh edition ofÂ LitfestÂ will showcase newer platforms of storytelling, including VR, AR and podcasts.Â Â Â Â
âIn its seven years TheÂ TimesÂ LitfestÂ has enchanted Mumbai with its rainbow offering: the best minds from India and abroad,Â incandescent discussions, OMG moments,Â interactive sessions, great entertainment. We are thoughtful, caring, buzzing and cool -- just like our city. Come and immerse yourself in it,Â December 15-17, 2017,â saidÂ Bachi Karkaria, Festival Director,Â TimesÂ Litfest.
In addition to a star line-up Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Emma Donoghue, Deborah Levy, Saroo âLionâ Brierly, Vikram Chandra, Sangeeta Jindal, Kaushik Basu, Neerja Birla, Nalini Malani, Subodh Gupta, Jeet Thayil et al -- Eduardo Sacheri shows âthe secretâ in his eyes; Gopal Krishna Gandhi brings his erudite eloquence to regional literature; Amit Masurkar shares Oscar hopes and anxieties; Â Bill Hayes discusses photography and Oliver Sacks; Sujata Gidla reveals her schizoid world as Dalit activistÂ working on the NYC metro, Anupam Kher confronts his inner demons, Â Anand Gandhi takes us into the heart of virtual reality; Ravish Kumar takes on Kaliyug; Devdutt Pattanaik tells us why he and Ashwin Sanghi are not twins; Gulzar plays Gulzar, Sunil Khilnani podcasts, Vishal Bhardwaj recites poetry, and the dishy Vikas Khanna cooks up poetry. Plus our trade-mark Three Mad Men, Suhel-Cyrus-Kunal, bring the house down.