Kindle LitFestX

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Leapvault, a knowledge media firm, that is presenting India’s first virtual literary festival – the Kindle LitFestX – in association with Amazon released the festival scheduler. The ten day online festival starts from October 23, 2015 to November 01, 2015.

The 10 day virtual festival will leverage digital platforms including YouTube Live, Google Hangout, Facebook, Twitter, amongst others to offer an interactive experience for readers and authors including book readings and virtual book launches. The focus is to encourage and inspire readers and non readers across geographies to read, discuss & debate on a common platform. Log on to www.LitFestX.com for more details!

SCHEDULE:

Date: 23rd October, Friday

  • 12.15 To 12.45 pm: Have the 2014 Elections Changed India?
  • 1.15 To 1.45 pm: What’s Really New About New Media Journalism?
  • 2 To 2.30 pm: Get Lucky! Get Published!
  • 2.45 To 3.15 pm: How long will religious intolerance grip the nation?
  • 3.30 To 4 pm: Human Rights versus Terrorism
  • 4.15 To 4.45 pm: What Does it Mean to be a Super Organism
  • 5 to 5.30 pm: Is Gladiator Instinct working at cross purpose with the New India?
  • 5.45 to 6.15: What Should be the Role of Art & Literature in India?
  • 6.30 to 7 pm: Is Lutyens Delhi still a Durbar?

Date: 24th October, Saturday

  • 12 to 12.30 pm : Closer
  • 12.45 to 1.15 pm : The Northeast of India: Separating Fact from Fiction
  • 2 to 2.30 pm : Digital media and short fiction: a partnership that’s obvious
  • 2.45 to 3.15 pm : Can Popular Cinema be taken Seriously?
  • 3.30 to 4 pm : ‘I’ for Innovation
  • 4.15 to 4.45 pm : India a Righteous Republic?
  • 5 to 5 .30 pm : Getting Online with Inner Space
  • 5.45 to 6.15 pm : The Youth & Journalism
  • 6.30 to 7 pm : The Future of the World’s Greatest Drink
  • 7.15 to 7.45 pm : Denial of Memory: Denial of Justice

Date: 25th October, Sunday

  • 12 to 12.30 pm : How to survive the Indian literary scene without medication: A first-person account
  • 12.45 to 1.15 pm : Inside Bollywood’s Fallen Angels: Old & New Movies
  • 1.45 to 2.15 pm : Young Adult or Old Adult, Whats the Difference?
  • 2.30 to 3 pm : Real Friends in the Age of Social Media
  • 3.30 to 4 pm : Its all about Hubris
  • 4.15 to 4.45 pm : Old Hatreds, Continued Battles
  • 5 to 5.30 pm : Lessons to keep at the edge of a smile
  • 5.45 to 6.15 pm : Challenging Stereotypes
  • 6.30 to 7 pm : A Taste For Crime: The Demon in My View
  • 7.15 to 7.45 pm : Its Your Life, Live Big!

Date: 26th October, Monday

  • 12.45 to 1.15 pm : Is Happiness at work worth pursuing?
  • 1.45 to 2.15 pm : Why the World needs Love Stories?
  • 2.30 to 3 pm : Will it be an Anonymous & Anarchic Online World?
  • 3.15 to 3.45 pm : The Most Important Six Months in Post War Britain
  • 4 to 4.30 pm : The Social Leader
  • 5 to 5.30 pm : Surviving Twitter
  • 6.15 to 6.45 pm : Securing the Future of India
  • 7 to 7.30 pm : Vanishing: The Missing Pieces from India’s World War 2

Date: 27th October, Tuesday

  • 1 to 1.30 pm : Why India Needs Big Bang Reforms
  • 1.45 to 2.15 pm : The Grand & Mysterious World of Army Wives: Rumours, Facts & everything in between
  • 2.30 to 3 pm : Can India Become A Great Sporting Nation or is it a pipe Dream?
  • 4.15 to 4.45 pm : Escaping the Narrative of the Exotic India
  • 5 to 5.30 pm : Being Skeptically Patriotic
  • 5.45 to 6.15 pm : Fixing Today’s Corporations
  • 6.30 to 7 pm : Does Media Decide Election Results in India?
  • 7.15 to 7.45 pm : Free Speech in Free Countries: The Indian Subcontinent

Date: 28th October, Wednesday

  • 2.15 to 2.45 pm : Into the Mind of a Mind Reader
  • 3 to 3.30 pm : Growing antagonism in Indo-Pak context
  • 3.45 to 4.15 pm : Who is Yasmeen?
  • 4.30 to 5 pm : About Words
  • 5.15 to 5.45 pm : Have We Botched Leadership?
  • 6 to 6.30 pm : India Shastra
  • 6. 45 to 7.15 pm : Inside Childrens’ Magical World
  • 7.30 to 8 pm : A Firangi Asks what it means to be Authentically Indian?

Date: 29th October, Thursday

  • 11.30 am to 12 pm : Design for Entrepreneurs
  • 12.15 to 12.45 pm : Purgatory: Virtual Book Launch
  • 1 to 1.30 pm : The Nexus between Energy, Food and Water
  • 3 to 3.30 pm : Making sense of India
  • 3.45 to 4.15 pm : Epic Explosion: The Coming of Age of Indian Mythology
  • 4.30 to 5 pm : Author, Quo Vadis? (Where do you go?)
  • 5.15 to 5.45 pm : On Ghalib
  • 6 to 6.30 pm : How To Fail Better?
  • 6.45 to 7.15 pm : India’s Afghan Muddle

Date: 30th October, Friday

  • 12.15 to 12.45 pm : Netagiri, Bakragiri
  • 1 to 1.30 pm : Journey of A Dreamer
  • 2 to 2.30 pm : Desis in Wonderland
  • 2.45 to 3.15 pm : Is Ancient Indian Wisdom Relevant Today?
  • 3.30 to 4 pm : Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
  • 4.15 to 4.45 pm : Exploding Myths between Perception & Performance
  • 5 to 5.30 pm : SuperEconomies: America, India, China and the Future of the World
  • 5.45 to 6.15 : India Digital: Foundation & Transgressions
  • 6.30 to 7 pm : Looking at speculative fiction beyond mythology

Date: 1st November, Sunday

  • 12.45 to 1.15 pm : Losing Weight, Desi Style
  • 1.45 to 2.15 pm : Relationships in The Digital Age
  • 2.30 to 3 pm : Can Romance co-exist with feminism and the modern woman
  • 3.15 to 3.45 pm : 7 years after 26/11: Are We Safe?
  • 4 to 4.30 pm : Was Ancient India More Modern than Modern India?
  • 4.45 to 5.15 pm : The Power of Perspective
  • 5.30 to 6 pm : Virtual book Launch: Walking On Sunshine
  • 6.15 to 6.45 pm : Understanding the 21st Century: Interpreting the Past to make Sense of Today

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