The Times of India Litfest will take place in Mumbai from December 15 to 17, 2017 at Mehboob Studios. The theme is ‘All The World’s A Story’, featuring those from a range of spheres, economics to ecology, films to food, and of course literature. This seventh edition of Litfest will showcase newer platforms of storytelling, including VR, AR and podcasts.
“In its seven years The Times Litfest has enchanted Mumbai with its rainbow offering: the best minds from India and abroad, incandescent discussions, OMG moments, interactive sessions, great entertainment. We are thoughtful, caring, buzzing and cool -- just like our city. Come and immerse yourself in it, December 15-17, 2017,” said Bachi Karkaria, Festival Director, Times Litfest.
In addition to a star line-up Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Emma Donoghue, Deborah Levy, Saroo ‘Lion’ Brierly, Vikram Chandra, Sangeeta Jindal, Kaushik Basu, Neerja Birla, Nalini Malani, Subodh Gupta, Jeet Thayil et al -- Eduardo Sacheri shows ‘the secret’ in his eyes; Gopal Krishna Gandhi brings his erudite eloquence to regional literature; Amit Masurkar shares Oscar hopes and anxieties; Bill Hayes discusses photography and Oliver Sacks; Sujata Gidla reveals her schizoid world as Dalit activist working on the NYC metro, Anupam Kher confronts his inner demons, 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.